Harry Styles Fans Look Away: Taylor Swift Is On The Scene


Harry Styles may have just broke the collective hearts of his thousands of adorning fans, by exchanging phone numbers with American country sensation Taylor Swift. Heartthrob Styles, 18, met Swift at the Kids Choice Awards earlier this month and the pair immediately hit it off, according to Australia's Herald Sun.

A tongue-tied Styles dished on the meeting, saying, "We met in America, she's very nice, yes.She is very talented.She's very nice. We're friends". Harry is perhaps the most popular member of the hugely successful new boy-band, put together by Simon Cowell on the X Factor competition. He dated the 32-year-old British television presenter Caroline Flack last year, before the pair agreed to split. His band-mate Zayn Malick, 19, was briefly in a relationship with the singer Rebecca Ferguson, 25, but again, the couple split when One Direction's popularity began to surge. The pair denied reports that Cowell has imposed a "love ban" on the single members of the group, with Malick explaining, "Not true. It would have been a bit rough.We work hard and we play hard, so that would have been a bit rough.We're normal guys. If we find a girl attractive... if you meet a girl you meet a girl. If you exchange numbers then whatevs".

The band has been making waves in Australia, and will return to the country for a larger tour next year. They are reportedly set to release their second album in time for Christmas 2012.


Contactmusic

Tags: Taylor Swift - Simon Cowell - Caroline Flack - Rebecca Ferguson


Advertisement
Taylor Swift Offers Advice To A Young Fan With A Broken Heart 4303773 News

If her songs are anything to go by, then Taylor Swift is definitely the person you should ask for advice if you are unlucky with love.

Taylor Swift
Swift responds to teen fan's cry for help

The 24 year-old singer/songwriter's biggest hits are all songs about romance, and as she has had several relationships with high-profile individuals, including Jake Gyllenhaal and Harry Styles, it seems fans tend to call on her when they are suffering from a broken heart.

But for one lucky girl, Swift actually replied to her! The award-winning recording artist received a lengthy message of a teen fan called Hannah via Instagram, asking for advice about how to deal with falling in love with the boy next door.

More: Taylor Swift Offers Solution To Save Plummeting Music Industry

The devoted fan's message read, "There's a guy Taylor, a guy who's sweet and charming and makes me laugh. A guy who said sorry for eating in front of me after finding out I had to skip breakfast. A guy who grew up across the street from me. A guy who plays guitar like me. A guy who was my first best friend. A guy who I met when I was seven and he was nine. A guy who this one time, when we were younger, said that I was 'like' his girlfriend because I was a girl and his friend. I wish."

Adding, "A guy who I have the biggest crush in the whole wide world on, and he'll never like me back. (And he has a girlfriend who he adores and she's pretty and has an amazing figure and is actually nice to me). A guy who will never like me back. @taylorswift can you give me some advice maybe. I love you. Hannah."

More: Twitter Explodes Over Ryan Gosling's Baby News: Five Other Celebrity Crushes You Have No Chance With

Taylor Swift
Swift commented on the young fan's Instagram post

Before long, Swift responded to the teen fan in a lengthy endearing message, which firstly completed Hannah on her big blue eyes;

"Hannah. Eyes, eyes, eyes. Woah. You have the prettiest, widest, most childlike eyes. (Composes herself) Okay. About this guy. I think we grow up thinking the only love that counts as true love is the kind that lasts forever or is fully realized. When you have a broken heart, the first thing a stranger will ask is 'how long were you two together?' As if your pain can be determined by how long you were with someone. Or if you were with them at all. I don't think that's how it works. I think unrequited love is just as valid as any other kind. It's just as crushing and just as thrilling. No matter what happens in this situation, I want you to remember that what you are doing is selfless and beautiful and kind. You are loving someone purely because you love them, not because you think you'll ever have your affections reciprocated. You are admiring something for its beauty, without needing to own it. Feel good about being the kind of person who loves selflessly. I think someday you'll find someone who loves you in that exact same way."

Let's hope these comforting words will help Hannah's love life improve.

If her songs are anything to go by, then Taylor Swift is definitely the person you should ask for advice if you are unlucky with love.

Taylor Swift
Swift responds to teen fan's cry for help

The 24 year-old singer/songwriter's biggest hits are all songs about romance, and as she has had several relationships with high-profile individuals, including Jake Gyllenhaal and Harry Styles, it seems fans tend to call on her when they are suffering from a broken heart.

But for one lucky girl, Swift actually replied to her! The award-winning recording artist received a lengthy message of a teen fan called Hannah via Instagram, asking for advice about how to deal with falling in love with the boy next door.

More: Taylor Swift Offers Solution To Save Plummeting Music Industry

The devoted fan's message read, "There's a guy Taylor, a guy who's sweet and charming and makes me laugh. A guy who said sorry for eating in front of me after finding out I had to skip breakfast. A guy who grew up across the street from me. A guy who plays guitar like me. A guy who was my first best friend. A guy who I met when I was seven and he was nine. A guy who this one time, when we were younger, said that I was 'like' his girlfriend because I was a girl and his friend. I wish."

Adding, "A guy who I have the biggest crush in the whole wide world on, and he'll never like me back. (And he has a girlfriend who he adores and she's pretty and has an amazing figure and is actually nice to me). A guy who will never like me back. @taylorswift can you give me some advice maybe. I love you. Hannah."

