Many have been loathe to believe that Taylor Swift, the country-pop star forever known as a mic-jacking victim, was capable of crashing a Kennedy family wedding, but Kathie Lee Gifford may have just set the record straight.
On the "Today" show Thursday, Kathie Lee explained that she knew Swift did it, regardless of what her publicist has said, because she was in attendance. (The bride, Kyle Kennedy, is Kathie Lee's granddaughter by marriage.)
The event in question actually took place last weekend, when Kyle tied the knot in Boston. Swift, who's been spotted with boyfriend Conor Kennedy visiting his mother's grave and is rumored to have purchased (or perhaps was just renting, depending on the report you're reading) a home near the family, was supposedly asked not to attend that weekend's event.
The Boston Herald quoted the bride's mother, Victoria Gifford Kennedy, who is the daughter of Kathie Lee's husband Frank Gifford, as saying that she asked Conor and Taylor not to come via text, but they showed up anyway.
When she saw them, "I personally went up to Ms. Swift, whose entrance distracted the entire event, politely introduced myself to her, and asked her as nicely as I could to leave," Victoria told the Boston Herald Wednesday. "It was like talking to a ghost. She seemed to look right past me."
Swift's rep told the paper at the time that "there is no truth to that," adding that "Taylor was invited to the wedding and the bride thanked her profusely for being there."
But according to Kathie Lee, "all the invitations went out a long time ago, before they started dating," as she relayed on "Today." Victoria added to the Boston Herald that Conor had been invited, but he didn't RSVP, which Kathie Lee reiterated Thursday.
"The truth is, because I was there, Vicki, Frank's daughter's account of what happened in Boston, is accurate," she said. "Because she said to me as it was happening, 'I'm really not happy about this.' ... She told me that Conor had emailed her or texted or something like that an hour before. He had not RSVP'd, so she didn't even know if he was coming or not. She heard that he might be, but he got in touch with her an hour earlier, and said, basically, 'Can I bring my girlfriend?'"
Kathie Lee continued that Victoria "said very nicely, please do not come, but they came anyway. They asked her to leave twice. I thought she did .... I didn't know there was any drama going on at the time. I'm not sure she didn't know that she wasn't invited."
The issue, she concluded, was that "It's the bride's day, and that was Vicki's other concern." And then, perhaps thinking of Conor, Kathie Lee added, "If you'd done the right thing and RSVP'd, and then had called weeks before and said 'May I,' then I think Vicki would have graciously said yes you may."
YOU LOOK LIKE A FOOL
she's so full of it.
Is this really important?? Who the heck cares. The Kennedy's are the snobs for just letting it be and wanted this to be "ANNOUNCED ON TV" by an old biddy like Kathie Lee Gifford.
Why did she even mention it, make a statement about it, if not to embarrass the girl, get her voice out there, as if she herself had been robbed of her Kennedy Wedding experience.
I am sure they could make arrangements for Conner and his plus one.
The mother of the Bride and Kathie Lee really needed the world to know that a 22 year old girl and her boyfriend who was invited, better yet, relative for what reason except to be the snotty, rude and hateful women they must be,
Personally, it seems to me that having Kathie Lee announce this was just to try and publicly humiliate Swift, let everyone know she is in some way related to a Kennedy, (since they are all such upstanding people, who drive their dates into lakes, rape young women, ran moonshine and are mostly adulterers.
I am not a big fan of Swift's music but I do think that publicly attempting to humiliate ANYONE did make the wedding more about Swift and that they personally upstaged the bride's day.
Somehow, I just can't see the big deal.
The Kennedy's have proven that they are nothing if not greedy, snobs who believe they are royalty.
I surely don't think Taylor Swift was there to upstage the bride.
Kathie Lee has to mention her BFF, the fact she was there and her affiliation to the Kennedy's when really, she is irrelevant and has to constantly mention her children. I bet Cassidy was thrilled. Ha Ha
Good for you Taylor. Don't let Kathie Lee Whocares bully you around. She is a bitter old lady trying to be significant since Kelley Rippa is better liked, more respected and moved right into her seat with ease.
Again, is this really important news???
Kathie Lee – – -crawl back into your wine bottle and shut up ! I'm surprised you sobered up long enough to carry your big egotistical, ugly self to the wedding. You're a shame and disgrace to society. You should take your ugly, bleached blonde, wrinkled, wine-soaked butt to an island somewhere and drink your miserable life away. You no talent piece of crap !
I'm suprised how unimaginably hot Taylor Swift has become
Swift isn't 18. She is 22 and her bf is 18. It won't last. But what's he care? He has a trophy by his side thats worth 100 million+ and counting. It's obvious Connor doesnt care because he is higher up on the Kennedy list being the son of RFK. The only brood who trumps them is JFK's. Ah yes, such family drama. And Kathie Lee, she should just go away. Frank's daughter better be a knockout for all this attention.
He's a true Kennedy now... The rules do not apply to them. They're above it all. Uncle Ted taught them that. (Maybe John F. too.)
None of his should have been directed at Taylor Swift. She was just a "plus one" of Connor, and he is an 18 year old kid (just as Swift is, though presumably a little more seasoned with the media attention and all that). Any issues should have been brought to Connor, not Taylor Swift. If they want her to leave, they should tell him that and let him deal with it. If he doesn't do that or do it effectively, it's on him, and again, he's just a kid, kids aren't always the best with advanced preparation and social graces.
Taylor Swift probably didn't even know she wasn't invited since many weddings allow single people to bring dates, and she certainly didn't arrive without the active encouragement of Conor. So for the mother of the bride to address her directly and ask her to leave is at least as rude as anything Conor may have done. Ms. Swift acted correctly since her only other choice was to embarras her host/boyfriend, and if the mother of the bride had just kept her mouth shut or talked to the guilty party (Conor) there would have been no incident. And Conor is an 18yr old boy – who probably forgot to respond. They do that, regardless of background. Someone has been having an extra drinky-winky.
They were asked to leave...twice. Don't use their age as an excuse for poor manners. It's the Bride's day. Not Conor and Taylor's day. They should have respected the Bride and her Mother and left.
blah blah blah ego battle blah blah blah. It really sucks to be rich. It sucks worse to be rich and have other rich people do what they want rather than what you want them to. If only the perpetrators had been poor the police could have been called and the whole thing would have been over in a second.
Someone needs to just find a way to kill all of the Kennedys and it for the rest of us. Kathi Lee is so desperate for ANY attention that she would create a seen just to be part of it.
What a stupid comment to make. Are you that uneducated.
Actually he made that statement because he IS that educated. Yeah, I am sure the Kennedy compound is shaken to their foundation with ole Teddy bear's comment.
BTW, did you know Swarzenegger's kids are Kennedys too? Yup, ou are gonna have to try to off his brood too....and his wife.
I get the feeling that the bride did not have a problem with the last minute guests.
At best a misunderstanding blown out of proportion by a couple of petty, gossiping, micro-managing old ladies.
What kind of gift did they bring. Perhaps THAT was the issue of this whole thing. They didn't bring a gift or one that wasn't good enough....
Kathy Lee always been White Trash.. The real Ramona of NYC.
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The boyfriend is a family member and whether he rsvp'd or not is ludicrous. Banning him and his plus one from the family wedding was the height of bad manners, no matter who the plus one was and certainly asking them to leave after the arrived was crass. The response should have been, Connor- it's so nice to see that you and your friend could attend, since we didn't receive your rsvp. Then leave it alone. The fact that the mother of the bride, Kathie Lee and anyone else has made a big stink about T.S. "crashing" the wedding is EXACTLY what has caused it to be overshadowed. If they had all acted like the two were expected, invited guests no one would have known or cared whether they were there...it's not like other celebrities aren't invited to Kennedy shindigs... It was and is....much ado about NOTHING.
You nailed it.
PLEASE LEARN MANNERS AND PROTOCOL. It is called RSVP for a reason. So people will know how to prepare and for security purposes. What if people showed up over your house uninvited. What if people told you they were coming and didn't. Just because you are rich doesn't not give you the right to do what you want (Conner) family or no family. Also, just because you are rich people can take advantage of you (Kennedys).
Kathie Lee – when we want your opinion we'll give it to you – nobody asked you so butt out.
Why the fawk cares?! Losers.
Speaking of etiquette: The very worst breach of etiquette is to mention another person's breach of etiquette. That is what we were taught back in the days of the Emily Post style of social etiquette. (We actually went to finishing school.) Therefore, Kathi Lee is most obnoxious one in this entire situation. She actually broadcast it across the nation and on the Internet! I think the Kennedy kid just did what a lot of privileged kids do: He forgot to RSVP... Most privileged families, who certainly know a thing or two about etiquette, allow for quite a bit of overflow guests and never just do a simple head-count. Money is not that tight for them so they add a lot of chairs and extras and, as long as security recognizes the family or friend trying to get in, they just let it go. No kidding, Kathi Lee! It is the most demure, gracious and "elite" thing to do! Take your $20-a-plate-head-counts back to your trailer park, OK? Jeez... how tacky are Kathi Lee and her mother-of-someone sister-in-law of someone? Ethel Kennedy would have NEVER done that to anyone!!
The issue wasn't the cost of the plate. It was the fact that Taylor Swift as a celebrity would steal the spotlight from the bride. That is the EPITOME of rudeness, especially when she wasn't supposed to be there in the first place. I'd have had security ESCORT her out.
The worst thing was the Mother of The Bride doing an interview on a Television show the following day and talking about it in public... Very trashy, but I wouldn't expect anytthing less out of a Gifford.
How do you know what Ethel Kennedy with do? This is silly. Being young is no excuse for being thoughtless and manners matters. It's also disrespectful of ones elders.
How do you know what Ethel Kennedy with do? This is silly. Being young is no excuse for being thoughtless. It's also disrespectful of ones elders.
Taylor Swift is a classless trollop.
What gets me is all the people making comments here, believe what the Marqueeblog has to say...idiots! Kathy Lee is a flake, Swift is a child and the Kennedy kid...well...he's a Kennedy. As for the Kennedy mother of the bride...probably never said a word about it at all.
Kathie Lee is not a lazy pig
kathie lee is not a slob
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She shows up to a Kennedy wedding with a Kennedy and that is crashing a wedding. What kind of God awful family is this? They don't want this to be a distraction so they release statements to the press about a non incident. What kind of horrible person tells a direct relative not to come because a RSVP wasn't followed to a tee. The kid is 18 and just lost his mother, cut him some slack. He lost a major foundation to his family and this is what he has left. Wow, they completely alienated a young man that needs his family more than ever.
we get it kathie lee................you werent the center of attention!
Kathie Lee, will you SHUT UP for a change? PUL-eeze?? This is NONE of your business, you are NOT a Kennedy, and you are RUDE, RUDE, RUDE (as usual) to even COMMENT on this! It was NOT YOUR WEDDING or your place to speak about it! HOW you survive on TV is BEYOND me! I spent 54 years living south of Boston, and I agree that the Kennedy-era is OVER! I had about HAD it up to my eyeballs, anyway! You and Frank just need to ride off into the sunset - QUIETLY!
I did a survey today of soon to be married young women- "would you care if Taylor Swift showed up uninvited at your wedding with a Kennedy?" All replied something like "Oh my gawd, how awesome would that be!"
Did you do a survey of about-to-be-brides who have public standing of their own, or just country-music fans? A wedding, among other things, is supposed to be about the happy couple – not one thoughtless celebrity who seems to be literally forcing herself into a family with which she is already obsessed (already collects Kennedy memorabilia!). This kid, however vulnerable, had not been expected, and she was definitely not invited. Rude, selfish and classless.
From what little I know about "society" one of the things that shows less class than crashing an event is talking about it to the press or really anyone else. Oi.
W-W-Why, it's an OUTRAGE!!!!
Why does anyone think Kathie Lee is relevant? She's a waste of valuable oxygen. Always has been, always will be.
Kathie Lee is a total B for saying anything about this. Where are HER manners? Just sayin'. If I had to spend anytime with Kathie Lee and Frank's daughter- I'd hang myself. Way to keep it classy, Kathie Lee.
It is completely without class for Kathie Lee to have even brought this up. She should have remained neutral. AND, this Conor is family correct? And is being asked NOT to come to a wedding he was invited to... because he is dating a singer? Most anyone else would have said absolutely, your family... but not Mrs. Gifford Kennedy! And for Kathie Lee to act as if this is natural and normal behavior from a Mother-of-the-Bride is ridiculous. And WHY was she making a scene on any level?!?! It was the brides day and HER decision whom she wanted there, not her mother or STEP-Grandmothers! They are petty people.
And why is this incident news?
Taylor is a phenom of her generation. Her choice of men i can not say is that good... Come home and find a southern gentleman... but for you all to talk smack over things you have no clue is one of the reasons our country is in the shape it is.. To much reality TV.... Get a life get off line and be productive... NO ONE cares about your pathetic comments.. like i said get off line.. Leave poor lil Taylor alone.... she has a huge heart....
"she has a huge heart...." And I know where she hides it!
Seriously, from the story, this 'drama' should be placed on Conor Kennedy's shoulders. It was 'his' invitation, she was coming as 'his' guest. HE did not respond to the RSVP, which is a breach of etiquette that his grandmother would have been mortified by.
Being Kennedy no longer connotes 'class', I guess...
they need to get away from the kennedys hide and just boing.
taylor and her boyfriend need to go hide for 24 hours and just boing each other.
OMG! Get over yourselves already!! The days of Jackie O and the Kennedy Camelot thing are long over. All that's left are the has been Kennedy widows and their dysfunctional offspring......Royalty? Bwaaaahhhhaaaaa!!!
taylor and her boyfriend need to be alone and not get caught up in kennedy drama. she needs to sneak away from that family at least every other week.
Taylor – Are you getting the idea of what the Kennedy clan is like? drama, drama, death and drama. stay away....they are part of the skull and bones organization anyway.
springsteen bango...no hassles just fun
I banged Monroe....top that
about the Kennedy women...
wait wait i'm putting my eyeliner on ...i'll be right back.. haaaaaaaaaaa
now taylor are you still fascinated by these kennedy women? coz i think they are not fascinated with you
Because they are all uptight biotches haha
when i am in a serious relationship i go the the man for the answer.
well on this case he still boy, he dont know what he will answer coz hes just a high school boy!
If Conor was invited, I'm sure he was expected to bring a guest. He was rude not to RSVP, as the wedding planners need to prepare for a certain number of guests. I find it hard to believe a wedding planner would "text" someone not to come to an event like this. That also seems rude. Given his age, and Taylor's, someone's parents should have explained to them what was expected of them. Just because they're 21 does not mean they are wise in the ways of the world. Quite the contrary. In any situation, to call attention to yourself or require special attention, especially at a wedding, is rude. Some people, perhaps Taylor, is used to getting special treatment and so has come to expect it. Perhaps she mistook the wedding for one of her concert after-parties.
its a party..i would have asked my husband what we should do...my husband would have made decision.
Sybs. ?? Are you serious? Does he let you leave the house without him?
I'm no fan of the Kennedys, but to come in and cause a distraction on someone else's special day is really tacky. And to be asked to leave and refuse is just rude.
she never cared about the kennedy thing...she just wants to bang her boyfriend. you people are amazing.
If Swift had any brains, she'd RUN from Connor as fast as she could. Kennedy men are drunks, womanizers, cheats, egotists and low lifes. They drive their women to drink with their infidelities and selfishness. Run Taylor, RUN!
