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Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 2:40PM EDT
Showtime orders Kevin Bacon-starring drama City on a Hill, from producers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon
Set in the racist and corrupt early 1990s Boston, City on a Hill stars Bacon as an FBI agent who is trying to subvert the city's entire criminal justice system. Bacon was previously attached to Syfy's failed Tremors pilot, the trailer of which has surpassed 2 million views on YouTube.
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 10:53PM EDT
SNL producer Lindsay Shookus laughs at being considered a "public figure" because she's dating Ben Affleck
"It’s strange to me," the longtime SNL producer tells Elle magazine of being the focus of paparazzi and tabloid attention because of her famous boyfriend. “My entire career has been behind the camera, and that’s definitely where I’m most comfortable. I’m a producer, I’m a mom, a friend. Being considered a public figure honestly makes me laugh.”
Posted Monday 4/23/18 at 5:51AM EDT
Chris Hemsworth jokingly threatens to cancel Jimmy Kimmel Live! appearance over Matt Damon/Ben Affleck joke
Ben Affleck proclaimed himself to be "Team @JimmyKimmel" in response to a tabloid report that Hemsworth had become Damon's new best friend. "Wow. Another big win for #TeamBatman!" Kimmel tweeted in response. "Sorry Matt, I'm sure this is a Thor thubject." Hemsworth responded: "Hey @jimmykimmel sounds like you’ve chosen your side. Guess I’m not coming on your show this week. Good luck finding another Avenger named Chris."
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 8:36PM EDT
Ben Affleck had the gall to lie to Mario Lopez!
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 3:15AM EST
Fox orders a drama pilot based on Gone Baby Gone
The Dennis Lehane novel, which Ben Affleck adapted for his movie directing debut in 2007, is the latest film headed for a small-screen adaptation.
Posted Friday 11/17/17 at 1:22PM EST
Stephen Colbert grilled Ben Affleck on Harvey Weinstein and TRL groping of Hilarie Burton
“What I was accused of by a woman was of touching her breast while I gave her a hug,” Affleck said last night's Late Show. “I don’t remember it, but I absolutely apologized for it. I certainly don’t think she’s lying or making it up. It’s just the kind of thing that we have to as men, I think, as we become more aware of this, be really, really mindful of our behavior and hold ourselves accountable and say, ‘If I was ever part of the problem, I want to change.”
Posted Tuesday 11/14/17 at 2:17AM EST
J.J. Abrams made a star-studded movie trailer as a 50th birthday present to Jimmy Kimmel
Ben Affleck and Abrams surprised Kimmel on his 50th birthday by turning the comic Kimmel drew as a kid, The Terrific Ten, into a movie trailer featuring everybody from Matt Damon and Jennifer Aniston. During the hour, George Clooney presented The Jimmy Kimmel Story, and Kimmel was also subjected to "Mean Tweets: Jimmy Kimmel Edition," featuring David Letterman, Stephen Colbert, Kim Kardashian and Howard Stern.
Posted Monday 11/13/17 at 2:17PM EST
Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge sign on for Boston-set City on a Hill drama pilot for Showtime
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are producing the pilot starring Bacon as a corrupt FBI agent and the Straight Outta Compton star as a district attorney who team up to stop a family of armored car robbers in Boston.
Posted Monday 11/06/17 at 4:12PM EST
Jason Momoa’s lifelong dream is to host SNL — can Ben Affleck’s SNL producer girlfriend help?
The former Game of Thrones star expressed his desire to host Saturday Night Live to his Justice League co-star Affleck, who happens to be dating SNL producer Lindsay Shookus. “I don't want an Oscar, I don't want an award for anything. I'll give all my action figures back," Momoa says. "All I've ever wanted to do my whole life is... the only thing me and my wife (Lisa Bonet) watch... I've loved this as a kid, I love SNL and it is my goal. I want to get on that sh*t next year for Aquaman.”
Posted Friday 10/27/17 at 10:04PM EDT
How did SNL become the “dating factory for the rich and famous”?
It’s not just Emma Stone, Ben Affleck and Scarlett Johannson — many celebrities have hooked up with SNL-ers in the past. Just look at Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis.
Posted Wednesday 10/25/17 at 1:54PM EDT
Emma Stone is the latest movie star to date somebody from SNL
Page Six reports that the Oscar winner has begun dating Saturday Night Live segment director Dave McCary, a childhood friend of Kyle Mooney's who's part of the sketch comedy group Good Neighbor with Mooney and Beck Bennett. Stone follows in the footsteps of Ben Affleck, who’s dating SNL producer Lindsay Shookus, and Scarlett Johansson, who’s in a relationship with Weekend Update anchor Colin Jost.
Posted Tuesday 10/24/17 at 4:58AM EDT
Jeffrey Dean Morgan reacts to Ben Affleck’s apology for groping wife Hilarie Burton years ago on TRL
The Walking Dead star says: “I don’t want to make a big deal of it because she didn’t, but I think everything that’s come out in the last couple of weeks, starting with Harvey Weinstein — anybody who has talked about it and even those who haven’t yet are incredibly brave and I think it’s time for change. Hopefully all this stuff is going to change this business. It’s prevalent all over and I’m proud of all these women. All women and my wife.”
Posted Wednesday 10/11/17 at 5:14PM EDT
Canadian TV host says newly surfaced video of Ben Affleck fondling her is being taken out of context
Anne-Marie Losique says the video of Affleck asking her to expose her breast and putting her on his lap “was for the camera. You have to understand that we have done dozens and dozens of interviews like that. It was for a show I was producing, so I was not at all a victim.”
Posted Wednesday 10/11/17 at 2:10PM EDT
Ben Affleck apologizes to Hilarie Burton after she alleged he groped her on TRL in 2003
The actress and former MTV VJ tweeted “I didn’t forget” when a Twitter user brought up yesterday that Affleck had once groped her breasts on TRL. Burton even linked to a video showing the incident. This morning, Affleck tweeted: “I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize.”