Rant Of The Week: Why I Swiftly Decided To Remain A Swiftie

It’s first thing on a Tuesday morning, I am sitting here staring at this empty blog post while the kettle is boiling and there is mayhem in Celebville. Has this dramatically influenced my future in any way? Doubtful. I can hear Taylor Swift’s voice playing through my phone as usual, and my Instagram is probably open on one of the Kardashian’s accounts. However, what also hasn’t changed is the sad and disappointed feeling in my heart as I scroll through social media to see things about the end of Taylor Swift and how she has, according to some people, been exposed for who she really is. Sadly, in a society that usually fights so hard not to tear down other women, a very talented and inspiring young woman is probably at a very low point in her life as she faces backlash for moving on to a new boyfriend and for an ever ongoing feud with an already very controversial celebrity power couple.

For the record, anyone who knows me knows I LOVE both Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian. When it comes to celebrities, these two are my ultimate favourites. I admire them in very different ways – Taylor for using her extraordinary talent to, in a way, expand her girl squad to millions and for rising to a height of fame purely using her music. She is the woman I turn to in times of need and when I need a good pick me up. When it comes to Kim Kardashian, scrolling through her Insta is part of my everyday social media routine and I just love keeping up with her fashion, North’s antics, her extravagant life and the way she will go to the ends of the earth to defend the ones she loves – as we have seen recently with her defense of Kanye on Snapchat. It is because of this strong love of both why I find the Snapchat revelation upsetting, and downright awkward. It’s like when two of your friends get into an argument and you’re stuck in the middle weighing up both sides of the argument but really wishing you had a time machine to go back and stop one of their current husbands storming on stage during the other one’s VMA speech in 2009. I think we’ve all been there.

I was going to comment on the Katy Perry and Calvin Harris saga, but after this Kimye situation has now taken over the internet instead I feel that has quickly been forgotten. I’m sure we all have a Katy Perry – that one girl you just don’t get along with and haven’t for years. And as for Calvin Harris, how many people have completely healthy friendships with an ex after a break-up? There was always going to be issues there as Taylor moves on, which she has the right to do. I don’t know the full details of any of those relationships because none of us do.

For a moment though, can we remove ourselves from the fame and money filled celebrity bubble? Can we imagine that this is an argument happening between normal people? Wouldn’t we consider terms such as ‘RIP Taylor Swift’ and snake emoji’s under all of their photos as bullying? Can’t anyone see how this would affect her mental health? Don’t people realise we actually know nothing about the truth of what has happened? And where have Kim and Kanye’s huge army army suddenly risen from? The pit the media is trying to push Taylor Swift into? For a moment, please think about how sick you are of seeing stories about it on your newsfeed, now imagine you are Taylor scrolling through all of these – being told your career is over, your image is destroyed forever, your group of friends aren’t as great as they seem and having people trying to snatch your crown as America’s Sweetheart from your head all because of an argument over a song many of us knew nothing about months/years earlier. Sorry, Kanye!

This won’t be an issue for everyone though, lots of people have no interest in celebrity gossip, and if you’re with Taylor for her music you’re staying with her. I have been to two Taylor Swift concerts in my lifetime, I have seen the masses and masses of crowds travelling from near and far to see this woman in person. So if you’re trying to tell me that 85 million Instagram and 79 million Twitter followers later that this is the end of this ladies career, I can tell you that you have never been more wrong. Even if these millions of people decided to give up on her, she still has my support and the support of her friends behind her, so her career is still very much alive!

It’s time to get the snake emoji out of your recents, stop complaining about her fourth of July pictures, stop pretending you’re a hardcore Kimye fan, stop pretending the cause of their argument dramatically affected your life and realise that somewhere in the world there is probably a very talented, powerful, 26-year old woman crying to Tom Hiddleston because of an uncontrollable mass of cyber bullying. At least Taylor’s squad all support and empower each other, whether you love them or hate them you can’t deny their loyalty. If you’re attending the #TaylorSwiftIsOverParty today, don’t try and change your mind tomorrow after you’ve already had the party bag and made your opinion known just because you need something new to write about.

I know I don’t know what really happened, but in reality none of us ever will. There are questions that have been left unanswered and of course there are fans that have been left disappointed and confused. However, as respectable people of the world we all need to open our eyes and realise that whether you are on Taylor’s side or not, whether she was lying or not, whether the Kardashians dislike her or not, trying to turn an entire world against one woman isn’t the world we need to be living in. Surely we have faced worse villains in our time, right?

