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Ben Barnes XXXIII - For no reason whatsoever


by Anonymousreply 164June 4, 2023 5:02 PM

Is Ben Barnes white?

by Anonymousreply 1April 10, 2023 1:07 AM

If you'd ever seen him dance, you wouldn't have to ask that question in every thread R1.

by Anonymousreply 2April 10, 2023 1:11 AM

Perhaps literally just a coincidence just time, but then perhaps not? Minute 1:25 in this video.

Now just what is that song in Ella's latest deer IG story then??? Does Ben sing it round the house often amongst friends?

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by Anonymousreply 3April 12, 2023 12:11 PM

Something may just be going on here. I missed her story post R3 and out of curiosity checked the Los Angeles highlights. Caught my eye she was at Joshua Tree National Park on May 13th 2021. Guess who was at Joshua Tree on May 11th of the same year? Yup. Benny boy. These two might actually be a thing. Even if it's on again/off again.

by Anonymousreply 4April 13, 2023 7:01 AM

Ben is going to be 42 in a few months and has never been married or had children. I still think he pings.

by Anonymousreply 5April 13, 2023 7:48 AM

yon Gonzalez, in cable girls looks a little like ben barnes

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by Anonymousreply 6April 13, 2023 8:18 AM

R4 Well, unless the OP is doing it, they both now appear to be playing the untagging game. Someone has been making posts on IG linking them as boyfriend/girlfriend since this past weekend. Yesterday afternoon Ben was untagged from the latest post within an hour (he's slipping and out of practice since The Ho???). And then Ella. . . finally noticed. . . was told. . . was pointedly instructed. . . about the posts and untagged herself from all four posts at once (that again went back days). I mean, does she regularly check her tagged page every few days and get rid of stuff she finds objectionable, or is she being influenced and needing to check it like a hawk is her life now cause that's the cost of having a new friend. Sorry, meant to say a new, paranoid, indignant friend that's too embarrassed to be publicly seen with you. Who can say!

by Anonymousreply 7April 13, 2023 12:18 PM

[quote] Someone has been making posts on IG linking them as boyfriend/girlfriend since this past weekend.

A troll account or a genuine fan account? Because if it's a troll account I'll look at it.

by Anonymousreply 8April 13, 2023 1:59 PM

R8 It's definitely a new burner account as the only posts on there are these Benny/Ella ship posts, but no particular indication whether it's trolling or just observing.

Also forgot to mention, this is a second account that's posting these ship pics. The other one either deactivated or changed names (I can't find it anymore) presumably after "getting caught." Lends probability to the 'Ben is untagging himself' line of thinking IMO.

by Anonymousreply 9April 13, 2023 2:53 PM

I think she is just the flavor of the month. Till Jho throws the lasso again.

by Anonymousreply 10April 13, 2023 8:05 PM

I'd like to see this Ben/Ella ship account. Curiosity killed the white cat lol Also if this is Peyton's cat that was there at the same time as Rob lived with Ben, was the picture of Rob holding the cat taken at Peyton's house or Ella's house? Or are Ella n Peyton living together? And now I wonder about what he said in a recent interview about spontaneously going to get dessert because he likes to make people happy and she wanted dessert. Who is the "she"?

by Anonymousreply 11April 15, 2023 3:17 AM

Cuz if it was Peyton's cat and Peyton and Ben broke up but then didnt take her cat with her that doesnt make sense. When this mean it's Rob's cat? Dang it I wish I had that still from the kiss charity video that had been putting his nose up to the cat's nose

by Anonymousreply 12April 15, 2023 3:21 AM

R11 R12 Well the cat photo is easy to find by just searching "Ben Barnes white cat" into google images, as it pops right up for me on a german facebook page. (Or his SU2C video is on his IG from Feb 2020 if memory serves) And the room in the background is completely out of focus, but my best guess looking at it is that's nowhere in Ben's house. So if it's the same white cat, it's most likely somewhere else IMO.

But the interview (linked below, last paragraph was it?) you're talking about doesn't say "she." It says some friends and somebody and someone. On the other hand however, one "fun" moment from another S&B2 interview ("Harper's Bazaar Food Diaries - everything ben barnes eats in a day" if interested) shows him mentioning that "someone recently introduced him to macadamia nut milk and it's delicious.." Of course perhaps only a coincidence that macadamia nuts are native to Australia. Just fun facts!

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by Anonymousreply 13April 15, 2023 7:26 PM

Ben Barnes ? Please explain.

by Anonymousreply 14April 15, 2023 7:29 PM

God the interview makes me cringe. And is there really a day in what eats like Jules? Don‘t worry, it was Jules who introduced him. No one else. Don‘t fool yourselves into thinking she‘s not the one anymore.

by Anonymousreply 15April 15, 2023 9:43 PM

R13 Thanks! This helps.

by Anonymousreply 16April 15, 2023 9:57 PM

The Joshua Tree timing is just a coincidence then? If not, these 2 have known each other for a while.

I think the background of cat pic looks like the window leading outside with the barrel shape lamp shade he had there at the time when I compare it to pics at the time. He is holding the cat in a beige cat bed and bringing the bed close to him. The time spent on this makes me feel dumb a bit.

Maybe cat was Robs after all and Ella or Peyton adopted when he moved out. I'm haunted by why Ben would include a pic of himself wearing a cat fur covered black merch sweatshirt to be in a Bandwear email blast. Something about this bothers me but don't know why. Maybe cuz ima newer fan and he confuses me.

And his sniffing, nose touching, swallowing what seems like nose drainage is odd. Like is it Coke use or allergies and why not take meds if your gonna do an intvw seen by so many. Chewing gum.on the premier of show? Drunk like dancing with fly half down with live Scary Pockets. It's like he's a mess lately

by Anonymousreply 17April 15, 2023 10:10 PM

R17 The white cat is a mystery we probably won’t ever solve!

Now I confess I didn’t pay close attention to any of his recent music show vids but I’m concerned I missed the ‘fly half down’ incident. Was that during his recent guest appearance on SP show? This I need to see!

by Anonymousreply 18April 16, 2023 11:27 AM

R18 Yeah it looked like he had gone to the toilet and then rushed on stage lol. Or his pants were ill fitting and it strained the zipper. I couldd be seeing the silver flash of something else but looks zipper half down to me! He seemed off balance too. I know he dances a bit funky like a bird flapping wings sometimes but looked to me like he was stumbling. And he was more off key, didn't know the lyrics. Apparently had them written on his hand. Why perform to the biggest crowd so far as a guest and with a song you kinda dont know. But I'm a bit harsh perhaps

by Anonymousreply 19April 16, 2023 10:06 PM

R19 Ah ok…. for posterity, I rewatched several times (with sound muted!) and I do believe it’s a metal button fly. If you look at the light reflection on the zip of his jacket it’s linear, however there are two dots of light visible in the fly area. You can also catch a glimpse of a button in one of the zoomed-in vids. And I think that’s just Ben’s awkward dance moves? - with extra adrenaline mixed in cos he’s a “Special Guest”. Boy living the dream!

Get back to acting please, Mr Barnes.

by Anonymousreply 20April 17, 2023 9:53 PM

Don't worry R20, our woke king is going back to BLM activism instead. I guess either Viola Davis feels safe enough to repost, or he felt safe enough in joining in with the *countless* number of other celebrities sharing this story (days later of course, Benny doesn't follow the news on his own. Waaaayyyyyyy too much negativity that crushes his "life is full of nothing but sunshine and happiness" vibe. He only gets "news" from his fellow celebrities after the fact. Because he's a fucking CHILD.)

