Yeah, you heard me. Last night at L.A.’s Staples Center Taylor Swift brought out surprise guest Alanis Morissette, and the two took the stage to perform an epic duet of her 1995 classic, “You Oughta Know.”
WHY DIDN’T I BUY TICKETS TO THIS?! Taylor also said a couple words before the duet…
“She defined the music of her decade,” Swift, told the audience (of 10 years olds who probably had no idea what was going on). “She inspired a generation of confessional female singer-songwriters who all of a sudden felt like you could actually say these raw feelings that you had. You could actually sing about your real life, you could put detail to it, you could get really, really mad if you wanted to.”
The “Bad Blood” crooner added, “I think it’s fair to say that so many of the female singer-songwriters of my generation, including myself, would not write the way that we do without her and her music. And she has written some of the most brilliant music—in particular probably inarguably the greatest breakup song of all-time.”
HEAR HEAR. Unfortunately there was no “Ironic” encore, but I’m including the original video for all you YOUNGINS to enjoy.
The “You Oughta Know” singer, 39, and Mario “Souleye” Treadway have been sued by former nanny Bianca Cambeiro, who alleges, according to court documents filed on Thursday, that the couple never paid her overtime or allowed her to take meal or rest breaks during her regular 12-hour shifts while caring for the couple’s son Ever three to four days a week.
The documents state that Cambeiro, who started working for the couple in August 2011 at their Brentwood, Calif., home for $25 an hour, asked Morrissette’s accountant in January 2012 why she wasn’t being paid overtime, and he said, “We don’t do that.”
Cambeiro claims she was prohibited from leaving the bedroom of the baby – who was born on Christmas Day 2010 – while the child was sleeping until and unless one of the parents were in the room or until the day shift nanny arrived to relieve her.
According to the documents, the former nanny seeks no less than $100,000 for a list of reasons, including emotional distress, attorney fees and lost wages. As a non-exempt employee who worked for more than 10 hours per day, she claims she was legally entitled to a minimum of two 30-minute meal breaks each shift.
Do you think that the nanny is right for suing? Any legal eagles know if Alanis has to cough up overtime pay considering that she only apparently had two employees?
Alanis Morissetteis in hot water today after a former nanny has come forward claiming the singer and her husband held her hostage at night.
Bianca Cambeiro filed a lawsuit claiming that Alanis and her husband Mario Treadway held her hostage inside their baby’s bedroom while he slept, ordering her to stay inside the room for 12 hours a night, and to not leave under any circumstances.
Bianca stuck with the family from August 2011 to March 2013, which doesn’t make much sense if it was really that bad.
According to her lawsuit, Bianca was only allowed to leave if one of the parents were in the bedroom, or if the day-shift nanny replaced her. That’s it.
She also claims she was denied more than $30,000 in unpaid overtime and other wages. She’s seeking $100,000 on top of that, claiming she suffered emotional distress.
I think it’s pretty shitty of Alanis and her husband, and if it’s true – it’s rather shocking. With that said, if it really was that bad, why didn’t Bianca just quit? It was torture – but she stayed for two years?