Ali Larter

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Jersey native Ali Larter isn't fist-pumping about the way her home state is depicted in all of the recent reality shows.

"I've seen a couple of them and I feel like it's such a terrible depiction of our lovely Garden State," the very pregnant ex-Heroes star told me while hosting a benefit for Project Peanut Butter.

So what's her problem with shows like Jersey Shore and Real Housewives of New Jersey?

Ali's not a fan of the whole guido/guidette thing.

"Yeah for sure, there's definitely some guidos in New Jersey, but where I grew up it's like the cranberry bogs, the forests, and the farm...going apple picking and rolling green hills," she explained.

"I adored growing up in New Jersey, so for me, I just think it's so beautiful and amazing."

At this point, I told her I was a Jersey girl myself and I got where she was coming from.

"We should go back and do our own thing. Set the record straight!" she replied.

Ali will probably be too busy to watch any reality shows anyway when her little boy comes. He's due on Christmas, and so far, the star's had no pregnancy problems.

"I've loved being pregnant," she told me, "You know, my husband says he's going to knock me up for the next decade!"

That would be Hayes McArthur, whom she got hitched to last year. Ali said she's been letting Hayes do his own thing before the baby comes.

"He went on his own babymoon," she told me. "He's been traveling and I encourage that! You know, if I needed him at home I would say that, but I've been encouraging him to travel and visit friends."

Coolest wife ever, right?

Ali added that she'd like to get back to work 12 weeks after the baby comes, but in her downtime, she's enjoying charity work.

"I'm not working right now, so winter is a chance to raise money for some of these children's charities that mean so much to me," she said.

Ali, along with Julie Bowen, painted JCPenney kitchenware at the Stella McCartney store, which will be auctioned off to benefit Project Peanut Butter, which helps to feed children in malnourished places.

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