Ben Affleck and his mother, Chris, took Seraphina out to breakfast this morning in LA. He also had the company of his mom yesterday afternoon while out and about with both of his girls. The gang just came off a fun Thanksgiving together spent with mom Jennifer Garner, who's now back on the New Orleans set of The Dallas Buyer's Club.
The long holiday weekend didn't give Ben a break from his own work, though. He was busy Sunday advocating on behalf of the people in the Congo during an appearance on This Week. He chatted with ABC host George Stephanopoulos about what the US can do to help out. He said, "I mean, the amazing thing about the Congolese people is their degree of resilience and that they've been through this kind of stuff in the past. And so they're still dedicated and working hard, and we've seen our schools still open, hospitals, and so on. I think our actions in foreign policy — and maybe I am naive — you know, represent our values and represent who we are. And if any American were to go to that country and stand and see what was happening there, they would insist that we do what we could." Aside from Ben's philanthropic endeavors, he's being recognized for his film work. Ben was just listed among Entertainment Weekly's entertainers of the year.