I think she's eagerly wants to be part of the Kennedys, 2nd she's showing her ignorance. Too bad for a repestable young singer.
celebrities always take the heat..in the end they make their man, (or woman)record company ceo's look like a million bucks all the time. we have to embrace celebrities.
"We have to embrace celebrities."
Seems more like bad manners on Conor's part that Taylor's. But she gets the heat because she's the celebrity.
Taylor got the heat, in part, because she's older and because, as a woman, she ought to know that weddings aren't informal affairs where the niceties are discarded on a whim.
"Gabriel Berk – The Kennedy family has helped the planet be a better place."
"Kelly51 – In which way have they helped the planet? This ought to be good"
Well... there's all the fertilizer in there political speeches...
Surely that much manure helps something grow!
What does it matter if she crashed the wedding or not...
Her career is over... She's dating as Kennedy.
She'll soon be as drunken and drug addicted as that whole family of philanderers, drug runners, and murderers.
Taylor... don't let the boy drive... especially not near bridges!
And start taking scuba diving lessons ASAP!
Taylor needs to tread lightly. The Kennedys' would have no problem putting another "blawnd in the er eh pawnd"
You stay here Taylor er I'll schwim fawh help
taylor is not even thinking about it.
Why is this news? Who cares? Most of your readers do not care to read about the Kennedy family. I doubt Taylor Swift knew that she was not invited to the party but I do not care either way. Why don't you report something interesting to your readers such as why many physicians are now refusing to take new medicare patients or are retiring rather than deal with government run healthcare.
just the hypocrisy, you clicked on the link...you read the article...it is all on the header, you did not have to click on the link...that's why there is tabs for political news, entertainment news...stick to the areas you like reading, and don't worry about other people's interest. does it make you feel like a better person to write this comment...if you really don't care, you wouldn't have clicked on the link in the first place...it's that simple. Jeez
The grooms side (Kennedys)haven't said one word about what happen,but on the otherhand the brides side(Giffords)can't seem to stop talking!! Just saying!!
The bride's side are the Kennedys. The groom is named Liam Kerry. Get the family tree right before you make any insinuations.
Now if Kennedy had drowned Taylor Swift and run away or had raped and killed her then everything would have been fine but bringing her to a wedding...the cheek!
Kennedy women are as ugly as sin. No wonder they're jealous of Swift.
Kathliee Lee likes a good glass of wine for breakfast thats for sure!...She then giggles through the rest of the show.
I totally understand it.
i'm sure all couples pinged all night after the wedding and didn't worry about event any longer..taylor included!
who cares at this point the wedding has been over for days, the couple is banging, all is good.
If the Kennedy in this couple is the Groom, he's banging the Hotel Maid.
If the Kennedy in this couple is the Bride, she's getting drunk or stoned.
I refuse to believe in a God that would allow Taylor Swift to crash a Kennedy wedding. A God that would allow the Holocaust? Sure. No big whoop. But allow Swift to crash a party uninvited? Sorry, but I can't accept this. I've lost my faith.
Your mom & dad lost faith when they learned a sad sperm accident like you had manifested!!!!
Taylor is a wonderful young woman
No doubt in my mind that Taylor crashed the wedding. Also no doubt in my mind that Kathie Lee felt it her righteous duty to report the incident. Truth is that Taylor should learn how to behave as if she has some class, integrity and dignity instead of making a fool of herself over someone who is 4 years younger than her just because his last name is "Kennedy" ; and, Kathy Lee would report anything – true or not- just to have the media spotlight shine on her. Both of their actions on this incident can be described in one word: pathetic. Taylor, take a lesson from this – If you don't stop this kind of behavior you will be nothing more than a newer version of Kathie Lee. God help us . . . and you.
Think you got your facts wrong buddy That arrogant a$$ Kennedy klan thinks that are way better than everyone else! Snobs have reaped thru out their lives what they have sown! Ted get off from murdering Mary Jo Kopechne & one punk nephew was acquitted of rape!
I never knew there was a Kennedy who thought any celebrity like Swift could ever out shine a Kennedy, the pompous idiot family. Think their excrement don't stink!
i can understand what your but relax it will work out
she has so much going for her .. .its a shame she stoops so low and is so paranoid.
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Its those Kennedy's. They are treated like gods but have been nothing but trouble since the 60's. Remember Ted murdered Mary Jo Kopechne in 1969 & it was called an accident. I had some respect for John Jr. but the rest of the family have gotten pretty much what they deserved! Taylor is a sweetheart. She can do MUCH better than these fools!
hey mom - why do people hate me? Morticia– because your a disgusting person.
hey uncle fester..i'll get you a new light bulb to light yourself up don't worry about.
hey mom..need me to help you chop the top of the roses?
Jay Berkman was the King of the class of1980 at George Washington University.
Jay then taught the Mossad Aikido and now he will teach Madoff crime does not pay.
We need to show her we care.
i love these 2 women, what they did was not right, things like this happen and we just through it.
if you wanted s=x all you had to do was ask–10 years sheesh
foward love...only kidding
Taylor is a sad state of mental explosion and unfortunately that's her way of getting attention...LOL
just kidding it was just a joke. you people get so serious.
good for them they crashed the party...so what its all in fun.
So, you've never actually put on a big event, have you? It's not "all in fun" for the host / hostess.
and bug squad
The Kennedy's are a family who have had terrible misfortune - whether we agree or disagree with their political views we have to remember they have had more then their share of sadness and disfunction.
True, the Kennedy family has endured some real tragedy. As did the Kopechne family. Other than the two assassinations, though, the majority of the Kennedy pain has been self inflicted. I get that this is kind of like saying "Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?" My point is that many people believe the Kennedy family are the closest thing to royalty that we have here in America – far from it.
And the wedding crashers? Sounds like they had an invitation but neglected to RSVP. You really don't want 'em there? Call the cops.
Haven't the Kennedy's died out yet. If I were Miss Taylor I would distance myself from a cursed family.
i love kathielee she is a role model to all women..
Are you freaking kidding me? Kathie Lee is completely obnoxious!!!! She just will not ever shut her BIG FAT MOUTH!!! Anyone who admires her is most likely retarded. Just sayin Bahahaha
Kath is quite reliable on what she says and does, as long as nobody busts her chops..
have you ever hung out with kathielee..noone has a clue of who she is.
have you have hung out with kathielee..noone has a clue of who she is.
have you have hung out with kathlee..noone has a clue of who she is.
2 glasses of wine and a couple of giggles does not make her a drunk..grow up.
Gifford is a drunk, so you can't really rely on anything she says.
taylor is basically a bore...young as she is...she strikes me as a total bore.
Kathy Lee's Christmas album/cd is so much better than Taylor Swifts greatest hit...Kathy Lee is hysterical and a true lady....She is one of the funniest comedians today....it is hard to be on live tv....she handled herself incredably during her worst times personally....she hung in there and took the hits and forgave her husband...its easier to give up and go the easy route....Kudos to her...Taylor sounds like a Cooko bird compared to Kathy Lee....and I dont really like her type of music but she dont write about all her past men who dumped her.....taylor is humiliating herself all the way to the bank....she reminds me of a pigeon....no thats too good...pigeons are past heroes...from world war I....maybe we will stick to the Cooko bird...they throw their young out of the nest when they are born....especially if they dont sing like momie bird likes
Hey like i totally agree man...
Is this seriously news? Do we not have better things to do with our time or devote our attention and resources to?
Its finger… finger snappin time..
just a joke...i do giggle alot with wine–lol
it was only a joke..take it easy.
Matt Lauer sucks too…..his breath has a green glow and smells like dog turd
she jsut spit her cake out..baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Last of the zucchini flowers LMFAO oh man what a name! Too funny
Who cares? There isn't enough real news in the world that we have to go looking for polyester stories?
I was there and Kathie Lee was on the floor dunk! She has no way of remembering what happened 2 hours into the event!
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Kathie Lee just sucks the big one every night and it’s not Frank’s..Get a life girl! You just needed to clear this matter up in your tacky way….Yuck
Conor just lost his mom to SUICIDE and is 22 years old. Ms. Swift is at least five to ten years older than him and he needs an older woman to replace his mom. She looked right through Victoria Kennedy 'like a ghost' because that is what she's been taught to do by her handlers. Most 'famous' people don't speak unless scripted else they give away their myriad imbecilities. It matters not though for young Conor will NEVER get over his mom's hanging herself. Mary Kennedy was a sad, depressed alcoholic and drug addict married to a man who openly flaunted his affair with Cheryl Hines in his sick wife's face. Nice guy. Let's hope the son does not inherit the Kennedy misogynist gene which so far, ALL the Kennedy men have exhibited in DROVES. K.L. Gifford was over decades ago as a pesky hyena on Regis. NOW? She's just a harridan-harpy with insights into NOTHING. Yuck. Who watches that show? Most people are busy working at that time anyway.
Connor's 18 and Taylor's 22 not 10 years older.
Taylor Swift is 22 years old as well....you really should learn to check your facts.
Just a note, Taylor Swift is also 22.
As for Kathie Lee Gifford, I think she only came out on this story to highlight the fact that she is, in a round about way, related to the Kennedys by marriage.She is so sad!
I'm not sure how old Connor is but Taylor Swift is 22. Unless Connor is 12 or 17 she can't be 5 to 10 years older than him!!
Are you stupid? Did you really say Taylor is ten years older than Conor? She is 21 years old, you dolt.
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AND THANKS CNN.
This sounds like exactly what goes on in every family-NOT A BIG DEAL JUST ANNOYING…BTW, You're A Pig and youre a fat pig what’s your story tonight? lol
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While it may be poor etiquette to show up to a wedding you failed to rsvp to; it is downright tacky to whine to the press about these kids. How much of the glow has the mother of the bride taken from her daughter by this petty behavior? I'm sure she wishes her mother would just shut up. Jackie would have graciously made a place for the cousin and his date, and never said a word in public about it. Publicity hounds and I'm not talking about the young people.
Kathie Lee isn't the "kin" of anyone involved. She's nothing but a "step." She and Frank's daughter Victoria are the only ones making a big deal of this. If Taylor and Connor truly were asked not to come (the bride seems to be saying otherwise), they shouldn't have; bad on them. But they did leave when asked to. The rest of the world wouldn't have known anything about it if Victoria hadn't whined to the press. Kathie Lee only made the situation worse by adding her total lack of class to her step-daughter's. Victoria may have married a Kennedy, but she'll never BE one.
I agree. I'm so tired of hearing from that mouthy ho'! For the love of God, will she PLEASE shut her mouth and go away. She's like that incredibly annoying party guest who has NO CLUE that the party's over and it's time for her to LEAVE!
Kathielee also gives good attention...just sayin
most of the one liners are coming from table 3 where kathielee is sitting right now.
if your talking about another s-x goddess we all know..yes she loves "attention" ha.
not really...most of the one liners are coming from the table i'm at.
i have to learn how to better grip this new machine i'm using.
A Kennedy wedding with out security to keep out those who don't belong......RIGHT. Gifford is an attention ho.
Who gives a rat's ass about this?
after a few glasses of wine she'd say..frank upstairs...believe me i know her veryyyy well. LOL
OMG,look how beautiful and perfect Taylor looks!!! Her hair is so pretty straight and those eyes are dreamy and looks sleepy.And those lips.Hmmmmmmmm!!!!
i would just want to get to the room with my man!
its a wedding...there was no focus off of the bride and groom...
I can say without reservation that this is the strangest freaking board I've ever stumbled across. Oh, and yes, I know about the ending a sentence with a preposition crap. You people are very strange.
No bride wants to or deserves to be upstaged at her own wedding. It is in fact the bride's (and groom's) day. Swift as a celebrity (and I use the term loosely) cause attention to be focused away from the bride & groom, I'm sure when Taylor Swift finds a fool to marry her she won't appreciate disruptions at her own wedding.
So, you're only suppose to invite ugly young women with no talent or career to your wedding? Please... No one would have even known that Swift was there is Vicki Gifford Kennedy and Kathie Lee Gifford hadn't make a spectacle of themselves... Talk about ruining your kid's big day...
that's the way it goes..its not the end of the world.
i'm not crazy about texing either its another form
of talking to nothing
This is so true you all = MONEY TALKS BS WALKS! GOT MONEY?
that's the way it goes. expect these things to happen. its annoying be its not really an issue.
Not exactly crashing. She started dating a relative who was invited.
He should have RSVP'd sooner and not just text at the last minute "hey, can I bring my date?"
nobody spoke of conor but you.
Ann has not been sacked, she is still with nbc and remaining with the station
Connor has had a lot to learn about life following the recent suicide of his loving mother. I think he is just trying to find a new "normal". Let is go, people!
Maria Shriver was a new reporter for NBC and we've recently she may return. Caroline Kennedy can do whatever she wants she has the power in NY to do so and she is mentally stable consider all the heck she's been through in her life.
she doesn't sit on her a-s all day she's involved in many functions in NY, i've met her twice once at a benefit and another time at the elizabeth taylor jewelry auction at christie's, she's very polite, down to earth an very gracious.
there not jealous hags.
New NBC reporter, huh? Benefits and jewelry auctions? Taylor Swift earned $57 million in 2012 alone..
I wasn't home all summer to watch the show, but i do know her from abc..she can be a little annoying, yet she had a wonderful chemistry with regis. too bad she left the show...she's doing with the hoda and hopfully the show will remain
on the air. you have personality when dealing with people.
A LITTLE annoying? I have not been able to even tolerate one syllable from this idiotic person for years. No more Today since Ann was sacked by Matt the Meek. But I digress.
Yet another reason I am so happy that I was not born rich and a Kennedy.
The rags are also reporting that unhappily married Maria Shriver and meddlesome Caroline Kennedy intend to "freeze" Taylor Swift out the Kennedy family and break up her relationship with Conor Kennedy. Apparently they resent Swift's musical and financial success and refer to her as "trailer trash." Exactly what do Maria Shiver and Caroline Kennedy do for a living? Other than live off their trust funds?
KathieLee makes a tone of money on the today show she's been around for a long time and she knows what she wants
she made a couple of mistakes but she is full of class and not a desperate house wife..her kids are grown up their own careers, her son is going to be a reporter soon.
fantastic functional family
i had no idea kathie lee is a Kennedy. But then again, it's through marriage, because as this article showcases, Kathie Lee lacks class and tact. Not to say the Kennedy's ever act distasteful (after all look at the catty monster-in-law) but they don't go on television shows and gossip about it. Kathie Lee you're a has been.
text is nothing - its just air..i like one on one...
you talk your head off..oh we're sorry we're not girls for f-ck ducks for money
Oh dear, the younger generation has not been taught etiquette. They only know how to text.
Elizabeth Post wrote in 1968 in her "Emily Post" newspaper column that uninvited wedding guests should sit in the back of church "either slip into a back pew by yourself or tell the usher that is where you wish to sit." Uninvited wedding guests are nothing new. What is far more rude than being an uninvited wedding guest is making a public spectacle of your family, and violating the privacy of the bride and groom, on the gossip the national news.
well respected in the industy and honey you poke your nose where you want cause you is A WHITE GIRL.
Learn how to speak English, homey. Don't bring that Ghetto crap here.
Marcus, while you are correct that the message preceding yours was not grammatically correct, your referring to it as "ghetto crap" is not only racist but classist. To the person who left the grammatically incorrect message, your message was also racist. Furthermore, if you're going to make such statements you open yourself up to criticism if you don't speak well. You just reinforce the stereotype.
