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At a time when feminist rhetoric is (rightfully) taking centre stage, it takes a brave woman to reveal she has – on some level – internalised a misogynistic narrative, and allowed it to cloud her judgement at times.

While reflecting on her role in One Day, Anne Hathaway admitted that she feels a sense of shame over her perspective on the work created by the film's female director, Lone Scherfig.

"I am to this day scared that the reason I didn’t trust her the way I trust some of the other directors I work with is because she’s a woman," the 34-year-old admitted.

"I’m so scared that I treated her with internalised misogyny. I’m scared that I didn’t give her everything that she needed or I was resisting her on some level." she continued.

And Anne admits that this wasn't an isolated event, revealing that she often adjusts her perspective depending on the gender of the director.

"It’s something that I’ve thought a lot about in terms of when I get scripts to be directed by women. When I get a script, when I see a first film directed by a woman, I have in the past focused on what was wrong with it."

"And when I see a film directed by a man, I focus on what’s right with it," she added. "I had actively tried to work with female directors, and I still had this mindset buried in there somewhere."

Acknowledging the backlash she may receive as a result of her admission, Anne insists she is aware how this may be perceived and is actively working on adjusting her stance.

"It feels like a confession, but I think it’s something we should talk about… I can only acknowledge that I’ve done that and I don’t want to do that any more."

Despite her apparent regret, Anne has revealed that she has never apologised to Lone directly, but intends to do so

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Shannon Purser, who rose to fame in Stranger Things, and now stars on Riverdale made the decision to share an insight into a deeply personal aspect of her life on Twitter today.

In the aftermath of a discussion where the actress appeared to insult fans of characters Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge, Shannon clarified her stance on the matter.

 

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After being accused of 'queerbaiting' on the social media platform late last night, she felt compelled to open up about her own sexuality.

Addressing her critics, Shannon explained that she recently came out as bisexual to friends and family, and was ignorant of the term 'queerbaiting'.

"I don't normally do this, but I figure now is as good a time as any to get personal," Shannon began in the post.

"I've only just recently came out as bisexual to my family and friends. It's something I am still processing and  trying to understand and I don't like talking about it too much."

"I'm very, very new to the LGBT community. I have never heard the term 'queerbaiting' in my life until today. That being said I have never ever wanted to alienate anyone and my tweet was thoughtless."

 

why do I keep doing my makeup on days when I have nothing to do

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"I wasn't referring to all the beronica shippers, just the ones who had been particularly cruel to me personally. Either way it wasn't a wise or kind thing to say and I'm disappointed in myself, especially as a Christian who has always been taught to speak love to others."

"Thank you to all the people who kindly reached out to me and educated me about the reality your feelings about queerbaiting and I apologise to those who were hurt."

Shannon was inundated with messages of support following her decision to open up last night.

Drake has caused uproar on Instagram today after he took aim at a private residential community and country club by accusing them of 'racial profiling'.

The Hotline Bling singer shared the establishment's logo on his private account and insisted that his stay there during Coachella festivities had been far from harmonious.

Drake, who appeared as a secret guest of Future's during his Coachella slot on Saturday, shared his thoughts on The Madison Club earlier today, and ultimately stirred up one hell of a publicity storm in the process.

"The most offensive place I have ever stayed at in my life with staff who pick and choose who they are going to accommodate based on racial profiling," he wrote in the post which has amassed more than 200,000 likes in just eight hours.

Whether it was Drake's intention or not, The Madison Club has been inundated with scathing remarks and reviews from Drake fans ever since the singer's comments began circulating earlier today.

Responding to the post, one Instagram user wrote: "Welp.There goes their establishment lmfao."

The Madison Club has, however, yet to respond to the star's accusations.

Harry Styles has never been known for his acting skills, but that is all set to change this summer with the release of Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk

Given his lack of experience, it came as quite a surprise to all of us when the singer was cast in the much-anticipated film.

Speaking to The LA Times, Christopher defended his casting decision, saying that the One Direction star simply ‘had it’.

“When we put the cast together, we had some established names.”

He continued: “But for the guys on the beach, we really wanted young unknowns. He’s not that unknown, but he’d never done anything as an actor before. So he auditioned."

"I auditioned literally thousands of young men with different combinations of young men. And he had it.”

The 23-year-old said goodbye to his signature locks for the role and when asked if Harry was hesitant about getting his hair chopped, Chris replied “I don’t want to get into it.”

