1. Okay, Jack Antonoff IS dating someone, but it's not Lorde.
I know it feels like we've been talking about Jack's love life for weeks now, and that's probably because we have been, but I am way
too emotionally invested in this story to stop now. Back in December, news broke that Jack Antonoff and Girls
creator Lena Dunham had split after five years. Then there was a rumor that Antonoff had already began dating someone else who was also a musician. And it wasn't long after that until fans jumped to the conclusion that said musician was Lorde
. It made sense since Lorde and Antonoff have been inseparable ever since the release of Melodrama
-- they constantly posted each other on socials, they FaceTime'd every day, and Lorde even said they were "obsessed" with each other... creatively. Yeah, sure.
After these assumptions, Antonoff took to Twitter to state that he was not seeing anyone
, but I won't lie… When I saw them sitting together at the Grammys last weekend, I thought they were 100% a couple that would come out in a year or so.
Now, sources have confirmed that, yes, Antonoff has moved on and is
seeing someone, but it's actually model Carlotta Kohl.
The two were seen enjoying a romantic, candlelit dinner at Gemma in New York City on Wednesday, January 24th. Was it a first date or heading towards committed relationship status? I don't know. Am I sad about it still? Weirdly, yeah. However a source told US Weekly
that "They had been slowly breaking up for the last six months. They took forever to actually break up." So I guess that makes Jack moving on so quick a little better.
2. But speaking of Lorde… She wrote a post-Grammys letter for fans.
There was a lot of backfire after the Grammy president told women to "step up," and in particular, there was a lot of controversy surrounding Lorde's involvement in the award ceremony. Not only was she the only female artist to be nominated for the Album of the Year, but she was also the only artist in that category who was not asked to perform solo.
Finally, she released a little post-Grammys statement. It's in the form of a handwritten letter that was published as a full page ad in the New Zealand Harold. At one point it says she "saw a lot of crazy and wonderful things," and "I just wanted to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for loving and embracing Melodrama
the way you did. My nomination belongs to you. Thank you, also, for believing in female musicians." Surrounding the letter are little doodles that say things like "Jay-Z's hands are really soft," and "Met Stevie Nicks and almost cried."
Lorde wasn't the only awesome, inspiring female to respond to that "step up" shit. P!nk
also posted a handwritten letter that was more in direct response to the prez.
It's cool Lorde got to meet Stevie Nicks and Jay-Z, but the real question is, did she know where Taylor Swift
was? Because I was really looking forward to seeing the squad get back together.
3. Quincy Jones slams Taylor Swift's songwriting skills.
Quincy Jones recently sat down with GQ
for an interview and in it, he kiiiiiind
of (totally) shaded our girl, T. Swift. Watch out Jones, you won't be welcomed into the squad if you say something rash!
When asked about modern music, the musical legend (who's worked with Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra) says he's a fan of Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, and Jennifer Hudson. However, when the interviewer brought up Taylor Swift, aka one of the best-selling artists today, he didn't have as many nice things to say. "We need more songs, man. F**king songs, not hooks." When the interviewer then mentioned that some consider her to be one of the great songwriters of our age, he laughed and said "Whatever crumbles your cookie." OUCH! I would love a cookie right now. I'm hungry.
About people thinking her songs are great, Jones also said, "But they don't know, man. They don't know. I've come and gone through seven decades of this s—. Seen all that. Seen how that works. Ignorance is no thing."
I want to know what Jones knows. He's talking like he can see the future or something. If any other artist said this stuff they'd be shut out by every member of Swift's squad, but uh, he's Quincy-f*cking-Jones, so he can probably just go on and say whatever he wants.