Lindsay Shookus no longer drinks around Ben Affleck: Report
Last week, Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus made it clear they're on again when Lindsay accompanied Ben to the New York City premiere for his new Netflix film, "Triple Frontier." Among the things that are different this time around for the on-off pair, however, is Lindsay's firm plan of support when it comes to Ben's sobriety. Insiders tell Page Six "Lindsay doesn't drink around Ben" and "she isn't keeping alcohol in her home" as the two give their romance another try after it fizzled in August and Ben returned to rehab. "She is like his sober coach," says a source. Another attendee at Ben's premiere noticed Lindsay "made sure to not have any alcohol near him … and she was making sure other people weren't drinking around him." When the two first started dating, their outings often included events where booze was plentiful such as premieres, red carpets and events connected to Lindsay's Emmy-winning producer role at "Saturday Night Live." "They drink coffee a lot — she encourages that instead of alcohol," says the Page Six source. Ben's also reportedly avoided the notoriously alcohol-centric "SNL" afterparties. "It doesn't really bother me to talk about alcoholism," Ben recently said on "Today." "Being an alcoholic is part of my life — it's something I deal with. It doesn't have to subsume my whole identity, and be everything, but it is something that you have to work at."
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Sophie Turner says Joe Jonas helped her overcome an 'identity crisis'
Glamour U.K.'s new cover story focuses on the serious bond "Game of Thrones" besties Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams forged over the course of years of working together. There's another connection the piece explores, too, and that's Sophie's relationship with her fiance, Joe Jonas, who she says helped her figure out who she was. "I think for the longest time I didn't have a real sense of myself," she says. "I had a bit of an identity crisis where I was playing all these people and I'd grown up faster than I probably should have done. I hadn't been able to experience university, or just spend a lot of time with friends, so for a while, I kept thinking, 'Who am I?'" The 23-year-old says she began to understand the answer to that question after she started dating Joe in the fall of 2016. "A lot of [my happiness now] is to do with being with a person I've fallen in love with, who loves me more than he loves himself, and who wants to see me find my own happiness," she says. "That was probably the biggest thing that pushed me to find who I am — and find my happiness in things other than acting." Joe and Sophie are reportedly planning to wed this summer.
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Emma Watson and more celebs celebrate International Women's Day on social media
March 8 marked 2019's International Women's Day bringing attention to women's rights and the ongoing fight for equality around the world with a special focus on the theme, "Think equal, build smart, innovate for change." A slew of celebs took to social media as the day got underway to mark the moment with special shoutouts to women who inspire them and people of all genders and ages who remain committed to fighting for gender parity. "Whether you're 🥁marching, 💃🏻dancing, 🌹rising, ✊🏻resisting, 💥protesting, 🚫striking, ❤️uniting or 🎈celebrating, wishing you all a wonderful #internationalwomensday!," wrote UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, who went on to post about the importance and need for rape crisis centers. Serena Williams directed fans and followers to her Fortune Magazine piece exploring the results of two Survey Monkey surveys she urged the company to conduct to, as she put it, "help us better understand the adversity women face when it comes to balancing their professional and personal lives." "84% of women think other women's support is critical to advancing their careers," the tennis star and mom posted. "On #IWD2019 women let's promise to empower each other!" The celebs speaking out in support of International Women's Day weren't just women, either. Alongside a gallery of his wife, Victoria Beckham, mother, Sandra Beckham and daughter, Harper Beckham, David Beckham wrote: "Today we celebrate International Women's Day. I'm so blessed to have these amazing women in my life, they inspire me every single day .. Happy International Women's Day to all the inspirational women around the world." We'll second that with a happy International Women's Day from Wonderwall to all of our readers!
Pink hosts a private family dinner 'at least twice a week on tour' for her husband and kids
Taco night! Since last March, Pink and her family — Carey Hart and their kids, Jameson and Willow — have spent most of their time together on the road as Pink makes her way through her Beautiful Trauma World Tour. As she's said in multiple social media posts and interviews, the process of touring with two young children in tow isn't easy, but she and Carey do everything they can to maintain a sense of normalcy for their little ones. As two Instagram posts from Thursday, March 7, suggest, those moves include creating playtime opportunities for the kids and sharing meals together. "At least twice a week on tour, we shut the door to the outside world and have family dinner," she captioned a shot of the whole family enjoying tacos. "As you can see, it makes Jameson feel deep, deep joy," she added before joking that the joy "#lastedsevenminutes," along with a few more hashtags: "#gratitude #space #conversation #loosescrews." A few hours later, the singer shared a pic of a playroom the venue she was playing in South Caroline set up for her kids. "Thank you to Colonial Life Arena for making my babies feel at home, and thank you to Columbia, South Carolina and surrounding people's that came to the show tonight," she wrote on the post. "Your energy was felt in space, you added six years on to our lives. We love you. #fantasticnight #grateful #werockoutwithoursocksout."
