Taylor Swift has reignited her feud with Kim Kardashian by hinting the reality TV star's past comments sent her spiraling to a new low. Kim stood up for her husband Kanye West when he insisted Swift had given him the OK to poke fun at her in the lyrics to his Famous track. When Taylor denied his claims back in 2016, Kardashian took to Twitter to note that it was "National Snake Day", before releasing footage which appeared to show Swift consenting to the song lyrics while on speaker phone with Kanye. The Look What You Made Me Do hitmaker has never spoken about the drama, but in a new Elle magazine article she makes it clear that Kim cut her deeply with her social media remarks. "In my experience, I've come to see that bullies want to be feared and taken seriously," the singer explains. "A few years ago, someone started an online hate campaign by calling me a snake on the internet. The fact that so many people jumped on board with it led me to feeling lower than I've ever felt in my life." Taylor reveals she turned the negative into a positive by turning Kim's snake comment into a stage prop on her Reputation Tour. "I can't tell you how hard I had to keep from laughing every time my 63-foot inflatable cobra, named Karyn, appeared onstage in front of 60,000 screaming fans. "It's the Stadium Tour equivalent of responding to a troll's hateful Instagram comment with 'lol' (laugh out loud)." Taylor reveals she has never had an apology from Kim, adding, "It would be nice if we could get an apology from people who bully us, but maybe all I'll ever get is the satisfaction of knowing I could survive it, and thrive in spite of it."
Luke Perry has died after suffering a massive stroke at his home in California last week (ends01Mar19). The 52-year-old former Beverly Hills, 90210 star passed away on Monday morning (04Mar19) at St. Joseph's Hospital in Burbank. He suffered the stroke at his Sherman Oaks home last Wednesday, prompting an outpouring of prayers and support from famous friends and castmates past and present. Perry began his acting career in the early 1980s and became a TV idol and pin-up as Dylan McKay on 90210 from 1990 to 2000. He has been enjoying a career resurgence of late, playing Fred Andrews on TV drama Riverdale. The actor also filmed a role in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Charles Manson movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Perry's credits also include Another World, Oz, Jeremiah and Body of Proof. His stroke came hours after it was revealed his former 90210 castmates had regrouped for a new series. Luke was not expected to be a regular on the spin-off, due to his commitments to Riverdale. News of his death came shortly after his former 90210 love interest Shannen Doherty urged fans to remain positive for Perry. Speaking with Entertainment Tonight at Sunday’s Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation's Compassion Project Gala, she revealed she had been in contact with the star. "I can't talk about it here 'cause I will literally start crying but I love him and he knows I love him," an emotional Shannen told the news outlet. "I'm in contact. It's Luke, and he's my Dylan. Everybody just keep positive wonderful thoughts, that's all I'm gonna say."
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's fans can't get enough of infectious tune Despacito - their music video has just surpassed a record six billion views on YouTube. The Latin hitmakers released the track back in January, 2017, and more than two years on, it's still proving to be a top pick. On Sunday (24Feb19), Despacito officially became the first promo in YouTube history to smash the huge milestone, leading its closest competitor - Ed Sheeran's Shape of You - by 1.9 billion views. According to officials at the video-streaming site, during the height of the Grammy-nominated tune's popularity, its promo was being streamed an average of 25.7 million times per day. That figure has since dropped significantly, but it's still at an impressive 2.8 million average views a day so far in 2019, reports Billboard. Despacito has continued to break boundaries ever since its debut - it became the first video to break three billion views on YouTube, before going on to make history as it crossed four and five billion, too. Meanwhile, the remixed single, featuring Justin Bieber, is still flying high in the charts - it earned its 100th week on the U.S. Hot Latin Songs Chart just before Christmas (18), and remains in third place in its 109th week on the Billboard countdown. Only to Romeo Santos has spent more time on the rundown - his 2013 song Propuesta Indecente currently holds the title as the longest-charting track on the Hot Latin Songs list with 125 weeks.