'Look What You Made Me Do' bears a lot of similarities to 'My Humps' and 'Just Like You'.
Even when you're sure to credit an artist for inspiring a song, you still end up with people accusing you of creative theft. Fergie fans have hit out at Taylor Swift for her song 'Look What You Made Me Do' over claims that it sounds much too similar to one of Fergie's own hits.
Fergie performs live on the 'Today' show
Andy Cohen got the former Black Eyed Peas singer to address the suggestion that 'Look What You Made Me Do' sounds suspiciously like the 2005 tune 'My Humps' on 'Watch What Happens Live'. But what's awesome is that she didn't even seem phased at the idea of someone borrowing from her music. In fact, she seemed excited to bring up another of her songs that bears similarities.
Continue reading: Fergie Is Totally Cool With Taylor Swift's Song Sounding Like Hers
Taylor Swift sent Cardi B a bouquet of flowers after the singer knocked her off the top spot in the US Billboard Hot 100 to land her first number one
The star has seen her huge hit 'Look What You Made Me Do' finally toppled off the number one spot of the US Billboard Hot 100 rankings, and it doesn't seem like there are any hard feelings.
Cardi B shared a snap of the gift sent to her by the 'Shake It Off' hitmaker, and revealed she is a huge fan of her contemporary.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Congratulates Cardi B
The singer is being sued for an unspecified amount over similarities to 3LW song.
The old Taylor Swift may be dead but her previous hits are definitely not forgotten, particularly not by one songwriting duo who have accused the popstar of stealing their lyrics for her 2014 song 'Shake It Off'. There is certainly something uncanny about the similarities.
Taylor Swift at the CMA Awards
The 27-year-old might have done the honourable thing by crediting Right Said Fred for inspiring one of her newest singles 'Look What You Made Me Do', but Sean Hall and Nathan Butler are not happy that they never received credit for inspiring her 'Shake It Off' lyrics with their 2001 song 'Playas Gon' Play' recorded by the girl band 3LW.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Facing Yet Another Lawsuit For 'Shake It Off' Lyrics
She told Andy Cohen she really doesn't know anything about the situation in 'All Too Well'.
Maggie Gyllenhaal is getting seriously confused about why everyone has kept asking about Taylor Swift's scarf for the last five years. She spoke about this weirdness with Andy Cohen in an interview this week, admitting that she was unaware about the situation regarding the lyrics in Taylor's 2012 song 'All Too Well'.
Maggie Gyllenhaal at 'The Deuce' premiere
During her appearance on 'Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen' last night (September 13th 2017), she was asked about whether she did indeed still have Taylor Swift's scarf in her drawer as the latter's lyrics to 'All Too Well' suggest; a song that was allegedly written about her brief relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal back in 2010.
Continue reading: Maggie Gyllenhaal: Why Is Everyone Asking About Taylor Swift's Scarf?
She has just dropped a promotional track for her upcoming album 'Reputation'.
Taylor Swift continues her new dark aesthetic with yet another unapologetic single entitled '...Ready For It?'. Coming less than two weeks after she hit headlines with her first video from her forthcoming album, she cements her new musical direction with the promo track this week.
Taylor Swift in her 'Look What You Made Me Do' video
'... Ready For It?' is a bass-heavy electronic pop number with dark industrial tones and rap verses; quite apart from the romantic ballads of yesteryear. It marks a sarcastic new musical personality for this superstar, who uses her new tunes to mock the media's perception of her love life and her public feuds.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Has Another Single - Are You 'Ready For It'?
The ex-boyfriend of the singer seemed uninterested when Taylor's new video was showcased at the VMAs on Sunday
There is no doubt Taylor Swift is back but it seems not everyone is happy about it. The superstar singer unveiled the video to her latest song, Look What You Made Me Do, at the VMAs last night (Sun 27) but there was one person in the audience who seemed unimpressed: Taylor’s former boyfriend, Calvin Harris.
Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift have a complicated back story
As Swifty’s explosive new video hit the screens, all cameras were trained on the Scottish DJ who appeared to ignore the video and then decide not to clap at all after it had been completed in its entirety.
Continue reading: Did Calvin Harris Deliberately Not Clap For Taylor Swift's New Video?
Another sensational Sunday evening from the VMAs.
The 2017 MTV VMAs rocked up this weekend with a number of special surprises, a big political agenda and a big win for Kendrick Lamar. There were some seriously spectacular performances, a few tear-jerking moments, but most of all it was an event of solidarity between everyone involved.
Kendrick Lamar wins big at the 2017 MTV VMAs
Kendrick Lamar was the big winner of the evening, with the video for his hit single 'Humble' (taken from this year's 'Damn' album) landing him Video of the Year as well as Best Hip Hop, Best Art Direction, Best Direction and Best Visual Effects.
She is not messing about with her new single from her upcoming album.
