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Ben Barnes, Part X
|by Anonymous||reply 523||Last Thursday at 2:40 PM|
Link to previous thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/25/2019|
As I was saying....
"Real Man"! TeeHee...Ben must be loving that title. Some choice tidbits:
[quote] "I grew up in a household where my brother and I were often asked how we were feeling about whatever was going on with us."
Is this a polite, passive-aggressive British way of saying, "My parents were nosy and overbearing, and I had no private life"? I think it is.
[quote] "I am often the person that my friends will go to with their various life troubles or romantic woes. "
Sweet Jesus, how pathetic and hopeless a person must one be to go to BEN BARNES for relationship advice?!
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/25/2019|
R2, yeah, it's a bit odd.
Since Ben seems to have very little relationship experience himself, why would his friends want his advice?
Or is this one of those cases where friends want to speak to someone who is a bit cold & detached, and can offer a more objective, less romantic opinion?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/25/2019|
[quote]Sweet Jesus, how pathetic and hopeless a person must one be to go to BEN BARNES for relationship advice?!
Thanks for the laugh R2
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/25/2019|
From the end of the previous thread:
[quote]Is that J&L's house, or is it Zelda's?
Looks like Ben is in J&L's kitchen. Here's another pic:
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/25/2019|
I think Julian served up a big batch of hash brownies shortly before the picture in the last thread was taken.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/26/2019|
Do you think Ben & Julian ping in this photo?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/26/2019|
R7 did you just find DL today?! Ben and Julian ping in EVERY goddamn photo.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/26/2019|
Yes, I've seen other photos of Ben & Julian, R8.
I just thought they pinged more than usual in that photo.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/26/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/26/2019|
So is Ben just friends with Julian & Landon, or do you think he's spent the night a few times . . .
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/26/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 12||03/26/2019|
And Landon took that photo, R12.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||03/26/2019|
Do we still not have a release date for Gold Digger?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/31/2019|
OP, is that Ben, or Christian Bale?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/31/2019|
R14 Noooooooope *sigh*
R15 That's Our Ben trying to be his Most Butch!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||03/31/2019|
I remember reading that Gold Digger was on BBC's spring slate and given all the new interviews/photoshoots, it seems like it'll be out soon enough. But a date would be nice.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/31/2019|
BB needs to stop sharing the bad Punisher fan "art."
|by Anonymous||reply 18||03/31/2019|
According to the Wikipedia page on "Gold Digger", it will air on BBC One in 2019.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||03/31/2019|
We know, R19. We're looking for something a little less vague.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/01/2019|
One of the problems with Ben is that there's hardly anything to talk about.
He's going to be 38 in a few months and we still know Zero about his romantic life.
These threads are getting very slow.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||04/02/2019|
I'd rather it be slow than rack up 50 threads like the Renner/Cavill/Timmy freaks. That's just embarrassing.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||04/03/2019|
Yeah, those threads are pretty obsessed.
But these are the opposite and are too slow.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||04/04/2019|
It's not us, it's Ben. Here's a gif to enjoy.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||04/04/2019|
A short yet award-worthy video.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||04/04/2019|
BB at the opening night of Division 19 w/ Suzie Halewood last night
|by Anonymous||reply 26||04/06/2019|
I want to lick his chest in the OP gif so bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||04/07/2019|
WFT is Division 19?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||04/07/2019|
LOL! WTF, I mean. And who is that frau?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||04/07/2019|
She directed Bigga Than Ben and has been trying to make this Division 19 movie since 2013.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||04/07/2019|
Is anyone else here reading the Richard Madden gay gossip tsunami that just happened? I have so much envy, wishing we could get even a fraction of this tea + receipts for BB!!
|by Anonymous||reply 31||04/07/2019|
R31, as we all know, BB refuses to allow anyone to be near him in public so he never gets photographed.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||04/07/2019|
Peasants must walk at least 10 feet behind BB at all times!
|by Anonymous||reply 33||04/07/2019|
What happened to his lovely hairs?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||04/07/2019|
Which lovely hairs, R34? His lovely couple of dozen chest hairs? I blame society.
If you mean the hair on his head, Ben hasn't had glorious flowing locks for ages now. It saddens me.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||04/07/2019|
I wanna cry, too
|by Anonymous||reply 36||04/07/2019|
R35 why o why doth society make him shave approximately a 2" square patch of hair? It isn't excessive. I like a little hair.
Same with every male in the Marvel films. Evans, Stan, RDJ... what's wrong with chest hair?
|by Anonymous||reply 37||04/07/2019|
R31, yeah, it's amazing how many posts the Richard Madden thread is getting.
And the Julian Morris thread is more popular than Ben's thread, too. Julian & Landon share photos of themselves every week whereas Ben gives us nothing.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||04/07/2019|
Agreed, R38. Such a shame. What's wrong with looking like an adult male?
R38 I think the J&L thread is 75% one obsessive poster who just reposts everything from IG.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||04/08/2019|
Maybe we'll get a glimpse of BB's natural chest hair in 'Golddigger.' The English aren't so bothered with making all of their leading men look like waxy Ken dolls.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||04/08/2019|
I don’t understand how facial hair became such a rage but chest hair was still verboten? We could do with a little less on the face in exchange for some on the chest
|by Anonymous||reply 41||04/08/2019|
Agreed r 41. I miss Ben's jaw. He's a naturally beautiful man with a perfect jawline. Why hide it? I'm so ready for beards to go away.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||04/08/2019|
No official premiere date yet but Gold Digger is still listed as being on the spring 2019 slate so hopefully we'll hear something soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||04/08/2019|
R39, there are a number of us that post on the Julian Morris threads, but yeah, there are a couple of posters that are better at finding photos.
My point is that the reason these Ben threads are not as popular as some other actors on DL is because Ben gives us nothing to work with. As someone said above, Ben seems to have a "NO PHOTOGRAPHY" policy.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||04/08/2019|
But we get to engage in fun theorizing for lack of real content. The J&L thread is nothing but:
"Gosh aren't they handsome!"
"Yes, I agree!"
|by Anonymous||reply 45||04/09/2019|
Fan sighting at the gym
|by Anonymous||reply 46||04/11/2019|
Ben goes to a plebeian gym like LA Fitness?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||04/11/2019|
Probably not anymore, R47.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||04/12/2019|
BB got pap'd the same day as the fan sighting at the gym. Don't recognize his friend, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||04/12/2019|
That looks a full body press hug, not entirely platonic. But she looks back at him and he doesn’t look back at her. She does have an adorable dog. Keep your heart pinned on the dog, hon
|by Anonymous||reply 50||04/13/2019|
The hug is very exaggerated LOL
|by Anonymous||reply 51||04/13/2019|
Maybe Ben has been keeping up with all of the Richard Madden gossip and is trying to head off rumors by being seen walking down a street with a female.
Look at this. Fag & Hag.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||04/13/2019|
95% sure that BB is saying, "Brunch next week, Gurl?" in pic above.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||04/13/2019|
This thread on Twitter 😂
|by Anonymous||reply 54||04/13/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 55||04/13/2019|
R53 R54 LOL
|by Anonymous||reply 56||04/13/2019|
Nobody knows who the hag is yet? I thought you were better than this. Sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||04/13/2019|
I don't think anyone cares, to be honest. She's not that Peyton person, and Ben has so many casual, interchangeable hag friends, why bother keeping track?
|by Anonymous||reply 58||04/13/2019|
Another one without the hag, because it's just too precious.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||04/13/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 60||04/13/2019|
R58 But do you still believing in his relationship with Peyton? She is just another toy for him. When he gets bored he will left her.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||04/13/2019|
R61. No, I never did believe in that "relationship" with Peyton, which is why I'd like more proof. For the record, I think Ben is a heavily gay-leaning bisexual with issues.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||04/13/2019|
So. Many. Issues.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||04/13/2019|
Apparently BB’s friend might be the actress Lily Robinson.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||04/14/2019|
Her IG is private, but Ethan Peck follows her. Ben doesn't. (At least not with his official account.)
|by Anonymous||reply 65||04/14/2019|
Following up on my own post: I decided to IG stalk Lily. She accepted my follow request and I got the impression that she doesn't know Ben very well, or maybe just met him. She follows his Public account but not the private one, he doesn't follow her at all. She also appears to have a boyfriend who is an author.
So, yet another of Ben's British Hag Squad. Move along.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||04/14/2019|
She was also briefly, maybe incorrectly, linked to Johnny Depp earlier this year. Didn't realize that was her until I saw her with BB.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||04/14/2019|
R66 perfect opportunity for BBs Favorite activity, 3rd wheeling. Is the writer BF cute?
|by Anonymous||reply 68||04/14/2019|
He's kinda cute. Here he is with that cute dog.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||04/14/2019|
Cut or uncut? Sizemeat verificatia?
Has Ben ever commented on his thoughts on doing frontal nudity?
|by Anonymous||reply 70||04/14/2019|
He’s said that he would prefer to go commando rather than wear a cock sock but that wasn’t saying he would do full frontal. He had the chance in both Westworld and Punisher to volunteer. Would the producers say no? Would they have to pay him more money?
|by Anonymous||reply 71||04/14/2019|
The camera should have shown his junk being smushed into the saddle in his nude scene in Westworld. It would have accentuated the stripping of Logan's dignity, his total humiliation, in that moment. Kind of a parallel to Quarterman's nudity power inversion in season two.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||04/14/2019|
Westworld probably would've been our best chance if he was going to do it. I don't think any of the Netflix Marvel shows showed anything other than the occasional ass shot or side boob.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||04/14/2019|
I have a theory based on nothing that he has been filming Westworld and that's why he shaved and fell off the face of the Earth.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||04/15/2019|
Entirely possible he's been filming Westworld lately.. but I remember other cast members previously saying production was starting up again at the end of March. So he's maybe been filming Westworld, but only for a possible couple weeks. And he shaved and fell off the face of the Earth months ago. *shrug*
|by Anonymous||reply 75||04/15/2019|
You wouldn't be the only one R74 I've seen some people theorizing that he's been working on it, but,other than him staying in LA + growing his hair out, I don't know if there's much else that points to it being the case.
If not Westworld, maybe that tv series based on a book he briefly mentioned in a past interview is moving forward?
|by Anonymous||reply 76||04/15/2019|
Wasn't there some rumour about the Anne Rice novels and his trip to NOLA?
|by Anonymous||reply 77||04/16/2019|
We started that here r77
|by Anonymous||reply 78||04/16/2019|
I think the Anne Rice show must be DOA or in development hell. Haven't heard anything about it for over a year.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||04/17/2019|
He must be ill to allow two gym shots in one week.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||04/17/2019|
Here's the full video for anyone interested. These fans tend to crop pics/videos.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||04/17/2019|
Is it still the Universal City LA Fitness? Why don't one of you hos get a membership over there already?
|by Anonymous||reply 82||04/17/2019|
I could’ve sworn someone here said they went to the same gym as BB* in a past thread.
