I would have loved to bring photos of Tom Hiddleton in character on Crimson Peak before now, but the photos from last week were exclusives and only a handful of sites had them. You can see some of them here and here. Thankfully, we just got some non-exclusive pics in overnight!! HUZZAH. Tommy was spotted in character in Toronto – after he finished filming, he signed autographs for fans too. His character looks like Edgar Allen Poe…?
Anyway, this is not the best or more exciting Tom Hiddleston story ever, but I’m sure it will be click-baity enough to tempt the Dragonflies. As you may remember, last year Tommy Hiddleston did the “Live Below The Line” challenge as part as his ambassadorship with UNICEF. Tom lived on £1 of food a day for five days, and he blogged about it and posted videos too. I liked him more for doing something to raise awareness of the issues, plus I just like seeing how a modern, first world actor can try to eat on £1 a day. To promote this year’s challenge, UNICEF released a new video (it’s new to me, but it could have been filmed last year) with Tommy talking about the difficulty of the challenge.
I love how he’s always reminding people of how tall he is. We get it, Tommy!! YOU ARE SUPER TALL. Lanky magnificent dragonfly bastard. This year’s Live Below the Line Challenge starts on Monday. I’m assuming Tom will not be doing the challenge again, as he’s working and probably needs to keep his strength up.
Also, here’s a video that was released last week. I have no idea when this was done either, but Tommy will literally talk about Shakespeare anywhere, anytime, anyway.
Photos courtesy of WENN, Pacific Coast News.
A few days ago, Avril Lavigne dropped her new single and music video on the unsuspecting world. I didn’t watch the video on Tuesday, and I only got around to watching it on Wednesday after I saw that Avril was being criticized and that #avrilracist was trending on Twitter. So, let’s get into it. First, here’s the video for “Hello Kitty”. I managed to get 57 seconds in before I had to shut it off. See how far you can get.
The lyrics are stupid. The clothes look like Dollar Store versions of Katy Perry’s Cupcake-Boobs-and-Glitter-Vadge costumes. The Skrillex hair seems exhausted. But are there bigger problems beyond “this is a stupid song and a terrible video”? Yep.
This actually reminds me a lot of some of the problems Gwen Stefani had several years back, when she was doing her solo work and she had her “Harajuku Girls” following her around for every appearance. Margaret Cho called out Gwen at the time, making some basic points of: Asian women are not props, and having a white woman stand in front of a group of Asian women dressed up in caricature-esque costumes is pretty racist. Avril seems to be doing the exact same thing. She’s using some Asian women as props. And it is stupidly racist.
Incidentally, not many people are talking about this, but the video for Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” is also pretty offensive and anti-Asian. The video begins and ends with an Asian woman speaking in stereotypically pidgin English.
Update: Avril responded on Twitter: “RACIST??? LOLOLOL!!! I love Japanese culture and I spend half of my time in Japan. I flew to Tokyo to shoot this video…specifically for my Japanese fans, WITH my Japanese label, Japanese choreographers AND a Japanese director IN Japan.”
Photos courtesy of WENN, Avril’s Twitter.
Ladies and gentlemen, Otis Alexander Sudeikis has LEFT the building! (I'm the building) pic.twitter.com/uHfY3adroc
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) April 23, 2014
Olivia Wilde took to Twitter last night with a very important bit of news. She has fulfilled her goddess intentions by birthing her first child with fiancé Jason Sudeikis. Olivia gave birth a a couple of weeks early, but mother and child are both healthy. The baby is a boy (we knew that already), but the name is a good one: Otis Alexander.
I love that Olivia made the announcement herself on Twitter instead of through official PR channels. She probably won’t sell her baby photos because she and Jason seem pretty low key. Olivia doesn’t hide her face from the paps, but I doubt she calls them since she’s often papped without a shred of makeup. Yay for Olivia making the announcement on her own terms. Jason’s not on Twitter, but I assume he was game for this method of introducing their baby to the world.
