Taylor Swift peer-pressured underage Lorde to drink alcohol, like all the cool kids


Here are some photos of Taylor Swift in LA yesterday, heading to the gym. Do you know what I look like walking into my gym? I’m a mess. I’m almost wearing black sweats, a black mega-sports bra, black t-shirt and my kicks. I’m carrying my gym ID, a water bottle and I have my iPod in my pocket. And you should see what I look like coming out of the gym – same outfit, only I’m drenched in sweat, with my hair plastered to my face. Swifty never has those kinds of gym moments. She swans into the gym in heels and a babydoll dress, drinks a smoothie and gossips by the treadmills, spends a few minutes primping in the locker room and then she walks out of the gym.

As we dicussed following the Golden Globes, Taylor might have had a “mini meltdown” at one of the Globes afterparties when she saw her ex-boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal – go here to read the first version of the story. Soon after that version of events was published in Us Weekly, both Us Weekly and People Magazine published stories about how Swifty was NOT having a meltdown and she was actually speaking to Jake like they were still on friendly terms. Do you really believe that? Hm. Meanwhile, Star Magazine has another “scandal” from the Globes parties: Swifty was possibly peer-pressuring Lorde to drink alcohol!!!

She’s only 18 years old, but that didn’t stop Lorde from sipping on rum and cokes after the Golden Globe Awards — and it’s all because of her BFF, Taylor Swift! An eyewitness at HBO’s Golden Globes after party saw the 25-year-old pushing her underage bestie to drink, and when the gals headed over to the Weinstein Company’s party, the peer pressure continued.

“Taylor was drinking rum and coke and then switched to Meiomi wine,” the source tells Star. “And she was feeding her rum and coke to Lorde!”

According to the insider, Taylor told the “Yellow Flicker Beat” singer she didn’t have to drink if she didn’t want to, but gushed that, “Rum is so good!” And once Lorde took a sip of the concoction, she ended up ordering one of her own!

The witness also notes that while Taylor was mixing her alcohol, she ate very little, even when a serve brought In n’ Out burgers to the table! “Everyone ate except Taylor,” the source claims. “She only picked at hers and barely ate any of it.”

[From Star Magazine]

That’s the new storyline with the tabloids, to point out how little Swifty is eating these days. For what it’s worth, she has lost some weight. But I don’t believe she’s starving herself. I am willing to believe that she’s going through a partying phase though. I think she likes having a group of girlfriends and going out on the town and having some drinks. I doubt it’s some huge problem. As for Swifty telling Lorde to try her rum and coke… rum and coke is the gateway cocktail, I swear. It does taste good! Rum & Diet Coke is good too, but it has more of a bite. And it makes you want to drink other rum-based cocktails. MOJITOS! My guess is that Lorde had tasted alcohol before, and a few sips of rum & Coke for an 18-year-old at a Globes party is practically quaint.

And finally, here’s a nice Swifty story. Swifty sent a $1,989 check to a Swiftloonie to help with her student loan debt. Aw. That is really nice.


Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Kitten says:

    The only time I would pass up an In-N-Out burger would be if I was hitting up the nose candy.

    Just saying…

    Mojitos are so bomb. I want one right now!

    • Hope says:

      Oh Kitten, don’t we know swifty loves the snow! That may be why she puts on the gym act, to make it look like she totally works out and that’s why she’s pin-thin. Regardless, as long as the coke she handed Lorde was liquid, this isn’t a big deal.

    • mimif says:

      Mmm Cubra Libres with a bump, yum. 😉

    • susiecue says:

      I have to admit I thought the same thing Kitten!

  2. swedish chef says:

    Right. Cuz Lorde never had a drink before that.

    • bettyrose says:

      Seriously. 18 is legal to drink in most of the civilized world. And in most of the U.S. the drinking age is just a fun obstacle for 16 years olds to outsmart.

      • Dickie says:

        The legal age for drinking in New Zealand (where Lourde is from) is 18. This is a nothing story.

      • bettyrose says:

        Beyond nothing. The little Cyrus redneck girl writes bubblegum pop songs mentioning illegal drug use played on commercial radio. U.S. laws have nothing to do with socially acceptable behavior in the 18-35 crowd.

  3. Little Darling says:

    I forget that the world wise Lorde is still physically a young one. And Taylor is older than I realized.

    Also, not sure where Lorde hails from exactly, but I’m fairly certain the drinking age isn’t 21 there.

    • Charlie says:

      Is the drinking age anywhere outside of the US 21?
      In my country you get everything at 18 – you can vote, drink, drive, etc.

      Besides, how many people actually wait to pass the drinking age to actually drink?

