Taylor Swift stopped by The Ellen Degeneres Show today (October 23) to discuss some interesting, non-music related topics — like her bizarre fear of sea urchins. The “Welcome To New York” songstress revealed to the talk show host that she’s scared of the ocean creatures: “They’re like a grenade. They’re sitting there waiting to completely injure you.” She then goes into hilariously extensive detail as to why everyone should be afraid of them, to the audience’s amusement.
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Aside from her chart-topping smashes like “Give Your Heart A Break,” “Heart Attack” and “Skyscraper,” Queen Demi Lovato is also known for her outspokenness, frequently opening up about everything from sexuality to body image to feminism — and this week is certainly no exception.
Her good friend Taylor Swift‘s been getting plenty of both praise and heat lately for her recent 1989 offerings like “Out Of The Woods,” which led her to speak out about what she considered to be “sexist” criticism for writing about her ex-boyfriends — and it seems that Demi’s in agreement with Tay.
In an interview with ET Canada, the “Neon Lights” singer backed up her friend, going on to say that Taylor’s one of the very few famous friends she has that has yet to be affected by fame. Check out Demi’s full comments after the jump. More »
Well, she did pretty damn well at keeping this one locked down, but the jig is up: With just five days to go, the tracklist for Taylor Swift‘s highly anticipated ’80′s-inspired pop record 1989, has made its way onto the Internet thanks to a stealthy fan/admirer who snapped a photo of the album’s back cover, which is now doing the rounds on Twitter.
Along with smash single “Shake It Off,” as well as promo tracks “Out Of The Woods” and “Welcome To New York,” and the intriguingly cute “Style” (teased in a Target commercial released this morning), the album also includes still unreleased cuts like “I Wish You Would,” “Blank Space” and “Bad Blood” — y’know, the one she wrote about Katy Perry. (Allegedly.)
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Back in early September, there were rumors swirling around Taylor Swift possibly joining The Voice as an advisor. Well guys, the news has now been confirmed! The “Welcome To New York” singer will be saying welcome to Hollywood when she appears on the singing competition show next week.
In a new promotional clip, Swift is shown interacting with the contestants and the judges — and she even pokes fun at herself! She calls her craziness “assumed and understood,” and shows off a few dance moves. Beginning on Monday, October 27 (the release date of her 1989 album, by the way) she will be in three episodes for the show’s “Knockout” rounds. More »
That Taylor Swift promo just won’t let up! The “Out Of The Woods” singer has previewed yet another track off her upcoming LP 1989. Instead of revealing the lyrics via Pinterest-friendly Instagram posts, she’s now using Target as her marketing tool.
In a new extended commercial for the popular department store, Swift discusses her love for New York City (she recently moved here, FYI). The clip is set to “Style,” a breezy cut off her new album. 1989 officially comes out on October 27, and if you buy the album at Target then you will get three bonus songs and three songwriting voice memos on the deluxe version. Oh joy! More »
Did You Hear?
:: There’s no doubt that 2014 was a lackluster year for music, and to make matters worse, no albums reached Platinum status…yet. America’s sweetheart, Taylor Swift, may be music’s saving grace. The singer’s forthcoming LP 1989 may be the first album to go platinum. All hope is gone, people! (But the Foo Fighters may have a chance.) [The Guardian]
:: Cara Delevingne (a.k.a. Rihanna‘s BFF) has reportedly been in the studio working on a new single with Pharrell. Music is a completely different field than modeling, so let’s see how this will pan out. [Hollywood Reporter]
:: Annie Lennox is pretty outspoken when it comes to feminist rights, and the legendary singer has now come forward to denounce twerking. In a recent interview with NPR, she stated: “Twerking is not feminism. Thats what I’m referring to. It’s not — it’s not liberating, it’s not empowering. It’s a sexual thing that you’re doing on a stage; it doesn’t empower you. That’s my feeling about it.” [Billboard]
:: The Beatles‘ Ringo Starr is now a model! Well, kind of. The musician will be the face of sneaker brand Skechers‘ “Relaxed Fit footwear” line. Look out for the ad campaign in Spring 2015. [SPIN]
:: Sad news for die-hard Brooklyn concert-goers. Glasslands, a DIY venue in Williamsburg, will close its doors next year. In a statement, they announced that New Year’s Eve will be their last night of music. The place first opened in 2006, and booked acts like TV On The Radio, Disclosure and MGMT. [Brooklyn Vegan]
:: Remember when all those diva rumors popped up about Ariana Grande? Well the singer isn’t too happy about it. In fact, she allegedly turned to Miley Cyrus for advice. The Instagram-loving singer apparently told Grande: “Girl, don’t even look at it. Just be happy that you’re blessed. You have family and friends love you, you have fans that love you who know what’s true and what’s not. …It will blow over and tomorrow they’ll be talking about something else.” [Gawker]
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Look, just don’t come between Taylor Swift and her baking, okay? (Or her New York City.)
