“You can never quite explain why people are attracted, can you?”
Tom Hiddleston is discussing the magnetic appeal of his character Jonathan Pine in AMC’s miniseries The Night Manager with The Hollywood Reporter, but he may as well be referring to himself. The British actor has been the focus of a lot of renewed media attention and fan adoration recently thanks to playing the brooding but dashing spy.
Hiddleston, 35, has been acting professionally since he was 20, but it was working with Kenneth Branagh on Wallander that gave him his big break. Branagh was directing 2011’s Thor and had the insight to cast Hiddleston in the role of bad boy Norse god Loki. And thus a star and a loyal following of “Hiddlestoners” were born.
Taylor Swift Finds a Way to Celebrate “Best Friend” Karlie Kloss’ 24th Birthday Halfway Around the World
by Mike Vulpo | Wed, Aug 3, 2016
Taylor Swift ’s birthday shout outs will never go out of style.
As Karlie Kloss celebrated her 24th birthday Wednesday, her “Shake It Off” singing pal decided to send a special message to her close friend.
“I LOVE YOU KARLIE! You’re such an exquisite person, always trying to make things better for others,” she shared on Instagram with a throwback selfie. “Every day I’m inspired by how giving, loving, and thoughtful you are. Happy 24th Birthday!!!”
So did these close friends celebrate with a classic road trip? Are they headed to a basketball game to enjoy some court-side beers? Unfortunately, the pair appears to be in totally separate parts of the world.
But this is Taylor freaking Swift we’re talking about. You know, the singer who can make the impossible, possible.
“When you’re halfway around the world & your best friend still finds a way to celebrate 24 with you @taylorswift13,” Karlie shared on Twitter early Wednesday evening.
In the photo, Taylor is seen FaceTiming with her supermodel BFF while a gorgeous vase of sunflowers are put on display next to the screen. Hmmm, wonder where those came from?
“If you have one person in your life that you connect with then you’re lucky,” Karlie one shared with Elle U.K. “If you have a group of friends that you have that connection with then you’re especially lucky and if you have people in your family you have that connection with then you’ve really won the game.”
Let’s keep the winning streak going in the year ahead!
“It’s been almost a year since the actress said she wouldn’t feel genuine making a big point of announcing, “I’m coming out!” and calling it a day. Fast-forward to the new issue of Elle U.K. and Stewart is holding fast to that principal, eschewing labels and instead just comfortably talking about her relationship with her longtime girlfriend, Alicia Cargile.
“When I was dating a guy I was hiding everything that I did because everything personal felt like it was immediately trivialized, so I didn’t like it,” Stewart said, referring to her ex, Robert Pattinson. “We were turned into these characters and placed into this ridiculous comic book, and I was like, ‘That’s mine. You’re making my relationship something that it’s not.’ I didn’t like that. But then it changed when I started dating a girl. I was like, 'Actually, to hide this provides the implication that I’m not down with it or I’m ashamed of it, so I had to alter how I approached being in public. It opened my life up and I’m so much happier.”
The 26-year-old previously made it clear that she doesn’t think there’s any wrong way to express one’s self, telling Nylon last summer, “I think in three or four years, there are going to be a whole lot more people who don’t think it’s necessary to figure out if you’re gay or straight. It’s like, just do your thing.”
Kristen Stewart’s Twilight character Bella may have been all about that sparkly vampire D, but the actress has gone on the record saying that when it comes to real life, she’s “so much happier” being in a relationship with a woman. In an interview with Elle U.K., Stewart discussed her journey towards self-acceptance.
In fact, as the 34-year-old singer reveals in a rare interview with ELLE U.K., it took a great deal of time and introspection before she learned how to embrace her flaws. Since coming to that realization, she’s made it her mission to empower young women to be their best selves. “It’s really about changing the conversation. It’s not about perfection. It’s about purpose,” Beyoncé says. “We have to care about our bodies and what we put in them. Women have to take the time to focus on our mental health—take time for self, for the spiritual, without feeling guilty or selfish. The world will see you the way you see you, and treat you the way you treat yourself.” x