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Ben Affleck’s Been Eating Ice Cream On His Couch Since Winning His Oscar

After picking up a trophy for Best Picture with Argo at the Oscars last month, Ben Affleck isn’t busting his ass on his next project or anything. Instead, he’s sitting on it, eating ice cream on his couch and hanging out with his wife/BFF/biggest fan Jennifer Garner. Sounds like a pretty good life, eh?

From US Weekly:

Affleck explained to Us Weekly that he’s been reluctant to get out of sweats post-Oscars. “Luckily, I’ve been able to just enjoy my good fortune the last couple of weeks, just sit back and take it in, not do anything, eat ice cream on the couch,” the actor, director and producer, 40, said. “It’s been a nice time, hanging out with my wife, that sort of thing, and we’re enjoying it.”

I just love these two together. I don’t give a shit about them apart, and I don’t even care about their acting/directing/whatever work, but they’re just so genuinely into each other even after all these years that I can’t bring myself to say anything bad about them. Plus, who doesn’t like ice cream and couches? Find me someone, I dare you.

Helen Mirren Looks to ‘America’s Next Top Model’ For Fashion Inspiration

Helen Mirren is a film legend, so she could show up at an awards show in a paper bag with a mop end for a wig and old KFC buckets for shoes and no one could say shit because she’s doing her and has earned the right to do so. She didn’t quite go that far at last night’s BAFTAs in London, but she did take a popular hair trend to the pensioner set by dyeing her hair a lovely shade of bubblegum pink, an idea she got from… an unlikely source, shall we say.

From People:

“I saw it on America’s Next Top Model, so I decided to have a go.”

First of all, I love that Helen Mirren watches America’s Next Top Model – I didn’t realise anyone still did. Second of all, I love that she has such a buck wild spirit that she didn’t think twice about heading to Katy Perry town with her locks. And while it’s a bit unusual, it certainly doesn’t look bad. I wish I could get away with pink hair, but it’s just not happening. Helen’s move was especially risky considering the BAFTAs are full of British people who aren’t really into bullshit and really are into class, fanciness and sexy accents.

In any case, the BAFTAs red carpet was chock full of stars, from Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Ben Affleck to Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Chastain and more. Check out a gallery from last night’s red carpet below:

Aww, Ben Affleck Really Loves Jennifer Garner

Ben Affleck really loves Jennifer Garner. Like, really loves her. They’ve been married since 2005 and unlike many Hollywood relationships, they’re not constantly in the press over cheating claims and have seemingly gotten over any issues privately and with grace. They have three adorable kids and basically just seem like a great couple, despite Garner’s tendencies to overshare about her husband’s super sperm and whatnot. Anyway, with all this love in the air, it’s only natural that Ben would gush about his wife at every available opportunity, most recently after his Directors Guild Award win on Saturday night for his latest project, Argo.

From People:

It was a celebratory evening for Affleck – and it was also date night with his doting wife, Jennifer Garner, by his side (and often with her hand on his back).

“I have to just thank my wife for being the best person in the world. I love you,” Affleck, 40, told the audience as he accepted the award for outstanding directorial achievement for Argo. “I don’t need to look at the teleprompter to know why I want to thank you. I want to thank you because I love you.”

He added: “I want our daughters to break boundaries.”

Aw, isn’t that sweet? And speaking of sweet, THESE KIDS:

Kristen Stewart Does the Stupidest Interview Ever, Also Gets Dropped by Ben Affleck

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Oh man. How awful. From an interview with the Huffington Post:

What’s your guiltiest pleasure?
Hmm. I take these things very seriously. Whenever anyone’s like, “Oh, we’re just gonna do a fun quick-fire-question thing.” My guiltiest pleasure? Shit. God. Dude, what’s yours?

Oh, God, I probably wouldn’t want to say, now that I think about it.

Have you ever stolen anything?
Actually, no. I stole a pack of gum when I was younger and literally turned right around and gave it back. And he was such an asshole to me. I was like, “I should have just walked. I am being a good person.” And he literally chastised me for 15 minutes. I was like, “Why did I even give this back to him?”

If failure weren’t an option, what’s one thing you would do?
Oh, god. God. That is too — dude, these are not quick-fire questions. They’re heavy questions.

What shows are on your DVR?
I actually don’t watch TV.

Do you ever text in the movie theater?
Um, I don’t typically sit in a movie theater.

If you could ask Kim Kardashian one question, what would it be?
Um, wow. I have no idea.

Did she learn all of that “um” and “wow” and “God” in thespian school? Because she just had to have learned it in thespian school, because it’s so ingrained in her psyche. I think that when Kristen Stewart dies, we should probably engrave on her headstone, “Um, wow, God,” because it’d probably be, like, so fitting.

In recent Kristen news, that movie that she was supposed to do with Ben Affleck? This big “comedy” that’s supposed to be her crossover role into major, non-’Twilight’, non-tween films? According to Variety, Ben Affleck has gone and bailed, citing reasons like “no time” and “bad co-stars.” I’m kidding about the co-star part, but the lack of time, Ben claims, is the main reason he’s no longer going to be affiliated with the production.

