Tag: Ben Affleck

Harveywood Backlash: Buttman’s ‘Justice League’ Tanks at Box Office

It was bad enough that the sycophantic Hollywood media was pretending that a $110 million opening weekend for Justice League would have been anywhere near acceptable. Unfortunately for all concerned, the cold reality of the Harveywood scandal combined with the loss of faith in DC to tell a worthwhile story delivered even worse news — a horrific opening of just $93 million.

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Oscar-Winning Director Oliver Stone Accused of Sexual Assault

As more and more women step forward to give public testimony about their alleged abuse at the hands of Hollywood power — Harvey Weinstein, Ben Affleck, Amazon Studios chief Roy Price — more and more women are coming out about their alleged abuse at the hands of Hollywood power.

Bombshell: Weinstein Board Knew About Harvey’s Payoffs In 2015 (What About Disney?)

Out of the growing fear that the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal is about to spin out of control, is about to bring down those (like Ben Affleck) who are not useless has-beens like Harvey, the bombshell news that The Weinstein Company board knew of Harvey’s payoffs to women is being downplayed, especially by the Hollywood trades. Nevertheless, it is still a bombshell.

Flashback: Casey Affleck Settled Sexual Misconduct Cases Out of Court

Actor Casey Affleck faced a flood of sexual harassment accusations that reached a fever pitch weeks before he accepted the Oscar for Best Actor in February — mere months before his brother Ben Affleck was criticized for allegedly covering up past abuses by Harvey Weinstein and faced similar accusations himself

Watch: Warner Bros. Unveils First Full ‘Justice League’ Trailer

Warner Bros. unveiled the first full trailer for its DC superhero blockbuster Justice League on Saturday, and the clip features the first look at the whole gang together in action: Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg (Superman is notably absent, but actor Henry Cavill will reportedly appear in the movie).

Watch: Ben Affleck Goes Ballistic Over ‘Deflate-Gate’

[LANGUAGE WARNING] On Wednesday, Bill Simmons debuted his new HBO show “Any Given Wednesday.” The former ESPN personality welcomed actor Ben Affleck, and the two discussed the New England Patriots and “Deflate-gate.” Affleck called the investigation a “smear campaign” against

San Diego Comic-Con 2015: All the Big News You Need to Know

Movie buffs, comic book lovers and pop culture aficionados descended on San Diego this weekend for Comic-Con 2015, where the year’s hottest entertainment properties gather faithfully every year to hawk their progress and hopefully dazzle audiences into purchasing some tickets and merchandise.

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Now 14 Known Slaveholding Ancestors of Ben Affleck Throughout the South

Recent research published by the Daily Beast on Tuesday suggests that Benjamin Cole may have been a slaveholder but not a slaveowner, a distinction that may not seem to be a difference to those of us in the modern era, but which would have been significant back in the 1850s. Still, the bottom line on Affleck’s great-great-great grandfather Benjamin Cole is this: he was a slaveholder in 1860, and may have been either a slaveholder or slave owner in 1850, and possibly both.

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Ben Affleck and Henry Louis Gates Revising History of How Star’s Slaveholding Ancestor Was Edited From PBS Program

Hollywood movie star Ben Affleck and Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates continue to revise recent history in their public statements surrounding Affleck’s successful pressuring of Gates, executive producer and host of the PBS series “Finding Your Roots,” to remove any mention of his slaveholding ancestor, Benjamin L. Cole, from the “Roots of Freedom” episode that aired on PBS in October.