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Taylor Swift Confirms Boyfriend Joe Alwyn Is Secret 'Folklore' Collaborator!

Taylor Swift is confirming a heavily speculated fan theory.

The 30-year-old singer-songwriter revealed that her 29-year-old boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, is actually the “William Bowery” credited on her latest studio album during her Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions special that debuted on Disney+ on Wednesday (November 25).

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During the special, filmed in upstate New York in September alongside co-executive producers Jack Antonoff and Aaron Dessner, she opened up about Joe‘s contributions to her song “Exile” with Bon Iver and “Betty.”
“There’s been a lot of discussion about William Bowery and his identity ’cause it’s not a real person,” she explained.

“So, William Bowery is Joe, as we know. And Joe plays piano beautifully, and he’s just always playing and making things up and kind of creating things…’Exile’ was crazy because Joe had written that entire piano part and was singing the Bon Iver part. He was just singing it, the way that the whole first verse is. So I was entranced and asked if we could keep writing that one. It was pretty obvious that it should be a duet because he’s got such a low voice and it sounded really good sung down there in that register.”

She also talked about his contribution to “Betty.”

“I just heard Joe singing the entire fully formed chorus of ‘Betty’ from another room and it was just like, ‘Hello’. It was a step that we would have never taken because why would we have ever written a song together?” she said.

“So this was the first time we had a conversation where I came in and was like ‘Hey, this could be really weird and we could hate this, so because we’re in quarantine and there’s nothing else going on, could we just try and see what it’s like if we write this song together?’”

She also recently confirmed her own songwriting pseudonym when writing tracks for others.

Teyana Taylor Calls Out Grammys 2021 Nominations

Teyana Taylor is not impressed by the 2021 Grammys nominations.

The 29-year-old The Album singer spoke out after the announcement of the nominees on Tuesday (November 24).

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“Y’all was better off just saying best MALE R&B ALBUM cause all I see is dick in this category,” she said in response to the Best R&B Album category. The category includes Happy 2 Be Here by Ant Clemons, Take Time by Giveon, To Feel Love/D by Luke James, Bigger Love by John Legend and All Rise by Gregory Porter.

Another musician was snubbed entirely from the ceremony, despite breaking chart records, and now the chief of the Recording Academy is speaking about that decision.

Taylor Swift Wins at AMAs 2020, Confirms She's Not There Because She's Rerecording Old Music!

Taylor Swift won three awards at the 2020 American Music Awards, but she had a good reason for not being there in person!

The 30-year-old entertainer gave an acceptance speech for Artist of the Year during the event on Sunday (November 22) and she revealed she was speaking from the recording studio.

“The reason I’m not there tonight is because I’m rerecording all of my old music,” Taylor told fans. She’s even in the studio where she previously recorded the music!

Taylor picked up the awards for Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock, and Favorite Music Video for “Cardigan.”

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this year, you’re likely aware that Taylor is rerecording her old music after the masters for her first six albums were sold to Scooter Braun and then just this week, sold to a private investment fund by him.

Make sure to read the long statement that Taylor released after the news went public.

Taylor Swift Hypes Fans by Referencing a Past Music Teaser!

Taylor Swift is up to something again!

The 30-year-old folklore singer-songwriter posted a photo of herself sitting on a couch in a black and white photo to her Instagram on Sunday (November 22).

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“Not a lot going on at the moment,” she captioned the post.

Fans immediately began to get excited upon seeing the caption. Why? Because it was revealed earlier in the year that she teased her single “cardigan” way before it came out with a selfie in April with the exact same caption.

Now fans are wondering what Taylor might be teasing, although she’s made it clear that she intends to re-record her discography amid her legal battle with Scooter Braun over her masters.

She also got fans excited by channeling a look very reminiscent to a fan-favorite era.

Sia Responds to Criticism for Portrayal of Autism in Upcoming Film 'Music'

Sia is reacting to criticism of her upcoming movie.

The “Chandelier” superstar responded to some social media outcry following the release of the trailer for her upcoming movie, Music, which stars Kate Hudson and Maddie Ziegler.

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“I want you to work every day knowing that we’re trying to show love for all of the caregivers, and for all of the people on the autism spectrum, that this movie is for them. If we can keep our egos out of it, that would be great,” Sia said while making the film.

