Last night at the MTV VMAs, Taylor Swift and Kanye West came full circle—not because they finally and publicly made amends after the 2009 VMAs incident when Kanye interrupted Taylor’s acceptance speech, but because Kanye, once again, got Taylor mad.

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Radar reports:

Playing off of their rocky VMA history, MTV slated Swift to present Kanye with his award — but not without a detailed plan! “They had agreed to his talking points as part of the agreement of her presenting the award,” the insider told RadarOnline.com. “And then he went ‘in a whole different direction.’”

As Kanye launched into his free-form acceptance speech, which included references to his status as one of music’s most hated and misunderstood artists, as well his plans to run for president in 2020, Swift began to panic. With no chance at getting Kanye’s speech back on plan, she and her handlers took action, starting with Swift getting the heck away from Kim Kardashian West! “She said she went into tunnel vision when he started going off script and that she tried to put distance between her and Kim,” the source said. “Her publicist had them kill planned shots to her once he went off course.”

But in the end, she had nothing to worry about. “(Swift) said ‘it could have be worse’ but luckily it wasn’t about her even though he had agreed to apologize but didn’t,” the insider revealed

~He’s so small and stoned as hell! He’s so bad but he does it so well.~

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[Radar]


Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Kim Richards will not be serving jail time for her assault on a police officer and drunk and unruly conduct at the Beverly Hills Hotel because she’s a white lady. Instead, she will “attend 52 Alcoholics Anonymous classes and complete 30 days of community labor, which would include jobs such as cleaning up the freeway,” according to Page Six. [Page Six]


Kathy Griffin reignited her years-long feud with Demi Lovato last night by tweeting critically about Demi’s VMAs performance.

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“Demi’s live singing was very obviously live if you know I’m saying. And then the rest of the track or tracks. #atleastshesang-ish #VMAs,” Kathy tweeted, prompting Demi to respond, “Happy 2 see ur still stanning me @kathygriffin. Dont worry, my new album is out Oct 16. But u prob already knew that.”

For background on their feud, read this ONTD link or cut to the chase by sticking your head into a barrel of snakes. [ONTD]


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