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Ben Affleck Celebrates Birthday With Jennifer Garner: Is the Divorce Still On?

For over a year after Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their separation, it was difficult to tell what exactly was going on with the former couple.

One week, there would be a rumor that the actors were gearing up for a bitter divorce, and the next, we'd find out that Ben and Jen had attended couples counseling.

Ben and Jen

Back in April, Garner finally filed for divorce from Affleck, and it seemed that the legal action would clarify the couple's status and put a stop to those pesky reconciliation rumors that seemed to surface every few weeks.

Shortly thereafter, the world learned that Ben is dating Lindsay Shookus, and many took the relationship as a sign that his relationship with Garner was well and truly over for good.

But this is 2017, a time in which the internet doesn't stop obsessing over anything, ever.

So when Ben celebrated his 45th birthday with family yesterday, the celebrity gossip world went nuts over the revelation that Garner was on hand for the party and Shookus was not.

Of course, this is probably a result of the fact that Ben's kids were there, and it was a family event, but don't tell that to the folks who are breathlessly tweeting that love has returned from the dead, and Bennifer 2.0 is back on.

Affleck and Garner

Ben has spent the past several weeks traveling with Shookus, and since all three of his kids were at the party, he probably didn't want to make it weird for everyone involved by putting his ex and his new girlfriend in the same room.

But hey, why stop at one crazy-ass rumor?

Ben may have gotten fired as Batman; let's pretend his family innocently got him a Batman ice cream cake and he flipped out and threw it at a busboy!

Oh, and Ben got sober recently after a stint in rehab.

Let's make up some BS about him falling off the wagon and getting hammered in front of his kids!

(Oh, wait, that one's actually a rumor that's going around.)

Ben Affleck Stands Up

Look, we love wacky Batfleck stories as much as anyone else.

And frankly, the guy deserves to take some flak in the media, if only because of his absurd fanboy love for fellow grown-ass man Tom Brady.

But we think it's time to officially put an end to the constant rumors about Ben and Jen getting back together.

As for Ben falling off the wagon, let's wait until he goes streaking down Sunset wearing only his Batman cape and mask, swigging from a bottle of Jim Beam before we start to speculate.

26 Truly Stunning Hollywood Divorces

Really, if these couples can't make it... who can?

We're still shocked that these Hollywood marriage didn't work out. Toggle through this slideshow of most surprising divorces and react now: Can you believe they're over?!?

Can true love even exist in Hollywood at this point? Or anywhere for that matter?

1. Chris Pratt and Anna Faris

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They announced their legal separation in August of 2017, with Pratt's busy movie schedule supposedly to blame. Sad face.

2. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt

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We start with the most stunning EVER. Jolie filed for divorce in September of 2016 due to problems she had with Pitt as a father of their kids.

3. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

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We're as stunned as you are. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were together for a decade and are parents to three amazing kids.

4. Bruce Jenner and Kris Jenner

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If Bruce and Kris Jenner cannot make it work, even after two decades of marriage, what hope is there for every other couple out there?

5. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have twins together and also had a great life together. But then it all fell apart.

6. Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey

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They have twins! They renewed their vows every year! And yet it did not work out in the end for Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey.
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Lindsay Shookus: Did She Cheat on Ben Affleck With Jon Hamm?!

When the world first learned that Ben Affleck was dating Lindsay Shookus, many applauded the non-tabloidy nature of their relationship.

After all, Affleck's divorce from Jennifer Garner had been finalized; the former couple had been separated for more than two years; and the timng seemed right for Ben to move on with someone new.

Then the tabloid media started doing some digging and they found, well ... a lot.

Surprised Ben Affleck

For starters, several outlets claimed that Garner and Shookus had an affair for several years before coming out as a couple.

This is a bit of a problem, as until relatively recently, both were married to other people.

It later came out that Garner confronted Shookus after learning of the affair, which she found out about after noticing some expensive jewelry purchases on Ben's credit card statement.

As for Shookus' ex-husband, Kevin Miller, he reportedly just fouhd out about the affair a few months ago, and now believes it was the cause of his divorce.

(According to People and Us Weekly's timelines, Shookus began her relationship with Affleck just a few months after welcoming the her and Miller's first child.)

Ben Affleck Looks Shady

Now, London's Daily Mail has done even more digging into the Lindsay's past and found that the SNL producer has a history of dating famous men.

The tabloid reports that Lindsay engaged in a low-key affair with Sex and the City actor Chris Noth, though Noth's reps deny the claim.

Of course, that may have something to do with the fact that Noth would've already been involved with his current wife at the time.

Interestingly, the tabloid claims that Ben and Lindsay went on a break at at one point.

(Yes, if the timelines are accurate, they've been together long enough to have gone on a break.)

During that time, it seems Lindsay got involved with another respected actor with a famously messy personal life.

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The Mail claims Lindsay dated Jon Hamm during this time, and news of the relationship royally pissed Ben off.

Affleck and Hamm are friends and they worked on the 2010 film The Town together.

They both got out of very longterm relationships around the same time, and it seems Shookus knew just how to make Affleck jealous.

It's anyone's guess as to how much of the Mail's report is accurate, but one thing's for sure:

It doesn't look like Ben will be able to leave his tabloid staple status in the past any time soon.

Ben Affleck Got Lindsay All Shook Up

Ben and Jen are over, it’s all about Ben and Lindsay Shookus now. He and the SNL producer are smashing, and they have been for a long, long time.

