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Viral Infection Stalls Jennifer Garner

01/04/2005 at 08:35 AM EST

Viral Infection Stalls Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner
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WAYLAID: Jennifer Garner is "very sick" with a viral infection and "taking it day by day," her publicist, Nicole King, tells USA Today, following a report that the Alias star, 32, had bowed out of all public appearances and promotion of her new movie, Elektra. It remains to be seen whether she will attend the movie's Saturday premiere in Las Vegas, King said. The actress, who was photographed spending the holidays in West Virginia with her family and boyfriend Ben Affleck, was due to see a physician on Monday, said King, adding that there is no truth to the rumors that Garner is pregnant.

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