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Eva Green, Gemma Arterton to Star in Virginia Woolf Love Story

Eva Green and Gemma Arterton will star in drama Vita & Virginia, based on the true story of the love affair and friendship between literary icon Virginia Woolf and author Vita Sackville-West.

The film will be directed by British helmer Chanya Button (Burn, Burn, Burn) from a script by Eileen Atkins based on her own play of the same name, which debuted in 1992.

Virginia Stephen married Leonard Woolf in 1912, and then met socialite and author Vita Sackville-West, wife of Harold Nicolson, in 1922. They began a sexual relationship that lasted nearly a decade, as shown in their various letters and diary entries. After their affair ended, they remained friends until Woolf’s death in 1941. Green will play Woolf while Arterton will play Sackville-West.

Billboard: Niall Horan Braces for Stardom Outside One Direction, With Advice From Justin Bieber & The Eagles

When Niall Horan decided to move from London to Los Angeles in early 2016, it’s no surprise that he chose a house in Laurel Canyon, the epicenter of ’60s folk-rock culture. Horan was the one ­toting a guitar in One Direction, the British boy-band juggernaut that was just then going on a hiatus, and he’s got the soul of a singer-songwriter: He’s charismatic, witty and sensitive, but also easygoing and no-nonsense. Viewed alongside his bandmates – born rock star Harry Styles, “sensible one” Liam Payne, “funny one” Louis Tomlinson, moody R&B prince Zayn Malik – Horan, 23, is sort of like the middle brother: the most ­approachably handsome, the second-most popular across social media (29 million Twitter followers; 19 million on Instagram) and the most likely to lust after a gig at the historic Los Angeles rock club The Troubadour. “Playing for, like, 500 people. What more do you want?” says Horan. “I’ve had some good moments with screaming ­teenagers, but I like when the room is completely dead. It’s a ­different kind of respect. People are actually listening.”

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When Niall Horan decided to move from London to Los Angeles in early 2016, it’s no surprise that he chose a house in Laurel Canyon, the epicenter of ’60s folk-rock culture. Horan was the one ­toting a guitar in One Direction, the British boy-band juggernaut that was just then going on a hiatus, and he’s got the soul of a singer-songwriter: He’s charismatic, witty and sensitive, but also easygoing and no-nonsense.

“Playing for, like, 500 people. What more do you want?” says Horan. “I’ve had some good moments with screaming ­teenagers, but I like when the room is completely dead. It’s a ­different kind of respect. People are actually listening.”

Niall Horan for Billboard

FUN LIL SURVEY

Just out of interest I wanted to know how many Americans are in the pandora hearts/Vanitas no carte fandom. It seems that this fandom is very European based (and obviously Asian too) so if you’re American please like this post bc I’m genuinely interested lol.

Feel free to reblog but don’t like and reblog, unless you’re American of course ;) THANK YOU!

Saturday Night Live will kick off its live-coast-to-coast shows next month with Harry Styles as musical guest for the Jimmy Fallon-hosted April 15 show. Styles, who rose to fame as one-fifth of One Direction — the British boy band that has assaulted pop charts around the world during the 2010s — is making his feature acting debut with a role in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Dunkirk and might show off those chops in some skits.

Fallon’s previously announced hosting gig will mark the Tonight Show star’s third time fronting NBC’s SNL, following his six-season run as a castmember from 1998-2004. His appearance coincides with the launch of  “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon,” a thrill ride set to open April 6 at Universal Orlando Resort.

SNL said this month that it will wrap its 41st season with an unprecedented run of four episodes airing live in all four U.S. time zones.

Excerpt from The Life of Whumpers (2017)

[Transcript follows]

And here we see the wild Whumper Iniuriam viligem [@medwhump, 2016] in their natural habitat. Whumpers are one of the most fascinating organisms on the planet. These fantastic creatures were once thought to be rare, but a thriving new population has recently been discovered in the Tumblr ecosystem and the population continues to grow at an astonishing rate.

A nomadic species, the wild Whumper can be observed flitting from TV show to TV show in search of the best whump scenes. You can track the Whumpers through -ah, there it is- their cry, which makes a high-pitched noise that sounds like ‘squee!’.

Many Whumpers are naturally shy creatures, and, if confronted, will deny any enjoyment of whump beyond the scientific and character development aspects. Some, however, are gregarious, proudly flaunting their spectacular headcanons and ‘squeeing’ loudly. It is thought that this fabulous display intimidates many non-Whumpers, although there is no scientific evidence that the non-Whumpers have anything to fear.

If we’re very quiet…yes, here we are. It’s a rare privilege to get this close to a Whumper in the wild. Much of a Whumper’s life is spent like this one here - huddled closely around a computer or television screen. The Whumper looks calm and detached, but in fact a whump-watching session is full of emotions. It requires intense concentration. Even shy Whumpers will often engage in what is called ‘internal screaming’, which we can fortunately detect with our special FAN-frequency microphone.

It’s important not to disturb a Whumper during a whump-watching session like this. Despite their reputation, Whumpers are almost entirely harmless, but may attack in the whump-watching season if disturbed and can be highly aggressive in defence of their favourite whump character. Care should also be taken in situations where there is no care after the whump scene or when a Whumper is struggling to locate a whump scene, as many Whumpers will experience frustration and disappointment in these situations. Under NO circumstances should you tease a Whumper with whump trailers and then not present them with actual whump. This is the leading cause of Whumper attacks in the world.

Back at its burrow, the Whumper has amassed a vast collection of fanfiction and whumpy gifs and fanart. Whumpers are highly social amongst their own kind, and frequently share whump fics between their group with no apparent expectation of reciprocation. It is not unknown for a single Whumper to contract an obsession with a particular show or character, and in close proximity the obsession can spread rapidly throughout the population, infecting every Whumper it touches.

What makes a Whumper so drawn to fictional characters being hurt? Science has as yet been unable to determine a specific answer. It seems likely that there is variation in reasons at the subspecies and even individual levels. Perhaps we shall never know. So it’s probably best to just appreciate the majesty of nature, and leave them to do what they do best.

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