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Ben Barnes, Part XII

Dedicate one to the ladies....

I'm your ice cream man, stop me when I'm passin' by Oh my my, I'm your ice cream man, stop me when I'm passin' by See now all my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy

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by Anonymousreply 40310 hours ago

Sub-title for this thread... ‘Cookie Dough in Montanagate’

by Anonymousreply 102/10/2021

Sub-Sub-Title ... The Fall & Fall of Ben Barnes

by Anonymousreply 202/10/2021

I don't know if I agree about cons. They can also be for up-and-comers, usually making a name for themselves in fantasy/sci-fi. This is kind of Ben's second coming for his career. He had his Narnia success but it was dashed with mostly badly picked roles (god that movie where he dies in the beginning but doesn't know it.... I can't remember the name even). Westworld and The Punisher has gotten his name and face back out there (he's sometimes referred to "Westworld actor" instead of "Prince Caspian" in print) so he's trying to be better about growing momentum this time. I just wish he would've held out for a better role than S&B. Now it's gonna take up most of his time, so he will miss out on even the chance for things like Lord Of The Rings or the GOT prequel. Theater is our only hope, as he should have some time in between shooting once it's back in business. I don't fault him for it. I think it's actually more natural for him than pimping himself on social media. I don't think he even likes that much, and refused to do it for a while. But again, second coming. I think he prefers Cons because he gets to interact with fans the old fashioned way, photos and autographs and talking about your project, instead of making dumb videos about "Bancakes".

Before Covid hit, people on here were bashing him for one Con saying it was the graveyard of talent (I believe that one ended up cancelled). For heaven's sake it had Andrew Scott participating in it, and his career is on a meteoric trajectory these days and he's not exactly lowbrow. He's probably one of the best pure actors there is around these days.

by Anonymousreply 302/10/2021

[quote] that movie where he dies in the beginning but doesn't know it

Oh god, the trauma I have from that movie!

And let's not forget "Sons of Liberty" aka "The Founding Fathers: But make them...SEXY!

by Anonymousreply 402/10/2021

Locked In. It was awful. I wasn't sure if he was dead or in a coma or what, and I sure as hell wasn't watching it again to try and figure it out!

by Anonymousreply 502/10/2021

(I'll post this to both 11 & 12 cause I don't know where anyone's looking right now, excuse the repetition. and sorry for the length!)

Curious thought I just had as I caught a clip of Michael Steele's pre-impeachment interview this morning. The overall consensus is democrats are putting up evidence and cogent arguments and trump's lawyers are just rambling about nothing and employing whataboutism. Steele made the comment that went something like, "all they're (trump's lawyers) doing is playing to their base. They're doing nothing to bring us together, nothing to heal the country."

Since this fiasco is on my mind a lot lately, I immediately compared the statement. Change it to.. the people calling out BB for his bad behavior are showing evidence and putting up cogent arguments, and his fanatics are doing nothing but denying what the "filthy" media says and burying their heads in the sand and mindlessly rambling about how wonderful and perfect their King is. They believe he did nothing at all wrong and shouldn't face any consequences. And trump's side will never admit fault. There will never be any accountability. There will never be any consequences. Who among the DL thinks trump will EVER be convicted by his bootlickers in the senate? So those of us who felt betrayed by Ben's behavior will never get any closure, we'll never get anything out of this except lingering "pain." Sucks for those of us who *actually* care.

Ben has carefully crafted his own CULT of personality over the years, and they consider him infallible. What's the worst that could happen.

(Also anyone see the new Ellen Degeneres interview where she decries the hard time she had after her bad behavior came to light? It was so tough for her, it hurt so much that everyone was calling her out. So thank god she had Portia, who got her through it all. Because Ellen was the real victim in her situation. But.. has she suffered any losses afterwards? Has she faced any consequences at all? I don't follow her closely but all I've heard about is she "suffered" bad press. People found out she wasn't the bubbly, good person she projected into the world. Yet, she still has all her power. She still has all her money. She's gonna be just fine in the future. The people that she victimized? Who knows how they'll do, and who cares, they're not rich and powerful. They don't have fans. And they don't have PR people to carefully (re)craft their images and stories. Nope, Ellen and her pain are the real story here. People in Hollywood are ALL alike. And none of them are genuinely good people. They're actors.)

by Anonymousreply 602/11/2021

Wow, I'd never thought we'd be comparing BB to the GOP (wouldn't he be MORTIFIED), but I see your point. Especially in that the followers treat facts as hate speech. Not to mention all the user-blocking going on. I feel distinctly oppressed!

by Anonymousreply 702/11/2021

R73 well technically darling, I'm comparing Ben directly to trump. Ben's fanatic fangirls are the MAGA/GOP in my outline.

Better?

by Anonymousreply 802/11/2021

73??? What the hell?? Obviously meant 7..

by Anonymousreply 902/11/2021

R6 That’s a very good comparison. However, Ben has much better hair than Trump. But yes, the fangirls will not listen to reason and will keep on making excuses for him. I still wish Ben had A) just apologised for his actions and B) stayed the hell away from the Ho & her posse in the first place. The first hasn’t happened, and who knows what’s really going on with the second.

by Anonymousreply 1002/11/2021

R10 Re your second point - personally I’d love it if a theory from the last thread - Brooks wanted the divorce and not her - was true. I think it’s got the ring of truth about it!

by Anonymousreply 1102/11/2021

R11 Yes, I saw that on the last thread - it warmed the cockles of my little heart!

by Anonymousreply 1202/11/2021

R10 Ya know, when A-listers mess up, they have their PR people put out a carefully crafted boiler plate "apology statement." Everyone with a working brain knows that "apology" is absolute bullshit, no one's actually sorry. It's an immediate statement after all. But it's at least an acknowledgement that something bad happened and someone should say something. Even just to preclude a tarnishing image.

We didn't even get that much in this situation. Huh.

by Anonymousreply 1302/11/2021

R13 Totally. That’s what they pay them for, after all. But yes, not even a crafted piece of BS.

by Anonymousreply 1402/11/2021

R13 R14 Another sign he’s fallen into the murky Hollyweird swamp? What a shame.

by Anonymousreply 1502/11/2021

R15 Or that he's not an A lister and can't afford a PR guy??

Anyway, since I'm sure everyone was holding their breath in anticipation.. Ben just released the results of his portmanteau of the year question. He officially made a bancake yesterday. It was so close.

This is where we are folks. *sigh*

by Anonymousreply 1602/11/2021

R15 A sign that he feels that fans encroaching upon his sacrosanct private life is a far greater sin than anything he could ever do IN said private life.

by Anonymousreply 1702/11/2021

R17 Well I guess he shouldn't have hooked up with a woman that's literally INFAMOUS for putting her "private life" out into the public then should he.

by Anonymousreply 1802/11/2021

Trump is a celebrity, which means the GOP worships a cult of personality the same way those that love other celebrities do. Makes sense to me.

by Anonymousreply 1902/11/2021

R17 R18 It’s what she lives for. Truly hoping they’re on the outs over this.

by Anonymousreply 2002/11/2021

At this point, the only way I would come close to the level of respect I had for him pre-fiasco is if he did indeed come to his sense and end whatever this is. But my hopes aren’t high, given his behavior in the last few months.

by Anonymousreply 2102/11/2021

R21 Hopefully Rob is talking some sense into that thick skull of his.

by Anonymousreply 2202/11/2021

R22 Well unless my math is off, or Rob is somewhere else, he posted at *4am* the day before last to ask which head shot he should use this year.

I immediately wondered if he was up all night gaming, but otherwise make of that what you will. (Has Ben stopped sleeping so now no one else in the house can sleep either?? Or are they all just a bunch of responsibility-less children?)

by Anonymousreply 2302/12/2021

Ben has added "musician" to his instagram bio. Album forthcoming? That's the only way I would see him have the guts to add that.

by Anonymousreply 2402/12/2021

Sorry, Twitter bio not Instagram bio

by Anonymousreply 2502/12/2021

R24 Psssstt.. twitter bio, not IG. Technically he already had singer of songs on his IG, now he's adding the "same" to twitter? Who knows..

by Anonymousreply 2602/12/2021

Before Montanagate, I speculated in the old thread that he might be trying to put out music based on him following a few producers/composers on IG, so... possibly an album or EP.

by Anonymousreply 2702/12/2021

Yeah I corrected myself. I'm actually surprised because he seems to be much more into IG than Twitter. "Singer of songs" is different from "Musicican" though because one is a job title. If you call yourself a musician, you have to back it up with actual work, so I imagine something is in the works.

by Anonymousreply 2802/12/2021

Times the Ho has worn the Queen shirt.

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by Anonymousreply 2902/12/2021

R28 You absolutely could be right, he might be. And correction received.. ;)

And he knows where his bread is buttered (though does he realize his limitations??). He likely has SIX times the followers on instagram because no one thinks someone that good looking is going to have any pearls of wisdom to post to the words of twitter. But if he posts a picture of himself of course. . . .

But he's had a more flourishy bio on instagram for a long time now, while twitter has merely said actor for the same time period. He could now be making them match because he's releasing something. *shrug*

The sad part for me is I used to love his singing videos. They used to make me really happy to watch, and I would do so multiple times. The last one from a couple days ago? I felt absolutely nothing. Once I wouldn't have thought twice about buying an album from him. Now I won't even bother"previewing" the snippets. Makes me sad to have lost that.

by Anonymousreply 3002/12/2021

R30 I know what you mean. This isn't jealousy or whatever, this is disappointment bordering on disgust. How he could be so hypocritical and so very (apparently) different than he has been so careful to behave in interviews, interactions and appearances has made me question less why he's so protective of his private life (everyone would hate him if they really knew him) and also has perhaps answered the question that has come up more than once on here: why he never seems to keep the same friends for very long. I think we're learning why, y'all.

by Anonymousreply 3102/12/2021

R31 I’m absolutely not impressed with his recent behaviour, but I still hope & pray this has been a temporary and hopefully terminated little excursion into Hollyweirdness.

I like Ben but I’ve lost a lot of respect for him. And you’re right, we have no idea what he’s like in real life but I’d hoped for better than this.

by Anonymousreply 3202/12/2021

To be fair, I think he’s had some of the same “main” friends for a while but how he keeps them even while refusing to acknowledge their existence with his main social media accounts is beyond me. See: this friend, who posted something really sweet for his birthday, and who seems to have known him for years. He doesn’t follow her on the verified account, though.

Plus, him not posting about these friends/following them might just make it seem like they no longer hang out even if they do. But I get what you mean R31, I’m super disappointed by this recent behavior and have lost respect for him, but like R32 I hope it’s a temporary “pandemic has made me a little crazy” foray.

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by Anonymousreply 3302/12/2021

[quote]This isn't jealousy or whatever, this is disappointment bordering on disgust. How he could be so hypocritical and so very (apparently) different than he has been so careful to behave in interviews, interactions and appearances. . .

R31 F yyeeessssssssssssss.. Exactly.

R32 If this was pandemic driven weirdness or something "temporary" like that, I would have understood! We're all going through it buddy, I could forgive it pretty easily especially since I adored him, or at least adored who I thought he was, so much. But he hasn't acknowledged it in any way. Not just not apologized or whatever he feels appropriate to do, absolutely nothing that makes me think he even slightly recognizes he might have done a bad thing. NOTHING! Even if this is "temporary weirdness" how am I supposed to come back to supporting him if all he shows me is that he's NOT AT ALL the good person that I once was *proud* to support. How can I come back if there's nothing good to come back to?

R33 He does (did??) only have 50ish following/followers on his private account (and Brooke was one of them). I barely use social media, so I don't pretend to know what a "normal" amount is for a private account (IOW one that's not being used to publicly promote *whatever*). Someone else is going to have to analyze this part! (How funny would it be if he was worried about being associated with the private friends in his life. If no one knows who they are, they can't tarnish his angelic image.)

by Anonymousreply 3402/12/2021

R34 right, this is such a tricky spot for all of us because if he were famous enough for Montanagate to go viral, or if even more people called him out publicly than the few of us, I think he would have had to acknowledge it. But since there aren’t that many of us, and his fan accounts (who he tends to listen to) didn’t say anything, I think him acknowledging it would have called way more attention to it than there was in the first place. So I can see, on his side, why he hasn’t said anything, and I don’t know what I would have wanted him to say anyway — but either way I’m peeved that he blocked the accounts calling him out. You’re right, I wish there was some way to know if he even was remorseful.

Also, yes, the irony of him not wanting to be associated with his private friends when they seem way cooler than JH.

by Anonymousreply 3502/12/2021

My guess on the private insta is that he knows there was a fox in the henhouse. He probably made a new private IG and will be much more selective about whom he allows to follow him. Much more passive/aggressive than just deleting whomever he believes to be a leak.

by Anonymousreply 3602/12/2021

The neckline of the Queen shirt is different on both of them. They are a foot apart in height. The shirt would fit both of them but it would be much baggier on her then on him - they wouldn’t wear the same size. I think it’s the same shirt but not the *same* shirt.

These accounts that are mocking him and tagging them repeatedly are just looking desperate now. Wildly speculating, making up things that aren’t true - trying to link things together to fit their narratives? It’s sad. You’re adults. Act like it.

Should he have to take some accountability for his actions? Yes. But creating fake accounts to bully a grown man is ridiculous. He’s not going to address it and that’s his choice. You aren’t going to change anyone’s mind, you’re not going to get through to the German that believes he walks on water or the girl from Australia that doesn’t know the difference between a DM and a reply to a story. That blind loyalty is almost as sad as the need to hide behind a fake Instagram account because you don’t want to say what you really think on your real one. I don’t blame him for trying to put a lid on it, especially if it IS just a friends thing, and you have insane people messaging and tagging his family, his friends, and his speculated exes. That’s fucking nutso behavior.

I really enjoy a lot of Ben’s work, and think he had a lot of potential but if he’s willing to settle for someone like this woman as a rebound (even if it’s mostly for PR for the shitty YA stuff promo) then I probably have nothing else to hope for in the future content-wise. If he settles in his personal life, he’s going to settle in his professional one, too. And it’s disappointing.

He deleted the private Instagram after someone tagged him in it, but there’s no way to know how it got out in the first place. It was common knowledge in here, but I bet to Ben, the fact that it wasn’t hidden anymore was enough to make him delete it even if he didn’t think one of his real friends was leaking information.

Long story short: I’m disappointed in him. I’m disappointed in his behavior. I’m sad that someone that I looked to for entertainment and as a way to lift my mood just makes me roll my eyes now. (A bancake? Fucking really, Ben?) But i just hope that whatever he is doing and whatever he chooses to do bring him happiness because if he’s doing all this bullshit and is still miserable? Eeeep.

by Anonymousreply 3702/12/2021

R37 I will have you know that I haven't bullied him for several days. Once he removed the tags and made it so I couldn't tag him again, it wasn't fun anymore.

Hell yes I'm childish. There's a pandemic, I'm immunocompromised and I've been stuck at home for a year and it amused me to annoy him. Also, it pissed me off that he was off being unsafe after he preached about it so hot and heavy at first.

by Anonymousreply 3802/12/2021

While some of us are venting about lack of accountability and thinking he's actually not a good person, I will continue. . .

With the little "mistakes" he's made in the past.. he could easily just unfollow Shaun King and Chris Delia (he didn't know they were problematic, lesson learned!), or delete comments about "peacefully getting along" during BLM marches (he didn't know how that sounded, lesson learned!), and nothing more needed to be done. His sweet angel image remains intact and we all immediately move on. No harm no foul.

