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Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:00:00 -0800Michelle Williams has always been one of Hollywood's most private celebrities, especially when it comes to her home life with her 11-year-old daughter, Matilda. The Manchester by the Sea actress has raised her daughter as a single mother since January 2008, when her ex-partner and Matilda's father, Heath Ledger, tragically passed away. In addition to giving heartfelt (and heartbreaking) tidbits about how she's tried to move on from Heath's death and build a normal life for Matilda, Michelle usually stays quiet and out of the spotlight, which is the way she likes it. But in the February issue of WSJ. magazine, which hits shelves on Jan. 28, she gets surprisingly candid about what life was like for her in the months following his death, including her decision to move out of the house they once shared together as a family. See her best quotes below. On leaving the home she shared with Heath: "At that time, I was inconsolable, because I felt, 'How will he be able to to find us?' This is where we lived, and he won't know where we are. And now I can't believe I thought that. Maybe that's what's making me cry is I feel sad for the person who thought he won't be able to locate [us]." On her current living situation: "I got very lucky with this rental building situation. I didn't know anyone there, but we've made friends. It's a modern family. I have a best friend next door, and a grandma and grandpa down the hall. There's Rosie and J.P. - Rosie will see me in the elevator and say, 'You look tired - you need to take better care of yourself' and then bring over a lasagna. And there's Kate and her daughters. There's a building ethos of 'What do you need?' and 'What can I do?'" On getting married: "I've not gotten married because I have not had a person to whom I would - so I have not let my sense of conformity or duty override my instincts." On romance: "It's hard to romanticize romance when you're 36. When you've been a parent for 11 years and you've done it alone, you don't have romantic ideals, because you have a practical understanding that you can do it by yourself. The romantic idea of meeting your person and having a storybook family life that looks like the model you grew up with - that doesn't really exist for me." On being a single parent: "It's a little bit difficult to contend with a feeling of failure for not living up to a standard of normal. Sometimes it can feel alienating; at school functions, there's only two of us single mothers. Everyone else has a partner, so we buddy up. But I have a family; I have the thing you typically get married for. I live in a commune." Related:Michelle Williams Isn't Afraid to Admit That Dating as a Single Mom Sucks SometimesJake Gyllenhaal Opens Up About Heath Ledger's Death: "It Affected Me in Ways I Can't Put Into Words"[...]
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- #HeWillNotDivideUs (@HWNDUS) January 23, 2017
Shia LaBeouf is known for his off-the-wall performance art, but his latest piece might be his most interesting yet. During his new, four-year live stream at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US - a response to Donald Trump's presidency - the actor got heated when an alleged white supremacist decided to contribute his own opinions to the camera on Sunday. While it is unclear what exactly the man was saying, Shia obviously wasn't having any of it as he yelled "He will not divide us!" into the man's face until he walked away. Honestly, it's enough to make your whole body tense as the two egg each other on.(image)
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Halsey is a woman of her word. On Saturday, the singer made a pledge on Twitter to match the number of retweets she received with a donation to Planned Parenthood. "In the next 5 hours each RT = $1 donation by me to @PPact. Please read & share on why PP is important for all women. @CecileRichards," she wrote. The following day, Halsey confirmed that she donated $100,000 to the organization in a follow-up tweet.