    • Jaded says:

      New Zealand and the drinking age is 18. I think in California it’s 21? Meh, we’re all guilty of drinking underage. I had fake ID when I was 16 and got into bars.

      • whatever says:

        The fact that the drinking age in the US is 21 is hilarious. Puts you on par with many other conservative countries in the Middle East, with parts of India, Pakistan, etc. In Europe 18 is the upper limit for drinking alcohol, and yes, Lorde can legally drink in her home country and Australia too. These folks freaking out about underage drinking need to relax.

      • SnarkySnarkers says:

        Honestly though I am perfectly fine with the drinking age being 21. Europe has much better public transportation and everyone uses it. Here in the US most kids drive themselves at 16 when you are able to get a license. If anything they should move the driving age to 18. I think back to being 18 and am so glad I wasn’t legally able to buy alcohol. Not that 21 is super duper different but at least you’ve been out of high school for a few years at that point and have some real world experience.

      • helzbelz says:

        Yep it’s 18 but as a kiwi I can tell you we are big drinkers so it would be pretty unrealistic to assume lords never been drunk before!

      • bettyrose says:

        Those are good points about 16 year old drivers, but the age restrictions in my eexperience don’t stop teenage drinking. Teens have a sophisticated network of illcit booze acquisition. And since you have to lie about it, you’re often ** driving ** someplace adults won’t catch you.

      • jwoolman says:

        The reason for the higher drinking age isn’t about morality. It’s about drunk driving, which is a huge problem in the US. Up to half of traffic fatalities involve a drunk driver, depending on where you live. Traffic accidents are a leading cause of death for children and adolescents, the death toll plus serious injuries is huge because there are so many cars on the road. In other places, drunks toddle home by foot, bus, subway, train, or taxi. Here they are very likely to be driving because of the distances involved and poor transportation alternatives outside big cities. In my town (just large enough to have city status), we have infrequent busses that don’t cover the town and stop at 6pm. We don’t have intercity busses anymore, so good luck getting to an out of town doctor or hospital (we have just one hospital, which along with most local doctors is out of network for insurance subsidized on the new government insurance exchange). We have one taxi company that must have just one cab… I had to wait two hours with a cat in pain from urinary blockage (he even put himself in the carrier and waited!) before they would pick us up for the vet, and then the poor little guy had to take the scenic route home while the driver chatted with his buddy. People are working so much these days to pay bills that I couldn’t find a friend with a car to drive us to the vet. I was tempted to try walking him there, but the roads in between are not made for pedestrians so it would have been dangerous even if I had managed physically to carry the patient there on foot. Even where there are sidewalks, intersections are quite dangerous. Some drivers seem to actually aim at pedestrians, I’ve had too many close calls even when there is a traffic light especially since “right turn on red” became allowed. It’s hard to get across even a two lane street before the drivers start hunting you.

        People in places where distances are shorter and few people drive themselves to a bar or club have trouble understanding US drinking laws, but it’s crystal clear to me. I’ve had the misfortune of being a sober passenger in a car driven by a drunk, and both times I felt close to death. Really. When you combine access to a car with the poorer judgment of many youngsters, anything that encourages them to stay in their own neighborhoods when drinking alcohol is A Very Good Thing. They kill and maim themselves and others at an alarming rate as it is.

      • Lauraq says:

        Jwoolman, I did a paper on drunk driving in college and sadly, older people make up a significant majority of drunk drivers. I’m guessing because teens are paranoid about it? I know when I was a teen my parents let me drink at home, and I wouldn’t drive if I’d had so much as a sip because of zero tolerance laws. SO that was good.

  4. Lulu says:

    Well she’s legal here in her own country so no big deal, she’s old enough to make her own decisions and I get the feeling she’s not the kind of person to be pressured into anything she doesn’t want to do.

  5. Juana says:

    Lorde is from New Zealand, where like all sensible countries the drinking age is 18.

  6. lindy79 says:

    I’d be more concerned with her being exposed to Harvey Weinstein than a few shots in all honesty.

    • mimif says:

      I’m more concerned that someone started with rum & cokes and then switched to wine. #hellohangover

      • susiecue says:

        Haha well you know what they say….

        “Beer before liquor, never sicker
        Liquor before beer, you’re in the clear”

      • Kitten says:

        I thought it was “beer before liquor never sicker, liquor before beer never fear”?

        Don’t tell me the one thing I learned in college was wrong.

      • mimif says:

        Liquor beer, have no fear
        Beer liquor, never sicker
        Candy is dandy
        But liquor is quicker


      • Sister Carrie says:

        @ Kitten I hear you on that. I thought that I’d come away with a degree in understanding drinking rules and pot etiquette. Now I can only claim the latter.

