October 7, 2012 |
While Ben Affleck's upcoming film "Argo" is already generating Oscar buzz, wife Jennifer Garner has another flop on her hands with "Butter. " The satirical comedy , which stars Garner as a Michele Bachmann-esque butter carver, debuted in 90 theaters this weekend and grossed $70,653. That amounts to a disastrous per-location average of $785, according to an estimate from The Weinstein Co.'s Radius-TWC unit. Garner, 40, is no stranger to box office disappointment. In August, her family drama "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" underperformed with a total domestic gross of about $50 million.
September 27, 2012 |
If only every cookbook author could choose their interviewer! When Ina Garten, star of TV's "The Barefoot Contessa," comes to Los Angeles promoting her new book "Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust," she's going to be hosted by actress Jennifer Garner in a public conversation at the Wilshire Ebell Theater. The event, sponsored by Vroman's Bookstore , isn't until Nov. 15, but because of the small size of the hall, there are a limited number of seats available.
December 6, 2013 |
The event: The 23rd annual “Beat the Odds” awards dinner, benefiting the Children's Defense Fund-California and honoring five outstanding students who overcame near-overwhelming personal obstacles to achieve academic success. The scene: The star-studded A-list affair at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday included numerous long time CDF supporters, plus newcomers to the cause, such as Matt Damon, who said he and his wife, Luciana Barroso, were there for the first time at the invitation of friends and looking forward to the program.
September 18, 2013 |
Jennifer Garner turned the camera lens on a paparazzo tracking her and her family. The "Dallas Buyers Club" star recently confronted the shutterbug who was shooting video of the actress and her three children during a casual trip to the Pacific Palisades farmers market, according to E! News . Garner, 41, pointed her camera phone at the photographer, who had been filming the quartet head-on, and documented the incident, reportedly snapping a shot of him. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities How's that for a taste of his own medicine?
August 7, 2012 |
Jennifer Garner rose to fame playing a hard-edged CIA agent on the television show "Alias," but in recent years, she's gravitated toward less action-heavy roles. From "Juno" to her upcoming movie, "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," the actress has showed off a softer side of herself on the big screen. In "Timothy Green," which hits theaters Aug. 15, she plays a wife struggling with infertility issues who has a child magically sprout from her backyard. In real life, of course, Garner is a mother of three with husband Ben Affleck.
March 11, 2013 |
Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith rocked out, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner got the word out and a constellation of celebrities took their wallets out -- to the tune of $830,000 -- at a charity event and mini-concert organized by John Varvatos and funding a program helping child victims of sexual assault. That brings the total raised by the annual event over the last decade to $3.53 million, with funds going to the Stuart House , a program created by the Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center to serve the special needs of sexually abused children. While the silent auction and a spirited live auction helped the event easily outstrip last year's $700,000 fundraiser , honorary co-chairs Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck underscored the benefit's other goal of shining a light on the topic of childhood sexual abuse -- and programs that deal with it. "When I first visited Stuart House eight or nine years ago, I was so impressed with how safe it felt," Garner told the crowd. In his comments, Affleck explained that he got involved because his wife had hosted an earlier incarnation of the event.