Kirsten Gillibrand and Connie Britton Throwback Photo Goes Viral, Is Totally Awesome

Clear eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t believe this incredible throwback photo!

In Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s new memoir, “Off the Sidelines,” the politician talks about her life in and out of office, including her thoughts on the current system of government and many other personal tidbits.

But whatever. No one is talking about that stuff at the moment.

Instead, the Internet is focused on a picture Gillibrand includes in the book: It’s of her and her roommate for a study abroad trip at Dartmouth: yup, that’s actress Connie Britton!

Connie Britton and Kirsten Gillibrand

“We were quite adventurous,” Gillibrand told HuffPost Live of her time with Britton in China. “We’d spend every weekend going someplace new in China and seeing and experiencing different things.”

Britton is best known for her beloved role in Friday Night Lights, but she also starred in American Horror Story Season 1 and you can watch Nashville online these days to enjoy her role on ABC as a country music singer.

“One weekend, we went to the beach, this place called Beihai, and we had crabs and all the great seafood,” Gillibrand added as a fun story.

“We got home, we were so sick, we were all just throwing up non-stop … and my most vibrant memory is being taken to the hospital on the back of a bike, as you’re heaving – Connie was sick; I was sick – and they gave us this vial of black liquid and it was toad venom and they said drink this.”

That’s weird. But not as weird as seeing this image of the two together. We love it!!!

The Rock Throwback Photo

Greatest throwback photo ever? Look at this old school picture of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson!

Ryan Gosling: So In Love with His Daughter!

As previously documented, Ryan Gosling cried when he first saw his newborn daughter.

But, trust us, they were tears of joy and happiness.

“Ryan is madly in love with the baby,” a source tells People of the famous father adding that Eva Mendes adores her new title of “mom.”

The Internet was taken aback in July, of course, when news spread that Mendes was expecting her first child with Gosling.

The stars had dated off and on since 2011, but not many people knew they were together, let alone preparing to be parents.

So far, however, it appears as if Gosling and Mendes have created a strong, loving family for their newborn, who came into the world on September 12.

“Ryan’s mom and Eva’s mom have both been helping,” the insider says. “They have both been great. The grandmothers are both very excited and both very hands-on – as much as they can be.”

That’s always nice. It helps a lot to have grandparents involved in the lives of a baby.

Mendes is “absolutely in heaven being a mom. She’s never been happier,” another friend tells the magazine. “She and Ryan are just in awe of this beautiful person they created. It’s a really special time for them.”

That’s so great! We send our best wishes to the couple.

Breaking Amish Season 3 Episode 1 Recap: The Road Less Traveled

Breaking Amish is back for a new season, and Thursday night, the TLC reality series introduced us to four new cast members looking to find their place in the world.

On Breaking Amish Season 3 Episode 1, we met the following:

Breaking Amish Season Three Cast Pic
  • Matthias, a Bulgarian man who was adopted into an Amish family.
  • Bates, who wants to pursue a career his community won’t allow.
  • Miriam, shunned when she announced a pregnancy out of wedlock.
  • Barbie, a preacher’s daughter from a strict Kentucky community.
  • Vonda, who lives at home with her parents and works two jobs.

For Matthias and Bates, Breaking Amish is all about chasing their artistic dreams of mainstream acting and country music. They do seem to have talent.

Vonda and Barbie are less connected to their communities when we first meet them. Vonda works at a hotel and goes to the tanning bed on the sly.

Barbie has hidden English belongings and a boyfriend, one with the potential to become her fiance, and who has already broken away from the Amish.

All the while, her dad is the community preacher.

Miriam is perhaps the most unique of the group, given that she has actually been shunned after giving birth to a child out of wedlock with an English man.

In addition to that, her goal is to work on a construction team as an equal member, regardless of gender, and to support her son whatever the cost.

Her drive manifests itself more than once.

In traveling to New York and discover what that society is really like, all five young men and women featured on Season 3 share a common goal:

To see if Breaking Amish is worth it.

The authenticity of the show has been questioned in the past, and will be again this fall, but the emotions displayed by the cast are as real as it gets.

To see the premiere in full, follow the link to watch Breaking Amish online. Then tell us which of the new stars most resonated with you in the comments!

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