Taylor Swift: It’s ‘sexist’ to make fun of me for writing blind-item songs

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Taylor Swift is sort of a genius about how she promotes her albums. She’s able to change it up over the years, and she still manages to keep it fresh. I also applaud her for consistently hustling – she believes in doing the interviews, she believes in making the TV appearances and shilling and asking people to care about her music. I like that about her. Taylor just previewed the third song off of her new 1989 album. This song is called “Welcome to New York” and obvious song is obvious. I mean, it’s not bad or anything (it’s no “Hot Child in the City” but whatever), but it’s so obviously about Taylor moving to New York and setting herself up as a nouveau Carrie Bradshaw, only with more music and less sex. Here you go:

Taylor also did a surprisingly good interview with Australia’s 2DayFM. She talks about songwriting and writing about ex-boyfriends and whether it’s “sexist” that she gets made fun of while Ed Sheeran is also writing about his ex-girlfriends. Taylor is very… I don’t know. She’s grown up a lot in the past few years. She’s more confident, but it’s more than that – she’s actively participating in making her image more mature. Like, she’s not doing the innocent-little-girl routine anymore. Thank God. Here’s Taylor talking about sexism in how the media treats her blind-item:

“My first album came out when I was 16, so I would write about my life as I saw it, as I felt it, and then what happens is as you get more successful, which you’re lucky if that happens, you have more and more people paying attention to what you’re doing and you’ve been doing it the same way your entire career as a songwriter, but all of a sudden the perspective has changed. They use kind of you writing songs about your life as a way to play detective and for me I have a really strict personal policy that I never name names, so anybody saying that a song is about a specific person is purely speculating…You’re going to have people who are gonna say, ‘Oh you know, like she just writes songs about her ex-boyfriends,’ and I think, frankly, that’s just a very sexist angle to take. No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says it about Bruno Mars. They’re all writing about their exes, their current girlfriends, their love life and no one raises a red flag there.”

[From Gossip Cop]

To be fair, when Ed Sheeran followed Swifty’s lead and wrote a blind-item song called “Don’t,” it was as big a deal as Swifty’s blind-item songs. And from what I’ve heard of Bruno Mars’ songs, he doesn’t really frame them like blind items. Same with Sam Smith, who goes so far as to make his songs gender neutral so all people can relate to them, gay or straight. Plus, Swifty not only writes songs about specific exes, she also writes songs about girls she hates. So, is it sexist to talk about Swifty’s songs? Eh. Here’s the video of the interview… despite the fact that I’m rolling my eyes at Swifty’s “sexist” argument, I like her whole vibe here. Our Swifty is growing up, you guys.

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Madison Louch Blackmailed Over Nude iCloud Photos, Jamie Munoz Arrested in Sting!

Madison Louch, a young, smoking hot South African model, was recently contacted by a blackmailer over hacked nude photos stolen from her iCloud.

The message: Pay up or the naked pics go public!

Her response: Call the cops and flip the script!

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Madison Louch was locked out of her Cloud back on September 7 before she got a call from some guy who bragged that he had just hacked her account.

He told her he is “notorious” for hacking into the accounts of stars and posting hacked nude celebrity photos online, then he made his demand:

Pay $900 or he’d “ruin her modeling career.” 

Yes, a relatively modest $900 was all he asked for … placed in a brown Trader Joe’s bag in a planter located at a building on Fairfax Ave. in Hollywood, Calif.

Louch called the LAPD, who put the money there and then kept undercover eyes on the bag, swarming the woman who came to pick up the package.

Jamie Munoz said she was merely a pawn, picking up the money for someone who was threatening to post nude photos, but not personally involved.

Nicholas Douglas from Vancouver, she said, was the person behind the extortion plot. Police are still investigating that lead, but Munoz was still arrested.

She ended up pleading guilty to attempted extortion and got three years probation and community service. Douglas, if that’s his real name, is still at large.

Mara Teigen


Mara is a California-based model (of course). She’s not related to Chrissy Teigen, so it would be totally kosher for them to make out.

While Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence nude photos got most of the attention from The Fappening, countless other stars and models were hacked.

Just when you think the scandal is dead, more photos leak.

As we saw with Joy Corrigan and countless other models, there’s really no need to extort anyone when you can simply gaze at their public profiles.

