George Lucas, Mark Hamill and more pay tribute to David Prowse: ‘He made Vader leap off the page’

After news broke Sunday morning that David Prowse — the actor behind Darth Vader‘s armour in the original Star Wars trilogy — had died, members of the franchise came together to honour him.

Prowse died on Saturday at age 85 after suffering from an illness. Though James Earl Jones voiced the famous villain in Star Wars, Prowse was the physical actor who portrayed Darth Vader.

In a post on StarWars.com, creator George Lucas wrote a touching tribute to Prowse.

“David brought a physicality to Darth Vader that was essential for the character,” Lucas said. “He made Vader leap off the page and on to the big screen, with an imposing stature and movement performance to match the intensity and undercurrent of Vader’s presence. David was up for anything and contributed to the success of what would become a memorable, tragic figure. May he rest in peace.”

Mark Hamill, who shared many a scene with Prowse as Luke Skywalker, took to Twitter to remember the late actor.

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“So sad to hear David Prowse has passed. He was a kind man and much more than Darth Vader,” Hamill wrote. “Actor-Husband-Father-Member of the Order of the British Empire – 3 time British Weightlifting Champion and Safety Icon the Green Cross Code Man. He loved his fans as much as they loved him.”

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The Peter Mayhew Foundation — representing the late Mayhew, who portrayed Chewbacca in Star Wars — posted a sweet photo on Twitter. “RIP Dave Prowse. I hope you’re up there sharing a pint and a story with the boys.”

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Pia Miller and Patrick Whitesell: Everything we know about the actress’ millionaire fiancé

After a year-and-a-half together, Pia Miller has confirmed her engagement to talent agent Patrick Whitesell in late 2019.

In November 2019, the former Home and Away actress and the Hollywood heavyweight made their relationship red-carpet official as they attended the movie premiere of Ford v Ferrari after months of speculation about their relationship.

Miller, 37, and Whitesell, 55, have remained pretty tight-lipped about their relationship, but here’s everything we know about the couple so far…

Are Pia Miller and Patrick Whitesell engaged? 

The actress first sparked rumours of an engagement after she wore a diamond band on her ring finger during an Oscars after-party in February.

However, the couple were separated for most of the year thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Whitesell lives and works in LA, while Miller has a house in Sydney’s Bondi.

In November 2020, Miller announced on Instagram that the pair are now engaged, showing off a huge diamond ring.

Who are Pia Miller and Patrick Whitesell?

Pia Miller needs no introduction in Australia. The actress has been a fan favourite since her stint on the long-running soap Home and Away, playing Senior Constable Katarina Chapman on the show from 2015 to 2018.

Meanwhile, Whitesell is no stranger to the spotlight himself. As the co-CEO of top talent agency WME, he counts Ford v Ferrari star Matt Damon as well as Ben Affleck, Ryan Reynolds and Aussie Hugh Jackman as clients, and is often seen at A-list events in LA.

What is Patrick Whitesell’s net worth? 

The talent agent is reportedly worth a whopping US$440 million (approx. $642 million). 

And it seems he’s been reportedly spoiling Miller with his riches. For Miller’s birthday, it’s believed he bought her an oversized Chanel x Pharrell Williams bumbag said to be worth a cool $10,000. 

Who was Patrick Whitesell married to?

Whitesell was married to actress and TV host Lauren Sanchez. He filed for divorce from the 49-year-old in April after it was revealed she had an affair with the world’s richest man, billionaire Amazon boss Jeff Bezos. The pair were married for 13 years and share two children, Evan, 13, and Eleanor, 11.

By mid-October, one week after Whitesell and Sanchez finalised their divorce, the talent agent was seen having dinner with Miller at West Hollywood hotspot Craig’s.

When did Patrick Whitesell and Pia Miller first make their relationship public?

The pair first sparked romance rumours in May, when Miller was seen vacationing in Mexico, where Whitesell is said to have a holiday home. 

The actress seemingly confirmed their romance in June when they couple holidayed in Europe. 

“Oh Paris, Paris, the city of lights — I’m in love,” she captioned a series of Instagram photos, one of which featured Whitesell standing with her under the Eiffel Tower.

