“Katie, lovely to finally meet my wife.” – Ed Sheeran, signing a fan’s drawing and accepting an engagement ring. 19-year-old Katie Papworth has battled an aggressive form of cancer for 8 years. She proposed to the singer backstage in Glasgow, Scotland in a meeting arranged by The Les Hoey MBE DreamMaker Foundation.
“You’re not a great singer.” – Usher’s 6-year-old son. The Grammy Award-winning star said with a laugh, “He doesn’t care about what I do as much. … He’s like, ‘I’m the star. Who are you? You sing?’”
“Hey Taylor we wanted to play your amazing love songs and they’re not here right now we want you back with us and so do, do, do your fans.” – A poem for Taylor Swift from @SpotifyCares, posted after she pulled her full catalogue from the streaming service. The plea was spelled out using song titles in a Spotify playlist called “Come back, Taylor!”
“The item ‘D9 NASA CREWNECK (WHITE)’ could not be added to your order.” – The message customers received when trying to order a sweatshirt endorsed by Kanye West. A paparazzi was wearing it while trying to photograph the rapper on Thursday. Kanye turned the tables and took several pictures of his outfit for fashion inspiration. The sweatshirt has since sold out.
“We were not trying to exclude ballads, it just happened to go that way.” – Boys II Men, discussing their latest album, Collide. Not only is the release void of their trademark emotional ballads, but the group also decided not to write any of the material. “We just let people bring us songs that we like,” they explained. “We didn’t want to think too hard on it.”
“Does this make my gang signs look soft now?” – Katy Perry, after getting a tattoo of Hello Kitty on her finger this week. It should also be noted here that she has a pet cat named Kitty Purry.
“You never really finish until it’s in the theater,” – Composer Howard Shore, on scoring The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. He wrote over 21 hours of music for the six Tolkien films and received three Oscars for his contributions.
“It’s like saying, ‘Has your hair grown any longer since yesterday?’ It’s a slow process, so you’re best waiting.” – Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott, explaining why the band members don’t bombard guitarist Vivian Campbell with texts and phone calls as he undergoes cancer treatment. “He’ll contact us when he’s got something to say, but it’s all fingers crossed and thumbs up and very positive vibes going around.”