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.
Taylor Swift and Harry Styles are finally out dating. And they are now being branded on Twitter as a new power couple called ‘Haylor’
Expect a new love song in the works from Taylor Swift, as the 22-year-old singer was photographed hanging out with Patrick Schwarzenegger and the Kennedy clan during the Fourth of July holiday.
Remember “Dear John” by Taylor Swift? The aftermath of her relationship with well known playboy John Mayer did not leave her glowing with love. Contrarily, the “little girl” sniped back with a vengeance.
They say that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, but I rather than fury, but I think that I sense a deeper, stronger emotion than fury in the words Taylor Swift penned for her ex-lover. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 2:39 PM UTC on Mar, 18 2011
Taylor Swift is making her cartoon debut in the CGI-animated version of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, being produced by Universal Pictures.
Swift will voice the lead female role alongside actors Zac Efron and Danny Devito who will play the Lorax. Also voicing Zac’s grandmother is Betty White, because apparently she needs to be in every new project available.
If it’s been a while since you last read the book, it’s about a boy (Efron) who goes in search of ways to win the heart of a girl (Swift), but instead finds out about the mystical creature known as The Lorax.
In a statement released on Thursday Illumination Entertainment Founder Chris Meledandri said:
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Celebrities at 11:39 PM UTC on Jan, 22 2011
It’s too early to call this one a reunion, but it looks like Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Swift could be dating once again.
The ex-couple were spotted in Taylor’s hometown digs of Nashville this week, just over a month after they called off their two-month relationship.
Insiders close to the couple said Taylor was “unable to eat” after the first breakup which reportedly occurred because of the couple’s nine-year gap and intense media attention.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Music Happenings at 11:34 PM UTC on Dec, 08 2010
Taylor Swift’s Speak Now Tour is the red hot ticket of the year. Swift has managed to sell out two upcoming shows at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in just two minutes, while also selling out the 68,000 seat Gillette Stadium in just five minutes.
After those first three shows another seven concerts sold out in the same amount of time.
The sellouts shouldn’t surprise anyone, her third album Speak Now sold more than one million copies in it’s first week of release.
According to concert promoters, the Swift tour has generated the most interest in a tour since the Hannah Montana’s Best of Both Worlds Tour which happened in 2007!
Interest is so high that additional concerts have been added to accommodate Swift fans.
When all is said and done Swift will have performed in 19 countries at 90+ shows, the first of which will start in Singapore on Feb. 9.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Celebrities at 5:24 PM UTC on Nov, 27 2010
Jake Gyllenhaal and Taylor Swift have been spotted together quite a bit lately and there newest sighting comes to us over Thanksgiving where the couple were spotted together in New York City on Thanksgiving morning.
The couple were seen together in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood where according to People.com they shared lattes with real maple syrup.
Posted by Peter "Paparazzi" Fielder as Celebrities at 7:45 PM UTC on Nov, 24 2010
Kanye West has proven once again that he’s just as delusional as everyone already knows he is.
According to West, while he has tried to extend an olive branch to Taylor Swift various times since his 2009 MTV VMA stage storming appearance, she has chosen to ignore those attempts, while refusing to defend him to critics.
According to Kanye, regardless of the fact that Swift had sold millions of albums before the incident, while crossing over into Country and Pop fame, she has just been riding his coat tails from the incident to rise in fame.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Celebrities at 2:45 AM UTC on Nov, 10 2010
Adult video provider Vivid Entertainment is said to be working on a Kanye West, Taylor Swift porn parody.
According to rumors, Vivid mastermind Steve Hirsch is toying with the idea of the parody which he believes would be a good way to explore the tensions between both singers since the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when Kanye West stormed the stage during Swift’s award winning acceptance speech.
Posted by Chris Franklin as Music Happenings at 9:16 PM UTC on Aug, 28 2010
Taylor Swift is a country darling, pop cross over with a huge fanbase, more Twitter followers than almost every other online personality and multi-platinum selling albums, so what does she do in her time off? She writes, records and released a new album.
