Kevin Smith reminds the world he created the term ‘Bennifer’ amid work on 2004’s Jersey Girl

Kevin Smith reminds the world that he created the term ‘Bennifer’ amid work on his 2004 film Jersey Girl … as Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez rekindle their romance

Kevin Smith took to Twitter on Monday amid news of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez rekindling their romance, reminding the public that he pointed the phrase Bennifer amid the making of his 2004 film Jersey Girl.

‘”Bennifer” is trending,’ said the Red Bank, New Jersey native, 50. ‘It’s a name I first gave the kids during “Jersey Girl” pre-production, before the world found out they were dating.

He continued, ‘I’d later drop the name in an interview with the @nytimes. Shortly thereafter, it appeared in the article and then entered the vernacular.’

 

Trendsetter: Kevin Smith, 50, took to Twitter on Monday amid news of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez rekindling their romance, reminding the public that he pointed the phrase Bennifer amid the making of his 2004 film Jersey Girl

Trendsetter: Kevin Smith, 50, took to Twitter on Monday amid news of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez rekindling their romance, reminding the public that he pointed the phrase Bennifer amid the making of his 2004 film Jersey Girl

Smith directed the movie which starred Affleck as Ollie Trinke, Lopez as Gertrude Steiney and a cast featuring Liv Tyler, Damon’s pal Matt Damon and the late George Carlin.

The director of films such as Clerks, Chasing Amy and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back spoke about the celeb portmanteau after Daily Mail published photos of the couple together on an excursion in Montana, some 17 years after they called off their engagement in January of 2004 after getting involved in July of 2002.

In photos of the couple, Affleck, 48, and Lopez, 51, were seated in an SUV with Affleck driving. The outing marked the second time in a week that It is the second time Affleck and Lopez had been seen together.

Affleck has past taken ex-wife Jennifer Garner, 49, and their three children, Violet, 15, Seraphina, 12, and Samuel, 9, to the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana, where he reportedly owns a chalet.

The veteran filmmaker looked in good spirits as he was snapped Monday in Austin, Texas

 The veteran filmmaker looked in good spirits as he was snapped Monday in Austin, Texas

Flashback: Affleck played Ollie Trinke and Lopez played Gertrude Steiney in the movie

Flashback: Affleck played Ollie Trinke and Lopez played Gertrude Steiney in the movie 

Flashback: Smith directed the movie, which also featured Liv Tyler, Damon's pal Matt Damon and the late George Carlin

Flashback: Smith directed the movie, which also featured Liv Tyler, Damon’s pal Matt Damon and the late George Carlin 

An insider told E! News Monday that Lopez and Affleck went to the Yellowstone Club in Montana in a private jet for a weeklong excursion, coming in the wake of their respective splits from Alex Rodriguez and Ana de Armas earlier this year.

A Lopez insider told the outlet that she and Affleck ‘have been in touch here and there throughout the years’ … as ‘it’s natural between them and the chemistry is unreal.’

‘Ben reached out to her to see how she was doing and they had dinner together a few times within this last month … they picked up where they last left off and are enjoying each other’s company right now.’

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Chihuahua described as ‘demonic’ finds a new home after post from foster owner

A woman who adopted a ‘demonic’ Chihuahua after reading an adoption advert describing him as a ‘man-hating, child-hating Gremlin’ says her new pet has given her a new lease of life.  

Ariel Davis, 36, from Connecticut, took in two-year-old Prancer after a post from his exhausted foster carer, Tyfanee Fortuna, from New Jersey, took social media by storm last month. 

The brutally-honest rant about his many negative traits – while desperately trying to find him a full-time owner – described the animal as ‘neurotic’ and accused him of creating a ‘Chihuahua hellscape’ in Tyfanee’s home. 

Appearing on This Morning today, Ariel revealed that while Prancer is ‘absolutely demonic’ and Tyfanee’s advert was ‘spot on’ in her description, her new pet has had a very positive impact on her life. 

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Two-year-old pooch Prancer took social media by storm earlier this month when his exhausted foster carer posted a brutally-honest rant about his many negative traits

The advert described the dog as a 'man-hating, child-hating Gremlin' who had created a  'Chihuahua hellscape'

The advert described the dog as a ‘man-hating, child-hating Gremlin’ who had created a  ‘Chihuahua hellscape’

‘It’s been very life-changing. He’s really done a lot to help get me out of the house,’ she said. ‘I was sedentary at the time, I went to work and came home. I was a homebody. Now that I have Prancer, I’m going on walks. 

