Garner to Keep 'Alias' for 5 More Years?
"Alias" star Jennifer Garner plans to keep wearing undercover agent Sydney Bristow's ever-changing shoes for quite some time, says the Hollywood Reporter, revealing that negotiations are now underway for ABC to keep the Emmy nominee on the show through the 2007-08 season.
Though representatives for all sides declined comment, the Houston-born Garner, who also appeared in 2001's "Pearl Harbor" and last year's "Catch Me If You Can," will be paid about $150,000 an episode, The Reporter noted. Her starting salary, when "Alias" debuted in 2001, was reported to be $40,000 an episode.
A critical favorite, "Alias" has already developed a cult following, but ABC apparently still has hopes that it will become a ratings hit. Garner was also in the news this year when her marriage to actor Scott Foley, 31, collapsed. The two had met in 1998 on the set of TV's "Felicity."
In other TV-related news, former "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" star, Jane Seymour, 52, is about to unveil a home decor line based on objects in the style of her 14th century manor house in Bath, England, reports the New York Post.
The products, ranging from $9 candlesticks to $400 bed sheets, will go on sale at Saks' Home Stores, which is owned by the Saks Fifth Avenue department store chain, says the paper, adding that next spring Seymour plans to launch a second decor line, this one based on her Malibu home.