It’s a boy and he already has a name! Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner had their third baby earlier this week, on February 27, in Santa Monica. He joins older sisters Violet, 6, and Seraphina, who is 3. Mom and Dad are having them like clockwork every three years, huh? We couldn’t wait to hear what they would name their first son, and we had a feeling it was going to be something charming and old-world, just like their daughters’ names. We were right. Ben announced on his Facebook page, “We are happy to announce on February 27, Jennifer gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Samuel Garner Affleck.” We also reckon that Ben is rather happy about the gender ratio evening out in the house. Congratulations to all of them. They’re the cutest family in Hollywood!
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Happy Valentine’s Day! Or not, depending on how you feel about the holiday. And listen, we know there are a lot of singletons out there who are not so pleased about how much we in the media focus on this holiday. But we can’t help it, OK? We cover divorces and breakdowns and deaths and fights all the time, and it’s really nice to have a day that’s all about the important things in life. (No, not the unveiling of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, though that’s nice too.) We just really want to escape from it all and look at Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez nuzzling each other. We would like to soak in the happiness that is Adam Lambert and Sauli Koskinen’s love, bask in Jay-Z and Beyonce’s adorable glory, shiver with delight at the perpetual hotness of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, and marvel at the lasting power of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. We are hoping some of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s world-saving affection will rub off on us. And we’re even going to allow for some admiration of Tom Brady and Gisele Bunchen, football loyalties aside.
But here’s some good news for you black-hearted V-day haters: The last time we did a best couples gallery, back in December, one of those couples announced their divorce a few days later. Oh, no! What have we done?!?
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Ben Affleck‘s hair tops our list of Things We Hope To Never See in 2012. Sure we know it’s for his role in Argo (which he’s also directing), but couldn’t he at least find a way to make it work? Slick it back or wear a hat or something? The Bieber do doesn’t look good on anyone — including Bieber himself. Violet Affleck, you seem like a smart one – we implore you to steal some scissors and go to Town (LOL, film reference) on your dad’s locks.
Pics of Ben and pregnant wife Jennifer Garner out in Brentwood this weekend, below!
We have so much material for you that your Halloween costumes should be sorted out for the next couple of years. There are so many options to check out. You could take inspiration from our very own FABlifersÂ or you could take a look at our gallery of celebrity Halloween twitpics. Perhaps the early bird stars who played dress-up over the weekend will float your boat? Don’t see anything you like? Then skedaddle over toÂ Best Week Everâ€™s rundown of the onlyÂ 13 celeb Halloween costumes that matter, orÂ VH1 Blogâ€™sÂ ultimate gallery of VH1 starsâ€™ costumes. Our halos are polished to a high shine.
And we’re not done yet. Since yesterday was the last day for trick-or-treating and Halloween costumes, celebrities really outdid themselves. The final few we loved were folks like Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford who cracked us up by getting their ’80s on as members of Mötley Crüe. Eden Wood from Toddlers and Tiaras was big this year with Chrissy Teigen and Fergie dressing up as her. Kelly Ripa outdid herself on Live! With Regis and Kelly along with Nick Lachey. Their first outfit sequence had Kelly dressed up as Eden as well, and Nick as Charlie Sheen. Their second has Kelly as Kim Kardashian and Nick (on stilts) as Kris Humphries on their wedding day. Ouch! The sexiest prize goes to Miranda Kerr who was the hottest ringmaster ever, and we’d like to give a round of applause to the mommies-to-be as well. Beyoncé was the cutest bumblebee in town, while Jennifer Garner was a witch.
Check out the gallery for the final top 10 celebrity Halloween costumes. We hope you had a FAB weekend.
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We love how pregnant and official Jennifer Garner looks right now. The actress was spotted in Santa Monica looking like she meant business in a blazer, killer high heels and a fitted skirt with a slit. And a rather large baby bump, of course. We’re used to seeing the trendy celebrity maternity wardrobe, but this is a whole different vibe … and we totally approve.