‘I’m trying to find new ways of taking pictures of him. I’ve learned how to use Instagram which is not something I did before and he’s really helped me open up my social network.’ 

Ariel said she was attracted to other qualities described in the adoption advert such as ‘loyalty’ and felt that as a single lesbian who has no other pets, her home would be perfect for Prancer. 

‘When read the ad I was able to relate a lot to some of the characteristics he was described as,’ said Ariel. 

Ariel Davis, 36, from Connecticut,(pictured) took in the 'demonic' dog after reading the brutally honest advertisement online

Ariel Davis, 36, from Connecticut,(pictured) took in the ‘demonic’ dog after reading the brutally honest advertisement online 

Appearing on This Morning today, Ariel (right) revealed that Prancer is 'absolutely demonic' and the advert posted by Tyfanee Fortuna, from New Jersey (left) was 'spot on'

Appearing on This Morning today, Ariel (right) revealed that Prancer is ‘absolutely demonic’ and the advert posted by Tyfanee Fortuna, from New Jersey (left) was ‘spot on’

‘I cared for a dog that was very similar to Prancer and Tyfanee did a really good job of describing some of his more demonic traits.’ 

‘I’m a single woman and a lesbian so there will be no men in my life for the foreseeable feature,’ she said. ‘I live with another female and no animals and have a job very inclusive of taking care of him.’ 

Tyfanee shared the happy news of Prancer’s adoption in a Facebook update last month, when she expressed her sheer relief at finally being free from the ‘demon’ dog, describing his adoption as the ‘one of the best days of her life’. 

‘Time flies when you’re having fun,’ the post reads. ‘Time also flies when the Chihuahua who held your family hostage for 6 months finally gets adopted. 

‘Prancer is almost a distant nightmare to me now, even though he was adopted just over a week ago. His adoption day was one of the best days of my life. On the flip side, I couldn’t help but feel a bit wrong….it was like expelling myself of a demon and passing it on to someone else.’ 

Ariel is now documenting Prancer's journey on Instagram, and she revealed that the pooch is slowly getting used to his new home

 Ariel is now documenting Prancer’s journey on Instagram, and she revealed that the pooch is slowly getting used to his new home 

Appearing on ITV today, Tyfanee said: ‘He bonded to me very quickly, but after the first week is when his personality started to come out. 

‘Once he became bonded to me he hated all of the other animals, he really hated my dad and was constantly barking, growling, nipping at ankles things like that.

‘For my dad and for my other animals, they could not go into a room without him losing his mind. He would make a lot of noise, I would have to be on top of him all the time. If my dad was there and I wasn’t around he would just go crazy.’ 

She said that Ariel is the perfect owner for Prancer, with several people replying to the advert without being prepared for the animals more difficult traits. 

‘A lot of people wanted him, thought they could change him and he would get along with their animals, said Tyfanee. 

In her original post, Tyfanee revealed Prancer was obese when she started fostering him and 'was too terrified to have a personality'

In her original post, Tyfanee revealed Prancer was obese when she started fostering him and ‘was too terrified to have a personality’ 

The Chihuahua was never socialised by his former owner

Prancer doesn't like men nor children and doesn't get along with other animals either

She explained that Prancer was never socialised by his former owner and for this reason, dislikes children, men and other animals 

‘There were a lot of people, he is a really cute dog so was attracting a lot of the wrong candidates. She [Ariel] actually sent an application and paragraphs about her life and how she thought she would be a good fit for him.’ 

Ariel has been documenting Prancer’s early days in his new home on Instagram – where the viral pup has racked up more than 84.9k followers, although that pales in comparison to the 73,000 shares Tyfanee’s adoption posting currently has on Facebook. 

In that post, Tyfanee made no attempts to hide her dislike of Prancer’s many unpalatable personality traits, explaining that he was a ‘neurotic mess’ and joking that he may well be possessed by an evil spirit.  

‘Ok, I’ve tried. I’ve tried for the last several months to post this dog for adoption and make him sound…palatable. The problem is, he’s just not,’ Tyfanee started. ‘Every day we live in the grips of the demonic Chihuahua hellscape he has created in our home… 

‘If you’re intrigued and horrified at how this animal sounds already, just wait….there’s more.’ 

