Ben Affleck flew out to New York City this past Saturday to see Jennifer Lopez perform at Global Citizen Live. That’s a sweet enough gesture on its own, but after the show, as shared by Yahoo, the Argo actor was seen guiding JLo down a flight of stairs. Having worn a pair of thigh-high boots during the performance itself, the Hustlers actress donned a pair of stilettos as part of her post-show wardrobe change, which meant navigating down stairs was a bit more challenging. Luckily, Affleck was there to hold her hand as they descended.
Marvel fans can re-watch Andy Serkis’ time in the MCU on Disney+. You can use this link to sign up for the streaming service.
Just like the other members of the Black Panther family, Andy Serkis took the time to mention what an extraordinary talent and person Chadwick Boseman was in life. On top of being a friend and collaborator, the late actor became a real life hero to many young people who looked up to him. We’ll just have to wait and see how this is addressed in-universe.
Well, color me intrigued. It looks like the cast and crew of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom are looking to top their work on James Wan’s original DC flick. And if Jason Momoa is to be believed, this is being done by making the mysterious sequel bigger, more action packed, and seemingly adding more comedic beats as well.
And, I mean, she’s not wrong, right? Calling Fast & Furious 10 FasTen Your Seatbelts is funny without question, but it is not a good movie title. They didn’t call The Fate of the Furious, The F8 of the Furious, which I’ll admit I was totally expecting to see happen. There is clearly a line that this franchise is not willing to cross.
When asked just how his training programs have changed over the years, Henry Cavill reflected back to the beginning, when he first was cast as Superman for Man of Steel. It’s been a quick 10 years since Man of Steel came out, and Cavill says he is just overall more experienced with building muscle. Here it is in his own words:
All this drama began after Jake Gyllenhaal was asked by Vanity Fair about his position on the great bathing debate. At that time, Gyllenhaal relayed he felt not bathing all the time was good for the skin. He did admit to maintaining good oral hygiene and manners when it came to being in public. Now, after some time, The Guilty star tried to correct viewers’ perception of his bathing habits.
After running the first trailer for Licorice Pizza, exclusively on 35mm at arthouse cinemas like the New Beverly Theater, the first look at this hotly anticipated project has finally hit the internet. The nucleus of the story is the romance between Gary (Cooper Hoffman) and Alana, two crazy kids in 1973’s San Fernando Valley, falling in and out of love. Comedic misadventure, high emotion, and a lesson on how to pronounce “Barbara Streisand” all ensue, flashing Paul Thomas Anderson’s passion for breaking the audience’s heart, while also dropping quotable gags. Oh, and when we said “all-star cast,” that was an understatement.
When Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck show PDA around the globe, it is somehow not annoying.
Since they’ve rekindled their passionate romance two decades in the making, we’ve seen Lopez and Affleck in Miami, Los Angeles, St. Tropez, and Venice. Now, the basically-royal couple has been seen galavanting around New York City like they’re starring in an early 2000s romantic comedy together.
The couple took full advantage of their time in New York City together. Bennifer 2.0 was photographed around Manhattan on a beautiful fall day September 26 doing annoying couple stuff like holding hands, kissing, laughing, and hugging, except it’s not making us roll our eyes. What is happening?
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez were last seen in public a few weeks ago at the 2021 Met gala. Affleck did not walk the carpet with her. Instead, he let her have her own moment in her cowboy-chic Ralph Lauren look. Once inside, they kissed through their masks for the cameras, because they know how to give the people what they want. In a recent interview, Affleck gushed about Lopez for the first time since their relationship went public.
“I am in awe of what Jennifer’s effect on the world is. At most, as an artist, I can make movies that move people. Jennifer has inspired a massive group of people to feel they have a seat at the table in this country. That is an effect few people throughout history have had, one I will never know and one I can only stand by and admire with respect,” he told AdWeek.
These photos might as well be from their next movie together, which obviously has to be a romantic comedy. For their day out and about in Manhattan, Lopez wore an extremely main character energy outfit: a plaid teal wool coat with an almost-matching plaid maxi wrap dress and aviators. Affleck, the best boyfriend ever, stuck to a dark grey and blue monochromatic look, because how dare he outshine the main character in their imaginary romantic comedy.
Speaking at a press conference at the San Sebastian Film Festival (via Comicbook.com), prior to receiving the prestigious Donostia Award, Depp said that while he might not play Jack Sparrow again, being the person that brought that character to life, he has the ability to bring him back whenever he wants. And if he can’t be Jack Sparrow elsewhere, he’ll be Jack Sparrow wherever he can. Depp explained…
If you work an office job, your life is likely run by eight-hour intervals set by a corporation: 9 to 5, 8 to 4, 10 to 6. Working from home, those hours tend to expand—scrolling emails at seven, sitting at a monitor for in between snippets of childcare and chores, more emails before bed. These hours dictate our sleep schedules. They determine when we have free time and how often we see our families. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are slotted around time spent at work.
But, while it’s true you’re at work during those eight hour figures, you probably aren’t sitting at your computer doing work the entire time. You might grab a coffee with coworkers, or take a personal phone call. And probably, you spend at least some of the time doing nothing but checking TikTok or browsing Zara.
That’s not only reasonable, it’s innate. As humans, concentrating on work for every minute of an eight hour day is “impossible,” says Malissa Clark, a psychologist at the University of Georgia whose research focuses on employee wellbeing and workaholism.
But how many hours should we actually work? What are other people doing?
In a 2016 UK survey, 1,989 full-time office workers reported working an average of 2 hours and 53 minutes per day. That’s just one survey. But there’s a lot of evidence that office work just isn’t as productive as we think. In 2006 Gloria Mark, a researcher at the University of California, Irvine, gathered data from phones and computers and found that the average time people spent working on a device at a time was two minutes and 11 seconds, shorter than some Tiktok videos. And in survey of 1,000 American office workers in 2018, 36% of millennial and Gen-Z employees estimated that they spend two hours a day distracted by their smartphones.
No matter your intention, whether you’re working from a home office or next to your coworkers, it really is hard to work consistently at work. We’re being set up to fail, and to feel bad about it. There has to be a better way.
Why do we work eight hours a day?
If we know people can’t focus for that long, why insist that workers put in at least eight hours? “The length of the working day is not based on science, it’s based on struggle,” says Sarah Jaffe, author of Work Won’t Love You Back. Eight hours is not a figure that reflects how long a human can focus, or the amount needed to keep the economy running. It’s based, says Jaffe, “on the fact that factory workers used to work 14 hours, and then they struck and fought until they got it down to 10, and then they struck and fought until they got it down to eight.”
In the 1800s, the eight hour day was radical. But why is it still being applied almost 200 years later? You know what’s changed—we have tools that allow almost every kind of production in almost every industry to be more efficient than it was. In the past, I would have spent hours in a library verifying the spelling of the last names in this article. Today, it took about 50 seconds.
The other problem with a 19th century work model is that it was designed for a time when most women were homemakers. “This 40 hour workweek was designed when we still had this breadwinner model in families where one person would be the worker and one person would stay home and take care of the family role,” says Clark. If you’ve ever struggled to work 40 hours a week and meal prep and clean and run errands and care for your child, this is why. 40 hours of work is a reasonable expectation for someone who has a full-time worker at home.
How productive are we, even?
Given new technology, maintaining long work weeks should lead to amazing productivity, right? Not necessarily. “There’s diminishing returns when you get to a certain total number of hours,” says Melissa Nightingale, co-author of the upcoming Unmanageable: Leadership Lessons from an Impossible Year. “The quality of work, the more hours you’re putting in—it sort of drops off a cliff.”