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Jessica Alba on The Talk – August 11

Above is a preview of Jessica’s interview on The Talk from yesterday were she discussed Embracing Her Sexuality & HypnoBirthing and more. The full episode is available on AlbaTV CLICK HERE or watch it above.

Jessica’s next TV appearance will be on The Ellen Show on Thursday, August 18.

Jessica Alba on Lopez Tonight – August 10

The divine Jessica Alba was on Lopez Tonight, last night (Aug 10) to promote Spy Kids 4: All The Time in The World. She talked about how to pose for magazine covers while pregnant, Cash hacking her twitter account and family.

Click Here on watch the video above, and click on the thumbnails below for screencaptures.

Jessica will be on CBS’ The Talk today at 2pm ET, 1pm PT/CT.

 

Jessica Alba on Jimmy Kimmel Live! – August 09

Jessica Alba (looking super cute) was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to promote Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World. She talked about her watermelon cravings, baby names, and appeared in a ‘birthing class’ skit along-side Jimmy.

The video has been uploaded to albaTV for your viewing pleasures. Click here or watch it above, and click on the thumbnails below for more screencaptures.

Jessica Alba on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – July 25

A very glamorous and glowing Jessica Alba appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno yesterday (July 25) to promoto Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World. She also talked about her second pregnancy, disciplining daughter Honor and much more. As always Jessica kept the fans up-to-date tweeting the follow:

W my lovely glam team backstage @jayleno@mrbradgoreski @RobertRamosProd & @lauren_andersen! http://yfrog.com/h3jfjwvj

Thx everyone who tuned into #thetonightshow w @jayleno. :) Sue is hilarious best “sexpert” ever and love Gomez! Gr8 Band.

 

Jessica Alba covers Allure Magazine’s August 2011 issue

Jessica Alba has starred in action flicks, romantic comedies, and high school dramas. But don’t ever expect to see her in a nude scene (sorry, guys). Check out these exclusive behind-the-scenes shots from her shoot with Michael Thompson. For more of our interview with the actress, pick up the August issue of Allure, on newsstands July 19.

Jessica Alba may be undeniably sexy, but it wasn’t until she actually had a baby of her own, she says, that she understood or appreciated her own sexuality. “I was quite shy with it,” she says. “It wasn’t something I embraced until I had my daughter. I saw how incredible and amazing it is to be a woman and to be able to create a life.

“There’s a reason why certain areas of the body are desirable—because it all leads to reproduction. There’s a science behind it all. It’s not just to sell whatever you’re selling on a billboard or a magazine or a movie.”

Alba has strong feelings about nudity. In all her movies, she says, “At least I’m still covered. I’m wearing as much as a bathing suit. It’s not like I’m naked. I’m not terribly comfortable with being in a bikini, but covering up my genitals is different than not covering up my genitals, at the end of the day. I do see a difference in that, to put it really frankly.” Here, she poses in a satin gown by Derek Lam.

After her first pregnancy, Alba (shown here with hairstylist Danilo) worked hard to get back into shape, and she was successful—up to a point. “I can’t ever get down to the weight I was before I had Honor,” she says. “My body’s just different. The jeans just sort of zip up differently, and things hang differently. It’s a miracle what happens, but you definitely are different afterward.” She laughs. “Unless you’re Gisele.”

Alba was recently horrified by a tabloid story in which a young woman had sought to recapture the attention of an ex-boyfriend by being surgically altered to look more like the actress. “That’s just so bizarre, because the physical is so fleeting anyway,” she says. “And when you’re in a relationship, the physical lasts for, maximum, two years. And then you don’t care how attractive you are to that person—if they drive you nuts, they drive you nuts.”

Danilo clipped in long extensions for some shots but removed them for the cover. “I wanted to work with the effortlessness of her bob,” he says. He created spiral curls with a large iron, parted her hair on the side, and loosened the curls with a mixed-bristle brush. For the cover shot, Alba wore a silk-jersey-and-leather dress by Derek Lam.

Makeup artist Pati Dubroff used red and brown shades for “an ethereal, wood-nymph look.” First, Dubroff dusted a reddish-brown-colored shadow on Alba’s lids and swiped a glossy lipstick pencil on top. She then lined the actress’s eyes with a brown pencil and applied a few coats of black mascara. Next, she swept a generous amount of rosy blush onto the apples of the cheeks. As a final step, the makeup artist used her fingers to tap on nude lipstick, which softened Alba’s lip color.

For her Allure cover, Alba was photographed at Franklin Canyon Lake—a picturesque part of a 605-acre park overlooking the Los Angeles skyline. Her daughter, Honor, visited the set and stayed to watch her pose for a few shots.

At the cover shoot, Alba gave pregnant manicurist April Foreman tips on changing diapers. “You’ll want to practice before you have the baby,” she says. The actress joked with photographer Michael Thompson about her own bump—Alba was also pregnant when he shot her for the June 2008 Allure cover.

Alba, on approaching her thirtieth birthday: “According to some people, I peaked in my early 20s,” she says with a chuckle. “I was like, ‘Oh, really? I feel like I’m getting better.'” (Allure)

Photoshoot by Michael Tompson

Behind the scenes photos
 

Robert Rodriguez’ Spy Kids 4 gets another trailer

Spy Kids 4: All The Time In The World relaunches the franchise with a new set of kids, and Jessica Alba as the undercover mother.

