("What rhymes with Cleese...")
John Cleese has been getting laughs on television for over five decades. If you invite him on your talk show, you expect him to be funny. When Taylor Swift is on, you expect eye candy and the musical equivalent of Sweet Tarts, while secretly hoping for drama. British television viewers got their wish recently when the two were guests on the Graham Norton Show, and the host flashed a picture of Taylor's cat on the screen, a goofy-looking Scottish fold. Cleese asked, “How did it have the accident?” When Taylor responded with the look she normally saves for her boyfriends while mentally hashing out lyrics to a song about them being two-faced haters, he added "Is that a proper cat? Or is it damaged?"
John Cleese needs to be careful. He's been through three divorces, but I don't think even that will prepare him for the drama that comes with crossing Taylor Swift.
Taylor actually played along nicely and seemed to have fun with the segment, which is exactly what she wanted Cleese to think! She's way too savvy to settle this in on his turf in front of TV cameras. He may have already forgotten about the segment, but he'll be reminded about it in a few months when "Cleese of My Heart" hits the charts.
(by Jonathan Corbett)