Top of the Morning: Joni Mitchell Nixes Taylor Swift, Prince Disappears from Social Media and More

Lindsay Hood

By Lindsay Hood

on 11.26.14 in News

Greetings! Top of the Morning is your daily AM news round-up. We paid attention overnight and gathered relevant tidbits to share over that first cup of coffee.

Back in 2012, Rolling Stone reported that Taylor Swift was discussing the possibility of playing Joni Mitchell in an onscreen adaptation of Girls Like Us; a biography about Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon written by Sheila Weller. However, the project never came to fruition. In a recent interview with The Sunday Times, Joni Mitchell said there was no way that Swift would ever play her on the big screen. Mitchell told the publication, “I squelched that. I said to the producer, ‘All you’ve got is a girl with high cheekbones.’ It’s just a lot of gossip, you don’t have the great scenes. There’s a lot of nonsense about me in books… assumptions, assumptions, assumptions.”

Earlier this week, the Purple One killed his social media presence. It looks like Prince has deleted his Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts. And as City Pages pointed out, only three videos survived the purge on his YouTube account. Although this might be a good time to point out that it’s not as if Prince ever became a proficient adopter of social media platforms. He tweeted sporadically and held a Facebook Q+A earlier this fall where he answered precisely one question.

Ariana Grande has responded to comments that Bette Midler recently made in an interview with The Telegraph. Midler was discussing her new album It’s The Girls, when she was asked about the current state of pop music. Midler replied, “It’s terrible! It’s always surprising to see someone like Ariana Grande with that silly high voice, a very wholesome voice, slithering around on a couch looking so ridiculous. I mean, it’s silly beyond belief and I don’t know who’s telling her to do it. I wish they’d stop. But it’s not my business, I’m not her mother. Or her manager. Maybe they tell them that’s what you’ve got to do. Sex sells. Sex has always sold.” Grande took to Twitter to formulate her response, simply stating, “Bette was always a feminist who stood for women being able to do whatever the F they wanted without judgement! not sure where that Bette went but I want that sexy mermaid back!! always a fan no matter what my love.”

Happy Thanksgiving.