They set off the rumour mill again in August when the new couple were seen aboard a luxurious yacht in Italy’s Amalfi coast with America Idol host Ryan Seacrest, 44, and his 27-year-old model girlfriend Shayna Taylor. 

Who did Pia Miller date before Patrick Whitesell?

Miller was engaged to film producer Tyson Mullane up until April. The pair — who were dating for two years prior to their November 2017 engagement — never actually confirmed their split. Instead they both just quietly unfollowed each other on social media. 

Before Mullane, Miller was married to former AFL star Brad Miller for eight years. The couple share a 13-year-old son, Lennox, but called it quits in 2015. The actress also has a 16-year-old son, Isaiah, from a previous relationship.

Sean Connery died from heart failure and pneumonia, death certificate reveals

Sean Connery died in his sleep from heart failure and pneumonia, according to his death certificate.

TMZ, who obtained a copy of the document, reported today that the James Bond star passed away on October 31 from respiratory failure due to “pneumonia, old age and atrial fibrillation”. He was 90 years old.

Three weeks ago, his widow, Micheline Roquebrune, told the Scottish Mail that Connery had requested his ashes be scattered across his native Scotland and in the Bahamas, where he had lived after retiring from acting.

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“He wanted his ashes to be scattered in the Bahamas and also in his homeland,” she told the outlet. “Whenever it is possible and safe to travel again, then it is the family’s intention to return to Scotland with him.”

READ MORE: The world reacts to the death of screen legend Sean Connery: ‘Wit and charm measured in megawatts’

Connery and Roquebrune, a French artist, had been married for 45 years. She told the Mail on Sunday that Connery had struggled with dementia in the years leading up to his death.

“It was no life for him,” she said. “It took its toll on him. He was not able to express himself latterly. At least he died in his sleep and it was just so peaceful. I was with him all the time and he just slipped away. It was what he wanted.”

Connery is survived by Roquebrune, whom he married in 1975; his son by ex-wife Diane Cilento, actor Jason Connery; and a grandson from Jason’s marriage to actress Mia Sara. The Bond star was married to Australian actress Cilento from 1962. The couple divorced in 1973 and Cilento died in 2011.

Francia Raisa reacts to Saved by the Bell reboot which mocked Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant

Actress Francia Raisa has addressed the new Saved By the Bell reboot, which made several references to Selena Gomez’s 2017 kidney transplant.

Raisa, 32, spoke out after the show received backlash from the singer’s fans. The actress donated one of her kidneys to Gomez, 28, amid her battle with lupus.

The Secret Life of the American Teenager star addressed the situation via Twitter, responding to news that Peacock, NBCUniversal and the show’s executive producers had apologised.

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“Appreciate the apology but let’s not forget about the donors that potentially felt offended and dismissed from the spray paint written on the wall,” the actress tweeted.

In another tweet, Raisa added, “As a kidney donor I want to show love and let other donors know that you are not alone. You are seen. You are appreciated. You are so brave and your selfless act is very much appreciated and valued!”

In one scene from the reboot, two students at Bayside High argue about who Gomez’s transplant donor was. In another scene, the words “Does Selena Gomez even have a kidney?” are written on the walls in one of the hallways at the school.

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Peacock, NBCUniversal and the show’s executive producers apologised for the references in a statement to Variety.

“We apologise. It was never our intention to make light of Selena’s health. We have been in touch with her team and will be making a donation to her charity, The Selena Gomez Fund for Lupus Research at USC,” the statement read.

In September 2017, Gomez first revealed that she had received a kidney transplant from Raisa, after being open about her battle with lupus for several years.

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“There aren’t words to describe how I can possibly thank my beautiful friend Francia Raísa,” Gomez said. “She gave me the ultimate gift and sacrifice by donating her kidney to me. I am incredibly blessed. I love you so much sis.”

Gomez made her lupus diagnosis public in 2015 and was previously undergoing chemotherapy. In 2016, she stepped away from the spotlight as a result of the mental health concerns regarding her diagnosis.

