When we think back on some of the songs we’ve made lifelong memories to, it’s crazy to think that some of the artists that they belong to, actually can’t stand the sound of them to this day… wild, right?!
Think of all those times our favorite classics like “I Kissed a Girl” or “Party in the U.S.A.” have come on, and you immediately get that feeling of nostalgia and recite every word as if it were 2009 all over again. Such a good feeling, right? For us, these hits are considered a blast from the past, but for artists who’ve sung them over and over again, they are sadly sometimes only considered a thing of the past. Seriously though, imagine if the first song that put Katy Perry on the map in 2008 was never even a thing. “I Kissed a Girl” was Katy’s first of many risque tracks, but she previously revealed to Glamour that, if given the chance, she would like to rework it… and for pretty good reasons. She said, “We’ve really changed, conversationally, in the past 10 years. We’ve come a long way. Bisexuality wasn’t as talked about back then, or any type of fluidity. If I had to write that song again, I probably would make an edit on it.” She went on to admit that, “Lyrically, it has a couple of stereotypes on it. Your mind changes so much in 10 years, and you grow so much. What’s true for you can evolve.”
Another pop princess who straight-up can’t stand the sound of her song “Telephone” is Lady Gaga, and I’m going to try my best not to be offended because for one, the song includes Beyonce, and secondly, it’s certified pure pop perfection and still one of my all time faves. Back in 2011, Gaga caught up with Time Out London, and revealed this shocking truthbomb, saying “I can’t even watch the ‘Telephone’ video, I hate it so much.” Her reason being: “There are so many f****** ideas in that video and all I see in that video is my brain throbbing with ideas and I wish I had edited myself a little bit more.” I mean say what you will Gaga, a lot of us LOVE it!
We haven’t heard much from Lorde in recent months, so if you feel the need to go and replay her first hit single “Royals” – side note, I often do – her only advice would be that you replay every cover of the song, but the original version. While speaking to Fuse, Lorde admitted, “I listen to people covering the song and putting their own spin on it—and I listen to it in every single form except the original one I put out—and I realize that actually it sounds horrible.”
Not sure what version Lorde was listening to, but that thought never ever crossed our minds. She continued to share her opinion on the song, saying, “It sounds like a ringtone from a 2006 Nokia. None of the melodies are cool or good. It’s disastrous. Awful… but for the same reason, in the context of the way I released it, it just worked out.” And we’re SO glad it did!
Throwing it all the way back to when This Is Us star Mandy Moore kicked off her music career in 1999, if you remember the upbeat bop “Candy,” featuring a bleach blonde Mandy and those epic pop dance moves, this one’s for you. But if you were hoping to hear a newer, 2020-esque version of the song, I regret to inform you that your chances are looking pretty slim to none. Looking back on her first two albums, Mandy revealed to Glamour, “Ugh, those were awful–just awful! If I had the money, I would give a refund to everyone who bought my first two albums.” I don’t know about you, but that is one refund we REFUSE to accept.
Like Katy Perry, Selena Gomez isn’t too fond of the song that kicked off her solo music career, but she did admit that it would be “stupid not to acknowledge” her single “Come & Get It” for what it did for her. While chatting with Entertainment Weekly back in 2016, just three years after the song was released, Selena said, “I love [my producers] Stargate more than anything, but it’s very difficult for me to perform live. It’s not my song.” She went on to add, “To me, it sounds like a Rihanna reject. That was just in the beginning. I was so young. I was wanting a hit,” thinking, “‘I don’t know if I need a hit, but maybe I do so people can respect me?’” All in all, Sel remains grateful for everything this song did for her and her career… and let’s be real: we’re still not changing the station when the song comes on.
