Morning Sideboob: Ben Affleck Kicked Out of Hard Rock for Counting Cards
The House Is Always Supposed to Win
Looks like Hard Rock is still smarting from the time in 2001 when Ben Affleck cashed out for $800,000 at one of the casino’s blackjack tables. They now watch him like a hawk whenever he walks in.
Ben and his wife, Jennifer Garner, were in Las Vegas last week to spend a little quality time together before he heads off to film Superman vs. Batman in Detroit. It’s well known that Ben likes to gamble, and like clockwork, he sat down at the high-rollers table to try his luck. But Ben’s “luck” happens to include a little trickery…namely card counting.
So Hard Rock tossed his ass out onto the dirty Sin City streets.
And they didn’t stop there. Once Ben was escorted off the premises, Hard Rock alerted other casinos in the area.
Affleck “uses perfect basic,” a common term for introductory card counting, according to the alert, “but also takes insurance according to the count. Uses black $100 cheques to keep track of the count while playing.”
Another alert issued the next day to major casinos in the area claimed that Ben is “currently suspected of advantage play,” according to a copy of that document.
“He has been observed playing blackjack at multiple Las Vegas Strip properties, and is suspected of moving his wagers with the count,” the report notes. “He was reportedly backed off at one off-Strip casino,” referring to the Hard Rock incident.
Sounds like great quality time with your wife, Ben.
Nick Carter and Jordan Knight Revisit Their Boy Band Past
Nick Carter, 34, from the Back Street Boys and Jordan Knight, 44, of the New Kids on the Block have come together to form a middle-aged women’s musical dream: Nick & Knight, the dynamic duo. Don’t worry, ladies, both former boy-band heartthrobs still tour with their original acts.
Here’s a sample of “Just the Two of Us.”
Boy bands have always found themselves the butt of the joke, but these two appear to have a healthy sense of humor about it all because they agreed to a photo shoot with BuzzFeed in which they reenacted some of their most cringeworthy teen-mag poses.
You can check them all out here.
We’ve all got those photos from our childhood we’d like to forget about. Thank God they never had a chance in hell of being turned into a poster and sold by Bop magazine.
Courtney Love’s Dad Thinks She Was Involved in Kurt Cobain’s Death
There’s a new book out that is again digging into what it claims is the suspicious death of Kurt Cobain. Hank Harrison is the author of Love Kills: The Assassination Of Kurt Cobain, but he’s not your average conspiracy theorist or a rabid Nirvana fan. He’s Courtney Love’s father. The father and daughter are estranged, naturally.
Hank told Radar Online he believes Kurt’s death was not a suicide and that Courtney was somehow involved.
No doubt she was capable. I can’t prove she pulled the trigger, but I can prove her involvement to a high degree of certainty.
The Father of the Year claims the evidence lies in a handwritten letter found in Kurt’s wallet that mocked his wedding vows to Courtney: “Do you Kurt Cobain take Courtney Michelle Love to be your lawful shredded wife, even when she’s a b**ch with zits and siphoning all (your) money for doping and whoring…”
It’s since come out that the note was reportedly written by Courtney as a joke before the toxic twins got married.
Courtney has remained mum on the whole situation but did release the song “Wedding Day,” which includes the line “Daddy, Daddy, don’t you fuck with me.”
Father’s Day is right around the corner. What do you get the guy who thinks you’re a murderer?
Sideboob of the Day
Did you know Carrie Underwood is one of the world’s most influential people? Here she is arriving at the 2014 Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People in the World Gala.
[Ben Affleck and Carrie Underwood photos by PR Photos]