More: Twitter Explodes Over Ryan Gosling's Baby News: Five Other Celebrity Crushes You Have No Chance With

Taylor Swift
Swift commented on the young fan's Instagram post

Before long, Swift responded to the teen fan in a lengthy endearing message, which firstly completed Hannah on her big blue eyes;

"Hannah. Eyes, eyes, eyes. Woah. You have the prettiest, widest, most childlike eyes. (Composes herself) Okay. About this guy. I think we grow up thinking the only love that counts as true love is the kind that lasts forever or is fully realized. When you have a broken heart, the first thing a stranger will ask is 'how long were you two together?' As if your pain can be determined by how long you were with someone. Or if you were with them at all. I don't think that's how it works. I think unrequited love is just as valid as any other kind. It's just as crushing and just as thrilling. No matter what happens in this situation, I want you to remember that what you are doing is selfless and beautiful and kind. You are loving someone purely because you love them, not because you think you'll ever have your affections reciprocated. You are admiring something for its beauty, without needing to own it. Feel good about being the kind of person who loves selflessly. I think someday you'll find someone who loves you in that exact same way."

Let's hope these comforting words will help Hannah's love life improve.

28th July 2014 4298904
Twitter Explodes Over Ryan Gosling's Baby News: Five Other Celebrity Crushes You Have No Chance With 4278262 News

Hey girl, did you know that Ryan Gosling is about to be a dad? Neither did anyone else until this week, but when he and girlfriend Eva Mendes broke the news, the internet exploded with highly inappropriate amounts of “grief.” Well, it was mostly just Twitter. Well, mostly just overdramatic Gosling and Notebook fans. But in honor of these poor lovestruck souls (you can read some choice tweets below) we’ve compiled a list of five other people you are never going to date – no matter how much you’d like to.

Ryan Gosling
Gosling and Mendes got together in 2011, so he's technically been off the market for some time now.

Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie. When asked to choose between this power couple, most people would be fine with either. Jolie is intelligent, charitable, worldly and stunning. Brad Pitt, even after his hey-day is… how do we put this delicately… hot, not to mention a creative and business-savvy force to be reckoned with. Fortunately for them, they seem to have found a good thing – lasting marriage, a whole litter of children and thriving careers to boot. Unfortunately for us, this means that both are off the market for good. The same largely applies to Beyonce and Jay Z, by the way. 

Click through to the next page to have more of your hopes dashed.

 

Cara Delevingne. This applies to any Victoria’s Secret model out there (sorry to burst your bubble, guys) but we’re focusing on Cara, because her social media presence makes her seem so relatable, just like one of us. Well, she’s not. Last year, the Brit’s net worth was estimated at $1 million and with contracts with the likes of Chanel, Burberry, Victoria’s Secret and Fendi among others, she’s likely to double that in no time. So while she can pull a mean duck face and reportedly enjoys playing Call of Duty, you aren’t likely to spark a social network romance with Cara Delevingne.

Cara Delevingne
No chance.

More: What Chemistry? Ryan Gosling And Rachel McAdams Fought During The Notebook Filming

Tom Hiddleston. Mr Hiddleston has enjoyed a meteoric rise since 2011, which may be why he seems so charming, down to earth, slightly awkward and just so dreamy, right? He was also voted ELLE’s man of the year for 2014, so clearly there are a lot of ladies and gents out there, who’d really like a shot at the Hiddles. Like a lot. The man has millions of fangirls, fanboys an variations thereupon across the globe and is continuously on the road for various acting engagements. Just this year he starred in the National Theatre’s production of Coriolanus in London, then filmed Crimson Peak in Canada, had a cameo in Muppets: Most Wanted, which filmed in LA and is now working on the thriller High-Rise in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Point being, the man is very busy, very famous and very, very private.

Tom Hiddleston
Nope.

Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift makes a huge effort to show us all that she’s just one of the girls and for that, we love her. She’s also down with the ideas of feminism, which is pretty cool of her. Judging by her instagram and twitter, she’s also a massive dork, which tends to make you forget that Tay Tay had one of the most successful albums of last year, Red, followed by a worldwide tour and that now, everybody wants a piece of Taylor. Kudos to her for handling it all so gracefully, for still giving advice to young women on twitter and for inundating us with pictures of her cat, just like any other 24-year-old. Point still stands though – if you think your crush on Taylor Swift is unique, think again. However long her string of past lovers may be (none of our business, by the way), commoners are not invited.

Taylor Swift
Get over it.

Hey girl, did you know that Ryan Gosling is about to be a dad? Neither did anyone else until this week, but when he and girlfriend Eva Mendes broke the news, the internet exploded with highly inappropriate amounts of “grief.” Well, it was mostly just Twitter. Well, mostly just overdramatic Gosling and Notebook fans. But in honor of these poor lovestruck souls (you can read some choice tweets below) we’ve compiled a list of five other people you are never going to date – no matter how much you’d like to.

Ryan Gosling
Gosling and Mendes got together in 2011, so he's technically been off the market for some time now.

Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie. When asked to choose between this power couple, most people would be fine with either. Jolie is intelligent, charitable, worldly and stunning. Brad Pitt, even after his hey-day is… how do we put this delicately… hot, not to mention a creative and business-savvy force to be reckoned with. Fortunately for them, they seem to have found a good thing – lasting marriage, a whole litter of children and thriving careers to boot. Unfortunately for us, this means that both are off the market for good. The same largely applies to Beyonce and Jay Z, by the way. 

Click through to the next page to have more of your hopes dashed.