I'm Taylor Swift
I sing some songs
And I have pretty hair
All my songs sound the same
but you buy them anyway
So I've got lots of money
And I have pretty hair
I go where I want
I date who I please
And I have pretty hair
If I date a boy
He;d better be glad
because when I'm jilted
I'll trash him in a song
And I have pretty hair
And I have pretty hair
You got that right and it's spelled S-H-A-L-L-O-W.
Resent her success, huh?
That is the best tribute to Taylor Swiftless that I have ever read. Sniff sniff.
do you hate women who speak up..do you hate women who are Italian American..you sound like you hate her....
your appear to be a woman hater.... do you have issues with women?
If Taylor Swift's publicist claimed that what Vicki said was untrue (which is obviously a lie on the publicist's part) then how can we believe that the bride actually thanked Taylor 'profusely' for attending? Give me a break. If that was the case I doubt Vicki would be so inclined to make such a fuss. If her daughter, the bride, was so darn pleased, wouldn't Vicki just keep her piehole shut about her own feelings and let it be 'the bride's day' like she repeatedly said in her Boston Herald statement.
I'm not putting all the blame on Swift. Conor obviously needs to learn a thing or two about proper etiquette...I don't care if you're my cousin or not. If you haven't RSVPd to my wedding and expect to swing by at the last minute, you better think again. I know he's young but that's just rude and selfish.
Sorry, given the history of the Kennedy family I am far more likely to believe Swift's publicist than Kathie Lee Gifford or Vickie Gifford Kennedy. What kind of mother/grandmother gossips about their dysfunctional family on the national news?
kathielee does what she wants ... you sound like you hate women...
Kathie Lee has a big mouth. She and Hoda are nerve wracking. As for Taylor–run, run, run from the toxic Kennedy clan. You can do better. As for Conor, he should take TLC's Honey Boo Boo as his guest next time–then folks will have something to complain about!
kathie lee know what she wants and does her best to go after it–kathie lee is the best
i hear kathie lee is very s-xual person for her age..good for her
Kathie Lee does whatever the f she wants to do..she owns up to her mistakes and does sleep very well at night
we love kathie lee and we think she's a wonderful woman
Kathie Lee is that you??? Hahahaha...
What you all seem to have missed is a statement by the mother of the bride saying that Swift was looking past her like she was a ghost, Do you not all catch this????? She is ready to get married I have seen this before.
Let's see. There were probably about 300-400 people at this wedding (after all, it is a Kennedy). The only people who choose to complain about the situation are Victoria Kennedy (mother of the bride) and Kathie Lee Gifford.
The bride and her husband are right now probably wishing Mom (Victoria Kennedy) would shut the heck up. Nobody else is making a scene about this matter. Conner didn't; Ms. Swift didn't; none of the other 299-399 other guests didn't. Nobody's day got ruined. And then there is Kathie Lee Gifford. Just saying that name says enough. Since she was there I can only assume there were other "celebrities" there (if one could count a very uninteresting talk show co-host as a celebrity). Now I know Kathie Lee will say she is only sticking up for the mother of the bride but remember that the bride or her husband don't really seem to bothered by all this and Conner and Taylor don't seem to bothered by this. So you have to ask, where is the issue? Is the issue that Victoria Kennedy just doesn't like Conner Kennedy? Who knows and who cares? Is the issue that Kathie Lee can't locate her brain? That question has already been answered multiple times.
really, Really...betcha Vicki paid for the wedding...aw...forget it anyways...Taylor sings flat...
the games are done...you do something i go get it - now stop hurting yourself as a man or woman.
Just wait til Taylor Swift has her "fairytale" wedding and the tables are turned on her. Right now is is not thinking straight with all the bumping and grinding her and that just barely legal Kennedy boy are doing. And as for Kathie Lee, she can't wait to put her two cents into anybody's business but her own...
Hopefully Swift will handle the beloved family member who forgot to RSVP but showed up to wish the bride and groom happiness on their wedding day with a lot more compassion and class than Vicki Gifford Kennedy and Kathie Lee Gifford...
i am coming to see YOU and we'll talk. i don't know how in the name of God you do it.
gotta run to this 25th ciao.
how can we sleep when our celebs are hurtin'?
I'm thick skinned but your the strongest man or woman i have ever met. i will come see you next week
mother was there so i didn't do anything, 5 min for a formal apology. gotta run to a 25th anniv party.
what an embarrassment to itself...
and you still do it...what is your challenge..i get you EVERY SINGLE TIME.
Swift == Category Five stalker. Once she goes into full ClingOn mode, I expect to see her shave her head and blow it off, probably within a couple of years.
if i had a kid it would never be near you.
And we all know what a paragon of virtue Kathy Lee is.
I'm gonna let you finish your vows, but...
...okay, sorry. I know, I'm sorry.
The Kennedys and Kathie Lee should be ashamed of themselves. What a bunch of crap it all is. I'm not a fan of Taylor Swift's, but she's an innocent bystander. Kathie Lee is evil for trashing her like this. And it's a huge conflict of interest. Kathie Lee is in the family (barely) and used her position on NBC to humiliate Swift.
To the moron who claims to be a wedding planner. You're full of crap. Yes, it's true that not RSVPing or doing it late is rude. However, any wedding planner knows full well that you plan for a few people to show up that didn't RSVP, just in case. You should find another career path. This wasn't some outsider who just showed up out of nowhere. It was Conor Kennedy, a cousin. He's 18 and he messed up with the late RSVP, but big deal. You welcome that poor child who just lost his mother, and his guest, and forget about it. No one should hire this alleged wedding planner.
WHO REALLY CARES!!!! WHY ARGUE OVER THIS???? LOL
KANYE WEST TOLD HER TO DO IT!!! HE ALSO TOLD HER, IF THEY HAD A MICRO PHONE TO BRING IT TO HIM. CAUSE HE & KIM HAS A FEW WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO SAY TO THE BRIDE & GROOM. FOR REAL, I HEARD HIM WHISPER THOSE EXACT WORDS TO TAYLOR
Why should anyone be surprised by this incident? Taylor may be naive but that's what happens, when a mature woman dates an 18 year old boy.
Your right there.
"Mature woman?" She's 22 years old; just a few years older than Conor Kennedy...
1. If an 18-year old high school student is invited to his cousin's wedding, he likely didn't get his own invite, but rather he and his sibs and parents were invited as a FAMILY to attend the cousin's wedding. Mother committed suicide so she likely didn't RSVP for the family, father separated from family may have been a bit busy and also didn't RSVP for the family. So did the rest of his sibs and his dad attend the event without the blessing of a formal RSVP??? As to Taylor, her boyfriend was invited to his cousin's wedding, and he likely asked her to come with him as his guest. So she would have been "invited" to attend by the cousin as his date. Seriously, there were a lot of famous people (government, media) at a Kennedy wedding, so is the boycott for famous singers only? if teen cousins are invited it's not so crazy that they might bring a date. How this has all become Taylor's fault is beyond me. Rich people can't put out two more plates for dinner??? Every single other person who attended had sent their RSVP? No one was sick or injured and had to skip the wedding, so there might have been 5 or 6 plates open anyway? I'm not buying the big turmoil over this. However, if I was Taylor, I wouldn't go to any of their little Kennedy social events, even if I get my own engraved invite.
@Christine, your comments were great. The bottom line is that all this trashing of Taylor Swift is complete nonsense. I actually sort of liked wacky Kathie Lee Gifford. But not any more! She owes a huge apology to Taylor, Conor and her NBC viewers.
Thank you! You took the words right out of my mouth. Ms. Swift might not even have been aware that her boyfriend had not RSVP'd or that he had been asked not to come due to the lack of RSVP. How many young people sit around and discuss every aspect of an invite received by their significant other? "Hon, are you really, really sure you are invited?" "Did you RSVP by the proper date?" This would likely be even less likely to occur for someone like Ms. Swift who is used to being told where she's expected to be. It might not be normal, but it's her normal. If anyone is particularly culpable here it would be the young Mr. Kennedy who clearly failed at wedding etiquette and sensitivity 101, but hardly went out of his way to deliberately ruin his cousin's wedding. Things like this happen all the time – even at small, normal weddings, much less huge affairs. From what I read, Ms. Swift exited and waited in a hallway once she was encouraged to leave – probably mortified at the unintentional faux pas. Total lack of class on Kathie Lee's part to air this publicly for her own benefit. Ick. Completely gratuitous and it merely takes away from the special event that her stepgranddaughter's wedding surely was.
It's the Kennedy's. What do you expect? John was the only useful one of the entire family. It's just a good thing Ted wasn't around to offer her a ride home.
Thank You Ed! of course, the Kennedy's always set their own rules and everyone is supposed to bow and scrape and kiss the hem of their garments?? Now I could see if some creep was told to leave, but this is Taylor. the moppet of country music who has people bow and scrape to her!!!! What were they afraid of, she being prettier than the bride or something?? I am sure that she would have made any kind of scene or would be tack less enough to sign autographs??? She is and I don't have a clue why, dating a Kennedy?? And as for Ted? He would have wanted to jump Taylor's bones as he fancied himself quite the ladies man? Yeah, I do recall a dark body of water under a certain bridge where a young woman lies on the bottom having been deposited there by a wasted Ted! Now IMO, this was murder and had it happened today ole Teddy would have gone to prison for vehicular homicide! He got so away with. that is for a few decades and then he gets the brain cancer that checked him out so I don't call it the "Kennedy Curse" I call it the "Kennedy Karma"!! Sooner or later for every crime or indiscretion, this family does get paid back so in a sense, they really don't get away with it totally, it just takes longer for them to answer to it. SO I think this is far from big news here and who cares what Kathie Lee says??
the Kennedy family is American Royalty.
Right, and Obama is an ardent capitalist.
Why is the mother in charge and not the bride? Because, you know, it's "the bride's day" after all.
Because the Mother was in charge– Why part do you not understand?
Dress code at a Kennedy wedding: Black tie with pants optional.
Ok for all the "manners" folks out there. RSVP just means "Respond please" and let me know either way. It doesn't mean if you don't respond the invitation is rescinded and you are no longer an invited guest. If you invite 200 people and 180 of them respond to tell you if they are coming or not, you still have 20 invited guests that are still invited – you just don't know their intentions. You have to be prepared that at least some of them will be able to come. Connor was an invited guest who had good reasons to miss the RSVP (teenager / mother's recent suicide / family drama around mother's final resting place etc) To eject him from the wedding for any reason is just evil; to talk about it on national tv is just plain crude. To claim it takes the spotlight off the bride is laughable. Nobody on the planet except those in attendance even know who these people are or that they were getting married that day. There was no spotlight to be had. Sorry to break it to you but the Kennedys are no longer relevant and haven't been in decades. JFK Jr was their last chance & sadly he's gone, now they will just dry up and blow away.
Not true. The RSVP is the invitee's method of accepting the invitation. Food and drinks are ordered according to the number of guests who are coming to an event – those who accepted the invitation by RSVP. If you fail to RSVP you haven't accepted the invitation and are not on the guest list. If you've ever planned a wedding you know that you don't order and pay for food and liquor according to the number of invitations you sent out, but by the number of RSVPs you received.
It's clear that you have never planned - and paid for - a formal wedding, in which heads are counted and which can easily cost hundreds of dollars per person. If someone doesn't bother to answer an invitation you do NOT have to be prepared to have them attend anyway. You can be certain that traditional response cards were enclosed with the invitation to the Kennedy wedding. An emailed response isn't acceptable in that case, and certainly not on the day of the wedding.
Great comment whateva. Just because someone doesn't RSVP, or replies late, doesn't mean they are uninvited. It just means they're a little rude. Haha. Conor was invited and his +1 was Taylor. And now Kathie Lee has turned this into a huge crime. And if you're going to attack someone, why are you attacking Swift? If anyone, it should be Conor. But, hey, he made a mistake. Big deal. You welcome him and his guest with open arms and move on. They were there because they wanted to be a part of the wonderful event, not to disrupt it or take the spotlight. Kathie Lee is a loser.
Yes, no one knew until now. Now everyone is Googling Victoria Kennedy and finding out, or remembering that her husband was the Kennedy who was having the affair with the 17 year old babysitter. So, talk about taking the spotlight off the bride! \P.S. I think they just meant the spotlight at the wedding, not a national media spotlight. Boy did they blow it!
As a woman who married into the Kennedy family she probably was not brought up trained never to air family dirty laundry in public, but then after her husband's affair with the 17 year old & her father's you would think she had learned a thing or two about the media and family drama.
You know if Taylor Swift wanted to show up at my daughters wedding this fall I would be happy. How many people in the world would love to say that she came to their wedding? I'm guessing she would have gave them an AWESOME gift too.
You're missing the point. You would really want someone as famous as Taylor Swift showing up at yopur daughters wedding and stealing all the attention? It's a matter of common courtesy. She was asked to come and she didn't comply. She was asked to leave twice, and didn't comply. Taylor simply was too selfish and wanted to hang out with the closest thing we have to royalty.
Why would anyone be so honored if Taylor Swift came to their wedding? She's no more important just because she's a "celebrity". Having her show up does zero diddly squat for me.
I don't know when people will learn NOT TO INVITE KATHIE LEE GIFFORD TO ANYTHING! She is not a trustworthy friend or relative. She betrayed Khloe and now this! If Taylor and Connor made a mistake in judgment, they will learn from it. But to publicly try to humiliate Taylor, Kathy Lee just needed to stay quiet. Clearly, the bride's mother had no reason to lie on a cousin and Taylor. Most believed the mother;'s side of the story, at least I did. But Taylor Swift and Connor Kennedy are young people trying to grow up and they made a mistake in judgement so leave it at that. KATHIE LEE NEEDS TO SHUT UP ALREADY!
Fir gods sake, it's a wedding, not the Super Bowl. So he brought his girlfriend. Who cares. I can't believe I even read this.
I wonder why Kathie Lee went to all this trouble to tell her side of the story. Is it that she really wanted to embarrass Taylor Swift. Just watching her recount this incident on TV made me feel disgusted. She is much too old to be carrying on with such stuff.
Did anyone think that the reason he may have not RSVP'd is that his mom has just recently committed suicide and the memory of that was far more pressing than RSVPing to his cousin's wedding. If they were any type of family, they would have thought about that and squeezed in two chairs at a table and welcomed them in. The fact that Kathy Lee felt the need to confirm the events of that day is just as ignorant as the Kennedy family turning Connor away. The Kennedy's defintely don't need enemies, because they are their own worst enemies.
Well said. Totally agree.
At almost every wedding I have attended people have shown up that did not RSVP. It happens. You can either make a big deal about it or welcome them and let it slide. It sounds like the mom of the bride is making WAY too big a deal out of this. And as far as Taylor "crashing" the wedding, it seems far more likely that her boyfriend invited her and she was more than likely none the wiser when going. He should have sent the RSVP, but in EVERY family there is that person (or many people) that don't bother responding. MOST smart brides take this into consideration. Now, rather than letting the issue drop, Kathie Lee has to open her loud mouth. I think it's FAR tackier to publicly make a big deal about guests that did not RSVP than it is to come to a wedding without sending one.
The only issue if the count of guests is off "by a little" is making sure there is enough food. I doubt the Kennedys would have an issue with getting two extra plates thrown in.