In my last tweet I pledged to donate 1$ for every RT up to $100k to @PPact & you guys hit it! $100,000! Thank you for sharing and supporting
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Halsey was one of the many stars who helped make history over the weekend by showing her support at the Women's March on Washington. In addition to hitting the streets, she documented her experience on Instagram, like many other celebrities, sharing a powerful photo from the event, writing, "History has its eyes on you."(image)
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Chris Hemsworth certainly knows a thing or two about steaming up a red carpet, and his latest appearance was no exception. On Monday, Chris lead a virtual tour of his native Australia in NYC. As Tourism Australia's global ambassador, the Thor actor showcased the country's best qualities to tourism buffs through 18 virtual reality experiences at the Hudson Mercantile. Chris looked incredibly handsome in a crisp suit, but it was ultimately his gorgeous blue eyes that left us spellbound. Keep reading and see for yourself.(image)
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:00:00 -0800Over the past few years, Taylor Swift has meticulously built her empire around one notion: girl power. The "Bad Blood" singer has carefully maintained a large group of female friends (her "squad"), spoken at length about her feminist renaissance, and preached on a number of occasions about the importance of not tearing other women down, despite her highly-publicized feud with another female pop star suggesting otherwise. Everyone from Demi Lovato to Rowan Blanchard has called out Taylor for her "false feminism", saying that she's all talk when it comes to women's rights, criticisms that resurfaced this weekend. On Saturday, Taylor tweeted a heartfelt message about the Women's March, which was attended by over two million men and women (including fellow singers like Katy Perry, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Madonna, and Ariana Grande). It appears that Taylor did not march. So much love, pride, and respect for those who marched. I'm proud to be a woman today, and every day. #WomensMarch - Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) January 21, 2017 Despite her positive tweet, she was soon bombarded by people who claim she only wants to be a feminist when it's convenient to her. Many wondered why she hasn't been politically active for the last few months until now. @taylorswift13 This is gross opportunism. Be better. - Chris Rollins (@chrisrollins_) January 22, 2017 @taylorswift13 but where were you during the entire election? - Jordan Ross (@jordanrosstv) January 22, 2017 @taylorswift13 pic.twitter.com/cMc554nm9M - jeremy cabo 💚 (@jeremycabo) January 21, 2017 @taylorswift13 you got a bad leg or something? Why didn't you March? - Effie (@MetallicKaty) January 21, 2017 Taylor's loyal fans were also there to back her up, saying that it's not her job to discuss politics, and that they're proud of her for speaking up regardless. @ladyofthelorde taylor doesn't speak: gets hate taylor speaks: gets hategive the girl a fucking break - megan (@megan_sagar) January 21, 2017 Thank you Taylor for tweeting this and we're very proud of you! @taylorswift13 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/1RgqIB9bjU - Taylor Swift Updates (@TayIorCrew) January 21, 2017 @taylorswift13 me @ everyone who tried to drag u for not speaking up (as if bashing you/any other woman = feminism?? I mean wtf) pic.twitter.com/joXpdVqwqC - nezzie (@imcalledvanessa) January 21, 2017 Related:Drew Barrymore, John Legend, and More Stars Show Support For the Women's Marches Around the Globe[...]
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Bella Hadid just wants to have fun! The 20-year-old model is shown getting flirty with 42-year-old fashion designer Riccardo Tisci in a new Instagram snap two months after calling it quits with The Weeknd. Riccardo posted the steamy photo on Sunday, writing, "A NIGHT OUT WITH MY SEXY BIRDS, HOT SANDWICH @kendalljenner @bellahadid @givenchyofficial #lemagnifique #aftershow." Even though Bella unfollowed Selena Gomez on Instagram after pictures of her kissing The Weeknd surfaced, it's likely that Bella and Riccardo are just two friends having fun since Kendall Jenner is also pictured and the two have worked together in the past.(image)
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It looks like Ioni James Conran, Coco Rocha's 1-year-old daughter, takes after her supermodel mom in the smile department. The adorable duo showed off their matching grins while attending a Sprinkles Cupcakes-sponsored event celebrating Carebears and National Hug Day in NYC on Saturday. Ioni, whom Coco welcomed to the world in March 2015 with husband James Conran, posed for a whole bunch of cute pictures while chowing down on a rainbow-sprinkled cupcake and meeting a giant pink Carebear. Maybe next time her mom can arrange a playdate with little Luna?(image)
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Before Kate Middleton was Prince William's wife and the duchess of Cambridge, Kate was a normal girl living a normal life. Back in 1991, she and her sister, Pippa, served as the cutest bridesmaids at their uncle Gary Goldsmith's wedding. On Monday, E! released a video showing the two girls wearing pink poofy dresses and flower crowns, and the footage is almost too much. Fast-forward a few years, and Pippa is serving as maid of honor at Kate's 2011 wedding to Prince William. With Pippa's big day around the corner, perhaps it's time to dust off those dresses?(image)
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Prince Harry is well-known for his generosity and philanthropic efforts, and on Monday, the young royal paid a special visit to the Help For Heroes recovery center at Tedworth House in England. Harry met with former service members participating in the Hidden Wounds program, which supports those struggling with anxiety, PTSD, and other military-related issues. He also reflected on his experience serving in the military for 10 years and what helped him fully recover after leaving. "Getting back your mental health, mental well-being, your mental fitness is a really important thing," he explained. "A lot of civilians don't get it and actually it can be frowned upon sometimes, but to individuals like you, and the rest of them, without it you can't function at all - it's got to be part of the recovery process."
January is shaping up to be an exciting month for Harry. In addition to whisking girlfriend Meghan Markle away to see the Northern Lights in Norway, the two extended their vacation so they could enjoy "lazy days together" in London, and last week, Harry joined Prince William and Kate Middleton in announcing their plans for their Heads Together foundation. We can't wait to see what he has in store for us in the months to come!(image)