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver learned the hard way after challenging the 1989 pop princess to a shake it — err, bake it off in support of the UK’s ongoing star-studded Stand Up To Cancer campaign.
In the very silly clip, Jamie puts Tay’s skills to the test, and she is not having any of his antics: Seriously, the side-eye, the disgust, the refusal to remember his name…she’s a chilling diva in the kitchen! But after his cheery, bake-ified rendition of her #1 hit “Shake It Off,” Swift can’t do anything but eventually give in and give us some of her signature silly moves. That is, until she unveils the creation she’d been working on. You might want to consider a different day job now, Jamie!) Watch the two playfully bicker and bake up top. More »
Another day, another Taylor Swift song lyric reveal! This time, the “Welcome To New York” singer unveiled two more lyrics from her upcoming album 1989. The first one (from track seven), is written on jagged heart-shaped paper with the words, “You always knew how to push my buttons / You give me everything and nothing.”
The second post is taken from song 11, and the photo is taken from an airplane window (is that a clue, perhaps??). The lyrics go like this, “When you’re young / You just run / But you come back to what you need…”
The pieces are all slowly coming together, but we’ll all find out what they really mean when Swift’s fifth LP, 1989, drops on October 27. View the Instagram posts after the jump. More »
Did You Hear?
:: Taylor Swift has a message for all her haters out there! When asked about the critique of her always writing about ex-boyfriends, she stated “I think frankly that’s a very sexist angle to take. No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says that about Bruno Mars. They’re all writing songs about their exes, their current girlfriends, their love life and no one raises a red flag there.” [via MTV News]
:: Speaking of Taylor Swift and her love life…the singer recently gave some advice to friend Selena Gomez. During her appearance on The Talk, Gomez said this about Swift: “[Taylor] was actually at my house the other day and we were sitting by the fire and I was talking about relationships and business in my life and she just kind of looked at me, and she supports me and never judges me for anything, and she was like, ‘Selena, if you’re the smartest person in the room, I think you’re going to be in the wrong room.’” [MTV]
:: Legendary reggae singer John Holt has passed away at the age of 69. He is known for being a member of The Paragons, and for songs like “The Tide Is High” and “Stick By Me.” [The Guardian]
:: Chris Brown, T.I., Trey Songz, J. Cole, and Tinashe are all added to Power 106 FM’s “Cali Christmas” annual concert. It will take place on December 5 at The Forum in Inglewood, CA, and tickets go on sale this Thursday. [Rap-Up]
:: Ever wondered what it would be like if Jay Z, DMX and Ja Rule created a rap super-group? Well it almost happened! In the late ’90s, the three artists recorded separately under Irv Gotti‘s Murder INC. label and even had some collaborations together. But it didn’t work out, as Jay Z and DMX’s relationship became tense. [MTV News]
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In case it wasn’t clear by now, Taylor Swift really loves her new digs in NYC — so much so, she’s just become the official spokeswoman of the city!
Tay Tay is utterly overflowing with optimism on her glittery 1989 intro track, “Welcome To New York,” which she previewed earlier this morning. Seeped in cheesy throwback ’80′s synths, the Ryan Tedder co-penned cut sees Taylor packing up and shipping off to the Big Apple to make all her greatest dreams come true, reveling in all of the fabulousness that the city has to offer. (Granted, being an incredibly rich and popular superstar before making the move probably helps.)
“Like any true love, it drives you crazy/But you know you wouldn’t change anything, anything!” she gleefully coos. Oh, to be Taylor Swift! Listen to the deliriously chipper tune after the jump. More »