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  • Will Michigan Taxpayers Being Paying For Ben Affleck's House?

    03/05/2014 7:29:31 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/3/2014 | Tom Gantert
    When Jennifer Garner told a Detroit radio station that she and her husband Ben Affleck would spend the summer in Detroit while Affleck was working on the Batman-Superman blockbuster, it made national news. MLive gushed: "If you love trying to track down celebrities in Detroit, then you'll want to be on the lookout in the coming months for one of Hollywood's biggest power couples." What wasn't reported is that Michigan taxpayers could pay part of the rent for the Hollywood power couple's stay in the state. Affleck has made $10 million or more eight times for acting in a movie,...
  • Playboy Interview: Actor Ben Affleck on Batman, Argo & Politics (Mod Warning: Racy Content at Site)

    12/09/2013 11:31:13 AM PST · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Playboy ^ | December 4, 2013 | Michael Fleming
    Ben Affleck arrives for his Playboy Interview beaming after dropping off his kids for their first day of school. For Affleck and wife Jennifer Garner, it is the familiar ordeal of dodging the cameras of 20 paparazzi who have followed every step taken by son Samuel and daughters Violet and Seraphina ... Playboy sent Michael Fleming, who last interviewed Quentin Tarantino, to catch up with Affleck. Reports Fleming: “We met right after his Batman announcement elicited hostility he hadn’t seen since the Bennifer days. A more mature Affleck doesn’t care. After his career overhaul, who’s to doubt him when he...
  • Ben Affleck Cast as Batman in Man of Steel Sequel!

    08/22/2013 6:37:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 90 replies
    SuperHero Hype ^ | 8/22/13 | Silas Lesnick
    It's official! Ben Affleck has been cast as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Zack Snyder's still untitled Batman/Superman sequel to this past summer's Man of Steel. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. The studio has slated the film to open worldwide on July 17, 2015. Last month’s surprise announcement of the new movie featuring both Superman and Batman created a wave of excitement and immediately fueled discussion and debate—among fans as well as in the media—about who would put on the cape...
  • Ben Affleck could go into politics, says Jennifer Garner

    08/15/2013 8:48:38 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 08/14/2013 | Andrew Pulver
    Argo director Ben Affleck may be one of Hollywood's leading liberals, but he could take the extra step and enter politics in the not too distant future. That's the opinion of his wife, actor Jennifer Garner, who suggested Affleck's future career direction in a forthcoming interview in Allure magazine.
  • Ben Affleck Is Living on $1.50 Per Day--And Here's Why (Ben will do 5 DAYS!! - rolls eyes)

    04/24/2013 11:44:49 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 55 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo! News ^ | 2 hours 42 minutes ago | By Lesley Messer | ABC News Blogs
    He's a Hollywood actor, producer and director, but Ben Affleck will be living beneath his means in a big way. The Oscar winner, 40, is joining Josh Groban, Debi Mazar, Sophia Bush and "The Avengers" star Tom Hiddleston and getting involved with the Live Below the Line campaign, which encourages people to live on $1.50 per day for five days, from April 29 to May 3.
  • Golden Globes 2013: "Argo," "Les Miserables" win best picture honors

    01/14/2013 6:54:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | 01/14/2013
    "Argo" was the best drama winner at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, beating out the Civil War epic "Lincoln," which had emerged as an awards-season favorite. The Iran hostage thriller also claimed the directing prize for Ben Affleck, a prize that normally bodes well for an Academy Award win -- except he missed out on an Oscar nomination this time. Affleck is now in an unusual position during Hollywood's long awards season, taking home the top filmmaking trophy at the second-highest film honors knowing he does not have a shot at an Oscar. 48 PHOTOS Golden Globes 2013 show highlights And...
  • Ben Affleck Quits Politics, Fears Poker, Stripper Orgy, and Rehab History Would Hurt Career

