Fans of Nina Dobrev and Abigail Cowen were surprised to learn that the two stars of two different popular supernatural TV series were pals when the actresses revealed that they were vacationing in South Africa together.
On Saturday, Nina, 31, took to Instagram to share a set of photos from their trip. Both women were pictured rocking bikinis. Nina’s two-piece was black and featured a pretty floral print pattern. Her top had underwire cups, spaghetti straps, and a scoop neck. The brunette beauty’s bikini bottoms had a high waistline that covered up her belly button. The design flattered her slim figure by accentuating her tiny waist. The high-cut leg openings also made her athletic legs look slightly longer.
The actress accessorized her swimsuit with a pair of black cat-eye sunglasses. She was wearing her long, dark hair down with a natural wave, and her shiny locks looked slightly damp. Nina was posing with her left leg stuck out in front of her and her toes pointed. She was pointing up at the sky with her left hand.
Nina had her arm around Abigail, 21. The younger star was rocking a solid red bikini. Her top had an athletic design, and her bottoms were also high-waisted. However, hers had a higher cut than Nina’s, and the waistband was a bit lower. It was down low enough that it left her belly button exposed.
Abigail accessorized her bathing suit with a pair of aviator sunglasses with metallic frames. She was wearing her strawberry blond tresses pulled back in a loose ponytail, but a few locks had escaped framing her face.
Abigail and Nina were posing on a scenic beach with a seaside resort visible in the background. The bright sun was beaming down on the two women, who both had big smiles on their faces.
Nina’s post included a second solo snapshot of the actress sitting on a balcony. She was rocking a blue and white polka dot ensemble.
Nina used a geotag to identify the location of her photos as Camps Bay, Western Cape, South Africa. The caption of her post made it evident that she was enjoying her stay, with the actress joking that she and Abigail live there now.
Nina’s post has been liked over 794,000 times by her 19.1 million followers. Abigail shared the same bikini photo on her Instagram page, where many of her 836,000 followers expressed excitement that The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina star was hanging out with The Vampire Diaries actress.
“My favorite weird sister and my favorite doppelgänger in the same place. Today is a good day,” wrote one fan.
“Worlds! Colliding!” remarked another commenter.
“Chilling adventures of vampires,” read another response to Abigail’s post.
As previously reported, Nina shared another photo snapped in South Africa earlier this week. She was pictured doing yoga on Lion’s Head mountain in Cape Town.
John Legend says he hasn’t reconciled with Kanye West since Donald Trump fallout in 2018
Read more: Mark, My Words: Is Kanye out-Trumping Trump?
Speaking in a new interview, the ‘All Of Me’ singer-songwriter discussed the status of his friendship with West, saying he wouldn’t consider them close, but insisted their fading friendship is “just part of the natural cycle of life.”
The former friends fell out two years ago over tweets West made in which he publicly declared his support for the controversial US president, which prompted Legend to send some text messages to him to plead that he was too powerful and influential to support Trump and asked him to reconsider.
Legend later said he was “disappointed” in West for his vocal support of Trump, and while he wasn’t going to “disown” him, he did claim they were “never the closest of friends.”
Now, Legend has said he doesn’t think that he and West are “less friends because of the Trump thing,” he just thinks they’re in “different places.”
“I don’t think we’re less friends because of the Trump thing. I just think we’re doing our own thing,” Legend told The Times. “He’s up in Wyoming [on the $14 million ranch West bought as a family home in September last year]. I’m here in LA. We’ve both got growing families and I no longer have a formal business relationship with him as an artist, so I think it’s just part of the natural cycle of life.”
Revisiting their fallout over Trump, Legend said that he and West still disagree on the matter, adding: “But what I’ve always said is, we never talked about politics before. It was never a part of our interaction. Our interaction was almost always about creativity and music.
“He’s also in a different place musically. He’s doing gospel music. That’s what he’s focused on right now, designing his clothes, so we’re in different places.”
Elsewhere in the interview, he was asked whether he would be open to attending one of West’s Sunday Service events once the lockdown is over.