 

Cara Delevingne. This applies to any Victoria’s Secret model out there (sorry to burst your bubble, guys) but we’re focusing on Cara, because her social media presence makes her seem so relatable, just like one of us. Well, she’s not. Last year, the Brit’s net worth was estimated at $1 million and with contracts with the likes of Chanel, Burberry, Victoria’s Secret and Fendi among others, she’s likely to double that in no time. So while she can pull a mean duck face and reportedly enjoys playing Call of Duty, you aren’t likely to spark a social network romance with Cara Delevingne.

Cara Delevingne
No chance.

More: What Chemistry? Ryan Gosling And Rachel McAdams Fought During The Notebook Filming

Tom Hiddleston. Mr Hiddleston has enjoyed a meteoric rise since 2011, which may be why he seems so charming, down to earth, slightly awkward and just so dreamy, right? He was also voted ELLE’s man of the year for 2014, so clearly there are a lot of ladies and gents out there, who’d really like a shot at the Hiddles. Like a lot. The man has millions of fangirls, fanboys an variations thereupon across the globe and is continuously on the road for various acting engagements. Just this year he starred in the National Theatre’s production of Coriolanus in London, then filmed Crimson Peak in Canada, had a cameo in Muppets: Most Wanted, which filmed in LA and is now working on the thriller High-Rise in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Point being, the man is very busy, very famous and very, very private.

Tom Hiddleston
Nope.

Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift makes a huge effort to show us all that she’s just one of the girls and for that, we love her. She’s also down with the ideas of feminism, which is pretty cool of her. Judging by her instagram and twitter, she’s also a massive dork, which tends to make you forget that Tay Tay had one of the most successful albums of last year, Red, followed by a worldwide tour and that now, everybody wants a piece of Taylor. Kudos to her for handling it all so gracefully, for still giving advice to young women on twitter and for inundating us with pictures of her cat, just like any other 24-year-old. Point still stands though – if you think your crush on Taylor Swift is unique, think again. However long her string of past lovers may be (none of our business, by the way), commoners are not invited.

Taylor Swift
Get over it.

10th July 2014 4277812
Taylor Swift Offers Solution To Save Plummeting Music Industry 4275860 News

Taylor Swift is one of the music industry's most successful female singers, so her opinion on the whole industry is definitely worth a listen.

For the firs time ever, the 24 year-old songstress crossed over into journalism for the Wall Street Journal on Monday (July 7th) to discuss how online streaming and illegal downloads are putting CD sales at near-record lows.

But according to Swift, "the music industry is not dying. it's just coming alive."

In the op-ed piece, the 'Red' hit maker explained why she remains an "enthusiastic optimist," despite low-budget streaming services destroying sales figures in recent years.

Her solution is that artists need to take responsibility when making music, explaining that they must put their "heart and soul" into creating a new record for their fans "like an arrow through the heart" and "allowed them to feel like they aren't alone in feeling so alone."

"The way I see it, fans view music the way they view their relationships. Some music is just for fun, a passing fling (the ones they dance to at clubs and parties for a month while the song is a huge radio hit, that they will soon forget they ever danced to)," she wrote.

"Some songs and albums represent seasons of our lives, like relationships that we hold dear in our memories but had their time and place in the past," Swift continued.

More: Taylor Swift Celebrates Fourth Of July Weekend In Style, And Shares Celebrity 'Family Portrait'

Adding, "However, some artists will be like finding 'the one.' We will cherish every album they put out until they retire and we will play their music for our children and grandchildren. As an artist, this is the dream bond we hope to establish with our fans."

The Grammy Award-winning singer also took this opportunity to address all her country music fans that accuse her of selling out and crossing into the more mainstream markets.

More: Taylor Swift Breaks Country Music Tour Record

"The wild, unpredictable fun in making music today is that anything goes. Pop sounds like hip hop; country sounds like rock; rock sounds like soul; and folk sounds like country-and to me, that's incredible progress," she wrote. "This moment in music is so exciting because the creative avenues an artist can explore are limitless. In this moment in music, stepping out of your comfort zone is rewarded, and sonic evolution is not only accepted.it is celebrated. The only real risk is being too afraid to take a risk at all."

Taylor Swift
Swift remains an "enthusiastic optimist" about the future of the music industry

Taylor Swift is one of the music industry's most successful female singers, so her opinion on the whole industry is definitely worth a listen.

For the firs time ever, the 24 year-old songstress crossed over into journalism for the Wall Street Journal on Monday (July 7th) to discuss how online streaming and illegal downloads are putting CD sales at near-record lows.

But according to Swift, "the music industry is not dying. it's just coming alive."

In the op-ed piece, the 'Red' hit maker explained why she remains an "enthusiastic optimist," despite low-budget streaming services destroying sales figures in recent years.

Her solution is that artists need to take responsibility when making music, explaining that they must put their "heart and soul" into creating a new record for their fans "like an arrow through the heart" and "allowed them to feel like they aren't alone in feeling so alone."

"The way I see it, fans view music the way they view their relationships. Some music is just for fun, a passing fling (the ones they dance to at clubs and parties for a month while the song is a huge radio hit, that they will soon forget they ever danced to)," she wrote.

"Some songs and albums represent seasons of our lives, like relationships that we hold dear in our memories but had their time and place in the past," Swift continued.

More: Taylor Swift Celebrates Fourth Of July Weekend In Style, And Shares Celebrity 'Family Portrait'

Adding, "However, some artists will be like finding 'the one.' We will cherish every album they put out until they retire and we will play their music for our children and grandchildren. As an artist, this is the dream bond we hope to establish with our fans."