    01/19/2013 9:27:14 PM PST · by doug from upland · 27 replies
    celebrity dirty laundry ^ | January 12, 2013 | Sphinx Cat
    Ben Affleck has been off the radar for a while, coming out of his married-with-kidslife only for bigger films (and maybe to cheat!). We all thought he was taking time off to prepare for his political career, but he’s reportedly nixed it amidst fear of all his scandals which would be stirred up in the campaign process! The father of three has a dark past, which he isn’t eager to put back on the radar! An insider reported his decision to National Enquirer, print edition January 21, 2013. “The real reason he’s decided not to run for US Senate” is...
  • Affleck leaves door open to Senate run

    12/23/2012 8:15:57 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 23, 2012 | Laurel J. Sweet
    Oscar-winning Cambridge native Ben Affleck -- who played a congressman in the 2009 political thriller “State of Play” -- isn't ruling out a real-life run for office in the pending Massachusetts race to fill Sen. John Kerry's seat but downplayed the idea in an interview aired today. In a segment airing today on CBS News’ “Face the Nation,” a coy Affleck, 40, tells host Bob Schieffer with a nervous laugh, “Well, for one thing, the state of Massachusetts currently has two extraordinary senators, so there is no vacancy,” when pressed by Schieffer on whether he’ll run for fellow Democrat Kerry’s...
  • Shocker: Hollywood Leftists Hid Millions of Dollars from the IRS

    06/22/2011 4:20:29 PM PDT · by Qbert · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | June 22, 2011 | Greg Pollowitz
    Radar Online is reporting that a bunch of Hollywood’s elite are being sued in connection with their participation in high-stakes poker games. The civil complaint alleges that the money won by said Hollywood elite was actually money stolen by a hedge-fund manager from his clients to pay off his enormous gambling debts. According to the report, Toby “Spider-Man” Maguire was the big winner making $1,000,000 a month in winnings. Interesting. Maybe the next time Maguire is in D.C. for a photo-op with President Obama, he can explain to the president why he’s exempt from paying his fair share of taxes...
  • Ben Affleck heads to Washington

    03/05/2011 6:53:34 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 41 replies
    Mother Nature Network ^ | March 4, 2011 | ZUMA Press
    (Actor to testify before the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights on the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo. Of all the philanthropic endeavors Ben Affleck makes time for, perhaps none are as close to his heart as his work in one of the most troubled places on earth, the Democratic Republic of Congo. “The more I traveled, the more I was struck about it, the more I fell in love with the people, the more I was horrified by what was happening. And the more I did, I started to develop this idea of partnering with the...
  • Affleck Prepared To Camp Out For Best Inauguration Spot

    01/20/2009 7:33:00 AM PST · by LottieDah · 21 replies · 608+ views
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    Hollywood actor Ben Affleck is so determined to get the best seat at Tuesday's Presidential Inauguration, he's contemplating camping out in Washington D.C. The Barack Obama supporter is just one of a number of stars flocking to the U.S. capital to see the Democrat sworn in as the 44th president. And he's prepared to fight for the best position with the estimated two million Americans expected to boost the city's population for the big day. Affleck says, "I'm going to camp out. I'll bring a tent - and a heater!"
  • Affleck's Olbermann

    11/02/2008 12:34:10 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 19 replies · 2,148+ views
    NRO ^ | November 02, 2008 | Stephen Spruiell
    Pretty funny One quibble: I've never seen Olby's guests push back as much as these do. Usually, Wolffe and the gang dive right into the crazy. But high marks overall, and long overdue.
  • Hollywood stars attack Palin

    09/20/2008 7:04:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies · 1,039+ views
    The Herald Sun ^ | September 21, 2008 | Stefanie Balogh
    SARAH Palin's life reads like an Oscar-worthy script: moose-hunting former beauty queen-cum-hockey mum who could be a heartbeat away from scoring the US presidency. But Hollywood is having none of it. Politics and movies have always mixed - from Joe Kennedy and silent-films siren Gloria Swanson to son John F. Kennedy and bombshell Marilyn Monroe, to the McCarthyism that swept through back lots to blackball artists over real or imagined Communist sympathies. Hollywood is liberal and right now there is no love for the conservative Alaskan Governor who made history last month by becoming the first woman on the Republican...
  • Ben Affleck, Kanye West, Scarlett Johansson, The Black Eyed Peas among Denver-bound stars