(Is it just coincidence that Ben and The Ho both followed Viola at relatively the same time? We all know what bipoc allies they are after all, gotta keep up appearances.. *rolls eyes*)

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by Anonymousreply 21April 17, 2023 10:36 PM

R20 thank you for putting yourself through the arduous task. LOL I appreciate the clarification :)

by Anonymousreply 22April 17, 2023 11:13 PM

When he reads out that caption above the door I can hear Jho in the end.

by Anonymousreply 23April 18, 2023 4:13 AM

R23 Absolutely not shrill enough!

by Anonymousreply 24April 18, 2023 5:03 AM

R21 He tried to be positive about it! He shared the read and share this from Viola and three minutes later he was back in the positivity land 😂 it's giving sister act 😂

by Anonymousreply 25April 18, 2023 6:11 AM

[quote] He tried to be positive about it!

Was it a good move? A positive move?

by Anonymousreply 26April 18, 2023 6:16 AM

Don‘r kid yourselves kids. I know it, Jho is at it again. She is in LA these days. I feel something coming.

by Anonymousreply 27April 18, 2023 8:26 AM

If anyone needs some weird ass "entertainment" for this evening. . . . After that first time Ella untagged herself from all the Couple Posts at once (mentioned in the last thread), she hasn't done any more untagging again even though Ben has continued it (with one exception he likely didn't see as it was further down his page). But just now, a new post went up tagging them both. Ben found it and untagged himself VERY quickly. Then, soon after, Ella *apparently* hid that post from her tagged page, though she didn't actually untag herself (why the change???). And she also hid the previous post from yesterday, again not actually untagging. But, she neither hid, nor untagged the post before that. But then, that post she actually left up is the same one Ben (accidentally???) left himself tagged on.

So did poor Ella get a demand from an embarrassed and ashamed Benny to hide herself from his life but is just ridiculously confused on how to proceed? Does she think she's correctly following Ben's demands by taking down all the posts but the one he left up? There's absolutely nothing special about that post, so is she just not smart enough to figure out he left it up by mistake? This is just kinda hilarious to watch!

by Anonymousreply 28April 18, 2023 11:10 PM

R28 This is actually a lot of fun to hear. I delight in Ben twisting in the wind

by Anonymousreply 29April 18, 2023 11:18 PM

Is Ben hung like a moose or something? He isn't nearly pretty enough to have this much DL attention.

by Anonymousreply 30April 19, 2023 12:48 AM

R30 there is evidence to the fact

by Anonymousreply 31April 19, 2023 4:22 PM

R31 Brilliant

by Anonymousreply 32April 20, 2023 11:37 PM

Is it just me or does this pic make him look like he has a beer belly or something?? I know it's just a silly t-shirt, but it just looks like it fits weird on him..

(But also, at least he looks *so* happy to be sharing it..)

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by Anonymousreply 33April 21, 2023 2:11 AM

It isn't the most flattering. Especially since he is so thin it's funny to take a picture that makes him look wide somehow. I think its edited somehow. On the right his arm looks kind of warped wavy by the bicep. The left looks like a clone tool to extend wall to cover the glassdoor view. And there's a few digitally glitchy spots. Like his friend takes professional photos. Why not just have someone do it for him. Like the basketball su2cancer one.

by Anonymousreply 34April 21, 2023 4:20 AM

Who has chosen love?

by Anonymousreply 35April 21, 2023 4:24 AM

DL, we've been blessed by a white cat and someone's back (and a ring that maybe IG flips in stories???) lol..

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by Anonymousreply 36April 21, 2023 7:16 AM

R36 thanks!

def a girl in the background (maybe Peyton), spotted the map from Robs cat holding pic in the bakround. Cat questions answered! Looks like a right hand ring. Oven clock says it was taken a little after 7pm but she posted at almost 3am/12am.

One of the pics is still tagged by both of them too i think.

And yes I do have this much time on my hands lol

by Anonymousreply 37April 21, 2023 9:24 AM

For comedy.

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by Anonymousreply 38April 23, 2023 3:29 PM

Yes, it's too many rope jokes.

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by Anonymousreply 39April 24, 2023 12:01 PM

He has crosses the zenith of his beauty.

by Anonymousreply 40April 24, 2023 7:38 PM

R40 Translation: he's over 40 and fug - discard.

by Anonymousreply 41April 25, 2023 10:57 AM

I may be in the minority here but I think he looks good in his red/burgundy suit and black shirt combo… and at least they’ve tried for a tiny bit of comedy this time.

by Anonymousreply 42April 25, 2023 2:37 PM

R42 Nah I think he pulls it off well as well. It's only when the scientologist dresses him (or when he dresses himself, but that long-standing goes without saying) that he looks like shit. But apparently there are still some professionals out there that know what they're doing. And he's always been good at tongue-in-cheek or self deprecating comedy. Why the hell they didn't start with that option originally I will never understand. Man's just paying the bills at this point. And by paying bills I unfortunately mean self funding his continuing life long music nightmare. Ugh.

by Anonymousreply 43April 25, 2023 3:07 PM

R43 Agree…. that guy totally has to get back to acting and pronto.

by Anonymousreply 44April 25, 2023 5:00 PM

R44 Well well… looks like in fact he did. Black Mirror S6!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 45April 26, 2023 4:41 PM

Coming in. . . checks notes. . . two months?!? When the hell did this happen?

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by Anonymousreply 46April 26, 2023 4:56 PM

Filmed during Summer 2022 so post The Critic for Ben, I’m guessing

by Anonymousreply 47April 26, 2023 5:35 PM

Is he playing a sexy villain with 13 minutes' total screen time?

by Anonymousreply 48April 26, 2023 5:57 PM

R47 Well immediately after S&B finished he started The Critic. Then there was debate on how long that took, as he appeared to remain in London for *two* months, but there was a cast report that filming took only one month. After "London" his family apparently came to stay with him in LA (Disneyland trip), then after that was the hilariously INFAMOUS speed dial booty call with The Ho in NYC leading up to his birthday.

So did he actually sneak in BM filming in that second month in London (he spent an inordinate amount of time in London that autumn, could have needed reshoots, though beard vs. no beard, or ADR), or was it after his birthday in LA and that was why he didn't spend his actual birthday with his girlfriend. Or other. . . .

R48 There will obviously be a contractually obligated sex scene, why else would anyone hire Ben Barnes?!?

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by Anonymousreply 50May 6, 2023 9:51 PM

Last time Ben was in Miami (that we know of) was for the suspiciously gay yacht cruise! Let's hope for another one.

by Anonymousreply 51May 7, 2023 1:16 AM

Yep Formula One. Climate friendly.

by Anonymousreply 52May 7, 2023 1:42 PM

Awwww, he's attempting to go official or something. They grow up so fast.. *sniff*

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by Anonymousreply 53May 8, 2023 12:07 AM

R53 Ha! he’s linked to that Tiktok account which he hadn’t even mentioned, so no one knew if it was fake or not! And no Twitter link.

Well, if he thinks the backlash he got on Twitter was bad after NewYorkGate, he has no idea just how toxic Tiktok can be.

