Friday, November 02, 2012

Blind Item #1

This actress is fast approaching A list and made her fame in television and movies. Always seemingly nice, she also has a husband and kids. Turns out that she may love fame and publicity more than she has ever let on before. She usually will let paps know when she is leaving her home and leaves it up to them whether or not they want photos. The other day they did and she and her family walked slower than you have ever seen anyone walk just so that lots of photos could be snapped. When one of her children started crying about how long the whole process was taking, our actress sternly reminded the child that there is no crying allowed when they are being photographed by paps and to be quiet.

81 comments:

Cathy said...
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katsm0711 said...

Poor kids but this is really funny

MAC said...

Alba?

Glitter said...

Just a wild guess: Jessica Alba.

Jessi said...

Jennifer Garner....

Jessi said...

However the fast approaching A list doesn't necessarily work. Hmmmm

Audrey said...

What has Alba done recently to start approaching A-List? And, I don't think it's Jen, she's been in front of the paps for ever. I think it's someone new-ish on the scene.

Christina said...

@Glitter, thought the same thing.

Amber said...

I like the Garner guess because she's been popping up a lot more lately. As much as I love Alba, I don't think she'll ever be higher than B list, unless lust is a factor.

Dee Lurker said...

I thought Alba too. Her outfits are so stunnigly executed when she is papped-how can it not be planned?

Cathy said...

Garner is in Daily Mail, but she hasn't done much lately - I think her fame peaked a few years ago.

*karen* said...

It's hard to say by the Daily Mail pictures--all the family shots are from Halloween and this doesn't sound as if the pictures happened for the holiday.

Speaking of the Daily Mail, there's a picture of Ashton and Mila where she really looks pregnant.

dee123 said...

How is this Garner? She's had flop movies after flop movie in recent years her high point was & still is Alias.

Unknown said...

Alyssan Hannigan?

Mywar said...

This is too sad... And pathetic.

Rins said...

Elizabeth Banks?

Frufra said...

Read the DM article re Garner - she seems to be lobbying for a movie role in something important - too lazy to go back and reread the article. There are lots of shots of her and her girls in there, but the only reason I think it isn't her is that neither of the children look like they're crying or complaining. The girls look cute as can be, while Jen looks annoyed in most of the pics.

Rins said...

Elizabeth Banks?

Amber said...

@*karen* - You're right. Mila does look like there could be a little something going on. That article also says he took her to meet his family in Iowa.

annabella said...

I don't believe it is garner. she's a wonderful mother and wouldn't be mean to her children.

Carolyn said...

I thought of Alyson Hannigan, too, but gosh, I sure hope not. I'm not sure the fast approaching A-List would fit. She's been in the same role for years in HIMYM and it doesn't look like she has any new projects coming up so she is unlikely to have a status change anytime soon. She'd be there already if HIMYM, Buffy and the American Pie series were going to do it for her. She's not a rising star, in other words.

libby said...

It's gotta be Garner. She is papped literally every day. She dresses like she's shlubby & 'real', but their every move is documented.

I was reading her story today in the DM, and thinking about how secretly savvy she is. Selling the family & cuteness makes any attempt to divorce her much more difficult.

I'm a Garner fan, too. I'm just very suspicious of the EVERY DAY papping. And the paps aren't late. And no one ever has an unpleasant experience in a Garner/Affleck papping incident. No car chases. Kids don't get scared. It's all too good to be true, really.

Frufra said...

Libby, I think you're onto something with your theory. Excellent job!

LottaColada said...

The "fast approaching A-list" line doesn't really fit Garner or Alba. Especially the "seemingly nice" bit... No way is this Jessica Alba

BunniFooFoo said...

What about the fact that Ben is an A list director at this point, and will most likely get several Oscar noms for Argo? Could that make them A-List as a power couple?

Renoblondee said...

I'm one that never bought Garner being sweet. She cheated on her first husband for petes sake. There was also that incident with Ted and his assistant. He hates her.

littlejenny said...

Amy Adams. you're all very welcome.

allaboutkelli said...

Jen Garner and Ben Affleck are being papped every day because they're lobbying for him to get an OScar nod for Argo. I don't think Jen Garner is "approaching" A-List either, I think she's already A when coupled with Ben.

