Actress and mom Jennifer Garner loves to cook for her family and lets her kids eat what they want -- in moderation.
"We eat ice cream and candy, yummy snacks are not banned from the house," Garner explained to "Extra's" Adrianna Costa at the launch of the Kid's Cooking Academy, sponsored by Frigidaire. "But it's in moderation. I also always put out crudités, with different dips to try. I want them to have a healthy relationship with food."
Garner also feels strongly about supporting her charity, Save the Children, working with Frigidaire on this important cause. "Frigidaire is encouraging families to get in the kitchen, and get the kids involved and all cook together," the actress said. "And when you go on Frigidaire.com and check out the Kid's Cooking Academy, $1 is donated toward their $500,000 donation towards Save the Children!"
"Extra's" AJ Calloway caught up with Oscar winner Ben Affleck at the New York premiere of his new film, "The Company Men," where the actor talked about his lack of plans for Christmas.
Ben told AJ that he's leaving all the planning to wife Jennifer Garner, saying, "I have no plans. So I'll talk to the boss and see what happens."
Check out more of Ben at the red carpet premiere.
Actress Jennifer Garner turned "Extra's" Lifechanger when she served as the honorary chair for L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade Culinary Cookout.
"Alex's Lemonade Stand was started by this little girl named Alexandra Scott who had cancer when she was 4 years old," Garner explained. "She said to her mom in the hospital 'As soon as I get out of here I want to have a lemonade stand.' That first lemonade stand raised $2,000 and as she went on, she kept having one lemonade stand after another and ended up raising all of this money before she died. When there's this kind of passion coming out of this sick little body, you can't help but want to be a part of carrying on her legacy."
Garner said she couldn't imagine as a parent hearing your child has cancer. "It is such a terrifying thought that your natural reaction is to look away or pretend like it's not happening but it is happening."
For more information on how you can help with the worthy charity, go to AlexsLemonade.org.
Actress Jennifer Garner stopped by "Extra" to dish about working with Russell Brand on "Arthur," and about her real-life leading man, husband Ben Affleck, and the good work she's doing with Save the Children.
Celebrating Ben's Oscar buzz for starring in and directing "The Town," Jen said, "I'm soooo proud of Ben, I can't tell you. I saw it ["The Town"], I lived it first hand. No one has worked harder."
The delightful Jessica Simpson celebrated two occasions at once this week;her 30th birthday and the opening of Greenbrier Resort and Casino! Jess gave
"Extra's" Beth Ostrosky Stern the details about her new diet, a spa treatment called "cupping" and more. Ben and Jen were there too!
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At last night's premiere of the new film "Valentine's Day," director Garry Marshall hinted to "Extra's" Mario Lopez about a possible "Laverne and Shirley" movie starring Jennifer Garner and Jessica Biel.
"We're gonna work on that," Marshall said of the idea of doing a remake. "My sister Penny and Cindy are gonna have a guest cameo. They're gonna walk "schlemiel, schlemazel" -- or they're gonna get tired in the middle and sit down."
Mario asked Garner if she would be down to star in the picture and she replied, "Are you kidding? We're dying to do it!"
Then he asked the stars if they knew the show's famous theme song, and Jennifer replied, "We're gonna do it..."
"And they do this. Dah, dah. Dah, dah. Something incorporated," added Biel.
"The A-Team" star Bradley Cooper is transitioning from comedy to action -- and he can't get enough of weapons training.
"Extra" was on the the action flick's Vancouver set where Cooper, 34, says he's learned how to use a 9mm Glock and machine guns.
"I've fallen in love with that aspect [of filming]," says Cooper, who plays Lt. Templeton "Faceman" Peck. He calls being able to shoot a gun, "definitely the coolest thing."
"The A-Team" (out June 2010) is a remake of the 1980s TV show and features Iraq War veterans, instead of the orignial show's Vietnam vets. Cooper says was a fan of the show growing up, but the film is "a different story" while still maintaining "the integrity of the TV show."
Cooper, 34, says he's enjoyed working with his co-stars Jessica Biel, Quinton Jackson, Sharlto Copley and Liam Neeson.
"He's the sweetest guy in the world and he makes you feel at ease right away," Cooper says of Neeson. "I admire him so much."
He also says he would love to work with "Alias" co-star Jennifer Garner again and would "jump" at the opportunity to film a movie based on the ABC series.