The Grammy Award-winning singer also took this opportunity to address all her country music fans that accuse her of selling out and crossing into the more mainstream markets.

More: Taylor Swift Breaks Country Music Tour Record

"The wild, unpredictable fun in making music today is that anything goes. Pop sounds like hip hop; country sounds like rock; rock sounds like soul; and folk sounds like country-and to me, that's incredible progress," she wrote. "This moment in music is so exciting because the creative avenues an artist can explore are limitless. In this moment in music, stepping out of your comfort zone is rewarded, and sonic evolution is not only accepted.it is celebrated. The only real risk is being too afraid to take a risk at all."

Taylor Swift
Swift remains an "enthusiastic optimist" about the future of the music industry

7th July 2014 4181282
Taylor Swift’s Mansion Was The Place To Be This July 4th: Ask Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield And Lena Dunham 4275517 News

Taylor Swift has yet again proven her flair for getting people together after having hosted a star-packed yet sophisticated Independence Day bash at her Rhode Island mansion. Lena Dunham, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Hart of Dixie's Jaime King, indie star Ingrid Michaelson and Gossip Girl actress Jessica Szohr.

The country pop star made sure all of her fans knew she was hosting the fashionable guests by tweeting a "Family portrait" of herself with her friends. The shot, which has nearly amassed 500K 'likes' on Instagram, shows Swift with nine of her closest girlfriends, including Girls' Dunham, Szohr, and Stone.

All of Taylor's photogenic friends posed demurely for the team photo, apart from Lena Dunham who flashed her middle finger to the camera whilst frowning. The Girls star's fans know her for her rejection of typical Hollywood ideals and her outlandish, offensive pose is sure to make them love her a little more.

Jaime King was equally active on social media during the festivities, Tweeting and Instagramming with gusto. "Portrait of heaven amongst friends. Taylor, Amanda, Ashley, Dan, Austin, Jessica, Jess, Odeya, Andrew, Emma, Colin, Vicky, Simon & Zac. Shot by @kyle_newman," the actress captioned a photo of the group riding the waves on a large speedboat.

More: Taylor Swift breaks country music tour record.

She also posted a hilarious, slo-mo video of Taylor jumping into her pool on the back of an inflatable turtle. Crediting her husband, Kyle Newman, with the funny clip, King joked "There is only ONE ninja turtle in town and that is @TaylorSwift."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" align="center" lang="en"><p>Family portrait. <a href="http://t.co/fPGZGCogzW" rel="nofollow" >pic.twitter.com/fPGZGCogzW</a></p>&mdash; Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) <a href="https://twitter.com/taylorswift13/statuses/485810192161189888" rel="nofollow" >July 6, 2014</a></blockquote>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

The girls then headed into the kitchen to whip up a commemorative Independence Day cake featuring the American flag made out of raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. "We made apple pie because America," the '22' singer captioned a photo of her sugary homebakes.

Meanwhile, Lena sent out her own holiday best wishes, tweeting "4th of July is my Coachella. Be free, ya noodles!"

More: Lorde says Taylor Swift is an "incredible role model."

Taylor Swift Manhattan
Bring On The Envy! Taylor Swift Had A Typically Beautiful July 4th House Party With Friends.

Taylor Swift has yet again proven her flair for getting people together after having hosted a star-packed yet sophisticated Independence Day bash at her Rhode Island mansion. Lena Dunham, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Hart of Dixie's Jaime King, indie star Ingrid Michaelson and Gossip Girl actress Jessica Szohr.

The country pop star made sure all of her fans knew she was hosting the fashionable guests by tweeting a "Family portrait" of herself with her friends. The shot, which has nearly amassed 500K 'likes' on Instagram, shows Swift with nine of her closest girlfriends, including Girls' Dunham, Szohr, and Stone.

All of Taylor's photogenic friends posed demurely for the team photo, apart from Lena Dunham who flashed her middle finger to the camera whilst frowning. The Girls star's fans know her for her rejection of typical Hollywood ideals and her outlandish, offensive pose is sure to make them love her a little more.

Jaime King was equally active on social media during the festivities, Tweeting and Instagramming with gusto. "Portrait of heaven amongst friends. Taylor, Amanda, Ashley, Dan, Austin, Jessica, Jess, Odeya, Andrew, Emma, Colin, Vicky, Simon & Zac. Shot by @kyle_newman," the actress captioned a photo of the group riding the waves on a large speedboat.

More: Taylor Swift breaks country music tour record.

She also posted a hilarious, slo-mo video of Taylor jumping into her pool on the back of an inflatable turtle. Crediting her husband, Kyle Newman, with the funny clip, King joked "There is only ONE ninja turtle in town and that is @TaylorSwift."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" align="center" lang="en"><p>Family portrait. <a href="http://t.co/fPGZGCogzW" rel="nofollow" >pic.twitter.com/fPGZGCogzW</a></p>&mdash; Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) <a href="https://twitter.com/taylorswift13/statuses/485810192161189888" rel="nofollow" >July 6, 2014</a></blockquote>
<script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

The girls then headed into the kitchen to whip up a commemorative Independence Day cake featuring the American flag made out of raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. "We made apple pie because America," the '22' singer captioned a photo of her sugary homebakes.

Meanwhile, Lena sent out her own holiday best wishes, tweeting "4th of July is my Coachella. Be free, ya noodles!"

More: Lorde says Taylor Swift is an "incredible role model."