The ‘Lose You To Love Me’ singer has previously stated she wanted to come forward with her illness to spread awareness of the autoimmune disease and become an advocate.

Rebel Wilson has officially reached her goal weight of 75kg amid her ‘Year of Health’ journey

Rebel Wilson‘s ‘Year of Health’ journey has been a huge success.

Over the weekend, the Pitch Perfect star, 40, announced that she had accomplished her goal of reaching 75kg by the end of 2020.

“Hit my goal with one month to spare!” the actress and comedian wrote on her Instagram Story, alongside a photo of her weighing scales. “Even though it’s not about a weight number, it’s about being healthy, I needed a tangible measurement to have as a goal and that was 75kgs.”

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Wilson, who’s currently at a luxury wellness retreat in Austria, added that she was planning on doing an Instagram Live for fans once she got back to the US.

“I wanna go live on Insta on Tuesday night when I’m back in US to share stuff with you guys and thank everyone for their support. Sooo until then…6pm NYC time,” she wrote.

According to People, the actress first checked in at Austria’s VivaMayr in 2019 and got “amazing results” from following the centre’s Mayr Method diet plan.

“I went back because 2021 is going to be an insanely busy year with project after project, so I wanted to come back to VivaMayr,” she told the outlet.

Wilson previously mentioned to E! News that she wants fans to be aware of the difference between being “skinny” and “healthy”.

“I don’t want to project the message that being smaller is better because I don’t really believe that,” she said. “I was just engaging in pretty unhealthy habits, like eating a tub of ice cream every night and stuff, that wasn’t actually helping me. It just felt good in the moment.”

READ MORE: Rebel Wilson opens up about her ’emotional eating’ and ‘self-worth’ issues

Wilson embarked on her ‘Year of Health’ goal in January ahead of her 40th birthday earlier this year. She is currently dating millionaire and brewery owner Jacob Busch, who she met before the coronavirus pandemic.

David Prowse, the original Darth Vader, dies aged 85

British actor David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died aged 85, his management company announced Sunday.

Prowse died after a short illness, according to his agent Thomas Bowington. CNN reported in 2018 that Prowse was being treated for prostate cancer.

“It’s with great regret and heart-wrenching sadness for us and millions of fans around the world, to announce that our client DAVE PROWSE M.B.E. has passed away at the age of 85,” Bowington Management said on Twitter Sunday.

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“May the force be with him, always!” his former agent, Thomas Bowington, said in a statement to the BBC.

“Though famous for playing many monsters — for myself, and all who knew Dave and worked with him, he was a hero in our lives.”

Prowse wore the black suit and helmet to play Darth Vader, but it was the actor James Earl Jones who provided the character’s voice. Prowse’s West Country English accent was thought to be unsuitable for the part.

But it was his role as the “Green Cross Code Man” from a British road safety campaign that Prowse said he was most proud of. He was awarded an MBE — a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire — in 2000 for that role.

Prowse was born into a working class family and grew up in a council estate in Southmead, in southwestern England. He gained a scholarship to attend Bristol Grammar School.

He had a passion for bodybuilding and was crowned British Weightlifting Champion several times in the 1960s. He became lifelong friends with actors Arnold Schwarzenegger in his weightlifting years, according to website IMDb.

His broad physique and towering figure helped land him roles as monsters and villains in TV shows and films. He played the monster in The Horror of Frankenstein in 1970 and a bearded torturer in Carry on Henry in 1971. That same year he made an appearance as a bodyguard in Stanley Kubrick’s dystopian film A Clockwork Orange in 1971.

He went on to play Darth Vader in all three of the original Star Wars films, in 1977, 1980 and 1983.

Read more: Mark Hamill mourns the loss of Star Wars actor Andrew Jack

Health and fitness remained an interest for Prowse, who also worked as a personal trainer for actors playing the role of Superman, including Christopher Reeve, and wrote a book called Fitness is Fun.

He published an autobiography, Straight from the Force’s Mouth, in 2011.

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Selena Gomez fans are outraged after TV show seemingly mocks her health

If you were on Twitter today you may have noticed ‘Respect Selena Gomez‘ as a trending topic.