If he was invited, he was likely invited "and guest" as most people bring dates to weddings. If he didn't RSVP, that was his problem. If he said "I'm supposed to go to a wedding this weekend but I'm trying to ditch", and Taylor said "oh no, let's go", how is that different than anyone else.
Hurricane in the Caribbean; people are dying in Syria...and Taylor Swift is a self-centered twit.
Is this a news site or a gossip column for teenagers?
Also the more polite thing to do- Victoria should have told Conor that he could show up, but there wouldn't be a plate of food for him. Tired of these rich people complaining. My sister had a ton of people show up to her wedding who weren't invited/didn't rsvp. What did we do? We had fun like normal people.
have an ice cream on me.
Let me see if this is right:
1) Conner didn't RSVP
2) Conner did txt if it was OK to bring his gf
3) The mother of the bride. not the bride, txted back saying no
4) Conner said FU to the mother (who wouldn't?) and showed up
5) Small people blame the gf and call her "tacky" because her bf said "Hey, I should go to this wedding...would you come with me?"
Oh to be 18 and in "love"...you complainers are the losers...
Apparently in the Tweedle Dee trailer house, manners and good breeding weren't priorities.
Apparently, Lars doesn't understand that Tweedle Dee is totally correct.
"It's the bride's day" meaning it's not Kathie Lee or Victoria's day. The bride was profusely thanking Swift for being there so that's all that matters. Kathie Lee and Victoria are typical control freaks out to ruin the fun for everyone.
Ok, I just got done reading nearly 400 posts on this subject. Another take: Isn't the press the big culprit here? Yes, there might have been some kind of confrontation between the Mother of the bride & "young" Kennedy & Swift. We don't know how involved it was, or what actually was said. We know the couple was allowed to attend. Although, I'm not a Kathie Lee fan a all, she was defending the the Mother of the bride, who was Frank's daughter. I get that, too. The media was the one who came out & said that Taylor crashed the party, leading everybody to think it was sort of her idea. Remember, we probably wouldn't have known any of it without the media putting it out there. Kennedy should have rsvp'd, but he's a kid. Taylor probably got invited by him, and had no clue about the rsvp. Give him a little credit, at least he texted. (still pretty tacky) So that's just another take on the whole wedding fiasco. I just know I wasn't there, so I can't really pass any judgement on a he said, she said story. Regardless, the happy couple got married, may they live happily ever after!
@ah... nice comment. I agree with everything you said. :)
Kathie Lee you are rude and mean. In terms of lack of manners gossiping like this is far worse than an 18 yr old forgetting to RSVP to a family event. I suspect you are jealous because Taylor can actually sing. Shame on you.
Taylor Swift can SING???? YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME RIGHT!!!!! THATS THE DUMBEST THING THAT I HAVE EVER HEARD!!!!!
perhaps she's upset that they though taylor swift's celebrity status would detract from the bride whereas kathie lee, ehh not so much. or maybe frank just made a pass at her. he is a dirty old man after all.
Taylor Swift proves again and again that she is an extremely self-absorbed child, who pretty much thrives on using famous men and boys to garner attention....I do feel bad for her because somewhere in her upbringing she was let run amok, and has become rather promiscuous in her relationships...look at all the famous guys she has used to stay in the headlines.... and a Kennedy...well, for a Princess-wannabe, the Kennedy family has always been as close as we get to "royalty" in the US... maybe next on her hit list should be Prince Harry..
I agree Taylor Swift is very self absorbed. First the Kennedy family doesn't really care for her, she should have picked up a hint here and there especially if the family didn't mention or ask of she was coming to the wedding or any other family function for that matter. Another point of annoyance or irritation for the family is her house across the street which screams clingy stalker plus her reputation of writing songs about her break ups which can be embarrassing for the other party. This kid is barely legal so the family have a reason to say no don't bring her and he should have been respectful of their wishes. That girl should know better on so many levels even if her boyfriend didn't she could have declined to go to the event and saved herself embarrasment but thats what she gets for going anyways.
It is REALLY a shame that they let Kathie Lee attend. Must have been an open bar.
After reading this blog it looks to me like the headline is wrong and was created just to draw the attention of all the haters. Taylor attended the wedding with a member of the family that didn't RSVP. That's hardly crashing a wedding and even if you do consider that to be crashing a wedding, it was Conor that would have crashed it with Taylor as his date. The blog doesn't say if the bride and groom were ever contacted by Conor about still being able to attend the wedding. All it says is that the Mother of the Bride didn't want them there, but after the wedding, the bride thanked them for showing up. So the bride was happy, it was her wedding, everything should be good. What's with all the cheap shots by the haters?
I don't really care about this; but do you really think that Taylor wanted to CRASH the wedding ?? This is pretty far from the Kennedy tree to be considered very important. Any chance that Taylor thought she was being brought along as the date of an invited Kennedy member without any knowledge of all the backstory ? Kathy Lee isn't the brightest at her finest moment; I don't know that I would trust her reporting on anything. Afterall she only got invited because she married the bride's grandfather. Because of KathyLee's big mouth now we know that her granddaughter married a Kennedy. Still believe Taylor has more class than the bunch of them; including KathyLee.
Please Taylor, date someone Italian! They would have welcomed you, said how nice it was for you to share the day with them, asked you why didn;t you bring you parents and siblings, and made you eat ! That Irish bunch should be ashamed of themselves! Weddings are for bringing people together not separating so less attention would be on the Bride! Silly people...
I love Taylor she's a wonderful person.
What do you get when a rebel without a cause hasn't bathed in a few days? Taylor's Whiff.
they need to rise up to the sitiuation and this silly matter will be over
do you really think the honeymooners cared at that point. i know i wouldn't ...
maybe taylor should bang kanye? i'm getting confused. xo monkeycig
How catty that Kathie Lee has nothing to talk about but a younger prettier woman who is also a much better singer, who accompanied her boyfriend to an event that he invited her to. How jealous and catty, .... and manipulative of her. She's always been catty like that.
Taylor swift just pulled off a Kanye West move and ruined this poor girls wedding . knowing Taylor she will probably write a song about it and sell 10 million copies . BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO TAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRR
i would agree that it is, not just the brides day, but also the grooms. I have gathered the only reason they were not invited is they did not rsvp, and actually the family implied Conner would have been welcome alone. The Best thing to do was to ask them to leave and if they did not, do NOT makea scene. I have seen no reports that a scene was made simply that they attended and were unwelcome. Ok...it happens to people and its not really embarrassing. What SHOULD be embarrassing is the amount of grief the family is giving her, since it was probably Connor who decided to push it and stay. As well as the amount of press they are feeding. If they wanted to avoid embarrassment CLAM UP do not feed the beast!!! i would say they are actually enjoying the publicity atm, let them say what they want but actions speak louder then words and if they want this to go away they would let it fade and stop talking about it.
I'm not blaming the Kennedy cousin for not paying attention to the RSVP, after all he's only 18, still a kid – his mother died earlier this year, and his father is busy courting a hollywood starlet. But Taylor Swift is a 22 year old, worldly woman, who should have known better. A couple of months ago she was trying to date Maria's son Patrick (maria told her "no way"), now she is fixated on his 18 year old cousin. I think that a 22 year old young woman who has been with a 30 year old man, could ruin him. Let this "boy" go away to college, learn about life away from home, grieve for his mother, and grow up. Taylor did to this wedding reception the same thing that Kanye West did to her – upstage.
Kennedy fame aside, this should be the bride's day. Weddings are private affairs to which those we love or have special ties are invited. You would likely feel the same if it was your daughter. The Kennedy young man also shows a total lack of class and sensitivity by textiing at the 11th hour.
It serves her right for dating a Kennedy.
Money can't buy class.
since when do the Kennedy's have class?
What a petty bunch of crap. I'd be more impressed if they got married by a justice of the peace, had a nice bbq, then donated all that extra money to homeless mothers.
I've seen many friends spend >$50k on weddings, just to be divorced within a few years. Stop the pompous crap, and just have fun.
Weddings have become so stiff and formal they aren't fun anymore. I say if my cousin wants to come (and there's no bad blood between us!) with his girlfriend and celebrate my wedding, expected or not, pull up a chair! That's what a wedding is supposed to be, celebrating 2 people who love each other, not the flowers, the dress, the bridesmaids' dresses, the venue.
I applauded Brittney Spears wedding (not the groom!) with the backyard barbeque. I loved the movie 'Father of the Bride' with Elizabeth Taylor and the choatic reception back at the house.
Weddings need to be a little less formal and expensive, more emphasis on the love and less on the table settings.
Hey, it's YOUR wedding, so YOU can make whatever rules you want for it. The same goes for everyone else at their weddings.
Can't STAND Taylor Swift...Also think it's just bad taste not to RSVP to a formal wedding and then just show up with a guest. I think Conor just wanted to show off his trophy girlfriend...who I think is a bit of a nut job with her men jumping boyfriends. She seems a bit insecure despite her looks, money and questionalble talent.
Questionable talent. In today's music scene not many people write their own material She has, not my music genre, but no need to overlook the talent.
It sounds to me like the bride wanted them there. She's the one who should have the final say on who can and can not be in attendance at her own wedding. Mommy Dearest created more of a stink by saying something. She should have just left it alone.
Where did you read that the bride wanted them there? I only saw where Miss Swift's PR person said the she was invited and the bride welcomed them. I can't imagine any bride who would appreciate someone showing up at their wedding and basically upstaging them on their special day. Miss Swift has no sense of decorum and manners, when you show up to a wedding that you weren't invited too, at least have the decency to leave when you are asked to.
Mommie dearest (and sometimes Daddy dearest) are usually the ones delegated to handle any necessary unpleasantness, not the bride.
The Kennedy's are making a mountain out of a mole hill! You know what happened here, Connor wanted to impress his new girl friend and his fammily throws him under the bus. Sure he probably didn't RSVP but he's a young kid, kids do what they want when they want. When you're dealing with someone like Swift it's best to shut up, she will get way more attention than you need. And I can't believe Kathy Lee is even famous,what did she ever do? Other than shoot her mouth off.
Really JD? "kids do what they want when they want"–Are you giving lessons on how to raise a spoiled brat? There are consequences to what we do and no family knows that more than the Kennedy family. And what's Swift doing with a kid anyway. If she chooses to be with a brat then she accepts the consequences of being asked to leave at many future occasions.
"you people" All of you including the entire wedding party, the uninvited as well as the invited need to learn how to except things better. Why is something as petty, yes petty!
Even if I didn't RSVP, I would find it odd and rather cold if my family didn't let my girlfriend go to the wedding. "Please do not come". Sounds like a bitter old hag.
(I meant my girlfriend and me, if I were them)
It is Girlfriend and I (you should have changed it)
"a bitter hag?" How about a woman who has been working well over a year to put this wedding together. Then a family member who never bothered to RSVP (wonder how many people asked him over that year if he was going) texts you an hour before and says he's coming with his girlfriend–Mad as Hell yes but where do you get bitter?
Actually, it IS "my girlfriend and me". You wouldn't say "let I come to the wedding" which is how it would read if you removed "girlfriend and".
Gary: If Lew meant "I would find it odd and rather cold if my family didn't let my girlfriend and me go to the wedding" then he was correct.
If he meant "My girlfriend and I would find it odd and rather cold if my family didn't let my girlfriend go to the wedding" then you would be correct.
I find it rather cold that stared through someone who asked her to leave a private party.
I'm sorry, but my life is not so completely empty & meaningless that I need to be concerned with what these people do. I wouldn't notice if they all caught on fire.
Betcha would! Hey, you took the time to read this article, didn't you? Whoops, I think I see some smoke coming from your trousers.
Both Connor and Taylor need a lesson in wedding etiquette.
AAAWWW POOR THING!!! SHE TOOK THE SPOTLIGHT OFF OF YOU...GROW THE HELL UP
Seriously? The spotlight SHOULD be on the bridal couple and since the parents of the bride were most likely flipping the bill they have every right to ask an uninvited person to leave.
Celebs like Kathy Lee were there. It wasn't like she was the ONLY celeb there and RUINed the wedding. The Kennedy's not letting them in cause more of a stir, for sure.
Well, you must care, Rachel, or you wouldn't have read the article and posted the same comment twice.
This was Conor's doing – it is his family, he should have RSVP'ed and he is the one who should be held responsible. Taylor was only his guest. Everyone should stop acting like she is the guilty party here.
I agree it was Connor but Swift shouldn't allow herself to be put in such a position.
Kathy Lee is such a wannabe all up in someone else's grill. So contradictory too in he assessment of the situation and she doesn't know ANYTHING ABOUT WHAT WAS REALLY GOING ON! What's the dif in her explanation-Taylor Swift would still have been Taylor Swift a month from then, a week from then and the day of. So why would it have been ok if Conor had RSVp'd (which he should have done and all of this would have been avoided.) Conor messed up, but you have to give him some slack as he's lost his Mother and his Mother probably did all of that, RSVP'd his socil obligations and such. See how important Mothers can be even if you're 18 years of age. RFK certainly isn't paying attention to these types of details. Anyhoo- Kathy Lee said if he'd RSVP'd Vicky would have graciously ok'd it but why? Taylor still would have been Taylor Swift and her daughter's day would have been disrupted.l However, that is a lame excuse as I'm sure with all of the society types there, I'm sure as adults they would have been focused on the bride. Oh well. What a sequeway for Kathy Lee to proclaim her Kennedy connection. I have a love/hate thing with Kathy Lee-sometimes she's funny as hell and then sometimes I just cna't stand her. This is one of the can't stand her times. Ha!
what does one do at that moment i would just ask my husband if it was ok and whatever he decided we would do.
Who would want Kathy Lee at their wedding but not Taylor Swift? Something about this story doesnt add up. And why would the bride tell her family member not to come?
Doesn't it seem in poor taste, I mean really petty, for the brides mother Victoria Gifford Kennedy and grandmother Kathie Lee Gifford, to be talking publicly about this? Talk about detracting from the wedding and the bride! Is that how they want to remember Kyle Kennedy's wedding? As gossip news fodder? Gifford and Gifford Kennedy are making a public spectacle of themselves. And what kind of mother-of-bride goes up to a family member at a wedding who was invited and ASKS them to leave? Gifford Kennedy sounds like a real control freak. So what if Conor Kennedy forgot to RSVP for his cousins wedding and then showed up with his girlfriend? The 18-year-old kid just lost his mother to suicide. Where is the Kennedy compassion? If anybody has poor etiquette and is publicity hungry it's Victoria Gifford Kennedy and Kathy Lee Gifford.
This is incredible! An immature young country singer, who has had too much fame pressed upon her too quickly, crashes a wedding drawing attention away from the bride, and you defend Taylor Swift. I guess the love of celebrity status does indeed blind people to a celebrity's transgressions.
Least we don't have to worry about Teddy driving the couple to the airport.
Or off a bridge into the water.
will cross that bridge when we get there
Wow, dragging up an unrelated death from nearly 50 years ago to amke a cheap point, you're pathetic. Frickin tea bagger.
We'll let someone "Legitimate drive them to the airport like Todd Akin....
I can't wait to here the song about the ordeal......
I agree bet that song will push her over the 54 million she made in the last quarter!
Just wondering why Kathy Lee didn't give all those foreign kids that sew clothes for her the day off to guard the exterior of the wedding? She could have planned the tramp steamer to get them to the wedding months ago and ever had them work during the trip.
Where do you think your clothes come from.
