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  • Batman gets blackjack ban in Vegas: Affleck accused of counting cards

    05/03/2014 11:29:59 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 3, 2014 | Kellan Howell
    A Hollywood a-lister was banned from a Vegas casino for cheating at cards. Ben Affleck, Mr. Affleck is set to play Batman in the upcoming Batman v. Superman, and who starred in and directed the last year’s Oscar winning best film Argo, was allegedly caught counting cards while playing blackjack at the Hard Rock casino in Vegas.Unnamed sources told TMZ that hotel security approached the actor and told him, “you’re too good at this game.” Security then informed him that he had been deemed an advantaged player and would no longer be able to play blackjack at the Hard Rock.
  • Ben Affleck: 'Big Republican' Actors Are Hard to Watch

    01/30/2014 5:38:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 93 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Democratic fundraiser/actor Ben Affleck -- and the next big-screen "Batman" -- recently gave an interview to Playboy. His own bias against Republicans, he admits, prevents him from fully enjoying a Republican actor's performance. "It's ... hard," said Affleck, "to get people to suspend disbelief." Affleck said: "When I watch a guy I know is a big Republican, part of me thinks, I probably wouldn't like this person if I met him, or we would have different opinions. That (bleep) fogs the mind when you should be paying attention and be swept into the illusion." Fair enough. But how do you...
  • 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 on Republican Actors: 'I Probably Wouldn’t Like This Person If I Met Him'

    12/09/2013 10:49:56 AM PST · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12/9/13 | Noel Sheppard
    Just how much do many Hollywood liberals hate conservatives? In an interview with Playboy, Ben Affleck said, "When I watch a guy [on film] I know is a big Republican, part of me thinks, I probably wouldn’t like this person if I met him": PLAYBOY: You developed a political profile campaigning for presidential candidates Al Gore, John Kerry and Barack Obama. How did that come about? AFFLECK: I grew up in a house with a mother who was a teacher and a Freedom Rider—very left-wing Democrats living in a heterogeneous working-class neighborhood. I picked up a lot of those values...
  • Hillary to Ben Affleck: I’m now available for Argo II

    09/26/2013 11:57:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/26/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Let’s see. Oscar Best Picture Winner, Argo told a story that took place in a larger context of an American diplomatic facility being sacked by radical Islamic extremists, after US action undermined the previous cooperative regime, which became an ongoing demonstration of American impotence. Hasn’t Hillary Clinton already starred in Argo II? Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Most of Affleck’s speech, though, was focused on his own philanthropic work in Congo, praising Hillary Clinton for her involvement with the country during her time as secretary of state. When she arrived on stage after...
  • Ben Affleck As Batman? Thousands Sign Removal Petition

    08/23/2013 8:15:58 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 43 replies
    cbs detroit ^ | August 23, 2013 10:29 AM
    He’s tall, dark and — well, he’s definitely tall and has dark hair and once played the real-life role of Jennifer Lopez’s man candy. But is Ben Affleck man enough to play “Batman?” Controversy erupted across social media networks when Warner Bros. announced Thursday the 41-year-old Affleck will star in the newest version of the Dark Knight, a movie that promises to bring Batman and Superman together.
  • 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: Bush Can Be Hung for 'Leaks' in Plamegate

    04/09/2006 5:41:46 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 93 replies · 2,998+ views
    National Ledger ^ | April 9, 2006 | Josh Hart
    Ben Affleck: Bush Can Be Hung for 'Leaks' in Plamegate By Josh Hart Apr 9, 2006 Actor Ben Affleck suggested this weekend on 'Real Time with Bill Maher' that President Bush “probably leaked” Valerie Plame's name and so “if he did, you can be hung for that! That's treason!” The would be politician and Democrat went through this exchange according to News Busters that gives a brief and rough transcript on how Mr. Affleck came to this conclusion. *** The panel guests were Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) who was quite humorous as he let loose with some funny four-quotes. Bill...
  • Affleck: Clean-cut Romney GOP pick in ‘08 [and anti-Mormon rant]