With Montanagate. . . HE KNEW it was a selfish/bad idea. As someone pointed out on thread 11, he's *always* posting (showing off) photos from all his travels. He didn't do that at all over Xmas/NY. He could have lied and said he drove there alone cause he loves snow so much. Taken a masked selfie alone to show off where he was (like he always does) and he would have simply continued his normal pattern (birthday trip to the lake anyone?) He didn't. He didn't want to give anyone ANY indication that he wasn't safely alone at home. He wanted everyone to think he was being responsible. Did he try to throw people off the scent by asking who was bothering to put up a christmas tree? The implication being is anyone out there actually bothering to celebrate Xmas this year cause we all have to stay safe and alone at home? (Yet he certainly did celebrate!) HE LIED about giving himself a haircut where "the back was not good." We all saw the back of his head in the restaurant photo. How exactly did the back look messed up? I didn't see it.

He could always "get away with" his little mistakes without acknowledging them. This one wasn't a little mistake. He KNEW it was wrong because he'd been preaching about not doing it for many months prior. He knew it was wrong and he lied to cover it up. But he failed. Was it his arrogance and ego that led him to think he could get away with it? Was it his arrogance and ego that led him to tempt fate with that papped ice cream date? Is it his arrogance and ego that's preventing him from admitting fault now?

Someone please convince me I'm wrong and redeem this man in my eyes. Cause after all his actions (or lack thereof) so far all I can see anymore is an incredibly arrogant hypocritical asshole.

by Anonymousreply 3902/12/2021

E39 you're right on all counts. He's an arrogant, hypocritical asshole.

by Anonymousreply 4002/12/2021

R39 you’re totally right, and you get at exactly what makes this all so sad. I could at least defend the Shaun King post and him befriending D’Elia, because he could claim ignorance and correct his actions. He can’t claim ignorance here, and he’s not going to publicly own up to his actions. While I hope he does so privately even if he never says anything on social media or otherwise, I can’t defend his latest behavior.

by Anonymousreply 4102/12/2021

R37 Totally agree. For the sake of my own lockdown-depressed brain, I’m telling myself that this is a publationship plus Ben thinking he’s getting to hang out with the so-called cool kids.

That’s probably delusional on my part and frankly, I don’t care. But the other possibility - I don’t even want that thought to cross my mind, it’s too nauseating, and means that BB (describes himself as ‘fancy’) has the worst *ever* taste in women imaginable, and is also a gullible idiot.

However, I firmly believe that if he does or has done something else stupid like Montanagate, and it gets out, he’s not going to get off so lightly.

And the majority of fans are saying after the icecream stroll “Oh but that ‘source’ immediately said they’re just friends’. But if that proves wrong, the majority of them don’t seem to be too keen on JH, so watch those no’s drop.

by Anonymousreply 4202/12/2021

@38 - I'm mostly talking about the instagram that was just linked. That person's highlight reels and rambling comments come off like they're writing a story in their head based off of the pictures that they see and what they think is happening and presenting it as the gospel of ben barnes' private life. the point is that we don't know what's going on, but it's clear that people believe what they see and read without ever taking the time to do due diligence and figure stuff out on their own. them making these statements as fact and REPEATING them to the people that comment is unsettling.

I'm not defending his actions. Not even close, because I think that it's irresponsible and selfish and all of those things that we've been talking about for 700 comments. Do I get risking it and going home to see your aging parents for a holiday? It's selfish, but because it's family, I can't BLAME him. Would I blame him for taking a vacation with his girlfriend and another couple? No. I'd still think it was stupid and could have been put off, but people have been able to safely travel and social distance throughout this pandemic, and if you follow the guidelines, it's less damning then dining in a full restaurant or going dogsledding or jumping from vacation to vacation to vacation in the span of two weeks.

People need to make mistakes and learn from them, and as others have referenced the BLM posts and the Shaun King thing and the Chris D'elia situation ... Ben does seem to take the initiative to listen to people when they say things to him that they don't agree with. Might not make a public announcement and just opts to delete a picture or change a caption, but he listened in the past. He's digging his heels in here, and it really confuses me. Because like 42 said, the overwhelming majority of the JH comments are not positive, even from people that don't know WHO ben is and just comment on her. I remember when all of the pictures from April came out, and 80% of the comments on gossip sites were "who cares" or "why does she think she's relevant" or "she's psycho". This is not going to do what he expects it to do for him, and is probably going to do the exact opposite instead.

It's sad, really.

by Anonymousreply 4302/12/2021

For those speculating that he gave her a British send-off, I bet they're just being way more careful because of the cartoon coming out. He probably never stopped slipping his banana into her pancake.

by Anonymousreply 4402/12/2021

R39 nails it.

R37, yes the one person who apparently does nothing all day but check up on who has liked what on IG is scary. But recall from the past thread he was also shutting down legit accounts of regular people who brought attention to Montanagate, not just this DL group of fake accounts.

Arrogant asshole.

by Anonymousreply 4502/13/2021

Yeah I’m actually beginning to believe that he deserves all the shit that’s gonna roll downhill onto him from fraternising with The Ho.

by Anonymousreply 4602/13/2021

R46 The crying vid which was deleted is just the beginning. He’s got no idea what’s in store for him cos he’s never been the target of her BS before.

by Anonymousreply 4702/13/2021

The people who still insist he's "just friends" with JHo make me laugh, because if they are just friends, then they are even MORE irresponsible for sharing ice cream. If they are already swapping spit as gf/bf (ew) then fine.

by Anonymousreply 4802/13/2021

R48 I’d rather be delusional than think of the alternative, and I don’t mind that you’re laughing. I’m laughing at myself tbh.

by Anonymousreply 4902/13/2021

R49 I’m with you. Delusional all the way! Better than reality.

by Anonymousreply 5002/13/2021

At the risk of sounding cheesy, I’m just glad all of us here are on the same page about his recent behavior. Nice to know I’m not alone in my disappointment while he and his fanatics attempt to gaslight everyone into thinking nothing is wrong!

by Anonymousreply 5102/13/2021

R51 I think some of the ‘longer-serving’ fans *are* disgusted by the Covid travelling and also his ‘relationship’, but they’re hoping that if they ignore it, it’ll go away.

by Anonymousreply 5202/13/2021

A new post from The Ho, about a jacket of all things. Not linking it as it’s boring AF. Still no like from BB as yet.

by Anonymousreply 5302/13/2021

I’m not sure what to make of her relative silence on social media and on the pap walk scene in the last two weeks. Is she going through something? Or is she trying to prove to BB she can keep her private life to herself?

by Anonymousreply 5402/13/2021

R52 Ah yes *hope*.. where all you have to do is clap your hands and BELIEVE and tinkerbell will come back to life!!! Everything will be sunshine and rainbows again girls!!!!

I may vomit.

by Anonymousreply 5502/13/2021

R54 Could she - shock horreur - have taken on board some of the flaming comments she’s had about everything to do with her lifestyle and decided to lay low for a while? *Ponders for a moment* Nah.

More likely wants to avoid any more bad publicity and is planning her next publicity stunt. Oh please make it something pathetic that loses her even more followers.

by Anonymousreply 5602/13/2021

R54 Yes, very uncharacteristic. I tend to agree with the second point made by R56 - plotting something. I do hope that for Benjamin’s sake, he’s steering well clear. I swear if I see another orchestrated pap walk with the two of them..... I won’t be responsible for my actions.

by Anonymousreply 5702/13/2021

OK new poll DL..

Who thinks Ben is *relieved* that the cult leader in chief was acquitted of all wrongdoing by his leading supplicants in the senate out of fear of his fanatical sycophants amongst the little people today?

Or do I *gasp* take this comparison just too far (for shame!). . .

Rich white men remain above reproach. Day that ends in Y.

by Anonymousreply 5802/13/2021

For anyone that was holding out hope.. he just liked this tweet from one of his fanatics.. siiiiiiggghhhhhhhhhhh..

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by Anonymousreply 5902/13/2021

I don't mean you guys, you can live with delusion, that's fine. I mean the ones that are defending him by saying "oh well they are just friends, the source said so". Well then he's sharing ice cream with someone who could give him Covid, or visa versa, without any reason to. So that's far more irresponsible than sharing with a romantic partner.

by Anonymousreply 6002/13/2021

By the way, I was always rooting for team Bisexual, if anyone cares. That could still be possible! Maybe he just leans cis female because it's "normal" (we all know he doesn't like to shake things up) and because it can give him a kid the "normal" way. The only reason I wasn't rooting for gay is because, as private and ridiculously calculated as he is, I held out hope that he would be more likely to admit being Gay if he was so. He was raised by very open parents, so I doubt he had hangups that they wouldn't approve. He once said his childhood was scarily similar to the kid in Sex Education on Netflix, so I watched it. While that character was very repressed, he didn't have hangups about sexual choice, just sexuality in general (not being able to masturbate for instance). He was able to help other teens with their problems without knowing how to deal with his own (sounds familiar). While this character hated talking about his own sexual habits, he didn't seem like the type that would have issue being Gay, had he been. If Ben is bisexual, that's something he's probably not as willing to share, because it's more about sexual proclivity than who your romantic partners might be (for a lot of people). If he ended up having enough love and attraction for a man, and he was caught in that partnership, then and only then would he be willing to share that he's Bi. Otherwise, to him it's probably like openly sharing your kink, which I never see him doing.

by Anonymousreply 6102/13/2021

R59 I think that’s the Australian gal. *Sighs* - will be squealing about this all over social media no doubt. Before returning to her little den to dream up her next post, which will be engineered to grab his very narrow attention span.

by Anonymousreply 6202/13/2021

R62 Already done.. she's "starting a trend" and designing him a bunch of album covers with the song titles of all his covers as a hint. He already liked the post.

I honestly wonder if this kind of adulation is really what he's always craved and he's in absolute hog heaven right now, or if he's embarrassed as *hell* but literally has nothing else to choose from other than childish fluff cause, even though he's practically 40, still no one serious takes him seriously.

Wonder if he'll ever grow up.

by Anonymousreply 6302/13/2021

R54 Very bad thought just popped into my head... what if she’s tested positive for Covid?

by Anonymousreply 6402/13/2021

R63 Rolls eyes heavenwards.

by Anonymousreply 6502/13/2021

R64 I don’t think any of us would be surprised if she did at this point! But at least she has the resources for treatment if she did test positive.

by Anonymousreply 6602/13/2021

R65 Oh no sweetie, wrong direction. None of this is taking place in heaven.

by Anonymousreply 6702/13/2021

R66 Very true, but there would be at least some karma in there for Mz Mingle No Mask.

by Anonymousreply 6802/13/2021

R64 why is that a Very Bad Thought?

by Anonymousreply 6902/13/2021

R69 I suppose it isn’t as I’m just wondering if that’s a possibility and not actively wishing it on her, you understand. She’d probably come sailing through it like Trump in any case.

by Anonymousreply 7002/13/2021

A little humor for your Valentine's amusement.

There's a new comment on the main fansite's now infamous post where some random girl decries the negative Montanagate commentary on a fansite, and *demands* that the webmistress take it all down. After. . . a week and a half was it?

Clearly this girl's delicate sensibilities can't handle anyone besmirching *the* *LOVE* of her *life* on Valentine's Day!! It must be stricken from the official internet record!!

Children. Ben has nothing but children as fans. *sigh*

by Anonymousreply 7102/14/2021

[quote] Children. Ben has nothing but children as fans. *sigh*

And it's only going to get worse.

I'm telling ya, coming out as gay even if he ISN'T could possibly save his career path.

by Anonymousreply 7202/14/2021

R71 I hope the Admin doesn’t take them down! She hasn’t so far. Maybe she agrees with it!!!

by Anonymousreply 7302/14/2021

I experimented with a mean if post and he has his tagged posts set to manual, so he has to approve any tagged pics of him that wind up on his wall. No more moral embarrassment with Ben. At least not public.

by Anonymousreply 7402/14/2021

R74 whhhaaaaatttt?!? I didn't even know you could do that.. then again there's no reason I would ever need to know you could do that, so there's that!

QUESTION!! Are there more bad behavior pics out there he's worried people will see, or is it just fear of "mean people" and their accountability nonsense?!?!?

So is it each and every one that comes in he has to sign off on individually? At least that would be funny to think he sees every fawning post but doesn't like any of them. That's only for twitter.

by Anonymousreply 7502/15/2021

R74 I decided to tag a couple of ‘nothing’ posts and they’re on his page. Are you saying that if you tag him, he’s then got to look at the post and decide if they appear or not? Mine seemed to appear right away. Sorry I’m just confused lmao.

by Anonymousreply 7602/15/2021

As an Old, I'm totally lost by all of the above. But I did have a good idea --

Anyone who still has the ability to tag BB in photos, don't squander it and get blocked. Wait until the IGN Fan thing, THEN tag the everliving shit out of him. He'll be busy chatting and sucking up to Netflix and won't have time to monitor his tags. Meanwhile, IG searches for him will be at their peak.

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by Anonymousreply 7702/15/2021

Syl, I'm saying that I'm not blocked, can tag him but the pic isn't in his profile page. There are new ones since I posted the restaurant photo with some bullshit about slipping a pancake the banana, but not mine. I looked at one on my main account that I was tagged in and there's a manual switch to choose what goes on your profile. He must have that on.

by Anonymousreply 7802/15/2021

R78 Ahh, I found it. I had to look at my "professional dashboard." Well, what does it say about BB that he has the free time to manually check all of his IG tags? HAHAAHA

by Anonymousreply 7902/15/2021

R79 Ummmm it obviously says that he's *definitely* keeping himself safely at home with nothing better to do. Duh. ;)

by Anonymousreply 8002/15/2021

Here's something I chuckled at.. Ben allows himself to be tagged in this (can't believe I have to stipulate it like that!).. Ben likes the post.. Ben comments on the post saying how much he loves it.

Now look at all the (insufferable) comments that follow.

So seriously.. is he just a pig in shit right now and actually as happy as his ridiculous of late posts keep implying? (He does keep encouraging it..) Or, as R37 *curiously* stated, is he absolutely miserable, despite what his forward facing social media is putting out into the world?

I. Can. Not. Tell. Which may be the most pathetic part of all.

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by Anonymousreply 8102/15/2021

I will not look at the comments, I refuse!

He's a Leo, he lives for this shit. It's funny that they used his UK-Variant Vacation photo as one of the covers, though.

by Anonymousreply 8202/15/2021

Why can’t I see R79... has it been deleted?

by Anonymousreply 8302/15/2021

Well, I guess there were at least *some* consequences to his dick behavior if he head to manually approve all the tags. At least right now while he's contractually obigated to play nice on social media. Could be good for the occasional giggle to remind him that he was a naughty boy.

I had a thought on the ho...what if she's like his (gag) "One"? All his commitment-phobe crap and lack of relationships is because he's been holding out for this skank? Still says nothing for his taste or cognitive abilities, I suppose.

by Anonymousreply 8402/15/2021

R84 Well if she’s his “one,” I’m for sure out of here. I do wonder what’s up with her leaking early this year that she was “taking a break from dating and not seeing anyone” as well as the “source” who immediately claimed she and BB were “just friends, nothing more” after ice cream date. All of that plus her deleting crying videos and her relative quiet on IG of late is perplexing.

Is it A) they’re together and she’s actually trying to throw people off the scent/remain private because she likes him and doesn’t want to scare him off?

B) they’re friends with benefits and she doesn’t give a shit about him but wants to keep him around for attention?

C) I need to sleep because clearly I’m giving this too much thought?

by Anonymousreply 8502/15/2021

R85 I think B is probably the closest. I can’t honestly believe there’s anything serious between them. I think they’re using one another mainly for publicity, and she, for whatever reason, wants to look like she’s still got a man in tow. Brooks-baiting?

BB thinks he’s hanging out with the so-called cool kids, particularly ND & SW - hence Montanagate. But they don’t follow him back on IG or like his posts so they obviously don’t rate him.

by Anonymousreply 8602/15/2021

Does this count as a subtle dig? Or do I chuckle too easily. . .

