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McGowan had accused Affleck of lying about his level of knowledge about disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's past behaviour.
Rose McGowan has had her Twitter account temporarily suspended, a matter of hours after calling out Ben Affleck over his level of knowledge about the disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and his history of sexual misconduct.
44 year old McGowan, a former star of TV series ‘Charmed’, has been one of the most vocal critics of Weinstein and the surrounding Hollywood scandal since the New York Times first broke the story last week. She’s been using Twitter to express solidarity with women who have come forward, and has attacked those she regards as having been complicit in the cover-up of the allegations that span back decades.
Earlier on Wednesday (October 11th), she had tweeted “F*** off” to Affleck and accused him of lying about his level of knowledge about Weinstein’s mis-deeds.
Continue reading: Rose McGowan's Twitter Account Suspended After Ben Affleck Accusations
The Batman actor called the Hollywood producer's behaviour "unacceptable" but Rose McGowen called him a liar
As Hollywood continues to reel over allegations of sexual harassment against movie producer Harvey Weinstein, it seems there could be more uncomfortable accusations to answer for a number of showbiz big hitters. This time Ben Affleck has been slammed, with actress Rose Mcgowen claiming he was lying when he denied any knowledge of Weinstein’s alleged actions.
Ben Affleck has been accused of lying about knowing nothing about Harvey Weinstein allegations
The Batman actor has described Weinstein’s alleged behaviour as "unacceptable" and claimed he had only read of the news surrounding the American producer this week.
Continue reading: Ben Affleck Accused Of Lying About Harvey Weinstein Knowledge
The Caped Crusader has often been stubborn when it comes to accepting help from others.
With the DC Extended Universe's next release 'Justice League' right around the corner, it's only right that more information surrounding the film is beginning to trickle out from some brilliant sources, with the leading actors in the movie now opening up about their respective characters.
Ben Affleck has cemented himself as a brilliant Bruce Wayne in the DCEU
Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg will all be coming together, along with a rumoured revival of Superman, to take on their biggest threat to-date in the form of Steppenwolf. Exactly how all of that is going to go down remains to be seen, but we imagine that the battle is going to be a fierce one.
Continue reading: Ben Affleck Says Batman "Knows He Needs" Help In 'Justice League'
The planet is in turmoil. Superman is apparently dead and crime rates have surged around the world as a result. But there's more than just petty theft and random assaults out there; mankind are under threat from an alien general named Steppenwolf who, with his terrible army of Parademons, are causing devastation as they search far and wide for three mysterious Mother Boxes hidden on Earth. The people need help, and so Bruce Wayne brings back Gotham's hero - Batman - and enlists the assistance of Wonder Woman to form a new legion of heroes. They, along with Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash, must protect the world from total destruction at the hands of Steppenwolf and, ultimately, his boss Darkseid. They're all very different heroes, with very different ideas about fighting villains, but there's one thing they all have in common - a desire for justice.
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The Batman portrayed in 'Justice League' is more traditional, claims Affleck in a new interview.
Amid criticism of his role and growing speculation of his continued involvement with the franchise, Ben Affleck has assured DC fans that his next portrayal of Batman in Justice League will be “more traditional”.
Justice League, released this November, will represent the third time that 44 year old Affleck has played the Caped Crusader on the big screen, following his central performance in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice in early 2016 – which received lukewarm reviews – and the most fleeting of cameo appearances in Suicide Squad later that year.
“He’s put in this position of having to reach out, find other people, convincing them to do something,” Affleck explained to Entertainment Weekly in an interview published on Wednesday (August 16th). “Part of the drama of the movie is the question of whether or not the team is going to come together. It’s very different from the tenor of the last movie.”
They've been on vacation on the other side of the US recently.
Over the last few weeks, the internet has been ablaze with rumours of Ben Affleck's new romance with Lindsay Shookus, which came out only three months after he and his wife Jennifer Garner filed for divorce. But the pair seem really happy together, and have been enjoying some time out on vacation.
Ben Affleck snapped at LAX
Ben and Lindsay were revealed to have been taking a weekend break in Maine recently, following his finishing shooting on the 'Justice League' movie, and it seems they have a lot more fun times organised for the rest of the summer.
Continue reading: Ben Affleck Spends His Summer With New Girlfriend Lindsay Shookus
The actor spoke following his time on stage at San Diego Comic Con 2017.
This week, there has been a lot of talk about Ben Affleck and his role in the DC Extended Universe as the Caped Crusader and World's Greatest Detective, Batman. We saw the actor debut in the role in 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' and whilst he was pegged as one of the best parts of the film and the DCEU in general, rumours continued to swirl about his future.
