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Ben Affleck Honored At Peace Ceremony

January 13th, 2013 1:20pm EST
Ben Affleck
Actor/filmmaker Ben Affleck was honored for his humanitarian efforts in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo at a ceremony in California on Friday.

The star has received plenty of acclaim during the ongoing Hollywood awards season for his thriller Argo, but it was his work with his Eastern Congo Initiative that was recognised by the Cinema for Peace Foundation at the Gala for Humanity in Beverly Hills.

Affleck picked up the Humanitarian Award and was hailed for demonstrating the "foresight, courage and leadership" needed to "take a stand against extreme injustice, intolerance and ine...

Online Film Critics Society Names 'Argo' The Best Film Of 2012

January 7th, 2013 2:25pm EST
Ben Affleck's acclaimed new film Argo has been crowned the best movie of 2012 by officials at the Online Film Critics Society.

The thriller, which also features John Goodman, Bryan Cranston and Alan Arkin, was named Best Picture, while Chris Terrio picked up the Best Screenplay prize.

The Master was also a big winner among online critics - Paul Thomas Anderson picked up a trophy for Best Director, while Philip Seymour Hoffman was feted in the supporting actor category. Both are expected to be among the names read out when the Oscar nominations are announced on Thursday.

Others receivi...

Matt Damon Was Offered 'Daredevil' Role Before Ben Affleck

January 3rd, 2013 7:58pm EST
Matt Damon
Matt Damon paved the way for Ben Affleck to meet his future wife Jennifer Garner by turning down the titular superhero role in fantasy film Daredevil.

The Good Will Hunting stars met at a young age, travelling with each other to auditions in a bid to launch their movie careers. In their free time, the pair read Marvel Comics and several years later Damon was offered the chance to don the iconic red Daredevil suit for a 2003 big screen adaption.

The hunk declined, and casting directors then turned to Affleck, who accepted the part and went on to fall in love with his co-star Garner.


Ben Affleck Asks Congress For Stronger Leadership In Congo

December 20th, 2012 9:27am EST
Ben Affleck
On Wednesday, Ben Affleck testified before Congress about the ongoing violence in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo. For years the actor/filmmaker has been working to raise awareness of the situation in the Central African nation.

Affleck has called on the House Armed Services Committee to use its influence in global politics and with the United Nations to help the troubled country.

He branded the battle for control of the Congo "the deadliest conflict since World War II" and stated, "I am not here to ask for precious American tax dollars, I am here today to respectfully request y...

50 Hottest Celebrity Guys Of 2012

December 8th, 2012 8:33am EST
Hottest Guys of 2012
Who are the sexiest guys in music, film and television? We narrowed our picks down to 50 in our annual list, spotlighting those who made our hearts skip a beat when we watched them perform.

Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey bared quite a bit in "Magic Mike," while "The Avengers" actors got our blood flowing with their explosive action scenes.

We lusted after Chris Hemsworth in "Snow White And The Huntsmans" and felt a little bit giddy when rumors swirled that Justin Bieber broke up with Selena Gomez (he didn't.)

British imports The Wanted and One Direction also caught our fancy, as ...

'Argo' Director & Actor Ben Affleck Named 'Entertainer Of The Year'

November 29th, 2012 10:35am EST
Ben Affleck
Entertainment Weekly has named actor-turned-filmmaker Ben Affleck its "Entertainer of the Year."

The publication chose Affleck due to his stand-out performance as both actor and director of the Warner Bros. film "Argo," which chronicles the real-life mission to smuggle six American hostages out of Iran in 1980.

The critically praised film was released in October and is a possible Oscar contender.

EW editor Jess Cagle said of their pick: "He's directed a couple of movies before but he really reached the pinnacle of his career this year; he's going to be right up there as best director wit...

Ben Affleck Motivated By Father's Acting Failure

November 18th, 2012 2:14pm EST
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck was motivated to succeed at an early age by his actor father's failures.

The Armageddon star landed his first gig in educational science series "The Voyage of the Mimi" when he was 12 years old, around the same time his dad Timothy was trying to make it big.

Affleck insists he was so determined to avoid walking in his father's footsteps, he worked harder than ever to beat the family curse.

He tells GQ magazine, "I lived with this tremendous fear of failure because my father was a playwright and a director, and I think he did a couple of things as a child as an actor as well, ...

Ben Affleck Faced Casting Crisis During 'Argo' Shoot

November 10th, 2012 1:04pm EST
Ben Affleck faced a casting crisis on the set of new movie Argo when his appeal for young extras attracted thousands of senior citizens.

The actor stepped behind the camera to direct the film, which chronicles the heroic CIA rescue mission to free six Americans holed up in Iran and smuggle them out of the country during the nation's 1979 revolution.

