Monday gossip round-up: Taylor Swift opens Grammys with Harry Styles dig

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Show

Taylor Swift used her opening slot at the Grammys this weekend to offer a not-so-subtle dig at ex-boyfriend Harry Styles. Before a rousing chorus of “We are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” Swift offered, “So he calls me up and he’s like, ‘I still love you,’” copping a British accent in an obvious nod to the One Direction member. “And I’m like, ‘I’m sorry, I’m busy opening up the Grammys. And we’re never getting back together. Like, ever.’”

Liberty Ross is speaking out for the first time since filing for divorce from Rupert Sanders in the wake of his affair last summer with his “Snow White and the Huntsman” star, Kristen Stewart. Ross says that she is “keeping her head down” and “listening to her heart,” she tells the Associated Press. Meanwhile, sources tell Us Weekly that Sanders’ affair was simply the last straw in an already strained marriage. “She wasn’t very happy, even before all this happened,” a source says. “Rupert put a lot of pressure on her to change her life for him, and they moved to L.A. for him. She was such a big deal in England — a bigger deal than him, even.”

Jessica Chastain doesn’t appreciate the rumors out there that she and fellow Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence are feuding. “I find it very sad that media makes up bogus stories about women fighting in this industry,” Chastain writes in a post to her Facebook page. “Why do we support the myth that women are competitive and cannot get along? I think all of the actresses recognized this year have given incredible performances. But more important, they’ve all shown themselves to be filled with generosity and kindness. I’ve done two photo shoots with Jennifer Lawrence over the years and have found her to be utterly charming and a great talent.”

Angelina Jolie has kept a fairly low profile lately, sticking around London with her family while she filmed her upcoming “Maleficent” and Brad Pitt worked on “World War Z.” But the busy mother of six made a surprise appearance in L.A. this weekend, presenting a lifetime achievement award to cinematographer Dean Semler at the American Society of Cinematographers Awards, according to Us Weekly. Semler shot Jolie’s directorial debut, “In the Land of Blood and Honey.”

Justin Bieber sat out the Grammys this year, deciding instead to do a livestream web chat with fans during the awards ceremony, but technical difficulties scuttled those plans. “Livestream is over capacity and not letting me in the room. Give me a second,” Beiber tweeted, letting his frustration show. “Since nothing is working and I’m super-upset, I feel I gotta make it up to you. I should post a new song on Twitter so you can still be excited.” Bieber had decided to forgo the awards show after not receiving a single nomination.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Girl, 10, dies after being pulled from water…

A 10-year-old girl died after being pulled from the waters off Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn on Tuesday night, police said.

News

NY judge throws out lawsuit by Empire State…

A New York state judge has thrown out a lawsuit in which longtime investors in the Empire State Building claimed they were shortchanged out of hundreds of millions of dollars…

Local

Mysterious white flags appear over Brooklyn Bridge

Two white flags mysteriously appeared over the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday in place of the American flags that are a traditional fixture.

National

Judge sets January start for murder trial of…

By Elizabeth BarberBOSTON (Reuters) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will be tried in January for the murder of semi-professional football player Odin…

Television

'Pretty Little Liars' recap: Season 5, Episode 7,…

Drunk girls and ghost brownies: here’s your weekly ‘Pretty Little Liars’ recap by way of Q&A. Q: do they really not check for feet under…

Arts

Don't miss 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' at the…

Have you been meaning to see "Charles James: Beyond Fashion"? There are only two weeks left to get to the Met and catch this amazing American fashion designer's collection.

Television

Zac Posen talks 'Project Runway' and what it…

We talked to Zac Posen, judge and designer extraordinaire, about the new season of "Project Runway" and what keeps him coming back after three seasons.

Television

'Face Off' contestant David 'DOC' O'Connell sounds off…

David "DOC" O'Connell tells us about getting cast on Season 7 of Syfy's "Face Off," premiering tonight at 9.

NFL

David Tyree hiring has gay rights advocates angry

Former Giants Super Bowl hero David Tyree will re-join the franchise as its new director of player development.

NFL

Ben McAdoo's new offense has Giants excited to…

Even Tom Coughlin feels he has a lot to learn about offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo’s new offense, which makes the veteran coach very excited.

MLB

MLB Power Rankings: A's, Angels, Dodgers, Brewers lead…

MLB Power Rankings: A's, Angels, Dodgers, Brewers lead pack

NFL

2014 NFL season betting odds: Which team will…

2014 NFL season betting odds: Which team will win Super Bowl?

Tech

Learn Braille with these gloves

U.S. scientists have designed high-tech gloves to help users understand Braille in a matter of minutes.

Home

5 New Ikea products that will change your…

We round-up the latest must-have products.

Food

Recipe: Wolfgang Puck's Buttermilk French Toast

We recently spent some time chatting with restauranteur/celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck at his Wolfgang Puck American Grille in the Borgata in Atlantic City. Puck wanted…

Style

Go retro with your sneakers

The best of wacky new sneakers.