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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The waist of Amy Adams is the size of my own head. Contemplate that.
Aaaaand The Oscars are back already. How did that happen? Seems like we just saw them and watched Jennifer Lawrence win in her wedding gown.
Anyway, check out these looks and make your picks for BEST, WORST, and WTF look of the night. Mine are at the bottom. Personally, I felt everyone played it a little on the boring side.
Last year’s Oscar fashion post can be found here.
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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!
I’m pale as hell and I burn lobster red (even with sunscreen) when I’m out in the sun for more than an hour, so I totally feel Jennifer Garner when she admits she used to be made fun of for being so white. I mean, just last year I was walking to the subway and some teenager (ugh, youth!) called me a “white ghost bitch”, which made me laugh a LOT but also goes to show you just how pale I really am. I like to call it “Elizabethan beauty”.
Anyway, Jennifer wasn’t called “Casper” because she’s naturally see-through, but rather because she spent all her time at the movies when she was younger. Way to go, Jen – admit to former adversity while also re-asserting your passion for acting! I love it.
“When I was really young, no one thought of the sun as being a problem,” Garner says. “We would put on baby oil and lay in the sun to try to get brown.”
As it turns out, however, being a theater kid “saved” her complexion. While her friends spent afternoons tanning, “I was inside in the theater geeking out. My friends called me Casper!”
Jennifer is the new brand ambassador for Neutrogena, hence the reason she’s going on about this. I do agree that sunscreen is important and skin cancer is no joke, but it’s funny when they try to get these soundbites out of celebrities about the most mundane shit – like when Ginnifer Goodwin was rattling on about mouthwash.
Anyway, I imagine Jennifer is a bit more tan now, although maybe not if she’s been sitting on the couch and eating ice cream with Ben Affleck after his Oscar win.
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 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.
“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:
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.
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: