She’s been dubbed “America’s Sweetheart”, and it shows. Taylor Swift has topped the chart more times than can be counted on fingers (and toes), and has graced the covers of many fashion, entertainment, and music glossies. This darling of the media has rocked many a comment section, forum thread and fan site, and her notoriety in the gossip columns only serve her well. This 23-year-old has become one of the youngest members of the Forbes’s list of the Highest Paid Stars Under 30. Her latest hit single “Mean” continues to make waves, and has won her two Grammies in the process. But just what are the humble roots of this rising star?
Miss Taylor Allison Swift was born in Pennsylvania on December 13, 1989. At the tender age of nine, Taylor became very fascinated with musical theater, and she would regularly travel to New York for singing and acting lessons. Later on, she became enamored with country music so much that she and her family moved to Nashville to further immerse her in the experience. She pursued a career in music at age 14, and as they say, the rest is history.
Here’s an infographic to give you the lowdown on some essential Taylor Swift information.
It is always interesting to know and hear news about celebrity moms. First-time moms among celebrities however hold the highest interest factor in terms of public attention. Let’s see some of the celebrities that will be experiencing their first ever Mother’s Day celebration this year.
The 37-year old actress became a first time mom when she gave birth to her daughter Olive in October of 2012. She and her husband Will Kopelman were able to enjoy considerable privacy from the public’s eye when they welcomed their daughter. Barrymore is not inclined to favor an acting career for her daughter.
Seeing celebrities walking on the streets, shopping or dining while not in front of the camera often brings a feeling of excitement most especially to women who are avid movie and TV fans. In the U.S., Los Angeles in California is one place where these stars can be spotted. Many of them live in or near the area such as Beverly Hills and Hollywood where most studios are located.
Being in Los Angeles, however, does not guarantee you’ll see stars or bump into them just about anywhere. These celebrities value their privacy and don’t normally go out simply to stroll around. They are out in town only when necessary such as to do errands, go to the gym or enjoy a quiet dinner at their favorite restaurant.
If you’re really eager to go star watching in L.A., here are some tips on where you can spot them or even hang out with them.
Drop by celebrity-owned restaurants – Geisha House, Chi, Rokbar and Falcon.
Restaurants in Malibu such as Nobu and Taverna Tony’s are also favorite spots of celebs. On Robertson Boulevard, you can visit The Ivy, Newsroom Café and Michael Richard Patisserie. Stars who have been seen here include Tori Spelling, Paris Hilton, Halle Berry, Jessica Alba and Britney Spears.
At Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel bars, you just might see Lindsay Lohan. The place has a strict doorman, though and the long lines can be frustrating.
Coffee lovers should check out Peet’s Coffee, Starbucks, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf notably on Sunset Plaza and Montana Avenue in Malibu. King’s Road Café on Beverly Boulevard is also recommended.
Toast Café located at 8221 W Third St. is popular among celebs notably during lunchtime. Visit on weekdays and enjoy great salads, sandwiches and cupcakes.
Posted by Guest Blogger as Celebrities at 11:22 PM UTC on Jan, 21 2013
2013 sure has a lot in store for couch potatoes everywhere, and with the year kicking off with mid-season returns and replacements, the tube continues to dominate the storytelling media. Here weâ€™ve put together a quick list of some of the most anticipated TV happenings for the year to help you map out your couch potato calendar so make sure you get in touch with your Cable TV Advisor and get your tube set up for the season.
Game of Thrones Season 3 Premiere
The White Walkers Arrive and Joffrey remains on the Iron Throne – this was how we left things after George R.R. Martinâ€™s epic fantasy dramaâ€™s second season. Season 3 promises to be even bigger, with fan-favorite Tyrion healing up his battle wounds, Jon Snow going up against a zombie horde, and Daenerys finally getting into the game. Definitely a show to watch out for.
Community Returns with Season 4
At this point, fans of the popular community college sitcom probably have no more hair to pull out and are doing everyday activities with their fingers crossed – what with threats of cancellation at every corner. It seems fansâ€™ prayers were answered though, as Community is pushing through with their Season 4 premiere this February 7th.
Something New for Foodies
Forgoing the judgesâ€™ table for a brand new show format, former American Idol judge Simon Cowell turns to a different kind of food contest where he scours Britain for the best home-cooked food. Cowellâ€™s show, titled Food, Glorious Food starts airing in spring of 2013
Breaking Bad Ends
Many would argue that the ending of Breaking Bad will probably be the most important TV event of the year â€“ and they just might be right. Nobody knows for sure how the series will end, but a lot of fans are predicting deaths. Either way, the Breaking Bad Finale is sure to be something you wouldnâ€™t want to miss.
Speaking of shows ending, workplace sitcom giants 30 Rock and The Office are scheduled to end their runs this year, bidding us farewell to the office antics of the TGS crew and the Dunder Mifflin staff. 30 Rock ends this January 30, while The Office is yet to announce when they will end but that it will be sometime around may.