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The internet was left agog earlier this week when Taylor Swift got her claws out after a misunderstanding with fellow pop star Nicki Minaj… but now it looks like she has finally done the unthinkable and backed down. 

Taking to Twitter just a few minutes ago, Taylor offered up an apology to Nicki, saying, "I thought I was being called out. I missed the point, I misunderstood, then misspoke. I'm sorry, Nicki."

We never thought we'd see that happen, but Nicki was quick to graciously respond, saying, "Everyone makes mistakes."

The short-lived feud kicked off on Monday night when Nicki tweeted her disappointment about not getting a VMA Best Video nomination for her song Feeling Myself. "If I was a different "kind" of artist, Anaconda would be nominated for best choreo and vid of the year as well," she wrote. "If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year."

Although the tweets were more of a comment about how racial bias still prevails in the music industry, Taylor took it as a personal slight on her own video for Bad Blood.

"I've done nothing but love & support you. It's unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot.." she wrote at the time.

Since then, both Taylor's enemy Katy Perry AND her bestie Ed Sheeran have both weighed in on the messy Twitter war. With Katy accusing the Blank Space singer of "capitalizing on the takedown of a woman" and Ed defending her to the Daily Telegraph by saying she had done "nothing wrong," this feud has definitely brought about some very mixed opinions.

Now, to wait for Nicki's response to that grovelling apology…

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Ed Sheeran's two-night concert run at Croke Park doesn't start until Friday, but there are rumours that Dublin fans could be treated to a very special secret performance… tonight.

The rumoured gig is said to be taking place in Whelan's on Wexford St at 7pm, according to various users on Twitter:

Crowds have been gathering for the last 30 minutes, but bouncers have apparently already begun refusing entry, so it seems pretty likely Mr. Sheeran is indeed present at the iconic venue.

Already today there were various other rumours about where the Thinking Out Loud singer would be spending his first night in Ireland, with some papers reporting he had tried to blag two tickets for the sold-out Dundalk match against BATE Borisov in Oriel Park this evening.

 

UPDATE, 7.30pm
Ed is indeed performing in Whelan's tonight for one of four 'secret gigs' across the globe as part of a competition being run by Australian radio station Nova. 28 Aussie winners were flown over for the gig, with a few Irish fans getting last-minute passes too.

Were you lucky enough to get inside?

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As we reported earlier, Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj have clashed over tweets that Nicki posted about the VMA nominations.

And the reactions from other celebrities have been absolutely hysterical.

Firstly, Kim Kardashian hilariously (and accidentally) got caught up in the action when she was tweeting pictures of herself from the Vogue Spain photoshoot.

When she captioned one of the pictures “Imma let you finish but…” fans quickly assumed that Kim was throwing a dig at Taylor and referencing the time Kanye interrupted Taylor’s 2009 VMA acceptance speech.

When Kim realised what she had done, she took to Twitter to explain herself.

And in a slightly more deliberate fashion, Bruno Mars also decided to get in on the action when he mocked Taylor and Nicki by creating his own VMA themed Twitter feud with Ed Sheeran.

Ed obviously saw the funny side of the joke, tweeting Bruno back saying, “@BrunoMars any way we do dis you gon’ come up short”. 

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It just doesn’t get better than this!

Little Mix’s Jessy Nelson was proposed to on stage by her boyfriend, Jake Roche, while Ed Sheeran performed their favourite song.

The 22-year-old Rixton singer got down on one knee and popped the question where the couple first met this time a year ago.

Jake shared the happy news with fans on Instagram posting a photo of the engagement moment and a caption saying, “A year ago today I met her at Manchester arena, so it was only right, with a little help from my friend, that this happened. Best day of my life.”

And of course we are falling even MORE in love with Ed who travelled five hours on his day off so as that he could make the day perfect for his friends.

Such a sweet story! 

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Ed Sheeran granted a terminally ill girl one of her life’s wishes when she went to see him in concert.

Not only did Channan Petrides get to watch the Give Me Love singer do his thing on stage, Ed then invited her backstage so they could hang out after the show.

Channan, who suffers from cystic fibrosis, revealed how her “life is now complete” after getting to hang out with her favourite star.

Speaking to The Mirror, Ms Petrides said that “He was so lovely and genuine. He had a great sense of humour and was really easy to get on with.”

“He signed my programme and we took some selfies together. He smelt amazing.”

Channan has removed herself from the organ donor list so she can enjoy her time left to its fullest.

The 22-year-old explained on her Go Fund Me page that her next wish would be to go to The Brit Awards if it is at all possible.

“I would love to go to The Brit Awards next year and have the VIP experience of walking on the red carpet. I need everyone’s help to make this possible, much love x.”

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Any Ed Sheeran video is generally enough to make anyone’s Monday a little bit better.

When you add in King Nidge to the equation then things reach another level. Over the weekend the pair bumped into each other in London and couldn’t resist teasing fans with their antics.

