Posts tagged "Taylor Swift"

2014 Met Gala: Watch Beyonce, Jay Z, Rihanna, Kanye West & Taylor Swift On The Red Carpet

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A Rare Sight: RiRi Wearing Clothes
Manhattan’s Metropolitan Museum Of Art hosted a slew of celebrities last night for its annual Costume Institute gala. The honorees this year were fashion designer Charles James and Vogue editor Anna Wintour (on hand for the renamed Anna Wintour Costume Center, for which First Lady Michelle Obama cut the ribbon), and attendees included, among many others, Beyonce, Jay Z, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Florence Welch, Selena Gomez, Janelle Monae and David and Victoria Beckham. Frank Ocean, who’s currently finishing up his sophomore LP, was also on hand to perform at the event.

Above, watch Rihanna walk the red carpet in her white Stella McCartney crop top, and then head below to catch Bey and Jay, Taylor, Kanye and Kim and the Beckhams at the big Met do. More »

Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez Win Big At Radio Disney Music Awards: See The Winners List

Ariana Grande‘s sexy Minnie Mouse debut of “Problem” was the highlight of the Radio Disney Music Awards last night (April 27), even though Grande didn’t actually win any awards at the ceremony. And if the ’90s babies’ answer to Mariah Carey doesn’t get honored, then do the Radio Disney Music Awards matter? Well, since Radio Disney is “the #1 radio network devoted to kids, tweens and families” and there’s a category called [I have to gather myself after letting out a room-collapsing sigh before typing this] “The Bestest,” and I am a grown-ass man, maybe I’m not the right person to answer that question.

That said, I’d even posit that kids, tweens and families don’t even care about the RDMAs, as a concept. But, because important names like Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears and Fifth Harmony were involved, the RDMAs must matter, by default. And so: Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Swift and One Direction were the big winners in a big celebration of white-bread pop. Check out the full list of winners below. More »

Taylor Swift Makes A Surprise Appearance At A Fan’s Bridal Shower: Watch The Adorable Video

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When Taylor Crashes Your Party
No wonder Taylor Swift‘s mega-loyal fans do wacky things like buy physical copies of her albums and legally download her songs. The Red diva has got their back. Take long-time Swiftie Gena Gabrielle. She invited the country-pop superstar to her bridal shower on a whim, and was visibly amazed when Tay actually turned up.

There’s so much to love about this. For starters, Taylor actually reads her fan-mail. (At least, sometimes). She also whipped up a batch of her own cookies for the bride-to-be and good-naturedly mingled with her friends and family at the Ohio shindig. While filming the event makes it seem somewhat calculated, who really cares when Gena quite obviously had the best day of her life? Watch up top. More »

Lorde Outs Herself As A Hilary Duff Fan: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Lorde unleashed her inner-fan girl when she heard that Hilary Duff attended one of her concerts. “This is what dreams are made of!” she told Teen Vogue. “Was she vibing it? Was she bobbing her head?” [Just Jared]

:: This is a case of better late than never! Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs will finally get his degree from Howard University. The rap mogul, who attended the school in the ’80s, will be given an honorary degree in recognition of his trail-blazing career. [Billboard]

:: Taylor Swift sure knows how to keep her Swifties happy. The country-pop superstar surprised a fan by attending her bridal shower and even brought along a basket full of kitchen goods and homemade cookies. How sweet! [MTV]

:: The most tweeted about performance at Coachella 2014 (the first weekend, anyway) was Beyonce‘s surprise cameo at sister Solange Knowles‘ gig. The most tweeted about artist was Lana Del Rey. [Rap Radar]

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Taylor Swift Interrupts Seth Rogen During ‘SNL’ Monologue: Watch

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Seth Knew That Taylor's Trouble
Taylor Swift makes headlines for merely posing, if not performing with famous friends: Ellie Goulding, supermodel Karlie Kloss, Lorde. Actor Seth Rogen seemed to know this all too well when Swift, along with New Girl‘s Zooey Deschanel and better half James Franco, hijacked his monologue while hosting Saturday Night Live on April 12.

“No, I don’t want any help. I told you guys, I’m fine,” Rogen protested. So naturally, Swift walks on stage to help emphasize his point: “Guys, he said he doesn’t need any help.”

Swift is fewer than six degrees from Rogen; Rogen and Franco co-starred in 2008′s Pineapple Express directed by David Gordon Green, who would cast Franco and Deschanel for 2011′s Your Highness, and then last year, after having hosted SNL herself, Swift would say the best line of New Girl‘s season 2 finale – as she did during Rogen’s monologue.

Watch the SNL antics up top, then see Swift posing with another friend, musical guest Ed Sheeran, after the jump. More »

Jessie J Really Wants You To Know That She’s Not Bisexual: Morning Mix

:: When Jessie J first hit the scene, she described herself as bisexual. Well, that has changed. The British diva went on an extended Twitter rant emphasizing that she has only had one flirtation with a woman and now considers herself heterosexual. [E! Online]

:: In news that will no doubt make Swifties cry and shake, Taylor Swift has officially joined Tumblr. So far, she has uploaded a couple of happy snaps and a gif of her performing. Who else is excited? [Tumblr]

:: Joe Jonas believes that Justin Bieber‘s current woes were inevitable. He puts the 20-year-old’s problems down to a combination of wealth, extreme celebrity and bad parenting. Don’t hold back! [The Hollywood Reporter]

:: The Webbys are kind of like the Grammys for digital artists. So I guess it’s not that surprising that multi-media pioneers like Beyonce, Jay Z and Pharrell are among the nominees who have been rewarded for putting the internet to really good use over the past 12 months. [Billboard]

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Taylor Swift Appears In ‘The Giver’ Trailer For Approximately One Second: Morning Mix

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:: Taylor Swift isn’t known for her acting ability (did you see Valentine’s Day?), which could explain why the country music superstar appears in the trailer of new film The Giver for about one second. I hope she writes a song about the studio’s obvious shade! [Billboard]

:: If it happened, it will eventually surface online. Case in point. Daft Punk‘s Grammy rehearsal video found its way to YouTube and, sadly for them, it’s significantly better than their actual performance. [Consequence Of Sound]

:: The INXS revival continues apace with British trio London Grammar covering the band’s 1989 hit “Devil Inside” for the new Game Of Thrones trailer. Now someone just has to cover “Don’t Change” and we can all move on. [Stereogum]

:: And the award for the douchiest lawsuit of 2014 goes to John Mayer. He’s suing his celebrity watch dealer (yes, that’s a thing) for selling him counterfeit time pieces. It turns out he was ripped off $5 million. [Billboard]

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Taylor Swift Tops 2014 ‘Billboard’ Money Makers List

Taylor Swift is the highest paid musician of the past 12 months, according to a new list compiled by Billboard. The 22-year-old superstar raked in $39,699,575, roughly $30M of which came from her six-month Red tour, which makes her tour haul the highest of anyone on the list. Coming in at number 2 is another country star, Kenny Chesney, who earned just under $33M, edging out Justin Timberlake‘s $31.4M. Beyonce, Maroon 5 and Pink comprise the rest of the pop acts in the top 10, while classic rock has heavy representation with Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac. Once you hit the top 20, the pop takeover begins, with names like Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, One Direction and Rihanna showing up.

For the rankings, Billboard calculated US earnings from touring, music sales and royalties from streaming and other sources. Some earnings, like corporate sponsorship and merchandise, were not tallied. See the top 10 below, and head over to Billboard for the full list and more details on each entry and the methodology. More »

Taylor Swift Went A Road Trip Across California With Supermodel Karlie Kloss

Taylor Swift has a lot of famous friends. When she’s not hanging out with Lorde, Selena Gomez or Ed Sheeran, the country superstar is taking road trips with supermodels. Yep, the 24-year-old spent the last two days driving across California with Karlie Kloss and she kindly shared pictures of her epic adventure on Instagram.

I’m not sure how much fun a road trip with Taylor would be (I imagine her playing James Taylor‘s greatest hits on repeat and rambling endlessly about heartbreak) but Karlie had the time of her life if the photos are any indication. The blond bombshells drove along the Pacific Coast Highway, stopped at Pfeiffer Big Sur state park and even cuddled on the beach. See all their pics after the jump. More »

Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, One Direction, Pharrell Nominated For Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

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The Kids’ Choice Awards have grown up. This year will mark the 27th installment of the annual ceremony, and the Nickelodeon event will be hosted by one mature, 42-year-old Mark Wahlberg. That said, when it comes to the nominees, it’s still light and fluffy kiddie fare that’s important — like, for instance, SpongeBob SquarePants and Adventure Time (both up for Favorite Cartoon), or Despicable Me 2 and Frozen (each have a nod in the Favorite Animated Movie category).

In the area of music, One Direction scored nods for Favorite Group and Favorite Song (“Story Of My Life”), while Taylor Swift and Katy Perry each earned two nominations (Favorite Female Singer, Favorite Song — for “I Knew You Were Trouble” and “Roar,” respectively). Elsewhere, singing and acting double threats Bridgit Mendler and Ariana Grande will compete for Favorite TV Actress, while The Voice and American Idol have been recognized in the Favorite Reality Show category. (Sorry, The X Factor.) Oh, and cover the little ones’ eyes, Mom and Dad — Miley Cyrus“Wrecking Ball” is up for Favorite Song, as well.

Head below to see all of the music nominees for this year’s Kids’ Choice Awards, which will air March 29 at 8 p.m. on Nickelodeon. More »