Lupita Nyong'o credits some of her success with the 'warm welcome' she received from other stars
In two weeks, Lupita Nyong'o returns to the big screen in Jordan Peele's latest horror flick, "Us." It's one of at least three new films she's set to appear in this year — she has two more in pre-production as well — and the latest notch in her fast-growing c.v. In the latest edition of Porter's The Edit, the Oscar winner opens up about the terrifying film as well as what she's learned from other stars over the course of her quick rise to critical acclaim. "Starting with '12 Years a Slave,' I was welcomed [in Hollywood] with such warmth," she says. "My castmates surrounded me. I don't know if they are aware of this, but I felt so protected. Sarah Paulson: my God, that girl, she was like everything to me. And Alfre Woodard, she was invaluable. … Oprah embraced my mom and my brother and invited them to her house for lunch without me. I was just like, 'Wow, this is an incredibly supportive industry.' I didn't feel isolated. Gabrielle Union: we'd gone to a fashion show in France together and she'd been so open and embracing, exchanging phone numbers with me – there was a 'you need anything kind' of vibe. I didn't feel alone within the black community, I didn't feel alone within the Hollywood community. Steve McQueen really did look out for me big time. Brad Pitt, same thing." Lupita also weighs in on her relationship with Jared Leto, which sparked romance rumors about the two, saying "he's still on speed dial … because he was so embracing of me" when they were on the awards circuit together in 2014. "There was an intimacy that grew from that, that goes beyond the dating rumors, beyond all that," she explains. As for "Us?" Suffice it to say, Lupita's thoughts about the film are likely to make it even scarier. She says she even "developed new fears" after shooting it. "I am terrified of my own reflection, which was really tough because I was staying in a house that had mirrors everywhere," Lupita says. "My days were so long that when I'd get home from filming and it was time for me to shower, I was half asleep, and because it wasn't my home, I would come upon my reflection and scream at the top of my lungs."
Why Lana Del Rey is selling her poetry collection for $1
Lana Del Rey is getting into the self-published poetry business … if selling one's writing for $1 a pop is indeed a "business." The singer initially told fans she'd be releasing a poetry collection back in January. She updated that plan this week, announcing on Instagram she's down to hand deliver "a couple boxes" of the books to "mom and pop" bookstores in Southern California and San Francisco "when I'm done binding it in a few months." Asked about the price for the collection in the comments, Lana said (via The Fader), "$1 … because my thoughts are priceless." She's also shared a few examples of the poems, which range in length and style. "Jasmine in the air," she writes in one of the shorter poems, "the burden of fame is real / never felt so clear." According to The Fader, she has yet to announce a release date for her forthcoming fifth studio album.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have had less than 10 date nights in the past six years
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard's romance is about something deeper than intimate dinners and expensive nights out on the town. Speaking to Parade in a recent joint interview, the couples explained why date nights just aren't a regular part of their program. "We've probably had nine in the last six years, if we're being honest," Dax said, according to Us Weekly. "We play board games and the kids destroy the house and that's just a fun Sunday … we're boring." Adding her own two cents, Kristen explained: "This isn't a special fairytale. This is two people who worked really hard and it's attainable for you if you work really hard in your marriage too." The pair got engaged back in 2009, though they didn't marry until 2013, after same-sex marriage was legalized. Today, they share two young daughters and they're just as down-to-earth with Lincoln, 5, and Delta, 4 as they are when it comes to their relationship with each other. As Dax told Us in December, for example, they're careful to make sure the girls see them make up if they've seen them fight. "You know, generally, kids see their parents get in a fight and then parents sort it out in a bedroom and then later they're fine, so the kid never learns, how do you de-escalate? How do you apologize?" Dax said at the time. "So we try, as often as possible, to do that in front of them. If we fought in front of them, we want to also make up in front of them."
Kanye West and his 'Kids See Ghosts' collaborators sued over sample use
Kanye West has been accused of leaving out one collaborator on credits for his 2018 track, "Kids See Ghosts," with Kid Cudi and Ty Dolla $ign. TMZ reports Ronald Oslin Bobb-Semple has filed suit against all three rappers on grounds their song opens with a sample of his voice taken from a tribute to Marcus Garvey he's been performing for decades. Claiming the other artists involved have gained "substantial profits" as well as critical praise from "Kids See Ghosts," he's asking for what he believes to be a "fair" portion of the proceeds from each of the rappers. TMZ has not published the amount.
Demi Lovato sends herself flowers after Henry Levy split
In some cases, when the going gets tough, the tough get … loving. Demi Lovato seems to be a case in point. On Thursday, March 7 — two days after People reported she'd split from Henry Levy — Demi shared a shot on Instagram Stories of the two dozen pink roses she'd sent herself, along with the caption, "Cause sometimes you gotta send yourself flowers … #selflove." The image also showed a card that came with the flowers: "You're beautiful," it read, "you're loved, and you're worthy of a happy and healthy life."
Tyga bought a Rolls Royce 'days before' fighting with men who repo'd his Maybach
Tyga might want to reign in his affection for car shopping. According to TMZ, Kylie Jenner's ex-boyfriend recently bought himself a red 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan — an SUV whose base price starts at $325,000. Seems the purchase went down just days before Tyga got into a physical fight at Floyd Mayweather's birthday party with the men who'd repossessed another of his six-figure valued cars, his Maybach. The Maybach was "at least the third" car Tyga's had to give up since 2016 because he wasn't able to make the payments, the website reports. It doesn't seem like he's ready to knock off the car collecting, either: A source tells TMZ Tyga spent some time this week browsing Lamborghinis and "could buy one any day now."