That’s where all the REALLY nasty little kids hang out, so I hope for his sake he doesn’t do anything to upset them, lmao!

Bet that was his new pal Kevin who suggested he get an account. Bad Kevin!!!

by Anonymousreply 54May 8, 2023 7:20 PM

Is that one of those DIY sites?

by Anonymousreply 55May 8, 2023 7:22 PM

R55 You have to go on a waitlist to get one… I’m betting they CURATE™️ your stuff for you then send you the link to your Komi page (his favourite word lately)

R54 Plus I forgot to mention… not only toxic teens but shady links to certain overseas governments who steal all your data and whatever… look out Benny!!!! 😂

by Anonymousreply 56May 8, 2023 7:28 PM

R54 You're absolutely right, I completely missed that! I had seen the rumor floating around he had started a TikTok, but there's the proof. But way to *continue* to chase after a younger and even younger crowd there Ben. Truly, it's a real good look for you. Always served you well previously.

by Anonymousreply 57May 8, 2023 10:01 PM

Does he have “a” TikTok?

by Anonymousreply 58May 8, 2023 10:24 PM

R58 Yes he does. It was set up a few months ago but he’s never publicly claimed it - until now. So the fandom weren’t sure if it was genuine or a fake. Good luck to him that app is even more of a cesspit than Twitter 😬

by Anonymousreply 59May 8, 2023 10:27 PM

R54 Just thinking more about the no Twitter link on this new Komi thing he’s set up. Not only has he not linked, but does he truly think that his bio warning “this is the only account that represents me” (in caps!) is going to deter the scammers?

No chance.

He purports to be concerned about fraudulent accounts and he can’t even shell out a few dollars a month to get his blue tick back? Yes, Musk is a complete money grubbing prick but even so.

It would at least help if he was verified again.

by Anonymousreply 60May 9, 2023 7:53 PM

R60 Honestly, the blue checks literally mean nothing now. Because now literally anyone, and more than one person, can pay to be verified as anyone they want to be. There's no longer a limit to how many verified Ben Barnes accounts there can/will be now because all it takes to be one is 8 bucks a month. No oversight.

But anyway. . . did you all know that Ben always has the *hardest* of die cast abs? I swear to God the denialism required to be a doe eyed fan girl is utterly staggering and absolutely pathetic. (And yes, you've already read the interview. many times *rolls eyes*)

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by Anonymousreply 61May 9, 2023 8:39 PM

R61 I hear you about the blue ticks and yes I know that anyone can apply for one now.

However even although Twitter has lost a lot of staff since Musk took over which affected who knows what in the background, they are still gonna check if someone comes along and claims to be a celebrity, especially one who already has a profile on Twitter.

Which is why he should pay the 8 bucks so that he is ‘the’ verified Ben Barnes on there.

Without that and by just shoving a disclaimer on his bio, he’s just another pebble on the beach.

After all, he’s bound to get burned by the meanies on Tiktok somewhere along the way and he’ll then probably want to go running back to Twitter! Lmao.

by Anonymousreply 62May 9, 2023 10:25 PM

R62 And forgot to say… add the Twitter link to his Komi page! He shouldn’t have left it off tbh.

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by Anonymousreply 64May 11, 2023 3:06 AM

I think the blonde one is more interesting. Peyton is a friend but the other one is in fact much closer

by Anonymousreply 65May 11, 2023 8:20 AM

And there was not one atom of personality between them.

I'm surprised that BB ever broke it off with Peyton in the first place, as she is his ideal woman. No social media, basically unknown, and will never pull focus from him. It's like staring into a void.

by Anonymousreply 66May 11, 2023 11:45 AM

R66 I’ve still never got anything but friend zone vibes from them, then and now. She’s like the perennial loyal friend, the unproblematic ‘plus one’ who yes, will never put pix on the gram or hog the limelight. Who knows - we’ll never hear one way or another from either of them!

by Anonymousreply 67May 11, 2023 12:02 PM

R66 Do we know who broke it off with who though? 100% my opinion only as it's going off absolutely nothing more than my spidey senses, but I always thought the opposite. Partially because of *exactly* what you said! (but at least there's a pillow between them in this photo, so..)

But just how drunk on tequila is poor Benny that he forgot to run for the hills as soon as someone pulled out a camera next to them?!?

by Anonymousreply 68May 11, 2023 12:09 PM

Yes yes, but who is the blond lady in her brazier?

by Anonymousreply 69May 11, 2023 1:10 PM

So apparently it's just a cameo? But then again that literally looks like a picture of Ben as how he usually dresses just coming in off the street to sit down, so I would guess the utter lack of wardrobe and hair makes sense for "just a cameo", no?

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by Anonymousreply 70May 11, 2023 10:12 PM

The white cat hair all over his sweatshirt makes sense now if he's been doing it with Peyton this whole time. Theres been pics of them together on/off for like a decade plus the ones Rob used to have posted when he became a citizen. I assume it was Rob, Ella, Peyton and Ben on the Malibu hike. And the Ella story with cat set to the tune of Queen's 'Best friend'. It was like saying "hey ppl, he's not fucking me, he's been fwb with Peyton for years now." Im kidding . Unless Im right. The guy clearly has intimacy issues with a phobia of commitment and Peter Pan syndrome all rolled into one. I kind of feel bad for the girls he goes through. Although you know what you're getting into with him... I would think.

by Anonymousreply 71May 11, 2023 11:51 PM

Out of all people to take to a Formula One expenses paid trip to Miami... he took her.

by Anonymousreply 72May 12, 2023 12:00 AM

Why is everybody ignoring the blonde naked woman who actually sits much closer to him. If he and Peyton lean back, they are not close. I think this is a group of people invited.

by Anonymousreply 73May 12, 2023 9:28 AM

R73 Everybody's ignoring her because no one knows who she is. Including the people who worked this party. But they also obviously have no idea who Peyton is either (admittedly, does anyone outside of Ben's fans and Hallmark movie watchers?)

My opinion only, but if this was a "group of people invited," the people hired to photograph and promote the party would bother to find out who everybody was to better promote "the stars" *cough* at that party. But Ben is the only one in question that's identified. Also there's a rotating cast of people sitting in those seats around Kendrick, but Peyton is sitting in that same spot next to Ben in every picture. Also Kendrick is the only person Ben followed that night, meaning he's the only person Ben thought would elevate his Hollywood status by knowing. No better proof than *that* to a Ben Barnes fan!

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by Anonymousreply 74May 12, 2023 12:11 PM

R74 In every picture? What am I missing - I’ve only seen the one?

by Anonymousreply 75May 12, 2023 1:00 PM

Probably she's just a model hired to be an attractive seat-filler.

by Anonymousreply 76May 12, 2023 1:16 PM

R75 Just scroll through that link I shared. (and there's also more on the fansite, linked below) You can see either Peyton in the background or her bag on the couch in several pictures in the same spot as the main picture. Just compare the people around them as the same, or not, in multiple pics. Etc etc..

