| Mar 26, 2015
| 2:39 PM
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 Bill...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 8:15 AM
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...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 12:42 PM
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...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 3:15 AM
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...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 4:45 AM
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...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Indie film vet Effie Brown has joined HBO's revival of "Project Greenlight" in the role of producer and mentor to the winner of the filmmaking competition.
Brown, whose most recent pic is the buzzy comedy "Dear White People," will guide the winning...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 10:00 PM
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).
| Jan 13, 2015
| 9:59 AM
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...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 1:57 PM
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...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:11 AM
You know how this works.
I'll report on the street closures caused by the filming of “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Some of you will get excited and want to go gawk at the stars (Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams and Jesse...