Before we got totally excited altogether though, it turns out the pair were big fans of each other and Ed really wanted to hear Nidge speak in person.

One celebrity friendship we weren’t expecting this morning.

The duo were hanging out together between Ed’s sell-out Wembley Stadium concerts. Love/Hate star Tom Vaughan Lawlor pulled out his best Nidge character to get Ed giggling.

 

Nidgey

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"Alright man, here with the main man Ed, about to go out and watch him on the show, can't wait for it", the fictional crime boss tells us.

"Nidgey, I have a bone to pick with him", was mega-fan Ed’s response.

When Ed posted the video to his Instagram page though, his fans were a little confused.

"Yes it is English, it's a thick Dublin accent", one user had to explain to some non-Irish Ed Sheeran fans who were left a bit baffled by Tom’s accent.

Meanwhile, independent.ie reports that some fans of Ed’s were left less than impressed when their tickets to his concert almost didn’t arrive on time.

Some had bought their tickets at Christmas time and were left with a message from Get Me In, run by Ticketmaster, to say they would not be arriving.

Fans were offered refunds instead but many took to Twitter to voice they disappointment. One Irish user complained of having no ticket for the concert and having booked flights to London and accommodation for the gig. 

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Only days ago we were getting ready to hear Ed Sheeran’s latest musical wonder inspired by his new Irish love. As it turns out, we may be waiting for quite a while longer.

Ed and Fade Street cast member Louise Johnston have been friends for years and rumours began circulating that Ed had finally got himself out of the friend zone. A source had told the Sunday Independent that the pair were “constantly in touch”.

However, it would seem that the pair are not going to be the next celebrity couple on the scene. Ed spoke with Capital London’s Breakfast Show radio today and joked his love life was “non-existent”.

After 24-year old Louise had shared photos of the pair hanging out on her Instagram account, speculation went into over drive that they were officially an item.

Ed has put a stop to those rumours. Saying he hasn’t been involved romantically with anyone since he split from Athina Andrelos in March.

The two hosts tried to pry a little further into the Bloodstream singer’s love life and Ed explained:

“My relationship ended and then the day after it ended I was in the Middle East, Asia, South America, New Zealand – I was just gone and in my mind I had no time to settle with it.”

Saying that since the break-up he hasn’t been paying much attention to the ladies as he’s focused on his work he also added “I don’t really have a personal life.”

We’re inclined to believe him considering tonight marks the first of three sold-out gigs for Ed at Wembley Stadium as he continues his X album tour.

Playing to a crowd of almost 100,000 people does sound like a lot of work. Not to worry though, Ed has admitted he’s nervous ahead of the big gigs, but his pal Elton John was able to give him some advice.

He assured fans he’ll be playing all his big hits after getting some guidance from megastar Elton, as you do.
 

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Ed Sheeran has his heart set on a new woman, and it's someone very close to home.

The singer has been friends with Fade St cast member Louise Johnston for years, and now it seems romance could be blossoming for the pair. Louise, who currently works in marketing for an Irish company, is "constantly in touch" with Ed, a source told the Sunday Independent yesterday. 

"Louise and Ed have been friends for years but now they have become a lot closer than that…he is coming here soon for a gig in Dublin and they will be able to catch up then," the insider revealed. 

Ed is currently in the middle of his X World Tour, but with a 12-day hiatus before he plays Croke Park on July 24th and 25th, and a few more weeks break after that, we're sure the singer will be spending some time relaxing in Dublin. And what better tour guide than Louise herself?

The singer has made no secret of his love of Ireland, even saying before that he'd love to settle down here one day."All my family is moving back to Ireland now. I would love to live here," he told Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show back in October. "I don’t necessarily live anywhere at the moment… Later down the line when I actually have time to stay somewhere though – I’d love to live here," he added.

As for Louise, she has reportedly already discussed her new romance with people close to her. "Friends and family now know so it is out there. Louise really cares about him and it's going very well," the insider said.

Ed split up with his girlfriend of one year, Athina Andrelos, back in February, just days before beginning his current tour. Since then the Thinking Out Loud singer has been keen to find love again, with his pals apparently keeping an eye out for someone they deem suitable.

"His friends want to set him up with a new girl and have their eye on a few people they've mentioned to him but he's very picky for obvious reasons," a source told The Mirror back in May.

So could Louise be The One? We certainly hope so, if it means we'll be seeing more of Ed 'round these parts…

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Well now, this is interesting news.

We all know Ed Sheeran has some of the best collaborations ever. Whether it’s crooing with his bestie Taylor Swift, or joining his young super-fans on stage, Ed loves a good duet. And we love that he loves duets.

What we didn’t know, was that Ed Sheeran and Selena Gomez plan on doing more than just late night snack shopping together.

Rumours have abounded that these two may be the latest celebrities to get together, but according to Hollywood Life, it’s more of a musical connection that the two share.

Recently spotted together at the launch party for fellow musician Tori Kelly’s new album, the pair were apparently deep in conversation about working on some tracks together. Fabulous news.