* not that they saw him, just that they also worked out there
|by Anonymous||reply 83||04/18/2019|
Why isn’t BB at the comic cons raking in the autograph money? Is he that comfortable? Frugal? Prideful? Kept by a rich sugar daddy?
|by Anonymous||reply 84||04/19/2019|
I dunno R84, I've wondered that myself. Doesn't seem to be beneath Bernthal or Moore.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||04/19/2019|
R84 I think a little of each. He does strike me as being pretty cheap -- I mean, look at his wardrobe. And prideful, for sure. Maybe he had a sugar daddy at one point, plus his well-off parents.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||04/20/2019|
Maybe Bb doesn’t get invited to Comic Con?! He’s not the main man in The Punisher series. He’s quite prideful. Hubris tends to be the downfall of many celebs, A-lister or not. And to be honest BB isn’t a toff amongst toff like famous brit toffs like Eddie Redmayne who’s an Eton boy and a school mate of Princes Wills & Harry, same as Tom Hiddleston who’s also an Eton-alum, same goes with Benedict Cumberbatch who’s an alum of Harrow School (much more expensive than Eton College). I don’t think he can be called “toff” tbh. Compared to the abovementioned guys, BB is just ordinary. The only thing going for BB, imho, is he’s much more handsome compared to those “toffs” above.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||04/20/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 88||04/20/2019|
Jason Moore gets invited to all the cons, so I'd be surprised if Barnes didn't. Michael Nathansen does too and he bought it in season 1. Maybe they don't offer him enough $$ to deal with the unwashed masses of con-goers.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||04/20/2019|
Probably he does but it seems like BB isn’t keen on attending comic cons and he probably feels that’s it’s beneath him?! Lol Just guessing. I don’t know. BB is such a weird person, in more ways than one.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||04/20/2019|
I don’t get the impression that he likes engaging with fans?
|by Anonymous||reply 91||04/20/2019|
I agree with R90 and R91. He's both too stuck up and also too paranoid to attend cons. Imagine! A fan might find out something personal about him like which flavor of mineral water he fancies or what brand of shoes he wears. Horror!!
He'd be a big draw. He's a geekdom triple threat with Punisher, Westworld, and Narnia. Though the cons would have to hire so much extra security to keep the fangirl mob in line, they'd end up losing money on him. LOL.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||04/20/2019|
Ehhh do we think he has that many fans? Seems like just a vocal minority?
|by Anonymous||reply 93||04/20/2019|
I think he’d be huge. Also think he avoids it partly so his more obsessive fans don’t have a definite place they can meet him.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||04/20/2019|
Lol BB is a total psycho by the sounds of it!
|by Anonymous||reply 95||04/20/2019|
Psycho? Neurotic as hell? Certainly.
An Easter Treat: Flashing back to the time when, even though the studio ordered BB and Amanda out on a pap stroll together, Ben dared not get too close to a female.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||04/21/2019|
I think he realizes that if he loses the air of mystery he's so dull that nobody will care and his career will be over.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||04/21/2019|
But he could "lose the air of mystery" by coming out as something, and it'd garner him a ton of attention. Even a tepid queer/flexible/whathaveyou would suffice. (See: Madden, Richard)
|by Anonymous||reply 98||04/21/2019|
I think if he was going to he would have. Maybe when he stops getting work, but he's still hot and working. He doesn't need to tell anyone anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||04/21/2019|
Happy Easter from BB
|by Anonymous||reply 100||04/21/2019|
I am SO BORED. Thank God the Richard Madden threads are keeping me entertained because being a Ben Barnes fan is desperately dull 95% of the time. We've got to find this man some steady work so that he'll at least be contractually obligated to play the social media game more than once or twice a year.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||04/24/2019|
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The rank and file members of the Chicago Police Department are furious that Cook County state’s attorney Kim F*xx intervened to drop sixteen felony counts against Sm*llett and as more evidence, such as these photographs, continue to surface, it becomes even harder to understand Kim F*xx’s decision.
The files containing the photos were first released by the Chicago area blog CWB Chicago and reviewed by The Daily Caller.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||04/24/2019|
^^^WTF is that doing in our BB thread?
|by Anonymous||reply 103||04/24/2019|
R102, thanks, I hate it.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||04/24/2019|
ITV’s been rolling out promo for their upcoming shows, including Gold Digger. Haven’t seen much other than a poster + quick clip of BB being shoved against a wall but it looks like we’ll get a release date soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||04/25/2019|
Ok, who the hell does Ben have to blow to get some new work?! Damn.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||04/28/2019|
Perusing the gays in the NHL thread I came upon someone's rant about Sidney Crosby, and it sounded SO familiar! All BB trolls will recognize this frustration. LOL
[quote] It's like the more you think about it, the less it makes sense, idk. Just how much is people covering for Crosby's personal life, whatever it is (gay, asexual, man of one woman, secret pussyhound...)? Or is he REALLY just a total bore, a robot with no life beyond hockey whatsoever?
I feel much less alone in the world now.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||04/28/2019|
So I heard that he and Peyton broke up.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||04/30/2019|
Why can't someone start a "Ben Barnes sexted me this dick pic!!!" thread like the recent JGL ones?
|by Anonymous||reply 109||05/01/2019|
I heard that BB got a side gig as Richard and Brandon's dog walker.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||05/01/2019|
I heard that he can only reach completion if he's wearing a tiara and that after sex he likes call his Mom for a post-game interview.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||05/01/2019|
I wish I knew who Ben was a manny for back when he first came to LA, and what other services he provided his employer.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||05/01/2019|
Now THAT sounds like it could be a very interesting story r112
|by Anonymous||reply 113||05/01/2019|
New pic via IG stories.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||05/02/2019|
Ugh. No more Punisher ever please Ben we're begging ya.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||05/02/2019|
It's so sad that Ben's entire fanbase is going to die of boredom before ever finding out what his next project is going to be.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||05/03/2019|
He's gotta be working on something on the DL if he's shaving his beloved beard.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||05/03/2019|
Bored speculation: he unfollowed his PR guy (understandable since he apparently retired from the industry just a couple months after taking Ben on) as well as his PR company itself. Maybe a change in agencies? They’d been getting him some poorly-written clips anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||05/04/2019|
R117 It would explain why he's in hiding: he's phobic of being seen without his Emotional Support Beard!
|by Anonymous||reply 119||05/04/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 120||05/04/2019|
Does this mean that Beardless BB is in London?
|by Anonymous||reply 121||05/07/2019|
Hm hadn’t thought about it but very possible. Been a while since those fan sightings at the gym in LA.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||05/07/2019|
He probably has press to do for Golddigger
|by Anonymous||reply 123||05/07/2019|
BB’s finally doing conventions! I just saw an announcement on IG for one in Italy in late June.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||05/09/2019|
Forgot to post the link
|by Anonymous||reply 125||05/09/2019|
Italy? Of course BB would only deign to do the posh conventions! LOL.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||05/09/2019|
He has been caught with Peyton. He looks very in love LOL
|by Anonymous||reply 127||05/09/2019|
She's wearing a ring on her left ring finger.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||05/09/2019|
Do you think is a wedding ring?
|by Anonymous||reply 129||05/09/2019|
Looks like a signet ring but it's not clear, even in the enlarged pics.
I don't know if it means anything or not, just found it interesting she's wearing a ring on that finger.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||05/09/2019|
If she is going to marry Ben when he is hiding her, really she is very stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||05/09/2019|
That ring honestly looks photoshopped
|by Anonymous||reply 132||05/09/2019|
Doesn’t look like he is hiding her anymore r131
|by Anonymous||reply 133||05/09/2019|
He’s also unfollowed the exes on his private account. Again, could mean nothing though.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||05/09/2019|
Even Tamsib r134?
|by Anonymous||reply 135||05/09/2019|
Yes even Tamsin R135
|by Anonymous||reply 136||05/09/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 137||05/09/2019|
He’s still following both Tamsin and Rayana.,I just checked! You have to type in the whole BB private ig handle and it still comes up that he’s still following both. Although,, Tamsin already unfollowed him ages ago. She used to follow his public ig account.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||05/09/2019|
Holy shitballs! Must be love if he didn't shove her into traffic.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||05/09/2019|
Looks like there's another person they cut off in the pic to Barnes' left.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||05/09/2019|
Yeah, there's a friend with them that's mostly been cut out of the pics.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||05/09/2019|
I cannot *wait* to see the shit hit the fan on IG.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||05/09/2019|
Feel like BB always befriends (Evan Rachel Wood, Lucy Boynton) and admires (Gillian Jacobs, Emma Mackey) cool women but ends up with basic ones?
|by Anonymous||reply 143||05/09/2019|
R133 We will see at the next premieres if he goes with her or not.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||05/09/2019|
Boring likes boring R143
|by Anonymous||reply 145||05/09/2019|
Coz BB is very much insecure! That’s y he dates mediocre women and admires cool women from afar! Poor BB! Lmao
|by Anonymous||reply 146||05/09/2019|
Anyway I don't look him comfortable at the end of the pictures it's like he realizes someone is taking pictures of them and Ben tries to hiding behind Peyton LOL. If you want to be seen with your partner you don't doing that.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||05/09/2019|
BB wants to be the beautiful one that’s y he dates basic ones! LOL
|by Anonymous||reply 148||05/09/2019|
She doesn't seem to mind the cameras, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||05/09/2019|
She has a resemblance with Asha Leo (another BB's ex).
|by Anonymous||reply 150||05/09/2019|
But there are any proofs that they are dating? Honestly he seemed more glad and had more physic contact with that girl of the dog of previous pictures than with Peyton.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||05/09/2019|
Not everyone likes PDA.
But I'd assume her flying to London to see him (when he show was filming in NYC) and her showing up at his premiere afterparty at least [italic]hints[/italic] at something going on.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||05/09/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 153||05/09/2019|
Look how closely the guy is standing to Ben compared to her. LOL!
Honestly, if Ben turns out to be straight I'm never starting another one of these threads again because the whole "is he, isn't he" is the only interesting thing about this man.
