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Michael Vartan and His Feathered Friends

Michael Vartan and His Feathered Friends

Former Alias star Michael Vartan gets sandwiched between two feathered friends while on break from competing in the Aussie Millions Celebrity Challenge over the weekend in Melbourne, Australia.

Vartan, 39, wore a “Full Tilt Poker” buttondown and anted up in the poker room at Crown Casino.

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  • Bri

    first

  • goz

    wow! that was something

  • buckeyegurl

    I miss Vaughn! Too bad Big Shots is a dud. I want to see Michael Vartan on my TV every week!

  • kate

    4th

  • http://arabaquarius.blogspot.com/ The Arab Aquarius

    he is a good actor, love him. http://arabaquarius.blogspot.com/

  • TC

    HOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTT

  • Edie

    A truly great guy and a very sexy one at that. Will always be a fan.

  • Vanessahudgensofficial65

    News pictures video http://hudgensboy.skyrock.com

  • jasmin

    Same feathered ladies, different guy !

    Mark philippoussis in this one : http://www.viewimages.com/Search.aspx?mid=72960126&partner=Yahoo&epmid=3

  • elodie

    hot man!i love him!

  • Jo

    Handsome, funny, sexy, and down to earth – love him!

  • http://www.justjared.com G

    Watch “big shots” thurdays at 10:00. It’s really good.

  • Vartanluvr

    Thanks Jared for the pic of MV. We don’t get to see enough of him imo! Miss Alias, too bad he couldn’t have found a better show to come back to tv on. Hopefully there will be another show soon!

  • maria

    He is veryyy Hotttt
    I love him

    Michael marry me pleaseeee!!!!

  • Alison

    Mikey is back here in Australia? Cool! I hope he pops up to Sydney to visit us ladies someday.

  • anonymous

    I wonder if he’s seen his ‘friend’ Nicky Whelan while he’s been in town, they were quite friendly when she was in Australia last time and he hooked up with her when she went to the US to further her acting career. She’s such a ho who likes all to get ‘friendly’ with all the visiting US actors and Michael Vartan likes ho’s.

  • Kristina

    Why would any girl want to marry Michael Vartan, the only thing he can committ to is a different girl every week. He’s not what he seems, if you like to sleep around and have 36DD boobs he’ll give you his phone number. He is 39 and has never married, something ain’t right.

  • pinkninjafish

    thanks JJ for the pic of the lovely michael vartan. Love him. I miss alias :( but i like Big Shots. he’s so beautiful:]

  • Martina

    How do you guys know Michael Vartan likes Hos?

    Kristina-what do you mean he can’t commit? I’ve never seen him with a girl except for Jennifer Garner?

  • Martina

    re: comment #16 & 17

    He must be a pretty good actor because everytime I see him in an interview, he seems really nice and always says that he wants a girlfriend.

  • !!!

    Kristina, tell us more about Mr. Vartan !

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com/2008/01/15/michael-vartan-feathered-friends/ Nadifa

    i like michael vartan i love him in never been kissed and big shots
    but why dosnt he have girlfriend or a wife

  • paula t

    He seems like a very sweet guy to me. You never hear scandal about him, and he doesn’t chase publicity like so many other stars do (in fact, he usually avoids it and usually looks uncomfortable in photos). Down to earth and genuine, not plastic or phony. I would think if he’s still unmarried at his age, maybe it’s just because he never found the right girl and was smart enough not to settle. Personally, I loved him and Jennifer Garner together, but when she cheated on him with Ben Affleck and dumped him after he asked her to marry him, I lost all respect for her. Having said that, none of us was there, we can only speculate because we don’t know everything that happened, and passing judgement on the lives of people we admire from afar is really kind of intrusive…and none of our business. I wish Mr. Vartan well and hope he finds happiness. Lord knows, he deserves it!

  • what he wants

    “I think when you’re young as a man, looks are much more important. All I wanted was, ‘Wow! Look at her when she’s naked! She’s pretty.’ As men get older the looks/personality ratio switches. Now I’m much more interested in a relationship of the mind and, you know, plenty of little things… like the sound of a woman’s voice is much more important to me than it’s ever been before. I’d rather be with someone who’s less attractive, intelligent and sweet than someone who’s a knockout who’s not all that nice. And I’ve never been a supermodel kind of guy. My friends like to call me The Greatest Wingman Of All Time, because while they’re busy talking to the mindless models, I’m talking to their normal-looking friends who I find absolutely adorable and cute and inevitably are the ones with the spunk and the personality and the quirkiness that makes women so attractive and interesting.”

