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Jennifer Garner: Denied by Barefoot Contessa!

Jennifer Garner: Denied by Barefoot Contessa!

Jennifer Garner and her mother, Patricia Ann English, have some quality bonding time while shopping at the Century City Mall in Los Angeles on Wednesday (December 30).

The 37-year-old Texas-born actress had requested an appearance on one of her favorite food TV shows, Barefoot Contessa. Unfortunately, the star of the show, Ina Garten, turned her down. Jen commented, “I tried to get on Ina‘s show… but eventually she just said, ‘I’m sorry, I only use my real friends on the show.’ I felt like, ‘What are you saying? That we’re not friends? I know everything about you!’”

WHAT DO YOU THINK about Ina snubbing Jennifer Garner?

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  • Janette Glz

    I would’ve been extremely flattered. That was a great opportunity to befriend someone new. Oh well C’est la vie Jennifer

  • NORMAL

    So refreshing

  • http://testerbaby12.blogspot.com/2009/12/test-links.html Baby

    She looks so normal

  • sarahc

    I would stop watching the show..in fact now that I’ve seen this, I never will.

  • mslewis

    Why would Ina Garten have an actress on her cooking show? Doesn’t make sense. Ina is a REAL chef, not a celebrity hanger on. The woman is serious. Also, maybe she doesn’t like Jennifer Garner and was trying to let her down easy.

  • Cedric

    Good for Ina – way to keep it real.

  • Whateva

    I think the skinny twig is desperate for attention. Y is she all of a sudden anorexic?

  • Whateva

    @Baby: Normal women look anorexic?

  • Jen

    I would have turn Jen down to. She has to be the most boring person in the world.

  • ()

    LOL at the Jennifer Lopez ad behind her.

  • Martyna

    Are you for real? People open your eyes Jennifer Garner and her all family is the most down-to-earth celebrities on the planet. I think Ina made herself a huge kick in the ass. If she will invite someone else some popular Hollywood looking actress or whatever to her show I will definetely have an opinion about her.

  • R.K.A.

    From what I hear she’s not a very nice person behind the fake image = /
    Props to the contessa for keeping it real.

  • http://Ilovejenniferandbenbothgreatpeopleiwishthemthebest Sarah

    I think thats so mean jenn has every right to be on the show if she wants Ina Garten should just her be on the show i love jennifer it would be fun to see her on a cooking show

  • jken

    It’s true. Ina has only had friends on the show. Good for her.

  • hong kong

    It would have been great if she had accepted Jen. Jen is so lovely and sweet. I really enjoy wathcing her TV interviews, she is so sweet and funny. Who cares for Ina, Martha’s 100 times better :)

  • plez

    How arrogant of Garner to assume that just because she is famous that she could get on any show. If she knows everything about the Ccntessa than she knows that the show is about her family and friends.
    Maybe Garner ,rather than complaining, should have invited the Contessa to her home for lunch. See that is how normal people act..

  • eyeOnU

    I love her shoes, hooded plaid and spending time with her mom is priceless.
    .
    She’s a sweet and beautiful woman.

  • Lalalalalalala

    Oh lovely, Jennifer is an entitled dipshit aswell as incredibly dull.

  • http://righteous.bz/ MMA

    What are friends for?

  • FaithLynette

    Bottomline: It’s Ina’s show ~ it’s up to her ‘if’ she wants to have someone on it or not…IMO, IF those were the words she chose to decline the request, they ARE a little biting/tacky. But, on the other hand, WHY would Jennifer repeat the exchange and further humiliate herself!? Sidenote: I love WATCHING the Ina show (for cooking purposes) but she [along with her husband/and the friends that DO often appear on the show] seem a little snobby/condescending/and wrapped up in their “lah-dee-dah” lifestyles…where perfect food presentation/elaborate homes and grounds/and “connections” to other rich/well-to-do people seem to be the priority. SHEESH, forgive me, but I’d rather share a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with my ‘down-to-earth’ friends in my homey Kitchen!

