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Ben Affleck: Spotted in Paris

Ben Affleck was spotting walking the streets of Paris solo following a weekend spent with his family in LA. Perhaps he’s continuing to scout locations for his upcoming film Argo after prepping for the project with a trip to Turkey where he met up with a local rug dealer last month. While Ben’s away, Jennifer Garner is taking care of things back home and has stepped out with Violet and Seraphina to pick up sweet snacks and play at the Brentwood Country Mart. Ben’s busy schedule may often take him away from his girls, but he got to spend a special Mother’s Day and celebrate Jennifer’s birthday with them before embarking on his latest travels.

McAdams in dark about Malick film

17 May 2011

Rachel McAdams knows little about her forthcoming role Rachel McAdams knows little about her forthcoming role. Rachel McAdams has been kept in the dark by Terrence Malick about his new film. The Sherlock Holmes actress doesn’t know how big her role will be in the forthcoming untitled movie, which also stars Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem and Rachel Weisz.

"I don’t know, I’ll find out when I see the film. But, it’s a romance, as far as I can tell. It’s a bit of a triangle between Ben, Olga Kurylenko and myself," she told Collider. Rachel - who has been in Cannes promoting Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris - admitted she never got the chance to meet Oscar winner Javier.

"Our characters never meet up. He plays a priest. And he was gone by the time I got there so we didn’t even meet," she said. The 32-year-old has only high praise for Terrence, who is known to be elusive. "He’s a very open, warm person. We spent a fair amount of time together before we got started. There’s great preparation involved with him," she recalled. "He was wonderful and so inspiring.

He has a very different way of working and I think it really services a real honesty and beauty in his films. It was a great experience, as an actor,” added Rachel.

More “Argo” news

Two weeks ago, Ben Affleck announced he was leaving Baz Luhrman’s Great Gatsby to direct his third featue - true-life thriller Argo.

Set to direct and star, the film will based on a 2007 Wired magazine article written by Joshuah Bearman, titled ‘How The CIA Used A Fake Sci-fi Flick To Rescue Americans From Tehran’.

Set during the Iran hostage crisis of 1979, the film tells the story of six stranded US embassy workers and the CIA’s elaborate mission to rescue them - disguising the trapped Americans as a movie crew scouting locations for a fictional sci-fi epic named Argo.

With echoes of The Great Escape and classic ’70s spy thrillers, the story is pure cinema - definitely worth a read.

Affleck proved he could handle sweaty-palmed tension with last year’s The Town and, if this is anything as engrossing as the article on which it’s based, he should have another hit on his hands.

Shooting starts this summer, with George Clooney on board as producer.

Argo is set for release in 2013.


Read more: Plot details for Ben Affleck’s next film Argo | TotalFilm.com

Kimmel’s Howard Stern party highlights: pizza with George Clooney & more

  • April 25th, 2011 8:36 pm ET

Howard Stern says Jimmy Kimmel still knows how to throw a party.


The Howard Stern Show was back live Monday morning and Howard gave his audience exclusive details on the Hollywood megabash Jimmy Kimmel threw in his honor while he was visiting L.A.


Kimmel’s party featured gourmet pizzas prepared in his personal brick oven, a non-working karaoke station and a guest list packed with entertainment industry stars.

Check out the list of stars who rubbed elbows with Howard Stern in Hollywood last weekend below:

even have to talk she’s so hot,” said Stern of the Italian model

  • David Arquette & Courteney Cox - “They walk around the party holding hands,” said Stern of America’s favorite legally separated couple. “It’s the freakiest f***ing thing you ever saw.”
  • Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher
  • Gary Shandling - Stern says he tried to talk to Shandling, but Shandling was to busy scanning the party for more important people to talk to
  • Ryan Phillippe - The Howard Stern Show Celebrity Superfan showed up without Stern’s crush Amanda Seyfried.
  • Adam Carolla - Although Carolla gave his own play by play of the Howard Stern party on his podcast, Stern says Carolla never even said ‘Hello’.
  • Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner - Stern was told after the party that he was standing right next to these movie stars during the event, but now swears he never saw them there.
  • Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell
  • Mary McCormack - Howard Stern’s movie wife is, according to Stern, knocked up again.
  • Norm MacDonald - Don Rickles reportedly screamed across the room at one point that MacDonald looked was dressed like he was parking cars at the event
  • John Stamos - had the gaul to show up without a girlfriend which disappointed Howard Stern who said the most fun part of hanging out with John was checking out the girl he was with
  • Jon Favreau - gifted Howard Stern a lame ‘Cowboys and Aliens’ commemorative coin at the party
  • Most of the A- and B-list guests made a point to talk with Howard but, of course, he was most interested in the guests who didn’t say hello—he didn’t learn until afterward that he’d unknowingly stood, for quite a while, next to Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner: “I had no idea they were at the party…why didn’t they say hello to me? It was supposedly a party in my honor.” Howard said he’d was talking to Jon Favreau at the time, but he would’ve gladly turned away if they’d just said hi: “I would’ve dumped Favreau in three seconds.” Who knew he was a fan ?