The foster owner said the animal was best-suited to live with a single woman, a mother-daughter duo or a lesbian couple

The foster owner said the animal was best-suited to live with a single woman, a mother-daughter duo or a lesbian couple 

In the hilarious post, Tyfanee called Prancer a '13lb rage machine,' and said he hard turned her home into a 'Chihuahua hellscape'

In the hilarious post, Tyfanee called Prancer a ’13lb rage machine,’ and said he hard turned her home into a ‘Chihuahua hellscape’

Tyfanee then went into more details about Prancer and how he had ‘adapted’ to his life in her home. 

‘Prancer came to me obese, wearing a cashmere sweater, with a bacon egg n cheese stuffed in his crate with him. I should have known in that moment this dog would be a problem,’ she wrote. 

‘He was owned by an elderly woman who treated him like a human and never socialized him. Sprinkle in a little genetic predisposition for being nervous, and you’ve concocted a neurotic mess, AKA Prancer,’ she added. 

She said that during his first week at her house, Prancer was ‘too terrified to have a personality’ and laid silent, but turned out to be a force to be reckoned with.   

 ‘I am convinced at this point he is not a real dog, but more like a vessel for a traumatized Victorian child that now haunts our home,’ Tyfanee said.

Elon Musk arrives in New York with partner Grimes and baby X Æ A-XII ahead of his SNL hosting gig

And ahead of rehearsals for his Saturday Night Live stint this week, controversial businessman Elon Musk was seen arriving to the east coast on Monday night.

Landing at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport, the 49-year-old Tesla CEO was joined by partner Grimes, 33, and their son X Æ A-XII, who turns one this month.

Musk, who recently moved from California to Texas could be seen in a grey T-shirt and black pants with a bandana around his neck, presumably used as a face mask.

Just landed: Elon Musk and partner Grimes are pictured arriving into a New Jersey airport on Monday ahead of Musk’s hosting gig on Saturday Night Live this week

Doting dad: After landing at New Jersey's Teterboro Airport, the 49-year-old Tesla CEO carried their son X Æ A-XII, who turns one this month

Doting dad: After landing at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport, the 49-year-old Tesla CEO carried their son X Æ A-XII, who turns one this month

Singer Grimes, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher, wore a floral skirt with raised hem which revealed one of her huge leg tattoos.

The Canadian hitmaker teamed it with combat boots and a sweater with backwards baseball cap.

Musk could be seen cradling their baby son who wore a pastel blue onesie, as the couple hopped in a ride to Manhattan. 

News that Musk would be hosting SNL – with music by Miley Cyrus – prompted huge backlash online last month and angered several cast members, who think it is not right that a businessman, rather than a performer, be given the honor.

And there have been early signs of tension between the long-running show’s core cast members and Musk, who is worth an estimated $173 billion.

Musk, who recently moved from California to Texas could be seen in a grey T-shirt and black pants with a bandana around his neck, presumably used as a face mask

Musk, who recently moved from California to Texas could be seen in a grey T-shirt and black pants with a bandana around his neck, presumably used as a face mask

Little one: The couple started dating in 2018 and welcomed X in May 2020

Little one: The couple started dating in 2018 and welcomed X in May 2020

Singer Grimes, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher, wore a floral skirt with raised hem which revealed one of her huge leg tattoos.

Singer Grimes, whose real name is Claire Elise Boucher, wore a floral skirt with raised hem which revealed one of her huge leg tattoos.

Last week, Musk wrote on Twitter: ‘Let’s find out how live Saturday Night Live really is.’

Sharing a screenshot of the tweet Bowen Yang reacted on his Instagram Stories, with the response ‘what the f*** does this even mean’.

Aidy Bryant echoed Yang’s concerns and shared a tweet by Bernie Sanders.

The tweet read: ‘The 50 wealthiest people in America today own more wealth than the bottom half of our people.

‘Let me repeat that, because it is almost too absurd to believe: the 50 wealthiest people in this country own more wealth than some 165 MILLION Americans. That is a moral obscenity. (sic)’ 

The engineer is the the first non-actor or non-athlete since 2015 to host the comedy sketch show.

