Posts tagged "Taylor Swift"

Taylor Swift’s New Single, “Out Of The Woods,” Is Out In 5 Days (And It Might Have To Do With Harry Styles)

Brace yourselves accordingly: Taylor Swift is back for more.

After shaking the entire nation into a frenzy with “Shake It Off” (haters are still reportedly reeling), the singer-songstress is quickly following up her lead single with a brand new 1989 track. And, based on the rather rustic Instagram teaser photo she just posted (above), it’s likely going to be a new song called “Out Of The Woods.”

The song also seems like it’s going to be an album standout, as highlighted in Swift’s cover story in Rolling Stone — and something the One Direction fans might be talking about, too. Check out all the “Out Of The Woods” details after the jump. More »

Taylor Swift’s ‘People’ Cover Recreates Mia Farrow’s Look From The Magazine’s First Issue

Long before the Baz Luhrmann-directed The Great Gatsby hit theaters last year (or the 2000 version, with Paul Rudd and Mira Sorvino, hit TV screens), a somewhat dull silver screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic Jazz Age novel, starring Robert Redford, Sam Waterston and Mia Farrow, was released in 1974. Farrow wound up on the very first issue of People at that time in full Daisy Buchanan drag. Now, “Shake It Off” songbird Taylor Swift has recreated that same look for the cover of the publication’s special 40th anniversary issue. More »

Taylor Swift Is Pretty In Pastel Pink On The Cover Of ‘British Vogue’, Says She’s Given Up Dating

Taylor Swift considers herself something of a fashionista, so probably got a kick out being British Vogue‘s new cover girl. The former country queen is almost unrecognizable in the pastel-themed shoot, which finds her rocking slicked-back hair and a knitted tank top. Apart from rocking granny fashions, the 24-year-old also opened up about her new LP 1989 and dating life.

“This time around I’ve chosen the brave and bold way of going about things,” she says of her new pop opus. “I don’t want to hurt people’s feelings, I don’t want to betray Nashville… but essentially it comes down to challenging yourself as an artist.” Taylor also talked about dating and the gents of Hollywood will no doubt breathe a collective sigh of relief when they hear that she’s retired. “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.” See the “Shake It Off” hitmaker’s British Vogue cover and pictorial after the jump. More »

Britney Spears Plans To Send Her Lingerie Collection To Kate Middleton: Morning Mix

:: The Princess of Pop may soon become friends with the Duchess of Cambridge! Well, not yet. During her promotional tour stop in London for her lingerie collection, Britney Spears expressed that she’d love to see Kate Middleton in her designs. “That would be splendid. I’m going to send her one of every piece. So she’ll have plenty to choose from,” the singer said. [Vanity Fair]

:: Justin Bieber and David Hasselhoff were spotted on California’s Venice Beach shooting a secret music video. The odd pairing apparently worked out well, as Hasselhoff thinks the singer is pretty cool: “We had a lot of fun, and he’s a cool guy. You’ll hear more about it, but we’re just keeping it quiet because it’s really a cool video, and we had a blast.” [People]

:: Andre 3000 has acted as the legendary Jimi Hendrix in Jimi: All Is By My Side, but for a potential OutKast movie the rapper has someone special in mind to depict him on the big screen. Andre 3000 told Rolling Stone that he’d cast Leonardo DiCaprio as himself and Kevin Hart as Big Boi. He also wants it to be a comedic biopic. That actually sounds pretty awesome! [Rolling Stone]

:: Taylor Swift had a secret listening party for her fans at her Los Angeles home on September 23, as the lead-up to her forthcoming album 1989. But it wasn’t just as listening party, this is Taylor Swift we’re talking about! The singer reportedly baked cookies and had a dance party for her fans. Sounds fun! [Los Angeles Time]

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Taylor Swift Explains The Animators Sequence In “Shake It Off” Outtake

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Taylor Swift has been slowly rolling out fun outtakes from behind-the-scenes of the silly video for her smash hit, “Shake It Off.”

Last week, Taylor gave us a look at the ballet, cheerleader and modern dance sequences from the clip. And today, we’re learning a bit more about the The Animators — the futuristic pop-and-lockers. “Dancers are such passionate people about what they do, and they’re so proud to be in a music video representing their style of dance…and I’m so proud to awkwardly ruin it with my dancing,” she deadpans.