  • cherie

    Wow! Is he for real?? No wonder he’s not plastered all over tabloids and pap sites all the time, he’s way too down to earth. What a refreshing take on relationships! He could teach many of his contemporaries (a few spring to mind right away) a thing or two about what’s important in life. I hope he finds what he is looking for–she will be a very lucky lady indeed!

  • Linda c.

    Just goes to prove he was way too good for Jennifer Garner, may he find peace and happiness with a REAL person who loves him for himself!!

  • holla

    right! but i still think he’s mending a very broken heart….whoever bags michael will be holding a jem in their hands!

  • his new movies

    “Rogue” : Scheduled to release on DVD in USA Tuesday, August 05, 2008.
    “Jolene”, a very beautiful story and, according to everyone who´ve seen it, the quality of the film is very good , will be making its debut at Cannes and at Seattle International Film Festival.

  • AJ

    Rogue is a really good movie – it didn’t get the airing it deserved…. I loved MV in Alias & he’s great in Rogue. It’s come out on DVD, so go get it folks! MV should move to Australia – he rocks!

  • ??

    Just goes to prove he was way too good for Jennifer Garner
    ———————
    JG is married to a successful, famous, very rich man, has a child, is pregnant with another child, has a successful career and money. How MV is too good for her? His movie Rogue flopped big time, Big Shots got canceled, he has no job, no projects, he smokes, loves alcohol and poker. No wife, no children, not even a girlfriend! And he is almost 40. His poor, poor mother. He doesn´t care that she wants grandchildren. And the way he talks about women is just … crap. If he likes those “normal looking” girls he meets in bars, why doesn´t he date them? Not the women are the problem, he is the problem. What he wants-36DD boobs and Wizard Sleeves.

  • linda c

    How sad that a person’s success is measured by what heor she has (or has married into) materially. When Vartan was unceremoniously dumped for Affleck–in public, on TV no less–he never dissed anybody despite the fact that he had been in love with Garner and asked her to marry him, only to have her turn him down so she could take up with Affleck. She used him as a rebound when she left her first husband, cheated on him with Affleck and then tossed him aside the minute she could be with Affleck, wasting no time in getting herself pregnant, engaged and married (in that order). The fact that MV is still single and hasn’t dated seriously since the breakup might be a clue as to how much it hurt him. “Smokes, loves alcohol and poker.” Something else he has in common with Affleck???? MV can smoke, drink and play poker all he wants, he’s single. Affleck, on the other hand, has always been a player, a partier and a cheater [which MV, by the way, has never been] and continues to be, despite having a wife, daughter and another baby on the way. The Afflecks have made lives for themselves by using and discarding other people. They deserve each other. So yes, Michael Vartan is WAY too good for Garner!!!!

  • ??

    according to Afflecks PR Ben did quit smoking, drinking and gambling. For Jen. MV did smoke when he was with her. Last year he said “I did quit smoking” and next time you see his pic- he has a cigarette in his hand. And his drinking problem- boy, he talks about alcohol like in every interview and there are many pics of him with a glass of wine / wodka.
    About not being a cheater- did you date him or something, how do you know ? Because I´ve read reports that say otherwise. He is a player.
    Have you seen any pics of Ben with half naked women? Well, there are a lot of pics of drunk Mr.Vartan with naked Playmates, that I´m sure his fans are very happy about. LOL

    And MV´s endless complaining about career- that´s what every woman wants to hear. Even his fans think that he´s overdoing it. Still “way too good “?

  • linda c

    To reiterate, the man is single and neither answerable nor accountable to anyone. He is free to do as he pleases, and the fact that he chooses to remain single rather than hook up with someone he is really not into and/or have children he doesn’t really want shouldn’t be construed as character flaws…especially in the entertainment world!! Ben, whom people seem intent on portraying as the tamed [read: emasculated], perfect family man, still continues to indulge in his hedonistic vices (swept under the rug as much as possible by a crack PR team and a clinging wife who is desperate to keep her A-list status). At least MV isn’t a hypocrite and doesn’t pretend to be something or someone he’s not. Unlike Affleck, and luckily for Jennifer, Mr. Vartan does not “kiss and tell.”

  • ??

    he chooses to remain single rather than hook up with someone he is really not into and/or have children he doesn’t really want shouldn’t be construed as character flaws…
    —————
    so if one day he accidentally gets some random girl pregnant he won´t do “the right thing” like Affleck and marry her , but just will go away because “he is single and neither answerable nor accountable to anyone” and doesn´t really want children? His fans will be really happy about that too.
    How do you know all those things about him? Are you friends with his mother?
    And Affleck ? Is he really that bad? MV himself said that he has “heard nothing but wonderful things about Ben”. Was it a genuine statement or was MV just hypocrite/sarcastic?