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by Anonymousreply 8702/16/2021

R87 Like I said on previous thread.... I’m betting he felt like a fish out of water amongst the kiddies!!!

by Anonymousreply 8802/16/2021

Am I remembering incorrectly, or didn't someone recently (last thread??) say that the German somehow managed to follow Ben's brother and wondered if he realized? Well curiously, his followers count apparently dropped dramatically recently, and now it seems to no longer show her as one of his followers.

My heart bleeds. Kicked out of the club even after such blind, unfailing, smug, *obsessive* loyalty???

Ouch.

by Anonymousreply 8902/16/2021

R89 Yeah, guess she must’ve followed him before he changed it to private. Oh dear, no more inside goss then......

by Anonymousreply 9002/16/2021

R89 Ben lurking on DL again? Was that little nugget shared anywhere else??

by Anonymousreply 9102/16/2021

Maybe his family lurk here in his interest? He may be too fragile for this place.

by Anonymousreply 9202/16/2021

R92 Yes, that’s a point. But maybe he can’t resist lmao.

by Anonymousreply 9302/16/2021

I’m disappointed - no pancake day post from BB yesterday. Tsk tsk - no Valentine day song and now no pancakes? Yes we did get Where is the Love and the Bancake/Panana ‘genius’ post but he’s a bit off schedule, no?

by Anonymousreply 9402/16/2021

Poor Jack. Just trying to be a normal, well-adjusted individual, then he opens his email one day to find

Bro --

Please remove these unworthies from your instagram account ASAP

(list attached)

Your Ever Loving,

Ben

by Anonymousreply 9502/17/2021

Things seem awful quiet around here now after the last couple of weeks’ excitement. C’mon Ben, do something ridiculous so we can harshly critique you again. Or the Ho, come on love, this is not like you.

by Anonymousreply 9602/17/2021

Does anyone recall a few years ago when BB was filming and promoting Punisher, doing the bare professional minimum by being friendly to Floriana Lima, and a portion of his fangirls went nuts with rage? They'd cancelled Floriana as a "rape apologist." Quite a few of them called out Ben in comments, one of the fan accounts would block out her face in photos, etc.

But our current situation....crickets.

Have the fangirls become more radicalized in their Ben worship since then, or do they just really not care about COVID and lying?

by Anonymousreply 9702/17/2021

R97 Oh Sylvia that's such a great point.. I had completely forgotten about that.

But do recall towards the beginning of the pandemic there were many reports about kids having parties where they literally tried to get Covid. A Covid-positive person threw the party. You put money in the pot when you got there, and the first person to get diagnosed positive afterwards won all the money. So I'm guessing we have our answer as to whether or not the infamously invulnerable teenage/20-something crowd cares at all about getting Covid. And they definitely could not care *less* about whether they gave it to someone else. Are we ever more selfish than when we're at that insufferably obnoxious age?

Now remind me.. what's the average age of Ben's fanbase?

(But also.. Ben and Jack e-mail???)

by Anonymousreply 9802/17/2021

(Am I repeating myself??)

For anyone holding out hope.. He just liked this tweet. Will he ever, EVER show any future interest in a *good* movie? One that doesn't involve stupid comics or YA novel adaptations?

I offer that there has never been a good DC movie. Most are literally unwatchable imo. The first wonder woman captured a zeitgeist moment and got praise for its GirlPower! stuff. No problem with that at all, but it otherwise was a forgettable movie we've all seen before, not a legitimately good one. And how did the second one go?

He can act. He does have talent. Why does he refuse to use it? Or at the *very* *least*, why does he refuse to encourage it? No, instead he encourages this crap. Maddening.

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by Anonymousreply 9902/17/2021

Ain't nobody fancasting Shakespeare on Twitter, my good madam.

by Anonymousreply 10002/17/2021

R99 Not a lot of work out there right now I guess. But yes, I wish he’d stop showing interest in this kind of stuff. He’s ‘sleeping’ on himself now.

On another note, I’m finding it unbelievable that the Ho still hasn’t posted for 6 days apart from stupid stories. Has she really taken to heart the flaming she got for her ‘swanning about’ posts??!! She did lose 100K followers after all.

by Anonymousreply 10102/17/2021

R101 Plotting her next papwalk but it won’t be with Barnes, I bet.

by Anonymousreply 10202/17/2021

R102 Yeah, suppose their papwalk didn’t work out too well for her. But she hasn’t got anyone else on a leash right now, does she?

by Anonymousreply 10302/17/2021

R99 [quote] He can act. He does have talent. Why does he refuse to use it? Or at the *very* *least*, why does he refuse to encourage it? No, instead he encourages this crap. Maddening.

PREACH! This right here is why my enthusiasm for Ben was on very thin ice even before Montanagate. He's a gross whore for any big-budget bone that anyone wants to toss his way. All we're getting from his career is diminishing returns.

R100 For that sort of thing you need to visit Tumblr.

by Anonymousreply 10402/18/2021

All he ever talks about is how he's most proud of Jackie and Ryan. Yet where are those type of roles? Even Gold Digger was soapy nonsense. Mostly because the "score" was HIDEOUS. Even when you could maybe take a scene semi seriously, the underscore would be so friggin dramatic and cheesy that I swear it made his acting and everything else about the show seem worse.

by Anonymousreply 10502/18/2021

R105 Maybe that's why he networks *constantly*. Katie Heigl got him the role of Ryan. I don't remember him even being on their radar before he and Katie had lunch and talked about it.

Maybe that's a good sign. He clearly wants nothing but unbelievable crap for himself. But his friends are willing to say, "nope, you're better than this you goddamn idiot, let's get you something worthwhile."

Sad but true???

by Anonymousreply 10602/18/2021

Uh-oh.. We were comparing Ben to Trump earlier. Now Ben can pretty hilariously be compared with Ted Cruz. And I can't stop laughing.

(btw.. Fox news of all outlets confirmed these pictures are real, so they're technically not unverified anymore??)

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by Anonymousreply 10702/18/2021

HAHA. Will Cruz have a hissy fit and block each and every person and news outlet that mentions his fun getaway?

by Anonymousreply 10802/18/2021

R108 Is Cruz's social media used for anything BUT flaming vitriol toward him? *EVERYBODY* hates Ted Cruz.

What if Ted's a secret Ben Stan and got the inspiration from Montanagate. . . . LMAO!!

by Anonymousreply 10902/18/2021

And Cruz apparently put out a statement..

[quote]This has been an infuriating week for Texas. The greatest state in the greatest country in the world has been without power and we have food lines, gas lines and people sleeping at their neighbors houses. Our homes are freezing and our lights are out. Like millions of Texans our family lost heat and power too. With school cancelled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends. Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon. My staff and I are in constant communication with state and local leaders to get to the bottom of what happened in Texas. We want our power back, our water on and our homes warm. My team and I will continue using all resources to keep Texans informed and safe.

Well at least this explains why Ben hasn't said anything about Montanagate. This is what you have to come up with in order to "justify" your bad, privileged choices and actions. Ted literally blamed his children as "forcing" him to do bad things. And Ben doesn't have children. He has no excuse for his international/intranational vacationing during a pandemic when people around in his home city were literally suffering to death.

by Anonymousreply 11002/18/2021

But...but...Jules paid for my ticket, what could I do??

by Anonymousreply 11102/18/2021

R111 And it was a sleepover with the cool kids (even altho they didn’t really speak to me the whole time and that stupid ND was too late with her sticker in that story) ... wait, did she do that to me on purpose??!!!

—BB

by Anonymousreply 11202/18/2021

R111 R112 HAAAAAA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!

*too* good..

by Anonymousreply 11302/18/2021

R112 You know, that’s actually an interesting though!! BB going on & on to them about him having to keep the trip under wraps. Her & her crew don’t give a shit about any of that as we know, and she thought to herself ’Fuck that, you prick’, before ‘outing’ him! How dare he not want to show off that he was hanging out with the golden circle (her interpretation).

Perhaps not so far from the truth you know, she could have easily cropped him out of that vid or else put the sticker over his face from the get-go!!!

by Anonymousreply 11402/18/2021

R114 *thought*

by Anonymousreply 11502/18/2021

R105 amen and hallelujah to the music in Gold digger sucking much butt. I seriously could not stand the infernal caterwauling in the background.

by Anonymousreply 11602/18/2021

R114 Well neither Nina or Shawn followed him back. And who looked at that restaurant picture and thought they were having a wonderful time together. Yes of course there can be lulls in conversation (even with four people..) And yes of course one single picture does not tell the story of the whole night. But my literal second thought upon seeing that picture was, "Well at least they weren't having any fun.." (the first thought was WTF obviously)

BTW.. who took that video? It obviously wasn't Nina, she was in it. So was it Shaun and that's why he didn't shoot it to block Ben out of it entirely? Or was it the Hough Monster? And even she couldn't be bothered to crop him out of it. Or to reshoot it when she realized you could see him. Even we here at DL know Ben's "rules" well enough and they're why the sticker popped up in the first place. So who was it that either didn't know, or really didn't care. (Why post it at all if you did care?) Really curious for the answer now. . .

by Anonymousreply 11702/18/2021

"OMG Jules, your boyfriend....whatshisname?... is SUCH a freaking DRAG!"

by Anonymousreply 11802/18/2021

What I find sort of funny is that this whole incident that could have ruined Ben's life (Ben's opinion) was started by one grainy picture and I'm 99% certain that whoever took it just thought they were taking a picture of Shaun White. Let's face it...he's the only really recognizable person in that group to most people, especially at a winter sports destination.

They had no idea they were about to unleash a shitshow.

by Anonymousreply 11902/18/2021

Ha! Have they no idea how many hundreds of hours we've spent staring at various parts of that man?

by Anonymousreply 12002/18/2021

We could always list people that would actually be *worse* than the Hough-ho for him.

I'll go first: any of the Trumps.

by Anonymousreply 12102/18/2021

R117 That’s EXACTLY what I thought when I saw it!

Yes there are always lulls in conversation, but SW & ND just look totally & terminally bored. I think BB would do ok with vapid female personalities in larger groups, where he can play the clown as we’ve seen in various ‘candid’ vids from various parties. But here he is, stuck at a table with 2 self-obsessed airheads and a super-jock. (I’ll give him the benefit of doubt and say he himself is not *quite* in the same league of self-obsession as JH/ND ... yet). Yeah, I could imagine him struggling a bit there.

Re Dog Sled vid, I’m assuming SW shot it as you can see the Ho’s jacket & boots just behind ND. And yes he and/or ND could have cropped out BB or put that sticker on quicker, but I think they just don’t give a flying fuck about BB’s ‘requirements’. I’d hazard a guess that JH & her whole crew think he’s a paranoid prick. They probably DID do it on purpose!

R119 Yes, what an irony! Wasn’t it a SW/ND fan page that brought it to wider notice in the first place? The dog sled vid was still ‘undetermined’ at that point, as while it looked like BB (as pointed out by R120) after extensive studying it could still also have been any random guy.

But then up popped that restaurant pic and there was no denying it, was there! BB .... rabbit caught in the headlights!

by Anonymousreply 12202/18/2021

R121 That’s about it, I’d say!!

by Anonymousreply 12302/18/2021

So question. . . I'll admit it's late and I probably should be in bed. . .

But did the Hough monster just delete her Insta? Was it a name change that I really can't be bothered to check for right now? Cause I can't believe she deleted it entirely. That's impossible. . . .

by Anonymousreply 12402/19/2021

R124 Still there I’m afraid!! In all her self-seeking airhead glory.

by Anonymousreply 12502/19/2021

R122 Yes, the Smoking Gun photo was sent to a SW/ND fan account. Ben was collateral damage.

Under his "Dude, sweet!" snowboarder exterior, SW is a pretty smart businessman. But I cannot think of a single subject that he and BB could have talked about while the ladies went to powder their noses. Maybe old video games they both liked as kids? I've got nothing.

by Anonymousreply 12602/19/2021

R125 Yeah now it is there again. I'll blame wee hour IG search weirdness as it definitely didn't show up last night no matter what name I used. It found the rest of her family. . . *shrugs*

R126 Surely they could have talked about how annoying Hough is on the deepest levels, no? Just men commiserating about what they have to put up with from their girlfriends?

by Anonymousreply 12702/19/2021

R126 Yeah, I got nothing either. BB asking him what it was like winning medals or some BS like that?

R127 Possibly but seeing how ‘loved up’ SW is with ND, I doubt he would’ve gone there. JH is just as annoying as ND.

Still can’t 100% believe BB & JH are a thing, I truly reckon it’s publicity-fuelled, and for whatever reason, a middle finger to Brooks. I think she asked BB along to Montana so she wasn’t a third wheel with ND/SW. But of course what with the BB paranoia, she couldn’t post any ‘look at me I’ve still got a bloke in tow’ photos. So out comes the Backgrid pap walk a few weeks later, in conjunction with his S&B promo.

by Anonymousreply 12802/19/2021

R128 Oh it could *DEFINITELY* be a middle finger to Brooks. You don't hook up with the guy who was accused of being your marriage's third wheel for half a year and have it NOT be a giant FU to your ex.

But I *absolutely* believe it was real. He made the "controversial" choice to go home for Xmas (like he always does). I actually don't blame him for that alone. There are ways to travel mostly safely and he could have done that (though it didn't appear to the outside world that he *did*, but who knows..). But he left "early." He bothered to go at all but then apparently barely spent any time there? Did he have important/can't miss stuff to get back to so had to leave early? No. Instead he left his family at Christmas to, not return home, but instead "support his friend" on her not actually lonely vacation. Remember she was in Montana with a whole gaggle of girls before Ben showed up.

So we're supposed to believe the gaggle of girls left before NYs (should have been a known thing) and Hough would NOT have her vacation ruined by being a third wheel and DEMANDED Ben leave his aging family that he rarely sees to join her as a good supportive friend (as she apparently severed his balls and keeps them in her purse)? Literally, how self obsessed do you have to be to do that to your friend and his family at Xmas???? NOT BUYING IT.

Of course the alternative is Ben "did his duty" and made a quick stop off back home to do a check in with the fam and then HIGH TAILED it back to his demanding girlfriend cause they couldn't stand to be apart for longer than a week. They live a couple miles away from each other. It's not like it's a long distance 'ship and who knows when the next time they would see each other again would be so he HAD to split his holiday time between family and her. It was, like, a week. An extra week he could have spent with his family but chose not to apparently. Is there a good, defensible reason for that?

How could it have been publicity fueled? Ben (tried to..) made sure nothing came out from the trip. She leaked to the press that she wasn't dating anyone back then. Literally no publicity came of that trip until much later when they got caught. And they got caught because of the *actual* publicity stunt of the papped ice cream date.

My personal hypothesis is Hough had been working Ben over with her infamous Lovebombing for a while. He finally fell prey to it who knows when. But she hadn't dug her claws in so completely by Xmas and so he left her *briefly* to go home for Xmas, but then dutifully returned like a puppy on a leash to follow her wherever she went for NYs. Of course a full month of Lovebombing later made him comfortable and excited enough to agree to a papped date. Well I mean, it's still Ben so he made sure to tell Backgrid that they're just friends, it wasn't actually a date.

But then the shit hit the fan and we have how uncharacteristically they've both been acting for the past few weeks. We can now only speculate on the current status of their (imo TOXIC) relationship.

At least that's how I see the public clues. Anyone disagree or have an alternate theory?

by Anonymousreply 12902/19/2021

R129 I am totally undecided as to what this relationship actually is. It could be real or not, and I’m guessing we won’t know until one or other of them ‘slips up’.

