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Tom Hiddleston Finally Speaks Out About That Taylor Swift Rumor

Hiddleswift: the brief and puzzling union of an American pop star and an acclaimed British actor. When’s this culturally relevant term going to make the dictionary, Merriam Webster? Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston’s three-month relationship understandably rocked the world around them: She’d just broken up with Calvin Harris! He wore an “I <3 TS” tank top at her Fourth of July party!

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In GQ’s March cover story, Hiddleston spoke out about his relationship with Miss Swift, setting the record straight: “Taylor is an amazing woman,” he said, “She’s generous and kind and lovely, and we had the best time.” The Night Manager star also refuted the very popular theory that his relationship with Swift was a publicity stunt, telling the magazine: “Of course it was real.”

And that infamous tank top? Well, it’s not what you think. “The truth is, it was the Fourth of July and a public holiday and we were playing a game and I slipped and hurt my back,” Hiddleston explained, “And I wanted to protect the graze from the sun and said, ’Does anyone have a T-shirt?’ And one of her friends said, ’I’ve got this.’ ” Enter: I <3 TS tank. “We all laughed about it. It was a joke.”

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At the end of the day, the charming Brit insists there’s no bad blood between him and his ex. “I only know the woman I met. She’s incredible,” he said, “A relationship in the limelight … A relationship always takes work. A relationship in the limelight takes work. And it’s not just the limelight. It’s everything else.”

Madonna Gave Us a Peek at Her New Twins Six Months Before Their Adoption

On Tuesday, Madonna shocked us with the news that she had adopted 4 1/2-year-old twin girls from Malawi. But if we had been paying attention to her Instagram posts, the announcement may not have come as such a surprise.

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The pop icon has kept close ties with the country since adopting her sons David Banda and Mercy James from there in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Madonna even runs a charitable organization, Raising Malawi, that fights against poverty in the nation, and she has visited the country with her kids many times—including once last summer, when she gave us a peek at the twin girls months before the adoption was final, according to People.

In the gorgeous photo, Madonna’s then 19-year-old daughter Lourdes poses with the adorable girls sitting on her lap. “3 Beauties!” she wrote. “Lola spends time with twins, Stella and Esther at Home of Home Orphanage.”

While the twins have already met their new big sister, they have plenty more siblings to get to know. The pop star is already mother to four children: Lourdes, 20; Rocco, 16; David, 11; and Mercy, 11.

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We’re wishing the best for this growing family.

Surprise Lady Gaga Just Dropped a Music Video for John Wayne

Just when you thought Lady Gaga fever was about to calm down, Mother Monster just reignited the flame with a surprise music video. The pop star took to social media on Wednesday to drop the video for “John Wayne,” off of 2016’s album, Joanne.

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In a clip (above), the acrobatic singer dances on top of a movie motorcycle and completes some Michael Jackson-esque choreography in an ab-baring crop top and jean shorts. “I’M STRUNG OUT ON #JOHNWAYNE! Surprise! Next #JOANNE music video out now exclusively on @AppleMusic,” Gaga wrote on Instagram.

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The world has been riding high on Gaga fever ever since her epic Super Bowl performance, where she flew high in the air above the stadium, converting even the most apathetic viewers into fans. Next, she announced a Joanne world tour, with tickets going on sale starting Friday, Feb. 10.

The Grammy winner also used this high-powered week to announce a new line of wine, and an appearance on Season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

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Watch the full video over at Apple Music. Gaga, please keep the surprises coming!

Karlie Kloss Is Going to Be “Nerding Out” in Bill Nye’s New Show

Ready to relive your childhood? You’re in luck, because the quirky science-obsessed uncle of your youth is back, and he has a mission. That’s right, Bill Nye the Science Guy is preparing to debut a new Netflix series, Bill Nye Saves the World, and we’re more than convinced he’s up for the challenge.

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This time around, however, he has some help. Model Karlie Kloss will serve as a special correspondent for the series, a role she’s “nerding out” over.