This is because fans were outraged when the rebooted TV show Saved By The Bell referenced the 28-year-old singer in an episode, poking fun at her health.

The Rare singer was diagnosed with lupus, an auto-immune disease, years ago, and underwent a kidney transplant in 2017.

In a scene in a new episode of the recently-rebooted Saved By The Bell, showing on Stan, two students are seen arguing over whose kidney Selena received.

“I know for a fact that Selena Gomez’s kidney donor was Justin Bieber’s mom. God, I wish that I had my phone so that I could prove it,” one student says. The other student replies, “Prove what? That you’re an idiot? It was Demi Lovato‘s kidney. They’re best friends, like you and I were.”

In fact, Gomez received her kidney from long-term friend, Francisca Raisa.

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In another scene, the words “Does Selena Gomez even have a kidney” can be seen written on the walls of the locker room.

Fans have called for these references to be pulled from the show, saying it’s disrespectful and rude to play someone’s health journey for comedy.

“Selena almost lost her life, jokes about her kidney transplant is NOT FUNNY. Respect Selena Gomez,” one person wrote on Twitter.

Another tweeted directly at Peacock, the NBC streaming platform producing the sohw: “When someone does a joke with a person with Lupus, it’s disrespecting all people that fighting daily for survive, with problems on immune system, kidneys, skin…”

Peacock has apologised following the backlash, and have made a donation to Gomez’s Lupus research charity.

A spokesperson told TheWrap: “We apologise. It was never our intention to make light of Selena’s health. We have been in touch with her team and will be making a donation to her charity, The Selena Gomez Fund for Lupus Research at USC.”

Halsey says the Grammys nominations are ‘about handshakes and bribes’

Halsey has added her name to the list of celebrities who have taken issue with the 2021 Grammys nominations.

After the nominations were announced earlier this week, there was huge backlash because of the exclusion of The Weeknd‘s 2020 album, After Hours.

The artist himself called out the Grammys for being “corrupt”, and fellow singer Drake came to his defence, adding that the awards show “may no longer matter”.

And now pop singer Halsey has made a statement about the Grammys, referencing The Weeknd’s snub and also the fact that her album Manic also missed out on any nods.

Posting to her Instagram story, the ‘Hurricane’ singer wrote that she’d been originally hesitant to speak out against the Grammys.

She opened up about the Grammy nomination process, saying that it’s about a lot more than just making music.

“The Grammys are an elusive process,” she shared. “It can often be about private, behind the scenes performances, knowing the right people, campaigning through the grapevine, with the right handshakes and ‘bribes’ that can be just ambiguous enough to pass as ‘not-bribes’.”

She also added that artists must commit to performing at the Grammys ceremony in order to secure a nomination, to “help the Academy make their millions in advertising,” she said.

Halsey added that it’s not always about the music, saying that The Weeknd deserved better “and Manic did too”.

“Perhaps its unbecoming of me to say so but I can’t care anymore. While I am THRILLED for my talented friends who were recognised this year, I am hoping for more transparency or reform.”

She ended her post by saying that she expects to be blacklisted from future ceremonies for sharing this message.

Recording Academy chief Harvey Mason, Jr. has responded to The Weeknd’s claims that The Grammys are corrupt, telling Variety: “Unfortunately, every year, there are fewer nominations than the number of deserving artists.

“We understand that The Weeknd is disappointed at not being nominated,” he continues. “I was surprised and can empathise with what he’s feeling. His music this year was excellent, and his contributions to the music community and broader world are worthy of everyone’s admiration.”

“But as the only peer-voted music award, we will continue to recognise and celebrate excellence in music while shining a light on the many amazing artists that make up our global community.”

Ricky Gervais reveals he almost died after choking on a smoothie

Ricky Gervais has shared a moment in his life where he genuinely thought he was going to die.

The 59-year-old British actor told The Mirror about how he choked on a smoothie and legitimately couldn’t breathe.

“I must have coughed or breathed, and then I couldn’t breathe. I started choking and I couldn’t breathe and my throat closed up and I went on the floor.”

He said his long-term partner Jane Fallon was in the room, but she couldn’t do much to help him. “Jane was worried – and then eventually I got a little bit of air in.”