I’m hoping it’s not real as yes, she’s toxic. But then again, maybe he needs a taste of that as he won’t have experienced it from the ‘other’ side. Brooks was on the receiving end last time.

by Anonymousreply 13002/19/2021

There's no way he comes out of this with his squeaky-clean image intact. The pics from last April looked like they rolled out of bed and went for a walk. She was still very much (publicly) married at that point. The fact that she got back together with Brooks a little while later and Benny was singing passive-aggressive IG songs to fit the Laich-Hough marital status at the moment will not play well.

She may have been playing him in the background like she do, but this fool left a trail of breadcrumbs for the press to follow as he broke up a happy marriage while poor Brooks was pulling his pud in Idaho and Jules was just so darned confused by Ben and his honeyed words in that sexy accent! He took advantage of her while she was at a low point during a rough patch in her marriage and a pandemic. Poor thing.

by Anonymousreply 13102/19/2021

R131 Is that you, Brooks? Or Julianne?

by Anonymousreply 13202/19/2021

Girls, girls, they’re BOTH guilty whores!

Once I (painfully) accepted that Ben is straight, it became obvious that he has the WORST taste in females. It’s not much of a leap from that Rayana person to The Ho. I agree with R129 that it’s not a publicity relationship because…he’s still in full Black Ops coverup mode. Maybe the ice cream pap stroll was testing the waters, but it probably scared him right back into his bunker.

As to the origins of this relationship; who knows? BB may have been harboring a crush on The Ho for a long time (crap taste in females), and decided to take his chances as soon as Brooks was out of town. Or not. Either way, I’m sure that Ben in no way sees himself as a man-whore home wrecker. In his immature, self-affirming-meme-posting, rom-com-pablum-loving mind, he’s probably cast it as a terribly romantic friends-to-lovers story along the lines of “When Harry Met Sally.”

by Anonymousreply 13302/20/2021

R133 That made me laugh out loud, Sylvia - “scared him right back into his bunker”!!! Yes, I think it probably did. He deserves everything he’s about to come in for with the Ho. I have zero sympathy for him.

by Anonymousreply 13402/20/2021

Yes, Sylvia, they're both guilty, but the difference is, this time he's in it with someone with a bigger following and who is more savvy with the publicity machine. What I meant was, when this all comes crashing down around him (and I think it will), he isn't going to be able to brush it off with some "let's stay good friends but don't tell anyone" caveat because she has way more to lose than he does. Society always paints the woman with the homewrecker/whore brush, so she will have to work twice as hard to look innocent. She's going to throw him under the bus so fast his head will spin as he sees the tire treads coming for his big, brown eyes.

by Anonymousreply 13502/20/2021

R135 Yes, I agree ... he’s totally gonna get squashed.

by Anonymousreply 13602/20/2021

Don’t keep us in suspense... what’s this all about??!! A further post later on is promised.....

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[quote]Either way, I’m sure that Ben in no way sees himself as a man-whore home wrecker. In his immature, self-affirming-meme-posting, rom-com-pablum-loving mind, he’s probably cast it as a terribly romantic friends-to-lovers story along the lines of “When Harry Met Sally.”

R133 That is simultaneously possibly the funniest and most pathetic thing I've ever read. Literally, is it possible for the human mind to become that delusional?!? Does he realize*at all* that life isn't a hollywood movie?

by Anonymousreply 13802/20/2021

R138 Well, he has said several times that he’s been described as living in a fantasy world. I’d say that’s spot on!!!

by Anonymousreply 13902/20/2021

Well no wonder he prefers his ladies much younger than he is. Only near children still believe in seeing themselves as Disney princesses just waiting for their Disney prince to rescue them so they can live happily ever after in their fantasy castle in paradise.

I do not know one single woman that wouldn't roll their eyes right out of their heads at how insulting that must be for them. Ready to grow up yet Ben? Join *everyone* else here in the real world maybe?? There's at least a chance of making a good life when you can see and accept the limitations of this suck-ass world. If you insist on having a fantasy you will fail. Every time. The rest of the suck-ass world will make sure of it.

by Anonymousreply 14002/20/2021

Did y'all see the ho's it story? She"slipped." Let the spinning begin.

by Anonymousreply 14102/20/2021

"Trust your body, not your head..."

Especially when it's telling you to fuck that skinny British guy with the pretty face.

by Anonymousreply 14202/20/2021

[quote]Stay committed - even if you slip - yes I slipped! I could have freaked out and ended up hurting myself, but instead I stayed connected and focused and I trusted my body, not my head! I say this because in life, we WILL slip up, make mistakes, or maybe outside circumstances will put you in slippery situations. Commit and trust, even while you are going down baby

I can't. . . all the possible hidden messages.. where to begin!!!

Well Ben definitely freaked out and probably ended up hurting himself, but she says STAY COMMITTED anyway slave!

She says trust your body, not your head. You know full well how wrong this is, but your body wants sex regardless. STAY COMMITTED SLAVE!!

My new official nickname is "Outside Circumstances" Or maybe that's my new mob name.. I'll choose later, I'm enjoying this epic PUBLIC scene too much right now!

Trust me and STAY COMMITTED TO MY MANIPULATIONS SLAVE as I make you fall alllllll the way down with me!!! *cackles evilly*

This may have made my weekend. What say you Ben?

by Anonymousreply 14302/20/2021

So.... two people filming her, one not enough obviously. Oh god yes, the connotations you can put on all that claptrap.

And those are rather beefy thighs, dear.

by Anonymousreply 14402/20/2021

She could snap him in half with those.

by Anonymousreply 14502/20/2021

Hold on, she’s posted the location as ‘Hana Hwy - Road to Hana’. Isn’t that in Hawaii???

Is she seriously there right now or is it a throwback post....more Covid travelling with Mr Barnes?

by Anonymousreply 14602/20/2021

Just noticed this quote in this article:

Though the pair were masked up for most of the outing, the look of love seemed evident in their eyes as they walked close to one another.

Barnes seemed to lean into Hough as they held hands and stared longingly at each other, while waiting for their treats curbside.

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by Anonymousreply 14702/20/2021

R147 He’s an ac-tor, ffs... if he couldn’t pull that off for their pap walk he doesn’t deserve to get hired.

by Anonymousreply 14802/20/2021

Making two people film your stupid jump and setting it to cheesy "inspirational" music. Yep, that's our Huff Ho-Beast. Is everything she does an inspirational message, in her own mind? I mean my god. MY GOD. RUN BEN!!! WTF!

Please don't tell me they are in Hawaii now. Please don't tell me they are in Hawaii now. Please don't tell me they are in Hawaii now. (God I hope it's an old video, or at least she went alone)

by Anonymousreply 14902/20/2021

R145 Maybe she already has!

by Anonymousreply 15002/20/2021

Hough has the legs everyone wants Benny Boy to have!!! Maybe he's just dating her for Leg day advice.

by Anonymousreply 15102/20/2021

R147 Well congratulations Ben. Your sexcapades have managed to land you in the British tabloids too. You must be so proud!!

A very well earned downward spiral he NEEDS TO TRUST IN AND COMMIT TO!!

by Anonymousreply 15202/20/2021

R149 That’s what I was asking too. He’d better fucking not be, if she is in fact there. Everyone get on the case and see if there’s anything we can ferret out!!!

by Anonymousreply 15302/20/2021

She is in Hawaii, I saw that someone had tracked her down but I can't find the post anymore. Is Ben? Who knows?

by Anonymousreply 15402/20/2021

R149 Well let's see. . . He posted his IGN Fan Fest story yesterday at 11:30am LA time, though the original posting had been around for a few hours before that. So was he just a depressed late riser yesterday? Or was it actually 9:30am Hawaii time and BB/JH reconciled and are now on a post Valentine's couples retreat in romantic Hawaii and she's IMMEDIATELY broadcasting it to the whole world. . .

I mean the Hough Monster did post yesterday for the first time IN A WEEK that she was "feeling good, feeling strong and feeling free." Why could that be?!?!?

by Anonymousreply 15502/20/2021

R155 Hopefully ‘feeling free’ of that skinny British actor.

by Anonymousreply 15602/20/2021

R156 If so, who's she there with?? Cause she must rebound *hilariously* fast!!

God this is so good.. SO PUBLIC and so good. I need popcorn!!

by Anonymousreply 15702/20/2021

R157 She’s got a posse of girlies to hang out with, and there seems to be 2 photographers involved in her little pep vid. She went with her bro and some girlfriends on a previous trip. Sadly I don’t think ND & SW are there this time, or we could’ve looked forward to some more sloppy videoing!

I can’t find anything online confirming she’s definitely there otherwise I’d post it to BB IG hashtag. If anyone can find something please link it!

PS anyone know Backgrid’s phone no? Lmao.

by Anonymousreply 15802/20/2021

Further to R137.... check this out! Good ferreting!

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R159 So Ben may have landed himself a small part in a daytime Soap Opera?? Does it count as guest star? Or has he made it all the way to *recurring* guest star. . . .

That's an. . . interesting. . . choice to further his career. . . .

by Anonymousreply 16002/20/2021

R160 Sounds like it. Hope he didn’t choke on his Hawaiian cocktail when he read that article.

by Anonymousreply 16102/20/2021

R159 R160 Well that certainly seems to back up the theory that it was Brooksy who wanted to file for divorce & that the Ho’s using BB for Brooks-baiting. Seems she’s failed in the latter point. And daytime soaps usually have better storylines than this, lmao.

by Anonymousreply 16202/20/2021

She posted some of the ho's stories riding horses that sound like our boy's voice. God he's stupid. I feel like I should donate to a charity after reading all this, it's like the ice bucket challenge. Except it's chilled vomit. In a bucket.

by Anonymousreply 16302/20/2021

R154 Well it’s 6 days to his first S&B panel thing, let’s see how tanned he looks!!

by Anonymousreply 16402/20/2021

R163 Who posted these stories? Where are they? Have I enjoyed them yet??? ;)

by Anonymousreply 16502/20/2021

It's nice to know that Brooks has a hot Icelandic girlfriend but I'm going to take the rest of that with a grain of salt/wishful thinking of a fangirl wanting Ben to be the poor victim.

by Anonymousreply 16602/20/2021

R166 Oh my glass is more salt than margarita at this point. But I can still chuckle and imagine the possibilities. It improves my mood. Or is that the tequila. . . .

by Anonymousreply 16702/20/2021

R165 Yeah, I need to hear the horse riding vids for myself. Why hasn't somebody created an archive for all the evidence?

by Anonymousreply 16802/20/2021

Sylvia, I didn't get pity so much as a big ole heaping spoonful of Schadenfreude. He's such a dunce that we're enjoying his crash and burn. If in fact he's crashing and burning.

But more than that, it isn't because he's with *anyone*. We're not like Sebastian Stan's psycho fangirls posting his address and saying how they thought he would marry them someday. I guess I can only speak for myself, but I would be fine with Benny having a nice relationship with a decent person. Just this bitch is soooooo fake and soooooo everything I used to think he wasn't. Now I don't know what to think, but I know that it can't end well and if he's too stupid to see it for himself, then by God I'm gonna make some popcorn and enjoy the show.

by Anonymousreply 16902/20/2021

Sylvia, horse link.

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by Anonymousreply 17002/20/2021

R168 Well we could ask for them to be repost as that IG accounts reads the threads on here!

by Anonymousreply 17102/20/2021

R170 Oh and voila! Thank you!!

by Anonymousreply 17202/20/2021

R169 Yes, totally agree. And that’s also why I’d love to somehow find out if he also went to Hawaii. He thinks Montanagate’s blown over now, so would love to introduce Hanagate! As mentioned we might have to resort to checking out his tan on the 26th.

by Anonymousreply 17302/20/2021

Oh my Lord - they mentioned the F word! And it’s only February. His midlife crisis just got ratcheted up a few notches.

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R169 Right there with you; he deserves it for his hypocrisy and treating his fans so shoddily through Montanagate.

R170 Hmm. I don't hear him. The horses are too loud!

by Anonymousreply 17502/20/2021

R175 I think I heard him on the 2nd one, quite low in the background.... “Really?”

by Anonymousreply 17602/20/2021

R175 Forgot to say...the conversation sounds as boring AF!

by Anonymousreply 17702/20/2021

He's saying something like "comin' in hot!" On the one that focuses on her.

by Anonymousreply 17802/20/2021

R178 I thought that was Shaun, not unless BB was putting on an American accent?

by Anonymousreply 17902/20/2021

Also can we talk about how poor people are dying in Texas and JH is on her second vaca in two months, flaunting her wealth and lifestyle. Her brand is about healing? Ummmm home girl you look insensitive. BB right there with her. If that is him filming in the water I’ve lost all respect for him. He clearly doesn’t respect anyone with his actions. Shame! Shame on them both.

by Anonymousreply 18002/20/2021

R170 Unfortunately neither video is clearly him. Both could be, but neither is definite to my ears. I hear "Raisin, coming in hot!" for the first in what is definitely not Ben's natural voice, but then we all know he's rather masterful at doing both different voices and accents. The second however. . . the "words" are pretty indecipherable to me, unless someone is actually talking about posting something to youtube. But at least on that one the timbre and affect of the voice sounds much more like it could be Ben's. Not at all definite, but definitely could be.

R174 What does it say that he hasn't liked the post yet? Fans doing something so wonderful in his name to celebrate his upcoming birthday?? For shame. Think he'll donate?

by Anonymousreply 18102/20/2021

BB was also stringing along actress Alicia sanz when he was working on the punisher. Another one to add to the roster. She was at the wrap party for punisher. How many girls are there that BB has used? So many not on pap walks or on socials because he is so hush hush. Now JH is playing the same game and he can’t see it. He was so good at being the player and now he is clearly he is getting played. Karma anyone.

by Anonymousreply 18202/20/2021

R182 tell us everything! This is a new one! Season 1 or 2?

by Anonymousreply 18302/20/2021

So, with the ho and slipping, did she like slip and fall and land on Benny's dick or...

by Anonymousreply 18402/20/2021

[R183] season1. He went to her birthday in LA right after the wrap party in NY for the punisher. Her ig stories under highlights in when she was in NY. At her party BB was in the background. They met way before the punisher at soho house in LA. Pics of her stroking his hair. Not sure how long it was going on for, but the trail seems like for a while. Idk if he dropped her by season 2. Who knows who he had on the side for season 2.

From the JH thing he likes keeps things under wraps for long periods of time. Never a good sign.

by Anonymousreply 18502/20/2021

BBF has all the evidence, such good little foot soldiers

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Ahh, from his Alex Gonzales period.

by Anonymousreply 18702/20/2021

R187 Oh yeah.. Hmmmmm.. he really is quite the networker isn't he. . . or something. . . .

by Anonymousreply 18802/20/2021

Well, I said I wanted him to get famous enough that the paparazzi would pay attention to him and he wouldn't be able to hide anymore. I guess banging someone famous enough will do.

by Anonymousreply 18902/20/2021

R182 I think the general opinion (way back on thread 3) was that she was a friend of Alex Gonzalez, who also then got friendly with BB? Who knows if they dated (as usual).

R185 Didn’t he take Peyton List and an un-named guy to S2 Punisher wrap party? That woman’s damn scary, tbh. Should’ve had a part in the show as Frank’s sidekick instead of BB’s fwb.

by Anonymousreply 19002/20/2021

R181 One of the top 2 IG fan accounts has put the BB 40 fundraiser on their story, lmao. Along with 2 godawful fanart reposts but I digress... still no like from BB on the original post.

by Anonymousreply 19102/20/2021

Ok so I just saw that JH's dogs were murdered and I am now blaming it all on Benny because puppies. She gets a crazy pass.

by Anonymousreply 19202/20/2021

R190 well if the opinion from thread 3 is that what’s her face and BB are just friends than can’t the same be said about JH? It all seems the same.

by Anonymousreply 19302/20/2021

R185 BB didn’t go to S2 wrap party.

R192 murdered dogs? She is cray cray though.

by Anonymousreply 19402/20/2021

R193 Yes it could be... problem being that the jury’s perpetually out on just about all of his ‘relationships’ as most of them are speculation built on random photos or pap walks.