Which could either mean that the director didn’t want to waste time answering irrelevant questions or Harry had a major strop and Christopher is still sore about it?

The singer-turned-actor recently spoke about the experience with Dermot O’Leary on BBC Radio 2’s Saturday Breakfast.

“It was one of the best experiences of my life. Honestly it was amazing, it was a real challenge.''

He added: “I mean, I really loved being the new guy. I loved kind of being so far out of my comfort zone. It felt really good to kind of have no idea what I was doing for a little bit.”

Harry is in good company for his acting debut, joining a stellar cast of Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Cillian Murphy. 

Dunkirk is due to hit Irish cinemas on July 21. 

Along with Adele, Taylor Swift and his wife Beyoncé, Jay Z has decided to remove a substantial portion of his material from music streaming service Spotify.

Despite being the co-owner of rival service Tidal, which was launched in 2015, the rapper had kept his music on Spotify up until now, but decided to change tack in recent days.

Reports suggest that Jay Z's decision may be the result of Tidal's poor performance, with Billboard recently reporting: "The self-proclaimed more artist-friendly service trails leaders Spotify (50 million subscribers as of last count), Apple Music (20 million as of last official count), and Amazon (never says, but when bundled with Amazon Prime could be well over 10 million)."

"Tidal’s subscription numbers are thought to be under 3 million and perhaps on par with competitors Deezer and Napster," they added.

Jay Z has removed nine of his 12 albums from Spotify, leaving only; In My Lifetime Vol. 1’, ‘Reasonable Doubt' and ‘Vol. 2 Hard Knock Life’, 'Collision Course’ and some singles.

Spotify confirmed the reports, announcing: "Some of [Jay Z’s] catalogue has been removed at the request of the artist."

The rapper bought Tidal for $56 million in 2015.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are undeniably one of Hollywood’s cutest couples.

Although the pair are known for keeping a relatively low profile, Ashton has never been shy about letting everyone know just how loved up they are.

Over the weekend, Ashton, who has been known to work closely with local schools and communities, was presented with the Robert D. Ray Pilliar Character Award for demonstrating "good character as a role model" at a ceremony in his native Iowa.

Ashton began his 16- minute acceptance speech by joking that he was probably the only person to ever receive the award who was once "pulled over by a state trooper while tripping on mushrooms".

The actor then quickly turned his attention to his children and wife Mila, who was in the audience at the time. In an emotional tribute he praised Mila, saying: "I mean, I'm telling you, this morning, I woke up and she kicked my ass on character,"

He continued: "I thought I was awesome because I got up early and helped with the kids before she woke up and I let her sleep a little bit and then she's like, 'Well, now you're gonna act tired? I do it every day.' But it was a character moment, right? Because she's right!"

The actor also spoke fondly of his parents saying how he actually felt lucky after they got divorced because they ended up marrying ‘’amazing’’ people.

"As long as you have love and kindness and optimism and a pursuit of something greater in your heart, you're the lucky one"

"So this award is for you. It is for my family, it's for all four of my parents, it's for my wife, who kicks my ass on character every day."

Ashton and Mila first met on the set of hit comedy series That '70s Show back in 1998, but romance wasn’t on the cards for the couple until 2012.

The pair have been happily married since 2015 and have been our ultimate couple goals ever since! 

In the wake of  Zayn Malik and Niall Horan's respective solo releases, it's hardly surprising pressure was on Harry Styles ahead of his first solo endeavour.

But it looks like the former 1D singer need not have worried if the reaction on Twitter is anything to go by this morning.

The singer's first solo single, Sign of the Times, dropped today, and it looks like people are pretty impressed, with more than a few passing references to David Bowie circulating online.

An apparent departure from the signature One Direction sound, the 23-year-old has knocked it out of the park with this one…

 

 

So, it turns out Ed Sheeran could be to blame for those late night trips to the drive-thru.

Well sort of! 

 

According to The Guardian, a study conducted by the Swedish Retail Institute found that certain songs increased customers spending at an unnamed US fast-food chain by up to 9.1 per cent.

Philip Graves, a consumer behaviour expert, explains: “Music triggers associations in our brain… The way in which we process our environment is primarily unconscious. What gets passed through to us is a feeling, and that feeling is then misattributed to the thing we are looking at.”

So basically, the more you like the song, the more food you'll buy! 

