“Is Harry Styles’s new song ‘As It Was’ all about falling for Olivia Wilde?” links

Is Harry Styles’s new song “As It Was” about Olivia Wilde? [Just Jared]
I would hate this on Duchess Kate, but it’s adorable on Elle Fanning. [Go Fug Yourself]
Raven Symone quit sugar and lost 40 pounds. [Dlisted]
Julia Fox loves being a meme. [LaineyGossip]
Newsmax host uses his love of toy trains to explain his bigotry. [OMG Blog]
Will anyone watch the Cheaper By the Dozen remake? [Pajiba]
Philip Larkin had a huge D. [Gawker]
The cast of Real World: New Orleans has reunited. [Seriously OMG]
Nicole Scherzinger looks tropical and RBF-y. [Egotastic]
This story is so disturbing. [Buzzfeed]

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  1. K says:

    He is massively talented. I am so down for this whole vibe.

    • Normades says:

      The song is catchy and the video is lovely. Love that big turning thingy. He’s also busting out the modern ballet moves at the end.

    • eliza says:

      I’ve never really paid attention to him, but holy guacamole that is an attractive man with charisma and sex appeal. Learning something new every day. Sign me up.

      • Genevieve says:

        Hoo boy, he is so sexy. He’s definitely not my type, and I’m not into decades-younger than me men, but I would feel downright swoony if he looked in my direction.

  2. Lady jane says:

    Olivia is his beard. He has a longterm boyfriend. Been together for a while now

    • Merricat says:

      Lol, she left her marriage to be a beard. Right.

    • ME says:

      Harry doesn’t seem like the type to hide his sexual preference. The dude has no issue wearing women’s clothes but God forbid people think he’s gay? Come on. He’d be out and proud ! He’s not some narrow-minded bigoted a$$.

    • Barbie1 says:

      @ LADY JANE Do tell !

    • Tiffany:) says:

      Trying to “out” someone is really distasteful and a thing that should’ve stopped 15 years ago along with Ted Casablanca’s nasty column on E!. Let’s just take people’s sexuality for what they say it is. Comments like this come across as an accusation and therefore, are homophobic.

    • Sammiches says:

      This is such a stupid comment.

    • Formerly Lithe says:

      Good lord. Please tell me that there aren’t still grown women here spouting shipping nonsense that should be left to the teenagers on Tumbler

      • Stephanie says:

        The unfortunate thing is, it’s not the teenagers going around spreading this crap. And they never stop.

    • Stephanie says:

      Oh yeah that’s right, and the man he’s with is his ex-bandmate. The one that he hasn’t even been in the same room with for over 7 years. His bandmate that has a son, that people think is fake because they don’t deal in reality. Leave Harry alone with fantasies. It’s embarrassing.

  3. HeatherC says:

    Kate must be disappointed that there is a pause on royal tours. You know she’s got a leopard print ensemble in her closet, maybe a lot like Elle Fanning’s, just waiting for a safari tour that is totally not a vacation but a fact finding mission.

  4. bettyrose says:

    I think I’ve said this before but Joseph Gordon Levitt is one of the two times I’ve inappropriately crushed on a teen actor as an adult. The other is Jake Gyllenhaal, so all things considered JGL is less embarrassing. Really mixed feelings about him in Super Pumped. He’s great but his character is the epitome of everything I despise.

    • JanetDR says:

      I’m with you on JGL!

    • VoominVava says:

      He’s adorable! That JGL “article” that was linked to was awful. Such a non story. I can’t believe people get paid to write that stuff LOL

  5. DiegoInSF says:

    Hello, is the issue of the over sensitive reply button that opens a reply window as you scroll down reading comments going to be fixed? It’s so annoying and last time I brought it up like 5 other commenters brought it up, so just in case wanted to follow up.

  6. BeanieBean says:

    Fun video, but he’s no Donald O’Connor!

  7. Diamond Rottweiler says:

    I suspect few will care about this as I do, BUT the Gawker article on Philip Larkin is both pointlessly vulgar and a giant mess—biographically inaccurate at a sloppy undergrad level—and it crushes me to see them take one of his most famous lines from one of his greatest poems completely out of context (“An Arundel Tomb”) and butcher it down to some cheesy Hallmark verse to make a sentimental point Larkin most certainly never meant. This is the final stanza of that poem if you’d like to see the difference:

    “Time has transfigured them into
    Untruth. The stone fidelity
    They hardly meant has come to be
    Their final blazon, and to prove
    Our almost-instinct almost true:
    What will survive of us is love.”

    Nuance should really be declared an endangered species in the 21st century. Sigh.

  8. DiegoInSF says:

    Thanks y’all for the +1s, I’ve been coming here for over 10 years and honestly this has made me want to stop coming less because it’s a huge issue. Would love to get an answer!

  9. MsGnomer says:

    Ok, so I admit I spent a good amount of time with the new single… avoiding work… I experienced the song as a looking back at who the singer was. There is a complexity to the song because he is singing about something in the past and blending it with something that is happening for him now. I feel like it is partly about someone who was a touchstone for him when he was young. Everything was moving so fast with the fame and work, and Harry had this person coming in and out of his life. But, now because of the new person in his life, he feels he has to let this other person go, and it’s with sadness, but also joy. An ending and a beginning at the same time. I think the person in the video wearing the blue and a binder on their breasts represents the touchstone person. I think the album is called “Harry’s House” because of the children he knows now. As in, they would be speaking about going over to Harry’s house. And, the singer loves them so it’s a tribute to their sweetness. There you have it, my essay on HS new single with accompanying music video. (BTW, I love his dancing. It’s so sweet and beautiful.)

  10. FrightNight says:

    Haha thanks MsGnomer for sharing your interpretation! I really enjoyed the song and after reading a few Youtube comments I had to rewatch the video and look up the lyrics to get a better understanding of its meaning. Definitely found it to be much deeper than initially thought. The dancing was great fun 🙂