Welcome to Afternoon Tea, our daily news/gossip roundup where we oh-so-casually dig up the dirt on what’s happening in the celebrity realm (but we never get our hands dirty, darling).
So, sit back, relax and get ready to spill.
Ed Sheeran leaves Twitter after being bullied for his Game of Thrones cameo.
After his cameo in the season premiere of Game of Thrones, his Twitter was inundated with negative remarks. When the singer-songwriter deactivated his Twitter on Monday, many believed that the bullying drove Sheeran to delete his account — however, Sheeran has since taken to Instagram to refute this rumor.
“Last I’ll say on this,” he wrote in an Instagram caption. “I came off Twitter (because) I was always intending to come off Twitter. (It) had nothing to do with what people said about my Game of Thrones cameo (or) because I am in Game of Thrones. Why the hell would I worry what people thought about that? It’s clearly f**king awesome.”
“Timing was just a coincidence, but believe what you want.”
Say the two incidents are unrelated all you want, Ed — but I imagine that the negativity certainly didn’t do anything to dissuade you from leaving Twitter.
Andrew Garfield says his comments about being gay were taken out of context.
Remember when Andrew Garfield remarked that he was “a gay man right now just without the physical act”? And how everybody was like “Um, what the f**k does that mean”? Well, Garfield has finally seen fit to clarify his remarks.
Garfield claimed that the comments were in reference to his personal character development process for his current starring role in a London production of “Angels in America.”
“That’s of course not what I meant at all,” Garfield recently told the BBC’s Newsbeat. “That discussion was about this play and how deeply grateful I am that I get to work on something so profound. It’s a love letter to the LGBTQ community. We were talking about, ‘How do you prepare for something so important and so big?’ and I was basically saying, ‘I dive in as fully as I possibly can.'”
“My only longing is to serve and to keep the world spinning forward for the LGBTQ community in whatever way I’m meant to,” he added. “It’s important to a community that I feel so welcomed by. The intention (of my comment) was to speak to that, speak to my desire to play this part to the best of my ability and to fully immerse myself in a culture that I adore.”
Which is an admirable sentiment, but I’ll just say this: it’s somewhat offensive to treat the gay lifestyle as if it’s akin to visiting some kind of theme park, where you’re the marveling tourist. Watching RuPaul’s Drag Race and absorbing the more digestible portions of gay culture does not give you a true insight into the hardships the LGBTQ community has to deal with on a daily basis. If you aren’t gay, then you don’t understand the gay experience — it’s as simple as that.
Katy Perry declares her love for Taylor Swift.
Is anyone else tired of hearing Katy Perry constantly discuss her feud with Taylor Swift? Because I know I am.
Perry recently appeared on Australia’s Today show and — surprise, surprise — was asked about her legendary beef with Tay-Tay.
“I mean, I love her, I always have,” Perry responded. “We’ve had our differences but I just continue to say, ‘God bless her on her journey.'”
The comment is remarkably similar to one that Perry made on the Thrive Global Podcast, when she said, “I am ready to let (the feud) go. I forgive her and I’m sorry for anything I ever did, and I hope the same from her. There’s a lot of other things out there in the world that people need to be focused on. God bless her on her journey. God bless her. Honestly.”
.. Um, call me crazy, but I feel like “God bless her,” is the passive-aggressive, Katy Perry-version of saying “F**k that bitch,” right?
Jennifer Lawrence vomits at a Broadway show.
J. Law apparently went to see the Broadway production of “1984,” starring Olivia Wilde on Monday night, and had to excuse herself at one point to go barf in the lobby.
“Midway through the show, Jennifer Lawrence bolted from her seat,” a source told Page Six. “Several people saw her getting sick in the lobby. The ushers were very helpful and courteous in helping her out.”
Although the play is apparently so shocking that it’s already caused several audience members to faint (thanks in part to a “harrowing scene involving a rat“), the production is allegedly not responsible for Lawrence’s bout of illness.
A friend told Page Six that the actress simply “caught the stomach flu from her nephews.”
All the same — I think I’ll stay away from this particular theatre production.