Taylor Swift Manhattan
Bring On The Envy! Taylor Swift Had A Typically Beautiful July 4th House Party With Friends.

7th July 2014 4181282
Taylor Swift Celebrates Fourth Of July Weekend In Style, And Shares Celebrity 'Family Portrait' 4274899 News

Taylor Swift knows how to make the most of a holiday weekend.

The 24 year-old singer and many of her celebrity friends seem to have had one of the most amusing Fourth of July weekends imaginable, and it was documented on social media for all to see.

Swift showed off just how many big stars are her close pals in an Instagram picture captioned "family portrait," which included the likes of Emma Stone, Lena Dunham and Jamie King.

While nine of the ten females are smiling for the snapshot, shared on Sunday (July 6th), Dunham can be seen flipping the bird while pulling a rather funny face.

The actress also took to Twitter to express what the weekend of celebrations mean to her, posting, "4th of July is my Coachella."

Other familiar faces included in the portrait are indie pop singer Ingrid Michaelson, Canadian model Jessica Stam, Australian model Amanda Griffith and Jessica Szohr, who appeared in Swift's music video for '22.'

Griffiths also shared the group shot on Instagram, but hers was taken from a different angle and it actually shows Dunham cracking a smile.

"The happiest weekend #familyportrait," the photo's caption read.

More: Lorde Thinks Taylor Swift Is An 'Incredible Role Model'

During the evening King shared a video of the girls getting into the festive mood by using sparklers to celebrate the holiday weekend. "Battling the elements... Happy Fouth!!!" she wrote.

Stam also posted a pic of herself, Swift, Szohr and Griffith in their bathing suits while catching the sun in some poolside chairs.

More: Taylor Swift Breaks Country Music Tour Record

But unfortunately the weather wasn't on their side too long as it began to rain, however Swift figured out the perfect pastime on a rainy day.

"When the 4th of July gives you nonstop rain, make a giant slip n slide," she said.

<iframe src="//instagram.com/p/qHWqvZjvHI/embed/" width="636" height="710" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" allowtransparency="true"></iframe>

Taylor Swift knows how to make the most of a holiday weekend.

The 24 year-old singer and many of her celebrity friends seem to have had one of the most amusing Fourth of July weekends imaginable, and it was documented on social media for all to see.

Swift showed off just how many big stars are her close pals in an Instagram picture captioned "family portrait," which included the likes of Emma Stone, Lena Dunham and Jamie King.

While nine of the ten females are smiling for the snapshot, shared on Sunday (July 6th), Dunham can be seen flipping the bird while pulling a rather funny face.

The actress also took to Twitter to express what the weekend of celebrations mean to her, posting, "4th of July is my Coachella."

Other familiar faces included in the portrait are indie pop singer Ingrid Michaelson, Canadian model Jessica Stam, Australian model Amanda Griffith and Jessica Szohr, who appeared in Swift's music video for '22.'

Griffiths also shared the group shot on Instagram, but hers was taken from a different angle and it actually shows Dunham cracking a smile.

"The happiest weekend #familyportrait," the photo's caption read.

More: Lorde Thinks Taylor Swift Is An 'Incredible Role Model'

During the evening King shared a video of the girls getting into the festive mood by using sparklers to celebrate the holiday weekend. "Battling the elements... Happy Fouth!!!" she wrote.

Stam also posted a pic of herself, Swift, Szohr and Griffith in their bathing suits while catching the sun in some poolside chairs.

More: Taylor Swift Breaks Country Music Tour Record

But unfortunately the weather wasn't on their side too long as it began to rain, however Swift figured out the perfect pastime on a rainy day.

"When the 4th of July gives you nonstop rain, make a giant slip n slide," she said.

<iframe src="//instagram.com/p/qHWqvZjvHI/embed/" width="636" height="710" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" allowtransparency="true"></iframe>

7th July 2014 4181274
Snow Patrol Stretch To 'The Far Reaches Of The Universe' With New Album 4249561 News

Contactmusic interviewed Gary Lightbody's side-project Tired Pony recently, and the Snow Patrol frontman revealed we may not have long to wait for a new Snow Patrol offering.

When it came to talking about the next Tired Pony album, Lightbody stated that 'there's a while to wait' as there may not be time for one in the near future. 'If Snow Patrol release an album next year [2015], which we probably will, and then tour for it....' he told us, while weighing up the chances of a Tired Pony release in the next few years.

Snow Patrol in 2012
Fans will surely be thrilled to learn of Snow Patrol album plans

Speaking of the album, Lightbody has big ambitions. Omitting the barage of expletives from his original statement, he jovially explained how he wanted to make '[A] big record. Big, bold, beautiful, unabashedly going for the far reaches of the universe.'

'I want to make a giant rock record and stand there and sing it like I mean it', he continued. 'I want joy, I want pure joy'. He went on to state that he wanted the positive mood for the next Snow Patrol album to be something that continued for the  rest of his life. 'I'm not gonna waste my time on anything else', he said.

Read the full interview with Gary Lightbody's side project Tired Pony

The band got together earlier this year to contribute a new song, 'I Won't Let You Go', for the sci-fi movie 'Divergent' and they unveiled a 'Greatest Hits' collection last year, but we are definitely due another full-length album release with their last offering 'Fallen Empires' having been released back in 2011.

With regards to other possible musical projects, Lightbody shot down the 'crazy rumour' that he would be working with Taylor Swift again, revealing that he 'didn't get the call this time'. The suggestion followed Lightbody's previous  collaboration with the country-pop singer after he appeared on the track 'The Last Time' from her 2012 album 'Red'.