(And why is everybody wearing sweatshirts in LA in the spring?)
|by Anonymous||reply 154||05/09/2019|
The proof of fire are the premieres. If at the next one he goes with her, officially she is his partner if not, another toy for Ben. Same happen with Tamsin at the end she broke up with him because she was fed up to be hiding.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||05/09/2019|
And you know Tamsin personally do you, Tamsin obsessed person at R155?
|by Anonymous||reply 156||05/09/2019|
Might be a little difficult since he has nothing to premiere anytime soon. (Golddigger likely won’t have a red carpet premiere.)
|by Anonymous||reply 157||05/09/2019|
Bah, I don't believe it, as it they said above we will wait to see with whom he goes to the premieres.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||05/09/2019|
Anyone else here about ready to give up BB?? Possibly straight/dates women, no new projects, bleh.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||05/09/2019|
R159 Pretty much. I think I'll always believe that he's very, very bi, but if he's such a boring closeted coward (even if he's straight, he's still a boring coward about that even!)...fuck him.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||05/09/2019|
LOL yes @ “still a boring coward about that even.” Interesting, looks like Peyton’s Gotham costars will be going to the Italy con as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||05/09/2019|
I’ve cooled on him, definitely. Looks like good timing too
|by Anonymous||reply 162||05/09/2019|
Meanwhile, Ben's brother has taken up the mantel of having the Barnes long hair, but he can't pull it off like Ben can.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||05/10/2019|
Ben's brother looks awful with that hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||05/10/2019|
That looks like their dad!
|by Anonymous||reply 165||05/10/2019|
Jack's girlfriend had to take her IG account private as well. The Barnes Family Omerta code claims another victim!
PS - a fan frau on IG said that the chubby bald guy invading Ben's personal space in the pap photos is Anna Popplewell's husband.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||05/10/2019|
Find it oddly respectful that most fan accounts have gone out of their way to not tag him in the Peyton photos.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||05/10/2019|
Is it respect? Or is it that they don't want Ben to realize he's been caught out?
|by Anonymous||reply 168||05/10/2019|
Any official announcement yet?
|by Anonymous||reply 169||05/10/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 170||05/10/2019|
Question and food for thought..
Is it established that the Just Jared guy and Ben are actual legitimate friends? Because Just Jared wrote up (and if I remember correctly, also Instagram-tagged) the photos of Ben and that girl from the post-workout-stroll-through-the-park sighting back in mid-April. But I haven't seen a write-up or anything else from him about the Ben and Peyton sighting.
But, I don't follow Just Jared at all, so is this potentially curious and revealing something, or does Jared actually rarely pay attention to fan sightings of Ben. (But did pay attention to a walk through a park. . . whatever..)
|by Anonymous||reply 171||05/11/2019|
Perhaps Jared knows Ben well enough to know that if he draws attention to anyone who Ben might actually be fucking, Ben will mercilessly cut him off and/or viciously slap him!
|by Anonymous||reply 172||05/12/2019|
Ben isn't fucking any females
|by Anonymous||reply 173||05/12/2019|
So was alleged girlfriend not invited to dinner with Ben's oldest and dearest friends? LOL, What a dick.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||05/16/2019|
Unless she was taking the pic r174, although that’s highly unlikely.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||05/16/2019|
She's not his girlfriend
|by Anonymous||reply 176||05/16/2019|
Who is she then r176?
|by Anonymous||reply 177||05/16/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 178||05/16/2019|
Ben still looks youthful and amazing in that photo!!
|by Anonymous||reply 179||05/17/2019|
It's the lack of beard!
|by Anonymous||reply 180||05/17/2019|
How furious will Ben be if Robert Pattinson actually gets Batman? Didn't Ben also come in second for the lead in Twilight?
Our Ben, always a bridesmaid, never a bride.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||05/17/2019|
Is there some doubt R181? I thought it was in the bag?
|by Anonymous||reply 182||05/18/2019|
R182 I've heard conflicting reports, but I don't give a shit about Batman so I'm not going through the trouble to find confirmation.
So what's up with this? I think it's a bit of a stretch to describe whatever Georgie Henley is hinting at as a "project."
|by Anonymous||reply 183||05/18/2019|
More BB and friends and no Peyton.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||05/19/2019|
It was clear, same than the others...
|by Anonymous||reply 185||05/19/2019|
Do we think Ben is in S3 of Westworld, or is he just tweeting to remain in HBO’s good graces?
|by Anonymous||reply 186||05/19/2019|
It would be sort of ridiculous for him to be in Season 3, but I thought that about Season 2 as well, so...
|by Anonymous||reply 187||05/19/2019|
As the avatar for the whole system, encapsulating all its knowledge, why would it be ridiculous for him to be in Season 3? Dolores only "saw everything she needed to" *before* she changed her plans. It's not unreasonable at all to think she would need "him" to help her on the outside. And she did bring five pearls with her, so. . . .
|by Anonymous||reply 188||05/19/2019|
The system could just as well be represented by a screen full of ASCII text.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||05/19/2019|
BB and his incredibly femme sunglasses are recording another audio book.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||05/21/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 191||05/21/2019|
At least he has a job.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||05/21/2019|
R192 is Julian Morris.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||05/21/2019|
Yeah we haven't guessed yet, Ben, because whatever it is, it's probably too boring to expend our mental energy on it.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||05/22/2019|
And also how would anyone be able to send him guesses if he doesn’t have IG story replies on?
|by Anonymous||reply 195||05/22/2019|
But look how pretty he is!
|by Anonymous||reply 196||05/22/2019|
He needs a hat to complete his look.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||05/22/2019|
Hope it’s a good book this time.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||05/22/2019|
R198 no shit, I don't know if I would survive another Autograph Man.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||05/22/2019|
BB's finally doing a Con this weekend... in Italy. He REALLY must want nothing to do with his fans LOL
|by Anonymous||reply 200||05/25/2019|
It's not this weekend, it's the end of June. But yes, as noted upthread...Ben only goes to the posh cons! No Atlantic City for Our BB.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||05/25/2019|
Any bets on whether or not Peyton’s going with?
|by Anonymous||reply 202||05/25/2019|
I wouldn’t be surprised if they got hitched on Firths estate
|by Anonymous||reply 203||05/25/2019|
Yeah, sure. And William Moseley will be the best man!
|by Anonymous||reply 204||05/25/2019|
R202 Peyton it's not going to go. Or if she goes probably she will be locked in the hotel.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||05/26/2019|
Peyton List starring in "Panic Room." LOL
|by Anonymous||reply 206||05/26/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 207||05/27/2019|
He went to Burberry Event
|by Anonymous||reply 208||05/30/2019|
Wonder where he shoved Peyton?
|by Anonymous||reply 209||05/30/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 210||05/30/2019|
He's so fucking awkward with the paps.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||05/30/2019|
Well to be fair it was shitty of them to ask him about Kit Harrington going into rehab. What was he supposed to say?
|by Anonymous||reply 212||05/30/2019|
It seems he wants to run out of there LOL.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||05/30/2019|
R212 "I'm not in touch with Kit, but if he's in rehab I wish him well."
See how easy that was?
I'm surprised that paps are even aware that Ben and Kit know one another.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||05/30/2019|
He looks good, but I wish he weren’t so skinny.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||05/30/2019|
He always looks eating disordered. I know he's always been that skinny, but his teeny forearms are disturbing.
I had to laugh at one of the 1,278 Richard Madden threads posters were hating on Richard's ugly blindingly white sneakers. Now I'm gonna tinfoil hat that it's a secret code among closeted gay Brits.
|by Anonymous||reply 216||05/30/2019|
R209 he took Chike not Peyton to that shindig, hmmm?
|by Anonymous||reply 217||05/31/2019|
"Hey BB, there's ten threads about you on Datalounge!"
|by Anonymous||reply 218||05/31/2019|
Burberry is always dressing Ben for events and inviting him to parties; when are they going to give him a modeling contract? It's not like Ben has anything else to do ATM.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||05/31/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 220||06/04/2019|
LOL Ben is getting a paid vacay all summer. Get it gurl!
I'd say he could look for a rich Eurotrash sugar daddy, but he's too old.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||06/04/2019|
R220 I hope you screenshotted that? The link is down
|by Anonymous||reply 222||06/04/2019|
I guess now that The Punisher's cancelled and he's likely not coming back to Westworld anytime soon, he needs to do cons for the $$$.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||06/04/2019|
I dunno, I'm still doubting the 'no more westworld' notion. Since February he's been rocking a 'pretty clean shaven for him' look and wearing his hair differently than normal. But then he did that audiobook recording. And since then he's grown the beard back out and his hair looks more like it used to. And now he's doing a bunch of cons all over the place. Could it have been a months long phase where he tried a different look but he's back to "normal" now? Of course. Or could he have been maintaining that look because he was filming something, and now he's done and free to look and do/work as he pleases? Still possible in my mind. But I'm sure he'll share the truth with us Any. Day. Now. so don't worry.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||06/04/2019|
He did do that interview where he claimed he's had to maintain certain looks for projects for so long that he couldn't remember the last time he chose a haircut for himself. It's possible he's been working on nothing since December (or whenever Gold Digger wrapped) and decided to try the short hair/clean shaven looks for ~himself.
I don't doubt he can come back to Westworld, I just don't think it would be a big part if he came back now, especially with that new trailer. They're filming WW till late October, I think, so if he hasn't already, I guess there is still plenty time for him to come back and maybe that's why he's let his hair/beard grow out a bit.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||06/04/2019|
Of course Ben loved 'Rocketman.'
|by Anonymous||reply 226||06/05/2019|
Gold Digger’s premiering in August apparently
|by Anonymous||reply 227||06/07/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 228||06/07/2019|
Did the article change? All I'm seeing now says "premiering later this year." No specific or even approximate dates mentioned.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||06/07/2019|
It still says "August" to me R229, but no specific date beyond that.
"Gold Digger, BBC1 later in year
Billed as a domestic noir drama, Julia Ormond and Ben Barnes star in this six-parter landing in August about a woman falling in love with a much younger man and the effect it has on her family. Ormond plays 60-year-old Julia, who falls in love with Benjamin (Barnes), 26 years her junior. Does he love her or is he just a gold digger? Conspiracy theories at the ready!"
|by Anonymous||reply 230||06/07/2019|
And somehow he still manages to look scrawny when clothed.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||06/08/2019|
He works out at LA Fitness!
|by Anonymous||reply 232||06/08/2019|
Does he jerk off with guys in the sauna?
|by Anonymous||reply 233||06/09/2019|
Ben's still gushing over 'Rocketman.' And though he's got a nice voice, he really can't hit the high notes, can he? *cringe*
|by Anonymous||reply 234||06/10/2019|
Look at this saucy bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||06/10/2019|
This promo picture does nothing to make Gold Digger look interesting. Julia looks depressed and chunky; BB looks mildly anxious. Someone in the BBC One PR dept needs sacking.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||06/12/2019|
R235 that link is gone. What was it?
|by Anonymous||reply 237||06/13/2019|
So his Italy con was rescheduled or something. He feels bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||06/14/2019|
I'd feel bad too if my paid vacation to Italy got cancelled.
|by Anonymous||reply 239||06/14/2019|
He specified Europe. Wonder if he's filming there this summer?
|by Anonymous||reply 240||06/16/2019|
I think he just said Europe so that all of the broken-hearted Ben Euro-Frauen who had planned to go to the Italian con could still have a venue to see him that wasn't terribly far away.
|by Anonymous||reply 241||06/16/2019|
Apparently he's in Monte Carlo now.
|by Anonymous||reply 242||06/16/2019|
In Monte Carlo? Holidays?
|by Anonymous||reply 243||06/17/2019|
Working vaca probably. Monte Carlo tv con.
|by Anonymous||reply 244||06/17/2019|
Why must he keep his chest shaved off-duty? Really, Ben.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||06/17/2019|
His chest looks so weird.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||06/17/2019|
Ben with a Euro DLer. Come and spill, girl!
|by Anonymous||reply 247||06/17/2019|
I had no idea this guy was a Datalounge obsession. 10 threads... impressive!