“It was f*****g horrible. I thought I was going to die. That’s the closest I’ve come to dying… and it was drinking – drinking a smoothie,” he joked.

He did add that when he does pass, he knows what he wants his epitaph to read: “He was fat and he was funny… and then he died.”

“That’s all they need to say on the news,” he continued. “‘Ricky Gervais, the comedian who created The Office and After Life, has died peacefully, in bed, stuffed full of food and wine.

“‘He was fat and funny and will be missed by some people.'”

The actor is currently starring in the Netflix dark comedy After Life, in which he plays a suicidal widower.

Glenn Close says Gwyneth Paltrow’s Oscar win ‘didn’t make sense’

If you thought that the 1999 Oscars ceremony was so long ago that no one was really talking about it anymore, think again.

Glenn Close has brought it back to relevance by commenting on that year’s Best Actress winner, Gwyneth Paltrow. It turns out that Close doesn’t think that Paltrow’s performance in Shakespeare In Love warranted such an award.

In an interview with Popcorn with Peter Travers for her new film, Hillbilly Elegy, the 73-year-old actress spoke about missing out on winning The Oscar for The Wife in 2019.

“I honestly feel that to be nominated by your peers is about as good as it gets. And then, I’ve never understood how you could honestly compare performances, you know?” Close said.

She went on to share her thoughts about the 1999 Oscars ceremony: “I remember the year Gwyneth Paltrow won over that incredible actress who was in Central Station and I thought, ‘What?’ It doesn’t make sense.”

Close is referring to actress Fernanda Montenegro, who gave a powerful performance in Central Station the same year as Shakespeare In Love was released.

Other Best Actress nominees beat out by Paltrow in 1999 included Meryl Streep for One True Thing, Cate Blanchett for Elizabeth and Emily Watson for Hilary and Jackie.

“So I think who wins has a lot of things to do with how things have been, you know, whether it has traction or whatever,” Close continued. “Publicity, how much money did they have to put it out in front of everybody’s sight.”

“I have to be philosophical about it, if I was upset about it.”

Close has been nominated for seven Academy Awards but has not yet won. Most recently she was nominated for her role in 2018 film The Wife, but lost to Olivia Colman for The Favourite.

Cardi B reveals the reason WAP wasn’t nominated for a Grammy

Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion‘s ‘WAP’ was arguably one of the biggest songs of 2020. It broke streaming records, trended on TikTok for months and scandalised Boomers the world over.

But for such a big song, it was noticeably absent from the 2021 Grammy Awards nominations list, which was released this week. Even if it wasn’t tapped for song of the year, surely it should be included for Best Rap Performance or Best Duo.

Cardi B has set the record straight, saying that she didn’t even submit the song to be nominated, because she wants to wait until the rest of her album is released.

In an Instagram Live video, she said that if she “was pressed for a Grammy I would’ve submitted ‘WAP’ for this year and I didn’t submit it. I didn’t want to be submitted to award shows until I put out my album because I think my album is so good.”

“I never pressed for a Grammy, but y’all not gonna take away something that I know I worked my *ss off [for], that I deserve,” she added,

‘WAP’ is the lead single from Cardi’s upcoming second album, for which she has not yet set a release date.

She went on, teasing that the album “means something and I worked on it a lot. I’ve been working on it for almost two years. And some songs are just so emotional to me because I did them during quarantine.”

Cardi won Best Rap Album at the 2019 Grammys for her debut album Invasion of Privacy.

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Her ‘WAP’ collaborator, Megan Thee Stallion, was nominated for four awards at the upcoming Grammys: Record of the Year, Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for ‘Savage’, and Best New Artist.

The nominations list didn’t come without controversy –– many fans and artists were outraged that The Weeknd got zero nominations for his album After Hours, calling the Grammys corrupt.

Justin Bieber also voiced his disappointment that his album, Changes, was nominated in the pop category, not R&B. It was later revealed that this was the category that his management campaigned for.

Pia Miller reveals engagement to multi-millionaire Patrick Whitesell

Congratulations are in order for Pia Miller, who has just announced her engagement to Patrick Whitesell.

