Wow. I’ve only ever been indifferent to Angelina Jolie before today. Yes, she’s beautiful, she’s with Brad Pitt, and she has a show stealing leg. Other than that, I wouldn’t really say I was a huge fan. That all changed this morning. I read a NY Times Opinion article, written by Angelina Jolie herself, explaining her decision to get a double mastectomy.
My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman.
Only a fraction of breast cancers result from an inherited gene mutation. Those with a defect in BRCA1 have a 65 percent risk of getting it, on average.
Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could. I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy. I started with the breasts, as my risk of breast cancer is higher than my risk of ovarian cancer, and the surgery is more complex.
Breast cancer has always been a scary thought, but not until very recently did it directly affect my life and hit close to home. Understandably, many people don’t share too much when they get breast cancer, or any type of disease for that matter. So for Angelina Jolie to keep quiet about the procedure and write this revealing article afterwards is truly amazing. I feel like she’s going to empower lots of women who might be going through the same thing, as well as the partners and other loved ones who are helping someone get through something as scary as cancer.
So, Angelina Jolie, you get all my respect today.
I was pretty excited for the adaptations of Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars, and I still am, but some casting choices seem a little strange to me. And by a little, I mean a lottle. We already know that Shailene Woodley is pretty much killing the YA movie scene and landing ALL THE ROLES, since she got the role of Tris in Divergent, and Hazel in TFIOS.
In a past post, five actors were said to be testing for the role of Augustus, including Ansel Elgort, who plays Caleb in Divergent…a.k.a. the brother of Tris. I myself was a fan of Brenton Thwaites for Augustus, so I guess you could consider me shocked when I found out Elgort got the role.
Let’s think about that for a second.
Divergent – Brother and sister
The Fault in Our Stars – Lovers
I mean…the people in charge of this decision HAD to think of this and how weird it would be. Right? RIGHT?!
No doubt lots of people are looking forward to The Fault In Our Stars hitting the big screen, and casting news has been very, very exciting. Hypable just put up a post about five actors supposedly testing for the role of Augustus this weekend. This is super exciting for me, since I didn’t really have a clear picture of Gus as I was reading the book. Or did I? I can’t remember. Anywho, you can check the article for all five actors, but here are the ones I’m digging.
These two picks are purely superficial and based on looks, because I was not familiar with the actors before I saw the Hypable post. However, I did do some digging on YouTube, and found two interview clips of the two actors. Based on these, my decision felt more valid, although I should really see them acting. Anyway, the clips are below.
My mind is more than likely going to change as the casting process continues, but I’ll be fine with these two if either of them get picked. Who would you like to see play Gus?
A young man who bears resemblance to Justin Bieber had fun messing with the pop star’s fans. Fans screamed as the look-alike waved from a window to the fans waiting outside. I wonder how those fans are going to feel once they see this video?
Lining up with Anderson Cooper coming out, R&B artist Frank Ocean has opened up about his sexuality. In a very intimate post on his Tumblr account, Ocean talks about a very important encounter he had as a young man.
“4 summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Every day almost, and on the day we were together, time would glide. Most of the day I’d see him, and his smile. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless.”
To read the entire entry, head on over to his Tumblr!
This just makes me love him even more!
Because we can’t get enough of Obama “singing,” here is our president taking on Justin Bieber!
via The Huffington Post
Yesterday, I posted a picture of a tweet Obama sent encouraging people to check out LGBT Pride events. The tweets continue as Obama just tweeted a picture from an actual Pride event. Pretty cool!
Channing Tatum, star of the upcoming male stripper movie, Magic Mike, has made a confession: It’s hard to be sexy. If you’re a guy, that is. According to The Huffington Post, Tatum said it was hard to reach the level of sexiness found in the Magic Mike pictures and trailer.
“Girls can just do it, just walking,” Tatum said to the Los Angeles Times about being sexy and alluring. “Guys, it’s not the same thing. Especially when you put them in a thong. Everything you’re trying to do to be sexy makes you look like a clown. I challenge any guy to go and try to be sexy to his girl. … It’s a very humbling experience.”
Considering that the extras in the trailer seem to be having a very good time on set, I think it’s safe to bet that all their hard work paid off.
Magic Mike comes out on June 29th. Will you be watching it in theaters?
Pretty cool to see something like this in my Twitter timeline! President Obama just tweeted on his account, encouraging people to check out LGBT Pride events happening in various locations. When clicking the link attached to the tweet, it leads to his site with an area to type in a zip code to find the nearest Pride event. Also on the site is information about Obama’s involvement with the LGBT community, in addition to merchandise adorned with the phrase “LGBT for Obama.”
Now, if there’s anything I learned during all my years of tweeting, it’s that many celebrity figures don’t manage their own accounts. It could very well be that it wasn’t Obama himself who tweeted this message. However, the fact that it was even approved to be associated with the President’s name is good news, so I’m all for it!