Taylor Swift Won’t Be Putting 1989 On Apple Music

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Tell it like it is, Taylor!

Sometimes I think Taylor Swift is an entitled twee giraffe and sometimes I think she’s an eloquent artist petitioning for better treatment. Before I see another instagram of her cats, I’m gonna say she’s acting more like the latter.

In a post on her blog, Taylor Swift very politely criticizes Apple Streaming’s new policy of three free months, saying that it really hurts emerging artists and creators and that ain’t okay:

I’m sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up for the service. I’m not sure you know that Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months. I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company.

This is not about me. Thankfully I am on my fifth album and can support myself, my band, crew, and entire management team by playing live shows. This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success. This is about the young songwriter who just got his or her first cut and thought that the royalties from that would get them out of debt. This is about the producer who works tirelessly to innovate and create, just like the innovators and creators at Apple are pioneering in their field…but will not get paid for a quarter of a year’s worth of plays on his or her songs.

hese are not the complaints of a spoiled, petulant child. These are the echoed sentiments of every artist, writer and producer in my social circles who are afraid to speak up publicly because we admire and respect Apple so much. We simply do not respect this particular call.

(via Taylor Swift)

There’s more on Taylor’s blog, but you get the drift. What do you think of her sentiment- do you agree three months free should be abolished?

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Feast Your Eyes On Mariah Carey’s New Dude (A Photo Gallery)

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His name? James Packer? His game? Owning a bunch of Australian hotels and casinos AND being really bad around water.

He’s worth an estimated $4.6 billion, according to Forbes, but as this photo gallery proves money don’t buy you style n’ grace. Here’s the deal- Brett Ratner has done really nothing important with his life aside from directing the Rush Hour movies AND introducing James Packer to Mariah Carey.  Both are super important and both make me laugh. A lot.

Mariah and her hulking Aussie were seen yachting around Capri this weekend and getting all COZY, which begs the question- who is the man pursuing the butterfly-clad, 90’s throwback national treasure we all know and love?

Check out these pics and tell me your thoughts.

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According To Charlie Sheen, Fathers Day Is About Ex-Wife Bashing

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Happy Father’s Day to you, Charlie Sheen.

The 49-year-old Anger Management star seemed to think Father’s Day meant “say any slanderous thing you want via twitter” day, and really slammed Denise Richards, while, uh, weirdly complementing Brooke Mueller? Let THR splain it to ya:

“Brooke M is a sexy [rock] star whom I adore; D Richards a heretic washed-up piglet Shame pile,” he wrote. “Happy Father’s Day!!!”

He followed that up two hours later with a longer diatribe, in which he referred to Richards as “a shakedown piece of shit [douche face] & worst mom alive!”

“I have paid that Klay-Vinnik leaky diaper over 30 Mil and she calls me a [deadbeat dad]!” he wrote. “See u in court you evil terrorist sack of landfill [trash]. bitch couldn’t act hot in a fire or wet in a pool.”

Sheen- the shy wallflower who NEVER tells us how he really feels…maybe someday he’ll come clean about his true emotions? KIDDING! The man’s a monster.  But as you know- he’s also a father. Four times over.  He’s got two daughters with Richards and twin sons with Meueller and I’m fairly confident his kids are going to wake up one day and be like, phew, I think my father being Charlie Sheen was just a terrible dream. But then they’ll realize, no- they aren’t in some alternate reality. They are still Charlie Sheen’s kids.

Sorry Sheen spawn.  Hope next Father’s Day is less…uh, tumultuous.

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Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 8:08am
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Get Ready To Be Jealous Of Hilaria Baldwin

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Can you freaking believe Hilaria Baldwin had her second child just TWO DAYS AGO?

The yoga instructor and wife of Alec Baldwin, shared a photo on Instagram Friday of herself posing in the mirror in lingerie just 48 hours after giving birth to son Rafael Thomas Baldwin.

In the photo, she updates everyone on her son…and her body.

“Update on us … Rafael is doing wonderfully! He is two days old now. Such a sweet little boy. I’m feeling well, been up with him every hour to two hours,” she wrote in the caption.

And the tummy photo might be the first of many, as she’s trying to document her shift back into getting into shape with her new hashtag, #ShrinkingBaldwinBabyBump.

“I have been planning on doing post belly photos but didn’t know if I was gonna have the guts to actually follow through. I hope you understand my intention here: I believe it is important to accept and love our form after going through a bit of a battle bringing life into this world. Deep breath, here we go…all the way from my glamorous hospital bathroom #ShrinkingBaldwinBabyBump #NoShame#LoveYourBody,” she wrote.

(Via People)

I honestly don’t know how I feel about this. Though I like the idea of promoting health, I don’t like the idea of putting pressure or expectation on one’s self to quickly “shrink” the weight after having a baby.  I hate the emphasis on women “getting back to their pre-baby weight,” instead of appreciating what their body can do and the life they brought into the world. Blech.

What do you think of Hilaria’s intention? Weigh in below!

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