Ben Affleck said the horrible phoenix tattoo on his back is “fake,” and I say he’s lying. In an interview with Mario Lopez, a person far too kind to lie to, Affleck claimed the hideous thing (that both Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Garner have publicly derided) was “for a movie.”

But there are some problems with that:

  1. The tattoo was photographed in both July and December of 2015, and six months is a long time to shoot a movie.
  2. The Dennis Lehane adaptation Live By Night, set in the 1920s, was the only movie he shot last year that overlapped with the tattoo, and I doubt his character would be obsessed with phoenixes.
  3. This is the most important one: Jennifer Garner and Jennifer Lopez didn’t question it.

Nice try, Benny Boy, but how are we supposed to be on your side if we can’t trust you?

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Here is a list of some people who went to Reese Witherspoon’s 40th bday party last night:

  • Taylor Swift
  • Elizabeth Banks
  • Keith Urban
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Kate Hudson
  • Jason Bateman
  • Tobey MaGuire
  • Zoe Kravitz
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Justin Theroux
  • Courteney Cox
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Robert Downey Jr.

Here is a song she sang:

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Gigi Hadid’s cat died, and Rachael Ray sponsored the story about it.

[People]


  • Ben Higgins and Lauren B. are lost. [Page Six]
  • Bella Hadid is plotting something. [Page Six]
  • Ice-T created would like you to follow his baby on Instagram. [People]
  • Khloe Kardashian is going to start cleaning her dishwasher, which I don’t understand. [People]
  • The mother of Mel Gibson’s baby may get $100,000 a month in child support. [TMZ]
  • Kanye might get that paparazzi beating expunged from his record. [TMZ]

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