    05/30/2007 7:55:48 AM PDT · by TaxachusettsMan · 35 replies · 1,887+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | May 30, 2007 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    “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...
  • Friday Night Fights: Conservative Woman KOs Bill Maher and Ben Affleck

    10/15/2006 6:23:08 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 99 replies · 4,290+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | Oct 15, 2006 | staff
    is quite doubtful that HBO’s Bill Maher knew what he was in for when he scheduled Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute to be on his "Real Time" panel Friday night. After all, with CNN’s Lou Dobbs and liberal actor Ben Affleck surrounding her, it seemed highly unlikely the lone conservative in the discussion would survive the scrum, let alone win the debate. However, not only did Pletka hold her own, but she also ended up schooling Maher and Affleck on a virtual plethora of geopolitical issues making this one of the more enjoyable Friday Night Fights in recent...
  • 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.
  • I rescued Argo hostages in my orange Austin Maxi with a GB sticker on the back...

    03/03/2013 5:49:21 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3-3-13 | Martin Williams
    Martin Williams was a First Secretary at the British Embassy in Iran when militants invaded the US Embassy in November 1979, taking 52 hostages and sparking an international crisis that lasted 14 months. In his Oscar-winning film Argo, director and star Ben Affleck tells how six American diplomats hid in the Canadian Ambassador’s house in Tehran until the CIA arranged an ingenious escape plan – after they had been callously turned away when they sought shelter at the British Embassy. Here Mr Williams, 71, who later was High Commissioner to Zimbabwe and New Zealand, says this is a gross misrepresentation...
  • 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...
  • Ben Affleck On Possible Senate Run: ‘One Never Knows’ [Drooling Media] I

    12/24/2012 7:01:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 12/23/12 | Anjali Sareen
    On CBS’s Face The Nation this week, host Bob Schieffer asked Ben Affleck point blank, “Have you ever thought about running for public office?” Although he attempted to deflect the question by noting “the state of Massachusetts currently has two extraordinary Senators,” he ended up saying, “well, one never knows.” Schieffer noted there might be a vacancy for him soon, with Senator John Kerry being tapped to be President Obama‘s next Secretary of State. Affleck said, “I’m not one to get into conjecture,” but then said, “I like to be involved.”
  • It's an ugly world': (big lib) Ben Affleck reveals how a crazed stalker prompted him to buy a gun

    10/10/2012 10:24:49 PM PDT · by dennisw · 15 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 10 October 2012 | By Sara Nathan
    Hollywood star Ben Affleck has revealed he keeps guns at home after his actress wife Jennifer Garner was harassed by a crazed stalker. The 40-year-old actor and director, whose new film Argo is attracting Oscar buzz, admits to owning several guns which he keeps on hand at the $17.5 million mansion he shares with Jennifer, also 40, and their three young children in California's Pacific Palisades. Affleck said that after Jennifer’s stalker, Steven Burky, was arrested in December 2009, it ‘gave me a stronger sense of feeling protective about my family.' He told the Hollywood Reporter that he goes skeet...
  • Tobey Maguire Sued Over Multi-Million Dollar Illegal Poker Game; DiCaprio, Affleck & Damon Involved.

    06/22/2011 8:17:39 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    radar online.com ^ | 6/22/2011 | Dylan Howard
    Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire is among more than a dozen high-profile Hollywood celebrities being sued in connection with a mega-millions illegal gambling ring that ran high-stakes underground poker games, Star magazine is reporting exclusively. Maguire, 35, won more than $300,000 from a Beverly Hills hedge fund manager who embezzled investor funds and orchestrated a Ponzi scheme in a desperate bid to pay off his monster debt to the star and others, it's alleged. An FBI investigation into Brad Ruderman, the CEO of Ruderman Capital Partners, uncovered how he lost $25 million of investor money in clandestine poker games held on...
  • Affleck reflects on the role of newspapers