If you thought 'Bad Blood' was dark, Taylor Swift has just upped the ante with an even more deadly new single entitled 'Look What You Made Me Do' which is basically a veiled smackdown of Kanye West. It's also the first track from her long-awaited forthcoming album.
Taylor Swift at the CMA Awards
The 27-year-old proves she's not taking any more trash from anyone with 'Look What You Made Me Do'; a super sultry, drum heavy number which truly shows her transformation. To put it in her words: 'the old Taylor can't come to the phone right now/ Why?/ Oh 'cause she's dead!' It's the first single she's released since last year's 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever' with Zayn, which was recorded for the film 'Fifty Shades Darker'.
Continue reading: 'Look What You Made Me Do': Taylor Swift Is Back And She's Dangerous
Perry explained to Ryan Seacrest how she'd put her feud with Calvin Harris to rest earlier this year.
32 year old Perry, the host of the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, spoke about her various “falling outs” with Scottish producer Harris from about eight years ago when she had been beefing with his now-ex-girlfriend, Taylor Swift.
“We’d had little falling outs here and there. We’d had some public Twitter spats… Eight years or so had passed. It was time to put all that behind us,” she told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show on Wednesday (August 23rd).
Continue reading: Katy Perry On Halting Calvin Harris Feud
'Reputation', Swift's sixth studio album, will be released on November 10th - with its first single available on Thursday!
Following her mysterious social media blackout that triggered mounting speculation, Taylor Swift has indeed confirmed the news her legions have fans have been waiting for – her new album, titled Reputation, will be released later this year on November 10th.
The 27 year old singer revealed via her Instagram account on Wednesday (August 23rd) that her sixth studio record will be released in a matter of months. Even better, the album’s first single will be released tomorrow evening (Thursday 24th), although the title of the song is not yet confirmed.
Appearing on her Instagram, the cover features a black-and-white photo of Swift in a shirt and with wet hair while standing in front a backdrop of fake newspaper headlines and articles, all containing just two words – 'Taylor Swift'.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Announces New Album 'Reputation'
Is this a clue that new music is on the way?
Taylor Swift fans everywhere are going crazy over speculation that she might finally have some new music on the way. The clues are that she's removed all her images and posts off social media and replaced them with a very strange video indeed. New single? Or just a fresh start?
Taylor Swift at the CMA Awards
Just why did the 27-year-old popstar wipe away her social media presence on Friday (August 18th 2017)? No posts remain visible to the public on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Tumblr - not even an identifying profile picture. She hasn't removed her handle altogether, however, and she has since left one post.
The undisclosed donation comes shortly after Swift prevailed in the groping court case against former DJ David Mueller.
Taylor Swift has delivered on her promise to donate money to help sexual assault survivors in the wake of the groping court case she won earlier this week, making what is described as a “generous” donation to Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation.
The 27 year old pop megastar contributed an undisclosed amount of financial aid to the foundation, set up in 2004 by Mariska Hargitay, a ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ actress and a close friend of Swift’s.
“Taylor is aware of the Joyful Heart Foundation and follows our work,” Joyful Heart Foundation’s CEO Maile M. Zambuto told The Huffington Post on Thursday (August 17th). “Her team got in touch with me and we talked a lot about her commitment, all along throughout this ordeal, to wanting to be of service to survivors.”
Calvin Harris has teamed up with pop royalty for his brand new album 'Funk Wave Bounces Vol 1', which lands on June 30.
Calvin Harris has been confirmed to perform at Rihanna's third Diamnond Ball alongside Kendrick Lamar.
The superstar DJ - who collaborated with the Bejan beauty on hits 'This Is What You Came For' and 'We Found Love' - has signed up to the charity fundraiser taking place at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on September 14 in aid of the Clara Lionel Foundation.
Rihanna said in a statement: ''I'm ecstatic to add my longtime collaborator and friend Calvin Harris to the stellar line-up at this year's Diamond Ball. Calvin's music will bring the perfect mix of energy and excitement to the evening as we celebrate the Clara Lionel Foundation.''
Continue reading: Calvin Harris Joins Rihanna And Kendrick Lamar At Third Diamond Ball
Swift took to the stand on Thursday in court in Denver, Colorado to be cross-examined by David Mueller's attorney.
Taylor Swift has been widely praised for her testimony in court this week concerning allegations of sexual assault, with celebrities and publications noting how she dealt with being put on the stand in the civil trial in the court battle with ex-DJ David Mueller.
The 27 year old pop star launched a counter-suit in late 2015 after former country music DJ David Mueller sued her for claiming she fabricated allegations that he groped her backside during a photo op in 2013, which he says caused him to lose his $150k-per-year job at Denver-based KYGO-FM.