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by Anonymousreply 77May 12, 2023 3:00 PM

That party looks horrible

by Anonymousreply 78May 12, 2023 8:35 PM

Why does him "fangirling" over Lizzy McA creep me out a bit? He looks like he trying really hard to show hes having a vry vry good time. Peyton not in the shot but the guitarist with the glasses from scary pockets looks to be. So he take her to racing but not to a concert?

by Anonymousreply 79May 13, 2023 8:21 AM

R79 Well I had pretty much the same thought, and I can tell you for me it's because he's a nearly 42! year old man(child) fanboying his way through being surrounded by literally teenage and twenty something GIRLS, and he's happy as a pig in shit about it. Seriously look at the pictures the fans posted, these girls around him are yooooouuuuuunnnnnngggggg.. It's creepy! Literally speaking, pedos are rather infamous for seeking out their prey by hanging out where they hang out and ingratiating themselves into the scenery. Literally the first step in grooming behavior. Famous red flag for other adults, but unfortunately not for the kids who don't know better. To be clear I'm not saying that's what Ben's doing, I'm saying that's why his presence there is creepy as all fuck.

by Anonymousreply 80May 13, 2023 3:28 PM

Kevin's stories showed he was Ben's plus one. They went to house of pies at 3am to end the night. Ben's talking to a girl about something but it cuts off as he answers.

by Anonymousreply 81May 14, 2023 4:22 AM

R81 Wondering if the rather annoyed-sounding woman in that clip is the Lulu girl who posted a clip of Ben at Stephanie’s/Kevin’s gig last night? Short, got the right colour hair and seems to like wearing casual/oversized clothes? I think she’s one of Kevin’s gal pals.

by Anonymousreply 82May 14, 2023 10:20 PM

R82 That's exactly who I thought it was too, based on the same things you mentioned. It sounded like she asked wtf is going on and he says something that sounds like "I don't know but someone's collecting..." and the next word sounds like itches, ages, inches, pages? Lol I dunno. And it sounds like he's about to repeat himself when it cuts off.

by Anonymousreply 83May 14, 2023 11:41 PM

5th picture (just in case), is that Peyton on the right?? Those giant glasses are doing me in here. I ask to point out who would have guessed Ben was there with anyone at all if all you saw was the obviously very carefully captured content he posted himself?!

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by Anonymousreply 84May 17, 2023 2:50 AM

R84 The hair and height, looks like her to me. And after all these years Ben knows pics ALWAYS come out. Why he still bothers .. especially since younger fans are so damn tech savvy .. is just stupid. Hes had plenty time to learn and adjust to social media being life to most ppl.

I wondering if he takes a minute to say to the ppl he dates, 'dont stand next to me. go over there' and if he does who would put up with that kind of nonsense?

Sooooooooooo much of what he does just doesnt make sense! I think that's why I keep tuning in to see what happens. Like a really shitty reality TV show that you just have to know how turns out

by Anonymousreply 85May 17, 2023 5:12 AM

Yes it‘s her.

by Anonymousreply 86May 17, 2023 5:13 AM

Maybe he went wirh a group of friends and Peyton is actually with that other guy.

by Anonymousreply 87May 17, 2023 5:14 AM

So who out there is aware that the second S&B "ASoSaC" convention is apparently happening in France tomorrow and that's likely where Ben is right now? Certainly not any of Ben's fans that don't have tickets. Because, as per usual, Ben Barnes doesn't do promotion of any kind unless he's specifically getting paid for it. And since everybody already has tickets/packages, likely no more money can be spent on him. So why on earth would he ever try to get his fans that *did* spend A TON of money on tickets excited to meet him or something? Clearly they don't deserve even that bare minimum in Ben's eyes. They're lucky they're getting his mere presence, smiles and hugs tomorrow after all.

If there's one thing that can unequivocally be said, Ben Barnes does NOT do foreplay. Sorry girlies.

by Anonymousreply 88May 19, 2023 11:16 PM

The only reason I was aware was because I saw a fan comment under one of his posts that said she was so excited to be able to meet him again soon. Then when I went to her profile I saw that she was at the previous S&B convention.

I would never spend my hard-earned money to go to a convention, plus the travel and food expenses that would be involved in most cases, then wait in line with little lambs only to get a minute's worth of my idol's time and a pic. Even the panels seem like a waste of time and eventually get posted online. If it's the one where they all get to play games with the actors, that weird too. like 'rent a buncha clowns for a party' weird. I dont get fandom in general.

I'd rather bump into Ben Barnes at House of Pies and share dessert with him.

by Anonymousreply 89May 20, 2023 5:19 AM

I've been off social media for a while. Has he not been posting since miami?

by Anonymousreply 90May 20, 2023 5:21 AM

R90 He posted a couple of times afterwards, about the InStyle interview/pix and then when he was at Lizzy McAlpine’s concert. Nothing about being at his pals’ gig the next night - Stephanie & Kevin, that came via one of Kev’s friends and was reposted by Kevin, who seems to have become BB’s sm secretary somewhat.

R88 R89 Tbf, none of the other cast members have posted about it either except Calahan who mentioned it on his stories albeit within a thanks to all for his birthday wishes. No post from BB for his birthday either this year.

I guess none of them really truly look forward to these cattle markets and if it wasn’t for the allegedly large paycheques, probably wouldn’t go near anywhere them. Imagine having to smile and interact with a bunch of hormonal teens for two whole days and you can’t even escape at the end of the day, you’ve got to spend another hour socialising and playing party games. Must keep the thought of those lovely big bank transfers hitting their accounts in the forefront of their minds.

As for the fans… the chance to hug and paw at their idols and the fantasy that they’ll fall in love with them at first sight seems to be worth the tradeoff… that they’ll probably have huge credit card bills to pay off for years. Or have pestered Mommy & Daddy for months until they caved and bought the tickets for them. They block out the reality that the celebs are being paid to be nice to them. However, that’s their choice and I know that some fancons are genuinely exciting for attendees - the really big cosplay ones for example.

The cost of these tickets are just prohibitive and totally unjustifiable to my mind but as long as the fans buy them, then these voracious convention companies will just keep arranging these kind of events. Empire seem determined to milk the S&B cashcow for alllmits worth… they’re even promoting a third ASOCAS next year. If Netflix cancel the show, how many of the cast will bother to attend even given the cash return… and what will the fan interest levels be by that stage?

by Anonymousreply 91May 20, 2023 6:37 AM

R91 ‘all its worth’ that should read

by Anonymousreply 92May 20, 2023 6:41 AM

Twitter needs a button to report that someone is having a delusional episode and they desperately need to be admitted

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by Anonymousreply 93May 20, 2023 4:43 PM

R93 Completely delusional!!! - as are all the “he remembered me” comments etc etc.

No… he absolutely didn’t, my loves.

But they gotta justify that huge ticket expense to themselves somehow, no? They just can’t be one in a faceless crowd to him, they’ve got to be special don’t they?

by Anonymousreply 94May 20, 2023 7:34 PM

I dont know why I bothered scrolling through a few Insta posts to see him but I give a quick glance passing a car accident too. Im seeing a lot of silly faces but not much genuine enjoyment from him. It has to be taxing emo and physi to do this typa shit, despite a large paycheck n knowing this is what comes w being in public eye, this part cant be easy.

And I have to agree that there is no way in hell he remembers any of these people. Can you imagine the thousands of people he's had to cattle call through over the last couple years? Even the ones that consistently bombard his social media, we all know ppl dont look the same in person as they do online .. if they show their face at all.. filters, retouching and angles hide so much. Ben overfiltered himself too at one point. Hell the man has wrinkles on his forehead he still filters out with the selfie cam. Anywy not trying to stomp on these kids dreams or anything. Agreeing with the fantasy opinion from above too. I blame rom coms. . There are a few girls who he has interacted with multiple times I can understand those people him remembering but theyre not at the conventions.

