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Ben Affleck blames paparazzi for stalker scare

December 9th, 2013 8:30pm EST
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Ben Affleck has blamed the paparazzi who take photos of his daughters leaving school for putting the family in harm's way and alerting a stalker to their whereabouts.

The actor's wife Jennifer Garner launched a campaign earlier this year (13) to force Los Angeles lawmakers to create new legislation that forbids snappers from taking shots of celebrities' kids, and Affleck is proud of her efforts, insisting it's time for the powers that be to protect the children.

And, in a new interview with Playboy magazine, the Argo star reveals shots the paparazzi took of his daughters helped one danger...

Ben Affleck: 'Daredevil' Was Worse Than 'Gigli'

December 9th, 2013 3:03pm EST
Ben Affleck and George Clooney
Ben Affleck has a surprising choice for what he believes is his worst film, and it may have to do with his upcoming role as Batman.

In an interview with Playboy for their January issue, Affleck revealed that he does not believe the critically-annihilated Gigli was his worst film. Playboy asked him what movie photo we would have in his office to remind him not to take a role for money and fame (George Clooney says he had a photo of him in his Batman costume for that reason) and Affleck responded, "I'd probably have two or three. It'd be tough to choose. The only movie I actually regret is D...

Ben Affleck criticises paparazzi for targeting kids

December 9th, 2013 6:20am EST
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck has hit out at paparazzi who try to take photos of his children.
The 41-year-old actor understands his career as an actor and director and his wife Jennifer Garner's Hollywood fame means they will attract attention but he doesn't think it is fair that their children - Violet, eight, four-year-old Seraphina and 21-month-old Samuel - have to face media scrutiny.
He told Playboy magazine: "You can say what you want about me. You can yell at me with a video camera and be TMZ. You can follow me around and take pictures all you want. I don't care. There are a couple of guys outside ...

Henry Cavill: Affleck with be 'fantastic Batman

December 2nd, 2013 5:20pm EST
Henry Cavill
Henry Cavill is sure Ben Affleck will make a "fantastic" Batman.
The 'Man Of Steel' actor's Superman will be pitted against Ben's character in the provisionally titled 'Batman Vs Superman' in 2015, and he's positive the star will do a great job of playing the superhero.
Henry told "I'm sure he'll be fantastic, above all else.
"As a filmmaker he's got his own style, he's not copying anyone else. He's been tenacious in his career, he's had ups followed by downs and now he's up again.
"I think that requires and shows a special strength of character and it's something I enjoy w...

Christian Bale and Ben Affleck praise San Francisco 'Batkid'

November 17th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Ben Affleck
A five-year-old leukaemia survivor, who dressed up as Batman to "save" his city, has earned the praises of his big screen counterparts, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck.

Miles Scott hit the headlines on Friday (15Nov13), when he took to the streets of San Francisco, California with more than 11,000 volunteers and organisers from the Make-A-Wish Foundation to turn the place into fictional Gotham City, where Batman fights crime.

Former Caped Crusader, Bale, heard about the heroic young boy, who has been battling the disease since he was 18-months-old and is now in remission, when he arrived ...

Say What? Jennifer Garner Talks About 'Spermy' Husband Ben Affleck

November 2nd, 2013 10:30am EDT
Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck & Kids
"Spermy has so far been held at bay... There are 57 kinds of contraceptives being used... three of them are under the age of eight, but so far so good... I think that's enough. I think we have provided the world with enough."

Actress Jennifer Garner jokes about her "spermy" husband Ben Affleck and their efforts to avoid getting pregnant for the fourth time.

Jennifer Garner mocks Ben Affleck hashtag

October 30th, 2013 4:20pm EDT
Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner references Kanye West's hashtag about Ben Affleck on a regular basis.
The 41-year-old actress finds it amusing that the rapper referenced her Oscar-winning husband in a Twitter rant slamming Jimmy Kimmel for mocking him on his chat show, in which the 'New Slaves' hitmaker wrote: "SHOULD I DO A SPOOF ABOUT YOUR FACE OR YOU F***ING BEN AFFLECK... #NODISRESPECTTOBENAFFLECK."
The 'Dallas Buyers Club' star told 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' that she has taken to using the hashtag in conversation with Ben, whom she has been married to since 2005 and has three children, Violet, seven, Seraph...

Jennifer Garner: 'Ben Affleck convinced me to take Dallas Buyers Club role'

October 30th, 2013 4:00am EDT
Jennifer Garner
Actress Jennifer Garner has credited her husband Ben Affleck for encouraging her to star in Dallas Buyers Club.

The mother of three admits she was hesitant to leave her children at home in order to head back to the big screen, but her Oscar-winning partner convinced her it was the right choice.