The film is called ‘Focus’, and Ben’s former character is labeled “veteran grifter” who becomes romantically involved with an up-and-coming con-artist, which is where Kristen comes into play. Sources say that there was to be a variety of passionate scenes, including a post-sex shot in bed. Ick.

Maybe Jennifer Garner was worried about Ben’s wandering eye. Kristen is a pretty girl, after all, and you know how she likes those in more senior of positions. In, ahem, different positions.

Ben Affleck Did an Entire Interview About J. Lo

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Before I even try to discuss this interview with you (which, to be honest, is pretty self-explanatory if you simply read the headline, as it’s basically all about Ben Affleck‘s relationship with Jennifer Lopez, or, you know, The High Point of Ben Affleck’s Career), I have to ask you something: is it me (and it very well could be; I made my Thanksgiving grocery shopping list a few minutes ago and my eyes are still all f-cked up and agog at how long the bitch is) or does Ben Affleck kind of look like what Fred Flintstone would look like if a) Fred Flintstone were a person and b) Fred Flintstone were twenty pounds thinner than Fred Flintstone normally is? Because I look at the photo above, in particular, and all I can think is FRED FLINTSTONE FRED FLINTSTONE FRED FLINTSTONE. And it’s kind of crazy, to be honest. FLINTSTONES. MEET THE FLINTSTONES. Damn. Sorry about that.

Anyway, here’s the part that you probably care about, because it’s the reason you skimmed through all of the Flintstones nonsense (THEY’RE THE MODERN STONE-AGE FAMILY) to get to this point.

Here’s Ben Affleck, to GQ, on how people hated him when he dated J. Lo:

“At the time, I knew on some level, ‘This is insane,’ What was that guy’s name who killed his wife and dumped her off the side of a boat? Peterson. I remember thinking he actually gets slightly better treatment than I do in the press. At least they had to say ‘alleged killer.’ Unfortunately there’s an aspect of that that’s like one of those fights you see on YouTube where one of them falls down and then a bunch of people who were standing around come over and kick the person. They don’t know them, they have no involvement in the fight, but they recognize a moment that they can get a free shot in, and for some people it’s just too much to resist. And that was definitely me at that point. I was the guy. I was the designated person to loathe.”

Yawn. Yes, everybody hated Ben Affleck just because he was sleeping with Jennifer Lopez. I’m sure it totally had nothing to do with the smug smarminess emanating from Ben that Ben himself was oblivious to.

Moving on—Ben comparing Jennifer Lopez and her massive fame to test-driving a luxury car:

“There were ways I did contribute to it, still kind of naively. Like these car dealerships would often say, ‘Hey, do you want to drive around a car? Go take it as long as you like. You can drive this Rolls-Royce for nothing, for free.’ The Boston kid in me thought, ‘This is great! What a deal! I can just drive this car around. Let my friends drive it.’ But then this image of a young guy in a Rolls-Royce was very off-putting to people. Probably be off-putting to me now if I saw it. And I didn’t quite have the wherewithal to be smart about that at the time.”

“Let my friends drive it”? I sure hope he’s kidding about that bit.

And last, how Ben Affleck recovered from the beating he took from the public after test-driving the very sleek, very hot luxury car that ultimately ended up with a younger, hipper driver who’s an undeniably better dancer:

“I think I just ran away. You can only handle so much. I moved for a while to this place in Georgia that I have, was able to get away, by and large, from stuff. Come up with a plan for how to do something with my life that doesn’t put me in the crosshairs of this sort of thing.”

So. Who out of you *still* dislikes Ben Affleck for his smug, smarmy disposition? Because I know that I’m still part of that club, and it didn’t even take a relationship with Jennifer Lopez to put me there.

Thank Goodness, Just When I Thought Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Were Going to be Over For Real, They Went and Got Pregnant Instead

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No, but seriously: good for them, I suppose. I know I hate on Ben Affleck a lot, and that’s because he strikes me as a bargain basement discount power tool with an inflated me-complex, and I think Jennifer Garner‘s way too sweet and patient for him, but hey. It’s not my marriage, and it’s apparent that these two get along in some sort of way, because girlfriend just keeps popping out little girls and they ain’t divorced yet.

Either way, nothing can get me down today – I painted my living room a very zen green yesterday and Lowe’s is on its way today to install my new carpet, so I suppose I’m seeing everything through rose-colored glasses. Even if we did happen to find out that these guys were having a baby now because Jennifer Lopez is ten different kinds of single, I’m sure I’d find a way to put a positive spin on that, too.

Congratulations on the pregnancy, guys, and I hope this little darling is as sweet and adorable as your other two!

Love It, Leave It, or LOL at It: Ben Affleck’s New Hair

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Is this a clever ploy at trying to reinvent himself now that his ex-girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez, is back on the market? Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your perspective) for Jennifer Garner, no. Ben‘s latest look is for a new CIA movie that he’s co-starring in with John Goodman, Alan Arkin, and Bryan Cranston. Probably, anyway. It’s the only way I can actually explain someone like Ben Affleck intentionally doing something this heinous to his hair.