What People Are Talking About: Ben Affleck, 'NSync, Allen Iverson

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What People Are Talking About

This week, Batman will make his triumphant return as a kid from Bahston; 'NSync is messing with us; and Allen Iverson is ready to retire.

Ben Affleck is Batman

The internet has lots of opinions, and the no one can decide if Ben Affleck as Batman is the best or worst decision DC has made for its upcoming "Superman" sequel. All we know is we have a lot of feelings. Some are arguing that Ben Affleck as Batman is a horrible, awful, rotten, no-good choice — likely in part because Ben Affleck is known as a less-than-fantastic actor. On other parts of the internet, however, some are saying Ben as Batman is actually an excellent choice. He likes comics, he recently did well critically with "Argo," and similar hoopla surrounded Heath Ledger when he was cast as The Joker, which turned out to be one of the most well-acted roles of all time. So the jury's out, but it's still fun to fight about it. Let's keep in mind that Ben Affleck was in "Daredevil"... and we all know how that ended up.

'NSync Reunites

Earlier this week, I mentioned that there were rumors 'NSync would reunite at Sunday's music video award show. However, no official sources have come forward and confirmed this will be happening. In fact, TMZ asked 'NSync member Joey Fatone about the reunion and Joey adamantly denied it. ...But too adamantly, perhaps? I mean, it does seem a little weird he'd try to play coy and tell TMZ about his cousin's 40th birthday party when he knows we're all just interested in the dish on whether the rumors are true. Regardless, we're all just putty in 'NSync's hands waiting to see if they'll give in to the demand.

Allen Iverson Retires

11-time All-Star Allen Iverson is preparing to officially announce that he will be retiring from the NBA. Iverson, who is 38, has not played professionally since 2011, and hasn't played in the NBA since 2010. Despite that, back in March, he mentioned he still hoped to return to the NBA and revive his career. According to ESPN, Iverson, who played for Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets and Memphis Grizzlies, is considered "one of the best pound-for-pound scorers in NBA history." Larry Brown, Iverson's coach from 1997-2003, said, "He might be the greatest athlete I've ever seen. I don't think there'll be another one like him." Check out some of his career highlights at left.


What were you talking about this week?

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