Taylor Swift is a classy young lady and didn't do anything wrong. i would have welcomed in with no problem.
it happens, sometimes you have to just have to go with the flow
Kathi Lee and Vicki just add to the tackiness and lack of etiquette by continuing the conversation. Don't they know that Emily Post would have never evicted ANYONE of the family or anyone who had been invited or his companion because 2 wrongs do not make a right. If you respond to this kind of etiquette glitch YOU are the biggest social jerk of all and you are not a nice lady. After the first introduction, NOTHING further should have ever been uttered.
How disgusting it must be to be a part of this family. Why would you air private affairs of this nature? Kathy Lee and this Vicki woman need some instruction in mannerly behavior. So what if Taylor Swift came with her boyfriend to a wedding he was invited to? So what if "it's the bride's day?" Is the bride that much of a jealous, attention-seeking dog that she can't have another young pretty woman in attendance? This whole ordeal is ridiculous and the bride's family should be ashamed. Acting like this is for bitterly-feuding redneck families at trailer park weddings.
Vicki sounds like a bee-i-itch cuz those type of things are really about the bride and groom and whomever they want to share it with. Not some meddling fool. Or maybe theres more to it, but thats what it sounds like to me.
Isnt kathy lee gifford the one who was busted and all over the media because she was running sweat shops and using small children so she could pay for face lift, body lift ect...she was also fired by so show she was in...cant remember what it was but they gave her the boot
for being stupid
it is quite rude to show up uninvited to an event that requires an RSVP. if miss swift was more well-mannered, she would not have (apparently) taken her BF's word that it was okay to just drop by.
while i am extremely tired of the whole "it's the bride's day" meme (what about the husband? what about the future?), it is quite fair to realize that having someone of swift's calibre would completely take the focus off what the day *is* supposed to be about, which is the lifetime commitment being made between a man AND a woman.
taylor, in future, if you didn't RSVP, don't go. *everybody* isn't thrilled to see you just because you are who you are. do you not understand the words "would you please leave?"
also, kathie lee is just a drvnk3n !di0t and normally i wouldn't listen to one word she had to say. however, her relatimg the story didn't sound all drunky & aw-ey like always.
I've catered wedding over 300 wedding receptions for 12 years and we have always made room for 2 more guests that show up without an RSVP on the final guest count. It always happens – we add chairs and place settings with no one even batting an eye. I can not believe NO CLASS Kathie and the Mother of the Bride for making this public. Family is irreplaceable, enjoy every moment together.
Kathy Lee is such an IGNORAMOUS!! Why does she always have to open her big mouth...it was NONE of her business!! Media hoe!!
OMG!!!! OMG!!! OMG!!! I'm just all in a tizzy about this!!! Some people that I have never met have had some family drama and it involves me in NO WAY and I just need to interject my opinion about it before I go back to eating my 7,000 calorie meal!!! Shame on them!! Would you PLEASE pass the Mac-n-Cheese down to this end of the table now!?!?
It's hard to believe that the drunk on TV Kathie Lee still has a job.
LOL. If they were so afraid of a celebrity upstaging the bride... why was Kathie Lee there?
Taylor: run SWIFTLY. lol.
Taylor Swift called... it's for you.
If Taylor Swift were smart, she'd RUN from the Kennedy clan. The Kennedy family have produced generations of drunk, womanizing, cheating, disreputable, unethical and immoral men. Only the Kennedy women seem to have brains and the ability to keep their pants up. If Taylor Swift needs new material for her songs, she'd do better to look elsewhere. I like Taylor, but my respect for her has gone down since she started seeing a Kennedy.
"...drunk, womanizing, cheating, disreputable, unethical and immoral men. "
Wah? The Kennedy's are all Republicans?
Nah, T. You need class to be labeled that.
WOW. He's family and they still expect an RSVP? GEEZ. Makes you wonder if they really wanted him to come! I'm not so sure Taylor could be accused of crashing a wedding in which her boyfriend was invited. Normally, a single guest is allowed to bring a guest-well, at least to the middle class weddings I've been invited to.... unless they didn't have enough money, I'm with Kathy, below, so said they all should've just given him a big hug and a glass of vino. STRANGE to complain ANYONE attended a wedding when they had an invitation! Good God. What is etiquette without any common sense! Kathy Lee is proving to be petty.
they should be thankful that Taylor even wanted to attend the wedding.......the bride did not seem to mind....maybe the momma was the one that was afraid of being upstaged......get real.....GO TAYLOR....U R GREAT.....DUMP THE DUMB A$$ CLAN.....unless u like deep waters......
It does not sound like Taylor Swift was doing the "crashing" as the deceptive headline makes it sound. The Kennedy guy was the one doing any crashing and as it turns out, he turned out to have receivedd an invitation. Ms. Swift was merely accompanying the boyfriend, and it probaly was his decision to go to the ceremony. Furthermore, who cares.
Swift's first unpleasant lesson for hanging out with a Kennedy boy, it won't be her last.
Kathie Lee talks too much. Feel sorry for the young man. That is very typical behavior of any 18 year old. He's just 18??? It would have been much more gracious to have simply seated them. Taylor Swift does not deserve any of this treatment. Kathie Lee embarrasses herself every weekday morning with that stupid wine glass between her and the camera. No one takes her seriously or even cares.
Just wait until the first accident.
With all of the rought times people are having in the world and then you contrast it with a family that has so much to be greatful for, is this the best they can do? This kind of behavior is just plain pitiful. They should have welcomed a member of their family and a new neighbor with open arms. So much for picket fences and family values. Petty, petty, petty.
The event in question was a "sit down dinner" where the tables are preset and the meals counted. It presents a huge problem with seating etc. to make changes at the last minute. Sit down dinners are protocol proper and this young man (sorrows noted) did not respond the way he was more than likely raised to do. Ms. Swift doesn't appear to be aware of others and their celebratons, possibly because she is usually the center of attention. Very unfortunate that the name Kennedy is once again judged before an audience that isn't as informed as it sould be.
Most weddings with a sit down dinner have a plan for those who haven't rsvp'd. Every wedding i've been at, they have at least 5-10 extra seats and plates for those people.
This buck tooth horse is on her way out. People are getting tired of her bashful little girl act and her awful teenage love songs. It's embarrassing to watch trailer park trash chasing American royalty.
Puhleez. What royalty?
She is more royalty than he is, if you consider God gifted talent and a kind heart the measure.
The embarrassing thing here is the way this blue blood wanna be clan humiliated and treated this innocent, hard working, kind hearted young woman who is more loved by America than any of the Boston clan you apparently revere and hold in awe. Get a life.
With a name like Bubba, I conclude that you would be an expert on trailer trash.
Conor's Mom recently killed herself. He is 18. He has a nice new girlfriend who is bringing him some joy. Have some compassion Kennedy Clad and get over yourself. This is so over the top with the drama already. He should have been welcomed with open arms.
I agree – NCAA – NO CLASS AT ALL!!!
Just goes to prove.....all the money in the world cannot buy class.
Many blessings to CONOR AND TAYLOR.
[I]nvitations went out long ago..." About the same time that Conor's mother committed suicide? Ya think he might have had other things on his mind these last few months other than Princess Vicki's wedding?
Who are these people again?
Poor Taylor, hanging out with the Kennedys. How long is it going to be until she ends up in a lake.....
that is where it belongs
I can't get over all the fuss about the fact that he didn't RSVP. He's family. Give him a hug and tell him you're glad he could make it. I don't know too many 18 year old guys who would take the time to RSVP anything...let alone, a wedding! It's more like, "I'll see what's going on that day and decide then whether to go."
Connor's family should be glad he is spending time with someone who makes him happy. This petty feud could drive a wedge amongst those involved. Seriously, folks, get a life!
You're absolutely spot on Kathy......the kid is 18.....had a traumatic couple of months......yes sure it's a bit of an awkward situation to have guests show up last minute but have a glass of vino smile and give him a hug and be glad he's there!
Cathy lee needs to get another face life and boob job. She like Hillary Clinton stayed with the man that screwed any one is Cathy Guy like you know who. Cathie lee has a big mouth and her facial expressions are not real but praciced. When she smiles here old age shows up. I would not invite Cathy lee to a BBQ to eat road kill as here old before sugery would be the before dinner treat. Frank is a has been and she is also. Glad Regis dumped he for a real good looking women and a smart one also.
Cathy go to your house and entertain Mr Giford who showed he did not respect her.
Pot calling the kettle black. Kathy Lee Gifford has inserted herselt into/commented upon every kind of social situation she possibly could and, finally, finally, finally people see her for what she really is. If there's anything to be loathe about, it's Kathy Lee Gifford.
Yes, sometimes I suspect Kathie Lee just takes every opportunity to remind her viewing public of her Kennedy connection.
taylor is a joke, a passing fart in the wind,
She isn't the little innocent girl y'all think she is....
Oh yeah, right, and you like know this how? Oh, you like hang out with her right, best buds, right?
Oh yeah, I'm sure. So sure.
If the bride truly was happy that Conor and Taylor attended then how does any of this really matter? It just seems like an easy story for people to blow out of proportion and take cheap shots against Taylor in the comments section.
if you are with an inheritor..you work on a prenup..thats what people do nowadays.
its been expressed 250 times noone likes kathie lee and not many do, she is on the today show and i don't she cares who hates her. but i see your point she can be annoying.
kathie lee always received a text from Frank before airtime wishing her a good show.
The Kennedy's? Who in their right mind would have anything to do with them? Swift has known this guy for a few months and already they are making trouble for her. Taylor – get a grip and take your fame and fortune elsewhere. Hang with those who have earned theirs too not the "inheritors". They have nothing to offer.
See that's young people s hit. They come in all loud and wrong. This Taylor girl being a pop celebrity as it were just comes in louder. Have never understood the continuing fascination with the Kennedys.
first off, i have always disliked kathi lee, i huge amount...however, for people to say that kathi lee did anything wrong, really didn't read the article - the story was already out there and swift's publicist was denying it happened, all kathi lee did was confirm that it in fact did happen and relayed what she knew... the fact is, her bf and her came to a wedding they were not expected to be at and were asked to leave twice and they obviously didn't do that....
"Via text"?...Come on...if I was that adamant about someone not showing up to my wedding, I would have done more than sent a text...
silly its just dating i save my tiger self for that special person. even at my age i prefer fooling around with the
man i truly want to fool around with.
my theory is who cares....so she crashed, so kathie lee was a little annoying.
the bedroom was what counted after the event...
is she swift with the oral ?
Ejecting a family member because his date is famous and might upstage the bride.... Pretty low class for the Kennedys
Got to agree with you Scott.
Agree, Scott. Anyway, was the bride worried about being upstaged, or was the mother of the bride herself afraid of being upstaged by a celebrity bigger than either her father or Kathie Lee? I wouldn't turn family away just because he or she didn't RSVP, and I wouldn't turn his or date away unless there was a realistic fear that person would become unruly.
Kathy Lee is such a drama queen and needs so much attention, I wouldn't take her word for anything. It sounds like she was just a buttinsky who needs to butt out. It was the bride and groom's day and call, not hers.
This American Royal Family can now kiss my ass and I'm a liberal. Kathy Lee's a scary old toad as well.
We have had friends show up at family events whose names would turn heads... but they came because they cared. A 90210 (original) alum showed up at a family funeral unannounced- no paps, no PR people, just him and his gf. No problem. He was there to pay tribute to the deaparted. So what? This is only a media event because someone wanted it to be one, not because of anything Ms Swift or Mr Kennedy did.... Sad, really, that this is what passes for news these days.
Has anyone considered what might have happened if Conor did RSVp and the media caught wind of it? Perhaps by not RSVP'ing, he gave not a single soul the chance to leak that he'd be there with his girlfriend Taylor Swift, which of course would have created a maelstrom of media attention at the wedding instead of the frenzy that was created AFTER THE FACT by a has been celebrity reporting that someone "showed up" and was asked to leave. Seriously... if her attendance (Ms. Swift's) was so disruptive... where are the pics of her at the wedding? Oh yes.. we are waiting for one of the guests to post them, since the media wasnt there, because... no one knew they were coming...
I live outside L.A. and have a friend that is connected to the inner crowd of Hollywood and I have heard some not so innocent stories of this girl
Now I'm really curious.
Well, aren't you just "in the know." Hearsay. And, anyway, who cares.
Nothing like screwing up the fourth word in your story.
"Loathe" is a verb.
The correct word in this case is "loath," the adjective.
Oh, and Taylor Swift, Kennedys, Kathie Lee, yadda yadda yadda.
Taylor Swift has no class.
I am so sick and tired of these young celebrities having no moral compass whatsoever. Taylor Not-S0-Swift needs to concede to the idea that everyone does not want her present for everything. The cold, callous way that Taylor ignores people will eventually bring her down. Oh wait, did I mention that she cannot sing a note in tune – she has to rely on Auto-Tune to provide anything close to a real pitch.
Feel better now?
I think that a phone call should have been made to the boy explaining why she didn't want them there. Texting just doesn't do it–too much misunderstanding. No huge fan of Taylor Swift, but I don't believe for a minute she did anything on purpose to hurt anyone. I think it was blown way out of proportion. I could never turn away a family member and embarass them like this. Sounds like the bride was very gracious and polite.
Embarrass THEM??? The Bride and Groom are the ONLY people that matter on their wedding day. Everyone else should be silent and ambiguous.
Renee – that might be the stupidest thing I've ever read. The bride and the groom are the only people that matter on a wedding day & everyone else can just be mistreated? If everyone else is such human waste on that day, why bother having them there? Just for the presents? No – they are supposed to be people you care about. People you don't see yourself as more important than just because you are doing something important that day. The bride and groom are not God-for-a-Day. They are just normal people at a family celebration.
Now I can go to bed and sleep peacefully. I've waited day upon day just to read this garbage as if anybody truly cares. Cannot these fools just do their thing and stay the h3ll out of our lives?
Please just go away Taylor, Kathy and all you other clowns. Get a 'real' life.
All of these people need to take their self-importance down a notch.
The Kennedy's don't associate with those kinds of people. A country singer of all things!!!
OMG. I always could not stand Cathy Lee. Just learned her last name, Epstein. She is a pathetic wannabee. Her name fits her.
Simple...The Kennedys involved dont like Taylor for some reason, and disapprove of the relationship....and her moving in so close.....final word TAYLOR IS NUTS.
Taylor, run for your life. It's the Kennedy curse!!!
Go get over yourself Kathi. A bounder...and she still is!
How much did Taylor pay to have her fan club respond to this story? Poor, pitiful, innocent Taylor Swift can do no wrong. Move on to someone that can sing and realize she is a performer – a performer. She certainly has pulled the wool over your eyes and unfortunately your ears. I totally believe she crashed the wedding. And by the way, regardless of who's wedding it is, if you don'r RSVP, they don't have to let you attend.
Even if everything Kathy Lee says is true, why would she tell the world? To get back at a very young couple–related to the groom–who showed a lack of manners? Plus, she's letting everyone know her granddaughter is so insecure on her wedding day that she is afraid of sharing the spotlight. Kathie Lee and her step-daughter both sound totally ridiculous.
the question we need to ask yourself before writing a story like this is What would Walter Cronkite do? can not believe he would consider this news
She was being escorted by Conner so he is the one that crashed the party with one innocent person in tow. Funny that a relative is not invited to a wedding.
Oh my Gosh!...Oh my Gosh!....Oh my Gosh!.....I crushed wedding.....Oh my Gosh!