She tells Good Morning America, "At the end of (TV show) Alias I had my first child and so I've worked less with each baby and this movie I wasn't sure that I wanted to do it. I'm comfortable at home. I like being at home.

"My husband, Ben, really encouraged me to do it. He really said, 'It's ti...

Ben Affleck Admits He Was 'Reluctant' To Tackle Batman

October 25th, 2013 7:00pm EDT
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck initially balked at taking on the role of Batman in the upcoming "Man Of Steel" sequel because he didn't think he was the right person for the job.

News that the "Argo" star was cast opposite Superman Henry Cavill was announced in August, and Affleck admits director Zack Snyder had to convince him to accept the role.

He told, "Initially I was reluctant as I felt I didn't fit the traditional mold, but once Zack showed me the concept... I was excited. Doing something different and new is always tricky and part of the thrill and the risk is that initially it confound...

Who Has The Best Celebrity Fans: St. Louis Cardinals Or Boston Red Sox?

October 23rd, 2013 1:07pm EDT
Jon Hamm
The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox are headed to the World Series in a rematch of their 2004 series in which the Red Sox swept the Cardinals in four games to win their first title since 1918. The Cardinals have won the World Series twice since 2004 and were one game away from reaching the World Series last year.  However, we're more interested in what really matters: which team has the better celebrity fans! Let's take a look:

Jon Hamm, Cardinals: "Oh, my God, I’ve always been a huge Cardinals fan. I remember going to the World Series in ’82, ’85 and ’87, and this is amazing," Hamm...

Ben Affleck & Matt Damon To Produce A New Sitcom For CBS

October 11th, 2013 2:00pm EDT
Ben Affleck & Matt Damon
Besties Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are teaming up to executive produce a new TV sitcom. The two stars made their breakthroughs in 1997 after writing and starring in "Good Will Hunting." Will their new series have the same magic?

After a bidding war with other networks, CBS executives have picked up their show "More Time With Family," which is based on comedian, actor, writer and television/radio host Tom Papa's stand-up routine.

The series will also include experiences based on Damon's personal life. Papa and Damon worked together on "The Informant" (2009) and most recently on HBO's "Behi...

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck to produce TV sitcom

October 11th, 2013 6:20am EDT
Matt Damon
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are to produce a TV sitcom.
The Hollywood actors - who wrote Oscar-winning 1997 film 'Good Will Hunting' together - have teamed up once again for 'More Time With Family', a 30-minute per episode series which has been picked up by the television network CBS, Variety has confirmed.
The show is based on Tom Papa's stand-up piece, which follows a man who ditches his career to spend more time with his family but, after returning from spending time on the road, he realizes no one pushed him into making that life-changing decision.
The program will star Papa and will ...

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to produce new TV sitcom

October 11th, 2013 3:02am EDT
Ben Affleck
Longtime pals Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are teaming up once again to executive produce a new TV sitcom.

The Good Will Hunting screenwriters have come together to take charge of More Time With Family, a comedy which has been picked up by CBS network executives in the U.S, after a fierce bidding war with other network bosses.

The show is based on comedian Tom Papa's stand-up routine and will also include experiences based on Damon's personal life.

Papa and Damon previously worked together on The Informant and most recently Behind the Candelabra.

Emily Ratajkowski, Nude Model From Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Video, Lands Role Opposite Ben Affleck In 'Gone Girl'

September 17th, 2013 9:29pm EDT
Emily Ratajkowski
Emily Ratajkowski, the sexy model who appears nude in Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" video, is set to star opposite Ben Affleck in the upcoming film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's crime novel "Gone Girl".

The 22-year-old, who has worked as a professional model since she was 14, is set to play college student Andie, a woman who has an affair with Affleck's character Nick Dunne, following which his wife Amy goes missing. Andie joins with the missing woman's family in putting the blame on Dunne, whom they believe had something to do with her disappearance.

The model has a few acting roles on ...

Ben Affleck Shares Story Of Reading Comments From Batman Critics

September 17th, 2013 12:07pm EDT
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck has been in Hollywood for a while now, so when he was talk there was going to be a backlash for being cast as Batman, he figured he could handle it.

While on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, he said, "The people from the studio were so excited and they said 'Listen, we want to talk to you. People go through this process and it can be trying. We want to show you some of the reactions that past cast members received on the internet.' So they send me info, and people were like 'Kill him!' And he was amazing!!!"

Affleck brushed off the advice at first, saying, "But I thought 'I'm a b...

Ben Affleck Tests Batman Voice On Wife Jennifer Garner

September 9th, 2013 2:23pm EDT
Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner
Ben Affleck has been testing out his Batman voice on Jennifer Garner.