And it's still really weirds me out... the Shadow Daddy thing. As someone who is Hispanic and used to the term Papi, it's still gross. Your partner should be your equal not your... ewww nvrmnd. Just my opinion

And thank you for the catch up on the social media postings. Is actually kind of some nice people on here. Haha

by Anonymousreply 95May 21, 2023 7:23 AM

Imagine paying for a photo with him, a five seconds long experience, every occasion you get. How it goes? The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over....?

If I were Ben and some of the girls would do that to me, I would actually start to recognise them because this is borderline terrifying.

I checked and all his old long standing Caspian loving "fans" were there AGAIN to see him. Could never understand what exactly they see in him to prompt this.

by Anonymousreply 96May 21, 2023 9:46 AM

R96 You make good points! So the women that are Caspian fans, women in their late 30s (not girls), were there?! Yikes.

by Anonymousreply 97May 21, 2023 12:29 PM

These ppl would b in their late 30s at least so can afford it better I guess. Imagine how their partners feel knowing their mates r spending what may be joint finances to see this guy. And obsess over him while they have a rl partner. I'm overthinking this. I sound so judgemental. But I know my bf would be pissed off. And in turn he would take money and go to strip club or buy a drone. Just being silly. I make myself laugh with this one.

I wonder if the ones who posted his live shows to youtube go? I was shocked ppl flew from other states to LA then over to NY in a matter of days just to see him. Thats crazy and so expensive imo. What the hell do they do for a living? Lol

by Anonymousreply 98May 21, 2023 12:33 PM

[quote] So the women that are Caspian fans, women in their late 30s (not girls), were there?! Yikes.

BB Germany would certainly never miss a chance to remind Ben that she is his bff.

by Anonymousreply 99May 21, 2023 6:02 PM

R99 Oh don't worry, she was obviously there. Of course captioning the photo of them she posted with a cryptic message that implied their mutually supportive relationship was somehow closer than everyone else's. Maybe it's just her translation from the original German.. (though I enjoyed the fact that she recently followed that Ella girl. I'm sure it was solely as a supportive gesture towards Ben, right??)

(But that's not to mention all the posts that thanked Ben for literally saving their lives, so she might actually have some competition. Watch out girlies. . . .)

by Anonymousreply 100May 21, 2023 6:11 PM

R97 R98 Yeah some more mature fans involved but majority were younger, thanks to the S&B demographic.

Apparently ASOCAS2 was even more chaotic than last time, which is saying something. The usual running late, endless queuing, panels and vip ‘moment’ being rescheduled, fans being rushed even more than usual etc etc.

All that but also - oh dear - the pizzama party last night. Half an hour late, and then only lasted 30 minutes instead of an hour. With ‘little interaction’ according to one disgruntled attendee. I think it was in the region of €200 or some such ridiculous figure to attend this. And if you asked for a full or even partial refund? Nah, they don’t know the meaning of the word, sorry. The whole thing sounds tortuous to me. But people keep on buying tickets for them so obviously they don’t.

And oh… that plushie toy dog BB made such a song and dance about on his IG stories - ‘The Barkling’? The one where the fan had made a cape and name tag for it, and was over the moon that BB loved it? He took it along with him today and after using it as a prop onstage for a little while, promptly re-gifted it to another fan.

Yeah, now of course he can’t keep everything he’s given by fans at these fancons, but at least dispose of things quietly, ffs. Don’t blow it up as a big thing on your own sm, then give it to someone the next day who’s going to immediately start boasting that they’ve got it.

Not a good look for BB if he’d thought about it for two seconds - just seems to show that he’s got no appreciation whatsoever for the stuff he’s given by fans who’ve put some thought and/or expense into a gift for him? That’s how it looks to me anyway.

by Anonymousreply 101May 21, 2023 7:41 PM

R101 Is there a Twitter thread about the dumb toy dog incident? I want to enjoy the soul-crushing angst of it all!

by Anonymousreply 102May 21, 2023 8:54 PM

R102 Not as such… just the original fan’s posts about how pleased she was that he had it and that he loved it. Then the other fan boasted about it on IG and dropped him right in it 🤣 I mean that’s like regifting something right in front of the person who gave you the thing in the first place, no? What you’d call a complete dick move on Mr Barnes’ part.

He needs to think these things through a bit more 🙄

by Anonymousreply 103May 21, 2023 11:49 PM

R103 Well recall that he already did this last year too. One fan gave him some kind of embroidered cardigan kefta which he immediately re-gifted to Jessie. Because "it made her happy so it made him happy." And everybody went AWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!! at the obvious "they're fucking on the down low" evidence and nobody cared that he didn't keep it as he had the perfect cover.

Did he have an excuse this time since Jessie wasn't even there? Or is it completely obvious to these children yet that he in fact doesn't want your stupid handmade gifts, he ONLY wants your money.

by Anonymousreply 104May 22, 2023 12:31 AM

Oh Jesus fuck he's doing a pop album this time because he made sure to hire much younger producers cause he wanted to be cooler. Pretend I linked that gif of "Darth Vader screams NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!"

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by Anonymousreply 105May 22, 2023 3:32 AM

R105 Oh what fresh hell is this I’m seeing?

The kids at those fancons might be delusional fantasists… but Ben Barnes is no less so.

“A second career?” Nooooooo! It isn’t! It’s an extended vanity project! And if it goes well he might tour? God help us. But there he is listening to the screams of the other delusionals at his fancon panel and thinking “Yes! They really want this!” Just like he mentioned that stupid meme which kept popping up on Twitter (which he’s never on now ofc) … “where’s the damn album!” Wrong on all counts.

I guess this time he’s going to try and get a record deal… a whole album would cost him mucho dinero 💰💰💰and the occasional commercial, cameo appearance and fancons are not going to cover the vast abyss it would create in his bank account. And a tour?! With all the related expenses? He’d have to move back in with his parents.

Just get back to your real job, you big fool… that’s acting, in case you’d forgotten!

by Anonymousreply 106May 22, 2023 1:25 PM

Ok people

I've been lurking on here in December and went to the convention this weekend. For the context I'm a 21yo girl, it was my first convention - no I didn't go for BB - no I didn't pay for a full trip, I live here. I only pay the subscription for this month to respond to your questions if you have any.

I met him for a photoshoot and again for an autograph session. It basically confirmed what I was already thinking about him (and you guys provided context for these thoughts back in December). He has a big ego and was basically there for the money. I was pretty shocked to see him with my own eyes being overtly annoyed at young girls who did nothing disrespectful to him. They were already anxious and he was basically rolling his eyes at them. He put on quite the show with a little boy and imo really wanted to be seen by everyone being so sweet to that one toddler. Please put your judgment aside regarding the naive young girls, they're excited about a tv show they love and the charismatic cast. They're not 42. (the ones I'm talking about, at least).

The VAST MAJORITY were very nice and sweet to the cast. Girls in their early 20s, fans of the books. I have only heard of one incident regarding an actor, a girl payed an autograph just to tell him that she didn't like him 🙄 (not BB, another one). But everyone else behaved. I did meet an actual crazy fangirl who tattooed the autograph of one of the actress and seemed to live for her, but if anything, I felt really bad for her. Her life as well as her mental health must be quite a mess.

