Ian McKellen Didn't Go Onstage With Taylor Swift Because He 'Had Something Else to Do'

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In July, Patrick Stewart tweeted about reciting the lyrics of “Blank Space” and “Bad Blood” on NPR with his best friend, Ian McKellen. “May we join the squad?” he asked her.

Taylor responded as enthusiastically as one would expect, and referred to them as “the ULTIMATE squad goals.” But despite that exchange, Ian McKellen recently revealed that he turned down the opportunity to join the VMA winner onstage at a recent performance because something suddenly came up.

She did ask me to appear with Patrick Stewart at her show in LA, but I had something else to do that night.

(Here’s the part where I remind you all that the 1989 tour had five nights of performances in LA.) But even though McKellen wasn’t welcomed to the stage in front of thousands of screaming fans, there’s comfort in knowing they’re still great friends…Right? When asked how it felt “to be part of Taylor’s squad,” he responded:

I’m not. When I was living in Peter Jackson’s apartment in New York, Taylor Swift bought it while I was there and I was thrown out before I wanted to leave! That hardly puts me in Taylor Swift’s team, does it? You look shocked.

Oops! There go my eyes! They popped right out and now they’re rolling away. Far far away.


Will someone please give Hillary Clinton a subscription to TV Guide?! And, for the love of god, buy her some more skim milk!!! One of the emails released in yesterday’s 7,000-page dump included a question about the air times of Parks & Recreation and The Good Wife, among a list of a few…more important requests.

[USA Today]

Here’s Benji Madden’s official birthday wish to Cameron Diaz, the woman I keep forgetting is his wife:

Happy Birthday to my Beautiful Wife [HEART EMOJI] My best friend and Everything else- there’s so much I could write. I’m the luckiest guy alive- I get to spend the rest of my life right here. I love this Woman!! [HEART EMOJI] Many more Baby!! [HEART EMOJI]

  • Miley doesn’t want to be in Taylor’s squad, either. [EW]
  • Here’s a photo of Sandra Bullock’s boyfriend standing in a doorway, shirtless, wearing ripped jeans, talking on the phone, and smoking a cigarette. [Radar Online]
  • Prince Harry has been a “bad uncle”! A very, very bad uncle! [Us Weekly]
  • Emmy Rossum is about to become Mrs. Robot! [Us Weekly]
  • A guy who ran onstage at Taylor Swift’s last show was charged with “felony and misdemeanor battery, and obstruction.” [TMZ]

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