Sarah said...

Reno- what's the incident? I knew about the cheating, but I've never really heard anything else.

Spacey said...

I agree with littlejenny, it's Amy Adams. There was some photos of her out with her children on daily mail the last day and remember that weird blind about her copying Jessica Alba.

Basil said...

What incident with Ted? I'm dying to know now.

Sarah said...

I didn't initially read this as Garner, but this could refer to Garner approaching A list as a couple I suppose. She is probably a B or C actress, but she does know how to sell cute and sweet.
I wonder why she hasn't branded herself, done a kid's line or something like that, baby products. She may do better in that market than acting these days.

discoflux said...

Elizabeth Banks only has one child via surrogate because she is unable to have children. I don't think this would be her.

*karen* said...

Amy Adams isn't married, though. And doesn't she only have one kid?

discoflux said...

Amy Adams is not married and has only one child.

discoflux said...

Jinx, *karen*!

Carolyn said...

I don't at all think of Jen Garner as fast approaching A-list, but she has been papped a lot lately, and not just for Fargo. And why would Amy Adams be considered fast-approaching A-list? That just makes me think of a rising star, neither Amy nor Jen fit that. I'm probably way overthinking this! LOL!

discoflux said...

Agreed, Carolyn. I think Amy Adams would already be considered A list.

LottaColada said...

Ted Casablanca??? Do spill!

chopchop said...

Are you crying?? There's no crying in famewhoring!!

Call me yndy... said...

@chopchop made me spit coffe on my iPad.

Cathy said...

Ted Casablanca always talked about how fake she was - apparently there was some incident years ago where she bitched out either him or one of his staff members for (allegedly) no reason.

Seachica said...

Chop chop for the win!

MM said...

I found the Ted Casablanca post!

Renoblondee said...

Sorry to leave you hanging guys! I just remember she was really hateful to Taryn one time on a carpet maybe? And he's hated her ever since. I don't know what she said or did, I'll try to look it up.

libby said...

Garner hasn't been papped every day just 'recently', for Argo. I'm a childless spinster, I notice pics of cute kids. The pics have gotten better & more frequent as Ben's career has grown over the last few years though. Selling the family image has only been a boon to him, too.

Garner just starred in a Disney movie, and she's getting ready to do another movie with Matthew McConaughey, the one he lost all the weight for. The only 'career decline' she really had was because she was birthin' babies.

The level of work she gets, plus her status on Ben's coattails I think qualify her as 'approaching A list'.

FrenchGirl said...

no Garner(was A list before)
no Alba (was close to A list a long time ago)
Alyson Hannigan ? successful tv show and movies,2 kids and paps photos twice per week

Cathy said...

I'd give JG a pass for being a bitch to Ted - she was pregnant at the time and with all those hormones, pregnant woman have a harder time holding in their attitudes.

Carolyn said...

Could be, Libby. She does seem to be getting more attention again as a celebrity in her own right instead of just for being the mother of Ben Affleck's children which has been her role for several years now. I think she fits better than Alyson Hannigan, who was the first name to pop into my head.

Carolyn said...

P.S. I'm a childless spinster, too. :p We could start a club!

LottaColada said...

Just read the post, (thanks MM) it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Now I'm wondering y Lemonjello didn't like Ted

Mystikchic said...

I'm going to say Jessica Alba. JG is really all about family and I don't think she would be that cruel to her children.

Cassidy said...

I'm gonna say Melissa Mcarthy. Every clue fits.

Cassidy said...

I'm gonna say Melissa Mcarthy. Every clue fits.

Cassidy said...

I'm gonna say Melissa Mcarthy. Every clue fits.

tara17 said...

Alyson Hannigan's family Halloween photo was super cute, so thought of her but how can she be fast approaching A list when she's been consistently successful since at least Buffy. Alba's A-list moment is long gone with no climbing back unless she gets some talent. This must be someone younger on their way up.

Dee Lurker said...

Wow. i don't think what is described should be termed as "cruel"-there's no way to know if that was the sole rethe circumstances of a mom telling her kids to be quiet. Maybe she was using the pap thing as an excuse to get them to stop having a tantrum cause they can't have ice cream for breakfast....