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The only thing better than an excellently-filmed, superbly-acted sex scene? Hugh Jackman’s sex scene with Jennifer Garner in their upcoming political comedy Butter, because it was humiliating. “I did probably one of the most embarrassing things I had to do on a movie set, or funny anyway,” the Real Steal actor told the Huffington Post. Other than star in Scoop, right Hugh? Scoop must be a close runner-up.
“We have an off-screen love scene, Jen and I, and it takes place in the back of a car, you don’t see anything. We had to record it in a car,” Hugh explained. Unfortunately, technical issues required the sound people to record Garner and Jackman separately. As Hugh explains, “And so, we both had to kind of perform our version, in character, of sex while the other one is quiet. And it was impossible not to be laughing your head off while the other person is doing it. That was humiliating… Guys never sound good during sex. It’s impossible to sound good.”Oh please, like 60% of the Earth’s population wouldn’t want to hear that, Hugh. Either way, we bet you still sounded better than Scoop sounded on the big screen. Seriously, that was not a particularly good movie!
Who knew these two were quiet contenders for giving pals Brangelina a run for their money? Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are going to be parents for a third time! No other details have been released except a short confirmation to the Associated Press. Their representatives said that the couple are “thrilled” to have baby number three on the way. Ben and Jenny (hah) are already parents to two daughters — Violet and Seraphina. Will the new addition to their brood make it a happy girly trio? Awww, we don’t know yet, but we’re sending them a big ol’ congratulations.
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They came, they saw and they totally didn’t conk. Prince William and Duchess Kate were in L.A for the weekend and amidst their whirl of activities they attended the BAFTA ‘Brits to Watch’ Awards at the Belasco Theatre. Did the Duchess shut it down? Yes, she did. Kate wore an Alexander McQueen gown and Jimmy Choo sandals and clutch and bowled everyone over. Including the celebrities! The royal couple were seen chatting animatedly with the likes of Nicole Kidman, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Garner! And each and everyone of them looked completely star struck. Also hilariously, we spotted Nigel Lythgoe lurking behind Prince William as he chatted with Nicole Kidman. Have a look and see if you can spot him in our gallery below!
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Post Weinergate, a couple of heads have been thinking about giving the post of Mayor a run since it’s wide open now. One of these heads thinking about contesting for New York’s Mayor in 2013 is Alec Baldwin. He even said that he was “very interested” in running for office on behalf of the Democrats on CNN earlier this year. Now no offense, Alec, but WTF? Maybe we’re being unfair, but we just can’t wrap our heads around this whole deal, despite his longstanding political aspirations.
But Baldwin has an unlikely supporter in Jennifer Garner, so that should give him a bolster. The actress was on Fox & Friends yesterday and was put on the spot when asked about what her thoughts on the 30 Rock star running for office were. After a bit of a chuckle, Jennifer replied, “I think he would give us all a run for his money. He’s awesome, I love Alec.” She continued with, “It hasn’t stopped anyone before, I think he should go for it. He could run and let people vote!”
Not enough to change the subject apparently, because she was then asked whether she was officially endorsing him, amidst peals of laughter. Jennifer gamely answered, ” Yes, I stand up for Alec Baldwin!” Her husband, Ben Affleck, was thrown in as well, so Jennifer went ahead with, “Yes, Ben stands up for Alec Baldwin too.” What a cutie! That’s two votes of confidence for Alec. He’s totally going to run now, mark our words!
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Oh, there is definitely a story here. Considering Jennifer Garner was wearing sunglasses as she left a block party in Brentwood, CA, yesterday, the only reason hubbie Ben Affleck wouldn’t do likewise is if he totally wanted to tell everyone in view about his black eye and how he got it. Was it a dad-time related mishap? A failed stunt on-set? Racquetball with another celeb? There’s just no reason this guy would be showing off that shiner unless he was a little proud of it. We almost wish he’d start a Twitter just to let us all know.
See photos of Ben, Jennifer, daugher Violet—and Ben’s bruise—in the gallery below.
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