Tom Hiddleston posed in a ‘This Is What A Feminist Looks Like’ t-shirt: sexy?

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Here are some of the long-awaited photos from Elle UK’s photoshoot of men wearing the “This is what feminism looks like” t-shirt. Tom Hiddleston posed in the t-shirt, which is getting a lot of attention. Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Simon Pegg and many more posed in the t-shirt too – go here to see Elle UK’s slideshow. There was a kerfuffle because Prime Minister David Cameron refused to pose in the t-shirt. I have no feelings about that, truly. I do think Tom’s photo is cute though. I just wish there were more photos of him general.

Meanwhile, you know how Tommy signed on to The Night Manager, a John le Carre miniseries adaptation? The last we heard, producers were still looking for a cable/network home for the miniseries. Now they’ve found it! The Night Manager will be coming to AMC, the cable channel responsible for Breaking Bad, Mad Men and The Walking Dead. That’s pretty prestigious. Not quite HBO-prestigious, but it’s still very good:

AMC has landed The Night Manager. Following a multiple-network bidding war, AMC has handed out a straight-to-series pickup for the John le Carre limited series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. AMC declined comment, but sources say the cabler is looking at the project as a six- or eight-part miniseries.

The drama starring Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston is being developed in partnership with the BBC, which will air the series in the U.K. Ink Factory (A Most Wanted Man) is also producing. David Farr (Hanna, Spooks) will pen the adaptation. AMC will also have partial ownership and will co-produce the series with Ink Factory and BBC One.

Published in 1993, le Carre’s Night Manager follows Jonathan Pine, a British soldier turned luxurious hotel night auditor. Pine crosses paths with a French-Arab woman named Sophie with ties to Richard Onslow Roper, an English black marketer who specializes in weapons. The woman provides Pine with incriminating documents, which he forwards to a friend in British intelligence. After Sophie winds up dead, Pine works with intelligence operatives and goes undercover as part of a sting against Roper to avenge Sophie’s death.

For Laurie, the series marks the in-demand actor’s return to TV following his Emmy-nominated run on Fox’s House. The show also will mark Hiddleston’s largest U.S. TV role to date. The Thor and Avengers star previously featured in British black comedy Suburban Shootout, Wallander and more recently had voice roles on Robot Chicken and Family Guy.

[From THR]

Well, it sounds action-y and espionage-y, which is good… for me, because I love spy stories and I think le Carre writes very realistic spy stories (I would have been a great spy except that I LOVE to gossip). I think this is a good move for Tom’s career, especially now that we know he’s also coming back to his beloved role as Loki. Tom is showing off the kind of career/project diversity that is the hallmark of some of the great British actors. He’s showing an ease and comfort with TV, stage and film work, in projects big and small and everything in between. It’s very smart. It’s also what Benedict Cumberbatch does!

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Is Gwyneth Paltrow feeling smug about Chris Martin & J-Law’s split? Probably.

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As soon as I heard about Chris Martin and Jennifer Lawrence’s split earlier this week, my first thought was “Well, Gwyneth Paltrow is going to be smug about this.” To give her some credit, Gwyneth played the situation really well. She didn’t publicly diss Jennifer Lawrence, but you could feel Goop orchestrating some of the drama behind-the-scenes. Gwyneth still made sure that Chris spent lots of time with her and their kids. Gwyneth dictated the terms. Gwyneth still manipulated the players to some degree. And it worked. So, she has reason to be so smug… this time. She won. Her estranged husband is no longer dating a fart-soaked America’s Sweetheart.

That was fast! Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin’s relationship has fizzled out after just four months, and no one is less surprised than his ex, Gwyneth Paltrow. RadarOnline.com has learned that she’s telling friends she knew the relationship was doomed from the start!

News of the Lawrence – Martin split broke on Monday, but according to a source, “Gwyneth wasn’t surprised by it. She never thought the relationship was going to last because of their age difference. Jen is 24 and Chris is 37. Plus, Jen complained to Chris that she felt like the third wheel in their relationship because of all the time he spent with his kids.”

Meanwhile, “Gwyneth always pressured Chris to spend more time with Apple and Moses,” the source revealed. “The kids would constantly call Chris when he was with Jennifer, and whatever they were doing would have to come to a standstill. There was always the expectation from Gwyneth that Chris should spend even more time with the kids.”