Anyway, sorry if this has been covered, but I'm not a Ben Barnes obsessive. I've only seen him in Westworld, in which hew was very good. Very solid accent, too. Didn't even realize he was British. But, the reason I'm here... just heard him on an episode of the hilarious podcast My Dad Wrote a Porno and while he was quite funny and charming, it was interesting hearing the real him. I mean, within 30 seconds of him speaking, I just assumed he was family. He can't possibly be straight.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||06/17/2019|
Welcome, R248! Pull up a chair and set a spell. In the grand scheme of things, our measly little 10 threads barely counts as obsessive -- we're all the very picture of mental health in here.
[quote] He can't possibly be straight.
Thanks for giving some outside confirmation, it can get a little echo-chamberish in here.
That podcast was discussed several threads back. There's been a lot of theorizing about how and in what ways Ben's upbringing by two psychiatrist parents contributed to his being the closeted, inscrutable cipher that he is.
|by Anonymous||reply 249||06/18/2019|
BB got to hang with his hot piece friend Ricky. No wonder he wanted to attend this con.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||06/18/2019|
No sign of Peyton again, if I were her, I would run away.
|by Anonymous||reply 251||06/18/2019|
(clip 2) So this is what a fancy rich people party is like? Cause they all look just thrilled to be there.. (though I do find it *hilarious* that the vantage point from this camera literally blocks out anyone BB might have secretly taken to this boring ass shindig. . . because Of. Course.)
|by Anonymous||reply 252||06/18/2019|
Those desserts look divine!
|by Anonymous||reply 253||06/18/2019|
San Pellegrino, so fancy!
|by Anonymous||reply 254||06/18/2019|
"Relationship Advice" by Ben Barnes:
"Make 'Netflix and Chill' Literal Again."
*rolls eyes* I wonder if we've found the culprit. Cause how many times does he have to tell interviewers that he watches alloootttttttttttttttt of TV.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||06/19/2019|
The rest of the interviews are here. Rob Lowe's answer was much more appealing than Ben's!
|by Anonymous||reply 256||06/19/2019|
So he went to Italy even though the con was canceled. Do we think he’s alone?
|by Anonymous||reply 257||06/20/2019|
I wouldn't be surprised if he meets up with his family. His brother's gf has been posting on IG from Italy all week.
|by Anonymous||reply 258||06/20/2019|
Well since you have secret access to said girlfriend, maybe you can keep us all apprised on whether or not she follows anyone (of notice) new. (Read: as in whether or not she meets the significant other Ben brought along for the trip) Aw Hell, if anyone here still has access to Jack's you could do the same. Help a brotha' out and all!
|by Anonymous||reply 259||06/20/2019|
Will do R259!
Meanwhile..still no date for this mess.
|by Anonymous||reply 260||06/21/2019|
BB breakfasting with Ricky Whittle.
|by Anonymous||reply 261||06/22/2019|
Do you think anyone's trying to be clever here?
"I think I'm definitely dead."
Yes we know Logan is dead, but you've already appeared in the show as a different "character" Barnes, so the article claiming that you're confirming whether you'll be back for season three is bullshit. But then it's an article on the internet, where 'facts don't matter so just wing it' rules the day, so that actually goes without saying. (Also just to buttress my point, James is Logan's father, not his brother. SIGH.)
Seriously, is the median reading age 12 these days?
|by Anonymous||reply 262||06/24/2019|
[quote] Seriously, is the median reading age 12 these days?
Probably. And definitely the age at which one can declare oneself an online "journalist."
Ben's European Vacation Update: Jack and girlfriend are in Venice, so maybe Ben is too. I'm now curious about how Jack makes a living; he seems to be forever traveling. He used to have a vague sports management consulting type of job. Maybe he can do it all remotely?
|by Anonymous||reply 263||06/24/2019|
Certainly could be in Venice. The only 'question' I would have about that is he stopped posting "vacation photos" a few days ago. He did the good morning from Monte Carlo shirtless shot. He did a couple pics from Verona. But then nothing. I assumed he went back to England where he rarely if ever posts *anything* (cause it's family time and that's private???). As a side note, he did post Monterey Bay aquarium pics from last year's family vacation. So even if it's technically family time, if it's also vacation time, he will still post pics. Or maybe he's just an enigma that no one will ever be able to figure out. But who here would accuse him of that I ask you.
(second side note in case it's of interest.. he did post three new pics to his private account on Saturday. First time I can remember seeing that since early 2018. Not sure what that's indicative of other than he was on a proper vacation for once. But why post it only to your private account? Unless they're repeats of what he posted publicly? Or maybe Saturday is when his family joined him there and he commemorated it. Screw it, I'll make myself crazy trying to figure him out!!!!)
|by Anonymous||reply 264||06/24/2019|
Tomorrow is Ben's father birthday. So maybe he has return to England to celebrate it with his parents, or maybe he is in Italy with the rest of the family. I remember an interview which Ben said that in a birthday of his dad they was in Italy, celebrating it. Maybe is like a tradition. Anyway he is a freak of privacy, he can show pictures with him alone doesn't matter where or with whom (like the picture in Verona). But I have the feeling that he doesn't want to because people will know where he is, and paparazzis will follow him. LOL Very funny because he is not so famous for that, but it's the only explication what I can think of.
|by Anonymous||reply 265||06/24/2019|
Paparazzis wouldn't stalk him, but crazy Frauen would.
Maybe Dr. Barnes has a major birthday coming up, hence a family holiday. How old is he, anyway? 70?
|by Anonymous||reply 266||06/24/2019|
Though, isn't he supposed to be in Germany for that con in three days? I thought I remember the 27th - 29th. Granted we don't know when "everyone" might have gotten there but that seems like an awfully short vacation. Especially when you consider Ben wasn't originally scheduled to do this con. It only happened after the other got cancelled. Meaning he would have had to choose to leave this part of the vacation early to go to Germany????
Also I remember that interview I think. . . he said they celebrated his dad's 60th in Italy and *I THINK* it was around the time of the first Narnia movie, which was ten years ago. So sure, the timing could fit. But who knows.
|by Anonymous||reply 267||06/24/2019|
Ben's been posing with a lot of guys with major Gay Face lately. Join us, Euro brethren!
|by Anonymous||reply 268||06/24/2019|
Wish he'd cut the beard off.
|by Anonymous||reply 269||06/24/2019|
You're right R267, he went to Italy for his dad's 60th in 2009. I think he was already filming the Narnia sequel at that point because I vaguely remember him saying he didn't/couldn't stay long.
|by Anonymous||reply 270||06/24/2019|
Looks like he’s indeed in Venice per his IG story, kudos to whoever guessed/figured it out!
|by Anonymous||reply 271||06/26/2019|
He seems to have really engaged the fraus at the Cologne con. Kudos to him tbh for not hiding from them. I don't mind admitting when I'm wrong, I really expected him to stay behind every VIP rope he could find.
|by Anonymous||reply 272||06/28/2019|
Ben's been posing with Frauen for ages. He knows where his bread is buttered.
|by Anonymous||reply 273||06/28/2019|
BTW, I took the hit for the group and watched the twenty minute interview from the Cologne Con. Nothing of interest, same old, same old, "I love telly," etc.
Enjoy a random old pic.
|by Anonymous||reply 274||06/28/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 275||06/29/2019|
Pic of the Barnes clan on Dr. Barnes' birthday trip. Mum, Dad, Jack, Jack's girlfriend, and Our Ben.
|by Anonymous||reply 276||06/30/2019|
I hope he’s a top and not a bottom because he has NO ass!
|by Anonymous||reply 277||07/05/2019|
Badly-rendered fan "art" passes for newsworthy these days? Is this more of a sad commentary on: 1. the state of entertainment journalism, or 2. the dearth of Ben Barnes news?
Like the fluorescent cock, though. Subtle.
|by Anonymous||reply 278||07/08/2019|
Dang r278. That looked like a casting announcement until you read it closer. I bet a lot of people make the mistake of reading as a done deal already. It was shared over 1,600 times.
|by Anonymous||reply 279||07/08/2019|
Can we use the family vacation pic at R276 to finally debunk the Ben & Peyton theory? Surely if they were really a couple, she would be present at such a special occasion.
(Imagining BB tossing her over the side of the boat when they brought out the camera.)
|by Anonymous||reply 280||07/09/2019|
Ben's doing another con, this time in London. I wonder if all of these con appearances means that he hasn't got any work lined up.
|by Anonymous||reply 281||07/12/2019|
Might have been caught off guard with BF? Is that why they blurred him out?
|by Anonymous||reply 282||07/14/2019|
Some of his fans have taken to blurring out his male and female friends's faces if they aren't famous/recognizable. I noticed some did it a couple of months back when he was out for a walk with that woman in the workout clothing.
|by Anonymous||reply 283||07/14/2019|
How self-righteous of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 284||07/15/2019|
New trailer for Westworld season three. I don't see BB, do you?
|by Anonymous||reply 285||07/20/2019|
Who cares? Zzzzzzzz
|by Anonymous||reply 286||07/20/2019|
No clue if this is legit but just in case...
|by Anonymous||reply 287||07/24/2019|
Hmm. That whole Twitter account seems like wishful thinking, but whatever. Who the hell asked for Doctor Strange part 2?
Can you imagine BB and Cumberbatch on a set together? The set will collapse from the sheer atomic weight of all the British luvvy smarmyness.
|by Anonymous||reply 288||07/24/2019|
Had to look up The Hood. Found an anti fan piece. Calling him the Mary Sue of villainy
|by Anonymous||reply 289||07/24/2019|
Some comic nerd thinks The Hood is the Mary Sue of all villains.
|by Anonymous||reply 290||07/24/2019|
I wish there were other sources because it makes me believe it’s basically just fancasting or whatever, but ugh @ him potentially doing another Marvel project.
At least this one wouldn’t require him to cover his face, I guess.
|by Anonymous||reply 291||07/24/2019|
Get a real job, Barnes!
|by Anonymous||reply 292||07/24/2019|
Ben was looking good at the London comic con.
|by Anonymous||reply 293||07/27/2019|
Really earning his money!
|by Anonymous||reply 294||07/27/2019|
Is this our London DLer?
|by Anonymous||reply 295||07/27/2019|
Ooh, gurl! Caption THIS, DL!
|by Anonymous||reply 296||07/27/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 297||08/14/2019|
I've seen more new pictures of Jack on IG lately than of BB.
|by Anonymous||reply 298||08/18/2019|
Thirty-eight years old and still no girlfriend in sight. At least he shaved.
|by Anonymous||reply 299||08/21/2019|
Where have our BB trolls gone?
