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Ben Affleck was Jennifer Lopez’s first real heartbreak

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Jennifer Lopez was married twice before she got engaged to Ben Affleck back in the early 2000s, but she still counts him as her first real heartbreak. They broke up in 2004 and JLo moved on quickly, but that doesn’t mean she wasn’t completely destroyed by the end of their relationship.

From US Weekly:

In a new interview with Maria Shriver, set to air on the Today show on Nov. 3 and 4, the “Booty” singer shared just how devastated she was to part ways with the Gone Girl actor.

The revelation came during a discussion about Lopez’s new memoir, True Love, when Shriver noted how quick the star was to move on with another man after her broken engagement to Affleck. (Bennifer broke up in January 2004; by June of that year, the American Idol host was married to third husband Marc Anthony, with whom she later had twins Max and Emme, 6.)

“Right, you’re absolutely right,” Lopez, 45, told Shriver. “It was probably my first big heartbreak, and to have one of my best friends who I’d known for years, who I actually love and did have chemistry with, come into my life and say, ‘I’m here’…What you need to know is, nobody can save you or heal you,” she continued. “Only you can do that for you.”

The “First Love” singer has gotten better about that over time, but old habits die hard. “It’s still a work in progress for me. It’s how you feel as a child, you know, being a middle child and kind of being invisible sometimes, or, you know, trying to get the attention,” she explained.

“So what did I do? I overachieved,” she continued. “I was the one who ran track and I won medals every weekend. Or I was the one who would go on the show and steal the show. And that would give me confidence. But there was a part of me that just wanted love, that felt like she wasn’t worthy of the love.”

I love when celebs get all emo and self-reflective. That’s something most people work out on their own, in a journal or with a therapist, but celebs need the public validation of their emotions (meta in this instance, I know), so it’s extra ironic. I do like Jennifer Lopez, though, and I’m glad she got away from Marc Anthony. He always really creeped me out.

I wonder why she’s getting crazy over Ben Affleck again, though. Could it be that scene in Gone Girl that’s making her nostalgic? Heh.

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Ben Affleck’s penis looks better in 3-D, apparently

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Frankly, I don’t want to see Ben Affleck‘s penis in any dimension, but since he gets it out in Gone Girl, he’s been doing a lot of interviews to promote the film and questions are always asked about the full-frontal nudity. It’s apparently a short scene (no pun intended) but totally necessary to the character or whatever – and it looks better in 3-D!

From MTV News:

“I try to get it in every movie,” Affleck joked, after MTV pointed out that the movie includes what may be the first onscreen appearance of his Affl-ick. However, in this case it was director David Fincher who insisted on shining a bright light where the sun don’t shine, all in service of a film that captured the no-holds-barred cynicism of its source material.

“It’s ironic, because David [Fincher] said to me from the beginning, this is a warts and all movie. It can have no vanity. You have to see the naked underbelly of this character,” Affleck continued. And yes, when he says “naked underbelly,” he means it literally as well as figuratively.

“There’s some brief, ah, very brief nudity, I think,” Affleck hedged. But when reminded that people might well be going to see “Gone Girl” for literally no other reason than to get a glimpse of his wang, he capitulated.

“The penis is in there!” Affleck said. “It’s IMAX penis! You’ve gotta pay fifteen bucks to see it in 3D… it’s better in 3D.”

Uh… LOL, I guess?

I’ve read the book so I’m not quite sure if I want to see the movie, especially since hearing that they completely rewrote the entire climax of the story for the movie version. How is that a thing that you do? I know it has to be good for cinema, but… wouldn’t you just not adapt it if the main crux of the story didn’t fit?

Anyone else read the book? Do you plan on seeing the movie?

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Ben Affleck really relates to Batman

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For better or worse, Ben Affleck is our new Batman. It’s a very bizarre casting choice that I don’t think any of us will ever fully understand, so I think the best we can do is bite our tongues and move on. Besides, maybe we’re giving Ben too hard of a time. After all, he and Batman are a lot alike – they’ve got that whole smoldering anger thing in common!

From The Sunday Times:

“For me, anger is so deeply buried and contained,” Affleck, 42, told the paper, “that when it does kind of come out, it comes out in stronger bursts.”

“I tend to be respectful, polite, get along, put up with, put up with, put up with… Then, when it finally emerges, it’s not something I have a ton of control over.”

