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Affleck Apologizes for 'Unprofessional Environment' on Movie Set

'I have to accept responsibility for that,' he says of atmosphere on set of 2010 movie

(Newser) - Casey Affleck has been mostly absent from the public eye for the past year, but in the wake of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements—and with a new film coming out this fall—he is for the first time addressing lingering questions about earlier sexual harassment allegations . The...

Casey Affleck Pulls Out of Oscars
Casey Affleck
Pulls Out of Oscars

Casey Affleck Pulls Out of Oscars

He 'didn't want to be a distraction'

(Newser) - In a break with tradition, last year's Best Actor winner will not be presenting the Best Actress award at this year's Oscars. Casey Affleck's win last year for Manchester by the Sea was controversial because of past accusations of sexual harassment , and sources tell Deadline that he...

Affleck Breaks Silence on Oscars Backlash

'There’s really nothing I can do about it'

(Newser) - Backlash followed Casey Affleck's Best Actor win at the Oscars, with numerous people tweeting a reminder that in 2010, Affleck was accused of sexual harassment. Affleck ultimately settled the lawsuits from two women who worked with him on I'm Still Here, one of whom claimed he climbed into...

12 Celebrity Bromances
 12 Celebrity Bromances 

12 Celebrity Bromances

Matt Damon and ... wait for it ... John Krasinski

(Newser) - Everyone knows about Ben Affleck's "bromance" with Matt Damon, but did you know The Office star John Krasinski is also good buddies with Damon? The two first met while Damon was filming The Adjustment Bureau with Krasinski's wife, Emily Blunt, and then they co-wrote, co-produced, and co-starred...

Phoenix Apologizes to Letterman

Letterman wasn't in on the joke, Joaquin says

(Newser) - A polite and clean-shaven Joaquin Phoenix appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman Wednesday and apologized for his his shambolic 2009 appearance that turned out to be part of an elaborate hoax . "You've interviewed many, many people and I assumed that you would know the difference between a...

Letterman Was In On Phoenix Hoax

Old interview with writer reveals it

(Newser) - Casey Affleck says that absolutely no one was in on Joaquin Phoenix's hoax except for the actor, his agents, and Affleck himself. But that might not be the case. In an interview with a small independent newspaper last year, one of David Letterman's writers said that Phoenix's strange mumbling interview...

Hollywood Will Punish Affleck, Phoenix
 Hollywood Will Punish 
 Affleck, Phoenix 

Hollywood Will Punish Affleck, Phoenix

Letterman sure to have a heyday when Joaquin returns

(Newser) - Hollywood is not happy with Casey Affleck . He and Joaquin Phoenix “will have a lot of explaining to do in the coming days,” writes Patrick Goldstein in the Los Angeles Times . Affleck finally admitted his Phoenix “documentary” was actually a hoax (not that he himself would use...

Casey Affleck Admits Joaquin Phoenix Film Is Fake

It was two years of performance art, he says

(Newser) - And now we know for sure: Casey Affleck tells the New York Times that the "documentary" he made with Joaquin Phoenix is fake. “It’s a terrific performance," he says of Phoenix and his two-year portrayal of a comb-challenged and drug-addled would-be rap star. "It’s...

Film Fest Fans Scratch Heads Over Joaquin

Venice as confused as everyone about actor's bizarre filmed journey

(Newser) - First critics were stumped, now film festival fans are just as perplexed after seeing Joaquin Phoenix's latest movie and are still wondering: is he punking us or is he in the throes of a serious mental collapse? "There is no hoax," director Casey Affleck told reporters at the...

Film Is Proof Joaquin's Punking Us— or Not

Mockumentary preview's a head-scratcher

(Newser) - The enigma that's wrapped in the riddle that is actor Joaquin Phoenix is beginning to unravel ... or maybe not. Film of his apparent months-long nervous breakdown, shot by brother-in-law Casey Affleck, is about to hit theaters, and it's proof that the mysterious personality disorder he displayed was all an enormous...

Casey Affleck Hits Back at $2M Sex Harassment Suit

The Joaquin Phoenix documentary gets even weirder

(Newser) - Casey Affleck was quick to fire back at the woman who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against him Friday. “The allegations brought upon our clients are preposterous and without merit,” his lawyer says, adding that Affleck will file cross-claims. Amanda White’s $2 million suit alleges all sorts...

Joaquin Pounces on Heckler at Rap 'Concert'

Another stunt?

(Newser) - Security guards hauled off neo-rapper Joaquin Phoenix early this morning after he leaped from the stage during a Miami Beach concert to confront a heckler, reports AP. The increasingly bizarre actor appeared in a disheveled suit to mutter mostly unintelligible lyrics after appearing four hours late to the concert. Suddenly...

Phoenix: Music Is My Legacy
 Phoenix: Music Is My Legacy 

Phoenix: Music Is My Legacy

Not my acting

(Newser) - Joaquin Phoenix thinks he’ll be remembered for his music, rather than his Oscar-nominated acting, he tells the Mirror. Phoenix is a lot wordier than he was in his monosyllabic appearance on Letterman, telling the paper he’s serious about becoming a rapper. “I feel like everything in my...

Joaquin's Rap Dream Is Real: Rep

(Newser) - Joaquin Phoenix really is a struggling rap artist, a rep tells MTV. “The transition from one career to another is never seamless,” the actor’s publicist says. “He intends on exploring his musical interests despite speculative, negative, or positive reactions.” The statement is in direct contrast...

Phoenix 'Breakdown' More Like a Put-On

Phoenix' rap career might just be a show

(Newser) - Joaquin Phoenix's transformation from Oscar-nominated actor to bumbling rapper may be a prank meant to satirize media coverage of pompous actors, Entertainment Weekly reports. “He said, ‘It's a put-on. I'm going to pretend to have a meltdown and change careers, and Casey [Affleck] is going to film it,...

Phoenix Rises as Rapper Joaquin

(Newser) - Retired actor and ex-Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix hit a Vegas stage last night in his new incarnation—as a rapper, People reports. "This is me saying this is who I am. This is my story," Phoenix said before performing at LAVO in The Palazzo. Brother-in-law Casey Affleck recorded...

Top Breakthrough Roles of 2007
Top Breakthrough Roles of 2007

Top Breakthrough Roles of 2007

Here's a look at actors who came of age this year

(Newser) - Before No Country for Old Men, Josh Brolin couldn’t get a job. “My most famous role was in The Goonies,” he reflects. Now, scripts are pouring in. Brolin is one of the New York Times’ 15 “breakout” performers of the year. Many, though not all, are...

Afflecks' Gone Baby a Real Coup
Afflecks' Gone Baby a Real Coup

Afflecks' Gone Baby a Real Coup

(Newser) - Ben Affleck “emerges triumphant” from his directorial debut, Rolling Stone says in reviewing Gone Baby Gone, out today and already a critics' darling. “It's one of the best crime movies of this decade,” the Hollywood Reporter raves. Younger brother Casey stars as a PI searching for a...

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