Seriously. Instagram is the best thing ever.

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Paris Hilton as a Brunette: Love It, Loathe It, or Couldn’t Care Less?

Aside from being filthy rich and coining some crazy annoying catchphrases, Paris Hilton is perhaps best known for being blonde.

So needless to say, her Instagram followers were thoroughly shocked when Heiress Paris posted the photo below over the weekend. 

 

Yes, that’s Kim Kardashian’s former BFF sporting some chestnut locks and, as Paris would say, that’s hot.

Frankly, we think she looks better than ever, but a number of her fans have vocally disagreed. Whatever your thoughts on the change, there’s no denying that Paris needs to get the web’s attention by whatever means necessary these days.

Her “career” has been slumping lately with far more downs than ups in 2014. Paris’ “Come Alive” music video tanked for the perfectly good reason that it was terrible. 

By contrast, Hilton’s Carl’s Jr. commercial was surprisingly popular, but when your most recent career highlight involved eating a burger in a bikini, it might be time to hire new management.

In other news, Paris is apparently hanging out by the skee-ball machines at Dave & Buster’s these days. We’re not sure if that means she’s fallen on hard times or if she’s just trying to appeal to the 99%.

Earlier this year, Paris snubbed the Kardashians at a party in LA, so if she’s just trying to get in good with us workin’ folk, she certainly knows how to go about it. 

Anyway, what do you think about Paris’ new look?

 
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Paris Hilton hasn’t been famous for a long time. But she hasn’t been arrested in years, either!

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Justin Bieber Remixes All About That Bass: Love It or Hate It?

Justin Bieber is apparently All About That Bass.

The musical superstar has put his own touch on Meghan Trainor’s massive hit, coming out with a remixed version that brings the pop single into a whole new genre.

Bieber also changes some of the lyrics, as you’ll hear below:

“I’m all about that bass, no treble,” sings Bieber above. “We gonna take it to a whole ‘nother level … We know that sh-t ain’t real. We know it’s Photoshopped.”

You heard the man, Selena Gomez! You better go get one of those Kim Kardashian butt lifts if you wish to keep Justin happy.

Your current booty is simply too small for someone who is, admittedly, all about one’s bass. If you know what he means!

Trainor’s track has exploded online, hitting the top of many charts and spawning some impressive covers.

It’s also led to this AMAZING dance routine by a 11-year old girl and this awesome duet by a father and his daughter. Check both out now:

Sorry, The Biebs. But we’ll take either of these over your remix.

As for the celebrity “bass” that we’d take above all others? That’s a tough question. But take a few moments to cycle through the following gallery and attempt to answer it now:

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Hey, it’s Ke$ha! And there is Ke$ha’s butt! The singer is anything but shy in this Twit pic.

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Kim Kardashian vs. Khloe Kardashian: Feuding Reality Stars Haven’t Spoken in Six Weeks, Source Says

For all their faults, the Kardashians are nothing if not a close-knit clan, but a new report from Life & Style claims there’s trouble in privileged paradise, and a feud between Kim and Khloe is threatening to tear the family apart.

Yes, Kim’s ass battle with Amber Rose is nothing compared to her ongoing beef with Khloe, as sources say the sisters are so fed up with one another that they haven’t spoken in six weeks.

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“Khloe feels like lately the whole world has to revolve around Kim,” says one insider. “She honestly doesn’t like who Kim has become as a person and she thinks it’s all because of Kanye.”

In fairness, she’s not the first to claim that Kanye has changed Kim for the worse, but is Khloe really just now starting to feel like Kim’s ego might be a bit out of control? Where has she been for the past decade?!

Sources say that Khloe’s definitely not the only one with a bone to pick, as Kim has been openly criticizing the way her younger sis is handling her split from Lamar Odom

“Kim told her she shouldn’t have married him in the first place,” says an anonymous family friend, adding that Kim is shocked Khloe still isn’t divorced, over a year after separating from Lamar. 

“Their relationship might not make it,” the source claims. “They’re at an all-time low, and right now, the problems between Kim and Khloe don’t really seem fixable.”

Sounds like E! needs to order a reality show where these two are forced to share a one-bedroom apartment ASAP!

To see Kim and Khloe in happier times, watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians online at TV Fanatic.

