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Ben Affleck Breaks His Silence On His Slave-Owning Ancestor Controversy — Read His Post Explaining The Decision To Exclude Parts Of His Family Tree

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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.

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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:

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Downton Abbey Is Really Over! Creator Julian Fellowes Confirms Show's End After Season 6!

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We're afraid what you've heard is true. Downton Abbey is no more.

Yes, Carnival Films and ITV are putting a period on their period drama.

[ Photos: Kate Middleton Visiting Downton Abbey ]

After several rumors and reports, the official announcement came Thursday that the sixth season of the show would indeed be its last.

No more upstairs/downstairs drama, no more rapier wit, no more untimely deaths — well, except for this one.

Series creator Julian Fellowes said in a statement:

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Cookie Monster Is Getting A Sesame Street Spin Off Special!

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Cookie Monster gets his own TV show

It's about time this happened!

After years of munching cookies, Sesame Street's Cookie Monster is finally getting his own show!

The furry blue man will star in a one-hour PBS spotlight show, called The Cookie Thief. The premise is that valuable works of art, like the Muncha Lisa and the Girl With the Cookie Earring are stolen, and they think Cookie Monster did it!

[ Video: Sesame Street Reboots Twilight! ]

Can you blame them?! LOLz!

And as always with Sesame Street, there's a lesson to be learned. In this case, it's managing our emotions, self-control, and following directions.

The one-hour PBS special will air on February 16, and will feature special guest Rachel Dratch, of Saturday Night Live fame!

We can already hear the big laughs!

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The Affair Snags The Golden Globe For Best TV Drama Series!

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Congrats to The Affair!

The fabulous show won the Best TV Drama Series at the Golden Globe Awards.

The cast, including Ruth Wilson and Joshua Jackson, proudly accepted the well-deserved award.

Considering the show has only been on Showtime for one season, we're very impressed that it beat out Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, and House of Cards!

Bravo!

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Joanne Froggatt Provides The First Upset Of The Night By Winning The Golden Globe For Best Supporting Actress On Television!

Wow!

In the first upset of the night, Joanne Froggatt won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film for her work on Downton Abbey!

We're a little surprised that Uzo Aduba didn't take home the award, but Joanne totally deserved the win, especially after her very powerful rape storyline on the PBS series.

The 34-year-old actress beat out Uzo for Orange Is the New Black, Kathy Bates for American Horror Story: Freak Show, Allison Janney for Mom, and Michelle Monaghan for True Detective.

Congrats, Joanne!

Check out her speech (above)!

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Robin Williams Gets Animated In This Interview From 1991 All Thanks To PBS!

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This just makes us feel so happy!

As part of PBS's Blank on Blank series, a Robin Williams interview from 1991 just got the animated treatment and is making its way around the internet.

The interview, which was conducted by Lawrence Grobel, centers around Robin's role as a comedian, how he fits in with society as a whole, and how he thinks the world will look in 2020.

[ Photos: The Most Inspiring Robin Williams Quotes! ]

The video is already hilarious with Robin's trademarked wit, but the cute and clever animation really makes it worth watching.

Ch-ch-check out a rather animated side of Robin Williams (below)!!!

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Kim Kardashian Desperately Wants A Role On Downton Abbey So Much She Reached Out To One Of The Show's Actresses To Make It Happen!

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Does Kim Kardashian think she's George Clooney?!

On the heels of George's Downton Abbey news, Kim has expressed an interest to appear on the show.

Hmmm, somehow we're having a hard time picturing Keeks in a period drama!

Kim gushed:

"I'm a big fan. I'd love to be on it if they asked. I love things like that."

According to sources, Kim has already reached out to actress Laura Carmichael who plays Lady Edith Crawley on the show.

So, do you think Kimmie deserves a role on Downton Abbey?

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