Fact: The video for Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik's I Don't Want to Live Forever picked up two million views in just 10 hours following its release on Thursday night (26Jan17). The pop stars portray separated lovers in the steamy video, which was shot in a London hotel. The duet appears on the soundtrack of the new Fifty Shades Darker movie, which will hit cinemas next month (Feb17).
Quote: "Halloween was really cool. We were all working, so my friend had just a little girls' night at her house. We had, like, chips and guacamole and pizza." Supermodel Gigi Hadid had fun at pal Taylor Swift's low-key Halloween gathering, where fellow guests included Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello and models Lily Donaldson and Martha Hunt. Taylor shared a snap of the girls on Instagram on Monday night (31Oct16), and revealed she had borrowed Ryan Reynold's Deadpool movie costume as her outfit.
Quote: "10 years ago today, my first album came out. I couldn’t be more grateful today, thinking back on how much fun we’ve had and how you’ve encouraged me to change and grow. It’s been such an adventure, guys. Thank you for all of it." Taylor Swift celebrates the 10th anniversary of her first album release in a fan note on Instagram.
Fact: Taylor Swift's Grammy Museum exhibit is heading to her residential base in New York City. The Taylor Swift Experience debuted in Los Angeles in 2014 and has since toured around the U.S., with the presentation now opening at Manhattan's South Street Seaport from 18 November (16). The show, which will run until February (17), features various stage and red carpet outfits worn by the pop superstar over the years, as well as handwritten lyric notes, one of her Grammys, and the MTV Video Music Award she won in 2009, when Kanye West infamously interrupted her acceptance speech.
Fact: Taylor Swift is set to perform a mini-concert for the first time in almost a year at the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas on Saturday (22Oct16). She announced the set, her first since her 1989 world tour ended in December (15), on Instagram after sharing teaser videos rehearsing with her band. Her only other public performance in 2016 was at the Grammy Awards in February.
Tweet: "I've been waiting for this album for SO LONG and it's insane, you need it in your life. Congratulations @kingsofleon #walls." Taylor Swift is a big fan of Kings of Leon's new album. The band's frontman Caleb Followill is engaged to Taylor's model pal Lily Aldridge.
Tweet: "Wow! @taylorswift13 LT's 1st bday already?! He sends kisses & a bangin' 2 teeth smile to his Godmother in Oz. We (heart) u!" Actress/model Jaime King marks her son Leo Thames' first birthday by sending a sweet message to his godmother Taylor Swift. The singer is currently in Australia as her boyfriend Tom Hiddleston films Thor: Ragnarok.
Fact: Taylor Swift and British actor Tom Hiddleston lit up the Met Gala on Monday night (02Apr16) by taking part in a fun dance-off. The unlikely pals were caught on camera showing off their best moves to rapper T.I.'s hit 2004 song Bring Em Out, as they partied at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art bash, and the new friends were even later spotted heading to the afterparty at the Boom Boom Room together.
Fact: Taylor Swift will take home the first-ever Best Tour prize at Sunday's (03Apr16) iHeartRadio Music Awards. The Love Story singer will pick up the inaugural honour for her hugely successful 1989 World Tour. Taylor is also up for seven other awards this weekend.
Quote: "She's killing it and she kind of always has been." Selena Gomez weighs in on her pop pal Taylor Swift's new feud with Kanye West, after the rapper claimed responsibility for turning the Shake It Off singer into a superstar in the controversial lyrics to his new song Famous. The line in question reads, "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/Yeah, I made that b**ch famous", and references his headline-grabbing stage invasion at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
Fact: Taylor Swift is heading to the 2016 Grammy Awards as both a nominee and a performer - she's been added to the star-studded line-up for the annual prizegiving on 15 February (16). The pop star is nominated in seven categories at this year's (16) ceremony, and joins the likes of Adele, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd, among others, as performers.
Fact: Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Adele, Kanye West, Dwayne Johnson, Tom Hanks, and Zac Efron are all in the running for prizes at the upcoming Shorty Awards, which honour the best social media usage. The trophies will be handed out at a ceremony in New York City in April (16). The public vote which determines the winners closes on 17 February (16).
Fact: Taylor Swift has topped U.S. property website Zillow's ninth annual Most Desirable Neighbor poll. The pop star beat Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer to the top of the pile, while tycoon-turned-politician Donald Trump was named the celebrity Americans would least like to live next to, just ahead of Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West.
Fact: Taylor Swift celebrated Christmas by solidifying her status as the queen of Instagram after racking up 60 million followers. "Well would you look at that," she wrote online. "Thanks for the 60 million followers situation guys! Merry Christmas indeed". The singer leads Kim Kardashian with 55.4 million fans, while Beyonce is currently in third place with 54.7 million followers.
Fact: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler put a comedic spin on Taylor Swift's Bad Blood video during an appearance on U.S. sketch show Saturday Night Live this weekend (19Dec15) by spoofing the star-studded promo with special guest Amy Schumer.
Quote: "It would be weird to not include my friends. These are the people who helped me get to this point where I could make this album. We had some of the most amazing memories just around this tour... It actually became a way for us to all get together when we're all really busy. We'd all just be, 'Alright, meeting up in London, Hyde Park show, let's do this!'" Superstar Taylor Swift enjoyed mixing business with pleasure when friends like models Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Lily Aldridge joined her on various dates of her 1989 World Tour, which she has just wrapped up in Australia.
Quote: "I had no idea Mick was gonna be in town, I had a show the next day so I just text (sic) Mick and said, 'Hey, are you in Nashville? Do you wanna come out and sing?' And he just writes back, 'Oh, what will I wear?'" Taylor Swift describes her text conversation with Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger after she invited him to join her onstage during the Nashville, Tennessee stop on her 1989 World Tour earlier this year (15).
Quote: "What I'm looking forward to in 2016 is not knowing what's next. I've always planned my career a year or two in advance, and I refused to do that this time. 1989 was such a huge chapter in my life and career, and it's an exciting thought to let the story write itself now for a while." Taylor Swift is enjoying her downtime after the huge success of her latest album.
Fact: Taylor Swift's Blank Space video has just become the most viewed promo in website Vevo's history. The pop star's vengeance anthem has been seen over 1.2 billion times since its release earlier this year (15).
Quote: "I never said anything that would point a finger in the specific direction of one specific person, and I can sleep at night knowing that. I knew the song would be assigned to a person, and the easiest mark was someone who I didn't want to be labeled with this song. I don't necessarily care who people think it's about. I just needed to divert them away from the easiest target. Listen to the song. It doesn't point to any one person or any one situation." Taylor Swift attempts to dismiss speculation her Bad Blood hit is about Katy Perry after previously indicating the tune was about a female pop rival in a candid chat with Rolling Stone magazine last year (14).
Quote: "I honestly think my lack of female friendships in high school and middle school is why my female friendships are so important now. Because I always wanted them. It was just hard for me to have friends." Taylor Swift is making up for her lack of girlfriends in school by forming her own 'girl squad' with celebrity pals like Selena Gomez, Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss and Gigi Hadid.
Quote: "That was the most happenstance thing to ever happen in my career and to now be in a place where Kanye and I respect each other - that's one of my favourite things that has happened in my career." Pop star Taylor Swift is glad her relationship with Kanye West is good after the rapper infamously stormed the stage to protest her Best Female Video win over Beyonce at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
Quote: "I'm super stoked for her. We're in such different places in our lives, and we've been so consistent and we've stayed together. It's very rare to have that (kind of friendship). I'm just so thankful for her." Selena Gomez is grateful to have a friend like Taylor Swift.
Quote: "I don't think I would. I just don't think it makes sense. I don't think our brands are the same: I don't think they match, I don't think our audiences are the same. In my mind she's a role model, I'm not." Rihanna insists she will never collaborate with fellow pop star Taylor Swift.
Quote: "It was nice because you step onto a set and some of the girls I knew and some of them I didn't; you could feel really awkward... Everybody was really nice; it was a very open and warm set." Zendaya on joining Taylor Swift and her celebrity pals for the Bad Blood video.
Fact: Taylor Swift has been immortalised in a cornfield in Maryland. An image of the pop singer's face has been cut into a field at Summers Farm, alongside the message 'Dare to be Different'.
Tweet: "WHEN THEY OVERNIGHT YOU AN EMMY. I DID NOT KNOW THIS WAS A THING... If you need us, we'll be taking selfies with the Emmy ALL DAY. We have no chill. The Emmy has rendered us chill-less (sic)." Taylor Swift shares her excitement over winning a Creative Arts Emmy Award for her AMEX Unstaged: Taylor Swift Experience project, which she starred in and executive produced. She received the award while at her concert in Minnesota on Saturday (12Sep15).
Quote: "She just seems to be following her heart. I met her - I hope it's OK to say this - when she and Jake (Gyllenhaal) were together. She was 20 at the time, and we hung out one night. I was like, 'You are a magnificent creature'. She was on fire and I've watched her become this force of nature." Actress Anne Hathaway is blown away by Taylor Swift's booming career. The pop star briefly dated Hathaway's Brokeback Mountain co-star in 2010.
Tweet: "Love the conversations I have with this girl behind the scenes. So glad we got to perform together." Rapper Nicki Minaj shares her admiration for Taylor Swift after the two stars squashed their brief social media feud by teaming up to open Sunday's (30Aug15) MTV Video Music Awards together.
Fact: The proceeds from downloads of Taylor Swift's new video Wildest Dreams, which debuted just before the live telecast of the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night (30Aug15), will benefit "wild animal conservation" through the African Parks Foundation of America. The promo, which features the singer and actor Scott Eastwood, has a vintage safari theme as the pop star and her new leading man play silver screen lovers on location in Africa.
Quote: "She's the most amazing collaborator. It's a jaded world, but it's hard to believe there's someone as nice, as awesome as you (Swift) that's as beautiful and as talented... You inspire us. Thank you." Video director Joseph Kahn paid tribute to Taylor Swift as she accepted the Best Female Video for their promo Blank Space at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (30Aug15).
Fact: Taylor Swift and her Bad Blood video girls made a splash on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (30Aug15) by showing up together. One after the other, Selena Gomez, Hailee Steinfeld, Lily Aldridge, Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevingne posed for the cameras, while actress Mariska Hargitay, who also appeared in the hit video, also joined Swift and her "squad" of famous friends.
Tweet: "I heard @johnlegend and Chrissy were on the way to the show & called and asked if John felt like playing All of Me." Taylor Swift arranged her latest duet minutes before showtime in Los Angeles after learning John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen were on their way to the gig.
Fact: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has become the most-followed celebrity on Instagram.com with 44.1 million fans. She has overtaken Beyonce, who has 44 million followers, while Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande round out the top five.
Quote: "I can count on one hand the people I could call and who would be there for me. Taylor is one of the greatest people... When I split with my first boyfriend and I was really sad about it, she flew into town with homemade cookies and a bunch of junk food. To this day, if I called her, she would do the same thing, despite being one of the busiest people in the world." Pop star Selena Gomez praises best friend Taylor Swift for always having her back.
Fact: Taylor Swift drove her fans in Los Angeles wild on Friday (21Aug15) by inviting Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder onstage at her Staples Centre concert. The pop star performed Counting Stars with Tedder.
Tweet: "One year ago today, 'Shake It Off' was released and I told you my album would be called 1989. Just.... Thank you. For everything." Taylor Swift celebrates the anniversary of the first single from her hit record 1989, which has gone on to sell more than 5.1 million copies since its release last October (15).
Quote: "Taylor's just been such an incredible inspiration and she's just like one of my biggest supporters... She has... never forced her opinion too much; she would just tell me what she believed and what she thinks... We've always kind of been in tune with (each other) and at the AMAs (2014 American Music Awards) when I performed... she was like sobbing backstage and she's like, 'I'm so proud of you, that was everything I always wanted people to see about you,' and it's just like really cool, she's incredible." Selena Gomez on her long friendship with fellow pop star Taylor Swift.
Quote: "They are only taken with other people on their phones when they say, 'Can we take a selfie?'" Snap-happy Taylor Swift attempts to explain her 'selfie' habit after revealing she's always taking shots of herself with pals.
Fact: Taylor Swift's actress pal Zendaya Coleman has become the latest star to add a shoe collection to her fashion smarts. The Daya by Zendaya line will be sold in U.S. retailer MACy's beginning next year (16). She says, “I am obsessed with shoes. It is a perfect baby step into all the facets that I want to do.”
Tweet: "Just wanted to let you know that the next single from 1989 will be... Wildest Dreams." Taylor Swift is releasing another track from her hit album 1989.
Quote: "That was the way that I decided to go on with my life. Not looking for anything, not necessarily being open to anything, and only being open to the idea that, if I found someone who would never try to change me, that would be the only person I could fall in love with. Because, you know, I was in love with my life." Taylor Swift, who is now in a relationship with DJ Calvin Harris, reveals how her attitude towards dating has changed.
Fact: Taylor Swift continued her trend for bringing celebrity pals up onstage at a tour stop in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday (18Jul15) when she performed Honey, I’m Good with pop star Andy Grammer. After the show, she tweeted, "Tonight @andygrammer came to Chicago to sing Honey I’m Good and everrrybody (sic) knew the words and it was SO MUCH FUN."
Fact: Taylor Swift sent fans into a frenzy at her second concert at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium on Saturday (11Jul15) by bringing Nick Jonas out onstage to perform his hit single Jealous. The superstar also welcomed back her model pals Lily Aldridge, Karlie Kloss and Gigi Hadid, and Orange Is the New Black actress Uzo Aduba, among others, to strut their stuff as she belted out her track Style. Swift had invited the U.S. women's national soccer team to join her in the spotlight at Friday night's (10Jul15) gig, alongside special guests Lena Dunham, Hailee Steinfeld and R&B star The Weeknd.
Tweet: "The Blank Space video just became the fastest to hit 1 billion views on @vevo & Bad Blood is #1 at pop radio for a 3rd week. THANKS GUYS!!!" Taylor Swift enjoys the ongoing success of her Bad Blood single and video.
Fact: Taylor Swift threw a star-studded Fourth of July bash for her friends on Friday (03Jul15) at her Rhode Island estate, complete with flags, a pool party and giant waterslides. Her boyfriend, Scottish DJ Calvin Harris, joined Swift to celebrate with guests including rockers Haim, and model Gigi Hadid.
Fact: Taylor Swift has spent 31 weeks of Billboard magazine's one-year-old Artist 100 chart at number one. The countdown is dedicated to measuring artist activity across Billboard's most influential charts, including the Billboard Hot 100, Top Album Sales and the Social 50, and radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction. Swift has quite a commanding lead - Sam Smith has spent three weeks on top, followed by Ariana Grande, Drake, Maroon 5 and Meghan Trainor, who have each hit number one for two weeks.