We all have regrets in our lives, especially regrets in the form of cursing an ex’s name or subtweeting the person who did us wrong. In Taylor Swift’s case, her regret came in the form of a song she wrote back in 2010 called “Better Than Revenge,” reportedly taking aim at actress Camilla Belle, who hooked up with Joe Jonas immediately after he broke up with Taylor. Coincidentally, Joe and Camilla met on the set of the Jonas Brothers “Lovebug” music video, when Joe was still dating Taylor. During an interview with The Guardian four years later, Taylor recalled, “I was 18 when I wrote that. That’s the age you are when you think someone can actually take your boyfriend. Then you grow up and realize no one takes someone from you if they don’t want to leave.”
Above all else, you can’t help but feel some type of vengeful way when listening. Speaking of revenge songs, Paramore’s lead singer Hayley Williams has claimed that her claim to fame “Misery Business” just doesn’t do it for her anymore. Earlier this year, Hayley caught up with Kerrang! Magazine where she revealed that she’s been unable to relate to the song for a very long time. She added, “Those words were written when I was 17… admittedly, from a very narrow-minded perspective. It wasn’t really meant to be this big philosophical statement about anything. It was quite literally a page in my diary about a singular moment I experienced as a high schooler.” We undoubtedly felt ALL the feels in high school, from first loves to first heartbreak to friendships blossoming and falling out. But one song so many grew up to know and love, especially in the younger school days, whether it was tied to a specific flame or not was Oasis’ “Wonderwall.” “You’re my wonderwall.” It’s catchy, it’s a classic karaoke hit and it’s nostalgic as heck, BUT believe it or not, the band has much different thoughts about the 1995 smash hit song. During an interview around the release of their 2008 album Dig Out Your Soul, lead singer Liam Gallagher responded to a question about the new album saying, “At least there’s no Wonderwall on there. I can’t f****** stand that f****** song. Every time I have to sing it I want to gag.” A little harsh, right? Liam went on to explain the issue with the song, adding, “Problem is, it was a big, big tune for us. You go to America and they’re like: ‘Are you Mr. Wonderwall?’ You want to chin someone.”
Yeah, perhaps just stick to listening to this song strictly in private from now on. And last, but most certainly not least, can you ever imagine living in a world without Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A”? Or what about a world that never involved her swinging on a wrecking ball in her birthday suit? Let’s face it: These songs and music videos are ICONIC, but Miley admitted shortly after the song was released that the only reason she chose to sing it was because she needed something to go with her clothing line. She said, “I didn’t write it and I didn’t expect it to be popular, originally. It was just something that I wanted to do and I needed some songs and it turned out for the best.” In fact, Miley admitted to never even listening to pop music, saying that her 13-year-old self would have definitely called out her 17-year-old self, calling her a ‘sellout.’ However, Miley did claim that there’s no way she couldn’t ‘love’ “Party In The U.S.A.” saying, “I would never take it back. But that’s not who I am, that’s not where I want to sing, that’s not what I want to sing, and that’s not what I want my voice to sound like.”
And although she is anything BUT a sellout, Miley also talked about “Wrecking Ball” during an interview on the Zach Sang Show in 2017. When asked to choose between three of her songs, Miley was quick to admit that “Wrecking Ball” was her least favorite, saying, “That’s something you can’t take away … swinging around naked on a wrecking ball lives forever.” She also added that her “worst nightmare” is having the song played at her funeral… weird flex, but to each their own!
Millie Bobby Brown Almost QUIT Acting For This Reason!!
Millie Bobby Brown just revealed that she almost quit acting just before getting cast in Stranger Things thanks to a major rejection from Game Of Thrones. We all know now that Millie Bobby Brown is one of the most successful young actresses in the world, but that almost didn’t happen after “Game of Thrones” rejected her.
In a new interview with Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show, Millie Bobby Brown revealed that before Stranger Things, she was close to giving up on acting after receiving repeat rejections. Millie opened up about how tough Hollywood can be, especially for someone so young facing so many rejections. She said “This industry is just full of rejection 24/7”, she added, “I mean I feel like you do get far more…You get no’s, a lot of no’s before you get a yes”.