Much of the filming took place in Turkey, and Affleck admits his hunt for locals to feature in busy crowd scenes didn't go to plan.

He tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "It was much bigger than anything I've ever done and I needed thousands of...

Amy Adams, Amanda Seyfried & More Stars Heat Up The Hollywood Film Awards

October 23rd, 2012 11:00am EDT
Amy Adams
Several stars attended the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala presented by the Los Angeles Times in Beverly Hills on Monday.

The event is traditionally seen as "the official launch of awards season" and honors films and actors that are likely to receive accolades at upcoming award shows. Among the honorees at the gala were Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, and Quentin Tarantino.

Amy Adams, who received the "Hollywood Supporting Actress Award," looked smart and sexy in a long, navy blue sheeth dress with a sheer neckline.

Amanda Seyfried popped on the red carpet wearing a red corset-lik...

Ben Affleck Still Stays In Touch With Jennifer Lopez

October 10th, 2012 5:34pm EDT
Ben Affleck
Jennifer Lopez still keeps in touch with her ex-fiancé Ben Affleck, eight years after their highly-publicized split.

The Pearl Harbor star proposed to Lopez after a whirlwind romance a decade ago, but the love affair broke down abruptly in 2004, as the couple was planning its wedding.

The former American Idol judge eventually moved on and married her now ex-husband Marc Anthony, while Affleck later walked down the aisle with actress Jennifer Garner.

Lopez had twins with Anthony, while Affleck and Garner are now parents to two girls and a boy, who was born earlier this year.


Ben Affleck Apologizes After Hitting A Parked Car

October 7th, 2012 4:00pm EDT
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck embarrased himself on Saturday after he drove into a parked car in California.

The actor accidentally knocked the side mirror off a vehicle in Santa Monica, but he didn't hit and run.

Affleck left a note on the windshield for the owner to find. He was caught on camera looking sheepish as he delivered the message, which read, "Hi, Knocked off your mirror! Very sorry! Will cover everything - Ben."

Affleck stars in and directs the new film "Argo." The film hits theaters Oct. 12.

Silver Foxes: Sexy Grey & White Haired Celebrities

October 2nd, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Helen Mirren
Most people in Hollywood don't like to reveal their true age, but there are exceptions. Helen Mirren, who fluxuates between white and white/blonde hair, proudly wears her true color on screen and off.

Last year the actress, 67, was named the best body in show business by members of British gym chain LA Fitness. Apparently, age (and hair color) doesn't matter.

Some younger stars are also embracing the white/grey trend. Singers P!nk, Adam Lambert and Ellie Goulding have all experimented with the pigment-free shade.

George Clooney is often spotted with whisps of grey unless a film role call...

Ben Affleck: 'Blake Lively Made Me Feel Old'

September 17th, 2012 8:45am EDT
BEn Affleck
Ben Affleck had an eye-opening experience hanging out with his The Town co-star Blake Lively after she admitted she was oblivious about his well-known friendship with Matt Damon.

The actor was showing the 25-year-old Gossip Girl star around his hometown of Boston, Massachusetts while making his 2010 heist movie.

Affleck, who turned 40 last month, admits he was shocked when Lively confessed she had no idea the actors grew up together before co-writing and starring in the 1997 drama Good Will Hunting.

He tells Details magazine, "When I was doing The Town, I'd tour the actors around Bost...

Ben Affleck 'Tempted' To Act In Whitey Bulger Movie With Matt Damon

September 11th, 2012 5:25pm EDT
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck is "tempted" to take on an acting role in the new movie he is making with best friend Matt Damon, but fears playing a corrupt federal agent will make him unpopular in his hometown.

The Good Will Hunting collaborators have signed up to work together on the new film, about Boston-based crime lord Whitey Bulger, with Affleck directing the project and Damon taking on the lead role.

Affleck admits he would like to step in front of the camera too, to play corrupt Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent John Connolly, but he is worried the role will make him unpopular in his nati...

Toronto Film Festival: Movies With Kristen Stewart, Ben Affleck And More

September 7th, 2012 5:00pm EDT
Kristen Stewart TIFF - On The Road
The Toronto International Film Festival started on Thursday, and for the next week I’ll be seeing lots of movies and meeting lots of celebrities. For the first day however, I exclusively saw movies. Press screenings started first thing in the morning and premieres for the public began in the evening.

On the Road - An all star cast came to Toronto to premiere the film based on Jack Kerouac’s novel. Standouts will be Kristen Stewart in a harrowing, sexy and revealing turn; Garrett Hedlund as a charming, charismatic rebel and Kirsten Dunst in a heartbreaking role.

Argo - This is Ben Affleck...

