TAYLOR SWIFT RE-RECORDED ‘FEARLESS’ – (02/12/2021)
Taylor Swift has made good on her promise to re-record her first six albums. She announced on Good Morning America yesterday (February 11th) that she remade her 2008 album Fearless.
Fearless: Taylor’s Version will feature twice as many songs as the original, including six never before released songs.
On her social media accounts today, Swift further explained her reasons for the Fearless re-recording, writing, “I’ve spoken a lot about why I’m remaking my first six albums, but the way I’ve chosen to do this will hopefully illuminate where I’m coming from. Artists should own their own work for so many reasons, but the most screamingly obvious one is that the artist is the only one who really knows that body of work. For example, only I know which songs I wrote that almost made the ‘Fearless’ album. Songs I absolutely adored, but were held back for different reasons (don’t want too many breakup songs, don’t want too many down tempo songs, can’t fit that many songs on a physical CD).
“Those reasons seem unnecessary now. I’ve decided I want you to have the whole story, see the entire vivid picture, and let you into the entire dreamscape that is my ‘Fearless’ album. That’s why I’ve chosen to include 6 never before released songs on my version of this album, written when I was between the ages of 16 and 18. These were the ones it killed me to leave behind.”
The lead single, “Love Story” is available now.
OLIVIA RODRIGO cannnot contain her excitement for Taylor Swift’s re-recordings. The “Drivers License” singer shared Swift’s announcement with the caption “I AM NOT OKAY” and later expressed her particular excitment for the new recording of “White Horse.” She also gathered a group of friends to perform “You Belong With Me” on her Instagram Story.
SHIA LABEOUF IS PUSHING BACK HARD – (02/12/2021)
Shia LaBeouf is not only shutting down “each and every” claim of abuse FKA Twigs leveled against her ex in a lawsuit, he is claiming “self-defense” in physical altercations, according to docs obtained by Page Six.
The court filings were made February 5th. He now denies that the 32-year-old “sustained any injury or loss by reason of any act or omission” because of him. These claims conflict with his previous statements to The New York Times, in which he admitted to being “abusive to myself and everyone around me for years.”
He is currently seeking long-term inpatient treatment.
Other exes, including Sia, have backed Twigs’ stories, claiming that they were also abused by LaBeouf.
Her lawyer, Bryan Freedman, told Page Six on Thursday in response, “Upon being confronted with Ms. Barnett’s lawsuit, Mr. LaBeouf admitted his reprehensible conduct and then checked himself into some type of inpatient treatment. To the extent his 5 week treatment has been focused on denials and gaslighting, he may want to revisit the type of help he is receiving. Mr. LaBeouf’s legal tact and recovery plan, while not surprising, are poorly misguided self help strategies.”
CHECK IT OUT:
Read the Full Story: http://pge.sx/373J0Cv
SCORE! MEGHAN MARKLE WINS BATTLE AGAINS THE BLOIDS – (02/12/2021)
The Duchess of Sussex won a privacy lawsuit she filed against the publisher of the Mail on Sunday. Meghan Markle sued after they published parts of a letter she wrote to her estranged father, Thomas Markle, following her wedding to Prince Harry.
Judge Mark Warby wrote that Meghan “had a reasonable expectation that the contents of the letter would remain private,” and the articles had “interfered with that reasonable expectation.”
“Taken as a whole the disclosures were manifestly excessive and hence unlawful,” he wrote. “There is no prospect that a different judgment would be reached after a trial.”
The battle is won, but the war isn’t over. The issues of copyright will have to settled at trial.
Meghan said in a statement after the ruling that she was “grateful to the courts for holding Associated Newspapers and The Mail on Sunday to account for their illegal and dehumanizing practices.”
“For these outlets, it’s a game,” she added. “For me and so many others, it’s real life, real relationships, and very real sadness. The damage they have done and continue to do runs deep.”
A spokesperson for the Associated Newspapers said they were “disappointed at being denied the chance to have all the evidence heard and tested in open court at a full trial.”
The spokesperson added: “We are carefully considering the judgment’s contents and will decide in due course whether to lodge an appeal.”
CHECK IT OUT:
Read the Full Story: http://nbcnews.to/3rIZbNh
SELENA GOMEZ called out Mark Zuckerburg and Sheryl Sandberg for allowing misinformation to spread on Facebook. The singer retweeted a post from the Center for Countering Digital Hate criticizing the social network for allowing Children’s Health Defense and ICAN to remain on the platform. Gomez wrote, “There is so much misinformation connected to Covid on @Facebook. This is going to lead to even more deaths. Mark Zuckerberg and @SherylSandberg – how does this continue to happen??”
TODAY’S CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS:
- Josh Brolin (actor, In the Valley of Elah, No Country For Old Men, American Gangster, James Brolin’s son) (53)
- Arsenio Hall (comedian and talk show host) (65, disputed)
- Christina Ricci (actress, Mermaids, The Addams Family, The Ice Storm, Ally McBeal, Anything Else, Monster) (41)
- Judy Blume (author) (83)
- Darren Aronofsky (American director, The Wrestler, Reqiuem for a Dream, The Fountain) (52)