Quote: "I'm not going to have that first instinct of jealousy vibe. It was a period of my life that I will value forever. But some things are just not meant to be. I don't want to make this just about him. Musically, it was an amazing experiment and let's just leave it at that." Rita Ora is not jealous of Taylor Swift dating her ex, DJ Calvin Harris. The British pop star split from Harris in June, 2014 after over a year together.
Quote: "Taylor Swift is bigger than The Beatles... She’s bigger than anyone ever and if you've got little girls you can't resist The Swift. They’re great tunes, she’s smoking hot, what’s not to like?" Blur star Alex James is a big TAYLOR SWIFT fan.
Quote: "She told me that and I was equally flattered. I really, I love Taylor and I admire her, and I also deeply admire her mum and dad. That was very flattering. You bet. You could have knocked me over with a feather when she told me that. I was really surprised." Crooner James Taylor is honoured to have inspired Taylor Swift's parents to name their first child after the veteran singer/songwriter.
Fact: Taylor Swift's idol Mariska Hargitay has finally met the singer's cat, who was named after the actress' tough detective character Olivia Benson on TV drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The Love Story hitmaker shared footage of the meeting backstage at her gig in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Friday night (12Jun15) and posted it online. Adding commentary, Swift said, "This is Olivia Benson meeting Olivia Benson and things are going well so far." Hargitay also made an unexpected appearance onstage at Lincoln Financial Field, alongside her Bad Blood video co-star Cara Delevingne, who was another of the pop star's special guests.
Tweet: "I'M NOT CRYING, YOU ARE. @Zendaya #ProudOfYou". Taylor Swift congratulates her friend Zendaya Coleman after the actress/singer's high school graduation ceremony on Thursday (11Jun15). The Disney star and her classmate, Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, were among the Oak Park High School students who attended the academic celebration ceremony in California, where comedian Bob Newhart served as commencement speaker.
Tweet: "@ArianaGrande I'm so proud of you, always. But especially today." Taylor Swift applauds Ariana Grande for calling out the media's sexist double standards in an online weekend rant, after the Problem hitmaker took issue with being referred to as rapper "Big Sean's ex".
Quote: "I've met him. I think he's amazing. I'm so glad that there's somebody she's found that can look at her like she's the sun of the whole world. She deserves that more than anybody I know. I'm happy for them." Fifth Harmony singer Camila Cabello approves of her pal Taylor Swift's new boyfriend, Scottish DJ Calvin Harris.
Quote: "I'm a lot of things; overtly sexy is not one of them." Taylor Swift accepts she's no pin-up.
Quote: "It's not that bad. It's not that hard. It's made out to be harder than it is. I do have to leave the cats behind when I leave the country, which is the hardest part." Taylor Swift is adamant the worst part of touring is leaving her pet cats behind at home.
Fact: Jennifer Lawrence, Sienna Miller, Emma Stone, Felicity Jones, Lupita Nyong'o, Rita Ora, Zoe Kravitz and Scarlett Johansson have joined top girl Taylor Swift on Maxim magazine's 2015 Hot 100 list. This year's countdown also features Swift's pals Cara Delevingne, Lily Aldridge, Gigi Hadid and Selena Gomez.
Tweet: "Go to 1:42 of the #BadBloodMusicVideo to see the take where I got it right. This, however, was the first take. #stuntFAIL." Taylor Swift reveals she had a slight mishap while filming her new BAD BLOOD music video, as she fell through a prop wall instead of running through it.
Fact: Taylor Swift's big night at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards was a big ratings winner for the U.S. network that aired the telecast on Sunday night (17May15). More than 11 million viewers tuned in to watch the premiere of Swift's new Bad Blood video, which opened the ABC show, and then kept the prizegiving on as the singer went on to pick up a string of major awards. As a result, it was the most-watched Billboard Awards in 14 years.
Fact: GREY'S ANATOMY star Ellen Pompeo has been added to the star-studded cast of Taylor Swift's new music video Bad Blood, which will premiere at the beginning of the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (17May15). The actress will appear alongside Swift's model pals Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid, Lily Aldridge and Martha Hunt, hitmakers Ellie Goulding and Kendrick Lamar and fellow actresses Lena Dunham, Jessica Alba and Hailee Steinfeld.
Fact: Taylor Swift has recruited rapper Kendrick Lamar to make an unlikely cameo in her star-studded Bad Blood music video. The Swimming Pools (Drank) hitmaker plays a character called Welvin Da Great, and joins previously announced celebrities Lena Dunham, Karlie Kloss, Hailee Steinfeld, Zendaya Coleman, Ellie Goulding and Hayley Williams, among others. The promo will debut at the start of the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on 17 May (15).
Fact: Taylor Swift took time out of the Asian leg of her 1989 world tour on Saturday (09May15) to return to California to support her DJ boyfriend Calvin Harris as he played at the star-studded Wango Tango music bash. The singer was photographed singing and dancing along at the front of the crowd as the Scot played his biggest hits, while rapper Big Sean served as his special guest, joining him onstage to perform their track Open Wide.
Fact: Taylor Swift will debut her new star-studded Bad Blood video at the start of the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on 17 May (15). The promo was directed by Joseph Khan and produced by the singer herself.
Quote: "We've never been in a studio together, but he's got a lot of amazing ideas. He's one of those people that's just like idea, idea, idea. Like, 'What do you think of this? What do you think of that?' He's very creative... I completely respect his vision as a producer." Taylor Swift on rumours suggesting she's planning a collaboration with rapper Kanye West, who famously once interrupted her acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards and argued his friend Beyonce was more deserving of the trophy.
Quote: "I've started picking up the phone, I started sending out the emails, and the interesting thing is when you're asking people to come and play for free, that's something you have to ask them yourself, you can't have your management go do it... So I end up assuming the role of booking agent, essentially, when I'm on tour and just being like, 'So, can we check her schedule...?' 'Hey it's Taylor, will you please come out, it's going to be a stadium show, it's going to be incredible, the crowd will love it'." Taylor Swift personally calls the celebrity guests who join her onstage at big concerts and asks them to be a part of the show. The singer kicks off her 1989 World Tour next week (beg04May15) in Tokyo, Japan.
Quote: "He's getting fitter, he looks great, but I always thought that Sam looked great. I don't really care how much he is working out or whatever, I think it's those eyes." Taylor Swift thinks slimmed-down pal Sam Smith is gorgeous no matter what he weighs.
Quote: "You have to break habits you've formed over the years, like getting off stage and eating a burger and fries. You can't go to sleep after a show because you're so wound up, you're so excited, that you just find yourself just eating a tub of ice cream every night - not a good habit healthwise." Taylor Swift is aiming to stay fit and healthy as she prepares to embark on her 1989 world tour this summer (15).
Quote: "Ed Sheeran got me hooked on Nando's when we were on The Red Tour. I know it's quite a normal thing in England, but we are deprived of the mango chicken wraps and grilled corn in America! I love getting a side of grilled halloumi cheese and the spicy rice. The chips are amazing too. OK I just love everything about Nando's, I'm not sorry." Taylor Swift became a huge fan of chicken chain restaurant Nando's after ED SHEERAN took her to a U.K. branch.
Tweet: "I got to be the editor for Glamour UK this month. It was so much fun writing these pieces." Taylor Swift took on the role of guest editor for the latest issue of Britain's Glamour Magazine.
Quote: "I don't know what you're talking about. Taylor Swift who? I don't know who that is!" Singer/actress Zendaya Coleman plays coy when quizzed about working with TAYLOR SWIFT on the pop superstar's upcoming video for Bad Blood. The ladies were spotted onset together in Los Angeles earlier this month (Apr15), along with supermodel Cara Delevingne and Paramore rocker Hayley Williams.
Fact: Taylor Swift's mother Andrea made her first public appearance since revealing her cancer diagnosis at Sunday night's (19Apr15) Academy of Country Music Awards. The proud mum handed the 50th Anniversary Milestone Award to her daughter in recognition of her being the Youngest ACM Entertainer of the Year winner when she was just 22.
Fact: Taylor Swift has shot a new Toyota Camry car commercial exclusively for the Chinese market with piano prodigy Li Yundi.
Quote: "I just want to say to Taylor, the world is praying for you and your family and sending positive, positive vibes and it works." Cancer survivor Sharon Osbourne sends her best to Taylor Swift after the pop star revealed her mother, Andrea Finlay, is battling the disease.
Tweet: "You guys have really outdone yourselves with this whole '14 Billboard Nominations' situation we've got going on here..." Taylor Swift is thrilled after landing 14 Billboard Music Awards nods on Tuesday (07Apr15).
Tweet: "Media, when you say 'Lorde & Taylor are fighting' - by fighting do you mean 'FaceTiming constantly from US to NZ and LOLing (laughing out loud) at you'? Thnx bye." Taylor Swift pokes fun at reports suggesting she and pal Lorde have fallen out.
Quote: "I'm not in any rush to get a degree in four years. I’m figuring out how I’m going to balance it all, but I am planning to take a class in the fall. I definitely could not get a job as a coder yet, but it is something I am fascinated by, even if it is not the profession I choose. Simply having the comprehension of the way that it works, having the ability to speak that language and to be able to not only comprehend it, but write and build something." Taylor Swift's model pal Karlie Kloss on her plans to return to school to become a boffin.
Fact: Taylor Swift poked fun at her much-talked about "surprised face" at awards shows when she picked up the first trophy of the night at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday (29Mar15). After pretending to go crazy with table mate and pal Justin Timberlake for winning the Best Lyrics accolade for her hit Blank Space, the "shocked" Suit & Tie hitmaker headed towards the stage as if he was going to claim the prize before letting Swift accept her own trophy.
Tweet: "GREAT WORK MEREDITH I WAS JUST TRYING TO LOVE YOU AND NOW YOU OWE ME 40 MILLION DOLLARS". Taylor Swift pokes fun at reports suggesting she has insured her legs for $40 million (£25 million) by scolding her pet cat for scratching her prized pins. The pop superstar shared a photo of a bloody scratch on her left thigh with fans on Twitter on Saturday (14Mar15).
Fact: Taylor Swift's hit 1989 album has outsold her two previous releases in the U.S. in just 19 weeks. Over 4.5 million fans have snapped up the disc - that's 400,000 copies more than 2012's Red and 20,000 more than 2010's Speak Now. 1989 was America's top selling album of 2014 and remains the top seller of 2015.
Tweet: "Wow you're a sweetheart! Life is friends, family, and love! We all see that in you, your prince charming will come!" Lady GaGa thanks Taylor Swift for her kind praises following the Born This Way hitmaker's recent performance at the Oscars and engagement to actor Taylor Kinney.
Quote: "I'll be 30... I'll probably still be single, let's be honest. No one is going to sign up for this (life) and everything that goes with it... (I'll) be surrounded by cats. So many cats." Taylor Swift is convinced she will still be single at 30.
Quote: "We spent this whole trip feeling, like, 'This is amazing, we've been so sly - there's no paparazzi'. Then we're on our last day and we're whale watching. We see a fishing boat about half a mile away. We were like, 'That's a little weird, we're in the middle of the ocean scuba diving'. My security got out binoculars and sees that they have a huge long lens camera, at which point we go back to the beach and realise they got pictures of us in our bikinis." Taylor Swift reveals her efforts to sneak away for a quick Hawaiian vacation with the girls of sibling band Haim didn't quite go to plan.
Quote: "I love Beyonce more than... the normal amount. I try really hard not to, like, let it get creepy. I just really, like, channel it into a joyous admiration and appreciation. I'm nominated usually against lots of my friends, so you have to... legitimately be happy for other people. The only way that I'll be upset is if we don't get to see Beyonce. I won't be upset because I didn't win. I'll just be like, 'I wish that we could see her all the time'." Taylor Swift has no problems losing out at awards shows as long as Beyonce is there.
Fact: Pop star Taylor Swift poked fun at her penchant for dancing during awards shows and sitting courtside at New York Knicks basketball games by taking part in a comedy sketch with funnyman Jimmy Fallon during an appearance on America's The Tonight Show on Tuesday (17Feb15). In the segment, titled NYC Fan Dance Cam, the pals pretended to attend a variety of Big Apple sports events and throw their popcorn in excitement as they were 'caught' on camera, before busting out their best silly dance moves, which were broadcast on a fake Jumbotron.
Tweet: "Just found out that in 3.5 months, 1989 has now outsold Red (which has been out for over 2 years) And I Think That's Pretty Cool Guys." Taylor Swift thanks fans for the success of her latest album.
Quote: "I'm not going to walk home with any men tonight. I'm going to go hang out with my friends, and then I go home to the cats. Men get me in trouble!" Taylor Swift on her plans after the Grammy Awards on Sunday night (08Feb15).
Tweet: "Went to the Grammy Museum in La to see the exhibit they did on ma life. My behavior was as embarrassing as usual." Taylor Swift was so thrilled by her latest exhibition, she broke into a dance.
Quote: "A lot of you have been asking about the Grammys this week and I just wanted to give you an update. I'm really excited to be nominated for 3 Grammys this year and even more excited that I'll be there having a dance party/rage fest in the audience. I will also be presenting the award for Best New Artist. Since my whole life is wrapped up and entangled in the planning of The 1989 World Tour right now, I'm not going to be performing on the Grammys this year. I need this time to focus only on the tour." Taylor Swift confirms she won't be a surprise performer at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (08Feb15).
Fact: Sir Paul McCartney, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Tom Hanks, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, and Justin Timberlake have been tapped to appear on the upcoming star-studded 40th anniversary special for U.S. sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. The live Tv event will air in America on 15 February (15).
Fact: Sister group Haim will be joining Taylor Swift on her upcoming 1989 tour. Swift made the announcement on Twitter.com on Sunday (01Feb15), writing, "The girls and I got to talking and I'm overjoyed to announce that @haimtheband will be joining The 1989 World Tour!!" The two acts will team up for eight shows, beginning in East Rutherford, New Jersey on 10 July (15).
Quote: "Taylor Swift is amazing. I sang with her in London once but didn’t get to properly chill with her. Then, at the American Music Awards, I got to sit down with her and chat. She’s a role model. I really respect her. And she manages to sell a lot of records and make a lot of people happy financially, but also to keep that soulfulness, that honesty." Sam Smith adds his name to the long list of celebrity Taylor Swift admirers.
Tweet: "Thanks now I'm dead... #How Am I Supposed To Deal With This #Be Cool Taylor Stop Being Embarrassing." Taylor Swift was left stunned after learning Madonna had confessed to being a fan in an Australian Tv interview.
Quote: "Female friendship is more important to me than romance, without a doubt. I love how happy I am now. I'm not lonely. I've been with myself for so long, I like it. I'm not willing to give that independence up for anyone." Taylor Swift insists she isn't lonely now she is single.
Tweet: "My dad just gave me ten lint rollers for Christmas, not for lint but 'because you always have glitter all over you'. Great start, Swifts." Taylor Swift was thrilled with her first Christmas gift.