The only one that was confirmed (by him) was TE. Even the Peyton woman was only about 80/20 based on a visit to London (which could’ve been for *her* work, we don’t know as usual), the S2 wrap party (another guy in tow) and a rather sulky stroll in LA (or SF) with - you guessed it - another guy in tow who gets cropped out of most of the pics.

He’s just so damn *paranoid*!!! I still don’t get the need for that at 40 (sorry! Sorry Ben!) ... 39 years old.

I do actually think he’s having a midlife crisis altho most people seem to have them at 50 these days. I wonder if the S&B cast highlighted to him that he isn’t the fresh-faced 25 year old anymore.

Maybe he does think ‘this is it!’ with the Ho. God help him if he does. Because I don’t think that’s how she sees things. He’s not famous enough for her.

by Anonymousreply 19502/20/2021

R194 Oh maybe it was the S2 launch party, sorry - the one with the video one of the cast/crew posted in a bar.

by Anonymousreply 19602/20/2021

R196 Yes, you're thinking of the S2 premiere, not the wrap party (which he didn't attend). Peyton had no known reason to be there unless BB brought his girlfriend.

R195 the sulky stroll occurred a few months after it's hypothesized that they broke up. If he wasn't particularly happy about the breakup. . . . But the other guy in the photos with them is Anna Popplewell's husband, who we can be pretty sure Ben is friends with due to Anna. My personal thought on that stroll is Ben and Sam (the husband) were out walking and accidentally/unfortunately met Peyton along the way. No evidence, just my gut there.

by Anonymousreply 19702/20/2021

The discussion around Chris Delia and his apology I think might be interesting and can be applied to BB. Granted what Chris did was worse than BB. Make that clear.

The concept of promiscuity with men and how it is valued for men, but then how men also have to lie about it. BB has been on this path for a while. Hanging out with people, like Chris, who are going towards the darkness. Not respecting woman, being shitty. For Chris he has reached the point of reckoning within himself and his career.

BB is still lying. Maybe all this Montanagate and bullshit with JH can wake BB up. He can look at himself. He is acting real selfish. You hurt people when you are selfish, even if you don’t realize it. Idk just some thoughts.

by Anonymousreply 19802/20/2021

R197 Although apparently he also had a guy pal along with them too, so DL wondered at the time if that was actually his date, lmao!

R198 I think we are mostly split 50/50 on here if BB’s regretting what he did and the flaming he got for it. I’m mainly in the “puts on a STFU face but is internally ashamed” party, as that’s what my Leo bff does, although I have a doubt about this every so often. Others feel like he’s too far gone to the Dark side (pardon the pun) and is just an entitled asshole these days.

(Meanwhile... lalalalalala twirls spins dives....*slips* ....I’m in Hawaii and don’t give a flying fuck about any of it - JH xoxo)

by Anonymousreply 19902/20/2021

R197 Oh but no ice cream for Peyton, lmao (smoothie for her, a coffee for AP’s hubby and nothing for BB) But he’s still managed to spot the photographer, he just hasn’t got that pap walk thang going on. You’re not supposed to let on you know they’re there, BB!!

Actually I think your instinct could be correct, doesn’t actually look staged for once.

by Anonymousreply 20002/20/2021

R130 Ha - just realised I said ‘until one of them slips up’ in that post.

JH, you been on here again...stealing my words?! Lmao.

by Anonymousreply 20102/20/2021

Yep, thought so....

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by Anonymousreply 20202/21/2021

R162 If JH is indeed jealous/upset re BL’s new relationship then “Where is the Love” would fit right into BB’s Angsty Songs Playlist. Last line of the section they sang.... ‘All I can do is wait’.

*Sighs, rolls eyes, yawns*

by Anonymousreply 20302/21/2021

[quote] He’s just so damn *paranoid*!!! I still don’t get the need for that at 40 (sorry! Sorry Ben!) ... 39 years old.

See, this would have made sense if he'd really been a big closet case. (Well not REALLY, but moreso...)

If he's straight and ostensibly wants to be a family man and all that tripe, then seriously WTF will he do? He does realize that marriage records and birth certificates are public knowledge, right? It's simply not possible to maintain his level of secrecy and have any kind of serious relationship. Does he plan to lock his future wife and kids in the basement so no one can see them but him? He's gonna need a bigger house.

The point of my rant is, get the fuck over yourself, Ben Barnes.

by Anonymousreply 20402/21/2021

You said it, Sylvia. He needs to grow up and grow a pair.

Altho I do have to say that latter point just made me think of Billy Russo and his very snug black boxer briefs.... oh those were the days.

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R204 I think he’s just coming out with that claptrap as it’s what people expect to hear at his age, and he’s trying to sound & look as normal as possible.

I just don’t think he’s cut out for real relationships.

by Anonymousreply 20602/21/2021

R206 Well here's a thought.. if he does indeed want a REAL relationship, the good kind that will actually enable him to have a family and a good (non-toxic) home, THEN STOP HOOKING UP WITH HOLLYWOOD HOS!!!

How is that not the most obvious thing in the whole goddamn world?!? Regular people can have happy normal families. You don't get to be a working actress in hollywood if you're NOT self obsessed. Terrible option for a family. Ben is self obsessed enough, adding a self obsessed mother to the mix as well??? It's over before it starts and your kids are traumatized for life.

Some father he'll be on this path.

by Anonymousreply 20702/21/2021

R202 OK, there are over 400 comments on that tweet. I CANNOT stomach reading them all, however a very large portion of those that I did manage to make it through (too many..) let him know that he will *officially* be able to be called their daddy and a DILF once he reaches 40. So at least we found a legitimate reason he doesn't want to age? Gee Ben, maybe if you actually GREW UP as you grow older you'd have far less CHILDREN that call you daddy as your fans!! You *SHOULD* be a grown ass man by now, yet you continue to act like a manchild. You bring it on yourself!

Of course there was one *actually* good comment I saw. She said, "As someone who had cancer at 39, I'm very happy to be turning 40."

See Ben? That's how you go through life when you're *not* a narcissistic self obsessed asshole with peter pan syndrome! Concept!!

by Anonymousreply 20802/21/2021

R208 Same. I think deep down BB is cringing at most of the comments from the raving teens. We know he likes them young & dumb but not that young (surely). Welcome to YA World, Benji.

by Anonymousreply 20902/21/2021

R209 (If I knew how to link stories. . . I'm old..) Anyway, the final story.. How shall we interpret that? Are we suuurrrrrrrrree he's cringing? At all???

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by Anonymousreply 21002/21/2021

"Ben is so accessible! He's happy to toss crumbs to those who worship him blindly! Truly we are not worthy."

by Anonymousreply 21102/21/2021

Do we think Ben or the Hough Monster read the LA Times? Or more important question. . . do we think either of them cares AT ALL about what's talked about here?

Obviously we know she doesn't. At all. But Ben's parents studied/worked in psychology. His mum is literally a therapist, albeit of a different sort, but still. He was "interviewing" doctor friends at the beginning of this. Is *any* of that still gnawing at him behind his still young, oh so pretty face?

Such a shame that we literally can't tell. *sigh*

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by Anonymousreply 21202/21/2021

R212 doubt it now that his priorities have changed to it all being about JH and fame. We should be constantly reminding them. How many pics did he have to take of her during Montanagate? With her giving that sexy eyes face. 🤮 He just wants to be famous and have a million followers. Hope it’s not lonely on that mountaintop.

by Anonymousreply 21302/21/2021

JH motto: do a lot because you lack a lot

by Anonymousreply 21402/21/2021

Was Brooks in Hawaii?

by Anonymousreply 21502/21/2021

[quote]Hope it’s not lonely on that mountaintop.

R213 Nahhh, remember he's got a gamer for a roommate. He's good.

by Anonymousreply 21602/21/2021

R215 No, he’s got better sense and has traded up to a new girlfriend. BB’s not there tho apparently. Come to his senses or sobbing in his room? We’ll never know.

by Anonymousreply 21702/21/2021

R214 Never a truer word spoken. She lacks just about everything.

R213 I think the view from the mountain-top is very lonely indeed. Manipulated by a self-obsessed empty-headed bimbo, adored by teenage ‘Daddy-lovers’ and pimping yourself out for more YA trash or comic stuff. Denying reality too - “as long as you stop mentioning that I’m turning 40” .... reality sucks, huh Ben?

by Anonymousreply 21802/21/2021

R218 In her defense, she's not empty-headed. She believes in Astrology. Posts about it alllllllllllllllllllllllll the time. I have no doubt she could teach us all about it.

Does anyone else remember years ago when Ben posted his father's Christmas Cartoon (apparently it was a yearly thing). In it he satirized Scientology (calling it Santaology or something for Xmas) and the crazy beliefs it espouses.

I dunno what made me think of that.

by Anonymousreply 21902/21/2021

Forgot about this one. I guess she does put one a helluva performance.

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BWAHAA

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by Anonymousreply 22102/22/2021

R220 Wonder if this is when BB’s crush started? She was with Brooks at this point.

by Anonymousreply 22202/22/2021

R221 BWAHAHAHA indeed. Totally.

by Anonymousreply 22302/22/2021

The vanityincognito post (blind item) seems to have been removed. Wonder if a certain someone reported it as it mentioned him being used??!!

by Anonymousreply 22402/22/2021

R224 Wouldn’t be surprised- that wouldn’t go down well with the Leo ego. Cos he’s obviously not a weak easy-manipulated wuss *laughs*

by Anonymousreply 22502/22/2021

Last paragraph... lmao.

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by Anonymousreply 22602/22/2021

R226 Hahaha ‘not keen’ on being called Hoe. She’s stealing our words again.

by Anonymousreply 22702/22/2021

The face JH makes in her new insta post makes me cringe. It’s the crazy eyes and fake smile for me sis. Yellow is not your color, please sit down. Oh and we all know JH be reading these. BB this sentiment has been posted here before, but needs repeating. Run!

by Anonymousreply 22802/22/2021

So has anyone seen the public postings from the families of the school Ted Cruz's children attend? These parents are not holding back! Talking about *demands* that the family quarantine as the CDC recommends before the children are allowed back. I'll quote just one comment but plenty are worth reading. Including you Ben. You should DEFINITELY read every single goddamn one.

[quote]You start with the fact that there are people ticked off by those who think they're the VIPs at this school who don't want to be bothered to follow the rules because it infringes on their social life. Then you've got people on top of that who don't like Ted Cruz. And then you have everyone irritated because they're freezing to death and can't bathe and can't eat and he's going off to the Ritz Carlton in Cancun and lying about it.

There's a reason EVERYONE *HATES* Ted Cruz. And there's a reason everyone *should* be hating on Ben Barnes right now. Because they have the same exact mentality/actions here. And who knows if this is the only time they've done something so similar. They both tried to sneak it in and lied to cover it up. What else could have been covered up??? If he lied once. . . .

Yeah baby. It's cold outside.

by Anonymousreply 22902/22/2021

R229 Oh and also.. the media coverage snippets I've seen so far have been absolutely dripping with disdain and negativity everywhere except. . . Fox News.

And I can't stop laughing yet again.

by Anonymousreply 23002/22/2021

R228 It just screams crazy fake Ho.

by Anonymousreply 23102/22/2021

Ha he stopped manually approving tags.

by Anonymousreply 23202/22/2021

By the way, SHE DOESN'T PUT ON A GOOD SHOW! I SAW HER LIVE!!!! I've mentioned this once before, it made me PUKE in the bathroom! This is not a lie. Well, it might be leaving out the fact that I was out in the hot sun all day and had a hideous heat migraine, but she put me over the edge, I swear! It was an awful show, and I felt better when she was done. This wasn't her dancing to be fair, it's when she attempted to go country and opened for Tim Mcgraw at a State Fair concert. I'm already on shaky ground involving her, so I'm extra bitter.

by Anonymousreply 23302/22/2021

Damn, he saw it.

by Anonymousreply 23402/22/2021

R234 Just when he thought it was safe to come out of the bunker.....at least they’re still on the hashtags.

by Anonymousreply 23502/22/2021

R234 He hasn’t spotted all of them......

by Anonymousreply 23602/22/2021

I know haha. But I really liked the dumpster fire one.

by Anonymousreply 23702/22/2021

R237 Yeah, it’s a classic. The one which hit closest to home, maybe..??!!! Ha ha ha, damn fool that he is.

by Anonymousreply 23802/22/2021

R237 There’s still one of the dumpster fire pics on his hashtag recents so don’t despair hahahah

by Anonymousreply 23902/23/2021

Wait, someone was able to tag him in the dumpster fire pic? But he saw and deleted? JFC Ben, get a life!

If you're THAT bored without your little fuck piece, go volunteer at a food bank or something. Do something useful with your thin sliver of fame.

by Anonymousreply 24002/23/2021

Pro Tip: It's totally possible to tag the official Netflix Shadow & Bone IG account. They remove the tags pretty quickly, but I don't mind that because they have unpaid interns to do that shit.

by Anonymousreply 24102/23/2021

R241 That’s interesting. Guessing they won’t be over the moon about that kind of publicity.

by Anonymousreply 24202/23/2021

Maybe the very fact that he is being OCD about untagging, blocking etc means that he IS bothered by it? In a “the truth hurts” kinda way. Otherwise would he even bother?

The Ho’s IG account is a way of making money out of her ‘fans’ so obviously she doesn’t want anything negative on there. Anyone ever figure out what her private IG is?

Wonder when or if BB’s private IG’s gonna make a comeback!

by Anonymousreply 24302/23/2021

Oh dear, someone’s got a bigger pic than BB in this article..... and first mention in the sub-title.

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R243 I think he IS bothered by it, but not from any sense of shame or wrongdoing. He's bothered because he sees it as an invasion of his inviolable privacy and he must remove all traces from the face of the internet! At least with all the Montana stuff, and that people aren't buying his "nothing to see here, move along" take regarding JH.

by Anonymousreply 24502/23/2021

R243 Yes, very well could be. I don’t even know why I’m bothered by all this but I am. I’ve liked him for a long time.... guess I’m clinging on to the slim hope that he’s not a complete asshole. *shakes head, shrugs* I think it must be lockdown fever.

by Anonymousreply 24602/23/2021

R246 I understand being bothered. He has the potential to be more than all this bullshit. If he could only realize there are costs to these games, sometimes they are not always what you want them to be. Sure you have tons of money and fame, but look at Kim K on her third divorce and clearly addicted to validation of strangers. One day people will not care. Then what? Hopefully he takes this moment and fights for those genuine people in his life. We’ll see.

by Anonymousreply 24702/23/2021

R247 I think I’m doubly annoyed because he’s A) Covid travelling and B) hanging out with fake vapid assholes. I really did think he was better than that. JH & her posse make me wanna heave. I love the ‘dumpster fire’ meme as it’s so true.

by Anonymousreply 24802/23/2021

(lonnnggg day, let's play catch up!)

R240 Maybe he should stage a photo op where he delivers bottled water to nurses in LA hospitals? Right up his new alley??

R246 I'll risk coming off as unintentionally melodramatic, so I apologize, but I'll admit why it bothers me so much. Extreme difficulties in ever trusting people is a long and *well earned* trait of my life unfortunately. Now obviously Ben didn't do anything to me directly with this, but he did make me believe for a very long time that he was an actual good person. One even I could feel sort of safe liking and supporting. Then he does something that feels like a *complete 180* from the "safe" person that I believed he was. Enter doubt, which I'm intimately familiar with. And that doubt forced me to question, yet again, whether he has been fooling me this whole time. I now question whether he's actually an awful person in real life and I just never saw it. And I hate that he made me question him/myself *like* *that*. Cause of course I should have known better after all this time learning.