What do you think of the name chosen by Olivia and Jason for their boy? I’m really partial to the name “Otis” for personal reasons, but it’s also an unusual name for this day and age. It’s an old-timey and soulful name, and of course it brings Otis Redding to mind. It’s not too quirky and “Pilot Inspektor”-y. Otis is just right. Otis is going to be a really cool kid with parents like Olivia and Jason.
The only bad thing about this story: We have to (temporarily?) say goodbye to the best pregnancy style of the year. Congrats to Olivia and Jason!
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet & WENN
Yesterday’s big mystery was shrouded in drama. Why did Selena Gomez unfollow everyone on Instagram? She started with deleting Kylie and Kendall Jenner a week after they attended Coachella together. After a day of further stewing, Selena decided to also stop following Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift. Then she deleted her entire follow list.
The reasons for Selena’s actions are pretty easy to figure out. Selena and Taylor have been on the rocks ever since Selena took Bieber back last month. Unfollowing Bieber means they probably broke up again. Unfollowing everyone is just dramatic. What started this whole chain of events? Selena must have had a good reason to dump the Jenner sisters. The Sun (via Hollywood Life) says that Kylie hooked up with Bieber, and Selena found out about it:
It looks like we may have found the reason for Selena Gomez, 21, recently unfollowing Kylie and Kendall Jenner on Instagram! Word is that Selena is suspicious of something having gone on between her on-again (and now possibly off-again) boyfriend Justin Bieber, 20, according to a report from The Sun. Read on for all the details!
“Selena is convinced something has gone on between Justin and Kylie,” The Sun‘s source claims. “At Coachella, [Justin and Selena] looked to be back on track. Selena was hanging out with Kylie too and they were behaving like best friends.” It’s true — they were even sharing clothes!
“Then [Selena] heard stuff about Justin and Kylie and felt totally betrayed. She went berserk and called it all off again,” their source added. “Selena is in a really bad place at the moment — she’s on the edge and now overcome with jealousy. She really needs to wash her hands of Justin for good.”
[From The Sun via Hollywood Life]
That sounds about right. Selena is mad at her girlfriend for hooking up with her “man.” Of course she’s mad at Bieber too, but you’d better believe she’ll hold an eternal grudge against the Jenners if this story is true. She’ll forgive Bieber in time because she always forgives the little swagmonster. Selena took him back after he visited a Brazilian brothel. They’ll be back together by June if not sooner.
Bieber is having an interesting week on his own. The good news (for him)? The White House issued a “no comment” in response to the deportation petition. The bad news? His beloved Sizzurp has been taken off the market. He also upset some Chinese fans by visiting Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine, which is seen by the Chinese as a symbol of Japanese militarism. Bieber tweeted a faux-pology: “While in Japan I asked my driver to pull over for which I saw a beautiful shrine. I was mislead [sic] to think the Shrines were only a place of prayer. To anyone I have offended I am extremely sorry. I love you China and I love you Japan.” This kid.
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Here’s a good question: is Jennifer “Perpetually Unlucky In Love” Aniston the kind of person who tries to do “set-ups” for her single friends, but only when she has a steady boyfriend? I bet she is. I bet she’s the girl who – as soon as she’s got a boyfriend – is the one saying, “Oh, I’m so sad that you’re single. I should set you up with Random McBeefcake.” Maybe I’m projecting, but I’ve known plenty of passive-aggressive girls like that. Anyway, there’s a report (which is probably BS, but it was too good to pass up) about Jennifer wanting to set Gwyneth Paltrow up with a mutual-ish friend: Orlando Bloom!
Jennifer Aniston is trying to set Gwyneth Paltrow up with Orlando Bloom. The former ‘Friends’ actress – who is engaged to Justin Theroux – wants to help the blonde beauty find love again, following her split from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, and thinks she and the ‘Lord of the Rings’ actor, who split from wife Miranda Kerr last year, might be a perfect fit.
A source said: ”Now that she’s found love, Jen wants the same sort of happiness for all her friends, so when Gwyn pointed out that Orlando was hot, she started to play matchmaker.”