Big city: The couple were seen getting in a car and presumably heading to New York

Big city: The couple were seen getting in a car and presumably heading to New York

On the move: Grimes, carried a floral backpack, no doubt containing some travel essentials for their tot

On the move: Grimes, carried a floral backpack, no doubt containing some travel essentials for their tot

'Throwing out some skit ideas for SNL. What should I do?' Musk asked his 52 million followers on Twitter

‘Throwing out some skit ideas for SNL. What should I do?’ Musk asked his 52 million followers on Twitter

'Irony Man ¿ defeats villains using the power of irony', was one joke he suggested

‘Irony Man – defeats villains using the power of irony’, was one joke he suggested

Musk, who has a reputation for his unfiltered Twitter feed, wrote: 'Baby Shark & Shark Tank merge to form Baby Shark Tank'

Musk, who has a reputation for his unfiltered Twitter feed, wrote: ‘Baby Shark & Shark Tank merge to form Baby Shark Tank’

Musk Tweeted: 'Woke James Bond'. It was unclear if this was another idea for a joke

Musk Tweeted: ‘Woke James Bond’. It was unclear if this was another idea for a joke

And in preparation for the gig, he took to Twitter to ask for ideas for jokes and sketches.  

‘Throwing out some skit ideas for SNL. What should I do?’ Musk asked.

‘Irony Man – defeats villains using the power of irony,’ Musk Tweeted.

‘Baby Shark & Shark Tank merge to form Baby Shark Tank,’ was another.

He also suggested ‘Woke James Bond’.

Comedian Andrew Dismukes also questioned the decision to hire the businessman.

Andrew referenced the former SNL star Cher-E Oteri, saying: ‘Only CEO I wanna do sketch with is Cher-E Oteri.’

A source told The New York Post that cast members would not be forced to appear with Musk if they didn’t want to.

‘Speaking historically, if a cast member has been that unhappy, they don’t have to do it,’ a source told on Friday.

Bowen Yang

Bowen Yang posted Musk's tweet on Stories with the response 'what the f*** does this even mean' after Musk tweeted: 'Let's find out how live Saturday Night Live really is'

Bowen Yang posted Musk’s tweet on Stories with the response ‘what the f*** does this even mean’ after Musk tweeted: ‘Let’s find out how live Saturday Night Live really is’

Aidy Bryant

Aidy Bryant seemed to aim a subtle shot at Musk, the world's second richest man, by posting an old quote from Senator Bernie Sanders

Aidy Bryant seemed to aim a subtle shot at Musk, the world’s second richest man, by posting an old quote from Senator Bernie Sanders

They said that Lorne Michaels, the boss of SNL, ‘won’t ever make them do anything they don’t want to do.’

No cast members have pulled out of the show yet, the paper said.

Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday.

The source added: ‘Whether you like him or not, Elon is a very interesting character. He’s very much a showman.’

As soon as it was announced that Musk would be appearing, fans took to social media to share their outrage about Musk’s upcoming appearance.

Andrew Dismukes, who became a featured player this season, also joined in, joking 'Only CEO I wanna do sketch with is Cher-E Oteri' in reference to the former SNL star

Andrew Dismukes

Andrew Dismukes, who became a featured player this season, also joined in, joking ‘Only CEO I wanna do sketch with is Cher-E Oteri’ in reference to the former SNL star

One wrote: ‘Elon Musk hosting SNL is huge for guys still making ‘that’s what she said’ jokes who think they’d be great at hosting SNL (sic)’

Another added: ‘There really was nobody else available to host SNL? Elon Musk? Why?’

Musk and Grimes – who started dating in 2018 – welcomed their son in May 2020.

Musk later revealed the pronunciation of their sons name, explaining it’s X Ash A Twelve. Æ is a character used in some languages, and is often pronounced ‘ash,’.

Meanwhile, the businessman recently admitted that his girlfriend Grimes has a ‘much bigger role’ in parenting their son X.

He said: ‘Well, babies are just eating and pooping machines, you know?

‘Right now there’s not much I can do. Grimes has a much bigger role than me right now. When the kid gets older, there will be more of a role for me.’ 

Though a surefire way to get eyeballs on the screen, many fans took issue with the tech wizard hosting, as they felt he didn't need more exposure as he boasts a net worth of $177B dollars

Though a surefire way to get eyeballs on the screen, many fans took issue with the tech wizard hosting, as they felt he didn’t need more exposure as he boasts a net worth of $177B dollars