TAYLOR SWIFT has a nifty way to donate songs to movies and TV shows without a Braun Scooter – who controversially bought his catalog last year – by earning a penny.
A version of her What You Made Me Do look was featured in last night’s episode of BBC drama Killing Eve – but it was from the new group Jack Leopards and the Dolphin Club.
A quick check of the group reveals that this is their only song and that the group only existed on Sunday evening when the show aired in the United States.
Members include his brother Austin and Nils Sjoberg – who is Taylor’s pseudonym – as well as Jack Antonoff and Fred and Richard Fairbrass, aka Right Said Fred, who all wrote credits on the original song from 2017.
It comes after Scooter – who once ran Kanye West and Taylor publicly accused of intimidating him – bought his catalog last year.
A source said, “This is Taylor at his best – cunning and very, very intelligent. It is no coincidence that all the original credits are on this new version.
“The way the industry works is that you don’t need label approval – in this case, Scooter – to cover a song.
“It means Taylor can come around and ask permission and not give her a penny of royalties.
“He will undoubtedly have really irritated Scooter.
“It’s a great way to get around the red tape and show Scooter that it won’t be silenced. It’s the war. “
Taylor released an extract from the song online Sunday night, which prompted fans to explore the loophole.
Clearly satisfied with her work, she wrote: “Very happy with this cover of LWYMMD on Killing Eve by Jack Leopards & The Dolphin Club !! “
His disciples pointed out that the cover of the group version was an edited photo of Austin.
Fans had come to the conclusion that he had recorded a song in December when he organized a surprise birthday party with his sister in a studio.
They also saw the colloquial name Nils Sjoberg appear as a producer.
The name appeared as a writer on Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s 2016 hit This Is What You Came For, and it was later confirmed to be Taylor.
The group’s name is made up of Jack Antonoff’s first name and Austin’s Twitter handle of the Dolphin Club.
Taylor also previously stated that dolphins were his spiritual animal.
Fans believe the leopard reference in the name is a nod to her animal print outfit from the original video.
Killing Eve is a suitable show to take revenge on Scooter – as she is a big fan of the drama as well as the writer of the first series Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
She even begged the creator of Fleabag Phoebe to give her younger brother a job.
This clever move is the latest in a very public exchange between her and Scooter, which bought its Big Machine Records label last year.
That means he has control of all of his records until his last album Lover, released last year.
At the time, Taylor described it as his “worst case scenario.”
Taylor claimed that he prevented her from playing the old songs at the 2019 American Music Awards where she received Artist Of The Decade – something that Scooter denied.
And in April, she attacked him again saying that he was releasing an album of his live performances in his name but without his permission.
You have to hand it over to Taylor, she’s skillful and you wouldn’t want to fight her and her loyal fans.
Doja denies racism
American rapper Doja Cat retaliated after being accused of racism.
The Say So star had been linked to a racist video chat before one of her 2015 songs with a racist insult appeared online.
The track is called Dindu Nuffin, an expression used to make fun of victims of police violence.
She said, “I have used public chat rooms to socialize since I was a child.
“I shouldn’t have been on some of these sites, but personally, I have never been involved in racist conversations. “
Doja, daughter of South African actor Dumisani Dlamini, who appeared alongside Whoopi Goldberg in the film Sarafina !, in 1992, added: “As for the old song, I tried to reverse its meaning but I admit it was a bad decision to use the term. “
THE WANTED’s Tom Parker and actor Kelsey’s wife will become parents for the second time.
Tom became a dad when Aurelia was born in June 2018.
He said OK! pregnancy magazine: “I don’t know if I’m prepared for this. “
If back to school
He has proven to be one of the smartest minds in showbiz, but Simon Cowell says he learns more from his six-year-old son’s homework than he does.
Pop supremo, who left school at 16 without qualification, was locked up in Los Angeles with young Eric and his partner Lauren Silverman.
And he tried to lend a helping hand to Eric in his studies.
