"I was embarrassed," the Oscar-winning director said on Facebook after receiving backlash for the initial reports he tried to hide his family's past.
Affleck requested that the documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to leaked emails.
"I'm 56," Pascal said at the Women in the World conference. "It's not exactly the time that you want to start all over again."
Sony still hasn't recovered from the massive cyberattack that leaked massive amounts of internal company information onto the open Internet.
The U.S. blamed North Korea for the Sony cyberattack based on a top-secret penetration of North Korea's computer systems, NBC News has confirmed.
North Korea on Wednesday again objected to U.S. sanctions imposed in response to a cyberattack on Sony Pictures, and demanded they be lifted.
The hackers who penetrated Sony Entertainment Pictures “got sloppy” and used IP addresses that have been linked to North Koreans, said James Comey.
The hack attack on Sony Pictures was “the most serious attack ever made against U.S. interests,” intelligence chief James Clapper said Wednesday.
He said employees of the studio were "the victims of one of the most vicious and malicious cyberattacks we have known in recent history."
The new sanctions target three entities and 10 individuals within the North Korean government, according to the Treasury Department.
Sony on Wednesday announced more digital options to watch the movie, and the muber of theaters showing the film will grow to over 580 Jan. 2.
Activist Park Sang-hak said he will start dropping 100,000 DVDs and USBs with the movie by balloon in North Korea as early as late January.
Sony Pictures announced Sunday that “The Interview” had been viewed more than 2 million times online and a total of $15 million was spent.
A White House official said North Korean is trying to provoke a response with claims the U.S. shut down internet in the country.
The report comes after the North Korean government called Obama a "monkey" and blamed the United States for instability in the country's Internet.
North Korea referred to Obama as "a monkey" in blaming him for the release of "The Interview" and accusing the U.S. for internet outages.
“The Interview” grossed more than one million dollars on its first day in theaters, according to Rory Bruer with Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Co-directors Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen — who also co-starred in "The Interview" — dropped in at the Cinefamily Silent Movie Theater.
The announcement comes one day after Sony reversed course and announced a limited release of the movie to theaters.
In an abrupt reversal, Sony Pictures Entertainment said Tuesday it will release "The Interview" in select theaters on Christmas Day.
The company decided last week to pull the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy due to threats received from hackers.
Spokeswoman still declines to “speculate” about a reported Internet outage in North Korea
A lawyer for Sony Pictures Entertainment threatened Twitter with a lawsuit if it did not block users from posting material stolen by hackers.
Spokesperson Marie Harf urged North Korea to "exercise restraint" and "refrain from any further threatening actions."
There’s a wider world of ongoing major hacks, with government-sponsored groups or "hacktivist" collectives attacking critical infrastructure.
On Meet the Press, a Sony representative said that the company has not received enough help in dealing with the aftermath of the North Korean hack.
Sony's CEO claimed Friday that the White House was "aware of the situation" at the studio before it cancelled the release of "The Interview."
North Korea proposed a joint investigation with the United States on the cyberattack against Sony Pictures on Saturday.
Sony took the unprecedented step on Wednesday of canceling the Christmas Day release of the film.
President Obama said Sony made the wrong decision by pulling “The Interview,” but the studio’s CEO Michael Lynton says he would do it again.
“That’s not who we are,” Obama said at a year-end press conference. “That’s not what America’s about.”
George Clooney has called on Hollywood coleagues to push for the immediate online release of “The Interview” despite the Sony hack and other threats.
Scott Borg says the skill level evidenced in the cyberattack is probably beyond what North Korean hackers are capable of.
In Hollywood, where bad publicity is good news, Sony's "The Interview" will merely see a delayed debut, film industry experts foresee.
News of cyberattacks now dominate the headlines often, but experts say the Sony hack was designed to cause "utter devastation" unlike they've ever seen.
The White House press secretary would not say publicly that North Korea was responsible.
"The Interview" isn't the first Hollywood production that galled world leaders and angered foreign governments.
U.S. officials have concluded that the North Korean government ordered the hacking attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.
One U.S. Government sources says a link has been found, while Sony announced it was pulling ‘The Interview’ from theaters.
Some theaters pulled Sony's controversial movie 'The Interview,' following a threat of violence from hackers against movie theaters that show it.
Sony Pictures Entertainment now faces two lawsuits from four former employees who claim the company did not do enough to stop hackers.
The Sony Pictures Hack has resulted in the release and publication of many personal details and private emails. Here's some of the key disclosures.
Michael Lynton, CEO and Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Co-Chairman Amy Pascal addressed staff at two separate meetings.
Here are five ways sources say the industry has already changed.
The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety published stories reporting that they had each received a letter from an attorney for Sony.
Eon Productions says an early version of the screenplay for the new movie "SPECTRE" was among material stolen in a massive cyberattack.
Experts say hackers often cobble together lines of code from different malware to launch cyberattacks like the one that embarrassed Sony Pictures.
The remarks about the president were in emails that were stolen by hackers who recently attacked Sony Pictures Entertainment's computer network.
Sony's movie studio could face tens of millions of dollars in costs from the massive computer hack that hobbled its operations, experts said.
FBI Director James Comey says investigators haven't yet determined who was responsible for a massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.
The group that claims responsibility for the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment demanded the film "The Interview" be canceled - or else.
North Korea sees any outside criticism or mockery of its leader as an attack on its sovereignty.
The FBI is investigating "threatening emails" sent to some employees at Sony Pictures Entertainment, which has been the target of a massive hack.
The Sony Pictures hack revealed more than 47,000 Social Security numbers, some possibly belonging to Hollywood celebs, according to a new report.
The FBI has provided businesses with some technical details about the malware that was used in a major cyberattack.
There has been speculation that the attack could be linked to upcoming Sony film "The Interview," which features a plot to assassinate Kim Jong-un.
At least five new movies from Sony Pictures are being devoured on copyright-infringing file-sharing hubs online in the wake of an earlier hack.