I have heard girls saying that the impressions of him were mixed, he ignored a lot of people but was nice to others... Everything was really impersonal but I didn't mind it as long as he was polite. I'm just disappointed, even though I already saw him as a bit of narcissist and kind of an empty pretty face. Disappointed for the naive girls who thought that they would have a sweet moment. He's just as bland as his music, really. Other actors really WORKED for that pay check and one of them in particular took care of everyone and made sure to offer a great experience to fans. One stayed until 9PM because she really wanted to speak with everyone (she did not have too). A few were really genuine. BB was not. He only tolerates the fangirls because he knows that they're the one who pay for his lifestyle, not his talent... I think he's frustrated knowing that he's stuck relying on them. Maybe he already knows that he only got lucky with his looks and will never have more to offer than his face and his fake smile. Maybe that's why he seems to like the LA lifestyle.

I also saw multiple times the infamous BB Germany. I saw her took a photoshoot with him and if anything, it was unremarkable. Just as quick and impersonal as everyone else. Hi - hug pose - thanks 🤷‍♀️

For the dog thingy, I girl gifted him "the barking", he used it as a prop for a few pictures and such and regifted it to another girl on the next day. Then the girl who gifted it to him came to the girl he regifted it to and took it back. The 2nd one was in tears apparently.

I was also surprised to see so many girls that I recognised from past pictures. Who follow them around at all cons. Again, objectively pathetic but also really sad. If you have any questions go for it :)

by Anonymousreply 107May 23, 2023 5:25 PM

You had everything in there except the part about him coming on to you but you turned him down because you aren't attracted to him.


by Anonymousreply 108May 23, 2023 5:39 PM

Welp he is handsome and I'm just a girl 🤷🏻‍♀️ but the overt smugness did turn me off & I already knew that there was nothing beyond the facade.

I had already read some of the threads before attending the cons so it only confirmed all of what you guys said and what I perceived from his interviews/online presence. However I was surprised to see that even a few regular fangirls, who went there ready to give their lives to him, left feeling... deceived? I thought that his fans must be pretty delusional not to see how fake, crafted, empty everything about him is. His taste. The people he surrounds himself with. Thought it must have been a harsh thing to realise for them, it was nice knowing that the irl experience saved a few souls.

by Anonymousreply 109May 23, 2023 5:49 PM

What in the ever loving hell was he thinking giving that stuffed toy away! What a horrendous thing to do! I didn't know about him giving the jacket away last year. What an absolute asshole! I mean he photographed the metal piano that someone gave him after his first show IN HIS HOUSE but the cute little plushie he couldn't keep?! Even if he didt want put into his suitcase he could have mailed it home. It would make a good gift for his girlfriend, the cat lover. LOL

His actions are constantly contradictory. Always sus someone who goes out of their way to say theyr humble nice guy and feel the need to say so often they are the ones other people come to for advice. Whats that Shakespeare line? Me think doth protesteth too much. No wonder his close friends groups swap more often than underwear. He is only interested in you if you have something to offer his career or ego.

I have to say again, about out the constant sniffing and swallowing of snot during interviews. Ive only watch the clip link in the comment above, not full clips or others, and thats all I could see. If this guy isnt a coke addict maybe he is snorting Adderall or something. Hes giving user red flags out like theyre on sale at the dollar store.

Ever since he said hes going to be more himself all were seeing is a real jerk. Maybe because he is so skinny and doesnt have good body, like the gif of him about to jump in the pool from goldigger is not to my taste at all. Skinny but doughy at same time, odd low pectorals, skinny AF legs etc. Little penis for sure. Unless it's a grower not a shower. Average at best. Has a nice face yes! He was bullied as a child. Late bloomer is having a hot boy summer for the last few years so taking full advantage of the attention and now ego is outta control. Plus living in the Los Angeles bubble that keeps men in Peter Pan syndrome.

Wow. I am so angry. But maybe more sad that he is so disappointing after liking him for so many years. He popped my balloon. Lol

by Anonymousreply 110May 24, 2023 2:53 AM

I want to say thank you to the person who went to the convention and said everything. I personally appreciate it. I guess I'd ask you if you can recall any words he said. Like conversation or anything. Or was it just a lot of fans saying they think that he is wonderful and him rolling his eyes and fake smiling and doing what he does and then moving on to the next. I do feel bad for the fans who put out the money and didn't get what they deserved out of it. I mean I wonder if there is any more detail about his actions. But I also don't know what to ask for. Lol

by Anonymousreply 111May 24, 2023 3:01 AM

Wait. He says he already has half the full length vanity project album done? If you already have six songs in the can but have only been cooking up new music for the last few months how good can they be? I bet those 6 are covers he hopes real musicians will like so he can glom onto them and say he's their friend.

I thought some of his music was good on the EP but he didn't exactly deliver in person. Plus, he was drinking a lot before the 1st show (I was there) and lost steam as the "high" wore off. I think that's the difference between a professional musician and him. They don't lose energy from start to finish. How the hell does he think he's going to be able to do a full-blown concert and tour? It's exhausting. He totally failed when he was in front of a big crowd. The scary pockets crowd. And that was 1 measly song he barely knew the lyrics to.

Im really starting to see the fake, well-rehearsed "aw shucks Im just a normal guy act" peel away.

by Anonymousreply 112May 24, 2023 3:22 AM

There are literally thousands of posts about the void that is Ben Barnes. Like being a stan of drain gnats. Thought we'd give DL something to sink their teeth into or a least open their eye lids.

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by Anonymousreply 113May 24, 2023 3:35 AM

The Black Hole that is Ben

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by Anonymousreply 114May 24, 2023 3:37 AM

Bottomless Ben

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by Anonymousreply 115May 24, 2023 3:39 AM

Benjamin ButtOn

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by Anonymousreply 116May 24, 2023 3:40 AM

Picture of Dorian Gay

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by Anonymousreply 117May 24, 2023 3:41 AM

Shadow & Boner

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by Anonymousreply 118May 24, 2023 3:43 AM

Who is Ella?

by Anonymousreply 119May 24, 2023 3:48 AM

R119 Pathetically reveals the priorities of the 2 psychotic Ben Barnes stans responsible for over 900 posts. Imagine our surprise.

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by Anonymousreply 120May 24, 2023 4:16 AM

R109 You’re going to give us all that lovely insider info on the con and not show us your photo with the man himself? Awww go on….!!!!

by Anonymousreply 121May 24, 2023 7:57 AM

Well there are more of us than 2 I think at the moment we are around 5. But we were more.

by Anonymousreply 122May 24, 2023 10:59 AM

[R110] I would think that he has been having a hot boy summer since his Narnia days honestly. I mean, his "longevity" has always been about him being pretty. His last main character moment was Dorian Gray, wasn't it? Producers must have understood fairly quickly how limited he was, and the nature of the fanbase around him.

