He Was Snubbed Because Of His Wife

jungle animals[Lainey Gossip] Remember his big snub?

Turns out it had something to do with his perfect wife.

You wouldn’t think anyone could hold anything against her — the ideal mother, the supportive spouse — but this goes back years, when she was a candidate for a set-up.

A very powerful man set her up with a single man who needed a girlfriend. A professional meeting turned into him knowing everything about her — too much about her — and a very strange gift: wildlife. She ran the f-ck away and didn’t look back, offending the major Hollywood player who tried to broker the romance. He was so disappointed in her that he put out the word — he won’t work with her anymore.

And eventually, when it came for her now-husband to rise to acclaim, and against his own project no less, he called in every contact he could to make sure that the husband’s name wasn’t included, though in the end, even he couldn’t control the outcome.

Husband:

Wife:

Major Hollywood Player:

Single Man:

Wildlife Gift:

Major Hollywood Player’s Project:

Husband’s Project:

The Big Snub:

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  1. josiew25 says

    Ben Affleck’s snub at the Oscars last year for best director of Argo was because of his wife Jennifer Garner.

    The grudge-holder/opposing director was Steven Spielberg (nominated for Lincoln) who had previously tried to set Jennifer up with Tom Cruise… Who tried winning her over with a real Bengal tiger! Fail. Good choice Jennifer!

    • pumpkin says

      For some reason I love that story. Steven Spielberg trying to set up Jennifer Aflek with Tom Cruise? That’s nuts!

  2. ImThinking says

    Wife:Jennifer Garner

    Major Hollywood Player:Tom Cruise

    Single Man:Tom Cruise

    Wildlife Gift:Bengal tiger

    Major Hollywood Player’s Project:

    Husband’s Project:Nathan Decker

    The Big Snub:

  3. mc0107 says

    husband: ben affleck
    wife: jennifer garner
    major hollywood player: no idea
    single man: tom cruise
    wildlife gift: who knows
    major’s project: not sure
    husband’s project: argo
    bug snub: no nomination for best director

  4. raslebol says

    Ben affleck/jennifer garner/Spielberg/tom cruise/bengale tiger/argo/affleck wasnot nod for oscar as best director

    The hollywood player is not Weinstein : he worked too many times with Affleck
    I don’t buy that it’s true because at this time,Garner was yet involved in Vartan/Affleck debacle

  5. Erin says

    Husband: Ben Affleck

    Wife: Jennifer Garner

    Husband’s Project: Argo

    The Big Snub: Affleck not nominated for Best Director

  6. amylynnco says

    Husband: Ben Affleck

    Wife: Jennifer Garner

    Major Hollywood Player: Steven Spielberg

    Single Man: Tom Cruise

    Wildlife Gift: Tiger

    Major Hollywood Player’s Project: Lincoln

    Husband’s Project: Argo

    The Big Snub: Best Director – Academy Awards 2013

    • lovefifteen says

      It is 100% this.

      “He won’t work with her anymore.” = Jennifer Garner was in Catch Me If You Can, which was directed by Steven Spielberg. He won’t work with her any more.

      “Though in the end, even he couldn’t control the outcome” = Even though Spielberg managed to keep Ben Affleck from being nominated for Best Director, his movie Argo ended up winning Best Picture anyway.

      Wow … what a crazy blind item! Good for Jennifer for running away from that total freak Tom Cruise.

      • missmissy says

        Garner and affleck didn’t marry until 2005. Reports of Spielberg and Cruise falling out occur right about that time. there were reports that Spielberg was upset that TC used War of the Worlds promo to sell scientology.

        So this could have occurred before their fall out and Spielberg still resents Jennifer for the embarrassment. Petty, but it could have happened time wise.

      • bellerose says

        Yup, amylynnco got it. Spielberg tolerated Cruise’s Scientology tents on the WOTW set, so I don’t think he has that big of a problem with Scientology. Spielberg is also rumoured to have set Cruise up with Garner. But Garner quickly ran away when Tom revealed himself to be a CRAZY PERSON when he tried to gift her her a tiger. My favourite part of that story is that Garner probably just said in passing that her favourite zoo animal is a tiger, and Tom took that to mean that she ACTUALLY WANTED A TIGER.

        Apparently Spielberg was unhappy that Garner upset Tom by running away and refusing his oh-so-generous gift of A REAL LIFE TIGER. Spielberg also has a reputation for holding grudges, so it wouldn’t be that surprising if he used his influence to disway the Academy members from giving Affleck the Best Director Oscar. However, apparently he doesn’t have enough influence to sway the outcome for Best Picture.