Rant Of The Week: It’s All Over For Another Year!

All of the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! fans know it wouldn’t be Christmas without the run up filled with cockroaches, animal testicles, and a load of random Celebrities thrown into the jungle, and this year did not disappoint! I am absolutely gutted tonight is the final, I feel like the time flew, although, I doubt Tony Hadley and Duncan Bannatyne would say the same…

I am delighted with the final three so I don’t mind who wins. I had a feeling Vicky would be in the final, she is so great, humorous, and up for everything – a real team player. Aaaand she shops in Primark, what a woman! Ferne’s bubbly personality always has me smiling, and after almost being strangled by a snake that girl deserves a bloody medal! As for George, I just think he is the cutest guy ever (that smile though) and to be honest I just want to bring him home to meet my Nan. So, George Of The Jungle, if thing’s don’t work out with Ferne (or Jorgie) I’m always up for the flanter, okay?

This year was definitely the most dramatic in a few years, but I would have loved to hear about Yvette’s experiences from Most Haunted and more about Vicky’s time on Geordie Shore. I don’t know how they all coped in there, I would have done an Yvette on Lady C from day one! I was so happy Yvette did that, she was so brave. I can’t believe Lady C can have such a strong dislike for the father figure of the camp Tony Hadley, and Duncan Bannatyne, the Jungle Sort! 
Of course the main things I will miss will be Ant and Dec’s jokes, and Laura Whitmore’s wardrobe! That girl is constantly slaying in the style stakes, love her! I’m also really hoping they try to get Karl Pilkington on the show next year.
I would absolutely love to go on this show (hint hint) – Celebrity Cyclone? Yes please! Making celeb friends? Yes please! Coming face to face with an Ostrich or Lady C? Ummm, I’ll have to get back to you on that one!

Goodbye Australian Jungle, until next year! You will be missed <3 xx 

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!: My Dream Line-Up

No matter how sad I sound, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here is ALWAYS the highlight of my year. I would love to go on this show! (hint hint) Well, no, I would end up being the next Gillian McKeith or something. I would cry everyday, refuse to do any trials involving animals, small spaces and water (so all of them really) and want to kill everybody in there. The only positive aspects would be losing weight and a possible jungle romance. Every year I’m like “WHO IS THIS PERSON?” and my dad is like “Sure he was a huge celebrity in the 80’s!” Ori yeah. So anyway, if I had my way, this would be who I would send in…

1. Karl Pilkington
He would win the show, there really is no question about it. Just imagine An Idiot Abroad every single night for three weeks, life would be great…
2. Miley Cyrus
Granted this is very unlikely, but I never know if I like this girl or not so I need to form a better opinion…
3. Ed Sheeran
Yeah so if you could put me on the show for the same series as Ed that would be great…
4. Justin Bieber
Misunderstood or just genuinely annoying? Hmmm…
5. A member of the Kardashian/Jenner family
Look, this is my dream line-up and I regret nothing…
6. Zayn Malik or Perrie Edwards
Preferably Zayn though. We need to know the truth okay, I’m doing this for the good of others not for the shower moments I swear…
7. Katie Hopkins
I know she is the most irritating thing on the planet but there is nothing worse than an uneventful series of I’m A Celeb
8. Hugh Grant
He’s supposed to be quite mean in real life, but I’ll believe it when I see it…
9. Amanda Bynes
The troubled child star is now back in great health so I think she would make a great contestant. 
10. Katy Perry AND Taylor Swift
Look Taylor, I’m sorry and you know I love you but I also love the entertainment this show brings me so the struggle is real right now… not that I’m proud of my evil side or anything, mwahahaha…

To be honest though, Ant and Dec being the presenters means that the show never lets us down. You can’t deny it’s well worth a watch, and I think we’ve all missed Bob! Never forget…

Who would you like to see in the jungle? It’s just around the corner so time to start stocking up on food for the three weeks… fish eyes and kangaroo testicles anyone? 

