Ben Affleck is being so polite and nice about his soon-to-be ex wife Jennifer Garner’s “revealing” Vanity Fair interview and I’m so booooooored with celebrities right now.

“He’s the love of my life. What am I going to do about that? He’s the most brilliant person in any room, the most charismatic, the most generous. He’s just a complicated guy. I always say, ‘When his sun shines on you, you feel it,’” Garner told Vanity Fair. “But when the sun is shining elsewhere, it’s cold. He can cast quite a shadow.”

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On the rumors that Ben cheated with the Nanny, Jen said she knew nothing about it:

“We had been separated for months before I ever heard about the nanny. She had nothing to do with our decision to divorce. She was not a part of the equation. Bad judgment? Yes. It’s not great for your kids for [a nanny] to disappear from their lives.” Months later, she’s still assessing the damage. “I have had to have conversations about the meaning of ‘scandal,’” she says, with her children.

Now a full half month from the interview, Ben has finally issued a response, which—if he had taken HALF a second to think about it—could have been crazy and exciting, but is instead pleasant, dull, and—worst of all—responsible.

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“She felt like she wanted to discuss it and get it out there and get it over with so she could say, ‘Look, I already talked about it—I don’t want to do it again,’” he told the New York Times. “It’s fine. She’s allowed to talk about it.”

“Jen’s great,” he added. “She’s a great person. We’re on great terms. I just saw her this morning, so that’s the reality that I live in.”

Ugh, FINE. Be cordial! But keep in mind that this whole “bread and circuses” thing only works if we get a goddamn circus.


Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence are not feuding, so STOP saying they are. In a recent interview with Haute Living (???), Chastain denied that she’s been harboring a grudge against Lawrence since losing the Oscar to her in 2013:

“There has been a stigma out there that women don’t work well together. I’ve never seen women like this. I know also during Oscar season [2012-2013] media, because they were trying to get headlines and get clicks, were trying to fabricate a fake rivalry between Jennifer Lawrence and myself and I immediately came out and said this is a media myth that has to stop.”

I’M TEAM JESSICA, NOT TEAM JENNIFER! [E! News]


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