  7. Chinoiserie says:

    Surely the reason why Taylor looks nice when she gets out of gym is because she showers there (like most people, who showers at home)?

    • Allie says:

      Maybe it’s just me, but I’m still super red faced even after I take a shower from the gym. I just don’t get why she can’t go one day without trying to look like a Barbie doll. If she took herself a little less seriously, maybe if like her more.

    • Lou says:

      I drive home and shower after the gym, public showers ick me a bit. But yeah, I love Tay, but I don’t see how she does any exercise in there.

      Also: drinking age here in NZ is 18. This was not Lorde’s first rum and coke. 🙂

    • Lauraq says:

      I shower at home. Gym showers….eww…

  8. Norman Bates' Mother says:

    Oh, so scandalous. Now that she’s forcing rum & coke into a mouth of a girl who is of legal age almost everywhere besides USA, what will she do tomorrow? Will she let her cats try dog food? What has this world come to now that Swifty has gone off the rails?

    • bettyrose says:

      Rum & coke is the real scandal. That’s what we drank in high school because we didn’t have 25 year old friends to teach us about real cocktails.

  9. Mimz says:

    Does anyone really believe that girl started to drink because of Tay Tay? Her boyfriend is like, 25 or something. And i mean the only way i would believe TS was pressuring her into something is if i see Lorde wearing a cute little yellow dress with a little belt, a little clutch and high heels to walk her cats.

    Now that would be shocking.

  10. scout says:

    In all the other countries, drinking alcohol is ok after 18, when they are considered as “adults”, so no surprise there but a 18 yrs old can’t drink here in US of A. Whoever gives her a drink will be in trouble! Hope she knows that.
    Swift looks absolutely beautiful there I must say, hope “gloved one” doesn’t steal this look to torture us more.

  11. Franny Days says:

    Nothing to say except that I have that same dress. Someone’s obsessed with Free People!

  12. AvaAdore says:

    What really struck me about this story is that a 25 year old is best friends with an 18 year old. It’s not a bad thing to have friends in different age groups, but it is entertainment and things are different there.

    • ell says:

      I think age doesn’t matter that much. different people have different experiences; maybe lorde is a mature 18 year old, or taylor is an immature 25 year old. who knows.

    • Bucky says:

      That is the only part that’s weird to me. Also, Jamie King hangs out with them ALL THE TIME. I have a soft spot for Jamie King because I love Hart of Dixie and I think she seems cool and lovely and she’s so absurdly beautiful, BUT, girl, why are you hanging out with people 10-15 years younger than you on the reg? I’m 30, without kids, and I love going out, and still I can only tolerate so much of my 25-year-old friends.

  13. Otaku fairy says:

    I’m not bothered by this at all- I never was one to be bothered by stories of celebrities under the age of 21 drinking, being at bars, or being at 21+ clubs, regardless of who the person was. I didn’t wait until I was 21 to try alcohol and I only know of one person who did. The legal drinking age in most countries is 18 or younger anyway. I do think though that because Lorde is mature for her age and respected she is sometimes given a pass for things that other, less respected teen celebs were not given a pass for- like drinking before 21 or dating an older guy. I think if this were someone like Kendall or Kylie Jenner, people would be like ‘this is so sad’ or ‘how entitled and bratty of her of her to break a rule or law’ or ‘what are her parents thinking?’

  14. Ang says:

    Of course Taylor has a eatting disorder, she thinks her a model in her own right, seriously who wear that outfit to go to the gym. Plus she has no real muscle tone. She doesn’t workout. She starves and probably has other help, nose candy, diet pills, whatever it takes.

  15. Sea Dragon says:

    It’s just another non story to keep Taylor in the headlines. She’s the “It girl” of the moment, the most popular girl in school and a little self involved snob. I think she eats up every moment of attention she receives.

    I admire her but NOT for the reasons I listed. I think she’s very savvy, she has her s* together and she’s a great example of keeping her image clean.

    BTW, just like Harry Styles, Gyllenhaal is supposedly gay and she was his beard.

  16. Fenmir says:

    Isn’t Lorde from Australia or New Zealand? Correct me if I’m wrong but I’m fairly sure the drinking age is 18 there (possibly younger if you’re with a parent, as it is in some European countries). She’d be legal in many places outside the US, including where she’s actually from, so I really don’t have a problem with this. The article even says Swifty told her it was ok not to drink.

  17. Veronica says:

    She’s from NZ where the legal drinking age is 18, so I doubt she was really “pressured.” I mean, this is kind of bottom of the barrel scandal, eh? Most Americans drank before 21.

  18. Sister Carrie says:

    Meiomi is a wonderful, well-priced pinot. I highly recommend it. Rum & Coke is a new drinker’s drink, IMO.