[R111] Thank you for responding! You're right, there's not a lot to say, really, but at least it's out there. It was mostly fans telling him that they love him and him either fake smilling or ignoring them. When someone tried something else (respectful, of course, like giving him a prop for a funny picture) he seemed visibly frustrated and I could see that some of the girls were crushed by his reaction. It was very obvious. The pics with you cost 90€ each, Ben. Wear the damn dog ears for 2 seconds and stop rolling your eyes. I saw him pout a few times. That's only my theory but at times I think he might have felt used, which I understand by the nature of these cons but also he's the reason why everything was so impersonal. Again, other actors made sure to put timid fans at ease and tailor interactions for the human being that came to see them. It is their job and they chose to come. I know that cons are weird because we're paying to meet them but some of the actors genuinely enjoyed meeting fans and went above and beyond. One of them was more introverted but remained polite, listened and looked at everyone in the eyes, at least. I have had great conversations at autographs with some of the actors that simply talked to us as if we were regular people. Ben didn't even look at me in the eyes, took my book, signed and that was it. I said that one of his song helped me when I was in a dark place last year (right before I saw through the veneer), and then he looked up with a smile and thanked me for coming (aka showing me the door). He wasn't really listening to anything the girls were saying. But it's not the stereotyped con full of sweaty obese nerds who haven't heard of showering. It was sweet young girls (shy/anxious nerds, still), who came dressed up, with their hair and makeup done. Worst case scenario they were awkward and overexcited or emotional but beyond the few obsessed BB Germany types following them around the world at all cons I cannot stress how normal and respectful the fans were. Btw she behaved too. I expected her to jump up and down and act crazy but really I don't even think that I've seen her make any other facial expression than her usual half smile, and she stayed with a group of other girls she keeps meeting at other cons. The crazy is silent in her case...

Very random information but I did get to hug him twice and the perfume he wears is generic and forgettable. Could have been called "random male scent", or "frustrated narcissist". And I saw him make a few jokes at the fans expense which again put me off.

PS: There was a gay guy in his mid 30s that came to see him. I wonder if it's someone from here lol

by Anonymousreply 123May 24, 2023 11:38 AM

R123 How did you get to hug him twice if you were there for a book signing? And BB Germany of course would not act excited, because to her way of thinking, she's just there to hang with her close personal friend Ben, as one does.

R110 I can understand BB not wanting to keep every tacky tchotchke that fans make for him, but as usual he thought he was being smart ("Look how kind I am bestowing this gift upon a fan!"), but was actually being a dumbass (doing it on the same day that the gifter was there to find out about it.) Just take the goddamn thing back to your hotel and leave it there for the maid to throw out when you leave, dude.

by Anonymousreply 124May 24, 2023 11:48 AM

R124 "I met him for a photoshoot and again for an autograph session." These were the official one on one interactions, but we saw the cast all weekend, either while we waited in the queues, or at the panels, or in the hallways.

R121 I genuinely don't believe in putting your face on the Internet unless you're a public figure lol - I don't even have social medias 🫣There's a lot of fan pics that were shared though!

by Anonymousreply 125May 24, 2023 12:08 PM

R125 Fair enough about the pic, tho you could always do what the fans do and put an emoji over your face, lol.

What kind of jokes was he making about the fans…. could you hear? Do tell!

Oh…. and last year he told several fans (obsessed with how he smells) that his cologne was Wonderwood by Comme des Garçons… maybe different one this year.

by Anonymousreply 126May 24, 2023 2:31 PM

R123 I did judge too harshly the fans but partly because I'm in my 30s (tho know about the with cons of sweaty man nerds lol) and recently seeing the paint peel away from Ben-nocchio's carefully crafted persona, couldn't understand paying to meet him. I see I was being narrow-minded AF and only think about Ben in forgetting that there's an entire show and cast. Sorry about that! I truly do appreciate the extra information. And there's no reason to post your pictures or anything like that. I for one don't need to have proof that you went.

by Anonymousreply 127May 25, 2023 12:34 AM

I do want know know the jokes at fans expense he made too! Was he sticking next to his Handler mostly or glued to the other cast members?

There seems to be a very noticeable change in the way he's acting at this Con compared to all the other times. I was at the hotel Cafe show but I cannot recall anything good juicy to report. He made his rounds with all of the fans and it was really quickly. He interacted more with two fan towards the end of the meet n greet. Gave them the last of his time. The one girl, they were talking very closely with each other like they knew each other and she put something in his hoodie. So who knows what that was all about. I wish I remembered more but I was stoned tbh

by Anonymousreply 128May 25, 2023 12:39 AM

R127 No one’s saying they weren’t there. If you pay €90 for a photo why not show it off! The rest all do 🤪

by Anonymousreply 129May 25, 2023 4:36 PM

R120, I've only posted in the Ben Barnes threads a couple of times, and was just curious. Unless you mean that my question revealed the fact that there have been a billion posts about "Ella" like we're all supposed to know who Ella is. Either way I still want to know!

by Anonymousreply 130May 28, 2023 6:38 AM

Don‘t we all know who Ella is?

by Anonymousreply 131May 28, 2023 9:19 AM

Oh, yes, of course, THAT Ella, how silly of me!

by Anonymousreply 132May 28, 2023 9:20 AM

We're referencing this girl, who recently entered the Ben Barnes Circle first thing this year.

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by Anonymousreply 133May 28, 2023 3:48 PM

R130 She's also Peyton's roommate and the current owner of the white cat that used to live with Ben and Rob b4 Rob moved out. If the Patron tequila funded Miami trip pics are anything revelatory, Peyton is/was Ben's girlfriend or FWB or whatever. It also seems Ben and Ella's were at Joshua Tree at the same time years back and they all went hiking together in Malibu state park (?) recently when Ben did some weird shit with his posts. So maybe they all take turns screwing ea other or at the very least they're all friends but it was just another layer peeled back on the mysterious yet boring life of the paranoid secretive Ben.

by Anonymousreply 134May 29, 2023 1:20 AM

[quote] It also seems Ben and Ella's were at Joshua Tree at the same time years back and they all went hiking together in Malibu state park

Is that a good development? A positive development?

by Anonymousreply 135May 29, 2023 1:24 AM

I thought he was a fag.

by Anonymousreply 136May 29, 2023 1:24 AM

His PR people sure know how to fool you idiots into believing that he’s straight.

by Anonymousreply 137May 29, 2023 1:30 AM

The only fool here is someone who thinks that the likes of Ben Barnes has PR people.

by Anonymousreply 138May 29, 2023 10:29 AM

R135 I suppose it's positive if he's happy. But she's not "the one" or as he said himself, he'd not be coy and post about it.

by Anonymousreply 139May 29, 2023 12:33 PM

The more I learn about him the more I realize he has a real fear of commitment or fear of intimacy or both. Or some other such psychological deep issues. At his age for someone who has remarked about having children, in the new John mag he says "his children", anybody in his age group is getting to a point where having children would be difficult. Of course there are alternatives but someone with his ego won't go the adoption route. Maybe surrogacy. Anyway just saying this because I see yucky old dudes like Steven Tyler, Rod Stewart, DeNiro etc still having kids and all I see is Ben's future. Waiting and prioritizing ego and career over the thing he claims to.hold so highly... love.

by Anonymousreply 140May 29, 2023 12:40 PM

[quote]Steven Tyler, Rod Stewart, DeNiro etc

Those men have all had several lengthy, non-vague romantic and sexual relationships with women producing children, all well before age almost-42.

Ben Barnes? Not so much.

The simplest answer is the true one: he's a closeted gay man.