Watch Gary and Taylor perform 'The Last Time'

As for another Tired Pony record, Lightbody calculated that fans would have to wait until 2017 - but he did confirm that there was 'definitely going to be a third'.

Read the Bushmills Live 2014 review featuring Tired Pony's 'exhilarating' set

Contactmusic interviewed Gary Lightbody's side-project Tired Pony recently, and the Snow Patrol frontman revealed we may not have long to wait for a new Snow Patrol offering.

When it came to talking about the next Tired Pony album, Lightbody stated that 'there's a while to wait' as there may not be time for one in the near future. 'If Snow Patrol release an album next year [2015], which we probably will, and then tour for it....' he told us, while weighing up the chances of a Tired Pony release in the next few years.

Snow Patrol in 2012
Fans will surely be thrilled to learn of Snow Patrol album plans

Speaking of the album, Lightbody has big ambitions. Omitting the barage of expletives from his original statement, he jovially explained how he wanted to make '[A] big record. Big, bold, beautiful, unabashedly going for the far reaches of the universe.'

'I want to make a giant rock record and stand there and sing it like I mean it', he continued. 'I want joy, I want pure joy'. He went on to state that he wanted the positive mood for the next Snow Patrol album to be something that continued for the  rest of his life. 'I'm not gonna waste my time on anything else', he said.

Read the full interview with Gary Lightbody's side project Tired Pony

The band got together earlier this year to contribute a new song, 'I Won't Let You Go', for the sci-fi movie 'Divergent' and they unveiled a 'Greatest Hits' collection last year, but we are definitely due another full-length album release with their last offering 'Fallen Empires' having been released back in 2011.

With regards to other possible musical projects, Lightbody shot down the 'crazy rumour' that he would be working with Taylor Swift again, revealing that he 'didn't get the call this time'. The suggestion followed Lightbody's previous  collaboration with the country-pop singer after he appeared on the track 'The Last Time' from her 2012 album 'Red'.

Watch Gary and Taylor perform 'The Last Time'

As for another Tired Pony record, Lightbody calculated that fans would have to wait until 2017 - but he did confirm that there was 'definitely going to be a third'.

Read the Bushmills Live 2014 review featuring Tired Pony's 'exhilarating' set

19th June 2014 2640453
Three People Arrested Outside Taylor Swift's Summer Beach House 4248803 News

Taylor Swift's Rhode Island Home is under attack.

The multimillion dollar property, in White Hill, was targeted by three unruly fans this past weekend, which ultimately ended in their arrests.

On Sunday (June 15th) the three individuals were charged with throwing bottles of beer at Swift's house and shouting expletives at the patrolling security from the neighbouring east beach.

The Westerly Sun reported that Michael Horrigan, 29, Tristan J. Kading, 28, and Emily E. Kading, 26, were all charged with disorderly conduct in the incident.

The local Westerly Police Department responded to the call and met with one of the security guards who informed them that two males and a female threw the glass bottles in his direction and "extended their middle fingers," while hurling expletives.

The guard, Ryan Poirier, captured photographs of the intruders on his cell phone, which were used to identify the trio who were still on the beach.

Patrolman Matthew Hayden also joined Poirier to approach the three individuals, but Horrigan quickly ran in the direction of the Ocean House which promoted a call for back up from another guard.

The others were handcuffed and taken into custody where Poirier identified them as the alleged assailants.

MORE: Taylor Swift Gifts Ed Sheeran Hand-stitched Needlepoint

All three were eventually taken to Westerly police station, processed and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

They were eventually released after agreeing to appear in 4th Division District Court at a later date, and not to revisit Swift's property.

MORE: Taylor Swift Cooks With Culinary Idol Ina Garten

This is the second time an incident has occurred at the 'Red' singer's home, in March (2014) Daniel P. Cole, from Brewster, Massachusetts, was charged with counts of wilful trespass and disorderly conduct after he was caught trespassing twice, on 9th December and 21st December. Cole reportedly told authorities that Swift wanted him to visit her at her Rhode Island estate.

tAYLOR swift
Swift was reportedly out at the time of the incident

Taylor Swift's Rhode Island Home is under attack.

The multimillion dollar property, in White Hill, was targeted by three unruly fans this past weekend, which ultimately ended in their arrests.

On Sunday (June 15th) the three individuals were charged with throwing bottles of beer at Swift's house and shouting expletives at the patrolling security from the neighbouring east beach.

The Westerly Sun reported that Michael Horrigan, 29, Tristan J. Kading, 28, and Emily E. Kading, 26, were all charged with disorderly conduct in the incident.

The local Westerly Police Department responded to the call and met with one of the security guards who informed them that two males and a female threw the glass bottles in his direction and "extended their middle fingers," while hurling expletives.

The guard, Ryan Poirier, captured photographs of the intruders on his cell phone, which were used to identify the trio who were still on the beach.

Patrolman Matthew Hayden also joined Poirier to approach the three individuals, but Horrigan quickly ran in the direction of the Ocean House which promoted a call for back up from another guard.

The others were handcuffed and taken into custody where Poirier identified them as the alleged assailants.

MORE: Taylor Swift Gifts Ed Sheeran Hand-stitched Needlepoint

All three were eventually taken to Westerly police station, processed and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

They were eventually released after agreeing to appear in 4th Division District Court at a later date, and not to revisit Swift's property.