More than that, he’s unafraid to assert some job benefits from the relationship. There’s still a lot we don’t know about the relationship, but today we know a little bit more.

Page Six ran an inside scoop on Ben and Shookus, and from it we can glean a lot of juicy details. We know that Shookus is enjoying eating lobster dinners with Ben. Always working behind the scenes, we also know that she is enjoying the flash of the paparazzi cameras.

“She’s enjoying it,” a friend of Shookus’ said. “She never wanted to be on camera, but she’s comfortable getting a lot of attention.” I should hope so, she is dating Batfleck after all. She’s wandered into the spotlight of a lot of people.

Page Six also confirms the timeline of the relationship. Shookus and Ben first got together in 2013, two years before Ben and Jen split, and one year before Shookus split with her husband. I think we can assume that even if the affair wasn’t the main reason the two couples ended, it was a contributing factor.

“I can’t believe that a girl from nowhere New York ruined a Hollywood marriage,” a publicist mused, maybe getting a bit judgey that Shookus is from Williamsville, New York. The joke’s on that publicist, Williamsville is lovely in the summer, and she’s not boning a movie star.

Since signing on to SNL, Shookus has been the main talent finder, booking new cast members and hosts. “Lindsay has developed very close relationships with all of [the cast], as well as the hosts,” a source said.

Clearly, she and the guest hosts get on just fine, sometimes to the detriment of their marriages.

Jennifer Garner Confronted Lindsay Shookus After Learning of Ben Affleck Affair, Sources Claim

Last week, we learned that Ben Affleck is dating Lindsay Shookus, a 37-year-old Saturday Night Live producer, whom he reportedly met while rehearsing an appearance on the show.

Affleck just finalized his divorce from Jennifer Garner in April, but the couple has been separated since 2015.

So surely there's no great scandal in Ben moving on and dating someone new at this point, right?

Ben Affleck: Suicide Squad Premiere Photo

Ha! This is the Batfleck we're talking about, and whether it's justified or not, there will always be countless pearl-clutching gasp-takes about everything he does.

And in this case, the situation might have involved actual clutching of pearls.

But we're getting ahead of ourselves ...

As you may have heard, it's been rumored that Ben cheated on Jennifer with Lindsay

In fact, some have gone so far as to say that Affleck and Shookus carried on an affair behind Garner's for years, and that the couple parted ways after Jen found out about it.

Jennifer Garner: 2016 Academy Awards

Conflicting stories abound, but right now, the consensus seems to be that Garner is pissed about the relationship, which lends credence to the theory that it overlapped with her marriage.

One insider tells Radar Online that Ben and Lindsay hit it off from the first time they met, and 

“There was an immediate spark,” says a source close to the situation.

“Ben and Lindsay flirted and stayed in touch through Ben’s appearances on SNL.”

Apparently, Affleck and Shookus weren't great at keeping things on the down-low, and Jen found out about the affair after realizing that Ben had made several extravagant jewelry purchases.

“Jen met face-to-face with Lindsay and demanded she return the jewelry,” the source revealed.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner leave Tavern in Brentwood

“Lindsay says she’d return it, but only if Ben asked for it back.”

Yes, the insider claims there was an actual face-to-face confrontation between Garner and Shookus.

Sounds like things came close to getting very ugly.

Fortunately, Garner didn't feel the need to fake her own death and frame Ben for the murder.

Sorry, but it's impossible to hear news of Ben Affleck marital troubles and not think of Gone Girl.

Ben Affleck Securing ‘SNL’ Hall of Fame Spot By Dating Producer

Get ready to see a lot more disappointing episodes of Saturday Night Live hosted by Ben Affleck. According to the latest report from PEOPLE, Affleck is dating SNL producer Lindsay Shookus.

I promise everyone that this won’t end well. Not because Ben Affleck relationships haven’t tended to end well, but because no SNL sketch ever ends well.

They just kind of say a line that sort of fits in and cut away.

Affleck and Shookus have been spotted hanging out in Los Angeles recently, where Affleck currently resides. Shookus has been sleeping at Affleck’s place, they’ve gone to dinner together, she’s met Matt Damon. The typical stuff Affleck does with the women he’s courting.

Affleck and ex-wife Jennifer Garner officially filed for divorce a few months ago.

The bad news for Shookus is that her first name is Lindsay, not Jennifer, which means that this will be nothing more than a dating project for Affleck.

Shookus was previously married to fellow SNL producer Kevin Miller. The two have a child together and there’s no word yet if Shookus’ kid and Affleck’s kids have met each other. Or Affleck’s nanny.

Affleck is part of the SNL five-timers club, but hasn’t hosted the show since 2013. Either that will change next season or we’ll never see him on SNL again.

21 Actors Who Should Never Shave. Like, EVER.

The following actors should always be involved in hairy situations.

When it comes to their faces, that is.

Because while some men look disheveled and unprofessional while rocking a beard and/or a mustache, these men manage to look more distinguished and dapper.

Don't you agree? (Yes, it does help that they are exceptional human specimens to begin with, we acknowledge this.)

1. Bradley Cooper

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Unlike many men, Bradley Cooper looks more put together and somehow better groomed when he does have a beard and mustache.

2. Gerard Butler

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That first guy? We're not scared of him at all. That secod guy? Yikes! He could lead a small army into battle... and win!

3. Kit Harington

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We would not follow a shaven Jon Snow into battle. But we'd die on The Wall if Kit Harington sported a beard and then asked us to.

