Tag: Ben Affleck

PBS Suspends “Finding Your Roots” Citing Ben Affleck’s Influence

PBS postponed a third season of “Finding Your Roots” after determining that its editorial standards had been violated when Ben Affleck asked that a reference to a distant relative’s slave-holding past be deleted from the edition featuring him. In a statement released last night — following a months-long investigation — PBS also said that it…

Ben Affleck ‘Regrets’ Slavery Coverup [VIDEO]

Actor Ben Affleck apologized Tuesday for his attempt to conceal a slave-owning ancestor from his segment on PBS’ Finding Your Roots. “I didn’t want any television show about my family to include a guy who owned slaves,” Affleck said in a statement posted to Facebook. “I was embarrassed. The very thought left a bad taste…

Ben Affleck Banned From Las Vegas Casino Caught Counting Cards

The actor was “banned from playing blackjack at the Hard Rock casino in Las Vegas,” on Friday. Affleck was “not booted” from the casino as other reports have indicated. He was asked to leave after casino security told him: “You are too good at the game.” The actor was told he could play other games…