Dinner at Shannon Woodward's house.
|by Anonymous||reply 300||08/23/2019|
I wonder if he shaved for a project or just because. Would be nice if he has something, anything, in the works.
|by Anonymous||reply 301||08/24/2019|
I'm "over the moon" that he shaved!
BTW, is that lasagna?
|by Anonymous||reply 302||08/24/2019|
Disney just announced a whole slew of upcoming lame Marvel shows for its new streaming platform, featuring 5th-string comics characters that no one's ever heard of, so I've no doubt that Ben will be employed again soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 303||08/24/2019|
Our Ben daintily protects his glorious locks with a swimming cap.
|by Anonymous||reply 304||09/02/2019|
But what I want to know is: does he say this to the other guys at the pool?
|by Anonymous||reply 305||09/02/2019|
Ben has recorded an audiobook of 'Dorian Gray.' It's a living.
|by Anonymous||reply 306||09/11/2019|
He posted an IG story the other day where he mentioned he was in Europe for work but didn't go into detail. Possible promo for Gold Digger or an as-yet-unannounced job?
|by Anonymous||reply 307||09/11/2019|
Are any DLers going to listen to the Dorian Gray audiobook so the rest of us don't have to?
|by Anonymous||reply 308||09/12/2019|
I'm just glad he's reading a good book this time so I'll likely pick it up. I bought the last two he did and could only finish The Autograph Man even though that was a bit of a chore.
|by Anonymous||reply 309||09/12/2019|
Ben sighting in Budapest.
|by Anonymous||reply 310||09/15/2019|
He’s such a borefest r300.
|by Anonymous||reply 311||09/15/2019|
So what's filming in Budapest right now?
|by Anonymous||reply 312||09/19/2019|
Might be Shadow and Bone for Netflix. Another YA fantasy adaptation, unfortunately.
|by Anonymous||reply 313||09/19/2019|
I want to see BB in Amazon's craptastic LOTR series.
|by Anonymous||reply 314||09/20/2019|
I remember seeing a lot of fan casts for him as the younger version of Viggo Mortensen’s character, which wouldn’t have been bad. Probably better than this Netflix show but that’s not saying much.
Some people are already mad at Ben possibly being in Shadow and Bone (think he’s too old/plain) even though there hasn’t been an official announcement yet. Will be interesting to see how that pans out.
|by Anonymous||reply 315||09/20/2019|
Yes, BB as Aragorn would get me to watch LOTR for sure.
I didn't know that he was actually rumored to be in whateverthefuck Shadow and Bone is. I still remember the outrage when he was cast as Caspian. Too old (even though he looked 10 years younger)! Not blonde!
But PLAIN? Our Benny!? I'm offended.
|by Anonymous||reply 316||09/20/2019|
I don’t think he was ever linked to the project. Someone just connected the dots and realized he was working where it’s currently filming and assumed he was part of the cast. An official announcement (either for this or whatever he is working on) would be nice, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 317||09/20/2019|
Fangirls spot Ben on the streets of Budapest.
|by Anonymous||reply 318||09/21/2019|
Hear a sample of the Dorian Gray audiobook here.
|by Anonymous||reply 319||09/27/2019|
Ben confirms: his career is straight down the shitter!
|by Anonymous||reply 320||10/02/2019|
Who’s that young stud sitting with the blue jeans in the bottom right?
|by Anonymous||reply 321||10/02/2019|
It's as certain as the Law of Gravity: if BB's name is being bandied about for two projects, one of which might be halfway decent (Amazon's LOTR) and one of which is cringe-inducing dreck (this Bone & Whatever mess), Our Ben will land in the shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 322||10/02/2019|
BB's co-star hanging on for dear life here
|by Anonymous||reply 323||10/03/2019|
Who in this cast will Ben fuck? Place your bets!
|by Anonymous||reply 324||10/03/2019|
The kid he was with in the as yet unaired Gold Digger springs to mind R324. On the outside chance he bangs a chick I guess the one hanging off him would be a good choice.
Not like we'll ever know. I realize he's like C - D List but how does he stay under the radar so well? Inquiring minds want to fucking know.
He is gorgeous though.
|by Anonymous||reply 325||10/08/2019|
WEHT Golddigger? Why is the BBC so tight-lipped about its schedule?
I need to see Ben in a palate cleanser between comic bookish shite roles.
|by Anonymous||reply 326||10/09/2019|
Speculation is that they overbooked the schedule or it turned out to be crap. There have only been brief snips of the show in their fall trailers, but it is still included. Maybe they're editing the hell out of it? Trying to piece together something not shite?
|by Anonymous||reply 327||10/09/2019|
Crap!? A Ben Barnes production!? NEVAH! There aren't enough eye-rolling emojis in the world.
Speculation among whom? I'm not doubting you; just curious.
|by Anonymous||reply 328||10/09/2019|
How *dare* you expect me to remember the source of pointless speculation about a mediocre BBC project! AKA I don't remember and it's all pointless gossip and conjecture anyway. ;)
More speculation: will his character bang the heroine as I gather from teen squealing on Twitter he does in the books, or will they sanitize it as not to have a grotesque age difference?
|by Anonymous||reply 329||10/09/2019|
I can't tell how old the lead actress is, but she doesn't have any IMDb credits prior to 2018. At least Ben is, like a true DLer, a young-looking 38.
|by Anonymous||reply 330||10/09/2019|
Looks like she's 26? Wikipedia says so anyways.
|by Anonymous||reply 331||10/09/2019|
So the new show is called Shadow & Bone...porn? Will we finally get to see if he's circumcised?
|by Anonymous||reply 332||10/10/2019|
YA fiction crap for teen girls, so...no.
[quote] Shadow and Bone is the first novel of the fantasy-adventure Grisha trilogy, written by American author Leigh Bardugo. Published on June 5, 2012, the novel is narrated by Alina Starkov, a teenage orphan who grows up in the Russia-inspired land of Ravka before her entire life changes after she unexpected harnesses a power she never knew she had in order to save her best friend.
|by Anonymous||reply 333||10/10/2019|
So bored. Wanna start a rumor? Like he wants to become a US citizen so he can support Trump? He once vomited on his blind date's popcorn and then she chain reaction barfed etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 334||10/12/2019|
I'll start a minor rumor, but one that has the ring of truth.
Ben's BFF/former "housemate," Rob Kazinsky is in such a career slump that he signed on to Cameo (video service where you pay F-listers to send you video greetings -- truly where has-beens go to die.) Rob says he did it on the advice of "friends". My rumor is that Ben encouraged him to do it, so that Ben could make himself feel superior and laugh at Rob behind his back at social gatherings.
"Oh, have you heard? Poor Rob's on CAMEO now. I know, how UTTERLY dreadful, poor old thing!"
|by Anonymous||reply 335||10/13/2019|
Golddigger in November...sometime.
I still want to hear Ben sing the theme song, Shirley Bassey style.
|by Anonymous||reply 336||10/16/2019|
He looks like he's breaking the fourth wall in that pic and saying to the camera, "I really hope the old bag dies soon so I don't have to consummate the marriage."
|by Anonymous||reply 337||10/16/2019|
Told you I was hardcore, DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 338||10/23/2019|
Honey, trust me, he is straight as jimmy fallon...
|by Anonymous||reply 339||10/23/2019|
Doesn’t Rob Kazinksky have a terrible reputation? IIRC he was stalking a female costar or something like that. May be uncastable post MeToo.
|by Anonymous||reply 340||10/23/2019|
Kazinsky's harassment situation was ages ago. I can't tell whether he's still with Chloe Dykstra these days; I get the feeling that he isn't.
|by Anonymous||reply 341||10/23/2019|
Wait...is Fallon gay?
|by Anonymous||reply 342||10/24/2019|
So he's doing another Con.
|by Anonymous||reply 343||10/24/2019|
Gold Digger trailer. Looks like a soapy hot mess, but I say that with affection.
|by Anonymous||reply 344||10/26/2019|
He sings. He's so pretty.
|by Anonymous||reply 345||10/27/2019|
Ben has a nice voice, but he oversings everything.
|by Anonymous||reply 346||10/27/2019|
Very long new interview. I'm pleased the interviewer agrees with what I've been saying about Ben for years:
"someone of his caliber and matinee idol looks — which, combined with his musical talent, would have been perfectly placed in the old Hollywood studio system"
|by Anonymous||reply 347||11/01/2019|
Ben Barnes was never going to be a big star for the same reason Josh Hartnett was never a big star - movie stars cannot have small black beady eyes. They need big expressive eyes.
Barnes should be happy with the career he has.
|by Anonymous||reply 348||11/01/2019|
Additionally his head is too small
Movie stars need big heads
|by Anonymous||reply 349||11/01/2019|
Ben's creepy black eyes wouldn't have been so noticeable in black and white.
His first crush was Natalie Portman? Yeah, ok. (And he had to trot out the Cindy Crawford poster story again.)
|by Anonymous||reply 350||11/01/2019|
R348 I think he kinda said he's happy with the career he has? That was the impression I got: humble to the point of boring.
And just because he may or may not like either/or/both genders now, maybe Natalie Portman was the first crush he had that felt like what a boy should like?
I've never considered his eyes to be beady or unexpressive, either. Usually I'm here to make fun of him while gnashing my teeth that I'll never get my hands on his scrawny ass, but I actually really like his eyes. Is this another ethnic-adjacent thing that I just don't get?
|by Anonymous||reply 351||11/01/2019|
[quote] That was the impression I got: humble to the point of boring.
Yes, a little pathetic that his big dream is to do a "really good rom-com."
I don't think his eyes are beady, but I do think their lack of color makes them flat and unreadable IMO. Hard to act with, no matter what the rest of his face is doing.
|by Anonymous||reply 352||11/02/2019|
[quote] Is this another ethnic-adjacent thing that I just don't get?
What don't you get?
|by Anonymous||reply 353||11/02/2019|
Call me naive but I didn't realize that he was ethnic-adjacent. He just looks pasty and white to me. But I had never heard the term ethnic-adjacent before I read that he was, and it never occurred to me that he was considered ethnic anything.
