Taylor Swift ended her 1989 tour this week, but let’s be honest: You stopped paying attention months ago to the never-ending parade of celebrity guests she invited onstage. Or did you? Test your squad smarts before Swift’s 1989 World Tour Live doc is released this weekend via Apple Music, with Vulture’s Taylor Swift “Welcome to the Stage” Quiz. … [Read more...] about Quiz: Did Taylor Swift Welcome This Celeb to the Stage During Her
Selena GomezThe most prominent of the “second wave” of Taylor friends. (Other members: Ashley Greene, Dianna Agron.) There are always rumors that Selena’s off-and-on thing with Justin Bieber has created a rift in their friendship, and it’s fun to read between the lines of interviews to see if that’s actually true. Here’s the latest, from Selena: “She just kind of looked at me and was like, ‘Selena, if you’re the smartest person in the room, I think you’re … in the wrong room.” Yep. … [Read more...] about From Becky to Maple Lattes: Presenting Vulture’s Taylor Swift Glossary
Stan wars raged out of control in May. Taylor Swift fans tried to cancel Burger King for a tweet poking fun at her songs about ex-boyfriends. Barbz called for Usher’s head when he downplayed the prospect of a Verzuz battle between Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Kim, calling the Young Money chart-topper a “product” of the Bad Boy pioneer. Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande fans united against Tekashi 6ix9ine for the suggestion that their collaborative No. 1 single “Stuck with U” cheated its way past his comeback track “Gooba,” which landed at No. 3. Doja Cat caught smoke from every direction throughout the long Memorial Day weekend for dalliances in nebulous internet chat spaces and cavalier use of slurs popularized by racists on forums. Lana Del Rey got lit up by a coalition of Nicki, Beyoncé, and Cardi B fans last week for an Instagram post expressing frustration about the feeling that she isn’t allowed the same leeway for self-expression … [Read more...] about Stan Culture Is Due a Reckoning. So Are the Celebrities They Worship.
On his dad David's birthday, he shared another photo from outdoors, with the pair on a walk and the caption, "Happy birthday dad I love you so so so much and hope you have the best day. Sorry for being officially taller than you now @davidbeckham." A few days later, Romeo posted a video of him and David playing table tennis on the tennis court. … [Read more...] about Victoria and David Beckham’s son Romeo can’t stop showing off his Cotswolds bedroom