He could have just made a mistake. He even could have had his reasons, we all do. But he also could have owned up to it if it actually was a mistake. And I could have forgiven a mistake, I've made plenty. But he didn't own anything. He didn't explain anything. He didn't even excuse anything. All he's done is ignore the problem and try *desperately* to remove all evidence of it. The OPPOSITE of what a good person does.

That's why I'm so pissed. I'll exit my soap box stage right now.

by Anonymousreply 24902/23/2021

Maybe I'm just an idiot but I don't think he's a bad person. I think he's just an easily led people pleasing person with a big crush on a girl he shouldn't. When you first want someone, you are so blind to their faults its ridiculous. I dated a total narcissist lunatic for 6 years and everyone could see it but me. He's blind with lust/love/boyish enthusiasm or whatever it is, and he went along with her and her friends because it's what they wanted, knowing he shouldn't. Now he's probably not saying anything 1. because he's the most private weirdo ever and 2. because that would be him having to admit that she's a horrible person and he's not ready to do that, especially to himself, let alone to anyone else. Everyone bad talking her and his relationship with her and their bad choices might actually be stupidly strengthening his resolve, because when you want someone and people try to talk you out of it, you feel like you need to defend it more. Maybe that's just my take, I don't know. I think it's dumb and it's wrong and it's disappointing, but I'm not ready to say he's a bad person. Again, I could just be blind with my own attraction to him, but it's not like I'm in the honeymoon crush stage with him... I am not enamored anymore.

by Anonymousreply 25002/23/2021

R249 That’s exactly how I feel. But I also get R250’s point of view. And I hope he sees the light sooner rather than later, in fact hoping he already has, but I could definitely understand the “everyone’s saying no so I’m saying yes” mindset might’ve kicked in.

I’m kinda hoping she’s kicked him to the curb already cos he lost her followers (ie money-making opportunities] and that she is indeed pissed off about how quickly Brooks has moved on, per that earlier item on this thread. Could you imagine how that would’ve affected her huge ego? How very dare he!

The timing of the BB trip to Montana is a bit suspect in that light. BL first posted from Iceland on 18 Dec with the new chick, and spent Xmas & NY there. Wonder when the Ho invited BB on the NY trip - when he was already in London? Then ...we get “Where is the Love?” from BB. Okay.

I think the Ho’s been using him this whole time, all the way back to April. That blind item must’ve been a kick in the balls to BB as it stated clearly that she was using him. No wonder it disappeared from IG (even though it will forever be on CD&N).

I think he’s now feeling the full effect of The Ho Syndrome and doesn’t like it one bit. I can happily put up with some more angsty songs from him if it means he’s not anywhere near that self-obsessed little idiot.

by Anonymousreply 25102/23/2021

PS R250 ..... “blind with lust/love/boyish enthusiasm” ... hopefully no longer once he saw her and her meaty thighs in that horrible swimsuit in Hawaii!! Lmao. That was *not* flattering in the least!

by Anonymousreply 25202/23/2021

This one appears to be behind a paywall for me at the moment (not like it's really important info or anything), though I was at least reading people's quotes of it on twitter. . . so I'll just leave it here for now.

You know, for anyone from California who traveled anywhere just before the numbers spiked so astronomically in January for example.

Asking for a friend.

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by Anonymousreply 25302/23/2021

R253 C’mon - someone with a burner IG account post this and tag it to BB!!

by Anonymousreply 25402/23/2021

Picked a random quote filled one, but it seems like everyone is either crying or screaming so far this morning.

Well at least we know BB's capable of looking hella creepy in front of young scared girls. That's something.

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by Anonymousreply 25502/24/2021

R255 Yeah.... *gibberish*

by Anonymousreply 25602/24/2021

There are many, many things that I don't understand (and many that I truly do not WANT to understand) about young girls who are into 'shipping,' but in the top 10 is why do they get off on height differences so much?

I'm so happy to be old and gay.

by Anonymousreply 25702/24/2021

I put it on Twitter if someone wants to spread it about.

Oh, and I'm with R249. It's the lack of ownership. The refusal to engage with critics. The doubling-down on the coverup. It's staggeringly self-centered.

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by Anonymousreply 25802/24/2021

R258 Well said Sylvia.

by Anonymousreply 25902/24/2021

R254 there are so many pics from shadow and bone today it would get lost. And I think my burner account is naughty flagged or something. I got three posts onto his pic page and he removed the dumpster fire one that I added a caption to and now I can't take him on the first pic again. Sads.

by Anonymousreply 26002/24/2021

Tag him, not take him. Frickin autocorrect.

by Anonymousreply 26102/24/2021

R260 At least he has to see them all to untag them, lmao. I can just see him... “Oh FFS!” Delete, delete, delete. Repeat.

Makes me smile to know it must get under his skin at least a little bit.

And they’ll be on his hashtag.

by Anonymousreply 26202/24/2021

R262 Forgot to say....particularly happy he’d have to look at ‘Dumpster Fire’ and ‘Leg Day’ while untagging. Bet he really regrets wearing those frigging leggings now. I still think that vicious little bimbo told him to wear them, or at the very least “You look grrrrreat!” cos she wanted to look better than him!

(Although of course the Covid message is the most important and he needs to keep seeing that).

by Anonymousreply 26302/24/2021

I've actually made a fanatic account and am playing a long game to pick on his for being old, too. There truly is a fine line between love and hate, and his covid galavanting shoved me across it.

by Anonymousreply 26402/24/2021

R264 Share! (In other words, don't make me have to wade through all of that panty pudding to find your posts.)

by Anonymousreply 26502/24/2021

Syl, I don't want Cindy to tell her bestie that I'm doing it lol

by Anonymousreply 26602/24/2021

Sylvia... nauseating enough???

by Anonymousreply 26702/24/2021

R265 Panty. . . Pudding. . .

What the fresh (unfresh???) hell. . . .

Ya done did me wrong with that one Syl.. lol..

by Anonymousreply 26802/24/2021

R266 Aw damn, I've thought up a couple of nice passive-aggressive age related comments I need to share. I'll save them for Benji's future S&B posts.

by Anonymousreply 26902/25/2021

Huff Ho is now sharing her mom's birthday celebrations, pimping her mom and whole family out for different company shilling. It;s like they want to be the Kardashians. Its gross. There were a couple seats not being occupied around the table she had set up at the beach, were they reserved for other people not pictured? Like our boy? Or maybe they were just there to make the table even. Still, each table setting had a box of picnic food. There were 7 place settings and only 5 people pictured.

by Anonymousreply 27002/25/2021

R270 Yeah, someone presumably had to take the featured group shot of the five of them. And there was at least one girl later at the painting party I didn't recognize. I mean, Ben has made it very very clear in the past how much he loves the beach. But also how much he sucks at art. So....

Did anyone else catch him liking or posting anything yesterday? I specifically mean yesterday, the day the new ad blitz for his new show started. Maybe I missed it.

Also will someone please remind me, since clearly, I must be going nuts. . . . Wasn't the Hough Monster JUST on a trip to Hawaii where she was hanging out with a house full of random people all piled together maskless and now she's hanging out with a bunch of new people, like, a day later? Did all that really just happen again?!?!?

by Anonymousreply 27102/25/2021

The only person I follow that Ben follows and sometimes "likes" on Instagram is Seth Macfarlane and he didn't post anything.

by Anonymousreply 27202/25/2021

R271 Of course it did. She’s shameless. And if BB was at their family gathering, R270, I hope he choked on his picnic snacks. Or got a migraine from paint fumes.

And no, he posted nothing, not sure about likes. That wasn’t an official promo thing, someone found the stills on IGN website (they’d been up for a while) and apparently they were taken down after the fans started sharing. Maybe not supposed to be up in the first place, oops.

by Anonymousreply 27302/25/2021

He just tweeted an S&B promo, but only a story on IG. Bollocks.

by Anonymousreply 27402/25/2021

[quote] That wasn’t an official promo thing, someone found the stills on IGN website (they’d been up for a while) and apparently they were taken down after the fans started sharing. Maybe not supposed to be up in the first place, oops.

R273 So what you're saying is the "professionals" over at IGN were outsmarted by a bunch of rabid teenagers. Wow.

R274 He didn't just tweet the promo. He redid the tweet TO INCLUDE THE DARKLINA EMOJI!!!! AHHHHHHHHHH!!

(sorry. . . I just went *insane* for a second there apparently. Must've been the contact hormonal overload. . . .)

by Anonymousreply 27502/25/2021

Omg people. Prepare to hurl.

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R276 Yeah I just couldn’t watch that. Positively vomit inducing.

R275 The biggest laugh is, a lot of their mommies probably won’t let them watch the show as Netflix has rated it ‘Mature’. Or is that just the age of the lead actor they’re referencing, hahaha? (Given his recent shenanigans, that should actually read ‘Immature’).

by Anonymousreply 27702/25/2021

The best part is she named her bajingo Juicy Ann. Ben makes her juicy, y'all! I'm gonna go gouge out my eyes and ears now.

by Anonymousreply 27802/25/2021

R276 Ok so.. in desperately trying to keep my esophagus and throat from becoming "juicy," I will ask an honest question. What does she think endometriosis is? Because she *appears* to be saying (prepare yourself) that her positivity and self-love cured her case with "evidence" that is the opposite of what should have happened if she was cured???? I'm so confused.

I mean, you don't just have to know someone (family) to know what happens/doesn't happen when you have it and what your options are etc. Any of you can look it up. And it's the opposite of whichever interpretive version you made of what she juicily implied. Two examples in next paragraph so. . . trigger warning?? Grab your chaise lounge friends, or skip it!

Having it (technically, *can*) means you have very heavy long lasting monthly visitors. The opposite of one interpretation of her "I'm cured cause I'm now juicy" remark. Or conversely, one option for curing it is menopause/hormone suppressors. Which would cause the *opposite* of the other interpretation of her "I'm cured cause I'm now juicy" remark.

(SAFE TO READ AGAIN!!) So I'm honestly really confused. What. The fuck. Is she talking about. I mean other than her usual level of ABSOLUTE BULLSHIT AND LIES.

by Anonymousreply 27902/25/2021

R279 she has no clue. I've also seen endo in family members and it is excruciating. There's no amount of fucking positivity that's gonna make it all better. Either she never had it, it wasn't that bad or she's lying her ass off.

by Anonymousreply 28002/25/2021

R280 All of the above. Attention-seeking brat.

by Anonymousreply 28102/25/2021

Does that mean she's infertile? *prays*

by Anonymousreply 28202/25/2021

R281 No offense at all intended to you, but I'm going to vehemently disagree there. What she said goes so far beyond being "bratty." Advertising that you cured yourself of a disease, and especially a disease that can lead to SEVERE consequences later in life, by doing the fake health guru bullshit she's literally *selling* to her followers is not bratty. It is *reprehensibly* irresponsible.

As a very apt example. People who have endometriosis have a much greater risk of developing Ovarian Cancer later in life. Would we simply consider it "bratty" if she started advocating to cure people's CANCER by simply becoming positive and learning to love themselves? Cause I can guarantee you that will end in death. But at least those people will desperately give her money up until they die!! That's the important part after all.

by Anonymousreply 28302/25/2021

R283 I take your point, and agree yes - brat is not strong enough a description for this. Apparently she has a history of this sort of thing, downplaying sars and ignoring Covid restrictions and now curing endo through ‘positivity’ was it?

This latest pile of steaming BS needs to get shared round on her hashtag......

by Anonymousreply 28402/25/2021

R282 We sure don’t need any ‘mini-me’ Ho’s in this world, that’s for sure.

by Anonymousreply 28502/25/2021

R282 Well no Syl, she cured herself remember? Now she *is* fully functional see?

What's really, *really* funny to me is the IG account up at R276 has a post that apparently has a page the Ho wrote in her diary (Which. I. *REFUSE*. To. Even. Try. To. Read.) where the poster claims The Ho wrote that she didn't want to get pregnant with Brooksy.

If that's true, I offer a possible conclusion. . .

The Ho never had Endo, but invented it as an excuse to 1. Not have to get pregnant (as would be expected) with a man she didn't want to have children with (and probably never "loved" at all) and 2. Become a victim worthy of extreme sympathy and support from the masses (SHE CAN'T HAVE CHILDREN POOR THING!!!!!!)

But oops! Ben is *desperate* to have children, so she can no longer have infertility issues! Bingo, SHE CURED HERSELF Y'ALL!! By claiming THE OPPOSITE of what would have happened cause she never had it in the first place so wouldn't know what actually happens.

Thoughts?

by Anonymousreply 28602/25/2021

R286 What a thought.... christ I really hope he doesn’t impregnate that woman. I hope he’s taken fright and is hiding out in the hills.

If your theory’s correct, this is where karma needs to kick in. That bitch needs a big old bite in her ass from it.

by Anonymousreply 28702/25/2021

R286 I still think he’s just spouting what he thinks people expect to hear at his age.

by Anonymousreply 28802/25/2021

R288 Sure that could be true, but he has literally been saying he sees himself as a family man for a whole decade now. It didn't just start recently. It's been a long while of repeating the "desire" to various outlets.

But of course we know he lies, so. . . maybe he's been playing the long game? Maybe that's why he didn't see a logic problem in dating a 22yo model when he was 35?

by Anonymousreply 28902/25/2021

R289 I now find myself questioning everything he’s ever said following the staggering hypocrisy he’s just shown. And he’s almost always lied (by omission mainly) about his relationships. But as usual who knows, with him?

by Anonymousreply 29002/25/2021

R290 Doubt. She's a vicious mistress from which there's no recovery. Enjoy.

*sigh*

by Anonymousreply 29102/25/2021

Yeah. I just wish it mattered. Sadly, like his disposable friends, he is making new fans amongst the jailbait who will be fantasizing about their Daddy in S&B.

I will continue trolling like it's my job. Coz pandemic.

Need to figure out how to actually get followers though. Never cared before.

by Anonymousreply 29202/25/2021

Remember in the previous thread when some random poster wandered in and said, "Why does everyone seem to hate the object of this thread?" And we all replied, "Oh no, we don't hate him. We just want better for him because he's made misguided choices, but we wish him well." (Or words to that effect?)

Hey random poster! Sorry, we've changed our minds!!

by Anonymousreply 29302/25/2021

R293 I find myself teetering back & forth over the line, tbh. At the moment I’m in an ‘unlike’ phase.

by Anonymousreply 29402/25/2021

R293 In our defense, Ben himself changed our minds for us. We tried resisting for quite a while, but he kept at it. I couldn't resist him any longer.

by Anonymousreply 29502/25/2021

Yeah he basically stomped on our fingers as we clung for dear life to the love side of the line.

by Anonymousreply 29602/25/2021

R296 What a brilliant description - that’s exactly what he did.

Pleased that he's going to get that - and a helluva lot more - if he’s in any way involved with The Toxic Ho.

by Anonymousreply 29702/25/2021

OK I'm a day late to the party, but I just saw the original dumpster fire post referenced in R260. There were three "mean" posts at once, but the only one he removed from his page is the one that accused him of adultery.

*blinks*

Ben likes Shakespeare, so let me try it this way. "The lady doth protest too much methinks."

How curiously revealing of him.

by Anonymousreply 29802/25/2021

R298 I hear you re the ‘homewrecker’ post but it was slightly further up the tagged photo grid than the other 2. I think he missed those, specially as one of them looks innocuous from a distance (the knock knock one).

by Anonymousreply 29902/25/2021

Can't help it.. This makes me chuckle.. It's almost like secret covid vacationing by privileged assholes makes people think much less of them. Huh.

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by Anonymousreply 30002/25/2021

Ok this kid posted selfies and asked if she should tag Ben. This is his new fan base. What. The. Fuck.

