The cookies that ended Taylor Swift and Katy Perry’s 6-year feud
No more pop star bad blood, Kevin Durant’s wild ride and Kyle Lowry is a CBC Kids News fan
There used to be Bad Blood between Katy Perry and Taylor Swift, but now there’s peace — at last.
But before the two pop stars could share cookies, they were fighting.
And why? Because Swift’s Red tour dancers allegedly left her for Perry’s Prism tour in 2013.
Since then, rumours swirled about whether Swift’s song Bad Blood was about Perry.
Lyrics from Taylor Swift's Bad Blood
Or whether Swift’s character in the video for Look What You Made Me Do was modelled after Perry.
Taylor Swift in her video for Look What You Made Me Do (Taylor Swift/YouTube)
Or whether Perry’s Swish Swish was about Swift.
Lyrics from Katy Perry's Swish Swish
Whatever the drama was all about, it has ended for now.
Perry posted a photo on Instagram on June 11 to mark the occasion of their peace deal, and it was pretty sweet.
The photo shows a plate of cookies with the words “PEACE AT LAST” written in icing and sprinkles.
Swift left a comment with 13 heart emojis, which has been liked almost 70,000 times.
It left many fans wondering: is this a hint at a potential collab on Taylor or Perry’s new albums?
Rumour has it — yes, more rumours — that new songs could be coming from both stars as early as June 13 at midnight.
Kevin Durant’s wild ride
When Kevin Durant suited up for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, he was still tending to a leg injury that left him unfit to play since May.
It didn’t stop him from giving it his all, messing around with his opponents and having fun.
Kevin Durant and Fred Vanvleet smiling at each other during Game 5 of the NBA Finals(Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
In his 12 minutes on the court, he scored 11 points.
But then something happened: he reinjured his leg and had to limp off to get checked out by a doctor.
Kevin Durant holding on to his Achilles during Game 5 of the NBA Finals(Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
At the time of the accident, fans in Toronto were heard cheering and sports fans found the reaction rude.
Since the incident, there have been questions from sports fans and commentators asking why he was on the court if he wasn’t fit to play.
In response to his critics, Durant’s mother Wanda Durant fired off a tweet in his defence, stating: “For all of you who question my son as a man, question his heart, question his integrity and question his love for the game of basketball, you don’t know him. He has a heart of a true warrior! This too shall pass. God bless you all.”
Kevin Durant revealed on social media how bad his newest injury really was: he had an operation on Wednesday for a ruptured Achilles, meaning he'll be watching the rest of the NBA Finals, not playing.
Kevin Durant in a hospital bed after his operation for his Achilles tendon(@easymoneysniper/Instagram)
Kyle Lowry: CBC Kids News Fan
For a little self-love, we bring you this news: Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry is a fan of CBC Kids News contributor Arjun Ram, and so are Canadian sports fans.
Before Game 5, Arjun asked Lowry: “How does it feel to be an icon all over Canada to kids?”
The Toronto Raptors Twitter account posted video of the Q&A from the news conference, which has already been viewed 1.3 million times.
Fans quickly reacted to how classy Lowry was in his response.
Lowry responded: “That’s a crazy question. I’ve never been asked that before. I was once a kid, I was once in your shoes and to be able to know kids one day will wanna be like me... I hold myself to a super high standard and I want you to see, and I want kids, and I want you to see — a man that’s really professional, really about his business ... but at the same time, is still fun and loving and everything else.”
The short clip spoke to Canadians and the world. It has now been seen on Sportsnet, Huffington Post, msn.com, The National, USA Today and Pop Sugar.
Arjun also asked Pascal Siakam a question in French.
One Raptors fan has gone so far as to call Arjun a national treasure.
Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors tips off on June 13.
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