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Taylor Swift Beatboxed And It Was Uncomfortable

Oh. Taylor Swift. Taylor, Taylor, Taylor. I love your unbridled enthusiasm 99.9% of the time. And a few lines of "Mean" all in the spirit of Fun while you spit a beat in the background sounds OK, in theory. But I'm only human, and when you beatboxed with LL Cool J at last night's Grammy nominee concert—specifically, when you began to do the "'gangsta hands"—I winced really hard. And now my face might be stuck this way, forever. [Fuse.tv]

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Here are your Grammy nominees, by the way. [Vulture]

Swiftie also said that she doesn't know how love works, even though she obviously does, which makes her... kind of a Wizard of Oz character or something? TAILS, YOU KNEW ALL ALONG. [Monsters and Critics]

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And, as it turns out, the Twitter account that everyone thought belonged to Eminem's daughter Hailie Mathers, who yesterday expressed her dismay that Taylor had gotten her gah-dam claws into Harry Styles, was an impostor Hailie Mathers. Put that kind of effort into your SCHOOLWORK, Fake Twitter Hailie Mathers, and you will go far. [Us Weekly]


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Just like my mother always told me as she tucked me in when I was a little girl, the bad thing about being Martha Stewart is having to touch so many Thanksgiving turkeys that you get salmonella. She contracted the illness as a result of groping raw fowl over and over during her myriad holiday-themed appearances on morning shows. She was in bed for days. "It was terrible," she says, adding, "I lost some weight, though." Oh, then it was totes worth it! [Page Six]


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An ornery Jack White has clarified something he said about Lady Gaga in an interview with Esquire ("I don't think she [Lady Gaga] lives it because it's all artifice. It's all image with no meaning behind it. You can't sink your teeth into it. It's a sound bite. It's very of this age, because that's what people want"):

I'd like to address the recent tabloidesque drama baiting by the press in regards to Lady Gaga. I never said anything about her music, or questioned the authenticity of her songs in any way. I was in a conversation about the drawbacks of image for the sake of image, and that it is popular nowadays to not question an image in front of you, but only to label it as "cool" or "weird" quickly and dispose of it. I don't like my comments about Lady Gaga's presentation being changed into some sort of negative critique of her music... if you're going to try to cause drama, at least get the quotes right.

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There's a character in Indonesian folklore called a suster ngesot (a "crawling nurse ghost"). Related: Yesterday Amanda Bynes she went to a club by herself in a "white midriff-baring shirt, a ton of makeup and super-long false eyelashes... She seemed sad and empty-eyed," said a source. "She kept looking around like she wanted someone to talk to her." The next day, Bynes haunted a Duane Reade with newly-dyed purple hair and smoked a "suspicious-looking cigarette" in the store. "And she had lipstick all over her face." [Page Six]


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Lena Dunham looked gorgeous as Twiggy in an Entertainment Weekly photo shoot. [People]

"Lena Dunham Doesn't Write For Money And Doesn't Think You Should Either" [Forbes]

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  • Rather unsurprisingly, K8 Middleton is receiving a lot of pregnancy swag. [TMZ]
  • Good news is, she's out of the hospital. [ABC News]
  • Krayzie Bone has avoided jail for a DUI by agreeing to take alcohol education classes. [TMZ]
  • The farm-fresh sweet baby corns of One Direction have turned down a US condom spokesman (spokesmen? spokesboys?) deal. [Daily Star UK]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow wants you to know that a marriage between two Artists (e.g. her and Chris Martin is hard sometimes. [Us Weekly]
  • Jennifer Lopez knows that because after she broke up with Marc Anthony (or, in this headline, amusingly spelled "Antony") she stayed in bed for a little while. And it was extra hard since he was a Roman politician from 50 BC. [Entertainmentwise]
  • Johnny Depp is producing a Don Quixote remake for Disney. Yo, anyone remember Don Juan DeMarco? Does that movie actually exist or was it just a fever dream I had when I was sick one time? [Vulture]
  • Ellie Goulding, weren't you cold? [Daily Mail]
  • There are some new Behind The Candelabra stills, if you are interested in Michael Douglas swathed in feathers. [Daily Mail]
  • Brandi Glanville maybe wins most creative insult competition: she calls her ex-husband Eddie Cibrian's wife Leann Rimes "angelfish" because she "sings like an angel and drinks like a fish." She also said that her son got sick from eating one of Rimes' laxatives. Keep it classy, ladies. [Daily Mail]
  • Brooklyn Decker will guest-star on New Girl. [Vulture]
  • Lindsay Lohan hung out with The Wanted (whose member Max George was supposedly the catalyst for her recent brawl) in Philadelpha. [Us Weekly]
  • Weight Watchers is really pissed at Jessica Simpson for getting knocked up again so quick. [Us Weekly]
  • Demi Moore's "antics" embarrassed her friend Lenny Kravitz. A man, might I remind you, whose poop literally exploded into his neighbor's apartment in 2004. [Daily Mail]
  • Ke$ha settled a lawsuit with her old talent agent for a grillion dollars. [Page Six]

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I just want to take this moment to revisit some of my favorite Gwyneth Paltrow quotes:

"I'd rather smoke crack than eat cheese from a tin."

"When I pass a flowering zucchini plant in a garden, my heart skips a beat."

"I don't really have drunk friends. My friends are kind of adult..."

"I basically love anything that comes in a hot dog bun... except hot dogs."

"I would rather die than let my kid eat Cup-a-Soup."

"Could I use some butter and cheese and eggs in my cooking without going down some kind of hippie shame spiral? Yes. Of course I could."

"St. Marks Bookshop is in NYU territory and so it's no surprise it stocks a bevvy of scholarly titles in Cultural Theory."

"We've got a wood-burning pizza oven in the garden — a luxury, I know, but it's one of the best investments I've ever made... One evening when I had my wood-burning stove going I realized I hadn't thought of dessert."

"Some days I feel like everyone in my world has plugged themselves into my kidneys. I'm so tired."

"When you go to Paris and your concierge sends you to some restaurant because they get a kickback, it's like, 'No. Where should I really be? Where is the great bar with organic wine? Where do I get a bikini wax in Paris?'"

"One cold wintry day in London, I was dreaming about salad nicoise—one of my favorites."

"I've found that the best hangover remedy can be a hot and cold spa treatment. The original would be the traditional Turkish Hamman, but you can find this kind of treatment at spas all over the world."

"During the strict macrobiotic chapter of my life, I ate miso soup every day for breakfast and sometimes with dinner as well."

"I first had a version of this at a Japanese monastery during a silent retreat—don't ask, it's a long story."

"I had my first bowl of gazpacho when I was fifteen in Spain, and the impression it made was a lasting one."

"I'm just a normal mother with the same struggles as any other mother..."

"Beauty fades! I just turned 29, so I probably don't have that many good years left in me."

She is a gem.