  7. JoshuaTree says

    Husband: Ben Affleck
    Wife: Jennifer Garner
    Major Hollywood Player: Steve Spielberg
    Single Man: Tom Cruise
    Wildlife Gift: Bengal Tiger
    Major Hollywood Player’s Project: Lincoln
    Husband’s Project: Argo
    The Big Snub: Ben not getting a Best Director Oscar nomination for Argo

  8. hrhfedup says

    I don’t know enough to guess at everyone, but this sounds like Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner…and I have NO IDEA what they mean by “wildlife”. I”m not sure I really wanna know. The snub would be the Oscar snub for Argo.

  9. Mtlmeee says

    Husband: Ben Afflek

    Wife: Jennifer Garner

    Major Hollywood Player: J J Abrams

    Single Man: Tom Cruise

    Wildlife Gift: Bengal Tiger

    Major Hollywood Player’s Project: Star Wars…J J Abrams beat out Ben Afflek to direct it

    Husband’s Project: Argo

    The Big Snub: Best Director nomination for Argo, but eventually won for Best Picture..

  10. Panclocks says

    Husband: Affleck
    Wife: Garner
    Major Hollywood Player: Harvey Weinstein (also an option I considered: Ari Emanuel)
    Single Man: Tom Cruise (pre-Katie Holmes) — this is the big ? for me. No idea who this could be aside from him…
    Wildlife Gift: Who knows with Tom Cruise. Maybe a capuchin monkey?
    Major Hollywood Player’s Project: Silver Linings Playbook (Weinstein served as Exec. Producer on this)
    Husband’s Project: Argo
    The Big Snub: No Best Director Oscar for Batfleck

  11. vbw81188 says

    Ben Affleck, snubbed for Best Director (Argo) at last year’s Academy Awards. Wife is Jennifer Garner. NO CLUE who the single man is or the creepy gift. The “major Hollywood player” made me think of Harvey Weinstein because he is often referred to as the guy with the biggest behind-the-scenes pull in Hollywood. His project was Silver Linings.

  12. wfreshie says

    tom hanks
    rita wilson
    don’t know
    don’t know
    don’t know
    don’t know
    captain phillips
    2014 oscar nom best actor

  13. melly123 says

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are the husband and wife. He was snubbed in the Directing category at the Oscars for Argo, but it ended up winning Best Picture. I think the Single man was Tom Cruise. The major Hollywood Player was Steven Speilberg. His project was the movie Lincoln, which was up against Argo. The wildlife gift was a tiger

  14. hgilchrist says

    Husband: Ben Affleck

    Wife: Jennifer Garner

    Major Hollywood Player: ?

    Single Man: ?

    Wildlife Gift: ?

    Major Hollywood Player’s Project: ?

    Husband’s Project: Argo

    The Big Snub: Oscar Nom – Best Director

  15. funbobby says

    Husband: Ben Affleck
    Wife: Jennifer Garner
    Major Hollywood Player: Harvey Weinstein (but she starred in Butter, released by Weinstein Co.)
    Single Man: ?
    Wildlife Gift: ?
    Major Hollywood Player’s Project: Silver Lining’s Playbook
    Husband’s Project: Argo
    The Big Snub: No Oscar nomination for Best Director.

  16. wfreshie says

    the only thing that doesn’t add up is he has been nominated 3 times since marrying rita…so why did the big player wait and call it in now??

  17. soapboxbetty says

    Oops! Forgot the wildlife gift. Supposedly he sent her a Bengal tiger. I mean, what girl could say no to that…

  18. avaday says

    Husband: Ben Affleck

    Wife: Jennifer Garner

    Major Hollywood Player: ?

    Single Man: ?

    Wildlife Gift: ?

    Major Hollywood Player’s Project: ?

    Husband’s Project: Argo

    The Big Snub: Oscar nomination for Best Director

  19. avaday says

    Major Hollywood Player: Steven Spielberg

    Single Man: Leo D. ? (Jen had a cameo in Catch me if you can with him)

    Wildlife Gift: ?

    Major Hollywood Player’s Project: Lincoln

  20. Madelyn says

    Ben Affleck
    Jennifer Garner
    Steven Spielberg
    Tom Cruise
    Tiger
    Lincoln
    Argo
    2013 Oscar best director snub

  21. lisako says

    This has to be about Jen Garner & Ben Affleck, re: his Oscar snub for Best Director (Argo). Maybe the major Hollywood player is associated with Warner Bros., the studio that produced the film? And the wildlife thing is a head scratcher.