Testifying on Thursday (August 10th), Swift gave no grounds to Mueller’s lawyers whatsoever, according to reports from Billboard and multiple outlets.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Praised For Testimony In Groping Case
The civil trial to resolve the 2015 suit and counter-suit between Swift and former DJ David Mueller, began in Colorado on Tuesday.
A former radio DJ who was sacked when he was accused of groping Taylor Swift before a concert has testified in court today, claiming that he may have touched the pop star’s ribs with a closed hand when he tried to jump into a photo with her, but insisted that he did not touch her backside as Swift had claimed.
27 year old Swift accuses former disc jockey David Mueller of slipping his hand up her dress as they posed at a photo op backstage at one of her concerts back in June 2013 at Denver’s Pepsi Center. Her legal representative claimed in an opening statement at a civil trial in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday (August 8th) that Mueller had “grabbed her rear end”, according to local reports.
Mr Mueller sued the singer in September 2015, calling her allegation false and that she had cost him his $150k-per-year job as a host at country music station KYGO-FM. He is seeking $3 million in damages.
Swifty and Scottish DJ Harris dated from March 2015 to June 2016
It was one of the biggest showbiz get togethers that was followed by millions of fans alike when Swifty and Calvin became a couple. The pair frolicked on inflatable swans, cooked, looked after Taylor’s cats and hung out in impossibly cute places looking impossibly adorable. But then the dream was over and the claws came out.
Taylor and Calvin's relationship ended acrimoniously
The pair split after just over a year together in June 2016 and mere weeks later Swifty was caught snogging British actor, Tom Hiddleston, before the social media backbiting began.
Swift ended her boycott of streaming services two weeks ago, and has made close to $400,000 since.
Most people would have thought that Taylor Swift’s return to Spotify was done just to troll her nemesis Katy Perry, but it actually seems to have been a savvy business move as well.
A new report indicates that the 27 year old pop star has earned just under $400,000 in the space of just a fortnight since her back catalogue came back to streaming services such as Spotify, Amazon Music and Pandora two weeks ago.
Much was made of the fact that Swift made the sudden decision to end her boycott of streaming services on the eve of her rival Katy Perry releasing her new record Witness on June 9th, but Billboard now claims that the two weeks since have seen TayTay earn $285,000 (£224,000) in streaming revenue and $59,000 (£46,000) in publishing royalties.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Earns $400k In Two Weeks Since Return To Streaming
She had told The Guardian that being pals with TayTay was like being around someone with "very specific allergies".
The 20 year old New Zealand-born singer, who has just released her second album Melodrama, made the rather strange remark in a profile interview with The Guardian at the weekend. Quickly, she received a backlash from Swift’s fanbase who criticised her for the comments that Lorde now admits were “insensitive” – but she said that she hadn’t been addressing Swift directly.
“It's like having a friend with very specific allergies,” she had told the British newspaper in an article published on Saturday (June 17th).
Continue reading: Lorde Apologises For Taylor Swift 'Autoimmune Disease' Comment
Jack Antonoff hears a ''female voice'' in his head when he writes music.
Jack Antonoff hears a ''female voice'' in his head when he writes music.
The 33-year-old singer and songwriter - who is currently dating Lena Dunham - has admitted whenever he sits down to pen a anew track he will hear women play back the song in his head,.
The Bleachers frontman told the Metro newspaper: ''I grew up with only sisters and wen i write, I very much hear things in a female voice. Not to generalise but females are more honest and transparent. There's just a connection there.''
Continue reading: Jack Antonoff Hears A 'female Voice' When He Writes Music
Swift's back catalogue had been suspended from streaming services back in late 2014.
Taylor Swift has decided to end her long-standing boycott of streaming services, announcing that her back catalogue of albums will return to services such as Spotify.
Swift made the decision to pull her entire discography from streaming services back in late 2014, citing the deleterious effect she felt that the streaming model was having on the music industry. However, her reversal comes reportedly as a thank-you to her fans after her most recent album 1989 passed the 10 million sales mark.
“In celebration of 1989 selling over 10 Million Albums Worldwide and the RIAA's 100 Million Song Certification announcement, Taylor wants to thank her fans by making her entire back catalog available to all streaming services tonight at midnight,” a Taylor Swift fan Instagram page announced on Thursday night (June 8th).
The singer has been friends with Swifty for a number of years
Ed Sheeran has lifted the lid on his friendship with songstress Taylor Swift and revealed that neither of them were the popular kids at school. The star - who currently holds the number one and two spots in the charts - said that now they are the popular kids, they have "taken it too far".
Ed Sheeran said neither he nor Taylor Swift were popular at school
In an interview with the Daily Star, Sheeran revealed their friendship as a competitive one.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran Talks Friendship With Taylor Swift And Competition With Adele
This is how the pair began their collaboration for 'Fifty Shades Darker'.
Zayn Malik has opened up about collaborating with his girlfriend's pal Taylor Swift on the new single 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever' from the soundtrack to 'Fifty Shades Darker', revealing that the popstar was eager to get on board after hearing the unfinished version.
Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik worked together on 'Fifty Shades Darker' single
It wasn't exactly difficult for Zayn to bring Taylor on board given that his supermodel girlfriend Gigi Hadid is a part of the 'Bad Blood' singer's squad (alongside the movie's star Dakota Johnson), but it seems she was more than enthusiastic about the project when the producer and Grammy-winning songwriter Jack Antonoff played her the semi-completed product.
He's not impressed with the singer owning up about Nils Sjöberg.
It's confirmed: Taylor Swift DID co-wrote the new Calvin Harris track 'This Is What You Came For' under the pseudonym Nils Sjöberg. Her team have just settled that bit of gossip, but Calvin is definitely not happy about it and has accused her of deliberately trying to make him look bad.
Taylor Swift DID help write 'This Is What You Came For'
Calvin released the single 'This Is What You Came For' featuring Rihanna earlier this year, while he was still dating Taylor, as part of his upcoming album project. Rumours arose recently that Taylor helped out on the track under a Scandinavian nom de plume, but Calvin has launched a scathing attack on Twitter amid a few backhanded compliments over the singer deciding to come clean about it all.
'25' sold more than Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Sam Smith put together in 2015 - despite only being on sale for the last five weeks of the year!
Confirming what we essentially already knew, Adele’s global domination is total, with the news that her latest album 25 outsold the rest of the top five bestsellers around the world put together in 2015.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), a global body representing the music industry, reports that her long-awaited third album sold 17.4 million units in 2015, despite only coming out in late November. As a result, the organisation concludes that Adele has helped to reverse “two decades of almost uninterrupted decline” in the music business.
Adele performing live in Birmingham in April 2016
No one wants their old MySpace page dug up, not even Taylor Swift.
Taylor Swift’s alleged old MySpace page is doing the rounds again, seemingly showing the days before the singer had such a carefully crafted image. The posts, which are dated around 2005 and 2006, include some cringe-worthy photographs and a few f-bombs in the comments section.
Taylor Swift’s alleged old Myspace page has resurfaced.
In one comment Taylor reportedly writes: "Just a little reminder to you that, even though the semester may be over… I'm still quite obsessed with you. haha f**k sewing machines” (via The Mirror). In another she accuses her friends of posting ‘fugly’ pictures of her.
Continue reading: Taylor Swifts Embarrassing Alleged Myspace Page Resurfaces
Going to Kesha's rescue has sealed it for us.
With everything from the Grammys to Kesha's court case hitting headlines, we've really been reminded of how much we love Taylor Swift. She's had her critics, who shame her for singing about her break-ups and for perhaps not being an intellectual, but none of that takes away from the fact that she's one of the coolest (and nicest!) popstars out there.
Taylor Swift is a pop inspiration
Here's seven reasons why everyone should be a Swiftie:
Continue reading: 7 Reasons Taylor Swift Is The Perfect Role Model
Looks like KanTay have broken friends again...
What is going on between Kanye West and Taylor Swift? We thought the pair had become buds since the notorious 2009 VMA incident, laughing off what had happened and even talking of working together. But now West has shaken things up again with a new song featuring explicit lyrics about her.
Kanye West says Swift is cool with his 'Famous' lyrics
While the rapper claims that he'd asked Swift's approval of the song and she gave him the go ahead, her rep has denied that any such conversation took place. And, let's be honest, it does seem unlikely that Swift would green light such a controversial song given her strong stance on feminism.
Perry's Prismatic world tour constituted the bulk of her earnings, which were just under $88 million in the 12-month period measured.
Katy Perry has edged out her fierce rival Taylor Swift to be named as the highest-earning female musician of 2015, with estimated income of $88 million in a 12-month period, according to the annual article by Forbes.
Perry’s Prismatic world tour accounted for the substantial part of her earnings, as she took approximately $1.3 million on every stop on the massive haul. Sponsorship deals tied in with the tour also added to this number, with deals with cosmetics brand Covergirl and fashion accessories company Claire’s as well as her fragrances released in conjunction with Coty.
Katy Perry earned $88 million between June 2014-June 2015, making her the highest-earning woman in music
Continue reading: Katy Perry Tops Forbes List Of Highest-Earning Women In Music
Singer Jesse Braham argues that the lyrics to his song 'Haters Gone Hate' are substantively similar to the chorus of Swift's track 'Shake It Off'.
Taylor Swift is being sued for copyright infringement by a struggling musician, who claims that the superstar ripped off one of his songs for the lyrics of her mega-hit ‘Shake It Off’.
American R&B singer Jesse Braham alleges that Swift uses substantially the same 22-word phrase she uses in the chorus for her former Number 1 single ‘Shake It Off’ as he did for his 2013 song ‘Haters Gone Hate’. According to legal papers, Braham is claiming copyright infringement of the phrases “haters gone hate” and “playas gone play”, which also appear in Swift’s song.
