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  • NEO-NAZIS DUB TAYLOR SWIFT THEIR 'ARYAN GODDESS'

  • Wed, 25 May 2016 01:00:00 EST

    Taylor Swift has always refused to address politics, but she may soon have to bend her rule, considering a small, but vocal (and offensive to almost everyone) portion of her fan-base: neo-Nazis.

    A white supremacist blogger Andre Anglin has been receiving a lot of ink lately, due to his speculation about "Aryan goddess" Swift.

    • Anglin tells Broadly: "Firstly, Taylor Swift is a pure Aryan goddess, like something out of classical Greek poetry. Athena reborn. That's the most important thing. It is also an established fact that Taylor Swift is secretly a Nazi and is simply waiting for the time when Donald Trump makes it safe for her to come out and announce her Aryan agenda to the world. Probably, she will be betrothed to Trump's son, and they will be crowned American royalty."
    • Anglin is clearly unhinged, but it's easy to see why he is drawn to the superstar: Swift, with her blond hair, blue eyes and svelte figure, fit the physical ideal the neo-Nazi community embraces. Some say that the widespread adulation of Swift among neo-Nazis began when a teenaged blogger named Emily Pattinson began posting pictures on Pinterest of Swift with Hitler quotes. A group on Facebook called "Taylor Swift for Fascist Europe" has more than 18,000 likes.
    • While Swift hasn't addressed the issue publicly, her lawyer did send a letter to Pinterest regarding Pattinson's posts, which Broadly got ahold of. It reads in part: "The association of Ms. Swift with Adolf Hitler undisputedly is 'harmful,' 'abusive,' 'ethnically offensive,' 'humiliating to other people,' 'libelous,' and no doubt 'otherwise objectionable.' It is of no import that Ms. Swift may be a public figure or that Pinterest conveniently now argues that the Offending Material is mere satire or parody. Public figures have rights. And, there are certain historical figures, such as Adolf Hitler, Charles Manson and the like, who are universally identified in the case law and popular culture as lightning rods for emotional and negative reaction."


  • BIEBER-SWIFT FEUD SHOWS SIGNS OF THAWING

  • Wed, 25 May 2016 01:00:00 EST

    Are Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber ready to forget all of the "Bad Blood"?

    The "Sorry " singer took the first step in ending their war (which started when Bieber and Selena Gomez, one of Swift's founding squad members, broke up). Bieber posted a video of himself on Instagram singing Swift's breakout 2006 "Teardrops On My Guitar."

    • After Bieber, 22, posted the clip, Swift, 23, noticed and liked it. Progress!



  • PRINCE'S ALLEGED HEIRS REFUSE TO TAKE DNA TESTS

  • Wed, 25 May 2016 01:00:00 EST

    Prince's alleged heirs have refused to take DNA tests. According to Gossip Cop, Brianna Nelson and Jeannine Halloran feel that DNA testing should not be mandatory to prove that they're related to the singer. Nelson claims that she is the daughter of Prince's half-brother, Duane Nelson Sr., and Halloran's daughter is Duane's granddaughter. Duane's daughter and granddaughter both feel they should get an inheritance.

    In a joint filing, the two women said that instead of having to take a DNA test, they should be able to simply provide documentary evidence, such as birth certificates. The women feel that their documentary evidence can prove their lineage between themselves and Duane, as well as Duane and Prince.

    • In other news, Madonna has addressed the mixed reviews she received on her Prince tribute for the Billboard Music Awards. Madge wrote on Instagram, "Anyone who wants to do a tribute to Prince is welcome to. Whatever your age Gender or skin Color. If you loved him and he inspired you then show it!!!! I love Prince 4 ever."


  • ARIANA GRANDE RELEASES STEAMY VIDEO FOR 'INTO YOU'

  • Wed, 25 May 2016 01:00:00 EST

    Ariana Grande premiered a hot new video for "Into You" late Monday night. Directed by Hannah Lux Davis, it depicts a passionate love affair between Ariana and her bodyguard, played by Don Benjamin (you may recognize him from Season 20 of America's Next Top Model).

    The lovers recreate the animal crackers scene from Armageddon and play tug-of-war using gummy candies in their mouths, all in a "little scandalous" bid to give Grande a break from her Bellini-guzzling dud of a boyfriend.

    • Grande performed the new cut from Dangerous Woman at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards. The pint-sized popstar previously collaborated with director Davis on "Love Me Harder" and "Bang Bang."