Kloss posted a photo of her and Bill Nye to Instagram on Feb. 8, writing: “Bill! Bill! Bill! Nerding out that I get to be a part of #BillNyeSavesTheWorld. April 21st on Netflix.”

But Kloss isn’t the only star to assist our favorite science guy. In the trailer alone, we’re teased with appearances by Zach Braff, Rachel Bloom, Tim Gunn, Donald Faison, Joel McHale, Steve Aoki, and more!

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The world’s ready, Bill. Save us.

In Case You Were Wondering This Is How Christian Grey Proposes

Christian Grey can pretend all he wants that doesn’t have a soft side, but this clip is proof that even the hardened will do anything for the woman he loves.

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In the upcoming Fifty Shades Darker, which hits theaters Friday, Grey is faced with an ultimatum: Lose the woman he loves or give her the “hearts and flowers” romance she desires. Spoiler alert: Anastasia Steele wins.

In a recent clip, Grey (Jamie Dornan) takes his lady into a room with an indoor pool and hundreds of floating flower arrangements. “You wanted hearts and flowers?” he asks her as fireworks go off in the sky overhead. Hey, Christian Grey goes big.

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When Ana (Dakota Johnson) turns back around, Grey is down on one knee. “Be mine. Marry me,” he asks her, holding out a gorgeous diamond rock in his hands.

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Fifty Shades/Facebook

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While it’s definitely shocking to see Christian ready to jump into marriage, we wouldn’t expect any less of a proposal from the billionaire. Watch the full clip here:

Catch Fifty Shades Darker when it hits theaters Friday, Feb. 10, to find out Ana’s answer.

Get Excited Girlboss Is Coming to Netflix Soon

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Persistent women everywhere, get your queues ready. Girlboss, the comedy series based on Sophia Amoruso’s bestselling 2014 memoir ($7; amazon.com), will premiere April 21, Netflix announced at a press event in New York City on Wednesday.

The 13-episode series, starring Tomorrowland actress Britt Robertson as Sophia, will follow the Nasty Gal founder’s path as she goes from selling vintage clothing on eBay to launching a successful fashion empire. If the teaser is any indication, the show will include plenty of hip clothing, sweet hair flips, and all-around girl power.

Charlize Theron will serve as executive producer alongside Pitch Perfect writer Kay Cannon, who also created the show and will pen the pilot.

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Watch the teaser above.

We Give Millie Bobby Brown’s New Hair an Eleven

Hold on to your Eggos because you will freak out when you see Eleven aka Millie Bobby Brown’s new hair. Since the second season of Stranger Things doesn’t hit Netflix until Halloween, there’s a lot we don’t know, like how surviving the Upside-Down has changed Will, and if Barb is really gone forever. But, thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we do know that Eleven is returning—and with a brand new hairstyle.

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Throughout the first season, Eleven’s buzzcut became just as infamous as her favorite food and badass attitude. On the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly which features a first look at the upcoming season, Eleven has a full head of short ringlet curls.

If you’ve been keeping up with this year’s award season so far, you’ve probably noticed Brown looking like a total cutie at the 2017 SAG Awards with a grown-out pixie and headband combo. So, chances are Eleven won’t be rocking a buzzcut again anytime soon, and she’s been growing it out for the show.

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On a scale of one to ten, we give Brown’s season two hairstyle an eleven.

Where to Stream Every Single Available Oscar-Nominated Movie

The Academy Awards (aka the entertainment industry’s Super Bowl) is just two weeks away! Time to place your bets, organize your Oscars party, and stock up on Champagne. The most important preparatory measure, though, of course, is to make your way through every Oscar-nominated film.

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In theory, this task is simple, but in practice it can get pretty pricey. Unfortunately, some of this year’s nominees are still exclusively playing in theaters, but for the rest … it’s time to stream your heart out!

