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Ben Affleck Lends His Batman to Red Nose Day — but Says His Kids May Not Be Impressed

As part of NBC’s star-studded Red Nose Day Special, which benefits charities fighting child poverty around the world, the Oscar winner will appear as a “stripped-down” version of the famous DC superhero — the first time Affleck is doing so outside of the Batman v Superman and Justice League films.

“I’m doing my Batman voice,” Affleck tells PEOPLE about his involvement in the special. “No cowl — just the stripped-down, unplugged version.”

Might that be the same version that the father of three occasionally performs for his kids?

“Unfortunately they are too smart for that and they require actually dressing up to be impressed,” Affleck says with a laugh.

The actor admits that he enjoys being able to have a bit of fun with the character, since the Dark Knight is not particularly known for having a sense of humor.

“It’s a lot of fun,” says Affleck. “Batman is such a serious, heavy character, there is the temptation to be funny about it, or at least self-aware. I really enjoy it. Obviously it is a character that means a lot to a lot of people and I’m having fun playing it.”

Affleck was in the middle of playing the role in the upcoming film Justice League when he befriended Red Nose Day executive producer Richard Curtis. Affleck’s ex Jennifer Garner and their kids joined him in London, and the family rented Curtis’s house, “totally coincidentally,” Affleck says. “He made friends with Jennifer [Garner] and I, and it was a soft spot for me because we had the whole family in his house there in Notting Hill, which was really wonderful and beautiful. We had a great time and traveled throughout Europe from there as a base, so it was pure serendipitous good fortune.”

The Red Nose Day Special airs May 25 on NBC as part of a three-hour block of programming that begins with Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day at 8 p.m., followed by Running Wild with Bear Grylls for Red Nose Day featuring Julia Roberts at 9 p.m. and the Red Nose Day Special — with the U.S. premiere of the highly anticipated Love Actually mini-sequel — hosted by Chris Hardwick on NBC at 10 p.m.

It’s also what my mother has instilled in my sisters and me so much, that joy comes from the smallest things,“ she says. "And if you don’t see joy in a perfect avocado or in a great conversation or in running into a friend or getting a job – if you don’t see joy in a perfectly beautiful tree in autumn – then you are missing your chance at happiness. Because if you don’t find it in the small things and you only wait for big moments, then you’ll just not be a happy person.
—  Jennifer Garner (from a recent People interview she did for her upcoming movie about miracles)

2014, the year that CW aired its pilot of The Flash; comic book adaption about the fastest man alive, Barry Allen (The Flash) played by loveable Grant Gustin. A forensic scientist’s life takes a turn into the fast line after a freak accident allows him to possess superhuman reflexes. Of course this was an exciting time for comic book fans everywhere but especially for women of colour. You’re probably thinking, how is a show about a white man who can real fast relevant to me, an independent beautiful woman of colour? Well, today we pay our respects to the striking Candice Patton, she isn’t dead, just severely underrated.

For those who aren’t familiar with the show, she plays reporter Iris West, the love interest of Barry Allen. Initially, her casting caused a lot of controversy because a black woman playing a canonically white character? In this economy? However, once the show started Candice Patton really proved that she was here to slay and funnily enough stay as the show is still running with its viewership higher than it’s other CW comic book adaptation brethren.

Growing up, I had always felt isolated when watching my favourite comic book films because there was a heavy emphasis on the white damsel in distress and I just couldn’t relate to such a character. As a young girl, I thought getting kissed in the rain by Spider-Man would be the greatest thing ever but seeing Candice Patton’s Iris West made me realise that I can strive for much more as a woman of colour. She plays the part of Barry Allen’s childhood sweetheart in unison with the role of a fearless reporter and manages to rise in a male driven show. Casting Candice Patton as Iris West is probably the smartest move CW has ever made, no shade just facts.

Nonetheless, Kirsten Dunst (Spider-man, 1999) and Kate Bosworth (Superman returns, 2006) have somewhat become a distant memory as Candice Patton paves the way for actresses of colour to find their way into the comic book adaptation world. Since 2014, we’ve seen a surge of women of colour filling roles that white women have played in the past and doing may I say a better job than them and it’s God damn poetic. In Spider-man homecoming (2014) not one but two of Peter Parker’s canonically caucasian love interests, Liz Allan and Mary-Jane Watson, are played by the beautiful Laura Harrier and Zendaya, two talented young black women. Making Homecoming one of the most diverse comic book movies I’ve ever seen, especially since Marvel have built ‘qwhite’ a reputation for themselves in the past. Now, we look forward to Black Panther gracing our screens in 2018. Progression has never been so colourful. On our favourite netfilx shows, our favourite sai weilding assassin previously played by Jennifer Garner, now the role of Elektra Natchios rightfully belongs to Cambodian, French actress, Elodie Young in Marvel’s Daredevil and recently Defenders. I wouldn’t be able to finish writing this article without mentioning Rosario Dawson’s Claire Temple (Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Defenders) Dawson is of Peurto Rican, Afro cuban and Native American descent. Her character, Claire Temple also known as the night nurse, is somewhat the golden thread that ties the whole Netflix universe together. She shows us that sometimes heroes don’t have to be super to do what they do. Furthermore, in the DC cinematic universe, Kiersy Clemmons is set to play Iris West on the silver screen alongside Ezra Miller’s Flash. I, an avid comic book reader would love to continue seeing women of colour playing such iconic roles.

