The Word: Taylor Swift writing songs about ex-friends now too

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I suppose this counts as personal growth: Taylor Swift's songwriting has apparently progressed from being about ex-boyfriends to being about ex-friends. Or at least this one new song, "Bad Blood," is. And with any Swift ditty, the real fun comes in trying to decipher the secret subject, Swiftian wordplay be damned. "For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not. She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, 'Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?'" Swift tells Rolling Stone. "[Then last year] she did something so horrible. I was like, 'Oh, we're just straight-up enemies.' And it wasn't even about a guy!" They are never ever, ever getting facials together, if I may. So if it wasn't about a boy, what was the last straw between Swift and her mystery frenemy? "It had to do with business. She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me," Swift says. "You would not believe how much I hate conflict. So now I have to avoid her. It's awkward, and I don't like it." So I suppose if we want to figure out who she's singing about, watch which fellow singers she's not hanging out with.

 


 

Lady Di used to prank call Camilla


Maybe the People's Princess wasn't so lovely after all, if unauthorized tell-alls are any indication. According to a new book about Prince Harry written by Penny Junor, the spare heir's late mother, Princess Diana, had something of a dark streak when it came to dealing with her rivals. Case in point: Diana was so consumed with jealousy toward Camilla Parker Bowles that she would call Bowles' country home and declare, "I've sent someone to kill you. They're outside in the garden. Look out of the window — can you see them?" That's some bold sauce, Di.


 

J.Lo happy staying single for now, thanks


Guys? Don't worry about Jennifer Lopez, even if she did just go through a breakup. She's going to go ahead and stay single for a while. "I'm just being on my own. I feel like I need that right now. I've been in relationships kind of back-to-back my whole life and I just needed time," Lopez tells Meredith Viera during an interview. "I need time to just chill and just know me and enjoy my kids and actually make time for other friends instead of just the relationship thing."


Charlie Hunnan still agonizing over ditching "Fifty Shades"


Charlie Hunnan is trying to get out in front of possibly only being remembered as the actor who quit "Fifty Shades of Grey," despite memorable work in "Sons of Anarchy," "Pacific Rim" and other projects. Hunnan infamously opted out of the racy novel adaptation after being cast as kinky Christian Grey, a decision he's found he needs to justify. "I wouldn't have signed up in the first place if I didn't want to do it. It was a really, really difficult time in my life," he tells Moviefone. "I just had like, frankly, something of a nervous breakdown. … It was just a s--- situation. I was really, really, sorry to do it. It was one of those damned if you do, damned if you don't situations."

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