  • justsomeinfo

    Barefoot Contessa only has her real-life friends on her show, it’s one of her staples and she sticks to it, Jennifer Garner is not the only celeb to be turned down by her. Part of her shows theme has always been to cook for her family & friends, it isn’t a celeb sort of show like Martha Stewart, Paula, Rachael Ray and Emril L…

    I usually don’t post on Jennifer Garner threads, but I have to call this girl out bigtime. She may seem all subtle and down to earth…..BUT…
    This girl has made her entire life one big photo-op and it doesn’t matter what state she is in. In Boston the paps who never pap anyone there seem to get photo ops of her on a daily basis, in LA it’s the same thing, day in and day out, with her kids, with her moher in-law when in town and now with her mother. I know that there will be those that defend, but honesty this woman is making sure her kids are living their lives in the publics eyes on a daily basis.

    There are ways to live a life in LA and other places and not have your childrens lives play out in the public, not have daily photos of them.
    She goes to these places and she knows the paps are there and she also knows that they follow her daily moves.

    Many celebs have kids and they make sure that they get to live a pretty private life.

  • emmy jay

    Tell the Barefoot Pig to eat another loaf of garlic bread….

  • Jo

    HAHAHAH, ROFL at the poster of JLo in the background!! hahahah!!!

  • kizbit

    People, Jen was kidding! You are all so dumb. It’s like the Letterman joke with Oprah. Get with it.

  • mia

    i think it’s pretty clear jennifer wasn’t offended, and understood that it was ina’s right to say no.

    also, it’s not something random that jennifer requested to go onto the show, she talks about how much she loves cooking and doing martha stewart type stuff all the time in her talk show appearances. she even named her dog after her.

  • mimi

    Jen looks like a hot tranny and her mom looks like jabba.

  • mimi

    On a serious note, what does Jennifer Garner gain for saying this? She wants to put the Contessa in a bad light because she was rejected. It doesn’t mean that if you’re a celebrity, you have every right to get invited to a party.

  • anon

    It is more like Jennifer wanted free publicity by getting on Ina’s show. Why even tell the story if she wasn’t a little p.o.’d? Frankly, the constant pap pics of Garner and her kids are OLD. One would think Jen is desperate to stay relevant, can u say Kate Gosselin type?

  • um

    Ina’s show i sleep inducing. She has the worst show on the Food Network

  • Lillianne

    Wrong about friends only – Ina just had a show where she had random people from across the country fly in to her estate in the Hamptons on a helicopter. She didn’t know any of them prior to the show.

    Ina is my favorite but this kind of arrogance doesn’t impress me. She should have handled it with much more tact. Jennifer Garner seems to be a real everyday mom who happens to be an actress. She probably has questions about entertaining just like we do.

  • Tana

    Paula Deen will take you Jen. I’d rather watch an episode with Paula Deen and Jen than frumpy Ina’s boring show.

  • zzzz

    I have never seen a celebrity on Contessa and that’s what I like about the show. I just want to see her cook and entertain, not showcase celebs. Jen needs to lose the sense of entitlement and quit whining.

  • marie

    GO INA!!

  • meh

    Ina didn’t snub anyone, Jared. She’s just sticking to the formula of her show. Jen wouldn’t invite her to be in one of her movies, would she?

  • bella
  • bella

    I just realize Jen’s mother having blue eyes, but they have same sexy lips

  • fake

    Jen’s lips are fake, injected.

  • Ha….

    #38 fake – You are idiot pathetic

  • n

    ina garten always try to be so perfect on her show. her voice is really low, and she talks about how she visits france all the time with her husband, and she films from the hamptons, and u just get this very snobby, bourgeois feeling from her. she has this image, that she and her professor husband are so grand, a cut above the rest. please status does not make someone better. it’s how they are as a person, and the more one tries to seem perfect, the more demons they’re hiding.

  • Lina

    OBVIOUSLY her lips are NOT fake, look at her mom!!! HAHAHAHAAHA on all you idiots who are taking her joke about Ina SOOOOOOO seriously! She was joking, and obviously respected Ina’s decision. She just was talking about how she was a huge fan. If you all think she is in blogs too much – just remember she asked People and Celebrity Baby Blog NOT to post pics anymore and they have respected that. If she asked them, she probably asked Just Jared since he posts her constantly, but he did not respect her wishes. If you all think she is on too much SKIP OVER THE POSTING AND SHE WON”T BE SO POPULAR AND THEN JARED WOULD STOP POSTING ABOUT HER!!!!! YOU ALL ARE TOO STUPID (I’m talking to you, justsomeinfo