Five Ways Kylie Jenner Skipped That Unfortunate Teenage Phase

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE Kylie Jenner. However, we can’t deny that we are all quite jealous of the youngest Kardashian/Jenner sister. Now that she is 18, I have decided to look at how her teenage years differed from mine…

1. She is on the same hotness level as her older sisters
I dunno about you, but when I was 17 I was always chilling with my double cheeseburger while everyone told me how hot my older sister is…
2. She just kinda skipped that ugly embarrassing phase
Okay, this one just isn’t fair, everyone should have to suffer like the rest of us did. I’m talking braces, unnecessary chubbiness, dodgy hairstyles, Bebo disco pictures…
3. Her boobs and bum just arrived out of nowhere
Okay guys, you can come out of hiding now…
4. She actually got a boyfriend
Like what’s that about? I basically sabotaged all of my years of education day dreaming about boys, and was unsuccessful in actually getting one to even look at me 90% of the time. Where all the Tyga’s at?

5. She’s been pretty lucky with her cars
I haven’t even done my theory test…
She is just my girl crush everyday! Happy Birthday Kylie! <3 x

Spotlight Stories: Can’t Be Dealing With The Zayn Pain Anymore

As if Zayn Malik hadn’t broken enough hearts already, he’s hit the headlines again after ending his engagement to Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards. A source told People magazine: “She’s been putting on a brave face as Little Mix have had promotion to do, but she’s obviously devastated.”

Obviously I have no idea what went wrong between the two, but there is nothing worse than a broken heart so I hope poor Perrie is coping okay if she didn’t want it to end. It is unclear when the two split for sure but apparently it was around two weeks ago. She had previously sparked speculation as she was spotted without her engagement ring.

It is all very bizarre though with Zayn leaving One Direction earlier this year and the rumours going around that he cheated on Perrie. Did the pressure just become too much?

I have to say I really am surprised about this, especially since they seem so loved up on Instagram. I guess you just never know what’s going on behind closed doors. It was only last month that Zayn brought her away for a romantic birthday break.

I have to say though her girls seemed to be a great support as one of her bandmates shared the snap below of Perrie to her Instagram account. Perrie is looking super gorgeous as usual and the girls no doubt wanted to show Zayn what he’s missing.

In other news, Louis has confirmed his excitement about becoming a father. There’s just too much drama going on with those guys lately…

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Five Times We All Wanted To Be Taylor Swift

Anybody who knows me knows that I am the biggest Tay Tay fan going. I have seen her twice in concert and could sing her songs backwards (Yes, if you’re wondering, I was team Tay, not Nicki, obvs).

Along with her amazing New York apartment (which cost over €20 million) and her numerous famous girlfriends, there are an endless amount of reasons why this girl is my idol. Below are only a few of these reasons…

Not jealous at all…
Yep, this is fine…
Just besties with Ed, no biggie
Do you get what I’m saying by now?
But even without all of those things, we still love her! (and Meredith and Olivia of course) 

So, um yeah, just wondering when these things will happen to me?

Spotlight Stories: Disick Drama, the DILF Direction and Cheryl’s Weight

Soooo I haven’t written one of these in a while which is surprising because there has been a lot going on in Celeb land recently!

Firstly, my heart goes out to Kourtney Kardashian and her three kids over her shock split with Scott Disick. What are your views? I think it’s very easy for the rest of us to say she deserves better but at the end of the day it must be very difficult for her, she has been with him for almost a decade and she must love him.
I hope Scott will sort out his partying lifestyle and no matter what happens with himself and Kourtney I hope he still gets to see their three children. However, I think he needs to be careful of how his behaviour is affecting them because Kourtney will not want a bad influence around her children, especially after how angry she must be over those controversial Chloe Bartoli photos. I’d say she wants to kill him!
And as for Kris saying she still wants him on Keeping Up With The Kardashians? Ummmm I think your daughters happiness is the most important thing here Kris. At least Kim and Khloe have been spending time with her to try to lift her spirits, sister goals <3 Rumour has it Kanye has also told Scott he needs to get his act together, this is why we love Kanye! Despite all the family drama, Kim and Kourtney no doubt had a great day in Disneyland for Penelope’s birthday, it’s a shame my invite got lost in the post…

