It’s official: Not even Major League Baseball can resist Taylor Swift
‘s charms. On June 9, MLB’s official Twitter account posted a photo with two gloves, captioned “It’s a glove story…” This inspired the Los Angeles Dodgers to chime in with the opening line of Swift’s 2008 hit “Love Story”
: “We were both young when I first saw you.”
The one-on-one serenading soon turned into a full-on sing-along, as the San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates and Cleveland Indians all chimed in. Most of them sang of Romeo & Juliet , while a few tried to steer it in a new direction. (Hint: It involved “22.”) If only sports commentary could be like this all the time — inspired by the same love for the game, but in the words of the Fearless songwriter.
See the MLB’s “Love Story” Twitter sing-along unfold after the jump. More »
dominated the world with her fourth album, 2012′s Red
. Off the strength of that record, she embarked her third worldwide tour
that launched last spring and ends a year later, with her June 12 concert in Singapore.
In anticipation of that date, Swift revealed to Shanghai press what’s to come next – a new album. “I’ve already been working very hard at it, and it’s already my favorite thing I’ve ever created,” she said. “So the idea [is] that after Asia, I get to go back and finish everything and get everything completely done and wrapped up for a new project, it’s very exciting.” More »
appears in the trailer
for The Giver
for about a second. Now, though, she appears in one of five character posters revealed today (May 23). And it’s a more promising sign of what’s to come.
Earlier this spring, fans had two questions regarding the trailer: Where’s Taylor, and why is this in color? Swift plays Rosemary, who is the Giver’s daughter and has a minor role in the dystopian novel – the first for young readers, according to author Lois Lowry – off which the film’s based. Instead, The Giver focuses more on a 12-year-old boy named Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), who’s chosen to receive all memories for an entire community. As a result, he’s the only person there who can see colors.
Following the backlash, Yahoo! revealed a behind-the-scenes look showing why fans shouldn’t be disappointed – yes, parts of the film do actually appear in black and white. As for Swift, prospective viewers can now get a good, hard look at how she’ll appear in the film. See the full poster after the jump. More »
The who’s who of the pop world showed up for last night’s (May 5) Met Gala. While Beyonce
duked it out for best dressed bragging rights on the red carpet, other starlets took the event much less seriously. Selena Gomez
, for example, used it as an excuse to catch up with BFF Taylor Swift
and stalk her favorite singer — “All Of Me”
crooner John Legend
As the night progressed, selfies and happy snaps eventually made their way to Instagram and Twitter. Lily Allen‘s Sheezus vs. Yeezus moment was the absolute highlight but it was nice to see Bey goofing around with Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu. (She even took over photographer duties to snap a pic of them). Oh, and Rita Ora sure gets around. Her Instagram is a treasure trove of celebrity selfies. More »
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
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
, Florence Welch
, Selena Gomez
, Janelle Monae
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 »
‘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 »
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 »
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 makes headlines for merely posing, if not performing with famous friends: Ellie Goulding
, supermodel Karlie Kloss
. 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 »
:: 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]
After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today. More »