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Ben Affleck Completes 30 Days in Rehab: Why He's "Committed" to Staying Longer

Ben Affleck Completes 30 Days in Rehab: Why He's
Ben Affleck has reached his 30-day mark in rehab. A source told E! News that the actor, who has been in rehab since Aug. 22, is "committed to getting better." Affleck's dedication to sobriety also means he will be "staying longer" in the facility. On Aug. 22, Affleck's ex-wife Jennifer Garner  staged an intervention at his Pacific Palisades home. An insider told E! News at the time that the Gone Girl star knew he needed help after he began drinking alone. The source told E! News, "He asked her to take him and she wanted to be there for him." According to our first source, the Peppermint star's intervention "really made an impact" on him. "He is...
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Ben Affleck Completes 30 Days in Rehab: He 'Is Really Trying Very Hard to Get Better'

Ben Affleck Completes 30 Days in Rehab: He 'Is Really Trying Very Hard to Get Better'
Ben Affleck “is doing much better” after completing 30 days of rehab and will likely stay for a while longer, a source tells People.

The actor, 46, was seen at the Malibu treatment facility he’s been staying at on Sunday — one month after his ex Jennifer Garner was photographed driving him to the rehab center.

“He is doing much better but needs to continue receiving care,” a source tells People. “As difficult as it was to have his recent trip to rehab all play out so publicly, it now seems the way it happened was for the best.”

Affleck previously entered rehab in 2001 and,
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The Stars of 'Dazed and Confused': Where Are They Now?

The Stars of 'Dazed and Confused': Where Are They Now?
Dazed and Confused was released in theaters on Sept. 24, 1993.

The coming-of-age comedy film follows the adventures of high school and junior high school students on the last day of classes on May 28, 1976 in the suburbs of Austin, TX. As the senior students are preparing for the initiation of incoming freshman, the new students try to avoid – or at least survive — the hazing.

The film, written and directed by Richard Linklater, features an ensemble cast, including actors that would later become household names, like Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey and Joey Lauren Adams.

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Chuck Hogan & Filmula Team On Chicago Outfit Hitman Movie, Seal Book Deal

Exclusive: Filmula Entertainment has acquired rights to historian James L. Swanson’s upcoming book Lion In Winter, about America’s most prolific Chicago Outfit syndicate mob boss and a key henchman in the infamous “Capone massacres.” The book will be adapted into a feature film by Chuck Hogan, who penned the screenplay for Michael Bay’s 13 Hours, co-created The Strain with Guillermo del Toro and wrote the book on which Ben Affleck’s 2010 film The Town was based.

The subject matter in the book, due to be published in 2020, is under wraps, but we understand its is based on a true story about a criminal who has never been caught. It is being described as an ambitious ensemble piece covering the lives of up-and-coming hitmen, next in line to the title character’s aging, relentless syndicate murderer in an untold tale of American history.

Swanson’s previous books include 2006’s
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Far from the Shallows Now: Why Blake Lively Is One of the Boldest and Most Exciting Actors in Hollywood

Far from the Shallows Now: Why Blake Lively Is One of the Boldest and Most Exciting Actors in Hollywood
Blake Lively has a problem as old as the patriarchy that created it: When you’re nothing if not a beautiful woman, you’re nothing if not a beautiful woman. So when Lively became a star after winning the role of it girl Serena van der Woodsen on the CW’s soapy and hyper-sexualized “Gossip Girl,” it was easy for viewers to chisel her down to the most obvious of her charms.

At that nascent stage of Lively’s career — after “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” but before “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2” — it was easy for audiences to conflate her with the character she played on television. Born into an affluent family that already had both feet planted in showbiz, Lively’s first screen credit was in a low-budget film that her father directed, and she landed her first Hollywood part after her brother asked his
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Jennifer Garner Rings in Fall with a Tractor Ride: 'So You Think You Can Farm'

Jennifer Garner Rings in Fall with a Tractor Ride: 'So You Think You Can Farm'
Jennifer Garner is kicking off fall with the most delightful seasonal activity.

The Peppermint star, 46, celebrated the start of autumn by driving a tractor through a green stretch of the countryside. In a video she shared via Instagram on Saturday, Garner waved at the camera as she passed by and bopped in her seat, showing just how much infectious fun she was having.

