1 Kim Kardashian recently graced the cover of GQ magazine and the reality TV queen did NOT hold back. When asked about her husband's beef with Taylor Swift over his song "Famous" and its controversial lyrics, Kim said,
“She totally knew that that was coming out. She wanted to all of a sudden act like she didn’t…I swear, my husband gets so much shit for things [when] he really was doing proper protocol and even called to get it approved. What rapper would call a girl that he was rapping a line about to get approval?…Rick Rubin was there. So many respected people in the music business heard that [conversation] and knew. I mean, he’s called me a bitch in songs. That’s just, like, what they say. I never once think, [gasping] ‘What a derogatory word! How dare he?’ Not in a million years. I don’t know why she just, you know, flipped all of a sudden…It was funny because [on the call with Kanye, Taylor] said, ‘When I get on the Grammy red carpet, all the media is going to think that I’m so against this, and I’ll just laugh and say, ‘The joke’s on you, guys. I was in on it the whole time.’ And I’m like, wait, but [in] your Grammy speech, you completely dissed my husband just to play the victim again.”
Team Swift was quick to respond to these allegations:
“Taylor does not hold anything against Kim Kardashian as she recognizes the pressure Kim must be under and that she is only repeating what she has been told by Kanye West. However, that does not change the fact that much of what Kim is saying is incorrect. Kanye West and Taylor only spoke once on the phone while she was on vacation with her family in January of 2016 and they have never spoken since. Taylor has never denied that conversation took place,” the rep continued. “It was on that phone call that Kanye West also asked her to release the song on her Twitter account, which she declined to do. Kanye West never told Taylor he was going to use the term, ‘that bitch’ in referencing her. A song cannot be approved if it was never heard. Kanye West never played the song for Taylor Swift. Taylor heard it for the first time when everyone else did and was humiliated. Kim Kardashian’s claim that Taylor and her team were aware of being recorded is not true, and Taylor cannot understand why Kanye West, and now Kim Kardashian, will not just leave her alone.”
We're wondering what Kanye has to say about this, but until then, whose side are you on?
2 Looks like Kim isn't the only Kardashian/Jenner sister with drama going on. It's been a few days since supermodel Stephanie Seymour labeled Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid "bitches of the moment," but Kendall is finally speaking out:
"If you're not going to tell us not to be in 'your moment,' then don't be in mine! But, if you choose to be a cyberbully, I'm going to stick to myself...If people want to call Gigi and I supermodels now, it doesn't take anything away from supermodels of the past. Obviously, I have so much respect for these women, but right now, we're the models of this time. Significant? Maybe. Hardworking? For sure."
We couldn't agree with you more, Kenny! (Cosmopolitan)
3 Wally Bayola, aka Lola Nidora, weighs in on why Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards aren't a couple yet. According to Wally, even though there wouldn't be a problem if the two got together, AlDub is too busy with work. He continues, "[Si] Alden, naka-focus lang muna siya sa trabaho…Nakikita ko naman, naiintindihan ko naman siya. Sabi niya, parang ilang years na siyang nag-aartista, na ngayon lang talaga nag-boom ‘to. So, naniniwala siya na ayaw niya munang pakawalan yun. Baka mamaya, once in a lifetime lang dumating sa buhay ng isang artista yung pumutok, tapos wala nang kumbaga continuity 'yung career." (PEP)
4 Red Hot Chili Peppers is the latest band to join James Corden for his show's Carpool Karaoke! Guess which song they sang first?
5 Ex-Superman Dean Cain recently visited Manila for the 15th Toycon! During the convention, it was revealed that Dean is actually part Asian! He proceeded to tell the story of his last visit here: "I met with someone and he asked, 'Are you part Filipino?' and I said, 'I'm quarter Japanese.' He said, 'No, you're Filipino' and I said, 'I'm quarter Japanese' and he said, 'No, you're Filipino!' So now I'm Filipino!" LOL! (PEP)