social media weekend

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
—  Mark Twain 
Some of Our Fave BroadwayCon Cosplays

This dress made out of Playbills! GAG!!

This amazing Wicked moment! 

Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812….see what they did there?? 😉

This girl knows “you’ve gotta be LOUD!”

We may be biased, but we’re LOVING this Princess Jasmine moment! Yes, girl!!!

We’re so glad we got to see so many fierce costumes and excited faces on our social media this weekend! Hope you guys had a BLAST celebrating Broadway! 💕🎭🎼😍 

anonymous asked:

In the past we had clues, especially from Karlie ("I wish you were here" on December 13 or Taylor sang IDWLF in the car with a kangaroo behind her when Karlie was in Australia, etc...) in her photos. Now no clue, after months and months, it's fair to think that MAYBE they are not still together. And I know Karlie disappears from social media on the weekend.

Unless someone else wants to step forward I’m not going to say a word but trust me, they’re still spending time together. As @kkobsessed said, we believe they split Easter between their families.

All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not to strength to suffer
—  Niccolò Machiavelli
Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.
—  Louise Erdrich 
What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.
—  Maya Angelou
Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender on their relationship, onscreen and off

‘I’m not going to talk about my private life with a total stranger,’ Fassbender says

By Joe McGovern  

For Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender, their new film The Light Between Oceans (in theaters Sept. 2) is something of a journey back in time. Both to the 1920s, when the gorgeous drama by director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine) takes place, but also to 2014, when the movie’s two stars met and fell in love while making it.

The film is based on M.L. Stedman’s best-selling tearjerker novel, and in it, Vikander and Fassbender play a couple living in blissful seclusion on a lighthouse-capped island. But they are dealt tragic blows as Isabel suffers multiple miscarriages, before one day a rowboat mysteriously washes ashore with a baby on board. The drama that follows is heartbreaking, but the two actors fill their roles with incandescent grace notes.

Off screen, they are a public couple — she kissed him, after all, before accepting her Oscar for The Danish Girl last February — though they’ll never be accused of oversharing. Neither is active on social media, and on this weekend afternoon in downtown Manhattan, Vikander, 27, and Fassbender, 39, sit on opposite ends of a couch. Though they do, for the first time, address their relationship, calmly and efficiently, they would much rather talk about their work.

But that still includes the experience that brought them together. “ ‘Summer camp’ is something I’ve used to explain filmmaking to friends and family,” Vikander says. Fassbender adds: “You have to come together very quickly. That’s a very specific, unusual thing to this business — and it can be a very powerful thing.”

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: When you’re playing lovers on screen and you begin to have feelings for your costar off screen, do you have to check yourself — like to be sure it isn’t a trick of your brain?

MICHAEL FASSBENDER: It wasn’t the first time in a movie either of us had played somebody who is falling in love. There is an element of separation there. If I’m playing a murderer, I don’t go out and start murdering people.

ALICIA VIKANDER: And I think we’ve made a clear statement that we keep certain things just between us. It was very easy to unite, but that’s quite personal.

And I respect that. I’m not interested in asking all about your personal lives.

VIKANDER: [Laughing] Sure!

FASSBENDER: [Laughing] Sure, buddy!

But here’s what I’m interested in. You’ve really managed to keep your private lives private. A lot of people in the spotlight don’t.

FASSBENDER: But that’s other people. Each to their own. I’m not going to talk about my private life with a total stranger, unless I feel like I need to. Why would I? I don’t.

But can you remember a time when you were curious to know more about the private lives of movie stars? That’s the impulse in your fans to know more about your relationship.

FASSBENDER: I might have been curious about actors’ lives when I was growing up. That’s human nature. We’re all curious about a lot of things. But my curiosity didn’t obligate them to tell me. It’s the worst thing if you’re sitting there in the theater, going, “Oh, that’s the guy who dates this person and likes to do this in the morning and that in the afternoon.” Then you’re just watching a brand, as opposed to an actor.

VIKANDER: I remember in Sweden, I used to set the alarm for 2 or 3 a.m. and get up with my mom to watch the Oscars. But for me, that was the same as the stories I saw up on the movie screen. Things have changed with social media and technology, but I still feel it helps when I know less about the actors I look up to. That’s what I mean — I love the mystery behind it all.