Fact: Actress Lena Dunham celebrated her pal Taylor Swift's 25th birthday by sending her a gold chain necklace featuring a pendant with a photo of her beloved cat Meredith. The singer showed off the gift on Instagram.com, alongside the caption, "My birthday present from @lenadunham my new most cherished possession".
Tweet: "Aretha Franklin just sang 'Happy Birthday' to me and it will take me decades to recover." Taylor Swift was stunned when soul queen Franklin serenaded her at the 2014 Billboard Women in Music gala on Friday (12Dec14).
Fact: Sean O'pry, the model and actor who romances Taylor Swift in her new Blank Space video, has a new love of his own, actress Jessica Mcnamee. The hunk and The Vow star met earlier this year and have become a "cute couple", according to JustJared.com.
Quote: "As my 25th birthday present from the media, I'd like for you to stop accusing all my friends of dating me." Taylor Swift is sick of rumours about her dating life. The pop star's representative recently slammed rumours she's been romancing best friend and Victoria's Secret model Karlie Kloss.
Quote: "Taylor is really sweet... She's doing something incredibly special for pop and I love pop. Her album is actually selling, in a time like this. It gives us all hope." Ariana Grande praises Taylor Swift's recent crossover to pop music.
Fact: British pop star Jessie J serenaded her singer boyfriend Luke James and danced with Khloe Kardashian and Taylor Swift on Sunday (23Nov14) as she made her way through the audience to the stage to perform her Bang Bang collaboration with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles.
Fact: Pop stars Taylor Swift, Lorde and Ellie Goulding enjoyed a girls' night out in Los Angeles with actress Sarah Hyland on Saturday (22Nov14) to celebrate the Modern Family star's 24th birthday. Swift shared Instagram.com snaps of the pals marking the occasion on Sunday (23Nov14), on the eve of Hyland's actual date of birth.
Quote: "I don’t like showing my belly button. When you start showing your belly button then you’re really committing to the midriff thing. I only partially commit to the midriff thing - you’re only seeing lower rib cage. I don’t want people to know if I have one or not... I want that to be a mystery. As far as anyone knows based on my public appearances, they haven’t seen evidence of a belly button. It could be pierced. They have no idea." Taylor Swift insists fans will never see her navel.
Quote: "Coffee's a big part of my life. Skinny caramel lattes are a daily thing that I get excited about and I never stop being excited about. So if I could just find one person who I felt that way about - the way I feel about coffee - then I think I'd be in a content relationship." Taylor Swift is looking for a guy who can make her feel just like she does when she sips her favourite wintry beverage.
Fact: Veterans rockers The Who are joining previously announced headliner Taylor Swift at next year's (15) British Summer Time Festival in London's Hyde Park. The band will perform on the first day of the event in June (14). Other acts on the bill for the shows include the Kaiser Chiefs, Paul Weller and Johnny Marr.
Fact: Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson shocked the audience on Saturday Night Live on Saturday (15Nov14) when they made a surprise appearance on the U.S. sketch show during their The Hunger Games co-star Woody Harrelson's opening monologue. The actors joined guest host Harrelson as he sang a parody of Taylor Swift's Blank Space about his marijuana-addled, fading memory.
Quote: "I'm sure there will be things that my grandkids will make fun of me for no matter what, but I'd really rather it be, 'Look how awkward your dancing was in the Shake It Off video! You look so weird, Grandma!' rather than, 'Grandma, is that your nipple?'" Taylor Swift is proud of the fact her future grandchildren won't be too embarrassed by any of her videos.
Quote: "We all know it's a feminist issue. My friend Ed (Sheeran), no one questions whether he writes everything... It's a little discouraging that females have to work so much harder to prove that they do their own things. I see Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea having to prove that they write their own raps or their own lyrics, and it makes me sad, because they shouldn't have to justify it." Taylor Swift hates having to constantly justify the fact she writes her own songs.
Quote: "At 24 I decided that my life is enough for me, and I stopped looking for some other piece to complete it. I also learned how to needlepoint ironic cross-stitches of rap lyrics and gave them to my friends as presents. I’ll let you decide which is the more important revelation." Taylor Swift made a couple of life changes when she turned 24 last year (13).
Fact: Taylor Swift has released a free smartphone app to accompany the music video for her new single Blank Space. The package includes behind-the-scenes footage and allows fans to explore the scene set in the promo as part of an adventure game.
Fact: Taylor Swift crashed an eight-year-old fan's photoshoot in Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday (09Nov14). The pop star was out for a walk in the woods when she noticed the young girl posing for photos for her family's annual Christmas card. Swift politely asked her if she could take a picture with the fan and in the snaps, posted by photographer Sarah Bailey, Swift is seen wearing her workout clothes and striking a pose next to the girl.
Quote: "We always say that we write from personal experience and I think that everyone does. So, it would be hypocritical of us to be like, 'Oh, you can’t write songs.' And she's really good. They're good songs. So I'm lucky in that sense." Pop star Harry Styles does not mind if his rumoured ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift writes songs about him.
Fact: Taylor Swift will kick off her 1989 world tour in May, 2015. The North American and European dates were announced on Monday (03Nov14), with Australasia dates to be confirmed later. The first leg of the trek will begin in Lousiana in May (15) and conclude in Florida in October (15).
Quote: "I can't go to carnivals because I become one of the attractions." Taylor Swift wishes her fame didn't interfere with her love of street fairs.
Quote: "I actually cross-stitched a giant Grammy cross-stitch for her when she won her two Grammys this year." Taylor Swift gave her pop star pal Lorde a special handmade gift to celebrate her big win at the music ceremony earlier this year (14).
Quote: "I'm scared of getting framed... Look at me, I wouldn't survive in jail. I think it comes from the fact I could open up my phone... and see any headline written about me at any time and it could be the most ridiculously untrue thing. So I think the dream and nightmare of being framed comes from: I could do nothing wrong, I could sit in my house with the cats all day and somehow there could be an article about me buying a house in a place I've never been or dating a guy I've never met... You take it a step further and in a nightmare world it's being framed for murder." Taylor Swift fears the gossip written about her could land her behind bars for a crime she didn't commit.
Quote: "They're like a grenade. They're sitting there waiting to completely injure you to the point... you could lose your foot, you could lose your hand, you could lose your hand trying to get it off of your foot. I don't like sea urchins." Taylor Swift has an irrational fear of sea urchins.
Quote: "I fall in love with the place immediately, and then I walk into the kitchen and Gandalf is sitting at the kitchen counter, in his pyjamas. It was magnificent. I was like, 'I'm buying it. Does he come with it?'" Taylor Swift recently purchased Sir Ian McKellen's old home in New York, and glimpsed The Lord of the Rings star while she was viewing it.
Fact: Taylor Swift has hit number one on the Canadian iTunes chart with eight seconds of pure static. Fans dashed to download the clip, which was billed as Track 3, because they thought it was a sample from her new album 1989, but due to a technical glitch in the Canadian version of iTunes, all they got was white noise. The odd 'track' beat out Swift's real songs Shake It Off and Welcome to New York on the chart.
Quote: "I would date someone, figure out we weren't compatible or figure out we didn't work out, and then we'd break up. That seems like a very normal thing for a young 20-something to do." Taylor Swift insists there is nothing unusual about her dating life. The pop star has become known for her string of high-profile romances with exes including Joe Jonas, John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal and Harry Styles.
Quote: "They kinda said, 'There's this one concept that's just too crazy,' and I said, 'No, what is it?' They said the idea is that every time you drink out of the Diet Coke (bottle), kittens appear. And I just said to them, 'Well, that's sad because that's the one we're gonna do." Taylor Swift on the new ad for the beverage which features the singer surrounded by her pet cat Olivia Benson and hundreds of other felines.
Fact: Taylor Swift's new Diet Coke ad features the singer's pet cat Olivia Benson and hundreds of other felines.
Quote: "I put that in there because people think they know the exact narrative of the way that my life has gone, and they think that everybody who reports something is telling the truth, every, like, source is a real friend close to me when truly the reason most of the things in the media that are written about me aren't true is because none of my real friends would ever talk to the press." Taylor Swift on why she included details about a snowmobile accident which was never picked up by the press in her new song Out of the Woods.
Quote: "I don't know if I'll have kids. It's impossible not to picture certain scenarios and how you would try to convince them that they have a normal life when, inevitably, there will be strange men pointing giant cameras at them from the time they are babies." Taylor Swift is reluctant to become a mother.
Tweet: "In this case, imitation really is the truest form of flattery. To @MiaFarrow from a huge fan." Taylor Swift on her new People magazine cover, which mimics one featuring actress Farrow in 1974.
Quote: "My group of friends are the most important thing to me right now. They are so fun and know me and like me for who I actually am. It's really wonderful to have someone like Lena Dunham in my life... Ella - Lorde - and I geek out over music... Jaime King and I will sit around and talk and cook or just order in Chinese food." Taylor Swift is grateful for her famous female friends.
Quote: "Dating or finding someone is the last thing on my mind, because I can't picture how it could work with the way my life is. I don't know how a guy is supposed to walk next to his girlfriend when there are 20 men with cameras, and he can't protect his girlfriend because that's the life she chose. I just don't see how it could work, so I don't think about it, and I kind of run from it when it presents itself." Taylor Swift has been turned off dating by the ever-present paparazzi.
Quote: "The kitten freaks out about being put in the cat carrier. So I was just like, 'Ok, all right, we're gonna just do this!'" Taylor Swift explains why she has been carrying her furry friend in her arms around New York City.
Quote: "It's been really exciting living in New York and being inspired by the fashion happening there. I think you're a little more cognisant of what you're wearing when you do have a camera crew of 20 people outside your door every day!" Pop star Taylor Swift has stepped up her style since moving to the Big Apple.
Fact: Taylor Swift, Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, Lady Antebellum, Iggy Azalea, Paramore, Sia and Gwen Stefani are to perform at the upcoming CBS Radio's We Can Survive spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl on 24 October (14).
Quote: "Hats and scarves and knee socks and wearing tights for the first time in months and when the mornings are all chilly and you can see your breath and draw little pictures on foggy windows and plaid stuff and Ankle Boots and not caring when people make fun of pumpkin flavored stuff cause you Love It and are happy it's all the rage and people who dress their dogs in costumes on Halloween and fires in fireplaces and maroon/hunter green/mustard yellow color combos and baking your first fall batch of cookies but you put too much cinnamon in it because you're Too Excited Because It's Fall." Taylor Swift posts her love of all things autumnal on her Tumblr.com blog.
Quote: "I'm incapable of telling when food is on my face. It's like I don't have nerves in my skin. So if I get, like, a heinous piece of chocolate on my face, please let me know. I won't be offended." Taylor Swift asks the paparazzi to make sure she looks good in photographs.
Quote: "Once you've established that someone doesn't belong in your life, I don't understand what more there is to talk about. I walk away from things when they're bad. I don't stick around to watch them burn to the ground. I'll just check out. Stop communication. I don't want to scream and yell at someone and give them the opportunity to say I'm crazy, or that I went psycho. No one will ever be able to say I went psycho on them." Taylor Swift refuses to get emotional in front of boyfriends when romances don't work out.
Quote: "When I first started drinking - when I was, like, 21 - I used to cry about Joni Mitchell all the time after a few glasses of wine. All my friends would know, once I started crying about Joni Mitchell, it was time for me to go to bed." Taylor Swift gets sad when she's boozing.
Quote: "I can have issues with it. But at the end of the day, I can’t be ungrateful, because I chose this. But sometimes, sometimes, you don’t want to have a camera pointed at you." Taylor Swift wishes she had more privacy.
Fact: Taylor Swift has reportedly signed on to help mentor the finalists of the upcoming season of U.S. talent show The Voice. The Love Story singer will help coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani with their picks.
Quote: "No one second, I don't care if it's the Vmas, I'm not jumping off of there. Lots of people getting bit by snakes, dangerous." Singer Taylor Swift referenced rapper Iggy Azalea's tumble off the stage during her performance of Fancy at the MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert in Los Angeles on Friday (22Aug14) and the snakebite Nicki Minaj's backup dancer reportedly suffered during rehearsals for Anaconda, during her performance of Shake It Off at the MTV Video Music Awards in California on Sunday (24Aug14).
Quote: "I'm so excited about the performances - so God knows what kind of terrible dancing you're going to see tonight from me." Country singer-turned-pop star Taylor Swift admitted she would be showing off her awkward moves during the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (24Aug14).
Quote: "It was very, very brief. It was like meeting the Queen. She was in a room and I was taken in there. She's very beautiful and very tall and very glamorous. I just wanted to get a selfie with her because my niece and nephews love her. Really it was all about impressing them." British singer Boy George on meeting Taylor Swift.
Fact: Taylor Swift launched her latest video and album news during a live streamed event from the top of the Empire Stet Building in New York on Monday (18Aug14). During the Yahoo/ABC-sponsored event the singer announced her new album will be called 1989 - the year of her birth - and it is set for release at the end of October (14). She then introduced the premiere of her promo for new song Shake It Off.
Quote: "I had such an amazing time with it and I was so proud with how it turned out that I just haven't done it since because I just kind of figured, that was so fun (I wouldn't be able to top it), but now I feel like enough time has passed where I would feel like I can go do it again." Taylor Swift is eager to return to U.S. sketch show Saturday Night Live to show off her comedy chops once more, five years after her last guest-hosting appearance in 2009.
Quote: "There could be one announcement or there could be multiple announcements." Country star Taylor Swift urges fans to log on to her special Yahoo.com global live stream event on Monday (11Aug14) as she teases devotees about the possibility of some big album and tour news.
Quote: "We had a girls' day! I went over and hung out with Katie and her daughter, Suri. We had our nails done, ate sushi and talked about what our lives are like and everything else that girlfriends talk about." Singer Taylor Swift bonded with her The Giver co-star Katie Holmes off-set as they do not share any scenes together in the new film.
Fact: Taylor Swift is set to treat fans around the world to a special live stream of a Yahoo.com event from New York City. The singer has been dropping hints about the big surprise via her social networking blogs over the past week, and on Monday (11Aug14), she revealed she will be taking part in a unique performance and discussion on 18 August (14). She previously hosted a live stream in 2010 to mark the launch of her Speak Now album.
Quote: "The scenes I had with Taylor were all at the piano. We got to jam every once in a while and play between setups, so there was a lot of music going on." Actor/musician Jeff Bridges on working with country superstar Taylor Swift in their upcoming film The Giver, in which she plays his daughter.
Fact: Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, One Direction and Lorde are among the list of pop stars scheduled to perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas in September (14). Other acts announced include Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris, Usher and Ariana Grande.
Tweet: "Usually this S represents 'Swift' but today I'm wearing it because Selena Is 22!!!!" Pop star Taylor Swift marks her close friend Selena Gomez's birthday on Tuesday (22Jul14) by flashing an initial necklace on Instagram.