4. Joe Manganiello

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The dude on the left is sweet and innocent. The guy on the right will bend you over the bed and... nevermind.

5. Ryan Gosling

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Ryan Gosling adds a hint of maturity and sexuality when he grows out his facial hair, wouldn't you say?

6. Johnny Depp

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Really, Depp simply looks best as Captain Jack Sparrow. But he has a beard!
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13 Most Boring Break-Ups of All-Time

We'll be honest:

As a celebrity gossip website, we like it when couples break up and hurl insults at each other and act all immature and petty and bitter.

But it can also be refreshing to see stars as like fully-formed, fair and reasonable adults.

Just consider the amicable terms on which the following stars split from each other:

1. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

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Affleck and Garner split in June of 2015, but kept hanging out together. She finally filed for divorce nearly two years later, but it was so amicable, the pair aren't even using attorneys.

2. Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney

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Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney cooled their relationship off when it became apparent that their rigorous schedules were becoming a bit much. Gaga also said she wanted everyone to root them on. Something tells us they will be back together at some point.

3. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

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Gwyneth likes to imply that she can do things better than everybody else, so it came as no surprise that she and Chris parted amicably. She wanted to prove that she's above all petty nonsense.

4. Hillary Duff and Mike Comrie

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Hillary and Mike called time on their relationship in 2014 and have remained close ever since.

5. Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton

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Their relationship coming to an end was hardly shocking, but they were surprisingly amicable about all of it.

6. Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfedlt

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Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfedlt kept it classy when they parted ways in September 2016.
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Ben Affleck Got Out of Rehab for Alcohol Addiction

Everybody in Hollywood is addicted to something.

You’d think it was some town of 40 people in Appalachia or something.

In a recent Facebook post, Affleck announced that he’s completed another stint in rehab for alcohol addiction, which he has struggled with throughout his life.

“I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront.”

Affleck previously went to rehab in 2001 at age 29 for similar issues.

“I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be. I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step. I’m lucky to have the love of my family and friends, including my co-parent, Jen, who has supported me and cared for our kids as I’ve done the work I set out to do. This was the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery.”

In 2015, Affleck and his wife, Jennifer Garner, announced that they were separating, but so far nothing has been finalized. His last film, the Warner Bros. gangster flick Live By Night, tanked critically and at the box office, and he got replaced to direct the next Batman flick.

Ben Affleck and his tramp stamp are having a bad time.

But kudos to him for getting his shit together. Addiction is a bitch.

25 Stars who Have Been to Rehab: From A(ffleck) to Z(eta-Jones)

All of the stars listed below have battled various demons over the years.

But they've acknowledged their problems and entered rehab facilities to deal with them.

Please join us in sending them well wishes for a bright, healthy and happy future...

1. Ben Affleck

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Affleck didn't tell the public he was entering rehab. But he made an announcement upon leaving the facility in March of 2017. We wish him well.

2. Lindsay Lohan

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Lindsay Lohan has been to a rehab six times. She completed a mandatory 90-day stint in the summer of 2013.

3. Catherine Zeta-Jones

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Catherine checked in to treat her bi-poler disorder in 2011.

4. Demi Lovato

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Demi Lovato sought treatment for eating disorders and mental health issues.

5. Britney Spears

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Not long after the infamous head-shaving incident in 2007, Brit checked into a facility.

6. Demi Moore

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Demi Moore checked into a Utah center in 2012.
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Ben Affleck: Moving Back In With Jennifer Garner?!

It's been nearly two years since Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner separated, and we still have no clue what the hell is really going on with these two.

They both dragged their feet on legally ending the marriage for so long that for a while, it was widely assumed they would get back together.

Last week, however, reported that Garner had decided to file for divorce from Affleck surfaced in a number of reliable media outlets.

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So why is it that Affleck now appears to be moving back in with his estranged wife?

Yes, according to Radar Online, Ben and Jen are once again cohabiting, a move that many are taking as a sign that Bennifer 2.0 is officially back on.

"This is what Jen has been praying for," a source tells the website.

"She never wanted a divorce, but felt she had no other options. Finally, Ben has sobered up enough to come home."

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner leave Tavern in Brentwood

Insiders say Ben's "man cave" is being redesigned to serve as a play space for the couple's three children.

"The kids are thrilled Daddy is finally back," an insider claims.

"The three of them — and Jen — are only hoping that this time it's for good."

Fans of the couple are encouraged by another sign that the move is permanent:

Affleck's Cadillac, two Mercedes and a vintage Chevrolet have all returned to the family garage.

Ben Affleck, Post-Divorce

Affleck's drinking was reportedly one of the main causes of his and Garner's separation, and those closest to the couple say it had been a point of contention for several years.

Now, he's apparently been on the wagon long enough to convince Jen that he's done with the benders for good.

(Although who's to say what would've happened had Tom Brady and company failed to complete that overtime comeback!)

Skeptics will point out that it often looked as though booze was far from the couple's only issue.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner: Smoking!

Ben was caught cheating with Christine Ouzounian, who was formerly emplyed as a nanny by the couple, and Jen reportedly took issue with his compulsive gambling.

Of course, all of that impulsive behavior may have been linked to Ben's boozing.

Whatever the case, the couple will now have to contend with the issue of Ben's giant phoenix tattoo.

We wish them the best, but we're not sure any marriage can survive something like that.

Jennifer Garner Finally Files for Divorce from Ben Affleck

It’s been two years since Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their split. And now Garner is finally filing for divorce.

