“As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal rights and equal opportunities. What it seemed to me, the way it was phrased in culture, society, was that you hate men. And, now, I think a lot of girls have had a feminist awakening because they understand what the word means. For so long it’s been made to seem like something where you’d picket against the opposite sex, whereas it’s not about that at all. … Becoming friends with Lena — without her preaching to me, but just seeing why she believes what she believes, why she says what she says, why she stands for what she stands for — has made me realize that I’ve been taking a feminist stance without actually saying so.”
Hell yeah, Taylor Swift! It’s so lovely to see a young, female celeb, initially confused about what it means to be a feminist thanks to bullshit stereotypes, realize she’s been one all along. We always knew it, but we’re glad to see Taylor finally embrace the label. Welcome to the club, Tay! [The Guardian]
I know everyone is probably just assuming that all Taylor and Lorde have to talk about is boys and how anti-feminist Selena Gomez’s music is, and they probably did discuss those things while trying on hats and lipstick. But apparently* they were overheard discussing the thinness of “True Detective”‘s female characters and how sick to death they are of Buzzfeed’s inane personality quizzes as well. Wish I coulda been there! [Photo: INFDaily]
* I made this up, but I don’t think it’s impossible that these two topics were also discussed by music’s newest besties.
My favorite Hollywood bromance is probably between Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, who’ve been besties since well before they both won the Best Screenplay Oscar for 1997′s “Good Will Hunting.” Fifteen years later, with two marriages and a gaggle of kids between them, these Boston bros are still close enough to shit talk each other publicly for a good cause. Ben and Matt, excuse me, Matt and Ben teamed up to raise money for two charities, the Eastern Congo Initiative and Water.org, with this funny video, proving the best friendships can handle a few low blows.
I don’t think I have a best friend. (Well, a human one. Love you, Lu!) I have a handful of really close friends, and plenty of friends, and even more acquaintances. But a best friend? A partner in crime? Alas, I don’t think I do. But in 2014, I’d like to strengthen my existing friendships and make some new ones, with a little help from my favorite pair of celebrity besties, Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. Their bromance, which the internet got to enjoy via the copious photos they posted to Twitter and Instagram, is such an inspiration. Click through to review what we can learn from their best bonding moments this year!
Patrick Stewart: “The curtain came down on our last performance, and he went into the wings and sat on some stone steps and sobbed, heartbroken that it was over.”
Ian McKellan: “Yes, I was heartbroken. And then we were going to say goodbye to each other. You were going off to do other things and I just felt I would never be as happy again.”
Sir Besties Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan opened up about their adorable friendship, specifically the time they spent starring in a stage production of Waiting for Godot in London, in an interview with Lesley Stahl for CBS News. This bromance is my favorite bromance in the history of bromances. McKellan recently officiated Stewart’s wedding, as Sir Besties are known to do. [CBS News]
Did anyone know they were? Apparently rumors were swirling that the former Monica Gellar and and the late-night queen of crass were feuding over Jen Aniston’s upcoming bachelorette party. Well, according to Ms. Handler, who had Jen on “Chelsea Lately” this week to promote her new movie, “We Are The Millers,” she and Courteney barely even know each other. Also, Jen’s totally not even having a bachelorette party. Sorry, gossip magazines — your story was shut down before anyone even knew about it. [The Huffington Post] [Photos: Getty Images]