Biden taps Gaga, Clooney, Garner, others for arts committee
The White House has announced a star-studded slate of members for the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, a panel of artists, museum professionals, academics and philanthropists that serves as an advisory board to President Joe Biden on culture issues.
New this week: 'Turning Red,' Ryan Reynolds and Mooski album
This week’s new entertainment releases include albums from Canadian rocker Bryan Adams and a Stephen Sondheim tribute from Betty Buckley, Ryan Reynolds starring as a time-traveling pilot in Netflix’s “The Adam Project” and a small-town murder case gets some big-star wattage in NBC’s “The Thing About Pam” with Renée Zellweger.
Barrier falls: Woman officiates men's qualifier in Americas
AdNesbitt worked 18 MLS games last season, including the MLS is Back tournament final, and was voted the league’s assistant referee of the year. Nesbitt earned a FIFA badge in 2016 and officiated at that year’s Women’s Under-17 World Cup, the 2018 Women’s Under-20 World Cup, and two matches at the 2019 Women’s World Cup. AdNesbitt trained with her for the 2019 Women's World Cup. AdWebb, who refereed both the 2010 Champions League and World Cup finals, hopes the pool of female officials will expand. Webb envisions a woman taking the whistle for a men's World Cup match, with hundreds of millions of people around the globe tuned in.
Portman group will bring NWSL to Los Angeles in 2022
Actress Natalie Portman and venture capitalist Kara Nortman lead a group that will bring an expansion National Women's Soccer League team to the Los Angeles area in 2022. Then she and Nortman met Becca Roux, the executive director of the U.S. Women's National Team Players Association. The women also reached out to a local supporters group that has been campaigning to bring a team to Los Angeles. The group is partnering with the LA84 Foundation, a nonprofit formed after the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics that promotes youth sports. The official name of the Los Angeles club, and where it will play, are expected to be announced later this year.
Michelle Obama launches online reading series for kids
NEW YORK – Michelle Obama launched a series of online video readings for kids with the classic picture book “The Gruffalo,” which the former first lady called the story of a mouse who uses his “wit and imagination” to get the best of a fox and other would-be predators. “Mondays with Michelle Obama” is part of the PBS KIDS Read-Along series, and will continue through May 11. It can be seen at noon EDT on the Facebook and YouTube pages of PBS KIDS and the Facebook page of Obama's publisher, Penguin Random House. The livestream of Obama reading “The Gruffalo” quickly received tens of thousands of likes on Facebook. Other celebrities who have given readings during the coronavirus pandemic include Jimmy Fallon, Jennifer Garner and Demi Lovato, who also read “The Gruffalo.”
Chrissy Teigen honored at Baby2Baby gala
Kate Hudson arrives at the 2019 Baby2Baby Gala on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Culver City, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)CULVER CITY, CA – Chrissy Teigen said she felt honored to receive an award at the Baby2Baby Gala, but her acceptance speech wasn't all about her achievement: "No kid should go hungry. "I feel honored to be honored," Teigen said. Legend praised Teigen for being an advocate for children through Baby2Baby. The nonprofit organization looks for high-profile celebs to highlight their mission of helping provide basic necessities to children living in poverty. Teigen said she and Legend have tried to instill the importance of giving to the less fortunate in their young children, Luna and Miles.
Jennifer Garner Has a Funny Mom Moment While Dropping Daughter Off at School Bus Stop
Jennifer Garner's not a regular mom... oh wait, maybe she is! The 47-year-old actress kept it real on Instagram on Wednesday while dropping one of her three kids -- Violet, 13, Seraphina, 10, and Samuel, 7 -- off at the bus stop. "She barely made the bus on time, but at least her mother kept it classy. For more from the Alias star, watch the clip below:RELATED CONTENT: Jennifer Garner Surprises Crowd By Singing at Save the Children's Centennial Celebration Embed Code RestartJennifer Garner Has the Best Funny Not Sexy Halloween Costume: Watch! Why Jennifer Garner Won't Let 13-Year-Old Daughter Violet Join InstagramJennifer Garners Kid Films Her Crying During 'Sound of Music' Screening
Jennifer Garner Has the Best Funny Not Sexy Halloween Costume: Watch!
Jennifer Garner has an important message this Halloween -- always go funny! "When it comes to Halloween costumes, go funny over sexy, why would you dress like a flirty nurse when you could be a mailbox?" Garner's Instagram clip then cuts to her heading out her front door dressed like a mailbox, set to the "Monster Mash." Her celebrity pal, Reese Witherspoon, agreed with the advice, commenting, "Funny over sexy. For more celebrity Halloween fun, watch the clip below:RELATED CONTENT: All the Best Celebrity Halloween Costumes of 2019 | ET Style Feed Embed Code RestartKim Kardashian Dresses Up as Reese Witherspoon's 'Legally Blonde' Character for HalloweenMeghan McCain and Joy Behar Wear Matching Halloween Costumes Days After Heated Argument on 'The View'Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest Win Halloween Again -- Here's How They Do It
Why Jennifer Garner Won't Let 13-Year-Old Daughter Violet Join Instagram
Although Jennifer Garner is endlessly entertaining on Instagram, she's not a fan of the social media app for her children. The 47-year-old actress appeared on Katie Couric's podcast, Next Question With Katie Couric, on Thursday, and explained why she didn't want her eldest child with her ex-husband, Ben Affleck -- 13-year-old daughter Violet -- to join Instagram. Garner said the question of Violet joining Instagram has come up. While Garner's children -- including 10-year-old Seraphina and 7-year-old Samuel -- are not allowed to join Instagram, they do occasionally film her for it. For more, watch the video below: Why Jennifer Garner Says Prepping for Halloween With Her Kids Is Getting Harder (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartRELATED CONTENT:Watch Jennifer Garner Sing Onstage at Save the Children's Centennial CelebrationJennifer Garners Kids Have the Meanest Nickname for HerInside Ben Affleck's Healthier Lifestyle and Relationship With Ex Jennifer Garner 1 Year After Entering Rehab
Jennifer Garners Kid Films Her Crying During 'Sound of Music' Screening
Jennifer Garner is showing her love for Julie Andrews! The 47-year-old actress took to Instagram on Thursday to post a video of herself attending a sing-a-long screening of The Sound of Music at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California. "When your kid catches you misty-eyed at the Sound of Music sing-a-long. Even with her obvious love for her kids, Garner did have a bone to pick with them about one thing -- their unwillingness to participate in a group costume for Halloween. RELATED CONTENT: Jennifer Garner Surprises Crowd By Singing at Save the Children's Centennial Celebration Embed Code RestartWatch Jennifer Garner Sing Onstage at Save the Children's Centennial CelebrationJennifer Garner Talks Halloween Plans With Her Kids and Why It's 'Harder'Jennifer Garners Kids Have the Meanest Nickname for Her
Watch Jennifer Garner Sing Onstage at Save the Children's Centennial Celebration
Jennifer Garner had something very special for attendees at Save the "Children's Centennial Celebration: Once in a Lifetime" gala on Wednesday. Garner sang a rendition of "Do-Re-Mi" from The Sound of Music, except the lyrics were altered to honor the organization's special occasion. "Save the Children, one hundred years," she sang, while rocking an all-black ensemble featuring a large bow and stunning diamond necklace. For the price of one coffee a day, you can save many children's lives in faraway places." Garner, a trustee for Save the Children and one of its ambassadors, has been an outspoken champion of the organization for years.
Jennifer Garner Says Preparing for Halloween With Her Kids Is Getting 'Harder' (Exclusive)
Jennifer Garner is looking forward to spending Halloween with her adorable kids, even though she says the holiday gets more difficult as her children grow up. "It definitely gets harder," said Garner -- who is the mother of two daughters, 13-year-old Violet and 10-year-old Seraphina, and 7-year-old son, whom she shares with her ex-husband, Ben Affleck. "I have kids that are funny and smart, and I think they're awesome," she shared. For more on Garner's adorable bond with her kids, check out the video below. RELATED CONTENT:Jennifer Garners Kids Have the Meanest Nickname for HerJennifer Garner Says She Was 'Defined' by Pregnancies and BabiesJennifer Garner Is Exploring Whether John Miller Is the 'Right One for Her,' Source SaysBen Affleck Thanks Jennifer Garner For Showing Him the 'Meaning of Love' in Sweet Mother's Day Post
Jennifer Garner faces down highway toll booth
(CNN) - World-famous actress Jennifer Garner is just like all of us when she's faced with an everyday challenge like an unmanned toll booth on a highway, MSN.com reported. The actress shared a video on Instagram of her at the Oklahoma-Arkansas border trying to figure out the machine. "Apologies to cars stacked behind me at the OK/AR toll booth last night. Real world problems are hard," she wrote on Instagram over the weekend. "Lord have mercy," Garner says as she feeds dollars into it.
Jennifer Garner Says Her Kids Call Her the Dragon
Jennifer Garner is not a regular mom, shes a cool mom. So on one day a year, I just say yes.That means yes to anything her kids might want. We want pizza with ice cream for breakfast or with toothpaste, she explains, noting shes been doing Yes Day for years. The only catch is that all of her kids have to agree to the same Yes Day activities. A 13-year-old and a 7-year-old have a different idea about what theyd like to get out of Yes Day, she says.
Jennifer Garner's Pet Chicken Gonnyi Dies After She Documents Trip to the Animal Hospital
Jennifer Garner is saying goodbye to her beloved chicken Gonnyi. On Thursday, the 47-year-old actress shared a short video of herself on Instagram taking Gonnyi to the animal hospital after noticing something was very wrong with her chicken. Garner noted that Gonnyi lived a good life. Thanks to my daughters consistent loving care, this chicken lived a very good life. Last April, she also said goodbye to her chicken she named Regina George, who she said died of natural causes.
Jennifer Garner Says She Was Defined by Pregnancies and Babies
From the hot girl in town to Americas sweetheart to a model mom, Jennifer Garner has held plenty of roles in the public eye. I was defined first by choosing to go on hiatus, and then I was very quickly defined by pregnancies and babies. Now my choices are defined by different things.Fame is something that Garner has grappled with for decades, especially now that she has kids. Garner and her ex-husband, Ben Affleck, are parents to daughters Violet, 13, and Seraphina, 10, and son Samuel, 7. For more from Garner, watch the clip below:RELATED CONTENT:Ben Affleck Looking to Date Again But Main Focus Is Staying HealthyJennifer Garner Is Exploring Whether John Miller Is the 'Right One for Her,' Source SaysBen Affleck Thanks Jennifer Garner For Showing Him the 'Meaning of Love' in Sweet Mother's Day Post