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Taylor Swift's New Video Receives Mad Love, Tops Vevo Record


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Have you seen Taylor Swift’s video for Bad Blood already? Statistically speaking, if you’re on the internet, you probably have. The thing is everywhere. It’s already broken the record, specifically Vevo’s record for most views in a day.

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Once again, Taylor Swift wins all the things.

The video first premiered at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (May 17) and since then, the internet (specifically Tumblr) has gone NUTS. Selena Gomez! Hayley Williams! Zendaya! Cara Delevingne! The explosions! The leather bodysuits! The GIFs!

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Taylor Swift Goes Latex Mad In The Female Led 'Bad Blood' Epic [Video]


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Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar was not a combination we ever thought we'd see, but with their collaboration on 'Bad Blood' - alongside a host of other celebrities in the hotly anticipated video - seems this pop starlet is ever expanding her much-loved sound.

[L-R] Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and Cindy Crawford in 'Bad Blood'[L-R] Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and Cindy Crawford in 'Bad Blood'

There might be a whole action movie vibe to the video, which opened at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards yesterday (May 17th 2015), but there's not much to it in terms of plot. It opens with Catastrophe (Taylor Swift) and Arsyn (Selena Gomez) seemingly working together to defeat a horde of masked assassins, before Arsyn - with her eyes on the prize - takes out Catastrophe too. Then she finds herself at Welvin Da Great's (Kendrick Lamar) headquarters being - for want of a better word - 'repaired' by The Trinity (Hailee Steinfeld x3) before rallying her army of scantily clad beauties to go against her newfound enemy.

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Billboard Awards: Taylor Swift Wins All Of The Things


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At last night’s Billboard Awards, Taylor Swift reached a new milestone in her career, becoming the award show’s most decorated artist. Her eight awards (out of 14 nods), including one for Best Artist, bring her Billboard total to twenty, more than the previous record holder, Garth Brooks.

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All of the awards.

Taylor had more than one reason to celebrate on Sunday though, since the award show coincided with the release of her music video for Bad Blood, featuring the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Selena Gomez, Karlie Kloss, Zendaya, Ellie Goulding, Hayley Williams and many more. The video premiered at the awards, after a brief introduction from the woman of the hour. Taylor also won a special achievement award chosen by fan voting.

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Taylor Swift Teases 'Bad Blood' Video One Final Time


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It's not often a simple music video receives this much hype before anyone has even seen it - but the video for Taylor Swift's new single 'Bad Blood' looks to be anything but simple. It's a celebrity-packed spectacle with a Sin City-like visual style, and Swift has just revealed the lead actress at the centre of all the drama is Selena Gomez, playing a femme fatale named Arsyn.

Taylor Swift at the iHeartRadio AwardsGirl power: Swift teams up with other female stars in Bad Blood

Selena Gomez joins Swift (who plays Catastrophe) and a long list of other female stars in the video, including Gigi Hadid (as Slay-Z), Hayley Williams (The Crimson Curse), Ellie Goulding (Destructa X), Lena Dunham (Lucky Fiori) and Jessica Alba (Domino).

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Taylor Swift Assembling Team Of Superheroes For 'Bad Blood' Video


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Taylor Swift has been teasing what looks like a pretty special video for ‘Bad Blood’ ahead of its debut next week. Over the last three days, the singer has been uploading some kick-ass looking Sin City-style posters casting herself and some of her friends as a team of superheroes.

On May 7th, Swift posted a noir-ish looking picture of herself on her Instagram page, dressed in a leather motorcycle-style jacket and looking straight down the camera, with the words “Taylor Swift starring as ‘Catastrophe’. The picture also contained the words “Bad Blood” with the tagline “Band-Aids Don’t Fix Bullet Holes”, in the style of a movie poster.

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Catch Me Daddy Review


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Gorgeous photography and an elusive storytelling style combine to make this dark dramatic thriller both gripping and rather frustrating. Without some understanding of the nature of honour killing in Britain, it will be difficult to make much sense out of the plot. But the atmospheric filmmaking helps make up for this, and it also covers over an uneven central performance.

The story opens in an isolated trailer park on the edge of a Yorkshire town, where young Laila (Sameena Jabeen Ahmed) is in hiding with her Scottish boyfriend Aaron (Connor McCarron). But as she quietly heads to work, there are several men on her trail. Laila's brother Zaheer (Ali Ahmad) is just back from Pakistan and is tracking her down with three friends, while her father (Wasim Zakir) has hired Tony (Gary Lewis) and his friend Barry (Barry Nunney) to find her. Clearly, her family wants her back, and Laila knows they're not planning to welcome her with open arms. So she and Aaron make a run for it.

Shot and edited in an observational style, directors Daniel and Matthew Wolfe don't make it very easy for the audience, never quite explaining what's happening and letting the actors speak in mumbled thick dialect. This makes it tricky to engage with any of the characters, especially the inexpressive Ahmed, who is better in the quiet scenes than she is when required to display emotion. She does capture a strong sense of desperation, as Laila is literally fighting for her life. It's clear that each character has his or her own story within the bigger narrative, but working these out sometimes feels like a chore, even with terrific actors on board like Lewis, Nichola Burley (as Laila's boss) and Kate Dickie (as Aaron's mum).

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Taylor Swift Trademarks 'This Sick Beat' And Other '1989' Phrases


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In addition to generally being absolutely everywhere in the pop world, Taylor Swift today demonstrated her business acumen by trademarking a clutch of phrases related to her latest album 1989. These include the slogans ‘This Sick Beat’, ‘Party Like It’s 1989’ and ‘Nice to meet you. Where you been?’

According to Vox and the American legal database Justia, Swift filed the phrases as trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office back in October last year. By doing so, she’s prohibited the use of ‘This Sick Beat’ in a wide range of contexts, ranging from “public appearances” to “clothing” and “ornaments”. Anybody wishing to use them will have to ask Swift’s permission to do so.

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Taylor Swift trademarked a series of phrases connected with new album '1989'

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Zedd Reflects On 'Moment Of Clarity' Tour: I Didn't Expect To Be Such A Pain In The Ass


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Grammy winning electronic artist Zedd went on a 'life-changing' US headline tour in 2013 which he aptly titled 'Moment Of Clarity'. However, as packed out as the venues were, it certainly wasn't always plan sailing for the then newcomer.

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Zedd was a diva on his US tour

Zedd released his debut album 'Clarity' in October 2012 on which appeared his Platinum single of the same name featuring Foxes and was soon followed up by the Remixes EP. The album reached number two in the US Dance charts, bringing on his first major tour which he followed in a telling documentary.

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Video - Sharon Osbourne And Aretha Franklin Were Among Arrivals At 2014 Billboard Women In Music Luncheon - Part 1


Legends from Sharon Osbourne to Aretha Franklin were spotted at the 2014 Billboard Women in Music Luncheon held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. Sharon posed alongside Universal Music Group executive vice president Michele Anthony, whose side she refused to leave even when photographers insisted on a solo shot.

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Billboard Women In Music Luncheon 2014

Hayley Williams - Billboard Women in Music Luncheon 2014 at Cipriani Wall Street - New York, New York, United States - Friday 12th December 2014

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We Can Survive 2014

Hayley Williams - Celebrities perform onstage during We Can Survive 2014 at the Hollywood Bowl at Hollywood Bowl - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Saturday 25th October 2014

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IHeartRadio Music Festival 2014

Paramore, Taylor York, Hayley Williams and Jeremy Davis - An array of stars attended the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival held at the MGM Grand and were photographed at the event in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 21st September 2014

Paramore, Taylor York, Hayley Williams and Jeremy Davis
Paramore, Taylor York, Hayley Williams and Jeremy Davis

Hayley Williams Departs From Los Angeles International Airport

Hayley Williams - Lead singer of American rock band Paramore Hayley Williams departs from Los Angeles International Airport - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 27th August 2014

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Reading Festival 2014 - Day 1

Hayley Williams and Paramore - Reading Festival 2014 - Day 1 - Performances - Paramore - Reading, United Kingdom - Friday 22nd August 2014

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