“Look What You Made Me Do”, the video that has made its director Twitter’s most active troll (ok, second-most active), has dominated conversations since it dropped due to whether or not it was a rip off of Beyoncé or whether its alleged targets, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, even gave a fuck. It’s been two weeks, so Taylor Swift has to do something to keep her fans thirsty for more, so why not drop a totally authentic behind-the-scenes look at the making of the video. Continue reading
You can’t be a real Bostonian without being a bit of an a-hole. Hell, I’ve given three people in this coffee shop the finger just over the span of typing out two sentences. So it’s only natural Jake Gyllenhaal gets into character and acts like one on the press tour for Stronger, the film where he portrays real-life Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman. Jake and Jeff interviewed each other and it’s not so much an interview as it’s 2 minutes them sassing one another. Continue reading
When Taylor Swift released “Shake It Off” three years ago, I had two very strong reactions. My ears were in pain, and I couldn’t believe the audacity she had to rip off the 3LW 2001 hit “Playas Gon’ Play.” Taylor’s chorus sounded just a little too similar to 3LW’s chorus; the kind of similar that makes you call up a lawyer. And that’s what has happened, three years later, sure, but delayed justice for 3LW is still justice!
When the Beyhive saw a teaser clip of Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” music video, they angrily buzzed, “Look at the Rachel Roy take-down you’re about to make me do!!!” Taylor had the audacity to stand front and center in a line-up of her dancers, which had never been done by a pop star until Beyoncé Queen of the Universe and Our Lord and Savior Knowles-Carter Christ deemed it necessary to do in her video for “Formation.” I really wish it had just ended there, but (to borrow a favorite Dlisted phrase) the Butterscotch Don pulled her foundation move and sent in a minion to fight her battle.
Music video director Joseph Kahn first told people to take a seat and wait until the vid came out and recognize that no one was ripping off Beyoncé. And then it ended there, and people went along with their lives.
Wrong! It keeps going.
Gigi Hadid, Selena Gomez, Karlie Kloss, Todrick Hall, and the Haim sisters all better start thinking about putting in some overtime friendship hours with Taylor Swift, because Joseph Kahn appears to be gunning hard for the title of Most Valuable Squad Member.
It’s not a true Taylor Swift new album era until the full wave of endorsement tie-ins and product placement has begun. She’s hawked Diet Coke, CoverGirl, Elizabeth Arden, Apple, and Keds in the past. This time around, she’s somehow gotten UPS on board because…um, I don’t really know why. But I naively thought her endorsements were behind her. Old Taylor was dead, right? Which means New Taylor is all about the music and just being a free spirit? Hahaha, WRONG.