My favorite Hollywood bromance is probably between Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, who’ve been besties since well before they both won the Best Screenplay Oscar for 1997′s “Good Will Hunting.” Fifteen years later, with two marriages and a gaggle of kids between them, these Boston bros are still close enough to shit talk each other publicly for a good cause. Ben and Matt, excuse me, Matt and Ben teamed up to raise money for two charities, the Eastern Congo Initiative and Water.org, with this funny video, proving the best friendships can handle a few low blows.
I can’t stop staring at the cover of this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, featuring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike as their characters in the film adaptation of Gone Girl, the best-selling book by Gillian Flynn. Quite an evocative and macabre image if you ask me — but it perfectly captures the energy between this disturbingly compatible married couple. Cannot wait for this movie. [Entertainment Weekly]
Gone Girl was one of my favorite page-turners of the last few years, so I’m among the many excited that Gillian Flynn’s book is being adapted for the big screen. Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck are starring as trouble married couple Amy and Nick Dunne and the film is being directed by the incredible David Fincher. Yesterday, this first still was tweeted by 20th Century Fox, showing Affleck as Nick in front of a missing person’s poster with Pike as Amy on it. I’m a litttttle unsure about Affleck being right for this role — he’s just a better director than actor, let’s face it — but hopefully I’ll be pleasantly surprised. [Huffington Post]
She may be the daughter of two famous actors, but Violet Affleck is not too good for washing her own car windows. Here, her dad, Ben Affleck, shows her his own particular technique. Too cute! [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
Ben Affleck is going to star in the “Gone Girl” movie adaptation. OMG. Have you read “Gone Girl”? Have you? Read it now. I haven’t read a page-turner like “Gone Girl” in years. It’s so good. It’s so good. David Fincher is said to be directing the film with Reese Witherspoon producing it, so you know it will be incredible. Read more on College Candy…
Ben Affleck reportedly grew his stately beard as a good luck charm for the awards season, and while it didn’t secure him a Best Director nomination, it did get his movie an Oscar for Best Picture. All in all, not bad for a good luck beard, right? But now it seems Ben’s famous facial hair is no more: apparently Jennifer Garner brought clippers to an Oscars after party at a Hollywood restaurant, and, bolstered by tequila shots and cheered on by George Clooney, shaved it off in the hallway (a bit unsanitary, yes, but hell hath no fury like a woman who’s tired of her husband’s beard).
Ami was delighted to hear Ben’s beard is gone, while I’m in a bit of a mourning period myself. I thought it looked great, mostly because it made him more closely resemble Commander Riker from “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” and that is always a good thing. [Truth. -- Amelia] What do you think? Weigh in below! [Us Weekly]
With the cold winter months approaching, it’s time to heat things up. Our new newsletter, Hump Day Hotties, will bring our favorite eye candy directly into your inbox every Wednesday. (Subscribe here!) Feel free to drool. We won’t judge.
This Hump Day Hottie is kind of a special one, because I’m bestowing it upon director Ben Affleck, not actor Ben Affleck,recognizing him as a hottie who has only improved — like, a lot — with age and a change of focus in his career. Ben initially, of course, became famous as an actor, for both good — “Good Will Hunting,” “Chasing Amy” — but more often bad — “Gigli,” “Jersey Girl,” “Bounce” — movie roles. He was Matt Damon’s taller sidekick, J. Lo’s suddenly tan boyfriend/fiance, and a reported gambling addict. He had such potential, but it sort of seemed like fame got to him and he didn’t know what to do with his creative impulses for a couple of years. Keep reading »
One of the most normal and happy families in Hollywood at least seems to be Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner and their three kids, Violet, Seraphina and Samuel. Maybe that’s because the family keeps their home base in Boston and only lives in Tinseltown when one of them is working. Regardless, Ben and Jennifer seems to be awesome and involved parents who keep their kds out of the limelight and give them as regular a life as possible. I couldn’t stop clicking through these photos of the couple watching their doppelganger daughters (Violet is the spitting image of Jennifer, while Seraphina looks just like Ben) practice iceskating. From what I can tell, Violet is already better on the ice than I ever was! Click through to see more pics of the family being just ridiculously sweet together. [Photos: Fame/Flynet]
John Kerry is likely to leave his Massachusetts Senate seat to become secretary of state, and the rumor mill has now churned out one Ben Affleck to add to the list of his possible replacements. Affleck was actually meeting with Kerry and other lawmakers in DC yesterday to talk about violence in the Congo, but he wasn’t interested in gossiping with Politico. “That’s not what I’m here to talk about,” he said. “I’m here to talk about what role we can play in making the Eastern Congo a better place.” Read more…