  • Lina

    OBVIOUSLY her lips are NOT fake, look at her mom!!! HAHAHAHAAHA on all you idiots who are taking her joke about Ina SOOOOOOO seriously! She was joking, and obviously respected Ina’s decision. She just was talking about how she was a huge fan. If you all think she is in blogs too much – just remember she asked People and Celebrity Baby Blog NOT to post pics anymore and they have respected that. If she asked them, she probably asked Just Jared since he posts her constantly, but he did not respect her wishes. If you all think she is on too much SKIP OVER THE POSTING AND SHE WON”T BE SO POPULAR AND THEN JARED WOULD STOP POSTING ABOUT HER!!!!! YOU ALL ARE TOO STUPID (I’m talking to you, #29 & 21just some info

  • Lina

    OBVIOUSLY her lips are NOT fake, look at her mom!!! HAHAHAHAAHA on all you idiots who are taking her joke about Ina SOOOOOOO seriously! She was joking, and obviously respected Ina’s decision. She just was talking about how she was a huge fan. If you all think she is in blogs too much – just remember she asked People and Celebrity Baby Blog NOT to post pics anymore and they have respected that. If she asked them, she probably asked Just Jared since he posts her constantly, but he did not respect her wishes. If you all think she is on too much SKIP OVER THE POSTING AND SHE WON”T BE SO POPULAR AND THEN JARED WOULD STOP POSTING ABOUT HER!!!!! YOU ALL ARE TOO STUPID (I’m talking to you, #29 & 21just some info

  • http://www.tenonanatche.com/stone.htm Stone

    My God, she better not let any future prospects see what her mother looks like, eh?

  • Anonymous

    Ina has said that people ask her all the time if they can be on the show or even just come and watch it being filmed and she always says no. I have even more respect for Ina now. Who does Jennifer think she is anyway..sheesh.

  • Babydoll

    I watch “The Bare Foot Contessa”. Mel Brooks is the only celeb that has been on the show. You could tell they had been friends for years. I like Jen Garner but she know by watching the show that Ina doesn’t have celebrities on her show. Ina show is a bit snobby. It is all about the Martha Vineyard social set. Even during the Holiday Special her fans only got as far as the new BARN. The fans ask to see the house. She only showed them from afar. So although Jen is a fan of the show , her chances of getting on the show wasn’t every good.

  • lisa (not the real one)

    I love the Barefoot Contessa – she can cook unlike those fake cooks such as Paula Deen and Rachel Ray – blech! not even sure how anyone can call them chefs or cooks.

    And Jennifer was obviously not offended – some people get so worked up about everything said or done by a celeb – you act like you know them personally or something??? Honestly some of you need to chill and get a life. Not everything said or done has an agenda – I doubt the Barefoot Contessa said that to offend her – she really only has her friends on the show and maybe that is the way she likes to do her show – nothing wrong with that. I don’t watch her to see celebrities being interviewed – her show is about cooking. If I want to watch celebrities being interviewed I can watch Oprah.

  • sorella

    I never get why with all the money in the world she can never do casual cute. She has a horrible fashion sense, she’s stuck in the 80s. The way she’s dressed in these pic, I would wear that to clean out my closets! Gah drives me insane how she thinks having a cutesy dimple makes her think she’s cute enough to get away with fugly clothes. She’s not half as cute as she thinks she is, she needs to work it a bit more! When all dolled up for a premiere she looks fab, so why not make a bit more of an effort in her everyday life? I’m sure Ben would appreciate it, no? And for those who say she’s natural, blah blah blah, I’m just saying she could make more of an effort. Why starve yourself to death like she does and WANT to get papped like yet she make no effort in your clothes and look crappy all the time.

  • lisa

    You can see Jen’s real lips easily-just google her high school pic. Just sayin”.

  • Lucas

    @mslewis:
    or maybe she doesn’t know her. I mean have the two ever met much less spent any time talking. It seems like what Jennifer knows is from watching the show, reading books etc. not that she actually KNOWS the woman. So not really a snub to say that she only brings on her friends, not some fan she has no real relationship with.
    and for many that is a plus. who wants a show that is basically the star of the day with some jokes and cute stories, and maybe a little food. Certainly not Ms Garten and that is her right.
    what is nasty about this whole thing is that anyone would release it and publish it and spin it to look like it was more than it was and that the Barefoot Contessa is really a Barefoot Beeyotch

  • http://www.crookedbrook.com/ Chef Jacke

    @Stone: Yo Stone, you better leave her mother out of this. (Wish Just Jared did so, too!)

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