Who is banned from playing blackjack at The Hard Rock Hotel?
The answer to that question would be American actor Ben Affleck.
Who is Ben Affleck?
Ok, so you’ve probably already heard Ben’s name if you’ve been to the movies at least once in the past 20 years or so.
There’s even a bigger chance you know who he is if you’re into celebrity culture and drama.
But in the off chance, you’re reading this right now and scratching your head in confusion, allow us to introduce you to one of Hollywood’s former (well, maybe not to so former) troubled boys.
Born in California in 1972, Ben didn’t fall into acting by mistake.
Both he and his brother Casey (you might remember him from Good Will Hunting and Ocean’s Eleven) grew up in a very liberal and arts-oriented household.
So it wasn’t surprising when he decided to make a career out of acting, writing and producing.
His first acting credits are from when he was as young as seven years old when he appeared in an indie movie called The Dark End of the Street.
Other notorious moments you might know Ben Affleck from
This man loves to stir up drama, and while his golden years and the birth of his children brought along a level of maturity that we hadn’t seen in Ben before, it didn’t take the whole game out of the player.
Here are some other scandals Affleck has been involved in:
- Cheating on actress Jennifer Garner, his wife of X years, with their kid’s nanny in 2015. Of course, this one has never properly been confirmed and likely never will. But, Affleck was seen around with the nanny, causing several news outlets to pick up on the story.
- Rekindling his romance from 25 years ago with Jennifer Lopez. The comeback no one actually saw coming. In 2021, after both Ben and Jennifer split from their respective partners, rumors started going around that the IT couple of the 2000s were back together. It turns out there weren’t just rumors at all but straight-up facts. They made their re-debut as a couple when they walked the 2021 Met Gala red carpet together. The two married in Las Vegas on July 16, 2022. “Love is beautiful. Love is kind,” Lopez wrote on her social media.
- Several stints in rehab for alcoholism, and a little very public setback in late 2019. While relapse is nothing to be ashamed of during a hard journey towards recovery, unfortunately for Ben, his was very much public. He was caught stumbling drunk outside of a Halloween party by a group of paparazzi.
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What other celebs are banned from places and events?
Itching for a bit more drama after reading about Ben’s? Here are a few other celebrities who have also been banned from specific places or big events.
- Harrison Ford is banned from China for speaking up in favor of Tibet. Relationships between China and Tibet have never been good, and China is known for having no issues banning those who speak up against them in any way or form. Notably, Ford isn’t the only celebrity banned from the country due to taking a stand against them. Sharon Stone and Richard Gere were as well.
- Adrien Brody is banned from SNL for not following the provided script and deciding to do a racist impersonation straight-up live. We would have banned him too.
- Donal Trump has been banned from Twitter after the platform decided his tweets were considered inflammatory and inciting violence. He has been permanently suspended from the social media platform and will never be able to join again under his own name.
- A double whammy for Donald Trump. The former president of The United States has also been banned from the fashion event of the year – the Met Gala. While Ana Wintour, who’s in charge of the event, has never publicly stated why he’s been banned, there’s some speculation that it could have a direct relation to both her and Trump’s political stands.
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