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by Anonymousreply 30102/25/2021

R301 Jeez, how old is she .... 12??!! Welcome to The Grishaverse, BB!!

by Anonymousreply 30202/25/2021

[quote] He redid the tweet TO INCLUDE THE DARKLINA EMOJI!!!! AHHHHHHHHHH!!

I think it's safe to assume that he truly doesn't feel shame.

by Anonymousreply 303Last Friday at 1:11 AM

Laughing to myself thinking about all his new jailbait kiddie fans working themselves into a frenzy about the upcoming fanfest today. And he’s gonna have to sit there and take it all. Some of them are incredibly vile given their young age. I once saw a discussion on Twitter about how he was too old to play The Darkling, and one of them replied “I’d happily suck his 40yo wrinkly cock”. Really dear, contain yourself.

by Anonymousreply 304Last Friday at 4:25 AM

Let's step away and try to look at this like sociologists or anthropologists (or maybe like Dr. Thomas R. Barnes, MD FRCPsych DSc!)

It IS rather interesting to think that Ben's initial fan base from 'Caspian' were probably 8-13 year old girls, and to a lesser extent the mothers who took them to the cinema. Now those girls are 21-26...older than some of Ben's past fuck pieces! The mothers, I'm sure he's written off completely because they don't want to watch The Punisher, etc. So now we find him in the position of recruiting again from his first fan demographic.

Regression, both literal and psychological?

Or is he a psychic vampire who feeds off of the overwrought emotions of the very young to keep his own youthful appearance?

(BTW Prof Barnes changed up his official work head shot. He's sporting a beard now too.)

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by Anonymousreply 305Last Friday at 5:02 AM

Sylvia, you’ve missed your vocation! I think you’ve hit the nail on the head.

by Anonymousreply 306Last Friday at 5:19 AM

Makes sense when you think about it... unquestioning screaming teenage fangirling vs longer-term fans who call you out on your BS & irresponsible actions!!!

by Anonymousreply 307Last Friday at 5:29 AM

Hmmm.. what should we make of his lack of a post telling people when/where the IGN Fanfest thing was this morning. He tweeted yesterday that it would be happening, but never specified when or where. No links provided. Then again nothing at all this morning.

Does he figure only teenagers will be watching and they've found and had it bookmarked for a month at least? Granted if he's "safely at home" in LA it started at 8am today and he needs all the beauty sleep he can get at his age, but still.

You're slipping BB..

by Anonymousreply 308Last Friday at 7:20 AM

Well maybe it looks like Ted is going to have to bring in *tons* of brand new young voters to ever win again too!

Who among us would have thought when the new year came in that Ben Barnes and Ted Cruz would be living the same exact life? *Any* *Minute* *Now* we're going to hear Ben turn to the ultra Right-wing podcasts to "clean" up his image and blame other people for what he did too. . .

Or maybe. . . one of the Hough Monster's coterie will leak their group texts too. Dare to dream. . . .

lolz :)

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by Anonymousreply 309Last Friday at 7:48 AM

Is it a filter, or is it 8am? Maybe it's (a lack of) Maybeline.

Kinda surprised he let this tag through..

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by Anonymousreply 310Last Friday at 8:37 AM

Second photo looks like he got sunny highlights put in.

by Anonymousreply 311Last Friday at 8:48 AM

What exactly is this facial expression as he shows the fandom some love? I enjoy subtlety..

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by Anonymousreply 312Last Friday at 9:35 AM

I challenge you to find my passive aggressive comment on his IG post of the trailer.

by Anonymousreply 313Last Friday at 9:37 AM

Did anyone else find that Q&A boring and contrived?

by Anonymousreply 314Last Friday at 10:06 AM

R313 Do I win a prize? Cause I request Ben Barnes removing his head from his ass and growing up into responsibility. Don't make me have to ask Santa!!!!

[quote]It's great Ben's so young looking and can get all these cool roles. When Richard Burton was 40, he had to play boring old guy parts like Becket and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

by Anonymousreply 315Last Friday at 10:08 AM

R315 Jolly good! I'm sorry I can't grant your prize request. How about a DVD of The Big Wedding?

by Anonymousreply 316Last Friday at 11:27 AM

R313 R315 Love it!

by Anonymousreply 317Last Friday at 11:51 AM

R312 That there’s the “smiles through gritted teeth” smile. He looked bored in a lot of this and was squirming, fidgeting & neck-stretching during one of LB’s soliloquies.

by Anonymousreply 318Last Friday at 11:56 AM

Also noted a swift look from him to the side as they were talking about bananas. To his banana-partner? Is he obsessed with bananas or something?!

by Anonymousreply 319Last Friday at 12:00 PM

R316 Wait. . . I said a *prize*. . . .

by Anonymousreply 320Last Friday at 12:18 PM

JH who am I today? Jurassic Park or Indiana Jones? Ummm all I see is crazy white woman. What am I missing?

by Anonymousreply 321Last Friday at 12:47 PM

R317 Thanks. I need to start a list of highly-respected actors who were playing heavy-hitting adult parts at age 40, so I can keep reposting the same comment over and over.

I'm also planning (and feel free to borrow this): "Those young actors must have learned so much from Ben, with all of his years of experience!"

by Anonymousreply 322Last Friday at 12:50 PM

R332 LMAO!!! That’ll hit home for sure. “Uncs” will not like that too much.

R321 I try to avoid looking at her social media... what’s she up to today then?

by Anonymousreply 323Last Friday at 1:09 PM

R318 Also, there's a second video that's titled "teaser trailer cast reaction and breakdown." It's literally the first 8 minutes of the official show except it splits the screen between the cast windows and the trailer playing. And Ben spends most of it. . . looking down at his lap (was he holding his phone? I didn't see him moving his arms..). I mean, aside from the occasional split second look ups to the camera he *literally* looked like he was sleeping through it till the end when he *finally* started reacting "properly."

I guess it's possible he'd seen it already and didn't realize he was "being filmed" during that portion, but still. I'd been trying to suss out whether his "look" for 95% of the time was because it was 8am, or because he didn't particularly want to be there. After seeing this "reaction" video, it pushed me toward the latter personally. Who knows.

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by Anonymousreply 324Last Friday at 1:12 PM

The younger cast members are viewing fan stories.... BB doesn’t seem to be tho.

by Anonymousreply 325Last Friday at 1:12 PM

R324 That’s absolutely the vibe I got - he then flipped his switch to “On” for the cast squawkings and giggling.

by Anonymousreply 326Last Friday at 1:26 PM

R324 Addendum. . . I stand corrected. I had assumed it was a live event (not sure why really, just did I guess, as if it was a real "con" event???), but now there's a blooper reel.

It wasn't 8am. It was pre-taped. He has no excuse.

by Anonymousreply 327Last Friday at 1:32 PM

R324 he is the “star” of the show and the only one who seems not into it. The rest of the cast is smiling and engaged and he is just checked out looking at his fucking phone. Wtf?!

by Anonymousreply 328Last Friday at 1:34 PM

I'd look down too if my line readings were that cringey.

by Anonymousreply 329Last Friday at 1:50 PM

R324 R326 R328 He looks totally grumpy, and there was also a big old sigh right at the start too. Missing JH or is she not bringing sunshine into your life anymore, BB? Yeah, definitely then started checking out his phone. Maybe he was on DL reading all of our comments or de tagging pix, and that’s why he looked so pissed off.

R327 Yeah, I thought it was live too for some reason. I did think to myself that Ben wouldn’t relish being up and ‘on’ that early. Well, you don’t at his age, do you .... lmao.

by Anonymousreply 330Last Friday at 1:55 PM

[quote]and there was also a big old sigh right at the start too

R330 Everyone knows an actor "collects himself" to get into character before they call action. Silly. ;) And also the picture up at R310 also now has nothing to do with him being so tired looking at 8am. Shadow Summoner indeed.

R329 Kind of exactly the point.. I honestly expected *some* kind of reaction when he heard his voice. I expected a smile cause surely he'd at least think it's cool he's the VO for the show's trailer. I kept watching waiting for *anything*. But we not only didn't get a happy reaction, we didn't get a reaction at all. We got NOTHING from him. So weird.

by Anonymousreply 331Last Friday at 2:25 PM

The voice over was super cringey indeed, and does anyone else feel like he's basically the same in everything now? Before, while I didn't think he was the best actor, I thought he was really good at being genuinely quite different in everything he did. John in Easy Virtue is different from Dorian Gray, who's different from the young man in The Words, and different from the "Colombian" frat boy in Big Wedding, which was completely different from the hyper Irish wannabe rockstar in Killing Bono, and different from the tatted up mobster Bostonian in that one awful movie, which all was very different from Ryan, and then finally Logan in Westworld. Now Logan has become his default acting style though. In this trailer, he's exactly the same, with the same tone of voice, the same facial expressions, everything, except now with his regular accent instead of an American one. He was also basically this as Billy Russo and then the stupid Gold Digger one (where he was maybe a bit quirkier at times, but that's it). Instead of being more interesting after 30, like his bud Colin Firth predicted, he's somehow less so. He's resting on his looks NOW, and back in his older movies when he was only known for his looks, he actually created a lot of depth and uniqueness in his characters. So there's that.

by Anonymousreply 332Last Friday at 2:38 PM

R331 Yeah ... ‘collect’ themselves for a role - he has to do that for a stupid zoom fancon, hahaha!?? And I just got the feeling he was almost totally disconnected throughout the whole thing, even when he was ‘interacting’.

by Anonymousreply 333Last Friday at 2:39 PM

R332 Valid point, indeed. Maybe while he’s been indulging in some navel-gazing during lockdown (in-between Covid travels) he’s decided that’s what gets him the roles, and decided to settle. He’s said that he was ‘living his best life’ while making WW, and enjoyed himself immensely playing that role.

Maybe that’s why he also apparently decided to settle for a bimbo wanna-be Kardashian, as Logan would probably approve. Hey! .... that’s the answer - the Ho’s an escaped host.

by Anonymousreply 334Last Friday at 2:50 PM

R332 That is very well put, I hadn't thought of it exactly that way. But the funny thing, and he even mentioned it as an answer in this video, is he always says 'he wants to do whatever he hasn't just done' and 'he's always drawn to characters with duality/grey areas' and stuff like that. As you so perfectly described, the first quote applies to his earlier roles, and the second applies to his roles of late.

Ironic then that his earlier "one-dimensional"-but-different characters showed much more of his depth than his current "duality-dimensional"-but-all-the-same characters are giving us.

And I'm not saying he can't pull off "duality characters," I think he can. But you're right. They're all kinda the same character, over and over. So much for doing what you haven't just done.

(Also can I say, just cause it's apt and really funny.. It's commonly believed that BB's past two "official" maybe-girlfriends have been Peyton List and the HoughMonster. The first didn't have social media, didn't do much [anything?????] publicly at all. Really the perfect partner for his privacy needs! Then the second. . . does EVERYTHING publicly. The complete opposite of what Ben should want in a girlfriend. Talk about doing what you haven't just done!!! Did he get burned by the first and thought fuck this I'm doing a 180 next time?!? I get whiplash trying to reconcile that in my head..)

by Anonymousreply 335Last Friday at 3:10 PM

OK, so DL clearly can't handle "dashes." WTAF..

by Anonymousreply 336Last Friday at 3:14 PM

R335 More like a 360!

PL - as you say, no social media, invisible, silent, a bit scary looking like she’d punch you out if you pissed her off. JH - social media’s her everything, highly visible, loud, total over-sharer, “look at me sunny bubbly little tinkerbell that I am”.

Yeah, night & day.

by Anonymousreply 337Last Friday at 3:41 PM

R337 Maybe his sulky demeanour indicates trouble in paradise with Tinkerbell. Oh I do hope so.

by Anonymousreply 338Last Friday at 4:05 PM

I'm reminded a bit of the last few seconds of this interview, in which the interviewer was asking inane questions and by the end you could tell that both Ben and Colin were completely over it.

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by Anonymousreply 339Last Friday at 4:15 PM

R339 Yes... Ben couldn’t get that microphone off himself quick enough.

by Anonymousreply 340Last Friday at 4:27 PM

I honestly haven't watched any of the interview or trailer stuff. And this is saying something. I'm the idiot who watched The Punisher at 3 am for 13 hours straight. This covid business has really changed the way I feel about him. And, of course, I know he doesn't know I exist and wouldn't give two shits if he did know, but I can't help but wonder whether he traded his morals for her or if he never had any to begin with.

by Anonymousreply 341Last Friday at 4:28 PM

[quote]This covid business has really changed the way I feel about him.

R341 It's a double whammy actually. The pandemic has left us all with practically *nothing* to do with our free time. So everyone has allllllllllll the time in the world to search for and pay attention to every last detail we can find about him. And looking that closely, we discovered we didn't AT ALL like what we saw.

Second, especially proverbially speaking, the toughest times in life 'show us who we really are' and all that stuff. It's how you act 'when the chips are down.' Do you rise above the pain and "continue" to be a good, helpful part of a society? Or do you clamp down and try to horde as much of everything as you can for yourself. Act in a selfish, uncaring manor to those around you cause it benefits you, and that's all you care about. Again here, when billions are hurting, and suffering, and especially dying across the world, Ben seems to have chosen over and over to either be selfish and uncaring himself, or at the *very* *least*, CLOSELY aligned himself with people who *flagrantly* do not care about anyone but themselves.

We didn't believe that's who he really was before the pandemic. He showed us we were wrong, and changed our minds for us.

by Anonymousreply 342Last Friday at 5:44 PM

R342 [quote] So everyone has allllllllllll the time in the world to search for and pay attention to every last detail we can find about him.

Everyone except The Ho & her crew, she’s too busy Covid-travelling, milking her followers of their money and spreading her unique type of ‘positivity’ BS.

We certainly got something we don’t usually don’t get - a peek behind the BB Privacy Wall. Now I know most of us on here think Ben has no shame over his behaviour, and it does certainly appear like that on the surface.

I’d still like to think he does feel guilty even if it’s way, way down. I’m probably trying to convince myself here as I’ve spent a lot of time admiring this person. Let’s turn to astrology for a second (as it’s so scientific and a certain someone seems to take note of it - hahaha).

Leo “When you’re feeling guilty, all of that confidence goes away. You know that eyes are always on you, so you try to keep your chin up until you figure out how to make the guilt go away, but it’s never that easy. When you act guilty, you’re very nervous. Little noises make you jump, you don’t feel like being your outgoing self, and you get way too caught up in your self-deprecating thoughts.”

Or you make crepes stuffed with bananas and post them on your IG story.

Just sitting here wondering what’s going to surface next to get a further read on this guy.

by Anonymousreply 343Last Saturday at 1:28 AM

Well since fair's fair, and I have principles, I'll at least give Ben this. They released the *actual* trailer reaction video where the cast is actually seeing it for the first time and Ben does properly look very engaged and react-y in that one. So yesterday's 'let me look like I'm sleeping through it' "reaction" was because they hadn't called Action! yet. So there's that.

by Anonymousreply 344Last Saturday at 9:21 AM

R344 Yes definitely had his actor hat on for the trailer reactions!

When you see the cast all together on zoom screen like that, it’s patently obvious how much older Ben is than the rest of them - between 11-16years older. He looks really careworn at the moment compared to them. Sorry Ben but it’s true.

by Anonymousreply 345Last Saturday at 10:31 AM

R345 Well check his latest story to see that he answered you ;)

Though in truth on the blooper reel when it is just the cast "hanging out" he is very clearly enjoying himself more. It's only when he has to officially "perform" for the fans that he looks so bored and uncomfortable. C'est la vie!

by Anonymousreply 346Last Saturday at 1:48 PM

Am I the only one that hates the "ancient x barely adult" ship? And isn't he supposed to appear young *despite* his ancient age? Um...hate to tell ya Benny...ya can't play 20s anymore.

by Anonymousreply 347Last Saturday at 2:53 PM

R347 Yeah it’s really not a good look. The kiddie actress is about 24 or 25 I think, but she looks a lot younger.

