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Razzle Dazzle

''Gigli'' leads Razzie nominations -- The Bennifer flop is nominated for nine worst-achievements-in-film awards

As if a public break-up isn't painful enough, now Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez have to face the indignity of nine Razzie nominations for their disastrous film ''Gigli.'' The much-mocked, little-seen movie leads nominations for the anti-Oscars, which honor the worst achievements in film, according to a Razzie Awards press release. Also nominated for worst picture are ''The Cat in the Hat'' (eight nominations total) ''Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle'' (seven nominations) ''From Justin to Kelly'' (eight nominations) and ''The Real Cancun' (two nominations).

Affleck and Lopez are nominated for worst actor and worst actress, as well as for worst couple. Among the other films up for Razzies are ''Boat Trip,'' ''Dumb & Dumberer,'' ''Just Married,'' and ''My Boss's Daughter.'' Winners -- or, rather, losers -- will be announced Feb. 28, the day before the Academy Awards. Don't expect Ben and Jen to show up for the ceremony.

Originally posted Jan 26, 2004