.@GMA EXCLUSIVE: “I really don’t want my children to pay for my sins.” @BenAffleck opens up to @dianesawyer about his sobriety battle and how his dad’s addiction to alcohol taught him “how important it is for me to be sober.” pic.twitter.com/phEcgY906q
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 20, 2020
–Ben Affleck‘s press tour for The Way Back continues, and I guess his default setting this week is “emotionally raw.” He sat down with Diane Sawyer and revealed that his dad and aunt were alcoholics (“Seeing my dad, he was drunk everyday and that was just life. And that was painful and I always said ‘that will never be me. I’m never going to do that”) and got choked up when talking about his marriage to Jennifer Garner (“I never thought that I was gonna get divorced. I didn’t want to get divorced. I didn’t want to be a divorced person. I really didn’t want to be a split family with my children. And it upset me because it meant it wasn’t who I thought I was. And that was so painful and so disappointing in myself…I really don’t want my children to pay for my sins or be afraid for me”).
–Affleck also credits Bradley Cooper and Robert Downey Jr. for being “very supportive” of his sobriety and says he “feels a great sense of gratitude” toward them.
-Move over, Carpool Karaoke. My fave James Corden recurring bit is when he gets toddlers to teach is guests a dance routine. This one with Justin Bieber is very cute.
–SZA does not sound very happy with her new Rolling Stone magazine cover.
–Billie Eilish surprised a 16-year-old fan during an emotional interview and good lord did it suddenly get dusty in here?!
–Gwyneth Paltrow says she hosted a “makeup-free” dinner party but there is definitely some eyeliner/foundation happening in some of these pics.
-This is an interesting take on how The Witcher and The Mandalorian are in some ways throwbacks to an older era of TV.
-First Wives Club stars Goldie Hawn, Better Midler, and Diane Keaton are reuniting for a movie and I really needed this news today.
-There was a bad, BAD take that tore Twitter apart today about how Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t really become famous until Titanic came out in 1997 and when I read the article I felt like I was being gaslit. Of course he was a star before then! He was on the cover of Tiger Beat for years. He was on Growing Pains for a whole season. He was nominated for an Oscar in 1994 for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. Romeo + Juliet made him really famous in 1996. Yes, he reached a whole other level of mega-stardom with Titanic, but anyone who thinks he wasn’t famous before that just comes off like they don’t believe teen girls can be arbiters of pop culture, which is a shitty take. That’s like saying BTS aren’t famous because music critics don’t get them.
-I loved Adele‘s bridesmaids look.
–Jalaiah was on Ellen to show off her Renegade dance moves.
-Everyone is very excited about the new Westworld trailer and yes, it does look very good but have we learned nothing?!?
-Here’s the first trailer for Shailene Woodley’s new romantic drama Endings Beginnings, in which she can’t decide between Sebastian Stan and Jamie Dornan so she sleeps with them both. I saw it at TIFF and I spent the whole movie undecided about who she should choose. I still can’t pick!