According to the source, “Even though Gywneth didn’t take Chris’ relationship with Jen seriously, there is a chance they could get back together. Jen is young and impulsive, and Chris still has very strong feelings for her.”

A request for comment from Paltrow’s rep wasn’t immediately returned.

[From Radar]

J-Law and Nicholas Hoult did the on-and-off thing for years, so I think she’s like that. I think there probably is a chance that Jennifer and Chris would get back together at some point. And if Gwyneth finds out, she’ll find a way to sabotage that too. *GOOP CACKLE*

People Magazine has a story about why J-Law broke it off with Chris and, if I may summarize, it sounds like Jennifer was very uncomfortable with how close Gwyneth and Chris still seemed. A source claims: “It is hard for her to understand the feelings between Chris and Gwyneth. She thought that Chris and Gwyneth were a little too close for comfort. It was an odd situation for her.” Yes, Jennifer. You just got played by Dame Goop.

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Taylor Swift Strikes A Pose

Taylor Swift Visits "The Late Show With David Letterman"Clearly Taylor Swift had her “game face” on before sitting down with David Letterman last night! Here she is outside of the Ed Sullivan Theater where ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ is filmed. The ‘Shake It Off’ singer looks calm and confident as she poses for the cameras and waves to the fans, doesn’t she? RELATED: Taylor Swift says Good Morning, America!

Taylor really seems to have come into her own lately! Maybe staying away from guys for a little while has helped. Romantic drama can really mess with your head.

Professionally, Taylor is going as strong as ever. Her transition from country to pop seems to be flawless, although I hear country radio stations have banned her songs. OUCH. I don’t think Taylor’s switch in music genres is anything personal, do you?

Taylor Swift Visits "The Late Show With David Letterman"
Taylor Swift Visits "The Late Show With David Letterman"
Taylor Swift Visits "The Late Show With David Letterman"
Taylor Swift Visits "The Late Show With David Letterman"
Taylor Swift Visits "The Late Show With David Letterman"
Taylor Swift Visits "The Late Show With David Letterman"
Taylor Swift Visits "The Late Show With David Letterman"
Taylor Swift Visits "The Late Show With David Letterman"
Taylor Swift Visits "The Late Show With David Letterman"
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Benedict Cumberbatch: Sherlock has a sex drive, he just suppresses it for work

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Sigh… such a magnificent otter. Okay, we have a few Cumbercrumbs today, mostly catch-up stuff from yesterday’s Cumberthon, with the Doctor Strange rumor and the release of Elle UK’s first excerpts. First of all, I think Elle UK sent out a press release with some quotes and a summary, because a lot of different outlets are running the Elle stuff with the same sentence: “Benedict – who was shot by photographer Mark Horn for ELLE UK – is currently in a relationship with Sophie Hunter but he admits the dating game has become more complicated since he became famous.” So… a confirmation that Sophie Hunter is the secret girlfriend? Yes. Just take it as a confirmation, even though we’ve known for MONTHS that he’s dating Sophie. And there are a few more quotes from the Elle piece:

Sherlock’s sexuality: “He’s asexual for a purpose. Not because he doesn’t have a sex drive, but because it’s suppressed to do his work. Cold showers, looking at a lot of dead bodies… that’ll do it for you.”

On playing geniuses in both The Imitation Game and Sherlock: “It [genius] is a very rich canvas to work with as an actor. Turing is so different to Sherlock. There’s a real subtlety about him; his flourishes aren’t flamboyant, he doesn’t think of himself that highly.”

The future: “I can imagine I’ll look back at this point in my life and think, ‘Wow that was really extraordinary’. But at the same time I hope I’m looking back and going, ‘Oh, that was the moment I got on with life and realized things beyond myself’. Without using words like ‘marriage’, ‘children’ and ‘family’ – although I have just used those words – put it this way: I hope I’ve got other people to look back with me at that point. I hope I’m surrounded by family.”

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I don’t know why Bendy keeps getting asked to compare and contrast Alan Turing and Sherlock Holmes. It seems like a very tired line of questioning. But I could listen to him talk about Sherlock’s sexuality all day long.

Oh, and here’s the “secret project” Benedict did with the BBC. Because Bendy will literally do anything for the BBC. He’s their go-to guy. So he recited Hamlet’s “All the world’s a stage” speech for a BBC promotional ad for “A Lifetime of Original British Drama on the BBC.” All I can think is “velvet voice, hate the hair.” Oh, and yes he’s wearing a denim shirt. Of course.