  22. funtworead says

    This has to be the snub of Ben Affleck not being nominated for an Oscar
    Husband Ben Affleck
    wife Jennifer Garner
    Major Player Harvey Weinstein
    single Man. Tom Cruise or Michael Jackson
    wildlife gift chimp from MJ?
    majors project Silver Linings Playbook
    husbands project Argo
    snub No nomination

  23. proud2bblonde says

    Husband: Tom Hanks

    Wife: Rita Wilson

    Major Hollywood Player: Harvey W

    Single Man:??

    Wildlife Gift:??

    Major Hollywood Player’s Project:?

    Husband’s Project: Captain phillips

    The Big Snub: Oscar Nomination

  24. grrrsuperlauren says

    Husband: Ben Affleck

    Wife: Jennifer Garner

    Major Hollywood Player: Steven Spielberg

    Single Man: Tom Cruise

    Wildlife Gift: Tiger

    Major Hollywood Player’s Project: Lincoln

    Husband’s Project: Argo, Directed by Affleck

    The Big Snub: No Oscar Nomination for Directing

  25. Camila says

    Husband: Ben Affleck

    Wife: Jennifer Garner

    Husband’s Project: Argo

    The Big Snub: Best Director nomination at the Oscar’s

  26. PghDude says

    Could this be Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner?

    Snub would be not picking up Best Director for Argo.

    No idea on the Hollywood player’s project.

  27. chandler02 says

    Husband: Ben Affleck

    Wife: Jennifer Garner

    Major Hollywood Player: Brad Grey?

    Single Man: Tom Cruise

    Wildlife Gift: Cat (!?!)

    Major Hollywood Player’s Project: Wife

    Husband’s Project: Argo

    The Big Snub: Best Director Oscar Nomination

  28. 3snaps says

    No clue on most of this very strange blind but I think Ben Affeck was snubbed for best director but still won best pic for Argo and Jen Garner is known as a supportive spouse/good mom so I guess them.

    • 3snaps says

      I am going to now guess Spielberg for the “major player”, No idea if he is brokering romances or why but since he is pretty major I think and his movie was up against Argo, he is my guess.

  29. minx says

    At first I thought this might be the Harvey Weinstein/Gretchen Mol casting couch thing. Her husband is a director named Kip Williams. But I dunno….

  30. coolitlittlehotwater says

    Husband: Ben Affleck
    Wife: Jennifer Garner
    MHP: Spielberg
    Single man: Tom Cruise
    Wildlife gift : a Bengal Tiger
    MHPs Project: Lincoln
    Husband’s Project: Argo
    The Big Snub : Ben Affleck/ Argo not being nominated in the Best Director category as part of the 2013 Academy Awards

  31. Erin says

    Single Man: Tom Cruise

    Gift: Bengal Tiger

    Major Hollywood Player: JJ Abrams? (never worked with Garner again after Alias ended)

  32. elliedee says

    Husband: Ben Affleck

    Wife: Jennifer Garner

    Major Hollywood Player: J.J. Abrams

    Single Man: Tom Cruise

    Wildlife Gift: Bengal tiger

    Major Hollywood Player’s Project: next Star Wars installment

    Husband’s Project: Argo

    The Big Snub: Affleck was not nominated for Best Director Oscar

  33. JenJenJen says

    Reckon this has Scientology undertones particularly after the “knowing too much” part and the image of Tom Cruise earlier today. Tom for the Single Man needing a gf, MHP being someone like Harvey Weinstein? Husband and Wife being Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner (pretty certain she was mentioned as a potential gf after he split from Penelope Cruz). No idea about the wildlife gift but perhaps the snub was supposed to be Affleck not getting a Best Director nom at the Oscars last year but eventually winning Best Film instead for Argo.

    This could all be a load of tosh….

  34. lakelady says

    wife – Jennifer Garner
    Husband – Ben Afflick
    Very powerful Man – JJ Abrams
    Single man – Tom Cruise
    The Big Snub – Star Wars
    Wild Life – Tiger
    Major Hollywood project – Mission Impossible

  35. sidhu105 says

    Husband: Ben Affleck

    Wife: Jennifer Garner

    Major Hollywood Player: Harvey Weinstein

    Single Man: ? Brett Ratner or Tom Cruise, maybe

    Wildlife Gift: No clue.

