Posts tagged "Taylor Swift"

Pop Stars Accept The Ice Bucket Challenge: Watch Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez & Taylor Swift Get Wet

Pop stars are really getting behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which raises money for the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. Participants donate $100 or have a bucket of extremely cold water poured over their head. (To their credit, most celebrities have elected to do both). As a result, social media is buzzing with videos of soaking wet divas and shirtless singers. Bless.

As a part of the challenge you have to nominate three other people to take part. Taylor Swift picked Selena Gomez before undertaking her group-soaking with a bunch of friends and Drake passed the baton to Beyonce, who is yet to participate. (It’s surely only a matter of time). He used the opportunity to show off his rippling six-pack, as did Justin Bieber and Calvin Harris. Watch a selection of the best ice bucket challenges after the jump. More »

Simon Cowell Calls One Direction’s New Album “One Of Their Best”: Morning Mix

:: Simon Cowell says that he heard most of One Direction‘s new, slightly edgier album, and that it’s “one of their best.” Talk about a winning endorsement. [Twitter]

:: Kanye West is reportedly tracking down Paul McCartney for a collaboration to be featured in his follow-up to Yeezus. “Kanye and Paul have known each other for a long time but became more friendly recently,” a source said. [HipHopDX]

:: Best friends Taylor Swift and Jaime King took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge over the weekend. Swift then nominated Selena Gomez, who promptly stepped up. [MTV]

:: Justin Bieber also took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, after being tapped by manager Scooter Braun. He nominated Barack Obama, Ellen DeGeneres and comedian Chris D’Elia. [Instagram]

:: That said, “Weird Al” Yankovic may have outdone everyone with his ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. He nominated Obama, the Dalai Lama and the Pope. [Stereogum]

:: Chris Martin is reportedly seeing actress Jennifer Lawrence. He and Gwyneth Paltrow split after being married for more than a decade in March. [E!]

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Taylor Swift On ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’: Watch Her Discuss ‘The Giver’ & Big, Upcoming News

Taylor Swift Late Night Seth Meyers 2014
Taylor Talks
Taylor Swift is on the promo trail for The Giver, the sci-fi film she stars in alongside Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep, but there’s also the not-so-secret news that she’s got new music on the way — including a single that may or may not be titled “Shake It Off.”

Swift, who is set to perform at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, hit up Late Night With Seth Meyers last night to chat about her movie, crashing a fan’s recent bridal shower and why she’s always caught on camera dancing at awards shows. More »

Taylor Swift Was Super Nerdy On ‘The Tonight Show’: Morning Mix

:: Taylor Swift dropped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to announce her performance at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards. While there, she took part in the popular Ew! segment and played a super nerd. It appeared to come easily. [Billboard]

:: Here’s an unexpected cover version. Chris Brown shared a unique interpretation of Sam Smith‘s “Stay With Me”, which is currently sitting at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. It’s different. [Spin]

:: This is really touching. The broadway cast of Aladdin honored the late Robin Williams with a huge singalong. Performer James Iglehart also reminisced about watching the Disney cartoon for the first time. [Death And Taxes]

:: Michael Cera has released a lo-fi folk album called True That. It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. The Arrested Development actor has appeared in videos for Islands and sang backing vocals for Weezer. [Stereogum]

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Radio DJ Spills Alleged Details About Taylor Swift’s Upcoming Single (Warning: Spoiler Alert!)

Is Taylor About To Shake Things Up?
Swifties, stop reading now if you don’t want to see any spoilers.

Love those horn-heavy hooks from “Problem” and “Talk Dirty”? Well, you’re about to get more of that: Radio DJ Christopher K of Sacramento’s 107.9 The End allegedly heard Taylor Swift‘s upcoming comeback single — and there will be horns.

Although those tweets have since disappeared from his timeline, the ATRL forum caught all of his replies to eager fans begging to know more: “The new Taylor is VERY fun & VERY poppy! Has a good message too, not to worry bout what ppl think of u, just shake it off #Swifties. Funny line from Taylor’s new song: ‘They say I date too much & can’t make em stay!’ haha It’s a positive song, not a love song #Swifties,” he originally tweeted. “Yes! It’s very fun & upbeat, and has a catchy horn sound playing throughout. She even pokes a little fun at herself in it!” Other insider sources allege that the track is called “Shake It Off.”

