5 Things You Missed Today (November 23)

Don't miss today's news on why Charli XCX gave her song to Selena Gomez, T-Swift squad according to Ruby Rose, why Ellen DeGeneres couldn't get into the White House, Enrigue Gil's holiday plans with Liza Soberano, and James Corden hosting the Grammy Awards.
by Pam Carlota   |  Nov 23, 2016
Image: Selena Gomez | instagram.com/selenagomez, Ruby Rose | instagram.com/rubyrose, Ellen De Generes | instagram.com/theellenshow, Liza Soberano | instagram.com/lizasoberano, James Corden | instagram.com/j_corden
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ICYDK, Charli XCX wrote the song "Same Old Love" and handed it over to Selena Gomez. When Charli was asked in a recent interview with GRAZUA Australia why she gave it to Sel, she said, "This [particular] song was something I had written and she loved it and felt it related to her,” Charli XCX explained. After hearing Sel perform it, she wanted to sing it herself, but ultimately decided the song would mean more coming from Gomez." Because of her on-and-off relationship with Justin Bieber, the song seemed fitting to her and Charli added, "It felt very real coming from her, and I think a lot of the audience could really connect because of what had been going on." (via mtv.com)

"It was cool that she really brought that song to life." —Charli XCX

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be in Taylor Swift's squad? Squad member Ruby Rose has the answer and she told KIIS FM's Kyle and Jackie O Show about it! Kyle Sandilands asked  the questions we are dying to ask with, "Do you get a membership card or anything or a T-shirt when you join Taylor's squad?" Ruby hilariously answered with a "yeah, you get this whole hazing thing and you have to do an initiation. I had to do it to be in Taylor's squad." She was kidding, of course! And she later answered with "I don't know. I don't think she even calls it that... it's just a normal friendship."  (via teenvogue.com)

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Would you believe that THE Ellen DeGeneres wasn't allowed to enter the White House? Ellen was going to the White House to receive her Medal of Freedom, but when the talk show host arrived, she forgot to bring her ID, so they didn't let her in. The White House really does have some strict security! Ellen did what anyone of us would do in that situation—and that is to update her status and tweet about it! But all's good because our girl Ellen managed to enter the White House and even did a mannequin challenge with Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, and Diana Ross. (via usmagazine.com)


Enrique Gil is looking forward to 2017, with his latest project with love team Liza SoberanoMy Ex and Whys, and for their new teleserye in the works. With this year's holiday season, Quen mentioned that he will be inviting Liza and her family to his beach house like he did last year, but this time, he plans for an extra special trip for Liza's birthday saying, "After Christmas, we plan to go to the beach again sa beach house namin with her family and my family and some friends. For New Year, we might be at the beach house as well but after that we’re planning to go on a trip that she really wants to go to for her birthday. We're going to do that. Her birthday is on January 4 so after New Year’s we will be flying somewhere," (via push.abs-cbn.com)


Our favorite carpool karaoke singer, and host of the Late Late Show, James Corden is going to host the Grammy Awards. With James's great charisma, the Executive Producer of the Grammy Awards, Ken Ehrlich said in a press release that "James Corden is a captivating host, and I have no doubt that his musical background, personal charm, and comedic instincts will resonate with our audience" We can't wait to see how this host would take the stage of the Grammy Awards! (via ew.com)

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