MORE: Taylor Swift Cooks With Culinary Idol Ina Garten

This is the second time an incident has occurred at the 'Red' singer's home, in March (2014) Daniel P. Cole, from Brewster, Massachusetts, was charged with counts of wilful trespass and disorderly conduct after he was caught trespassing twice, on 9th December and 21st December. Cole reportedly told authorities that Swift wanted him to visit her at her Rhode Island estate.

tAYLOR swift
Swift was reportedly out at the time of the incident

19th June 2014 4222352
Ed Sheeran Is Talented, Hardworking, Friendly And All Things Good And Lovely, According To New MTV Docu-Series 4239271 News

While Taylor Swift relaxes from her busy schedule by making Drake-themed crafts for Ed Sheeran, her BFF just launched a new MTV docuseries. Nine Days and Nights of Ed Sheeran premiered last night on the music network and. It’s meant to give fans an inside look into the life of the redheaded songwriter – though how a documentary could reveal any more about Sheeran than his Instagram feed does, we’re not sure.

Ed Sheeran
On his new album, Sheeran experiments with hip hop, a move he's very nervous about.

The singer-songwriter is stepping in front of MTV’s cameras to show and tell the story of his quick ascent to stardom, as well as promote his upcoming sophomore studio effort, x, out June 23.

Ed Sheeran
The singer-songwriter wants to have a lasting career, but is worried about being a one-hit wonder.

The documentary features collaborators like Pharrell Williams and Taylor Swift (of course) and reveals some of Sheeran’s major influences. It turns out that Sheeran was inspired by the fan interactions of Damien Rice and almost envied Eminem’s lyrical prowess. "It's interesting because he's a singer-songwriter, and he's kicking everybody's ass," says Pharrell, who collaborated with him for his album's lead single, Sing. Viewers will get to witness the entire process of making the song, from working on it in the studio, to Sheeran’s anxiety just before the release and his relief when the positive feedback from fans started flooding in.

More: Ed Sheeran Names His Album "X" Or "Multiply"

More: Ed Sheeran's Tattoos Inspired By New Album

Pharrell Williams
With a hitmaker like Pharrell, however, Sheeran's music was in safe hands.

The documentary airs Tuesday, June 10 at 11 p.m. ET on MTV.

While Taylor Swift relaxes from her busy schedule by making Drake-themed crafts for Ed Sheeran, her BFF just launched a new MTV docuseries. Nine Days and Nights of Ed Sheeran premiered last night on the music network and. It’s meant to give fans an inside look into the life of the redheaded songwriter – though how a documentary could reveal any more about Sheeran than his Instagram feed does, we’re not sure.

Ed Sheeran
On his new album, Sheeran experiments with hip hop, a move he's very nervous about.

The singer-songwriter is stepping in front of MTV’s cameras to show and tell the story of his quick ascent to stardom, as well as promote his upcoming sophomore studio effort, x, out June 23.

Ed Sheeran
The singer-songwriter wants to have a lasting career, but is worried about being a one-hit wonder.

The documentary features collaborators like Pharrell Williams and Taylor Swift (of course) and reveals some of Sheeran’s major influences. It turns out that Sheeran was inspired by the fan interactions of Damien Rice and almost envied Eminem’s lyrical prowess. "It's interesting because he's a singer-songwriter, and he's kicking everybody's ass," says Pharrell, who collaborated with him for his album's lead single, Sing. Viewers will get to witness the entire process of making the song, from working on it in the studio, to Sheeran’s anxiety just before the release and his relief when the positive feedback from fans started flooding in.

More: Ed Sheeran Names His Album "X" Or "Multiply"

More: Ed Sheeran's Tattoos Inspired By New Album

Pharrell Williams
With a hitmaker like Pharrell, however, Sheeran's music was in safe hands.

The documentary airs Tuesday, June 10 at 11 p.m. ET on MTV.

11th June 2014 4224729
Taylor Swifts Gifts Ed Sheeran With Drake Embroidery Of Friendship 4238566 News

Taylor Swift has expressed her friendship with Ed Sheeran once more by gifting her fellow singer-songwriter and BFF with a unique and charming hand-embroidered creation. The thoughtful needlepoint features cartoon-like representations of the pair with the accompanying Drake lyrics "Started from the bottom now we here."

The artwork is featured on in the new MTV documentary 9 Days and Nights of Ed Sheeran and is shown framed and hung on the 'Lego House' singer's wall. Taylor caught wind of her work being ogled at ahead of the episode's airing and tweeted "But I thought everyone does this?"

To which her British friend replied "nah, just you."

More: Ed Sheeran impersonated Calvin Harris to get into party with Rita Ora.

This isn't the first time that Swift has chosen to express her closeness to Sheeran in such a home ec-teacherish way: she previously gifted him with a jar of homemade jam with a joke about Kanye West's infamous "Imma let you finish" speech from the 2009 MTV VMAs.

Taylor is currently performing on her Red tour in the far East with the final bow of her mega world tour due in just two days. The 24 year-old performer was on top form when she performed in Singapore on Monday but will surely be looking forward to some down time when she gets home.

More: Taylor swift cancels Thailand show due to political tension.

After having splashed out on a lavish $20 million New York apartment, Taylor is rumoured to be having regrets over her decision to plant roots in the city due to loneliness. She is said to be planning her escape and intends to split her time between Rhode Island and LA, according to Hollywood Life.

