Taylor Swift's Toronto Flirtfest

Today in celebrity gossip: Taylor Swift was seen canoodling with a young actor, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are adding to their perfect family, and Courtney Love disses Katy Perry.

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Well, it's a day ending in "y" so Taylor Swift must have a new boyfriend! Hyuk hyuk, Taylor Swift dates people, how hilarious. The truth is, she was just seen flirting with a guy at a Toronto Film Festival party. That's all. Just giggling and talking closely and touching legs and all that stuff. The lad in question is one Brenton Thwaites, an Australian actor on the rise. Yes, Brenton Thwaites is a name. Brenton Thwaites and Taylor Swift went out on a date, before meeting up with their friend Harrison Bergeron. What names! What strange and wonderful names. Anyway, Swift seemed to have a good time at the party, with Thwaites and others. Julia Roberts approached her for a photo, which is a sure sign that we're in upside-down land. Or Canada, at least. Anyway, good luck to the happy young flirters. Hope all this international media attention doesn't put any undue pressure on the budding romance. But why would it? I'm sure Swift is already trying to figure out what words rhyme with Thwaites for the inevitable song. Spates? Freights? [Page Six]

Aw. Emily Blunt and her husband John Krasinski are expecting their first baby. The impossibly cute and classy (in a young, sprightly way) couple has confirmed to Us Weekly that Blunt is pregnant. So isn't that nice? Isn't that just perfect for them, doing their cool movies and having all their cool friends and doing fun things in New York, and now they'll have some perfect corduroy-clad baby who will grow up all wealthy bohemian and one day be your kid's roommate at Brown and your kid will come home from Thanksgiving that first year and talk dreamily about their amazing roommate, and their roommate's incredible life and cool parents and you'll look around your dining room, with its fading carpeting and scratched table and you'll wonder if you should ever have sent your kid to that school. But then you'll meet that kid and the cool parents at the end of the year when you're loading plastic tubs full of ratty clothes into the back of your Subaru and you too will be dazzled forever. It is, as they say, inevitable. [Us Weekly]

Haha. Courtney love has dared to call pop peddler Katy Perry "boring." Love was playing a show on Monday night and, for whatever reason, in between songs she started talking about the VMAs and defended Miley Cyrus's performance, saying "I liked Miley, frankly," adding, "You know, that hillbilly Miley Cyrus is sort of punk in a weird sex way." And I can feel her on that! I can dig that, Courtney Love. That makes some sense to me. But Love also said, "I’m gonna be honest, Katy Perry bores the [bleep] out of me. She’s a nice girl, she just really bores me." Ha! Which, yes, Courtney Love. Preach. Preach. I don't deny that pretty much all of Katy Perry's songs are undeniably catchy, but isn't that boring in its own way? Just a little bit? Plus there's so much effort involved. It's all so synthetic and manufactured. Not that Miley isn't those things too, but it's at least a little grungier or something? And, look, Courtney Love is mostly a buffoon these days too, but it's still funny that she said it. It's still pretty good. [Page Six]

Sorry fellas, and some of you ladies. Possibly the hottest woman in showbiz, Zoe Saldana, has gone and gotten secretly married. Yup. And to make matters worse, she married an Italian artist who looks like this. So, you never had a chance, I'm afraid. Maybe you were watching Colombiana or The Words or something one day and you thought you saw a glimmer of something, something that made you think, I think she'd really like me if we met. But, truth is, she wouldn't. She likes European art-hunks who look like Kevin Sorbo characters. So unless you're that, and I guess you could be, it was never going to happen. The best thing to do at this point is to say congratulations and move on with your life. There's always Scarlett Johansson, right? Oh, wait, damn it. [Us CoWeekly]

Hey look, Tom Hanks is people! He went to jury duty! He's actually serving on a jury. It's some sort of domestic violence case and he sat and listened to testimony yesterday and will do so again today. Isn't that odd? How did he make it past voir dire? Wouldn't that be a terrible distraction? What person is going to disagree with Tom freaking Hanks in the deliberation room? One of two possibilities here, I think: It's an open and shut case, so they chose Hanks because they wanted some good PR, like, "hey look at this respectable celebrity doing his civic duty, please come to jury duty and don't lie about things to get out of it." Or, one or both of the attorneys just wanted to hang out with Tom Hanks for a couple days, so they said ah what the hell. Neither option is great, but the latter is probably worse. Though, I suppose, it's always possible that Tom Hanks really was just a good juror for this particular case. Could be! [TMZ]

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