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‘Party Down’ Cast Dishes on Jennifer Garner’s Hilarious Mushrooms Episode in Season 3 (Exclusive)



On season 3 of Party Down, Jennifer Garner is a welcome addition to the cast of the Starz comedy as Evie, a film producer who falls for Henry (Adam Scott) and starts spending more and more time with him while he spends time working for the titular catering company. By episode four, “KSGY-95 Prizewinner’s Luau,” which debuted on Friday, their relationship is in full swing when the two decide to spend his latest shift working a pre-concert Malibu luau on mushrooms. 

But they’re not the only ones who decide to take the hallucinogenic, with the rest of the team — played by Martin Starr, Ryan Hansen, Tyrel Jackson Williams and Zoë Chao — joining in on the hilariously unexpected adventures that follow, especially for Garner’s character, whose emotional ups and downs allow the 50-year-old actress’ comedic chops to really shine. 

“It was terrifying,” Garner tells ET’s Will Marfuggi about learning what she had to do in the episode. “Any time I have to play inebriated or any altering anything to me, I don’t have a lot of experience but Ken Marino really held my hand and he was amazing director.”

She adds, “He really made me feel good as one can feel when they are standing on their head.” 

“It was a fun episode to direct, for sure,” Marino, who returns as the catering team’s struggling boss, Ron, says about helming the episode, while the rest of the cast dishes on Garner’s performance. 

When it comes to Evie’s journey in the episode, she not only struggles to act as Sackson’s (Williams) spiritual guide while he experiences his first high on mushrooms but she also spends time reflecting on where she’s at in her career and what she should do next. “When I was starting out, I really thought I was going to make important independent cinema,” Evie says about the fact that she has to pitch projects like Douglas Fir, about a man who is part tree, and its spinoff, Manputer, about a character that is part man and part computer. 

She then realizes she’s lost track of Sackson, which sends her off on a hunt for her newfound friend. “I lost Sackson,” she says before spending the rest of the episode trying to find him via his livestream. 

“It was so much fun and so hilarious and awesome to see Jennifer Garner on ‘shrooms,” Williams says. “It was very comforting to be like, ‘Oh, OK. Great, like, I’m not the only, we’re not the only people, like, hitting the gas on silly.”  

“She played it perfectly,” Hansen adds, before Starr jokes that she had “mushrooms in her system, at all times.” The actor then deadpans, “Some people microdose and she macrodosed.” 

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But on a more genuine note, Garner’s new co-stars had nothing but kind things to say about her not only joining the ensemble, but how well she fit in despite not necessarily being known for starring in these types of comedic projects. “She’s so fun to work with and so sweet,” Starr says. “I really didn’t expect her to get our tone of humor the way that she does, but she nails it on and off camera. She fits right in, and is so sweet.”

“She was game from word one. She was hilarious and great, and I think stepping into any show where everybody knows each other — and you know, I used to make my living doing guest spots on TV shows. It’s always intimidating, and you feel like the new kid in school — but we make a real effort on Party Down for guest actors not to feel that way,” Scott says, noting that here “she was a series regular on the show and so she just jumped in.”

While Scott says they did what they could to make her feel welcome, “she needed zero help. She was just, you know, excellent and hilarious from day one.”

“Yeah, she’s a freakin’ pro. I mean, she’s been around for so long and she gets the comedy in all that stuff. She was incredible and so game,” Hansen says, admitting to having “a small crush” on Garner. “She’s incredible. She’s one of the coolest people.” 

Of course, Garner wasn’t the only newcomer this season, with her being joined by Chao and Williams, resulting in their own little bond within the entire group. “I mean, we clung to each other,” says Chao, who plays the team’s chef named Lucy, before reflecting on watching season 3. “I watched five out of six episodes and she is so charming and so likable — and just like a real movie star… I just fell in love with her again because she is one of the loveliest people I’ve met.” 

She adds, “I ran into her recently and she was like, ‘Did we shoot that? Did we shoot Party Down season 3? Are we in it? Was that real?’ And I understood what she was feeling because it sort of felt like it was a dream and we weren’t ever sure if we were doing a good job or had, you know, gotten the pitch right. But I’m excited for her to be relieved when she watches it.” 

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And that’s a good thing considering that Scott recalls that when it came to casting Evie, they really wanted a Jennifer Garner type. “I still can’t believe Jennifer Garner actually did the show,” he says, explaining that they wanted “someone like Jennifer Garner [but we were like], ‘We’re not going to get Jennifer Garner…’ So the fact that we actually got Jennifer Garner is bonkers.” 

But in the end, it worked out. “She was game for anything and you have to be. So, she didn’t hold back and do the star thing like, ‘Oh, I don’t do those things.’ She was like, ‘Yeah, bring it on,'” says Jane Lynch, who reprises her role as Constance, a former actress who has since taken over Ron’s catering company.   

While everyone had a great time working with her, the episode at least provided an answer to one question no one thought would ever be addressed, with Lynch quipping, “I’ve always wanted to know what Jennifer Garner does on mushrooms.”

