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Ben Affleck: Forced to Submit to Drug Testing in Order to See His Kids?

It's been a tough month for Ben Affleck.

Already dodging rumors that he's been drinking again following his most recent stint in rehab, Affleck now finds himself involved in the biggest scandal in recent Hollywood history.

Ben Affleck Smiling

As you've no doubt heard by now, famed film producer Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual assault by numerous women who claim he repeatedly abused his power in order to take advantage of them.

Affleck condemned Weinstein for his actions, but now, multiple women who have worked with the Oscar winner over the years say that Ben's statement is simply part of an effort to exonerate himself from any blame.

First, Rose McGowan claimed that Affleck is lying when he says he only recently learned of Weinstein's misconduct.

Shortly thereafter, actress Hilarie Burton accused Affleck of groping her when she was just a 20-year-old co-host on MTV's TRL.

Affleck has yet to respond to the allegations against him, but it's safe to assume he's in damage control mode.

Ben Affleck Shakes

And now, it looks as though he may have suffered another high-profile setback, this one having to do with his tumultuous split from Jennifer Garner.

Though Affleck and Garner finalized their divorce over the summer, the issue of custody of the couple's three children remains somewhat unsettled due to recent developments in Affleck's personal life.

Sources tell Radar Online that Jen is deeply concerned about Ben's drinking, and in order to ensure that her children will be safe while spending time at his house, she's reportedly asked the court to force Affleck to submit to drug and alcohol testing.

“Jen has put her foot down and says either Ben submits to drug testing — or he can forget about seeing the kids for a sleepover,” an insider revealed to the site.

“It breaks her heart to see Ben in liquor stores more than he goes to church."

Ben Affleck at Premiere

A bit of a dubious comment, as Ben's never been much of a churchgoer, as far as we know, but it's entirely believable that Jen would demand that her ex prove he's clean before she'll sign off on him taking the kids for extended periods of time.

“Now she wants him to prove he’s completely clean of drugs and that he’s given up his partying ways. He was such a big party guy before, and he’s slipped up a few times since,” says the informant.

“Jen’s not taking any chances. The kids come first, as always. She’s giving Ben no excuses — or second chances.”

There's no word on whether Affleck's involvement in the Weinstein scandal influenced Jen's decision, but we're guessing the actress is none too happy about Ben's latest controversy.

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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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.

Jennifer Garner Got Mad About a People Magazine Story. Should She Have?

People Magazine recently ran a story about what life was like for Jennifer Garner now that she was proceeding with her divorce from Ben Affleck. There were unnamed sources who talked about her state of mind, her not wanting to date. There was a portrait of a beaming Garner on the cover.

The only problem was… Garner didn’t approve of any of this. Hell, she was quite vocal about it on her Facebook page. She said she wasn’t interviewed for the story and she didn’t pose for the cover photo. Well, when she did pose, she didn’t think that it was going to be for a story like this. From her quotes, she seemed annoyed, but I didn’t get the sense that she was in the mood to storm the People office and lay waste to everyone like Colleen Wing would in Iron Fist. I would have said Elektra, but Elodie Yung did a better job in the role – it looks like she’s going to be back in the Defenders series this summer.

I have a feeling that Garner’s going to be scrutinizing her circle of friends and staff a lot more closely when this is all said and done. Yes, she knows that her personal life is fodder for a lot of magazines. She’s amazingly wealthy. That’s one of the tradeoffs of being a celebrity. Still, this was a violation of her trust.

Some other publications thought that Garner was being tacky by speaking out about the whole thing. These magazines are part of what help keep her in the spotlight after all. It might be interpreted as a case of her biting one of the hands that feed her. I can see both sides of the story here. The overriding thought for me, though, is that I’m sick of seeing stories about whether Affleck and Garner are back together. It’s worse than soap operas. Or the entire run of Friends with Ross and Rachel.

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

Ben affleck and jennifer garner leave tavern in brentwood
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

Lady gaga and taylor kinney attend celebrity ski and smile chall
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

Gwyneth paltrow and chris martin
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: 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.

Bennifer Pic

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.

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

Lady gaga and taylor kinney attend celebrity ski and smile chall
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

Gwyneth paltrow and chris martin
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

Hilary duff and mike comrie 7th annual march of dimes celebratio
Hillary and Mike called time on their relationship in 2014 and have remained close ever since.

4. Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton

Blake shelton and miranda lambert red carpet
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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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

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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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

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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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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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.

2016 Academy Awards Red Carpet: A Feast For The Eyes

It's the grand finale to Awards Season 2016, and what a delight the red carpet was tonight in Hollywood.

