Jen shopping with her Mom on December 29th, 2009. From

Just Jared is reporting that Jennifer Garner has wanted to get on the Barefoot Contessa food TV show. But host Ina Garten isn’t keen on the idea. I understand her reasoning, but turning down Garner? Come on! She’s so lovable!

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!’”

I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about the new Garner movie The Invention of Lying. People seem to agree that the movie isn’t super-amazing-stellar, but they watched it for Garner. It’s a great position to be in when you’re so beloved that people will watch a (openly, possibly bad) movie just because you’re in it. Garner is like America’s sweetheart.