The entire celebrity universe revolves around Taylor Swift. Don’t believe me? Just take a look at today’s gossip headlines, all brought to you in some way by a people with connections to Taylor.
One Degree: Selena Gomez Looks like Taylor Swift is making some changes to her ever-growing harem, I mean “squad.” Taylor and Selena Gomez are supposedly on the outs. Life & Style claims that Taylor has excommunicated Gomez. Her crime? Spending too much time pining for and hanging out with ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber! It’s not like Taylor has a perfect track record with her own love life, but she does have a habit of dropping guys when they reveal their douchey-ness (see Harry Styles and John Mayer, among others). What Taylor objects to is that Gomez continues to have any interest in Justin at all, since he already has revealed himself to be a major league tool. So who’s next up to take Gomez’s place? Blake Lively, who hung with Taylor in Australia. Expect an updated Instagram pic of Taylor and hew new crew any day now. #squadgoals.
Two Degrees: Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift are not friends, but their common ex-boyfriend, Patrick Schwarzenegger, makes them just two degrees apart. Back in July, Taylor rolled her eyes at Miley Cyrus when Miley took a jab on her on Instagram. She posted a photoshopped pic of Taylor and Bieber together, which a fan captioned “a cute lesbian couple.” Taylor responded to the pic with a curt “sending you love,” but the songstress was not impressed with Miley’s antics. Miley is basically Taylor’s opposite: a total out of control wild child, whereas Taylor is nothing but in control every minute of her life.
Three Degrees: Liam Hemsworth
Which brings us to today’s news. After ill-fated hookups with Schwarzenegger and Stella Maxwell, Miley Cyrus is making a beeline for ex-fiance Liam Hemsworth. It’s been two years since the two called off their engagement, but Miley just flew to Australia to see Liam. Why? To save face and gain the upper hand on another star, Jennifer Lawrence. Last month Lawrence made headlines by saying she most definitely had hooked up with her Hunger Games co-star Liam, but that the hookup happened a while ago. Gossips immediately pointed out that the time frame Lawrence was suggesting would’ve been when Liam was with Cyrus, aka, they cheated on set without Miley’s knowledge. Miley couldn’t take the suggestion that she had been duped by Liam especially since she had been dumped by Stella Maxwell, so she started text-flirting with him. Liam is said to have been interested in reconnecting with Miley, but put the pressure on her to show him she was serious by coming to him. That’s how Miley ended up on a flight to Australia, where she joined Liam at an outdoor music fest. Will this relationship last when they both return to Hollywood? Stay tuned.
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Four Degrees: Jennifer Lawrence
Miley’s nemesis Jennifer Lawrence has a texting friendship with Taylor Swift. Although she is not a member of the #squad, Lawrence texted Swift after Taylor wrote a letter to Apple where she took a stand for artist’s rights, telling her she was a “badass bitch.” Lawrence is making all kinds of headlines this week as she opens up about her friendships with Adele, Amy Schumer and Emma Stone, with whom she has started her own #squad.
Lawrence says she and Stone were up talking until 6:00 a.m. the other night. “I love Emma. She cracks me up; she’s so ‘theater,’ she’s so adorable.” Lawrence also said, “Adele and I met, like, a year or so ago. Adele and I are a bit harsher; Emma’s never had a bad thought about anybody in her life. It’s so weird; I don’t like new people. But these two women—and Amy—they’re really lovely. And they’re so normal. I feel like I’m hanging out with my friends—my friends that don’t give a f–k about what I do.” Stone is also a member of Taylor’s #squad!
Lawrence also graces the January cover of Glamour Magazine, where she shares her unabashed support for Planned Parenthood. “My mom was really religious with me when I was young. She’s not so much anymore. And I wouldn’t have been able to get birth control if it weren’t for Planned P. I wouldn’t have been able to get condoms and birth control and all these things I needed as a normal teenager who was growing up in a Jesus house.” Lawrence also shared that she and Schumer want to live together on Martha’s Vineyard when they get old, and basically create their own version of the movie Grey Gardens.
Five Degrees: Amy Schumer
Schumer is not a member of Taylor’s #squad either. That might be because while the two share the same girl power mantras, Taylor steers clear of controversy, whereas Schumer is not afraid to stand up for her beliefs. Today Schumer attended a DC rally for gun control. She became an advocate of gun reform after an evil jerk opened fire inside a screening of Schumer’s hit movie, Trainwreck. Schumer and Lawrence have finished writing the first draft of their still-untitled movie. They play sisters with two different personalities: Schumer’s character is living out her lifetime dream of being a flight attendant, while Lawrence gets to play the sister who is a mess!
Six Degrees: Adele
Schumer and Lawrence are in awe of their friend Adele – aren’t we all? Although there is no animosity between Taylor and Adele, it’s worth noting that her album blew Taylor’s gigantic 2014 record out of the water. As of January 1, Adele has sold 7.44 million copies of “25,” more than double the amount of Taylor’s last album. However, there is no animosity, at least on Adele’s part. She sought out pop producer Max Martin after hearing Taylor’s song “I Knew You Were Trouble.” Adele was impressed, saying “I thought it was a really different side to her.” Adele worked with Martin on the song “Send My Love (To Your New Lover).” Whatever the formula, Adele and Swift are certainly owning the airwaves.