CELEB GOSS: Taylor Swift gets crafty for Ed Sheeran

Taylor Swift in New Zealand in 2013. Picture: GETTY IMAGES
Taylor Swift in New Zealand in 2013. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Taylor Swift gets crafty for Ed Sheeran

While her musical contemporaries strip off, Taylor Swift has once again proved she’s the good girl of pop.She’s used her formidable craft skills to make good friend Ed Sheeran a personalised needlepoint.

But in a modern twist, she chose to embroider it with lyrics by rapper Drake.‘‘Started from the bottom, now we here,’’ the needlepoint reads.

It also depicts stick figures of Swift and Sheeran ascending a staircase, surrounded by yellow stars.

Photos of the unusual gift hit the web as part of a promotion about an upcoming MTV documentary on Sheeran.

‘‘But I thought everyone does this?’’ Swift tweeted in reply.


Police charge Sandra Bullock’s alleged stalker

US prosecutors have filed burglary and stalking charges against a man accused of breaking in to Sandra Bullock’s house while the Oscar-winning actress was at home.

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office charged Joshua James Corbett on Tuesday, two days after he was arrested. Police say he jumped the fence at Bullock’s Los Angeles home around and broke into her house.

The 39-year-old was also charged with possession of a machine gun, although prosecutors say he did not have the gun while on Bullock’s property.Corbett is scheduled to face court on Tuesday.

He remains in custody in lieu of $US50,000 ($A54,097) bail, but prosecutors are asking to increase that amount to $US185,000.If convicted, he faces up to seven years and four months in prison.


Franco writes cryptic 'Lindsay’ story

Actor James Franco has penned a short story which appears to rebuff reports suggesting he slept with Lindsay Lohan.

Franco was linked to Lohan back in 2011, but denied speculation of a romance.However, the gossip started up once again after Franco was included on a handwritten list of names, said to be the actress’s former lovers, which was published by a US tabloid earlier this year.

Now Franco has tackled the subject in a bizarre short story for Vice.com, entitled Bungalow 89.

The tale lifts the lid on his time staying at Los Angeles’ iconic Chateau Marmont hotel in 2011, and details his encounters with a woman named only as ’Lindsay’.

Franco writes, ‘‘Once upon a time a guy, a Hollywood guy, read some Salinger (American writer J. D. Salinger) to a young woman who hadn’t read him before. Let’s call this girl Lindsay. She was a Hollywood girl, but a damaged one. I knew that she would like Salinger, because most young women do.’’

He then adds, ‘‘Now we were lying in bed. I wasn’t going to f*** her. She had her head on my shoulder. She started to talk. I let her ... I ran my fingers through her hair and thought about this girl sleeping on my chest, our fictional Hollywood girl, Lindsay.    

‘‘What will she do? I hope she gets better. You see, she is famous. She was famous because she was a talented child actress, and now she’s famous because she gets into trouble. She is damaged.’’


J. Lo will sing at World Cup in Brazil

Not so fast: J.Lo is performing at the World Cup after all.Jennifer Lopez says she is flying to Brazil on Wednesday night to perform during the tournament’s opening ceremony on Thursday.

FIFA officials announced earlier this week that the singer wouldn’t perform the official tune We Are One alongside Pitbull and Claudia Leitte, but Lopez told the Associated Press on Tuesday that announcement was premature.

She said ‘‘we always were going’’ going to the World Cup, but that her crazed schedule made things difficult. She will sing before Brazil takes on Croatia at Thursday’s opening game in Sao Paulo.

The 44-year-old is also busy promoting her tenth album, A.K.A., to be released next week.


Kelly Rowland confirms pregnancy news

Newlywed R&B star Kelly Rowland has confirmed rumours she is pregnant with her first child.

The former Destiny’s Child singer sparked speculation she was hiding a baby bump on Saturday, when she performed at a concert in Oklahoma wearing an uncharacteristically over-sized outfit.

She has since gone public with her pregnancy by taking to Instagram on Tuesday to share a photo of her man’s Air Jordan sneakers, alongside a matching infant-sized pair.In the accompanying caption, she writes, ‘‘I’ll be stuntin (sic) like my daddy...’’

The news comes a month after Rowland married her manager Tim Witherspoon in a private ceremony in Costa Rica, which was attended by her former bandmates Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams.