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  • PBS probes slave issue that 'embarrassed' Ben Affleck urged show to omit

    PBS probes slave issue that 'embarrassed' Ben Affleck urged show to omit
    PBS is conducting an internal review following revelations that producers of "Finding Your Roots" may have violated the network's editorial standards after a request by Ben Affleck that the program not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor. Meanwhile,...
  • 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 back on Capitol Hill, offers Congo progress report

    Ben Affleck back on Capitol Hill, offers Congo progress report
    Ben Affleck made his way back to Capitol Hill on Thursday to testify on behalf of Eastern Congo in front of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The Oscar winner, who was joined by wife Jennifer Garner and philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill...
  • Academy Awards: For J.K. Simmons of 'Whiplash,' the beat never slows

    Academy Awards: For J.K. Simmons of 'Whiplash,' the beat never slows
    The life of an Oscar nominee is a busy one, indeed. Veteran actor J.K. Simmons had just flown in from Atlanta, where he's filming "The Accountant" with Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick, and was having a quick breakfast on a January late morning near his...
  • Oscars: Shirley MacLaine, Ben Affleck to present

    Oscars: Shirley MacLaine, Ben Affleck to present
    Shirley MacLaine will present at the Oscars, and that makes her the most veteran performer announced so far for the Feb. 22 event. The other latest presenters announced are Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Kevin Hart, Chris Pine, Miles Teller...
  • Academy Awards telecast is all too predictable

    Academy Awards telecast is all too predictable
    How unfortunate that, in presenting the award for best director during the Academy Awards ceremony, Ben Affleck chose to quote Frank Capra's observation that "the cardinal sin is dullness." None of the directors nominated, he added, could be accused...
  • Trent Reznor says spare 'Gone Girl' score was crafted to evoke dread

    Trent Reznor says spare 'Gone Girl' score was crafted to evoke dread
    Gillian Flynn's thriller "Gone Girl" rose to the top of the bestseller charts on the strength of its page-turning depiction of an ideal suburban marriage turned bad. For his big-screen adaptation, starring Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck as embattled...
  • Oscars 2015: Best picture, director and script front-runners

    Oscars 2015: Best picture, director and script front-runners
    The day after Oscar nominations, while clearing away the "Lego" rubble, award season consultants began calling, repeating the same fear-soaked refrain: Beware the Phase Two Harvey. For the uninitiated: Phase One of the Oscar campaign is earning...
  • 'Orange Is the New Black' star Taylor Schilling stays fit with meditation and yoga

    'Orange Is the New Black' star Taylor Schilling stays fit with meditation and yoga
    She played Ben Affleck's wife in the Academy Award-winning film "Argo" and the object of Zac Efron's affection in the film adaptation of "The Lucky One." But Taylor Schilling did not find fame until she put on an orange prison jumpsuit to star in the...
  • Emily Ratajkowski, the other woman of 'Gone Girl'

    Emily Ratajkowski, the other woman of 'Gone Girl'
    For the big-screen adaptation of Chicago writer Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel “Gone Girl,” a filmmaker might have hired any random hottie to play Andie, the college-student girlfriend of murder suspect Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck). But...
  • Will there be a 'Gone Girl' sequel?

    Will there be a 'Gone Girl' sequel?
    ‘Gone’ again? Is Gillian Flynn pondering a sequel to “Gone Girl”? Maybe, she tells the New York Daily News—if stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, and director David Fincher were on board. “We could pick it up and see...