TAYLOR SWIFT TALKS EASTER EGGS, SHAVING HER LEGS & MORE ON ‘ELLEN’ – (05/16/2019)
Taylor Swift returned to The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday for her first interview with the TV host in four years – and brought a mea culpa with her.
Swift commented on everything from her new kitten, Benjamin, to whether or not she washes her legs in the shower (she does).
While playing the show’s “Burning Questions” game, when asked what the most rebellious thing she did as a teenager was, she responded: “Probably when I put Joe Jonas on blast on your show. That was too much.” The comment was in reference to an appearance she made on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2008. During the episode, she told the viewers that Jonas had broken up with her during a 27-second phone call.
Swift has been dating actor Joe Alwyn since mid-2017. Jonas married Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner earlier this month.
The 29-year-old singer, who is making the publicity rounds after releasing her new “ME” single last month, also debunked fan rumors that she was linked to the new Avengers: Endgame movie, because of the title’s similarity to her 2017 “Endgame” single.
[“There were some fans who thought I had something to do with ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ which I would have loved to have been asked, but I wasn’t asked to be in it at all. We had the (‘ME’) single coming out the same day (as the movie’s release) and I have a song that was called ‘Endgame,’ so they were like, ‘Oh my god, she’s gonna defeat Thanos,’ and I let everyone down, again.”]
Swift also discussed the Easter eggs she put in her new music video “ME!” with Brendon Urie. “I like to plant Easter eggs in a video that will be a lyric from unreleased music or a little hint or a little wink to what’s coming in the future,” she explained. “It’s just been really fun to expand the musical experience past just listening to a song.”
Swift later spoke more in-depth about the “ME!” video, which opens with Swift and Urie fighting in French. While the singer didn’t explain the hidden meaning behind the scene, she confirmed that the use of French is an Easter egg.
“I’ve tried to learn French several times in my life because I think it’s a really beautiful language,” she said. “I definitely made sure that I had native French speakers on set, cause I didn’t want to butcher the language of love.”
And for eagle-eyed fans watching the “Ellen” interview for Easter eggs about her forthcoming album, Swift also revealed that she sprinkled clues about her new music throughout her chat.
And when Ellen asked, “If you can’t sleep in the middle of the night, what do you do?” Swift answered, “I go downstairs and rummage through the kitchen and eat whatever I can find and it’s really less like a human being and more like a raccoon in a dumpster.”
Taylor also weigh in on whether she washes her legs in the shower, which has been a thing that people have been arguing about on Twitter lately. Swift’s answer: Yes, she does, but only because shaving your legs counts as washing them. “I do, ’cause when you shave your legs … the shaving cream is like soap, right? I kind of always shave my legs.”
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BRITNEY SPEARS MAY NEVER PERFORM AGAIN – (05/16/2019)
Britney Spears may never perform again due to the mental state she is in, according to her longtime manager Larry Rudolph.
Rudolph told TMZ: “As the person who guides her career – based on the information I and all of the professionals who work with her are being told on a need-to-know basis – from what I have gathered it’s clear to me she should not be going back to do this Vegas residency, not in the near future and possibly never again.”
Rudolph has managed Spears for most of her career, going back to her first album, Baby… One More Time, in 1999. “I’ve been with her for two-thirds of her life,” he tells Variety. “I look at her almost like I look at my own daughter. It’s very emotional for me … and really rough. Personally, I want for her to just find a peaceful, happy place – whatever that means for her. It’s not about a career anymore – it’s about life.”
Rudolph says he hasn’t spoken to Britney “in four or five months.” At the same time, Rudolph says he’s happy that Spears “is not thinking about her business and her career – she’s dealing with these issues. Her not calling me tells me that she’s taking care of herself.”
Spears is scheduled to undergo psychological evaluation after postponing her Las Vegas residency in the wake of her father’s recent treatment for a ruptured colon.
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‘GAME OF THRONES’ FANS LAUNCH PETITION DEMANDING REDO OF FINAL SEASON – (05/16/2019)
Game of Thrones fans are out for blood! The HBO juggernaut is in its final season, and fans are not happy with how it’s playing out. Their dissatisfaction has come to a head in the form of a Change.org petition that has already garnered more than 50,000 signatures.
What’s the beef? First, there’s the character arc. Fans have become infuriated with several “inexplicable” and “counter-intuitive” personality changes of the star players, especially Dany (Emilia Clarke), who has apparently become a mass-murdering psychopath.
Second, there are sloppy mistakes, such as the infamous Starbucks coffee cup being accidentally left on-set.
The Change.org petition calls for a redo, this time with “competent writers” instead of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss.
The petition snipes: “David Benioff and D. B. Weiss have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e., the books) to fall back on. This series deserves a final season that makes sense. Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!”
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