The Batman is dead. Long live The Batman. Ben Affleck can stop patching up his batsuit with Fix a Flat and exhale, because he won’t be returning as The Batman in the upcoming Matt Reeves helmed standalone movie of the same name. This should surprise nobody since Ben’s sloppy brother Casey Affleck already kinda-sorta spilled the beans all down the front of his lumberjack flannel. Also, we could all tell that Ben’s heart wasn’t in it anymore. We’ll never forget when Ben tried to snag an Oscar for his stirring portrayal of STAINS The Dog (Dlisted’s Hot Slut of The Year, 2009) during that press conference with Superman. If Ben still loved The Batman, he would have gotten the Bat Signal tattooed on his back instead of a fire turkey.
The setting for the looonnngggeessttttt, most-drawn out, way-too-conscious uncoupling in failed celebrity marriage history (after Brangelina, of course), Ben Affleck and ex-wife Jennifer Garner’s Pacific Palisades compound has been sold according to People. The most interesting aspect of this long-overdue sale? The buyer! TMZ says Maroon 5 frontman and Blake Shelton love interest Adam Levine bought it from them.
Jennifer Garner shuffles out to her mailbox and grabs her latest issue of Us Weekly, moments later she’s bent over the kitchen counter positively howling with laughter as she reads that Shauna Sexton claims dating Ben Affleck for 2-months “really scarred” her. As she wipes the tears from her face and collects herself, she’s set off again by the absurdity of it all, her peals of laughter echoing through the house. Yes, Us Weekly reports that dating Ben wasn’t all laughs and hamburgers. And I guess this means they’re broken up for real this time.
Ben Affleck and Kevin Smith’s friendship used to be like a Jersey Mike’s club sub version of Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese. A few years ago, we learned that Kevin and Ben weren’t exactly on speaking terms, and the blame was placed – by Kevin – on Jennifer Garner not liking him. Ben and Jen aren’t together anymore, but that doesn’t mean that Ben hasn’t run back into the arms of Kevin Smith.
As reported by People, recent divorcees Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner must have been granted shared custody of the state of Montana when their divorce was finalized. The former Affleck-Garner family took a “long-planned” trip to spend Thanksgiving together in Big Sky Country this past week. Ben and Jen and the kids have celebrated multiple holidays there in the past. And there was nary a Playmate or a burger robot CEO hanging around to make things even more tense then they probably were.
Bennifer 2.0 is no more! Although it seems like it took longer than it took to cram Ben into his Batsuit, the Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner divorce was actually pretty painless and amicable, compared to others we’ve seen. Especially if you ignore that whole waiting for Ben to dry out business (twice!).
According to TMZ, a judge has signed off on the final documents in their divorce, and the two are now single and free to pursue any Playboy Bunnies or Robot Hamburger Men they choose. And they did it all without hiring any lawyers! Well, they did hire Laura Wasser, Divorce Attorney To The Stars, but she only acted as a mediator.