Are you ready for a dose of horn-heavy self-empowerment pop from the Red princess? Let us know what you think of the reported comeback track in the comments below. More »

Taylor Swift To Perform At The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Swift Hits The VMAs!
Were you getting worried that Taylor Swift would never, ever be getting back on stage at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards? Stay fearless, Swifties — she’s coming back for more.

The Red singer-songstress revealed that she’ll be performing at the 2014 MTV VMAs during an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. “We’re planning it,” she explained.

She also (painstakingly) danced around the subject of her mystery Yahoo livestream on August 18 at 5 PM. “In general, like, you could stream anything these days,” she shrugged as Fallon desperately begged her to reveal what she was planning to do. “There could be one announcement. There could be multiple announcements.” Oh, Tay Tay! You’re such a tease! More »

Taylor Swift Is Holding A Yahoo Livestream To Announce Something On August 18

Taylor Goes Live!
So, do you remember when Taylor Swift started mashing buttons on an elevator on her Instagram teasing something “18″-related, and we were all like…wait, what?

The mystery’s finally been revealed (well, sort of): Princess Tay Tay is going to be holding a livestream for fans hosted at Yahoo! on August 18.

Earlier today, the country-pop darling revealed the news on her official website, with a countdown ticking down to the event happening at 5 PM EST/2 PM PST on August 18. There’s still not much known, but a contest page for a chance to be in the NYC studio audience reveals that she’s got a special announcement to make.

“Taylor Swift has exciting news to share on August 18th at a once in a lifetime event that will be streamed LIVE Worldwide on Yahoo and we are looking for some of her biggest fans to join her!” the entry page reveals. What do you think it is? More »

Taylor Swift Stars In ‘The Giver’ Snippet: Watch

Taylor's 'Giver' Cameo
Taylor Swift plays a minor role in The Giver, the forthcoming film adaptation of Lois Lowry‘s 1993 novel — and until now, only seconds of her cameo have been shown. A new clip (premiered by Yahoo!) reveals that Swift’s small role as Rosemary is also pivotal.

Rosemary sits at the piano next to Jeff Bridges as the titular role, showing him how to play a song (while appearing in hologram form). Meanwhile, the real-life Giver starts explaining to his protege Jonas (Brenton Thwaites) exactly who she is and why she matters. More »

Taylor Swift Teases Something “18″-Related On Instagram: Watch

Taylor's A Tease!
The time has come: Taylor Swift is ready to return with new music. (It seems, anyway.)

We already know that the Red country-pop diva is plotting to return to the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the end of September. We know she’s been working with “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” hit-maker Max Martin again on “most of” her new record, and we already know that the record is already her “favorite thing.”

And now, the first hint at what could be the beginning of a new era starts with a mysterious Instagram clue posted earlier this afternoon, in which the “Love Story” songstress repeatedly pushes the “18″ floor button in an elevator. More »

Pharrell Says That Marvin Gaye’s Family “Smelled Money” In “Blurred Lines” Lawsuit: Morning Mix

He Hates These Blurred Lines
:: Pharrell argued that Marvin Gaye‘s family “smelled money” during the ongoing courtroom battle over whether Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” plagiarized from Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up.” Ouch. [Billboard]

:: Nick Jonas says that his new solo album will boast “alternative pop with soul-based vocals,” and that it’s due out this fall. Look out for his video for “Chains,” starring Dylan Penn, coming soon. [THR]

:: Demi Lovato and Cher Lloyd will perform “Really Don’t Care” at this year’s Teen Choice Awards on August 10. Hilary Duff, Lea Michele and Fifth Harmony will also make appearances. [FOX]

:: A Johnny Rockets server recently yelled at Aretha Franklin for trying to eat a to-go hamburger inside the restaurant. A spokeswoman for the chain has since apologized. [Billboard]

:: A fan wrote to Taylor Swift asking for advice on unrequited love – and to her delight, Swift wrote back. “Feel good about being the kind of person who loves selflessly,” Swift said. [Los Angeles Times]

:: Uh, Katy Perry really likes Nicki Minaj‘s “Anaconda” single art. [Twitter]

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