Keith Richards wants his kids to snort his ashes when he’s dead.
Just wait. In another month or two, we’ll have reached Peak Dragonfly and we’ll be sick of him. These days, though, we’re still in a Hiddlesdrought where anything Tom Hiddleston does or says becomes major news (for Dragonflies). Tom is about to begin promotional work in Toronto, which is where I Saw the Light and High Rise will premiere. Ahead of those big premieres, they’ve finally gotten around to releasing one little clip from ISTL. BEHOLD, Lord Dragonfly singing with a twang:
It gives me great pleasure to introduce the first clip from I SAW THE LIGHT. @TIFF_NET tomorrow! #MoveItOnOver https://t.co/0xC30AghNF
— Tom Hiddleston (@twhiddleston) September 10, 2015
Are you into this? I’ll include the original Hank Williams song below. I think Tom is trying his best. While my first reaction was “WTF?” to his singing voice, now that I’ve listened to it back-to-back with the original Williams recording, I don’t think it’s that bad at all. Now I’m mostly just wondering why it seemed like Tom was looking directing into the camera? Incidentally, we’re also getting our first listen at Elizabeth Olsen’s twang. She doesn’t sound too bad. This clip is set in 1947, just before Williams “transitioned to life at home with Audrey Mae” (played by Olsen).
It’s worth remembering and noting WHY Josh Duggar’s utter downfall has been so gleeful and heartwarming for many marriage-equality advocates and allies: because Josh Duggar really is a spectacular hypocrite with a long history of LGBT-bashing and anti-equality advocacy.
People Magazine notes that in Josh’s statement after In Touch Weekly revealed all about the child molestation, he claimed that all of his sins were in the past. As we now know, they were not. We now know that for YEARS while Josh Duggar was executive director of the Family Research Council, he was also addicted to p0rn and paying to hook up with strange on Ashley Madison. Speaking of the FRC, FRC president Tony Perkins made a statement about the latest Josh Duggar mess. Remember, Duggar resigned from his position back in May, when the child molestation stuff came out.
Following Duggar’s Thursday confession, Tony Perkins issued a statement to The Christian Post saying the organization is “hurt” by Duggar’s actions.
“Last night we learned from online reports about allegations concerning Josh Duggar and then read his confession today. We are grieved by Josh’s conduct and the devastating impact of his pornography addiction and marital unfaithfulness,” Perkins wrote. “Our hearts hurt for his family, and all those affected by Josh’s actions.”
Perkins continued by stating that Duggar and everyone else who advocates for traditional family morals should be held to a “higher standard.”
“His deceitful behavior harms his family, his friends, his former coworkers, and the cause he has publicly espoused,” Perkins asserted. “Those of us who advocate for family values in the public square are held to a higher standard, and Josh’s failures serve as a painful reminder of the destructive effects of not living with integrity. We are praying for the family.”
— Josh Duggar (@joshduggar) April 25, 2015
On whether she’s had a nose job:
“I’m not denying it. Denying it is lame. I don’t think you should be ashamed if you made a change to yourself, which is why I’ve spoken about the changes I’ve made, like with my breasts.”
On plastic surgery and beauty:
“Your perception of yourself can change a lot over time, so I think it’s important to wait and make sure it’s the right choice. Plastic surgery is an emotional journey. It’s no easy feat to live with your flaws and accept yourself—and it’s no easy feat to change yourself. Either way you look at it, it’s a tough journey. There are things that I didn’t like about myself that I changed through surgery. There are other things I dislike but I’ve learned to accept. It’s important to remember you can’t change everything. You can never be perfect. On whether her looks are under more scrutiny now: “It’s hard to be a woman in 2015 with social media. There’s so much more emphasis on taking pictures of ourselves and the ‘likes’ or people commenting on them. There’s a lot more pressure to look beautiful. Some days I just want to look like sh*t and feel okay with that.”
… says Iggy in Seventeen Magazine.
On her famous looks:
‘Sometimes I look in the mirror and think I look like a drag queen. I’m a woman but I’m very exaggerated with my boobs, my ass, how I do my make-up, and my accent, of course.’
… says 43 year-old Sofia.
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I’m genuinely surprised that People Magazine is still doing Duggar-family covers. My guess is that People Mag has already formed relationships with Duggar Inc. and they figure, “Why not just milk all of the exclusives that we can get out of this family?” Still, it feels like the Duggar story has sort of subsided in the national consciousness and it would have been great to see another Jennifer Aniston cover (with exclusive wedding photos, which I guess People does not have) or a Ben Affleck cover (with more exclusive details about how he totally did not bang the nanny, of course). CB says that People Mag was supposed to do a Kelly Rutherford cover this week, so this Duggar cover might be a last-minute editorial decision. So we get this cover, with Jessa and Jill Duggar, arguably the most sympathetic and popular people within the Duggar clan.
What seems like a simple follow-up on the Josh Duggar-molestation scandal is probably something more. TLC is going to air Breaking the Silence, a Duggar-centered documentary about child abuse, on August 30. The tabloids have claimed for weeks now – ever since 19 Kids & Counting was officially canceled – that the family will do ANYTHING to get back on TV. A source told Star a few weeks ago: “The family can’t afford to not have the show—it is their main source of income, and with a family of that size, without it they’re in enormous trouble…They know they have to at least pretend to be sorry about what happened, and now they want a spin-off where Jim Bob and Michelle would give advice to abuse victims—even though they’re in denial about their culpability in Josh’s crimes.” That’s the background you need for this People cover story:
Three months ago a scandal turned their world upside-down – and the Duggar family is still trying to figure out a way forward.
“They are still stunned that this is how it has all gone down,” a source who has worked closely with them tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “I think they are still trying to absorb the fact that their life has so radically changed.”
In mid-May, oldest son Josh, 27, apologized for his earlier “wrongdoing:” A 2006 police report revealed that he molested five underage girls as a teen, and his sisters Jill, 24, and Jessa, 22, subsequently stepped forward as two of the victims. Since then, the sprawling reality TV family has struggled to move on following the cancellation of their hit TLC show, 19 Kids and Counting.
“The better part of the last decade has been doing their show, and to have that removed – and instead for there to be this intense scrutiny of their every move – just isn’t something you get used to overnight,” says the source.
When it comes to Josh’s “mistakes,” parents Michelle, 48, and Jim Bob, 50, “truly felt people would understand and eventually be okay with it,” adds the source.
Jessa, Jill, Jim Bob and Michelle have all publicly said they forgive Josh, now a married father of four, and “none of the Duggars think Josh is to blame” for the tremendous fallout, says the source. Instead, it is the officials who released the police records about Josh and his young victims who are the focus of the family’s anger. Rarely seen in public or on his family’s social media feeds since the scandal, Josh has had to distance himself in order to avoid drawing further negative attention upon them all, says the source.
“Jim Bob and Michelle love their son, and they love when they can spend time with his family. But every time they’re photographed with him, a story gets made out of it that rehashes the whole mess – and it’s painful for everyone.”
On dealing with body dysmorphia in her 20s:
I was not in a good place. I was going through some sort of body dysmorphia and it wasn’t good. There was always so much focus on the way I looked. If I see photographs of myself in my 20s I can see in my eyes that I’m trying to look like I’m having a good time, but I was basically really conscious of having to step up. It was pretty confusing to have people always asking about your appearance. The assumption was that I was where I was because of my looks.
On how she feels these days about her looks:
But now I’m 40 I’m totally over that. I’m not going to apologize any more for being good-looking. My mum and dad are attractive people, that’s just how it is. All the focus on your looks just sends you insane.
… says Natalie.
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