I thought “Butter” was just a movie about Jennifer Garner as a competitive butter sculptor. It turns out, the film is a metaphor for the entire 2008 election. Jennifer plays a woman pitted against a young African-American girl in a butter sculpting competition, sure that they’ll win the first place prize she believes she deserves. But when the young upstart impresses the judges, Jennifer’s character loses it — and you can watch her freak out in this new clip.
Personally I think her crazy-eyed look, pin-straight hair and power pumps are more evocative of Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann. And, no lie, “I’m sorry that I was born white and tall and pretty” sounds like something one of them would actually say. [Cinema Blend]
“Everyone says, ‘Oh I hope it’s a boy.’ Obviously, we’d be happy either way. It would be so weird to have a boy, and cool and different; and I’m sure it would be fun for Ben, because he likes baseball and all that stuff. But a third girl: three girls is a great way to grow up. I’m one of three girls … [Violet and Seraphina] don’t really care about the gender as long as we name it one of their names. They have some ideas. Ralphie, Frankie, Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, Rosemarie. Daisy Duck Affleck—I can see us going that way.”
—Jennifer Garner, who is pregnant again, talks to Ellen DeGeneres about why she hopes her third baby turns out to be a girl. Hey, as far as celebrity baby names go, Daisy Duck isn’t that strange at all. I mean Nicolas Cage’s son is named Kal-El.
After the jump, Jennifer explains why Violet is concerned about the size of her posterior. Keep reading »
Every now and then, the brief synopsis of a movie completely captures my attention. That’s exactly what’s happened with “Butter,” a Weinstein Company flick that is screening at the Toronto Film Festival and getting a touch of Oscar buzz. The concept? Jennifer Garner is a butter sculptor. More specifically, she is the wife of a legendary butter carver of the Iowa State Fair who decides to pick up a knife and sculpt on when he retires. Need more of a sell? The flick also stars Olivia Wilde as a stripper who Jennifer’s husband may have an affair with, Alicia Silverstone as the adopted mother of a 10-year-old butter carving genius who challenges Jennifer, and Hugh Jackman as Jennifer’s ex-boyfriend. In fact, Hugh says the movie is satire on par with “To Die For.” Keep reading »
“She’s like a fairy princess. There’s a brand of red velvet cake—her mouth is made of that. She smashes you in the mouth [in] those kissing scenes. If I was Ben Affleck, man, I’d be pissed off.”
—Russell Brand dishes on making out with his “Arthur” co-star, Jennifer Garner. Hey, we bet this might piss of Katy Perry, too. And I wouldn’t know which side to place bets on in a Katy v. Jennifer fight. [NextMovie.com] Keep reading »
Well, look at that. I guess we know what Violet Affleck’s favorite tween book series is—Nancy Drew. I’m so with you, Violet! I love that your mama, Jennifer Garner, has picked out such good reading material for you. [Celebuzz] Keep reading »