The daily gossip: January 27, 2020

Billie Eilish sweeps the Grammys, Taylor Swift reportedly bailed on a secret Grammys performance, and more

Billie Eilish.
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1. Billie Eilish sweeps the Grammys

The future has arrived, and its name is Billie Eilish. The 18-year-old singer swept all of the major categories at Sunday night's Grammy Awards, taking home the trophies for Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Eilish will next be heard performing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond movie No Time to Die, which sets her up for a possible Oscar nomination — because sure, if Mozart wrote his first symphony at age eight, why shouldn't Eilish be an EGOT at 20?

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2. Taylor Swift reportedly bailed on a secret Grammys performance

If you saw a blank space where a Taylor Swift performance should have been at 62nd annual Grammys, there's a good reason for it: Swift was reportedly set to perform her song "The Man" at the awards show, but ultimately canceled for reasons that remain murky. Of course, Swift was never formally confirmed for the show in the first place, so hopefully nobody has too much bad blood about it.

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3. Nick Jonas had something in his teeth during the Grammys

There is one Grammys artist who probably wishes he could go back in time and make a small change to his performance: Nick Jonas, who appeared to have food stuck in his teeth in close-ups during a live performance of the Jonas Brothers' "What a Man Gotta Do." Jonas took the mistake in stride, joking "at least you all know I eat my greens" — so lettuce not judge him too harshly.


4. Sorry, Brad Pitt isn't actually on Tinder

Newly single Brad Pitt's tossed-off reference to his "Tinder profile" at the SAG Awards set countless single hearts a-flutter. But take a breath before you spend your whole day swiping in an effort to match with Pitt: The actor has since confided that the Tinder quip was just a joke, and that he doesn't actually use the app. "I'm not even really sure how it all works," confessed Pitt — which, to be fair, puts him on exactly the same level as everybody who actually uses Tinder.

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5. Jennifer Aniston is surprising Friends fans on the Central Perk set

Well, no one told you life was gonna be this way. You're on a tour of the Warner Bros. studio lot, and you sit down on the Central Perk set preserved from Friends… only to be shocked when Jennifer Aniston herself pops out and asks if you want a cup of coffee. The surprise was part of a stunt for Ellen, where Friends fans were first asked which Friend was their favorite. (And no one said Ross or Rachel, which is how you know they're real fans of the show.)

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Scott Meslow

Scott Meslow is the entertainment editor for He has written about film and television at publications including The Atlantic, POLITICO Magazine, and Vulture.