The Home and Away actress, 39, has been dating the multi-millionaire talent agent, 55, for just over a year.

She shared a photo to her Instagram of them both holding champagne glasses, wearing a big diamond engagement ring. She captioned the photo “PW²”, referring to their matching initials.

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Congratulations poured into the comment section of her photo, with celebrities like Erika Heynatz, Henry Golding, Jasmine Stefanovic and Lindy Klim adding their well-wishes.

The couple have been separated this year due to the coronavirus pandemic: Whitesell lives in Los Angeles while Miller has remained in Australia. They reunited briefly in Sydney in September, and again this week in California.

RELATED: Everything we know about Patrick Whitesell

Miller and Whitesell have been dating since last year –– Miller made it Insta-official by posting a photo of the couple in Paris during a Europe trip in June. Engagement rumours have swirled around the couple since she was spotted wearing a diamond ring at an Oscars after party.

Whitesell is a LA-based talent agent, worth a cool US$440 million (approx. $642 million). He was previously married to Lauren Sanchez until their split at the beginning of 2019 –– she is now dating Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Miller was married to AFL player Brad Miller for eight years, and was engaged to film producer Tyson Mullane up until April 2019.

Both Whitesell and Miller have two children each from previous relationships.

Here’s all the interesting stuff Taylor Swift revealed about Folklore in her Disney+ special

This week Taylor Swift premiered a special presentation of her latest album, ‘Folklore’, on Disney+. Filmed at Long Pond studios in upstate New York, which is essentially a Pinterest-friendly cabin in the woods kitted out with instruments and microphones, the special features her performing each track on the album with co-writers and producers Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner.

As well as blessing us with her beautiful vocals, the show features Swift talking through the writing process and production of each song, giving the audience some incredible insight into how Folklore was born. The album, released in July, was created entirely in quarantine from Swift’s house.

If you don’t have a Disney+ membership or just can’t be bothered to watch, here’s everything we learned from folklore: the long pond studio sessions.

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When the album first dropped, fans noticed that someone named William Bowery was credited on the songs ‘Exile’ and ‘Betty’. Some people thought this could be a pseudonym for Joe Alwyn, a British actor and Swift’s boyfriend of four years.

But honestly, we don’t know much about him and their relationship, and certainly didn’t think he was interesting enough to pen two of the best songs on the album.

But in the Disney+ special, Swift confirmed that William Bowery is, in fact, Joe Alwyn. She says she heard him singing the chorus of ‘Betty’, fully-formed, from another room.

RELATED: Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn’s relationship timeline

“I came in, and I was like, ‘Hey, this could be really weird, and we could hate this, so because we’re in quarantine and there’s nothing else going on, could we just try to see what it’s like if we write this song together?’,” she said.

She (maybe) wrote a song about ex-friend Karlie Kloss

While Swift didn’t confirm this by naming names, many fans think that Swift’s explanation for the song ‘Hoax’ makes it seem like it’s about Karlie Kloss.

The pair were BFFs until they suddenly stopped hanging out around 2016, when Swift had her infamous ‘Snapchatgate’ showdown with Kanye and Kim.

In conversation with Aaron Dessner in the special, Swift said that ‘Hoax’ is about three different relationships, including “a sort of relationship that I consider to be family, but that really hurt”.

She references the line “you know it still hurts underneath my scars from when they pulled me apart”, adding “anyone who knows anything about my life knows who I’m talking about there”.

“You let someone in, and they get to know you, and they know exactly what buttons to push to hurt you the most.”

Again, it’s all speculation, but it could be about Kloss, considering the pair were so close then never spoke again.

Taylor built a studio in her house

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Swift couldn’t record any of her songs at real recording studios. So she built one in her guest bedroom, as she revealed at the beginning of the special.

She says that she had to keep the door open while recording because her cats kept wandering in and out of the room. In the album’s liner notes, it’s credited as being recorded at Kitty Committee Studios.

