On a scale from Harvey Weinstein to…everyone else, it’s probably safe to say Ben Affleck might not be high up on the creep-o-meter. He doesn’t have a decades-long reputation for hotel room business meetings with massage requests (not a high bar to clear). However, he has been accused of groping women in the past. Ben knows there’s a sexual harassment problem in Hollywood, and in a move that I’m sure definitely didn’t involve a conversation with his publicist, he claims he wants to help fix it.
It’s that time again when we check in on Ben Affleck’s relationship with his girlfriend of questionable origin Lindsay Shookus. After three (public, at least) months of being together, Ben and Lindsay have made that all-important relationship leap of getting papped shopping for a multi-million dollar mansion together.
TMZ says that yesterday, Ben and Lindsay spent the day looking at houses on the west side of Los Angeles. It’s not known whether the house will be just for Ben or for both of them, but whatever gets bought will surely be fancy.
Ben Affleck and Girlfriend Lindsay Shookus Go Home Shopping https://t.co/HScu6rAWjH
— TMZ (@TMZ) October 25, 2017
TMZ says they were seen looking at a $18.5 million home in the Santa Monica mountains as well as $12 million homes in Pacific Palisades and Brentwood. Ben and Lindsay allegedly stayed at the Santa Monica mansion for over an hour, and Lindsay was seen holding the spec sheet when they left. Whatever house gets chosen, I hope it has a big backyard for Ben’s damage control doggie and touch football games with BFF Tom Brady.
Lindsay lives in NYC for her job at Saturday Night Live, as well as for her ex-husband and daughter. As much as I believe in the power of a good attention-grabbing stunt, I don’t think this house will be Ben and Lindsay’s. I guess we’ll only know for sure that she’s living there half the time if in about a month after moving in, a “source” tattles to a tabloid about Ben’s slob ways. I can see a “source” getting tired of pulling soggy cheeseburger wrappers out of the pool filter every time Ben decides to eat in the hot tub.
In a move that I’m sure has absolutely nothing to do with controlling the damage caused by last week’s PR nightmare, Ben Affleck has recently adopted a stray dog. Ben may have hands of cheap nickel, but he’s got a heart of pure gold.
Remember that scene in the sixth season of Game Of Thrones when Daenerys becomes queen of the Dothraki by burning the whole fucking Khal house down? The Hollywood equivalent is going down right now with Rose McGowan. Continue reading
So far this week, Ben Affleck’s plan of denouncing Harvey Weinstein’s grossness backfired on him after Rose McGowan called him a liar. Then Hilarie Burton reminded everyone of him acting like a creep on TRL years ago. And then a weirdly handsy French Canadian interview resurfaced. And then then Annamarie Tendler accused him of grabbing her ass at a Golden Globes party. But forget about Ben for a second. How does his ex-wife Jennifer Garner feel about all this bad news? Not great, that’s how.
Not long after Rose McGowan accused Ben Affleck of knowing what Harvey Weinstein had been up to in the past, former MTV VJ Hilarie Burton reminded everyone about the time Ben groped her left boob on TRL. According to makeup artist Annemarie Tendler, that wasn’t the only time Ben’s hands have been somewhere they weren’t welcome.