Ben Affleck may not be playing Batman anymore, but that doesn’t mean he’s not open to performing exciting stunts in front the cameras. And because every good superhero needs a sidekick, he was joined by his current favorite partner in publicity Lindsay Shookus. Maybe it’s the angle, but they’re kind of giving me 10-years-later Brittany Pierce from Glee if she left Santana for a guy who flips Pontiac Sunfires on Kijiji.
Ben celebrated his birthday last week with his family, sans Shookus, in Los Angeles. Ben and Lindsay have been public for over a month now. Someone obviously thinks that’s not long enough to get an invitation to the family birthday party. And Lindsay wouldn’t show up unless she wanted an angry passive-aggressive confrontation with Jennifer Garner. “Hi sweety, listen – I’m going to have to ask you to make like an inflatable house and bounce, bitch.”
Ben and Lindsay were photographed this weekend in Manhattan on their latest lover’s getaway (more like getaway from Los Angeles and Jennifer Garner’s death stare) a few days after Ben’s birthday. People magazine says that Ben and Lindsay spent Sunday night at a fancy restaurant. Before they had dinner, they were seen at the jewelry counter of Barney’s New York. A source says they had a great time.
“Ben had a fun weekend with Lindsay. On Sunday they went shopping at Barney’s New York. Lindsay tried on bracelets. Later they had dinner at Mas. Ben was in a great mood, accepted belated birthday wishes and signed autographs.”
Jewelry is sort of an awkward theme in Ben’s love life. When Ben and Lindsay first got together, Radar Online claimed that Jennifer Garner had been tipped off that her husband was screwing around after she allegedly received a phone call from a fancy jewelry store about a ring. Except it wasn’t a ring that Ben bought for her; it was a ring Ben allegedly bought for Lindsay. The Love Actually nerve of him! At least Ben seems to have learned his lesson and is sticking to bracelets. Stay clear of the rings for now, Ben. They’re cursed. No good ever seems to come when one of Ben’s ladies slips a ring on her finger.