TAYLOR SWIFT SENDS FLOWERS & NOTE TO FAN AFTER CAR ACCIDENT – (04/11/2019)
Taylor Swift recently cheered up a “Swiftie” who was badly injured in a car crash by sending flowers and a handwritten note to her hospital room.
Lindsay Sizemore, who was left with multiple broken bones in the accident, was completely surprised and moved by the gesture. “i finally stopped crying long enough to post that taylor swift just sent me flowers and a handwritten note…” she wrote on Twitter. “im still in complete utter shock. @taylorswift13 @taylornation13 thank you so much. i love you endlessly, you have NO IDEA how much this meant to me. see u on tour bb.”
In the handwritten note, Taylor wrote in part, “I hope these flowers brighten your day. You’re gonna rock that neck brace and soon we’ll all be bopping at shows together again…I’m so happy you’re okay.” Sizemore said, “I never in a million years expected to receive flowers from her. I don’t know how she even knew of me or me being in a neck brace or a bad car accident. She’s like a magical fairy godmother.” “She has eased the pain of a broken leg, neck, back, finger and 11 ribs,” she added.
The fan also updated her feed Tuesday on her health progress, writing, “On a side note, I did so good getting up out of bed today! My strength is increasing.”
This isn’t Taylor’s first act of kindness this week. She also donated $113,000 to the LGBTQ organization, Tennessee Equality Project.
DUA LIPA REVEALS THE BEST ADVICE KATY PERRY EVER GAVE HER – (04/11/2019)
Dua Lipa was warned by Katy Perry not to “search [her] name” online.
The 23-year-old singer has said that when she first started making a name for herself, she was approached by Katy and advised not to look at search results of herself online, because she would end up getting “upset” by any criticism she saw.
In the cover story for ELLE’s May issue, Dua said, “When I met Katy Perry, she was like, ‘I hope you don’t search your name. She was like, ‘That’s what I did at the beginning of my career, and I’d get upset about every tabloid that said something about me.’ She said, ‘Do not have notifications on. Do not read that s**t, because it will stop you from doing what you love.’”
Katy isn’t the only star to have given Dua some advice – she was also told to “be kind” to herself by Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.
She added, “Chris Martin also said to me, ‘Be kind to yourself.’ I thought it was so weird that he would say that – what does that even mean?” Although she didn’t understand his words at first, she now realizes they go hand-in-hand with Katy’s wisdom.
Dua also opened about her Grammy wins and what fans can expect from her forthcoming second album.
In her speech after winning the Grammy for best new artist in February, the star famously called out outgoing Recording Academy president Neil Portnow’s comment from last year’s ceremony that female artists should “step up” if they wanted to be nominated for more awards. “I didn’t plan it,” she told Elle. “It just came out of my mouth. But it felt right; it was obviously shade, but at the same time, he’s spoken about it and he knows what he did.”
She also hinted at the sound of her upcoming sophomore LP in the interview, though fans may have to wait a while longer to hear new music.
“It’s a mixture of stuff,” she said, “from what it felt like to grow up as a girl and be scared to walk home at night to when the whole world lets you down and what it feels like to enjoy life again. I’m hoping to get the album out by the end of this year or the beginning of next. I haven’t decided my track list yet, but they’re all songs you can sing along to. You make music so people can sing along, but you also make it to tell a story in the hopes that someone feels the same way.”
FOSTER THE PEOPLE’S MARK FOSTER APOLOGIZES TO IMAGINE DRAGONS’ DAN REYNOLDS – (04/11/2019)
Mark Foster of Foster The People took to social media on Wednesday to publicly apologize to Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds after Foster threw major shade during an interview.
Last September, while chatting with ALT 105.7’s Wendy Rollins, Foster was asked what the band does with the music that doesn’t make their albums. Foster quickly replied, “We give it to Imagine Dragons.” Both bands have long been compared to each other and apparently Foster had had enough.
But on Wednesday, the lead vocalist took to Twitter to write an apology to Reynolds and the rest of Imagine Dragons.
“I have been burdened by something that I feel I need to amend… in a passing moment last year, I let some words come out of my mouth that don’t reflect who I am, or what I stand for,” he wrote. “As people with platforms there comes a responsibility to lead by example. I truly believe that if artists are supportive of each other and stood together, united that we can be a positive healing force in the world.”
Foster then revealed he hopes to see a change in himself, “I have always thought of myself as being shoulder to shoulder on that frontline, but I think along the way I lost some of my focus.”
He added, “I’m not writing this because someone asked me too. I’m not sending to my team or label or anybody for their thoughts to approve. This is just me unfiltered saying I was wrong and I’m sorry.”
Foster signed off by promising Reynolds his support in the future, writing, “Keep fighting the good fight, Dan. You have my pledge to work alongside you if you ever need a hand. Much respect to you and continued success in your music.”
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