Millie went on and explained that for a while she was auditioning non stop for anything from guest starring roles to commercials, but then she landed a big audition with Game Of Thrones which she thought could be her big break. The character she auditioned for was Lyanna Mormont, who was on the show from Seasons 6 to 8 as the tiny but tough leader of Bear Island. We know now that Lyanna was ultimately played by Bella Ramsey, not Millie.
Millie continued “I then auditioned for Game Of Thrones and I got a no for that and then that was like when I was like this is very difficult and I guess I really wanted that role”. She went on to explain that after getting rejected from this role, she was ready to call it quits when she did one more audition for a Netflix project called “Montauk”.
“Montauk” ultimately ended up being called “Stranger Things” and well, you know the rest. “We then named the show Stranger Things and that’s blah blah blah but you know Montauk was the one that gave me that hope of doing it all again.”
This is just another example of why you should never give up on your dreams, whether or not you know it at the time, these things happen for a reason! When the Game Of Thrones door closed for Millie, the Stranger Things door opened, and like she said, the rest is history. And since Stranger Things Millie has gone on to land other major roles in movies like Godzilla and most recently she starred alongside Henry Cavill in the latest rendition of the Sherlock Holmes story, “Enola Holmes,” which is also on Netflix. In her interview with Jimmy Fallon, Millie also did tease that Stranger Things is back in production for Season 4.
Millie revealed how excited she is to get to play Eleven again saying, “I can’t wait to get back to work, I missed playing Eleven so much… She’s always such a challenge to play. And it’s just been quite a while since I’ve been on set with my friends.”
And we’re also so excited that Stranger Things is back on set. The show faced multiple delays in production due to this year’s lockdowns which pushed the release date way back. It was originally supposed to come out this year, but now we’re hoping for an early 2021 release date since we know they’re filming again.
Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson Throw ADORABLE Pumpkin Painting Party for Daughter True
Ball is officially here and on Saturday Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson brought in the new season by throwing a pumpkin party for their two-year-old daughter True.
True and her two-year-old cousin Chicago took the party to the next level by painting each other’s faces in this adorable video kim and kanye’s youngest son Psalm also joined in on the festivities with his big sister. Khloe summed up the fun by captioning the post, “family pumpkin carving day”.
It seems like True and her cousins had a great day getting into the Halloween spirit. A source told Entertainment Tonight in august that Khloe and tristan were officially back together saying “Things with Khloe and Tristan have been great, and the couple is taking this time in quarantine to really reconnect and enjoy one another”. All of this comes after Khloe and Tristan previously split in 2019 after tristan was caught in two separate cheating scandals, one just days before True’s birth in 2018 and the other with kylie jenner’s former bestie Jordan Woods.
The couple’s journey towards trying to rekindle their relationship has started playing out on the latest season of keeping up with the kardashians. And True’s pumpkin patch party is the latest evidence that things seem to be working out between the two.
In 2019 Khloe opened up to ET about how motherhood puts the hard times in life into perspective, she said “It’s just like no matter how tired you are, whatever you just it’s complete bliss and like no matter what and no matter just I mean christmas day I was so hungover and I was like how am I going to get through this day and just when you see your baby and how happy and like you just get through it and I was like okay if I could do anything I could do this and it’s just the best and just the love that you get that you also get to give and receive it’s just it’s beautiful”. She added, “I think also motherhood just puts life into perspective and what’s important to you and and I still think people who don’t have kids there’s definitely there’s things that are important to them too because I felt that way but I think you just re-evaluate things like I don’t want to do that tonight and it’s okay to say no so I can spend time with my family”.
