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  • States debate whether giving tax credits to Hollywood studios outweighs benefits

    LANSING, Mich. Michigan's cash credits for filmmakers have lured George Clooney, Ben Affleck and Drew Barrymore to make movies and splash headlines in a state known for making cars. The Republican-led Michigan House of Representatives voted this month to...
  • Ben Affleck back on Capitol Hill, offers Congo progress report

    Ben Affleck back on Capitol Hill, offers Congo progress report
    Ben Affleck made his way back to Capitol Hill on Thursday to testify on behalf of Eastern Congo in front of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The Oscar winner, who was joined by wife Jennifer Garner and philanthropist and Microsoft founder Billl...
  • Academy Awards telecast is all too predictable

    Academy Awards telecast is all too predictable
    How unfortunate that, in presenting the award for best director during the Academy Awards ceremony, Ben Affleck chose to quote Frank Capra's observation that "the cardinal sin is dullness." None of the directors nominated, he added, could be accused...
  • Oscars 2015: Best picture, director and script front-runners

    Oscars 2015: Best picture, director and script front-runners
    The day after Oscar nominations, while clearing away the "Lego" rubble, award season consultants began calling, repeating the same fear-soaked refrain: Beware the Phase Two Harvey. For the uninitiated: Phase One of the Oscar campaign is earning...
  • Academy Awards: For J.K. Simmons of 'Whiplash,' the beat never slows

    Academy Awards: For J.K. Simmons of 'Whiplash,' the beat never slows
    The life of an Oscar nominee is a busy one, indeed. Veteran actor J.K. Simmons had just flown in from Atlanta, where he's filming "The Accountant" with Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick, and was having a quick breakfast on a January late morning near his...
  • Emily Ratajkowski, the other woman of 'Gone Girl'

    Emily Ratajkowski, the other woman of 'Gone Girl'
    For the big-screen adaptation of Chicago writer Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel “Gone Girl,” a filmmaker might have hired any random hottie to play Andie, the college-student girlfriend of murder suspect Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck). But...
  • Will there be a 'Gone Girl' sequel?

    Will there be a 'Gone Girl' sequel?
    ‘Gone’ again? Is Gillian Flynn pondering a sequel to “Gone Girl”? Maybe, she tells the New York Daily News—if stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, and director David Fincher were on board. “We could pick it up and see...
  • 'Orange Is the New Black' star Taylor Schilling stays fit with meditation and yoga

    'Orange Is the New Black' star Taylor Schilling stays fit with meditation and yoga
    She played Ben Affleck's wife in the Academy Award-winning film "Argo" and the object of Zac Efron's affection in the film adaptation of "The Lucky One." But Taylor Schilling did not find fame until she put on an orange prison jumpsuit to star in the...
  • Oscars: Shirley MacLaine, Ben Affleck to present

    Oscars: Shirley MacLaine, Ben Affleck to present
    Shirley MacLaine will present at the Oscars, and that makes her the most veteran performer announced so far for the Feb. 22 event. The other latest presenters announced are Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Kevin Hart, Chris Pine, Miles Teller...
  • Kim Dickens joins the cast of 'Walking Dead' spinoff

    Kim Dickens joins the cast of 'Walking Dead' spinoff
    The cast of AMC's spinoff of "The Walking Dead" is slowly taking shape. Now it has a female lead in Kim Dickens. Dickens, who most recently appeared with Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in David Fincher's film, "Gone Girl" will star alongside Cliff Curtis...
  • Ben Affleck to Jon Stewart: 'Copycat'

    Ben Affleck to Jon Stewart: 'Copycat'
    Ben Affleck had a bit of an ax to grind with Jon Stewart when he stopped by "The Daily Show" on Tuesday. And he wasted no time in bringing it up. "You directed a movie, right?" Affleck asked. "A movie called 'Rosewater,' is that right?" Stewart indeed...