The hell took her so long?

US Weekly‘s source says “”No matter what happens, Ben and Jen are committed to raising their family as one unit and will continue to do so as it has worked for them.”

I’ve never been divorced *knock on wood* so I don’t know why it always takes celebrities months to officially file after they split. Maybe she was holding out for that Batman money? The pair of three kids together, so they probably had something to do with it. Damn kids, always getting in the way.

Affleck has been busy since the split. Making a bunch of movies that no one liked and living in his brother’s shadow. I don’t know what Garner has been up to. Probably taking care of the kids because she’s a good person who definitely doesn’t trust a nanny.

Ben Affleck Cut His Sex Scenes From His Own Movie Because He Looked Like ‘A Sick Polar Bear’

The Guy With The Phoenix Tattoo is having a bad time.

2002’s Sexiest Man Alive Ben Affleck has lost his groove apparently. On the press tour for his latest film, Live by Night, he confessed that directing his own sex scenes did not work out for him. Affleck told AP:

“I just try to make myself look as good as possible. I just think, ‘What’s the most flattering sexual aspect of myself?’ and I try to put that in the movie.”

That did not work out for him, as he confessed he ended up cutting all of the sex scenes.

“I had to cut it out, it was that depressing. I looked like a sick polar bear.”

Ouch. Comparing your own on camera game to the devastating affects of global warming? Somebody’s confidence is on thin ice. Maybe he should have pulled a J Law and gotten drunk first.

13 Formerly Famous Couples Who Actually Get Along

There are some celebrity couples who end relationships with a whole lot of arguing that is all over the media. 

But then there are tandems who wrap up their romances in a friendly manner, with no controversy. 

It's true! Scroll down for evidence...

1. Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney

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Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney cooled their relationship off when it became apparent that their rigorous schedules were becoming a bit much. Gaga also said she wanted everyone to root them on. Something tells us they will be back together at some point.

2. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

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Gwyneth likes to imply that she can do things better than everybody else, so it came as no surprise that she and Chris parted amicably.

3. Hillary Duff and Mike Comrie

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Hillary and Mike called time on their relationship in 2014 and have remained close ever since.

4. Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton

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Their relationship coming to an end was hardly shocking, but they were surprisingly amicable about all of it.

5. Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfedlt

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Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfedlt kept it classy when they parted ways in September 2016.

6. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

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You would be forgiven for thinking this pair are still a thing. They are always together.
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Aint No Party Like a Trump Party Cause a Trump Party Is Cheesy — So Says Ben Affleck

One would think that a party featuring Donald Trump would be like Mardi Gras. After all, you’re in the company of a famous person. Women let you do whatever you want to them. But, according to Ben Affleck, partying with Trump is actually “cheesy.”

“I met him once at a Fashion Week event in Milan…You knew you were at a cheesy party if Donald Trump was there. He would kind of trawl around them.”

In a roundabout way, this is Trump’s biggest qualification to being president. No one wants a president who is the life of the party. Would we want Pitbull as our president? Of course not. He’d be throwing wild bashes every night instead of getting stuff done. Trump being bad at partying means he’s less likely to party and more likely to Make America Great Again.

I guess this does explain why no one wants to play Trump’s inauguration party, though.

23 Celebrity Weddings That We Never Saw Coming

Not all celebrity couples make like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. In other words, some got married very much on the Down Low.

So low down, in fact, that we didn't even know they were planning on getting hitched until the big day had already come and gone!

Some of these surprise celebrity marriages may even last, too, although in some cases, more forethought may have been prudent ...

1. JENNIFER ANISTON AND JUSTIN THEROUX

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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux told guests in August 2015 that they were attending a birthday party at their home. But then they went ahead and got hitched!

2. IAN SOMERHALDER AND NIKKI REED

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Four months after announcing their engagement, Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed quietly exchanged vows in Santa Monica ... without anyone outside their inner circle knowing about it until it had already gone down!

3. KRISTEN BELL AND DAX SHEPARD

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Kristen Bell and Dax Shephard got married on the spot in 2013 after a court employee offered up an immediate ceremony. The entire thing cost $142.

4. KELLY CLARKSON AND BRANDON BLACKSTOCK

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Kelly Clarkson and Brandom Blackstock engaged vows in an intimate ceremony in Tennesse. The singer simply told fans about it the next day via social media.

5. KERRY WASHINGTON AND NNAMI ASOMUGHA

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Kerry Washington and Nnami Asomugha got married in Idaho... and that's still all we know. Few stars are as guarded with their personal information as the Scandal beauty.

6. ANNE HATHAWAY AND ADAM SHULMAN

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Anna Hathaway used the same wedding planner who helped keep Natalie Portman’s nuptials quiet when she tied the knot with Shulman in 2012.
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5 Male Hollywood Celebs Who Suffered from Alcohol and Drug Addiction

Alcoholism has been one of society’s major problems. It continues to affect both the youth and adults regardless of race and religious affiliation.

Celebrities are not exempted from this social woe. Being human as they are, many have had struggles over their addiction to alcohol and there are still some who continue to battle alcoholism. These stars are more prone to this problem due to the fact that they can afford to drown themselves in their favorite drinks whenever they want to. In fact, you may have no idea they were or are alcohol addicts.

Ben Affleck

Actor Ben Affleck entered a rehab facility for alcoholism in 2001. He remained sober after that but after a decade was seen again drinking at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011.