    04/15/2009 6:56:07 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 44 replies · 1,144+ views
    Even before "State of Play," his new movie celebrating the watchdog role of newspapers, Ben Affleck was partial to print. He grew up a reader of The Boston Globe and can't imagine his hometown paper going out of business. "I was definitely shocked to hear about the Globe," the actor told us, referring to The New York Times Co.'s threat to shutter New England's newspaper of record unless it gets concessions from the paper's unions. "I fundamentally misunderstood what was going on. Boston.com has 5.6 million readers a month, and yet this hugely successful news gathering operation is going out...
  • Ben Affeck, Matt Damon Pledge Support for Obama

    08/04/2008 8:12:36 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 57 replies · 166+ views
    Web India 123 ^ | 08.04.2008 | ANI
    Hollywood stars Ben Affleck and Matt Damon and their pregnant wives turned up at a Miami fundraiser for presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barrack Obama on Saturday. Both the couples attended the orientation at club 'Set' to pledge their support for Obama. According to reports, the actors also delivered speeches from the stage. "Jennifer Garner gave the first speech supporting Obama, and she was very witty, clever and funny," Peoples Magazine quoted a source as saying. "She was followed by her husband Ben, then Matt Damon. The men gave serious political speeches on how the country needs change," the source said....
  • Meet ABC News' Newest Reporter, Ben Affleck: Fan of Chomsky, Hater of America

    07/22/2008 9:43:29 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 217+ views
    debbieschlussel.com ^ | July 22, 2008 | Debbie Schlussel
    What do you do when you're a fat, washed up actor who could never act, is tired of waxing your back, and now can't attract movie-goers? Oh, and you can no longer attract media attention as Mr. J-Lo a/k/a Ben-Lo? Well, if you're Ben Affleck, you become a reporter for ABC News. Affleck has been hired by the network news division to shoot a "documentary" (sounds like Michael Moore, only not as fat . . . yet) for "Nightline," the ABC's latenight news show. Yup, sadly, I had to "read" the July 14, 2008 issue of Us Magazine to learn...
  • Director Affleck Casts Literal Bible Believers as 'Neanderthals'

    06/08/2007 7:56:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 70 replies · 2,342+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As NewsBuster Geoffrey Dickens has noted, Ben Affleck appeared on yesterday evening's edition of Hardball. And while it's true that the actor/director/Dem activist offered a generally innocuous analysis, he did manage to engage in a bit of religious bigotry. Affleck's foul foray arose in the course of his discussion of the way the various Republican candidates have dealt with the issue of evolution and creationism. Talk turned to the former governor of Arkansas. BEN AFFLECK: I think Huckabee actually framed his position in a much less dramatic way than had been made out. Which was he said it could...
  • 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...
  • Ben Affleck Goes on Vulgar Tirade About Cowardly [Bleeping] Democrats Caving on Iraq

    05/26/2007 9:04:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 109 replies · 6,865+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 26, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    If you had any questions about how antiwar liberals were going to respond when the Democrats didn't withdraw American troops from Iraq like they promised during the 2006 campaign, you got your answers last night on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher." When the host moved the discussion to what the panel thought of "the Democrats, you know, caving in on this Iraq spending bill," actor Ben Affleck went on a tirade about these "f***ing people," saying that the "Democrats live in fear of basically, you know, being called cowards" and of "looking like p***ies." Affleck concluded his attack on his...
  • Sony Hopes Memory Erasing Technology Will Boost Online Movie Sales

    02/11/2007 2:57:59 PM PST · by savedbygrace · 43 replies · 1,335+ views
    BBSpot ^ | Thursday, February 8 12:00 AM ET | Brian Briggs
    Hollywood, CA - Sony Pictures movie downloads will feature a memory erasing sequence of sounds and flashing light that will cause viewers to forget that they've just watched a movie. Sony hopes the system, called “NoMemory Stick,” will increase the number of repeat downloads for its popular movie titles from online download services like iTunes and Wal-Mart. Memory Erasing“We're masters at getting people to buy the same content over and again,” said Sony Pictures Vice president of Marketing, Kevin Fullbanks. “Look what we did with laser discs, VHS DVD, Blu-Ray and now digital. Now with the NoMemory Stick technology, we...
  • 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.
  • Affleck: Bush 'Can Be Hung' for Leakgate