    To Brutalize Or Not To Brutalize — That Is The Question.

    04/25/11 05:28 PM ET

    By Jonathan Lewis Posted:

    For most of us, the word “Congo” brings up vague and murky images. Where is that again? Another corrupt African dictatorship? Lots of poor people in refugee camps? So sad.

    Open your mind to a few myth-destroying facts:

    The Congo is the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It is a democracy. The DRC’s first democratic election in 40 years was successfully conducted in 2006. This year is a presidential election year.

    The DRC is not small nor remote. With 71 million people and 250 ethnic groups speaking 240 languages, it is the 18th most populous nation in the world and the 3rd largest in Africa.

    The DRC is rich in minerals, including cobalt, copper, petroleum, diamonds, gold, silver, zinc, tin, coal and coltan (used in computers and cell phones). It is home to the 2nd largest rainforest on the planet and 50% of all the forests in Africa.

    The humanitarian crisis in the Eastern Congo is severe. More facts:

    Since 1998, violent conflict, disease and poverty in the DRC have killed over 5 million men, women, and children — more than any war since World War II. The leftover human condition is displacement, overflowing refugee camps and millions of people without the chance to earn a living.

    The DRC, one of the poorest countries in the world, ranks 176 out of 182 countries on the UN’s Human Development Index. Just one indicator: only 51% of children complete primary school.

    The world is full of tragedies, large and small. Who cares about the DRC, of all places?

    Cue from stage right: enter Ben Affleck (actor, writer, director; high octane humanitarian advocate) and his gifted interviewer Laurene Powell Jobs (human rights activist; wife of Apple’s Steve Jobs.

    Pictured here at the 10th Annual Global Philanthropy Forum, Jobs interviews Affleck (photo credits: Mona T. Brooks):

    As Affleck passionately and intelligently reports, the Eastern Congo Initiative is repairing the ripped lives of the Congolese people. Rape victims (in some areas, 2 out of 3 women have been raped or maimed), young child-soldiers, health-deprived communities, stagnant economic development, — these are the human wounds of war and the Congolese people for whom Affleck has raised his voice.

    Critiquing his ambassadorial duties in Paris during the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin remarked, “We are all actors.” I believe he meant that change agents and advocates for humankind create new scripts and new realities — oftentimes a vision of justice not yet imagined — and do so with the winking entertainment of an actor).

    When Ben Affleck channels Ben Franklin, his knowledgeable, understated conviction bespeaks a man on a mission. With a disarming smile, he reminds his audience with one word, repeated over and over like a theatrical refrain, that brutalization, injustice and suffering on a continent far away matters.

    Brutalization stopped. Brutalization reversed. Brutalization repaired.

    AFI Lifetime Award to Morgan Freeman: Pitt, Hanks, Mirren, Nicholson, Eastwood To Pay Tribute

    Thompson on Hollywood

    The American Film Institute is honoring Morgan Freeman with their 39th Lifetime Achievement Award. The Gala Benefit on June 9 (airing on TV Land June 26) will host the following committee members to play tribute to Freeman: [b] Ben Affleck[/b] Jim Carrey, Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, Ashley Judd, Helen Mirren, Mike Nichols, Jack Nicholson, Brad Pitt, Sidney Poitier, Robert Redford, Tim Robbins, Steven Spielberg, Hilary Swank, Denzel Washington and Alfre Woodard.

    The event will transform into a ballroom Sony Pictures’s historic Stage 15, where many classics—including The Wizard of Oz—were filmed. Proceeds from the event will go directly to AFI’s educational and preservation programs.

    AFI president and CEO Bob Gazzale states:

    Morgan Freeman has embodied characters that range from prisoner to president, from gumshoe to God,…[he] has collaborated with American film’s finest, and the artists represented on the AFI Benefit Committee are a testament to this man and his extraordinary body of work.” TV Land’s president Larry W. Jones adds, “TV Land is honored to give viewers the chance to witness his extraordinary talent when Hollywood comes together to honor Morgan for his remarkable work in Hollywood and beyond.”

    (Source: prnewswire.com)

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