    07/20/2008 6:03:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies · 580+ views
    NY Daoly News ^ | 7/20/08 | JO PIAZZA
    Ben Affleck, Kanye West, Scarlett Johansson among Denver-bound starsBY JO PIAZZA DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Sunday, July 20th 2008, 1:07 AM The stars will come out to see Barack Obama accept the Democratic nomination. Denver is about to become Tinseltown - for a week. A-list Hollywood hotshots and music industry titans are set to descend on the Rocky Mountain city for next month's Democratic National Convention, where political rock star Barack Obama will officially claim the party's crown. "We are expecting lots of people to be here, big names, small names and everyday American names," convention spokesman Damon Jones said....
  • Jennifer Garner's brainy hubby (Ben Affleck: Rocket Scientist)

    01/26/2008 4:42:25 PM PST · by mountn man · 17 replies · 97+ views
    Askmen.com ^ | 01/26/2008 | BANG Showbiz
    Jennifer Garner says husband Ben Affleck is "too brainy" for her. The 'Juno' actress claims Ben is so intelligent she has to read newspapers every day just to hold a conversation with him. She said: "Ben really is such a sharp, intelligent guy. Sometimes I think, 'Oh gosh, I'd better read the paper so I can talk to my husband!' " Although she accepts her spouse is a very intelligent man, Jennifer insists she can hold her own with him because he's not as smart as he thinks. The 35-year-old star added: "I can hold my own with him though....
  • Affleck: Clean-cut Romney GOP pick in ‘08

    05/30/2007 6:37:22 AM PDT · by finnman69 · 48 replies · 1,335+ views
    Boston herald ^ | 5/30/07 | gayle fee
    “Gone, Baby, Gone” director Ben Affleck, who tried mightily - but unsuccessfully - to get Sen. John Kerry elected to the White House, said he expects ex-Gov. Mitt Romney to be the Republican nominee in 2008. Chatting about the upcoming presidential race on the season finale of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the Cambridge homey said he thinks the GOP will end up with Romney because the ex-gov looks good, has nice hair - and the Republicans really don’t have anyone else. “He says he doesn’t like abortion and he’s all clean-cut and he looks like a Ken doll,” said...
  • Review: 'Hollywoodland' Justified Look At Reeves Mystery

    09/09/2006 6:47:13 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 23 replies · 1,110+ views
    NBC 4 TV LOS ANGELES ^ | 09 SEPTEMBER 2006 | TIM LAMMERS
    If the death of television's iconic Man of Steel George Reeves was indeed the start of "The Superman Curse," then in an odd sort of way, that curse is a blessing for Ben Affleck. Affleck is back in a big way as Reeves in "Hollywoodland," a sharp, sophisticated noir thriller that's easily one of the best films of the year. True, Affleck doesn't play the lead in this fascinating film -- he's third billed behind Adrien Brody and Diane Lane -- but his presence in Superman's famed blue tights gives him enough boost to take him, well, up, up and...
  • Ben Affleck Is Captain Kirk?

    05/02/2006 3:34:23 PM PDT · by WestVirginiaRebel · 54 replies · 943+ views
    Cinescape ^ | 05-02-05 | WestVirginiaRebel
    ...some others had heard that Ben has also been talking to Paramount about possibly playing a lead role ina new Star Trek film from J.J. Abrams. Apparently Abrams is coming down to visit the set in a few weeks, to visit Michelle Monaghan, whom he directed in Mission: Impossible 3, so that might add some more fuel to the fire. If it comes off, he's apparently playing the hero. Don't know if that's Captain Kirk or some other protagonist...but that's the gist of it.
  • Redford says sacrifices for film fest 'worth it'; slams Butch Cassidy remake with Affleck, Damon

