Unless you live under a rock, it’s hard to ignore the latest social movement that’s taken over Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram one icy bucket at a time. The Ice Bucket Challenge to strike out ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) has flooded newsfeeds across America, after originating in the computer of Pete Frates, who was diagnosed with the incurable disease in 2012. Over the last few days everybody’s been doing it: Your neighbor, his dogs, professional athletes, and, of course, celebrities. From Martha Stewart’s salon dunk to Ansel Elgort going shirtless for a good cause, it seems like there isn’t one person in America who hasn’t poured icy water on their head in support of ALS research. Read more…
The big day is finally here, folks! The adaptation of John Green‘s The Fault In Our Stars hits big screens today, and the executives over at Kleenex are probably having the biggest celebration of their lives. Seriously, it’s about to be a national cry-fest up in here, so to get ourselves prepared we asked Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and the rest of the TFIOS cast which films make them sob like babies. It’ll make us feel less alone as we wail into our popcorn tonight!
Earth Mother Shailene Woodley has been known to preach the benefits of natural beauty products and a cell phone-free lifestyle. From her published quips about eating clay to giving her vagina its recommended dose of vitamin D, she’s become the go-to celeb when outlets are in need of a quirky quotable. Because of her growing reputation, there have been exaggerated stories about Woodley (and her love scenes) that current costar Ansel Elgort made a point to shoot down during our recent interview. Sigh. Being quick to come to his lady’s defense is always something we look for in a leading man.
A brand-spanking new extended trailer for The Fault In Our Stars hit the internet last night and yes, it will have you reaching for the Kleenex once more. Let’s just say, we don’t think we’ve ever been so excited to be so emotionally destroyed by a movie.
“I can’t picture it as a movie, but I’m also very very close to the story, and I’ve been working on it for 10 years, so for me it’s a novel. But if the right people come along and can picture it that way, that would be awesome,” that’s what John Green told me back in January 2012, on the day his book, The Fault in Our Stars, hit shelves. Well, after seeing the trailer, we are pretty sure that “the right people” came along to turn this devastating book about kids living with (and adamantly not just dying of) cancer. Read more…
I was 26 when my mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Immediately after her diagnosis — which was Stage 4 — my brother and I quit our jobs and moved back home to help our dad as caregivers. It was a nightmarish eight months and losing my mom is still something that I struggle with now, seven years later. I tell you this so you know my background when it comes to cancer. Because The Fault in Our Stars poster dropped today on Buzzfeed, and it is beautiful and perfect and all the tears — except for the tagline: “One Sick Love Story.” It’s not sitting well with some fans. At first it didn’t sit well with me (I made this face). Then I remembered what I loved most about the book; what I thought John Green nailed perfectly (of all the things he nailed so well): the gallows humor. Read more…
You may not know the name Ansel Elgort yet (and oh, what a name it is!), but by the end of 2014 he’s guaranteed to have household recognition. Yes, even your clueless dad will soon be referring to “that Ansel fellow.” The 19-year-old actor’s first film, Carrie, is out today, and he’s got two much-anticipated projects dropping next year: Divergent and The Fault in our Stars. Fans are already obsessed with him even though he’s barely been onscreen. And we totally get it; his presence in Carrie is undeniable. America, get ready to meet your next big thing.
Here are five reasons you need to be paying attention to Ansel Elgort right now.
Even people who live under a rock have heard of – and read – John Green‘s poignant bestseller The Fault In Our Stars. The wonderfully realistic and heartbreaking tale of two teens in love who also happen to both have cancer topped every bestseller list imaginable and is currently being turned into a movie. And from the looks of the stars’ and author’s social media accounts, everyone is platonically in love with each other and generally best friends forever and it’s so damn cute we could cry.
Not that we’re surprised: John Green is one of the most likable public figures we’ve ever had the privilege of watching on YouTube, and stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff all seem very down to earth and cool. It’s a surefire recipe for BFFship and awesomeness. Nowhere is their genuine fondness for each other more evident than on their Instagram accounts, where they all post endless adorable photos of each other. We had a hard time narrowing it down to just twenty, but these are the ones that gave us the most feels and flails and squees and tears.