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Nov 21st, 2002, 12:02 AM
Ben Affleck is the 16th man to receive the People magazine honor

'People' picks Ben Affleck as sexiest

NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez already thought so, and now People magazine agrees: Ben Affleck is this year's "Sexiest Man Alive," the magazine announced Wednesday.

By Bob Riha, USA TODAY

The 30-year-old star of movies including The Sum of All Fears and Pearl Harbor has been everywhere lately, mostly because of his romance with Lopez.

After rampant speculation — and copious photos of them kissing in public — he and the singer-actress announced their engagement this month. They also co-star in the upcoming movies Gigli and Jersey Girl.

"I didn't need People magazine to tell me he's the sexiest man alive," Lopez said in the issue, which comes out Friday. "The difference between me and People magazine is that he'll still be the sexiest man alive in my eyes when he's 100 years old."

Affleck is the 16th man to receive the magazine's honor. Last year it was James Bond star Pierce Brosnan, and previous winners include Tom Cruise, George Clooney and Brad Pitt.

Also included on the 2002 "sexiest" list are Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, gospel singer Kirk Franklin, American Idol judge Simon Cowell and chef Rocco DiSpirito.

Nov 21st, 2002, 12:56 AM
and Jennifer Lopez the sexiest woman alive.

Nov 21st, 2002, 01:08 AM
Originally posted by CHOCO
Also included on the 2002 "sexiest" list are Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, gospel singer Kirk Franklin, American Idol judge Simon Cowell and chef Rocco DiSpirito.

Chin-Ass Affleck fits perfectly into that group.

Nov 21st, 2002, 01:27 AM
He is for sure fuckable material, but I think his publicists paid to have him win this. The same with J. Lo.

Ok, Kelly Ripa is once again on the cover of The Enquirer with some other total bullshit story. Does anyone really care about her, at all? I didn't think so. She, I think, is paying big bucks to get into the tabloids to increase her popularity. Pathetic if you ask me.

Nov 21st, 2002, 01:31 AM
Celeste - I couldn't agree with you more about Kelly Ripa. What an airhead she is.

I couldn't get over Donald Rumsfeld on that list. I guess it all is subjective.

Nov 21st, 2002, 01:37 AM
It looks like their sham engagement worked!

I still doubt all of this publicity will make those stinker movies they have coming out "hits"

Nov 21st, 2002, 01:37 AM
Maybe Kelly Ripa thought part of her job duties in taking over for Kathy Lee meant she had to be equally annoying as well. She has a ways to go to reach Kathy Lee annoying status, but gotta admire her effort.

There must be something there we don't see though, because she has one hot ass husband!

Nov 21st, 2002, 01:38 AM
I know! What is the deal with her? She is not remotely interesting and the stories are total bullshit. I have read The Enquirer since at least 1985. She is the worst "cover girl." If something interesting happened to her, fine, but it doesn't, and she continues to make the cover. I cannot figure it out! I truly think she is paying to get on the cover.

Nov 21st, 2002, 01:43 AM
Isn't he now also the 16th man to have the honour of marrying JLo? :rolleyes:

Nov 21st, 2002, 01:44 AM
Urrrr........... I don't agree with the honour!!! :o

Nov 21st, 2002, 02:33 AM
SO, J-No's paid ho is good to go!

He is the sexiest man alive just because he fucks that fat ass?

I want to know who paid and how much!!

Nov 21st, 2002, 03:33 AM
Heh, I used to think he was the sexiest man alive...Then he started dating J.Lo..I don't knwo why, I've just never really liked her that much. And in her latest video, he's in it and he looked absolutly awful in it...
Now I have picked out the two more 'Sexiest Men Alive'
Gavin Rossdale and Milo Ventimiglia...:drool: :hearts:

Nov 21st, 2002, 05:23 AM
Where's Anabel? Anabel???????

Nov 21st, 2002, 05:30 AM
Ventamiglia!! :hearts: :drool:

Sam L
Nov 21st, 2002, 07:08 AM
Originally posted by Celeste
He is for sure fuckable material

Agreed :)

He's too good for jho

Nov 21st, 2002, 07:35 AM
There are so many men who are sexier IMO...

Gonzo Hates Me!
Nov 21st, 2002, 08:20 AM
Yes, I find Ben to be so ugly!

Nov 21st, 2002, 08:29 AM
that he'll still be the sexiest man alive in my eyes when he's 100 years old."

Sure, I believe you.

nasty nick#2
Nov 21st, 2002, 09:10 AM
This guy is real ugly, and im just beeing honest. It's just the fame thing that make's him sexy, he's dating Jennifer" i can't sing" Lopez and appearing on dozens of movies and magazines and stuff. I tell you, if this man was no celebrity you wouldn't even look a him if u saw him on the street.

Nov 21st, 2002, 09:28 AM
I wouldn't call him ugly. He's got a nice smile. But nasty nick's right, most people wouldn't look at him in the streets if he wasn't a celebrity. He's a bit ordinary looking.