Garner wore a white t-shirt and jeans for the outing and left her long brunette hair down. The mom of three captioned the sunny video, “Happy first day of autumn!” and added “#soyouthinkyoucanfarm” alongside some fall-appropriate emojis.
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Kevin Smith Says Jon Hamm Would Be His Ideal Batman

Jon Hamm’s been rumored for a major superhero role ever since he made his name as Don Draper in the first season of Mad Men.

Over the years, he’s been a fan favorite bit of casting for Superman, actually played Mr. Sinister in New Mutants before being cut from the film and has been repeatedly linked to The Batman. With the presumed departure of Affleck from the role, that last bit of speculation has picked up steam lately, and Hamm has at least one major cheerleader in his corner: director and comics fan extraordinaire Kevin Smith.

On a recent episode of his podcast, Smith went into effusive detail on how great Hamm would be in the cape and cowl, saying:

“I roll deep on Jon Hamm as Batman. I think that’s a brilliant idea, I’ve been saying it for fucking years, I’ve been saying it
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Zack Snyder reveals that Atom was cut from Justice League

While it seems likely at this point that we’ll never learn just what exactly Zack Snyder had in store for us with his version of Justice League, we do keep getting occasional nuggets of info regarding the filmmaker’s original plans for the superhero team-up, and now comes word of another DC hero who almost appeared in the film.

Recently, the above image from Snyder’s cut of Justice League surfaced, showing Silas Stone (Joe Morton) alongside another S.T.A.R. Labs scientist – only it turns out this isn’t any old scientist, as Snyder has revealed on Vero that it is actually Ryan Choi, a character better known to DC fans as Atom.

In the DC comic book universe, Ryan Choi is the third character to assume the identity of the superhero Atom, who much like Marvel’s Ant-Man, is able to shrink his body to subatomic levels.
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Michael B. Jordan to star in a series of Tom Clancy movies

Joseph Baxter Sep 21, 2018

Tom Clancy novels Rainbow Six and Without Remorse will be adapted in a movie series, with Michael B. Jordan set to star as hero John Clark

Tom Clancy live-action adaptations aren't exactly in short supply in this epoch of the entertainment industry. Indeed, another iteration is being planned for the big screen, this time brandishing the ever-escalating stardom of Michael B. Jordan as the headliner for what’s being telegraphed as a film franchise.

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Michael B. Jordan is set to play Tom Clancy novel hero John Clark for at least two films for Paramount that will adapt the late author’s novels Without Remorse and Rainbow Six, reports Variety. The franchise-building efforts will be headed by Akiva Goldsman, current
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Michael B. Jordan To Launch New Tom Clancy Action Film Franchise For Paramount

Forget Jack Ryan. Alec Baldwin tried to make him cool in 1990. Harrison Ford did his best in ’92 and ‘94. Then Ben Affleck dropped a turd in 2002. And does anyone even remember Chris Pine’s attempt in 2014? The jury’s still out on John Krasinski’s recently-released Amazon show, but overall, Hollywood has really failed to fully realize the famous Tom Clancy character.

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Michael B. Jordan to Play Tom Clancy Character John Clark in New Film Series (Exclusive)

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Michael B. Jordan to Play Tom Clancy Character John Clark in New Film Series (Exclusive)
Another Tom Clancy character is headed to Hollywood.

Paramount Pictures has tapped Michael B. Jordan to play Clancy hero John Clark in a new film series, Variety has learned.

Sources tell Variety that Paramount is developing two pics based on the Clancy books “Rainbow Six” and “Without Remorse,” both novels in which Clark is the main star. “Without Remorse” will be the first film of the two, serving as an origin story for the character.

Akiva Goldsman, who’s heading the new “Transformers” universe, will also be spearheading this endeavor as the film’s main producer with Jordan, Josh Appelbaum, and Corin Nemec also producing. Paramount is currently meeting with writers and directors for “Without Remorse.”

The news comes after Amazon and Paramount TV recently released a rebooted “Jack Ryan” series on its streaming platform, starring John Krasinski, to positive reviews.