Matt Damon Buys Home Near Ben Affleck

September 2nd, 2012 4:30pm EDT
Matt Damon
Matt Damon and his family are moving west after purchasing a huge Pacific Palisades pad in California for $15 million.

The actor and his wife Luciana Barroso's new spread is one of the Los Angeles area's most architecturally desired homes - and it's in the same gated community as pal Ben Affleck's home.

The seven bedroom mansion features a media room, five-car garage and a gym, according to website

Damon has lived in New York for the past few years.

Ryan Gosling And 10 Other Actors That Direct Movies

September 2nd, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Ryan Gosling
Earlier in the week it was announced that Ryan Gosling will be making his directorial debut with the film adaptation of the screenplay "How to Catch a Monster." It takes a successful actor to be considered and given the role of director, and Gosling is just that. He's starred and performed in many respected rolls and now is taking a turn behind the camera. Here are some other Actors that have been directors.

Mel Gibson

Mel may be a tabloid favorite these days but he has two Oscars, one for Best Director and the other for Best Picture, both are for Braveheart (1995).

Robert Redfor...

Ben Affleck Insists 'Justice League' Job Is Not His

August 27th, 2012 1:24pm EDT
Ben Affleck
Rumors began to swirl that Ben Affleck might be first in line to direct the long anticipated Justice League movie. Affleck, who of lately has been concentrating on making movies (i.e. The Town, Argo) insists he will not be directing the DC superhero team-up version of Marvels success, The Avengers.

Industry speculation suggested that Affleck was in talks to take charge of the DC Comics franchise after Christopher Nolan insisted he was done with Batman following this summer's release of The Dark Knight Rises.

The film will include an ensemble of superheroes, including the Caped Crusader, S...

Happy 40th Birthday To Actor, Director & Family Man Ben Affleck

August 15th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck celebrates a big milestone today - the actor turns 40. Known for big-screen roles such as "Goodwill Hunting," "Armageddon" and "The Town," in recent years he has also used his talents behind the camera, producing TV projects like "Project Greenlight" and directing films such as "Gone, Baby, Gone."

Affleck steps into the director's chair again in the upcoming "Argo," in which he also stars. In the film, CIA agent Tony Mendez (Affleck) creates a fake Hollywood production in order to fool terrorists into releasing a group of U.S. diplomats during the height of the Iranian Revolut...

Jeremy Renner In 'Bourne Legacy' And 10 Other Franchise Recasts

August 9th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
The Bourne Legacy
Jeremy Renner isn't playing Jason Bourne, but he's taking over the Bourne franchise for Matt Damon in The Bourne Legacy. Renner's also not the first actor or actress to become the new face of a franchise. Here are 10 other franchise recasts:

Bruce Banner - Eric Bana/Edward Norton/Mark Ruffalo: Bana signed for three Hulk films, but was replaced by super fan Norton when Marvel re-acquired the rights. Norton re-wrote The Incredible Hulk and starred in a hit, but was unable to come to a deal when a role in The Avengers was available. Ruffalo filled in, and was given positive reviews.


Warner Bros. Eyes Ben Affleck To Direct 'Justice League' Movie

August 9th, 2012 8:21am EDT
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck is reportedly the first pick to direct DC Comics' upcoming Justice League movie. Christopher Nolan turned down the opportunity, according to Variety.

Affleck has already helmed "The Town" and "Argo" and he could direct an adaptation starring superhero heavyweights such as Batman, Superman and The Green Lantern.

The question is, would Affleck himself make an appearance? He has a history of starring in the films he directs. He also has experience playing a superhero - he played one of Marvel Comics' most popular heroes - Daredevil.

The actor/director and Warner Bros. are curren...

DILFs: 30 Hot Celebrity Dads - 2012 Edition

July 21st, 2012 4:00pm EDT
Cam Gigandet
Last week we put together a pictorial of 30 hot celebrity moms to the enjoyment of many that browsed. Not to let the ladies down, we thought it only fitting to do the same for the sexy celebrity dads. We did our best to throw in a few shirtless surprises, so click through our list of hot celeb dads. If we missed someone who'd be on your list let us know. Enjoy!

Cam Gigandet


Scott Disick

Brad Pitt

Chris Hemsworth

Colin Farrell

Will Smith

Orlando Bloom

Ben Afleck

David Beckham

Clive Owen

Josh Holloway


Eric Dane


Christina Aguilera, Zac Efron & More Stars Celebrated July 4 At The Beach

July 5th, 2012 11:00am EDT
Christina Aguilera & Matthew Rutler
Many stars celebrated Independence Day by going to the beach and attending parades yesterday. Christina Aguilera was in Malibu with her boyfriend Matthew Rutler and her son Max. The singer wore a festive red, white and blue blouse.