Taylor, you seem to be a nice person so be the adult and send an apology to the bride n groom for the misunderstanding whether you're innocent or not. That's what adults do. Protect your image because no one else will. Enjoy your time with Conner but based on the Kennedy curse, I'd be sure my life insurance was up to date. I'm just saying......LoL. Btw, love your material!
Kathi Lee whose real name is Cathy Epstein who sang with her sister Michele on the 700 Club but changed her name because the name "Epstein" was far too Jewish for her handlers. She was a phony in twelfth grade, she is a phony now. Someone who does not embrace her own name is suspect. BTW, her brother, Mike EPSTEIN, played first base for the Washington Senators. I am a Bowie high School alum from Bowie, Maryland. The Singing Epstein Sisters graduated from said school. Both as phony as baloney.
Taylor Swift cannot possibly have been the only celebrity there considering the Kennedy's fame or should I say notoriety. Kathy Lee is showing a considerable lack of class by singling her out and making a show of Taylor's presence. If she had simply kept her nose out of the picture and her big mouth shut, the Public would not have known about this and everyone could have gone about their business.
Also, by asking Conner and Taylor to leave, the bride's mother drew attention to the fact that they were there. She did not do them any favors. She showed no manners or intelligence in doing this. She could have asked them to try to stay in the background, leave a little early or better still just ignore them.
These people have more money than sense.
I was thinking the same thing. Can't buy class!
Kathie Lee and lack of class is a redundancy.
Minerva – I could not agree more. Why take a personal family (sort of minor) incident like this public? I am very suspect of the motives here. Come on – Conor is young, and I doubt that Taylor Swift really knew what was going on. Kathi Lee – why even talk about this?
I'm sorry – but the mother of the bride made this news, when it should never have been.
totally agree.Anyone quoted in this story is a classless wannabe. The people being talked about are the subject of some loser's envy.
Kathy Lee is just being her normal, shallow, attention seeking self. She is creating stupid gossip just to bring attention to herself. She acts like a 7th grader.
While it's bad form to go where you are not invited, it is equally tacky to ban a close relative and his girlfriend from your wedding, when that wedding includes extended family and friends. In fact, I would say it's worse than what Swift and her boyfriend did. I was once not invited to a wedding in my husband's family - note that we were married at the time.
1. he's just a teenager that invited his girlfriend to a family wedding. 2. if all attending were invited...they should have known the family and treated the bride as special, regardless of famous guest in the room. 3. if this is was a true 'Kennedy' event...no way was Ms. Swift the only famous person in the room. 4. if kL comments are true, that mother is going to be a MIL from Hell :)
Good point on the MIL. As the victim of a classic MIL from h ell, I would advise all brides to be to look for red flags like this. Because mothers-in-law do not improve with time.
Tina is right on. It sounds like KL is stating that Connor did not say "may I". Who tells someone who did not RSVP, but was invited that they must leave. It's a wedding, it's supposed to be about the celebration of two people - not what Emily Post wrote in her book in 1922.. Or fear of being upstaged. You would think they would all have thick skin and rise above RSVP etiquette - by now..
Kathie Lee is an idiot, and apparently classless. She needs to keep her mouth shut. Everytime she opens it, she appears to be dumber than dirt.
Is it me, or does anyone else hear a new Taylor Swift song coming.....just saying!
Both Kathie Lee and Taylor are lame.
End of story.
It appears that Swift's PR team has adopted the Kardashian, Hilton approach to publicity. The more outrageous your behavior, the more the media gobbles it up, and posts your picture on the cover of the magazines. Swift should be doing some inner soul searching. She writes about her ex beaus like it's their fault she fails at relationships. Maybe it's her overblown ego? She should have stayed away from the wedding. She wasn't initially invited, and a last minute attendance looks like she wanted to stand out as the star of the day, instead of the bride. ME ME ME!! Everyone look at me!! She needs help.
You sound insanely jealous – there is no basis for not,one thing you said in your ridiculous post. I'm fact – all reported facts tend to point to the opposite conclusion,of each point you made.
So what, you got a,cruch on Conor, and jealous it win't you, but Taylor he likes?
Grow up teeny bopper with jealousy in your heart.,
So let me get this straight.. the cousin was invited.... he brought Swift as his guest... Gifford got upset..... nothing to see here.... so she was upset he brought a guest how is she CRASHING when she was brought by someone who was invited?!
read the article dumdum-he didnt RSVP so he wasnt supposed to be there...
Hi, I see you're incapable of reading the article. Let me help: "Victoria added to the Boston Herald that Conor had been invited, but he didn't RSVP"
The cousin was invited but did not RSVP so he was NOT on the guest list. He texted the bride an hour before the wedding asking if he could bring his girlfriend and the bride asked him not to come, but he came anyway, Swift in tow. They were both asked twice to leave. Neither had any business being there and both should be embarrassed. But yes, he's a teenager with rocks in his head and Swift is a publicity seeker so I'm sure neither is bothered in the least by the cheap way this made them look.
They call it crashing because he showed up without RSVP'ing in the appropriate time slot, then texting an hour later asking if he and his girlfriend could come. At least, that's what this article says.
Why air your dirty laundry? Sounds to me like the relatives went against the brides wishes and Taylor Swift knew the family were a bunch of nutcases.
All these people are sickening perverts.
Yeah. So what about Syria?!
Why do you want them to talk about Syria in the Entertainment section?
Any way Kathie Lee Gifford can keep her face, voice, name in the headlines – She makes me ill. Who gives a rats butt if Connor RSVP'd or not – statistics show less than half will actually do it when its requested! I actually feel sorry for Taylor in this situation – she probably had no idea they were no longer invited, which I also find hard to believe since Connor is family. Taylor has always seemed so mature, sweet and a great roll model for younger girls. Unlike Kathie Lee who just starts drama and spreads gossip!
From the sounds of it, the issue is between Conor and Victoria, not between Swift and the Kennedys. My mother was born and raised in Boston, and the lessons I learned from both my mother and grandmother taught me not to be rude to a guest a family member brought. But I guess things are different in Boston these days, especially if your name is Kennedy...
First of all, the 18 year old Conor probably never got an invitation. It was likely a family invitation his mother would have RSVP'd to, if she hadn't killed herself. So yeah, he was dealing with that...
Swift needs to understand that she's a celebrity and the rules are different. You can't show up at an event after it starts and not expect everybody not to notice. Which is NOT good when the event is another woman's wedding. Swift will learn that when it's her wedding and a bigger star shows up, uninvited and unannounced, after her event has already begun and she gets upstaged on her special day...
I agree. Victoria should have taken this up with Conor and not have been rude to his guest, Taylor. Conor should have RSVPd, but even so, Victoria could have had them seated in the back for the non-responders.
I hope Gifford didn't put her foot in her mouth, again, about dead wives...They invited HER over Swift...
Prove that you're not just available for every (wannabe) rock star ... you're available for wanna b3e politco's too!!!
I hope she wore boots to their black tie affair.
Centerminded Swift is now gonna rip a new one on Conner in a song and is going to compare John Mayer as a saint. something not being as cute as Drew.
Back to December is better than current August.
To the media, why you gotta be so mean??, I thought it was just a Kanye thing, ....
and in there somewhere, Our song will be changed to "her wedding" ,
Teardrops on my guitar will now have tears now on the dress I once wore to the Kennedy's wedding.
White Horse was the Bride's, not mine.
Love Story, yeah the one I crashed!!
A place in this world, yeah, I'm sure this line is not meant for me.
Who gives a **** about this?
Well, apparently you do. Why bother posting otherwise?!?
There are always some roundheeled Women of easy virtue at Weddings. Thats why "Wedding Crashers" was so successful. This time it turns out to be Taylor Swift.
You have no idea of important this story is to my life. Next to discovering that shoe polish shouldn't be applied to bare feet, this is earth-shattering. My heart goes out to the entire Kennedy family for sharing this heart-wrenching burden they carried.
Goes to show money does not equal class. Yes, he should have sent an RSVP, but he's also family. We had several people come to our wedding uninvited, but we welcomed them to join the fun. Do the Kennedy's not know how Taylor Swift gets motivation for her songs? I'm sensing a scathing chart-topper in the future . . .
The Kennedy clan will just have her locked in a sinking car somewhere
First of all, the notion of not having celebrities at Kennedy weddings seems insane. Various Kenedy's have been romantically involved with Daryl Hannah and Schwartzenegger and Peter Lawford. They even allowed that loopy broad Kathie Lee to marry into their clan. So the notion that a celebrity is a distraction is a bit of a stretch.
As for the invitation, this kid just lost his mother. Any hostess with half a brain ( an a tenth of her Kennedy fortune) would have counted inn all those kids with a +1. What is a dozen more squab to the Kennedy clan? When I got married, we planned everything for at least 10 more people than the RSVP list. And I do not have their money.
I was not there, but I would bet a large sum that when the bride saw her similarly aged cousin walk in with Taylor Swift, she probably told him to ignore her batty mother. I can't think of a 20-something bride that would not want a wedding photo with one of the most popular contemporary stars. It would be like one of my cousins bringing Eric Clapton to my wedding. I would have certainly told that cousin to completely ignore my mother, and walked EC to the bar for a whiskey.
No matter how you look at this, I don't see how Taylor Swift gets any grief. She was asked to a wedding by the cousin of the bride. She lives near them, and surely must have heard about these nuptials. Apparently, Ethel Kennedy likes her. Why would she suspect that anythign is awry? My two cents? The mother made this 10 times the drama it needed to be. Instead of asking her to sign a song, she got stupid and nasty.
PeakProfit, beautifully stated. Thanks.
Unfortunately, the bride was happy to have them there, and it is HER wedding, not some other old decrepit hag in the Kennedy family. If the bride was happy to have them, Victoria can just go f*** herself.
Who said the bride was happy? Oh, Yeah, Swift's rep. It's the bride's parents' party, anyway. The kid didn't RSVP, and Swift wasn't invited. No class.
My opinion is this: First, they invited Conor. He HAD an invitation. I'm assuming his mother's death got in the way of his RSVP'ing, and also, because he is only 18 and a young man, probably is unaware that sending back an RSVP for a wedding is important. Maybe he thought it was no big deal not to send it back, that he was family, he would just be included?? Secondly, I do NOT agree that it was up to Taylor to ask whether it was OK for him to bring her. She probably assumed he's family and was invited and it was OK. How do you go about asking your boyfriend, once he asks you to a wedding, if he received a proper invitation?? That's crazy!! Now, as far as being asked to leave and then NOT leaving?? Not sure about all that. I can't see that in her. She's a nice enough girl, I've watched many interviews of her and it seems that she was raised right and doesn't expect anything of her celebrity. The Kennedy's? Well, it seems they let their social graces down. As far as it being the "Bride's Day" and drawing attention away? Crock of crap! What about the groom? What about the guests? Do you just go and invite people and say, it's all about ME today?? That is incredibly selfish!
I can't believe anybody is wasting time on this story. Including me.
We don't know these people personally, we don't know why they did what they did, and we don't actually know what they actually did, anyway. And everybody seems to have read the blog differently.
All in all, this is a clusterfck involving an astonishing number of fans and anti-fans.
If only this much emotional energy were used on democracy.
Kathy Lee and her family are all about drama. Who in the heck knows why mommy dearest didn't want the young couple there... probably embarrassed by what happened to the Kennedy boys mom... Don't want to bring up bad memories.
I have never been a fan of Kathy Gifford. I NEVER knew she was the grand mother of a Kennedy. Oh yeah, she's not, Mr.Gifford is. But she also made Regis famous. Oh yeah, she did not. Since I don't believe anything out of Kathy's mouth, all you can do is read between the lines. Sounds like Kyle wanted Conor and Taylor at the wedding and the mom did not.
If these people had an ounce of class they would never have spoken of this. I understand if some of the guests had let it slip, but wouldn't it have been a nice touch to decline speaking of it? Kathy Lee needs to lay off the sauce in the morning, and stop trying so hard . Franks daughter's taste is suspect by the shear fact that she married m. kennedy, so we can only expect so much, I guess.
Never thought Taylor Swift was all that attractive. I HATE hunchbacked woman. Swift is hunched over like Quasimodo!
I like straight backed women!! straight FLAT back!!! Start observing women around you. Flat backs are hotties!! Hunched over like Swift??? yikes
And we care about what you think why? And it's got what to do with the story? Get a life man.
I feel sorry for you, John. To look at Taylor Swift and not see a beautiful young women is pitiable.
LOL!! Thanks for pointing that out...They have to prop her up against a wall at photo shoots.
I'm surprised you can see over your big belly to determine if women are hot or not.
Yeah – go get you some flat back.,
I'mma let you git married, right after I dip this cream puff in the chocolate fountain...
First off, when you hold a wedding/reception, a smart host makes allowances for people who arrive who did not RSVP. IMHO, it's rude to invite someone to an event and then ask them to leave when they arrive. I'd also generally say that it's proper manners to RSVP, but give they guy a break. He just lost his mother, so sending back the RSVP may not have been on his mind. Unless TS brought paparazzi, I don't see how her being there would cause an issue unless, of course, someone decides to make it one.
She WASN'T invited, learn how to read.
Are you kidding? You don;t see how TS being there may be a distraction? That says al lot about your judgement. TS should have NEVER shown up. Sounds like something a spoiled immature brat would do.
No they don't. Real life isn't "The Wedding Crashers." Not invited? Stay home. Told not to bring a date? Go solo or
ToddRf, well said!
Why would anybody want to be associated or a part of that inbread kennedy clan. If Swift was there she raised the level of class there especially of kathee lee gifford was there.
How snooty, if you sent him an invitation, who cares if he RSVPed or not! Of course, we ARE talking about the Kennedy royalty. Guess they just do things a little bit differently in the Hamptons
Well, if I sent an invitation and the person didn't bother to RSVP, I would take that as a no. No matter how wealthy you are, you base your reception on the amount of people who say yes. That's proper etiquette.
Who texts someone and asks them NOT to come to an event?? Talk about ludicrous behavior!
The sooner the Kennedy's are gone from public, the better. This family is so dysfunctional it's laughable.
who would text someone to ask if they can come to a wedding and bring a friend on the day of the wedding?
Taylor Swift (just found yesterday who she is) was quite capable of asking a simple question: "Connor, did we receive an invitation?" If the answer was "No," she had the ability to decline any overture by Connor to attend the even. If the answer was "Yes," she had the ability to ask "May I see it, please?"
Having seen Ms. Swift on a daytime "talk" show, and witnessed conceit and self-importance, I am not at all shocked by her reprehensible conduct. She, like other irresponsible young "performers," place themselves in faux-elitism. Of course, many young people who are not "celebrities," often do the same thing.
I do not know of Ms. Swift's level of musical talent. Likely, consistent with so many young "performers," she is a "talent" created by a greedy group of promoters – to exploit even younger children and their inherent susceptibility to negative influence.
Two young people with poorly-developed social skills, at the very least. Pity.
Unfortunately for you (and your rant), T. Swift can sing, and sing well.
She's not going anywhere soon, learn to live with it.
Really? If your girlfriend invited you to a family wedding, you would demand to see the invitation? Get real.
You would seriously ask to see the printed invitation to make sure your boyfriend/girlfriend wasn't lying to you about receiving it? Serious trust issues my friend. You must a joy to date.
I have never heard of anyone being asked to be a date at a wedding and asking the invitee (who is related to the groom) if he received an invitation. If you did this in your youth, you must have run with a sketchy crowd. Dates do not need to do due diligence to see if an invite was received.
