Taylor Swift angered by Chelsea Handler quips about her love life
By Bill Zwecker March 7, 2013 7:11PM
Taylor Swift performs on stage during the BRIT Awards 2013 at the o2 Arena in London on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP) ORG XMIT: LONJR233
Updated: March 7, 2013 8:11PM
Just as Chelsea Handler patches up her long-running feud with Kardashian clan “momager” Kris Jenner, she launches a new one with Taylor Swift.
The young superstar, who has exhibited self-deprecating humor on “Saturday Night Live” and elsewhere, apparently was not amused by Handler’s digs about Swift, particularly her love life. “She’s really pissed off about it,” a savvy Swift insider told me Thursday.
Commenting on the new Vanity Fair cover story about Swift while guesting on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” Handler said she thinks Swift is a virgin and that high-profile guys like Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer, Joe Jonas and Taylor Lautner have dumped her over the years because “she’s like, ‘I’m not gonna do it.’ And they’re like, ‘Oh, well, forget it. Then I don’t want to date you.’ ”
The Vanity Fair interview included Swift slamming earlier jokes about her by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
† Now Swift reportedly is back dating Brit music man Ed Sheeran, to whom she was earlier linked before she dated One Directions’ Harry Styles.
† Swift also has proved she’s pretty swift as a real estate “flipper,” making nearly $1 million by selling that oceanfront Hyannis, Mass., manse she bought next to the famous “Kennedy Compound.” That purchase came about during Swift’s summertime romance with Camelot heir Conor Kennedy.
MILEY FIGHTS BACK: After tons of speculation about fiance Liam Hemsworth’s roving eye, Miley Cyrus has angrily tweeted she “hates” L.A., trashing stories claiming the couple’s engagement is off.
A major factor for Cyrus’ public carping reportedly was the new Life & Style cover story alleging the Aussie actor was involved in some heavy flirting — and maybe more — with “Mad Men” actress January Jones at a pre-Oscar party at Hollywood’s uber-hip Chateau Marmont hotel.
Cyrus and Hemsworth’s camp insists they are still together and moving ahead with plans to marry.
BABY BEAT: While Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, may have slipped the other day and almost revealed she’s carrying a future queen of England, Alec Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria, has confirmed she is having a baby girl this summer.
HEADED HERE: Spiritual guru Marianne Williamson hits town this weekend to talk about how to attain financial success through spiritual practice — using the principals she outlines in her new book, “The Law of Divine Compensation.” Williamson will be speaking at Unity in Chicago, 1925 W. Thome in Rogers Park, at 10 a.m. Saturday. For ticket information go to UnityChicago.org
† For WTTW/WFMT’s annual benefit, they’ve landed country music star Emmylou Harris as the evening’s headliner — joined by award-winning singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell. The May 1 fete will be held at the PBS station’s studios, 5400 N. St. Louis.
SEEN ON THE SCENE: Food kingpin Emeril Lagasse — in town for the Housewares Show — was spied enjoying a surf-and-turf dinner at Gibsons on Rush Tuesday. ... John Cusack dropped by Chicago Q on North Dearborn to get his barbecue fix the other night, chowing down on half a smoked chicken. … The Las Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons celebrated after their sold-out Chicago show Monday night by partying at Nellcote in the West Loop, joined by tour mates Atlas Genius.