There are some things that Taylor Swift will not be shaking off any time soon for the general public — namely, her clothes.
The 1989 songbird, who suffered a hacking moment earlier this morning but recovered with a rather clever #1989Promo tie-in tweet: “Cause the hackers gonna hack, hack, hack, hack, hack…”
But then, she went a step further to send a special message to any hackers potentially bragging about scoring some extra sensitive shots of the “Blank Space” songstress. “PS any hackers saying they have ‘nudes’? Psssh you’d love that wouldn’t you! Have fun photoshopping cause you got NOTHING,” she sassily tweeted. No Tay nudes. BRING IT, hackers! Bring it! More »
There are few more passionately dedicated fanbases than Taylor Swift‘s Swifties. Just ask Diplo about it! And when Tay Tay’s in trouble, you can bet: They’re going to be freaking the f–k out about it.
Earlier this morning, the 1989 diva’s Twitter account began tweeting out some strange follow requests. The accounts in question are seemingly run by the leader of a Lizard Squard, a hacking collective allegedly also responsible for the brief Facebook outage last night. Although the mystery tweets only lingered in cyberspace for about 15 minutes, the damage was already done, and the entirety of the fan base briefly lost it on Twitter.
Check out the original tweets, as well as some of the most panicked and hilarious tweets after the jump. More »
Diplo ignited a firestorm of headlines when he sent a tweet to Lorde regarding her BFF Taylor Swift‘s derriere last year, who responded with a killer comeback about his junk. But according to the producer, the whole Twitter exchange went viral for no reason.
In a new interview with GQ for their Legacy Project out on January 27, the producer speaks out about the media frenzy surrounding the Twitter back-and-forth, as well as the intense response from fans.
“The repercussions are really bad. Like, Taylor Swift fans are really crazy. They threatened to murder me and stuff. It’s really bizarre, and disgusting. They’re the worst people in the world…and I’m a pretty big fan. But they’re like ‘I wish your kids had Down syndrome.’ They’re so evil. I dissed Lady Gaga before, and the gays were never even this mean. They’re funny. These people are like mean-spirited, evil human beings.” he revealed. More »
It’s probably a safe bet that Taylor Swift enjoyed her nine-week reign atop the Billboard 200 with 1989, during the course of which the album sold 4 million copies. But all things must come to an end — sorry, Swifties! — and this week Meghan Trainor knocks Tay into the runner up spot as her debut LP Title crashes into the #1 position.
Billboard points out that Title racked up 238,000 units in its first week, 195,000 of which were album sales (with the rest being both track and streaming equivalent albums). Trainor’s first LP has been fueled by hits “All About That Bass” (the video for which Idolator premiered last June) and “Lips Are Movin.” Both singles landed in the Top 5 on the Hot 100. More »
Did You Hear?
:: Straight after Ciara‘s dropped her personal “I Bet” ballad that revealed her honest emotions about her previous relationship, ex-fiance Future has dropped a tune of his own. Titled “Just Like Bruddas,” the warbly track finds the rapper alluding to the breakup. [Stereogum]
:: Taylor Swift and Harry Styles had a brief reunion recently — but it wasn’t an amicable one! The former couple were standing in the lobby of Los Angeles’ Sunset Marquis on Wednesday (January 14), but apparently didn’t speak to each other. [Gossip Cop]
:: Jay Z‘s debut LP Reasonable Doubt was released back in 1996, and 19 years later it is still making an impact in hip-hop. In fact, a demo tape from the album recently surfaced that show’s the then-young rapper’s skills. [Huffington Post]
:: Speaking of legendary rappers, a biopic about Tupac‘s life is in the works! It will begin filming in June, at least according to producer Randall Emmett. The production company has also secured the rights to the artist’s catalog. [Rolling Stone]
:: It turns out that Charli XCX‘s collaboration with Rita Ora on “Doing It” was in the works for quite some time! The Sucker rebel recently told On Air With Ryan Seacrest: “I played Rita ‘Doing It’ actually quite a long time ago and she hassled me for ages about giving her that song and I kept saying no. Then I just kind of realized maybe we could do it together and maybe that would make it cooler, and when I let her know she was very excited about that.” [Ryan Seacrest]
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Straight after the reveal of the 2015 Brit Awards performance lineup, the nominations are now here! Unsurprisingly, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran lead the pack with the most nods (five and four each, respectively) — but newcomers Royal Blood also come very close with three of their own.
Smith is up for categories like British Male Solo Artist and Mastercard Album of the Year for the his inescapable debut — In The Lonely Hour. Sheeran snags nominations for Best Single and Video of the Year for “Thinking Out Loud,” while Royal Blood received one for British Breakthrough.
As for the ladies? Ella Henderson is nominated for British Female Solo Artist and British Single for “Ghost.” Our U.S. faves (Beyonce, Lana Del Rey, Sia, St. Vincent…and Taylor Swift) are up for International Female Solo Artist. More »
Taylor Swift‘s mighty 1989 continues to steamroll all other hopeful albums in its path, and the LP locks down a ninth non-consecutive week atop the Billboard 200 as it inches ever closer to the point of 4 million copies sold. This week Taylor’s foray into straight-up pop is at 3.94 million, so it’s only a matter of time, Swifties. IT’S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME.
Billboard chart sage Keith Caulfield points out that if 1989 crosses the 4 million mark, it will be Swift’s fifth album to do so — in other words, it would be five for five for Tay. Wow wow wow. More »
Did You Hear?
:: We’re starting to understand why Taylor Swift‘s fans are so ride or die for her! The singer is very personable with the Swifties, and her latest random act of kindness is gifting a lucky girl $1989 to pay off some student loans. Um, can some more of our faves hop on this as well? [Buzzfeed]
:: Britney Spears is a pretty tough chick, but who knew her little sister was a badass all her own? During a random fight at a Louisiana Pita Pit, Jamie Lynn Spears drew out a knife to break up the brawl! We definitely don’t want to get on her bad side. [Gawker]
:: How’s this for irony? Over the weekend, The Weeknd got arrested for reportedly punching a police officer. During a trip to Las Vegas, the R&B singer got into a scuffle inside the Cromwell Hotel around 4:20 a.m. (even more irony!). He was then let go on bail for $2000. [Billboard]
:: Mark Ronson‘s new album Uptown Special has a personal meaning to him, as he has dedicated the project to his friend — the late Amy Winehouse. The DJ/producer posted a note on Instagram, where he reflected on the soulful singer’s influence. [NME]
:: Macklemore is the latest star to guest on the popular children’s show, Sesame Street! The rapper teamed up with Oscar The Grouch to perform a reworked version of “Thrift Shop” that spoke more about trash than hand-me-downs. [Vulture]
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Selena Gomez was rudely snubbed by the Golden Globes for her star turn in straight-to-DVD classic Behaving Badly, but that didn’t stop her having an amazing time at the event. She took German dance producer Zedd as her date (they have been cooking up tracks for her Interscope debut) but the way they held hands indicates their relationship might be more than professional. The heart wants what it wants, as the future queen of pop once sang.
As well as spending time with Zedd, Sel also hung out with long-time BFF Taylor Swift and Lorde. (Their beef has obviously been resolved). She also took happy snaps with actors Jennifer Anniston, Justin Theroux and Paul Rudd. It’s great to see the 22-year-old looking so happy and relaxed after spending most of 2014 in hiding due to personal issues and a short stint in rehab. See the diva’s beautiful party pics up top. More »