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Elizabeth Norment Dies; House of Cards Actress Was 61

House of Cards actress Elizabeth Norment has passed away at the age of 61.

She died October 13 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, according to her family. Further details about her death are not yet known.

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Norment’s character Nancy worked under Frank Underwood, the dynamic main character played by Kevin Spacey on the acclaimed political drama.

Nancy remained loyal to Underwood and his right-hand man Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly), following Frank from the U.S. House to the West Wing.

House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon mourned Norment’s loss.

He said that he and the cast “deeply saddened by Elizabeth’s passing.” Willimon added: “She was a talented actress, a warm soul and good friend to us all.”

Norment’s career as an actress spanned over three decades.

The Washington D.C. native studied at the Yale School of Drama, and appeared on TV shows like ER and Mad About You.

Elizabeth also had roles in movies like The Woman in Red (1984) and Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997) and Robert Kennedy and His Times (1985).

The actress is survived by her mom Nancy, her three sisters Kate, Sarah and Martha, her brother Clarence, as well as six nieces and nephews. R.I.P.

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Paul Walker died in a car accident on November 30, 2013. He left behind a daughter and a burgeoning film career.

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Tori Spelling refuses to change her lifestyle: ‘My dad wouldn’t have wanted it’

Tori Spelling is still milking her messy life for Lifetime’s True Tori show that airs on Tuesdays. The last we heard, Tori was under quarantine in the hospital. Lifetime’s keeping the ball rolling with a new promo video where Tori cries about her financial woes. She’s only making $50,000 this season, and her mom says she can spend that in one store. So Tori is freaking out about how to make more money.

In the video, Tori refuses to downsize her family’s lifestyle. Dean McDermott stands there with a lizard on his shoulder (?), and Tori just whines about the injustice of it all. Here’s a transcript:

Tori: [crying] “I’m sorry. I just feel reponsible for so many people, and I can’t do it. The responsibility of having to take care of so many people financially. And the fear of that? It doesn’t matter. People, they look at me, and they’re like [sarcastically], ‘Oh, poor you.’”

Dean: “No they don’t.”

Tori: “Like, boo hoo. You have so many problems.”

Dean: “No they don’t, baby.”

Tori: “We live paycheck to paycheck. After this, I have no f—ing idea if work’s going to come in. And look at the life we’re leading. We pay for five f—ing private schools.

Dean: “Baby, we can change our lifestyle. We can. We can get rid of all that stuff.”

Tori: [weeping bitterly] “But why should we have to??? My dad wouldn’t have wanted this. I’m just so mad. He worked so f—ing hard. These kids. I don’t want to have to struggle. I don’t want to change our lifestyle. That’s why I work so hard. I don’t want to change. ”

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Tori feels entitled to live in the lifestyle she grew accustomed to as a child. If Aaron Spelling wanted Tori to maintain that level of wealth, he would have left her more than $800,000. I can’t feel too bad for Tori. She’s made millions off reality shows and book sales, but she’s blown it all on real estate and luxury goods. Also, why is she paying for five private school educations? Tori and Dean only have four children.

A few more Tori updates:

* The Mail says Tori told Dean to get a vasectomy. She doesn’t want more babies with him because of the Emily Goodhand affair. I guess Tori no longer believes that a vasectomy is not affordable.

* Radar has a clip where Dean tells Tori she’s using the microwave wrong. They start fighting. He asks, “Why are you even with me?” Tori responds, “I don’t know anymore.” Such drama! They need a new script writer.

* TMZ says Tori’s hospital visit is sketchy. She’s reportedly been “faking illness to the point she is actually making herself sick. The Ebola craziness was never real … but Tori created such drama around it, staying up days at a time and not eating … she made herself sick and her health is compromised.” That sounds completely believable. Tori loves the dramz.

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Is June Shannon going to lose custody of her kids because of Mark McDaniel?

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More Mama June drama, because of course. This situation is just so awful. I don’t really blame TLC for dropping Here Comes Honey Boo Boo like a hot potato, but I sort of feel like TLC could have taken more proactive actions to ensure that the kids were and are okay. I guess the only thing that matters to TLC is the bottom line though.

