Celebrity Scoop – 12/28/2018
TAYLOR SWIFT’S ‘LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO’ VIDEO HITS A BILLION VIEWS – (12/28/2018)
Taylor Swift’s cinematic music video for her Reputation single, “Look What You Made Me Do” is so addictive, it reached one billion views on YouTube.
This isn’t the first time Swift has hit the milestone. Her visuals for “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space” and “Bad Blood” all have 10-digit views each.
The “LWYMMD” clip launched the Reputation era in August 2017 after premiering at the VMAs. She pokes fun at being called a “snake,” hints at her feud with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, and the famous, “The old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Because she’s dead” line, signifying that Taylor was leaving her past behind.
There’s also parade of doubles sporting various looks from her previous eras; a gravestone with her pseudonym name “Nils Sjoberg,” which she used to co-write a song with her ex-boyfriend, Calvin Harris; dancers wearing “I Heart TS” shirts, which another ex-boyfriend, Tom Hiddleston, once wore; a car crash that vaguely references her feud with Katy Perry, and more.
When the video was released, it broke the record for most Vevo views in a single 24-hour period, which had been previously held by Adele’s “Hello,” and the most views in a 24-hour period on YouTube, which had been held by Psy’s “Gentleman.”
“Look What You Made Me Do” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the only single from Reputation to reach the top of the charts to date.
JUSTIN BIEBER’S SELLING HOTEL SLIPPERS – (12/28/2018)
Post Malone recently sold out his second collection of custom Crocs, and now Justin Bieber is having similar success in the footwear game.
Justin’s company, Drew House (Drew is his middle name) is selling hotel-inspired slippers for $4.99. The slippers, which look like the free ones you get in upscale hotels, have a smiley face patch on them with “Drew” where the mouth would be. Justin’s wife Hailey modeled a pair on Christmas Day.
The slippers, which went on sale Wednesday, are already sold out.
The company’s website, thehouseofdrew.com, describes the footwear as “cheap hotel slippers,” which are “super soft” and “perfect for drew house guests and anyone who enjoys slipping their feet into something cozy at the end of the day.”
Right now, the slippers are the only item offered on the website, which is described as, “a place where you can be yourself…Wear like you don’t care. Come chill. K. Bye.”
CHRIS BROWN FACING CHARGES OVER PET MONKEY – (12/28/2018)
Chris Brown is facing criminal charges over his pet monkey. According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, the Los Angeles City Attorney is charging the singer with two counts of having a restricted species without a permit, which carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail.
Chris faced backlash via social media after posting a video of his baby pet monkey named Fiji playing with his daughter. The California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife was notified about Brown owning the pet, which prompted the investigation. He didn’t have a permit for the monkey, so authorities obtained a search warrant and planned to raid Brown’s home. However, he voluntarily agreed to surrender the monkey.
He is due in court on February 6th.
ROYAL TOT COMING SOON! Meghan Markle gave a low-key update on her due date. While the royal family isn’t about to send out press releases updating everyone on the status of Markle’s womb, the Duchess did share a little tidbit with a fan when questioned directly. “We’re nearly there,” she said, on a Christmas Day walkabout with the rest of the royals. The royal family was vague on her delivery date before that, just saying she was due in spring. The first day of spring is March 20th.
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