The New York Daily News reports Jennifer Lopez and fiance Ben Affleck had a brief reunion in Los Angeles yesterday, as pals of both say they’re not upset over the disastrous opening of ‘Gigli’. “Everyone has failures,” said a friend of Lopez. “She doesn’t seem down. Her attitude is – ‘next’.” A friend of Affleck added, “They’re fine. [‘Gigli’ director] Marty Brest may have a problem. Sony [the studio that released it] may take a beating. But Ben and Jennifer knew this was coming and will be able to ride it out.”
Ads For ‘Gigli’ Pulled
August 5, 2003 – With little hope for a ‘Gigli’ comeback, Sony Pictures is pulling its midweek ads from newspapers and television and is expected to cut back next weekend’s plans, showbiz sources tell the New York Daily News. Theater chains are obligated to play the Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck starring movie for two weeks but are expected to turn off the lights after that.
Ben Affleck In Jennifer Lopez And ET’s Doghouse
August 4, 2003 – Jeannette Walls of MSNBC.com reports that not only is Ben in the dog house of fiance Jennifer, but has also angered Entertainment Tonight. The entertainment show sent a crew to Vancouver to interview Ben on July 18th, according to an insider, but when they arrived they were told Ben had the flu and couldn’t see them. “Now that the Enquirer reported that Ben was out partying with strippers until 5 a.m. on the very morning of his cancelled interview – it’s looking like that line about ‘the flu’ was about as believable as the-dog-ate-my-homework,” the insider said. “ET spent a lot of money to send everyone up to Vancouver – and they were pretty irked at the time. Now that this has come out, they are going ballistic.”