Taylor Swift Speaks Out About Sale of Her Masters

Meghan Markle could’ve gotten Princess Diana’s ring… Lil Nas X performs virtual concert… Rebel Wilson ate ‘3,000 calories most days’… Wendy Williams’ claims… and Taylor Swift speaks out about sale of her masters

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Here’s a story I didn’t know! When Princess Diana died in 1997, she left almost all of her jewelry to her sons, William and Harry, who were 15 and 12 at the time. In a “letter of wishes” to her butler Paul Burrell she wrote, “I would like you to allocate all my jewellery to the share to be held by my sons, so that their wives may, in due course, have it or use it. I leave the exact division of the jewellery to your discretion.” Paul revealed that Harry really wanted his mother’s sapphire engagement ring because he always remembered how much it hurt him to hold his mommy’s hand because the ring was so big. So Paul went to the safe and gave it to Harry. More than a decade later, William told his baby brother he was going to propose to Kate Middleton. Paul revealed that Harry said to William, “Wouldn’t it be fitting if she had mummy’s ring? Then one day, that ring will be sat on the throne of England.” AWWWW!!!!!

“Fortnite” has done virtual concerts with artists like Travis Scott and Marshmello, and Lil Nas X decided he wanted to get in on some of that! He performed a virtual concert with the game Roblox over the weekend. Basically, a computer-generated image of Lil Nas X was motion-captured from an actual performance. So does that mean he didn’t have to do anything because he’d already done it? Either way, it got over 33M views. Compare that to the 12.3M who watched Travis Scott’s Fortnite concert and the 11M who tuned in for Marshmello, and Roblox is VERRRRY happy. They’re already planning future virtual concerts.

Rebel Wilson has lost 40 lbs. this year and she told “People Magazine” how she did it. Before her “Year of Health,” Rebel admitted, “I was probably eating 3000 calories most days, and because they were normally carbs, I would still be hungry. So, I’ve really changed to eating a high-protein diet, which is challenging because I didn’t used to eat a lot of meat. I eat fish, salmon, and chicken breast.” She’s not always perfect, though! Rebel said, “Some weeks are just write offs, and there’s nothing you can do about that. I’m just trying to go for overall balance, overall healthy balance… We’ll be like, ‘Should we get In-N-Out burger?’ And I’m like, ‘Nothing is forbidden.’ I can go there, I just might eat half of what I used to eat before. You know? And I’ll have a burger, and a few fries, and then you feel fine.” So keep that in mind as you have just a little bit of turkey and one small spoonful of everything else on Thanksgiving. You’ll be fine…..

Remember when Wendy Williams used to bad-mouth Blac Chyna all the time, but after Chyna was on her show, they became running buddies? I don’t know where their relationship stands after this. Wendy had on a guest and they were talking about how Rob Kardashian just lowered his child support payments for his and Chyna’s 4-year-old daughter Dream. (Rob actually doesn’t pay child support and neither does Chyna, so that part of the story is false.) The guest then claimed Tyga doesn’t give Chyna any child support for their 8-year-old son, King Cairo. Wendy then interrupted and said that Chyna texts her regularly claiming to be homeless. “Single mother of two, can I find her a place to live. It was random. Maybe she sent a blast to everybody she knows, cause it didn’t say ‘Dear Wendy.’ I didn’t answer it. I don’t want to be involved.” Hours later, Chyna responded on her Instagram Stories by showing off her fleet of five luxury vehicles, including a Lamborghini and a G-Wagon, which are all parked on the grounds of her mansion in Calabasas.

Last year, Scooter Braun and an investment group bought Taylor Swift’s former record label, Big Machine Records, for $300M. That sale included the right to Taylor’s first 6 albums, which was said to be worth around $140M at the time. Taylor sicced her fans on Scooter, and it got really ugly. Fast forward to yesterday when Taylor tweeted that Scooter has now sold the rights to her music to an investment firm called Shamrock Holdings for around $300M. She said, “…My team attempted to enter into negotiations with Scooter Braun. Scooter’s team wanted me to sign an ironclad NDA stating I would never say another word about Scooter Braun unless it was positive…My legal team said that this is absolutely NOT normal, and they’ve never seen an NDA like this presented unless it was to silence an assault accuser by paying them off. He would never even quote my team a price. These master recordings were not for sale to me.” Taylor went on to say that Shamrock Holdings reached out to her afterward about forming a partnership, but when she found out their deal with Scooter allowed him to keep earning money off her music for many years to come, she was out. Taylor did, however, reveal that she’s recently begun re-recording the music from her first six albums, which she said has been “exciting and creatively fulfilling.” She also promises plenty of surprises!

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