T.H. + T.S. = For Real
The beauty that is Swiddles has been in our faces for about a month now, and while some say it’s been overexposed since Day 1, we think it’s glorious. It’s celebrity love gossip at its finest, and the coupling of Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift may have reached the heights of Bennifer (the original, not 2.0), Britney and Justin, and Brad and Jen.
Yes, it’s completely understandable if people suspect it’s all for show. It’s all happened so fast, what with her breakup from Calvin Harris, their Rhode Island smooching, meeting the parents, travelling everywhere together. We get if you don’t believe.
But Hiddleston wants you to keep believing. The Hollywood Reporter straight up asked Tom what the deal is with Taylor, and he was as honest as ever.
“The truth is that Taylor Swift and I are together, and we’re very happy. Thanks for asking. That’s the truth. It’s not a publicity stunt.”
Well, there you have it, from Tom’s mouth to our ears. And whether you’re a believer or not, we’re still fine with Swiddles going on for a long, long time.
Britney dethroned Justin from the top of the iTunes chart
Speaking of Brit and JT, it was a glorious weekend for the former, who released the first single from her upcoming studio album. “Make Me…” is a smooth, dreamy pop song that isn’t auto-tuned, as Brit songs tend to be. It’s a little reminiscent of something Bieber or Drake would put out, and it’s perfect. But what makes it that much better? She dethroned her ex, Justin Timberlake, from iTunes’ top spot.
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Katy Perry‘s 2016 Olympics theme, “Rise” has since taken over for Spears, but she’s still ahead of Timberlake. And while we love “Can’t Stop This Feeling!” we bet Britney can’t stop the feelings either. Just hope Justin isn’t crying a river. Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves.
Mick Jagger’s gonna be a dad for the eighth time
The Rolling Stones front man might be 72, but he’s proving age is nothing but a number as he and his 29-year-old girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick, are expecting a baby. That makes it Hamrick’s first and Jagger’s eighth. We’ll give you a chance to absorb that.
Jagger, whose other kids range in age from 17 to 45, became a great-grandfather last year when his granddaughter, Assisi Jackson, gave birth to a baby girl. Congrats to Mick and Melanie and wishing you as few sleepless nights as possible.
It’s been two years since Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin‘s “conscious uncoupling,” and it’s now official. The exes have reached an agreement--with both Gwyn and Chris privately agreeing to custody and each giving up their rights to spousal support–and a judge finalized their divorce. It was all as smooth as we expected, as Apple and Moses’ parents have actually been two people who truly stayed friends after their split. It’s always nice to see, both for their kids and each other.
Also official? Drew Barrymore filed for divorce from Will Kopelman. They announced their split three months ago but now it’s a done deal.
The New York Daily News reports that, as with Paltrow and Martin, the divorce is “uncontested” and “there will be no messy fights between the two.” Here’s hoping, for their sakes and those of their young daughters.
Jenny McCarthy and Tara Reid got into a scrap on the radio
ICYDK, Jenny has a SiriusXM radio show and her guest on Friday was Tara, who was promoting Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (really). It all started OK but as soon as McCarthy delved into subjects that weren’t shark-related, Reid got a little pissy.
According to People, Tara didn’t enjoy it when Jenny mentioned her love for Tara’s recent reality show appearance on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.
“I f*cking love you on that show, but are you glad you did it?” McCarthy asked, to which Reid replied, “It’s not worth the time to talk about. There’s confusing things about it. We are not talking about it.”
But Jenny kept gushing, so Tara tried to squash it again: “Babe, I asked you, please let’s not talk about this show. We’re all here about Sharknado.”
Perhaps McCarthy didn’t like being called “babe,” because she eventually brought up Reid’s past plastic surgeries and whether or not she was going to have any more and that’s when Reid snapped.
“I think I’ve made that clear about 100 times. Maybe you only read the bad things, but I’ve made that really clear for so many years. Read what you want to read … It was really nice talking to you and really good luck with your show.”
The two parted ways with these gems:
Jenny: “Good luck to you, too, and I’m so excited about Sharknado and I hope you stay married. I hope your knees get a little wobblier than they already are.”
Tara: “I hope you stay married too. I’m sure he’s a nice guy. I hope your tits get even nicer, because they’re amazing. The same guy who did mine, right? I’ll always use your advice. You’re the best. Bye.”
Jenny: “Love you, Tara. Good luck with Sharknado 18.”
Never in a million years did we think we would ever say these words but, we think we’re on Tara’s side. Either way, no one’s a winner here. If you feel like cringing for a couple minutes, enjoy!