This really goes to show the positive effect of diversity in media today. Essentially, Candice Patton was the start of something important. TV is for everyone, thus we should have characters that appeal to the fast moving society that we live in and let me break the news to you, that society isn’t white. Without Candice Patton’s Iris West, we might not have had Zendaya’s MJ or Anna Diop’s Starfire. Therefore, we do not accept the slander of Candice Patton or Iris West in these walls because her character now stands for something greater than Barry Allen’s love interest. So, Candice, my Queen, you’ll never read this but I just wanted to thank you on behalf of young girls everywhere for making Iris West into an icon even though some people may not be aware of it yet. You’ve made history.

- Abida

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I had to leave last night, and couldn’t walk around and grab pictures of the amazing sky… so I took what pictures I could as I left… they make me very happy :)

“It’s also what my mother has instilled in my sisters and me so much, that joy comes from the smallest things,“ she says. “And if you don’t see joy in a perfect avocado or in a great conversation or in running into a friend or getting a job – if you don’t see joy in a perfectly beautiful tree in autumn – then you are missing your chance at happiness. Because if you don’t find it in the small things and you only wait for big moments, then you’ll just not be a happy person.”  - Jennifer Garner
Mya Taylor Is Now The First Transgender Actress To Win A Major Film Award
The actress won the Independent Spirit Award for her work in "Tangerine." Mya Taylor just made history: On Saturday afternoon, she became the first transgender performer to win a high-profile Hollywood accolade.

Honored for her work in “Tangerine,” Taylor took home the Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female. It marked the culmination of a lengthy awards season for the movie, whose distributor, Magnolia Pictures, staged a low-key Oscar campaign that also garnered Taylor a Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor. At the Independent Spirit Awards, which recognize American movies made for less than $20 million, Taylor was up against Robin Bartlett (“H.”), Jennifer Jason Leigh (“Anomalisa”), Marin Ireland (“Glass Chin”) and Cynthia Nixon (“James White”). Her co-star, Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, was nominated for Best Female Lead, but lost to Brie Larson (“Room”).

“There is transgender talent,” Taylor said during her acceptance speech. “There’s very beautiful transgender talent. So, you better get it out there and put it in your next movie.”


“He’s the love of my life. What am I going to do about that?”
  • “I didn’t marry the big fat movie star, I married him!” Jennifer tells Vanity Fair. “And I would go back and remake that decision. I ran down the beach to him, and I would again. You can’t have these three babies and so much of what we had. He’s the love of my life. What am I going to do about that? He’s the most brilliant person in any room, the most charismatic, the most generous. He’s just a complicated guy. I always say, ‘When his sun shines on you, you feel it.’ But when the sun is shining elsewhere, it’s cold. He can cast quite a shadow.”

 Jennifer Garner is the cover of March 2016 edition of Vanity Fair. I chose this segment because it’s incredible the way she respects Ben and how she was honest about it all. She seems to be an amazing person, a beautiful human! It’s inspiring how genuine she is!
 Ben and Jen still love each other in a certain way! They will always be a good part of each other’s lives. So I can tell you this is why I still admire their love, it’s much more than the relationship itself, it’s especially based on family, love, admiration and respect.  

You can read the full article HERE.


The twisting roads in Green Acres are littered with fallen leaves, the ocean’s breeze has a new chill to it.  In the suburbs, houses are decorated with pumpkins and corn stalks, and downtown, you’d be hard pressed to find someone walking without a pumpkin spiced something or other in their hands.  Everyone in town is bunkering in to work on projects, dressing warmly in thick sweaters, new boots, and enjoying the company of one another under a red, yellow and orange canopy.  Fall has arrived in Bayview.  How about you join us next?

Bayview is a celebrity roleplay in its third year and we’re looking for anyone and everyone who enjoys having fun and being a part of a growing, friendly, tight-knit group. It takes place in what used to be a small fishing community on the east coast that has grown into a bustling city with a downtown area, countryside to explore, a beautiful bayside beach, suburbs to raise a family and so much more. Be wary of the rumor mill, but never let it stop you from living out your dreams in Bayview - your very own Hollywood 2.0.