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In other father news, I nearly choked on my tea when I saw a headline that Louis Tomlinson has a baby on the way. And it isn’t with me before you just presume that it is (I wish!). That woman is so lucky! Apparently her name is Briana and they aren’t in a relationship but are both very excited.
I can’t stop thinking about poor old Eleanor though, that must be tough on her since they only split up this year but had been together for three years.
A source told HollywoodLife.com “Eleanor was shocked when she heard the news and kind of sick to her stomach,” “It’s not like they had been broken up for long! Louis mom broke the news to her — they’re still very close. This is not the kind of news any ex-girlfriend wants to hear, especially when you dated someone for so long and then the next person who comes along ends up getting pregnant,” they added.
Well you can’t really blame the girl for being devastated, especially since he has three other woman currently on the go who are all equally shocked. Maybe you need to tone down the crazy single life a bit Louis? He hasn’t confirmed anything yet though, so lets not get into too much of a panic people. What a Dilf though, there is really no denying that…

Louis with Briana Jungwirth

On a totally different subject altogether, I feel so bad for poor old Cheryl Fernandez Versini and all the criticism she is getting over her recent weight loss. Nobody knows what she has been going through or the circumstances surrounding it so I really wish people wouldn’t be so quick to judge. She has been mourning the loss of her father-in-law so she really needs support more than anything right now. I still think she looks gorgeous.
As always though, the feisty singer was quick to defend herself, posting on Social Media: “You have no idea what I have been through. Just loosing my father in law v recently and everything that comes with that. Not that I am or should justify myself to anyone. But I am so sick of people thinking it’s ok to be mean or body shame anyone. And it’s always woman on woman. Have some respect and maybe think there may be reasons why before opening your mouth please.” You tell them Cheryl!

Spotlight Stories: Taylor And Calvin Are Getting Serious #RelationshipGoals

Well, it looks like Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris could be filling the blank spaces in each others lives as the pair have quickly become inseparable. After leaving us wondering are they or aren’t they, they confirmed the rumours with a lot of PDA and loved up pictures from the Billboard Music Awards that made our hearts melt.

Now it seems that Taylor could have finally found the one as their relationship seems to have become very serious in a short space of time. We waited a long time for adorable Instagram pictures and now that they have arrived, we have heard that they are spending every chance they get together. Aww!

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A source has told E! News that the couple “are spending every free day they have together” before Taylor continues her 1989 tour.

However, this isn’t the only chance they get to see each other as the source has said: “Whenever she has a break in her tour, she flies on her private jet to meet up with him,” doing the usual things couples do on chilled nights in, including “ordering takeout”.

“Taylor feels very safe and secure with Calvin so she usually doesn’t have her bodyguard around if Calvin is over. Sometimes she will leave for a few hours and go on a hike with friends or go to a business meeting, but they always meet up again later in the day,” the source stated.

Right Calvin, this is the real deal, no breaking Tay Tay’s heart and ruining our new favourite celeb relationship…
I don’t think we have much to worry about though as the source added: “She is planning on having Calvin join her in certain cities and also will be bringing him to her beach house in Rhode Island.”
Awww, you guys!

Spotlight Stories: Moving In More Than One Direction? Baby No2 for Kimye, and Marrying Mr Wright

I have decided to start the celebrity section of my blog today after waking up to the distressing news that One Direction are apparently taking a break. This is called Spotlight Stories and will be a weekly feature on my blog, although I’m not fully sure what day each week yet, but I will keep you updated.

In relation to 1D though, lets face it, we all saw it coming, it’s not as if Zayn’s shock departure was exactly a minor setback for the band, it was huge for the heartthrobs They just lost their high-note hitter and one fifth of the yummy-ness. That is a rather big chunk.

However, the reports of a break may not be true, as their publicist has said it is “pure speculation”, but I suppose you never know. Aswell as this, those cheating rumours, along with Louis’ feud with (possibly of one of the most irritating men on the planet in my opinion) Naughty Boy didn’t mean it was all smooth sailing for the boy band. I personally don’t think they will get back together if they do go on a break after 2016, this does upset me because I’m a Directioner at heart, even if I didn’t prove it by doing anything extreme such as spending weeks in bed crying when Zayn left, or asking Charlie the spirit if Harry is my soulmate (I already know that he is, obviously). I just kind of, well, got on with my normal life. Unfortunately, I feel like the break will end up lasting a lot longer than intended and before we know it I’ll be buying tickets to their comeback tour while beside my kids and anti-ageing moisturiser…

This isn’t the only thing to be catching my attention lately, if Kim Kardashian is pregnant with twins, I genuinely want to ask her if I can keep one. And even if she is only having one baby, how exciting is the thought of another North? We all know she is the most sassy kid around. I had a feeling for ages that Kim was pregnant and was over the moon when I read that it had been confirmed. Eeeek, apparently she’s due in December. I’m more excited about that arrival than I am about Santa…

