GMA: Jennifer Garner Taking Time Off & Lady Gaga Cancels Entire Tour


GMA: Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck Taking Turns With Careers

GMA reported February 15 2013 that Jennifer Garner is taking a step back from her career for a while to let husband Ben Affleck shine. The two took turns making horrible Marvel movies (Daredevil and Eleckra, respectively) in the early 2000s, but now Ben Affleck is riding awards season for Argo and is receiving accolades and support from the entire Hollywood community.

Lesley Jane Seymour, editor in chief of More magazine, stopped by to talk about Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck. Since this is the expert, apparently, on Hollywood families and the balance they strike between careers and working in the industry, I guess Lesley Jane Seymour must know something the rest of us don’t, because she sure seemed to be down on Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s relationship and especially on Jennifer Garner stepping back in her career.


GMA: Jennifer Garner Taking Time Off & Lady Gaga Cancels Entire Tour

Jennifer Garner may be taking a step back from her career to support her husband, but that doesn’t mean they can’t take turns. (s_bukley /

GMA: Will Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck Work Out Their Career Balance?

“The only thing I will say about Hollywood is, remember you may not hear exactly what’s going on, so I say let’s give it a while and see if it’s working out,” Lesley Jane Seymour said. “These things, they look really good on the surface, and then we’ll see.”

What does this mean? I’m not sure. Does that mean Lesley Jane Seymour thinks the relationship won’t work out or that Jennifer Garner stepping back from her career won’t work out? Unclear. Maybe Lesley Jane Seymour had a bad Valentine’s Day. Or maybe she just knows something the rest of us don’t. I mean, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck seem to have a great relationship. After all, not every wife would take the time to finish their husband’s acceptance speech during her presentation of a completely unrelated award at the Golden Globes. That’s love.


Lesley Jane Seymour did mention successful Hollywood couples who take turns in their careers, like Kyra Sedgwick and her husband. “I’m just a little skeptical and a little jaded about Hollywood,” Seymour said.

Fair enough. I guess we do live in a world where Kim Kardashian can be married to one man, Kris Humphries, and have a baby and a “commitment” ceremony with another, Kanye West, all the while showing it all off on a reality TV show. But I don’t know. I guess I just think Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner will work it out. Why criticize it if there’s no evidence to support it? We’ll have to wait and see who is right here, however.

GMA: Lady Gaga Cancels Entire Tour

Lady Gaga cancelled her entire tour because she has to go through hip surgery. Is that going to hurt her record sales? Lesley Jane Seymour said that Americans have a real passion for stars and her fans won’t abandon her. She also said that maybe Lady Gaga should take it easy with her dancing, because she’s only 26 and she’s having hip surgery.

In this case, I have to agree with Lesley Jane Seymour. I mean, it’s hip surgery, it’s very necessary and something Lady Gaga can’t ignore. Even if she loses a few sales, she’ll win America back. “Poker Face” and “Bad Romance” were instant classics. I know Lady Gaga’s got a few more great songs that’ll turn her career back around.


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