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August 14, 2013 |
Actresses Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner testified in Sacramento on Tuesday in support of a bill aimed at protecting the children of celebrities and public officials from paparazzi. Senate Bill 606, proposed by Sen. Kevin DeLeon (D-Los Angeles), would change the legal definition of harassment to include any conduct that "alarms, annoys torments or terrorizes" a child while photographing or recording that child without express parental consent. The legislation specifically mentions photography that involves "following the child's activities or lying in wait" and targeting a child because of a parent's line of work. The actresses said they appeared before the legislative committee as mothers concerned for the safety of their children, who aren't celebrities.
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.