“Oh my gosh, same. Same actually,” Garner adds in response. And thanks to Party Down, now we can imagine it.  

Party Down season 3 airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Starz and is available to stream at midnight the same day on the Starz app. 

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Brenda Song and Macaulay Culkin Secretly Welcome Baby No. 2: Report



Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song are now a family of four. 

The couple quietly welcomed a second son, Carson, around Christmas last year, Us Weekly reports.

The former Disney actress and the Home Alone star’s new bundle of joy joins his older brother, Dakota, who was born in April 2021. Dakota was named in honor of Culkin’s sister, who died in 2008. 

Culkin, 42, and Song, 34, worked together on the set of Changeland in Thailand, and have been together for nearly four years now. Culkin first spoke about his desire to have kids with the former Disney star someday in an interview on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast back in August 2018.

“I’m gonna make some babies,” Culkin said, when asked if he wants children. “This one’s a good one, so I’m probably going to put some babies in her in a little bit. I mean, we’ve definitely been practicing.”

“This one, I’m going to have some pretty babies. She’s Asian, so I’m gonna have tiny, little Asian babies. It’s going to be adorable — a bunch of Sean Lennons running around the house, that’s what I’m looking for,” he added, referencing the son of the late John Lennon and Yoko Ono. 

The baby news comes one year after the longtime couple got engaged to be married.

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Gossip Blogger Tasha K Lost Her Appeal Against Cardi B And Said She’s Now Looking For Part-Time Jobs To Pay Off The $4 Million She Owes



BuzzFeed News has contacted Kebe and Cardi B for comment but did not receive a response before deadline.

The lawsuit, first filed in 2019 by Cardi B, whose real name is Belcalis Almánzar, came in response to several defamatory comments Kebe made online and in her videos for her YouTube channel, UnWineWithTashaK.  

Kebe made spurious claims about the rapper, including that she had performed a sex act with a bottle, had been unfaithful to her husband, rapper Offset, and had contracted herpes.

In her appeal to the initial ruling, Kebe claimed that the jury was presented with “lopsided” evidence. In October, Kebe was ordered by a judge to either pay up or secure a bond while her appeal was being considered. 

Despite initially vowing to fight the ruling “all the way to the supreme court if need be,” the 41-year-old appeared to concede with the latest outcome and uploaded an edited photo of herself dressed in a McDonald’s uniform along with the caption #TashaKGetsAJOB.

“I will let y’all [know] what Part-Time gig I get so I can pay off this damn debt. #iaintgotit but I’m gonna get it,” Kebe wrote. 

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SEC charges Lindsay Lohan, Jake Paul and other celebs with crypto violations



The Securities and Exchange Commission has unveiled fraud and unregistered securities charges against crypto founder and Grenadian diplomat Justin Sun, alongside separate violations against the celebrity backers of his Tronix and BitTorrent crypto assets, which included Jake Paul, Lindsay Lohan and Soulja Boy.

The SEC alleged that Sun engaged in fraud by manipulating the trading activity of the two tokens, creating the appearance of active trading when it did not exist. The unregistered offer and sale charges, on the other hand, are similar to charges the SEC has unveiled against other crypto offerings and exchanges, including Genesis, Gemini and Do Kwon’s Terraform Labs.

“This case demonstrates again the high risk investors face when crypto asset securities are offered and sold without proper disclosure,” said SEC Chair Gary Gensler.

Sun allegedly induced investors to purchase TRX and BTT tokens by “orchestrating a promotional campaign in which he and his celebrity promoters hid the fact that the celebrities were paid for their tweet,” Gensler said in a statement.

The eight celebrities and influencers were:

  • actor Lindsay Lohan
  • social-media personality Jake Paul
  • musician DeAndre Cortez Way, also known as Soulja Boy
  • musician Austin Mahone
  • adult actress Michele Mason, known as Kendra Lust
  • musician Miles Parks McCollum, known as Lil Yachty
  • musician Shaffer Smith, also known as Ne-Yo
  • musician Aliaune Thiam, also known as Akon

All except for Soulja Boy and Mahone agreed to pay a collective $400,000 in disgorgement, interest and penalties to settle the charges. The settlements were not an admittance or denial of guilt.

Those celebrity backers would promote the TRX and BTT tokens on social media and recruited others to Tron-affiliated Telegram and Discord channels.

Tron and his backers’ alleged behavior was part of an “age-old playbook to mislead and harm investors,” SEC enforcement chief Gurbir Grewal said in a statement.

“At the same time, Sun paid celebrities with millions of social media followers to tout the unregistered offerings, while specifically directing that they not disclose their compensation. This is the very conduct that the federal securities laws were designed to protect against regardless of the labels Sun and others used,” Grewal said.

A spokesperson for Lohan told NBC News on March 22 that the actor was “unaware of the disclosure requirement” until she was contacted by officials.

“She agreed to pay a fine to resolve the matter,” the spokesperson said.

Sun’s representative at Tron did not immediately return a request for comment. Jake Paul’s representatives declined to comment.

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