Fortunately, the Armageddon star’s career was not affected by his alcoholism problem as he even won an Oscar award for Best Film for his film entitled “Argo.” On the contrary, it was his relationships that made an impact on his movies more.

Zac Efron

Unknown to many people perhaps including his fans, Zac Efron underwent a rehab program back in 2013. The High School Musical star eventually opened up to the media about his difficulty in battling drugs and alcohol. He considered it “a never-ending struggle.”

Going to a rehab facility is not easy on the pocket hence, it is a good idea to have a health insurance to shoulder one’s bills. Many insurance companies today cover various types of in-patient treatments. For one, Cigna covers alcohol and drug rehab similar to other global providers.

Michael J. Fox

Before he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991, Michael J. Fox was having alcohol problems. Thankfully, he was able to get over it with the support of his family and since then has become a strong advocate of Parkinson’s after accepting his condition.

The actor has also set up the Michael J. Fox Foundation which funds research on Parkinson’s disease. He has also published a book called “Lucky Man” in which he shares his bout with alcohol and how he used it to escape fear caused by his diagnosis.

Mel Gibson

Actor Mel Gibson was arrested in 2006 due to a driving under the influence (DUI) case. But although his career was badly affected after that incident, he was able to reform and gained control of his alcohol addiction.

The Australian actor known for his films Mad Max, Lethal Weapon and Brave Heart is said to have a volatile behavior and has a habit of issuing controversial remarks.

Robin Williams

The late Robin Williams was then battling with not only cocaine addiction but as well as alcoholism. He started his journey to sobriety after his friend John Belushi died of an overdose. The two were known to attend parties together.

Unfortunately, the comedian suffered a relapse in the years before his death. His renewed addiction was reported to have caused his divorce with wife Marsha Garces in 2008.

21 Stars with REALLY Big Penises

These stars are packing! In the penis department, we mean.

According to various insiders, sources, rumors and innuendo, the famous studs listed below know how to please their sex partners when it comes to how large their private parts are.

If you know what we mean!

We've seen many of their male units and we've heard talk about others and let's just say that all were blessed where many say it matters most...

1. Orlando Bloom

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We don't know why he's naked on this paddle board. But we do know that women on the Internet were impressed.

2. Justin Bieber

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A newspaper snapped a photo of Bieber on vacation in Bora Bora. He was not wearing any clothing. And let's just say that we now understand why it was so difficult for Selena Gomez to walk away from him.

3. John Mayer

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Dude is cocky. In more ways than one. We know it isn’t his shining personality, so there had to be a reason these girls flock to him. Everything is starting to make sense.

4. Chris Brown

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No wonder Chris Brown lost his virginity at age eight.

5. Jon Hamm

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There are Tumblr pages dedicated to Jon Hamm's penis. He had to actually state for the record that he's sick of talking about it.

6. Ray J

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What's there to say? We've all seen the Kim Kardashian sex tape, right?
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Jennifer Garner Is ‘Kind of Panicked’ About Daughter Violet Having a Laptop: She’s Not on Social Media ‘But I Know It’s Coming’

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Jennifer Garner is trying her best to lead by example for her three kids.

Garner, 44, shares daughters Violet, 10, and Seraphina, 7, and son Samuel, 4, with Ben Affleck, and told TODAY Parents about her latest challenge: raising a preteen.

“We just had back to school night, and I said afterwards, ‘Do they need a computer?’ ” she says. “Our daughter doesn’t have any of those things, and she’s the only kid in the class who doesn’t, apparently, so I found an old laptop this weekend for her.”

She continues, “I am kind of panicked about it. She’s not on social media yet — her school has a no social media policy until 6th grade — but I know it’s coming soon.”

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For Garner, parenting involves being constantly aware of how her actions affect her children.

“I try to be the best version of myself and to have faith that they’re watching me as carefully when I do something right as they do when I roll through a stop sign,” she says.

For Garner, parenting goes beyond verbal communication.

“I don’t think empathy is something you can drill in someone’s head,” Garner explains. “You have to have faith that while your kids can seem to be selfish and concerned only about the word ‘mine’ sometimes, overall, they are watching you really carefully, and if you care about other people, they will too.”

RELATED VIDEO: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Spend Fourth of July with Their Kids

And this introspection started from the moment she welcomed Violet into the world.

“Once I had kids, I began asking myself, how do I want to spend my time?” she says. “How do I want to make what little impact I can on the world? And over and over again, I was wondering who was helping the kids like the kids I grew up with in West Virginia and rural America.”

From West Virginia to Hollywood, Garner tries her best to maintain a proper work-life balance.

“I try to make bedtime sacred, to have some alone time with each kid every night, when it is possible,” she says. “Except for the nights when it’s not possible. I work, and I have a job that means that sometimes I have to go out at night, and sometimes I need to go out at night just for me.”

— Blake Bakkila


22 Celebrity Weddings We Did NOT See Coming

Not all celebrity couples make like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. In other words, some got married very much on the Down Low.

So low down, in fact, that we didn't even know they were planning on getting hitched until the big day had already come and gone!

Some of these surprise celebrity marriages may even last, too, although in some cases, more forethought may have been prudent ...

1. JENNIFER ANISTON AND JUSTIN THEROUX

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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux told guests in August 2015 that they were attending a birthday party at their home. But then they went ahead and got hitched!

2. IAN SOMERHALDER AND NIKKI REED

Nikki reed and ian somerhalder
Four months after announcing their engagement, Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed quietly exchanged vows in Santa Monica ... without anyone outside their inner circle knowing about it until it had already gone down!

