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Taylor Swift Received Her MTV Video Music Award In The Mail: Morning Mix

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:: Taylor Swift received her MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video in the post yesterday (January 8) and shared the experience with her millions of Instagram followers. [Gossip Cop]

:: Now this is an unexpected pairing. 30 Seconds To Mars frontman Jared Leto posted a picture of him kicking back with music legend Liza Minnelli. She has promised to give the multi-talented actor her Oscar if he’s passed over for Dallas Buyer’s Club. [MTV Buzzworthy]

:: Diddy has a knack for sniffing out a good business deal, making him one of the richest men in hip hop. His latest move? Acquiring luxury tequila brand DeLeón. Drinks on him! [Rap-Up]

:: Everything The Carters touch turns to gold. Jay Z‘s controversial deal with Barney’s has already reaped $1 million in profit — money which will go to the rapper’s Shawn Carter Foundation.  [Billboard]

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Taylor Swift Tops Most Charitable Celebrities List For Second Year In a Row

Taylor Swift, St. Thomas Aquinas’ human ideal of magnanimity, has topped’s Top 20 Celebrities Gone Good of 2013 list for the second year in a row. According to the site, Swift “donated $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony, which has faced extreme financial difficulties this year. She also headlined an event benefiting Centrepoint, an org[anization] working to help young people experiencing homelessness.” The list included other musician A-listers like Beyonce, One Direction and Kendrick Lamar, and also someone named Justin Bieber.

Fantastic work, Taylor. With the exception of your ex-boyfriends/potential hit song subjects, everyone will continue to unconditionally adore you. More »

2013 In Review: The 10 Best Music Beefs Of The Year

When historians discuss 2013 fifty years from now the major talking points will no doubt be Beyonce‘s stealth album, Miley Cyrus 2.0 and the proliferation of public (and very messy) beefs. Instead of picking up the phone or — holding their tongue — our favorite pop stars used social media to air their dirty laundry.

While shade throwing and open letters (hello Sinead O’Connor!) can be hugely entertaining, most of these encounters have ended badly. Just look at Azealia Banks, who could well be the first person to commit career suicide by Twitter. See the year’s 10 most memorable beefs after the jump. More »

Lana Del Rey, Taylor Swift, Pharrell Make Oscars Long List For Best Original Song

Yeezy season Oscar season approaching, and the first order of business for the Academy is figuring out which songs are eligible for the Best Original Song category. The cabal has settled on a preliminary list of 75 songs from films released this year that qualify and are now in the running for an official nomination. Among those songs up for consideration are Lana Del Rey‘s “Young & Beautiful” from The Great Gatsby, Pharrell‘s “Happy” from Despicable Me 2, Taylor Swift‘s “Sweeter Than Fiction” from One Chance and Coldplay‘s “Atlas” from Catching Fire.

A pair of Nelson Mandela tributes also made the list: Jennifer Hudson‘s “Bleed For Love” from Winnie Mandela and U2‘s “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. Additionally, Lana wasn’t the only one plucked from the star-studded Gatsby soundtrack. Jay Z‘s “100$ Bill” is also in the mix, as well as Florence + The Machine‘s “Over The Love,” The xx‘s “Together” and the Fergie/Q-Tip/GoonRock collab “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody.” We’re left wondering if the Oscars know what “best” means. More »

Beyonce Sells 617,000 Copies In Three Days, Breaking iTunes Sales Record

Don’t be surprised if this is only the first of several records broken by Beyonce‘s self-titled opus, released last week: The diva’s surprise fifth album, released sans announcement or promotion late Thursday night, has broken the U.S. iTunes Store’s record for the highest sales for an album — even though she only had three days to do it.