A source close to Ed has reportedly said “he thinks she’s super-talented, has a great voice and the right appeal to front one of his songs.”

We feel like this could be the new musical dream team.

Ed is however, conscious of not bringing Selena’s ex Justin Bieber into the mix. The same source claims that “Ed doesn’t want to start anything with Justin Bieber and write a song for Selena about him. He feels she should concentrate on something else.”

We think that sounds like an excellent plan. Ed is a master musician and songwriter and we feel like Selena’s got enough talent, and serious sassiness to make for some excellent collaborations.

We wouldn’t go breaking out the love-heart emojis just yet though, while the pair are rumoured to be interested in working together, work is the main priority for both.

“Ed and Selena have been hanging out a lot together, but there’s nothing going on there. They just want to get to know each other better because they’re considering working with one another,” a source close to the dup has said.

Who knows, things could change, but we’re certainly going to be keeping a look out for any developments with these two. 

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It looks like Ed Sheeran is getting ready to release a film of his own… and we can’t wait!

The Give Me Love singer has sold out three concerts in Wembley Stadium in July and a camera crew is going to be there to capture the action.

The film is going to be a documentary that follows the 24-year-old backstage at the concerts and, of course, the gigs themselves. Between the three concerts, Mr Sheeran will be performing for approximately 27,000 fans.

Ed is following in the footsteps of Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, and One Direction, all who have released their own concert documentaries, to great response.

Speaking about the upcoming film Ed said, “We are doing something for the Wembley Stadium gigs. It will be a documentary. It’s going to go out in cinemas in the UK and Europe. But it’s just going to be a one-off thing.”

The Photograph singer is playing in Dublin’s Croke Park on the 24th and 25th of July. Tickets are still on sale for €80 but if that is too pricey at least now you will be able to enjoy the Ed Sheeran concert experience for a lot cheaper and from the comfort of your own home! 

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This girl just got to play a duet with Ed Sheeran and it was the best moment of her life. The teenager was so excited she couldn’t stop crying after the performance with her idol. Totally understandable reaction.

Ed Sheeran is on tour in Canada at the moment, and obviously having some free time headed to a local shopping centre in Alberta to find one of his own songs being played live.

The 13-year-old Sydney Bourbeau was singing Sheeran’s song Thinking Out Loud when Ed decided to hop up on stage and join the young singer for an impromptu duet.

The teenager was raising funds for the Edmonton Humane Society with her music school when Ed heard the performance.

Speaking with her local newspaper she said “I was like, should I stop? I didn’t want to stop, but I wanted to talk to him. This is, like, the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”

Sydney managed to keep it cool despite being in shock and didn’t miss a beat in the performance. Nicely played Sydney, considering hours later she received a text from Sheeran’s manager to offer her two tickets to Ed’s performance on Sunday night.

Having been a fan of Ed since his first album was released in 2011 the singer didn’t even realise he had joined her on stage until the crowd started cheering.

Her singing teacher applauded Sydney for staying calm while her idol suddenly appeared on stage beside her. Micheal Cathrea is president of Sydney’s music school and said “it was amazing that she was actually able to keep it together and finish.”

It’s not the first time Ed Sheeran has done something incredible for his fans. The singer has proven himself to be a big softie when it comes to giving back to his supporters and we can’t get enough of it.

Fingers crossed next time he’s in Ireland he might feel the need to pop into our local supermarket too!

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Just when we thought Ed Sheeran couldn’t get any more perfect, he has. Warning, serious feelings ahead!

On Monday night in New York City the singer, 24, opened up about coping with his stutter as a youngster and how none other than rapper Eminem helped him overcome the issue.

At an American Institute For Stuttering benefit gala, Ed said his stutter was a result of a procedure he underwent to help clear a birthmark from his face.

He said that despite trying speech therapy and homeopathy, it was rap music that helped the most. He recalls that “my Uncle Jim told my dad that Eminem was the next Bob Dylan — it’s pretty similar, it’s all just storytelling — so my dad bought me The Marshall Mathers LP when I was nine years old, not knowing what was on it.”

Ed learned every word on the album even though Eminem raps at a ridiculously fast pace. And says that it was what really helped him to cope with his stutter.

The singer is now calling on all youngsters to embrace their “weirdness”. He pointed out that "most of the people I knew that were normal in school are all pretty dull right now — they go to the gym four times a week and look at themselves in the mirror a lot, but they don't really have a lot to say.”

Alongside Emily Blunt, the successful singer (and Taylor Swift's BFF), wanted young people to know that it’s totally cool to be very uncool and said that “having things that make you different help you become an interesting person.”

While in school Sheeran was labelled a weirdo but that he didn't let it bother him. Now he enjoys the fact that his success has made him a household name while some of his former classmates aren't exactly enjoying the same level of success.

He told Blunt "one of the cool kids from school now does my plumbing! That's a fact!" So being a little odd has it's benefits it seems. 

Ed Sheeran, inspiring, talented and also single. Form an orderly line ladies.

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