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Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 10/02/2012

Taylor Swift calls John Mayer ‘presumptuous’ in new interview; Adele’s ‘Skyfall’ leaks

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Taylor Swift: keeping “Dear John’s” subject in the vault. (Todd Owyoung)

In a new interview with Glamour magazine, Taylor Swift tells Cynthia McFadden, who also interviewed the country-pop star for Nightline, that it is “presumptuous” of John Mayer to assume that her song “Dear John” is about him, even though it’s about a toxic relationship and has the name John in its title. “You never identified who it was about, but John Mayer recently told Rolling Stone that it was him,” McFadden said, to which Swift responded, “How presumptuous! I never disclose who my songs are about.” Then McFadden started to relay that Mayer’s feelings were hurt by it, at which point Swift interrupted: “No! I don’t want to know, I don’t want to know...” Then she stuck her fingers in her ears and started singing “We are never, ever, ever getting back together” to drown out any information about Mayer. At least, that's what she did metaphorically. (Glamour)

That was fast: a day after Adele officially confirmed that she had recorded the new James Bond theme, the song “Skyfall” leaked online. It has since been removed from the streaming site Soundcloud, but BBC’s Newsbeat has a short clip to give you a taste. The track will debut for real on Friday. (Telegraph; BBC’s Newsbeat)

Oprah Winfrey remains No. 1 on Forbes’s list of highest paid Hollywood women because during the period on which this list was based, she was still making cash from syndication of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Forbes warns, however, that her reign at the top “may soon end” and Forbes is not joking around. Also on the list, which is very different from other Forbes lists for, you know, so many obvious reasons: Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Ellen DeGeneres and, of course, Judge Judy. (Yelling at people on syndicated TV is lucrative.) (Forbes)

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will make their first public appearance together later this month, when the press junket for “Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2” begins. Summit Pictures, the studio behind the film, has confirmed this to People. Really? They’ve timed their reemergence to coincide with the promotion of the last “Twilight” movie? Well, surely that’s a coincidence. This could not possibly have been part of a master plan. And there’s no way I am using so many italics because I am being sarcastic. (People)

Lena Dunham is shopping a $1 million book proposal for an essay collection/advice tome that offers Dunham-isms on dating, dieting and other subjects. Presumably none of that advice involves recommending that young women should date a guy who uses the shower as a toilet like Adam does on “Girls,” but maybe it does? (Slate’s Browbeat)

The acclaimed “Beasts of the Southern Wild” can’t compete in the Screen Actors Guild Awards; it was deemed ineligible because it features non-professional actors. (Guardian)

In case you needed to be reminded that Rebel Wilson is charming and awesome, here’s a clip from her “Tonight Show” appearance, in which she sang ”Edge of Glory” and almost hit Walter White in the head with a flying stiletto. (Tonight Show)

Vulture has conveniently created this chart that illustrates the similar trajectories of the careers of Ryan Gosling , Shia LaBeouf and Joseph Gordon-Levitt . Study it closely. It will be on the exam. (Vulture)

The reboot of “The Munsters,” spearheaded by “Pushing Daisies” creator Bryan Fuller and that was supposed to air on NBC? Yeah, that’s no longer happening. (The Hollywood Reporter)

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Categories:  Music | Tags:  Morning Mix; Taylor Swift; Adele; Skyfall; Oprah Winfreyl Kristen Stewart; Robert Pattinson

 
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