Simon reveals, “I wasn’t great at school.
“So now, in a weird way, he’s become like my teacher now.
“I learn more about geography, history or space than what I learned when I was in school.
“I was wondering how Eric was going to get out of it.
“He was absolutely amazing, he can still do his homework.
“I said to Lauren the other day,” Is it possible to keep him this age forever? “.
“I think when they reach the age of six, it’s just this real sweet spot.
“He is very intelligent, very, very funny.
“Meanwhile, I was worried if he was going to be bored.
“We don’t broadcast the news around the house, we try to keep it away from that.
“It was phenomenal. “
Now all he needs to form a multi-platinum group of boys and Simon can really start to step up.
COMEDIAN STEPHEN BAILEY has signed up to host the next series of Takeshi’s Castle.
The stand-up follows in the footsteps of Jonathan Ross as commentator for next month’s Comedy Central assault course challenge.
Kinky gaga in pink
LADY GAGA showed her perverse side in a new Instagram selfie.
The star revealed breasts in a black leather bra with silver chains, while wearing a pink wig.
The singer also wrote, “I hear thunder go down. “
It was a reference to his latest single, Rain On Me, with Ariana Grande, from the new album Chromatica, released later this week.
This version will undoubtedly cause a sensation.
CARDI B has revealed that his new single will be released “very soon”. In an Instagram Live, she said, “How long? Very. I don’t want to give too much information that my fans are watching, but also the enemies. ”
She joked, “My bachelor arrives when I lose weight. Never. No, it will happen very soon. “
The man credited as the inspiration behind the blockbuster movie Yesterday accused screenwriter Richard Curtis of taking too much credit. Jack Barth claims that he wrote the script and should have gotten more than just a “story by” credit. Said, “I feel like Richard damaged me financially. “
HAILEY BIEBER was “cautious” about returning with her husband JUSTIN when they rekindled their romantic relationship in 2018, after their previous relationship had left scars. She said, “It was weird because we had been apart for so long. I was so careful because I think we were both seriously injured by each other. “
EMINEM is celebrating the 20th anniversary of their hit album The Marshall Mathers LP with an evening of online listening on Spotify tomorrow. Rapper Real Slim Shady also unveils a line of products to mark the event during the lockout, including a limited-edition Stan Varsity hoodie.
Amy’s last biopic could land in 2021
AMY WINEHOUSE’s father Mitch has revealed that his daughter’s new movie could be released next year.
He also says that a theatrical version will be released in America – as will the biopic-style film Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman himself.
He criticized the portrayal of singer Back To Black in the Oscar-winning film Amy, released in 2015 four years after her death at the age of 27 from alcohol poisoning.
But he has more control over the new project, after signing a contract with Monumental Pictures two years ago.
He said, “We have a great movie, a great Broadway show coming up, and that’s how we’re going to get our own, describing Amy as she was.
“The film will be in a year or two.
“We have gone beyond the discussions, we are at the script stage.
“The film is going to be a biopic. “
He said to the podcast of ex-star Hollyoaks and Love Island, Paul Danan, The Morning After: “The cast will be – and I can choose, with the producer’s recommendations – a star-maker.
“We are going to have an unknown actress, ideally a Jewish girl from north or east London who looks a little like Amy and speaks like Amy. “
If it’s almost as good as Bohemian Rhapsody, it will be fantastic.
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LOCKDOWN Clearly comes to the head of Nicole Scherzinger – as she poses at home in a series of colorful wigs.
She trades her usual dark locks for a chain of funky hairpieces in a crazy TikTok video to keep fans entertained.
The Pussycat Dolls singer turned blonde for her first round, before turning pink,
lilac and finally, the craziest of all, pulling on an aqua-marine helmet in front of you.
She had prepared herself for the show with a sexy lipstick as she pouted for the camera.
The American is locked up at home in Los Angeles with her model boyfriend, former Scottish rugby player Thom Evans.
If the stress of locking doesn’t end soon, I may need a wig.