5 things to know this morning: Taylor Swift criticized over politics, Blue Ivy goes viral, and Pete Davidson confirms engagement

Good morning! Catch up on your pop culture news with our roundup of today’s top stories — so far.

1. New Zealand’s prime minister gives birth
Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, has given birth to a baby girl. She’s the first modern head of government since 1990 to have a baby while in office. Read more >


2. Blue Ivy’s reaction to her parents wins the internet
Footage of Blue Ivy Carter grimacing at racy videos featuring parents Beyoncé and Jay-Z during their concert has gone viral. Kid, we feel your pain. Read more >


3. Trent Reznor calls out Taylor Swift
Nine Inch Nails frontman and film composer Trent Reznor has publicly criticized “the Taylor Swifts of the world” for not speaking out against President Trump’s controversial policies for fear of alienating fans. Read more >

Trent Reznor has slammed Taylor Swift for staying silent on important issues. (Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Trent Reznor has slammed Taylor Swift for staying silent on important issues. (Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

4. Pete Davidson confirms Ariana Grande engagement
The rumors are true! Pete Davidson is indeed engaged to Ariana Grande after a whirlwind romance, he confirmed on The Tonight Show on Wednesday. Read more >

5. Ivanka Trump mocked for tweet thanking her dad
Ivanka Trump finally publicly addressed President Trump’s controversial family separation policy — in a tweet thanking her father for “taking critical action” to end it. Critics had a few things to say about that. Read more >


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