Ben Affleck makes his return as Bruce Wayne in 'Justice League'
Clearing up recent rumours that he would be exiting the DCEU at the nearest opportunity, following news that he would no longer be involved in the production of the upcoming solo Batman flick, Affleck told Entertainment Weekly: "Trying to do that, and direct, would probably be too much. Something would be compromised. I think it came off, optically, to the broader world, like lack of interest or enthusiasm. When in fact I love this character. I think getting Matt Reeves to come in and do it is really, really exciting. Matt hasn’t really unveiled his full vision yet. He wanted to wait until 'Apes' came out, and he was obviously consumed with that. So I’m looking forward to hearing what his story is."
Continue reading: Ben Affleck Reaffirms His Love For Batman
Matt Reeves discusses the newest project in the DC Universe
The DC Extended Universe has been in a state of limbo since Ben Affleck shocked the masses by walking away from the director's chair for The Batman, though things seem to be getting themselves back on track. Matt Reeves stepped in as director, and with his latest feature-length 'War For The Planet Of The Apes' being over and done with, it means he can now move onto pastures new.
Reeves has been evasive on just what he has planned for The Batman, but in a recent MTV interview, he explained he planned on moving away from the script that Geoff Johns and Affleck had previously planned, saying: "It's a new story. It's just starting again. I'm excited about it. I think it's going to be really cool."
Continue reading: Matt Reeves Confirms The Batman Is Starting From Scratch
The first installment in the DC hit-franchise is still fresh in our minds, but details are emerging about the sequel.
Wonder Woman may still be showing on the silver screen, but it seems as though the sequel to the hit film is already in the works with multiple reports that Diana Prince will again find herself in a war zone, this time in the 1980s Cold War. The rumours started courtesy of inside sources at ScreenRant, with suspicions being confirmed by The Wrap.
In amongst the rumours is also the news that Chris Pine could return as Steve Trevor in the second instalment of the franchise. No other news has been made available, but we already know that Patty Jenkins is working on the DC film with boss Geoff Johns.
Continue reading: Wonder Woman Sequel Set For Cold War Setting
After Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus seemingly went public with their relationship last week, how is Jen coping?
A new report by People citing multiple but varying sources suggests that Garner is staying in “mama-bear mode” for the sake of her three children whom she shares with Ben, but she isn’t particularly happy that he’s romantically involved with somebody from his past.
“It’s not an easy situation for Jen,” a source close to the situation revealed. The 45 year old expected Ben to start dating soon after they announced their official split and divorce back in April this year, as he “just can’t be alone”.
The movie star and his estranged wife, Jennifer Garner, split in 2015
Hollywood superstars Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have had a relatively pain free divorce so far with the parents-of-three involved in one of showbiz’s most amicable splits. However, things are moving forward and – two months after Ben moved out of the family home – he appears to be dating Saturday Night Live producer, Lindsey Shookus.
Ben and Jen have been slowly separatig for the past two years
Ben and Jen announced their separation two years ago, in 2015, but have remained on good terms as they continue to parent their three children, Violet, 11, Seraphina, 8, Samuel, 5.
Superman is missing from the 'Justice League' trailer.
The first major trailer for 'Justice League' has finally dropped and it tells us a lot about what to expect in the forthcoming DC movie. Following directly on from 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice', we meet the majority of the team and the dangers they're set to face.
[L-R] The Flash, Superman, Cyborg, Wonder Woman, Batman and Aquaman make up the Justice League
We see Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) having taken a long journey somewhere, most likely to track down Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) in an isolated fishing village. Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) is the first to unite with Bruce as he gathers the Justice League, both spurred by the brave sacrifice of their friend Clark Kent (Henry Cavill). Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) is a little shocked to be recruited, especially while he's got his own problems to deal with such as his father Henry Allen (Billy Crudup) being in prison.
Miller starred opposite Affleck in 'Live By Night' - which had a script that required an entire day to shoot all the sex scenes.
Any movie star will tell you that the most awkward and potentially embarrassing aspect of their job is filming sex scenes.
Trying to remain cool and professional in a cramped room, half-naked with your colleagues and in front of dozens of crew members, cameras and lights… enough to make even the steeliest of nerves falter.
However, Sienna Miller reckons there’s one way to cure this – if both actors approach it with a sense of humour. She was cast opposite Ben Affleck in Live By Night, playing the Irish moll Emma Gould to Affleck’s gangster Joe Coughlin, and spoke at the red carpet premiere about having to film sex scenes for a whole DAY.
He plays an 'outlaw' in his latest movie.
Ben Affleck's latest directorial venture is a gangster thriller based on the 2012 novel 'Live By Night' by Dennis Lehane. It's all about a man who decides that he isn't going to live by anyone else's rules anymore and decides to take on a mob boss with the help of the latter's girlfriend.
Ben Affleck directs and stars in 'Live By Night'
'Joe Coughlin starts off as a guy who goes to the First World War as a believer [but] he becomes very disillusioned after that war, it was purposeless really', Ben explained. '[He] decides he's not going to take orders from anybody and he's going to become an outlaw. So he takes up a life as an outlaw and lives that way, living by night, for a period of time.'