    Unlike Affleck, and luckily for Jennifer, Mr. Vartan does not “kiss and tell.”
    ————
    Don´t know what you´re talking about. Ben never said anything bad/ inappropriate about JG. He loves her to death.

  • linda c

    I doubt very much that MV would get a random girl pregnant in the first place. If he is nearly 40 now and hasn’t fathered any children yet, he’s obviously very careful and thinks with his brain, unlike certain others. However, who is to say that “doing the right thing” means marrying a skank who traps a famous man by getting pregnant? In this day and age, there is absolutely no excuse for anyone to have an “accident” who doesn’t want to. What would he do in the unlikely event that he DID get someone pregnant? I don’t know, and neither do you…and we’re not likely to find out, either because it won’t happen.

    And no, I don’t know MV’s mother, but I do know his cousin’s family, all of whom can attest that he is a very decent person who was brutally dumped by Garner so she could be with Affleck. Being the gentleman that he is, however, he would never say anything bad about either of them and never has. A class act.

    For someone who doesn’t “kiss and tell” and loves his wife to death, Affleck sure had no problem trumpeting to the world about how he did it in the mouth with Elektra. Klass with a capital “K!” This guy has no trouble stepping on other people and hurting them to get what he wants, and neither does she. I am glad they are happy together because they certainly deserve each other!

  • Kelly

    Brutally dumped? I’ve heard that MV dumped JG once he heard about her fooling around with Affleck on the set of Elektra. Was she the one to do the dumping? And did MV actually propose? I’ve always felt so badly for him- he seems like he’s way too nice for the entertainment industry!

  • uh-oh

    I wonder, if he is such a great guy then how, how could he fall in love and even want to marry such a bad woman, this Garner? Was he blind or just too stupid to see her true nature? He knew JG for years before he started dating her and even lived with her for a year. I´m sure he heard rumors about her and Affleck on the Daredevil set and why her marriage ended. And he didn´t realize what she is really like, what she really wanted ?
    In his interviews he still gushes over her, says things like “she was like a sister to me”. What sister would do anything like what she´s done to him? Don´t understand the guy. I´m sorry for him, but it´s his own fault , that he thrusted a woman, who stabbed him in the back. Twice. Fool me once…
    And how can he be friends with her? Is he a fool or just tries to be nice (too hard if you ask me)? Are they really still friends, MV and Garner?

  • Ann

    Okay, what exactly is this reasoning? Garner cheats on her first husband with Affleck, uses Vartan as a rebound, and then gets herself pregnant to keep Affleck, gets Vartan fired, and somehow, VARTAN is at fault for being TOO NICE? WTH have we come to where it’s someone’s fault for being taken advantage of? For falling in love and being trusting?

    Vartan’s biggest crimes are being too naive and too nice.

    Garner and Affleck are the a$$holes here. Period.

    And while neither one would run the other over with their cars, they aren’t really friends. Trust me, Garner just about BLEW A GASKET over that whole “Save MV campaign” and having to allow Vartan to return to Alias to finish out the season.

    She’s NEVER gotten over that.

  • uh-oh

    then I guess the whole “lunch -Alias-reunion” last year was just a staged PR. And Garner´s “We are all still close- MV is a good text messenger” is just a big lie.
    She really blew a gasket? Alias was not her and Affleck´s show but JJ Abrams´and ABC´s, who were in charge to fire and hire MV.
    What a good actress anyway, cause if you watch BTS of season 5 it seems she and MV had much fun together when he came back on set.
    And wasn´t it MV´s idea in the first place to kill Vaughn so he could leave the show after the break up?
    And he should be thankful: he went to Australia and made Rogue because she cheated and fired him. LOL

  • Ann

    Vartan didn’t know Jen Garner was going to be at that lunch- she found out about it from Victor Garber (it was supposed to be just Michael and Victor). Vartan didn’t mind her being there, but neither he nor Victor were happy that the paps showed up (and they don’t typically hang out at Orso).

    Garner’s people called them to publicize the lunch. Catch and Release was about to come out, and a key portion of the demographic that they needed to turn out (women over the age of 25) turned against her after the whole Alias fiasco. Garner’s people hoped the lunch would signal just what everyone thought: that they were really all friends and she hadn’t really had anything to do with firing Vartan from Alias. Given the way Catch and Release bombed, you can see it didn’t work.

