We took a look at the ultimate celebrity weddings, but now we're moving on to another part of the altar. Many stars have played the important role of wedding officiant, including Emma Stone, Jason Segel, and Victor Garber, who presided over Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's marriage ceremony. Plenty of other famous faces have helped friends and even strangers tie the knot. Click through to see all the celebrity wedding officiants!
The TIFF fun didn't stop after the Argo red carpet in Canada yesterday as stars gathered to celebrate the film at a postpremiere bash. Ben Affleck, who stars in and directed the movie, had wife Jennifer Garner by his side, but she wasn't the only show of support. Their pals Matt and Luciana Damon as well as Emily Blunt and John Krasinski gathered for the big night after Emily and John attended a screening of Looper on Thursday. Matt may have been up North, but he also lent his famous face to the Stand Up to Cancer telethon with a prerecorded message that played during the event back in LA. Jennifer's good friend and one of the stars of Argo, Victor Garber, was also on hand, as was Nina Dobrev. There's been lots of excitement at the Toronto Film Festival already, and there's still more to come as we bring you the latest straight from the scene!
Jennifer Garner arrived at her NYC hotel yesterday carrying her baby son, Samuel Affleck. She's on the East Coast to do press ahead of The Odd Life of Timothy Green's release tomorrow. Jen's scheduled to make a handful of TV appearances over the next couple of days, including stops on The Late Show and CBS This Morning. Last night, Samuel stayed at their room so Jennifer could meet up with one of her closest friends. Her former Alias costar Victor Garber — who actually officiated her 2005 wedding to Ben Affleck — performed in a solo cabaret show at 54 Below. Jennifer was there to give Victor a big hug afterward and pose for photos.
Michael Vartan married his beautiful bride, Lauren Skaar, at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, CA yesterday. The pair met two years ago in a Whole Foods parking lot and the two got engaged in March of 2010. Lauren wore Vera Wang for her big day, and added her own touch with the addition of an Oscar de la Renta belt! The actor flashed his brand-new ring after the ceremony, where they shared a passionate first kiss as husband and wife. It was an Alias reunion as well, as Victor Garber was one of the groomsmen! Interestingly enough, Garber also served as the officiant in Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's wedding. Michael and Lauren's honeymoon will apparently have to wait, since he's currently shooting Hawthorne. It looked like a perfect, sunny afternoon and a gorgeous event. Congrats to the newlyweds!
The leading ladies of You Again, Kristen Bell and Odette Yustman, walked the red carpet together last night in Hollywood. Their respective fiancés, Dax Shepard and Dave Annable, were on hand for the big premiere, but both skipped the press line and let their ladies enjoy their time in the spotlight. Kristen, who looked stunning in a yellow Valentino dress and Brian Atwood pumps, spoke with us about her Twitter campaign to make Veronica Mars into a movie. She said there's been no word from the studio yet, but is holding out hope that it happens "before I'm 40." Kristen's on-screen mom, Jamie Lee Curtis, turned heads as she and Sigourney Weaver showed up in the same David Meister dress. Jamie Lee and Sigourney play enemies in the film, as do Kristen and Odette, who revealed to us that she'll appear on Brothers & Sisters this season as Dave's on-screen love interest. Betty White, though, was the evening's most celebrated guest — 100 of her biggest fans, sporting Betty masks, turned up to show their support. Check out today's PopSugar Rush for our video from the red carpet!
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Jennifer Garner took off from LA last week with her girls Violet and Seraphina, and they spent their weekend exploring NYC. The trio met up with two of Jen's friends for lunch on Saturday, then the Garner-Afflecks hopped in a cab and headed back to their hotel. Yesterday, Violet put on her adorable striped swimsuit to play in a fountain during an excursion to Central Park with Jen's Alias pal Victor Garber. After playing in the water, the gang headed to a playground so Seraphina could ride the swings.
By last night, Jennifer Garner was on the set of Arthur. She caught up with costar Russell Brand, who's been dressing like Batman and filming with Helen Mirren for the past few weeks while his fiancée, Katy Perry, enjoys a bikini vacation in the Bahamas. Jen made her way to the makeup trailer after chatting with Russell, emerging once the sun set in her maroon dress ready to start work.
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Yes, even gorgeous and talented folks like Kristen Bell had a rough time in high school. OK, so maybe not Bell, but the character she plays in You Again: Marni, a successful exec who feels like the nerdy girl she was in high school again when she finds out that her brother is marrying the cheerleader who made her life unbearable.
The mean girl theme intensifies when her mom, played by Jamie Lee Curtis, meets her own high school rival: Ramona, played by Sigourney Weaver. Betty White shows up, as does Kristin Chenoweth (because why not?), and Bell is charming as ever, even if I don't quite buy that she could ever be a loser.
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The red carpet premiere of Nine in New York last night finally brought together virtually all the stars of the film. Fergie and Marion Cotillard contrasted their luscious brunette hair with white dresses in the chilly Winter night. Penelope Cruz matched the carpet in her deep red, though she didn't have her traveling partner and sexy couple companion Javier Bardem as her date. Nicole Kidman was busting out of her black strapless gown and Kate Hudson dazzled in her short in the front, long in the back frock. Amid persisting rumors of a split from Alex Rodriguez, Kate brought her mother Goldie Hawn to the event for their second night together.
Kate and her mom posed with Daniel Day-Lewis, but the stars of the movie weren't the only ones out to celebrate the musical. In fact, another woman who used to be very close to A-Rod, Madonna, brought a very adult looking Lourdes on the red carpet. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were side-by-side, with Ash carrying her amazing Hermes bag — enter to win a Birkin here! Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer were decked out and Naomi Watts rolled solo as they checked out the Golden Globe nominated performances and film.
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Jennifer Garner and Ashton Kutcher were back on the LA set of Valentine's Day Friday, laughing as they shot a few silly promo photos. Things quickly went from funny to steamy, as the duo switched gears and moved on to their kissing scenes. Jennifer is balancing work and home duty these days, filming her movie while Ben concentrates on The Town in Boston. Victor Garber lent a hand yesterday afternoon during an outing with Violet, in his latest bonding session with the Garner girls.
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A cheerful Jennifer Garner brought Violet along Sunday for another visit to a farmers market in LA. Later that afternoon, Violet stayed home as Jennifer stepped out for a walk with Victor Garber and another friend in Topanga Canyon. It looks like Victor took a spill, but he dusted himself off with a little help. Jennifer and Victor have been very close friends since Alias, and soon she'll be back around familiar faces when she returns to ABC as a producer.
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