Taylor named the ‘other woman’ in the Betty/James love triangle

When Folklore was first released, Swift revealed that three tracks –– ‘Cardigan’, ‘August’, and ‘Betty’ –– were all linked, providing three different perspectives of a teenage love triangle. We knew that two of the teens were named James and Betty, thanks to lyrics, but the ‘other woman’ was never named. Swift admitted that in her head she’s been calling her Augustine or Augusta.

She says that she thinks Betty and James end up together in the end. “In my head, she ends up with him, but he really put her through it,” she explained.

The bridge of ‘Mirrorball’ references her 2020 shows being cancelled

In the special, Swift reveals that the song ‘Mirrorball’ is about the concept of celebrity. “We have people like that in society,” she said. “They hang there, and every time they break, it entertains us. When you shine a light on them, it’s this glittering, fantastic thing, but then a lot of the time when the spotlight isn’t on them, they’re still there up on a pedestal, but nobody’s watching them.”

She added that she wrote the bridge of the song –– “I’m still trying everything / To keep you looking at me” –– after her Loverfest tour was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Swift said she felt she still had to do something to entertain people.

Swift has been wanting to write about Rebekah Harkness since 2013

‘The Last Great American Dynasty’ is a song about the eccentric socialite and oil heir widow, Rebekah Harkness, who owned Swift’s Rhode Island mansion in the 1950s.

Swift said that she’s been wanting to write a song about Harkness for years, but never found a way to fit it onto any album.

“I’d never found the right way to do it, because there was never a track that felt like it could hold an entire story of somebody’s life and move between generations,” Swift explained.

She likened the track to classic country songs which seemingly tell a story about someone else, before looping back around to reveal they’re actually about the artist themselves.

Taylor’s record label had no idea the album was coming

Swift made Folklore in secret, over video call with Antonoff and Dessner, over the space of a few months. She recorded the album, made lyric videos and did photoshoots for the album art before even telling her record label about it.

When she approached them with the finished product, less than a week before releasing the surprise album, she was nervous that they’d have issues with it. But “it was amazing,” she revealed. “My label was like, ‘Whatever you wanna make, we’re down.'”

Considering how much money she makes them, it’s not all too surprising they were keen.

Most of the album isn’t about her

Swift says that by writing songs about fictional characters and situations, she relieved a lot of pressure from herself: “I think that’s been my favourite thing about this album, is that it’s allowed to exist on its own merit without it just being, ‘Oh, people are listening to this because it tells them something they could read in a tabloid.'”

‘The Lakes’ really captures the whole vibe of the album

The album’s bonus track, ‘The Lakes’ is about wanting to escape to the Lakes District in England, a place she visited years ago with Alwyn.

She explained: “It kind of is the overarching theme of the whole album, of trying to escape, having something you want to protect, trying to protect your own sanity, and saying, ‘Look, they did this hundreds of years ago. I’m not the first person who’s felt this way.'”

“I think the idea of getting away and figuring out how to remove the things that are not working in one’s life is the story of this [pandemic],” Jack added.

Who is Matthew Perry’s new fiancé, Molly Hurwitz?

Matthew Perry, aka Chandler Bing, is getting married.

The 51-year-old Friends star has confirmed to People he recently proposed to his girlfriend of two years Molly Hurwitz, 29.

“I decided to get engaged,” he told the publication. “Luckily, I happened to be dating the greatest woman on the face of the planet at this time.”

So, who is the girl that’s captured Perry’s heart? Here’s everything you need to know about the mystery woman.

Who is Molly Hurwitz?

Hurwitz is a talent manager and producer who works at Zero Gravity Management in Los Angeles. Clients of Zero Gravity include Maggie Grace, Katherine Heigl and Angela Lansbury.

How did Matthew Perry and Molly Hurwitz meet?

According to The Sun, Perry and Hurwitz “mix in the same circles”, and “hit it off immediately”.

“She’s originally from New York where they have spent time together,” the source told the publication, explaining he liked her “very quirky sense of humour”.

They began dating in secret in 2018, and were first spotted together in December 2019 out on a date at a restaurant. They spent Christmas 2019 together “with friends at [Matthew’s] penthouse” in LA.

Hurwitz confirmed their relationship with a Valentine’s Day Instagram post in 2019.

