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Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris are dating, apparently

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I really want to believe that this is just another foundless Hollywood rumour, because if it’s true… I don’t even have words. Reports have been making the rounds lately that Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris are dating, and oh man, if that’s happening… wow. In case you can’t recall who Calvin Harris is off the top of your head, he used to date Rita Ora and makes some pretty great pop music (and a shit ton of money doing fuck all as a “DJ”) on a regular basis.

Apparently Calvin previously said that he’d “swipe left” on TSwift on Tinder and called her “the opposite of his type”, but now he’s seeing cartoon hearts and dollar signs when he looks her way.

From TMZ:

So why the change of heart? Our sources who are prominent in the DJ world say Calvin got to know Taylor through the Haim sisters, Taylor’s best friends. Calvin and Haim have a hit song, “Pray to God,” that was released earlier this month. He got to know her and liked her.

But our sources say Calvin is the best businessman among DJs and knows the cache of dating the biggest pop star in the world.

They believe Calvin has developed feelings for Taylor, but they say he’s wired for success and there’s no hard dividing line separating his personal life from business.

Oh God, this is going to be a MAJOR disaster. Also, it looks like there’s more truth to this than any of us would like to admit since there are pictures and videos of them holding hands, snuggling and being all romantic with each other. Poor Taylor – she should have stuck a bit more strictly to her vow to stay single.

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The Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards got pretty crazy last night

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The Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards aired last night, and as you can see from the photos, things got preeeeetty crazy. Isn’t it funny how simple kids are? All they want to do is laugh at people getting slime dumped all over them. It’s universally hilarious!

Everyone in Hollywood was there – Angelina Jolie and her two kids, Zahara and John; Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise, Nick Jonas, Emma Stone, etc. etc. Angelina won Best Villain for Maleficent, Emma Stone was the Favorite Movie Actress for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Selena Gomez was the favorite song. Full list of the winners is available here.

Looked like fun!

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Tom Cruise has “tantrums” if he doesn’t do his own stunts

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Tom Cruise has always made it a point in interviews to bring up the fact that he does all his own stunts because he’s totally fit and heroic. He’s performed nearly every stunt in his Mission Impossible movies and a bunch of others that I’m too lazy to IMDB because I’m not a Cruise fan, but needless to say, he’s a bit of a daredevil. Apparently so much so that he throws “tantrums” on sets if the director prefers to use a stunt double.

From Page Six:

It all begs the question — with millions upon millions of box-office dollars on the line, how on earth does one of the world’s biggest movie stars get the insurance to tempt death?

“He stomps his feet and fights for it and tells [the studio] that basically if they don’t [let him], he’s not going to do the movie,” laughs Wade Eastwood, the movie’s stunt coordinator and Cruise’s friend. “When he wants to do something cool, he’ll fight to the death in order to do it.”

Brian Kingman, the managing director for Gallagher Entertainment, which insures studio films, says that safeguards and qualifications make it possible for big stars to do their own stunts — if someone’s willing to pay.

“I mean, if you’ve got enough time, talent and money, anything is insurable,” he says. “All insurers want to know is that things are done safely and any risk is a reasonable one.”

Brad Bird, who directed the last “Mission,” has said that Cruise’s role as a producer on his films gives him the leverage to do it all.

But most action stars don’t get the chance to do their own stunts because they don’t have the power to make it happen.

“You’ve got a lot of actors that get close, like the Hugh Jackmans of the world and the Daniel Craigs — but Tom Cruise and Jackie Chan are the only two I know that do a hundred percent of it themselves,” says Eastwood.

Apparently this really doesn’t matter to anyone else – most stars just don’t want to do their own stunts. I can’t really hate on Tom for wanting to. It’s dangerous, sure, but if you’re a thrill-seeker, of course you’re going to want to perform these insane, impossible feats. I’d shit myself and wouldn’t hesitate to bring in a stunt double, but to each his own. The tantrums are a bit corny, but we are talking about Tom Cruise here.

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Zayn Malik opens up about One Direction departure

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Zayn Malik‘s decision to leave One Direction last week made the world go insane. Employees requested compassionate leave from work to mourn the departure (yes, seriously), girls were threatening to kill themselves on Twitter and even Justin Bieber took the news pretty hard:


Of course, the world goes on. But Zayn has finally sat down to speak to The Sun (via The Telegraph) about his feelings and thoughts behind his decision and he comes off sounding kinda like a dipshit:

On finally coming to the decision to throw in the towel…

“It is crazy and wild and a bit mad.

“But at the same time I’ve never felt more in control in my life.

“And I feel like I’m doing what’s right — right by myself and right by the boys, so I feel good.”

On knowing he wanted out for a quite some time…

“You know, I did try to do something that I wasn’t happy doing for a while, for the sake of maybe other people’s happiness.

“And that was mainly the fans. And I only ever tried to do it for the fans, and it was only ever for them.”

On feeling like he’s let his fans down…

“That’s the main thing that I don’t want to happen.

“It’s not that I’ve turned my back on them or anything, it’s just that I just can’t do that anymore because it’s not real to me.”

On whether he thinks the band will stay together…

“They still want to do it for a while, so they’re going to carry on doing what they want to do.

“And I think they’re going to do ok for a while, do you know what I mean?

“I think they’re going to be cool.”

On confirming he is still engaged to Perrie Edwards…

“Yeah, she’s always supportive. She’s always good, man.”

