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Alias Actress Acquires Ailment

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NBC4 reports today that Alias' star Jennifer Garner has surprisingly become infected with some kind of "viral infection" just as she was set to do publicity for the upcoming stinker Elektra.

The viral infection, which has caused strange-colored excretions to flow forth from her upper extremities are, as NBC4 points out, not typical for an actress who "normally looks pretty damn hot." However, other Hollywood insiders point out that the sudden "viral infection" may not, in fact, really be a "viral infection" but in fact, a way for Garner to skip out on doing publicity for a movie that she was (in the first place) contractually forced to do.

Whether or not the illness is real, we here at LAist wish a speedy recovery to Garner (which we expect should occur just after the movie has been released) and wish her well with the premiere of Alias (January 5th, 9-11pm on ABC).

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As for her "viral infection", well -- it's not nearly as bad as her rumored overlapping pinky toe -- which as far as urban myths go, seems to be pretty damn reputable.