| Apr 21, 2015
| 6:18 PM
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.
| Apr 21, 2015
| 10:23 AM
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...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 2:39 PM
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...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 3:15 AM
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...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 8:15 AM
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...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 12:42 PM
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...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Ben Affleck has played virtually every style of loser lug on-screen, each lug better than the last.
Even when his character appears to be in charge, like his CIA agent in "Argo," you're not surprised that the Americans he's supposed to be saving in Iran...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 4:45 AM
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...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 10:00 PM
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).
| Jan 13, 2015
| 9:59 AM
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...