Why People Don’t Want to Give Ben Affleck a Chance as Batman

by on October 26, 2013 | Comments Off

Why People Don't Want to Give Ben Affleck a Chance as Batman

Did you hear the recent shrieking and moaning coming from superhero fandom? Ben Affleck is going to be the next Batman, and the fans are not happy. Not happy at all. Die-hard fans have taken to high speed internet to voice their opinions about Affleck being cast as Batman. Some are good, but majority are bad.

“He’s not intimidating enough for the role of Batman,” wrote John Roden in his Change.org petition to Warner Bros. Studio to have Affleck removed from the role. “Batman is someone that strikes fear in the hearts of men.” The petition has over 92,000 supporters.

Briefly, there was a similar petition to the White House. Although the government has no say in film casting choices, some were hopeful that President Obama would somehow be able to intervene. Clearly, many people are very disappointed with Warner Bros. choice to cast Affleck as Batman opposite Henry Cavill’s Superman in the untitled sequel to “Man of Steel,” which is set to premiere in July 2015.

The Hue and Outcry

Affleck joins a prominent list of actors who have played the caped crusader since the 1940s, including Adam West, Michael Keaton, George Clooney and most recently, Christian Bale.

Perhaps because there have been 16 who came before Affleck, moviegoers and comic book geeks alike have had time (decades, in fact) to develop a sense in their minds of how the quintessential Batman should look and behave. Critics are convinced that Affleck isn’t it. The White House petition, before it was removed, handily summed up fans’ concerns. “We are concerned Americans, who care about our fictional heroes, often more than ones that actually existed. I am sure Mr. Affleck is a nice enough guy, but he has a history of ruining films that he doesn’t star, direct, produce, and cater all by himself.”
What is it specifically about Affleck as Batman that fans don’t like?

It starts with “Daredevil“, a 2003 about a superhero blinded by an accident that pushed his other senses to superhuman levels. Critics were split on their perceptions of the film’s quality. Some praised the “high-powered cast,” while others found it dull. Its paltry 45 percent overall rating on Rotten Tomatoes confirms this. Affleck himself later admitted he was not pleased with the overall outcome of “Daredevil.”

Praise for Affleck

And yet, should a 10-year-old film, that critics and fans found generally acceptable but not great, be the catalyst to ensure Affleck never plays another superhero?

Not at all, according to Affleck’s long-time colleagues. Matt Damon, Affleck’s co-writer and actor in “Good Will Hunting” among other films, believes that the criticism falls far short of the mark.
“I just think it’s kind of funny,” he said. “You know, he’s not playing King Lear. … Batman just sits there with his cowl over his head and whispers in a kinda gruff voice at people.”

Damon has a point. So many actors have played Batman over the years, but they all have taken a similar approach to it. What could they have in mind? Surely not a resurrection of Adam West, perhaps the most iconic Batman actor of all time.

Others who know comic books and films have shown their support for Affleck.
Joss Whedon, director of films such as “The Avengers” and “Thor”, tweeted his affirmation saying, “He’s got the chops, he’s got the chin — just needs the material.”

While fans were weeping into their keyboards, actors who had also worn the cape and cowl were coming to Affleck’s aid. Val Kilmer, who was equally criticized for his portrayal of Batman, asked people to give Affleck a chance. West, ever enigmatic, noted the heat of the costume and encouraged Affleck to bring deodorant. But perhaps the highest praise comes from Kevin Smith, an idiosyncratic writer and director who cast Affleck in several of his films. Smith, in his most-recent Hollywood Babble-On podcast, said that Affleck as Batman would be the greatest thing that ever happened.

Possibly no comic book film character is more controversial than Batman. Ben Affleck is a controversial actor. The pairing could be an unmitigated disaster, or it could end up being a match made in heaven.


Pats’ Gronkowski to host boozy ‘Women’s Football Clinic’

by on October 23, 2013 | Comments Off

Pats' Gronkowski to host boozy 'Women's Football Clinic'

New England Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski has recently returned to the lineup following off season arm surgery but his focus is clearly on more important things. That would be an upcoming ‘Women’s Football Clinic’ at Harvard which is more likely a ‘recruiting center’ for comely ladies to party with. If you are like many football fans who like to party every Sunday watching NFL with your bros, then you might want to take a look at week 8 NFL lines if you are thinking of betting.