Julianne Hough CRIES in New Video as She Works Toward ‘Full Reconciliation’ With Husband
Julianne Hough released the music video for ‘Transform’ amid news that she and estranged husband Brooks Laich are working on a ‘full reconciliation.’ A source tells ET the couple is committed to rebuilding their relationship after realizing they took each other for granted in the past. On Sunday, Julianne released the music video for her emotional single ‘Transform’ nearly a year after she filmed it. The singer explained that she previously planned to drop the video last year, but delayed it after she unexpectedly suffered ‘the most tragic loss’ of her life when her dogs died and felt she missed the window of opportunity.
Julianne Hough is fighting to make things work with her estranged hubby Brooks. A source tells ET that the couple who split in May is working on repairing their relationship, explaining “Julianne and Brooks both want to try to make things work. Friends closest to them see this time as very positive. They are hoping for a full reconciliation”.
The source adds that they realize they had taken each other for granted in the past, but now after having heart-to-heart conversations, the pair is working on being open and respectful of each other and both seem to want to make it work. According to ET source one of the main challenges facing them right now is starting a family, Brooks is ready and Julianne isn’t quite there yet. She said during an interview “I go through waves, I’m like so into it and then I’m like, I’m good and he’s like, you’re like I’ll just be ready when you tell me”, Brooks continued “I’m just yeah basically I’m just along for the ride in this one yeah I don’t think either of us will really be ready, I think it’ll just have to happen”.
News of Julianne and Brooks relationship repair comes on the heels of the release of her music video for transform, the emotional and heartfelt single she released in september 2019. Although the single was released a year ago, Julianne explained in a lengthy Instagram caption why she delayed dropping the video till now, she explained “I was about to release this video when the most tragic loss of my life abruptly occurred, time passed and I felt I had missed my window to release this video”.
The tragic loss, the unexpected deaths of her two dogs Lexi and Harley. Jules continued in the post that she wrote the song during a highly transformative time in her life and called this year her most challenging yet.
Jullianne said on her Instagram stories “there’s never a right time or anything, you just gotta do what you gotta do in the moment and have it come from like the most pure authentic and loving place and I am deciding that I am releasing this today, because why not”.
Brad Pitt Calls On Angelina Jolie’s Friend To TESTIFY In Court!
Brad Pitt is reportedly planning on calling up one of Angelina Jolie’s former co-stars to testify in their ongoing custody trial. In case you’re like wow, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce seems like it’s been in the works longer than their marriage even lasted… you’re right. Their divorce has been ongoing for the past four years and they were only technically married for two, despite being a couple for over a decade.
In September of 2016, Angelina filed for divorce from Brad, citing irreconcilable differences. Then, last year the court finally declared that the two were legally single even though the divorce papers haven’t been finalized. There are still some co-owned assets up in the air like their $67 million property in France along with the ongoing custody battle over their six children. The Brangelina divorce has been messy to say the least with court dates moving around all over the place. But they finally have their upcoming custody trial set for this month starting on October 5th and continuing through October 23rd. And Brad reportedly has a few ideas up his sleeve for these court hearings.
According to Us Weekly sources, Brad wants to call on a former co-star of Angelina’s to help him in his case. In case you forgot, their custody battle escalated after an alleged plane incident involving Brad and their son Maddox. Back in 2016, Brad had been cleared of all child abuse allegations by the Department of Child and Family Services, but the custody battle has ensued. While he plans to take the stand himself, now Brad apparently also wants Angelina’s Girl, Interrupted co-star Jillian Armenante to testify at his request.
Jillian is also known for her roles in Judging Amy, Fresh Off the Boat, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Vice, and The Mayor. This new information about Brad wanting Jillian to testify was uncovered after Brad filed his 21 person witness list late last month. And interestingly enough, Jillian didn’t just star alongside Angelina in one film, they were also both in the 2007 movie A Mighty Heart. It’s unclear exactly why Brad wants Jillian to testify during their custody trial, but it’s possible she knows some private details about their relationship and parenting given that she has known the family since the 1990’s.
Entertainment Tonight is reporting that Jillian is expected to testify “regarding her interactions and communications with and observations of Angelia, Brad, and the children.” Additionally, on top of calling Jillian to the stand, Brad’s witness list also includes multiple psychologists, security consultants, and a therapist. Sources also revealed what some of the biggest issues are going into this trial. They said, “Brad wants 50/50 joint physical and legal custody and wants the family to be based in Los Angeles.”
While Angelina on the other hand doesn’t want the kids’ home base to be LA. The insider said “[She] will only agree to talk about an agreement if the home base for the children isn’t Los Angeles. The younger kids are in school in Los Angeles, which Angelina has always been opposed to.” And though their proposals differ, another source insisted that, “Angelina’s interests are the same as they always have been, which is to protect the kids and the health of the family. In the end, she is going to do what’s best for the children as she has done all along.”
So hopefully they’re able to sort things out this month with this trial to get one step closer to finalizing their long, drawn out divorce. And as if things couldn’t get any more complicated, Brad Pitt’s rumored girlfriend has been posting some cryptic photos as the tensions between him and Angelina have continued to rise.
‘Stranger Things’ Cast Reveals Season 4 SPOILER?!
Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, and more from the Stranger Things cast just revealed they are back on set and teased a potential Season 4 spoiler!
Alright, so if you’re a die hard Stranger Things fan, you’ve been anxiously awaiting Season 4 for a long time now. Like most other shows, Stranger Things had to stop production back in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to David Harbour AKA Hopper, the show was originally supposed to drop this year. We even got a sneak peak of the new season earlier this year, again before the pandemic, that revealed that Hopper is in fact alive! But with all the production setbacks fans started to worry that we wouldn’t even get to see Stranger Things season 4 in 2021.
As time has gone on though, more and more shows have headed back to set safely. For example, the Riverdale cast has been sharing photos and videos from set revealing that they are COVID tested 3 times a week, standing six feet apart when possible, and the crew is all wearing full blown PPE. So we started to get some hope that Stranger Things could begin filming again, especially because back in June the Stranger Things writers teased that they had finished writing the season with this stack of scripts writing “Stranger Things 4 : the complete season.”
And now, Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, and more just announced that they are officially back on set! The cast members took to Instagram to share a photo of a clapperboard writing “Meanwhile in the Upside Down…” And this is a big deal not only because it means they are officially filming Stranger Things season 4, but also because their captions contain some potential spoilers about the upcoming episodes.
In case you forgot, last season ended with Joyce closing the portal to the Upside Down and Eleven defeating the Mind Flayer in an epic showdown. After everything went down and Hopper seemingly disappeared after the gate was closed, Joyce ended up deciding to move away from Hawkins, Indiana with Jonathan, Will, and Eleven. Then, the trailer that dropped earlier this year revealed that Hopper is likely “the American” we saw in the end credits out in Russia. And now, in a new post the cast shared, revealed that the Upside Down is likely still going to be a part of season 4.
Honestly, with Eleven moving away, the gate being closed, and the Mind Flayer seemingly being defeated, we weren’t sure if season 4 was going to take a completely new direction away from the Upside Down. But now that we know they are back in this other dimension, it leads us to the questions like does this mean Eleven will be able to get her powers back and locate Hopper via the Upside Down? And what does that mean for the Mind Flayer, is it gone forever or is it still out there? We can imagine the Mind Flayer would be pretty upset about how things went down at the end of season 3, so if any of it remains in either the Upside Down or the human realm, it’s safe to guess it will also be a part of season 4.
And fans were quick to react to the exciting news that the cast is back on set and people have already begun to share their season 4 theories. When one fan wrote “ARE YOU GUYS FILMING?!” and the official Stranger Things Twitter account coyly responded with a simple “hehe”.