Head down after the jump to watch the 1989 singer-songwriter dancing crazy spastic in front of the trained dancers in a vintage Lady Gaga (circa 2008) spaceball look. “I try so hard. I’m always trying so hard…I think that’s the point of this video,” Taylor reflects behind the scenes. Oh, Taylor. More »

Kylie Jenner Has Her Heart Set On A Music Career: Morning Mix

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:: Kylie Jenner wants to be a pop star. (The same dream didn’t turn out too well for sister Kim Kardashian). It seems the teenager has been taking singing lessons with vocal coach/producer Tim Carter. Let’s give her the benefit of the doubt. [Radar Online]

:: Now here’s a cute celebrity couple. Trey Songz and R&B diva Mila J are dating. We know because they have been spreading their love for each other all over Instagram. Romantic. [Rap-Up]

:: Taylor Swift has made jokes about ending up a crazy cat lady but she might already be there. The former country diva has been snapped leaving her apartment with her feline friend several times in the past week. [MTV]

:: File this under best jobs ever. Rapper Waka Flocka Flame is willing to pay someone $50,000 a year to be his personal blunt roller. Actor Seth Rogen has already applied! [Instagram]

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Whatcha Say: U2, Katy Perry Vs. Taylor Swift And Ariana’s Face Got Our Readers Talking

Well, this week certainly was pop drama, wasn’t it?

Taylor Swift and Katy Perry (maybe?) swapped subtweets and shady songs, U2 dropped an unwanted (for some of us?) album on us via Apple and Ariana Grande is (possibly) a diva who only likes to be interviewed and photographed on one side of her face. Hmm…

In less dicey news, we premiered AJR return with “Infinity,” launched a contest for BANKS‘ gorgeous Goddess, premiered some stunning artwork to coincide with Kimbra‘s The Golden Echo and took a look back at 13 pop albums that deserved a lot more love than they were originally dealt.

As always, you guys had plenty to say. Check out some of the week’s best comments after the jump. More »

Taylor Swift Explains Cheerleader, Ballerina & Modern Dance Sequences In “Shake It Off”: Watch

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Taylor Swift‘s lead 1989 single “Shake It Off” is a certified smash, having spent two weeks atop the Billboard 100. Likewise, the perky song’s accompanying music video has racked up over 90 million views on YouTube since its debut last month — more than enough to prompt Taylor to premiere a series of behind-the-scenes videos detailing the thought and work that went into certain dance segments in the clip.

Above, Swift describes what it was like shooting the modern dance sequence. “There’s been so much cardio to wear me out,” she admits. “We do several takes of each full pass of the song and the whole time I’m full out. Like, the dancers around me are full out and so we’re all pretty wiped out.”

Watch that clip above, then catch outtakes from the cheerleader and ballerina bits in the “Shake It Off” video below. More »

Taylor Swift Fired The Dancers That Katy Perry Allegedly Stole: More Details On Their Feud

Taylor Swift got the internet buzzing earlier this week when she told Rolling Stone about a diss track on her new LP called “Bad Blood”, which was written about one of her female rivals. “She did something so horrible…  it had to do with business,” the “Shake It Off” diva revealed. “She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me.”

It didn’t take a lot of detective work to discover that she was talking about Katy Perry. She hired three of Taylor’s dancers for her live show before the (former) country queen’s Fearless tour was finished. Only, here’s the rub. They had previously worked on the “This Is How We Do” hitmaker’s Teenage Dream tour and, according to TMZ, apparently gave plenty of notice that they wanted to work with her again.

“We’re told the dancers told Taylor up front … they did not want to sign for the full tour — they wanted a 30-day out, and we’re told it’s because they were just waiting for Katy to go back on tour,” the website reports. “When Katy hit the stage again, they gave their 30-day notice, but Taylor got so pissed off she fired them on the spot.” If everybody was upfront about their intentions, why is Taylor mad? She’s popular enough to sell a ton of albums without creating fictional drama. More »

Katy Perry Subtweeted The Hell Out Of Taylor Swift Last Night (Or Just Rewatched ‘Mean Girls’)

Katy Perry fired off one of the best subtweets in recent memory last night (September 8) when she kind of — but not really — responded to news that Taylor Swift had written a diss track about her called “Bad Blood”. “Watch out for the Regina George in sheep’s clothing…,” she wrote referencing the baddest bitch in Mean Girls. Shade.

The drama started yesterday when Taylor told Rolling Stone that she had written a track about an unnamed rival on her new LP 1989. “She did something so horrible…  it had to do with business,” the former country queen confessed. “She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me.” Internet detectives soon realized she was referring to Katy. See the prismatic diva’s comeback after the jump. More »