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Back when Khloe was still married to Lamar Odom, Kim reportedly went off on her sister for being married to a drug addict who was ruining the family’s “bottom line.”

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Selena Gomez Refuses To Let Her “Grown-Up Haters Win”

Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 - Louis Vuitton ShowIt sounds like Selena Gomez has had ENOUGH. She says she’s been dealing with “grown-up” haters, but she’s not willing to let them keep her down. RELATED: Selena Gomez wins big at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards.

Selena told E! News’s Marc Malkin:

I get picked on by grown adults all the time. It’s grown-ups and I don’t get it. It just baffles me. I wish I could just sit them down and say, ‘What were you doing at 15? What were you doing at 18? What were you doing at 21?’ Because I can guarantee you it’s not half of what I’ve done.’”

That’s true. Say what you will about Selena, she’s accomplished A LOT. It amazes me what people will say when they can hide behind the anonymity of the internet. It’s a good thing to remember, though. That flame war you get into on twitter? It could very well be with a KID that you would never dream of arguing with in person. It’s something to think about.

Good for Selena for not being intimidated!

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Selena Gomez Sneaks Out Of Canada
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Neil Patrick Harris to Host 2015 Academy Awards: Yay or Nay?

Neil Patrick Harris will soon be able to add yet another hosting gig to his very impressive resume.

The former How I Met Your Mother star – who has previously emceed the Tony Awards and the Emmy Awards, while also having taken home trophies at both those events – has been tapped to host the 2015 Academy Awards.

The show will air live on ABC on Sunday, February 22.

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“It is truly an honor and a thrill to be asked to host this year’s Academy Awards,” Harris said via statement. “I grew up watching the Oscars and was always in such awe of some of the greats who hosted the show.

“To be asked to follow in the footsteps of Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, and everyone else who had the great fortune of hosting is a bucket list dream come true.”

As multi-talented a performer as exists in Hollywood, Harris portrays the character of Desi in Gone Girl.

He did performed in the opening musical number at the 2010 Oscars.

Take a look back at the best moments from last year’s big night…

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Jennifer Lawrence laughs at her own expense at the Oscars. It’s why we love her.

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Kim Kardashian to Kanye West: Don’t Even THINK About Contacting Amber Rose!

It’s been less than three weeks since Amber Rose filed for divorce from Wiz Khalifa, but both parties are rumored to have moved on already.

Wiz has been spotted out with several different rebound chicks, and sources say Amber is dating Nick Simmons, son of Kiss lead singer Gene Simmons. 

Amber insists she and Simmons are just friends, and given how badly things ended with Khalifa, it’s not surprising that she might be hesitant to enter into another serious relationship.

But there’s one person who would reportedly like to see Ms. Rose settle down with a new dude ASAP:

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Insiders say Kim Kardashian is deeply concerned that Amber will swoop in and steal Kanye West from her, and she’s even gone so as to ban Yeezy from having any contact with his bootylicious ex.

“She told him if he even thinks about contacting [Amber], he’ll pay dearly,” a source close to Kim tells Radar Online. “Kim’s paranoia is at an all-time high!”

Amber dated Kanye for almost two years beginning in 2008. West has spoken of Rose in glowing terms since their breakup, so it’s not hard to see why Kim might be concerned. 

But apparently Kim’s love lockdown isn’t limited to Amber. Sources say Rob Kardashian’s ex Rita Ora is also on Kanye’s no-contact list.

“She thinks Rita is so desperate for fame that she wouldn’t hesitate to sleep with Kanye if it helped her career,” says the insider.

Fortunately for Kim, Kanye’s trailed by paparazzi 24/7, so he would really have to pull off some serious stealth moves if he wanted to cheat. It’s hard for a dude in leather sweatpants and a diamond-encrusted ski mask to remain low key.

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Kim Kardashian sort of gets it on with Kanye West in this music video still. She’s topless!

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Taylor Swift “I Don’t Know If I’ll Have Kids”

Taylor Swift Dines Out At Sketch RestaurantAt 24, Taylor Swift sounds like she is focused on her career and her own personal growth. There’s nothing wrong with that! The singer opened up about where she is personally to InStyle. RELATED: Taylor Swift is living life on her own terms.

