Ben Affleck's Secret Mideast Mission
For security reasons, at press time the USO would not confirm Affleck's exact destination. One thing is declassified, however: Affleck will take along his new action thriller "Paycheck" and give soldiers a sneak preview of the film.
"Ben feels strongly about visiting the troops," says a rep for Paramount, which is releasing the flick. "It's a bump for morale, and he's thrilled that he has the opportunity to go over and give them a little bit of home. His heart is in the right place."
Don't expect to see Jennifer Lopez by his side. Though the two were cozy during a visit to New York City on Dec. 15, the Persian Gulf trip is expected to be a solo mission. Affleck will follow his "Good Will Hunting" costar Robin Williams, who performed for soldiers on Dec. 16 at the Baghdad airport.
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