John Mayer recently tried to land a date with music producer David Foster’s daughter Erin Foster on Instagram. After David posted a photo of him and Erin, wishing her a happy birthday, John wasted no time leaving a comment. “Can you put in a good word for me?” he wrote, eliciting laughter and praise from fans applauding his bravery. “When @johnmayer creeps your IG to hit on your daughter,” one wrote alongside an emoji crying with laughter. Luckily for John, it does appear that Erin is single. The 35-year-old is a comedy writer and performer; she starred in the VH1 reality TV show Barely Famous alongside her sister Sara Foster.
Taylor Swift released a dark new song called “Look What You Made Me Do” last night that could be about a number of celebrities she’d feuded with over the years, including Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, and ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris. The lyric video, directed by Joseph Kahn, shows snakes slithering across the screen as Taylor sings, “I don’t like your perfect crime/ How you laugh when you lie/ You said the gun was mine/ It’s cool / I don’t like you.” She continues, “But I got smarter, I got harder in a nick of time. Honey I rose up from the dead, I do it all the time/ I got a list of names and yours is in red underlined.” Taylor goes on to make it clear that she’s aware that the public’s perception of her has changed since the Kimye drama by singing, “I don’t trust nobody and nobody trusts me/ I’ll be the actress starring in your bad dreams.” Toward the end of the song, she then declares, “The old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? ‘Cause she’s dead!” Taylor’s song “Look What You Made Me Do” is the first off her forthcoming album Reputation, due November 10.
Now, on to Katy Perry… after initially saying she’d release the music video for “Swish Swish” today, Katy went ahead and let it loose a day early, so, yesterday.
It may or may not be a coincidence that she moved the video’s release up on the heels of frenemy Taylor Swift’s announcement that she’d be dropping her new single at midnight.
Director James Cameron is under fire for his criticism of the box office hit Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot. “She’s an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing! I’m not saying I didn’t like the movie but, to me, it’s a step backwards.” James went on to use Sarah Conner (played by Linda Hamilton) in his film Terminator 2 as a better example of a great female protagonist. “Sarah Connor was not a beauty icon,” he explained. “She was strong, she was troubled, she was a terrible mother, and she earned the respect of the audience through pure grit.” Twitter users were quick to rip James for his comments. Meanwhile, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins issued a lengthy response on Instagram in which she countered, “James Cameron’s inability to understand what Wonder Woman is, or stands for, to women all over the world is unsurprising as, though he is a great filmmaker, he is not a woman.”
Things got weird when Celine Dion was asked about her personal life during a recent press conference in Montreal, Canada. “How’re things going? It’s a whole new world for you, you’re a single woman,” a reporter noted. “Are you asking me out?” Celine joked. She then launched into a rendition of Rihanna’s “Diamonds” that made it clear she didn’t know all the words. When the questions about her love life persisted, Celine broke out singing Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin'” and Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Goin’ On.” However, she later turned more serious and revealed she’s still recovering rom the deaths of both her husband René Angélil and brother Daniel Dion in January 2016. “I’m enjoying myself. I went through a lot,” she noted. “At this time in my life, going back a few years back when it was so hard, I feel as though I can spread my wings. There is a force that takes over when you believe, and I’m a believer.”
Gwen Stefani has admitted she might consider leaving The Voice to be a judge on American Idol. “That would, like, I don’t know,” Gwen says. “You never know what could happen. You just never know… but I doubt it.” Despite the hesitation, Gwen goes on to explain that she loves being on The Voice and feels that it “fuels” her musical side. But could a $25 million paycheck–which new Idol judge Katy Perry is receiving–sway her? Well Gwen herself said she thinks Katy got all the money… which probably isn’t far from the truth.
Jennifer Hudson is set to replace Stefani on The Voice’s coaches panel this fall, alongside Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.
After it debuts at the Toronto International Film Festival next month, Lady Gaga’s new documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two, will premiere on Netflix on September 22. Gaga’s manager, Bobby Campbell says, “I’m excited for people to really get to know the woman I work with everyday. She’s one of the hardest working, most genuine, and truly hilarious people in the world.” In one preview clip, Gaga is heard crying in front of her stylist and saying, “I’m alone…I go from everyone touching me all day and talking at me all day to total silence.” In another one she begins to say what she doesn’t like about Madonna… then it fades out…I can’t wait to watch it!
After news broke this week that Amy Schumer had renegotiated her Netflix stand-up special pay to be more on par with the $20 million that Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle each earned, Amy has taken to Instagram to clarify why she didn’t get as much money as they did. “Thanks for chiming in on what you feel I deserve to be paid,” Amy wrote. “I believe women deserve equal pay. However, I don’t believe I deserve equal pay to Chris and Dave. They are legends and two of the greatest comics of all time.” She added, “I didn’t ask for the same as my friends. I did ask for more than the initial offer…The reports of me ‘demanding’ or ‘insisting’ on equal pay to them aren’t true.” Amy reportedly received $11 million for her taping of The Leather Special.
A group called Truth in Advertising has filed a complaint against Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop website, saying it makes false health claims about its products. And they cited 51 examples.
Some of the products in question include a Carnalian crystal claiming to treat infertility, a jade vaginal egg promoted as a way to combat uterine prolapse, and Goop’s signature perfume which it claims improves memory and can “work as antibiotics.”