FYI/TMI: Jobs Lost At Universal, Love Lost For Goulding, Swift
(In an effort to keep you fully informed, and fully entertained, below we present today's FYI and TMI — news you need and news that's, well, sometimes needless….)
Layoffs At Universal Music Group
Following its recent acquisition of EMI Music, Universal Music Group has let go approximately 60 employees across EMI's distribution division and Nashville office, according to sources reported by Billboard.biz. Sources say UMG is expected to let go additional staffers in the coming months. (10/29)
Bad Breaks: Goulding, Swift, Macca And Yoko
Whether from personal experience or from '60s crooner Neil Sedaka, we've all learned that breaking up is hard to do, even for celebrities. Pop starlet Ellie Goulding and electronica superstar Skrillex recently announced they are separating because of long distance — Goulding resides in London while Skrillex lives in Los Angeles. Taylor Swift, who's experienced her share of heartache, has reportedly parted from boyfriend Conor Kennedy. The singer is likely coping with the help of six of her favorite foods, as revealed in a recent interview: eggs, ham, orange juice, diet coke, cheese, and sugar. Fortunately for Swift, she didn't break up the Kennedy's. Yoko Ono's been living under the cloud of supposedly breaking up the Beatles for years. But in a recent interview with news network Al Jazeera, former Lennon bandmate Paul McCartney attempts to finally put those rumors to rest. has come forward to denounce those rumors. "I don't think you can blame her for anything," he said, adding that Lennon was "definitely going to leave." Yes, sometimes love is a battlefield.