The star has been cast as The Caped Crusader alongside Superman in the sequel to 'Man of Steel' and has been perfecting his superhero voice on his actress spouse.

When asked if she has heard him practicing for his role by MTV News, Jennifer replied: "I hear every voice."

Ben has proved a controversial choice to play the DC Comics character but Jennifer is confident he will bring something new to the famous role - most recently played by Christian Bale in 'The Dark Knight' trilogy.

She added: "You know, I was excited f...

Matt Damon Thinks Ben Affleck Will Be A 'Terrific' Batman, Laughs Off Robin Rumor

August 31st, 2013 4:00pm EDT
Ben Affleck & Matt Damon
After it was announced that Ben Affleck was cast as the new Batman, the internet exploded with fanboys and girls who were stunned (and many disgusted) by the news. Many people pointed to his disastrous role in "Daredevil."  Other say it was Warner Bros.' way of keeping a talent on board. But whatever the reason, people were not happy.

But actor Matt Damon is very supportive of his pal and former co-star.

He told the Times of India: "It will be terrific. I know there are a lot of people grousing on the Internet. I just think it's kind of funny. You know he's not playing King Lear – it's Ba...

Superman Vs. Batman Film Will Shoot In Detroit

August 31st, 2013 11:00am EDT
Ben Affleck
The 'Superman vs Batman' film will be shot in Detroit. The 'Man of Steel' sequel has been confirmed to be set in Detroit, Michigan, with the city standing in for the fictional comic book cities of Metropolis and Gotham City when filming on the production starts early next year.

In a statement released by the Michigan Film Office, Snyder said: "Detroit and the entire state of Michigan have been fantastic collaborators, and we are looking forward to working together on this film.

"Detroit is a great example of a quintessential American city, and I know it will make the perfect backdrop for ...

Matt Damon to direct Argo screenwriter's new script

August 29th, 2013 3:00am EDT
Matt Damon
Matt Damon is following best pal Ben Affleck to the directors chair after signing on to make his debut behind the camera on A Foreigner.

The movie star will team up with screenwriter Chris Terrio, who penned the script for Affleck's Oscar-winning Best Film Argo, for the project.

Terrio has adapted the thriller from a David Grann's article for The New Yorker, titled A Murder Foretold.

Kevin Smith Says Pal Ben Affleck Will Be A Great Batman

August 28th, 2013 11:24am EDT
Kevin Smith
Ben Affleck, who was recently cast as Batman in the planned 2015 sequel to this summer's blockbuster Superman flick Man of Steel, has closer ties to character than people think.

The actor has always been a big fan of the Dark Knight, and was even inspired to build a secret bookcase entrance to one of his old home's panic rooms.

Affleck's director pal Kevin Smith shared the details of the star's obsession with the Caped Crusader in the latest episode of his "Hollywood Babble-On" podcast, during which he also showed his support for his casting.

"He brings me into the room and goes, 'Look a...

Matt Damon To The Internet: 'Batman Is Not King Lear'

August 28th, 2013 8:42am EDT
Matt Damon
Matt Damon has backed the contentious plans to cast Ben Affleck as the latest Batman, telling disgruntled fans of the popular franchise, "It's not King Lear."

On Friday, director Zack Snyder announced he wants the Daredevil star to play the Caped Crusader in a sequel to Superman movie Man of Steel.

The unforeseen news sparked anger, outrage and pandemonium among many fans of the franchise, and an online petition to block the move had attracted more than 80,000 signatures.

Now, Affleck's crony Damon has spoken out to silence critics, insisting the role is not a demanding one and is wel...

Bryan Cranston Cast As Lex Luthor, Matt Damon As Aquaman?!

August 26th, 2013 2:07pm EDT
Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston has already been cast as Lex Luthor, but there won't be an announcement until winter.

Cosmic Book News reveals that Cranston has been offered up to 10 appearances as Lex Luthor (if you think that's a lot, remember Samuel L. Jackson's seconds-long appearances for Marvel). However, they also report Warner Bros. will wait for the series finale of his hit show Breaking Bad before making an official announcement.

According to the same source, Ben Affleck has a 13-appearance contract as Batman. Warner Bros. is looking to copy the formula that made Marvel's Avengers such a hit: se...

Five Reasons FANS Don’t Want Ben Affleck As Batman

August 26th, 2013 11:30am EDT
Love it or hate it, Ben Affleck will soon be the Caped Crusader.  But amidst the contrversy what’s most surprising is how folks can’t understand why fans are so outraged over the selection.  So for those who are a little confused, here are some Cliff Notes on the subject.  Here are...Five Reasons Fans Don’t Want Ben Affleck As Batman.


