Taylor Swift turns out to see Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs play Chicago Bears
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Travis Kelce put the ball in Taylor Swift’s court, and she wound up bringing it to Arrowhead Stadium after all.
The 12-time Grammy Award winner took advantage of an invitation from the All-Pro tight end to see the Kansas City Chiefs play the Chicago Bears at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. Swift was decked out in red and white while watching alongside Kelce's mother, Donna, from one of the glass-enclosed suites on a sun-splashed afternoon in Kansas City.
She got quite a show, too. Kelce grabbed a 3-yard TD pass in the third quarter, and the reigning Super Bowl champions went on to a 41-10 win.
Kelce did not speak to reporters afterward, but he was spotted leaving Arrowhead with Swift by his side.
“He told me at the last minute” that Swift was coming to the game, said Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who threw for 272 yards and three scores. “Some things with Trav, he says it and you don’t know if it's true or not, he says it so calmly.”
Swift is on a break from her Eras Tour, which resumes Nov. 9 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Swift has always been reluctant to discuss her personal life in public, but rumors have been flying about the pop superstar and the football player. They began when Kelce said on his “New Heights” podcast that he was disappointed that he didn't have the chance to meet Swift and gift her a friendship bracelet during her stop in Kansas City on her Eras Tour.
Then, during an appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show,” Kelce said: “I threw the ball in her court and told her, ‘I’ve seen you rock the stage in Arrowhead. You might have to come see me rock the stage in Arrowhead and see which one’s a little more lit.'”
Just about everyone has been trying to get the dirt on Swift and Kelce, even pestering his brother and Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce for details. He was asked about the potential relationship on 94.1 WIP in Philadelphia.
“I don’t really know what’s happening in Travis’ love life. I try to keep his business kind of his business and stay out of that world,” Jason Kelce said. “But having said that, I think he’s doing great and I think that it’s all 100% true.”
Just about everyone in the Kansas City locker room was left joking about their tight end and their newest famous fan Sunday, including coach Andy Reid, who joked that “I set them up.”
“I'm not a big Swifty,” Chiefs offensive lineman Trey Smith said. “But maybe she's a good-luck charm. Why not?”
Lizzo is at the center of a new lawsuit that alleges fat shaming, sexual harassment and racism — this time from her former wardrobe stylist.
Asha Daniels, who designed outfits for the dancers on the Grammy winner‘s 2023 Special Tour, claims she was the subject of “racist and fatphobic” comments from wardrobe manager Amanda Nomura, and that Lizzo allows this behavior.
The lawsuit, filed Thursday, comes shortly after another suit from three of Lizzo’s former background dancers, who accused the singer of sexual harassment, racial harassment and creating a hostile work environment.
Nomura is now accused of referring to the performers as “fat,” “useless” and “dumb,” putting on stereotypical impressions of Black women, and forcing them to disrobe while the mostly white, male stagehands “lewdly gawk” at them, court documents obtained by NBC News reveal.
“I felt like I was living in a madhouse,” Daniels told the outlet the day before she filed the suit. “It was totally shocking.”
“I was listening to this Black woman on this huge stage have this message of self-love and caring for others and being empathetic and being strong and standing up for others,” the fashion designer said. “And I was witnessing myself, the dancers and the background vocalists, and my local team in every city be harassed and bullied regularly.”
Daniels’ filing states that she was forced to endure sexual harassment by Lizzo’s management. One instance cited is a group text with dozens of touring staffers that included graphic images of male genitalia.
“Lizzo’s management found the image to be comical, further encouraging an unsafe, sexually charged workplace culture … a culture that has been nurtured and condoned by Lizzo,” the suit says.
The body positivity role model is named in Daniels’ lawsuit alongside her production company Big Grrrl Big Touring, Inc (BGBT), tour manager Carlina Gugliotta and Amanda Nomura. According to the suit, Daniels claims she was terminated after she complained about Nomura.
In a statement to NBC News, Lizzo’s spokesperson, Stefan Friedman, referred to the filing as “a bogus, absurd publicity-stunt lawsuit” from someone who “never actually met or even spoke with Lizzo.”
“We will pay this as much attention as it deserves,” the statement continued: “None.”
The filing of the lawsuit comes on the same day that Lizzo was scheduled to receive the Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award from the Black Music Action Coalition in Los Angeles.
NEW YORK — Actor Sophie Turner sued her estranged pop star husband Joe Jonas on Thursday to force him to turn over the passports of the couple's two young daughters so she can take them to England.
Turner, who was served with divorce papers this month after four years of marriage to Jonas, said in her petition that the couple had planned to raise their daughters in her native England. It also said that the girls, ages 3 and 1, “are both fully involved and integrated in all aspects of daily and cultural life in England.”
Best known for playing Sansa Stark on HBO's “Game of Thrones,” Turner filed her petition in federal court in New York under the child abduction clauses of the Hague Convention, an international treaty aimed at compelling the return of a child taken from their country of “habitual residence.”
Turner, 27, says that she and Jonas, 34, made a mutual decision to raise their daughters in England and to relocate there in April of this year.
During part of August and September, while Jonas began a tour with his band the Jonas Brothers in the United States, Turner would be working long hours filming a television series in England. So, Turner said she and Jonas had agreed that the children would travel with Jonas and a nanny.
The plan was for Turner to travel to New York after filming wrapped on Sept. 14 to collect the children, but in the meantime “the breakdown of the parties' marriage happened very suddenly,” Turner said.
According to Turner, Jonas filed for divorce in Florida on Sept. 1 and she learned about it through the media on Sept. 5. The pair issued a joint statement on their Instagram accounts on Sept. 6 saying they had mutually decided to amicably end the marriage.
Turner says she and Jonas saw each other on Sept. 17 — and she asked him for the children's passports so she could take them back to England, but Jonas refused to turn over the passports of the girls, who were born in the United States, and have dual U.S. and British citizenship.
The court filing says the girls are temporarily living with Turner in a Manhattan hotel. The Jonas Brothers were scheduled to perform in Philadelphia on Thursday and in Baltimore on Friday.
Jonas said in a statement that he is “seeking shared parenting with the kids so that they are raised by both their mother and father” and that he is “okay with the kids being raised both in the U.S. and the UK.”
“This is an unfortunate legal disagreement about a marriage that is sadly ending,” he added. “When language like 'abduction' is used, it is misleading at best, and a serious abuse of the legal system at worst.”