Though summer’s technically not over, I think it’s time to take a look back at everything that happened these summer months. There was a LOT. What do you think was the most shocking? The most WTF? The best fashion moment? Let’s vote!
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September 3, 2013 at 3:52 pm by Catherine St. Ives
I wouldn’t think a grown man would want people to know that he built a Batcave at his house, but director Kevin Smith didn’t care about that and put Ben Affleck on blast, revealing that he’s done just that. Kevin bought Ben’s old house a few years back, whereupon he discovered just how into Batman the new Batman is.
From Smith’s Hollywood Babble-On podcast:
“His house that I would end up buying, when I first saw it he was touring me through the place and said, ‘Come here, I gotta show you my room’.
“He brings me into the room and goes, ‘Look at this’. There’s an office room and this beautiful bookcase – he reached under and he clicked something and all of a sudden the bookcase opened.
“I was like, ‘No! You built a fucking Batcave?’ And he was like, ‘No I built a Batcave entrance!’ When you went in behind the bookcase it was a panic room.”
Awesome! I totally want a big house one day JUST to build a massive room that’s behind a bookcase. Kevin also thinks Ben will make a great Batman, no matter what the haters have to say about it.
“This dude has loved Batman going as far back as I can remember. He only did Daredevil because he loved Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns.”He’s like, ‘They’re never going to make another Batman‘, because this was after Batman had nipples. So he was like, ‘Daredevil‘s cool, and Miller wrote him as well’. So he liked the character, but it was always rooted in Batman.
“He’s always been into the notion. He’ll honor the character. I honestly think the dude’s a great actor, it makes absolute sense.”
I’m not really into Batman, so I’m not the right person to ask about it, honestly. Ben Affleck’s a pretty cool guy, though, so I’m not totally against it.
August 28, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Ben Affleck is going to get so much money. He’s going to be Batman. In public. In the movies. Someone is paying him to be Batman. This is all legal. This is happening. This makes a lot of sense because we’ve been needing a Batman who is over 40 and Ben Affleck blew us all away as Daredevil.
Here’s some of the official release, from Warner Brothers Facebook page:
BEN AFFLECK REVEALED AS BATMAN IN WARNER BROS. PICTURES’ NEW SUPER HERO FEATURE FILM, NOW SLATED TO OPEN JULY 17, 2015
The Oscar®-winning star joins Henry Cavill in the first ever onscreen match-up of DC Comics’ most iconic characters.
BURBANK, CA, August 22, 2013 – Ending weeks of speculation, Ben Affleck has been set to star as Batman, a.k.a. Bruce Wayne. Affleck and filmmaker Zack Snyder will create an entirely new incarnation of the character in Snyder’s as-yet-untitled project—bringing Batman and Superman together for the first time on the big screen and continuing the director’s vision of their universe, which he established in “Man of Steel.”
[...] Silverman stated, “We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics’ most enduringly popular Super Heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill, and then some. His outstanding career is a testament to his talent and we know he and Zack will bring new dimension to the duality of this character.”
I’m just going to leave this LOL right here.
What do you think of this choice? And if not Affleck, who would you have chosen?
August 23, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Never mind that it’s only August. Zimbio polled their readers and came up with the hottest 25 actors of 2013. Here’s who they are. Where do you stand? Do you agree or disagree? Number one was surprising to me, in the, “let pause and think, ‘…really?’” way. And can you guess who made the top 10 that also made the top 10 in the Ugliest Men list?
25. Alexander Skarsgard
24. Zac Efron
23. Chris Evans
22. Paul Walker
21. James Franco
20. Ben Affleck
19. Robert Downey Jr.
18. Leonardo DiCaprio
17. Jake Gyllenhaal
16. Liam Hemsworth
15. Ian Somerhalder
14. Orlando Bloom
13. George Clooney
12. Henry Cavill
11. Gerard Butler
10. Channing Tatum
9. Brad Pitt
8. Chris Hemsworth
7. Josh Duhamel
6. Johnny Depp
5. Bradley Cooper
4. Hugh Jackman
3. Ryan Reynolds
2. Ryan Gosling
1. Chris Pine
July 31, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Ben Affleck is super rich and important with a luxurious beard, but for a staggering 5 days, Mr. Affleck is going to live on only $1.50 a day. It’s part of a social awareness campaign. From TIME Magazine:
Live Below the Line bills itself as “a campaign that’s challenging the way people in the U.S. think about poverty — and making a huge difference.” The group’s Facebook page recently announced that Ben Affleck would be participating in this year’s Live Below the Line challenge, which requires participants to feed themselves on no more than $1.50 per day for five days next week, from April 29 to May 3.
The purpose of the challenge is to open eyes up to the reality that 1.4 billion of our fellow human beings on earth live below the extreme poverty line, currently estimated by the World Bank to be the equivalent of roughly $1.50 per day in the U.S.
Last year, more than 15,000 people participated in the challenge, raising over $3 million in the process. More than 20,000 people are expected to participate this year, and Affleck is not the only celebrity on board.
Josh Groban is also doing this, and for his second year. He says the first time he did it, it was so inspiring that he wrote a song about the whole thing:
I wanted to capture this in “Below the Line”, which was inspired by this experience. It’s amazing how much we take for granted not having to live in hunger, and I am honored to have been asked to help spread the word about this eye-opening campaign again this year.
Good for you, buddy.
Here are the rules:
Your total five-day food bill shouldn’t go over $7.50, and you’re not supposed to rummage through the pantry for snacks, unless you factor how much the items cost into your total. Drinking lots of tap water is advised, and there’s no need to calculate how much it costs or add that into your budget.
Produce from your backyard garden is fair game, though complicated: “You can use food sourced from your garden as long as you can account for the price of production!”
So if someone asks, “Hey, Ben, can we grab you a latte?” can he say yes? Does he have to decline every offer for anything? Does he have to give up his assistant for those 5 days? What about the Internet? Does he have to factor in the cost of the monthly cable bill for 5 days? Is he just going to chill out and do nothing for those 5 days? And how does any of this raise money? I am so confused. Clearly.
April 23, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are one of the best Hollywood couples, as you know, so it’s no surprise that even their approach to parenting is cute (as are their kids)! After a hectic few years of making movies and winning Oscars and whatnot – you know, your everyday activities – Ben is taking a well-deserved break while his wife’s schedule gets a bit busier and will be looking after 7-year-old Violet, 4-year-old Seraphina and 1-year-old Samuel full time. Go, Mr. Mom!
“Jennifer is going to work,” a chuckling Affleck, 40, told PEOPLE Monday night. “And she told me to go to the gym.”
“I’m preparing myself to take on some more of the burden [at home],” Affleck said at the Los Angeles premiere of To The Wonder, hosted by Fiji Water and Disaronno. “[Jennifer's] got a couple of movies coming up, so it’s going to be a little Mr. Mom action, and I’m going to get back in the ring and we’re going to see if I still have it.”
ADORABLE. I don’t even particularly like Ben Affleck or Jennifer Garner as people (I don’t dislike them, either, I just don’t really know them at all), but I just think they’re so cute together. Oh, whatever!