Clark, a.k.a. John Terrence Kelly, is an
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‘Cinemability: The Art of Inclusion’: Ben Affleck & Jamie Foxx Star In Disability Feature Doc

‘Cinemability: The Art of Inclusion’: Ben Affleck & Jamie Foxx Star In Disability Feature Doc
Ben Affleck, Jamie Foxx, The West Wing’s Marlee Matlin and Breaking Bad’s Rj Mitte star in Cinemability: The Art of Inclusion, a feature doc that looks at the history of disability portrayals in entertainment. Watch the first trailer above.

The doc, which is directed by Jenni Gold, the only wheelchair using director on the DGA roster, has been picked up by Leomark Studios and will launch across video-on-demand on October 5, to coincide with National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

From the early days of silent films to present-day Hollywood blockbusters, the film takes a detailed look at the evolution of “disability” in entertainment over the last 120 years by going behind the scenes to interview celebrities, filmmakers, and studio executives. Gold produced alongside Jeff Maynard and wrote with Samuel W. Reed.

There’s Something About Mary director Peter Farrelly said Gold had created something “truly inspiring… and she made me laugh,
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Jennifer Garner Orders Ben Affleck To Stop Seeing His 'Playboy' Model Gf Shauna Sexton (Exclusive)

Weeks after entering rehab for alcohol addiction, Ben Affleck has been spending time yet again with 22-year-old Playboy model Shauna Sexton — and his estranged wife, Jennifer Garner, is not happy about it. "Jen totally lost it when she found out," an insider tells Life & Style exclusively of the Peppermint star, 46, who staged an intervention and drove Ben, 46, to The Canyon rehab center in Malibu on Aug. 22 after he'd been drinking with Shauna for several days. "She told him to dump Shauna or else. It isn't healthy." Shauna, second from left, attends Playboy's Midsummer Night's Dream party in Las Vegas on July 28, 2018. Credit: Getty Images The young model, who likes to party and listed "whiskey all day" as her favorite drink in a recent interview, is a bad influence, Jen believes. But it appears Ben feels otherwise. Shauna was spotted visiting the Justice League star at The Canyon on Sept.
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Yep, the Latest Batman Comic Shows Off Bruce Wayne’s Bat-Genitals (Photo)

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Yep, the Latest Batman Comic Shows Off Bruce Wayne’s Bat-Genitals (Photo)
After 79 years, Batman’s penis has finally made its debut in the latest “Batman” comic.

The reveal happens in the first issue of “Batman: Damned,” a limited series from writer Brian Azzarello and artist Lee Bermej. In the scene in question, Batman/Bruce Wayne has returned to the Batcave and begins to pull off his Batsuit. Next come three panels in which a disrobed Bruce is lit from behind, the light clearly and unmistakably accentuating his genitalia.

As of right now, lil’ Wayne can be seen only in the print version of the issue — the digital version has been altered so the Dark Knight’s squire is obscured by shadow. DC Comics hasn’t commented publicly, but Polygon reports that the digital panel was changed because DC editorial doesn’t consider the nudity essential to the story. You can see the censored version right here below:

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‘Dazed and Confused’ Turns 25: Why Parker Posey Knew Matthew McConaughey Would Be a Star

‘Dazed and Confused’ Turns 25: Why Parker Posey Knew Matthew McConaughey Would Be a Star
Pinned to makeup artist Jean Black’s mirror on the set of “Dazed and Confused” were several Polaroid pictures of some of the actors in the film. As star Parker Posey described it in her book, one of the photos looked like “Ted Nugent meets daredevil Evel Knievel and just as gorgeous as Jesus Christ.”

That was Matthew McConaughey.

“What can I say but ‘Wow,'” Posey wrote in her book “You’re on an Airplane.” “We screamed at how genius his whole look was. That guy! Yes!”

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Posey pointed TheWrap to the section in her book when we spoke with her for the 25th anniversary of “Dazed and Confused.” She reflected on the bond she formed with everyone set and the openness between the actors during shooting. And she had a feeling McConaughey
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‘Dazed and Confused’ Turns 25: Parker Posey Tells Us Why Film Set Had Perfect Hangout Vibe

‘Dazed and Confused’ Turns 25: Parker Posey Tells Us Why Film Set Had Perfect Hangout Vibe
Sometimes when Parker Posey is watching a movie, she looks at the screen and wonders if the actors got along when they were working together. Other times, she said, she can even tell if they didn’t.