So, TMZ has been the site with all of the scoops on June and child molester Mark McDaniel. McDaniel molested June’s daughter Anna when Anna was just eight years old. McDaniel served a 10-year prison sentence for child molestation and he got out of jail this past March. Many sources now believe that June was seeing McDaniel as soon as he got out of prison, and that she had always had a thing for him, even when she was with Sugar Bear. Sugar Bear is Honey Boo Boo’s father, just FYI. Sources told TMZ that “June kept a box of photos of her and McDaniel in the house … something Sugar Bear knew about and protested, to no avail. She would NOT get rid of them.” Sugar Bear and June would always argue about McDaniel because June still had feelings for him. Family sources tell TMZ that they believe June was fooling around McDaniel behind Sugar Bear’s back and that is why they split.

TMZ also published a photo of McDaniel, June and Honey Boo Boo together. Sugar Bear is not happy about it – go here to see his reaction. So… now there’s a conversation happening about whether June should lose custody of her kids. People Magazine published a lengthy article yesterday about the involvement of Georgia’s Division of Family and Child Services.

Are the kids all right? Following reports last week that June Shannon, matriarch of TLC’s once-hit show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, is dating Mark Anthony McDaniel, a man who allegedly served time for molesting her eldest daughter Anna Cardwell, TLC swiftly pulled the plug on the family’s show. Now, a spokesperson for child services in the family’s home state of Georgia says that in a case like Shannon’s, TV fame may not be the only thing she stands to lose.

“Generally speaking, when we receive a report that children are living around a sex offender … it would certainly rise to the level of concern of us looking into it,” Susan Boatwright of Georgia’s Division of Family and Child Services tells PEOPLE.

Shannon is mother and primary caregiver to the show’s star Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson as well as Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon and Jessica “Chubbs” Shannon, all minors. Her eldest, Anna, now 20, is married with a child of her own.

Because of privacy laws, Boatwright is unable to confirm any ongoing investigations into the allegations against Shannon, but says, “From our point of view, when there are young children who are not able to protect themselves that are in daily contact or living with a sex offender, someone would go out and assess the situation and decide whether the children can stay there or not. If we thought a child was in harm’s way in any way, shape or form, we would develop a safety plan and make sure the children are not around an offender.”

On Sunday, TMZ posted photos allegedly taken last month showing Shannon and McDaniel with Alana on a staircase together. Shannon continues to claim that she and McDaniel are not romantically involved.

“It isn’t true, I promise,” she wrote on her Facebook page following the initial reports.

[From People]

It sounds like the family is being evaluated quietly, but there’s no hard evidence of any current wrong-doing. That’s what TMZ says – they spoke to law enforcement sources in Georgia and they were told that McDaniel “is not legally prohibited from hanging out with June, Honey Boo Boo or anyone else in her family … except Anna. So far, there’s been no violation.” McDaniel has been in “total compliance” with the terms of his release so far. Ugh.

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Jennifer Lawrence & Chris Martin split: ‘Jen is the one who broke it off’

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A most beautiful, farty romance is over just as quickly as it began. It’s been four months since Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin started quietly dating, and I can finally pick my jaw up off the curb. What a relief! People says that JLaw broke up with Chris. I was wondering how things have been going for them. She’s been snapping up real estate, and he’s been MIA. Well, he’s had dinner with Gwyneth Paltrow and their kids a lot. It’s commendable how Chris and Goop can peacefully co-parent, but Goop didn’t need to affectionately stroke Chris’ cheek last week. In front of the paparazzi, no less. It would bother me if my boyfriend’s ex did that before they were even legally divorced. So this news is somewhat surprising but still makes sense:

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin have split.

“Jen is the one who broke it off with Chris,” a source tells PEOPLE.

The Oscar-winning actress, 24, and the Grammy-winning Coldplay frontman, 37, were first linked in August, shortly after Lawrence split from her boyfriend, actor Nicholas Hoult.

Following a few quiet date nights at Martin’s Malibu home, the romance seemed to move further into the spotlight on Sept. 19, when Lawrence attended Martin’s performance at the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas.

A source says the pair were together as recently as Oct. 21, following Martin’s friendly dinner with ex Gwyneth Paltrow.

Reps for the stars haven’t responded to requests for comment.