Jennifer is hoping to host a dinner party which both singletons will be invited to, and they’ll be joined by a number of couples too.
The source added to heat magazine: ”She’s not a pushy person so she’d never do it without the go-ahead from Gwyneth – but if Gwyn says yes, Jen’s planning to throw a little dinner party at her house. ‘She’ll invite a few other couples so it’s a party instead of a set-up. The last thing she wants to do is put them in an awkward situation.”
[From Contact Music]
I want this to be true just because my new happy place is imagining the look on Gwyneth’s face when she realized that That TV Girl was trying to set her up with Miranda Kerr’s remainders. HOW GAUCHE. Obviously, Gwyneth’s next (official) boyfriend is going to be someone rich. Not necessarily someone with their own celebrity profile or anything, but there will be lots and lots of money and it will be someone who feels at home in Dame Gwyneth’s elite circle.
Also: this is just a note for our friend Stacie, who adorably geeked out about this story. She pointed out that Gwyneth banged Viggo Mortensen back in the 1990s, so if Goop banged Orlando, that would mean that “she’ll have slept with two of the Fellowship.” Next stop: Elijah Wood!!!
(PS… I didn’t notice it before now, but Orlando Bloom and Peggy Olsen have the same bob haircut.)
Photos courtesy of WENN.
Even though there are probably only a dozen well-known lesbian celebrities, I still get confused sometimes. Jodie Foster had a long-term partner for the better part of two decades. Then they split up, and it was all very hush-hush because Jodie hadn’t even confirmed anything about her sexuality. Until last year’s Golden Globes, which was the weirdest “coming out” speech I think I’ve ever heard. Anyway, Jodie Foster has a new partner, Alexandra Hedison. Alexandra was also with Ellen DeGeneres before Ellen got with Portia de Rossi. Alexandra and Jodie have apparently been together for less than a year (???) and now they’ve tied the knot!
Congrats to Jodie Foster and her new wife Alexandra Hedison. I can exclusively reveal that the Oscar winner and her photographer girlfriend of almost a year got married this past weekend. A rep for Foster confirms the happy news.
As E! News first reported, the two started dating sometime last summer.
“It’s pretty serious,” a source told us in September. “They’re totally in love.”
Internet chatter about the two began in the summer when the two were photographed together at a technology seminar at Fox Studios in Los Angeles and out to dinner with friends a few days later. Both were at the opening of Alan Cumming’s Macbeth in NYC back about a year ago, but they weren’t photographed together.
Hedison, who dated Ellen DeGeneres for about three years before things ended in 2004, has had her photography shown in New York and Los Angeles. She also has several acting credits, including playing Dylan Moreland on Showtime’s hit lesbian drama series, The L Word, for three seasons.
In accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes last year, Foster thanked her ex Cydney Bernard, spoke of her need for privacy and also declared that she did her “coming out a thousands years ago, in the Stone Age.”
Foster and Bernard, who are coparents to sons Charles and Kit, called it quits after 20 years in 2008.
[From E! News]
You’ve got to wonder: Jodie was with Cydney for 20 years and there was no ring? And then Alexandra swoops in and she’s got the ring in less than a year? I ain’t saying she a golddigger. But I am saying she’s like THE trophy wife/girlfriend to the most powerful lesbians in Hollywood. Anyway, congrats to Alexandra and Jodie. I hope their wedding was lovely and I hope they will be very, very happy together.
Photos courtesy of WENN, Getty.
I don’t really know what to think of Jamie Dornan these days. In some ways, he got the golden ticket, the role of Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey, and it was a part he wanted and now he has to deal with the consequences of it. But Jamie sometimes seems all over the place. I saw his Graham Norton interview, and he seemed utterly charming and humble. But in print interviews, he sometimes sounds grumpy, like he hates any level of fame or celebrity that he’s achieved. Jamie has a newish interview in The Guardian, which you can read here. Some highlights:
Playing men who tie up women in The Fall & Fifty Shades: “There are a couple of classic knots I know now, and I’ve put them to good use far too many times recently. In fact I’d like to do a job where I don’t have to tie women to beds.”