Nominees who passed for Disney characters!  Gowns that resembled loofahs! That bear that nearly ate Leo!

Let's thumb through some of tonight's looks, shall we?  Those most pleasing to the eye, and those who - according to one tweet - look as though their owners "went HAM at Michael's."

1. Jennifer Garner: 2016 Academy Awards

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Presenter Jennifer Garner (in Versace) at the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

2. Leonardo DiCaprio: 2016 Academy Awards

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If Best Actor nominee (as of press time, the award has not yet been handed out) does not win, then...someone must change his name to Susan Lucci.

3. Cate Blanchett: 2016 Academy Awards

Cate blanchett at the 2016 oscars
Best Actress nominee Cate Blanchett slayed in a feathered Armani gown with Tiffany & Co. jewels at the 88th Annual Academy Awards on February 28th. However, a few viewers thought Blanchett looked like she "went HAM at Michael's." Rude.

4. Tina Fey: 2016 Academy Awards

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For the 88th Annual Academy Awards, presenter Tina Fey wore an Atelier Versace gown with a Bulgari sapphire and diamond necklace that belongs on the neck of the Duchess of Cambridge.

5. Kerry Washington: 2016 Academy Awards

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Presenter Kerry Washington wore Atelier Versace to the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

6. Reese Witherspoon: 2016 Academy Awards

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Reese Witherspoon wore Oscar de al Renta with Tiffany & Co. jewelry to the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.
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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?

Jennifer Garner Steps Out For Her First Public Appearance Since Splitting From Ben Affleck!

At least it was for a good cause!

On Friday night, Jennifer Garner made her first public appearance since her well-covered split from Ben Affleck over the summer, and she did it by joining a whole bunch of big-time celebs!

[ Related: Ben & Jen -- The Most Together Separated Couple Ever! ]

Garner was part of the Think It Up telecast in El Lay on Friday, a show trying to raise money and awareness for improving education in California, and Garner was joined by many other celebs at the wonderful event.

Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Biel, Justin Bieber, Kacey Musgraves and many more all joined Garner on stage at various points throughout the night -- including the last two performing for the event -- and a good time looks like it was had by all!

Garner, pictured above with Bieber, was all smiles at the event, though of course she was not wearing her wedding ring. Considering all that she's been through the last several months, at least she was happy on Friday night!

[Image via Getty Images.]

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Begin Marriage Counseling: Are They Getting Back Together?!

Well, here's one we didn't see coming.

It's been over two months since Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their divorce, and despite occasional joint outings with their kids, it seemed from the start that both parties were more than happy to go their separate ways.

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In fact, some outlets claimed that Affleck was already dating Christine Ouzounian, who had previously served as the couple's nanny.

Now, however, it looks life Mr. and Mrs. Batfleck may be having second thoughts about their split. 

According to People magazine, Ben and Jen have enrolled in a couple's therapy program and have been spotted coming and going from a medical center in LA several times in the past two weeks.

Reps for the couple say the program is part of Ben and Jen's effort to “go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting their children.”

Sounds plausible, but something tells us there's more to the story.

Reports indicate that Affleck and Garner were separated for up to ten months before they filed for divorce.

Seems to us like they've already had plenty of time to work on the terms of their split and figure out how to keep things as amicable as possible.

Yeah, we're thinking this might be an attempt at reconciliation.

Surprising, sure, but it kinda makes sense. After all, Ben's been looking miserable lately.

We figured it was just because he had to spend his first birthday as a single dude at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, instead of making it rain at a strip club. But maybe he really just misses his family.

Christine Ouzounian: Ben Affleck Seduced Me in the Shower!

It's been two months since Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their divorce, but the split continues to make tabloid headlines.

Part of the problem, of course, is Christine Ouzounian. The nanny-turned-mistress is still doing everything in her power to extend her 15 minutes of fame, and remarkably, it seems to be working.

First, Ouzonian wanted to be the next Bachelorette. Then she lowered her standards a bit and started fielding million-dollar porn offers.

Now, comes the inevitable attempt to cash in that we've been predicting from day one. Sources say Christine is shopping a tell-all memoir

But while the news of Christine's foray into the literary world isn't exactly surprising, some of the revelations in her book might be:

Christine Ouzounian Tabloid Cover

According to the new issue of Star magazine, Christine intends to reveal that Ben made his intentions perfectly clear the first time they hooked up - by joining her in the shower.

The tabloid claims that Ben made little effort to hide the affair, and Christine actually wanted Jen to find out!

