Headline stories, in descending order of importance:
Katy Perry is finally copping to that cryptic Mean Girls tweet she sent out that everyone assumed was about Taylor Swift. Turns out, everyone was right.
Back in September, the pop star tweeted: “Watch out for the Regina George in sheep’s clothing…”
Regina George being Rachel McAdams’ snobby, popular girl character in the hit 2004 teen comedy.
This tweet seemed to be in reaction to Swift’s comments made to Rolling Stone magazine about a fellow female singer that, though she didn’t identify, she claimed had done her wrong. “For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not,” Swift, 25, said. “She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, ‘Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?'”
“If somebody is trying to defame my character, you’re going to hear about it,” Perry, 30, touted to Billboard magazine when asked if her tweet was about the “Shake It Off” singer.
His changing look has been a much-buzzed-about topic for months, and now PEOPLE has confirmed that Bruce Jenner has been quietly making a very personal change. The former Olympian will soon be living life as female.
“Bruce is transitioning to a woman,” says a source close to the family. “He is finally happy and his family is accepting of what he’s doing. He’s in such a great space. That’s why it’s the perfect time to do something like this.”
And according to a different Jenner insider, the 65-year-old reality star is filming his momentous journey, to be shared with viewers on a docu-series this year. “It will air when he is ready to be open about his transition,” the source tells PEOPLE. “But he’s acting more and more confident and seems very happy.”
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was the breakout star of last weekend’s Iowa Faith and Freedom Summit, elbowing aside bigger names like Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush to seize the 2016 Republican presidential spotlight. Walker had hoped to keep the spotlight by delivering a big speech in Washington on Friday. Instead, Romney seized it back.
When he took the podium at the American Action Forum, Walker chose not to acknowledge the news that Romney, a major rival for the nomination, had bowed out of the race. Instead, he sketched out for the audience at the conservative think tank his vision of what post-Romney Republican politics might look like. Spoiler alert: It looks a lot like the old politics, but with a different guy at the top of the ticket. Walker touted a Wisconsin-centric, meat-and-potatoes, small-government conservatism garnished with a heaping portion of scorn for Washington, D.C. “As much as I love coming here, I love going home even more,” Walker said, calling Washington “68 square miles surrounded by reality.”
Walker mostly avoided such hot-button issues as gay marriage, immigration reform, and education standards, which some of his fellow Republican hopefuls have used to distinguish themselves or to lambaste potential rivals for the nomination. He also didn’t go out of his way to attack Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. Instead, he presented his own battles with Wisconsin’s public employee unions as offering a kind of third-way approach to what he called the “false choice” of raising taxes or cutting services. In Wisconsin, he emphasized, this approach has yielded balanced budgets and low unemployment (5.2 percent). Washington, he suggested, would do well to heed his example.
According to my calendar it is still January 2015. The first official votes in the 2016 presidential primaries will not be cast until January 2016. That’s nearly a year away, and most of the voting will take place over a year from now.
I’m already getting sick of this shit.
It seems like several times a day we get IMPORTANT BREAKING NEWS!! about who is running, who isn’t, who is winning, who is losing, why X doesn’t have a snowflake’s chance in hell and how unnamed sources reveal what strategy Y will use to beat Z. It makes all the Deflategate coverage seem like serious journalism.
I need a vacation.