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Jennifer Garner blames old lice episode for missing Clooney’s wedding

Blame it on the lice! Jennifer Garner faulted the little critters for not getting an invitation to George Clooney’s Venetian wedding.

The “Men Women & Children” star, 42, who is married to Clooney’s “Argo” collaborator Ben Affleck, stopped by “The Tonight Show” on Wednesday and explained her family’s absence from the lavish affair last weekend.

The mother of three recalled a story from “years ago” when the couple’s kids had a lice infestation and passed it along to the whole family. (“Stars, they’re just like us!” she quipped.)

Then, one day, after the elaborate hair oiling treatment that left them smelling like a mixture of “sulfur and rosemary,” Affleck suggested that they go to a party. The “not high-maintenance” actress agreed -- doing a killer impression of her Boston-bred husband.

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“So, I’m like, what’s the big deal? No one’s going to notice. ... I was so used to it. We go, we show up and the first person I see is George Clooney, and I’d never met George Clooney. I was kind of like, ‘Ah, he’s so handsome! Like, oh, my God!’ So, I see him and I walk up to him and I’m chatting with him, just trying to act like it’s cool. I chose [to grease my hair]. And I can see that he smells me, you know? But he’s trying to be polite,” Garner said.

“So, anyway, people keep asking why we weren’t at George’s wedding and we were both ‘working’ but I think he didn’t want Licey there,” Garner quipped. “He’s like, ‘No, we don’t need the Afflecks. It’s OK!’ ”

Meanwhile, Affleck appeared on “The Tonight Show” earlier this week to promote his David Fincher thriller “Gone Girl.” But the actor-director wound up talking about his other famous role: Batman in Zack Snyder’s “Batman vs. Superman.”

“Despite the fact that I’m playing Batman now, people always say, ‘Are your kids into it?’ The truth is, no they’re not,” the Oscar winner said. “My kids, if I was doing the sequel to ‘Frozen,’ I would be a hero. My two older daughters could give a .... about Batman. And so they love ‘Frozen,’ and the indignity is so great that they have now passed that affection on to my two-and-a-half-year-old son. And he’s always like, Papa can I watch ‘Frozen,’ and I’m like ‘No, dude it’s not on again!’”

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Instead of watching the film all over again, the reactive dad decided to show his son snippets, including Fallon’s version of “Let It Go” with the film’s star Idina Menzel. And that somehow turned Fallon into “The Man.”

Looks like it’s “Batman vs. Frozen” in the Affleck household.

Ah, to hang out at Casa Affleck. Follow me on Twitter @NardineSaad.


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