Taylor Swift will try to shake off the lawsuit filed by Jesse Braham
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Sued For Copyright Infringement Over 'Shake It Off' Chorus
The chart star has launched a lawsuit of her own after a former radio DJ said she falsely accused him of inappropriately touching her.
Taylor Swift has launched a lawsuit of her own in retaliation against the Denver radio DJ who sued her, after he claimed lost his job when she falsely claimed that he had groped her.
Former radio host David Mueller opened a lawsuit in a US district court in Denver in September this year, saying that he was falsely accused by a member of Swift’s security team of grabbing the singer’s buttocks during a photo meet-and-greet session backstage at the Pepsi Center in the city on June 2nd 2013.
Taylor Swift at the MTV VMAs
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Launches Counterclaim Against Radio DJ In Assault Case
'1989' has become just the fifth album in chart history to spend a whole year inside the U.S. Billboard Top Ten.
As if to illustrate perfectly the mega-stardom that Taylor Swift has enjoyed over the last 12 months, her smash hit album 1989 has become just the fifth record in history to spend an entire year inside the U.S. Top Ten.
Released on October 27th 2014, Swift’s fifth full-length album rocketed straight to Number 1 on its first week of release, selling an incredible 1.29 million copies in the process. Since then, it has enjoyed huge longevity and popularity, and becomes one of a very select few records to spend 52 consecutive weeks in the highest echelons of the Billboard Top 200.
Taylor Swift's '1989' is just the fifth album in history to spend 52 consecutive weeks inside the U.S. Top Ten
Continue reading: Taylor Swift's '1989' Celebrates A Massive Chart Milestone
There's a lot more natural beauty out there than you think.
Yeah, headline news, right? But Kylie Jenner is well known for her unique make-up style and lately she's even been favouring wigs to complement it. This young starlet isn't just a picture of perfection with lipstick, however, she's proven that she can turn heads without the help of cosmetics.
Continue reading: Kylie Jenner Goes Make-Up Free! (7 Other Celebs That Slay Without Paint)
Taylor Swift met 6-year-old Taylor Rayburn at her concert in Atlanta.
Yes, Taylor Swift has done it again. The 25-year-old ‘Shake It Off’ singer has taken the next step on the ladder to sainthood. There’s not a week goes by when we don’t hear of Swift’s generosity in giving to those less fortunate in health or wealth. She doesn’t quite have miraculous healing powers (not just yet anyway) but, earlier this week, Swift certainly put a smile on the face of a 6-year-old girl battling cancer.
Taylor Swift at the 57th Grammy Awards in February 2015.
The singer recently re-recorded Swift’s entire ‘1989’ album.
Ryan Adams has compared Taylor Swift to Shakespeare while describing the process of covering her 1989 album. Speaking to The Guardian, Adams opened up about his feelings towards Swift's music and revealed he’s actually been a fan of the singer for years.
Ryan Adams released his cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989 album last month.
Adams compared the process of working through Swift’s 1989 album to “being in Ghostbusters or something, and then all of a sudden I have to go do Shakespeare”. He went on to later defend Swift as one of the great modern songwriters adding, “Well, look, those songs are popular for a reason. She’s a popular artist for a reason.”
Please welcome to the stage… Taylor Swift performs with yet another famous face on her ‘1989’ tour.
Taylor Swift welcomed Miranda Lambert to the stage during a recent performance in Greensboro, North Carolina. The duo performed Lambert’s hit track ‘Little Red Wagon’ as part of a special appearance on Swift’s 1989 tour.
Taylor Swift at the 2015 MTV VMAs in August 2015.
In a separate interview, the singer also detailed his first (slightly awkward) meeting with Taylor Swift.
Canadian pop star The Weeknd has pleaded no contest to a charge of assaulting a police officer and will therefore avoid jail time, according a new report.
Back in January this year, the singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, made headline when he was alleged to have punched a police officer in the head after the cops arrived at the Cromwell Hotel in Las Vegas, reacting to reports of a disturbance. The officer in question is believed to have separated Tesfaye and the person he was brawling with and dragged him into an elevator, where he then lashed out and struck the officer in the head.
The Weeknd at the MTV VMAs
Mini-golf is what free time is all about.
Fans get a glimpse into the luxury hotel life of One Direction with the new video for their latest single 'Perfect' - a song which has already had tongues wagging regarding who it's actually about when it was released on October 16th, though if you were wondering, the visual doesn't give many clues away.
One Direction cheers fans up with the video for 'Perfect'
With sprawling panoramic city views from the massive windows, we see the boys while away the hours with DIY mini-golf, indoor football, reading, getting tattoos and eating dinner in the black and white video. It just seems to be an everyday collection of footage from their days hiding away from the flashing cameras and screaming fans of the streets and public places in general.
