Woof! Tom Hardy Shaking a Security Dog's Paw at the 'Venom' Premiere Makes Us Feel All Kinds of Things

Maybe you’ve heard by now: Venom is not good. It’s getting Catwoman-level bad reviews (which undoubtedly will be reason enough for some to go and see it). The studio (Sony) was hoping this would be a franchise-starter. Unless the movie outperforms expectations at the box office [unlikely] this almost surely won’t be the case. Womp womp.

Well, here at Instinct we like to focus on the positive wherever possible. So we’re drawing your attention to the one piece of Venom-related news that’s getting positive reviews all across the board: Tom Hardy sharing affection with a security dog.

Hardy, looking hotter than all unholy hell as per usual, not to mention dapper in a perfectly tailored blue suit, spent plenty of time taking photos with fans and signing autographs at the $100 million+ movie’s premiere in Westwood. Then, just before entering the theater, the Oscar-nominated actor stopped to shake a paw. A golden security dog looked as delighted as Hardy.

This isn’t the first time Hardy’s love of canines has made us swoon:

His dog Woodie (Woodstock) frequently accompanied him on the red carpet. Hardy found Woodie in Georgia while filming Lawless. When the dog died, Hardy penned a tribute that made everyone on the internet cry for at least a month or so, calling Woody his "best friend."

Then, this guy joined Hardy at the premiere of The Drop.

And here’s a picture of a mostly naked Hardy, soaking wet, with a Saint Bernard. Just in case you weren’t already losing your mind. Jeez.

Related: A Reminder of All the Times Tom Hardy Got Naked

h/t: THR

French Photographer Recreates Iconic Madonna Looks With His Dog Max, and Everybody Wins

French high fashion photographer Vincent Flouret loves his Golden Retriever, Max, and now the pooch is his favorite subject.

According to Bored Panda, Flouret starting photographing Max more and focusing less on fashion ever since taking pics of shelter dogs in LA three years ago.

Flouret’s latest passion project is called “Maxdonna,” and he’s recreating some of Madonna’s most iconic looks on Max for charity.


Highlights of the shoot include Max as Madonna’s “Ray of Light” album cover with locks waving in the wind, Max in Madonna’s iconic Jean-Paul Gaultier corset, and Max cracking the whip as “Dita” from Erotica.

Proceeds from sold prints of Maxdonna will go to Raising Malawi, Madonna’s charity for the welfare of children and orphans in East African country Malawi.

To see the best of Maxdonna, check out Bored Panda.

For all the info about Maxdonna and where you can purchase, head to Instagram.

Madonna Sends Out an Adorable Message to the LGBTQ+ Community for Pride Month

On Sunday, The Queen of Pop sent a message out to her gay fans for Pride Month.

Last August, Madonna moved, along with her six children, to Lisbon, where they reside in a 12-bedroom palace and former boutique hotel. She’s hard at work on a new album with Music and American Life producer Mirwais, but she took some time out for an Insta tribute to the LGBTQ+ as NYC Pride was at its peak:

“Until I can Share MY music… I’m sending Love from Lisbon! …missing NY and the fierceness of the LGBT community that gave me life from the moment I landed there!! For Me, Pride Month is every month! This [Queen] bows down to every Gay Boy that taught me a. New dance, how to dress, how to slay, To stand tall in the face of adversity to not give up hope, to own my inner bitch and to love my flaws! #loveislove #gratitude #pride -Madonna

In the short video, Madonna is singing along with Demi Lovato's track "Solo." The 59-year-old icon puckered up to blow kisses to her fans through a cat filter.

Madonna’s relationship with the LGBTQ+ community goes back to day one. Her first mentor was a gay man named Christopher Flynn, her ballet teacher. He introduced Madonna to the gay community of her native Michigan before encouraging her to walk away from her partial scholarship to the University of Michigan and move to Manhattan to pursue a career.

In a 2010 appearance on Ellen with Ellen DeGeneres, Madonna appeared to talk about bullying, and she said, quite bluntly:

“I wouldn’t have a career if it weren’t for the gay community.”

Check out the adorable Instagram post here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BkarIwIATsY/?utm_source=ig_embed

Short Film: "Bad Boy Comes Out"

When your cute handyman isn't who he appears to be...

Check out this five-minute brain break starring & produced by Tony Harth & Artie O'Daly.

Tired of hiding who he really is, handyman Mack (Tony Harth) wants to come out to Scott (Artie O’Daly).

“I go around every day and people think I’m a certain way, but inside I’m something else,” Bad Boy tells Scott. “I don’t know how long I can keep the secret.”

But neither man gets what they were expecting.

It seems as though Mack has some daddy issues but Scott may or may not be down for the role.

You can watch the original "Bad Boy" video here as Mack comes over to pick up Scott's daughter for a date.