Taylor Swift’s has donated $15,500 to the GoFundMe page set up by a young fan whose mom has been in a coma for three years.
Earlier this month, the fan, Sadie, tweeted out the link to her GoFundMe page and wrote to her fellow Swifties, “Hey guys. I’m really nervous to post this. Please help if you can and pray for my family. I’m sorry I never said anything sooner and that I’m suddenly asking for help. I love you guys so much.” The tweet contained the text of a lengthy letter in which Sadie explained that her mom has been in a coma due to an ulcer that bled and cut off oxygen to her brain. While she’s made some progress, she is still considered to be comatose until she’s able to communicate. At the GoFundMe link, the “most-liked” donation is Taylor’s, and it reads, “Love, Taylor, Meredith and Olivia Swift.” Thanks to Taylor, the GoFundMe site has now raised more than $26,000 of its $40,000 goal.
Mariah Carey will be joining NBC’s The Voice as a key adviser, the singer announced on the Today show. The 48-year-old singer will be an adviser on Jennifer Hudson’s team this season during the show’s Knockout Rounds. “The sessions with the contestants, some of them have completely blown me away,” Carey said about her experience on the series. “It’s like a humbling experience to be around all the raw talent,” she continued. “It’s nice to see other people and what they’re doing and what they’re working with and what they’re bringing to the table in terms of their contributions as artists. So I really enjoyed it.”
Mariah will be featured during next week’s episodes. Her upcoming gig comes five years after she was a judge on American Idol.
Carey recently announced a new world tour in support of her upcoming 15th studio album Caution, which is set to arrive November 16th. The North American leg of the tour begins February 27th in Dallas.
What a guy! Prince Harry knows his pregnant wife Meghan Markle can’t partake in alcohol these days, so he is also abstaining in solidarity. At a black tie reception hosted by the Fijian prime minister he toasted with water, instead of bubbly. They’re currently on a 16-day tour of the region; sadly, the pregnancy has delayed the royal family’s scheduled visit tot he U.S., but when they do come, a royal tot will be in tow! Twitter, meanwhile, melted into a puddle at Harry’s gesture, declaring him the “best husband ever.”
Ed Sheeran outed himself as a fan of both Korn and Marilyn Manson this week. Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch shared a photo on Instagram of himself and Ed at Manson’s Nashville concert this week. “Of course @teddysphotos would walk right past me and [Korn 0=”guitarist” 1=”James” 2=”“Munky”” 3=”Shaffer”] @marilynmanson concert and tell us he just listened to ‘Freak On a Leash’ earlier today.” Brian captioned the shot. “Why should we be surprised?”
Cardi B raps about her newborn daughter Kulture, morning sex and Black Panther on her new track “Money.” According to People, the catchy track finds Cardi spitting lines such as, “I was born to flex, diamonds on ya neck / I like boardin’ jets, I like mornin’ sex / But nothing in this world that I like more than Kulture.” She also shouts out the Marvel blockbuster, claiming, “B**ch, I will black on your a** / Wakanda forever.” “Money” will either serve as a one-off single or the first track from an upcoming project.
Jada Pinkett Smith recently shared on her Facebook Watch show Red Table Talk that she once went on a date with Alfonso Ribeiro. “I actually think I dated Alfonso,” she recalled to husband Will Smith. “I think we went on one date together.” Will, who seemed to already know the story, added, “He like, took you on a motorcycle or something.” Jada went on to tease the news about Ribeiro by tweeting the clip of her discussing him. Ribeiro then responded, “Sorry Jada. Your memory is a little off. We went to lunch with your family when we both guest starred on A Different World the year before you became a regular.” Jada replied alongside laughing and heart emojis, “My fault, Alf… I thought it was a date.”
Here’s a pro tip for you if you’re ever about to make sweet, sweet love to
John Mayer. . . he WILL sing his songs to you. But only if you ask. Because he’s really not that kind of guy.
In an interview with Cazzie David on his Instagram Live, John said, quote, “If it’s after a show and a girl asks, ‘Sing “Your Body is a Wonderland”,’ do you want to be the kind of guy who goes, ‘No?’ . . . You want to play along.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Cazzie asked John if he’s ever pleasured himself to his own music. He said, “I don’t think I’ve [done 0=”that”] to any music, except when I was much younger and MTV was all there was for a young man.
“In what world do you imagine that a man would [do 0=”that”] to his own music?”
John also admitted that his “count” when it comes to the ladies is, quote, “sub-500.” But he added that he gets rejected a lot these days, because he has become “P.R. poison.” Wow! The guy is honest and seems to have some self-awareness… I still like him!
A lot of little girls want to dress up as Disney princesses for Halloween, but there’s been some debate over “Moana” . . . and whether non-Polynesian girls can do it.
Disney even pulled a “Moana” costume two years ago after some customers complained that it was racist.
Well, 17-year-old Auli’I Cravalho is the Hawaiian actress who voices Moana, and she’s fine with any kid dressing as her, and says it’s “absolutely appropriate.”
She says, “It’s done in the spirit of love and for Disney . . . and for the little ones who just want to dress up as their favorite heroine, I’m all for it . . .
“I’d encourage anyone who wants to dress up as a wayfinder who journeys beyond her reef to figure out who she truly is, I totally support you. Go for it. Parents can dress up as Moana, too.”