Taylor explained (via E! News, which also has some GREAT pics from Taylor’s photoshoot for the magazine):

“I don’t know if I’ll have kids. It’s impossible not to picture certain scenarios and how you would try to convince them that they have a normal life when, inevitably, there will be strange men pointing giant cameras at them from the time they are babies.”

She’s also not ready for marriage.

I’m too young to get married. Not agewise, but I know myself, so why try to meet someone right now when I know I’m too young to do something serious?”

Right now, Taylor is focused on work and her BFFs, which include other celebs, such as Lena Dunham, Lorde, Selena Gomez and Jaime King.

They are so fun and know me and like me for who I actually am. It’s really wonderful to have someone like Lena Dunham in my life. We have the same responsibility and the same pressure that’s on you when you write every single word you end up performing.
“The last couple of years have been about defining life on my own terms. Being on my own, prioritizing my girlfriends, my family and my music above everything else and trying things I never thought I’d try. It’s a really liberating and freeing time.”

Taylor said it’s going to take someone special to interest her in dating again.

It would take an astonishing human for me to even consider getting back into a relationship. It would take something really, really, really, really different—a kind of a one-in-a-million person for me to face all that. I don’t have any kid of idea who I’d want to be with, because I don’t have any pieces missing from my life right now. I’m not looking for anything to complete. I think that’s a nice place to be.”

Given the pressures of fame, I think it’s smart of Taylor to take things slowly. It’s not easy managing your personal life in the public eye: the more mature you are, the better!

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Taylor Swift Dines Out At Sketch Restaurant
Taylor Swift Dines Out At Sketch Restaurant
Taylor Swift Dines Out At Sketch Restaurant
Taylor Swift Dines Out At Sketch Restaurant
Taylor Swift Dines Out At Sketch Restaurant
Taylor Swift Dines Out At Sketch Restaurant
Taylor Swift Dines Out At Sketch Restaurant
Taylor Swift Dines Out At Sketch Restaurant
Taylor Swift Dines Out At Sketch Restaurant

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Juan Pablo Galavis to Nikki Ferrell: I DON’T Love You! Esss Okay, Maybe Someday!

The Bachelor star Juan Pablo Galavis and his final rose recipient Nikki Ferrell are on Couples Therapy these days, and their situation hasn’t changed much.

In fact, if you watch Couples Therapy online, you’ll wonder how the heck these people are even together … which is what we thought on The Bachelor, too.

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Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell kiss in a cute photo.

If anything, last night’s Couples Therapy Season 5 Episode 5 was a true low point, simply because it showed us how little has changed in six months plus.

Every glimpse we get of their relationship makes us less invested in them, and more concerned for Nikki’s self-esteem for putting up with this dude somehow.

Not that she’s coming across as a real prize either, the way she complaints 24/7 about cameras following her and acts like she doesn’t want to be there.

On a VH1 reality show that SHE SIGNED ON FOR.

That card didn’t work on The Bachelor, but one could at least buy the notion that behind closed doors, perhaps they were private people who were truly happy.

No longer. It’s as bad as we thought, if not worse.

Dating Nikki Ferrell doesn’t seem like a lot of fun. However, the way Juan Pablo treats his girlfriend and their relationship defies any and all comprehension.

In a rare moment of honestly and vulnerability, Ferrell broke down on last Thursday’s episode, admitting she is still waiting to be chosen, to be picked by him.

She would love to hear that he loves her, basically.

Does he? Asked point blank if he does on Couples Therapy, Juan Pablo tried to beat around that bush like nobody’s business, but had to answer eventually:

No.

His way of handling things – namely blaming their communication gap and his own ridiculous behavior on cultural issues – is the biggest cop out of all time.

If you took what he said at face value, he’s not going to move in with her and doesn’t love her and she just doesn’t get it because she’s from America.

It’s insulting, honestly, and borderline infuriating.

Just break up, already. Move on with your lives and save us any more reality shows. Seriously you two, esss okay. We will survive quite well without you.

Dick Donato and Stephanie Rogers-Fischer


Dick Donato, or simply Evel Dick as he’s known to Big Brother Nation, is working on things with his girlfriend Stephanie Rogers-Fischer … and chose Couples Therapy as the platform from which to reveal that he is HIV positive.

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