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Ellie Goulding Denies Ever Dating Ed Sheeran

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You may not follow Ellie Goulding and Ed Sheeran news – either separately or together, if that’s even a thing – but the basic word on the street is that at one time, Ellie and Ed were dating, and then Ellie fucked Ed over by going off to sleep with Niall Horan from One Direction and Ed was furious and heartbroken so he wrote “Don’t” about her. Ed has actually confirmed his relationship with Ellie before in interviews, but Ellie is finally speaking up and she claims it never happened. DRAMA!

“I did go on a few dates with Niall [Horan] but I was never in a relationship with Ed [Sheeran],” the “Burn” songstress, 28, revealed in Elle UK. “I have absolutely no idea where that came from and why it was turned into such a big thing.”

“I find it so frustrating that female musicians are constantly defined by the men they have or haven’t dated. It’s something I’ve talked about with Taylor a lot,” she said, referring to “Blank Space” singer Taylor Swift, who is also pals with Sheeran. “She definitely feels that. She gets bothered by it. It’s like, you can be a great artist, you can write great songs, but the thing that everyone is going to talk about is some relationship they think you have had or not had. It’s definitely something we both think happens to female artists over male artists.”

Hmm. Now I’ve loved Ellie for years (as in, before she ever even got her record deal and was just updating demos to MySpace), and I’m a pretty staunch supporter of her in every way, but I’m not buying it. Ed Sheeran may not be the most physically attractive man in the universe, but he’s a kind and talented one and would have no trouble getting a girlfriend. Why would he bother to make an entire story up? And why about her?

After all, as he pointed out, you don’t hold hands with someone you’re just friends with:

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Also, valiant effort on Ellie’s behalf in trying to turn the issue into a bigger one about sexism. It’s not just female musicians, girl – ANY woman in any field in the entire world is always pressed about relationships. It’s messed up, but it’s hardly defined her career, not nearly as much as it has other women in the biz (like Taylor, for instance). So I dunno, the whole thing is just weird. She shouldn’t have to talk about this at all, but then, why do it? Say it’s a topic that’s off the table rather than twisting the knife a bit by denying it altogether.

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Ed Sheeran does Sesame Street

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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:

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Ed Sheeran wants Taylor Swift and Orlando Bloom to hook up

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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!

From NOW Magazine:

‘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!

Ed Sheeran helps Courteney Cox do the Ice Bucket Challenge

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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 buddy Ed Sheeran in to help!

And here’s Jennifer Aniston’s, challenge, just for fun:

Demi Lovato covered Ed Sheeran’s ‘Give Me Love’ and it wasn’t completely awful

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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?

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Ed Sheeran thinks he’s Justin Timberlake now, I guess…

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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.

What do you think of ‘Sing’?

Jennifer Aniston Celebrated Thanksgiving With… Ed Sheeran?

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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 out with 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…

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