Quote: "I haven't been asked for an autograph since the invention of the iPhone with a front-facing camera. The only memento kids these days want is a selfie." Pop star Taylor Swift on her modern fan encounters.
Tweet: "I will always remember today as the day I cooked dinner, rubbed my eyes, and then learned that jalapenos are Nature's Pepper Spray." Taylor Swift suffers a culinary calamity.
Tweet: "I can hear the crowd from my dressing room so either A) Jakarta crowds are the loudest Ever or B) Jakarta arenas have super thin walls." Taylor Swift fans get loud before her Wednesday night (04Jun14) show in Indonesia.
Quote: "I don't really keep in touch with many of my ex-boyfriends. But there are some digs in the album for sure. Taylor's untouchable. She made country quote-unquote 'cool'. And she made it okay to talk about your problems. And be vulnerable. And talk s**t about your ex-boyfriend." Actress/country singer Lucy Hale on calling out some of her former lovers like country superstar Taylor Swift. The Pretty Little Liars star released her debut album on Tuesday (03Jun14).
Tweet: "So far this week, all I want to do is paint and all I want to paint are watercolor flowers." Taylor Swift is showing off her art skills on Instagram.
Fact: Sir Elton John raised $5.1 million (£3.2 million) for charity from his 22nd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday (02Mar14). The Rocket Man singer and his partner David Furnish were joined by the likes of Robert De Niro, Jane Fonda, Lady GaGa, Ozzy Osbourne and Taylor Swift for the big Hollywood bash, which also featured a silent auction.
Tweet: "Sitting backstage at the O2 in London, thinking about what an impressive and extraordinary life Shirley Temple led. Thanks for the memories." Taylor Swift remembers the late Shirley Temple as she wraps up a run of shows in London.
Tweet: "Tonight @emelisande surprised our London crowd with 'Next to Me'!! She Is So Heavenly. I've had the best time here. Last show tomorrow..." Taylor Swift is enjoying her star-studded run of shows in London. The final show of her nearly year-long Red world tour ends on Tuesday (11Feb14).
Quote: "I was going to come and push you down the stairs. I was like, she'll crack up! She would really love that!" Jennifer Lawrence jokes about tripping Taylor Swift while the two were interviewed by Tv presenter Ryan Seacrest during the E! Live from the Red Carpet special at the Golden Globes on Sunday (12Jan14).
Fact: Pop star Selena Gomez enjoyed a girls' night in, drinking tea with Taylor Swift on Saturday (28Dec13) as they chatted to pal Demi Lovato via a video call. Documenting the catch-up with a screen shot of the girls on Instagram.com, she writes, "Just a Saturday night. Taylor's tea, Demi's laugh. Honestly, can't complain."
Quote: "A Golden Globe nomination on my birthday... I think it's safe to say there will be no walking for me today, only skipping and frolicking." Taylor Swift celebrates landing a Best Song Golden Globe nomination on her 24th birthday. The singer celebrated a day early in Australia, where she is currently on tour.
Fact: Taylor Swift will celebrate her 24th birthday on Friday (13Dec13) with a Golden Globe nomination - the Love Story singer's Sweeter Than Fiction, which she wrote with fun. star Jack Antonof for the biopic One Chance, picked up a nod for Best Original Song on Thursday morning (12Dec13). Swift celebrated her birthday a day early on tour in Australia, tweeting, "It would appear that I'm now 24. That's on Australia time though. Still 23 in the States."
Tweet: "Grammy Nominations Concert December 6 Victoria's Secret Show airs Dec 10 Turning 24 Dec 13 Getting prettttty excited about all of it." Taylor Swift is getting ready for a December to remember.
Tweet: "There's a Christmas tree in my hotel room and I'm really happy about it." Taylor Swift is getting into the spirit of the season on tour in Australia.
Quote: "I would die. I would totally do that. They have the coolest job ever." Taylor Swift admits she would gladly take a turn as a Victoria's Secret runway model. The country superstar was the headlining performer at this year's (13) annual lingerie fashion show special, which was pre-taped and is slated to air in the U.S. next month (10Dec13).
Quote: "It's a crazy thing to happen to you. Like, I never get used to it. I legitimately black out. It's a scary thing 'cause I don't know what I'm saying." Taylor Swift has no memory of what she says in acceptance speeches at awards shows. The singer added to her collection of trophies on Sunday (24Nov13) when she took home four prizes at the American Music Awards, including the coveted Artist of the Year gong.
Quote: "When I'm 40 and nobody wants to see me in a sparkly dress anymore, I'll be, like: 'Cool, I'll just go in the studio and write songs for kids.' It's looking like a good pension plan." Taylor Swift plans to carry on writing songs for other artists if her singing career dries up.
Quote: "I didn't think it was going to be a whole thing. And they had a video package with Reese Witherspoon and Julia Roberts and Mick Jagger. To be honest I was the most shocked when Justin Timberlake came on, I was just like, 'What?' These are people I idolise." Taylor Swift was shocked during Wednesday's (06Nov13) Country Music Awards Association ceremony, when celebrities sent their congratulations as she was honoured with the 2013 Pinnacle Award. Swift became only the second artist to ever be presented with the lifetime achievement honour in the Awards' 46-year history.
Quote: "I couldn't believe it was happening to me. I still can't believe I shot in South Africa and shot all my scenes with Jeff Bridges. It was unreal." Country star Taylor Swift is still pinching herself after shooting forthcoming movie The Giver with Oscar winner Jeff Bridges. Meryl Streep and Katie Holmes also appear in the film.
Quote: "We used to have to tell (awards organisers) everywhere that we went that we'd like to be seated together and now they don't even ask us, they just (put us together)." Selena Gomez and her pal Taylor Swift love catching up at awards shows.
Fact: Fans of country superstar Taylor Swift in Westerly, Rhode Island have carved a welcome message to the singer into an eight-acre cornfield. The tribute, which includes the phrase "Welcome Taylor" and an outline of a guitar, is just minutes away from the star's sprawling mansion, which she purchased earlier this year (13). Last month (Sep13), fellow country singer Kellie Pickler was handed a similar honour, when an image of her face was cut into a cornfield in her native North Carolina.
Quote: "I think that you can love people without it being the great love. (Singer/songwriter pal Ed Sheeran) says there are different kinds of love: There's physical attraction, mental attraction, and emotional attraction; there's also comfort and obsession. You need to have all of those things in one person. You have to mentally respect them, be physically attracted, and have a comfort level. You're obsessed with them, yet you also know they're going to stay. I've never had that in one person." Serial dater Taylor Swift is still on the hunt for her one great love.
Fact: Taylor Swift and Jason Aldean are set to hit the stage to perform at the Country Music Association Awards next month (Nov13). The stars will be joined by Blake Shelton and Tim Mcgraw at the ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee on 6 November (13). More performances are still to be announced.
Fact: Taylor Swift extended her line-up of special guests on her ongoing Red tour in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday (21Sep13) when she welcomed Hunter Hayes to the stage. During her three-night stint in her adopted hometown, she performed with Luke Bryan and Rascal Flatts.
Quote: "Uh oh. Realising you're actually really sick on the day of a sold out show is a whole new level of stressful." Taylor Swift was battling sickness before she hit the stage in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday night (20Sep13).
Quote: "That's the rumour. We collaborated at Staples Center. She came out and sang Jenny From the Block with me which was so much fun. We haven't spoken further about collaborating but I did read that on the Internet... She has my number, we text, but we haven't texted about going into the studio." Taylor Swift insists she isn't plotting a collaboration with Jennifer Lopez following their onstage duet at the Staples Center in Los Angeles recently.
Tweet: "Tonight = my first Toronto Film Festival experience-Going to the premiere tonight of One Chance, honored to have written the end credit song!" Taylor Swift is looking forward to her debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Fact: Taylor Swift and her ex Harry Styles appear to have reconciled as friends as both posed for a picture with mutual pal Ed Sheeran at an MTV Video Music Awards party in New York on Sunday night (25Aug13). The couple split after a brief romance earlier this year (13) and sources suggested the break-up was far from amicable, but the former pair was at least on speaking terms at Robin Thicke's post-Vmas party in Brooklyn after Styles and his One Direction bandmates handed out the ceremony's first award for Best Pop Video to Swift's best pal Selena Gomez.
Quote: "I wanna thank the fans because I tweeted about this a lot. I really, really wanted this... and I also want to thank the person who inspired this song, who knows exactly who he is, because now I've got one of these." Taylor Swift dedicates her MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video to the ex who inspired her hit song I Knew You Were trouble. The singer accepted the prize four years after her speech for the same Moonman trophy was interrupted by a drunk Kanye West.
Tweet: "Sang Jenny From the Block with JLo tonight at Staples Center. Still Fangirling Out About It." Taylor Swift brings Jennifer Lopez onstage for a duet at her gig in Los Angeles on Saturday (24Aug13).
Quote: "It would be hypocritical for me to say she couldn't do it because everybody writes songs based on personal experience. I can't say I'd have dated someone less famous to avoid it... at least she's a great songwriter!" Harry Styles remains upbeat about his ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift writing tracks about their break-up.
Fact: Taylor Swift was joined by a handful of special guests as she opened her four-night residency at Los Angeles' Staples Center on Monday night (20Aug13). The Love Story hitmaker invited singers Cher Lloyd, Sara Bareilles and Ed Sheeran to perform with her onstage at the sell-out show.
Fact: Country star Taylor Swift wants her burial headstone to read: "Love is a ruthless game unless you play it good and right."
Fact: Taylor Swift's childhood home in Berks County, Pennsylvania is up for sale. The lavish six-bedroom mansion is on the market for just under $800,000 (£533,333).
Quote: "I love cooking. I love going to the grocery store and getting a bunch of ingredients, going on (photo sharing site) Pinterest and finding a new recipe to make. I'm 80 years old." Singer Taylor Swift is a homebody during her days off.
Quote: "I do think about that, 'cause (sic) I'm scared of that. Ideas, they like land on a cloud in front of you and you just have to grab it at the right time. Songwriting is a lot like that. It's all very mysterious and fun." Country star Taylor Swift constantly worries she will run out of song ideas.
Fact: Taylor Swift's childhood home in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania is on the market for almost $800,000 (£533,300). The country star's parents rented the six-bedroom home for many years before moving to Nashville, Tennessee when their daughter was 14.
Quote: "She's the most amazing person. I can call her no matter where we are in the world and she'll pick up. She's always there for me." True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld gushes about her pop star pal Taylor Swift.
Fact: Taylor Swift and her tour mate, British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, enjoyed a little break from their busy schedules on Sunday (28Jul13) by heading out for a little stand-up paddle boarding session near the country superstar's new home in Rhode Island.
Tweet: "So stoked to be representing the girls in an otherwise all boys category for Video of the Year at the Vmas." Taylor Swift offers up a little girl power in the MTV Video Music Awards nominations list.
Tweet: "Two Vma nominations!! If you vote and get us one, I promise to keep a firmer grip on the mic this time." Taylor Swift still hasn't forgotten her encounter onstage with Kanye West at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when the rapper protested her Best Female Video win. Swift hasn't won a Vma since.
Quote: "Taylor Swift is dope, I'd like to work with Taylor Swift. I like the girl. We could do something really fantasy-like. That would be cool." Rapper will.i.am has his sights set on a hip-hop/country music collaboration with singer Taylor Swift.
Quote: "I leave the genre labelling to other people... I think if you sit there and think 'I have to put this instrument on this song because if I don't people will think that I'm in a different genre,' then I think that is possibly over-thinking what I do." Singer Taylor Swift is adamant she doesn't care if her music is labelled country or pop.
Quote: "I was rehearsing for our Wembley Stadium show in London and we had a rehearsal space booked in this warehouse... in L.A. and I am literally singing Trouble... and Usher just walks in and he's like, 'We're shooting The Voice over there and my girl is doing your song'. It's a million to one... and I was just like, 'I don't have hair and makeup or anything but I'll do it'." Taylor Swift on her recent big surprise on The Voice in America, when she turned up unannounced as reality Tv sensation Michelle Chamuel was prepping for her performance of the country singer's tune Trouble.
Fact: Singer Taylor Swift is poised to release her third fragrance. The perfume, Taylor by Taylor Swift, will hit shelves this month (Jun13).
Quote: "It's only led me to complete awesomeness at all times. It's only led me to awesome truth and awesomeness. Beauty, truth, awesomeness. That's all it is... I don't have one regret." Kanye West has no regrets over his infamous interruption of Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.
Tweet: "Filing this under 'never in my wildest dreams'.Thank you Rolling Stones for inviting me to Chicago to sing with you." Taylor Swift posts a picture of herself with Sir Mick Jagger after performing with the band at their gig in Chicago, Illinois on Monday night (03Jun13).
Fact: Taylor Swift made a surprise appearance on the U.S. version of Tv talent show The Voice on Monday (03Jun13). The singer cleared her busy schedule to visit contestant Michelle Chamuel during a rehearsal session as she was performing Swift's hit song I Knew You Were Trouble.
Fact: Taylor Swift will be the Rolling Stones' special guest when the band performs in Chicago, Illinois on Monday night (03Jun13).
Quote: "It's sweet, it's sophisticated, it draws you in. It's really my way of translating classic, yet modern, into a perfume." Taylor Swift on her upcoming third fragrance. Taylor by Taylor Swift will go onsale in late June (13).
Quote: "I had to fill out an 'I own your first child if you don't return it' kind of form. It was intense!" Actress/singer Hayden Panettiere, who lives in the same condominium block as Taylor Swift, was recently forced to borrow a guitar from her Nashville, Tennessee neighbour after misplacing her own instrument.
Tweet: "Sending all of my love to Boston after a day of sadness and confusion and not knowing what to say. I just don't understand." Singer Taylor Swift reacts to the horrific blasts which killed several people and injured over 140 others during the Boston Marathon on Monday (15Apr13).
Fact: Taylor Swift enjoyed a day out at Florida's Walt Disney World with her tourmate Ed Sheeran on Friday (12Apr13). The Love Story hitmaker uploaded photos from the trip to her Twitter.com page, including one image showing the country star screaming on a rollercoaster. The pair performed in Orlando on Thursday (11Apr12) and Friday night.
Fact: Taylor Swift's new Diet Coke commercial will debut during U.S. Tv show American Idol on Thursday night (11Apr13).
Quote: "I’ve kind of realised that I have no idea where I’m going to be next year, or in six months, or in two months... I know where I’ll be on tour in two months, but no idea where I’m going to be mentally, emotionally, dreams, goals, wishes, hopes. I have no idea if I’m going to get married or be single forever or have a family or just be on my own. You know, paint in a cottage by the ocean by myself." Unlucky-in-love Taylor Swift can't imagine where she'll be romantically in a year's time.
Fact: Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift and Prince are set to hit the stage for the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. R&B stars Bruno Mars and Miguel have also been announced as performers for the Las Vegas prizegiving, which will take place on 19 May (13).
