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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.

Dave Chappelle Is Sorry He Wasn’t Very Funny on Friday

Dave Chappelle, bombing in progress, on July 23 (GETTY IMAGES)

Yesterday afternoon, Vulture published the single funniest headline I’ve ever seen outside of the Onion (“Dave Chappelle Tells One Joke at Charity Event, Proceeds to Stare Down Audience”). Chappelle’s awkward 53-minute set was hosted as part of ex-NBA player Alonzo Mourning’s Summer Groove charity gala Friday night. The set bombed, and CNN analyst Roland S. Martin sat in the audience, livetweeting the whole mess.

Dave Chappelle somehow saw, and recognized, the CNN analyst in the crowd. “…Dave started talking to me, asking if I was putting this on CNN. Yes, from the stage!” Martin tweeted. He continued, “He’s been on stage 46 minutes & told one joke.”

And since you were wondering, no. No, Dave Chappelle wasn’t on drugs or anything, as Martin was quick to point out in his tweets. And it wasn’t as if Chappelle weren’t self-aware during his own performance; in fact, he reportedly remarked on how hard he was bombing with the audience as it was happening: “I’ve been onstage more than 40 minutes. I’ve only told one joke. The audience has told 38 jokes. F—-ing fantastic.”

Apparently, Chappelle was disgruntled because audience members in the front row repeatedly chimed in during the opening three minutes of his act. But instead of killing his hecklers with comedy, Chappelle just kind of… tried to wait the audience out?

Not only that, Chappelle received four text messages during the show “and actually checked them,” Martin livetweeted. Finally, Chappelle was booed off the stage.

Yesterday, Chappelle returned to the Seminole Hard Rock stage in support of the same charity event. There, he apologized for his “bad attitude” the night before, and this time delivered a shorter—and funnier—10-minute routine.

I honestly feel bad for Dave Chappelle, and I don’t think he owes anyone an apology. It is little surprise he was so easily ruffled, because he’s avoided the limelight for literally years now—his mellow crowd banter has been temporarily displaced, it seems, by a help-help-I’m-out-of-practice panic.

But turning his ire into 50 minutes of just standing there, glowering? It’s kind of genius. Tedium has always been a cornerstone of edgy comedy.

After the cut, a 3-minute video clip from the beginning of Friday’s show: Right off the bat, Chappelle is obviously uncomfortable with the crowd’s enthusiastic interruptions. Near the end of the clip, Chappelle begins to castigate an audience member for “filming the whole thing on a camera-phone.” Yep. The audience turned on him soon after.

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Baby Spice Debuts Baby … Tate

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Tell me this isn’t one of the cutest babies going.

Baby Spice, AKA Emma Bunton, gave birth to her adorable son Tate back in May, and Hello! magazine has the first official photo.

Bunton also talks about her continual relationship with the other Spice Girls, and how supportive they’ve been both throughout her pregnancy and during the months of child rearing that she’s experienced so far:

‘As soon as we can possibly meet up, we will. But for the moment we’re making do with emails,’ the 32-year-old told Hello! Magazine. ‘We’ve been swapping bits of advice and photos and sharing our excitement.’

Emma also told how a beautiful bouquet from the Beckham family arrived within hours of her giving birth. ‘The first bouquets through the door were from Victoria, Geri (Halliwell) and Mel C,’ she said. ‘They came with little notes and that is always special to me, to get those from the girls.

She added: ‘The relationship we girls have will always be special. Now our kids are friends too and as they grow, it will be wonderful to watch them all and the different stages in their lives.

I think it’s great that this bunch of women can remain friends after taking the world by storm in the nineties. They were so famous, you know? They went through so much together, and it’s nice to see that they’re still rumored to be pretty tight. It’s not all that common, you know. I mean, just look at what happened to Destiny’s Child, ffs.