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Ben Affleck

I Told Lindsay

How To Stay Sober

8/12/2013 5:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Lindsay Lohan
got a surprise visit while she was ensconced in rehab -- we found out Ben Affleck had a secret meeting with her as a show of support.

Affleck -- who himself was in rehab back in 2001 -- met Lindsay somewhere away from the Cliffside rehab facility in Malibu where Lindsay was getting treatment.  We're told Ben gave her guidance on how to maintain sobriety after rehab for someone in Hollywood.

We're told Ben talked to Lindsay about how to make a comeback in Hollywood -- a subject on which he's an expert.  Ben talked to Lindsay about her career -- on how talented she is and how she has the ability to turn things around.

Ben also told her how supportive the entertainment community is for people who make a real effort to get better and stay clean.  Our sources say the meeting really touched her.

The meeting was not about Lindsay appearing in Ben's new movie, "Live By Night."  Lindsay will not be in the flick.

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31.

nan    

good for him better for her. someone has to help before its too late. before we have amother useless death. good he got involved. he scores point for that I believe its good thing. cherish the life we have not cry when its too late and we couldve done something and didn't thanks Ben

406 days ago
32.

janet    

Anyone who has ever tried to help Lohan cut her a break, Lohan kicked right in the teeth and burned. Still hasn't changed.

406 days ago
33.

BOHOE    

Some guys will do anything for a BJ

406 days ago
34.

Derek    

Ben's a caring guy, who's battled the often lethal temptations of substance abuse and fame. Anyone who is trying to change their lives for the better needs a role model--and a coach. Ben's stepping up--and holding out a helping hand--may provide Lindsay the incentive that she so desperately needs. And her first, post-rehab, public appearance as the Chelsea Lately Guest Host last week was a pretty good start for Lohan. I, for one, am hoping she can be the next Comeback Kid.

406 days ago
35.

Denver    

He looks like he's got one in the gate.

406 days ago
36.

Sam    

And in the spirit of her potential role as the dark-haired Irish lass, Ben brought along a pallet of Irish Spring soap bars with detailed instructions on how to use them.

406 days ago
37.

Treezy    

Finally someone steps up before its too late to try to help and show support. Ben is a class act.

406 days ago
38.

FUTMZ    

"LINDSAY LOHAN - PROBATION VIOLATED, ARREST WARRANT ISSUED!!!"

1:00am?

406 days ago
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jwoolman    

Hopefully Dina "Sources" Lohan got the details a bit wrong or else the lass is in violation of probation... Maybe it was on the premises but just away from the main building, or maybe just after release. I don't think he was just being polite but rather trying to give her some real advice about staying sober in Hollywood. Still think she can't act her way out of a paper bag, but if she could get her looks back then she might still have roles. Just really stupid to put her in a leading role, even if she stops her ten-year record of being a pain on set. One of these days whoever is getting blackmailed will die or get tired of it or her mob contacts will get arrested, and she will have to follow the normal rules of shape up or ship out.

406 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Ummmmm Lindsay, this is Ben Affleck. Listen, could I give you some unsolicited advice for how to stop ingesting drugs and alcohol.
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Always keep my cocque in your mouth.

406 days ago
41.

Sam    

Seems like Ben might be on the "blackmail" list huh?

406 days ago
42.

JuanRambo    

Why is this fool wasting his time...

406 days ago
43.

Sam    

Let's see what he has to say about her when he realized she stole his watch right off his arm during the meeting.

406 days ago
44.

Sam    

Ben went with Betty White instead since the role called for a young, vivacious, beautiful, toned, ingenue

406 days ago
45.

dbvideo    

Ben has a good heart. Lindsay has to get under control . You only getso many second chances. http:// dbdvds.tripod.com

406 days ago
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