Taylor Swift is one rich lady, with her '1989' world tour raking in the mega bucks.
Taylor Swift’s mammoth 1989 world tour has so far grossed over $173 million, according to Billboard’s Hot Tours list. It’s the sixth time so far this year that the singer has topped Billboard’s weekly tally of highest-grossing touring artists, making $13.6 million in this week alone.
Taylor Swift has made over $173 million from her ‘1989’ world tour.
Swift took $13.6 million from just three venues on the second leg of her North American tour, bringing the total gross of her ‘1989’ shows to $173 million from 59 reported concerts. The tour’s second leg began on July 6 in Ottawa and is set to end in Tampa at the end of October.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift's '1989' World Tour Has Made Over $173 Million So Far
Swift still wont name names when it comes to ‘Bad Blood’, but it’s definitely not about a former boyfriend.
Taylor Swift appears on the cover of this month’s GQ magazine, with a sexy beach photoshoot and a headline proclaiming she rules the world. But inside the mag Swift isn't afraid to open up on a variety of topics, including Kanye West and writing about her former friends (even if she wont reveal who they are).
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Covers GQ Magazine, Talks Kanye West And 'Bad Blood'
It's only been a few hours since its release, but literally EVERYBODY knows that the new track is about Taylor Swift, right?
One Direction unleashed their new single ‘Perfect’ upon the world on Friday morning, and the song’s potential subject matter has got the Twittersphere in a frenzy!
“If you're looking for someone to write your breakup songs about / baby I'm perfect, baby we're perfect” go the words to the chorus, possibly a reference to Swift’s fondness for writing songs about her ex-partners. However, the potential Swifty allusions don’t stop there.
Swift's lengthy world tour is coming to an end on December 12th in Australia, whereupon she plans to take several months off.
Taylor Swift has pretty much taken over the world in the last 12 months, with the enormous success of her current album 1989, which has sold 8.6 million copies around the world since it was released in November last year. However, she’s revealed that she’ll be taking a hard-earned break from music when her world tour finishes in December.
25 year old Swift has been on the road pretty much constantly since May, when the guest star-studded '1989 World Tour' kicked off with a brace of shows in Tokyo. She’s apparently worried that spending so long in the public eye might cause people to get tired of her.
“I think I should take some time off,” she confessed in a new interview. “People might need a break from me. I'm going to hang out with friends. Write new music. Maybe not write new music. I don't know,” she said.
The MTV EMAs ceremony comes from Milan this year, and Taylor Swift is up for a record-breaking 9 awards.
Both stars have revealed their excitement at being selected to host the event together, which is being held at the Mediolanum Forum in the northern Italian city on October 25th.
Sheeran announced to his 15 million Twitter followers on Wednesday (September 30th) that he had been picked to present. “So happy to say I'm hosting the #MTVEMAs on 25th October! Cannot wait,” he wrote.
Continue reading: Ed Sheeran And Ruby Rose To Present MTV EMAs 2015
Swift made the generous donation after she heard that the 13 month old nephew of one of her back-up dancers was suffering from cancer.
Taylor Swift has donated $50,000 to an online fund to help the baby nephew of one of her back-up dancers, who is ill with cancer.
On Wednesday (September 30th), 25 year old Swift made the sizeable donation on GoFundMe page set up by 13 month old Ayden’s family just the day before, which had a funding target of $20,000 at the outset. With the singer’s help, it’s already raised $53,000 in 24 hours.
“Baby Ayden, I'm lucky enough to perform with your uncle Toshi on tour. All of us are praying for you and your mama and sending so much love your way. Love, Taylor,” she wrote on the page.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Donates $50k To Back-Up Dancer's Baby Nephew
In Ryan Adam’s hands ‘1989’ is a more somber, acoustic affair but just as accessible.
Ryan Adams has finally released his take on Taylor Swift’s 1989 album, covering all 12 of the LP’s tracks and putting his own unique twist on them. The album had been highly anticipated, with no one more eager to hear it than Swift herself, who counts Adams as one of her musical inspirations.
Ryan Adams has released his 1989 cover album.
Adams first announced the project last month, with Swift commenting on twitter, 'Cool. I’m not gonna be able to sleep tonight or ever again, and I'm going to celebrate today every year as a holiday. I’m Calm.'
She wouldn't want to become part of Swift's 'squad' because Taylor is a "role model", whereas she isn't trying to be.
Taylor Swift may be the toast of pretty much the entire world right now, but there’s one person who definitely doesn’t want to be part of her “squad”. Fellow pop star Rihanna has said that she wouldn’t join the ‘Bad Blood’ singer on stage if she was asked, because to her it wouldn’t make sense.
Throughout her 1989 World Tour, Swift has attracted tons of headlines for bringing a huge array of female celebrities – plus Matt LeBlanc, for some reason - up on stage with her. “Please welcome to the stage…” has become one of the most parodied phrases of the summer, ending up in that hilarious viral video.