I’m a bit behind on this one, but the most anticipated wedding of the year was one that sent women everywhere into extreme jealousy and sadness, including myself. Marrying Mark Wright AND being that hot? Michelle, we love you, but also hate you just a little bit we have to admit. The photos were shown in Hello magazine and I looooved her dress. The way it went out at the end and the cut out detail on the back. Ugh, girl can we be you please? Okay guys, the wedding is over, time for babies. We can’t wait to see the outcome of those genes! No pressure guys…

Why I Think Taylor Swift Is An Ideal Role Model

Anybody who knows me knows how much I love Taylor Swift. I’m actually going to see her in concert soon thanks to my wonderful boyfriend! I recently read something about an interview she did with Elle and how she spoke about her song Clean off her album 1989. Now I know she often gets criticised for writing songs about her own experiences with love, but I actually admire her for that. There is no other girl out there that has the ability to cheer me up within a period of 3 minutes or so. As cheesy as it sounds, TayTay has got me through some very tough times.

Here is what Taylor had to say about heartbreak: “Shake It Off” and “Clean” were the last two things we wrote for the record, so it shows you where I ended up mentally. “Clean” I wrote as I was walking out of Liberty in London. Someone I used to date—it hit me that I’d been in the same city as him for two weeks and I hadn’t thought about it. When it did hit me, it was like, Oh, I hope he’s doing well. And nothing else. And you know how it is when you’re going through heartbreak. A heartbroken person is unlike any other person. Their time moves at a completely different pace than ours. It’s this mental, physical, emotional ache and feeling so conflicted. Nothing distracts you from it. Then time passes, and the more you live your life and create new habits, you get used to not having a text message every morning saying, “Hello, beautiful. Good morning.” You get used to not calling someone at night to tell them how your day was. You replace these old habits with new habits, like texting your friends in a group chat all day and planning fun dinner parties and going out on adventures with your girlfriends, and then all of a sudden one day you’re in London and you realize you’ve been in the same place as your ex for two weeks and you’re fine. And you hope he’s fine. The first thought that came to my mind was, I’m finally clean. I’d been in this media hailstorm of people having a very misconstrued perception of who I was. There were really insensitive jokes being made at awards shows by hosts; there were snarky headlines in the press—”Taylor Goes Through a Breakup: Well, That Was Swift!”—focusing on all the wrong things.”

I’m only young, I’m 19-years-old. That means I have faced all of the struggles and heartbreak that teenage girls go through. When people have bad things to say about Taylor Swift I actually get upset, not only because of how much she has achieved for a woman so young, but because these are her real life experiences that she has faced. Every song she writes has a story behind it, whether it’s when you’re sixteen crying in bed while your mum tries to comfort you, or when you walk down the street and bump into that one guy who shook up your world for such a long time and your stomach drops because he’s with a girl who isn’t you.

I can really relate to what Taylor is saying in this interview, learning to cope with the emotional ache of a broken heart where nobody can feel it but you. And while people to tell you to get over it, you can’t because it’s everything you want and you feel like it has all fallen apart.

I grew up with Taylor’s music, as her songs got more mature, I got more mature. She is no longer aiming specifically at a teenage generation because she is 25 now. Heartbreak doesn’t just stop when you leave school, it will always be an issue for people everywhere. Yes she has had many famous boyfriends, but how many of you would turn down a date with Harry Styles or Calvin Harris? Why should she be expected to stay with one of them forever if she isn’t happy? And why shouldn’t she have the right to use her own talent to describe these experiences?

All of her lyrics have such a strong hold on me because she is just so easy to relate to.When I’m feeling down, she is the first person I turn to. She has helped so many girls without even knowing us. I will always be grateful for the way she puts my feelings into music and makes me feel like I’m not the only one that is hurting.
She literally has a song for every moment and in various life situations I can immediately relate the moment to a certain song.

Yes, I may be devastated now, but look at Taylor Swift, she dealt with this too and here she is with eight Billboard Awards and Ed Sheeran as her partner in crime. Don’t break my heart, I will be able to overcome it and become a lot stronger.

“People haven’t always been there for me, but music always has.”- Taylor Swift.