Good morning readers! It is Saturday, July 30 2016 and here is what’s making headlines today!
In celebrity drama news, more stars speak out about the Taylor Swift vs. Kimye feud.
As we know, earlier this year, Kayne West released a song on his latest album “Life of Pablo,” called Famous.
In the song the rapper spits out the lyric, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/Why?/ I made that bitch famous.”
Of course the lyric is referring to when West interrupted Swift during her Video of the Year acceptance speech at the 2009 VMAs.
West claimed Beyonce should’ve won the award and the interruption went viral, making West the bad guy.
West obviously believes this made Swift more famous than she ever was before, hence the lyric.
But the bad blood between West and Swift was crushed in 2015 at the Grammys.
An apologetic West influenced probably by his wife Kim, put the drama to rest.
Until “Life of Pablo” came out.
After the song came out, West tweeted Swift did approve the lyric during a phone conversation months earlier.
Swift adamantly denied this, claiming she was never asked about the lyric.
THEN THE ULTIMATE THING HAPPENED.
Last week, West’s wife Kim Kardashian posted the recorded phone call between West and Swift on Snapchat to prove she approved the lyric.
In the video, West speaks the lyric to Swift, but what is important is that he left out “I made that bitch famous.”
On the phone, Swift sounds like she doesn’t mind the lyric at all.
Swift herself actually says it makes sense because she knew West didn’t know who she was before the whole 2009 interruption.
The world went crazy.
Swift took to Twitter and explained she didn’t approve of the whole lyric, not the bitch part.
Now that we are up to speed, lets dive in.
The latest words are coming from “Pretty Little Liars” star Troian Bellisario.
Bellisario, who plays Spencer on PLL, attended the Democratic National Convention this week for the Cosmopolitan-hosted panel.
Both the Democratic and Republican Conventions have become a home to both pop culture and politics.
The 30-year-old actress did reveal she was a Bernie Sanders supporter, but later started throwing support for Hilary Clinton.
But it wasn’t until the recent drama between Swift and Kimye was brought up that Bellisario started really spouting her opinion.
She started off on Team Swifty due to her dislike for the Kardashian family.
“Oh god, I have such an aversion to the Kardashians because I literally don’t understand people’s obsession with them and I don’t want to accept them as our closest thing to a royal family, so I guess I would be Team Taylor Swift?” she pondered.
But then she quickly explained herself.
Offering that though she doesn’t love the Kardashians, Swift wasn’t necessarily in the right either.
“However, I’m so appalled by what I consider to be her false feminism. It seems like she’s this person who’s like, ‘Sisterhood!’ and then she does nothing but tear down the women that were once her friends,” Bellisario explained (referring to Swift’s evolving squad friends).
So of course instead of saying what she really wants too (that she really doesn’t care), she brings it all back around, comparing the feud to the party system in politics.
“So is it possible to just be, like… this is a two-party system that I don’t want to be a part of?” she said, then adding, “Can I just say that? Can I say that I would choose the Green Party in this?”
What I Think
I really like what Troian said about Swift’s promotion of “false feminism.”
I truly believe this is exactly how to explain Swift.
She is down for her friends when she needs them, but if they ever cross her, you are cut.
It is that simple.
How can we say Swift is a great role model for young women, if she is always acting as the victim in situations?
You know what she should have done?
Swift could’ve just came out and said, ‘hey, you know what? I did approve that lyric and I regret it completely.’
Know why she should’ve done this?
Because she would’ve looked a lot better than she does now.
She could’ve come clean and been seen as more human less celebrity, allowing fans to feel more connected to her, benefiting the Swifty.
BUT NO, she chose to look like a helpless victim who does no wrong.
Sorry but there is zero sympathy for her on my part, and I am a massive T-Swift fan guys.
Let’s move on from drama to movie news!
Michael Keaton breaks our hearts just a little bit more!
Keaton reveals he knows just about as much as we do when it comes to the “Beetlejuice” sequel.
For years, speculation of a possible sequel to the classic 1988 film starring Keaton, has always been around.
Fans have been patiently waiting for the news to finally break officially.
But according to Keaton, it might not be a thing after all.
E! News caught up with Keaton at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where Keaton was being recognized with his own star.
When asked about a possible sequel in the works, Keaton really didn’t have much to say.
“I don’t know. People know more about than I do,” offered the actor.
I thought director Tim Burton confirmed the sequel already!
In 2015 “Beetlejuice” co-star Winona Ryder told Seth Meyers she could finally confirm a sequel.
“I think I can confirm it, because Tim Burton did this interview—like, it was very hush hush, top secret… and then he was doing some press for Big Eyes and he did an on-camera interview and he said, ‘Oh yeah, we’re doing it and Winona’s going to be in it,’ and I was like [shocked face].”
Tim Burton has said he needs Keaton for the sequel or it won’t happen.
“There’s only one Beetlejuice, and that’s Michael. There is a script, and I would love to work with him again. I think there is now a better chance than ever… I miss that character. There’s something that’s cathartic and amazing about it. I think it’s closer than ever,” revealed Burton.
I feel like maybe Keaton’s confession means a lull in production, or maybe actors are in the midst of contract negotiations (both Keaton and Ryder are now more notable actors since “Beetlejuice” came out).
In other exciting film news, according to reports, Meryl Streep will join Emily Blunt in the “Mary Poppins” sequel.
If the deal closes, Streep will reunite with familiar faces such as Blunt herself, and also producers Marc Platt and John DeLuca from “The Devil Wears Prada” plus the musical team from her film, “Into the Woods.”
In the sequel titled, “Mary Poppins Returns,” Streep is apparently set to play, Topsy, Poppin’s cousin who was not apart of the 1964 classic.
Streep will sing for this part, just as she did for her part for “Into the Woods,” which earned Streep her 19th Oscar nomination.
The film is set to star some very familiar faces.
Emily Blunt will star as Mary Poppins herself, and “Hamilton” star Lin Manuel-Miranda will play a new character, Jack.