News | Entertainment
20 Jun 2024 17:34
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Andrew Scott has dismissed theories his 'Tortured Man Club' WhatsApp group inspired the title of Taylor Swift's latest album

    The 'Ripley' actor, 47, was at the centre of gossip among fans when the singer released her 11th studio record - 'The Tortured Poets Department' - that it was reference the jokey title Andrew and Taylor's ex, actor Joe Alwyn, 33, as well as their friend Paul Mescal, had for their text chats


    Revealing 'The Tortured Man Club' group only contained three messages and referred to twisted characters they were playing at the time it was created, Andrew told Variety: "Let me tell you what that is!... so they were about to play these tortured characters, and I had played a tortured character in 'Fleabag'.

    "It wasn't about our own characteristics!... I think there were three texts, like, ''Hey, guys.''

    "You know those groups that you set up, and they just collapse."

    Andrew added about Taylor's new record: "(It is) sensational! I texted her yesterday to say how amazing it is...I think she is just a force of nature, just an extraordinary human, and this album is really, really amazing."

    In 2022, Joe - who dated Taylor for six years before their April 2023 break-up - revealed a mutual friend created a WhatsApp group with him and Andrew's actor pal Paul Mescal, 28, called 'The Tortured Man Club'.

    They later told Variety Andrew started the group, with Paul saying in a joint chat with the actors: "He's just on it every day. He's just on it by himself."

    Joe added: "Just messaging himself good mornings."

    Fans are also convinced Taylor's latest album contains a string of nods to her past relationships and current romance with her Super Bowl-winning boyfriend Travis Kelce.

    It has been reported The Kansas City Chiefs player, 34, has "zero concern" about her habit of using her romances as inspiration for her music and lyrics.

    © 2024 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     20 Jun: Kevin Costner has not "shoved" his children into the entertainment business
     20 Jun: Chris Hemsworth thinks his career could be "killing" him after getting into acting to help his parents
     20 Jun: Don Omar has cancer
     20 Jun: Celine Dion tearfully thanked her family and fans in her first red carpet appearance since her Stiff Person Syndrome diagnosis
     20 Jun: Sir Ian McKellen is expected to "make a speedy and full recovery"
     20 Jun: Jason Momoa's new girlfriend Adria Arjona "likes to ride"
     20 Jun: Taylor Hill experienced a "roller-coaster of emotion" after suffering a miscarriage
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Jonny Brownlee has been left out of Great Britain's triathlon team for the Paris Olympics, marking the end of an era More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    A need to start thinking ahead now New Zealand's out of a technical recession More...



     Today's News

    Law and Order:
    The reward for information on the missing Tom Phillips and his three children expires in five days 17:27

    Entertainment:
    Kevin Costner has not "shoved" his children into the entertainment business 17:16

    Law and Order:
    The sudden death of a West Auckland baby on Tuesday has been called a tragedy 16:57

    Entertainment:
    Chris Hemsworth thinks his career could be "killing" him after getting into acting to help his parents 16:46

    Technology:
    Optus cyber attack could have been prevented four years prior, says telecoms watchdog 16:27

    Cricket:
    To St Lucia's Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium.. 16:17

    Entertainment:
    Don Omar has cancer 16:16

    Entertainment:
    Celine Dion tearfully thanked her family and fans in her first red carpet appearance since her Stiff Person Syndrome diagnosis 15:46

    Motoring:
    Northland Police are asking motorists to be patient on the roads, and to be careful on intersections 15:27

    Entertainment:
    Sir Ian McKellen is expected to "make a speedy and full recovery" 15:16


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2024 New Zealand City Ltd