    04/08/2006 8:16:12 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 225 replies · 7,061+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 4/8/06 | NewsMax
    Actor Ben Affleck has made it very clear where his sympathies lie in the Leakgate affair -- and it isn't with the White House. Appearing on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," Affleck charged that President Bush "probably also leaked” CIA agent Valerie Plame's name and so "if he did, you can be hung for that! That's treason!” He continued: "You could be killed. That's not a joking around Tom DeLay 'I'll do a year, I bribed the state officials with corporate money.' That's like they shoot you in the battlefield for doing that.” Affleck also called DeLay a "criminal."
  • Eyeing a Role for Ben Affleck in the Senate (Allen v Affleck in Virginia?)

    09/26/2005 11:50:27 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 31 replies · 1,148+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 27, 2005 | Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts
    If you liked him as Bennifer . . . you'll love him as Benator! That's the hot new idea being tossed around by Virginia Democrats, who are desperately searching for a big name to challenge the reelection bid of rising GOP star Sen. George Allen next year, now that outgoing Gov. Mark Warner has ducked out. Why, who should happen to be pondering a move to Thomas Jefferson country but a certain square-jawed media magnet with a taste for liberal politics and millions to spend on it . . . Ben Affleck! Star of "Gigli" and the J.Lo tab romance,...
  • America is no more thanks to Ben Affleck

    08/15/2005 2:57:28 PM PDT · by jbwbubba · 48 replies · 759+ views
    LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) Ben Affleck is taking another shot at television, closing in on a deal with ABC for a drama pilot about a fractured America. Affleck will write and executive produce a pilot called "Resistance," about a near-future United States that has splintered into separate nations following devastating terrorist attacks. The show will focus on a group of people trying to restore the Constitution and democracy, the showbiz trade papers report.
  • Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner Said Engaged (AP: "Bennifer Part Deux?"

    04/21/2005 2:21:10 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 34 replies · 669+ views
    Yahoo & Associated Press ^ | Thu, Apr 21, 2005
    Call it Bennifer: Part Deux. Nine months after they started dating, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are engaged, People and Star magazines are reporting. Citing a "close friend" of Affleck's, People says the "Pearl Harbor" actor has been privately spreading the news. A friend of Garner's told the magazine in February that she expected Affleck to propose. Affleck's publicist, Ken Sunshine, would not comment on the reports. A call to Garner's rep was not returned. As you may have heard, Affleck got engaged to Jennifer Lopez in 2002, but they called it off in January 2004. As opposed to the...
  • Matt and Ben 'to grow old together'

    10/14/2004 7:05:12 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 40 replies · 1,490+ views
    Ananova ^ | 10/14/04
    Matt Damon has admitted that he'll probably grow old with Ben Affleck rather than the woman of his dreams. Speaking to German magazine Brigitte Damon said he believed in his long term friendship with Affleck and added: "I can well imagine growing old with him." He also said that it was unlikely a woman would come between them. "My longest relationship with a woman lasted two and a half years. That's very short when I consider how long I've been friends with Ben," he said. The actor, who wrote and starred in Good Will Hunting together with Affleck, also stood...
  • Boston Globe Reporter Stars in John Kerry Film (Michael Kranish along with Ben Affleck)

    09/16/2004 11:03:28 AM PDT · by Cableguy · 16 replies · 669+ views
    Remember Michael Kranish, the Boston Globe reporter who is one of the Kerry campaign’s prime boosters in the media, and whose name mysteriously disappeared from the official Kerry campaign book sometime during the publication process? Well, look who’s starring in a new film about John Kerry’s Vietnam service: Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry. From IMDB: Credited cast: Ben Affleck .... Narrator (voice) John Kerry .... Himself Michael Kranish .... Himself http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0407263/
  • Bill's out, so Ben gets 'SNL' vote

