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Ben Affleck

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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