Well… that’s… good? And vaguely terrifying, though Ben promises that he doesn’t actually go into “Wolverine berserker mode”, which I guess is somewhat comforting.

“I should sit down and say, ‘Listen, I just want to let you know what happened there wasn’t okay,’ instead of going, let it go, let it go, let it go … ‘Ah, that’s not a big deal,’ until finally you just pop!”

But isn’t everyone like that? Most people don’t have a violent temper unless you push their buttons time and time and time again and then they just have to speak up. But there’s a difference between throwing a temper tantrum and going nutso, so let’s hope he’s on the lower end of the spectrum.

Anyhow, there you go. Ben Affleck and Batman = one in the same.

Here’s Your Batfleck

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Ben Affleck is playing Batman and we’re all just going to have to deal with that. Director Zack Snyder, of the upcoming Batman V. Superman posted a tweet featuring a photo of Ben Affleck as Batman, AKA, Batfleck. Accompanying the tweet was simply “#75″. Here it is:

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What do we think? There’s not a whole lot to go on. I’m impressed, he definitely looks like Batman, even with his Affleck chin. Does this make you more or less excited for the film?

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Ben Affleck cut Mark Ruffalo’s friendship with Jennifer Garner short

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Apparently Mark Ruffalo used to be bosom buddies with Jennifer Garner for a while. They met on the set of the 2004 movie 13 Going on 30 (shit movie) and immediately hit it off on a platonic level. Things were going great and they had an awesome friendship going… until Ben Affleck came on the scene.

Mark appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen last week and was asked by a fan if he and Jennifer still keep in touch. Here’s what he said (via US Weekly):

“We had a great time together, and I think we would, but then Ben [Affleck] came on the scene and that was the end of that,” Ruffalo said smiling.

“I heard he doesn’t allow her to have male friends,” host Andy Cohen said, joking, “I made that up!”

Ruffalo shrugged and pled the fifth, adding that it was “sad” he hadn’t stayed close with the Alias star in the 10 years since the film was released.

So… what happened here, do we think? Did Ben Affleck tell his future wife that she couldn’t be friends with Mark? Did Jennifer get so sprung off Ben that she was no longer interested in being friends with Mark? It’s all so dramatic! (Not really, but go with it.)

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Ben Affleck is welcome to count cards at The D

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Ben Affleck‘s love of gambling advantages – or, as some would call them, “cheats” – got him banned from the blackjack tables at the Hard Rock casino in Las Vegas, but it turns out other casinos are more keen to welcome the big spender to their floors. Namely, The D Casino Hotel and the Golden Gate Hotel in downtown Vegas. He can head there anytime!

From TMZ:

Derek Stevens owns The D Casino Hotel and Golden Gate Hotel in downtown Vegas — and he wants Ben to bring his chips from the strip without worrying about getting swooped up by security.

Stevens tells us, “The D Las Vegas is not afraid of Ben Affleck winning a few hands in a row,” adding, “Ben can come play blackjack and not worry about security walking him out!”

Heading off the strip doesn’t mean you lose whale status — The D can accommodate high rollers up to $10K per hand.

Well, that’s mighty nice of you, Derek! Of course, I think Ben will probably stay at the major casinos – Caesars will probably welcome him with open arms, as would Planet Hollywood and a million others. But, you know, he should probably work on his poker face (so to speak) a bit more, anyway.

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Why Did Ben Affleck Get Banned From The Hard Rock Casino?

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It sounds like the set up to a joke: why did Ben Affleck get banned from the Hard Rock Casino? But it’s not and here’s the answer: for counting cards. How do you like them apples?

From Hollywood Life:

A new report claims that on April 29, the Oscar winner was accused of counting cards at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and subsequently banned.

Here’s how it went down. Ben was busy playing an intense round of blackjack when security guards suddenly approached the actor and accused him of card counting, according to Radar Online. So shocking, right?

Counting cards is NOT illegal in Vegas, but it is totally frowned upon. The offense usually results in the gambler being kicked out of a casino, but Ben was punished way harder than that — he was BANNED for life by the Hard Rock!

It goes on to say that even though he was banned for life, he totally didn’t let it ruin his day. Awww! How nice.

What do you think: should he have gotten kicked out and banned for life?

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