So you’ve probably heard of Alex from Target by now.
The 16-year-old Target employee became an overnight internet sensation after his picture was posted online by twitter user @auscalem. Of course, Ellen DeGenerous jumped straight on the bandwagon, and interviewed him on her TV show.
The teen has taken his new fame lightly, expressing his amazement at how a single picture can become such a massive thing.
Thousands of teens continue to retweet his photo and turn it into memes and Vines.
Keira Knightley recently posed for Interview Magazine topless, but requested that her photos remain untouched in protest of Photoshop editing. Knightley is joining a growing movement of celebrities who are against using the editing program to fix images
Gough Whitlam’s state memorial was held this Wednesday November 5 and Cate Blanchett gave a powerful tribute to Whitlam’s policies and the impact they had on Australian women. Blanchett admitted she wasn’t even in school when Whitlam’s time as Prime Minister ended but the impact of his government and its choices shaped her career and personal life.
Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch announced his engagement to Sophie Hunter on Wednesday, taking the traditional route and publishing the news in a classified ad in the Times.
The couple met while shooting the thriller Burlesque Fairytales in 2009. The engagement announcement sparked huge interest as the actor was yet to officially confirm he was dating the 36-year-old British actress and director after photos of the pair at the French Open were leaked five months ago.
A wedding date has not been set.
Taylor Swift is definitely making some noise with her new song Shake it Off.
The track has certainly been a hit, reaching number one in September. Two months later, much of the internet still can’t shake it off with hundreds of parodies being uploaded across social media each day.
Rapper Kendrick Lamar freestyled over it recently, following T-Swizzle’s confession that Backseat Freestyle was her go-to track for feeling awesome.
She’s obviously enjoying herself. – Melissa Clarke
Top photo from Maria Elena’s Flickr photostream.