Justin Bieber isn’t the only celebrity who just lost it on a paparazzo: Tina Fey just told a photographer to stick it where the sun don’t shine. Gasp! Tina! We didn’t know you knew that language! Some obnoxious paparazzo was following Fey on the street in New York City and asked her, again, about Taylor Swift’s recent quote in Vanity Fair magazine indicating she’s upset about the joke that Fey and Amy Poehler made at the Golden Globes. Tina Fey already responded about it earlier this week, and then responded again, but this paparazzo kept pushing it. And I guess Tina Fey took a page from The Alec Baldwin Book Of Actorly Surliness and had enough. “Go fuck yourself! Get a job, dude,” she was caught on video saying. She then chats with a fan and tells him, “Go fuck yourself” once again. It all got caught on video, which has since been taken down from E! News. Werk, publicists! Aww. Poor Tina. To be fair, there is a mess of snow out there and everyone’s a little bit cranky. [Huffington Post] [Image: Splash News]
Once upon a time at the Golden Globes, hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey made a little joke at Taylor Swift’s expense. It wasn’t even an especially mean joke, really, but it still poked fun at Swift’s reputation for getting around. “You know what, Taylor Swift? You stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son,” they said, as the camera panned to Swift’s that’s-not-funny face. Fox himself even weighed in on it. (He later apologized.) There were rumors that Taylor Swift was upset about all the negative attention — who wouldn’t be? — and it turns out she took comfort in an unlikely place: the wisdom of Katie Couric.
In her new Vanity Fair profile, Swift was asked about how she deals with “mean girls,” which everyone is assuming is a reference to Fey and Poehler (but not Katy Perry, who has behaved like a snot towards Swift as well, if blind item gossip is to be believed). “Katie Couric is one of my favorite people,” Swift told the magazine. “Because she said to me she a heard a quote that she loved that said ‘There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’ (Which is actually a quote from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.)
Cue 6,000 headlines screaming that Taylor Swift has told Tina Fey and Amy Poehler that they’re going to hell.
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“For a female to write about her feelings, and then be portrayed as some clingy, insane, desperate girlfriend in need of making you marry her and have kids with her, I think that’s taking something that potentially should be celebrated—a woman writing about her feelings in a confessional way—that’s taking it and turning it and twisting it into something that is frankly a little sexist.”
– I would like to pretend that Taylor Swift was inspired to talk sexism in Vanity Fair because read my essay on The Frisky called “Taylor Swift Is Allowed To Have A Lot Of Boyfriends, OK?” It was about about how women like Taylor Swift, Carly Simon, and Nora Ephron who write about their relationships and emotions are just doing the same thing that guys like Woody Allen and Kanye West do. But women get slammed as overly-attached psychos for doing it while for the dudes it is just “art.” She probably didn’t read it (I can dream, can’t I?) but I’m glad Taylor spoke up about this issue herself! [Vanity Fair]
“If I’m gonna write songs about my exes they can write songs about me. That’s how it works. I’m not gonna complain about it. I’m not gonna sit there and say, ‘I’m the only one who can write songs about this relationship.’ It’s fair game.”
– I’m not the world’s biggest Taylor Swift fan, but I totally stand by her right to write catchy-as-fuck songs about her personal life, including those romantic relationships that have gone wrong. Go to bed with songwriters, wake up to the latest pop hit being written about you. And Taylor has now made it clear — in an interview with InStyle UK — that this deal goes both ways. How soon till Harry Styles attempts to call her bluff? [InStyle UK]
Look, there is absolutely nothing I can say about this video of Taylor Swift and screaming goats that could do it any justice. Let’s just say, the internet really outdid itself and should really just retire about now. [Hypervocal]