Rihanna says she wouldn't join Taylor Swift on-stage
Continue reading: Rihanna Says She Wouldn't Join Taylor Swift Onstage
Kylie Jenner’s bodyguards were prepared to use force to protect their charge from all the dangers of New York Fashion Week – including Jessica Alba!
Jessica Alba was left a little bit shaken when she was “body checked” by Kylie Jenner’s bodyguards. Alba, the 34-year-old actor best known for her roles in Dark Angel and Sin City, was attending the opening night fashion show of New York Fashion Week on Monday (14th September) when the incident occurred. According to reports, it appears Alba was forcibly “shoved” out of the way so 18-year-old Jenner could make her way through.
Jessica Alba photographed in Manhattan in September 2015.
It's a record-breaking haul for Swift, as she was nominated in every possible category she could have been.
Just a fortnight after trouncing the opposition at the VMAs, Taylor Swift looks set for another strong performance at MTV’s Europe Music Awards. She’s up for a record-breaking total of nine trophies in the EMA nominations, which were announced on Tuesday (September 15th) via MTV’s Snapchat Discover channel.
‘Bad Blood’, the fourth single from 1989 which also features Kendrick Lamar, is the centre of attention, nominated in three categories (Best Song, Best Video and the newly-created prize for Best Collaboration). Furthermore, Swift was nominated in every possible category that she could have been – Best Pop Act, Best Live Act, Best Female, Biggest Fans and Best Look.
Taylor Swift at the MTV VMAs in August, with her "squad" of celebrity pals
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Leads The Way At The MTV EMAs With 9 Nominations
Blake Lively had to clarify some remarks she made about Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ music video.
Blake Lively, the 28-year-old Age of Adaline actor and wife of Ryan Reynolds, wasn’t mocking Taylor Swift with her recent Instagram post. Lively posted a picture in which she joked – as she later clarified in good humour – about being part of a music video for John Legend’s cover of Swift single ‘Bad Blood’.
Blake Lively appearing on Good Morning America in Times Square, New York, in April 2015.
David Mueller denies inappropriately touching Swift during a 2013 meet and greet.
Taylor Swift is reportedly being sued by a Colorado radio DJ who claims he was fired from his job after the singer accused him of grabbed her bottom during a meeting in 2013. According to CNN, Mueller, who goes by the name of Jackson, has filed a lawsuit against in U.S. District Court looking to ‘recuperate his lost income’.
Taylor Swift is being sued by a Colorado radio DJ.
The alleged incident happened in June 2013 when Mueller attended a Swift concert meet-and-greet with his girlfriend and co-worker Shannon Melcher. During the meeting Mueller and Melcher greeted Swift and had their picture taken with the singer.
Have Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez reconciled?
Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez are friends again! The two reportedly fell out a while ago but have managed to get their friendship back on track. Lovato indicated they were back on speaking terms again by sharing a selfie with Gomez on Instagram on Thursday (10th September). It is the first selfie the two have appeared in together in more than a year.
Demi Lovato photographed outside her London hotel, September 2015.
Continue reading: Friends Again? Demi Lovato Shares Selfie With Selena Gomez
She's attracted 900,000 more fans in the last month to rocket past Kardashian and Beyonce to the top spot in the world of Instagram.
Taylor Swift has dethroned Kim Kardashian as the Queen of Instagram, with the news that the all-conquering pop star now has more followers than the selfie aficionado. Swift’s following has grown to 45.9 million people, while Kardashian’s is 45.7 million.
This figure is quite impressive when you consider that the 25 year old doesn’t actually post that many pictures. She’s only taken 689 pics (at the time of writing), whereas Kardashian has posted over 3,000 times, most of them selfies.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Overtakes Kim Kardashian As Most Followed Instagram User
Chelsea Clinton is all for Kanye West running for President but she’s not certain if she’d vote for him – at least not until she sees his competition.
Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Democrat nominee hopeful Hillary Clinton, revealed she thinks Kanye West’s decision to run for President in 2020 is “awesome”. Clinton’s enthusiasm isn’t necessarily with West’s policies but with his ability to inspire young people to get involved in politics.
Chelsea Clinton at the Jazz Foundation of America's 24th Annual Jazz Loft Party in New York, May 2015.
Taylor Swift also seemed to suggest that she'd up for being Kanye's running mate for President. #KanTay2020, people.
All the bad blood between Taylor Swift and Kanye West would now seem to be over for good, after the rapper sent her a pretty ostentatious bouquet of flowers in the week after she presented him with the Video Vanguard Award at the MTV VMAs.
25 year old Swift revealed the kind, and rather sizeable, present on Instagram, sharing a photo of her standing by the massive block of white roses on Friday (September 4th). However, the choice of words she used afterwards suggested something even more spectacular!