[From People]

Soooo. I really never wanted to pit JLaw against Goop. That’s never cool, but I can’t help but wonder if Goop has a (literal) hand in this breakup. Those monogrammed panties were a pretty passive-aggressive move. Jennifer is better off without having to deal with all this drama. JLaw’s grandma will be upset. Jennifer will bounce back. Maybe she’ll get back with Nick Hoult? I’m rooting for them, and I hope JLaw is smashing her Coldplay CDs as we speak. Do people still own CDs? Deleting something from an iTunes library doesn’t feel quite as satisfying.

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Princess Beatrice hates ‘vacuous & pushy’ Duchess Kate & Pippa Middleton

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Considering their parents, I’ve always thought that the York princesses turned out rather well. They both seem like healthy, well-adjusted young women and they’re not afraid to work and take on interesting projects. I think they’ve been ill-served by their parents though. Instead of preparing them for royal lives that would become increasingly irrelevant, Prince Andrew has always insisted that his daughters are blood princesses and should take on major roles in public life. Prince Charles has always disagreed – Charles wants to make the royal family more streamlined and when the Queen dies, it’s widely believed that Charles will phase his siblings and their children out of royal life in favor of William, Harry and their wives and children.

That’s part of the background on this story. Also background: there’s been a long-simmering beef between the York sisters and the Middleton sisters for years now. It’s been said that Kate and Pippa cannot stand Beatrice and Eugenie, and vice versa. There has been anecdotal evidence to back up those claims, but most royal reporters ignore the alleged feud. Until now.

According to gossip doing the rounds, Beatrice, who is sixth in line of succession to the throne, feels “overshadowed” by Kate and has become “resentful” of the worldwide interest in her. This febrile chatter has now been amplifi ed by an Australian magazine, Woman’s Day, which has reported that “while Kate has been winning hearts around the world, Beatrice and her sister Eugenie have been relegated to attending garden parties and cutting ribbons”.

The magazine claims that Beatrice, 26, “complains to friends that Kate – the ‘Chosen One’ – ‘gets the glamour jobs, the clothing allowance, the limos and the bodyguards, while I have to travel economy’”.

It says that Beatrice makes openly snide remarks about Kate and her sister Pippa, whom she describes as “vacuous” and “pushy”. Beatrice, the elder daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, is alleged to have called Kate “a commoner” and to have made withering comments about Kate’s determination to maintain a slim frame.

The report adds that Beatrice, whose most recent job has been as an intern at Sony Pictures in London, was scheduled to announce her engagement to her boyfriend of seven years Dave Clark but before she could go public Kate “hogged the limelight again” with the announcement of her second pregnancy.

For some time there has been talk, not reported by the magazine, that William and Harry do not get on with Dave, who works for Sir Richard Branson. It has been said that they view him as “too flash”. When I raised the subject of a rift with a friend who is close to William and Kate, it was quickly dismissed as mischievous tittle-tattle. He added: “It’s not true; Beatrice is too good-natured to say those sort of things. She admires Kate.”

[From Express]

Wow. I mean… wow. I’d always assumed that Beatrice felt that way, but it’s fascinating to see it in print. And I’m erring more on the side of believing that Beatrice bad-mouths Kate to friends than believing that Beatrice “admires Kate.” Here’s my take: Beatrice does have a right to feel angry at being relegated to a “second-class royal” because of Kate. That’s what’s happening, and as Duchess Or Diva always says, Kate IS a diva. Everything is always about Kate. Part of that is Kate herself, part of that is being married to a man who will be king, and part of that is how the media coddles Kate. Now, all that being said… Prince Andrew really should have prepared his daughters for this. This was always the way it was going to be. Even if William had married a woman with less dramatic flair and more of a work ethic, it still would be this way. Beatrice and Eugenie should have been prepared for lives of incremental royal obscurity.

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Lady Gaga A Vision In White

Lady Gaga Heads To The Soho HotelIt looks like Lady Gaga decided she wasn’t interested in a little black dress when she decided to hit the town in London. Instead, she went with a white dress. She almost looks bridal, doesn’t she? Yet Lady Gaga still made a unique fashion statement with dramatic eye make-up. Even with the cosmetics, however, this look is rather tame for her – LOL. RELATED: Lady Gaga is ready to hit the town!

One thing I haven’t noticed since her hip surgery are the stilts platform shoes she used to wear all the time. Those had to have been tough to wear; it’s probably for the best that she stopped. I have no idea if the style change was related to her hip surgery or just a decision to do something different.

What do you think of Lady Gaga’s look for a night out on the town? Are you a fan?

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