Singer/actor Jared Leto also enjoyed the 4th of July hanging out on the beach in Malibu with some friends. The bearded rocker wore a black fedora, a grey sweatshirt and a white tank top that read "Malibu."

Ben Affleck and his wife Jennifer Garner took their daughters Seraphina and Violet to a parade in Los Angeles.

Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel sp...

Ben Affleck Sends Mother's Day Message To The Democratic Republic Of Congo

May 13th, 2012 10:22pm EDT
Ben Affleck
Actor Ben Affleck celebrated Mother's Day on Sunday by releasing a touching video tribute to all the "amazing moms" in his life.

The Good Will Hunting star honored his actress wife Jennifer Garner, with whom he shares three children, his mom Chris and all the mothers across the globe with a video message, which he filmed during a recent trip to the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

In the clip, he says, "I want to say Happy Mother's Day to all the moms in my life - my mom, Chris, and my amazing wife, Jennifer, who is an incredible, spectacular, world-class mom. Ple...

Blu-ray Review: 'Bounce'

May 2nd, 2012 9:09am EDT
Bounce photo
Love from a tragedy – only in the mind of Don "The Opposite of Sex" Roos. We’re checking out the new to Blu-ray flick "Bounce" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Affleck it down below!

Title: "Bounce"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Tony Goldwyn

Director: Don Roos

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 106 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment


The Flick: Seeing as how the love story that happens in the film evolves from a plane crash, this one works only due to the wry and witty sensibility of writer/director D...

Kenneth Branagh & Chris Pine To Revive Jack Ryan Franchise

March 28th, 2012 8:33am EDT
Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh is set to step back behind the camera for another blockbuster - trade reports suggest he has signed on to direct the latest Jack Ryan action movie.

The British actor, who won acclaim as the director of last year's "Thor," will take charge of the latest Tom Clancy movie adaptation, which will feature Chris Pine as the book-to-screen hero, according to Variety.

Ryan has been played on the big screen by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck, while the franchise films "The Hunt For Red October," "Patriot Games," "A Clear and Present Danger" and "The Sum of All Fears" hav...

Jennifer Lopez's Manager Wishes She Didn't Date 'Obsessive Guys'

March 16th, 2012 8:13am EDT
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez's longtime manager is begging the singer to take more time to find the right partner to avoid dating "obsessive guys."

The On The Floor hit-maker began dating dancer Casper Smart soon after she split from husband Marc Anthony last summer.

However, Benny Medina, the man who helped launch Lopez's career, is convinced she ought to be enjoying the single life before diving into rebound romances.

In a candid chat with Vogue magazine, he explains, "The thing that I always sort of wished is that she would give herself time to just naturally meet someone, instead of having obse...

Blu-ray Review: 'Reindeer Games: The Director's Cut'

March 14th, 2012 10:19am EDT
Reindeer Games photo
Ben Affleck ex-con? Sounds a tad far-fetched, but in the hands of legendary Director John Frankenheimer it is possible. That’s why we’re checking out the new to Blu-ray flick "Reindeer Games: The Director’s Cut" from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. In the now sole hands of Frankenheimer, how does the flick hold up – check out the skinny below!

Title: "Reindeer Games: The Director's Cut"

Grade: 4

Cast: Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, Charlize Theron

Director: John Frankenheimer

Rating: R

Runtime: 124 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate



Invisible Children's Short Film 'KONY 2012' Gets Celeb Backing & Raises Awareness Of Ugandan War Criminal Joseph Kony's Atrocities (Watch The Film Here)

March 8th, 2012 11:47am EST
Joseph Kony
Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie, Bono and Rihanna are just a handful of the big names that are helping raise awareness of a new campaign by Invisible Children.

A new 29-minute video that hit the web on Monday called KONY 2012 is bringing attention to Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), which is based in central Africa. Kony and his terrorist group got their start in northern Uganda and have since left the region but are still active in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, and South Sudan.

Kony is a monster and needs to be stopped. Th...

Check Out 'The Town' Ultimate Collector's Edition On Blu-ray & DVD March 6

March 4th, 2012 7:15am EST
The Town
Boston bank robber Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) falls for a woman his gang had previously taken hostage after feigning a chance meeting with her to ensure that she can't identify them "The Town," an adaptation of author Chuck Hogan's novel "Prince of Thieves."

The son of a tough Charlestown, MA thief, Doug passed on his chance to walk the straight and narrow in favor of becoming a career bank robber. Not only is Doug's crew one of the most ruthless in Boston, but they're also one of the best; they never leave a trace of evidence, and always make a clean break.

Over the years, Doug's ...