Swiddles gets serious
Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston were in Nashville all last week, hanging out with friends and on Thursday, Hiddles even met her parents. Take that, all you haters! Yes, their Rhode Island rendezvous may have been a perfectly executed photo opp but can the same be said for the boyfriend meeting the parentals? Maybe. But who cares? It looks like Tay and Tom are super-serious about each other and we are loving it.
And it didn’t stop there. Over the weekend, they went across the pond so Tom could take Taylor to meet his mom in her hometown of Suffolk and if the photos say anything, it’s that Swift won over Diana Hiddleston as they walked the streets of Ipswich and then later, along the beach.
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Some may say this is just Taylor rebounding after her relationship with Calvin Harris hit the skids but we disagree. Remember when Blake Lively was hooking up with Leonardo DiCaprio but was out of there as soon as Ryan Reynolds became available? Swiddles/Harris reminds us of that wonderful time — albeit a lot quicker. Which we’re totally OK with. Now, we’ll be over here, biding our time until their first red carpet appearance together. Squeeeeee!
Can we talk about all the naked celebs in Kanye’s crazy new video please?
Kanye West decided to long-jump over the line, then sprint off so far that the line became a dot. His new video for his song “Famous,” features him and Kim Kardashian lying naked in bed. Sure, sounds about right. But they were soon joined by the likes of several other unclothed celebs. Specifically? Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Ray J, Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner, Donald Trump, Bill Cosby, George W. Bush and Anna Wintour.
OK, they were more like nude sculptures resembling the aforementioned celebs but still. During the video, the camera pans on each individual’s face as body tattoos and changing hairstyles make each star identifiable. You might recognize Rihanna’s tattoo of Egyptian goddess Isis, or Amber Rose’s bleached buzzed head.
Kanye told Vanity Fair that the video, which took three months to make, wasn’t “in support or anti any of [the people in the video]. It’s a comment on fame.” He also explained that the nudity is not meant to be erotic. “We were very careful with shots that had [something] sexual to take them out.”
Yeah, not sure they’re going to see it that way. And Kanye isn’t either. In a tweet on Saturday, that has since been deleted, he wrote, “Can somebody sue me already #I’llwait.” No one has commented yet, which is probably infuriating him. Because if there’s anyone rolling up their sleeves, waiting for a fight, it’s Kanye. Ignoring him is probably the best, most maddening, most amazing course of action.
Adele got “dirty,” burped in a fan’s face
Adele is just like us. Rather, Adele is just like your gross brother who thinks it’s hilarious to pull his finger and fart for all the world to hear. OK, not so much the farting but the singer is totally down with the burping.
Just ask Maria, the fan Adele invited on stage during her performance at the Glastonbury Festival on Saturday. The girl was about take a selfie when Adele offered to take it. As she snapped the photo, Adele shouted, “Oh my God, I just burped!,” followed by her infamous cackle and a hug for the fan.
As Maria left the stage, Adele explained herself by telling the audience, “I had a dirty burger before I came on, that’s why.” Amazing. If it was anyone else, we’d be disgusted but we’d let Adele burp dirty burger in our face anytime.
Chris Evans and Jenny Slate are really a thing
Unlike the pap-assisted rollout of Swiddles, Chris and Jenny are simply doing the boyfriend/girlfriend thing by, well, doing.
The Secret Life of Pets premiere was on Saturday and it was Slate’s first big red carpet. Evans didn’t want to steal her thunder so he posed for a few quick snaps …
… before letting her do her thing. Which she did with Entertainment Tonight, where she confirmed Chris’ boyfriend status with Jenny adding that it’s like she got her “dream seventh grade boyfriend.”
Some people aren’t down with how they got together. Reports claim that Chris is the reason Jenny is divorcing her husband, though nothing’s been confirmed. Whatever the case, is it bad that we kind of like these two together?
Everyone needs to read Aziz Ansari’s essay about Donald Trump
He’s a writer, actor and comedian but nothing was funny about Aziz’s poignant op-ed in The New York Times on Friday, where he took on Trump and his “Xenophobic rhetoric,” gun control and Islamophobia.
The Ansari family are Muslims and Aziz is scared for his parents. He talks about that fear and what it’s like to be a Muslim in America (or, hell, even a person who might appear to be Muslim). Ansari drops stats and percentages in an eye-opening way and writes the way he speaks, which we can all appreciate.
As he calls for sensible gun control and asks for an end to hateful vitriol, referring specifically to that brand of speech Trump has made his own, we can only nod our heads at the level of common sense. If only everyone made as much sense.
Way to challenge him, Aziz. Trump will likely have a response, as he always does. And we can’t wait for your snappy comeback.