Today in celebrity gossip: Megan Fox believes Bigfoot is real, Jon Snow and Ygritte are dating IRL, and Taylor Swift gave a fan good advice on matters of the heart.
Most people know actress Megan Fox for what she does best: Wearing cut-off shorts and staring cross-eyed at robots. But you may be surprised to know that she has many other interests and goals. For example, wearing cut-off shorts and staring cross-eyed at turtles. But there's a third thing about Megan Fox that's perhaps borderline interesting and it involves a certain hirsute mythological beast! According to People, Megan Fox appeared at this year's San Diego Comic-Con to promote the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie and attempted to find some way—ANY way—to relate to the assembled geek masses and she chose one of the weirder tacks imaginable: Threatening to track down Bigfoot:
"Bigfoot's real," she told PEOPLE when asked about her shared connections to the Comic-Con faithful. "And I have confidence in myself that if I were ever to be taken out on an expedition … I would be the one to find Bigfoot."
First of all, it's always important to have confidence in yourself when you've set your sight on difficult tasks, it's the only way to keep haters in check! But second of all, What? On Earth? What exactly was her line of reasoning connecting comic book fans with the existence of Bigfoot? Anyway, I love that even though Megan Fox is intrepid enough to personally find Bigfoot, whom she believes is real, she would still need to be "taken out" on the expedition, presumably in a Cleopatra-style caravan. But I HAVE CONCERNS. Has Megan Fox considered that maybe the reason sasquatches are so difficult to find is because their discovery would lead to their almost certain demise at the hands of hunters, poachers, and TMZ cameramen? So basically Megan Fox thinks nothing of possibly destroying an entire species of missing link. Shame on you, Megan Fox. Leave Bigfoot alone! (P.S. I feel like Megan Fox and Demi Lovato might have A LOT to talk about.) [People]
Just because someone writes about celebrity gossip nearly every day doesn't mean he or she knows EVERYTHING or even retains more than a fraction of what little knowledge they do learn. Which is why I nearly gasped at this Page Six article that informed me that the actors who play Game of Thrones' doomed romantics Jon Snow and Ygritte are dating in real life? Or rather they were, then weren't, but now ARE again? According to the report Kit Harington and Rose Leslie "were seen staying close at LAX after getting off a flight together on Wednesday," lending credence to the rumors that they're dating again after being spotted together in the run-up to their Game of Thrones panel at Comic-Con. Guys, I am mad at everybody and especially my apparently useless Twitter feed for not alerting me to this romance, but it's fine. Just as long as Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are living the dream, that's enough to get me by in this weird sad world. [Page Six]
Here's a question: Was Nicholas Hoult spotted flirting with model Riley Keough recently? Follow-up question: Are Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence breaking up? Page Six certainly seems to think so, as their "spy" reports that Hoult and Keough (Lisa Marie Presley's daughter!) were spotted "sitting arm-in-arm in a booth with Adam Lambert." Um, okay, nothing unusual about that scenario. But so far there's nothing definitive about a Hoult-Lawrence breakup, so for now we might have to assume that sometimes Nicholas Hoult hangs out with women without actually dating them. Which is a strange hypothetical indeed! [Page Six]
Aw, Taylor Swift. Sometimes her aggressively staked claim on teenage heartache might actually be useful, like a very specific mutant power that occasionally comes in handy. We know she likes to occasionally comment on fans' Instagram accounts, but Us Weekly has this charming item about a fan who asked Swift for advice about an unrequited crush (a subject in which Swift holds many honorary PhD.) and Swift responded with actual wisdom:
I think unrequited love is just as valid as any other kind. It's just as crushing and just as thrilling. No matter what happens in this situation, I want you to remember that what you are doing is selfless and beautiful and kind. You are loving someone purely because you love them, not because you think you'll ever have your affections reciprocated. You are admiring something for its beauty, without needing to own it. Feel good about being the kind of person who loves selflessly. I think someday you'll find someone who loves you in that exact same way.
Like, you know, just TRY and be cynical in the face of that response. You can't. Or CAN you, you monster? [Us Weekly]
Headline presented without comment: "Susan Sarandon Prefers Mushrooms To Acid These Days" [Page Six]
Oh, just a couple of female hockey players getting photobombed by THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND: