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Taylor Swift Named Joni Mitchell As Her Dream Duet, Right BEFORE The Music Legend Dissed The 1989 Singer's Acting Skills! OUCH!

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Talk about awkward timing!

On Sunday, it was revealed that music icon, Joni Mitchell, doesn't want Taylor Swift to play her in an upcoming biopic based on the book, Girls Like Us.

[ Related: When Taylor Has One Too Many Drinks, She Tends To Cry to Joni ]

Joni shot down the rumor in The Sunday Times, simply stating:

"I squelched that! I said to the producer, 'All you've got is a girl with high cheekbones.'"

Woah, talk about a MAJOR burn.

One, not only is Mitchell one of Tay's idols, but we'd strongly argue that the Bad Blood singer is more than just a pretty face. Have you checked out the sales for 1989 yet, Joni?!

To make this snub even worse, in the December issue of Southern Living, Tay revealed her dream duet would be with Joni (or Chris Martin), a hope which now seems to be dashed in light of the Big Yellow Taxi singer's recent comments.

When ask about a dream collaboration, the Nashville cutie exclaimed:

"Chris Martin or Joni Mitchell—but I think so highly of them, I'd never want to ask."

Aw, we really feel for Swifty in this situation — it must be hard to be shot down by your musical idol! Well, at least there's still hope for a collab with Chris!

Keep your head up, girl! We and MILLIONS of fans know you're more than just cheekbones (which are flawless, btw)!

[Image via WENN.]

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27 comments to “Taylor Swift Named Joni Mitchell As Her Dream Duet, Right BEFORE The Music Legend Dissed The 1989 Singer's Acting Skills! OUCH!”

  1. Terra says – reply to this


    Good. She needs a reality check. Not everyone loves her and her acting is terrible. Just because her album sales are good doesn't mean she is a good actress.

  2. The_Casting_Queen says – reply to this


    No offense to Taylor, but I'd cast Clare Bowen.

  3. 3

    Wait a minute, Joni Mitchell is still alive!?!

  4. 4

    That's right she's alive, I always confuse Joni Mitchell with Janis Joplin

  5. MB says – reply to this


    Who knows if it was a dis, but if Joni doesn't particularly "like" what Taylor Swift is about, not saying she doesn't, but if she didn't, why the hell would she want her playing her in a film? I'd be able to understand that. Joni is/was a musician. A real musician. She might have been on dope, weed, acid, whatever, she was an original 60's hippy (as far as I know anyway) she has and deserves respect for her musicianship and status, but if she doesn't want you or anyone to play her, she doesn't want it. Not a huge fan of Joni myself, but I mean, that's an artist

  6. 6

    Taylor Swift can't act, but Joni Mitchell is a bitch.

  7. Rafael says – reply to this


    A fan and I have a home page:

  8. Hales says – reply to this


    Shot down bc she can't act, not out of disrespect. Who would want Taylor swift to play them in a movie? Not I. Just because Taylor is successful at music doesn't mean she can do everything. Joni is entitled to be picky, it's about her. Not Taylor.

  9. 9

    It's not all about Taylor. Mitchell also complained about the source material, written by Sheila Weller. She recalled telling the producer, "It's just a lot of gossip. You don't have the great scenes." Mitchell questioned its accuracy, too, saying, "There's a lot of nonsense about me in books…assumptions, assumptions, assumptions.

  10. Paul says – reply to this


    Taylor is too pretty to play Joni. Joni even in her youth was ugly. That enormous mouth for one! Mick Jaggar had nothing on her! I remember reading she could put a mans fist in her mouth! Being her heyday was the 1960's I can't imagine what else went in that gaping hole.

  11. Kanye East says – reply to this


    Wow! I can't believe what I just read… Joni Mitchell say no to a project's biographical film involving a young retard' wannabe and this apparently, only because she does not want miss Taylor Switt personifying her… Talk about a stupid retrograde person who sees no further than her stupid Ego!
    She (stupid One) throws thousands of hundreds of dollars down the drain, simply because she does not feel the artistic authenticity in this project. What!!? :S
    Who these days does really care about the uncertain memories of an old hippie burned brain… She just deserves to become poor and starve for the rest of her miserable life of stupid egomaniac person.

    ps. I love yoy Taylor. I love U X0×0x :B

  12. Melissa says – reply to this


    jealous much Joni?

  13. Rosie says – reply to this


    Re: Melissa – Yes, that is exactly right. Joni Mitchell is jealous of Taylor Swift. Nailed it!

    Seriously, do you even know who Joni Mitchell is? If Taylor's longevity and impressions on the music industry are even half of what Joni has done, Taylor should consider herself an incredibly lucky person.

  14. Terri says – reply to this


    I hope poor old Perez didn’t strain a muscle reaching for that ludicrous headline!

    The comment from Mitchell, “I squelched that!” had zero to do with Swift and everything to do with the content of the film. Here is the entire quote -

    “I squelched that," Mitchell, 71, said of the biopic.”I said to the producer, “All you've got is a girl with high cheekbones. It's just a lot of gossip, you don't have the great scenes. There's a lot of nonsense about me in books," she said. "Assumptions, assumptions, assumptions."

    So apparently, the only thing Mitchell actually did find accurate was the girl with high cheekbones.

    Note to Perez: A good journalist doesn’t have to take quotes out of context to make a good story. A good journalist actually gets good stories.

    There’s your OUCH! for the day, Perez, since you seemed to need one so badly. Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  15. SMDH says – reply to this


    Re: Kanye East – you shut your whore mouth. Joni is a fucking legend…Taylor swift is some teeny bopper sellout. Of course she wouldn't want her portraying her, she has no acting talent and sure she can sing better than some people (and by some people I mean Rebecca Black) she would be nowhere or nothing with autotune and the strings of guys shes bedded.

  16. Tarren says – reply to this


    what is a taylor swift? can i get a taylor swift on spotify? oops i cant

  17. GC says – reply to this


    Re: Kanye East
    "This apparently, only because she does not want miss Taylor Switt personifying her"

    Not only was it not the ONLY reason Joni shut down the project, it wasn't even THE reason. Read the source article, you pretentious twat.

  18. Jasvinder says – reply to this


    Tayloser cannot even sing. Good thing she didn't sing with her. 1989 is a fail. Not even spotify wants to play it

  19. Kimberly says – reply to this


    Thank god Spotify didn't have her album. I won't want to pay a single cent to this bitch.

  20. Nid says – reply to this


    It wasn't all about Taylor. Joni doesn't like what the film woud bel showing about her! Anyway Taylor is far too pretty to play the role of that woman. But she would have been good. Joni needs someoe less beautiful and more ordinary.

  21. Fred1259 says – reply to this


    So glad that Joni refused Nashville whore to play her in a movie. She recognizes that Slut Taylor cannot sing, dance and so arrogant.

  22. Kanye South says – reply to this


    Re: GC – "I squelched that! I said to the producer, 'All you've got is a girl with high cheekbones.'"

    Don't you find this rather simplistic and contemptuous as a way to describe Taylor Swift?
    Hey you! You are nothing more than a pretty face! So shut up!
    No? That sounds cool for you maybe?

  23. Joni 4 the Win says – reply to this


    Love Tay-tay but go Joni. Far more of an artist than commercialized $$$$ Tay-Tay will ever be.

  24. Joni 4 the Win says – reply to this


    Just read Joni's entire response. It makes more sense. Still, i am not sure if she would be thrilled about Tay-tay playing her. We'll see. Joni never seemed to be one to hide her true feelings, but she seems even less reserved in her older years.

  25. Play says – reply to this


    Joni Mitchell is a genuine musician
    TS is a fraud who cannot sing nor even dance
    but JM dissed the script not the person
    All the hateful posts regarding JM 's age?
    Gotta wonder who raises and teaches these tone deaf little girls who worship TS

  26. Lilly says – reply to this


    There's definitely something wrong with Taylor, ever since she pulled all her old music from spotify. Her brain must be decaying

  27. Behzad says – reply to this


    Wow Taylor , Sounds Like Somebody Needs A Burn Heal !!!