And I don't think he's career-driven. He enjoys his work and he would love to get all the roles he wants, but he also appears to be unwilling to compromise his privacy, and I think that in the world of tweeting when you go to the can, he will just never reach the numbers he needs to in order to become a big star. So, he contents himself with a moderate celebrity status. So, a rom-com is reaching for the moon for that frame of mind. Maybe? Or I could be spewing complete rubbish.
|by Anonymous||reply 354||11/02/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 355||11/02/2019|
R354 "Ethnic adjacent" is a construct found only on DL, created by old WASP biddies. Pay it no mind, it has no bearing on reality.
|by Anonymous||reply 356||11/03/2019|
Princess Ben and his court of Frauen.
|by Anonymous||reply 357||11/03/2019|
Ben talks about playing the "femme fatale."
|by Anonymous||reply 358||11/04/2019|
Is he *really* this nice? Is *anyone* really this nice? I find it more difficult to objectify him if he's nice.
|by Anonymous||reply 359||11/07/2019|
I agree R359, and I think that's in large part why our DL threads speculating about Ben's secret hidden nasty life came about, because it's impossible to believe that someone so good looking and privileged can be SO INSIPID. He must be a dirty pig in real life!
|by Anonymous||reply 360||11/08/2019|
In interviews, Ben keeps mentioning that there'll be a skinnydipping scene in "Gold Digger." He knows his audience.
|by Anonymous||reply 361||11/11/2019|
I thought Gold Digger was pretty good. After Westworld and Punisher the sex scenes were tame.
|by Anonymous||reply 362||11/13/2019|
BB, again with the shower sex
|by Anonymous||reply 363||11/15/2019|
Starring Benjamin as...Benjamin!
|by Anonymous||reply 364||11/17/2019|
And Julia as Julia. What were the odds?
|by Anonymous||reply 365||11/17/2019|
Did anyone see the article where he said he was single and had wide parameters or some such? Sounds like he wants to be in love...
|by Anonymous||reply 366||11/17/2019|
I did not R366. Find it so we can psychoanalyze it together.
|by Anonymous||reply 367||11/18/2019|
It's kind of a pain to read on my mobile.
|by Anonymous||reply 368||11/18/2019|
Even though Ben was raised on psychobabble, he still listens to psychobabble podcasts -- so he's not at all rebellious against his upbringing.
"He admits to being a private person -- he uses his Twitter and Instagram accounts almost wholly for business." And is hated by the DL for it.
Still whinging about Eurovision.
Says the largest age gap he's experienced in a relationship was eight years.
"He is currently single: 'I have wide parameters, so you wouldn't have thought it would be so difficult,' he sighs. 'Sometimes you think you've found it and you haven't. You get to your late 30s and you start to think, 'Hmm, maybe I don't have two years to make this work.' It feels more deliberate, less romantic."
So the Peyton Whatshername rumors were false. And I suppose Ben's "wide parameters" are the closest thing DL will ever get to his admitting, "I enjoy the homosex."
|by Anonymous||reply 369||11/18/2019|
I wonder who he fucked on west world
|by Anonymous||reply 370||11/18/2019|
I don't understand seeking a living doing something that success is defined by being known -- and not wanting to be known. Makes no sense to me.
Also, either he gets zero ass or he only screws the absolute most discreet people on the planet.
My only doubt about him being gay is...why not come out? He doesn't seem to want fame, so if his fanbase of females of varying ages fell off, oh well. I personally don't care from the standpoint that straight or gay, I have no shot. It's just the *mystery* of it all.
|by Anonymous||reply 371||11/18/2019|
I think that interview gave us the answer to why Ben can't keep a relationship, gay or straight: the self-help podcasts. Who the fuck wants to live with someone who's always listening to psychology podcasts?
He probably wants to TALK about them afterward as well. Ugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 372||11/19/2019|
Ugh talk. Shut up, take off your clothes and be ornamental, Ben!
|by Anonymous||reply 373||11/19/2019|
I can hear him now...
"I heard the most UH-MAZing podcast podcast the other day on emotional intelligence! Utterly brilliant. You know, Mum always says..."
|by Anonymous||reply 374||11/19/2019|
Not to be too much of a sycophant (call me, Ben!) but he actually seems amiable and a bit saucy at times. He did say he was filthy, after all.
|by Anonymous||reply 375||11/19/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 376||11/21/2019|
Fun review of Gold Digger:
[quote] When Benjamin is with Julia he brims with cringe-inducing one-liners as he compulsively dotes over her, but as soon as he’s alone with her sons, out come the menacingly smug looks and ominous double meanings. Whichever version of him is on-screen, the last thing he could be described as is likeable, making it hard to believe the world-weary Julia wouldn’t simply dismiss the slimy sap in an instant. Although to be fair, she doesn’t have the benefit of hearing the ambient foreboding score that seems to follow him around like a bad smell. ... Barnes might be chewing the scenery here but the blame doesn’t lie entirely at his feet. He’s working from the direction and script he’s been given, the latter of which is pretty clumsy all round, but paired with Ormond’s subdued turn in the lead his performance comes off as exceptionally odd.
|by Anonymous||reply 377||11/25/2019|
[quote] The performances often plunge into the farcically unsubtle whenever Benjamin and Julia's offspring are in the same room, Barnes and Armesto especially indulging in cheek-sucking competitions that veer towards a duel to see who can pout to the death.
|by Anonymous||reply 378||11/25/2019|
That review was after only two episodes. To be fair, part of the unique storytelling is that it approaches each episode from a slightly different point of view.
Also, Barnes mostly naked is worth the watch for me.
|by Anonymous||reply 379||11/26/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 380||12/03/2019|
Does he talk about how he never does Leg Day?
|by Anonymous||reply 381||12/04/2019|
Yes, he specifically said, "I know the DL hates my scrawny chicken legs and that is why I refuse to ever work anything below the waist. I like having a flat ass and chopsticks in my shoes."
|by Anonymous||reply 382||12/05/2019|
Tomorrow is the finale of Gold Digger. UK people, spoil it for me. I'm betting that Benjamin gets murdered.
|by Anonymous||reply 383||12/16/2019|
|by Anonymous||reply 384||12/16/2019|
Is Ben wearing...an orange corduroy shirt?
This reminds me; did anyone buy his Dorian Gray audiobook? Reviews?
|by Anonymous||reply 385||12/31/2019|
He does appear to be wearing an orange corduroy shirt. Bless his heart, he appears to have very little fashion sense. As for the DG audiobook, bought it but haven't listened. Where is he currently? London? Any new rumors?
|by Anonymous||reply 386||01/01/2020|
It looks like he scalped someone's grandmother's 1973-era rec room loveseat to make that shirt.
Anyway, no news. I think he spent the holidays in London, then it's back to Hungary to continue filming the YA crap for Netflix. He posted a list of his favorite films, books, and music of 2019 and it was as insipid as you'd think.
|by Anonymous||reply 387||01/02/2020|
He’s probably getting a ton of Hungarian cock.
|by Anonymous||reply 388||01/07/2020|
I watched the first two episodes of 'Gold Digger' and so far I'm finding it really amusing on a purely meta level. The efforts of Julia's adult children to stalk "Benjamin," their sheer consternation that he has no social media footprint and barely any friends, their certainty that he MUST be up to no good because he's too much of a nonentity.....I feel like I watching people playact this thread, and I love it!
|by Anonymous||reply 389||01/07/2020|
Why is Ben such a sucker for self-help gurus? What does he need so much help with?
|by Anonymous||reply 390||01/19/2020|
BB giving shout-outs to the women he's kissed on screen. *cough*
|by Anonymous||reply 391||02/04/2020|
So, has everyone lost interest or given up?
|by Anonymous||reply 392||02/15/2020|
I haven't given up, but I don't want to be here talking to myself.
|by Anonymous||reply 393||02/16/2020|
Will Ben be relegated to "bad guy" roles forever now? Discuss.
|by Anonymous||reply 394||02/16/2020|
Josh Barry...has Ben had her? have you?
|by Anonymous||reply 395||02/16/2020|
He's a bit long in the tooth to play Eugene, isn't he?
|by Anonymous||reply 396||02/19/2020|
Sylvia, I'm also worried that he's going to keep getting villain roles now. But, not as worried as I am that he will keep picking such crap roles.
|by Anonymous||reply 397||02/19/2020|
I hope that Ben didn't have to hit the casting couch with Josh to get his latest shitty Netflix job.
|by Anonymous||reply 398||02/19/2020|
I hope they're paying him a boatload of $$ because it may tank his career, such as it is.
|by Anonymous||reply 399||02/22/2020|
Apparently our boy knows his limits.
|by Anonymous||reply 400||02/22/2020|
How very British and conciliatory. Would have been more fun if he'd gotten into a Twitter feud with the other actor.
|by Anonymous||reply 401||02/23/2020|
He made friends with him at one of the cons last summer. There was pranking and little girl screams.
|by Anonymous||reply 402||02/24/2020|
[quote] little girl screams
|by Anonymous||reply 403||02/25/2020|
Actually, he had a manly growly scream. Levi did a girly screech. I'll look for it later.
|by Anonymous||reply 404||02/26/2020|
Birmingham? Ben's career is truly circling the drain.
|by Anonymous||reply 405||02/28/2020|
Why does that mean he's circling the drain?
In other news, he's got no moves but either the shirt shrunk or he got swole.
|by Anonymous||reply 406||02/28/2020|
R406 Appearing at a con in Birmingham? That's like doing a con in...Milwaukee, or Pittsburgh...
|by Anonymous||reply 407||02/28/2020|
I just figured it was some quick $$ near his family.
|by Anonymous||reply 408||02/28/2020|
He used to never do cons, now all the time. Isn't that a red flag that an actor has no real work lined up?
|by Anonymous||reply 409||02/29/2020|
BREAKING: Ben has shaved!
|by Anonymous||reply 410||03/01/2020|
Ben is wearing a ring on a chain -- discuss.
|by Anonymous||reply 411||03/05/2020|
This is a different ring than the one he wore for years, right? I can't remember when/if he stopped wearing that one regularly.
|by Anonymous||reply 412||03/05/2020|
He's at the Westworld premiere.
|by Anonymous||reply 413||03/05/2020|
R412 I'm not sure. I remember the old one was on a leather thong, and he used to say that his mother gave it to him. Which is gay AF.
R413 Westworld is still on?! I'd completely forgotten about it. He looks good.
|by Anonymous||reply 414||03/06/2020|
Ben's Birmingham comic con has been cancelled. I wonder if he'll hunker down in London with his family, or return to LA?
|by Anonymous||reply 415||03/14/2020|
He was in LA for the Westworld premiere so he may have just stayed there.
|by Anonymous||reply 416||03/16/2020|
I'll hand it Our Ben; he's doing his best to try to get the correct pandemic messaging out there to his followers.
|by Anonymous||reply 417||03/17/2020|
He really does seem like a decent human. I keep waiting for some juicy gossip to come out and he just seems....nice? Let's hope he's nice and smart enough not to really consider playing Joker.
|by Anonymous||reply 418||03/17/2020|
Joker? What fresh hell is this?
|by Anonymous||reply 419||03/17/2020|
Ok I figured it out! The ring is for Promise Keepers!!
|by Anonymous||reply 420||03/18/2020|
Sylvia, there has been disgusting rumours of him being considered for Joker in the last week or so. I have high hopes that he isn't that fucking stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 421||03/18/2020|
R421 That would be the Absolute Worst. Just beyond bad. I remember someone talking about him as a potential villain in the next Dr. Strange movie, but maybe that was just fancasting.
|by Anonymous||reply 422||03/18/2020|
It would be epic poor judgement. How the hell do you follow Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix? Didn't work out very well for Jared Leto and that was years later. Of course, sounds like Leto was a world class cunt, so that probably didn't help.
|by Anonymous||reply 423||03/18/2020|
S, one can only hope. There's such a thing as a challenge and them there's a lost cause. DC shouldn't even dust Joker off for a villain for a while. There have to be more to choose from. Cant someone else menace Gotham for a while?