Well, that was… enlightening. There have been some suggestions that Zayn was actually removed from the band rather than choosing to leave on his own, but who knows. Fans are nuts and have been calling Perrie Edwards the Yoko Ono of One Direction, too, which… LOL.

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Chelsea Handler says Bill Cosby tried his sexual assault moves on her

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Bill Cosby is basically a known rapist now. Don’t give me the whole “innocent until proven guilty” lark – sure, in a court of law, that’s the case. But I don’t believe that dozens of women – including many famous women who have zero reason to make shit up – have conspired just to take an old man down. Sorry, not buying it. And now Chelsea Handler has added her voice to the chorus, revealing that about a decade ago, Bill nearly tried his drugging routine on her and thankfully she escaped.

From Esquire:

‘I was in Atlantic City playing, doing stand-up, and he was doing stand-up in Atlantic City in the same hotel, and at like three o’clock in the afternoon, someone from the hotel came down and said, “Oh, you know, Mr. Cosby would really like to meet you up in his hotel suite.” And I thought, That’s really weird. This was like ten years ago. And I said, That’s really weird. I don’t want to go alone. I go, I don’t know him. So the three guys I was with—thank God these guys were with me. One was filming and one was like a producer; we were filming something—I brought them up with me to his room and thank God I did, because now I know what would’ve happened if I went up there alone. And I forgot about it when all the stories about Bill Cosby came out. I was like, I didn’t even think of it. Then my friend texted me the other day saying, “Do you remember that night we went up to, or that afternoon we went up to Bill Cosby’s and you were so freaked out you made us come with you?” And I said, Yeah, and he said, “Hello! You could’ve been one of his victims if we weren’t there.” And I went, “Oh my gosh …” Yeah, so yeah, he’s guilty.’

Why am I not surprised to hear this? Of course, Chelsea managed to avoid a potentially disastrous situation, which is great, but somehow I imagine we’ll be hearing more and more of these stories year after year. Of course, nothing will ever become of it since apparently it’s not worth prosecuting him over, but these women need to tell their stories and the truth about Cosby needs to be known.

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Britney Spears and Charlie Ebersol are still going strong

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Britney Spears and boyfriend Charlie Ebersol have been together for a few months now, and things are going well! They’re having hot sex all the time, he seems to like her kids and BritBrit is happy. What more can you ask for? Now Britney has opened up about the relationship for the first time in a cover feature for People, as you do.

When Britney Spears’s assistant first showed the singer a photo of her single friend, producer Charlie Ebersol, the superstar was immediately intrigued.

“I thought he was really adorable and she said he was good to people, so I went for it,” Spears tells PEOPLE in this week’s exclusive cover story.

Given the green light, Ebersol, 32, asked Spears, 33, what she’d like to do for their first date. “I said, ‘Cook for me!’ ” she says. “So he made fish, mushrooms, avocado with a dressing, and tomatoes and mozzarella. It was amazing.”

Charlie has kept up the romance lark this entire 6 months, and on her birthday they even made… waffles (???) on the floor.

“For my birthday, we made waffles on the floor, with candles, and he bought me a real beautiful cake and a beautiful gift that I have on the wall,” she says. “One of my favorite songs is ‘Thank U,’ by Alanis Morissette, and he put all the words to the song in a long frame. It was really thoughtful.”

Um, WHAT? ‘Thank U’ is one of her favourite songs? Hahahaha. I don’t even know why that cracks me up, but it totally does. Oh, BritBrit. Never change.

PS – Why does she look Photoshopped into that header image???

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Shailene Woodley loves eating bugs

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Shailene Woodley seems to have really taken to her role as Hollywood’s hippie forest nymph and isn’t at all concerned about coming off as bizarre or downright ridiculous, which kinda makes me like her more. Homegirl is legit committed to her ~off the grid~ lifestyle. She spends days by the sea (hippies are drawn to the ocean because of Mother Nature, duh), she makes her own soap and she’s even heralding bugs as the next big superfood.

Here are some highlights from her new cover shoot for Nylon.

On the powers of bone broth:

Woodley spent her Friday night hunkering over a pot for hours in her Venice rental, waiting for the marrow bones she’d bought at the butcher’s to boil down. She finished up the last of it for breakfast this morning.

“I was laughing on the way here because I was worried I had beef broth breath,” admits Woodley. She doesn’t, but the soup must be doing her some good. In flowy linen overalls and a loose cream-colored T-shirt that slips off her shoulders, Woodley appears relaxed and engaged, if a little tired in the occasional moment when her thoughtful responses peter out into silence.

On being a natural goddess:

She easily springs back to life when the topic turns to her favorite preoccupations, few of which have anything to do with movies. She’s just as fascinated by the powers of galangal (Thai ginger), cramp bark (for PMS), or meditation—she kicks off every morning with a little zazen—as she is with whatever legendary director she happens to be working with (at the moment, it’s the famously intense Oliver Stone on the upcoming Edward Snowden biopic) or what projects she’d like to do next (a “big, stylish musical”—who knew?).

On eating bugs (from the behind-the-scenes video):

“I’ve eaten ants and that was great. And June bugs, that was great. I think the future of food is in insects, so we’ll see what happens.”

Huh. I mean, let’s be honest – the likelihood that Shailene Woodley chows down on insects on a daily basis is slim to none, but I appreciate her unwavering dedication to extreme hipsterism. She truly has reached new heights with it. And somehow, she manages not to be (too) obnoxious about it all, which is somewhat of a miracle.

The full interview is long as shit, but worth a read for the lulz alone, if that’s your thing.

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