They came, they saw and they totally didn’t conk. Prince William and Duchess Kate were in L.A for the weekend and amidst their whirl of activities they attended the BAFTA ‘Brits to Watch’ Awards at the Belasco Theatre. Did the Duchess shut it down? Yes, she did. Kate wore an Alexander McQueen gown and Jimmy Choo sandals and clutch and bowled everyone over. Including the celebrities! The royal couple were seen chatting animatedly with the likes of Nicole Kidman, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Garner! And each and everyone of them looked completely star struck. Also hilariously, we spotted Nigel Lythgoe lurking behind Prince William as he chatted with Nicole Kidman. Have a look and see if you can spot him in our gallery below!
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Post Weinergate, a couple of heads have been thinking about giving the post of Mayor a run since it’s wide open now. One of these heads thinking about contesting for New York’s Mayor in 2013 is Alec Baldwin. He even said that he was “very interested” in running for office on behalf of the Democrats on CNN earlier this year. Now no offense, Alec, but WTF? Maybe we’re being unfair, but we just can’t wrap our heads around this whole deal, despite his longstanding political aspirations.
But Baldwin has an unlikely supporter in Jennifer Garner, so that should give him a bolster. The actress was on Fox & Friends yesterday and was put on the spot when asked about what her thoughts on the 30 Rock star running for office were. After a bit of a chuckle, Jennifer replied, “I think he would give us all a run for his money. He’s awesome, I love Alec.” She continued with, “It hasn’t stopped anyone before, I think he should go for it. He could run and let people vote!”
Not enough to change the subject apparently, because she was then asked whether she was officially endorsing him, amidst peals of laughter. Jennifer gamely answered, ” Yes, I stand up for Alec Baldwin!” Her husband, Ben Affleck, was thrown in as well, so Jennifer went ahead with, “Yes, Ben stands up for Alec Baldwin too.” What a cutie! That’s two votes of confidence for Alec. He’s totally going to run now, mark our words!
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Oh, there is definitely a story here. Considering Jennifer Garner was wearing sunglasses as she left a block party in Brentwood, CA, yesterday, the only reason hubbie Ben Affleck wouldn’t do likewise is if he totally wanted to tell everyone in view about his black eye and how he got it. Was it a dad-time related mishap? A failed stunt on-set? Racquetball with another celeb? There’s just no reason this guy would be showing off that shiner unless he was a little proud of it. We almost wish he’d start a Twitter just to let us all know.
See photos of Ben, Jennifer, daugher Violet—and Ben’s bruise—in the gallery below.
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They totally did, right? Considering how chummy Russell Brand and Helen Mirren became over the course of filming the movie together, we wouldn’t be surprised if they coordinated outfits! The two Brits looked as in sync as a (broken up) boy band at the New York premiere of Arthur. Our favorite Dame looks as elegant as ever in a griege pleated outfit, with perfect hair and the right jewelry. Brand opted for a skinny suit in the same color and we appreciate the insouciant touches like the gold key chain and metallic shoes!
Jennifer Garner looks completely different from her two co-stars opting for darker, more metallic colors and we love her look! She’s looking better than we’ve seen in a long time in Oscar de la Renta and Cartier jewels. Greta Gerwig holds her own in monochrome, ’40s hair and red lips and that high-waisted skirt type silhouette that’s super hard to pull off! For more photographs of celebrities at the Arthur premiere, check out our gallery below. [Photos: Splash News Online]
Miss Marple is about to get a whole lot sexier…or a lot less if you’re a real GILF-hunter. Deadline reports that Jennifer Garner will play Agatha Christie’s amateur detective in a new Disney film that will turn the old biddy into an independent woman in her mid-30s. While on one level this is just another case of Hollywood glossing up and dumbing down another literary character for mass consumption (Sherlock Holmes, anyone?), some fans are particularly annoyed that a character who’s whole appeal is based on being underestimated due to her age will be reduced to another meaningless “brand.” And way to imply that 40 might as well be 80 for your average actress, producers.
Then again, since Jennifer Garner is one of the film’s producers, it may not be quite as intelligence-insulting as fans will fear. But if the film is a hit, what will that mean for the old Miss Marple, who appeared in 12 novels, multiple movies and countless TV miniseries? Will new books about the “young” Marple be released? And if they wanted to pump life into a geriatric brand, couldn’t they just glam up Jessica Fletcher for a fresh new take on Murder, She Wrote instead?
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Don’t tell Katy Perry, but her boy is flirting hard-core with a co-star, and for once it isn’t Helen Mirren. “There’s a brand of red-velvet cake, her mouth is made of that,” Russell gushed about Arthur co-star Jennifer Garner. We never would have thought we’d swoon over something the shaggy comedian said, but pardon us while our bodice rips open by itself.
Not that Brand’s sweet tooth necessarily means he would consider Jennifer skilled at tonsil hockey. “She smashes you in the mouth [in] those kissing scenes. If I was Ben Affleck man, I’d be pissed off,” Russell laughed. Not that Garner’s dessert kisses have stopped Brand from making the moves on Helen Mirren, who rewarded the gift of Russell’s used underwear with some filthy nursery rhymes while in bed on set. “She [Mirren] was like, ‘Toad took Frog and mounted him from behind and amounted him smoothly with a rhythmic pace…’” Russell recalls. Oh, there our bodice goes, popping back closed. Forever.
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The Social Network‘s award season sweep continued at last night’s National Board Of Review gala, with the movie taking home Best Film, Best Actor (Jesse Eisenberg), Best Director (David Fincher) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin). Other winners included Another Year‘s Lesley Manville (Best Actress), Christian Bale (Best Supporting Actor) and Jennifer Lawrence (Breakthrough Performance). Not a lot of surprises, though the quickly forgotten Ryan Reynolds vehicle Buried got Best Original Screenplay and made the Board’s Top Ten Independent Films list. Guess we’ll go put that on our queue.
See photos of the winners, as well as stars like Blake Lively and Jennifer Garner, in the gallery below. Find out if The Social Network continues its winning streak at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, airing on VH1 this Friday.
Supermommy Jennifer Garner takes her adorable, twinkle-toed daughter, Violet Affleck, to ballet class in L.A on Tuesday.
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Do actors eat trophies or something? Oscar season has been over for less than a month, but the pageantry continues at full pace. Enjoying his metal meal last night was Matt Damon, earning a Lifetime Achievement Award (we’re not kidding) from the American Cinematheque (again, not kidding) for the outstanding body of work the 39-year-old has sculpted (Rounders, yo!). Among those celebrating the Damon Supremacy were Clint Eastwood, Charlize Theron, Sarah Silverman (they f—ed, remember?), Robin Williams and, of course, BFF Ben Affleck. It might seem a little early to give the Talented Mr. Damon such a trophy, but it’s really just under the buzzer: a new proposition under review in California could have all actors bronzed at the age of 40, granting thespians both eternal youth and the honor of being trophies themselves.
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Common folk eat up comparisons to their famous look-a-like, but what about celebrities themselves? Via makeup, plastic surgery, and sheer coincidence, duplicates of our beloved stars are running rampant all over Hollywood, or in Lady Gaga‘s case, gracing our currency. Here are 20 of our favorite, unrelated, doppelgangin’ celebs. [Photos: Getty Images]