A morning mix of headlines...
A 24-year-old man was arrested for trespassing early this morning at Taylor Swift’s Nashville home. TMZ reports that the Swift fan allegedly traveled from Wisconsin to Tennessee to spend the singer’s birthday, which was yesterday, with her; he said he has been in touch via social media with someone at Swift’s house before he made the trip. He is being held on a $10,000 bond. It’s unclear, according to TMZ, whether Swift was at the house when this happened. Clarification: Swift has been overseas this week, and this E! Online item says she left England for Germany early today. So she probably was not on the premises at the time. (TMZ)
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” has now officially opened in North America. But after all that hype, the reviews are very mixed. The Washington Post’s Ann Hornaday gave it a mere one-and-a-half stars and called it a “bloated, shockingly tedious trudge.” It’s got a 68%-positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so some critics have responded a bit more positively. For the record, this writer agrees with Hornaday.
Katy Perry and John Mayer apparently posed for a ton of photos with the cast of the Broadway version of “A Christmas Story.” No eyes were shot out as a result of the incident, but Mayer did, at one point, put on a pink bunny suit. (Just kidding. He didn’t. But if we pray really hard, maybe a Christmas miracle will take place and this will actually happen.) (Gossip Cop)
Think Adele’s “Skyfall” is a fine musical achievement? Well, it’s even more impressive when you realize she basically recorded the thing in 10 minutes. (Vulture)
Holiday gift: Please enjoy this tribute to the early, pre-“Friday Night Lights” career of Kyle Chandler. (Screencrush)
Also in the spirit of Christmas, Buzzfeed has reminded us that the 2006 song “Lohan Holiday,” as performed by Ali and Lindsay Lohan, existed. The words “Come on a journey to this Lohan holiday” have such different meaning now. (Buzzfeed)