Ben and J. Lo: "We Were Just Kidding…"
Aug 7 2003 by Lucky Lani
In response to the horrendous criticism of their inexcusable box office catastrophe, "Gigli," real-life Hollywood power couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer "J. Lo" Lopez today insisted to reporters that "it was all a fun gag, no harm, no foul, ha ha."
The ill-attended press conference , which took place in the basement of a Chuck E. Cheese in the San Fernando Valley, was the couple's fourth attempt to explain how such a bad movie could be released to the world. Previous excuses included: "Our dog ate the good script," "America isn't ready for such high-concept, Kubrickian brilliance," and, the most believable one by far, "We were busy having sex in our trailers while we should've been rehearsing. Our bad."
The poorly-conceived comedy/drama, which cost more than $50 million to produce but is estimated to make an underwhelming $7 million when it's all said and done, has gained international attention. According to Yahoo.com, "…even India's Hindustan Times was moved to publish an online story about how real-life lovebirds Lopez and Affleck have vowed to never, ever make a movie together again."
In what appears to be a related story, J. Lo is said to have received a ceremonial visit from former big screen wannabes Madonna and Mariah Carey. DeadBrain sources reported overhearing the pop divas singing an off-key ballad entitled, "Welcome to the Club."