With as many skeletons that are in the Kennedy closets why is this such a big deal? Nobody mentions on the boards that good old Ted was a murdering alcoholic SOB who never paid the price for Mary Jo's death. Nobody mentions all the affaris the Kennedy brothers had during their times in office. Nobody menitons all the druggies in the Kennedy clan. Nobody mentions the more serious offenses that dozens of Kennedys have committed. BUT they jump all over Taylor Swift for attending a wedding with her boyfriend. Does not seem quite right to me!!!
Apples and oranges, JanieWilkey, Apples and oranges!
preach it, Janie, preach it!!!!
The newest Kardashian...Taylor Swift
Let's be real here. It was Conners responsibility to RSVP and make sure he put down a plus 1. He didn't. That isn't Taylors fault. Also, the guests should have enough respect for T Swift and the bride to A) leave swifty alone when she's at a private event and B) remember that it is the brides day.
What a mean, nasty family. How unkind to put Conor through this just weeks after his Mom died. This family desperately needs advice on behaving gracefully.
Emily, it's about social graces. Either one has them, or one does not. It appears neither the young man or the young woman have them.
TO CLARIFY –
My "AMEN" was to Emily's comment about this being a 'mean nasty family, in desperate need of social training" to which I say: AMEN!!
My AMEN WAS NOT in response to "buffoon guy" who clearly needs some schooling himself.
Meanwhile children all over the world are dying from starvation and disease and people are concerning themselves with this crap, repobates. PP
... that was exactly what I was thinking. It seems even Entertainment "News" has sunk to an all time low.
Taylor Swift has turned into Kanye West.
Excellent Comparison, tom.
It's not Taylor Swift's responsibility. It's Connor Kennedy's. She was just his date to a family event. He's the family member that was invited and who made the arrangements. He probably wanted to show off that he had TS on his arm. She may not have even known there was an issue. Can you imagine being invited by your new boyfriend to a family wedding only to discover once there that people want you to leave? Shame on him!
I had thought the same she had to be invited by her boyfriend.She has never been known to crash weddings and for that matter anything at all she had crashed. I feel bad for her but that should tell her something .....Taylor get away from the Kennedy"s now!!!!!!
Al Russel: It was Ms. Swift's responsibility to ensure there was a legitimate invitation. Let's put responsibility where it belongs – on both of the offending young people.
Kathie Lee Gifford, you are NOT related to the bride in any way. There is no such thing as a "granddaughter by marriage." You are such a publicity seeker! I would love to talk with the bride. Weddings should be open to anyone who cares about the bride and groom. And just maybe Taylor Swift did. She seems like a nice young woman otherwise. So tell your high mucky muck Kennedy family to just cool it. They are how far out generation-wise from the original Joseph Kennedy family/children? No one cares anymore!
Of course there's such a thing. My step dad is my son's Grandfather "by marriage."
Kathie Lee Gifford, you are NOT related to the bride in any way. There is no such thing as a "granddaughter by marriage."
Yes there is. Haven't you heard of step-grandmother or step-granddaughter before? I have a step-grandmother. She married my grandpa the year after I was born.
So, then, my husband's step-father is not our children's grandfather? And his step-mother is not our children's grandmother? Ridiculous. Of course they are related – just not by "official blood."
Bayousara: Really? "Weddings should be open to anyone who cares about the bride and groom." ? ? ? This is tripe – pure and simple. Weddings (one of the biggest wastes of effort and money, IMHO) are for people who have been legitimately invited. This means one has a printed invitation in hand.
I suggest you are but another socially-undeveloped person who is not connected with reality and respect.
Didn't his Mother die not long ago....perhaps..I don't know..the funeral got in the way of his RSVP...he wanted to be surrounded by his family and have a good time and they turn around and act like this..glad I am not a Kennedy.
Nyais – your comment can only be described as "bovine excrement."
So they invited them, then uninvited them?? I am sure there was more than enough wine,food and room at a Kennedy wedding. How rude and common to comment on this, the brides family should be ashamed.
The point of an RSVP (for those who don't know or don't care) is to permit the bride's family to make plans. The greatest rudeness is to show up without sending an RSVP. It's even more rude to show up with a girlfriend who's a world class celebrity who's likely to draw all kinds of attention away from the bride.
Kudos to the bride's Mother for putting her foot down, relative or not. There's a right and a wrong way to do things, and Conor did it ALL wrong.
I read the article twice, and there was not an invitation extended to and RSVP'd by the "couple. Please re-read.
All you people saying it's no big deal if an extra guest comes are missing the point. The problem is not having to have another plate of food for her, it is that the mom feared Taylor's presence would draw attention away from the bride, and it's the bride's day.
Well, every article about the wedding has a picture of Taylor swift, so I guess there is something to that. Nearly everyone can tell you that taylor swift crashed some Keneedy wedding, but nobody can tell you who the bride is.
This was a Kennedy wedding..not your wedding. I am sure they had it covered. They are being very petty and rude.
Cassie762: to your comment, I say "Amen, and Amen, and Amen!" Excellent post !
really? in a room full of Kennedys, TS would cause a distraction? It's not like she brought the paparazzi.
The only mistake the bride's mother made was inviting Kathy Lee Gifford. She's a pill and a half. It's a Kennedy wedding–must have been filled with stars (and a few has-beens like Kathy Lee), so I hardly think Taylor Swift was the only celebrity there or that she diverted attention away from the bride. Bottom line...people are dying in Darfur. Don't we have better things to talk about?
They're just jealous that Taylor is better looking than the bride.
I agree. However, if you think celebs care about people in other countries, including ours, don't kid yourself. They are all about their image and how many movie tickets, albums, books, etc... They can sell.
Southerner1: Are You Serious? I heard of, and saw, Taylor Swift for the first time yesterday. I felt quite sorry for her most unattractive face and emaciated body. Hardly better-looking than anyone.
Mic jacking, wedding jacking,... Oh, the horrific problems of the 1%! I shudder to think of what they have to go through!
Good one LOL
She can crash my party any time.
Dan – I suspect it would be your party for which you needed a pinata?
no wonder frank cheated on his stupid c unt of a wife, she'll say anything for attention.
Is Kyle Kennedy happy that she and her husband are married? If so, then all the other stuff is drama. Please bring on some real news.
I thought "crashing a party" meant that you were not invited? Although I'm not a follower of Ms. Swift once must argue who is out of line? Although I have not gone through every report most news agencies report that she was approached by a family memmber, the brides mother?, and asked to leave fearing that Swift would take her daughters sun shine away. At any time did the wife to be object to Taylor being there? She was a guest of an invited person and perhaps his "plus one"? Was there a marriage or not? Are the husband and wife expected to live happily ever after? Did Taylor walk into the festivities and yell "Hey Yall I'm Taylor Swift" or did she simply walk in and sit down with her new boyfriend? But lets sum it up with whose wedding was it...the mothers or the daughters? I dont know about you but to look back 50 years from now and say that the biggest singing sensation Taylor Swift attendend my wedding is a much better memory than a mother who is making a scene? JMO
Big deal. Kathy Lee is so dramatic. Taylor Swift showing up at a Kennedy function can't possibly be the worst thing that has ever happened to this family.
The Kennedy's are not relevant anymore. All they are is a bunch of rich idiots the general public doesn't give a crap about.
Sounds like a control freak mom, who didnt' want to ruin her daughters day... she caused more drama by letting everyone know what happened and the last person who should be talking about "drama" is Kathie Lee...
Taylor is waiting for the Bell Boy to call then bye bye.
Connor, whispering in Taylor's ear, "Just ignore the old bat!"
I love taylor swift she's a wonderful person with manners and her parents taught her well.
who cares about the stupid wedding...shaking was the couples brain
She'll be banging John Mayer by the end of 2013.
Swift is emerging as a Category 5 stalker.
Two years until she shaves her head and blows her brains out. Maybe less.
i love taylor swift she's a wonderful person with manners and her parents taught her well.
who cares about stupid wedding...shaking was the couples brain.
I wonder how much money Taylor Swift spends on make-up every day ?
However much she da mn well wants – you don't pay for the makeup or put it on her, so shut up.
Kathie Lee hasn't been relevant since.......(was she ever?) Now, all of a sudden, she's got the story because she was there...who cares? why would someone like her want to get involved in this anyway? She must have another christmas album coming out and needs the press. Otherwise, whether she's the step-mother of the bride's mother or not, she shouldn't be saying anything..not her place.
Miss Swift arrived with an invited guest, her boyfriend. Since it was Mr. Kennedy's responsibility to respond to the invitation I think it was highly tacky, and rude of the mother of the bride to approach Miss Swift and ask her to leave. Her behavior was uncalled for and embarrassing. Every wedding I've ever been to has at least a few unplanned guests. You just get over it and enjoy the day and not cause a scene by demanding someone leave. I think Kathie Lee was even tackier discussing it on her show, but then again she always discusses things that are nobody's business, and nobody actually cares about.
her boyfriend was NOT invited.
do you two NOT know how to read? he WAS invited.
Johnjon – I suggest you learn to better read and comprehend. While the young lad may have been invited, he did NOT properly RSVP; ergo, he was not a legitimate invitee.
Very simple !
So let me see if I have this right. A Kennedy didn't RSVP another Kennedy but did txt a hour before the event and asked if he could bring his gf. Susposedly, he was txted back by the "mother" saying no...don't come. Then the Kennedy showed up with his gf "anyway". But the gf gets the blame?
Right...and I believe this story because? Here, let me set the record straight for the "Kennedy mom"...no one cares. But it did make me laugh. Imagine her face...how it "ruined" her day. Priceless. She will die resenting the gf because she is an uppity, what is the word? Bit@#?
The Kennedys need to get over themselves. I would rather have a Swift at my wedding than a Kennedy any day. I think Taylor made THAT wedding a brighter and better place to be on a weekend.
What a pathetic, tawdry story.
She looks fantastic in that picture.
Ms. Swift's face looks like she is perpeturally sucking lemons. Most unattractive, head to toe.
Poor Kyle Kennedy.
I feel a song coming on!
The only issue I have with all the talking of Taylor Swift... This is Connor's problem and Connor should be the attoning for this.
i know you trolls set me up every f-cking day.....you just don't get it do you
I still haven't hard the BRIDE say TS and CK weren't invited, only her MOTHER (step-daughter of the dopey Kathie Lee).
From what those two biddies are saying, you'd think the Kennedys and their social set had never been around a celebrity before. GMAB! There's more to the story than they're letting on...
Just playing the devil's advocate here.....it takes hundreds of hours of planning a wedding.....moms think about that from the day their little girls are born. Imagine you spent all that time and money – weddings are very stressful for all involved as so much can go wrong – the place settings are all set and suddenly someone shows up who didn't have the courtesy to RSVP. I can see how it would be a big deal to the mom. She wants no one, especially a singing star to upstage that. IMHO
Just about every wedding has a guest or two that hadn't RSVP'd. That's something you plan for - even if you're a Kennedy.
Did Marilyn Monroe ruin President Kennedy's birthday when she sang happy birthday? People with money hire stars to attend weddings, parties and functions they throw all the time for a lot of money and not always just to perform, just to be there. Now i know she wasnt hired, but give me a break, who really upstages a kennedy other than another kennedy in anything they do, and that could go a number of different directions. They could have asked her to sing a song to the happy couple for goodness sakes, like her new song...its time to change your name.... I wonder if arnold schwartzenagger was there?
Lynn – Perfect! Sensible! Respectable! You have posted an EXCELLENT comment to this story. I applaud you !
Hope Taylor marries into the Kennedys. Then, maybe she'll die too.
It's not nice to say but I won't be surprised.
Kathie Lee getting a little extra face time!
Taylor Swift is a bratty, narrow-mind twit!
i love Frank Gifford he took the hit on the issue and paid those factory workers out of his own pocket.
there are contracts one has to sign now..the stars have to meet the people who are making their clothes.
I think she lets love come too easy. She's very emoional and lets things get to her. Which I'm guilty of as well. But the thing is she will probably always be that way. Like me, she doesn't think she should hide the way she feels. Which I also call "being honest. Thats why her songs sell....because they are all true. She lets love blind her. And when it doesn't work out she will be blind sided. I really hope she finds love. I know she will some day. She should stop and smell the roses. Try taking it slow. No harm in enjoying what you have.
she did not run a sweatshop, there was no evidence of that..Frank paid the tab to those workers on the horrible mess.
alot of star get involved in clothing lines and do not realize the ramifications involved and who actually making the clothes. nowadays stars are much more careful
This is the same kathy lee who ran sweatshops to make her crappy kmart clothes? Seriously, why is this old bat still around?
listen to moi here... the only thing those 2 had on their minds was the honeymoon. this story is not a big deal.
she never followed him around like a puppy. she just thought he was hot.
At no point have I heard the BRIDE say she had an issue with it, only the MOTHER. Perhaps they stayed because the bride told them to. Given the timing of his Mom's death, and the kids' age, I imagine he had other things on his mind than an RSVP. I get the Mom's concerns, but is it worth a media story to vent about? Ridiculous!
I know it is supposed to be the bride's day but wouldn't it be very exciting to know that Taylor Swift came to your wedding. Sounds like the spoiled Momma was more worried about it than the bride. I guess momma Kennedy found out that her daughter isn't the center of the universe like she thought.
I dunno, I would think a Kennedy would not be all that impressed by Taylor Swift
Honestly, I find this very hard to believe. Every time I have seen Taylor live she seems like the sweetest most genuine person. I highly doubt that she refused to leave. She falls so hard for someone and follows them around like a puppy dog. I think that HE refused to leave because he is family and drug her down with him. She was stuck in the middle. It's obvious.
KJM – I suggest you watch a rerun of the "Ellen" show broadcast August 23, 2012. You will see a self-involved, conceited and marginally-talented person by the name of Taylor Swift.
I love being in love .. sorry that's the way i am. call it sappy but i love every minute of being in love. i welcome it
and enjoy it.
i love taylor dane and will buy all her cd's because she is a wonderful person
Edwina – I thought the article made reference to Taylor Swift. How did Taylor Dane come into the mix?
After Jackie die the Kennedy clan is gone ,she is trying to belong to this family buying a house in front of their compound is creepy!!!!! she will not be accepted ...Arnold cheating and having a kid with the" maid," trashy trashy is likethe song says "money can't buy you class " the suicide of the wife cheater ,the drugs and alcohol is enough ,I would not want to became part of disfuctional family indeed!
BOO HOO . POOR LITTLE RICH GIRLS.
Who the Sam Hill cares about any of this crappola?
then why did you read it and why did you even comment...hypocrite much...that's why it is a link, the headline on it "Kathie Lee: Taylor Swift did crash the Kennedy wedding," if you don't care then don't click on the link, just so simple
when the man and woman are in love, atilla the hun could walk in and they would not care.
How tacky to tell a relative, after they were originally invited though not RSVP'd, to not come to the wedding. Everyone getting married knows that some people that RSVP'd won't show and vice versa. Then to tell a relative and his date to leave. If the people at the wedding had any class, I'm sure they would know it was the bride's day and not get all giddy over a celebrity attending.
Michelle – anyone attempting to attend a wedding to which they were not invited OR were invited and did not RSVP, is a "crasher." and is socipathic. They show GREAT disrespect to all concerned.
You may wish to search the web, or a library, for some publications by Emily Post.