Sorry, being a mom is hard. Sometimes you "sternly remind" kids to "be quiet" so mama doesn't go "starkravingmad".

goes in circles said...

I don't think anyone has guessed correctly yet.
But I don't think I have a better one.

lazyday603 said...

Is it possible to be a nice person 98% of the time & lose your temper now and then? Or does the short fuse make you a phony? Are you always nice every second of your life? Or are you always mean to everybody every second? Probably somewhere in between while hoping to be nice to everybody & control that nasty temper when the stress levels start to rise.

Sarah said...

I have to agree that I don't think it sounds like "cruel" treatment. I can imagine a Hollywood mom wanting to teach her kids that they shouldn't cry about what they need to do to take care of their family when they have it better than most.

goes in circles said...

About "what they need to do"?
All a child needs to do is be a kid ffs.
It isn't her kids' job to make their parents look good for the paps.

goes in circles said...

And yeah, i tell my son to be quiet too, but i am not out parading him around photographers who are screaming my name and popping flash bulbs in his poor little face.

Me said...

i don't have a problem with the mom saying this. if it gets the kids to stop fussing, great! i've told my kids things like "there's no crying allowed at disneyland. so if you don't stop we'll have to leave". so what? kids are very distractable and if all that was happening was they were walking to slow to suit the child, no harm was done. its not always about the child. i wish people would tell ther kids to stop fussing a little more.

AND, its really for the child'f benefit, becuase who wants an ugly red faced photo out there to haunt you forever?

Kloie said...

I know it's OT, but since it was raised in the thread...if Mila is preggers, Demi will try to off herself. Mark my words.

megan00m said...

If it is Garner, she riding a slippery slope. Its hard to be smug about jlo being ridiculous when you're swimming dangerously close...people in glass house shouldn't be smug about beating a ho to the garden. That's how it goes, right?

jetfuelgenius said...

I'm going with Jessica Chastain...

Buick Mackane said...

@libby That's because where Jennifer Garner is pap'd... it's not really conducive to car chases, or really crowds or anything. She lives (and gets photographed in ) Brentwood, where she is the "get" because she doesn't try to dodge everyone by having a driver and using back exits. Trust me, when she's inside, she's not all smiley-happy about it. Ha!

JSierra said...

@kloie I thought the exact same thing. Either that or she will try and make a baby with Wilmer Valderama, just to get back at Ashton.

Alma said...

No kidding. Yesterday at walmart my kid grabbed a giant toy kitchen set and started pushing it toward the shopping cart. Then he started to try to lift it i had to go "No dude, this is not going to happen." He was pretty mad. I don't lie but I do fudge. "This toy lives in the store".

I hope it was more "you don't want the man to see you crying, do you?"
and less "shut it you little... why i oughtta!

FalseProfit said...

No way this is Alba. I'm guessing Alyssan Hannigan.

jane3113 said...

Isla Fisher?

Mango said...

@ Libby - Spinster! I love it!! But you have to start wearing your hair in a bun. Oh, and shapeless dresses and cardigans.

ino said...

Approaching A list means, to me at least, that the BI's star is still on the rise. Alba and Garner have both come and gone. Someone newer perhaps? Who are the ones hoping to be nominated this coming awards season?

libby said...

Buick--Then how has it not rubbed off on her kids? If it upset her enough for a stranger to notice, I'm sure her kids and she would at least look a little uncomfortable in some picture, somewhere.

Buick Mackane said...

Doesn't she, though? Not upset, just... like any woman would be while out running errands!

Mary said...

Goop

Lelaina Pierce said...

Isn't Garner pretty outspoken on her hatred of paps b/c of how intrusive they've been to her kids? Wasn't there a lawsuit when they were following her kids to school or something? I don't think this is her. Plus, I don't see how she is "fast approaching A-list"?

Cantara Christopher said...

Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Cantara Christopher said...

Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Cantara Christopher said...

Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Beta said...

long list of entertainers that use their kids all the time for publicity include:

Jessica Alba
Angelina Jolie + Brad Pitt
Gwen Stefani
Posh + Becks
Beyonce + JayZ
Jennifer Garner + Ben Afleck
Jlo
Katie Holmes + Tom Cruise

Not Goop, stella mccartney or naomi watts