    09/16/2004 6:20:24 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 21 replies · 940+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | September 16, 2004 | MARISA GUTHRIE
    Bill Clinton wasn't available to host the premiere of "Saturday Night Live" so the next most ubiquitous Democrat will do - Ben Affleck. Affleck has been tapped to host the 30th season opener of NBC's "SNL" Oct. 2 at 11:30 p.m. Rap star Nelly is the musical guest. Boston-bred Affleck spent a lot of time stumping at the Democratic National Convention in his hometown earlier this summer and has emerged as a political figure. "SNL" producers tried to woo Clinton to kick off the season, but the ex-President and best-selling author turned down the invitation. Now, of course, he's convalescing...
  • Stars looking for lucky break: Hollywood begging for tax incentives

    08/27/2004 8:43:43 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 16 replies · 677+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 28, 2004 | Scott Van Voorhis
    A cast of Hollywoodstarsmay soon swarmBeacon Hill to charm rumpled state lawmakerswhile toutingpublic subsidies for the movie industry. The big-name actors with local roots are ready to lobby for tax ``incentives'' for major movie companies that shoot their productions in the Bay State, film industry supporters Cambridge shooting star Ben Affleck and his pal, ``Bourne Supremacy'' idol Matt Damon; HBO's ``Entourage'' producer Mark Wahlberg, of Dorchester, and fellow Dot guy Neal McDonough of TV's ``Medical Investigation;'' and deadly serious thespian Chris Cooper, currently residing in the Hub's suburbs: they're all ready to make the tax relief pitch, according to state...
  • Kerry was in Cambodia on Christmas (Proof Here!)

    08/14/2004 12:17:24 PM PDT · by conservative-m · 6 replies · 975+ views
    John Kerry was in Cambodia on Christmas. I was looking over that famous picture of him and his "buddies" in Viet Nam. You know the one where they look discusted to be in the same boat as him and all have their backs turned to him. Well I was looking at the original one to see if it was a fake in Adobe Photoshop, suddenly with a few dabs here and there it turned out that it was taken in Cambodia! Can you believe it? I sure couldn't. Here is what I found, Simply Amazing! Who knew? John Kerry that...
  • Celebrities Come Out for Big Kerry Fundraiser in Los Angeles (9/11 is also Bush's SAT scores)

    06/28/2004 2:46:04 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 71 replies · 2,708+ views
    MRC ^ | Monday June 28, 2004 | BrentBaker
    John Kerry raised about $5 million for his campaign at a couple of events in Los Angeles on Thursday night, the second of which featured performances by Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Billy Crystal and Willie Nelson. Amongst those who contributed in order to attend: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, Jamie Foxx, Ben Stiller and Robert DeNiro. Crystal "joked" about President Bush, according to multiple media accounts, "I realize that 9/11 is also his SAT scores." The New York Times touted how "the much-heralded highlight was the Barbra Streisand-Neil Diamond reunion duet, 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers,' which they had not performed...
  • 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...
  • General enlists Hollywood to ignite campaign (Clark gets Maddona's approval on policy matters)

    11/30/2003 11:53:15 AM PST · by mylife · 42 replies · 433+ views
    telegragh ^ | 11/30/03 | Julian Coman
    General enlists Hollywood to ignite campaign By Julian Coman in Washington (Filed: 30/11/2003) In an unlikely attempt to gain star backing for a slow-burning campaign, the Democratic presidential candidate, General Wesley Clark, is spending late nights talking politics with Madonna and wooing sympathetic supergroups such as The Eagles, with whom he recently shared the stage during a rendition of Hotel California. Gen Clark, who had a cerebral and somewhat austere reputation during his military career, has spent much of the past month seeking out the late-night company of west coast rock stars, screen idols and movie producers. While his rivals...
  • Charley Reese Weighs in on "Crime and Trivia"

    10/27/2003 6:05:09 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 187+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 10-27-03 | Reese, Charley
    Crime And Trivia I haven't written about the Laci Peterson murder case or the rape case involving Kobe Bryant for two reasons. One, the only things that should be legitimately reported about any criminal trial are the testimony of the witnesses under oath and the remarks of the judge and the attorneys inside the courtroom during the trial. Everything else is hearsay and gossip. Two, an ordinary crime and subsequent criminal trial do not affect anyone except the victim, the perpetrator and their families. Therefore, it should be of no interest to anyone else. Unless you are family or friend,...
  • Studio pulls plug on (Ben) Affleck movie

