Celebrity Scoop – 02/26/2019
TAYLOR SWIFT MYSTERY CRACKED AROUND HER CRYPTIC INSTAGRAM POSTS? – (02/26/2019)
Taylor Swift has been a lot more active on Instagram this weekend than in recent times and fans are convinced that she’s about to release the TS7 era.
Taylor got fans excited when she posted a photo of seven palm trees and captioned it with seven palm tree emojis. The post also went up seven weeks ahead of Palm Sunday and Taylor even has April 13th marked with a special demarcation on the 2019 calendar she sold.
Taylor then posted a photo of herself sitting on a staircase and she’s sitting on the sixth stair up.
Yesterday, Taylor shared a photo of herself standing on the other side of the fence and if you look closely, you’ll see that there are five holes in the fence. The supposed secret countdown seems to lead to March 1st.
Adding to the excitement, Taylor’s frequent music video director Joseph Kahn tweeted yesterday, “Just waiting for them to release my next music video. It’s pretty cool.”
And ET’s Katie Krause tweeted out that “!!! @AshCrossan SOLVED IT. You guys. 7 palm trees. she’s sitting 6 stairs UP. 5 holes in the gate. 4 will be tomorrow. 3 on wednesday. 2 on thursday. WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON FRIDAY, MARCH 1ST?!”
ADAM LEVINE’S NIPPLES DURING SUPER BOWL SPARK COMPLAINTS TO FCC – (02/26/2019)
Fifteen years after Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” during the Super Bowl halftime show with Justin Timberlake, Adam Levine took off his shirt to reveal his own nipples during the Maroon 5’s halftime gig.
While Levine’s strip show didn’t result in a nationwide uproar like the original “Nipplegate,” more than 50 viewers filed complaints to the FCC about the musician’s nipples, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“I want him banned, just like they did Janet,” one consumer from Boise, Idaho wrote to the FCC; in fact, many of the complaints were filed by those who questioned why Jackson was rebuked for her accidental “wardrobe malfunction” yet Levine’s intentional disrobing went unpunished.
Another consumer from Lakewood, New York wrote that Maroon 5 “should be met with twice the consequences” that Jackson faced for the “wardrobe malfunction.”
“It is extremely distasteful for Adam Levine of Maroon 5 to display vestigial male nipples on live television where any child can see these evolutionary leftovers,” a consumer from Macedon, New York, adding: “If the FCC punished Janet Jackson for showing her functioning nipples in 2004, they must immediately fine Adam Levine for displaying his vestigial nipples. The fine should also be doubled as Levine displayed double the nipple.”
A consumer from Phoenix, Arizona said, “I am insulted by the exposure of Adam Levine’s nipples during the Super Bowl half time show. Not because I am offended by the sight of another human’s nipples, but because of the hypocrisy that it did not spark an immediate apology from CBS. I thought we were trying to get past treating men and women differently in this country. CBS should immediately apologize and be fined.”
The FCC also received more than two dozen complaints from parents who were mad that their children had to see the trailer for Jordan Peele’s forthcoming horror film Us, which aired a Super Bowl ad.
The FCC deputy chief for the consumer policy division told THR that the agency isn’t required to keep records of informal complaints for more than three years. So, all records of consumers who were unhappy about Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction have been purged.
At the time, it was widely reported that more than half a million people complained to the FCC. The agency issued a $550,000 fine, but it was eventually thrown out following a legal battle that almost went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. It was also widely noted that Jackson’s career took a hit and she was forced to apologize for the incident, while Timberlake emerged largely unscathed.
ARIANA GRANDE TO HEADLINE 2019 MANCHESTER PRIDE FESTIVAL – (02/26/2019)
Ariana Grande is returning to Manchester, England, to headline the upcoming 2019 Manchester Pride Festival.
Years & Years, Bananarama, Kim Petras, Louisa, Lady Leshurr, Becky Hill, Louisa, Pixie Lott and DJ’s Basement Jaxx and Faithless are also set to perform at the Pride Festival which takes place from August 23-26. Grande will be taking the stage on August 25th. Tickets, which include weekend and VIP passes, are on sale through Ticketmaster.
The festival marks a return to Manchester for Grande who was previously made an honorary member of the city following her involvement in the One Love benefit concert. The event was put together to help raise funds for the victims of the Manchester bombing that took place in May 2017 during one of Grande’s concerts. The attack killed 22 people.
Ariana also gave fans an update on her tour security.
“Dear sweetener / thank u next tour audience friends, 🌫✉️ we’re sending out emails soon encouraging you to order a clear bag to bring your things into the venues as security is going to be very precise and smooth but for sure super strict,” she wrote on Instagram. “They’re super cheap and simple but having them ahead of time will for sure help things go as smooth as possible so if you see this in your emails please don’t ignore it! my team n i appreciate it very much!”
Meanwhile, Ariana has dethroned Selena Gomez as the most-followed woman on Instagram. Selena previously held the title with 146,267,801 followers, but now Ariana has about 20,000 more followers.
The two are both surpassed by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, who holds the record for most-followed person on Instagram. He took that title from Selena back in October.
REPORT: JORDYN WOODS OUT OF ALL KARDASHIAN DEALS: Jordyn Woods has been cut off from all future Kardashian business deals, TMZ reports. Previously, she had a joint makeup line with Kylie and her own page on Khloe’s Good American fashion site where she modeled jeans. The page has already been removed and her security clearance has been removed from Kylie’s neighborhood.
KHLOE KARDASHIAN APPEARS TO CALL JORDYN WOODS A ‘SNAKE’ – (02/26/2019)
The war between Khloe Kardashian, her sister Kylie Jenner’s (former?) BFF Jordyn Woods and Tristan Thompson rages on. ICYMI, it emerged last week that Khloe’s boyfriend Tristan and Jordyn hooked up. This is Tristan’s second stint in hot water with Khloe; just prior to her giving birth to their daughter True in April, he cheated on her.
Khloe is airing her grievances on social media. First, she liked a tweet referring to Jordyn as a “terrible woman” and Tristan as a “sick man.” Then she shared several emotional posts on Instagram Stories about being snaked—while she didn’t name names, the connection seems pretty obvious.
One read, “People reveal themselves through their actions,” while another read, “No matter how much a snake sheds skin. It’s still a snake.”
BRODY JENNER SPEAKS OUT
Khloe’s stepbrother Brody Jenner, 35, told Us Weekly that he feels “bad” for Khloe, 34.
“Khloe is a great person. Nobody deserves that,” he said. “I will say, though, he did it once, so she probably should have left him then. To have that happen again … yeah, of course I feel bad for her.”
Kylie has yet to publicly speak out on the issue. However, a source tells People she wants to forgive Jordyn but is torn because her pal’s story keeps changing.
“Her story keeps changing a bit, and it’s almost like she is digging herself deeper,” the source says. “It’s been a week now of nonsense explaining from her side. Everyone thinks she wanted to hook up with Tristan and she just didn’t think she was gonna get caught.”
“Kylie still seems torn,” the source says. “It’s gonna be very difficult for her to cut Jordyn completely out of her life.”
TIME FOR CHURCH
The Revenge Body star hit up church on Sunday with sisters Kourtney and Kendall, as well as her brother-in-law Kanye West.
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