I feel like when I was a kid back in the ’80s, it wasn’t really a “thing” to bring celebrities to Sesame Street – at least not as commonplace as it is these days. It’s kind of cool, though, and a reflection of modern times and how kids learn. After all, from the time children are toddlers, they’re bombarded with pop culture from every angle, so seeing familiar famous faces is going to make them more likely to pick up on the lessons being taught, I suppose.
In any case, enough waxing poetic. Let’s just enjoy Ed Sheeran sing a song called ‘Two Different Worlds’ with a bunch of puppets, because it’s pretty great:
Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift have been BFF since Ed opened for Taylor’s tour sometime last year. There’s nothing romantic between them, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t want to help her find love! To that end, he’s hoping romance blooms between Taylor and a fellow celebrity who lives in her apartment building: Orlando Bloom!
‘He’s lovely, and they live in the same building,’ says Ed, 23.
‘[I'm hoping that ] the magic might present itself eventually.’
Ed’s become quite used to playing matchmaker for his celebrity mates.
While staying at Friends star Courteney Cox’s house in LA last year he introduced the actress to Snow Patrol musician Johnny McDaid, who she’s now engaged to.
‘I go out a lot – to meet people, hang out and bring my friends to house parties,’ the redhead reveals.
‘This was one of those nights, and I brought Johnny along with me and introduced them.
‘At the end of the night I went home, and he didn’t. That was it.’
Oh yeah, I forgot he hooked up Courteney Cox and that dude from Snow Patrol. I mean, I guess anything can happen, but I personally don’t see Taylor and Orlando getting together anytime soon. I can’t see them together!
Another day, another celebrity doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. When Jennifer Aniston completed it over the weekend, she nominated her Friends co-star and real life bestie Courteney Cox to take part, and being the good sport she is, Courteney obliged. And to make it even better, she brought the pair’s unlikely buddyEd Sheeran in to help!
And here’s Jennifer Aniston’s, challenge, just for fun:
Demi Lovato has finally stopped talking about her time in rehab long enough to get back to the music, and I kinda feel like she should do it way more often! She did a concert at the iHeart Radio Theatre in Los Angeles, where she covered an Ed Sheeran song, ‘Give Me Love’.
It’s a great track, and Sheeran is really hard to cover well. Is this amazing? Definitely not. Is it as bad as it could have been? Eh, nah. Don’t think so. However, at least she tried and I did make it through the whole thing, so perhaps that’s a relative victory?
Ed Sheeran‘s debut album was MASSIVELY successful – and for good reason. It was really amazing, and the sales proved it. So, now that that’s out of the way, how will is sophomore record do? Eh, I’m not so sure. The first single from it, ‘Sing’, is… interesting and I’m not quite sure what I think about it.
‘Sing’ was produced by Pharrell and has a very Justin Timberlake vibe to it throughout. And by “vibe”, I mean it could literally be a Justin Timberlake song. Not sure if that’s a good or bad thing. Ed has always had that little percussive side to his sound and that’s great, but it’s difficult to sort through this one on first listen.
I really have no idea how this one came about, to be honest, but I guess Jennifer Aniston and Ed Sheeran celebrated Thanksgiving together. You’ve got to hand it to Ed, man – unassuming, “chubby” (I really never got how that label fit him…) little ginger kid who almost didn’t get a record deal and now he’s touring around the world and hanging outwith the likes of Taylor Swift and Jennifer Aniston.
The other woman in the picture is apparently Jennifer’s manager. Where is Justin Theroux? Also, how does Jennifer’s hair still look so good, even when we can barely even see it? So much left unexplained…
Adam Levine may have run away with the title, but Ed Sheeran was also nominated for People’s Sexiest Men Alive… competition? Honour? Whatever. If he seems like an odd choice, don’t worry – he thought so too.
“One of the reasons I said yes to being in this issue is because it’s quite funny. Utterly ridiculous! I don’t think anyone sees me as a sex symbol. I don’t know who the voting party are for People, but thank you. It’s very kind. But I’m sure I’m the only person on this list who has a belly.”
“Though I guess Austin Powers was considered a sex symbol, and we share similar physical-appearance qualities. I brush my teeth though. My other usual grooming habits are showering and a shave now and then. Sometimes I put on a suit. Or not! I get voted worst-dressed quite a lot, so I obviously don’t put much thought into it.”
I love me a bit of Ed Sheeran and think he’s lovely. It’s so great to see the success he’s having here in the US. I remember when he was just a little unknown guy with a guitar in the UK, so he’s come a long way. I can’t rate his physical attractiveness, mostly because he’s not in my forte, being the wrong gender and all. That’s not to say that I can’t recognise hotness when it’s staring me in the face, but he’s just… Ed!