Hot Topics: That Time Ed Sheeran Took Beyoncé and Jay Z to a Dive Bar

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Where do you take Beyoncé and Jay Z for a night out on the town? A dive bar, obviously. This was apparently after they attended his concert earlier in the week.

Along with members of Ed’s tour, they all just hung out, ate pizza, engaged in a jam session and had a few drinks. (Vulture has it on good authority that Queen Bey went up to the bar and ordered a Johnny Walker Blue on ice.)

The fact that Ed didn’t really try to impress then (that bar is reportedly owned by the lead singer of Snow Patrol, though) and the fact that music’s richest couple was totally down for pizza at a dive bar just make me love them all more.

Here’s Ed telling Jimmy Fallon all about it:

The most random bromance in Hollywood? Justin Timberlake and Kevin Federline. You know, just Britney Spears’ ex-boyfriend and ex-husband.

They’re not best buddies or anything, but they have hung out before:

“My best friend is his choreographer so we have mutual friends, and I mean, we’ve gone out golfing, we’ve hung out,” he says. “You get older, you grow up, and you realize that was just a time in your life. Shit happens.” Federline also claims that that the two gentleman never gossip about Spears. “Yeah, it is what it is to us,” he says.


You expect me to believe you don’t talk about Britney? Sure.

Mila Kunis’ stalker has been caught. He escaped from a mental facility a few days ago and was being sought by police.

Sleep easy tonight, Mila.

Sam Smith can speak again! He recently underwent vocal cord surgery, but it seems like he’s back to talking and singing.

The fact that he used an Ariel photo to relay that message to the world only makes me love him more.


A photo posted by Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) on

Jake Gyllenhaal has some strong views on humans, specifically how our behavior is impacted by the moon:

“I believe deeply in the unconscious. That you literally accumulate the molecules of the space that you’re in. We’re like 90 percent water, so naturally we are going to be affected by the moon when it’s full: if the sea is, why wouldn’t we be? That seems scientific to me.”

If you ask anyone that’s worked in the health industry, the crazy people do tend to come out during a full moon. As former doctor’s office assistant, I can sort of see his point, but here’s where he lost me:

The 34-year-old star explained while talking about getting in character for his roles, including when he played a police officer in End of Watch.

“If you spend enough time in whatever environment your character would exist in – the way I spent six months with police officers – then the molecules of that environment must transfer somehow,” he added. “And then you put it on screen, and people go, ‘I feel something that I don’t normally feel.’”


If that’s how you feel Jake, then that’s how you feel.