Why Sam Smith «Snot Cried» in Front of Brandon Flynn During Their NYC Date Night

Sam Smith and Brandon Flynn had another adorable outing in NYC on Tuesday. After the singer and the 13 Reasons Why actor flaunted their romance by showing sweet PDA earlier in the day, the new couple had a date night in the city as they attended a performance of Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen. The two kept things low-key as they made their way into the Music Box Theatre. «Just went to see ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ — out of this universe,» Sam wrote after the show. «I properly snot cried throughout!!»

As Sam gets ready to sing on Saturday Night Live this weekend, the two have been taking the Big Apple by storm. On Monday, they enjoyed a «romantic evening with friends» as they had dinner at Catch restaurant. They were even spotted «getting cozy» before heading upstairs for drinks and dancing on the rooftop. Hopefully they will have even more cute appearances in the future!

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Here’s the Song That Was Playing While You Hysterically Cried During This Is Us

Warning: major spoilers for the This Is Us season two premiere ahead.

This Is Us knows how to make us cry with its shocking twists, but one thing that really drives the emotional scenes home is the heartbreaking music. Needless to say, the season two premiere was no different. In the flash-forward at the end of the episode, the series reveals that Jack tragically dies in a house fire when Rebecca pulls up to their burnt house with his belongings in the passenger’s seat. While Mandy Moore‘s gut-wrenching performance was enough to make you sob buckets, Damien Rice’s cover of U2’s «One» also plays a big part in the waterworks. Not only is the melody incredibly sad, but the lyrics about having «one love» and «one life» make the scene that much more bittersweet.

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Re: Reports Ivanka Trump Cried Over Her Father’s ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape

From The Daily Beast:

Ivanka Trump was reportedly «reduced to tears» after viewing the infamous Access Hollywood tape, in which then-reality-TV host Donald Trump bragged to host Billy Bush about grabbing women «by the pussy» without their consent. The video tape, released in early October 2016 by The Washington Post, had threatened to derail Trump’s presidential campaign, and according to The New York Times, Ivanka «made an emphatic case for a full-throated apology.

So, listen: I don’t give a fuck if she sobbed until her eyes fell out. You’re in the big leagues now, Ivanka. Suck it up. Put on your big kid clothes and stop acting like a fucking china doll, you goddamn brat. Act like a grown-ass woman. And media? Stop treating her like she’s a delicate flower made of spun glass and unicorn tears. Treat her like a goddamn grownup.

Can you IMAGINE a piece like that being written about Michelle Obama? Or even one of the Obama kids? What is this fucking bullshit? Why the hell does every goddamn reporter feel the need to sail in and tell the world what a lovely fucking flower Ivanka is? Fuck that and fuck her. Literal lives depend on her, and she’s being treated like one of the older kids pulled her hair during recess.




A Former ‘American Idol’ Loser Got Called White at an Airport Popeye’s and Cried about It on TV

Mariah Carey and Jenny McCarthy are playing a neat game of «If Dick Clark Was Alive, How Would He Feel?» You can get the home edition for free with a DVD copy of Glitter or the polio you got from not being vaccinated. (Dlisted)

So, OK. Bo Bice is a former American Idol contestant. He used to have long hair. Now he has short hair. He both was and is a white person. He went to an airport Popeye’s and an employee referred to him as «that white boy over there» when discussing with her fellow employees whether or not he’d received his order. … The end. That’s the beginning and end of his horrible experience of racism and oppression. WILL NO ONE THINK OF THE WHITE PEOPLE?! (Jezebel)

This UK taxi company decided it was a great idea to do a series of ads about the laughable notion of someone finding an overweight woman attractive. Super lol to the max, guys. (Revelist)

Diego Luna shared this on Twitter and it’s too wonderful not to share. Representation MATTERS.