Also speaking to the paper, Magnus Rydén, head of music at Soundtrack Your Brand, admitted that songs which are  “welcoming, modern, and expressive” are often used by retailers to target millennials. 

So what's this got to do with Ed? Well apparently ‘’the perfect burger-and-shake tune’’ is hard to define, but Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You comes pretty close. 

Now there you have it, next time you're tucking into a cheeky burger and chips you can thank Ed for the food coma! 

 

 

 

Few film franchises have awoken the imagination of the public quite like Harry Potter, and any actor would jump at the chance to play one of the iconic roles, right?

Well, Sir Ian McKellen has revealed why he turned down the chance to portray the legendary wizard, Albus Dumbledore.

Richard Harris, who originally played the role, died in 2002 following the release of The Chamber of Secrets, leaving producers with huge boots to fill.

Sir Ian McKellen, who played Gandalf in The Lord of The Rings movies, was offered a part in the films but turned it down, because according to him, Richard Harris thought he was a “technically brilliant but passionless” actor.

Although producers never officially offered him the role of Albus Dumbledore, Ian is pretty sure he knew what they were thinking.

Speaking on BBC’s Hardline, the actor said – ‘When he died – he played Dumbledore, the wizard – I played the real wizard [Gandalf] of course – but when they called me up and said would I be interested in being in the Harry Potter films, they didn’t say what part.’

He added, ‘I worked out what they were thinking and I couldn’t. I couldn’t take over the part from an actor who I’d known hadn’t approved of me.’

Although he never actually played the role, Ian admitted that he does sometimes get mistaken for the man himself!

‘Well sometimes when I see posters of Michael Gambon, the actor who gloriously plays Dumbledore, I think it’s me. You know, we get asked for each other’s autographs!’

In fairness, we can see where the confusion arises…
 

Rockabilly songstress, Imelda May, isn’t holding any grudges following her split from ex-husband Darrel Higham, and is instead encouraging fans to listen to his new album.

The pair, who were married for 13 years, announced that they were calling it quits back in 2015, and Imelda has been keeping a relatively low profile ever since, but recently decided to give a shout-out to her ex.

Darrel, who is also a musician, released his new album last month and Imelda has no problem directing fans to his music.

She told The Irish Daily Mail's You magazine that she does not want her story to be one-sided, so advised fans to check out his music if they wanted his take on their split.

"Darrel has written his own album so if you want to hear his side of things you can go and listen to the songs on his album," she remarked.

Imelda, who recently switched up her signature hair-do, is back with her first release since 2014, and has said that the new album Life. Love. Flesh. Blood does not focus on her recent break-up.
 

She told The Mail Online:"People just presume that it's a break-up album because I broke up with my husband."

"But I met someone, so it’s about falling in love after a big split, being scared and feeling lust again,"

It can be difficult to keep the peace after a split, but we think Imelda is doing a pretty good job!

So, comedy fans down under flocked to the Sydney Opera House last night to see our very own Dara O'Briain kick of his Australian tour.

And if Twitter is anything to go by, the Irish in the audience were delighted by the addition of one particular item to the concession stand.

The iconic venue clearly did their homework and treated Irish punters to a little taste of home by selling our beloved Tayto crisps for the occasion.

Dara, who was only delighted to be performing at such a prestigious venue, took to Twitter after the gig to confirm that he did not request the crisps were sold, however he added that it was a nice touch.

He is set to perform again tonight and we can only hope that after the success of last night the venue will up their game.

Spice bag, anyone?

If you're a fan of Emeli Sandé, you'll need to bring your A-game this Friday morning when tickets for her Live at the Marquee performance go on sale.

That's right ladies, Emeli is heading to the People's Republic.

With multiple awards and platinum-selling singles under her belt, the Scottish singer has gone from strength to strength since bursting onto the music scene back in 2011, and has delighted Irish fans by revealing she will be taking to the stage in Cork this July.

 

I'm definitely in my zooone, final days of rehearsals

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The Cork gig will precede the singer's Dublin performance which is set to go ahead in October of this year.

So, if you didn't manage to get your hands on tickets for the 3Arena gig, this is your second chance to see the woman who has brought us absolute stompers including Next To Me, Clown and Read All About It.

Tickets go on sale on Friday March 31 at 9am and will be available from all usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide

Oh, and while we have you; don't forget to have your say in the inaugural SHEmazing Awards this May! It's time to vote, and you can do it right here!