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Sometimes it takes a good director to bring out the best in an actor.
Zoe Saldana has opened up about her experiences working with Ben Affleck on his latest directorial venture 'Live By Night'; a gangster thriller in which he also stars set in the 1920s; and it's the best performance she reckons she's given in years.
Zoe Saldana stars alongside Ben Affleck in 'Live By Night'
According to Zoe Saldana, not all directors enjoy the process of working with actors. It might sound crazy, but this can really affect how an actor performs on set. Zoe didn't have to worry about that though because Ben Affleck was super understanding - given that he's an actor first.
While this slick dramatic thriller plays with some intriguing ideas and themes, it never actually breaks the surface, relying on silly plotting and simplistic moralising. It also uses autism as little more than a plot point. Still, it's sharply shot and edited to create plenty of interest, with comical asides and some intense action. So it's entertaining even if it's both preposterous and shallow.
It centres on Christian (Ben Affleck), a mild-mannered autistic accountant with a big secret: he's not only cooking the books for top gangsters around the world, but he's also an efficient killer. In his day job, he's hired by Lamar (John Lithgow) and his sister Rita (Smart) to locate an anomaly in their robotics company's books. Working with company accountant Dana (Anna Kendrick), Christian crunches the numbers and finds more than anyone expected. Meanwhile, Federal Agent Ray (J.K. Simmons) wants catch this mythical mob accountant-killer before he retires, so he coerces analyst Marybeth (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) into tracking him down. But just as they close in on Christian, so does hyperactive hitman Brax (Jon Bernthal).
The script by Bill Dubuque (The Judge) never even remotely holds water. Christian's autism provides some intriguing flashbacks, which build throughout the movie to a climactic moment, as his militaristic father cruelly treats his condition by sending him to Karate Kid-style training in Indonesia with his silently annoyed little brother. Where a real autistic child would revert into the horror of all of that, Christian emerges as adeptly skilled at engaging with everyone he meets and also able to fight more efficiently than experienced military commandos, whom he kills by the dozen as Brax and his army surround him. No, it makes absolutely no sense, but as a movie it's a rather amusing waste of time.
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The 'Batman' actor got seriously passionate about the NFL last night.
Ben Affleck is officially not someone we ever want to argue with, especially when it comes to American football. The 'Batman v Superman' star launched a slurred, expletive-laden, unsmiling rant about Deflategate in an appearance on the HBO talk show 'Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons' yesterday (June 22nd 2016) that was so bizarre, it left viewers worrying about his mental health.
Ben Affleck really has a problem with deflategate
We've all done it; found that one issue that really grinds our gears and somehow managed to complain about it at the tops of our lungs for a solid ten minutes to a usually disinterested party, and Ben Affleck has proved he's just like the rest of us when it comes to matters he's passionate about.
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The Suicide Squad was formed by Amanda Waller, the head of Belle Reve Penitentiary and a high ranking government official. Wishing to protect the world from deadly threats, Waller formulates a plan to reform (by force) a number of her most special inmates who all possess unique abilities.
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And we have the pictures to prove it.
'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' finally made its New York premiere yesterday (March 20th 2016) as fans gear up for the excitement of its theatrical debut on Friday. The cast and crew of the hugely anticipated DC crossover movie were all over the red carpet, along with a few special guests and the cast of pre-Batman TV series 'Gotham'.
Gal Godot, Amy Adams and Holly Hunter looked stunning in their premiere gowns as they joined male co-stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Jesse Eisenberg at the event. Oscar winner Hunter plays Senator Finch in the new film, which sees a world turning against the all-powerful Superman, in favour of a mortal hero with less chance of inflicting collateral damage or, indeed, destroying the world on an impulse.
The pair attracted rumours of a reconcilation after attending a counselling session together
After 10 years going strong, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner shocked the world with news of their divorce and the pair have put a further nail in the coffin by quashing all possible reunion rumours. The A-List actors called time on their marriage a couple of months ago and now, despite admitting they "still cared about each other", they remain in a state of separation.
Despite the two attending a couselling session earlier this week, they are not getting back together
The possibilities of a reunion were sparked when the two looked happy and relaxed in each other’s company while leaving a family counselling centre last week.
Continue reading: Ben Affleck And Jennifer Garner Are Not Getting Back Together
Ben Affleck and Seraphina Affleck - Ben Affleck takes his daughter Seraphina on a Disneyland Adventure. The pair were seen having fun throughout Fantasyland before going on a Jungle Cruise. Ben ended their short Disney trip with a piggyback ride - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 26th August 2014
Ben Afleck, Seraphina Affleck and Violet Affleck - Ben Affleck shopping at Cheryl Fudge Fashion Camp in Santa Monica with his daughters - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 24th November 2013
Ben Affleck, John Wells and The Company - Ben Affleck and Director John Wells New York City, USA - Screening of the new film 'The Company Men' at The Paris Theatre - Arrivals Wednesday 8th December 2010
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