Unlikely headline of the day: "Taylor Swift Caught in Kennedy Feud." Yep, America’s Sweetheart has managed to get herself involved in some drama surrounding the storied family, reports the Huffington Post, which rounds up reports from various local papers. Swift was rumored to be dating Patrick Schwarzenegger, whose mom is, of course, a Kennedy (the pop star insists they’re just pals). Still, they spent July 4th together at the Kennedys' Hyannis Port compound, but Swift was banned from sleeping over at the Kennedy mansion there.
The mansion, you see, has been taken over by the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate, and will be turned into an education center. Even family can't use the facility without paying a fee, because of the institute's nonprofit status; all of this is causing a rift in the family. Even so, it’s amusing to think of Swift caught in the middle—the Boston Globe confirms that a request to allow her to stay in the mansion was rejected, and one Kennedy watcher snarkily writes in the Boston Herald that Ted Kennedy “wanted his historic, rambling home to become a place of learning for the public, especially young people. I'm pretty sure he didn't mean Taylor Swift.” See the Huffington Post for the full story.