    JJ Abrams was busy with MI: 3 and had virtually nothing to do with Alias in the final season. Ken Olin was the producer Garner and Affleck used to push for Vartan’s firing. Also, Garner was promoted to producer in the fifth season.

    Vartan never asked to be let out of his contract for the fifth season. If he didn’t want to be on the show, then he wouldn’t have come back after being killed off, would he?

    But you’re right on the final bit: despite Garner’s backstabbing ways, it did work out extremely well for Vartan in the end. The network got to see how popular he was (something they didn’t realize), Vartan made some great friends in Australia, he was introduced to a country he now loves, and, icing on the cake, Garner revealed her true colors as a b*tch in a way that she WILL NEVER live down.

  • uh-oh

    VARTAN is at fault for being TOO NICE? WTH have we come to where it’s someone’s fault for being taken advantage of? For falling in love and being trusting?
    —-
    he ´s a big boy and lives in HOLLYWOOD. He knows that people there are ambitious. He´ve known JG for years. He should have known what she is like. If he was too naive to see her true nature- well, like I said – it´s his own fault.

    Vartan never asked to be let out of his contract for the fifth season.
    ——-
    I wasn´t talking about season 5, but 4. I´ve heard he wanted out cause it was too hard for him to work with JG after the break up.
    BTW season 4: “The woman I was married to betrayed me. She betrayed a lot of people.” How ironic! And she continues to betray. But was Affleck really so jealous to push MV´s firing?

    Garner’s people called them to publicize the lunch.
    ——-
    I guess people who say she calls paps every time she goes out with her child are right, but I can´t believe it, how fake, manipulative and pathetic this “good girl”is!
    Still don´t understand why Vartan still praises her in his interviews. She never does the same for him and never did, even when they were together.

    If he didn’t want to be on the show, then he wouldn’t have come back after being killed off, would he?
    —–
    After all the fan-support he kind of had to come back. His people did a great job providing fans with all the info about his firing and re-hiring. And rumor has it ABC paid him more per episode than Jennifer Garner to get him to return for those final episodes of the fifth season. Of course he came back.

    Vartan made some great friends in Australia, he was introduced to a country he now loves, and, icing on the cake, Garner revealed her true colors as a b*tch in a way that she WILL NEVER live down.
    —-
    Amen to that. But now I suspect that Afflecks has something to do with Rogue no-wide release. Isn´t Affleck friends with Weinsteins?

  • ann

    “he ´s a big boy and lives in HOLLYWOOD. He knows that people there are ambitious. He´ve known JG for years. He should have known what she is like. If he was too naive to see her true nature- well, like I said – it´s his own fault.”

    You still miss the point- despite rumors about someone, that doesn’t make it OKAY to use people. Using people is WRONG, period. Jennifer Garner was wrong.

    “was Affleck really so jealous to push MV´s firing? ”

    Some people blame Affleck, saying he pushed Garner to get MV fired. I don’t know- I think Garner is plenty capable of making that decision herself. Either way, Affleck, Garner, and Ken Olin were the ones who pushed to get Vartan fired. And clearly they know it was wrong- that’s why they LIED and said he was the one who wanted to go (and then continued to LIE and say the plan all along was for him to come back at the end).

    “I guess people who say she calls paps every time she goes out with her child are right, but I can´t believe it, how fake, manipulative and pathetic this “good girl”is!”

    If you can’t believe it, then you are naive as you claim Vartan is. Can’t do anything about that.

    “Still don´t understand why Vartan still praises her in his interviews. She never does the same for him and never did, even when they were together.”

    Because he is a gracious person, and she, as you repeatedly point out, is not.

    “After all the fan-support he kind of had to come back. His people did a great job providing fans with all the info about his firing and re-hiring. And rumor has it ABC paid him more per episode than Jennifer Garner to get him to return for those final episodes of the fifth season. Of course he came back.”

    WTH are you trying to say? First you say that Vartan WANTED to leave. Yet now you want to say that his people provided fans with info about his firing and rehiring because he… what? Wanted to leave the show?

    Yes, Garner and Olin were forced to eat some serious crow (and ABC was forced to pay him a lot of money) to get Vartan to come back after THEY had him fired. None of which would have happened if Vartan was the one who wanted to leave.

    “Amen to that. But now I suspect that Afflecks has something to do with Rogue no-wide release. Isn´t Affleck friends with Weinsteins?”

    Affleck is friends with Harvey Weinstein. I don’t know if Harvey would give him hat type of input with the whole release issue with Rogue. Personally, I suspect the Weinstein Co. has a lot less cash than they want to let on. I suspect they can’t afford to release a movie that isn’t going to be a blockbuster. The fact that they are producing (but not financing) Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Bastards” speaks volumes.