    01/19/2006 1:21:03 PM PST · by seamus · 58 replies · 1,986+ views
    Deseret (Utah) Morning News ^ | Jan. 19, 2006 | Jeff Vice
    <p>Robert Redford says he has made plenty of sacrifices — including occasionally stalling his film career — to ensure that the Sundance Film Festival would survive and thrive. But, he adds, "it was all worth it."</p> <p>The 68-year-old actor, filmmaker and environmental activist said his 45-year show-business career has suffered a bit here and there, but these days he has enough trust in the festival's leadership that he can relax his grasp on the event and begin to, in his words, "breathe again."</p>
  • Semi-News: Ben Affleck Considering Role in Senate

    12/09/2005 8:34:49 PM PST · by John Semmens · 15 replies · 353+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 9 Dec 2005 | John Semmens
    Hollywood actor Ben Affleck is reportedly considering a run for the U.S. Senate from Virginia. Affleck is a Boston native with no real ties to Virginia. Affleck also represents the northeastern brand of liberalism, which may not appeal to many Virginians. Nevertheless, Affleck says he is confident he could handle such a role. “I’m from Massachusetts where we’ve got Kennedy and Kerry, two of the greatest senators in American history,” said Affleck. “Everything I know about politics, I learned from listening to them. Kerry is the absolute master of the nuanced policy straddle. And no one attacks the character of...
  • Run Affleck, Run(Harvard Crimson urges Affleck to run for senate)

    12/03/2005 12:17:03 PM PST · by SDGOP · 50 replies · 976+ views
    It is unlikely that a majority of Virginia voters will take Affleck seriously either. First and foremost, Affleck is an outsider—a Boston native with no real ties to Virginia. In addition, the growing unpopularity of celebrity Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Ca) is likely to make voters more circumspect towards a candidate running on celebrity. Affleck also represents the northeastern brand of liberalism of which many Virginians would be wary. Let me reiterate that Affleck should not (nor, in all likeliness, will he) become a Virginia senator. However, he should run. Why, you may ask, should a clearly unqualified candidate run for...
  • Ben Affleck's Next Role: Senator?

    09/28/2005 10:34:26 AM PDT · by Millee · 81 replies · 1,711+ views
    For Ben Affleck, the closest role he's had to senator so far was his part as CIA agent Jack Ryan in Tom Clancy's spy thriller "The Sum of all Fears." But the Washington Post reports some want Affleck to say goodbye to the Hollywood Hills and hello to Capital Hill as the Democratic senator from Virginia. Post columnist Amy Argetsinger says Virginia Democrats are desperately seeking a big name to take on rising Republican star Sen. George Allen next year. "They need someone who is smart and photogenic and has a lot of his own money to subsidize a campaign....
  • Where Are Franken, Moore, and Affleck Now?

    11/04/2004 10:18:24 AM PST · by Lunkhead_01 · 33 replies · 3,464+ views
    The Lowell Sun | November 4, 2004 | Paul Sullivan
    Wouldn't you have loved to have been a fly on the wall as French President Jacques Chirac munched on frog legs and cold potato soup while he waited to hear when America's new president, John Kerry, would be making a state visit? As his minions walked in with one of those powdered white wigs and informed him of the horrible news? He must have had the same expression on his face as when he learned that Saddam Hussein would no longer be bribing him. And what about Michael Moor and Al Franken? The pair have spent the last year telling...
  • Gellar's 'Grudge' Grabs Box Office (Affleck's Career in Tail Spin)

    10/24/2004 6:46:13 PM PDT · by IDontLikeToPayTaxes · 62 replies · 1,830+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10-24-04 | AP
    LOS ANGELES — Movie-goers have no grudges against Sarah Michelle Gellar (search). But they apparently have a beef with Ben Affleck (search). Gellar's fright flick "The Grudge" got a jump on Halloween with a $40 million opening weekend to debut at No. 1, while Affleck delivered a holiday turkey on "Surviving Christmas," his critically drubbed comedy coming in at No. 7 with just $4.5 million. The animated "Shark Tale," the top movie for three straight weekends, slipped to second place with $14.3 million, lifting its total to $136.9 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
  • Enervator Bunny