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Ready for a serious marathon? Here’s where to go to see every Oscar-nominated film available to stream:

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13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI

Where to Stream: Amazon, iTunes, FandangoNOW
Nominations: Sound Mixing

13TH
Where to Stream: Netflix
Nominations: Documentary Feature

4.1 MILES
Where to Stream: Vimeo
Nominations: Documentary (Short Subject)

A MAN CALLED OVE
Where to Stream: Amazon, iTunes, FandangoNOW
Nominations: Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hair Styling

ALLIED
Where to Stream: FandangoNOW (starting Feb. 14)
Nominations: Costume Design

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC
Where to Stream: Amazon, iTunes,
Nominations: Best Actor (Viggo Mortenson)

DEEPWATER HORIZON
Where to Stream: Amazon, iTunes, FandangoNOW
Nominations: Sound Editing, Visual Effects

DOCTOR STRANGE
Where to Stream: FandangoNOW, Amazon (both starting Feb. 14)
Nominations: Visual Effects

EXTREMIS
Where to Stream: Netflix
Nominations: Documentary (Short Subject)

FIRE AT SEA
Where to Stream: iTunes (starting Feb. 14)
Nominations: Documentary (Feature)

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
Where to Stream: Amazon, iTunes, FandangoNOW
Nominations: Best Actress (Meryl Streep), Costume Design

HACKSAW RIDGE
Where to Stream: Amazon
Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor (Andrew Garfield), Best Director, Sound Editing, Film Editing, Sound Mixing

HAIL, CAESAR
Where to Stream: HBO, Amazon, FandangoNOW
Nominations: Production Design

HELL OR HIGH WATER
Where to Stream: iTunes, Amazon, FandangoNOW
Nominations: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Jeff Bridges), Film Editing, Original Screenplay

JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY
Where to Stream: HBO, Amazon, iTunes
Nominations: Original Song

THE JUNGLE BOOK
Where to Stream: Netflix,
Nominations: Visual Effects

JOE’S VIOLIN
Where to Stream: The New Yorker
Nominations: Documentary (Short Subject)

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
Where to Stream: Amazon, iTunes, FandangoNOW
Nominations: Visual Effects, Animated Feature

LA FEMME ET LE TGV
Where to Stream: iTunes
Nominations: Live Action Short

LIFE, ANIMATED
Where to Stream: Amazon, iTunes, FandangoNOW
Nominations: Documentary Feature

THE LOBSTER
Where to Stream: Amazon
Nominations: Original Screenplay

LOVING
Where to Stream: Amazon, FandangoNOW
Nominations: Best Actress (Ruth Negga)

A MAN CALLED OVE
Where to Stream: Amazon, iTunes, FandangoNOW
Nominations: Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hair Styling

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Where to Stream: Amazon
Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor (Casey Affleck) , Best Supporting Actor (Lucas Hedges), Best Supporting Actress (Michelle Williams), Best Director, Original Screenplay

MOANA
Where to Stream: Amazon (starting Feb. 21)
Nominations: Original Song, Animated Feature

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS
Where to Stream: Amazon, FandangoNOW
Nominations: Best Supporting Actor (Michael Shannon)

O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA
Where to Stream: iTunes, Amazon
Nominations: Documentary Feature

PEARL
Where to Stream: YouTube
Nominations: Animated Short

PIPER
Where to Stream: Vimeo, Amazon
Nominations: Animated Short

STAR TREK BEYOND
Where to Stream: Amazon, iTunes, FandangoNOW
Nominations: Makeup and Hair Styling

SUICIDE SQUAD
Where to Stream: Amazon, FandangoNOW, iTunes
Nominations: Makeup and Hair Styling

SULLY
Where to Stream: Amazon, iTunes, FandangoNOW
Nominations: Sound Editing

TANNA
Where to Stream: iTunes
Nominations: Foreign Language Film

TROLLS
Where to Stream: Amazon, iTunes,
Nominations: Best Original Song

THE WHITE HELMETS
Where to Stream: Netflix
Nominations: Documentary (Short Subject)

ZOOTOPIA
Where to Stream: Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, FandangoNOW
Nominations: Animated Feature

What Should Happen in the Final Season of Girls According to My Dad

My dad is a total 20-something (in disguise as a 50-something suburban man). With Hulu, Netflix, HBOGo accounts, he keeps up with all trendy TV shows, including some of my all-time favorites. He binged the first two seasons of Broad City last summer, was hip to Inside Amy Schumer before I was, religiously watches Game of Thrones (although he has trouble keeping up with the plotlines, but hey, don’t we all?), and, like all good millennials, my dad loves Girls.

