Lindsay Shookus has worked in the entertainment industry for a long time, but she's since been thrust into the limelight for a very different reason.
As you surely know, Miz Shookus became known to the public thanks to her high profile relationship with Ben Affleck. In fact, the Saturday Night Live producer is the Oscar winner's FIRST public relationship following his split from longtime love Jennifer Garner.
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On the sudden attention surrounding her life, Lindsay shared with Elle:
"My entire career has been behind the camera, and that's definitely where I'm most comfortable. I'm a producer, I'm a mom, a friend. Being considered a public figure honestly makes me laugh."
Very fair. This explains why Shookus and Affleck's love story has seemed surprisingly low key — thus far.
And while the TV executive may hob nob with A-listers, see her friendship with Kristen Wiig for example, Lindsay has been making a name for herself at SNL since she was 22. Shookus landed her producing gig at the NBC sketch show after mentor Marci Klein (you know, Calvin Klein's daughter) stepped down.
In regards to her early days at SNL, Lindsay recalled:
"I was the first one in; I was the last one out. I was always like, ‘I'll go! Send me to the shoot. I'll stay till midnight, it's okay.' That's the glorious thing about being 22—you have the energy. I lived on 50th Street. I worked on 50th Street. I walked the same four blocks every day."
Thanks to her job, she became very comfortable with interacting with big names at a young age. Per Lindsay, it wasn't long before Marci let her "interact with talent and take over more responsibilities." Despite her talent for dealing with Tinseltown stars, Lindsay is aware that's she's in a transitional period in her life.
The blonde powerhouse concluded:
"I've gone through a lot of change recently and I've gone through some really hard times, but I believe in who I am more, and I wouldn't give that up for anything."
YASSSS. Way to be more than Ben Affleck's girlfriend, girl!!
For more from Lindsay's interview, be sure to CLICK HERE or grab the new issue of Elle when it hits news stands on May 22!!
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Now that Clayne Crawford has officially been replaced for the third season of Fox's Lethal Weapon series, his costar Damon Wayans is clearing the air on the actor's bad behavior -- and let's just say Wayans is happy he made it out alive!
The 57-year-old actor took to Twitter on Monday night to defend the casting changes, claiming that Crawford created an emotionally and physically dangerous environment for the cast and crew.
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Alleging that Crawford was apparently responsible for an onset injury he sustained, Wayans posted a now-deleted video that showed something exploding behind him on set, causing his face to twist in pain as he ducked and clutched his head.
In the hashtag, Wayans claimed the episode in which he was injured was directed by Crawford. He tweeted:
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