  • JAY Z INCLUDED IN COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT LAWSUIT

  • Wed, 25 May 2016 01:00:00 EST

    The Jasmine Brand has reported that Jay Z has been accused of stealing a song from a demo that was given to him and handing it off to record label execs to create a hit record for an artist on their label. However, the alleged songwriter wasn't paid, nor did she give permission to sample the track. Songwriter, Alisa Apps, has filed a federal lawsuit against Universal Music Group, Island Records and singer John Newman, claiming that she is the original author of the 2004 record, "Need to Know." Apps said she copyrighted the track years later, as well as uploaded it to Youtube in 2008 and made it available for purchase online, although Newman reportedly sampled it on his record, "Love Me Again."

    Apps claims that she met with Jay Z in 2009 and their conversation concluded with her giving him a copy of her song to listen to, to consider forming a potential business relationship. She goes on to say that because Jay runs Roc Nation, which is under Universal Music, she believes that he gave her record to Universal Music execs, who in turn gave the song to John Newman. Apps also says that Newman's record made him a household name, while she was screwed over by Jay and Universal Music Group by not getting permission to use her record.

    • She is seeking damages for copyright infringement, as well as all profits made by the label and Newton for the record, in addition to lawyer fees.


  • PHARRELL WILLIAMS PRODUCES LITTLE BIG TOWN RECORD

  • Wed, 25 May 2016 01:00:00 EST

    Music maestro Pharrell Williams is giving pop-country band Little Big Town his trademark relentlessly poppy, upbeat twist, and the results were on full display during Tuesday night's finale of The Voice on NBC.

    The rock and groove-heavy record, Wanderlust, that resulted from the Little Big Town-Pharrell Williams collab was a game-changer for both. "One of Those Days" debuted on The Voice, where Williams serves as coach.

    • Said Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild of the new direction the band is taking: "The music feels like our worlds have collided in the best possible way – his infectious grooves paired with our layered vocals and harmonies. This music is meant to be danced to, sung along with and turned up loud."


  • QUICKIES

  • Wed, 25 May 2016 01:00:00 EST

    CHRISTINA AGUILERA, ARIANA GRANDE TO DUET ON 'THE VOICE': Christina Aguilera and Ariana Grande joined musical forces on the season finale of NBC's The Voice, which aired last night (Tuesday). Their duet will replace the originally planned hologram duet between Xtina and the late, great Whitney Houston.

    PINK LOSES HER COOL WHEN SHE MEETS HER CRUSH, JOHNNY DEPP: Stars, they're just like us. Even Pink, who seems about as tough and cool as they come, admitted on Jimmy Kimmel Live that she avoided her crush, Johnny Depp backstage. When Jimmy brought him onstage, she was reduced to a deep crimson, giggling schoolgirl. (And yes, it was adorable).

    LADY GAGA RIDES HORSE TO MARKET: Forget the Prius. Lady Gaga is going uber-eco these days, riding a white horse to Malibu to pick up a green smoothie. The horse was a gift from her music label, Interscope last Christmas.



  • REPORT: MADONNA AND PRINCE NEVER SAW EYE TO EYE

  • Wed, 25 May 2016 01:00:00 EST

    Everyone has been a critic following Madonna's tribute to Prince at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards, and his ex-girlfriend is no exception.

    TMZ caught up with Anna Fantastic, who not only threw some serious shade on Madonna's performance, she also implied that despite Madonna's efforts, Prince just wasn't that into her.

    • Anna revealed insight into the duo's collaboration, "Love Song," saying that Prince refused Madonna's plea to get him to shoot a video with her for the track. Anna also said that, more recently, Prince turned Madge down when she asked him to launch a co-world tour with her.


  • USHER'S STALKER ARRESTED

  • Wed, 25 May 2016 01:00:00 EST

    Gossip Cop has reported that a woman has been arrested for allegedly stalking Usher in Atlanta. According to the site, Darshelle Jones is accused of violating a restraining order earlier this month after getting too close to the singer while he was at a recording studio. Jones reportedly filmed Usher from across the street using an iPad. The arrest report states that she was 100 feet away from Usher, although she was mandated by the courts to stay 200 yards away from the singer.

    As a result of violating the restraining order, Jones was taken into custody and booked for aggravated stalking. Usher has been dealing with Jones' stalking since 2012. The singer initially sought a temporary restraining order after Jones showed up to his home, claiming to be his "wife."

    • Usher has not commented as yet.