For those not aware of the ongoing saga of Gronkowski—known by the masses as ‘Gronk’–we’ll bring you up to speed. He’s a perpetual frat boy minus any pretense of ‘higher education’. He shot to the top of the douchebag charts when he was spotted dancing shirtless following the Patriots’ 2012 Super Bowl loss to the New York Giants. Since then, it’s been a hit parade of cringe worthy—though admittedly largely harmless—examples of bad behavior. That might not make the parents of a 16 year old that Gronk allegedly ‘hooked up’ with in Aruba feel any better even if the age of consent in the country make it legal. Then again, they might be Patriots’ fans and happy that they could ‘take one for the team’ by offering up their daughter.

The latest Gronk event borders on self parody. He’s teaching a ‘Women’s Football Clinic’ at Harvard open to all ladies looking to learn about the gridiron game. Actually, not all ladies—since booze is clearly a big part of the instructional process the ad for the event stresses in ALL CAPS that attendees “must be 21 or over”. In addition to three hours of ‘football instruction’ followed by ‘games and skill contests’ fans will get a t-shirt, an autographed picture and ‘access to beer, wine, Gronk-tinis and food’. Not sure we want to know what a ‘Gronk-tini’ consists of but no doubt it’ll be ‘shaken, not stirred’.

Gronk may be a bit of a loose cannon but we come to praise him, not to bury him. He’s on a short list of the best tight ends in pro football and although his frat boy antics could very quickly become Ben Roethlisberger creepy if he doesn’t watch himself he’s a breath of fresh air in a sports world obsessed with ‘political correctness.’ The event does take place during a Patriots’ bye week so there’s definitely worst things Gronk could do during his week off.


Kelly Clarkson Married Brandon Blackstock: People Cover Photo

by on October 23, 2013 | Comments Off

Kelly Clarkson Married Brandon Blackstock: People Cover Photo

Kelly Clarkson married her sweetheart Brandon Blackstock and their gorgeous wedding photo is featured on the cover of the new issue of People magazine. Aren’t they just so adorable together?

In addition to sharing her pretty photos of her wedding ceremony, she also shared a video with her many fans:

So cute, right?

We here at GossipSucker wish them nothing but the best for a happy life together! Congratulations to them!


Celebrity Sighting: Fall Boots

by on October 22, 2013 | Comments Off

We often look to our favorite celebrities for style inspiration. What boots trends are celebrities wearing this fall? This season it is all about the length of the boot, heels, and wedges.

Christina Milian was spotted in Los Angeles wearing a pair black of Zigi Girl laced up crotch high heel boots in September.

Amber Heard was wore a pair of Versace white printed high heel boots in the U.S. edition of Elle magazine.

Lily Collins was sighted wearing a pair of black leather Christian Louboutin thigh boots with a black short skirt and red top.

Nicole Kidman was also spotted wearing a pair of high heel black leather Jimmy Choo thigh high boots.

The controversial Miley Cyrus was spotted wearing a pair of black Christian Louboutin black thigh high boots back in June 2013.

Scarlett Johansen was also wears a pair of Balmain thigh high boots in Vanity Fair France in July 2013.

Kate Mara wears a pair of plain white over the knee high heel boots in Elle in July 2013.

Pop singer Rhianna was spotted wearing a pair of white thigh high Christian Louboutin boots in London.

In June 2013, Rita Ora wore a pair of Jeremy Scott thigh high boots at the Parkside festival.

R&B singer Kelly Rowland is featured on Pinterest wearing a pair of black over the knee boots with a short gray and black dress.

Over the knee and thigh high boots aren’t the only trends celebrities are wearing this season. Many celebrities favor ankle boots. For instance, Miranda Ken wore a pair of gray ankle boots with a blue jacket, white top, and skirt.

