Matt Damon Says It Was “Really Painful” Being Ben Affleck’s BFF During The J. Lo Years

Man, Matt Damon just can’t stop flapping his gums about random shit in the press, huh? He just keeps snatchin’ headlines with the things that come pouring out of his mouth. The latest was this little tidbit he shared with The Hollywood Reporter about the “pain” he felt over the public’s perception of his BFF Ben Affleck:

“There’s nobody who’s more misunderstood. Ten years ago, the public image of him could not have been farther apart from who he actually is. It was like he was being cast in a role, that he was a talentless kind of meathead, with his whole relationship with Jennifer Lopez. He just got cast as this person that he wasn’t. It was just really painful. It was painful to be his friend, because it wasn’t fair, you know? To my mind, nobody really got him at all.”

Matt did not comment on how the public’s recent perception of Ben as a mid-life crisis-having nanny-fucker makes him feel. [Us Weekly]

Michelle Obama was the guest speaker at a panel hosted by Glamour on Tuesday, all about the power and importance of educating adolescent girls. She stressed the importance of education, and dropped this following bit of wisdom on a rapt audience:

“Compete with the boys. Beat the boys. … There is no boy, at this age, cute enough or interesting enough to stop you from getting an education … If I had worried about who liked me and who thought I was cute when I was your age, I wouldn’t be married to the president of the United States.”

We’re going to miss this first family so very, very much. [The Cut]

Destiny’s Child was not always a trio. Oh no, in the very early days of the girl group, there was a fourth member named Farrah Franklin who got the heave-ho just before the group rocketed to superstardom. She’s obviously still salty about it, because she’s apparently planning on writing a tell-all book about the group, focusing mostly on Beyonce. [Flow935]

Chick-Fil-A, home to unfortunately delicious fast food homophobic chicken sandwiches, is coming to New York City! The three-story, 5,000-square-foot establishment, opens this weekend in Midtown Manhattan, and is the chain’s largest restaurant in the country. It is going to be a total shitshow! [PR Newswire]

Naya Rivera and her husband of a year, Ryan Dorsey, welcomed their first child this week, a girl they’ve named Josey Hollis Dorsey. [TMZ]

Today I Learned that Mark-Paul Gosselaar, best known for playing Zack Morris on “Saved By The Bell,” is not a natural blonde and, in fact, his mother is from Indonesia! [Us Weekly]

Tom Hanks’ most embarrassing son, Chet, is blaming his defense of the n-word on all the cocaine he was doing, and is apparently headed to rehab. [TMZ]