Tweet: "St Louis, you were insanely loud and fun and amazing. Thanks for coming, guys. And a huge thank you to @Nelly_Mo for coming out to sing!!!" Taylor Swift thanks rapper Nelly for joining her onstage in Missouri on Tuesday night (19Mar13).
Quote: "I've never had this much fun shooting a video because my friends in the video are actually my real-life friends." Taylor Swift recruited her pals for the promo for her new single 22, which she debuted on U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America on Wednesday (13Mar13) - the same day she kicks off her Red tour in Omaha, Nebraska.
Quote: "One of these things I say to myself to calm myself down when I feel like it's all too much... If there's a pregnancy rumour, people will find out it's not true when you wind up not being pregnant, like nine months from now, and if there's a house rumour, they'll find out it's not true when you are actively not ever spotted at that house." Singer Taylor Swift is convinced all false rumours are proved untrue eventually.
Fact: Pop superstar Taylor Swift wore a racy black Elie Saab gown to walk the red carpet at the BRIT Awards in London on Wednesday (20Feb13). The singer's dress featured two revealing sheer panels cut almost to her waist.
Quote: "Oh it's fine. She's a great performer and she's always good on the stage... she's done it for a long time. She knows what she's doing on stage. It was just another good Taylor Swift performance. It was good." One Direction hunk Harry Styles shrugs off reports his ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift mocked his British accent while performing her hit We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together at the Grammy Awards earlier this month (Feb13).
Tweet: "One of my favorite human beings on the planet turns 22 today. I hope @edsheeran has the most perfect show in La tonight! Happy Bdayyyy" Taylor Swift offers pal Ed Sheeran birthday greetings as he prepares for a sold out show at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday (17Feb13). The British singer/songwriter will hit the road with Taylor Swift on her Red tour next month (Mar13).
Fact: Marina Toybina, the whimsical designer who created Taylor Swift's all-white old-school circus look for the Grammys, also created her country rival Carrie Underwood's costumes for her Blown Away tour and Katy Perry's outfit for her Hot N Cold video, which is now on display at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.
Quote: "Tim and Faith have been incredible to me over the years... whether it was sending me something on my birthday or Tim showing up and performing at my Nashville show and surprising the crowd. It just feels really good to work with people who you know are really, really good human beings." Taylor Swift on joining up with Tim MCGraw on his new album track The Highway Don't Care.
Quote: "I'm probably going to be with my friends or rehearsing... I'll be like, working on the lighting rig and, like, the lighting cues." Taylor Swift, who recently split from One Direction hunk Harry Styles, has no big romance plans for St. Valentine's Day (14Feb13).
Quote: "We presented this performance to the Grammy committee and we just said, 'This is what we'd like to do,' and they said, 'Ok, cool, you have a performance slot.' And then, like a week ago, they call us and they're like, 'Oh, by the way, you're opening the show...' I'm really, really excited about it. I figured they liked what we presented and they wanted to put it first." Taylor Swift on the thrill of opening the 2013 Grammy Awards.
Tweet: "Trouble is #1 on Us and Uk radio so I brought donuts to work. As donuts and #1s both make me very very happy." Taylor Swift celebrates with doughnuts.
Fact: Singer Taylor Swift treated fans to a private concert aboard the Yachts de Paris Mirage cruise down the River Seine in Paris on Monday (28Jan13). The special show came after Swift went sight-seeing in the French capital with her actress pal Hailee Steinfeld.
Fact: This year's (13) Grammy Awards show looks set to be a repeat of 2012 as both Taylor Swift and Rihanna will perform for a second year in a row. Pop rock group fun. are also among the confirmed performers for the prize-giving next month (Feb13).
Tweet: "I shouldn't read into the fact that my family got me a new scrabble board (the one that swivels!) &cat treats for Christmas, right? Am I 85?" Taylor Swift was thrilled by her Christmas gifts.
Fact: Taylor Swift and her rumoured new boyfriend Harry Styles have kicked off the festive season together by heading off on a pre-Christmas skiing trip. The blonde singer jetted off to Utah for a romantic break with the One Direction star and they were spotted hitting the slopes together at the Canyons Resort in Park City.
Fact: One Direction star Harry Styles has added a new piece of skin art to his collection - a ship on his left arm. The British pop hunk headed to West Hollywood's Shamrock Tattoo Parlor on Tuesday (18Dec12) for the inking session and was supported by his rumoured girlfriend Taylor Swift.
Fact: Bosses at soft drinks manufacturer Britvic are bringing out a limited edition bottle of their J2O in honour of celebrity couple Taylor Swift and Harry Styles after the British hunk recently treated his country star girlfriend to the fruity pop. Five thousand bottles of Berry In Love will be produced in time for Valentine's Day next year(14Feb13).
Quote: "I just found out about this, yeah, on Twitter actually!... It's cute... I'm happy for them!" Carly Rae Jepsen was pleased to see news about rumoured couple Taylor Swift and One Direction star Harry Styles.
Fact: Country star Taylor Swift had a 23rd birthday to remember on Thursday (13Dec12) - not only did she land a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Song for The Hunger Games' Safe and Sound, she also received 23 Custom Cupcake Company sweet treats from her rumoured boyfriend, One Director star Harry Styles. The pair is currently spending time together in his native England, reports UsMagazine.com.
Tweet: "Best birthday surprise EVER-just found out that Safe&Sound is nominated for a Golden Globe!! Thank you @goldenglobes." Taylor Swift celebrates her 23rd birthday with a Golden Globe nomination for her The Hunger Games song.
Tweet: "December 13th is my 23rd birthday, and also the premiere of my 23rd video. How fun." The stars are aligning for country singer Taylor Swift.
Fact: Grammy Nominations Concert Live co-hosts Taylor Swift and LL Cool J stunned fans at the Nashville, Tennessee event on Wednesday night (05Dec12) when they switched genres for a burst of the country star's hit Mean. LL Cool J sang part of the song while six-time Grammy winner Swift showed off her human beatbox skills and then joked, "I'm, like, 100 per cent sure that we're not gonna be nominated for that collaboration."
Quote: "Taylor honestly couldn't be a sweeter person. She's genuinely nice and extremely talented and she deserves everything she has." One Direction star Harry Styles fuels rumours he is dating singer Taylor Swift.
Fact: Taylor Swift has tied the all-time record for the most weeks at number one on America's Country Songs chart by a female. The singer's We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together has scored an eighth week on top - a record that has been held for 48 years by Connie Smith, who enjoyed a long spell at number one in 1964 with Once a Day.
Quote: "It's just part of going there - knowing how to say thank you for coming to the show, how are you feeling, are you having fun? I try to make an effort to let them know I'm here, I'm happy to be here, I know a few things you guys say." Taylor Swift insists on picking up a few foreign phrases for her gigs abroad.
Quote: "I tend to think things are love and then look back and reevaluate. I know how many people I've said 'I love you' to. I could probably count it up... but part of me feels you can't say you were truly in love if it didn't last. If I end up getting married and having kids, that's when I'll know it's real - because it lasted." Taylor Swift on her own love story.
Quote: "I think Ed is fast becoming the most in-demand songwriter in the world. Writing for One Direction has pretty much made him in demand from everybody. I know Justin Bieber loves his songs and I have heard Beyonce and Rihanna want him to write for them as well... in 20 years we could be looking back at him as one of the all-time great songwriters." Taylor Swift tips British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran for big things.
Fact: Taylor Swift has hired Broadway's former Spider-Man Reeve Carney to star in her latest music video. The actor, who appeared in Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, plays Swift's love interest in the promo for her new single I Knew You Were Trouble.
Fact: Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift have sparked rumours they're working on a new track together after the pop stars were spotted arriving at Conway Studios in Los Angeles on Saturday (17Nov12). Cyrus spent two hours in the studio with Gomez and left before the singer's best pal Swift joined her there in the evening.
Quote: "I don't know if I have a vacation for another year. You get really good at maintaining phone relationships with people you love, because you're just not going to get to see them all the time." Single singer Taylor Swift insists any future romance will have to be a long distance one as she prepares to go on tour to promote her new album Red.
Quote: "It needs to be equal. If I feel too much like I'm wearing the pants, I start to feel uncomfortable and then we break up." Country star Taylor Swift prefers her boyfriends to take control of the relationship. The singer has previously dated Joe Jonas, Jake Gyllenhaal and John Mayer, and recently split from teenager Conor Kennedy, the grandnephew of assassinated U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
Fact: Taylor Swift has been confirmed to help Americans ring in 2013 by headlining Tv special DICk Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest on 31 December (12). The show, co-presented by Fergie and Jenny MCCarthy, will feature a two-hour tribute to beloved host DICk Clark, who died in April (12).
Fact: Pals Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber have teamed up to film a new holiday Tv ad for U.S. department store MACy's. The commercial features the pop stars, Donald Trump, Martha Stewart and Tommy Hilfiger interacting with Edmund Gwenn, the star of 1947 festive film Miracle on 34th Street.
Tweet: "Got a cold. I'm carrying around a box of tissues like it's my new favorite accessory, sneezing excessively, talking like a frog/old man." Taylor Swift is ill while on a promotional tour of Britain.
Quote: "Being a mum full time, doing everything for my kids, having a bunch of them. One day, I'm sure. But that's the only other thing that could be as thrilling for me as doing this." Country star Taylor Swift dreams of having a big family.
Quote: "Taylor's amazing. She's so smart and sweet and humble - and she's way more successful than I am! So when I see her after everything she's been through and she just wants to go home and bake cookies with me. That, to me, is awesome." Singer/actress Selena Gomez admires her best pal, country sweetheart Taylor Swift.
Tweet: "They just told me Red sold 1.2 million albums first week. How is this real life?! You are Unreal. I love you so much. Thanks a million." Taylor Swift celebrates the success of her new album in America the day before the new Billboard 200 chart is released.
Fact: British singer Ed Sheeran has had the word 'Red' tattooed on his arm, sparking speculation the inking is a tribute to his pal Taylor Swift, who this month (Oct12) released an album of the same name.
Fact: The December (12) issue of America's Cosmopolitan magazine features a photo of country star Taylor Swift alongside a now-embarrassing caption which reads, "Crazy For A Kennedy!" The Love Story hitmaker sat down for the interview weeks ago when she was dating 18-year-old Conor Kennedy. The couple has since split.
Fact: Taylor Swift has invited singer Ed Sheeran to join her on the road. The Brit, who collaborated with the country star on her new track Everything Has Changed, will open for Swift at all 58 shows on her upcoming U.S. tour.
Quote: "In 10 years I will hopefully... either have a family or know when I want to have one... I really wanna end up happy, that's the biggest thing for me." Country star Taylor Swift mulls over her future.
Quote: "I'll get an idea and don't have time to say to the person I'm with, 'Hey I gotta go do this real quick...' I just pick up my phone and go to a corner and (mumble into her phone). It's this weird fragment of melody, a few words, kind of like some beat... they're weird. And they'll be like, 'Is that what I think it was?' and I'll be like, 'Yeah, I'm gonna write that tonight.'" Taylor Swift often interrupts conversations with her friends to note down song ideas.
Quote: "If they're not liking what's written about them or what they think is written about them, or what they assume and presume is about them, I've probably hit the nail right on the head, it's probably really true." Singer Taylor Swift enjoys riling up her ex-boyfriends by writing about her failed relationships in song.
Quote: "I thought I would go to college and figure out what I wanted to do. I know I love to put together rooms and go furniture shopping... so maybe that would have been a back-up plan." Taylor Swift on her career path if she hadn't become a singer/songwriter.
Quote: "I love to go hiking and just put on headphones and blast music because it's a way to exercise without feeling like you're exercising." Country superstar Taylor Swift prefers stretching her legs in the great outdoors to hitting the gym.
Quote: "I was just immediately panic-stricken, like, 'He's gonna watch my show...?' They came back for a meet and greet backstage before and I brought this little guitar that I always write songs with and I asked him to sign it and not only did he sign it, but he played it... It was crazy." Taylor Swift on meeting her hero Bruce Springsteen at a recent show.
Quote: "I haven't really had any long-term relationships, so I don't know that much about them. I like the idea of them, though. I write songs about love constantly, so I love the idea of it and I love writing about it. We'll see how I end up doing with the actual thing." Singer Taylor Swift hopes to find lasting love one day after dating stars like Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Jonas and John Mayer. She is currently romancing Conor Kennedy, the great nephew of assassinated U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
Quote: "Men I've dated who are in the same business can be really competitive. A few times guys have started comparing careers and it has been... challenging... Sometimes guys start acting weirdly towards me, especially if I get good news and they get bad... It's usually downhill from there." Singer Taylor Swift on the downside to having a famous boyfriend.
Quote: "Meeting Michelle Obama was like an out-of-body experience. She was presenting me with a Kids' Choice Award and she said, 'Come by the White House any time.' Unfortunately, I haven't done it yet, but I might just pop in for tea one day. She was so lovely and approachable." Singer Taylor Swift was in awe of the U.S. First Lady after they met in March (12).
Quote: "We spend hours talking on the phone about life and love, but never business. She doesn't give advice - she asks you a dozen questions about your problem so you end up figuring it out on your own. She's like a therapist and she doesn't even charge." Taylor Swift talks through her troubles with her actress pal Emma Stone.
Quote: "There's interesting things on there, like text messages, but you wouldn't find any naked pictures." Taylor Swift insists there's nothing scandal-worthy on her cellphone.
Quote: "It's one of those things where you've rehearsed over and over and when the camera turns on, the nerves kick in and you just can't think straight." Taylor Swift attempts to explain her poor duet performance with Stevie Nicks at the 2010 Grammy Awards.
Fact: Taylor Swift has turned the worst moment of her career so far into a life lesson - she has framed a photo of Kanye West's stage invasion at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and placed it above the Best Female Video trophy she won, adding the caption, "Life is full of little interruptions". West stormed the stage and interrupted Swift's acceptance speech to protest her win over pal Beyonce.
Quote: "I had serious nightmares where I'd wake up in the middle of the night for, like, three weeks after that. I really thought that was it for me. I was thinking, 'Justin is 17, so he's going to juvie (juvenile detention), but I'm going to big-girl prison." Taylor Swift had sleepless nights for weeks after pal Justin Bieber pranked her for TV show PUNK'D. He masterminded a firework stunt, during which Swift appeared to set fire to a boat, where an at-sea wedding was being staged.
Quote: "I don't drink much alcohol. If it doesn't taste like candy or sparkles, I usually don't drink it. Wine sometimes, because it makes me feel classy, but not Scotch. Not yet." Taylor Swift isn't a fan of alcohol.
Quote: "I have no idea what happened there. I think that story was based on the biggest misunderstanding, 'cause I would never knowingly show up somewhere that I thought I wasn't invited to and I would never want to upstage anyone." Taylor Swift hits back at reports suggesting she and boyfriend Conor Kennedy crashed Kyle Kennedy and Liam Kerr's Massachusetts wedding in August (12).