3. KRISTEN BELL AND DAX SHEPARD

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Kristen Bell and Dax Shephard got married on the spot in 2013 after a court employee offered up an immediate ceremony. The entire thing cost $142.

4. KELLY CLARKSON AND BRANDON BLACKSTOCK

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Kelly Clarkson and Brandom Blackstock engaged vows in an intimate ceremony in Tennesse. The singer simply told fans about it the next day via social media.

5. KERRY WASHINGTON AND NNAMI ASOMUGHA

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Kerry Washington and Nnami Asomugha got married in Idaho... and that's still all we know. Few stars are as guarded with their personal information as the Scandal beauty.

6. ANNE HATHAWAY AND ADAM SHULMAN

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Anna Hathaway used the same wedding planner who helped keep Natalie Portman’s nuptials quiet when she tied the knot with Shulman in 2012.
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21 Celebrity Weddings No One Saw Coming

Not all celebrity couples make like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. In other words, some got married very much on the Down Low.

So low down, in fact, that we didn't even know they were planning on getting hitched until the big day had already come and gone!

Some of these surprise celebrity marriages may even last, too, although in some cases, more forethought may have been prudent ...

1. JENNIFER ANISTON AND JUSTIN THEROUX

Justin theroux jennifer aniston photograph
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux told guests in August 2015 that they were attending a birthday party at their home. But then they went ahead and got hitched!

2. IAN SOMERHALDER AND NIKKI REED

Nikki reed and ian somerhalder
Four months after announcing their engagement, Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed quietly exchanged vows in Santa Monica ... without anyone outside their inner circle knowing about it until it had already gone down!

3. KRISTEN BELL AND DAX SHEPARD

Kristen bell and dax shepard picture
Kristen Bell and Dax Shephard got married on the spot in 2013 after a court employee offered up an immediate ceremony. The entire thing cost $142.

4. KELLY CLARKSON AND BRANDON BLACKSTOCK

Brandon blackstock dances with kelly clarkson
Kelly Clarkson and Brandom Blackstock engaged vows in an intimate ceremony in Tennesse. The singer simply told fans about it the next day via social media.

5. KERRY WASHINGTON AND NNAMI ASOMUGHA

Kerry washington nnamdi asomugha
Kerry Washington and Nnami Asomugha got married in Idaho... and that's still all we know. Few stars are as guarded with their personal information as the Scandal beauty.

6. ANNE HATHAWAY AND ADAM SHULMAN

Anne hathaway adam shulman pic
Anna Hathaway used the same wedding planner who helped keep Natalie Portman’s nuptials quiet when she tied the knot with Shulman in 2012.
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19 Stars with Especially Big Penises

These stars are packing! In the penis department, we mean.

According to various insiders, sources, rumors and innuendo, the famous studs listed below know how to please their sex partners when it comes to how large their private parts are.

If you know what we mean!

We've seen many of their male units and we've heard talk about others and let's just say that all were blessed where many say it matters most...

1. Orlando Bloom

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We don't know why he's naked on this paddle board. But we do know that women on the Internet were impressed.

2. Justin Bieber

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A newspaper snapped a photo of Bieber on vacation in Bora Bora. He was not wearing any clothing. And let's just say that we now understand why it was so difficult for Selena Gomez to walk away from him.

3. Jon Hamm

Jon hamm mad men premiere
There are Tumblr pages dedicated to Jon Hamm's penis. He had to actually state for the record that he's sick of talking about it.

4. Ray J

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What's there to say? We've all seen the Kim Kardashian sex tape, right?

5. Harry Styles

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Don't take our word for it! Good friend Ed Sheeran confirms the size of Styles' package.

6. Daniel Craig

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007? More like 10 or 11! Dame Judy Dench has said of Daniel Craig's penis is "an absolute monster."
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22 Stars Who Really Hated Their Own Movies

Just because an actor works on a film doesn't mean they're proud of it.

Sometimes, they just gotta pay the bills and take a role that well, isn't the best.

Find out which 22 stars hated their own movies and weren't afraid to admit it! Some of them may even surprise you.

1. Ben Affleck

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Ben Affleck has one very specific regret when it comes to his past films. "The only movie I actually regret is Daredevil. It just kills me. I love that story, that character, and the fact that it got f***ed up the way it did stays with me," he said.

2. Katherine Heigl

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Katherine Heigl wasn't exactly a big fan of her 2007 film, Knocked Up. She called it "a little sexist. It paints the women as shrews, as humorless and uptight, and it paints the men as lovable, goofy, fun-loving guys. It exaggerated the characters, and I had a hard time with it, on some days."

3. Jim Carrey

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Jim Carrey regretted the 2010 film Kick-Ass because of the violence. Before the release of the film, he tweeted "I did Kickass a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence."

4. George Clooney

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George Clooney wasn't happy with Batman & Robin at all. He was quoted saying, “With hindsight, it’s easy to look back at this and go, ‘Woah, that was really ****, and I was really bad in it!'"

5. Robert Pattinson

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Despite its popularity, there are certainly plenty of people who opening hate on the Twilight Series. One of those people? Robert Pattinson. He's hinted in several interviews at a dislike of the story and of his character, including saying that Twilight "seems like a book that wasn't supposed to be published."