“Christine did what she could to speed things along, flirting openly with Ben and even leaving evidence of the relationship where Jen would be sure to find it.

"Jen suspected something was going on almost from the very beginning. She would come in to a room and find Ben and Christine leaning in to each other and whispering. But, she tried to convince herself it was all in her head.”

As for the story about Ben and Christine getting caught having sex during a family vacation in the Bahamas?

Well, apparently they weren't busted in the act, as early reports indicated. Instead, Jen found a pregnancy test that Christine had left lying around and absolutely lost it.

The test was negative, but Jen still took it as the final clue that her husband was engaging in unprotected nanny-banging.

Well, we'll give props where they're deserved: Christine might actually be diabolical enough to make it in Hollywood.

Egotastic Dollhouse Theater: Batfleck And The Nanny

The world was saddened to hear that love had finally died when Jennifer Garner and Ben Aflleck announced they were separating. Since then it has been alleged that the reason for the split was because Ben was maybe doinking the nanny Christine Ouzounian. He denies it but it does look kinda ...

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Jennifer Garner: Losing Weight, Breaking Down in Wake of Divorce?

It's been six weeks since we first learned that Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are divorcing, and we're no closer to knowing what exactly caused the couple to call it quits.

The consensus these days is that Ben cheated on Jen with Christine Ouzounian - the couple's 28-year-old nanny.

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Obviously, neither Affleck nor the nanny has confirmed the rumor, but the fact that Ouzounian is living the high life at the Hotel Bel-Air and bragging about her brand new Lexus on Instagram seems to confirm that she's carrying on some sort of relationship with Ben.

Whatever the case, the Ben's actions appear to be taking a profound psychological toll on Jen, and family and friends are reportedly concerned about her health.

"She's lost so much weight that they're having to take in her costumes," a source on the set of Garner's new movie tells Radar Online.

"It's very concerning, because she's so exhausted by the end of the day that she'll literally collapse into bed at night...Jen is barely able to get through the days. She's really starting to freak out about life without Ben."

One insider claims that Jen has lost more than ten pounds in just the past two weeks.

As she and Ben were reportedly separated for several months before they announced their divorce, many believe that Jen's recent stress has everything to do with the revelations regarding Affleck's relationship with Ouzounian.

Ben Affleck NEVER Slept With Christine Ouzounian, Claims Source Who Was Probably Paid By Ben Affleck

As we reported earlier, Ben Affleck took Christine Ouzounian to Vegas in June and left his then-wife Jennifer Garner behind in the Bahamas to watch the couple's three children.

Some insiders claim that the irony of Ben taking the nanny on vacation and sticking his wife with the kids was too much for Jen and led to Ouzuounian getting fired.

Now, sources close to Affleck are claiming that Christine actually joined him for professional reasons and Garner was totally cool with the whole thing. 

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Christine Ouzounian Wears Tom Brady's Super Bowl Rings

You might have a hard time reading the quotes below, as they're sure to elicit involuntary eye-rolls:

"Christine flew with Ben from the Bahamas to Vegas because she was helping him with his poker tournament for his charity,” says a source identified only as a "friend of Ben's"

It's hard to imagine those words coming out of the mouth of someone who's not being coached by Ben like one of the hostages in Argo. But believe it or not, it gets worse.

Asked about those photos of Christine chillin' in a private jet and wearing Tom Brady's Super Bowl rings (Because that's how most nannies roll, right?) the friend replied:

"There were many other people on the plane, including other assistants and staff working for Ben who were helping with the event, and many of these also tried on Tom’s Super Bowl rings and took photos.

"Ben and Tom Brady are good friends, and he is grateful that Tom agreed to attend his charity event.”

Yes, Ben Affleck took his mistress on a jet with Tom freakin' Brady. We'd start making cheater jokes, but we'd be here all day.

“When they landed in Vegas, Christine helped out with the organization of the tournament, assisting clients and guests who attended," the source continues.

"She was not hiding, she was there to help out...There was no affair during his marriage to Jen nor since their separation,”

Ben, dude - you know you're not actually Batman, right? You really suck at this living a double life thing.

Ouzounian couldn't be reached for comment because she's still living at the Hotel Bel-Air on Ben's dime. Again, a totally normal thing to do for your one of your ex-employees,

Christine Ouzounian, Ben Affleck Went to Vegas With Tom Brady…While Jennifer Garner Stayed Home With the Kids!

The more we find out about the life of Christine Ouzounian, the more it seems that sleeping with Ben Affleck while he was still married was the smartest thing the 28-year-old nanny could have done.