Nov 21st, 2002, 11:01 AM

I dont think it needs any comment. :hearts: :hearts:

I agree 1000% with People magazine.

Nov 21st, 2002, 02:14 PM
anabel - great pics. :)

Nov 21st, 2002, 02:16 PM
Originally posted by CHOCO
and Jennifer Lopez the sexiest woman alive.

pffffffff! Obviously Britney was considered too good and would be unfair to pit her against lesser beings :p

Pamela Shriver
Nov 21st, 2002, 02:33 PM
pffffffffffffft. George Lazenby is better

Nov 21st, 2002, 02:46 PM
Hollywood actor Ben Affleck (news) was named as People magazine's 'sexiest man alive' on November 20, 2002. Affleck, the 30-year-old star of 'Good Will Hunting' and 'Pearl Harbor,' has been making headlines this summer because of his whirlwind romance with Jennifer Lopez

Nov 21st, 2002, 03:45 PM
:hearts: :hearts:

Nov 21st, 2002, 04:12 PM
Dating Jennifer Lopez might turn out to be a great career move afterall.

Nov 21st, 2002, 04:26 PM
sexiest man alive? with or without hairpiece?

Princess Fiona
Nov 21st, 2002, 05:45 PM
Hmm... he's not really to "my" taste but what do I know? :confused: And I wouldn't want to fight Jenny for him... ;)

And anabel, I wouldn't want to fight you for him, too!! ;)

Nov 21st, 2002, 05:48 PM
Originally posted by Celeste
He is for sure fuckable material, but I think his publicists paid to have him win this. The same with J. Lo.

Ok, Kelly Ripa is once again on the cover of The Enquirer with some other total bullshit story. Does anyone really care about her, at all? I didn't think so. She, I think, is paying big bucks to get into the tabloids to increase her popularity. Pathetic if you ask me.

Actaully, she is just replacing Kathy Lee Gifford so I suppose there is some good to come of it!

Nov 21st, 2002, 06:27 PM
I'm sorry but I dont understand all the hoopla over Ben Affleck, there is so much better out there. Oh well!!

Nov 21st, 2002, 06:38 PM
Originally posted by BigB0882
I'm sorry but I dont understand all the hoopla over Ben Affleck, there is so much better out there. Oh well!!

Much better out there than JLo as well!

Nov 21st, 2002, 07:02 PM
Ben Affleck?!? - The Sexiest Man Alive :rolleyes: He does NOTHING for me. http://smilies.networkessence.net/s/cwm/cwm/puke.gif

His best friend however is a different matter.

http://i.imdb.com/Photos/Ss/0119217/AU15_1_21.jpg :drool: :lick: :kiss: :hearts:

And J.Lo gushing about him still being sexy when he's 100 Pur-lease I can feel my dinner coming back up --> http://smilies.networkessence.net/s/cwm/cwm/puke.gif

Nov 21st, 2002, 07:13 PM
Sexiest Man Alive?

IMO that's a certain Mister Ashton Kutcher ;)



Nov 21st, 2002, 08:13 PM
Originally posted by LittleTennisFan
His best friend however is a different matter.

:hearts: :hearts: my Matty :hearts: :hearts:

Nov 21st, 2002, 09:39 PM
Hey, leave Ben alone... too much jealously thing here... :rolleyes:

Although i like Matt, Ben looks more man than Matt

Nov 21st, 2002, 11:07 PM

Nov 21st, 2002, 11:51 PM
I'm surprised that Donald Rumfeld is on this list.

Nov 22nd, 2002, 01:59 AM

Nov 22nd, 2002, 02:05 AM
Anabel, I agree. Matt Damon looks like he's about 15.

I'd much rather have Ben :hearts:

Nov 22nd, 2002, 02:12 AM
Ben is foine!! :hearts:

But he looks like such a pimp-daddy in the J-Lo video :o

Nov 22nd, 2002, 02:24 AM
Pierce won it last year.

He should win it every year

Nov 22nd, 2002, 02:30 AM
Even in 10 years, when he'll start growing ear-hair and requiring the assistance of adult diapers? :p

Nov 22nd, 2002, 02:33 AM

And your point is?

Nov 22nd, 2002, 02:35 AM
That was pretty much it. Shall I draw you a picture? :rolleyes: ;)

Nov 22nd, 2002, 02:40 AM
Where was I on the list?

Nov 22nd, 2002, 02:41 AM
Pretty much every 70-year-old man has ear hair. :p
Ben's will be more attractive than others. :)

Nov 22nd, 2002, 02:43 AM
Originally posted by Xavier_Malisse
Where was I on the list?

Not "Sexless", Xav. "Sexiest". ;)

Nov 22nd, 2002, 02:46 AM
Oh, right thanks. I must be going blind. Can't think why...

I need to lie down

Nov 22nd, 2002, 04:28 AM
Well...I guess to each his own.