Quote: "Hayden is my neighbour, actually. She pulled me aside and said, 'I need to talk to you! I need to tell you that my character's not based on you.' And I said, 'I know, Hayden. I saw the pilot. It's amazing.' I think she did an incredible job of being sinister and adorable at the same time, and we had a hilarious conversation about it.'" Taylor Swift felt reassured after Hayden Panettiere insisted her character in new country music Tv drama Nashville was not inspired by the singer.
Quote: "I met Ellie Goulding last night and she's the coolest girl. I've been obsessed with her songs for years so I felt a bit fan girl-ish. I know all the words to her new song." Taylor Swift is a huge fan of British singer Ellie Goulding.
Quote: "I would much rather my personal life be sung about. I think it sounds nicer that way, rather than me talking about it in some magazine article." Taylor Swift on her inspiration for songs.
Tweet: "This whole thing where Red is #1 on iTunes makes me So happy. I will now use this as an excuse to celebrate by eating more croissants." Taylor Swift celebrates another chart success.
Quote: "How presumptuous! I never disclose who my songs are about." Taylor Swift takes aim at ex-boyfriend John Mayer for assuming her song Dear John was about him.
Quote: "Well, it's not like it's in fine print. But music is absolutely everything that I am and everything that I stand for. It's not my fault if someone gets into a relationship with me and then cheats and I write a song about it." Taylor Swift doesn't apologise for singing about her ex-boyfriends and bitter break-ups.
Tweet: "Just clipped my cat's claws all by myself. Didn't get mauled. Celebrate life's little victories." Taylor Swift celebrates a pet achievement.
Tweet: "Just found out about the 5 MTV Europe Awards nominations!! Is This Actually Happening?? I seriously just paced around the room in disbelief. I'm so excited. I'm so excited. I'm so excited. I love you guys. I might hyperventilate. I'm so excited... Just looked at the nominees - my buddy @edsheeran is nominated for an EMA too! Party." Taylor Swift can't believe she's up for a handful of Emas.
Tweet: "Woke up to the wonderful news, 3 Cma nominations! Entertainer, female, and so excited to be nominated with @thecivilwars for vocal event!!" Taylor Swift is thrilled by her latest awards nominations.
Fact: Country star Taylor Swift has handed a pair of her favourite ballet flats to bosses at a celebrity charity to auction off. The Love Story hitmaker autographed the red patent leather shoes from Bloch and donated them to the bosses at Soles4Souls, an organisation which helps provides footwear to those living in poverty. American Idol host Ryan Seacrest and U.S. late night funnyman Jimmy Fallon have also contributed items to the online auction, which runs through 13 September (12).
Quote: "I know general things about love. How to treat people well, what you deserve and when to walk away. Other than that, love is a complete mystery - and that's why I like to write about it." Taylor Swift on the inspiration behind her love and heartbreak songs.
Quote: "After I write a song, I always end up laying awake at night thinking, 'What are the lighting cues going to be on this? How big is the pit going to be?' I have been thinking of some big moments that are going to happen." Taylor Swift admits she often worries her love split songs will get her into trouble with an ex.
Fact: Singers Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber have teamed up to shoot a joint advertisement for 2012 Fashion's Night Out on 6 September. The annual event brings together designers, models, celebrities and shoppers for a night on the town in major cities across America and both stars are urging fans to join in the fun.
Fact: Taylor Swift is reportedly on the look out for a new home in Massachusetts after showing interest in buying a $4.9 million (£3 million) beach mansion next door to the Kennedy family compound, according to the New York Post. The country singer has been romantically linked to Robert Kennedy, Jr.'s son Conor after spending time with America's famous political clan in recent weeks.
Quote: "Patrick's a friend. That's why I don't read any gossip about me because I don't wanna be weirded out by who people think I'm dating." Taylor Swift insists she is not dating Arnold Schwarzenegger's son Patrick after the couple was spotted vacationing together.
Fact: Country star Taylor Swift spent her Independence Day (04Jul12) partying with members of the famous Kennedy family on a beach in Massachusetts. The singer was also spotted with Patrick Schwarzenegger - the son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, who is the niece of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy - on the patriotic day.
Quote: "She really helped country music. When she hit, I was thinking, 'Thank God Taylor's out there to show people we're not cheesy'. Some people still think that country music is twangy and cheesy, and they pigeonhole us. But I thought if they're looking for Taylor's videos or songs, they might see or hear other people they like." Miranda Lambert is grateful for Taylor Swift's boost to the country music genre.
Tweet: "Made buckwheat crepes this morning (and by morning, I mean 1pm when I woke up)." Taylor Swift had a lie-in on Wednesday (25Apr12).
Fact: Justin Bieber's new album will feature a song he wrote with country star Taylor Swift. The album will also feature collaborations with Drake, Kanye West and Timbalake and a duet between Bieber and his mentor Usher. Believe will be released this summer (12).
Tweet: "Well played Justin Bieber. I was truly terrified." Taylor Swift on her Punk'd experience at the hands of pal Bieber. The practical joke, during which Swift thought she'd set fire to a boat wedding with a stray firework, aired in America on Thursday (29Mar12).
Fact: U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama is set to make a special appearance at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday (31Mar12) to present country star Taylor Swift with the Big Help Award in honour of her charity work.
Fact: Taylor Swift has shot a video appeal to fans with the help of her kitten Meredith. The singer and her pet 'chat' about the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards and urge fans to vote for her as Entertainer of the Year.
Tweet: "Tonight we ended a 13 month tour. It was a beautiful trip around the world and I wouldn't trade those memories for anything. Thanks guys." Taylor Swift wraps us her tour marathon on Sunday (18Mar12) in New Zealand with a tweet to fans.
Fact: Taylor Swift showed she has put her differences with Kanye West aside by wearing a top designed by the rapper in a photoshoot for the Australian edition of Harper's Bazaar. West famously interrupted the singer's acceptance speech at the 2009 Mtv Video Music Awards.
Quote: "We are not a couple. He's awesome, we are not a couple though. You hear people get together when they're shooting movies, co-stars. But not like animated co-stars. You know what I'm saying." Taylor Swift dismisses recent gossip she's dating The Lorax co-star Zac Efron.
Quote: "Paul writes about his life and the things he's learned about love in such a brilliantly simple way. I feel as if I've been let into his heart and his mind... His music makes me feel there's more good in the world than we think, and maybe love can really exist in a pure form... To see Paul doing what he's doing at 69 is so inspiring. He's out there continuing to make his fans so happy. Any musician could only dream of a legacy like that." Taylor Swift dreams of developing Paul McCartney's songwriting skills.
Quote: "I don’t ever want to be that person whose self image overtakes who they are. I am not a fan of working out that much. There’s no regimen. There’s no personal trainer. I love to go hiking because it’s an experience. If I need to gain stamina for a tour, I will run every single night on the treadmill, but I don’t necessarily like being at the gym." Singer Taylor Swift on her work-out regime.
Fact: Taylor Swift debuted her haunting new The Hunger Games ballad onstage in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday night (12Jan12) as a surprise guest of country couple the Civil Wars. The duo was making its Ryman Auditorium debut to a sold-out crowd when singer Joy Williams introduced Swift and the threesome performed their new soundtrack tune Safe and Sound.
Tweet: "I'm so 22 right now." Country star Taylor Swift is celebrating her birthday on Tuesday (13Dec11).
Quote: "Sometimes I feel Twitter pages can become very promotional in their nature, and I don't want that. I just want it to be where I can tell them, 'Thanks so much for the nomination,' or tell them what I'm watching on TV at that moment. I like for it to be a little bit random and spontaneous. I want it to be as human as possible, because it's just me sitting there with my phone deciding what to tweet." Taylor Swift on her love for Twitter.com.
Quote: "For me, when Faith Hill performed on an awards show, everything mattered - everything she said, did, wore, I tried to copy it. That's what little girls do, so there is a big responsibility and I take it very seriously." Taylor Swift takes her role model status very seriously.
Quote: "Kris Kristofferson has been a big role model for me. When I look at people who I feel have really lived their lives and recorded their lives in music so beautifully, those are my role models. They've all taught me lessons just by example." Taylor Swift on her unlikely mentor, grizzled country legend Kris Kristofferson.
Fact: Country star Taylor Swift has taken up a new hobby - she has begun making homemade snow globes in celebration of the Christmas holiday. The crafty singer created a batch of the decorative items using recycled jars, small figurines, and glitter.
Tweet: "Last night, Madison Square Garden was lit up like a Christmas tree - And we got to play Iris with Johnny Rzeznik from @GooGooDolls! Crazy!" Taylor Swift's penultimate Speak Now concert featured a duet with the Goo Goo Dolls frontman.
Quote: "It really was wonderful that my brother was here to see that. He's usually at college. He goes to college and just lives a completely different life than me. To take him into my world for a second, it made me feel really good to be winning." Taylor Swift took her brother Austin as her date to the American Music Awards on Sunday (20Nov11).
Tweet: "congrats girl. U wrote every single Note & Lyric for Speak Now. That is not an easy feat. You deserve every bit of tonight." Katy Perry salutes Taylor Swift after her big wins at the American Music Awards on Sunday night (20Nov11).
Tweet: "Hanging out with my new roommate, Meredith." Singer Taylor Swift has adopted a new kitten.
Fact: Taylor Swift has adopted a new pet - a kitten she has named Meredith.
Tweet: "Speak Now came out one year ago today! I can't thank you all enough for how beautiful this year has been. I just love you all so much." Taylor Swift thanks her fans for the success of her one-year-old album.
Quote: "This fragrance is really for people of all ages and I've had to talk some of my guy friends out of wearing it. So it's debatable whether it's, you know, for both (sexes)." Taylor Swift was surprised when some of her male friends started wearing her debut fragrance Wonderstruck.
Tweet: "Just got word of the American Music Awards noms! Artist of the year, Fav Country Album, Fav Country Female!! This day is so awesome!!" Taylor Swift is having a great day after being nominated for several trophies at the American Music Awards, as well as being named Billboard's Woman of the Year.
Fact: Taylor Swift's new Nashville, Tennessee mansion has hosted four U.S. presidents.
Tweet: "Thanks to you guys and the Cma voters, we got 5 Cma NOMINATIONS THIS MORNING!!! I am flipping out!!!" Taylor Swift on learning she has five nods for the Cma Awards in November (11).
Fact: Taylor Swift now owns more Teen Choice Awards than any other celebrity. The country singer took home six prizes at Sunday's (07Aug11) ceremony in Los Angeles taking her tally to 13 - her lucky number.
Tweet: "Just watched The Lincoln Lawyer in my hotel room- had no idea Trace Adkins was in it! Excellence!!!" Taylor Swift applauds her fellow country star's performance in the Matthew Mcconaughey film.
Quote: "In high school, it seemed like everybody cared about being tan all year round, but I haven't really thought about it since then. I don't go to a tanning bed, and I get bored when I lay out. I put sunscreen on when I'm in the sun, and sometimes I get tan, but I don't really think about it very much." Taylor Swift on her pale look.
Fact: The Thelma & Louise-inspired skit Shania Twain and Taylor Swift filmed to open Wednesday night's (08Jun11) Cmt Awards in Nashville, Tennessee featured show host Kid Rock, Kenny Rogers, Donald Trump and Glee star Chord Overstreet.
Quote: "You've just given me another reason to be completely in love with you." Taylor Swift thanks her fans after winning the first trophy of the night at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. The Love Story singer claimed the Album Artist of the Year prize.
Quote: "I think it's just obnoxious if I complain about anything. I hear people talk about like, 'Oh, the intrusions on my privacy.' It's like there are a million other jobs you could have had. I've just come to an acceptance of the fact, this is my life. If people happen to take my picture then you laugh about it in the car afterwards." Singer Taylor Swift refuses to complain when she is snapped on the streets.
Quote: "It was a little strange because they're so meticulous about it - about six months in advance they came and did all these different drawings and sketchings and renderings and mouldings and castings. There were all kinds of fittings that were done - so I know they have their measurements right. So that must be what I look like!" Taylor Swift on her wax figure at Madame Tussauds in New York.
Quote: "We get to ride one of those double-decker tour buses that they have over here, that they only have over here, and my band and I just geek out over that - we're like, 'We're in the second storey of the bus!'" Taylor Swift loves the tour buses she travels in whilst in Britain.
Fact: Taylor Swift has signed on to play the voice of Zac Efron's love interest in the upcoming Dr. Seuss film The Lorax. The animated adaptation of the children's book classic, also starring Betty White and Danny DeVito, is slated for a March 2012 release.
Fact: Lionel Richie has reached out to Taylor Swift to record a new version of his 2003 song Angel for his forthcoming duets album, Tuskegee. The soul star has re-recorded his most popular hits with the biggest names in country music, including Tim Mcgraw, JIMMY BUFFET, Willie Nelson and Kenny Rogers.
Fact: Jake Gyllenhaal, who reportedly ended his romance with Taylor Swift this month (Jan11), took his ex-girlfriend Jenny Lewis to the Golden Globes ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night (16Jan11). The pair has remained friends since they dated back in 2001.
Quote: "Congratulations to you. You're a dad now." Taylor Swift upon receiving her Favourite Country Artist honour at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (05Jan11) from Sir Elton John.
Quote: "I think I would probably be wanting to write books, novels, tell stories in some other way... because writing is everything to me. That's at the core of all of it... I'm lucky that I get to do my first choice." Country music darling Taylor Swift would be writing books if she wasn't writing songs.
Quote: "She's the real deal. She's absolutely the real deal in every way, shape and form. She's a writer, she's a singer, she's a beautiful girl. Apparently, she's got her head on straight. I think she's going to be Loretta Lynn. Like she's going to be around... She's good. She's real." Jon Bon Jovi is a big fan of country star Taylor Swift.
Fact: Taylor Swift is proving to be a hot ticket for 2011 - nine of the U.S. concerts on her Speak Now World Tour has sold out within minutes of going on sale this week (begs06Dec10). Two of the shows, set for Los Angeles' Staples Center next summer (11), sold out within two minutes, prompting the singer to add a further two gigs at the venue.
Quote: "I'm so stoked. It's a new line that comes out in January (11) called Nature Luxe and I'm really excited. They've been so nice to me, I'm just really excited for this year." Country sweetheart Taylor Swift is delighted to be the new face of CoverGirl Cosmetics.
Quote: "Chris Martin from Coldplay has been incredible to me. I've been a huge fan for years. Having him reach out to me so many times saying, 'Congratulations, I'm so happy for you' is wonderful." Taylor Swift is proud to count rocker CHRIS MARTIN as a fan.
Quote: "It’s a good movie." Taylor Swift on reported boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal's new film Love & Other Drugs, in which he romances co-star Anne Hathaway.
