Lorde isn’t a big fan of social media (Picture: Getty)
Social media-shy Lorde would rather be ‘an elder statesman at 24’ than a girl who gets ‘a bunch of likes’.
The Kiwi pop star, back after four years with new track Stoned At The Nail Salon, explained why her Instagram account has only three pictures.
‘I realised I was trying to come up with a funny Instagram caption and do a photo of me that looked cool, that I hoped would get a certain amount of likes,’ said the Royals singer. ‘It sounds obvious but that’s cooked.
‘I’m not a girl that gets a bunch of likes. I am who I am and I’ve got to lean into that.’
Lorde said when she released her last album she was ‘still like the kids’. She added: ‘Then the culture started to change and I didn’t know that I wanted to change with it.
‘I didn’t know if I wanted to be a TikTok girl, an Instagram Stories girl, and it was a real crossroads.’
Lorde’s new album is scheduled for release next month (Picture: Getty)
She told Apple Music: ‘I had to be like, “Do you want to keep being the kids? Or do you want to transition through that and be something of an elder statesman at 24?” Which I really feel like I am now, which I love, but it took a minute.’
Lorde’s third album, Solar Power, is out next month, and the title track is inspired by Primal Scream’s Loaded. The indie band said they love her comeback.
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Map of the Seoul… BBC shows global rise of BTS
BTS are suited and booted as they prepare to bring K-pop mania to British TV.
The South Korean boy band have landed their own BBC special to explain how they conquered the charts, starting with their 2017 debut on Radio 1, which kick-started their meteoric rise to global fame.
BTS have their own TV show set to air on BBC One (Picture: BBC)
The super seven — RM, Jungkook, Jimin, V, Suga, Jin and J-Hop — went on to top the US charts with their hit Dynamite and reached No.1 in the UK last year with their album Map Of The Soul.
The 30-minute programme, presented by Radio 1’s Adele Roberts, will also feature their Live Lounge debut, with performances of Dynamite, Permission To Dance and a special cover of Puff Daddy and Faith Evans’s I’ll Be Missing You.
‘BTS have broken records, barriers and boundaries,’ said Adele, 42. ‘That dream is now going to be a reality. I’m beyond excited for us to finally be hosting the biggest boy band in the world!’
She will also relive her trip to Seoul in 2018, where she met BTS fans, known as the Army.
The show hits BBC One on Wednesday.
Jason’s support for abused England stars
Jason Sudeikis doesn’t want applause for wearing a top bearing the names of racially abused England footballers Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho.
The American actor donned a T-shirt that said ‘Jadon & Marcus & Bukayo’ to the premiere of his Apple TV+ show Ted Lasso in the wake of the players being targeted by online trolls.
Jason Sudeikis publicly supported the England players who had been racially abused (Picture: Getty)
Speaking on The Late Show, Jason, 45, said it was ‘our way to use this big fancy premiere to let them know we got their backs’.
When the studio audience cheered, he added: ‘I hope it’s understood they’re all clapping and supporting the players. I’m just wearing a shirt.’
Also this week, Jason, whose ex Olivia Wilde is dating Harry Styles, was spotted out in New York with Irina Shayk, said to be dating Kanye West.
What he may have ate is a date hate for Kate
Kate Beckinsale insists she has never needed to go on a date to pull a man.
‘I’ve never really been on a date,’ confided the British screen beauty, 47.
Kate Beckinsale hasn’t really done the whole dating thing (Picture: Rex)
‘I literally meet someone, get to know them at work, and then either marry them or get pregnant by them.
‘I just can’t think of anything I’d hate more than sitting in front of somebody I don’t know, that chances are I won’t like, and have to sit and watch them eat food.’
Posh’s pal Marc gets a new lease of knife…
Kate Moss and Victoria Beckham’s designer bestie Marc Jacobs is holding on to a wrinkle-free face after going under the knife.
Jacobs, 58, posted a picture of his head wrapped in bandages, complete with blood drains. Thanking his doctor Andrew Jacono, he wrote: ‘@drjacono #f***gravity #livelovelift.’
Looks like Idris will be first at the El-bar
Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina Dhowre are putting squabbles to one side to co-host the GQ Men Of The Year Awards.
The boozy bash returns to an in-person ceremony on September 1. Idris, 48, and Sabrina, 32, who recently revealed their bickering on a podcast, said: ‘The GQ winners have kept all of our spirits up throughout one of the most difficult years and we look forward to a great party.’
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Football’s year? The Becks is yet to come
David Beckham will present the trophy to the winning team at this year’s match for Soccer Aid.
He will be reunited with team-mates including Wayne Rooney and Gary Neville in the England squad. Celebs at the game, in Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on September 4, include Olly Murs, Martin Compston and Tom Grennan.
Becks, 46, said yesterday: ‘What a year it has been for football and I can’t wait to watch England take on the Soccer Aid World XI.’
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