Ben Affleck

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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 »

PBS: Ben Affleck an 'Improper Influence'

Finding Your Roots has been put on hold

(Newser) - After the Ben Affleck embarrassment, is Finding Your Roots now the kind of show that won't hush things up on the say-so of a Hollywood star ? Sounds like PBS isn't sure: It says an internal review has "determined that the series co-producers violated PBS standards by... More »

Documents Show Affleck Ancestor Didn't Own Slaves

But other ancestors did, and great-great-great-grandpa was still involved in slavery

(Newser) - Turns out Ben Affleck's newly controversial great-great-great-grandfather probably didn't own slaves after all—though other Affleck ancestors did, and the great-great-great-grandpa in question was the executor of slave-owning estates, meaning he was still involved in that world. The Daily Beast looked at Georgia tax and census records to... More »

Affleck's Slave-Owning Ancestor Also Named Ben

He comes clean about Georgia forebear Benjamin Cole

(Newser) - Ben Affleck has named the slave-owning ancestor he was too "embarrassed" to have revealed by PBS' Finding Your Roots, and in an unfortunate coincidence, they share a name. "His name was Benjamin Cole—lived in Georgia on my Mom's side about six generations back," the actor... More »

Affleck: I Was 'Embarrassed' by Slave-Owning Ancestor

Says he's sorry, his story will add to discussion of slavery's legacy

(Newser) - Ben Affleck has had a change of heart since successfully asking PBS to omit mention of a slave-owning ancestor from an episode of Finding Your Roots. Affleck says he was "embarrassed" by the uncovered relative, NBC News reports. "I didn't want any television show about my family... More »

Email: Affleck Told PBS to Hide Slave-Owning Relative

And the pressure appeared to work on 'Finding Your Roots'

(Newser) - An email exchange in the newly published database of hacked Sony documents looks to be embarrassing for Ben Affleck and PBS. Affleck demanded that the show Finding Your Roots withhold the nugget that he had a slave-owning ancestor, reports the Boston Globe . The pressure appeared to be successful, because when... More »

Gone Girl a Mostly Thrilling Thriller

Film based on popular Gillian Flynn novel will leave viewers unsettled

(Newser) - "Chilling," "unsettling," and "manipulative" is what critics are saying about Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike as Nick and Amy, a husband and wife trying to make it in a small town in Missouri—just the type of descriptors you probably want for... More »

11 On-Set Hollywood Romances

The onscreen chemistry was real

(Newser) - Some might say it's a bad idea to date a co-worker, but these 30 famous couples rounded up by HLN apparently disagreed. All of them met on set:
  • Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper: They met in 2012 while filming The Words, and dated on and off for a year.
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