But keep jumping through mental hoops to justify his "Waiting and prioritizing ego and career over the thing he claims to.hold so highly... love" and other drivel like that.

by Anonymousreply 141May 29, 2023 8:47 PM

Ok he's gay. Sexual preference doesn't change my drivel.

by Anonymousreply 142May 30, 2023 1:28 AM

Follower count on the 26th was 2,234,935. Today it's at 2,235,117. Almost 500 new followers since his idgaf behaviour. This guy is made of Teflon

by Anonymousreply 143May 30, 2023 1:37 AM

Those are probably mostly bots.

by Anonymousreply 144May 30, 2023 5:27 AM


He is on the Spectrum. I can’t believe I didn’t realize it before, but TBH I don’t think about him a lot.

But oh my God everything lines up perfectly

- reached the age of forty, has never married or fathered a child

- unusual motor tics he is not able to control (makes strange faces when he sings)

- terrible eye contact when talking (watch clip below on mute at 2x speed) *many Aspies can improve their eye contact when going into “fake” mode, which he does when he does junkets to talk shows, but if you catch them in “unmasked” mode, like talking about something personal like his songwriting, it defaults to normal programming, as in, avoidant

- the last part you’ll just have to take my word on, but Aspies do something with their eyes that makes them strikingly, often ethereally, beautiful. I can’t explain what it is, I have no clue, but there’s something different about them. It may have something to do with masking while acting or modeling. But they have a not-quite-earthly quality, a kind of emptiness that allows you to project whatever quality you want of them. In fact that’s how I came to the conclusion he has the Syndrome, I worked backwards, I was on a completely unrelated mental tangent thinking about Aspie eyes. (Want to identify a celebrity Aspie? Think of someone famous for having incredibly beautiful eyes. Then start checking off the above criteria.)

So, I think he’s on the Spectrum. Which explains almost everything you have been picking on him for in these threads.

So, maybe be nicer to him.

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by Anonymousreply 145May 30, 2023 10:55 PM

Is he a Jewish artist?

by Anonymousreply 146May 30, 2023 10:57 PM

Another interesting clip, note how differently his body language seems when he is modeling from when he is doing the interview.

I don’t know why Aspies make good models. Something about the face being very passive and empty, suggesting nothing and everything.

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by Anonymousreply 147May 31, 2023 4:12 AM

I'm an Aspie, for real, and everything you are saying about magical, ethereal, powers, is bullshit. Where did you learn psychiatry from, Ben's parents?

by Anonymousreply 148May 31, 2023 10:16 AM

And I am also on the Spectrum, and the Aspergers Stare is a noted phenomenon, it’s very poorly understood, but it absolutely exists. Not everyone on the Spectrum has it but many do. The eyes become clear and blank, the face muscles become untensed and they look fabulous.

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by Anonymousreply 152May 31, 2023 11:18 AM

All I see are a bunch of male models making model face. That they teach you how to do in modeling school.

by Anonymousreply 153May 31, 2023 12:08 PM

You seriously don’t know who those people are?

by Anonymousreply 154May 31, 2023 12:36 PM

Ben performed in London last night with Scary Pockets at the Jazz Cafe. He did Benny in the Jets again and this time he actually sounded good. Looked pretty damn good too actually. lol

by Anonymousreply 155June 2, 2023 5:45 PM

[quote] lol

LoL! :)

by Anonymousreply 156June 2, 2023 5:49 PM

R155 Why not, it's fun.. Is this proof that Ben just can't fucking stand his own fans? This was the first gig he did that he didn't advertise at all. (Or even mention after the fact with a thanks for having me note? Nope, nothing. Just Ben and his social skills.) No one knew it was coming. So none amongst his rabid fans could rush to get all the tickets and mob the venue. Given the pics that popped up, there were a few people there that recognized him, but I genuinely wonder how many there did. Verses having the same people fly across the country to see you over. And over. And over. And how the fuck can that not be creepy and uncomfortable?

Who knows, but one thing that can be said about the video of this performance is he actually looked relaxed. And more importantly, he actually sounded relaxed. This was the first time in I literally can't remember how long that he didn't commit a murder when performing a song. I cringed going into listening expecting him to suck as per usual, but then he actually didn't. Was it anything to write home about? No, he was just clearly having some fun singing a song. As long as he doesn't butcher them, I personally say have whatever fun you want, you're not hurting anybody.

Clearly he just needs to relax and simply sing a song and he's fine. Don't try to be more than he is. Don't try to add illogical flourishes where they don't belong because he loves jazz but *CLEARLY* doesn't have the first fucking clue what he's doing. Just *keep* *it* *simple*. Here endeth the lesson.

by Anonymousreply 157June 3, 2023 1:12 AM

R157 Exaaaaaaaaaaactly.

I think he's licking his wounds back home in London town. Recently made so many bad choices. I'm still shocked over the Barkling. lol I feel like he's kinda... going through something? Maybe a midlife crisis a bit early. Cuz he hangs out with ppl at least a decade 1/2 younger than him and that has repercussions over time. And the friends of his own age... it's like... he's a man out of his timeline. I don't know how to properly communicate this. Sry.

Too old for the younger ones. Too young for the older ones. Not where society would be happy to box you in with the :norm". But he wants to do what HE WANTS so he has to face the consequences.

I'm not saying this right but hopefully. I truly think he needs a mature, wise, solid partner to tether him. Like a balloon can be free to be itself up in the sky but only if it's tied to something. Fuck. I'm too high for this to make sense. Goodnight. Lol

by Anonymousreply 158June 3, 2023 12:10 PM

Which amulet pendant is he favouring these days?

by Anonymousreply 159June 3, 2023 12:14 PM

[quote] that Ben just can't fucking stand his own fans

Finally, something we can all agree on.

by Anonymousreply 160June 3, 2023 12:44 PM

His little brother getting engaged had to be a gut punch too.

by Anonymousreply 161June 3, 2023 1:11 PM

R157 Nope. Nevermind. It was entirely my bad. I clearly didn't have enough information when I gave him credit for not absolutely sucking the other night. I now know better. Sorry.

(Though I'm enjoying the thought that the girl who posted the only known video of him singing that night may have very selectively edited her content to show him in the best light possible, instead of posting his whole performance. Smart girl. But also, seriously, just why and how was there only ONE video of him singing that night? ONE?!?!?!? Did he truly not have any fans in the crowd and therefore no one wanted to admit what they heard? Cause OUCH!!)

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by Anonymousreply 162June 4, 2023 5:58 AM

He's not famous enough. When I mention him at work or to anyone other than the ppl that know me, nobody has a clue. Theyre like 'hey siri, who is Ben barnes?' My ex refers to him as the TMobile guy. lol Outside my tiny bubble, he's just another actor. And def not known as a singer!

Yeah that footage, he was better off NOT sharing. Yikes. But it does show how much he rehearses his "stage moves". Not his singing lol. (Again, yikes.) All those guys are walking midlife crisisisisisis. Skateboarding?!!!!! Talented musicians sure but... more Peter Pans imo.

by Anonymousreply 163June 4, 2023 11:42 AM

R163 Yeah, and that's my point. People perhaps didn't know who he was, and therefore didn't go into that venue already thinking (knowing) his performance was a life changing moment of perfection that must be documented and shared and played on repeat as you lie in bed (wait, I don't want to know..). That may have been a (mostly?) unbiased, fully objective crowd. And no one there sung his praises. Only *one* person shared his performance. One video from one attendee is apparently all he rated from a possibly objective crowd.

Is it just a British thing? Cause otherwise *that* speaks far higher volumes than anything coming out of the flagrantly abused speakers that night.

by Anonymousreply 164June 4, 2023 5:02 PM
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