The ‘Famous’ feud between Taylor Swift and Kanye West is resurfacing again after Kim Kardashian throws in her two cents.
Hosts of the Comments By Celebs podcast, Emma Diamond and Julie Kramer, join the show to dish on insta-gossip in the time of coronavirus. And we’ll dive into why Oprah and her longtime partner Stedman aren’t quarantining together.
Here’s a closer look at today’s stories:
Kim Kardashian slams ‘lying’ Taylor Swift after Kanye West footage leaks
Kim Kardashian spoke out for the “last time” about Taylor Swift and Kanye West‘s feud over the song “Famous.”
The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star, 39, went on a Twitter spree late Monday to defend her husband and slam “self-serving” Swift for reigniting a years-old feud after footage of the now-infamous 2016 phone call was leaked in full.
“@taylorswift13 has chosen to reignite an old exchange — that at this point in time feels very self-serving given the suffering millions of real victims are facing right now,” tweeted Kardashian, referring to the coronavirus pandemic.
Kardashian admitted she was “really embarrassed and mortified” to be commenting on the never-ending feud during a time of crisis but felt she had to because Swift “is actually lying.”
“To be clear, the only issue I ever had around the situation was that Taylor lied through her publicist who stated that ‘Kanye never called to ask for permission…’ They clearly spoke so I let you all see that,” continued Kardashian. “Nobody ever denied the word ‘bitch’ was used without her permission.”
During Kardashian’s Twitter spree, Swift’s publicist, Tree Paine, also took to the social medium to share her original statement and added, “I’m Taylor’s publicist and this is my UNEDITED original statement. Btw, when you take parts out, that’s editing. P.S. who did you guys piss off to leak that video?”
Kardashian ignored Paine’s tweet, continuing to explain her and West’s side of the story: “At the time when they spoke the song had not been fully written yet, but as everyone can see in the video, she manipulated the truth of their actual conversation in her statement when her team said she ‘declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message.’”
“The lie was never about the word bitch, It was always whether there was a call or not and the tone of the conversation,” the KKW Beauty founder added.
The creators of “Comments By Celebs” still feel that rush
Emma Diamond and Julie Kramer are the masterminds behind the viral Instagram account, “Comments By Celebs” and a weekly podcast of the same name. Since 2017, the two have been keeping tabs on celebrities commenting on each other’s social media posts. The “Comments by Celebs” account has racked up an impressive 1.5 million Instagram followers – and made Diamond and Kramer media tycoons.
They joined Maggie and Ian remotely to dish on how one of their recent discoveries was Ben Affleck’s coy comment on Ana De Armas’ photo, which he took on a beach in Costa Rica recently.
“We could not believe that [Ben Affleck] had commented that. And we were so, so excited to post it,” Kramer said. “And I said to Emma after, ‘That rush doesn’t go away.’ When it’s like a really good, news-breaking headline comment, that rush of being able to find it and post it quickly just doesn’t dissipate.”
Oprah Winfrey reveals why Stedman Graham is quarantining in their guesthouse
Oprah Winfrey and longtime beau Stedman Graham are proceeding with caution amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The 66-year-old revealed Monday on Instagram Live that Graham, 69, is quarantining in their guesthouse after traveling.
“He’s at the guesthouse, because you all know I had pneumonia late last year…I had just gotten off of antibiotics last week, because I had a bronchial infection,” Winfrey said in an interview from her Santa Barbara, Calif. home, via Oprah Mag.
In addition to older adults, those with serious underlying medical conditions appear to be at higher risk for intense illness from coronavirus, according to the CDC.
Though Graham doesn’t have coronavirus, per the outlet, Winfrey said he was “late to the party” and initially didn’t take matters as seriously.
“Stedman did not arrive from Chicago until Thursday, he had been speaking in St. Louis…he’d been on planes, so Stedman is like ‘What’s the procedure for coming home?’ ‘The procedure is… you ain’t coming and sleeping in my bed!’” Winfrey explained.
She continued, “Social distancing does not mean you go and sleep in the same bed with the person! When you just got off American Airlines!”