She called Maddie “the most professional person I’ve ever worked with” during a recent Variety interview, describing her character “non-verbal and she has a little echolalia who can repeat what you say to her, but she doesn’t generate her own language.” She also admitted she was scared to address her diagnosis directly at first “because if I made it clear [what her diagnosis was, then I might offend somebody.]”

Following the trailer’s release, Sia faced some criticism for casting non-autistic actress Maddie as a character with autism, as well as partnering with Autism Speaks, a company that has faced controversy and condemnation for alleged exploitative practices in the past.

“Grrrrrrrrrr. F–kity f–k why don’t you watch my film before you judge it? FURY,” she wrote on Twitter on Friday (November 20).

“I cast thirteen neuroatypical people, three trans folk, and not as f–king prostitutes or drug addicts but s as doctors, nurses and singers. F–king sad nobody’s even seen the dang movie. My heart has always been in the right place,” she wrote.

“Duh. I spent three f–king years researching, I think that’s why I’m so f–king bummed,” she said in response to being asked if she researched the autism community beforehand.

“Autism speaks came on board long after the film was finished, four years in fact. I had no idea it was such a polarizing group!” she went on to explain.

“Several autistic actors, myself included, responded to these tweets. We all said we could have acted in it on short notice. These excuses are just that- excuses. The fact of the matter is zero effort was made to include anyone who is actually autistic.
#NothingAboutUsWithoutUs,” one person wrote.

“Maybe you’re just a bad actor,” she responded to the actor.

“I love Maddie Ziegler, don’t get me wrong, but you need to consult actual autistic people and have autistic people play autistic people,” another person wrote.

“I did try. It felt more compassionate to use Maddie. That was my call,” she said.

Click here to find out more about the film.

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Get to Know 'Grow' Singer Josie Man With These 10 Fun Facts! (Exclusive)

Josie Man is one of the newest rising acts on the music scene, and we want Just Jared readers to know her even better.

Born of both Hong Kong and Orpington descent, the fusion of cultures in her upbringing informed her own view on life from an early age.

“When I was little and surrounded by both my Cantonese-speaking and South East London family, I invented my own language and my own universe of colours and symbols. I learnt that there is more than one way to be. Rules of being can be blurred,” she explains.

Josie kicked off her music career with debut single “Colours” at the end of 2019, followed by “Baby Pink & Blue” and her debut EP, aLOVINGboothang in February. After being named BBC Introducing’s “Track of the Week” with her song “Just Me” as well as supporting Beabadoobee earlier in the year, her follow-up is an introspective anthem, called “Grow” – and that’s exactly what she’s done with her own steadily growing artistic career.

“I’ve been hurt, lessons learnt but nothing ever grows without it,” she declares.

“Free fall. Let the music do it all. We don’t even have to talk. Let the tears fall on the floor.”

Watch the music video for “Grow” and check out Josie Man‘s 10 Fun Facts

  • 1. I used to be a gymnast but injured myself 4 times so had to quit. I had a big cast on my leg and now my knee makes a funny noise when I straighten it.
  • 2. I am hyper mobile so I’m really bendy and can do the splits.
  • 3. I’ve been vegan for 4 years and 9 months. I absolutely love potatoes and chickpeas with vegetable stock as a meal.
  • 4. I used to go home for lunch in college because I got really homesick at school and still get homesick.
  • 5. I don’t drink alcohol and when I used to, I used to cry A LOT.

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Megan Thee Stallion's 'Body' Music Video Features a Bunch of Celeb Cameos!

Megan Thee Stallion‘s got that “Body” – and so do a bunch of her celebrity friends.

The 25-year-old rapper, who just dropped her debut album Good News (listen here) on Friday (November 20), released a visual for one of the album’s hot new tracks at the same time.

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The body-positive anthem for women everywhere is described as “a celebration of women taking ownership of and proudly enjoying their bodies, in all sizes, shapes and heights,” and features some voguing runway-inspired moves. If you didn’t know, Megan is also a judge on vogue competition series, Legendary.

The video also includes a bunch of celebrity appearances from stars including Taraji P Henson, Blac Chyna, Daren Kyle, Asian Doll, Jordyn Woods, Bernice Burgos and Maliibu Miitch.

Megan Thee Stallion has also released a new song about being shot by Tory Lanez in her album – read the very candid lyrics.

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