Posts Tagged ‘Jennifer Garner’
You can check out Jennifer Garner’s Sesame Street Galoshes video here:
Jennifer Garner on Sesame Street should be a little more classy than Katy Perry’s appearance.
On the heels of its impressive ratings growth and incredible eight Emmy wins for its landmark 40th anniversary season, Sesame Street is back with more of what you love for season 41. Premiering September 27 on PBS KIDS (check local listings) and produced by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization, the new season of the program continues to address the immediate needs of preschoolers with an emphasis on science education. Heading into the second term of its two-year curriculum, season 41 emphasizes everyday science investigation and encourages kids to ask specific questions and get excited about how the world works. Additionally, everybody’s favorite furry and blue superhero gets his own new segment in Sesame Street’s block format, “Super Grover 2.0.”
In six new six-minute segments, Grover is coming to the rescue in “Super Grover 2.0.” As he observes, questions, investigates and reports, our hero literally stumbles across solutions to problems all across the planet. “Super Grover 2.0” is a continuation of this season’s curriculum, science investigation, allowing young children to become active participants in the processes of scientific inquiry as they make observations, formulate questions, and investigate answers. Encouraging children to explore the fascinating worlds of science, technology, engineering and mathematics is what connects Sesame Street’s 41st season with the current national focus on these STEM concepts.
“Children are naturally inquisitive – they are always questioning and analyzing the world around them,” says Dr. Rosemarie Truglio, Vice President of Education and Research, Sesame Workshop. “The goal of the curriculum is to introduce young children to vocabulary and process skills that are integral in developing scientific reasoning abilities. Having our characters model these skills, especially ‘Super Grover 2.0,’ is a perfect age-appropriate way to engage children while they learn science concepts and build knowledge about how the world around them works.”
Science is featured throughout the new season in street stories, animations and new live action films. In a street story, Elmo and his friends learn all about the concept “camouflage” from Camouflage Carla, played by Kyra Sedgwick, while they look for six things around Sesame Street that blend into the scenery. In three newly commissioned films with NASA, kids will be exploring the wonders of space as an astronaut in orbit at the International Space Station presents letter and number of the day segments.
“We’re really excited that our audience, both children and their caregivers, have responded in such a positive way to last season’s changes,” commented Carol-Lynn Parente, Executive Producer, Sesame Street. “This year, we’re building on that success with a distinctive curriculum that will help unleash children’s innate feelings of awe and wonder to the scientific world and will allow them to be active participants in the learning process.”
In true Sesame Street fashion, this season will feature an exciting roster of celebrities and original parodies. Featured celebrities include: Academy Award-nominated actor, Jude Law; Golden Globe Award-winning actors Colin Farrell, Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman; Emmy Award-winning comedian Wanda Sykes; NFL superstars Reggie Bush and LaDainian Tomlinson; Grammy Award-winning artists Will.i.am, Usher and Michael McKean; pop star Katy Perry; American Idol’s Kara DioGuardi; Modern Family’s Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell; Grey’s Anatomy’s Ellen Pompeo; Parks & Recreation’s Amy Poehler; rap and TV star Rev Run; The Closer’s Kyra Sedgwick; Actors Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Romijn, Zoe Saldana, Taye Diggs, Idina Menzel, Chris O’Donnell, Jim Parsons, Rachel Griffiths, Anna Faris, Terrence Howard; The View’s Sherri Shepherd; Today Show’s Natalie Morales; The Insider’s Samantha Harris; and Food Network star Alton Brown.
Here’s the video from Ellen’s interview with Jennifer Garner on September 22, 2009 in case you missed it. Obviously she’s been out there making the rounds of shows to build excitement for The Invention of Lying which will released on Friday. She informed everyone that having babies isn’t that hard. Apparently Seraphina is more like Jen, “just dumb and happy.” Watch the interview for yourself below.
Jennifer Garner has kept herself busy on the set of Valentine’s Day. The film is about couples and singles who break-up and make-up due to the pressures associated with the expectations of Valentine’s Day. The movies star-studded cast includes Jessica Alba, George Lopez, Ashton Kutcher, Taylor Swift, Jamie Foxx, Jessica Biel, Emma Roberts, Patrick Dempsey, Anne Hathaway and even more! That’s by far the most A-list celebrities we’ve seen in a movie in recent memory. Look for Jennifer Garner’s Valentine’s Day to hit theaters early 2010 (obviously at Valentine’s Day).
Jennifer Garner has been a busy woman recently. Not only has she been taking care of her two adorable children, but she’s been hammering out the details of her deal with ABC. Garner’s production company, Vandalia Films, has signed a deal with ABC. The ex-Alias star is returning to the network that put her in the spotlight. Unfortunately, Jen won’t be returning as Sydney Bristow. Rather than returning to TV acting, she will be taking on a larger role behind the scenes. Her production company will work with ABC to product projects for the network. Details at this point are scarce, but there’s always the possibility that Jen will appear in some of the shows herself. This deal is huge for her production company, which has this far only produced two small films (Sabbatical and Be With You), both of which are to be released this year.