Billboard reports that the album sold 617,000 copies on iTunes (who had the exclusive download) from midnight EST on Friday morning, December 13 through the end of the sales week on Sunday, December 15. The previous one-week sales record on iTunes was set by Taylor Swift‘s Red, which sold 465,000 copies in the week ending on October 28, 2012. (But, again, she had a full week; Bey only had three days.)  More »

Lorde Crashed Taylor Swift’s Birthday Party: Morning Mix

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:: Taylor Swift turned 24 on December 13, and as photos show, she invited Lorde to her birthday party. Just a few months ago, the “Royals” singer faced backlash for critiquing the standards that Swift set for young listeners — that is, “so flawless and so unattainable.” Clearly, Swift took her words in stride. [MTV]

:: Music video director Joseph Kahn claims responsibility for a “director’s cut” of Britney Spears“Perfume” video, beefed up with scenes from Justin Timberlake‘s “TKO” video. Never forget. [Twitter]

:: Cyndi Lauper will appear during The Colbert Report‘s “Christmas Carols Week,” which starts today (December 16). For a taste of what to expect, watch “Jingle Man and Christmas Boy.” Now. [Digital Spy]

:: Celine Dion wants to try acting, but she admits to having her limits. Notably, she says that she isn’t interested in following Carrie Underwood‘s footsteps into NBC’s live Sound of Music special. “I’m not crazy about musicals, to be honest with you,” she says. [NPR]

:: Actor Will Ferrell admits that he was intimidated by Kanye West while filming Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, especially since he was playing Yeezus (one of our best albums of 2013) repeatedly on set. “We got a scared 18-year-old intern to ask him to turn them down,” he says. [E!]

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2013′s Highest Grossing Tours: See Who Topped Beyonce, Taylor Swift, JT, Gaga & Bieber

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We interrupt this Beyonce-cast with a bit of other news.  But it still involves Beyonce, so, stick with it for a second. Billboard has begun rolling out its year-end coverage, and that means the list of 2013′s 25 highest grossing tours is out. Since the numbers are tallied from November 14, 2012 to November 12, 2013, it makes sense that Lady Gaga isn’t in the top spot, nor is Justin Timberlake — their tours started later this year. But then you have acts like Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber, who’ve all been touring for seemingly that entire time, and yet they failed to reach the top spot. What’s more, they were beat out by a past-their-prime band at #1 (Bon Jovi) and a dead guy at #2 (Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson Immortal tour). Pink slides in at #3 as the first active pop star on the list, pulling in $147.9 million.

Bruce Springsteen, Rihanna, The Rolling Stones and Swift also made the top 10. Last year’s top earner, Madonna, came in at #14. See the full list below, head to Billboard for a more in-depth look at the entries. More »

Golden Globe Awards 2014: Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Justin Timberlake, U2 Nominated

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If you were up as the sun rose and watching either TV or your Twitter feed, then you no doubt saw nominations for the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards flying by. Steve McQueen‘s 12 Years A Slave and David O. Russell‘s American Hustle lead the pack with seven nods apiece.

As for the music categories, Coldplay earned a Best Original Song nomination for “Atlas,” from the soundtrack to current box office champ The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, while others recognized in the category include U2 for Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom‘s “Ordinary Love”, Taylor Swift for One Chance‘s “Sweeter Than Fiction” (co-written by fun.‘s Jack Antonoff) and Justin Timberlake, among other co-writers and co-performers, for Inside Llewyn Davis‘ “Please Mr. Kennedy.”

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return to host the 2014 Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, on January 12. Head below to catch the full roundup of Best Original Song and Best Original Score nominees. More »

Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan Win Big At American Country Awards: See All The Winners

Well! The American Country Awards, an awards show that somebody made up four years ago, happened last night in Las Vegas, with Danica Patrick and Trace Adkins (or, as they’re known in places like New York City, “Who?” and “What?”) hosting, and it was a doggedly country-centric affair. (That means less in the way of love for crossover stars like Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, and more praise showered on people who don’t get played on pop radio.)

This year’s breakout bro-country stars Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan led the awards, as Florida Georgia Line took home six statues (or whatever they give out at the ACAs), while Luke Bryan received the Artist of the Year award. Taylor Swift, of course, still got some glory, as her collab with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban, “Highway Don’t Care,” won three trophies, including for Song of the Year. Blake Shelton (another familiar name!) also received four awards. More »

Watch Taylor Swift Join Fall Out Boy At The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

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Last night (December 10) the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show finally aired, and it was one of those rare television events that a horny teenage dude could watch alongside his emo sister and their Top 40-obsessed mother, since Taylor Swift performed with Fall Out Boy to open things, as outrageously accessorized lingerie models stalked around them. Swift, decked out in an equally outrageous Union Jack costume with a tiny hat, joined the pop-rockers for “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up).” Watch her strut her stuff up top.

Taylor also stuck around for “I Knew You Were Trouble.” Catch that performance below. More »