The pair briefly split in mid 2020, but reunited shortly after. Following their breakup, Perry was supposedly back on the exclusive celebrity dating app Raya.

When did Matthew Perry and Molly Hurwitz get engaged?

Because they’re such a private couple, it’s hard to know exactly when Perry proposed to Hurwitz –– in late November 2020 he revealed that she said yes.

How old is Molly Hurwitz?

At 29, Hurwitz is 22 years younger than her fiancé. Perry is 51 years old.

What is Molly Hurwitz’s dating history?

Perry isn’t the first celebrity Hurwitz has dated. The talent agent was previously linked to The Office star B.J. Novak.

“The guys she has dated in the past have all been in the entertainment industry,” a source told Us Weekly, adding that Hurwitz is “telling friends that she’s not in it for the fame, but she secretly loves the attention she’s been getting from their relationship.”

Meanwhile, Perry has been single since his 2012 split from Mean Girls actress, Lizzy Caplan, whom he dated for six years. Before that he was with then-fashion student Rachel Dunn for two years.

The actor’s also been linked to Gilmore Girls star Lauren Graham, Heather Graham and Meg Ryan.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B4lRJHXjgnT/?utm_source=ig_embedDid Matthew Perry date Courteney Cox?

Despite playing a couple on screen for years, Perry and his Friends co-star Courteney Cox have never been linked in real life.

In 2019 it was reported that Perry has been holding a torch for her ever since they wrapped the show back in 2004.

“Matthew’s always been in love with her,” a source told Us Weekly at the time. “Matthew has never fully been able to get over her.”

Shortly after that report, Perry and Hurwitz were spotted together for the first time.

Is Molly Hurwitz a Friends fan?

 Well, who isn’t? But according to her Stage32 profile, her favourite show is Frasier.

Since Friends, Perry has gone on star in the flicks 17 Again with Zac Efron, Mr Sunshine, The Good Wife, The Good Fight and Odd Couple.

Has Molly Hurwitz been on TV before?

Hurwitz is used to working behind the scenes as a talent manager and producer, but regularly attends comedy clubs and has featured in a YouTube series called ‘Girl Stories‘.

Does Molly Hurwitz have Instagram?

When they first began dating, Hurwitz had an account which she kept private. She’s recently deleted the account, choosing to stay off social media.

Perry only joined Instagram in February of 2020, but rarely shares personal updates. He is yet to share any photos with his new fianceé.

Chrissy Teigen gives mental health update after a ‘brutal, exhausting, sad’ two months

Just a few months ago, Chrissy Teigen and her husband, John Legend, lost their unborn son Jack.

Teigen penned an emotional essay on Medium about the experience, and her and Legend have recently spoken about the intense grieving they’ve gone through.

The supermodel is now opening up about her healing process, and her slow recovery to becoming stronger and happier.

She posted a photo to Instagram showing herself wrapped up in a jumper and cozy socks on the couch.

“When I’m old and grey, I will look back on the last two months as being brutal, exhausting, sad, physically challenging, mentally painful b—–s of a couple months,” Teigen, 34, captioned the photo.

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“But I refuse to not find humour in both the rage-fits and the outfits. I already see the leaves as orange instead of grey, realised the sky is indeed blue and not black and horn honks on my forced morning walks only bring me to my knees half the time.”

“I can make it up my stairs only stopping once or twice instead of every other, and can get out of the bathtub all by myself as long as I have the promise John will dry me off.”

“Anyhow the point is, f–k, I think it’s happening,” she ended the message, adding a heart emoji.

Earlier this week, Teigen admitted on Twitter that she’s stepping back from social media for her mental health. “I’m not tweeting much because I’m honestly in a bit of a grief depression hole,” she wrote, adding: “But do not worry as I have so much help around me to get better.”

She noted that despite her grief, she’s still extremely lucky: “I really know I have an incredible life though,” she tweeted, “I promise I do. It’s just my brain and body are screwy right now. I know I am insanely lucky!”

The past few days Teigen has been sharing her Thanksgiving celebrations with her family. She reunited with her dad after months apart, revealing that everyone in their house had isolated and was tested.