Ben Affleck tried and failed to hide a slave owner in his family tree. He would have done better to follow Edward Ball’s example—face the ugly past head on.
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On the heels of the embarrassing discovery that Ben Affleck’s ancestory included slavery ownership, his mother, Chris Affleck, now claims she did not take part on the Freedom Rides or Freedom Summer as the PBS show, Finding Your Roots, stated. Show More Summary
Trust me, Ben, my family story is worse -- but telling the truth about history might set white America free at last
The North Korean e-mail hack of Sony continues to haunt Hollywood. The leftist group WikiLeaks recently posted a searchable set of the documents and the London Daily Mail found a new scandal subject: Ben Affleck....and PBS. FeaturedShow More Summary
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner take some time to themselves while running errands together on Friday morning (April 24) in Brentwood, Calif. The 42-year-old actress recently opened up about growing her own food to make sure her kids are not consuming GMOs. “We talk about our food. We grow food. We talk about what goes [...]
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner joined together for a morning date in Brentwood, CA, on Friday. The couple kept things casual and chatted as they walked with their hands in their pockets. Jen recently wrapped up promotions for Danny Collins, which hit theaters on April 10, and now it's time for Ben to take the spotlight. Show More Summary
Our pop-culture podcast asks Raffi what makes a great kids' entertainer, discusses Affleck's fiasco, and reveals our first pop-culture crushes The post The Thrill: Raffi on Lois, Ben Affleck, pop-culture crushes appeared first on Macleans.ca.
The making of "Good Will Hunting" is the stuff of cinematic legend. That is partially because the script earned writers Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Oscars for best original screenplay and launched them both into stardom. But they weren't the only ones to contribute to the classic script. Show More Summary
Station: Gates' Cut "Unacceptable" If Based on Actor's Urging
PBS has informed member stations that, despite yesterday’s apology by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and executive producer Dyllan McGee, it is pressing ahead with its investigation into Finding Your Roots’ presentation of Ben Affleck’s family...Show More Summary
PBS | Current The team behind an episode of PBS’ “Finding Your Roots” that glossed over movie star Ben Affleck’s slave-owning ancestry has apologized. On Thursday, Executive Producers Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Dyllan McGee addressed...Show More Summary
Ben Affleck's Daredevil has become a punchline, the butt of a 12-year joke that has been given new life thanks to the Netflix adaptation and the birth of Batfleck. The thing is, Daredevil is not the terrible movie its crushing reputation would have you believe. As Rolling Stone wrote in its 2003... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Daredevil Ben Affleck Jennifer Garner
Actor Ben Affleck admitted that he lobbied producers of the PBS series Finding Your Roots to cover up the fact that one of his ancestors owned slaves because he was embarrassed, though he later recanted and agreed to include the information.
Last week, Ben Affleck was the subject of controversy after reports surfaced that he excluded a slave-owning relative from his family tree for his appearance on the ancestry show Finding Your Roots. The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star explained in a post that the footage was not used because there were very few details [...]
A leaked script reveals the interview segment that Affleck didn't want anyone to see and ended up getting nixed from the final cut of PBS' 'Finding Your Roots.' [ more › ]
Affleck's third great-grandfather was a slaveowner in Savannah, Georgia
Ben Affleck’s great-great-great grandfather Benjamin Cole owned 25 slaves, according to the deleted segment of “Finding Your Roots” that Affleck himself requested be squashed. Cole, a wealthy Savannah, Ga. land-owner, was also sheriff of Chatham County. Show More Summary
Commercials were weird in the 80s...and so was Ben Affleck. Years before he was the star of Gigli, Ben Affleck shot a truly weird Burger King commercial. And now that vintage ad is setting the Internet on fire. In the clip, the Jersey...Show More Summary
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