6. Jessica Alba

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Jessica Alba hated Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer so much that she almost quit acting because of it. Can you blame her?
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Ben Affleck: Kicked Out of Family Home By Jennifer Garner?!

It's a big weekend for Ben Affleck.

Batman v Superman, the most highly-anticipated film of his career opened nationwide last night, and it could be the start of a career-defining franchise for the 43-year-old Oscar winner. 

Ben Affleck Looks Shady

Unfortunately, it looks like he'll be receiving news about the box office returns all alone in some posh Beverly Hills hotel room. Hey, maybe it'll be the same one where he stashed Christine Ouzounian!

Yes, it's been nine months since Affleck and Jennifer Garner called it quits on their marriage, but they've been living on the same massive property ever since for the sake of their kids.

Now, Radar Online is reporting that Jen has given Ben the boot - all because of his response to comments that she made to Vanity Fair.

Even though Affleck was complimentary in his remarks, Jen is reportedly pissed, as he had promised not to publicly react to her VF cover story at all.

“Jen went nuclear - she’s livid with Ben,” an insider close to the situation In Touch

"They’d both privately agreed that after everything he put her through, she would be the only one to publicly speak out.

“Ben had promised Jen he wouldn’t respond to anything, so the fact he’s gone back on his word has really hit her hard - especially when he’s broken so many promises to her in the past.”

So now Ben's been booted from his Batcave. He better make peace with Supes and hope that the Fortress of Solitude has a couch he can crash on.

Ben Affleck: Here’s the REAL Deal With My Ugly Back Tattoo

We were getting a little concerned about Ben Affleck.

Ben Affleck Looks Scared

Upon the dissolution of his 10-year marriage to Jennifer Garner, we discovered that he had an affair with his children's nanny and then got a monstrous tattoo splayed across his entire back.

Fans thought this was just all part of some misguided "I gotta be meee!" mid-life crisis meltdown, but we've now learned that he was just pulling our legs in one of the scenarios above.

The good news is, the tat is totally fake. The bad news is, he still schtupped the nanny. 

But let's focus on the good news!

Yep, the massive, multi-colored tattoo of a phoenix is all for a movie role, Ben revealed in an interview with Extra.

“I actually do have a number of tattoos," the actor-director admitted. "But I try to have them in places where you don’t have to do a lot of cover up… They get sort of addictive, tattoos, after awhile.”

Phew. This comes as quite a relief, because we have no problem going on record and straight up saying that thing was hideous.

And we're not alone in our assessment.

His estranged wife tried to be nice about it, but her thoughts on the body art were less than flattering.

"You know what we would say in my hometown about that? 'Bless his heart,'" Garner said. "A phoenix rising from the ashes. Am I the ashes in this scenario? I take umbrage. I refuse to be the ashes."

Ben's ex Jennifer Lopez was a little more straightforward with her opinion.

"It's AWFUL!" she cried during a guest appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

Luckily, the Jens can now sleep better tonight knowing that their ex did not ink a god-awful mural all over himself.

That is, if they even really care.

Ben Affleck Dressed Up as Batman for Samuel’s Birthday Party – But Lending the Costume Took Some Convincing

Ben Affleck gave his son the gift of a lifetime.

During a Sunday appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! the actor told host Jimmy Kimmel about dressing up as Batman (Affleck portrays the character in the upcoming Batman v Superman film) at his son Samuel‘s 4th birthday party over the weekend.

“He wanted a superhero birthday party and so he wanted superheroes there,” Affleck said, adding that he asked his son which superheroes he wanted at the bash. “He was like, ‘and I want you to do Batman. Real Batman!'”

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The Batman v Superman star said it took some convincing to get the movie studio to lend him the costume — “They trust me for the movie, but not for a 4-year-old’s birthday,” Affleck, 43, joked.

Once he had the costume, Affleck had to face the reality of portraying Batman — in costume — in front of a slew of children and their parents.

“There was Wonder Woman, Captain America, Iron Man and there was me … it was so mortifying,” he said with a laugh. “First I thought, ‘It’s kids. It’s kids.’ I didn’t think that, of course, like, all their parents are there.

“So I had to, like, put on my outfit for this movie, and put on my scary face for the 4-year-olds and all their folks are there. It’s 11 in the morning and they’re kind of like ‘Wow. Batman.'”

Affleck put on a brave face, though, and gave Kimmel a glimpse of his portrayal of the superhero.

“This means a lot to my son,” Affleck said in the character’s raspy voice. “Don’t make me come find you.”

Affleck has three children with Jennifer GarnerSamuel, Violet, 10, and 7-year-old Seraphina.

— Char Adams


Ben Affleck Dressed Up as Batman for Samuel’s Birthday Party – But Lending the Costume Took Some Convincing

Ben Affleck gave his son the gift of a lifetime.

During a Sunday appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! the actor told host Jimmy Kimmel about dressing up as Batman (Affleck portrays the character in the upcoming Batman v Superman film) at his son Samuel‘s 4th birthday party over the weekend.

“He wanted a superhero birthday party and so he wanted superheroes there,” Affleck said, adding that he asked his son which superheroes he wanted at the bash. “He was like, ‘and I want you to do Batman. Real Batman!'”

Ben Affleck Jimmy Kimmel Live Batman
Randy Holmes/ABC/Getty

The Batman v Superman star said it took some convincing to get the movie studio to lend him the costume — “They trust me for the movie, but not for a 4-year-old’s birthday,” Affleck, 43, joked.

Once he had the costume, Affleck had to face the reality of portraying Batman — in costume — in front of a slew of children and their parents.