Not only is Ouzounian living at the Hotel Bel-Air on Affleck's dime these days, she's spent the last few weeks living the high life and hanging out with Ben's celebrity pals:

Christine Ouzounian Wears Tom Brady's Super Bowl Rings

That's Christine on a private jet wearing four Super Bowl rings that belong to Ben's Boston bro Tom Brady.

The best/worst part? Ben, Christine and Tom were on their way to a poker tournament in Vegas while Jennifer Garner was left behind watching the kids.

You may have heard the rumor that Ben and Christine were caught having sex during a family vacation in the Bahamas.

We still don't know if that's true, but according to Page Six, Affleck and Ouzounian left the islands ahead of schedule to fly to Vegas and stopped to pick up Ballghazi Brady along the way.

“He assured her it was OK. Technically, he was her boss,’’ a source claims.

"Along the way, he convinced her to go to Las Vegas with him for [a] poker tournament. They even stopped and picked up Tom Brady for the trip. While in Vegas, Ben hid Christine the entire time.

Yes, Ben and Christine were supposed to be headed straight back to LA, not partying in Vegas with legendary quarterbacks, and insiders say it's possible that Jen made the decision to fire Ouzounian after she found out about the trip.

For once, Brady's involved in a scandal that doesn't involve deflated balls. Well, at least not his own deflated balls.

Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck Reunite For A Shopping Trip! Were The Wedding Rings On Or Off?

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's love life is more complicated than Inception.

On Saturday, the exes where spotted out at a mall in Atlanta, Georgia with their kiddos, Samuel and Seraphina for a family shopping trip. The outing marks the FIRST time we've seen the pair since it was reported that Ben had an affair with his 28-year-old nanny, Christine Ouzounian. Post revelation, Ben has thrown a party at his Georgia vacation home while the nanny was recently spotted relaxing poolside at a hotel in Beverly Hills -- a get away the actor is allegedly footing.

[ Related: Jennifer & Ben ARE Talking Every Day Contrary To Previous Reports! ]

So, were the former husband and wife wearing their wedding rings for this trip? These days it's hard to keep up!

Whether it be for the kids or themselves, Ben and Jen WERE wearing their wedding rings on this outing. Sigh, so confusing.

Why do YOU think the two are still wearing their rings?

[Image via Pacific Coast News Online.]

20 Shocking Celebrity Weddings: Wait… They Did?!?

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. 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!

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. BLAKE LIVELY AND RYAN REYNOLDS

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Many didn't even know Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were engaged when they tied the knot in South Carolina in late 2012.
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Christine Ouzounian Will SUE If Ben Affleck Dumps Her, Source Claims

We've reached the point where it looks as though there was definitely some sort of sexual relationship between Ben Affleck and Christine Ouzounian at some point.

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The only questions that remain are:

  1. Was Affleck already separated from Jennifer Garner when the affair began? and,
  2. Are Ben and Christine still hooking up?

Based on the latest intel, the answer to the latter question seems to be a resounding "yes."

Sources say Ouzounian and Affleck are in touch every day.

She's currently living at the Hotel Bel Air, and insiders say that it's all on Ben's dime. They claim he's even bought her a second phone just so the two of them can maintain constant contact.

Sounds serious. Of course, Ben could be head-over-heels, or he could just be doing his best to keep Christine from talking to the press.

“Ben’s leading her on so that she stays quiet," a source tells In Touch.  “He knows he needs to keep her happy or the whole thing could turn ugly really fast. She doesn’t feel burned by Ben — not yet, anyway.” 

Affleck is reportedly concerned that if Ouzounian does start to feel "burned," she'll make good on her threat to sue Garner.

“Christine is considering suing Jennifer Garner for wrongful termination," the insider claims. "If Ben dumps her, she will sue.” 

Sounds like Christine is making some serious power plays. This situation is likely to get uglier before it gets better.

Ben Affleck’s Nanny Is Hiding Out In A Hotel — But Is He Paying For It???

It looks like Ben Affleck's former nanny is kind of over her fifteen minutes of fame!

Christine Ouzounian is believed to be staying at the Bel-Air Hotel ever since rumors started circulating that the 28-year-old had a fling with Jennifer Garner's ex.

[ Photo: Celebs Who Have Hooked Up With Their Kids' Nanny! ]

She was photographed there the day the news broke of the alleged affair, again a few days after that, and most recently, over the weekend.

Sources even say they saw her there on Tuesday.

What's even crazier is an insider is revealing that Christine isn't footing the bill herself:

"Ben is taking care of Christine's expenses at the hotel."

What the what???