Nov 22nd, 2002, 04:56 AM
Originally posted by Xavier_Malisse
I need to lie down

Isn't that what got you into trouble in the first place??

Nov 22nd, 2002, 06:43 PM
Ben Affleck Sexy?

By Sheerly Avni, Salon
November 21, 2002

Within minutes of People magazine's announcement that Ben Affleck is this year's "sexiest man alive," email outrage flooded my in box. These are typical:

No way. He looks like a boy, and kinda pasty. Have you ever noticed how small his teeth are? He looks like he's still got his milk teeth. How can you be sexy when you're still teething? I have it on very good authority that he wears a hairpiece. He's just riding J.Lo's coattails.

I'm sorry, People, and no disrespect to J.Lo (his fiancée, Jennifer Lopez), but Ben Affleck is not sexy. Ben Affleck is tall, buff, inoffensive, possibly charming, totally all-American. But from "Pearl Harbor," where he played Sgt. Square Jaw, to "Armageddon," where he played Capt. Cleft Chin, the guy is as far from Take Me Now as any Teflon god in recent American cinema. Is he pretty? Sure, in an "I can't remember what he looks like when he leaves the screen" kind of way. Except for the milk teeth, that is. If anything, he's That Guy, the one outsider girls want because he's so phenomenally mediocre that he may be able to transfer his normalcy to you via bodily fluids.

When was the last time you got turned on by a Ben Affleck love scene? (The one with Matt Damon in "Good Will Hunting" doesn't count.) In "Armageddon," when he managed to make marching an animal cracker across Liv Tyler's naked stomach look boring? In "Bounce," where he rolled around unconvincingly with a woman he was shtupping in real life, Gwyneth Paltrow? In his first dubious shot at indie credibility, "Chasing Amy," when he somehow took the sizzle out of screwing a lesbian?

Even the folks at People seem to know there's a problem. Jennifer Garner, his costar in the upcoming "Daredevil," swoons: "He's IT. You want him to save you. I can't imagine anyone the world would rather swoop in and save the day than Ben."

Well, that's funny, "Alias" girl, because I can. How about Russell Crowe, Vin Diesel, Clive Owen, Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, or even (yeah) Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man, who if not necessarily sexy, was at least cute and corruptible and knew how to kiss upside down. But this isn't about being saved. This is about being bent over a chair. You're supposed to want to ravish the guy, or have him ravish you.

The very next rave about Ben tells us he's "really loyal, and really honest and really smart, and really funny." That's less interesting than the fact that the source is Matt Damon, whose grounds for commenting on buddy Ben's sex appeal are either nonexistent or the hottest story of the year.

Finally, and this is at least kinky, if not sexy, our third endorsement comes from his mom. She wants us to know that she really approves of his relationship with J.Lo. We can watch that relationship chronicled ad nauseam in the new video for "Jenny From the Block," in which J.Lo writhes in 42 pounds of body makeup and croons, "Don't be fooled by the rocks that I got." The video, which happens to costar Buff Young Ben, the most recent purveyor of said rocks, stands as proof that Ben has to be sexy: He literally gets to kiss J.Lo's million-dollar ass.

Perhaps there's someone else smoldering under Affleck's sexless leading-man persona. After all, Affleck says he has an indie heart: He takes big-budget roles only so he can afford to finance his beloved small projects, like "Dogma" (good, but not sexy) or his surprisingly well-executed role as a charisma-free boor in "Shakespeare in Love." Maybe he's really a dangerous indie stud underneath his vanilla multiplex persona. (And maybe he's sleeping with J.Lo to improve his chances with Janeane Garofalo?)

But I think the big-budget roles, the ones that pay for the rocks J.Lo asks us to ignore: "Pearl Harbor," "Armageddon" and "The Sum of All Fears," are the real Affleck. There's always the jingoistic attempt at macho, but in the end he's a bland American everyman.

Maybe that's supposed to be sexy now that we're going off to war. But I'm not buying that. Give me Diesel, Crowe, Sutherland, or Denzel. Now. If Ben Affleck is sexy, then the terrorists have won.

Sheerly Avni is associate editor of Salon Life.

Nov 22nd, 2002, 06:48 PM
One of the benefits of winning the award is sleeping with J-Lo for the year!;)

Nov 22nd, 2002, 07:56 PM
I guess sherly is lesbian, isn't she?

Nov 22nd, 2002, 10:14 PM
I wonder how they determine who IS The Sexiest Man Alive? ;)

Nov 22nd, 2002, 10:31 PM
Well honestly, though there is no way you can call this guy ugly, he has absolutely zero appeal for me. And he has the kind of face that one forgets. I mean, I've seen his picture a 1000 times in all kind of magazines, still I have problems recalling his face when I read his name.
There's something flat about his guy. Are we sure he exists in two or three dimensions? It seems like he only exists in one dimension, stretched out on a magazine or a newspaper.
I prefer Guga Kuerten...