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Ben Affleck 'Real Time' flap: Liability for 'Gone Girl' or nonissue?
Ben Affleck 'Real Time' flap: Liability for 'Gone Girl' or nonissue?

Ben Affleck had a busy weekend, to say the least. The "Gone Girl" star saw his marital murder mystery open in a pitched box-office battle, while critics and cultural commentators debated the film's artistic merits and the Internet buzzed over whether Affleck flashes a split-second of nudity. Amid all that, the 42-year-old actor and filmmaker also appeared on HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher" on Friday evening and got into a heated debate about Islam, of all things. Although "Gone Girl" has nothing to do with that subject, the appearance pushed a hot button at a time when the movie is seeking — and has thus far received, judging by Fox's...

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