Celebrity Scoop – 11/22/2019


Scooter Braun has finally broken his silence about Taylor Swift’s public feud with him, which began this summer after he purchased her original record company, Big Machine, and became the owner of her master recordings.

On Thursday, Braun, in his first public remarks about the situation since it began six months ago, called for “communication” with Swift.

“I haven’t talked about this in six months, not once…and that’s hard,” Braun said on stage at The Hollywood Chamber’s 2019 State of the Entertainment Industry Conference. “It’s hard because when there’s a lot of things being said, and a lot of different opinions, yet the principals haven’t had a chance to speak to each other, there’s a lot of confusion.”

Braun declined to go into further detail “because it’s just not my style” but called for an end to the public airing of grievances.

“I just think we live in a time of toxic division and people thinking that social media is the appropriate place to air out each other and not have conversations. I don’t like politicians doing it; I don’t like anybody doing it. And if that means that I’ve got to be the bad guy longer, I’ll be the bad guy longer, but I’m not going to participate,” he said. “What I’ll say is I think people need to communicate and when people are able to communicate, I think they work things out.”

“[But] when it gets to a place where there’s death threats and there’s offices being called and people being threatened…it’s gotten out of hand,” he added.

The feud heated up recently after Taylor claimed Big Machine would not allow her to perform her old hits on Sunday’s American Music Awards, and called upon her fan base and fellow artists to tell Braun and Big Machine how they felt about that.

Braun declared he has “no ill will for anybody,” adding, “The moment people want to have a conversation with me, I’m ready to have that conversation, and I’m not going to add to the narrative…I just want to fix things and set a better example for people.”

Braun concluded the interview by laughing off a question about whether or not he plans to attend the AMAs.


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Pete Davidson transformed into a nude Ken Barbie Doll for Paper Magazines’s #BreaktheInternet issue. Davidson’s good friend and 13 Reasons Why star Tommy Dorfman helped conceptualize the project, which is a play on artist Lisa Frank’s iconic shot, and a reference to Davidson’s mental health struggles and colorful love life. 

Of the project, Dorfman recalled, “In a car, on our way to set for [Pete’s] new movie with Judd Apatow, we brainstormed ideas for our upcoming shoot together. I threw out a Ken Doll concept. It seemed right since tabloids manipulate people that way, him especially. He was down with the idea, but challenged me to go darker, something that leaned into his struggle with depression, which he has been admirably public about.”

“He’d told me he slept in a car bed as a kid and I saw it immediately: this Staten Island Ken Doll version of Pete stuck in a Barbie nightmare, pills everywhere. ‘You’d be like depressed Ken,’ I said. ‘Yeah! And d-ckless, like, with Ken-d-ck,’ [Pete] said, and the whole car exploded with laughter.” 


Two years ago, Davidson revealed that he was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. In 2018, after his breakup with fiancé Ariana Grande, he sent friends and fans into a panic when he wrote on social media:  “I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore.” 

While he chose to step out of the limelight for a time, the interest in his love life has only increased. Since breaking up with Grande, he’s dated multiple women, including Kate Beckinsale and most recently, Kaia Gerber


He gave insight into his success with women. He said: “My love language, when I’m in a relationship, is I treat the person I’m with like a princess. I try and go as above and beyond as possible, because that’s what you’re supposed to do? If you’re in a relationship with someone, you’re just supposed to make that person feel as special as possible.”

But sometimes, above and beyond is too much, he noted. 

“But sometimes when you put so much on someone, it overwhelms them, and then they don’t know if they could come close to that. Or if they can keep up with it,” he said. “So, it’s very off-putting to some … It’s something I had to learn in a past relationship, which sucked to learn through that person, but it makes you better.”


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Selena Gomez announced Thursday that she will release her next album early next year.

In a trailer shared to YouTube, Gomez announced the still-untitled record – currently referred to as “SG2” – will be released January 10th.

The video featured excerpts from Instagram livestreams of Gomez working on the new record as well as snippets of two recently released songs – “Lose You to Love Me” and “Look at Her Now” – that will appear on the new album.

Gomez also teased that the final title and tracklist will be “coming soon.”

Fans can pre-order the new album now on digital music services as well as retailers such as Target, which will have a special version of the album with additional tracks.


Full Story: Pitchfork

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