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In a pair of interviews, Taylor Swift and her best friend/“End Game” co-writer Ed Sheeran revealed the two sneaky ways she prevents her songs from being leaked. The first, revealed by Sheeran to a Brazilian publication called Capricho (brought to my attention via Vanity Fair), involves iPads, locked briefcases, and anonymous assistants.

When asked whether or not Swift ever sends him “new songs,” Sheeran said she “would never” do such a thing, adding:

“I remember when I did a song with [Taylor] for her album, I was in San Francisco, and they sent someone with a locked briefcase with an iPad and one song on it. They flew to San Francisco and played the song I’ve done with her and asked if I like it...I was like, ‘Yeah,’ and they took it back. That’s how I hear it.”

Not enough Reputation-era leak-prevention news for you this morning? Well, in some recently released behind the scenes footage of production the “End Game” video, Swift showed some wildly awkward showing people how she gets a sea of backup dancers to move to her music without actually playing the song.

See, she wears teeny tiny earbuds, while a “click track” is played loudly for everyone else. “It’s incredibly hard work,” Swift says. It’s also incredibly funny.

[Vanity Fair / ONTD]


Here’s something shitty: Sascha Baron Cohen reportedly paid OJ Simpson $20,000 to be in his next movie. And if that weren’t bad enough, Page Six spoke with some sources who claim Simpson was paid in cash, which was likely a way of avoiding “his civil-judgment debt.” Remember: he owes the Goldman and Brown families $25 million.

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A lawyer for the Goldman family called Baron Cohen’s alleged actions “nuts,” adding, “Paying money—cash no less—in secret to O.J. Simpson is 100 percent unadulterated sleaze.”

[Page Six]


Re: this weekend’s shocking Kim Cattrall Instagram, Hollywood Life has this quote from a source close to Sarah Jessica Parker:

“Sarah was really shocked by Kim’s reaction, but she’s marking it down to raw emotions during a difficult time. Sarah certainly won’t be reaching out with an olive branch ever again, that was her final attempt. Sarah does plan on clapping back though, once the dust has settled and a little time has passed, Sarah is determined to get her side of the story across—and, not surprisingly, her side is very different to Kim’s. Sarah refuses to be portrayed as some kind of mean girl when in truth she’s far from it.”

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The idea of “planning” a clapback is VERY funny to me, but this story is the pits.

[Hollywood Life]


  • Brooklyn Beckham got a tattoo that says POSH. (JK it says MUM.) [JustJared]
  • Do NOT believe the rumors that Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx will soon have a backyard wedding. [Gossip Cop]
  • Home security systems work, and Joe Jonas is proof. [TMZ]
  • Gigi Hadid has something to say. [People]
  • Great headline. [People]