9 Days And Nights of Ed Sheeran will premiere tonight (10th June) at 11/10c p.m. on MTV.

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift Has Given Her Friend Ed Sheeran A Thoughtful Embroidery.

Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran Is To Feature In His Own Documentary, Premiering Tonight On MTV.

Taylor Swift has expressed her friendship with Ed Sheeran once more by gifting her fellow singer-songwriter and BFF with a unique and charming hand-embroidered creation. The thoughtful needlepoint features cartoon-like representations of the pair with the accompanying Drake lyrics "Started from the bottom now we here."

The artwork is featured on in the new MTV documentary 9 Days and Nights of Ed Sheeran and is shown framed and hung on the 'Lego House' singer's wall. Taylor caught wind of her work being ogled at ahead of the episode's airing and tweeted "But I thought everyone does this?"

To which her British friend replied "nah, just you."

More: Ed Sheeran impersonated Calvin Harris to get into party with Rita Ora.

This isn't the first time that Swift has chosen to express her closeness to Sheeran in such a home ec-teacherish way: she previously gifted him with a jar of homemade jam with a joke about Kanye West's infamous "Imma let you finish" speech from the 2009 MTV VMAs.

Taylor is currently performing on her Red tour in the far East with the final bow of her mega world tour due in just two days. The 24 year-old performer was on top form when she performed in Singapore on Monday but will surely be looking forward to some down time when she gets home.

More: Taylor swift cancels Thailand show due to political tension.

After having splashed out on a lavish $20 million New York apartment, Taylor is rumoured to be having regrets over her decision to plant roots in the city due to loneliness. She is said to be planning her escape and intends to split her time between Rhode Island and LA, according to Hollywood Life.

9 Days And Nights of Ed Sheeran will premiere tonight (10th June) at 11/10c p.m. on MTV.

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift Has Given Her Friend Ed Sheeran A Thoughtful Embroidery.

Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran Is To Feature In His Own Documentary, Premiering Tonight On MTV.

10th June 2014 4041741
Are You John Mayer's Ex? He Dares You To Write A Song About Him 4229302 News

John Mayer has addressed the news that his ex-girlfriend Katy Perry is planning on writing songs inspired by their relationship. The singer songwriter is usually pretty guarded about his personal life but for some reason felt comfortable talking to a TMZ pap about his famous exes and how some choose to write songs about him.

There was a touch of arrogance to Mayer's words as he opened up on dating fellow pop stars. Confronted by the news that Perry has plans for a John Mayer break-up song in the vein of Taylor Swift's 'Dear John,' Mayer was bolshy.

"I actually want everybody's song to go #1," he said as a self-confessed "third wheel" whilst out with two friends. "I purposely stopped writing hits to give other people a chance to have #1 songs. I just stand to the side." "I have super strength for gang-ups, I'm fine," Mayer replied when asked if he was bothered by the songs his former lovers write about him. "That's what you're supposed to do, man, you're supposed to write songs. You're just not supposed to tell everybody you're doing it." Miaow.

More: John Mayer has major crush on 'Glee' star Lea Michele.

The photographer then told John that "it's scientifically proven that every time your name is in a song, it goes to number one." The singer let out a loud laugh and responded "I've never heard of that but I really should have gotten a car tonight!" Whilst that so-called "scientific" reasoning didn't apply to Taylor's not-number one break-up track, it has been speculated that Mayer fired back in his song 'Paper Dolls.'

More: John Mayer embroiled in fake Rolex watches scam.

In a recent interview with Cosmopolitan, Perry discussed her relationship with Mayer and revealed that things aren't frosty between them. "There's no bad blood," she told the magazine. "But I'm sure there will be inspired songs."

John Mayer
John Mayer Openly Encourages His Exes To Write Hit Break-Up Tracks About Him.

John Mayer has addressed the news that his ex-girlfriend Katy Perry is planning on writing songs inspired by their relationship. The singer songwriter is usually pretty guarded about his personal life but for some reason felt comfortable talking to a TMZ pap about his famous exes and how some choose to write songs about him.

There was a touch of arrogance to Mayer's words as he opened up on dating fellow pop stars. Confronted by the news that Perry has plans for a John Mayer break-up song in the vein of Taylor Swift's 'Dear John,' Mayer was bolshy.

"I actually want everybody's song to go #1," he said as a self-confessed "third wheel" whilst out with two friends. "I purposely stopped writing hits to give other people a chance to have #1 songs. I just stand to the side." "I have super strength for gang-ups, I'm fine," Mayer replied when asked if he was bothered by the songs his former lovers write about him. "That's what you're supposed to do, man, you're supposed to write songs. You're just not supposed to tell everybody you're doing it." Miaow.

More: John Mayer has major crush on 'Glee' star Lea Michele.

The photographer then told John that "it's scientifically proven that every time your name is in a song, it goes to number one." The singer let out a loud laugh and responded "I've never heard of that but I really should have gotten a car tonight!" Whilst that so-called "scientific" reasoning didn't apply to Taylor's not-number one break-up track, it has been speculated that Mayer fired back in his song 'Paper Dolls.'

More: John Mayer embroiled in fake Rolex watches scam.

In a recent interview with Cosmopolitan, Perry discussed her relationship with Mayer and revealed that things aren't frosty between them. "There's no bad blood," she told the magazine. "But I'm sure there will be inspired songs."

John Mayer
John Mayer Openly Encourages His Exes To Write Hit Break-Up Tracks About Him.

4th June 2014 4200899
Advertisement

Comments

Taylor Swift Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Taylor Swift

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All