    10/24/2003 11:45:19 AM PDT · by wheelgunguru · 21 replies · 109+ views
    msnbc ^ | 10-24-03 | josh spector
    Actor’s tarnished image reportedly scared off Disney LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 — Four weeks from starting production on its Ben Affleck wedding comedy “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” the Walt Disney Co. has had a case of matrimonial jitters.The studio pulled the plug on the project late Monday. (...snip...) Disney declined comment on the decision. But it is believed that in addition to the film’s expected high cost, another contributing factor was Affleck’s tarnished image. The star has taken a beating in the tabloids and at the box office with the failure of his most recent film, “Gigli.” He returns to...
  • Ben Affleck engages in attack on Dubya

    10/16/2003 1:46:18 AM PDT · by kattracks · 84 replies · 237+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/16/03 | Rush & Molloy
    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. Affleck, who came with Jennifer Lopez, was honored for his work on behalf of...
  • N.C. Woman Accuses Ben Affleck of Making Threats

    10/05/2003 9:09:27 PM PDT · by wheelgunguru · 16 replies · 185+ views
    fox ^ | 10-5-03
    <p>KURE BEACH, N.C. — A North Carolina woman said Sunday that actor Ben Affleck (search) followed her as she drove home from Raleigh last month and threatened to hurt her.</p> <p>Tara Ray of Kure Beach on Saturday swore out a warrant accusing Benjamin Geza Affleck of Beverly Hills, Calif., of communicating threats, a misdemeanor, police in this small beach town said.</p>
  • 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...
  • When celebrities entertain a political opinion, turn and run

    04/03/2003 7:57:47 AM PST · by TomHarkinIsNotFromIowa · 8 replies · 337+ views
    Edmonton Journal ^ | Thursday, April 03, 2003 | Glenn Garvin
    There is probably a dumber community in America, but nobody is as hell-bent on proving it in public as Hollywood. The series of brainless rants around Oscar time two weeks ago was the climax of months of escalating public idiocy by people who confuse celebrity with wisdom.
  • Increasing number of celebrities use appeal to back causes - Hollywood buffet of Political meltdowns

    12/25/2002 7:49:55 PM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 29 replies · 819+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 25, 2002 | Associated Press Staff
    More and more celebrities using fame to back causes 12/26/2002 Associated Press NEW YORK - From the moment Sean Penn arrived in Baghdad, eager to advance the cause of peace, he was doomed - a dead man talking. He was a celebrity, like so many other celebrities who have waded into the treacherous waters of politics or international relations. So he walked gingerly - he was there, he said, "to learn and not to teach." He avoided reporters. And he was careful not to say or do anything that would cause a meltdown at home. So the Iraqis did...
  • It Hurts My Feelings When You Leave Before The Credits Are Done

    04/20/2002 8:11:21 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 18 replies · 273+ views
    TheOnion.com ^ | April 2002 | Lori Osrow
    By Lori Osrow Assistant To Mr. Affleck Please don't take this the wrong way. I'm sure you don't like being told what to do. But seeing you walk out of the theater the moment the credits start to roll, well, it really hurts my feelings. I may not have been the director or one of the stars of Changing Lanes, but I worked very hard in my capacity as assistant to Mr. Affleck. Did you ever stop to think that behind every name on that movie screen is an actual human being? Did you think second-assistant "b" camera Allan...
  • Men That Every Man Should Be!

    04/17/2002 8:53:15 AM PDT · by KMC1 · 11 replies · 308+ views
    I say it everyday at the end of my broadcast. Almost without fail, I find a way, as we are signing off. It is a straight forward admonishment. "Guys," I say, "go home tonight, kiss your wives, play with your kids, and be the kind of man every man should be. If you will, you will go further to change this world, than anyone else!" Of course I get beaten up for these words all the time. Feminists want to know, "why do you only address it to men." Other critics want to know, "why don't you use the term...