Vv Magazine’s industry insiders and undercover scenesters fill you in on the best first-hand gossip from Hollywood, the media, and everything in between. A column that will make you lust for more… who are we talking about? We don’t tell – but we see and hear things and like you, we gossip about it. Check in every Wednesday for the latest from Scene & Heard!
Kim K Leaks Secret Convo Between Taylor Swift and Kanye. Internet Crumbles, Again.
Juice Factor: 10/10
First of all, let’s just give Kim Kardashian a round of applause for being the smartest, conniving woman of the year. She could have released the Snapchat video of Kanye West on the phone with Taylor Swift discussing the lyrics in his song Famous, right away. But no, she waited until #NationalSnakeDay to do so. Everyone went CRAY CRAY because it actually reveals that T-Swift is really the manipulative cold-blooded pop star that people like ex-boyfriend, Calvin Harris, claims her to be. In the video, T-Swift is just gushing over Kanye’s lyrics, saying things like, “I think it’s a compliment” to his lyric “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex”. When the song came out though, T-Swift swiftly changed her story, saying it was misogynist and she never approved of it, blah, blah, blah. Imagine Kanye’s chagrin? The entire battle turned into an ugly, he said she said, until one faithful Sunday evening, when Kim Kardashian whips out the receipts… Update: Taylor Swift WILL NOT be filing legal prosecution, as TMZ reports, because she knew other people were listening in on the phone call (like, she knew she was on speaker, duh) and therefore, it cannot be defined as a confidential conversation.
Melania vs. Michelle
Juice Factor 7/10
Ok, we normally don’t dabble in politics but coming off the T-Swift vs. Kim K argument, we couldn’t help but mention that for her RNC address, Melania Trump blatantly plagiarized Michelle Obama’s speech back from 2008. Now, where T-Swift didn’t know she was necessarily being recorded on video, Melania had to have known that Obama’s speech was on record, easily accessible records, before penning or copy and pasting, rather. We think it’s pretty dumb to copy someone else’s work and even dumber to copy someone else’s work when the proof is only a Google Search away. Problem is, Melania says that she wrote the speech herself with as little help as possible but her husband, Trump, says she had a team of writers who composed the entire speech for her, drawing inspiration from her life. Some people are saying you can’t copy common words. Or can you? Wish Kim K had video evidence of the truth.
Blind Item: Public Relations Executive Leaves on Bad Blood Terms
Juice Factor: 6/10
In the world of PR and Marketing, the musical chairs is almost as bad as creative directors and their fashion houses. Every day, there’s news of employees moving from one company to another, but every once in a while, it’s not on good terms. Recently, an otherwise seemingly friendly PR girl, leaves a trail of blood in her path as she executes a lateral movement like no other. Upon unexpectedly saying goodbye to her former agency, she left nasty emails to her former employer, co-workers and basically hit a downward spiral. The PR girl was known for being very cheerful, almost too cheerful. Once she left the agency, she rained on everyone’s parade. Could it be there was something unsettled with her place of employment that caused the breakdown?
Another Royal Wedding is On the Way!
Juice Factor 7/10
If you haven’t heard the news yet, it’s true! Pippa Middleton is engaged. Apparently her fiancé James Matthews got down on one knee while they were spending vacation together by the Lake District in Northern England. She flashed the rock to paparazzi in the most recent picture of her circulating the Internet. We’re guessing it is at least 4 carats. The news of their engagement came as a shock to most of their friends and family, as People reports, an excited family member said “Woo hoo! She kept that under the radar. Good move!” But the couple has had a rocky past. They dated briefly in 2012 before splitting and dating other people for three years. In 2015, the couple was seen rekindling their flame in St. Barts. Will they have what it takes to make it down the aisle? Only time (and paparazzi) will tell. What does sister, Kate, think of the announcement? An official statement came from Kensington Palace saying, “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are absolutely delighted with the news.” How generic!
Blind Item: Entertainment Personality Shuns Neighbours
Juice Factor 8/10
When the new neighbour moves in and he’s a famous entertainment personality, there’s bound to be a gift basket or welcoming committee. Sources say upon moving into one of Toronto’s most exclusive addresses, this famous Canadian, isn’t playing nice. He wears big sunglasses so as not to be recognized, puts his head down and doesn’t speak to anyone. Ok, nice try. He sticks out like a sore thumb. And sore he is! Apparently, he refuses to ride the elevator with other residents so as not to be recognized or have to strike up a conversation about how, omg, famous he is and he won’t even put his name on the intercom. If you’re trying to be private about your life, maybe you should stop tagging where you live on social media!
Blind Item: Couple Takes Vacation Apart
Juice Factor: 8/10
In the world of dating and socialites, there’s always a drama or two. We’ve had our eye on one of Canada’s high profile couples, and their Instagram accounts, and it’s clear that they have been spending much time apart. One of them has been confiding in friends about the need to have time alone while the other has been seen spending more and more time with their group of friends, on their own. We’ve been watching the situation closely as we’ve heard from multiple sources who claim to be close to the pair, things aren’t going so well. And just a few days ago, it appears that they are not on vacation together. What is going on? Can we know for sure? Are they dating other people? Who else is on that vacation and why are they spending this time apart? There are so many questions to be answered but we are watching for any signs on Snapchat to see who else is sleeping in their beds.
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