    Back to the whole Vartan/Garner stuff: you seem to be saying that Vartan should have known Garner was a manipulative b*tch and it was his own fault for getting involved with her. I’m saying that doesn’t excuse her b*tchiness.

    It’s NEVER okay to use people, get them fired, etc, whether it’s Hollywood or not.

  • uh-oh

    WTH are you trying to say? First you say that Vartan WANTED to leave. Yet now you want to say that his people provided fans with info about his firing and rehiring because he… what? Wanted to leave the show?
    ———–
    I think you didn´t get what I said. He wanted to leave in season 4 after the break up. I don´t blame him. It´s no fun to kiss your ex, who btw cheated on you. He didn´t want to leave in s.5, but was fired and came back to not disappoint fans who supported him and was smart enough to get big money from ABC for the comeback. Good for him.

    FYI I despise JG, I don´t excuse her b*tchiness. I think she is fake and manipulative. I don´t understand why Vartan, a smart grown up man, couldn´t see through her PR-image. The woman cheats on her first husband, moves on very quickly after the separation. Her PR gives some BS-explanation like “her husband couldn´t handle her success”. And MV still got involved with that woman. She never loved him , obviously. And he didn´t see it.
    Why does he still promote that b*tch in his interviews for Rogue? he could say some nice words about Rhada Mittchell instead. Garner doesn´t need him to do promotion for her. It´s Violet Affleck´s job. LOL

  • Ann

    I agree with you that Vartan was taken with her- why is anyone’s guess. I think (just my guess) that he saw what he wanted to see, but as I understand it, he had misgivings about getting involved with her. Don’t underestimate Garner’s charisma. And I think Vartan learned a lot from the whole experience.

    As for still talking about her in interviews, remember that you don’t know everything that’s talked about in an interview. None of them are printed verbatim. The interviewer (and editor) choose the parts that they think are most interesting. So they may omit 5 minutes of talk about, say, the Mets, and include the 30 second comment about Garner because they think people will be interested in that.

    But you have a point- it wouldn’t hurt him to simply stop talking about her altogether besides a simple “I wish her all the best,” especially since he refuses to date publicly.

    And remember that Affleck (and JJ Abrams) are pretty protective of Garner. Vartan can’t afford to run afoul of them, or make snide comments and end up looking as bad as, say, John Mayer.

  • linda c

    Great points, Ann – I think your guess is pretty accurate! From what I know, MV did have some misgivings about dating Garner, centered mainly around how it would make Scott Foley feel (the two had met on several occasions and actually liked each other) and concern about publicity (MV is not comfortable with the spotlight while Garner thrives on it). He may have been hesitant to start a relationship with her because of the timing but I think it was probably also something he really, really wanted and his heart won out over his head. Back then, Garner had not yet made it to the “big leagues” so may have been a nicer person at the time, too; certainly her charisma, as you have noted, is not something to be easily dismissed. Now she has a reputation of being one of the toughest actresses in HW, no doubt thanks to masterful coaching from her current husband on how to use people and discard them when they are no longer useful. MV would be horrified to be part of her dog and pony show now!

  • uh-oh

    ” he had been in love with Garner and asked her to marry him, only to have her turn him down ”

    I bet it happened on the day of “13&30″ premiere (Apr 14, 2004). She was so radiant and he seemed , well, not so happy, sad actually.

  • kendra

    Sounds like a good timeframe. “Problems” in the relationship were rumored around that time so maybe it was because he asked and she said no. He must have known there was someone else in the picture and he must have known who. I’ve noticed lately that MV is conspicuously absent in being asked to weigh in on Jen Garner’s latest pregnancy–Victor Garber and Bradley Cooper have both spoken publicly about it. Stories are popping up all over the place now about how “perfect” a mom Jen is, how “perfect” parents she and Ben are, how “perfect” a family they are. Man, their publicists are really working overtime lately! If I see one more story that uses the word “perfect” in the same sentence as this family, I am going to throw up. Strange that both Garber and Cooper seem more excited about the baby than the father does.

  • Cherie B.

    True. People seem to be going out of their way to make Garfleck look like a normal, loving couple these days when it is rumored they are anything but. I blame their PR teams for a lot of it, they are trying too hard to make Ben & Jen appear to be “perfect” (I agree, that word is used way too much with them!!!). Would love to know what Vartan thinks about all of this! I wonder if he would still take her back when she splits with Affleck? Hopefully he is smarter than that.

  • Londongirl

    WHAT A HOTTIE!!! Looks great and should be on our TV every week.

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