Bennifer's Dallas Love Triangle

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Oh, the delicious irony. The female portion of Bennifer reportedly turned down a movie role because the female half of the original Bennifer had already been cast.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Jennifer Garner passed on the part of Pamela Ewing in the upcoming Dallas movie upon discovering that Jennifer Lopez, ex-fiancee of Garner's husband Ben Affleck, had signed on.

J. Lo Laughing

The Alias star started dating Affleck in July 2004, when they co-starred in the movie Daredevil. Seven months earlier, the actor ended his much-ridiculed engagement with Lopez.

Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck

Garner was apparently engaged in talks to play Bobby Ewing's wife Pam in the upcoming Dallas flick, but backed out when she heard Lopez would be portraying Sue-Ellen, the alcoholic wife of J.R. A source close to Bennifer says Garner was really psyched about Dallas, but felt the strain between them on the set could have led to awkward situations.

Good call, Jen. No need to go anywhere near that skank. We love you!

In other news, Bennifer nearly burned down its rented Cambridge, Mass., home after leaving a frying pan unattended. Fortunately, the couple and daughter Violet emerged unscathed and the fire department saved the property from significant damage. Garner also recently joined Reese Witherspoon and Cicely Tyson on a visit New Orleans, La., to draw attention to the plight of Hurricane Katrina victims.

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I liked Jennifer Lopez better. But Garner and Affleck are pretty damn cute and they've got cute kids

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Ben Affleck did a great job of trading up for the right Jennifer. Jennifer Garner is perfect.