Has everyone forgotten that this kid just lost his mom and probably had no interest in an RSVP when it was received? That poor kid wanted to be with family and was humiliated. Shame.
I love Taylor and whatever she decides in her career i will support, i will buy all her cd's because she is wonderful.
go get it then and stop whining.
The time it took me to read this, yeaaaa I'm, I'm gonna need to get that back...
The bride should be ecstatic. Thanks to Taylor her wedding is on CNN. What more could one want...
Now seriously, who do I talk to about getting my time back?
This chick apparently keeps getting dumped by men....at this point, it must be her...not them...she should look in the mirror.
Well, I was slightly concerned about Ms. Taylor Swift getting involved with the Kennedy Klan, but if Kathie Lee is related to them in some way to the family, Run like the Wind Taylor, Run.
Even if it's only by marriage, you don't want anything to do with Kathie 'the devil incarnate' Lee.
Swift – – -NOT the men who hook up with this young woman. If all her songs are about the "tragic" (but hardly BLIND) relationships she's had, one can't wait for the Kennedy CD/DVD release.
Taylor is a glory hound. My dear fellas...stay clear of her. It'll be amazing to see how long Country Music keeps shining her tarnished virginity.
What? I'm not a country fan, but the girls a musical Prodigy, youngest recorded female artist of her own written music.
She's got Buckets of talent, and she's only 22 years old. Let her be, go harp on some other real talent-less winners like the Kardashian kooks. .
That would be impressive if it were actually good music and not the same song over . . . and over . . . and over. She'd be nothing without her Barbie Doll looks and any singer who can't listen to those around her and sing on key ain't a singer. "Dating" a Kennedy is just a way to try to stay relevant to the world when she goes the way of Spears, Rimes, and Cyrus.
"mukazzi" – – – PUULLLLEEEEEZZZZEE ! Using the words "Country" and "Music" together is an afront to music and musicians everywhere!
Love how the article is about 'she' and 'her'. Forget that Kennedy didn't RSVP but they told 'her' to leave and not 'him' or 'him and her'. Sounds like they don't like her out of tune live singing.
The article is a little skewed. Both of them were asked to leave. Conor is only 18, and this was a more 'Hollywood' situation that may be out of his element. We don't know if he did or didn't stand up (or next to) Taylor when she refused to leave. She's a glory hound.
Taylor won't care at her wedding either because she will be too much in love with her man to worry about it.
Hopefully one day when Taylor gets married some big time, uninvited celeb will steal her show just like she stole the bride's big day. Taylor, shame on you.
Wtong Robin – Taylor"s wedding will be packed with all kinds of stars of music and film alike, she is very popular and all the famous people will be there, here will be no upstaging.
Oh yeah, and if some invited guest shows up, sans RSVP – I am sure they will be welcomed and embraced with open arms.
Unless, of course, a Kennedy is in charge of the affair.
I love kathie lee
Kathie lee is a WITCH!!!
Do you know her? Love her honesty!!!!!!
The real travesty here is that, in the first sentence of this blog post, the author and CNN (a respected news outlet) have kicked the English language when it's already down. The fourth word of the article should be "loath," an adjective meaning "unwilling," or "reluctant." To loathe is a verb - and only a verb - that means "to detest" or "to abhor." In this context, "loathe" doesn't make any sense - which means that either the author doesn't know the difference, or it was a typo and the editor was asleep on the job. Either way, it's far more galling than a celebrity's social faux pas.
I think they meant to use the word lead, not loathe. They don't have the greatest proof readers, do they. lol
Yes, I think we all caught that. At least, I hope everyone did. It is just a typo.
Indeed. The gall. Thank you for the little English lesson, Mr. Webster.
Move over Taylor....next on the chopping block.....the editor that didn't properly use the word "loath".
This being my take.
1.) Why would you sign autographs outside of the venue of someone elses wedding?
2.) If you were asked to leave then why wouldnt you?
3.) If he didnt RSVP and you get there and werent expected the best thing to have done was leave and then send an apology for the inconvenience.
4.) As far as celebrity goes, Victoria Kennedy is the widow of a Kennedy. She isnt one by birth so therefore it might be worthy noting that perhaps yes they had other Kennedy's at the wedding but that they also just had normal people. I would not imagine them having diplomats or major celebrities at the wedding unless it was like was a hollywood wedding.. It was kept quiet right up until the wedding.
5.) Who in their right mind buys a house right down the street from the guys grandmother that you have only been dating for two months. That screams psycho stalker or desperate...neither one looks good.
Excellent points and how funny! Well if you have no other REAL WORRIES then you might have to make your own drama. Y'all gotta admit Taylor is getting a little ahead of herself. She probably thinks she will succeed where Daryl Hannah didnt. Sad little miguided thing. Who would WANT a Kennedy man? Why yes, I love someone who will bring home every STD known to mankind since he cannot keep it in check.
You are analyzing this waaaaaay too deeply. Take a chill pill, just as ma Kennedy needs to take a chill pill.
Get over it. Big deal. Monsieur, please bring out another setting, si vous plait?
Sounds like someone is jealous they can't afford a mansion. You realize of course if you'd spent as long reading up on who you'll vote for as you did writing that pathetic excuse of a burn you'd be poised to cause real change?
Go for a walk. Pet a kitten. Just stop reading this stuff. It's obviously not good for you.
Did Kathie ask anyone when Ted was coming and how is he doing?
That was a good one! lol
Really good one. I hope they served both Kathie Lee and Ted Shirley Temples and took away Ted's car keys.
As for the Mother of the Bride, did you tell the press or did you tweet the issue to your minions?
Did someone ask KL to publicly attempt to humiliate Swift?
And why is this important?? We have Americans who are being picked off around the world and you think this is important news to the American people who have children, parents and friends who are serving in the military that I am more interested in.
How absolutely arrogant to think that this girl's wedding is of any interest to any of us.
1) source Kathie Lee at a party with BOOZE.
2) Kennedys are alright but the need to stop thinking they are royalty. Americans should bow to no one.
3) Why is it a big deal?
4) Taylor Swift looks through people because she CAN.
Snob vs snob. Shame they had to pay for two more plates of food. Gosh that will hurt the Kennedy pocketbook. Remember more is not always merrier when you are false gods.
I cannot believe that these so called society people would have the nerve to embarrass someone by asking them to leave.
Taylor and Conor should have walked out, this family has no class
Low Class No Class
Actually, not responded to an RSVP is showing no class....then texting an hour prior saying you are coming and bringing someone along, is absolutely classless. Your response shows exactly how you were brought up...without manners!
Your statement has to be the stupidest one yet – if you don't want someone who was not invited there you ask them to leave. Maybe they should have escorted her off the premises, that would have been awesome.
The whole thing is petty and stupid.
You go Taylor..... Conner is worth it and wants to show you off..... you go girl...... Kathy mind your business.... Payricia
Pat A – – – your comment suggests poorly-developed social consciousness. Pity you!
Please, tell me more about the wedding planning problems of the super-rich!
The only people who continue to ruin the "Bride's Day" are the people who keep talking about who crashed her wedding. Let it go.
'like talking to a ghost' seriously?! Taylor is a nice, kind caring person and she's never act rudely to anyone! I don't get why you wouldn't want TAYLOR SWIFT at your wedding?!
Really!? a wedding is THE BRIDE'S day, NOT Taylor Swift's. After MONTHS of planning who would want to be upstaged by an uninvited celebrity guest on their wedding day!? Tacky people don't know from tacky- this is RUDE- bad manners & inconsiderate. nothing less – what is she, raised by wolves?
Wow, do you like know her? Do you paint each other's toe nails and tell girly stories? Fix each other's hair? You need to get a life, especially if you think the personae stars put forward are actually who they are.
I'm sure since this wedding was a Kennedy wedding, that Frank Gifford and Kathy Lee are grandparents, that there were many high-profile peole in attendance. This sort of distraction would not be anything new to the Kennedy clan. I think someone doesn't like Taylor Swift.
your eye of neut is waiting in the caldron
That's "eye of newt" Pops.
"TACKY TAYLOR" HOW DARE YOU PUT SOMEONE ELSE DOWN FOR A MISTAKE THEY COMMITED. HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF SOMEONE SAID RUDE THINGS ABOUT YOU AS IF THEY WERE GOD. WHO EVER YOU ARE YOU HAVE NO PLACE IN CALLING SOMEONE ELSE OUT BECAUSE YOU WERE NOT THERE AND YOU DO NOT KNOW WHO WAS IN THE WRONG SO NOW YOU ARE IN THE WRONG.
Tacky absolutely. But she's dating a Kennedy so what does that tell you? Tacky and brainless.
"tacky taylor" you or really rude. after all we are all human and sometimes we make mastakes. and it is not her fault that she is popular rich and famous, and the bride is a jelous female. get over it taylor swift was at your wedding boo hoo. anyways forget them taylor if you want to come to my wedding your more than welcome taylor and i wont care to talk shiz about you to the media because i am confident in myself and i dont get jelous easily.
nah should have have banged the guy she met at the wedding right away. would have been much easier now.
she wasn't mortified everyone loves her and is well respect ... she is welcomed by all.
Even if she did "crash," it's highly unlikely she KNEW that she had. Her boyfriend asks her to attend a wedding with him. 10 bucks says he never told her that he hadn't RSVP'd or received a text not to come. She was his guest. Any fault lies entirely with him. And how mortifying to be confronted and asked to leave on the spot. Any family with class would have let the day proceed and maybe had a quiet talk with the family member later to express feelings, not turned it into a dramatic showdown.
You make a good point. Honestly, I never thought about how she felt about the situation. You're probably right, she may have never known.
exactly "Coleman82" she probly did not know that she was not invited with her boyfriend so placing the blam all on taylor is discusting. she was just coming to see his family and hang out with him, she was not truing to step on anyones toe, and if the bride was not so unsure of her self taylor being there would not have bothered her she would have just continued to go about her business. thank you very much!!
who cares she crashed and had a great time. i would have welcomed her in the wedding...no issue.
Connor should have RSVP'd and not expected to drop in at the last minute, but even so the bride's mother admittedly asking Taylor to leave and not directing that request thru Connor seems to me to be beyond rude. Once they were there, I'd have welcomed her, smiled and made do in order not to cause drama and even more disruption.
Two wrongs don't make a right and that faux pas seems much worse to me than Connors as rude and inconvenient as it is. And his is a Kennedy wedding.....you can't tell me Taylor was the only celebrity although admittedly, she probably was the biggest.
if nothing was discussed nobody has to be private. she can walk in.
who cares if she crashed...did she meet anyone?
I look at this from two points of view. First, this was probably quite an elegant affair. Etiquette says you send an rsvp if you are going to attend the wedding, especially if you are bringing a guest. The wedding planner needs this info for table seating, food, and drinks. Another thing, this is the bride & grooms special day. If a unplanned celebrity shows up, it takes the attention off the bride & groom, and causes a bit of disruption. My second point of view is that he's family, and should be welcome anyway. Personally, I would have probably just let him in without a moments thought. I do understand both sides of the coin, though.
Any wedding planner worth their salt plans for some unexpected guests. And I'm not talking about crashers, but invited guests who failed to properly RSVP. If you have 100 RSVPs, you plan for 103 or 105. Just in case. Duh. And you do NOT tell a relative, especially an 18 year old relative, to leave (even if he improperly RSVPed)! ;)
since when are the Kennedy's intimidated by celebs?
Great point, Tom. I'm surprised a lot of others haven't commented on that. The Kennedys have always socialized with famous people. So to claim that Taylor Swift's presence would disrupt the wedding is total BS.
I feel sorry for the poor bride – what a wedding memory – Kathy Lee and Mama sensationalising what should have been a private issue.
Honey Boo Boo would have handled this situation more graciously!!!
If Kathy Lee had left it alone, the story dies a slow death and these two young people learn from it. But no we have to vouch for what is already was stated clearly by the bride's mother. KATHIE LEE NEEDS TO SHUT UP ALREADY!
Did Taylor wear white too?
so she walked into wedding ... who cares...big deal...i would do the same thing.
I hope they'd toss you out, too.
Weddings are PRIVATE events. Someone else paid for everything. If they don't want you there, stay out.
I wish everyone would get over thinking tht Taylor Swift is squeaky clean. All her songs sound the same. She rarely actually sings. She needs to take singing lessons if she is ever going to do something that is adult now that she is in her 20s. She obviously thinks she is privileged to walk into a wedding uninvited so she can be seen with the KENNEDYs.....come on...get over yourself Taylor. She is a spoiled brat social climber and pushing herself into a family that obviously is not happy about it.
very well said, I never cared for this girl, she can't sing, the studios make her sound good, but, she dont care, she makes millions from her fans.
Just jealous,cuz you don't have any talent, and she has all those millions, and the young Kennedy is into her.
PS – all this grovel about the expense of the extra plate(s), perhaps Sweet Taylor should simply send a check for the cost of,her place setting. Hmmmm?
Who gives a rat's butt what Kathy Lee thinks... She's a waste of airtime...
The drama...was thee not enough food and Conner is family. Besides, are we sure Kathy is remembering this right – she forgot that Martin Short's wife died two years ago when she referred to her as if she was still alive while interviewing him on Today Show. And in her fake fashion, as if they were friends, so.... Maybe it's time Kathy.
The drama...was there not enough food and Conner is family. Besides, are we sure Kathy is remembering this right – she forgot that Martin Short's wife died two years ago when she referred to her as if she was still alive while interviewing him on Today Show. And in her fake fashion, as if they were friends. And is this the venue to air your family crap, you were there ... So.... Maybe it's time Kathy. New host search!
this is a free country and she can comment all she wants like you do.
i like kathie lee she's been in the business long enough and knows the game
Cathy Lee the HUSSLER of TV who had clothing made in NYC Sweat Shop & pretended to NOT Know, Cathy lee who Fank got caught shaging a Stewaids
Kathy lee Just keep getting Drunk
invitation? no she has one already at 7.
Really? She is talking to the press about someone coming to a wedding (a family member) without an RSVP...??!! Ummm...he is 18 years old and EVERYONE plans for some people to show up who don't RSVP. I don't get it. Shut up already! She is low class and so is Kathie Lee for even commenting on it.
No, wedding receptions are planned seating arrangements. You cannot just "drop in". But I don't expect immature children to understand this. Connor Kennedy is an immature 18 year old and Taylor Swift probably demanded to go as any spoiled celebutate would demand to go. Swift doesn't know who these people are, only that they are "Kennedys" and she needs to go to all the events so Taylor Swift can be "seen" as an important person. Swift is very insecure and pathetic.
Well, there's 2 sides (3 or 4, maybe in this case, lol) to every story...more to come, I'm sure!
Kathy Lee's description is all over the place just like she can be. Too funny. I think there was probably an invitation
She is an ugly, no talent twit, that slept her way to "stardom". If you listen real close, even with my bad hearing, she can't carry a tune in a bucket.
Movie night at Graterford Prison is Groovy.
The Kennedy family has helped the planet be a better place.
In which way have they helped the planet? This ought to be good. :-/
Also crooks if you know your history....
CALLIAZZO STOP KISSING THE DUMB KENNEDYS ASSES ROYALTY FOR A BUNCH OF DRUNKS GIVE ME A BREAK DUMMY AND SHUT UP
The Kennedy are a Royal Family...
...and much like Royal families everywhere, they practive inbreeding...
Jay Berkman has shown real courage in taking on evil Bernard Madoff; Jay was the IT guy at GWU for the
class of 1980!
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