This person shared their detailed theories behind the new teaser writing “In this image there is a clock, hoppers note to eleven mentioned “turning back the clock” maybe this is literally a reference to that and they are turning back the clock, also, take 79? seems fairly unrealistic for amazing actors and billy’s car is 1979 Chevrolet, so is billy alive????”. Another fan noted that the 79 could also have to do with the year that the Russians returned from space. And this person just wrote what we’re all thinking saying, “but what does it all mean?????” and Stranger Things replied again writing “great q.”
Ok now they’re just trolling us! And while we could spend all weekend wondering what all these clues mean, at least we know now that they are officially working on season 4.
They haven’t released a premiere date yet for it, but since they’re back on set here’s to hoping it’s early 2021! We will keep you guys posted if we hear anymore about when the new season is expected to drop.
Celebs REACT To President Trump Getting Covid-19
In a strange, and rather ironic, turn of events, President Trump revealed last night that he and First Lady Melania Trumptested positive for Coronavirus, and let’s just say the reactions were wild.
Thursday night, President Trump dropped a major truth bomb on the world, announcing via Twitter that he and his wife, Melania Trump had tested positive for Coronavirus. In a tweet prior to the announcement, Trump revealed that he and Melania were waiting for their test results after his communications director, Hope Hicks, tested positive, adding “In the meantime, we will begin our quarantine process!”.
Turns out, Trump’s team apparently got a little too close for comfort as he then announced that the test results had come in and, “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”. Melania also issued a statement via Twitter, writing, “As too many Americans have done this year, @potus & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19. We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together.”
Trump and Melania’s diagnosis comes just days after he and presidential candidate Joe Biden’s first debate, which unsurprisingly had many people in MAJOR SUS mode and just as Trump does best, Hollywood also turned to Twitter to voice their strong opinions on the matter.
Bette Midler mirrored thoughts about the strange “timing”, writing, “Just learned that Hope Hicks tested positive for Covid. Timing’s so interesting. I guess Trump’s quarantining will mean no rallies, and no more debates. Convenient. It’s awful to always think the worst, but after four years of relentless lying? Can’t be helped. No trust left.”
Josh Gad tweeted, “Tonight is strange and surreal as it pretty much mirrors every other night of 2020. Bottom line: wear masks, get tested, stay six feet apart and remember that this virus can affect every one of us from the most powerful to the least. The one thing we have right now is science.”
Billy Eichner pointed out that Trump knew he was being exposed, saying, “He went to a fundraiser with his own supporters without a mask knowing he was exposed. I can’t get over it.” Todrick Hall also tweeted, “Coronavirus, stand back and stand by. – Karma 2020.”
And Piers Morgan didn’t hold back in airing his thoughts to the public “Interesting to see those who’ve spent the last few years screaming that Trump’s an uncaring, heartless empathy-devoid b*stard now spewing their gleeful joy that he & his wife have a deadly virus. They’re no better than the man they loathe.”
Comedian Chelsea Handler, who has never been one to shy away from her thoughts about Trump, tweeted a simple, “Blatant disregard for science and basic disregard for facts…leads to COVID.”
Tessa Thompson took this opportunity to issue another PSA, stating, “Reminder: wear a mask.” And since many questions were raised about the status of Trump’s opponent Joe Biden and his health, following the presidential, don’t worry, guys, Joe has since been tested and his results came back negative. Biden did, however, weigh in on the president’s diagnosis, tweeting, “Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a swift recovery. We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family ».
And comedian Paul Tompkins might’ve summed up the general consensus of what we’ve gathered, writing, “Wishing harm, sickness or death on someone, even a bad person, is petty & small. BUT: it is genuinely & extremely funny that Trump got COVID. It’s objectively funny. He downplayed it & mishandled it & thousands of people died. Now he has it. It’s funny!”
His words, not ours — but if we learned anything from Trump’s diagnosis, please guys, and I cannot stress this enough, the virus has not ended and will not end immediately after 2020 or the election, so PLEASE continue to wear a mask and keep social distancing for the well-being of not just you, but for everyone!!