1. Selena Gomez set her Instagram to private.
Fans were freaking out because they had to request to follow Selena Gomez
, who recently set her Instagram to private. Selena is one of the most followed celebrities on the platform, clocking in at 130 million followers, so the question is: why? Isn't it more painful to go through millions of follow requests?
Well apparently, Sel is pissed about a recent interview
Billboard published for their Woman Of The Year feature. I personally think that in a year with Lorde
, St. Vincent
, Tove Lo
, and pretty much anyone else, Billboard was kind enough to choose Selena for the huge honor! But whatever, that's just me. It's also confusing because before going private, Selena posted the cover with the chipper caption:
"Thank you beyond for your acknowledgment and honor @billboardbut honestly thank you more for the event you held for women. That night was so inspiring and every woman spoke eloquently and with such force. I'll try to continue to give my best to even remotely live up to a title. In the mean time I hope we all continue to give our best when the world wants to give us the worst. We aren't stopping the fight."
It was after posting this though, that she went private. Fans speculated it was the first paragraph in the interview, that claimed Selena talked about some big stuffed teddy bear in her home that was given to her by an ex. Why? Because Selena posted a screenshot of that paragraph in her Instagram story, adding "Never will I let another human guess my words ever again. Or invite them in my home. That is so hurtful. The most ridiculous part of that is no one knowing my heart when I say things."
So yeah, that's probably why she was pissed. The article also hesitatingly flirts with info about her exes like The Weeknd
, which Selena probably wasn't suuuuuper
thrilled about either.
I understand Selena's frustration with this particular issue, but I am so over her "nice girl" shtick. Like, if she really said that about the bear, who cares? Take a cue from Kim Kardashian and stick up for yourself. Live your truth! Your BFF T. Swift decided to go all bad girl on the world, so I'm sure she will give you permission to change your rep, too. #Branding, amirite?
Either way, it looks like Sel is back on public. Lucky us!
2. Angry Taylor Swift fans are attacking Kim Kardashian.
Kim Kardashian could feel herself losing relevance, so she quickly posted a throwback to Kanye
's "Famous" exhibition in Los Angeles last year in August 2016. This quickly stirred up some anger amongst Swifties, who have taken to Kim's comment section to show her just how angry they are. For some context, fans got angry last year when Kanye created a naked wax figure of Taylor (along with other celebs) for his "Famous" video. Kim fans can't retaliate because Taylor's comment section is disabled. Good timing!
The way Swifties are getting back at Kim is amazing: with rat emojis. Why rats? I don't know, because snakes eat rats? Or because Kim was a rat when she posted that video of Taylor giving Kanye credit to mention her in the "Famous" lyrics? Or maybe they're doing Kim a favor and are using rats because rats are grey and so is Kim's new hair color, plus a majority of Kanye's just-announced Yeezy Season 6 collection is also grey? The Wests are probably ecstatic over all of this free promo!
They're also using the mouse emoji, which is completely different from the rat. Confusing, but you have to assume that all of Taylor's fans are about 2 years old and just started using phones, so who can blame 'em.
The rats aren't just limited to this photo either, they've taken over pretty much every picture Kim has posted, including pics of her kid!
Looks like Taylor is on top of the world right now. Her fans are yelling at Kim, and she just revealed her evil look on the new cover of Vogue
. It's one of the first shoots she's done in a while, and even though it only confirms all of the bad vibes I get from her, she's rockin' it:
Person Of The Year for TIME
though? That's a bit of a stretch. She was silent for most of 2017, and then when she finally came back she was unofficially made an icon for white supremacists, then she tried to sue someone for posting their opinion on a blog that might as well have been Tumblr, and then released an album all about how much she hates the Kardashians. TIME
probably could have found a better fit.
3. Ed Sheeran revealed that apparently, Beyoncé changes her email every week.
Imagine being an important person in the industry who actually deals with Beyoncé and has it on the top of their to-do list every Monday morning to get her new email? That's insane! Ed Sheeran just released
an acoustic duet version of his corny song "Perfect" featuring Beyoncé, and he sat down with Entertainment Weekly
to talk about how it came to be:
"I have an email address that I email that actually changes every week. It's kind of like what I aspire to be I think. So I emailed that and we got on the phone."
Apparently working with Beyoncé is a breeze -- but not in the sense that you just pay her and she'll send over some vocals. Oh no, she'll actually go into the studio with you. But, in her classic Bey way, she will have an opinion and tell you exactly what she wants. And then she will charge into that vocal booth, record the whole thing in one take, and then be outtie (probably because she has to go change her email).
"She rung me up and was like, ‘I don't know how you feel about this but I've taken all the instruments off it and it's just gonna be acoustic guitar,' and I was like, ‘Ah, that's great, because it used to be that!'" Sheeran said. "She was just like, ‘Right!' Went in, one take, came out, like, ‘Yeah, that sounds all right!'" Sounds pretty easy.
Bey probably gives her email to someone who she thinks is cool but then totally abuses it. Or maybe she just keeps getting a bunch of those spammy emails that say shit like "if you don't fwd this email to 12 people then your computer will crash and everything you love will die!!!" I wonder what she even changes her email to. At this point, she's probably getting super creative. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and special for the holiday season, email@example.com. Hey B, if you're looking to hire someone to change your email, I'm up for the job. I get it, it's exhausting and also, it requires a lot of creativity, which I have. I mean, just look at those emails I conjured up on the fly!