FASSBENDER: Exactly. The actors I looked up to when I was a teenager, they all just disappeared into different characters.

Who were the actors that you looked up to?

FASSBENDER: All the usual suspects. Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Brando, John Cazale.

Yeah, I don’t think of Hackman or Pacino and wonder about their personal lives.

FASSBENDER: It was a different time. Nowadays of course everybody’s got phones and cameras.

VIKANDER: Even people who don’t have the jobs we do. I’ve been asked a lot of question because I’m not on social media. But I did try Instagram when it came out, and I remember, just with my friends, feeling like I had to post things. And that was before I was really in films. And I know it involves a lot of other people who are not in the public eye. But it’s a pressure that you kind of have to do it. If you like it, then it’s great. And I do have a lot of friends who do communicate and express themselves and present their art through those mediums. That’s just the way we’re moving ahead. But I think you need to do what feels right.

Do either of you read reviews of your movies?

FASSBENDER: Unfortunately, yes. This fantastic actor Mel Smith, God rest his soul, we did a play together in 2005 or 2006, And he said, “Live by the sword, die by the sword.” Usually you just remember the negative ones.

VIKANDER: Yep, again, it’s just human nature. You can hear a hundred nice words about yourself, and you’ll only remember the one bad one.


You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America’s Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn’t want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named “Bush”, “Dick”, and “Colin.” Need I say more?
—  Chris Rock 
Please read.


I spent my entire life dreaming that I would get to go to Iran one day and meet my family and see the country. Last year I was approved for dual Iranian-American citizenship. Next Wednesday, Congress is voting on HR-158, a bill that would discriminate against people like me. It’s openly discriminatory, to the point where members of the House of Representatives retroactively asked for some of the language of the bill to be changed AFTER the bill passed quickly and quietly this past week.

I really don’t understand how something like this can happen. I DO understand on an intellectual level, but on a basic level I can’t wrap my head around it.

People are posting pics of themselves with their passports. Here is mine. It is a huge source of pride for me to be a citizen of both places and now it might affect my life in a negative way. PLEASE call Congress and urge your congressman to vote against the passage of HR-158. This website makes it SO easy and they coach you through what to say. You just have to leave a voicemail.


And share this link on social media if you feel inclined. I don’t know if anything matters but today I feel very powerless so this at least feels active!”

via Mitra Jouhari

Jensen Ackles’s First Instagram Snap Will Steal Your Heart

You might want to take a seat for this one because Jensen Ackles is finally on Instagram! The Supernatural hottie joined the social media platform over the weekend and already has a jaw-dropping 516K followers. Jensen’s first picture is a precious photo of him and his beautiful daughter, Justice Jay. The 37-year-old star kept the caption simple, writing, “Hello Instagram.”

This isn’t the first time Jensen has stolen your heart with a sweet snap. Even though the handsome stud is new to Instagram, Jensen and his gorgeous wife, Danneel Harris, have posted several cute family moments on Twitter

1D s Louis Tomlinson and new girlfriend Danielle Campbell snapped heading off on ANOTHER holiday together
Couple of one month jet off again after skiing holiday in the Alps

By DAN WOOTTON, Head of Showbiz

THEY’VE been dating for a month, but this is the first time LOUIS TOMLINSON and girlfriend DANIELLE CAMPBELL have been properly snapped together.

Until now we’ve had to make do with watching their romance blossom via social media pics.

But at the weekend there was finally a public sighting of the elusive couple, as they headed off on another holiday together having just been skiing in the Alps.

Louis is set to become a dad this month – by his former flame BRIANA JUNGWIRTH.

You’d think he’d be too knee-deep in parenting books to work, but it looks like he’ll still be putting some time aside to write new material.

He was spotted carrying his guitar for the trip with Disney actress Danielle.

I bet he’ll serenade her all week with acoustic 1D tracks.


Not sure if Abbi and Ilana meant to enter our Notorious RBG Halloween contest, but they’d probably win regardless. <3_<3

Remember to tag @notoriousrbg on social media this weekend for a chance to win free RBG swag!