“I would like to go,” he said, “and I felt like I probably would end up going, but it just never happened, and now he’s up in Wyoming.”
Watch Rivers Cuomo cover ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ song for Islands In The Zoom sessions
Rivers Cuomo has shared a cover of ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’ from the musical Jesus Christ Superstar – watch it below.
The Weezer frontman shared the rendition on Twitter ahead of this week’s episode of his Islands In The Stream sessions. It comes after his recent covers of Green Day’s ‘Good Riddance’ and Nirvana’s ‘Heart-Shaped Box’.
‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’ was originally written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice in 1970 for Jesus Christ Superstar. It originally featured Yvonne Elliman’s Mary Magdalene singing the song.
Sharing the cover on Twitter, Cuomo wrote: “Here’s my cover of ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’ from last week’s Island In The Zoom. Tune in tonight at 6:25 PST for another episode, featuring guest star.”
Watch Cuomo’s rendition of ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’ below:
Earlier this month, Weezer postponed the release of their forthcoming album ‘Van Weezer’ indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was originally set to be released last week. Speaking about the forthcoming album with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe last year, Cuomo said it was “all just guitars”.
It comes after they were forced to cancel the inaugural European leg, which was set to take place in June.
What George Lucas Did When Queen Used Darth Vader in Their Concerts
Queen and its frontman, Freddie Mercury, are some of the most enduring icons of the 1970s. Star Wars is undoubtedly the most popular film franchise that began in the 1970s. Despite their roots in the same decade, one might not associate one with the other very much.
However, the band and the film franchise crossed paths in a few ways. One was that Queen incorporated Darth Vader into their live shows. Here’s how George Lucas reacted to that.
Queen’s ‘Star Wars’ stunt
Vanity Fair says that, during some concerts in 1979 and 1980, Mercury would come onto the stage while sitting atop the shoulders of a man dressed as Darth Vader. In a famous photograph of a Queen concert, Mercury is wearing a Flash Gordon T-shirt. Flash Gordon was one of many 1980s science fiction films that were clearly intended to cash in on the wild success of Star Wars.
What made Flash Gordon different from the rest of the pack is that it boasted a soundtrack by Queen. Mercury wearing a Flash Gordon shirt while sitting on the shoulders of someone dressed as Darth Vader could be seen as clever promotion of Flash Gordon. It could also be interpreted as Mercury’s way of saying that Flash Gordon was superior to Star Wars.
The photographer behind the famous image speaks out
Annie Zaleski of The A. V. Club spoke with Tom Callins, the photographer behind the famous image. Zaleski asked Callins who was in the Darth Vader costume “I never found out—I’ve never known. I’m sure it was a roadie that they hired, or maybe a bodyguard. I guess you had to be a pretty bulky guy to carry Freddie around.”
Zaleski also asked Callins how the crowd reacted to Mercury’s stunt.” Oh, it was pandemonium. Everybody just thought it was so funny, so Freddie. It was so over-the-top…Everybody got into it.” The fact that fans of Queen’s hard rock music enjoyed it showed that Star Wars had appeal beyond the sci-fi fan demographic.
George Lucas’ reaction and similar Queen stunts
Although Mercury’s stunt went over well with his audience, not everyone liked it. Star Wars creator George Lucas was not a fan. In fact, Is This the Real Life?: The Untold Story of Queen says Lucas threatened Queen with a lawsuit to prevent them from using Darth Vader in their concerts again. The threat served its intended purpose and Queen stopped incorporating the dark lord of the Sith into their act.
Darth Vader wasn’t the only iconic fiction character Queen incorporated into their act. They also performed shows where Mercury came on stage while seated on the shoulders of someone dressed as Superman. Notably, the Superman film franchise was at its peak around the same time Mercury pulled this stunt.
Mercury’s stunt is one of the most memorable in the history of Queen and the history of Star Wars. Lucas clearly didn’t like it. However, the stunt proved Star Wars had the ability to connect with many audiences.
Read the original article from The Cheat Sheet
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