Where can you find similar celebrity looks without paying a fortune? ShoeBuy offers this season’s hottest trends in boots including ankle boots, knee high boots, lace up boots, and high heel boots. For instance, you can purchase a pair of knee high Minnetonka gray suede women’s boots for $88.95.

Payless offers ankle, mid length , and thigh high or tall boots. Payless allows shoppers to search by type of boot and price. Payless is also offering many of their boots on during their fall sale. For example, you can purchase a pair of Samantha short boots by Lower Eastside for $24.99. At Payless, you can find boots under $30. Many of the ankle boots furthered on Payless.com come in a variety of colors including black, brown, red, and gray.

Foot Smart offers a large inventory of the latest styles of boots for men and women. Footsmart.com allows shoppers to search for boots according to height, color, size, and width. For instance, you can purchase a pair of Propet women’s Lexington mid -calf boots for $99.99. These boots is currently available in four colors. You can also purchase a pair of Cobb Hill women’s Pandora ankle boots for $124.99. In addition, you can purchase a pair of women’s Naturalizer Jakes wide shaft tall boots for $129.95.

Wherever you choose to shop for your next pair of boots, you can find a pair that best fits your style and budget. You don’t have to spend a like a celebrity to look like your favorite celebrity.

By Allison Preston. Allison is an avid shopper and an experienced writer with a passion for deals and coupons and for saving her readers money. She currently writes for leading coupon and online promo code site bluepromocode.com based in Santa Monica, California. 

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Kim Kardashian Has Lost 70 Pounds In 4 Months?

by on October 21, 2013 | Comments Off

Kim Kardashian Has Lost 70 Pounds In 4 Months?

Reality star Kim Kardashian is featured on the newest cover of Life & Style magazine and they are making the claims that she lost a whopping 70 pounds within the span of four months. We are guessing that the only way that is truly possible is for her to have undergone a tummy tuck and liposuction.

We’re not saying that having lipo and plastic surgery is the most healthiest option, but it does seem to be the most logical. Could she remain healthy and drop 17.5 pounds per month for four months? It’s quite possible with a healthy diet and a strict exercise regime, but everything about these Kardashian broads is fake, so it only stands to reason that she took the easy way and went with lipo.

What do you think?


Bruce Jenner Wants To Be A Woman

by on October 21, 2013 | Comments Off

Bruce Jenner Wants To Be A Woman

Poor Bruce Jenner — he can’t seem to catch a break with all of the fuss going around about his failing marriage to Kris Jenner. She’s a media queen whore and he is just falling prey to her scheming for press.

The new issue of Star magazine makes it clear that Bruce really wants to be a woman. Even worse, apparently the rumor going around is that she is blackmailing him with secrets about his love of cross-dressing. So scandalous, isn’t it?

The tabloid states that with Bruce’s longer hair and his penchant for wearing earrings, the cat is out of the bag that he wants to turn himself into a woman.

It’s a shame that there are people in the world that will actually believe this nonsense and call it fact. We’re guessing that is who Star magazine is counting on to keep picking up issues of their magazine.


Kris Jenner & Husband Bruce Have Separated!

by on October 09, 2013 | Comments Off

Kris Jenner & Husband Bruce Have Separated!

In what will apparently shock no one, we’ve learned that Bruce and Kris Jenner have separated. Shocking, we know. Apparently, he’s been telling pals that he is finally free from Kris’ grasp in order to do whatever he likes!

The formerly happy couple are featured on the cover of the new issue of Us Weekly and they give us the exclusive on how over Kris and Bruce’s union is. Kris has apparently opened up to the magazine about Bruce moving out and why they have yet to file for a divorce from one another. According to the tabloid, they have NO prenup! Things could get really interesting!

Bruce has been shacked up in his Malibu beach pad while Kris has been staying in her Calabasas home. She told the publication, “We are living apart, but there is no animosity. We are united and committed to our family. We ended a marriage, but that’s not the end of our friendship. I will always love him, but we are no longer a couple in that way. We are happier this way.”

Are you surprised at all by their separation? Rumor has it that they have been living apart for a year now. We’re wondering what their children think of this?


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