In a case of life imitating art, the Cleveland Browns made some ambitious draft-day trades in May to land a college football star who they hope can turn around their franchise. Heisman trophy winner Johnny Manziel will be holding a clipboard when the real Browns open their season next week, but he's already been anointed a savior by a city that hasn't won an NFL title since 1964. In Ivan Reitman's movie, Draft Day, Kevin Costner stars as Sonny Weaver Jr., the Browns' embattled general manager faced with a make-or-break draft to reverse the team's losing fortunes and save his job. His billionaire boss (Frank Langella) wants a big name who can sell seats, his own mother (Ellen Burstyn) is leaking inside scoops on Twitter, and his salary-cap guru (Jennifer Garner) is pregnant ... with his baby. No pressure.
While the film is Sonny's story-and Costner successfully adds another credit to his sports-movie Hall of Fame career-Garner's character, Ali, is a beguiling mix of beauty and smarts. As a woman who's risen to the upper echelon of an NFL team's braintrust, she's every bit Sonny's equal, but the film only hints at her fascinating background. In one of the deleted scenes on the new Blu-ray, which comes out on Tuesday, she explains to the team's head coach (Denis Leary) how she got connected to the Browns in the first place.
"It's kind of my character's backstory," Garner says in one of the Blu-ray extras, "With backstory scenes, as you're shooting them, you know that the chances of a backstory scene making it in the film are very small because you just don't have time to delve into everyone's story. But it was really fun to shoot."
Hey everyone! Today I added candids of Jennifer where she was seen with her son Samuel doing some grocery shopping at the farmer's market in Pacific Palisades, CA yesterday. Also I added a new movie still picture from Men, Women and Children that was released last week.
Hey everyone! Today I added candids of Jennifer where she was seen with her husband Ben picking up their two daughters Violet and Seraphina from karate classes and doing some shopping at a toy store in Los Angeles, CA on August 20 2014. Also I added candids of Jennifer where she was seen with her daughter Seraphina running some errands and treating her for some ice cream at the Brentwood Country Mart in Brentwood, CA yesterday.
Hey everyone! Today I added 4 new movie stills and 1 new Behind The Scenes pictures of Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Then I added magazines scans pictures of Jennifer where she is on Marie Claire magazine of their 20th Anniversary. Also I added candids of Jennifer where she was seen out for a shopping trip in Beverly Hills, CA on August 21 2014.
Hey everybody! Today I added a new photoshoot of Jennifer from Marie Claire a part of their 20th Anniversary Marie Claire honoring 20 women who are making a difference in our world. Jennifer is one of the 20 women out there.
Who: Jennifer Ganer, Board Member, Save the Children Day Job: Actress.
Backstory: As a first-grader in West Virginia, Jennifer Garner was friends with a set of twins who came from a poor family. "When I went to second grade, they stayed in first grade, and when I went to fourth grade, they disappeared," says the 42-year-old. "I just kept thinking, What happened to those kids?"
Driving Force: Rural poverty is an issue that doesn't get much play on the gala circuit, but that's what makes her devotion to the issue so remarkable. "Once you become a mom, you realize that everyone loves their children the same amount," says Garner, who is featured in the forthcoming PBS documentary series A Path Appears. "So if these moms in Arkansas or Mississippi love their kids as much as I love my kids, how is it fair that they don't have the help they need to make their kids' lives as good as they can be?"
Success Story: With Save the Children, Garner has helped bring books, toys, and early-childhood development training to families across the country. On a trip to California's Central Valley-one of the poorest regions in the U.S. -Garner visited a nonverbal 11-month-old who was given a rubber ball. The boy, who'd never seen a ball before, began flapping his arms and babbling at his mother, who, with gentle encouragement, started talking with her baby for the first time. "It was like a light flicked on," Garner recalls. "As brick-by-brick as this work is, it can change a kid's life."
Charitable and cute! Ben Affleck completed the ALS ice bucket challenge on Monday, Aug. 18 and his video might be the best yet, considering it features an adorably cute moment with his wife Jennifer Garner.
"Tyler Perry called me out so I'm going to take the challenge [and] I'm also going to make a donation," the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice actor, 42, told the camera. "I guess I have to pick four other people so my people are going to be folks who I know from firsthand experience look good in a wet T-shirt," Affleck jokingly added while challenging Jimmy Kimmel, Neil Patrick Harris, Matt Damon, and "the lady with the bucket" aka his wife Garner.
After stating his four people, Garner then dumps the bucket of ice over her husband of nine years and he immediately - and adorably - grabs her as they both fall backwards fully clothed into their pool. Off camera their kids can be heard laughing hysterically.
Hey everyone! Today I added candids of Jennifer where she was seen with her husband Ben out running errands together in Brentwood, CA. Later the day the two spotted out grabbing some cold drinks in Larchmont Village in Los Angeles, CA yesterday.
Hey everybody! Today I added candids of Jennifer where she was seen buying some new clothes while attending a gifting suite producer of Jennifer Klein's Day of Indulgence held at a private residence in Brentwood, CA on August 10 2014. Also I added candids of Jennifer where she was seen visiting some of the 'For Sale' properties around the neighbourhood in Beverly Hills, CA yesterday.