Though Posey has worked in many close-knit casts in Christopher Guest’s many films — including “Best in Show” — she told TheWrap that one of her best on-set experiences remains Richard Linklater’s 1993 cult classic “Dazed and Confused.”

The film, about 1970s-era teenagers partying it up after last day of school, turns 25 this month. It endures in the annals of cinema, with a reputation as one of the ultimate hangout movies and expressions of high school nostalgia. Posey said the mood Linklater established as they filmed in Austin, Texas was “a pure experience” and a beautiful bonding moment between actors.

To most longtime fans of the film, it shows.

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WB Reportedly Hitting The Reset Button On DC Films

Last week, reports of Henry Cavill possibly vacating his role as Superman lit the internet ablaze, and have remained a hot topic for discussion in the geek community. Though none of us are necessarily expecting a Justice League 2 anytime soon, the loss of an actor who’s portrayed such an iconic character for three films would deal quite a blow to a shared universe – even if it’s supposedly getting less connected as time passes.

As such, fans and pundits alike are pondering the future of DC-based movies. Compounding the above topic with all of the hoopla surrounding Ben Affleck’s situation means two of the most recognizable superheroes in all of pop culture could soon be recast, a prospect that portends a greatly altered landscape for this brand.

Adding to this is a somewhat overlooked detail in The Hollywood Reporter’s piece which broke the Cavill story, saying that
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5 Actors Who Could Replace Henry Cavill as Superman

5 Actors Who Could Replace Henry Cavill as Superman
Henry Cavill may have taken his last flight as the Man of Steel. Reports crashed the internet with news that Cavill would not appear as Superman in Warner Bros. upcoming Shazam!. Talks between Henry Cavill's representatives and the studio broke down. The rumor being that Warner Bros. wanted to take the DC Universe in a different direction. Shifting their focus to a Supergirl film adaptation and recasting the role of her cousin. Cavill then committed to filming The Witcher series for Netflix. Followed by a mysterious instagram post where the actor captions, "Today was exciting #Superman." While wearing a "Krypton Lifting Team" t-shirt no less.

It's no secret that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment want to emulate the success of their rivals at Marvel Studios. Henry Cavill's Superman films, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Justice League all underperformed. If Ben Affleck is indeed also out as Batman,
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Henry Cavill Confirms He's No Longer Playing Superman in the Strangest Way

Henry Cavill Confirms He's No Longer Playing Superman in the Strangest Way
Henry Cavill's days as the Man of Steel are officially over, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The news comes amid a few big shakeups in Warner Bros.'s DC cinematic universe, which recently saw the departure of Ben Affleck - who appeared as Batman in Batman v. Superman and Justice League - and a renewed focus on an upcoming Supergirl movie, which will be an origin story about the teen superheroine. That means, if the studio sticks to DC comics lore, Cavill wouldn't be able to appear in the film anyway, since Superman's age wouldn't line up.

The reason for the 35-year-old British star's exit is reportedly due to a breakdown of contract negotiations between Cavill's representatives and Warner Bros., who were trying to enlist him for a cameo in the upcoming DC superhero comedy Shazam!, which stars Zachary Levi and is set to hit theaters in April. Apparently
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Zack Snyder Explains The Purpose Behind Batman’s Goggles In Justice League

Basically every Batman movie has seen the Dark Knight don a new version of the Batsuit. After all, it works both in and out of the universe. On the one hand, it makes sense that Bruce Wayne would keep upgrading his crime-fighting gear, while on the other, Warner Bros. have to sell some new toys. And sure enough, for Justice League, the second proper appearance of Ben Affleck’s Caped Crusader, he wore a completely new costume.

Dubbed the Nite Owl look, the most notable addition of Batman’s Justice League armor was a pair of goggles, which resembled those worn by Dan Dreiberg in DC’s Watchmen. Seeing as Zack Snyder directed both of those movies, the similarity probably wasn’t an accident. Though we haven’t heard from the man himself on the connection between the two vigilantes, Snyder did take to Vero recently to clear up what Batsy’s goggles actually do.
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