I believe there was a lot of age debate in the fandom about his casting when it was announced, altho apparently the creepy author LB had ‘dreamcast’ him back in 2013. She saw a pic of him in a Guardian photoshoot (first pic on link below - not the header! which distorted for some reason) and commented on a fan’s post “I like that gentleman and I like that coat”. Euwwww.

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by Anonymousreply 348Last Saturday at 3:18 PM

Didn't everyone complain at the time that he was too old to play Caspian? History repeating again.

by Anonymousreply 349Last Saturday at 4:11 PM

R349 Hahahah yes they did, Sylvia!! But at least at that point he did look about 19/20 - still too old for the book character but he didn’t look that bad alongside the rest of the cast.

With S&B, I think Bardugo (or possibly a fangirl, can’t recall) at the time defended BB by saying that because he was an ‘ancient character’ he *had* to be more mature-looking. I personally think the rest of the cast (with the exception of Freddy Carter) just look like children compared to BB.

On the other hand, he does look rather dashing in that kefta get-up of his. I just wish he wasn’t interacting with kiddies.

by Anonymousreply 350Last Saturday at 4:27 PM

R347 R348 Regardless of whether it's a good look, it's a classic. Dracula was an ancient immortal vampire who seduces a young woman. Did any of you watch Buffy the vampire Slayer when you were younger? Cause there a 240 year old vampire deflowers a literal minor and that show was praised to the hilt back in its day. The same story has been not only told, but *lived* in real life, over. And over. And over. And over.

Young women are *supposed* to be attracted to and pair up with much older men. After all, experience, wealth and power can recommend a man in an ingenue's eyes. That's the way society has worked for millennia and it still holds true today. Unfortunately or otherwise, Misogyny still absolutely rules this whole world, so this story still gets told in "innocent" manners. And young girls still Eat. It. Up.

(Plus we know Ben doesn't have a problem with much younger women, so. . . .)

by Anonymousreply 351Last Saturday at 4:59 PM

R351 Yes, you’re right. Still don’t like it but it’s the way of our lovely world. Apart from a fight-back, albeit belatedly, from the MeToo movement.

Oh yes, BB and his younger women. Not age-related but that just reminded me of an hilarious bitchy comment ages back when the Rayana girlie was dropping her hints all over the place.

If I remember correctly, her attributes or lack thereof were being debated and a random poster said “You could screen a movie on her forehead”. Classic.

Maybe that’s what BB was doing when he was with her?! Lmao.

by Anonymousreply 352Last Saturday at 5:09 PM

[quote]Yes, you’re right. Still don’t like it but it’s the way of our lovely world. Apart from a fight-back, albeit belatedly, from the MeToo movement.

R352 Well shockingly, it's the way of the world because it keeps getting seen, sought after, perpetuated and accepted by all the major influencers of society. Therefore it continues everywhere else with no real push back.

But don't worry guys. Ben marched in the first Women's March a couple months after he and Rayana apparently broke up. He's woke now. He's only going to be looking at his fellow 40ish year old women from now on. Cause that's what good, woke, non-misogynistic people do, right?

by Anonymousreply 353Last Saturday at 5:51 PM

R353 I think you're mistaking him for Keanu...

by Anonymousreply 354Last Saturday at 8:44 PM

R353 Aspiring to be Leo di Caprio.

Comment from an article about that...

“ There’s still the question as to why some older men choose to date women much younger than them. It sure as hell isn’t shared life experiences and it’s much more complex than just sex. It’s about control.”

Sounds about right for BB.

by Anonymousreply 355Last Saturday at 11:30 PM

R355 Either Leo or Mick Jagger. He became a new father in his 70s. So I don't know what Ben's worried about even if he's already 40 now. He's got decades worth of time to father children after all. And if his heroes are doing it. . .

Any chance you have that full article handy and linkable? I'd be curious to have a full read.

by Anonymousreply 356Last Sunday at 7:31 AM

R356 Sure, here you go.

I also just remembered Ricky Gervais’ classic jibe at the Golden Globes ...

“Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood [is] nearly three hours long. Leonardo DiCaprio attended the premiere, and by the end, his date was too old for him.”

Love it.

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by Anonymousreply 357Last Sunday at 8:26 AM

R357 I do enjoy Ricky Gervais :)

[quote]We’ve all heard that girls mature faster than boys and it’s true. In a British study taken in 2013, scientists found that women’s brains reach emotional maturity at 32, while men mature at 43. They also found that the prefrontal cortex fully develops in women at 21 and men at 25.

And just to belabor the point we've been making, let's educate ourselves on Epigenetics. Does anyone here actually believe men and women are so different genetically that that's why women mature faster? Cause that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. It's because 'Boys Will Be Boys.' We don't have to grow up till we're 43 because society *allows* us to languish in immaturity that long. And to excuse it, society blames women for our *nurtured* shortcomings.

And Ben has happily enabled and lived this WHOLE referenced corner of misogyny for a damned long time now. Let's raise our hand if we think he will ever *actually* 'support women' and be the proverbial change he wants to see in the world? Anyone?

Maybe you're busy on a lazy Sunday, I'll check back later. . . .

by Anonymousreply 358Last Sunday at 8:58 AM

R358 Yes, I agree. This is why - despite his claims to the contrary - I am not sure he’ll ever be in a ‘proper’ relationship. I’d still love to know what advice mommy’s been spilling into his ears all these years....

by Anonymousreply 359Last Sunday at 9:26 AM

R359 Remember. . . all his friends come to him for relationship advice. I'd love to know what he's been spilling to them all these years too. Cause I still wonder if mommy's just literally given up on him and his "inner" child at this point. She may be his mum, but surely she's a smart woman too.

by Anonymousreply 360Last Sunday at 9:37 AM

Both of her children are closer to 40 than 30 and nary a grandchild in sight...at least that they know of. So, how good can she be? Madonna and Guy Ritchie *did* get divorced, after all....

by Anonymousreply 361Last Sunday at 3:29 PM

I can’t believe Mommy would approve of some of his hook-ups, present one included - but then maybe he hides them from her too!!!

by Anonymousreply 362Last Monday at 1:08 AM

R362 "No mum, I'm leaving really early from Christmas this year for my health.."

I don't know about that one. . . .

by Anonymousreply 363Last Monday at 2:23 AM

How I'd love to see a big family gathering where the Ho tells Dr. Barnes (MD FRCPsych DSc) all about how she cured her own endo.

by Anonymousreply 364Last Monday at 3:04 AM

Are we supposed to know who this is?

by Anonymousreply 365Last Monday at 3:19 AM

Fuck off back to your Golden Girls thread, R365.

by Anonymousreply 366Last Monday at 4:09 AM

Eat my ass frau CUNT R366.

by Anonymousreply 367Last Monday at 4:43 AM

JH talking about the 3 lessons of Covid?! What the actual fuck? She obviously learned nothing. She was just in Hawaii?! She has not been in lockdown for a year!!! She has been traveling, going to restaurants without a mask, being completely irresponsible. She is really so out of touch.

by Anonymousreply 368Last Monday at 9:33 AM

Guys guys! Have you set your intentions yet? How about those vibrations? Lean into those vibrations.

by Anonymousreply 369Last Monday at 9:34 AM

R368 She’s an even bigger fucking hypocrite than BB. Vapid bitch. Does she think this is gonna excuse her behaviour or something!?

by Anonymousreply 370Last Monday at 10:59 AM

Please someone - post that story on IG and call her out!!! Unbelievable. Is she delusional? Posts all her travels on IG then warbles on about lockdown anniversary??!!! What planet is she on?

by Anonymousreply 371Last Monday at 11:34 AM

Well clearly you guys just don't understand. . . these people are RICH. They *literally* live above the rest of us up in the hollywood hills. They don't ever have to play by the rules, they can just preach to us that we plebs have to follow the rules for the good of OUR fellow man so that they have the freedom to do whatever the fuck they want (That's the first blessing). We're the ones who have to suffer consequences and learn lessons from the guilt. These people will never understand guilt, they can pay their way out of it (the second blessing).

And the third blessing is DEFINITELY the ability to milk desperate people of their money by promising to psychically cure them of all evils plaguing them the past year. Well eventually cure them of course, don't cancel your subscriptions just yet.

I honestly wonder if it's literally a pathological condition with her. NO ONE else could ever understand behavior *this* disingenuous.

by Anonymousreply 372Last Monday at 1:50 PM

Hey, deuxmois is accepting names and keywords in her IG stories. Go inundate her with Benny and see if she coughs up any tea!

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by Anonymousreply 373Last Monday at 2:15 PM

BTW.. I'd also like to ask about today's hidden messages.. *Who* is stuck in the mud? And *which* mud exactly is that? And *why* can't someone see their problems clearly?

Cause I have a potential solution. Get your heads the fuck out of your asses and you'll be able to see again juuuuuuust fine. Oh and btw.. that's not mud.

by Anonymousreply 374Last Monday at 3:13 PM

R374 Even the way she writes on her post annoys the hell out of me. Not as bad as the trilling voice on her stories, right enough. Both vomit-inducing.

Yeah, what or who is the mud? BB??!! Lmao.

by Anonymousreply 375Last Monday at 4:45 PM

R375 Trilling voice? Surely you mean her High Vibrations.

I can't believe I actually just had to type that. How. How does she have any fans at all. HOW?!?

by Anonymousreply 376Last Monday at 4:52 PM

R376 I can only think that they’re all as obtuse as BB and actually believe all her bullshit. I don’t think for a second that she herself believes a word she spouts. Oh well, a fool and his money....

by Anonymousreply 377Last Monday at 6:01 PM

R373 Dropped... let’s see what pops up.....!

by Anonymousreply 378Last Monday at 6:18 PM

Awwwww how cute.. for the first time in a month he liked one of her posts. The one where she wished her mom a happy birthday.

Is he sucking up to The Mom now. Is that where we're at. Or is abstaining for a month as much as his pathetic inner puppy dog can take.

Let's see.

by Anonymousreply 379Last Tuesday at 1:45 PM

R379 he has clearly learned nothing. He is still aligned with her, liking her posts, playing these stupid games. That’s it, I’m done supporting him. He is the asshole we all don’t want him to be. He doesn’t care about anyone but himself. JH is perfect for him.

by Anonymousreply 380Last Tuesday at 3:52 PM

I remember that it took him *much* longer than a month to start liking Rayana's posts again after they (probably) broke up. But I'm being honest when I say I can't remember if he regularly likes/wishes his "friend's" MOM's happy birthdays, so anyone know?? But of course, if The Mom hadn't been born, The Ho would never have been born either, so maybe he thinks the day should be a national holiday. And The Ho made the point to say her mom always provides "unconditional love and support," which Montanagate showed Ben apparently requires from people.

Kinda makes you wonder though, just how many mommies does Ben Barnes need that he changed his pattern to so publicly support this new mommy? What's wrong with his real one?

by Anonymousreply 381Last Tuesday at 4:45 PM

Puppy back on the leash? Or ‘post-breakup’ liking. Who knows. I’m fed up with him tbh. If he still wants to hang with that weirdo, he’s welcome to it.

by Anonymousreply 382Yesterday at 12:56 AM

R382 PS but he’s ignoring his adoring fan base so what’s that all about.... punishment for not liking his new fuckbuddy?

by Anonymousreply 383Yesterday at 12:58 AM

R383 Oh but sweetie, did you not see his latest twitter likes? There's a 'we love ben barnes' hashtag going strong. Chock full of wallpapers full of his face COMPLETELY surrounded by tons of pink hearts. Like every good teenaged girl has.

Don't worry. He liked those.

by Anonymousreply 384Yesterday at 1:46 AM

Since Ben has recently become infamous for his shitty, shitty decisions, do we need to ask whether he checks ages before he privately messages hearts to his new fanbase? (which because they're stupid children, they gushingly post the proof publicly. . . )

Asking for a (former???) friend.

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by Anonymousreply 385Yesterday at 6:04 AM

Oh my

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by Anonymousreply 386Yesterday at 6:54 AM

Thinking out loud: If Ben's character in S&B is supposed to look younger, why didn't the producers make him shave the beard? That takes ten years off his face instantly.

Why don't ANY producers ever make him shave for a role? I'm SO fucking sick of looking at that thing. Does he have a 'beard clause' in his contracts? Ben Barnes doesn't have that kind of negotiating power.

by Anonymousreply 387Yesterday at 12:01 PM

That’s very true, Sylvia. I don’t mind the beard, but yeah - it’s strange how recently it’s ever-present!

by Anonymousreply 388Yesterday at 12:08 PM

R385 Maybe that’s his new preferred age-range for fuckbuddies.

by Anonymousreply 389Yesterday at 12:34 PM

I was just pondering the beard and the ancient-but-young-looking thing again, why didn't they make him shave? Also, it's hella moth-eaten.

by Anonymousreply 390Yesterday at 2:41 PM

Well. just in case anyone was concerned about Ben's ego following Montanagate. About whether, maybe, people were being too hard on him and making him sad and stuff. Fear not.

I first present Exhibit A. . . and may I honestly say, this is hella weird and creepy. And that has nothing to do with my current feelings for the man formerly known as a lovely fella. Imagine if anyone ever "sent" your parents this about you. AND let you know about it. Yes, I understand they're children, but still. . . *shudders*

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by Anonymousreply 391Yesterday at 3:32 PM

R391 And for exhibit B. . . the aforementioned 'we love ben barnes' hashtag. And Ben liked it. Because of course.

*sigh*

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by Anonymousreply 392Yesterday at 3:39 PM

*puke*

by Anonymousreply 393Yesterday at 4:09 PM

No way that was edited by a kid, that was a grown-ass adult! No child would be that shitty with an editing app. That looks horrible.

Yes, I realize I'm missing the point, but just in case they lurk, I want them to know that their work is utter shit.

by Anonymousreply 394Yesterday at 4:14 PM

Well while we're analyzing Ben's twitter likes, shall we debate some thoughts..

Is this one desperate wishful thinking as Ben tries to manifest this for himself after recent troubles?

Or is this an offer to help a certain monster get "unstuck from the mud" after Monday's "inspiring" post referenced at R374. I mean he would make a rather dashing knight in shining armor after all. (Ben could regress all the way back to Prince Caspian in his mind!!! He was still so young..)

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by Anonymousreply 395Yesterday at 5:57 PM

R395 The Ho Monster can drown in the mud as far as I’m concerned, and Prince Caspian can get on his steed and ride off into the sunset if he likes.

by Anonymousreply 39620 hours ago

R395 When will Ben give in to his deepest suppressed urges and hang up one of these in his house?

(And fuck you DL, for your lack of image preview functionality.)

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by Anonymousreply 39716 hours ago

R397 Sylvia darling, we all know full well that's already hanging right by the door to his bedroom. And every morning, he gives it a little kiss of gratitude before he leaves his safe space for the day.

It's like a security blanket. Makes him feel like a big boy.

by Anonymousreply 39814 hours ago

Two "fun" things to "brighten" your day. This first one is from the same account that gave Ben's parents their award yesterday (R391). I'm kinda wondering if this is actually a troll now?? Cause it's actually a kinda hilarious observation. . . well except for the fact that he's still doing magic and swords and horses. . . .

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by Anonymousreply 39911 hours ago

R399 But now, the piece de resistance..

I can't.

I just *can't*.

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by Anonymousreply 40011 hours ago

Ben picking roles when he was younger:

Am I on the poster?

Is it the lead?

Ben picking roles now:

Paycheck

by Anonymousreply 40110 hours ago

R401 Wait. . . isn't it supposed to be the other way around???

*confused*

by Anonymousreply 40210 hours ago

I don't even know; my point being Our Ben has always been one shallow fucker. Why else would he have ever signed on for Seventh Son??

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