I've actually been watching his lesser-known stuff lately, and he was pretty good in The Big Wedding, and can you IMAGINE how intimidating that had to have been?? Robin Williams, Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, Robert DeNiro...bit he still had some really good moments. He needs a good rom-com. Or a proper period piece. Away from the comics, boy!
|by Anonymous||reply 424||03/18/2020|
Yeah, even though the Big Wedding script was pure crap that even Ben could have spotted, one can understand why he signed on. My favorite film of his is still Killing Bono.
He needs to strategically step away from the comic/YA shit before he digs himself into an even deeper hole and becomes even more typecast. I don't know how possible that is to do, though, since those seem to be the only projects that are greenlit anymore. I wish he could have had a bit role in 1917, like seemingly every other British actor between the ages of 25 and 60.
|by Anonymous||reply 425||03/19/2020|
He sang a song.
|by Anonymous||reply 426||03/22/2020|
Wouldn't it be nice if Ben used the quarantine as an opportunity to show us around his home? I suppose he'd rather die of coronavirus.
|by Anonymous||reply 427||03/23/2020|
Ben has a throw pillow with Big Ben on it.
|by Anonymous||reply 428||03/23/2020|
I'd like to see a pic of Little Ben.
|by Anonymous||reply 429||03/28/2020|
He actually did a short q&a on IG. Color me shocked.
|by Anonymous||reply 430||03/29/2020|
He must have been really bored. I missed it when it was ongoing, so I didn't get to ask "Cut or uncut?" on behalf of DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 431||03/29/2020|
R429 Unfortunately, this is all we've got. Can you find BB?
|by Anonymous||reply 432||03/30/2020|
Ben doing an IG livestream today at noon PST. Maybe we'l get a better glimpse of his house.
|by Anonymous||reply 433||03/31/2020|
Narrator: they did not get a better glimpse of his house.
|by Anonymous||reply 434||04/06/2020|
Sylvia! Sylvia Fowler!
|by Anonymous||reply 435||04/06/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 436||04/07/2020|
Ben Barnes is a boring crush.
|by Anonymous||reply 437||04/15/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 438||04/15/2020|
Prob a freak in the sheets
|by Anonymous||reply 439||04/16/2020|
But a lady in the streets
|by Anonymous||reply 440||04/16/2020|
His mummy raised him right.
|by Anonymous||reply 441||04/16/2020|
Uh oh. Social distance got a little close to a married woman today.
|by Anonymous||reply 442||04/16/2020|
R442 I just came here to post that. He and Julianne have been friends for years. He's probably fucked Derek.
Still, sauntering around without a mask! Shame!
|by Anonymous||reply 443||04/16/2020|
Panda sex. Yeah.
|by Anonymous||reply 444||04/16/2020|
Ben and his dainty little gestures.
Anyway, is it time that we dust off the theory that BB likes to be a third wheel in other couples' relationships for whatever psycho-sexual reasons?
|by Anonymous||reply 445||04/17/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 446||04/25/2020|
He does seem dedicated to that beard.
|by Anonymous||reply 447||04/26/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 448||04/26/2020|
For the bored among you (and who isn't?), if you hurry you can catch a quick glimpse of Ben in a pair of maroon briefs in his IG story today.
|by Anonymous||reply 449||05/04/2020|
Too brief of a glimpse, but welcomed none the less.
Anybody notice that Ben has the same kitchen backsplash as the Hunter girl he was singing with? It's hard to tell, but the countertops look like a different color. Still....it's the exact same backsplash.
And when Ben made his IG announcement the day before they sang, you could hear something make a noise in the background. If he's alone, what's making that noise?
Just doing my best to dredge up a bit of gossip.
|by Anonymous||reply 450||05/04/2020|
R450 You had me going for a minute there with your theory, but I just rewatched the singing with Hunter Whoever video again on fullscreen, and she's not in a kitchen. She's sitting in front of what appears to be a wood-paneled wall that is stained grey. But with Ben's kitchen backsplash also being grey/black, I can see how it would look the same with low resolution.
Meanwhile, Life & Style mag is trying to make Julianne more than Ben's hag.
|by Anonymous||reply 451||05/04/2020|
I don't mean from her singing video. It's from a IG story she did about baking. Ben also did a story baking banana bread. That's where I spotted it
|by Anonymous||reply 452||05/04/2020|
Here's Hunter's backsplash
|by Anonymous||reply 453||05/04/2020|
And a link to the videos with Ben's backsplash. Maybe slightly different coloring? It looks SO close though.
|by Anonymous||reply 454||05/04/2020|
R454 Those godawful glass tile backsplashes are so common in every house built or flipped within the past ten years, though. I despise them.
But here there are side-by-side. Her's has three colors I think, and his has two. Plus BB has glass-fronted cabinets and different cabinet hardware than she does.
Once again, Ben narrowly evades suspicion of straightness! But thank you so much for this needed distraction.
|by Anonymous||reply 455||05/04/2020|
Can you believe this prick blurred out all of the books and knick knacks on his shelves??
|by Anonymous||reply 456||05/05/2020|
Hello long time no see. BB is still as boring as ever I see. BTW. He isn’t wearing a ring, it’s a pendant. Maybe a catholic saint? Or maybe an antique Hungarian coin? He’s always professed agnosticism so it would be a change in outlook if he’s turned religious.
|by Anonymous||reply 457||05/12/2020|
And he's still prone to over-singing.
|by Anonymous||reply 458||05/12/2020|
Pretty sure Disney is making him blur things out.
And golly I wish he wouldn't over sing so much. I really enjoy his voice but he ruins it with the style he insists on using. You aren't a soul singer Ben!
|by Anonymous||reply 459||05/19/2020|
He wants to be the white Whitney!
|by Anonymous||reply 460||05/20/2020|
Over singing or not, he got me today with one of my favorite songs.
|by Anonymous||reply 461||05/23/2020|
Ben has really been pimping his home recording set-up with lots of new gadgets since lockdown began. Did BB get a stimulus check?
|by Anonymous||reply 462||05/23/2020|
Ah, home again.
|by Anonymous||reply 463||06/06/2020|
He has X- Files eyes.
|by Anonymous||reply 464||06/06/2020|
This has been on his page for a min but his greetings and actions are kind of queeny in the video.
|by Anonymous||reply 465||06/08/2020|
Ben's actions have always been just queeny enough to keep these threads alive.
|by Anonymous||reply 466||06/09/2020|
(Fuck DL for disabling gifs)
|by Anonymous||reply 467||06/09/2020|
Wow never saw that gif
|by Anonymous||reply 468||06/09/2020|
R468 Oh, but it must be seen in its whole Freudian Slip context!! The interviewer asks Ben if he'd ever take in a drifter, and Ben's response is the "Into my mouth?" above.
|by Anonymous||reply 469||06/09/2020|
That whole interview was funny, but yeah that was one helluva slip. I had never seen him turn that shade of red before.
|by Anonymous||reply 470||06/09/2020|
Since we're revisiting the past, did we ever get confirmation that Ben's temporary really close friend Alex Gonzalez is gay?
|by Anonymous||reply 471||06/10/2020|
I don't think so, Syl. When I scroll past him on IG there have been females a lot. Also I think Chike is engaged?
Why does Ben not seem to keep friends for long? He seems like a sweet guy. All a front? Is he a prick once ya get to know him?
Also, why does he seem to only spend time with the most discreet people in the world?
|by Anonymous||reply 472||06/10/2020|
When I look at Alex's IG, it's all shirtless poses and him driving cars. And let's not forget he was on that gay-seeming yacht trip.
Maybe BB is too paranoid to keep friends for long, though all of the Narnia kids seem to be the exception.
|by Anonymous||reply 473||06/10/2020|
Maybe I looked at his story? I dunno. Maybe I hallucinated while I had Covid and then believed it.
Yeah every project he gets new friends and then they drift away after. Maybe that's just actor life.
|by Anonymous||reply 474||06/10/2020|
He seems to collect A LOT of random friends and acquaintances. Zelda Williams popped up on his IG live, as well as some other friends, mostly Shadow and Bone people though. I think he still talks to the one dude from Punisher some. His privacy just makes it so it seems like they go away, but I think most of them are still in his life in some way. It is kind of an actor thing in general though. If anything, I think he hangs onto his castmate friends longer than most actors do.
Still wondering what the whole Julianne Hough thing was about. A publicity outing? He has been pretty diligent about the whole social distancing/mask thing, then he goes on a Hollywood Hills stroll with a married "actress" sans mask? If he didn't want it to be seen, they could have worn masks and not looked like weirdos for it.
Anybody doing the virtual q and a thing on Saturday? Who's gonna ask exactly HOW Jewish his mother is?
|by Anonymous||reply 475||06/18/2020|
Speaking of Julianne, she sounds like the Poor Man's Goop. Insufferable. I'm side-eyeing Ben's choice in hags.
[quote] If we don’t move our body to [release] a mental connection, we can never transform the experience we’re holding on to,” she says.
Huh? She later went on to call herself a, "deep-ass person."
|by Anonymous||reply 476||06/18/2020|
Did anyone do any of the virtual con stuff?
|by Anonymous||reply 477||06/24/2020|
Not me. Probably some of his obsessive fangirls kept transcripts we could search for.
|by Anonymous||reply 478||06/25/2020|
All I've found is this tiny clip where we can glimpse a bit more of BB's house. He's got a passthrough and a bamboo scented oil diffuser.
|by Anonymous||reply 479||06/25/2020|
Ben just posted a link to London Pride! Commence DL freakout!
|by Anonymous||reply 480||06/27/2020|
This again. She was "leaning" on Ben, but also "the Grease Live! star has left L.A. and “won’t answer anyone’s calls or texts, including her closest friends,” according to the source. "
So which is it?
