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Jennifer Garner Calls Bullshit on People Cover Story

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The first thing you’ll notice after directing your browser to Jennifer Garner’s Facebook page is that its cover photo is an image of her and several children—many of whom are definitely not hers—in a field of beets. Or at least I think they’re beets. They may be radishes. (I don’t know, the photo is blurry.)

The second thing you’ll notice is her most recent public post, in which she scolds People for printing a cover story that “appears” to be coming from her. Though I mentioned the piece in yesterday morning’s Dirt Bag, I wasn’t particularly intrigued by its revelations, which were essentially 1) she’s fine, and 2) she’s not ready to start dating. Despite the relative innocuousness of those claims, Garner was miffed by the packaging—which, at first glance, truly does make the story look like a piece Garner participated in.

Anyway, here’s what Jen wrote to her followers:

It has been brought to my attention that there is a People magazine cover and article out today that appear to be coming from me. It isn’t unusual for me to receive calls from loved ones thinking I forgot to tell them I am pregnant—with twins!—(Geez Louise), but those are so ridiculous they’re easy to ignore.

This isn’t a tragedy by any measure, but it does affect me and my family and so, before my mom’s garden club lights up her phone, I wanted to set the record straight:

I did not pose for this cover. I did not participate in or authorize this article.

While we are here, for what it’s worth: I have three wonderful kids and my family is complete.

Have a beautiful day,



That’s how I end all my letters, too.


Gwyneth Paltrow sat down for an interview with Net-a-Porter’s The Edit magazine and said something I would like to share with you. Apparently she thinks people are annoyed by Goop because A) she’s good looking, and B) it’s a successful company, not because she tells people things like, oh, airplanes give you cancer and walking around barefoot will make you healthier.

“People were fine with me as an actress, but with Goop it was like, ‘Stay in your lane’. Women, in general, get a lot of pushback, especially if you’re successful and attractive. I’m not saying I’m attractive. I mean when you’re considered attractive.”


[The Edit]

  • Cindy Adams’s column is more incomprehensible than normal today. [Page Six]
  • Chris Cornell’s family says they’re “‘mystified’ the Medical Examiner announced to the world Chris’ death was a suicide when the full autopsy hasn’t been completed.” [TMZ]
  • Tobey Maguire bought a bachelor pad in WeHo, which makes me feel sorry for a whole lot of people in WeHo. [Realtor]
  • Tori and Dean’s never-ending money problems almost impress me. [Page Six]
  • Barry Watson’s 25 Things is excellent because I truly knew none of them. [Us Weekly]