Ben Affleck

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Affleck's Ex 'Had to Let Him Hit Bottom': Source

'Saturday Night Live' producer Lindsay Shookus tried to keep him sober, source says

(Newser) - Seems addiction is having a huge impact on Ben Affleck's life. Not only is he back in rehab, a source tells People that Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus broke up with him over his struggles: "Lindsay had been supporting Ben’s sobriety and going to meetings with... More »

Pic of Affleck Was 'Tipping Point' for Ex's Intervention

Report says Jennifer Garner drove him to 3rd stint in rehab Wednesday after photo of him with booze

(Newser) - The "tipping point" that led Jennifer Garner to stage an intervention and get estranged husband Ben Affleck into rehab came from a photo. That's what sources tell TMZ , which reports the 46-year-old actor left his home in Pacific Palisades, Calif., on Wednesday with Garner and an unidentified woman... More »

Jaw-Dropping Expose to Get the Affleck-Damon Treatment

Ben Affleck will direct, Matt Damon will star in movie about McDonald's Monopoly scam

(Newser) - Jeff Maysh's deep dive in the Daily Beast about McDonald's rigged Monopoly prize contest is what everyone's been buzzing about the past few days—and which Fox now hopes will translate to Hollywood gold. Deadline reports the film studio nabbed the rights to Maysh's story over... More »

Ben Affleck Finally Speaks on His Enormous Back Tattoo

'Garish,' is how he described it on Twitter

(Newser) - If you've been wondering what's up with what Time calls Ben Affleck's "very large, very colorful" back tattoo, well … so has everyone else. His uncontained tat (see a pic here ) of a phoenix ascending out of the ashes has spurred exes Jennifer Garner and... More »

For First Time, Rose McGowan Details Alleged Weinstein Assault

It's in her new book, 'Brave'

(Newser) - Rose McGowan has accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her, and she is now detailing the alleged encounter in public for the first time, reports People . The 44-year-old writes about it in her new book, Brave, and the details come via a review in the New York Times . McGowan writes that... More »

Ben Affleck Apologizes After Groping Accusation

Allegation came out after Affleck slammed Harvey Weinstein

(Newser) - Ben Affleck spoke out against Harvey Weinstein Tuesday, stating on Facebook that he is "saddened and angry" at the "completely unacceptable" allegations of assault and harassment against the producer. Backlash soon followed, and within hours, Affleck himself was accused of inappropriate behavior. He quickly apologized. Details on that... More »

Meet Ben Affleck's New Girlfriend

He's dating 'SNL' producer Lindsay Shookus

(Newser) - Ben Affleck is off the market again, two years after announcing his split from Jennifer Garner and three months after they finally filed divorce papers . According to E! and numerous other gossip outlets, Affleck is now dating Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus. Sources say they met while he was... More »

Garner, Affleck File for 'Super Amicable' Divorce

After 2 years, they're making split legal

(Newser) - They've been in no great hurry to get there, but Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are now officially on the road to Splitsville. TMZ reports that in what appears to be a completely amicable split, Affleck and Garner, both 44, filed a coordinated petition and response, with both agreeing... More »

Ben Affleck Writes of Latest Rehab Stint on Facebook

He opens up about treatment for alcohol abuse

(Newser) - "I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step," Ben Affleck writes in a Facebook post disclosing a... More »

Ben Affleck Movie Helped Secure Robbery Convictions

Robbers emulated 'The Town,' prosecutors say

(Newser) - Watching a Ben Affleck movie in court? Seems weird, but prosecutors in a robbery trial showed jurors clips from Ben Affleck's 2010 film The Town, and the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals decided this week not to reverse the armed bank robbery convictions of the defendants involved. Akeem Monsalvatge,... More »

Divorce Is Reportedly Off for Ben, Jen

Couple is working on their marriage, reports 'People'

(Newser) - Less than a month after reports that Jennifer Garner was finally filing to divorce Ben Affleck—two years after they split up—sources are now saying the couple has decided to give marriage another go. "They love each other. They also really, really love their kids, and those kids... More »

Batman vs. Superman Isn't Even Best of the Worst

'Hillary's America' documentary gives Zack Snyder flop a run at the Razzies

(Newser) - Neither Batman nor Dinesh D'Souza could finagle their way out of a Razzie. The annual Golden Raspberry Awards bestowed a tying four "honors" to both D'Souza's documentary Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. D'Souza'... More »

2 Years After Split, Garner Filing to Divorce Affleck

According to sources who spoke to 'Us'

(Newser) - Almost two years after announcing their split, Jennifer Garner is finally filing to divorce Ben Affleck, sources tell Us . The couple, who got together in 2003 and married in 2005, have three children together, ages 11, 8, and 4. "No matter what happens, Ben and Jen are committed to... More »

Affleck No Longer Directing Next Batman Movie

'I cannot do both jobs to the level they require'

(Newser) - Ben Affleck has bowed out of directing The Batman but he still plans to produce the movie and star as Batman. Sources tell Variety that Affleck and Warner Bros. arrived at the decision together, and it had nothing to do with the fact that the Affleck-directed Live by Night was... More »

Here Are the Top-Grossing Actors of 2016

Scarlett Johansson beats out her 'Captain America' costars

(Newser) - The three top-grossing actors of 2016 have one thing in common: They all starred in the top-grossing movie of the year, Captain America: Civil War. In fact, all but one of the 10 top-grossing actors of 2016 starred in a comic flick this year, reports Forbes . The exception is Felicity... More »

The Accountant Adds It Up

$24.7M for Ben Affleck in his latest thriller

(Newser) - Ben Affleck is still a box office draw outside of the bat suit. His new thriller The Accountant opened to a chart-topping $24.7 million this weekend, reports the AP , according to studio estimates Sunday. Gavin O'Connor directed the R-rated thriller, starring Affleck as an autistic mathematician. Audiences were... More »

US Hate-Watched Batman v Superman to a Monster Open

'No one cared about the reviews'

(Newser) - America, it seems, loves a good trainwreck as long as it's pretty , and droves of moviegoers turned out to give Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice the sixth best opening weekend ever, and the biggest ever for March, besting even the Hunger Games, reports USA Today . The DC Comics... More »

Here's What Jen Thinks of Ben's Huge Back Tattoo

'Bless his heart'

(Newser) - Jennifer Garner really opened up during her recent interview with Vanity Fair , tackling such subjects as her feelings about estranged husband Ben Affleck and even his affair with their kids' nanny. But perhaps her best response comes to a question about what VF calls Affleck's "midlife-crisis tattoo,"... More »

3 Times Ben, Jen Got TMI on Marriage

They kinda made it seem like a drag

(Newser) - So we've collectively gone through the denial stage and skipped right to acceptance on the Jennifer Garner-Ben Affleck divorce news . But maybe we should've seen it coming, based on some of the statements they made about their union during their 10-year marriage. ETOnline.com has compiled some of... More »

Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck Divorcing

After 10 years of marriage

(Newser) - One day after their 10th anniversary, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have announced that they're splitting, reports People and AP . "After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce," says a joint statement. "We go forward with love and friendship for... More »

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