BEN AFFLECK’S “THE TOWN” IS A HIT: THE J.LO JINX IS OFF AT LAST
The jinx is over. After Ben Affleck’s highly publicized split with his then fiancee Jennifer Lopez (can you remember that far back?) his career seemed to go into the dumpster. Ben and Jen became the tabloid couple of the hour and he lost the credibility he’d achieved with “Good Will Hunting.” Ben’s career went down the drain after he costarred with Jen in the ill-fated “Gigli,” while his best friend Matt Damon went on to bigger and better things. Jennifer Lopez took the blame for derailing Ben’s career. Happily, the J.Lo jinx ended spectacularly this weekend when Ben’s movie “The Town” swept the box office.