Fact: Taylor Swift has been named Entertainment Weekly magazine's Entertainer of the Year, making the 20-year-old singer the youngster ever recipient of the title. Other stars to feature on the 2010 list include James Franco, Katy Perry and the cast of Glee.
Quote: "She does that straight look a lot but nobody sees it." Selena Gomez insists best pal Taylor Swift is always experimenting with her hair - and the new straight look she debuted at the American Music Awards is nothing new to her.
Fact: Taylor Swift taped a performance of her new song HAUNTED at the prop house built for the movie PSYCHO for her Thanksgiving Day (25Nov10) TV special, Taylor Swift - Speak Now.
Quote: "I love her... She's one of my best friends... We go to the mall, to the cinema; we go to IHOP (restaurant International House of Pancakes)." Selena Gomez loves hanging out with best pal Taylor Swift.
Quote: "It means I'll be able to go to the concerts all my friends go to!" Taylor Swift can't wait to celebrate her 21st birthday next month (Dec10) so she can rock out with her pals.
Quote: "The three girls, me, the back up singer and the fiddle player, we all warm up to 50 Cent music. It's surprising how many lyrics I know!" Country sweetheart Taylor Swift has an unlikely rap ritual before every performance.
Quote: "They straightened my hair and I'm walking through the halls of the awards show and I'm passing by people that I know - that I've known for years - these other musicians, and I'm like, 'Hey!' and they're walking by. And I'm like, 'I'm back in junior high right now, this is weird, this is what it used to be like.'" Taylor Swift admits trading her curly locks for a straight hairstyle at Sunday night's (21Nov10) American Music Awards confused even her closest pals.
Quote: "My parents, they raised me to believe that being presumptuous is the most irritating quality in a person... I'd rather go to an awards show and assume you don't have any shot of winning and if you do, say whatever comes to your mind." Country music darling Taylor Swift never prepares an acceptance speech for awards shows.
Quote: "I will always have a fairy-tale complex. And I know that I'm never going to live on top of a tower and his name won't be Prince Charming, but he's going to make me laugh and he's going to be self-deprecating and endearing, and he'll be fun to hang out with. I think that's what my idea of Prince Charming has evolved into." Country sweetheart Taylor Swift will always believe in love.
Quote: "If you cry over a guy, then your friends can't date him. It can't even be considered." Singer Taylor Swift insists she has no problem with her pals dating her exes as long as they don't break the rule. Her ex-boyfriend Joe Jonas went on to romance Demi Lovato two years after splitting from the country star.
Tweet: "Guys... Thank you for the AMA. I'm so thrilled and thankful. I'm so excited, I think you've cured my jet lag!" Taylor Swift is delighted she was voted the Favourite Female Country Artist at the 2010 American Music Awards on Sunday (21Nov10).
Quote: "Like, 'The best way to get a guy to like you would be to actively ignore him'. I was filled with advice! I'd tell my friends things like, 'Don't accept that apology! That isn't sincere!' Or 'He hung out with his ex-girlfriend? Get rid of him'. But love is never that simple. Now I'm finally getting the idea it's the one thing I don't need to have a strategy for." Taylor Swift has given up doling out romance tips to pals, because she is usually wrong.
Quote: "There are two ways you can deal with it if you are bullied. You can let it destroy you, or you can use it as fuel to drive you: to dream bigger, work harder. I wasn't invited to parties and I look back now and I'm so thankful that I was at home playing guitar until my fingers bled." Country music sweetheart Taylor Swift on how she overcame childhood bullying.
Quote: "I wanted to release this album on vinyl because in the last year and a half or so I've just fallen in love with records... I think that that was at its highest point of tradition and of being an event when people would go out to the record store and buy a record and run home and put it on their turntable and listen to it because music was this event." Taylor Swift admits she considered releasing her new album SPEAK NOW in a vinyl format.
Tweet: "Congrats to my friend and someone I admire and was there for me from day 1. U did it @taylorswift13!!! 1 Million Albums in 1 WEEK!!!" Justin Bieber is delighted pal Taylor Swift has achieved more than one million U.S. sales in a week of her new album SPEAK NOW.
Quote: "When I was nine or 10, Faith Hill was my favourite singer, and everything she said, wrote or did, every video she made, mattered to me. She helped determine who I wanted to be." Taylor Swift on the impact Faith Hill had on her career.
Quote: "I have a Japanese Teppanyaki grill in my kitchen, so I make fried rice and teriyaki and filet mignon and shrimp. My friends love that." Taylor Swift on her cooking skills.
Fact: Taylor Swift shut down Hollywood Boulevard on Friday (29Oct10) to play a surprise concert on top of a double-decker bus in front of the Kodak Theater.
Quote: "I can say them at a business meeting. But for me, saying them to a person that I really care about in whatever sense, whatever capacity, is a little tougher, because it doesn't have a first verse, second verse, and bridge." Country singer Taylor Swift struggles to express herself to loved ones as candidly as she does in song.
Quote: "Guys will say something like, 'Oh, I'd better never make you mad because you'd write something about it.' Or, 'I don't want to be one of those guys.' But I've always lived by the theory that if a guy doesn't want me to write a bad song about him, he won't do bad things. And he shouldn't, you know?" Country singer Taylor Swift warns future boyfriends not to do her wrong.
Quote: "Every time I've gotten to jump up and down and scream at the top of my lungs and dance around because I won an award, I was celebrating that like it was the last time it was ever gonna happen. Living life that way keeps me excitable." Grammy-winning singer Taylor Swift will never take her music honours for granted.
Fact: Country star Taylor Swift enjoyed a VIP shopping spree during her promotional visit to London on Wednesday night (20Oct10) - owners of a clothing store in the city shut the shop to the public for two hours so the singer could browse the racks in private.
Quote: "There's been extreme joy, extreme pain, extreme curveballs. Sometimes when things impact you so intensely, it takes writing a song to get over them." Country star Taylor Swift has no regrets about laying her life bare in her music. The singer is known for pouring her feelings of heartbreak into her work.
Quote: "I'm not, by nature, a party girl. I don't think I'm gonna all of a sudden start being in love with the idea of going to a club. I've never really felt compelled to be drunk." Taylor Swift doubts she will see a dramatic change in her lifestyle when she turns 21 in December (13Dec10).
Quote: "Being single is wonderful and I love it. If someone ends up in front of me who is worth taking a chance on, I'll make that exception. But I don't ever have a morning where I wake up and say, 'I really need to find a boyfriend today.'" Single country star Taylor Swift is in no rush to find love following romances with Taylor Lautner, John Mayer and Joe Jonas.
Quote: "I think if you were to open anyone's diary from the ages of 16 to 20, you would find a lot in there that people don't put forth. I just happen to publish my diary for millions of people to read." Taylor Swift on her revealing lyrics about love and loss.
Quote: "I feel like in some ways I'm a solider of culture. I realise that no one wants that to be my job and I'll never go on stage again. I'll never sit in an award show again. Will I feel convicted about things that really meant stuff to culture that constantly get denied for years and years? I'm sorry I will. I cannot lie about it to sell records." Rapper Kanye West insists he'll never sit in the audience at an awards show again after his antics at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when he stormed the stage to protest Taylor Swift's Best Female Video win.
Quote: "There have been conversations, and when those happen with all these new opportunities, it usually comes down to scheduling. I'm a huge fan of the show, and I think it showcases music in a great way, so I would be really excited if anything were to happen there." Taylor Swift is open to a Glee tribute show.
Quote: "If I was going through a really tough day at school and I didn't have anyone to talk to or sit with at lunch, I would say to myself over and over again, 'It's OK because I can write a song about this later.'" Taylor Swift on how she coped as a teenage outsider.
Quote: "Our genres are completely different, but there could be something cool about that." Country music singer Taylor Swift on her dream collaboration with hip-hop star JAY-Z.
Quote: "We met at a Young Hollywood awards a couple of years ago, and we've stayed in touch ever since and got closer. It's not hard to spend time hanging out with her. I mean she has security and stuff so you can't really walk close to her when you're out so usually we just stay in together." Actress Emma Stone on her friendship with singer Taylor Swift.
Quote: "He's one of my best friends. He's wonderful, and we'll always be close. I'm so thankful for that." Taylor Swift is pleased her split from Taylor Lautner was amicable - because she's convinced she'll always be close friends with the TWILIGHT hunk.
Quote: "I would trust her with any secret, because not only would she keep it... she'd find some way to make me laugh about it." Taylor Swift on best pal, actress Emma Stone.
Fact: Taylor Swift will celebrate the release of her new album Speak Now with a special performance for competition winners at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on 25 October (10).
Quote: "I don't really have advice that anyone would take seriously, but they're going to have to do something so people stop talking about it and take the air out of it." MTV Video Music Awards host Chelsea Handler hopes Kanye West and Taylor Swift poke fun at their unfortunate encounter at the event a year ago (09).
Fact: Country music star Taylor Swift has secured her place in bowling history - the singer was picked as the 2010 choice for celebrity induction into the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame. Swift's photo and plaque in her honour will be displayed at the Arlington, Texas site later this summer (10).
Quote: "Everyone in my life knows whenever something happens the only way it's going to be over and finished and put to bed is if it's written about. Right now, the number one priority in my life is figuring out how to process what I'm feeling and translate it into musical form. It's like, 'Oh, my God, I'm confused right now. What's the rhyme I could use here?'" Taylor Swift uses music as therapy.
Quote: "I think about my next move 10 steps ahead. I'm always planning three awards shows ahead. For me, planning is a productive way of stressing out about your life." Taylor Swift relieves stress with meticulous planning.
Fact: Kanye West will make his first awards show appearance since he stormed the stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards to protest Taylor Swift's Best Female Video win when he performs at the BET Awards on 27 June (10)
Quote: "I love having a goal, feeling like I'm on a mission. I love trying to beat what I've done so far... I think about my next move 10 steps ahead. I'm always planning three award shows ahead. For me, planning is a productive way of stressing out about your life." Singer Taylor Swift describes how her determination helps her succeed in life.
Quote: "I have really, really bad eyesight and I wear these horrible huge glasses when I'm at home." Not everything about pretty Taylor Swift is perfect.
Quote: "I love his style. I love his writing and I think he's an amazing player too, so any kind of collaboration there would be really awesome." Taylor Swift dreams of duetting with White Stripes rocker Jack White.
Fact: Country sweetheart Taylor Swift is digging deep to help victims of flooding in Nashville, Tennessee - the star has donated $500,000 (£333,000) to relief efforts in the city where she launched her music career.
Tweet: "Hanging out with @katyperry is super fun except for the herd of domestic cats that follow her around." Taylor Swift on spending time with pal Katy Perry.
Fact: Taylor Swift is following in the footsteps of stars including Drew Barrymore and Rihanna by signing up as the latest face of cosmetics company Covergirl. The singer's first advertising campaign for the firm will debut in January (11).
Fact: Taylor Swift gets snap happy in a new campaign for the latest Sony camera. The singer can be seen onstage photographing a crowd of fans in the ad.
Quote: "I listen to her as a mother, and in that way I really appreciate her music. I was scared about my kids listening to the radio, but thankfully Taylor Swift is one of the artists that my daughter really hung on to. She's real." Melissa Etheridge gives TAYLOR SWIFT the thumbs up.
Tweet: "I just drove past Brad Paisley jogging down the side of the road. I rolled down the window and screamed RUN FORREST RUN. I live for little moments like that." Taylor Swift used a line from 1994 movie Forrest Gump to prank her country star pal.
Fact: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel put on a show of unity at Taylor Swift's Los Angeles show on Thursday (15Apr10), following persistent rumours of a split. The couple was seen enjoying the Staples Center gig before heading backstage to meet the singer.
Tweet: "I just used a Sharpie (marker pen) as eyeliner in the airplane bathroom." Country music singer Taylor Swift on her bizarre beauty regime.
Fact: Taylor Swift's lucky guitar has fetched $16,250 (£10,156) at a charity auction for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum that ended on Friday (26Feb10). The Taylor brand 12-string acoustic guitar is embellished with Swift's lucky number, 13.
Quote: "Taylor Swift is the perfect human being. She’s great. She’s such a nice, wholehearted, sweet girl, and she’s the biggest superstar in the world. My mum would be stoked if I brought her home." Boys Like Girls singer MARTIN JOHNSON would love to date TAYLOR SWIFT.
Quote: "My lucky number is 13, and I've seen it so much lately. I think it means positive things." Taylor Swift felt lucky before the Grammy Awards, which took place on 31/1.
Quote: "This is my first time walking up those stairs to accept a Grammy on national television... I just keep thinking back to when you're in second grade and you sing at the talent show for the first time and people joke around and they say, 'Maybe we'll see you at the Grammys some day,' but that seems like an impossible dream. And I feel like I'm standing here accepting an impossible dream, and I thank you so much for that." Taylor Swift picking up her third Grammy on Sunday night (31Jan10) - her first on the televised portion of the ceremony - after her record Fearless won Best Country Album.
Fact: Country music singer Taylor Swift and rock icon Stevie Nicks performed a surprise duet at Sunday night's (31Jan10) Grammy awards. The pair, who have 41 years between them, sang revamped renditions of Fleetwood Mac's Rhiannon and Swift's You Belong with Me.
Quote: "It just hasn't even sunk in yet! When I see it, it means that good things are going to happen, and I've seen it more times than I can even verbalise. Every time I look at a clock, it's something-thirteen; the Grammys are happening on the 31st, which is 13 backwards; my producer was just given his ticket for the show, and he is sitting in seat 13. It just freaks me out!" Suspicious country music singer Taylor Swift hopes she'll be lucky enough to score one of eight Grammy nominations during Sunday's (31Jan10) ceremony.
Quote: "She knows how to play guitar and she writes her songs so God bless her. I wish there was more of that out there. Hopefully she gets better and grows and keeps it all going." Kid Rock is a fan of teen country music star Taylor Swift.
Tweet: "Brit Award nomination? What??!!! EEEEEE!!!" Taylor Swift is excited about her BRIT Award nomination for International Breakthrough Act, which was announced on Monday (18Jan10).
Fact: Taylor Swift has been named the top-selling digital artist in history. According to U.S. Nielsen SoundScan, the country music star has sold more than 24.3 million tracks.
Tweet: "I am riding in a helicopter right now. And I have service up here! Heading to the Peoples Choice Awards. Mid-air tweeting... So 2010." Taylor Swift loves her showbiz lifestyle.
Fact: The Grammy nominees for album of the year will also compete on stage - all contenders have been announced as performers on music's biggest award night. Lady GaGa and The Dave Matthews Band will join Beyonce, Taylor Swift and the Black Eyed Peas as performers for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards on 31 January (10).
Quote: "Austin applied early to Notre Dame and just got his acceptance letter!! Much jumping up and down and screaming ensued. PARTY!!" Taylor Swift is proud of her younger brother, Austin, for landing a place at a top U.S. university.
