Despite the backlash that followed Warner Bros.' announcement that Ben Affleck will suit up as Batman in the Man of Steel sequel, the Oscar winner has at least one fan rooting him on: wife Jennifer Garner. The actress, who began dating Affleck after the two costarred in 2003's Daredevil, opened up about the controversial casting at last week's Toronto Film Festival and said she has every confidence her hubby's going to knock it out of the park. "I was excited for him," Garner told MTV News. "I was excited because he had a real take on what he wanted to do, and you know, I have to say, my husband is a pretty great storyteller himself, and I'm excited to watch him do it." Director Richard Linklater will be awarded by The Independent Filmmaker Project with its "Director Tribute", at the 23rd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York City. The prolific filmmaker's most recent work is "Before Midnight." When Olivia Wilde joked that she and fianc? Jason Sudeikis had the sexual stamina of "Kenyan marathon runners," she didn't realize her quip would land her in the midst of a media frenzy. So, the 29-year-old actress reached out to Jennifer Aniston, who, as she tells Allure's October issue, has "been through the wringer" when it comes to being a tabloid target. "And I explained the situation, and I said I needed advice on how to deal with these things," says Wilde. "She wrote me one of the most gracious, wise emails describing her journey and really wonderful words of advice about how to deal with it. And in the end, I think I would do it all again exactly the same way." London's designers offered a heady mix of floral inspired creations for next spring with colorful prints and intricate embellishments to entice fashion-hungry consumers into the shops. Detailed craftsmanship on dresses, coats and accessories featured prominently on the catwalk with many designers playing up to their British heritage to attract more customers.