Howard Rubenstein, PR: “They should blame each other and seek premarital counseling. In their wedding vows, they should promise never to do a movie together ever again.”
Joyce Wadler, Times columnist, “Boldface Names”: “Release it in France!”
Andy Behrman, author, Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania: “Summer stock in Iraq.”
Bobby Zarem, entertainment PR: “I think they each simply have to be in one great movie, separately or together. Then the disaster is forgotten. I don’t think it will affect them negatively in any way. Nobody hasn’t survived these disasters. I mean, look at Johnny Depp. The publicity makes it seem exaggerated. They should forget the publicity. It doesn’t accomplish anything.”
Diane Gardner, celebrity-makeover specialist: “Ben is supposed to be a party boy; it’s time he started looking like one. Get rid of that Ivy League look; he should grow his hair out, maybe even grow some facial hair. More scruffy than preppy. Please!”
Colin Quinn, comedian: “They should tell their critics that they should’ve seen what was edited out. Then ask, how was the popcorn?