Quote: "I like to bake and cook things and go visit the construction workers building my condo. People know I'm not a party girl. I'm not hiding some dying urge to be out clubbing right now. It's not being concealed." Taylor Swift insists she really as wholesome as her image suggests.
Fact: Taylor Swift has caused a stir after swapping her trademark perfect ringlets for straight hair and shaggy bangs, leaving the country singer nearly unrecognisable after a photoshoot with the high fashion T Magazine.
Quote: "That was the most mind-blowing experience, hearing my name called and winning that award. That is an award I had placed in an unattainable spot in my head." Taylor Swift on her 2009 highlight - winning Entertainer of the Year at last month's (Nov09) Country Music Association Awards.
Fact: Taylor Swift was once so inspired by a song idea, she ran into the wrong bathroom at an airport. The country singer had no paper to scribble the new idea down on and so dashed to the loo to write on a paper towel - and it was only when she looked up that she realised she was in the men's room.
Quote: "I love the number 13. I was born on December 13th, my first album went gold in 13 weeks; every time I win an award at an awards show I've seen 13 hundreds of times leading up to that awards show. The other night, before the Grammys, I saw 13 so many times before they announced the nominations and it ended up being a really good night for me." The number 13 is lucky for Taylor Swift.
Fact: Taylor Swift has just scored another chart landmark in the U.S. - her 2006 debut has been named the longest-running album on the Billboard 200 this decade.
Quote: "I got flowers from Shania Twain, and I was just like, 'You've gotta be kidding me!' And I'm gonna keep that note and frame it." Taylor Swift has a very special keepsake after her big night at the Country Music Association Awards earlier this month (Nov09). The Love Story singer picked up four awards and became the youngest winner of the coveted Entertainer of the Year.
Quote: "Taylor Swift is the last person to know she’s Taylor Swift, which I think is totally sweet. It’s almost like Taylor Swift is like a character in a movie about a small town girl who has her dreams come true and what any small time girl would do when their dreams come true is to freak out... Taylor is the world's biggest star, who doesn't know she's a star." John Mayer is a big fan of TAYLOR SWIFT.
Quote: "It feels like just yesterday I was knocking on doors in Nashville saying, 'Hey, would you listen to my demo?' I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to open for all those people who were nominated with me." Country music star Taylor Swift can't believe how far she's come since launching her career in Tennessee three years ago. The singer became the youngest person to be named Entertainer of the Year at the prestigious Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night (11Nov09).
Quote: "I got my first place, so I'm going to put these someplace very, very centrally located! I'm not quite sure where. I might have to put up some shelves." Teenage singing sensation Taylor Swift is having to make room for her many accolades after adding four prizes to her collection following Wednesday night's (11Nov09) Country Music Association Awards.
Quote: "That was confusing when we were shooting the movie. It was like, 'Taylor to make-up... Not you, the tan one.'" Pale-skinned Taylor Swift admits she struggled on the set of new film VALENTINE'S DAY because she shares her first name with co-star Taylor Lautner. They pair is rumoured to be dating.
Quote: "I wanna thank every single person in this room tonight for not running up onto this stage." Taylor Swift poked fun at her MTV Video Music Awards onstage encounter with Kanye West as she accepted her Female Vocalist of the Year honour at the Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday (11Nov09).
Quote: "It gets confusing definitely. And it's weird calling somebody your name." Actor Taylor Lautner admits there are awkward moments dating someone with the same first name. The TWILIGHT star has been linked to country singer Taylor Swift.
Quote: "I love Taylor, she is so sweet and so beautiful and such an amazing talent. I feel flattered." Shakira loved Taylor Swift's impersonation of her on U.S. sketch show Saturday Night Live at the weekend (07Nov09).
Quote: "I kinda feel like I might have a heart attack or pass out in the pitch meeting. I'm that excited." Country star Taylor Swift can't wait to test her comedy skills when she hosts live U.S. sketch show Saturday Night Live this weekend (07Nov09).
Fact: Katy Perry turned 25 in style on Saturday night (24Oct09) with a CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY-themed party in Los Angeles. The I Kissed A Girl hitmaker was joined by boyfriend Russell Brand and pal Taylor Swift as The Beach restaurant on Sunset Boulevard was turned into a dessert dream for the night.
Fact: All 15 shows on Taylor Swift's 2010 U.S. tour sold out in minutes on Friday (23Oct09). Tickets for her four New York area concerts sold out in just 120 seconds.
Quote: "I love bright colours and I love more of an old-world, eclectic feel and mismatched chairs and a different knob on every cabinet... I love draping fabrics and I'm putting a treehouse in my living room." Taylor Swift on her plans to decorate her new home.
Quote: "For me, I've never been a boyfriend girl, where I've always got a boyfriend. I was about 15 when I had my first boyfriend. We were together for a year. As far as relationships, that's me making an exception, 'cause I'm better single. I feel like if I were to meet the right person, I'd make time for it." Country star Taylor Swift is too busy for love.
Fact: TWILIGHT hunk Taylor Lautner showed his support for good pal Taylor Swift at the weekend (09-10Oct09) when he attended both of the country star's gigs in Chicago, Illinois. The actor was spotted in the crowd and later shared a lingering embrace with Swift onstage. The two Taylors have previously denied reports they're dating.
Quote: "Throwing baby carrots to my dogs, they're catching them in mid-air, and LOVING them. Who knew?" Taylor Swift tells followers of her Twitter.com blog about her pets' strange eating habits.
Quote: "I have a crush on the guy from CSI: NEW YORK - his name is Eddie Cahill. He played Jennifer Aniston's boyfriend on FRIENDS, the assistant Tag. He's really cute!" Taylor Swift has her eye on a Hollywood hunk.
Quote: "Bought Spiced Pecan Pumpkin bread mix at Williams Sonoma. I baked it and made cream cheese icing. So good. Fall baking!! Eeeee!!" Taylor Swift reveals her favourite home-made food to followers on Twitter.com.
Quote: "I've been alive for 19 and a half years, and I've experienced a few different kinds of apologies, and that one was sincere." Taylor Swift believed Kanye West when he apologised for ruining her acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards earlier this month (13Sep09).
Quote: "I was standing on stage because I was really excited because I had just won the award. And then I was really excited because Kanye West was on stage. And then I wasn't so excited anymore after that." Taylor Swift reflects on the moment the rapper invaded the stage and sabotaged her proud moment after winning the MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video on Sunday (13Sep09).
Fact: Taylor Swift filmed her YOU BELONG WITH ME video at her little brother's high school.
Fact: Taylor Swift performed her hit YOU BELONG WITH ME on the platform of the 42nd Street subway station in New York as part of the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night (13Sep09). The country star raced up the stairs to street level and concluded the song from the roof of a Big Apple yellow taxi.
Fact: Taylor Swift arrived at the MTV Video Music Awards in a horse-drawn princess carriage, confessing, "I really like fairytales."
Quote: "I have girl-next-door-itis. I'm the girl who is friends with the guy who likes someone else. I'm the one they confide in and then when he gets the girl I'm on my own. I end up writing songs about it." Taylor Swift on her boy problems.
Quote: "English guys are the world's best - even your paparazzi sound like gentlemen. I had 10 or 15 of them stationed on me all the time, and every time they shouted at me I found myself chatting to them because I loved their voices." U.S. country singer Taylor Swift is impressed with the English accent.
Fact: Country star Taylor Swift is holding an online raffle for fans - the lucky winner will get a personal audience with the singer when she travels to New York for a show on Thursday (27Aug09).
Fact: JAY-Z and Lady GaGa are the latest stars announced to sing at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York on 13 September (09). The show will also feature performances from Green Day, Taylor Swift, Pink and Muse.
Quote: "I get really restless when I haven't worked for a day and a half. I have a recurring dream that people are lined up next to my bed, waiting for autographs and taking pictures of me." Teen country singer Taylor Swift admits she's a workaholic.
Quote: "Some people get freaked out by huge displays of emotion from fans, but I like criers and people who come up to me bawling and screaming. Hearing a crowd scream is the coolest sound in the world. It can motivate me to do anything." Teen country singing sensation Taylor Swift is inspired by even her most crazed fans.
Quote: "I remember the girls who would come to talent shows and say to anyone they met, 'I'm so-and-so - I'm going to be famous someday.' I was never that girl." Country singing sensation Taylor Swift, 19, on her humble beginnings.
Fact: Grammy winner GEORGE STRAIT's acceptance as the Academy of Country Music's artist of the decade will be aired on U.S. TV on Wednesday night (27May09). The ceremony features performances from Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Taylor Swift and Tim Mcgraw.
Fact: Country star Taylor Swift was handed a key to the city of Evansville, Indiana on Thursday (24April) - 24 hours after the city's council declared 23 April as Taylor Swift Day.
Fact: Country star Taylor Swifts prom dress has sold at auction for $1,200 (GBP827.50).
Quote: "I like to shock people. One of the ways I came up with was to start my show with Lose Yourself by Eminem and just come out and start rapping." Country star Taylor Swift is always keen to try out different musical styles.
Quote: "If I talk to you for more than five minutes, I'm probably going to write a song about you!" Taylor Swift acknowledged those who inspired her hit record FEARLESS as she accepted the Best Album prize at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday (05Apr09).
Quote: "It's fine to talk about love publicly, but I think when you talk about virginity and sex publicly, people just automatically picture you naked. And as much as I can prevent people picturing me naked, I'm going to." Country music star Taylor Swift on why she won't discuss sex during press interviews at age 19.
Quote: "My album went double platinum and I was really considering a tattoo. I started drawing it on myself to see. But my dad told me that he would take it off with a belt-sander if I got it done." Taylor Swift's plans to celebrate her chart success with body art were foiled by her protective dad.
Quote: "I'm obsessed with the show. It's absolutely my favourite show; I've seen every single episode, every season." Country star Taylor Swift on her acting debut on hit TV drama CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, which aired in America on Thursday night (05Mar09).
Quote: "I think because the hardest things I went through (were) when I was 15-years-old. I was on tour and had my 16th birthday when I was working... a lot of things happened in the past, so it's very inspiring to (be taken) back." Teen star Miley Cyrus reveals why she connected to Taylor Swift's song, 15, before the pair dueted at Sunday's (08Feb09) Grammy Awards.
Quote: "I'm the girl who - I call it girl-next-door-itis - the hot guy is friends with and gets all his relationship advice from but never considers dating. Right now I'm not opposed to falling in love, but I'm also not exactly out there looking." Country star Taylor Swift's love life has been quiet since being dumped by Joe Jonas.
Quote: "Turning off all the lights in the house, lighting candles, and listening to sad songs while conducting random baking experiments." Teenager Taylor Swift reveals her favourite secret indulgence.
Quote: I'm addicted to proms! Country star Taylor Swift on her love for prom night. She has already attended three, while most U.S. teens get one.
Quote: "I was 15 and the oldest out of all my friends to have not kissed a guy." Taylor Swift didn't rush into relations with boys.
Fact: Mariah Carey kicked off the inaugural Grammy Nominations Concert in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (03Dec08) with a little festive flavour. Wearing a mini-dress with a white trim, the pop superstar performed CHRISTMAS (BABY PLEASE COME HOME). R+B star NE-YO announced the first nominations for Best New Artist at next year's (09) Grammy Awards - THE Jonas Brothers, Adele, Duffy, LADY ANTEBELLUM and JAZMIN SULLIVAN. The Grammy Nominations Concert was hosted by LL Cool J and Taylor Swift.
Quote: "I love huggers, but sometimes I get gropers. When it goes beyond 10 seconds - that's excessive." Teenage country star Taylor Swift on her more forward fans.
Quote: "A lot of girls thought I was weird. Actually, the word they liked to use was annoying. I'd sit at their lunch table and they'd move to a different one." Country star Taylor Swift admits she was unpopular in high school.
Quote: "I was that annoying kid who ran around singing for random strangers." Country music star Taylor Swift remembers how she got her early start.
Quote: "I'll always be hitting my head on the side of a car or going through a door. I think I've gotten minor concussions from hitting my head on things." Country music singer Taylor Swift's self-proclaimed clumsiness has sent her for a spin on more than one occasion.
Quote: "It was a record I think, for how quick... I looked at the call log (and) it was, like, 27 seconds. That's got to be a record." Country star Taylor Swift on ex-boyfriend Joe Jonas' brief phone call which ended their romance
Fact: Miley Cyrus' boyfriend JUSTIN GASTON plays country star Taylor Swift's love interest in her new video Love Story. Swift insists the couple weren't dating when she signed the hunky model up for her promo.
Quote: "In my hometown there are all these theories about the guys different songs have been written about. They've become mini-celebrities." Taylor Swift's songs have made boys in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania famous.
Fact: THE Jonas Brothers will be joined on screen for their latest music video LOVE IS ON ITS WAY by Taylor Swift. The country singer when will be seen purchasing a hot dog from the group's eldest brother Kevin Jonas, who plays a vendor in the music short.
Quote: "My dad is like a kid in a candy store walking around my concerts. He walks around with guitar picks in his pocket and gives them to people. And he sells t-shirts in the t-shirt booth." Country star Taylor Swift admits her father takes a hands-on approach to her career.
Fact: Kind-hearted country star Taylor Swift is donating all the profits from merchandise sales during her appearance at the CMA Music Festival in Tennessee on Saturday (07Jun08) to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
Quote: "Dressing up in prom dresses and tiaras and going to eat Chinese food is the perfect Friday night." Teenage country star Taylor Swift on how she likes to start the weekend.
Quote: "I've dreamt about that performance since I was in middle school. I've always wanted to perform an angry song and have water rain down from the ceiling and have a little freakout onstage." Teenage country star Taylor Swift on her performance in "the rain" at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday (18May08).
Fact: Country star Taylor Swift's $1 million (GBP500,000) state-of-the-art tourbus comes with a fireplace and a treadmill.
Quote: "You want to hear my new career and dating philosophy? When I find someone who fascinates me as much as my career, I'm gonna go for it." Teen country singer Taylor Swift is looking for a man as interesting as her music.
Quote: "I don't edit out names or personal details. I feel bad for guys a little, after I've written songs with their names in them, because they move on to different relationships and their new girlfriends are smacking them in the car when the song comes on." Country singer Taylor Swift sometimes regrets naming her ex-boyfriends in her songs.
Quote: "I'm a good tipper. These people are working long hours." Teenage country singer Taylor Swift likes to tip waiters generously.
Fact: Teenage country sensation Taylor Swift is displaying the pink Chevy truck she was given for her 18th birthday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday (03Jan08).
Fact: Teenage country sensation Taylor Swift has been given the job of announcing the Grammy Award nominations on 6 December (07). She'll be joined by Akon, Quincy Jones and Linkin Park. The 50th annual Grammy Awards will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in February (08).
Fact: Country stars Kellie Pickler and Taylor Swift joined Brad Paisley as backing dancers for his performance at the 41st annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday night (07Nov07).