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  • John M. Crisp: Should we feel shame or pride for the Confederacy?

    Should we feel proud of our rebellious Confederate ancestors? Or should we be embarrassed by them? Actor and progressive activist Ben Affleck was so shamed by the revelation that his great-great-great-grandfather was a sheriff and apparent slave-owner in...
  • Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck say they're getting divorce

    As regulars at a local farmer's market, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner and their three young children looked like the perfect Hollywood family. The stars took turns working so they could nurture their careers and their kids — devoted parents who...
  • Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck split after 10 years of marriage

    Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck split after 10 years of marriage
    Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have split after 10 years of marriage, the couple confirmed in a statement to People magazine. "After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce," the couple told People in a...
  • Ben Affleck, Matt Damon to produce FIFA scandal movie

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon to produce FIFA scandal movie
    Batman and Jason Bourne are teaming up to take on a new scourge: FIFA corruption. That is, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are looking to produce a film based on "Houses of Deceit" -- Ken Bensinger's forthcoming book about the recent scandal that has...
  • PBS to delay third season of 'Finding Your Roots' following review of scandal

     PBS to delay third season of 'Finding Your Roots' following review of scandal
    This week Henry Louis Gates Jr. once again found himself in the middle of another national teachable moment about race. The first time, six years ago, seemed to end amicably enough over beers on the White House lawn in a summit with the new president,...
  • 'Overnight's' male nudity: Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman overshare a little

    'Overnight's' male nudity: Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman overshare a little
    When a movie calls for full-frontal male nudity, it's usually a blink-and-you-miss-it scenario. Just last fall, moviegoers took to the Twittersphere to debate whether they'd actually gotten a glimpse of Ben Affleck's manhood during a shower scene in...
  • PBS: 'Finding Your Roots' Affleck episode violated standards

    PBS put its "Finding Your Roots" series on hold Wednesday after determining an episode that omitted references to Ben Affleck's ancestor as a slave owner violated its standards. The public television service said it is postponing the show's third...
  • PBS: 'Finding Your Roots' Affleck episode violated standards

    PBS: 'Finding Your Roots' Affleck episode violated standards
    PBS put its "Finding Your Roots" series on hold Wednesday after determining an episode that omitted references to Ben Affleck's ancestor as a slave owner violated its standards. The public television service said it is postponing the show's third season...
  • Bill Maher, Mr. Opinionated, to skewer the Right and the Left in Las Vegas stop

    Bill Maher, Mr. Opinionated, to skewer the Right and the Left in Las Vegas stop
    With an election year approaching in 2016, comedian and political commentator Bill Maher should be in rare form for his one night at the Pearl at the Palms on Oct. 24. Maher just wrapped up his first headlining tour in Europe, playing to sold-out houses...
  • Larry Wilmore summons Ben Affleck's slave-owning ancestor

    Larry Wilmore summons Ben Affleck's slave-owning ancestor
    Ben Affleck appeared on an episode of the PBS series "Finding Your Roots" last year, but one tidbit you didn't see in the series hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr. was that Affleck's ancestors owned slaves. According to emails from Gates to Sony...
  • Ben Affleck apologizes in PBS 'Finding Your Roots' slavery uproar

    Ben Affleck apologizes in PBS 'Finding Your Roots' slavery uproar
    Ben Affleck says he's sorry about trying to rid his family tree of a slave owner. The movie star and director — whose family history was examined in September on the PBS genealogy series "Finding Your Roots" — urged the producers to delete a...