    Major Hollywood Player’s Project: Silver Lining’s Playbook

    Husband’s Project: Argo

    The Big Snub:

    • sidhu105 says

      Oops, the big snub being that Ben Affleck wasn’t nominated as best director

      – In all honesty, Argo was not that great of a movie.

  36. daisy12 says

    Ben Affleck
    Jennifer Garner
    Tom Cruise
    ???
    Sumner Redstone (DreamWorks made Lincoln)
    Argo
    No Oscar nom for best director

  37. Jealous Much says

    Husband: Ben Affleck

    Wife: Jennifer Garner

    Major Hollywood Player: Steven Spielberg

    Single Man: Tom Cruise

    Wildlife Gift: Bengal Tiger

    Major Hollywood Player’s Project: Lincoln

    Husband’s Project: Argo

    The Big Snub: Affleck not nominated for Best Director for Argo

  38. MyBeans says

    Oh man; I almost forgot about all of this happening. So long ago now.

    Husband: Ben Afflick
    Wife: Jennifer Garner
    Major Hollywood Player: JJ Abrams
    Single Man: Tom Cruise pre Katie
    Wildlife Gift: Tom bought Jennifer a Tiger. A frikken real life tiger!
    Major Hollywood Player’s Project: Star Trek
    Husband’s Project: Argo
    The Big Snub: JJ is directing Star Wars instead of post Oscar-winning Ben

  39. Brooke says

    Husband: Ben Affleck
    Wife: Jennifer Garner
    Major Hollywood Player: JJ Abrams
    Single Man: Tom Cruise
    Wildlife Gift: Bengal Tiger
    Major Hollywood Player’s Project: Star Trek Into Darkness
    Husband’s Project: Argo
    The Big Snub: directing Star Wars for Disney

  40. Dana5570 says

    The ultimate moral of this story is that Tom Cruise is and always will be a creepy, creepy little man.

  41. mugofmead111 says

    I never heard of the rumor about the gift of a tiger. I can see giving someone a cub (because, look, it’s so small and cute) but was it a full-grown tiger?!

  42. kermit1969 says

    Husband: Ben Affleck
    Wife: Jennifer Garner
    Major Hollywood Player: David O. Russell
    Single Guy: Bradley Cooper who starred with Garner on Alias and is a big star in all of David O. Russell’s films
    Wildlife: Don’t know – and I have never heard of anyone other than Nic Cage hanging with wild animals
    Major Player’s project: Silver Linings Playbook against Argo last year
    The Big Snub: Affleck getting passed over for a best director nomination (Argo was competing against Silver Linings Playbook and Russell received the nom for best director).

  43. vbw81188 says

    JJ Abrams created the show Alias, which was Garner’s breakout role back in the day. Hence “won’t work with her anymore.” Gotta be him!

  44. Madeleine says

    And I always thought Spielberg was a nice guy. Why in the world would he think that Jennifer and Tom would be a good match? For what it’s worth, I tried watching both Lincoln and Argo on DVD, and couldn’t make it past 20 minutes on either film. I was bored to tears.

  45. thebutlerdidit says

    Husband-Affleck
    Wife-Garner
    MHP-Abrams (Alias days w Jen)
    Single Guy-Cruise
    Wildlife-baby Bengal
    MHP project-Star Trek
    Snub-SLP won over Argo for best picture Oscar

  46. seattlegirl says

    I’m confused. Was it Cruise or Spielberg that conspired against Afflek? In either case, Tom Cruise is a crazy jerk if he was offended by her reaction. SMH.

  47. Best Man says

    This is nuts! Why would Spielberg care? Would he want his daughter to date that freak, Cruise? I thought Spielberg was one of the normal ones. I feel so naive. Like my innocence has been taken away. I’m not a Garner fan, but if this her, then I’m starting to respect her for not selling her soul to the Hollywood devils. Jeeeez.

  48. tarap says

    Here’s where I need help. I thought I read that Spielberg hated Cruise after Tommy shared the name of a mental health professional who was working with a member of Kate Capshaws extended family and COS picketed that doc. I believe this was during WOTW when the COS stuff was much more visible than it had been. So if this was true, I don’t get the grudge against Garner who opted out of dating this guy.

  49. annabelle77 says

    That’s why I think Harvey Weinstein makes more sense as the Major Player. It just sounds like something he would do. All the rest, about Jennifer and Ben, etc fits.