A-lister Ben Affleck addressed the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs on Thursday (March 26).
Wife Jennifer Garner and their 9-year-old daughter Violet proudly watched as the Oscar winner, 42, who founded the Eastern Congo Initiative in 2010, sat next to Bill Gates and testified about the importance of foreign aid in Africa.
Not present were Ben and Jen’s younger kids, daughter Seraphina, 6, and son Samuel, 3.
The Gone Girl actor posted several images of his trip to Congo on Instagram.
“I made my first trip to Congo seven years ago after reading about the two decades of conflict the Congolese people had endured,” he wrote. “I expected to find hopelessness, but the people I encountered, like these former child soldiers, were among the most courageous and resilient I could imagine. #EasternCongo #DRC.”
He captioned another touching photo: “Gender-based violence is another sad legacy of the war in #DRC. Many of @EasternCongo’s partners, like HEAL Africa and Panzi Hospital, work with communities to provide valuable medial services and education for survivors of this violence.”
Chelsea Handler retells a bizarre experience she had with Bill Cosby in Esquire. [Esquire]
I was in Atlantic City playing, doing stand-up, and he was doing stand-up in Atlantic City in the same hotel, and at like three o’clock in the afternoon, someone from the hotel came down and said, “Oh, you know, Mr. Cosby would really like to meet you up in his hotel suite.” And I thought, That’s really weird. This was like ten years ago. And I said, That’s really weird. I don’t want to go alone. I go, I don’t know him. So the three guys I was with—thank God these guys were with me. One was filming and one was like a producer; we were filming something—I brought them up with me to his room and thank God I did, because now I know what would’ve happened if I went up there alone.
Jon Hamm opens up about Don Draper’s fate: “I think that making questionable choices in life doesn’t necessarily negate you from the pursuit of happiness. I hope Don finds peace.” [E!]
Zooey Deschanel tells Jimmy Fallon about keeping her baby’s sex a surprise and being wine-deprived. “You can’t have alcohol. I miss that. I like wine.” [YouTube]
Ashton Kutcher and more celebs slam Indiana governor Mike Pence for passing an anti-gay bill. [E!]
Expectant mum Kate Middleton and her husband, Prince William, stepped out for a tour of the Stephen Lawrence Centre in South London, England on Friday (March 27).
In her final public appearance before baby arrives, the Duchess of Cambridge, 33, wore the same hot pink Mulberry coat she donned during her 2014 trip to New York City.
The royal couple met with staff and volunteers at the Stephen Lawrence Center, a place for community learning and social research. Before leaving, the royal couple signed the visitors’ book and Kate was given a bouquet of flowers.
Last week, the royal mum-to-be revealed her second child will arrive by the “mid-to-end” of April.
Last Wednesday, the pregnant Duchess was all smiles at Brookhill Children’s Centre in London’s Woolwich.