Winner and loser of the week: Lin-Manuel Miranda recites touching sonnet, Taylor Swift goes on a deleting rampage
Lin-Manuel Miranda. The creator of Browadway's hip-hop phenomenon Hamilton won big at Sunday's Tony Awards. Not only was the show nominated for a record-breaking 16 awards, Miranda himself walked away with the Tony Award for Best Original Score (among others). But his acceptance speech was what really caught our attention. In the most Lin-Manuel Miranda way, the composer wrote a sonnet thanking his wife and also commemorating the lives lost in the Orlando shooting. "We rise and fall and light from dying embers. Remembrances that hope and love lasts long. And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love. Cannot be killed or swept aside," he said. Miranda broke a lot of hearts when he announced that his last performance as Alexander Hamilton would be July 9. BUT, he announced that Hamilton will be filmed with the entire original cast before he leaves. So there you have it, we're all winners in a way.
Taylor Swift. "What?" you say. "But how? She's dating Tom Hiddleston now. Her life is perfect. I want to be her best friend." Nope. Nope. Nope. The can-do-no-wrong Bad Blood singer has had a week full of social media drama. When Swift and producer Calvin Harris broke up, we were made to believe that the split was on "good terms." That is, until photos popped up of her and new beau Hiddleston kissing two weeks after her announced breakup. The timeline looks a little fuzzy, and many are speculating that the two relationships overlapped. And then came the most immature delete battle. Swift went on to delete every tweet and Instagram photo with Harris, something a 14-year-old girl would do. Swift gets a lot of heat for her personal life, and it's not a crime to move on, but you can't just pretend a "magical" relationship never happened. I can't delete a photo of pizza and pretend those calories didn't exist. On top of that drama, Kim Kardashian told GQ Swift definitely knew about Kanye West's song Famous, which famously says "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that b---- famous." Kardashian says there is even video proof of the conversation. Swift's reps released another cry baby statement, saying, "Taylor cannot understand why Kanye West, and now Kim Kardashian, will not just leave her alone." We're waiting anxiously to see if this video ever materializes. But in the meantime, woman up, Swift.