While Ben's rep says the affair rumors are totally false, the 42-year-old's people haven't responded to the claims that he's covering Christine's costs.

Someone who saw the ex-nanny at the Bel-Air Hotel says she seems pretty relaxed amid the scandal:

"Christine is enjoying her hotel stay. She acts like she is on vacation. She has been spotted by the pool several times, the spa and Wolfgang Puck's restaurant. She seems relaxed and happy. She hangs out with girlfriends, reads magazines and is on her phone a lot."

Ben and Jen split over a month ago, leaving people wondering if the alleged affair had anything to do with their ruined relationship.

Christine's friends have been very vocal about the rumors, saying that she told them they slept together and that she was in love with him. They also added that they still talk quite a bit:

"[They] are in touch every day, all day long. He got them phones just for each other."

What do U think about all this, Perezcious readers? Do you think Ben is buying her hotel room? Or do you think she's just trying to get media attention?

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What a CRAZY week it's been in pop culture!

From the death of Cecil The Lion, to allegations Ben Affleck was cheating on Jennifer Garner with his nanny, there was definitely no shortage of buzz worthy news!

Luckily, our lives have only been filled with positivity!

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Christine Ouzounian: Alleged Ben Affleck Mistress Forced to Sign Gag Order, Source Claims

In the past 72 hours, Christine Ouzounian has gone from nanny-to-the-stars to tabloid cover queen - and she has yet to say anything to the press other than "no comment."

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It all started on Wednesday, when Us Weekly claimed that Ouzounian is dating Ben Affleck

From there, more scandalous stories emerged, including one about Ouzounian and Affleck having sex during a family vacation in the Bahamas.

The 28-year-old Santa Monica native is being portrayed as an A-list homewrecker, and yet she hasn't said a word in her own defense.

Now, a new report from Radar Online claims that Ouzounian may be legally prohibited from offering her take on the Bennifer scandal.

Apparently, Ouzounian was forced to sign a non-disclosure agreement before she began working with the couple.

Sources say she was recently overheard telling friends "that she had been contacted by a representative of Ben and Jennifer’s, and that they reminded her she couldn’t talk to the press because she signed a non-disclosure agreement with them.”

It sounds like Ben and Jen took all the necessary steps to protect themselves from a PR nightmare. However, the nanny might be more legally savvy than her employers thought:

“She said she was warned that there would be severe consequences if she violated the agreement, including significant financial damages,” one insider claims.

“But Christine told friends that she no longer works for the couple, and anything that happened with Ben after she was fired, isn’t covered by the agreement.”

And unfortunately for Ben, his former cheating partner seems to have a taste for the limelight:

“She absolutely seems to be loving the attention. She looked like her hair had been professionally blown out," says one source about Ouzounian's recent arrival at a Beverly Hills hotel.

"Photographers had been hounding her all day, but Christine didn’t seemed to be bothered at all. She also seemed to be very eager and willing to talk to the hotel staff about her sudden burst of fame.”

It sounds like this is one nanny who's about ready to spill the tea.

Christine Ouzounian and Ben Affleck: How Far Did They (Allegedly) Go?

Ever since the world first learned that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are getting divorced, theories have abounded as to what caused the A-list couple to call it quits.

Rumors about Affleck cheating on Garner began circulating months before the couple announced their split, and now several media outlets are claiming to have all the details regarding Ben's alleged infidelity

Yesterday, Us Weekly reported that Ben is dating Christine Ouzounian, a 28-year-old woman who had previously worked as his kids' nanny.

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What's more, the tabloid claimed that their relationship began while Affleck was still married, which prompted Garner to fire Ouzounian.

A rep for Affleck has slammed the story as "complete garbage," and the actor has threatened to pursue legal action.

Despite his denials, however, new details about the alleged relationship between Affleck and Ouzounian continue to emerge.

Earlier today, People magazine quoted sources who say that Ouzounian is "in love" with Affleck

Now, Radar Online is reporting that while their relationship may not have been entirely appropriate, Affleck and Ouzounian didn't go as far as some tabloids are reporting.

“They didn’t sleep together or get physical," says one source close to the nanny. "When the separation happened, they started talking. Ben doesn’t have anyone to talk to...there was an inappropriate meeting.

“Jennifer was furious when she found out they were talking when the kids weren’t involved...He admitted that they did have a meeting, and that there was texting, an email relationship, and a couple of phone calls too.

"That set Jennifer off, and that’s when [Ouzounian] got sent packing."

So maybe Ben is telling the truth about being faithful to Garner. Of course, we're still waiting to hear Ouzounian's side of the story.