“There was Wonder Woman, Captain America, Iron Man and there was me … it was so mortifying,” he said with a laugh. “First I thought, ‘It’s kids. It’s kids.’ I didn’t think that, of course, like, all their parents are there.

“So I had to, like, put on my outfit for this movie, and put on my scary face for the 4-year-olds and all their folks are there. It’s 11 in the morning and they’re kind of like ‘Wow. Batman.'”

Affleck put on a brave face, though, and gave Kimmel a glimpse of his portrayal of the superhero.

“This means a lot to my son,” Affleck said in the character’s raspy voice. “Don’t make me come find you.”

Affleck has three children with Jennifer GarnerSamuel, Violet, 10, and 7-year-old Seraphina.

— Char Adams


Hey Big Spender: Celebrities Who Love to Gamble

The glitz, the glam, the flashing lights- it’s all a bit hypnotic, isn’t it? For anyone who has ever set foot on the Las Vegas Strip or taken strolls down Broadway in either New York City or Nashville, they know that the energy is pumping, the lights are beckoning, and the money is getting spent.

The love for neon lights, gambling and everything associated with these things isn’t limited to the general population-in fact, it’s actually often the celebrities who love it the most. There is a long list of celebrity gamblers. If you have the money, why not take part in in the fun and increase your wealth in the process? Here are some of the celebrities who love the excitement of gambling:

Charlie Sheen

Probably one of the most famous celebrity gamblers, Charlie Sheen has a rich history with the sport. In fact-Sheen loves betting on sports events the best. It’s stated that he used to spend upwards of $200,000 a week on these events.

His passion for gambling isn’t limited to things like football and horse racing, as he also has been known to spend large sums of money at casinos. It’s rumored that Sheen has since given up gambling, but the ways of doing it are changing every day. He might find another avenue to pursue.

Ben Affleck

It’s should be made known that Ben Affleck is a very smart man. In order to make your way up in the entertainment world at such a young age as he did, you kinda have to be. In fact, Affleck and Matt Damon wrote the very famous script for the movie Good Will Hunting which earned them Best Original Screenplay in 1997. This was the movie that launched both of their careers.

With this being said, it should be stated that Affleck is an extreme lover of gambling. He’s been caught counting cards, which is a hilarity in itself. Who gets punished for being smart enough to know what cards have been played and figuring out the odds for your own success in the game. It’s rather stupid, but alas.

Tobey Maguire

That’s right. Spider-Man-the man with the plan to save the world from tyranny, loves to gamble. He’s even been said to gamble in illegal rings. Now that’s a new one. For a man who helps the police catch criminal and evil scientists, it seems rather strange that he’s participating in illegal acts on his day off!

Apparently he is a great player, but incredibly rude to the waitresses and he’s a very sore loser. Who knows what bit him in the butt…in any case, gambling sure is fun and when the stakes are high, it makes it even more exciting.

18 Stars with Big Penises: Welcome to the Club, Justin Bieber!

These stars are packing! In the penis department, we mean.

According to various insiders, sources, rumors and innuendo, the famous studs listed below know how to please their sex partners when it comes to how large their private parts are.

If you know what we mean!

While we analyze this LeBron James penis video to see if the basketball legend belongs in this distinct group, scroll around to learn whose unit looks way up when he gets down... IN BED!

1. Justin Bieber

Justin bieber in a hooded sweatshirt
A newspaper snapped a photo of Bieber on vacation in Bora Bora. He was not wearing any clothing. And let's just say that we now understand why it was so difficult for Selena Gomez to walk away from him.

2. Jon Hamm

Jon hamm mad men premiere
There are Tumblr pages dedicated to Jon Hamm's penis. He had to actually state for the record that he's sick of talking about it.

3. Ray J

Ray j promo picture
What's there to say? We've all seen the Kim Kardashian sex tape, right?

4. Harry Styles

Harry styles at the vmas
Don't take our word for it! Good friend Ed Sheeran confirms the size of Styles' package.

5. Daniel Craig

Daniel craig as james bond
007? More like 10 or 11! Dame Judy Dench has said of Daniel Craig's penis is "an absolute monster."

6. Brandon Routh

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According to rumors, the bulge on Brandon Routh had to be digitally altered so it would not distract (both) Superman Returns viewers.
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Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner: Not Back Together, Just BFFs!!!

For a couple that's currently in the process of getting divorced, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner spend an awful lot of time together.

Just last weekend, Ben and Jen went to church and then took their kids to a nearby farmer's market.

Prior to that, Affleck and Garner attended a couples counseling session, which is obviously a very unusual thing for an estranged husband and wife to do.

So what's the deal? Is there any truth to those rumors that Ben and Jen are getting back together?

 
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner: Faking for the Camera?

Not quite, says a source close to the couple.

Apparently, Affleck and Garner are simply taking a very Gwyneth-esque approach to ending their marriage, and while they plan to proceed with the divorce, they're also hoping to remain close with one another.

“They are working hard and enjoying being friends,” a source tells E! News “Ben wants her to be happy and vice versa.

“Just because they are getting divorced doesn’t mean they cannot be supportive friends. They will have their good and bad days like everyone else.”

It may seem strange that these two are rushing right into post-divorce friendship (especially considering the many rumors that Affleck was caught cheating on Garner), but insiders say they're doing it for the kids, and we fully support that.

Plus, who wouldn't want to be besties with Batman, ya know?