In the Affleck episode of the PBS program, the star learns that his sixth great-grandfather Jesse Stanley admirably fought in the American Revolution and was one of just 2,000 soldiers who served under George Washington!
But what Benny didn't learn (on air, at least) was that Jesse's grandfather Nathaniel Stanley was wealthy landowner who paid 80 pounds for a young boy called Tobe
Last week, Wikileaks complied 173,000 emails from the Sony hacking, and shined some unfavorable light on Ben Affleck in regards to his appearance on the ancestry show Finding Your Roots.
An email exchange between a Sony executive and the show's host Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (aka "Skip") details that Affleck wanted to leave out a slave-owning relative of his from the PBS series.
After becoming the topic of discussion, the Oscar-winner broke his silence this week on requesting a controversial branch of his family tree be left out of the program. The actor wrote on his Facebook:
UPDATE 7:00PM EST: The official Batman v Superman trailer has dropped. See it in all its HD glory below!
Last year, Disney and Marvel had no choice but to release the trailer for Avengers: Age Of Ultron earlier than planned after it was leaked online. Now, it seems that Warner Bros might have to do the same thing for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!
The trailer for the highly anticipated film starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck briefly leaked online this week. The unauthorized video was seemingly shot with a phone and was removed from YouTube shortly after it was uploaded.