That includes farting and snorting cocaine. Plus, Justin Bieber breaks a record and Selena Gomez stars in a new movie.
■ Taylor Swift is getting blamed for a lot of things these days: whitewashing in her "Wildest Dreams" music video, glamorizing gun violence in the "Bad Blood" visual, farting, and snorting cocaine. The girl can't catch a break.
We all do it. Except Taylor Swift, she probably doesn't and if she does it smells like a fine wine aged since 1989. However, a video of her introducing the "Wildest Dreams" music video at the VMA's this past Sunday would have you believing otherwise. Mid-speech, there's a noise that appears to be flatulence, but a spokesperson for MTV actually commented on the matter and can somehow confirm a denial.
"There was absolutely no possibility of it being Taylor or anyone in her party’s microphones picking up ambient sounds," they told the Mirror.
And in a bizarre turn of events, a video posted on YouTube (but since flagged by Viacom for copyright infringement) showed behind-the-scenes footage from a live camera feed of Swift and her gaggle of assistances standing around backstage at the VMA's last Sunday. The video questioned if Swift was snorting cocaine because she's seen fidgeting with her nose as her team holds their arms up to block her from view. Swift's publicist tells Gawker (who has video of the ordeal, in slow motion nonetheless) the singer was merely blowing her nose and was hidden because she didn't want to blow her nose on camera, and notes if someone infers she's snorting cocaine there will be a lawsuit. Completely understandable. When Swift took a deal with Diet Coke, she had no idea it'd spin into this...
TAYLOR SWIFT WAS BLOWING HER NOSE, FOLKS.
■ Justin Bieber's "What Do You Mean?" was streamed more than 21 million times in only five days, surpassing One Direction's record who saw 20 million streams for "Drag Me Down" in its initial week. [Billboard]
■ Demi Lovato will sing about sex on her upcoming record. “Being able to sing about things that I’ve always wanted to sing about, but just always was worried about being the role model, but now if I want to sing about sex or this or that, I’m going to sing about it,” she tells MTV. “So I feel very liberated with this album as well.”
■ Selena Gomez is starring in Neighbors 2 alongside Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron and Dave Franco.
■ Rihanna in Dior magazine:
■ And finally, Tiesto and The Chainsmokers premiered their music video for "Split (Only U)":