InStyle did a feature in their December issue on Stars who give back called Shining Stars. Jennifer is featured along with Pharrell Williams, Shailene Woodley and more. Scans are now in the gallery.
We have the first poster & stills released from Jen’s new film Danny Collins (originally called Imagine)
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On Wednesday Jennifer attended the Toms for Target Launch Event. For every Toms product you purchase at Target another of the same product will be donated to those in need. To purchase an item and help this great cause go here.
Thanks to Claudia for sharing some of these pics with us!
It involves supporting Toms founder Blake Mycoskie’s latest philanthropic efforts with Target
The holidays arrived early on Wednesday night in Culver City, as The BookBindery was adorned with a string of festive lights, decorative holly plants and wooden Christmas trees (with wrapped gifts tucked underneath, of course) to celebrate Toms founder Blake Mycoskie’s new holiday collection with Target.
Ever since he founded Toms shoes in 2006 and continuing as he has grown his business to include sunglasses and coffee, the chief shoe giver has wanted to expand his reach of the one-for-one giving model (for every item purchased, a donation is made) and Target allowed him to do so. “It’s an amazing opportunity to help so many more people during the holiday season and really important, helping people in the United States and Canada,” Mycoskie told Pret-a-Reporter, adding that his latest collab will provide 11 million meals, blankets and shoes to those in need during the holidays.
Jennifer Garner, who attended the evening’s festivities, looks forward to paying it forward this year through the Toms x Target collection. “There’s so many different places for giving back. We need to look at giving back in a global sense and people in our own backyard and this is a great way to give back,” said the Men, Women & Children actress, referring to the charitable collection. “You buy something at Target that you actually want and Toms takes care of the giving for you, so you can feel good about it.”
Attendee Jessica Alba shared that sentiment: “I just love how tangible the giving is. You get a bag and you know it’s going to provide a certain number of warm meals to someone in need or you get a poncho and you know it’s going to provide a blanket.”
During the soiree, guests were invited to shop the limited-edition line, including women’s cozy knit sweaters ($32) and comfy ponchos ($28), men’s casual shirts ($30) and Toms ceramic cups ($15). Soon you, too, can shop for the cause when the range drops at all Target stores in the U.S. and Canada and Target.com starting Nov. 16. Happy holidays.
Jen’s film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day has been nominated for the 2015 People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Family Movie.
… be sure to go and vote for AATHNGVBD!
Favorite Family Movie
“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”
“How to Train Your Dragon 2″
“The LEGO Movie”
Jennifer helped honor co-star and friend Matthew McConaughey at a tribute done by American Cinematheque.
Thanks to Claudia for sharing some of these pics with us!
Preach! Jennifer Garner was among the handful of high-profile honorees at the Oct. 20 Elle “Women in Hollywood” celebration in Beverly Hills, where she gave a memorable speech about gender equality in the industry.
Garner, 42, started her speech by noting why events like “Women in Hollywood” are important. “I mean, the ‘Men in Hollywood’ event is every day. It’s called Hollywood,” the actress joked. She then used an anecdote involving her husband Ben Affleck, while explaining why women in the industry should not need to schedule a special event to celebrate their efforts.
“My husband and I do kind of the same job — a little bit,” the mother of three said with a laugh. “Not long ago we both had one of those magical days which we call a junket, where we both attended these lovely events where people come in every four minutes and they ask the same questions.”
Garner said that she and Affleck, 42, came home and compared notes from their respective press junkets, at which point they found a rather comical pattern. “I told him every single person who interviewed me — and I mean every single one… asked me: ‘How do you balance work and family?'” the working mother recalled.
As for the questions fielded by her husband? “[Ben] said the only thing anyone asked him repeatedly was about the (breasts) on the ‘Blurred Lines’ girl!” Garner exclaimed of Affleck’s “Gone Girl” costar Emily Ratajkowski. “We’re talking about them — they are real and they are fabulous and everyone should take a look and enjoy. As for work-life balance, he said that no one asked him about it that day. As a matter-of-fact, no one had ever asked him about it. Not once.”
The logic befuddled Garner, who joked: “And we do share the same family. Isn’t it kind of time to change that conversation? For the record, he’s not on diaper duty tonight. He’s working.”
In closing, Garner pleaded with Elle and the famous faces filed in the Four Seasons to think progressively, on behalf of womankind. “So, while we’re at it, while we’re changing the world (Elle, you have some say in this), can we just stop pretending that skinny jeans are flattering?” Garner joked. “Can we just band together and go for a bootcut…please?”
Did you know that Jennifer worked with Elizabeth Banks pre-Alias? Well Elizabeth shares the news!
Look at them now! Elizabeth Banks revealed at the Elle Women in Hollywood celebration on Monday, Oct. 20, that she and Jennifer Garner once worked in the NYC restaurant scene at the same time, when the Alias star landed her career-launching TV gig. Banks also spoke about how Annette Bening inspired her to push her way through her acting career.
Banks, 40, one of the evening’s honorees, took to the stage after a funny introduction made by her Hunger Games costar Jennifer Lawrence. “When I was in drama school, Annette Bening came to [give a speech],” recalled Banks. “And that’s the bulls— I’ve been doing since then. F—ing studying Chekhov and Shakespeare. F—ing making a porno movie [Zack and Miri Make a Porno]. So, I went to drama school and Annette came and she was very forthcoming about all types of [problems in Hollywood] like not getting paid enough money, because her costar Denzel Washington was going to make like 10 times as much money as her, and all these amazing things.”
How did Banks react to Bening’s speech? “I was like, s—!” she told the crowd of high-profile stars filtered to the Four Seasons Hotel. “Hollywood is going to be tough! But I was so excited that Annette Bening — I mean she’s married to Warren f—ing Beatty — she like, showed up to my little school and was like, ‘Keep going, keep going!'”
Another person to inspire Banks throughout her acting career was Garner, the 30 Rock alum revealed. “That was the encouragement I needed in that moment,” Banks reflected of Bening. “So I went to New York City and I was a waitress on the Upper West Side and Jennifer Garner was a waitress [at the same restaurant] on the Upper West Side.”
Garner yelled from the crowd, “I was a hostess, baby!”
“A hostess, sorry,” Banks quipped. “Jennifer Garner, it turns out, was so f—ing nice, that literally, I didn’t even know her, but I knew of her. Everyone was like, ‘Did you hear about the hostess who got that f—ing awesome TV show Alias, and we were like, ‘F—! Yeah she’s cool! She’s so f—ing nice! She deserves that gig! She deserves! She’s cool!’ Literally!”
Hearing about Garner the hostess landing a TV role encouraged Banks even more. “I was like, ‘She did it man!’ She’s no longer a f—ing hostess! Like I might not always be a waitress! It might work out!’ I got super encouraged. I got super encouraged.” Banks concluded her speech by referencing Garner’s introduction from Steve Carell. “And now she’s like Steve Carell’s best friend. I did a movie with Steve Carell and he didn’t f—ing come up here! I had Jen, I had Jen! You were better, you were better!” Banks shouted at Jennifer Lawrence.