His natural, fidgety intensity: “A doctor once told me I have abnormal levels of adrenaline in my system…I’m tired. I’m tired,” he says, reflecting on a “mad year, professionally, personally”. At times his tiredness verges on delirium. At one point he rails against the practice of restaurants putting lemon slices in Coca-Cola, unsolicited (“You can’t deny it changes the flavour”). Then he catches himself and starts fretting that he sounds like a la-di-da Hollywood star.
His struggles to find work: “I never felt I was trying to prove anything apart from to myself. But I come at it from a funny angle. Although it looks like I’ve only been acting a few years, we’re talking hundreds and hundreds of failed auditions. I look back on it now and I don’t know how anyone gets through the rejection.”
Modeling and being “the golden torso”: “I was lucky. If I hadn’t been getting paid to model I definitely would have stopped. I would fly off, do a shoot here and there, get paid well, then go back to preparing – and failing – for auditions and meetings. I think I’ve done two shoots in my underwear ever. They both happened to be for Calvin Klein. But that tag – underwear model – I just can’t get rid of it. And it’s such a bizarre, specific thing – underwear. It’s like I never modelled clothes.” It didn’t help that someone – he thinks it might have been a fashion editor at American GQ – gave him a nickname, and it’s stuck. He says he is “haunted” by the moniker “the golden torso.”
On Fifty Shades: “The whole thing’s ridiculous.” Then he falls silent. “It’s just all a bit silly the way it works. I think I could lose my mind.” By contrast, coming back from Fifty, as he calls it, straight on to The Fall and Belfast, “felt like coming home, in the loveliest way”.
His future: “Right now I don’t need to work if there’s nothing that I want to do. I’ve done three jobs back to back. Let’s see how they are received. If there’s nothing I want to do, I’ll just play golf and change nappies.”
[From The Guardian]
Part of me thinks that Jamie’s recent interviews are “portraits of a newly minted celebrity coming to terms with his new widespread name-recognition.” So maybe we should give him some time to make his peace with it – if he’s still grumbling next year, then I’ll take a bigger issue with it. It also feels like he would prefer to discuss The Fall rather than Fifty Shades, although that will probably change when the Fifty Shades promotion comes up. We’ll see. But it does feel like “oh, boohoo, I’m called ‘the Golden Torso,’ and I’m tired of tying women up and getting paid!”
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.
Welcome to Wednesday’s The Crap We Missed where Fish slapped his editorial dong on my desk and made me lead with Science Bros up there. While I freely admit to having no clue what the hell that is, I also enjoy not shaving for weeks at a time and don’t ever worry about dying of a stress heart attack in traffic, so here we are. Plus, I still got to show you William Shatner clearly not understanding why he isn’t staring into the butt he’s accustomed to, so I can live with selling out.
*puts on bikini, washes Fish’s car* Will there be anything else, Cap? (Don’t you fucking judge me.)
- Photo Boy
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Photo: Fame/Flynet, Getty, INFphoto, Pacific Coast News, Splash News, WENN
It’s been seven days since we last posted pics of how hot Hilary Duff looks now which is practically a crime, so to remedy that, I had Photo Boy toss together a gallery of pics of her from the past few days. And before anyone brings up that I was a little harsh on her after her pregnancy, that was, uh, somebody else who did that, and they also had a miscarriage so you have to shut up now. Those are the rules.
Photos: Fame/Flynet, Getty, INFphoto, Splash News, WENN
Because apparently her new thing is to get naked for any magazine that asks her to, here’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus having sex with a clown for the May issue of GQ where at least they had the courtesy of not making it look like she thinks John Hancock signed the Constitution all over her back. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to launch my own magazine Action Figure Basement Masturbate Man Monthly which will feature informative articles on it doesn’t matter I already said the word magazine. Get her agent on the phone.
Photo: Courtesy of GQ.com
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