    08/04/2004 11:23:29 AM PDT · by Ironclad · 2 replies · 857+ views
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  • Sign of apocalypse? Hello, Sen. Affleck

    07/30/2004 9:57:34 PM PDT · by LincolnLover · 40 replies · 849+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 7-30-2004 | Noelle Straub
    NEWBURGH, N.Y. - Ben Affleck is barnstorming with Sen. John F. Kerry [related, bio] this week, but perhaps the Bay State senator could return the favor next year. The movie star told the Herald yesterday he has an interest in politics but deflected questions about whether he would run for the Senate if Kerry leaves an open seat by winning the White House. Saying he's focused on a Kerry victory Nov. 2, Affleck said, ``I'm not thinking past that.'' But the actor obviously has been paying attention to the potential race. He noted that likely candidate U.S. Rep. Martin T....
  • Caption: Kerry/Edwards with Ben Affleck in background

    07/30/2004 11:55:30 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 56 replies · 2,341+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 30 JUL 04 | dcbryan1
    Have fun!
  • Moore: I'm now welcome at convention

    07/25/2004 6:51:51 PM PDT · by Maurice Tift · 53 replies · 1,544+ views
    THE FLINT JOURNAL FIRST EDITION ^ | July 25, 2004 | Marjory Raymer
    Michael Moore will walk the Democratic convention floor after all. In fact, he'll give an interview to Larry King, appear on MSNBC with Ron Reagan and talk on ABC's "Good Morning America" from the floor this week. He'll even share a box at the convention with invited VIP guests such as Al Franken and Ben Affleck. Moore said Saturday that the Democratic Party is welcoming him, even though he first believed a "low-level, disgruntled person" was trying to deny him the access he sought to the convention. "It was really just a matter of I made the request so late,"...
  • QUOTE . . . ENDQUOTE (Ben Affleck's an idiot)

    07/09/2004 1:11:54 AM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 51 replies · 2,927+ views
    Page Six ^ | 07/09/04 | New York Post
    "BECAUSE of Bush's tax cuts, I saved a million and a half in taxes last year. Does anyone think that's fair?" — Ben Affleck at a John Kerry fund-raiser.
  • Ben Affleck helps Senator Kennedy propose minimum wage increase

    04/29/2004 4:43:31 PM PDT · by Blue Highway · 23 replies · 252+ views
    NBC ^ | 4/29/04
    Capitol Hill-AP -- Ben Affleck is helping Senator Edward Kennedy propose a dollar-85 increase in the minimum wage. The small room in the Senate where their news conference was held today was overflowing with reporters -- and female staffers who wanted a glimpse of Affleck. Kennedy jokingly asked "where were you" the last time he proposed an increase in the minimum wage. Kennedy and other Democrats want the minimum wage raised to seven dollars an hour. Affleck's father and stepmother worked for low wages as janitors at Harvard University, but he joked that Kennedy invited him because he thought he'd...
  • Affleck Speaks on Behalf of Wage Increase

    04/29/2004 11:38:36 AM PDT · by Mr.Atos · 31 replies · 212+ views
    Associated Press ^ | AP Newsmonkey
    WASHINGTON - "Jersey Girl" star Ben Affleck (news) is still getting political mileage out of last year's box-office bomb "Gigli." At the Capitol on Thursday, the former dishwasher and waiter joked with lawmakers that he might have landed in another dead-end job after the movie tanked last fall. Affleck was promoting an increase in the federal hourly minimum wage from $5.15 to $7 proposed by his home state senator, Edward Kennedy, D-Mass. "Perhaps the senator saw my movie 'Gigli' last fall and figured I'd be working for minimum wage myself," Affleck quipped. "Both of us understand what it's like to...
  • Democrat Kerry to mine California gold