Kanye West with his wife Kim Kardashian at the MTV VMAs
Joseph Kahn, the director of Taylor Swift’s ‘Wildest Dreams’ video has responded the backlash against his work.
The director of Taylor Swift’s ‘Wildest Dreams’ music video has defended his work against accusations of racism. The video, which is set on a 1940s style film set on safari, has been accused of presenting a "white colonial fantasy of Africa".
“We are shocked to think that in 2015, Taylor Swift, her record label and her video production group would think it was OK to film a video that presents a glamorous version of the white colonial fantasy of Africa,” two bloggers, Viviane Rutabingwa and James Kassaga Arinaitwe, wrote.
Anne Hathaway, in a recent interview, discussed her close friendship with Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain. She also discussed Taylor Swift, describing her as a “magnificent creature” and “a force of nature”.
In a recent magazine interview, Anne Hathaway discussed her friendship with another two of Hollywood’s leading female actors, Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain. She also revealed, much like the rest of the planet, she has a girl crush on Taylor Swift.
Anne Hathaway at the after-party of Grounded at the Public Theater in New York, April 2015.
Kanye West’s speeches never fail to amuse and terrify in equal measure. Here’s our list of his top five most outrageous speeches and public announcements…
In case you missed it, earlier this week, Kanye West announced he plans to run for President of the United States in 2020. This isn’t the first time West has shocked audiences with his outlandish claims so, in celebration of West’s oratory, we’ve compiled a short list of his most wonderfully bizarre speeches to date.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the VMAs in Los Angeles on 30th August.
Continue reading: Kanye West’s VMA 2015 Speech & Four Other Of His Most Bizarre Speeches
Set in an undisclosed African location, the video for the fifth single from '1989' has drawn criticism for its almost entirely white cast.
The African-themed video for Taylor Swift’s new single ‘Wildest Dreams’ has been denounced by some corners of the internet as being racially insensitive, portraying an “African colonial fantasy”.
The video, which was officially unveiled at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (August 30th), has already attracted more than 15 million views. It was directed by Joseph Kahn, who previously directed two of Swift’s five singles so far from 1989 – ‘Blank Space’ and ‘Bad Blood’.
Taylor Swift's squad at the MTV VMAs
Continue reading: Taylor Swift's 'Wildest Dreams' Video Accused Of Racist Undertones
McKellen was temporarily staying in Peter Jackson's NY apartment when Swift bought it last year.
He may recently have become a member of her squad along with Sir Patrick Stewart and was seen as part of a mash-up viral video of celebs miming along to 'Shake It Off'', but Sir Ian McKellen has suggested that there could be some bad blood between himself and Taylor Swift, after he said in a new interview that he was “thrown out” of a New York apartment in which he was staying.
Swift bought a property in the well-heeled Tribeca area in the Big Apple back in March 2014, from Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson for $19.95 million. It turns out that the legendary actor was living there temporarily at the time and was unceremoniously turfed out!
Sir Ian McKellen
Would you back Yezzus for president in 2020?
Kanye West was honoured with the the Video Vanguard Award at last night’s MTV VMAs and used his acceptance speech to get a few things off his chest. West was presented the award by Taylor Swift and delivered a passionate speech touching on the idea of artistry, the merits of award shows and his possible move into politics.
Kanye West with wife Kim Kardashian at the 2015 MTV VMAs.
West famously interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the 2009 VMAs, when she won the award for Best Female Video over Beyonce. Addressing the incident during his speech West said, “First of all, thank you Taylor for being so gracious and giving me this award this evening. And I often think back to the first day I met you…”
Continue reading: Kanye West Uses MTV VMA's Speech To Announce 2020 Presidential Run
He'll be resurrecting his heartbroken, difficult fourth album from start to finish at the Hollywood Bowl next month.
Kanye West has announced that he’ll be performing his fourth album 808s & Heartbreak in its entirety during a show in Los Angeles next month.
Kanye, who’s still keeping everybody on tenterhooks regarding his seventh album Swish, will be revisiting the 2008 album during his show at the Hollywood Bowl in L.A. on September 25th. 808s & Heartbreak was characterised by AutoTune and saw him largely ditch rap in favour of R&B, and was met with a mixed reception at the time.
Kanye West with Kim Kardashian
Taylor Swift Thursday 5th June 2008 at the GAC Presents CMA Celebrity Close Up event at the Ryman Auditorium Nashville, Tennessee
Taylor Swift Friday 8th February 2008 Verizon Wireless And People Magazine event - Arrivals held at Avalon Hollywood Los Angeles, California USA
Date of birth
13th December, 1989
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RT @RollingStone: Some of us have spent years dreaming Taylor Swift would do a whole album like #Folklore, but nobody really dreamed it wou…
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@joshvisser Omg did you just call me “daddy”
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