I think Ben is the source of this story!
|by Anonymous||reply 481||06/28/2020|
I'm beginning to think he's really just a pretty face. He doesn't seem to commit to anything or anyone.
|by Anonymous||reply 482||07/03/2020|
Boys and their toys. Who's the dude he's playing vroom vroom with? I want to k ow more. Is he a gearhead?
|by Anonymous||reply 483||07/03/2020|
I don't know the context of that photo R483, but I do know that Ben drives a Range Rover. A year or two ago he was a Land Rover shill on social media.
|by Anonymous||reply 484||07/04/2020|
Singing again. He's dreamy.
|by Anonymous||reply 485||07/05/2020|
I did the virtual con stuff. Not a one on one, just the meet and greet and the q and a. Nothing too exciting. He wore a cowboy hat for a good chunk of the meet and greet, which looked amazing. He wasn't allowed to take the actual hat from Westworld, so they gave him another black hat. He also showed off his guitar from Jackie and Ryan (this whole thing was about showing props from movies and stuff) and tried to play it. He comes off as somehow both charming and gregarious but also shy and insecure at the same time. He kept asking if he was "doing this right" or "interesting enough". He would sometimes accidentally speak over the translator and then he'd always wince and cover his mouth. I didn't get to ask my question (I had a few ready). He made a big show about looking at everybody's little zoom squares as much as he could. At the q and a, someone mentioned that their 5 year old daughter's favorite song was Birds Fly from Jackie and Ryan, and then she came on and sang it for him. He flipped out. He said it was the best thing that's ever happened with a fan ever, or something like that. It was quite cute. I'm trying to think if there was anything else of note. The fans were very respectful this time, no major gushing or perverting on him, though one of the last people to ask a question mentioned his eyes and he said something like "well now you've gotten me all embarrassed". He seems like genuinely kind guy, unless he's a great actor, and we all know that he's not. I think he has DEEP insecurity though. It reminds me of the way Jimmy Fallon absolutely needs people to like him. I think Ben has the same thing.
Julianne seems like such a tool. I feel like it's definitely a pub-lationship. Not a very interesting one, but at least it got Ben on the rags for once. Our local hollywood gossip radio talk show even mentioned him once, which has never happened before.
|by Anonymous||reply 486||07/08/2020|
We see a new part of his house in his latest singing video. Vaulted ceiling, couch, coffee table, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 487||07/08/2020|
Thanks for the recap and analysis, R486.
I agree that Ben is deeply insecure, which is I guess why he always seems so terribly impressed when anyone even remotely famous gives him the time of day, even C list reality show stars. Does anyone even know how Ben met Julianne? I can't imagine under what circumstances they would have become friends.
|by Anonymous||reply 488||07/09/2020|
He did a podcast.
|by Anonymous||reply 489||07/14/2020|
Anything good in it?
|by Anonymous||reply 490||07/14/2020|
I think it's mostly everything we've already heard. He elaborates on his broken foot story a bit more. It made him pass out and his brother had to slap him. He opens up about his feelings quite a bit, especially concerning his failure in Dorian Gray. Also an interesting tidbit about his audition for Twilight, and why he thinks he didn't get the role. I've never heard or read him talk about Twilight before. I like that the interviewer got a bit more out of him, but she interrupted him a lot and it pissed me off because a couple times it seemed like he was going to elaborate on something I wanted to hear, and then she'd change the conversation. We should start a counter with all of the times he says "is still one of my close friends to this day". This man has bountiful "close" friendships! Oh, and he talks about the whole babysitting in Hollywood thing. AND he mentions auditioning in a man's hotel room! So yeah, I'd say it's worth it, if you're willing to sit through some of the same old same old.
He seems absolutely miserable being stuck at home. When you start the podcast by saying "today is a good day", that's probably not good. I get the feeling, based on all the things I've seen and read recently from him, that he really wants to settle down. It's probably depressing the hell out of him being almost 39 and quarantined alone with no partner and kids.
|by Anonymous||reply 491||07/15/2020|
R491 I did eventually listen to it, and yes, I noticed that he implied that the reason he didn't make it at the final Twilight audition was his love scene with KStew wasn't very good. Imagine!
I need to go back and try to catch the name of the guy he baby sat for.
|by Anonymous||reply 492||07/15/2020|
Maybe he felt creeped out being around 27 and she was around 17, depending on when the audition was. I wouldn't blame him. It would be hard to find chemistry in that position.
|by Anonymous||reply 493||07/15/2020|
I'm very worried that s&b is going to be awkward at best and make my skin crawl. I hate the trope of immortal/long-lived people romantically involved with someone centuries younger (like the Doctor and Rose). What could they possibly have in common except sex? Eventually you have to listen to music or have a conversation. The Darkling is way older than Alina and Benny boy looks older than Jessie Mei Li and is at least 10 years older...
|by Anonymous||reply 494||07/16/2020|
Even without the age differences, Of COURSE it's going to be cringey and sophomoric...his character's name is "The Darkling," for fuck's sake.
That's some George Lucas-level juvenile shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 495||07/16/2020|
Starting post on S&B.
|by Anonymous||reply 496||07/24/2020|
His mask portrait was hot as fuck
|by Anonymous||reply 497||08/03/2020|
He's playing basketball and wearing sunscreen. He looks so fucking hot I would give him a tongue bath after he ran ten miles.
|by Anonymous||reply 498||08/07/2020|
But who's been taking Ben's pictures?
|by Anonymous||reply 499||08/08/2020|
This version of the pic is large enough so that we can see the reflection of the photographer in Ben's glasses! Appears to be a guy, somewhat short.
|by Anonymous||reply 500||08/08/2020|
He blanked their face! He's so annoyingly thorough.
|by Anonymous||reply 501||08/08/2020|
I always wonder who he has taking these pictures as well. The strange but super hot pensive one out in the desert was another. Just as long as it's not Hough.
|by Anonymous||reply 502||08/13/2020|
I'll pretend that Jimmi Simpson took the desert one.
|by Anonymous||reply 503||08/14/2020|
What are we to make of a 39 year old man who posts frauish Winnie the Pooh memes on his birthday?
|by Anonymous||reply 504||08/20/2020|
Uh oh, both Ben and Julianne Hough are posting lake pictures. I know there are a lot of lakes (I'm from the land of over 10,000 of them), but it's still a bit suspicious. Is Ben in Idaho?
|by Anonymous||reply 505||08/20/2020|
Something about Ben's picture doesn't look like CA to me, but what do I know?
|by Anonymous||reply 506||08/21/2020|
If you look at pictures of the lake Julianne is at, it looks very similar to Ben's birthday lake. Ugh
|by Anonymous||reply 507||08/22/2020|
R507 I no longer think so. I forgot about Lake Arrowhead, close to LA and the low hills look like the background of BB's picture. Where Hough is looks much more mountainous.
|by Anonymous||reply 508||08/23/2020|
Anyone know if he was following Derek Hough on his private account before? Notice his following count went up recently and that he does follow Derek but not sure if this is a new thing. In any case he’s not following the other Houghs as far as I can tell, and none of them follow him on either account.
|by Anonymous||reply 509||08/24/2020|
I just noticed that BB changed the handle of his private IG account again. He's so exhausting; I don't know how his friends and family put up with him.
|by Anonymous||reply 510||08/31/2020|
Looks like Julianne has been seen with hubby again, so that's a relief. I don't know why I care, but something about Ben being with that clown show bugs me. She once made me throw up, true story. I saw her in concert (as the opening act, not my choice!) while sick (all day at a State Fair in blazing heat, with my lily white Scandinavian constitution). She was so awful, and I mean awful, I couldn't take it anymore and spent the rest of her set in the toilet stall. Yeah, I could solely blame the heat induced migraine, but all I know is I felt better after she left. It's more fun to blame her anyhow.
Ugh he's exhausting, but he's so damn hot. Pretty people get away with a lot.
|by Anonymous||reply 511||08/31/2020|
Ben Banes has a private IG?
|by Anonymous||reply 512||09/01/2020|
R512 Yes, he always has. Started out as something like 'martymcfly_1981,' then it was 'wombles_1981' (Wombles are apparently some British kids' show he grew up with), now it's '_theoneandonlybillyshears_, but he still gives Marty McFly as the name and of course a note "Please don'y tag this account."
We see you, bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 513||09/01/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 514||09/01/2020|
Let's analyze Ben's 'Back to the Future' obsession. What does it say about him? Discuss.
|by Anonymous||reply 515||09/01/2020|
Well Marty's mom tries to bang him. Please don't let that be it. Ben does talk about his mom A LOT. Also in relation to her "love advice" in particular. I've been meaning to watch that movie again, partly because of Ben's obsession. I haven't seen it in over 20 years, so I can't fully analyze yet.
Anybody wish they could have seen Ben's performance in The History Boys (right before he bailed on them for Caspian)? I've never seen or read any version of that play, but I have read something about his character being sexually provocative, bisexual, obsessed over by men (and boys) and women, and I think he has an affair with a teacher or secretary or something? Not only would that have been very fun to watch Ben do, but I get the feeling he might be a better stage actor than film actor. I really hope he goes back on the stage after this covid stuff calms a bit more and there actually is theater to do. He hinted on swinging BIG for a musical on the West End right before it all happened. He didn't NOT get the part, it just shut down. So maybe after? Or something else? I think I'm to the point where I'm so desperate to see him in something good, I'd travel just about anywhere to see him on the stage.
|by Anonymous||reply 516||09/06/2020|
R516 Agreed on all counts. I assume he channeled some of his History Boys performance into Dorian Gray.
There are some clips of very, very early BB stage performances on the fansite. I'm was charmed by his work in The Dreaming. Maybe I'm damning with faint praise, but he was the most talented person on the stage.
|by Anonymous||reply 517||09/06/2020|
New pic of Benny with Colin Firth.
|by Anonymous||reply 518||09/10/2020|
I love that Colin dressed up just to screw Ben over. They have a cute friendship, I hope they work together again someday, maybe on the stage. Other than a few of the more "dramatic" parts, I thought Ben was rather good in Easy Virtue. I'd love to see him be charming and fun for the first time in AGES in something.
|by Anonymous||reply 519||09/13/2020|
Anyone watch the interview he did? I think he snorted something before it, he sniffed and fidgeted all the way through.
|by Anonymous||reply 520||Last Wednesday at 6:41 PM|
Didn't watch it, because I've already heard all of his Westworld, Punisher, and Narnia stories, and I really don't want to know about the upcoming Netflix teen crap. Ben, talk about your personal life and then we'll listen to your interviews.
But now you're going to make me watch it, aren't you R520? Damn your innuendos.
|by Anonymous||reply 521||Last Thursday at 2:29 AM|
Ok, I watched some of it. I think you're overstating the twitchiness R520. He could have just been uncomfortable with the bad interviewer.
Again wearing a hoodie indoors when it's 90 in LA. Is there a drug that makes you cold all the time?
|by Anonymous||reply 522||Last Thursday at 7:05 AM|
That long InStyle piece from last year was probably his best interview. Too bad we didn’t get a video of that one — he seemed to get along with the interviewer well.
|by Anonymous||reply 523||Last Thursday at 2:40 PM|