Affleck already tried a more meek superhero role and it was about as welcome as a turd in a swimming pool.  With no muscles, no attitude and simply no character cool, Affleck clearly showed why not everyone can be a superhero. 


The Everym...

Five Reasons Ben Affleck Is A Good Choice To Play Batman (And One Really Bad One)

August 25th, 2013 10:01am EDT
Ben Affleck
Friday morning the internet blew up after it was revealed that Ben Affleck was cast in the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman for the 2015 sequel to this summer's blockbuster Superman film, Man of Steel.

Affleck will portray a more aged and wiser Dark Knight opposite Henry Cavill's Superman, and the casting move has been met with lots of backlash.

Producers had to find someone new for the role after Christian Bale revealed he wouldn't portray the character again after last year's The Dark Knight Rises, even reportedly turning down a $50 million offer to put on the Batsuit one more time for a plan...

Celebrities React To Ben Affleck Playing Batman

August 23rd, 2013 10:11pm EDT
Ben Affleck
A lot of famous fans were stunned when it was revealed overnight that Ben Affleck will replace Christian Bale as Batman in the 2015 "Man Of Steel" follow-up.

Check out what some celebs said on Twitter about the casting:

Wil Wheaton said: "Really looking forward to seeing Affleck bring the depth and gravitas to Batman that he brought to Daredevil and Gigli."

Comedian Jim Gaffigan added: "I'd react to Ben Affleck getting an acting role but I'm still recovering from Beyonce's haircut."

Funnyman Billy Eichner noted: "How dare Ben Affleck ruin the integrity of a franchise where a grown man p...

The Morning Roundup: Jennifer Love Hewitt's Pregnancy, Kelly Clarkson Cancels Wedding, Ben Affleck... Really?

August 23rd, 2013 10:47am EDT
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt showed off her growing baby bump at a Pampers event in New York City on Wednesday. (pics). The actress also spoke about her pregnancy, saying it's brought "incredible joy" to her life following the loss of her mother in June 2012. (story)

Ben Affleck is going to play Batman in the "Man of Steel" sequel that features both Superman and the Caped Crusader. The film, tentatively titled "Batman vs. Superman", is expected on July 17, 2015, which means there's plenty of time for director Zack Snyder to change his mind about casting Affleck, something that a LOT of people are ...

Ben Affleck to play Batman in Man of Steel sequel

August 23rd, 2013 3:11am EDT
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck has another shot at playing a superhero after landing the role of Batman in the follow-up to Man Of Steel sequel.

The Oscar winner will suit up to play the Caped Crusader alongside Henry Cavill as Superman in the as-yet-untitled sequel, which is expected to begin production next year (14) ahead of a July 2015 release.

In a statement announcing the casting, director Zack Snyder says, "Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry's Superman. He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seas...

Ben Affleck to play Batman in Man of Steel sequel

August 23rd, 2013 3:00am EDT
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck is set to play Batman in the sequel to 'Man of Steel'.

The Oscar-winning actor-and-director will take on the iconic caped crusader character opposite Henry Cavill's Superman in the untitled Warner Bros. film, which will unite the two DC Comics superheroes on the big screen for the first time.

'Man of Steel' director Zack Snyder is set to helm the highly anticipated movie - which is rumored to be titled 'Batman vs. Superman' - and the movie studio has announced a release date of July 17, 2015, for the picture.

Snyder said in a statement: "Ben provides an interesting counter-ba...

Ben Affleck Is The New Batman

August 23rd, 2013 12:07am EDT
Ben Affleck
Warner Bros. has stunned the moviegoing public by casting Ben Affleck as the next Batman.

The Academy Award winning actor and director will don the cowl and replace Christian Bale, who said previously he was done playing the DC Comics legend after starring in three films.

Affleck's first appearance as Bruce Wayne as his crime fighting alter ego will be in 2015, when he will appear alongside Henry Cavill in the Man of Steel sequel, a Batman-Superman feature. Zack Snyder is set to direct.

"We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics' most enduringly popular Super H...

Weird Celebrity News Roundup: Famke Janssen's Creepy Burglar, Lamar Odom's Foot Fetish & More

August 16th, 2013 5:00pm EDT
Famke Janssen
Weird and unusual things sometimes happen in the lives of celebrities. Here's a roundup of this week's strangest stories...

A burglar broke into Famke Janssen's New York City apartment last week but didn't steal anything. Instead, the intruder simply left the children's book "The Lonely Doll" next to her bed.

Now that's just creepy!

The actress filed a police report and claimed she had never seen the book before or owned it.

But here's the weird part. After going through surveillance video, authorities found no evidence of a break-in at her Soho penthouse, according to The Post. There w...

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