Frankly, this trailer plays directly to its intended audience, so it’s not even worth us moaning about the avalanche of so-so CGI, the irritating animal sidekick, and Jeremy Piven’s limp villain.

The trailer even breaks for an odd aside about the movie’s ‘4D’ – you’ll get a scratch ‘n’ sniff card in the cinema so that your sense of smell doesn’t feel left out amid the onslaught.

That said, Rodriguez looks to be directing with his trademark energy, and the sight of Alba in a leather catsuit will provide considerable consolation to any dads dragged to this on a Saturday morning. (Total Film)

Jessica Alba’s Summer Beauty Secrets

When the temperatures rise, Jessica Alba likes to keep her cosmetics bag armed with the essentials. Besides, what else would she need to go with that gorgeous mommy-to-be glow?

The 30-year-old actress and Revlon brand ambassador, who is expecting her second child with husband Cash Warren, took some time out of her busy schedule to chat with StyleList about her summer beauty secrets, go-to sunscreen, fragrance of the moment and more.

Five summer makeup must-haves: Tinted moisturizer, concealer, illuminator, mascara and lip gloss.

Tried and true beauty tips: Before there was cream blush, my grandmother would apply lipstick on her lips, cheeks and eyes. I still do that today. And my mother always told me to wash my face every night, wear sunscreen during the day and drink plenty of water. It’s simple but I like to think that it’s work for me.

How she protects herself from harmful sun rays: I like sunscreen that’s not too heavy so I use my daughter’s California Baby.

Warm-weather hue she can’t get enough of: Papaya orange.

Summer fragrance she spritzes on: Honoré des Prés Vamp à NY. It’s by an organic French brand — not too strong with a sweet vanilla scent.

Nail polish colors that dress up her digits: Revlon Top Speed Nail Polish in Jaded and Fire.

Moisturizers she trusts to keep her skin hydrated while traveling: Jurlique and La Mer. (stylelist).

Jessica Alba’s advice for mums-to-be

Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World – TRAILER

The first trailer for Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World has hit the web (See it above). The movie will hit theaters this august 19, in 4D.

On the surface, Marissa Cortez Wilson (Jessica Alba) has it all…married to a famous spy hunting television reporter, a new baby and intelligent twin step kids. But in reality, trying to mother Rebecca (Rowan Blanchard) and Cecil (Mason Cook), who clearly don’t want her around, is her toughest challenge yet. Also, her husband, Wilbur (Joel McHale), wouldn’t know a spy if he lived with one which is exactly the case – Marissa’s a retired secret agent.

Marissa’s world is turned upside down when the maniacal Timekeeper (Jeremy Piven) threatens to take over the planet and she’s called back into action by the head of OSS, home of the greatest spies and where the now-defunct Spy Kids division was created. With Armageddon quickly approaching, Rebecca and Cecil are thrust into action when they learn their boring stepmom was once a top agent and now the world’s most competitive ten year olds are forced to put their bickering aside and rely on their wits. With a little help from a couple of very familiar Spy Kids, Carmen (Alexa Vega) and Juni Cortez (Daryl Sabara), and some mind-blowing gadgets, they just may be able to save the world and possibly bring their family together while they’re at it. (Comingsoon)

Jessica Alba on the Hill

Capitol Hill celebrity-watchers were wide-eyed Tuesday as actress Jessica Alba arrived in Washington for a two-day lobbying effort on behalf of the Safe Chemicals Act.

The act seeks to improve the safety of consumer products and increase public awareness about product quality.

Alba hosted a press conference Tuesday and will meet with various politicians through Wednesday to solicit their support. In an interview with POLITICO, Alba said that the act seeks to assure “that the chemicals in our products, that are in and around our children, are safe and tested, because they’re basically untested. And our children as being used as the testing animals, so to say.”

Alba is a spokeswoman for the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition and became passionate about the issue four years ago, when she learned about toxic plastics used to make some baby products. Alba became increasingly disturbed by the issue when she became a mother herself. Her daughter, Honor Marie, was born in 2008; Alba is currently pregnant with her second child.

“The thing about this issue, maybe more than other issues, is that we’re not asking for any taxpayer money. This is really changing the way businesses run their business and the way that they put their ingredients together,” said Alba. “All the issues are bipartisan, or non-partisan, really. It’s not a political issue at all. It’s really just a humanity issue.”

It’s hardly Alba’s first time championing a cause in Washington. In 2010, she visited Capitol Hill in support of the Education for All Act. In 2009, Alba came to D.C. as the honorary U.S. co-chairwoman of 1GOAL, a campaign that used the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa to draw attention to childhood education issues.

Alba says she’s grown to like Washington.

“It’s lovely, it’s a great place to raise kids,” said Alba, who sees some similarities between the nation’s capital and Hollywood.

“The one thing that’s similar to Los Angeles is I feel like there’s just one industry,” said Alba. Washington has politics and “in L.A., you’ve obviously got Hollywood.”

Joining Alba at the press conference was New Jersey Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who first introduced the Safe Chemicals Act.