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Celebritease: Summer of bad blood

By Mackenzie Cutruzzula
Sports Editor

Unlike regular people, the summer for celebrities is filled with Instagram posts featuring yachts, skimpy bikinis and beaches my eyes will never see. Summer 2k15 was the summer of feuds, the end of love itself, but mostly Taylor Swift.

Drake and Meek Mills proved that baggage never really leaves you. The feud went down after a tweet that read: “Stop comparing Drake to me too … He don’t write his own raps!” After Rick Ross, OG Maco and Lupe Fiasco chimed in, the ball was in Drake’s court. Drake couldn’t produce a total slam dunk, but he definitely could hear a “swoosh” in the net as he released “Charged Up” — a diss aimed at Meek. Although Meek called the song “baby lotion soft,” he didn’t realize Drake was about to land a half-court shot. Drake dropped “Back to Back Freestyle” calling Meek out by borrowing a line from Meek’s girlfriend, Nicki Minaj, “Is that a world tour or your girl’s tour?” The feud ended with Meek’s much weaker “Wanna Know.” In this round of Celebritease Family Feud, the win goes to Drake.

Drake ends up in Twitter feud with Meek Mills (AP Photo)
Drake ends up in Twitter feud with Meek Mills (AP Photo)

In the next round of Celebritease Family Feud we have Taylor Swift in one corner and Nicki Minaj in the other. When the MTV Music Video Awards committee omitted Nicki’s “Anaconda” music video as a contender for Video of the Year, she took to Twitter to express her anguish. In a series of tweets, she called out MTV’s lack of diversity in their nominations. Taylor took these tweets as personal jabs and responded to the rapper in defense of her music and her take on feminism. But in a turn of events the media did what the media does best and threw a sandstorm at the two to make a misinterpreted conversation the feud to end all feuds. Thankfully, the two leading ladies were able to resolve the bad blood in private.

As the tension cooled between friendly celebrities, love across all of Hollywood froze over. When the ring fell off Perrie Edwards’s finger and her engagement to Zayn Malik was called off, the world should have seen the inevitable coming: love is dead.

Garner’s and Affleck’s marriage crumbles over the summer (AP Photo)
Garner’s and Affleck’s marriage crumbles over the summer (AP Photo)

Next up, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Ross divorced after 13 years of marriage. The country world was no stranger to loss as Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton broke off their four-year marriage. But in the most heartbreaking of stories, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have left me breathless. I will never be able to watch “Pearl Harbor” again. Just their mere presence near each other will send my heart into a million pieces. Rumor has it Affleck couldn’t stay faithful to one of the most beautiful actresses in Hollywood and, allegedly, his latest affair was with none other than their childrens’ much younger nanny, Christine Ouzounian. Affleck had always had a serious reputation of being a playboy with his cohorts including Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. The only thing getting me through such a sad summer is Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift’s romantic summer of swans and cat sitting.


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