    03/26/2004 4:34:15 PM PST · by GrandMoM · 12 replies · 188+ views
    mlive.com ^ | 3/26/04 | Beth Fouhy
    Democrat Kerry to mine California gold SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When John Kerry kicks off his multistate fund-raising tour in California next week, stars including Ben Affleck and Leonardo DiCaprio will add a celebrity buzz to a crowd already passionately committed to ousting President Bush in November. Home to some of the Democratic Party's deepest pockets, California has always been a mother lode for candidates pursuing national office. This time, though, the anybody-but-Bush intensity among Democrats has motivated activists to seek money like never before. "I've never seen a time when Democrats and many independents are more galvanized and interested...
  • Ben Affleck:Marriage nixed by "racist, Puritanical" America

    03/11/2004 9:34:21 PM PST · by Stoat · 17 replies · 491+ views
    Tony Snow's radio talk show | March 11, 2004 | Stoat
    I heard it stated on Tony Snow's show today that Ben Affleck has said his marriage to Jennifer Lopez was wrecked by a "racist, Puritanical" America that can't stand the notion of a white man marrying a Latin woman. Previously, I had heard reports that he was blaming it on the crush of press coverage, and there are lots of stories in the press and available on the Net pertaining to that. However, I haven't been able to locate any confirmation of this apparently new statement where he blames racism. I am wondering if any Freepers have seen a published...
  • Ben & Jen Split (Affleck & Lopez are no more!)

    01/22/2004 2:43:59 PM PST · by pittsburgh gop guy · 15 replies · 237+ views
    Entertainment Tonight ^ | January 22, 2004 | Entertainment Tonight
    Ben & Jen Split January 22, 2004 ET has learned that BEN AFFLECK and JENNIFER LOPEZ are Bennifer no more. Today, a representative for Lopez told ET, "I am confirming the reports that Jennifer Lopez has ended her engagement to Ben Affleck. At this difficult time, we ask that you respect her privacy."Next week's Us magazine is reporting the particulars of the breakup. The tumultuous 18-month romance purportedly ended Jan. 20, just three days after Ben returned to Los Angeles from the Sundance Film Festival. The decision was reportedly mutual.One reason for the final demise of the relationship is said...
  • Affleck Visits Navy in the Persian Gulf

    12/23/2003 2:17:36 PM PST · by merry10 · 23 replies · 292+ views
    Fox News ^ | 23 December | AP
    <p>MANAMA, Bahrain — Actor Ben Affleck (search) greeted hundreds of sailors and Marines on Monday aboard the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf.</p> <p>Affleck toured the carrier in a bid to boost the morale of around 5,300 men and women on board as they prepare to spend Christmas away from home.</p>
  • DENCH SLAMS AFFLECK'S PAY PACKET

    12/02/2003 12:48:20 PM PST · by lowbridge · 2 replies · 130+ views
    channel4.com ^ | 12/02/03
    DENCH SLAMS AFFLECK'S PAY PACKET British acting legend DAME JUDI DENCH is disgusted at the huge amount of money earned by up-and-coming Hollywood stars like BEN AFFLECK. The OSCAR-winning thespian, 68, has been working on stage and screen for the best part of 50 years and thinks that the wages of silver screen stars are getting out of control. And when the SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE veteran discovered that Affleck commanded a fee of $21.2 million (GBP12.5 million)-a-picture, she was horrified. She fumes, "I mean, sorry, I'm not saying anything about Ben, who I think is a jolly good actor, but...
  • Affleck Rips Into Right-Wing Politics

    10/18/2003 6:00:43 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 60 replies · 261+ views
    Zap2it.com ^ | October 17, 2003
    LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - Ben Affleck is getting political. The Hollywood hunk received the Spirit of Liberty award from the liberal People for the American Way Tuesday night (Oct. 14). In his acceptance speech, Affleck, 31, attacked President Bush's "dangerous right-wing" policies, claiming they erode civil liberties, according to media sources. He also discussed fellow celeb Arnold Schwarzenegger's recent election to the governorship in California, comparing what he called "the dawn of the Schwarzenegger era in American politics" to the decline of the Roman Empire. Affleck was honored for his work on behalf of children's rights and voter registration. The...
  • Ben Affleck Bashes Bush (Welcome To The Boycott List Ben)

    Ben Affleck gives as good as he gets. The scorn that critics heaped on his movie "Gigli" is nothing compared to the actor's withering review of President Bush's performance. "The Bush administration has continued to push a dangerous right-wing agenda which has included increasing encroachments on civil liberties, particularly with the questionable and aggressive use of the Patriot Act," Affleck fumed on Tuesday night when he accepted a Spirit of Liberty award from the People for the American Way, a liberal political action group, in L.A.
  • Limousine Liberal Ben Affleck Spotted Gun Shopping in Georgia

    09/22/2003 7:25:47 AM PDT · by opticoax · 10 replies · 216+ views
    IMDB ^ | 09/22/03 | imdb
    Affleck and Lopez Endure Miserable Weekend Together Friends of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez fear that the couple's make-or- break weekend together has ended in disaster and that the Gigli co-stars are certain to split. Lopez flew to Affleck's estate in Savannah, Georgia on Friday to see if there was any hope for their floundering romance following their aborted wedding which was due to take place last week. But the couple were photographed looking miserable and awkward in each other's company on Saturday as they shopped in a local store and Lopez even opted to stay in her car while...
  • Dancer Sues Tabloid Over Affleck Sex Stories

    08/15/2003 6:40:27 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 289+ views
    Reuters | August 15, 2003
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rest easy, J.Lo. She says it never happened. Antonella Santini, the exotic dancer featured in salacious National Enquirer stories that purported to detail a sexual encounter she had with actress Jennifer Lopez' fiance, Ben Affleck, has sued the tabloid, saying she never had sex with the "Gigli" actor. But the Enquirer, which published two articles about Affleck's visit to Brandi's all-nude club in Vancouver, British Columbia, and his alleged encounter with Santini, says it is standing by its story. The articles prompted reports in mainstream media that Affleck's engagement to Lopez -- one of America's...
  • Gigli Could Make Them Forget Armageddon

    08/04/2003 5:21:26 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 148 replies · 636+ views
    Forbes ^ | 8/4/03 | Dan Ackman
    Gigli is a movie that everybody knows about but no one has seen, which speaks volumes about the power of celebrity at the box office. Starring Jennifer Lopez (ranked fifth on the Forbes Celebrity 100) and Ben Affleck (number seven), the movie took in just $3.8 million in its opening weekend at the box office. If, as seems likely, it winds up grossing about $10 million, it would be the most resounding box-office failure in recent years. Gigli is such a massive failure that it could make Hollywood rethink its fascination with stars--for a minute or two, at least. Just...
  • Ben & Jen's "Gigli" Bad Reviews

    08/03/2003 7:36:16 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 39 replies · 1,230+ views
    E! Online ^ | 8/1/03 | Joal Ryan
    It's Halle Berry's lucky weekend. She's not in Gigli. The Oscar winner dropped out of the mobster comedy/drama just before production began in late 2001, leaving Jennifer Lopez to sign up for leading-lady duty opposite Ben Affleck. The rest is movie history. Or, bad movie history, as nation's movie critics might say. "Nearly as unwatchable as [its title] is unpronounceable."--Los Angeles Times "Hopelessly misconceived exercise in celebrity self-worship."--New York Times "The rare movie that never seems to take off, but also never seems to end."--USA Today Bad buzz about the movie is so prevalent, and widespread, that even India's Hindustan...
  • Ben Affleck Signs £1 Million Modeling Deal

    06/08/2003 9:29:14 PM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 9 replies · 326+ views
    Hello Magazine ^ | May 27, 2003 | Hello Magazine
    The Daredevil star is following in the footsteps of girlfriend Jennifer Lopez, scooping a lucrative contract as the face of cosmetics firm L'Oreal 27 MAY 2003 Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are inseparable both on an off-screen, having teamed up for J Lo's sexy Jenny From The Block video as well as two upcoming films. And now, Ben has signed a lucrative contract as the new face of L'Oreal, five years after his famous fiancée did the same. The clean-cut Daredevil actor has scored a £1 million-plus to deal promote men's grooming products for the firm. "Ben embodies a...