There are lessons Hollywood can learn from 2016’s box office successes, and Dustin is here (well, technically over there) to tell you about them. (UPROXX)


Oooh, Natalie Portman is getting that Oscar push. (Lainey)

Like a lot of us, Caitlin_D was hit hard by the death of Carrie Fisher. She bought Fisher’s most recent memoir, The Princess Diarist, a snapshot of Carrie Fisher at 19, shooting Star Wars, before it was Star Wars. "While Carrie is a charming and self deprecating writer this memoir is more ‘gut punch’ than ‘stroll down memory lane’ from a writer who was able to give us just one more gift before leaving the world too soon." Are you reading from Carrie Fisher’s book list? (Cannonball Read 9)

Johnny Depp’s accusing Amber Heard of trying to extend her «15 minutes of fame» (she was an established actress long before they got together) by, you know, asking for him to fork over the money he’s supposed to so she can donate it to goddamn charity already. Also, this comes by way of Depp’s lawyer, who is also Angelina Jolie’s lawyer, which stomps all over my excitement. THANKS FOR NOTHING, GUYS. (Celebitchy)


Why Queen Elizabeth II Once Cried Over a Ship

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It was said that when Queen Elizabeth II’s royal yacht, the Britannia, was decommissioned in 1997, she cried. It was a remarkable and rare show of emotion from the legendarily stoic queen, giving the public a brief glimpse into her private family life with husband Prince Philip. The public tear was also a testament to her love for what became known as the royals’ country home at sea.

When Elizabeth and Philip married in 1947, they didn’t move into a new family home. In fact, they’ve never had the opportunity to build and furnish their very own space; over the past almost 70 years, they’ve moved from one inherited home — er, castle — to another. Yes, it’s nearly impossible to feel sympathy for two royals with multiple estates. But the background of their housing situation proves why it was so meaningful when Elizabeth and Philip had the opportunity to create their first family home, in the form of a yacht, in the early 1950s.

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Elizabeth and Philip oversaw the design and decoration of the Britannia when it was agreed that her parents’ boat, the Victoria & Albert, was no longer seaworthy. Philip, who has always had a keen interest in design, took over what ended up being a lavish boat with a relatively frugal interior design scheme. Over the years, the royal yacht became scene to family trips with their kids, Charles, Anne, Andrew, and Edward, as well as a multitude of state functions. Charles and Diana took their honeymoon aboard the yacht, and in time, the queen’s many grandchildren grew to appreciate their own holidays on Britannia. Prince Philip, a former naval man himself, is said to have overseen games, hijinks, and drink parties on the boat’s formidable deck.

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Since the Royal Yacht Britannia was decommissioned, the vessel has been moored in Edinburgh, Scotland, where it still sits today as a major tourist attraction in the seaside neighborhood of Leith. During a recent press tour of the United Kingdom with Visit Britain, POPSUGAR was able to visit the yacht and see the remarkably well-preserved boat. It provided a fascinating look into what life was really like for the queen and her family as they traveled the world in style, racking up a reported one million miles at sea.

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There were Philip and Elizabeth’s sparse bedrooms, with the single beds they once occupied. (Apparently, it has been the custom for couples of their status and age to always have separate rooms.) Displaying the royals’ very relatable frugality, Elizabeth’s bed linens were hand-me-downs. Practically every room has a small bar, where the royals either served themselves or had help to make their favorite drinks, like a gin and Dubonnet for her majesty. There’s also the queen’s office, or sitting room, where she tended to her work and made her way through her «red boxes,» sent by the government and full of official correspondence and updates, daily. All the art is bolted onto the walls, for safety.

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The largest and grandest room on the ship is the living room, which has an electronic fireplace — naval rules prohibited a real fire — and floral furniture that could be found in any grandparents’ sitting room. Remarkably, nothing about Britannia’s interiors seemed overly stuffy or grand.

It’s easy — and great fun — to imagine how the royal family spent their time on Britannia. The queen and her family are known for loving to keep the press at an arm’s length and to retreat as often as possible from the public eye. The royal yacht offered the queen, her husband, and their extended family a chance to literally get away from it all.

Sadly, the good times came to an end when funding for the yacht was cut by the 1990s Labour government, who were under financial pressure.

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In 2011, a number of royals did, however, return to the boat. It was the venue for a prewedding party held the night before the queen’s granddaughter Zara Phillips married rugby player Mike Tindall. Prince William and his wife of three months at the time, Kate Middleton, were photographed leaving the event, along with Princes Harry and Edward. One person who did not attend? That would be the queen. Neither she nor Prince Philip has ever been back to Britannia. And given all the good times they’d had on their ship, it’s understandable why the queen had to wipe away that mythical tear.

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