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He’s been watching the misadventures of Hannah Horvath (Lena Dunham), Marnie Michaels (Allison Williams), Jessa Johansson (Jemima Kirke), and Shoshanna Shapiro (Zosia Mamet) since the show first premiered on HBO back in 2012. And now that the final season is almost here, I asked him if he is excited to watch the girls’ stories wrap up for good.

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To my horror, he told me he quit Girls circa season four. But, upon my insistence, he agreed to binge season five. To his credit, there was definitely a bit of a lull during the fourth season, but the fifth was nothing short of a grand redemption. And after watching all 10 episodes, he agreed: Girls was back and better than ever. But he still has a few thoughts and fears for the final season. Here, everything dad hopes will happen in the sixth and final season of Girls.

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“I hope Marnie doesn’t fall under Desi’s (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) spell again cause he’s such an a-hole,” my dad, ever-protective, said. “I want her music to continue to progress but she [should] stay away from him romantically.” He clearly wants better things for Marni, but Desi, not so much: “Honestly, I hope that Desi keeps cycling through ‘soulmates’ because it’s entertaining to watch.”

As for Ray (Alex Karpovsky), my dad is hoping that his poor heart doesn’t get broken again. “But it probably will because [Marni] needs more than what [Ray] can give.” I, personally, am hoping for a Ray and Shosh romance rekindle but my dad doesn’t see that happening either. “But maybe they’ll open a whole chain of anti-hipster coffee shops together,” he said encouragingly. “And whatever happened to Ray running for the community board? I want to see what happens with that plotline.”

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It also seems he has grimmer expectations than I do for Jessa and Hannah’s friendship. A reconciliation seems “unlikely” according to my dad. But the girls’ friendships have seen plenty of ups and downs throughout the past five seasons, and they always come out of it for the better, right? Dad, I really hope you’re wrong about this one.

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Like me, my dad does think Adam (Adam Driver) and Jessa make a good couple, but he’s hoping that they “don’t kill each other,” he said. “But it’s gonna be hard.” And as for Adam’s acting career, he’s pulling for more off off-Broadway roles. “We don’t want him to get him too successful. Like, no Jersey Boys or anything,” he mused. “Not that he would ever say yes to a role like that.” Please join me now, in picturing Adam singing “Oh What a Night,” in full Jersey Boys costume.

And of course, there’s Hannah’s ever-elusive writing career. My dad wants Hannah to gets her writing career back on track: “Maybe she can find a way to continue to teach. She was a really good teacher. But also explore her writing career at the same time.” That being said, Maude Apatow, who played Hannah’s student/friend in the fourth season was definitely one of my favorite guest stars on the show to date.

Another small detail he wants to see continue through the final season? “Hannah should keep running!” Wise words, dad.

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Girls returns on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 10 p.m. ET.

Gucci Just Debuted a Huge Hand-PaintedMural for NYFW

With New York Fashion Week just a couple of days away, Gucci is already making a big statement away from the runway.

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The fashion house debuted a huge art mural in Soho Tuesday, as a part of their new partnership with Colossal Media. In a press release, the company announced that the wall will serve as a way to highlight the “beauty and and uniqueness of the almost forgotten art form of hand painted outdoor advertising.”

The mural launched with a design hand-painted by San Francisco-based illustrator Jayde Fish, who caught the eye of Creative Director Alessandro Michele, thanks to her Instagram page. Michele was so impressed by Fish’s designs that several of her illustrations are also featured in the Women’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection.

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It took six days to paint the illustration, which shows a woman looking through a telescope on a journey into the unknown. It debuted Tuesday to coincide with NYFW, and will remain up and covering the majority of a massive 2,500 square foot wall, until the end of March.

Locals and those visiting the city during that time will also have access to a Snapchat geofilter, which was created by Fish.