Swift’s third LP, titled Speak Now won’t release until October, but her first single from that record, titled “Mine” is now available for your listening and viewing pleasure.
Here’s the video for Mine:
In the “fake plastic women you probably don’t want to see naked” dept, Rachel Itchypuss Uchitel will be au naturel for Playboy. Well in her case, au naturel means her plastic fantastic suit, thanks to a few surgeries. Itchypuss is the skank starf*cker mini-celebrity who reportedly conned Tiger Woods out of $10M for sleeping with him. (Tiger, buddy, a hooker would have cost you less and possibly have been more attractive.) That was actually Itchypuss’ sequel appearance in “How to Ruin a Celebrity Marriage.” Despite denials from Itchypuss, text message records show that she had a thing going with Bones’ David Boreanaz, who admitted cheating on wife Jamie Bergman, but who was smart enough to not pay her anything — yet. [Via TMZ]
After the recent floods that destroyed parts of Tennessee and two neighboring states, a number of musicians put on a flood relief telethon with performances and donations of their own. Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley put in $100K, and the total take was $1.7M. But 20 year-old country music singer Taylor Swift had previously donated $500K of her own money. Well, that makes for about $2.2M, which is barely a dent in the $1B or more that cleanup and repair might cost. Maybe Itchypuss will contribute some of Tiger’s her $10M and whatever Playboy pays her.
Olsen Twin Ashley and boyfriend Justin Bartha (Hangover) are reported safe after a JFK flight to LaLaLand made an emergency landing due to an electrical fire and cracked windshield.
Sorry ladies, but if you haven’t and were hoping to hookup with Supernatural hunk Jensen Ackles, who plays the big brother Dean Winchester in one of the best “supernatural” TV shows ever, it’s too late. He and One Tree Hill actress Danneel Harris got hitched in Dallas over the weekend. The two costarred in the comedy Ten Inch Hero back in 20907.
Posted by joehart as Celebrities at 8:45 PM UTC on May, 07 2010
Who said celebrities never do anything nice for their fans? Twenty year-old country music singer Taylor Swift has donated $500K of her own money towards relief organizations helping now-homeless Nashville victims of the recent flooding in Tennessee and other nearby states. It’s estimated that the floods have killed as many as 20 in Tennessee and 10 in two surrounding states.
Hopefully all the other celebs from Tennessee (Swift was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, but moved to Nashville) will follow suit, as part of the telethon that will run on May 16th. Featured guests include Brad Paisley and Lady Antebellum. A benefit concert has been planned by Nashville pop singer Kei$sha.
Only 20 and Swift is already so generous with her funds, though it helps that she moved to Nashville as a teen. Unfortunately, the cleanup and repair costs caused by flood damage might top a billion dollars. So if another 1,999 stars just ponied up $500K each, they’d almost have the recovery costs covered.
Posted by Kate Alvarez as Taylor Swift at 11:00 AM UTC on Mar, 31 2010
Is this an April Fools’ prank? Elle magazine released two covers for their April issue. One features Taylor Swift looking sweet in a sparkling sequined dress, while the other one shows a tough version of the singer wearing a distressed leather jacket.
The interview is actually refreshing and honest, just like the 20-year-old’s music. She’s not trying to be too intellectual or complicated. There’s almost a naïve vibe to her answers. Here’s an excerpt:
On whether she’s really “fearless”: “I over-think everything. I overanalyze everything.”
On one of her biggest fears: “Me making a bunch of bad decisions and embarking on a painful, slow, devastating tailspin.”
On sourcing material from her romantic relationships: “I like to categorize the various levels of heartbreak. I’ve only had that happen once. A letdown is worth a few songs. A heartbreak is worth a few albums.”
Which cover version would you purchase?
Posted by Kate Alvarez as Awards & Accolades, Beyonce Knowles, Carrie Underwood, Chantel “Chani” Christie, Fergie, Heidi Klum, Jennifer Nettles, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, The Red Carpet at 11:00 AM UTC on Feb, 01 2010
Last night’s gathering of entertainers brought out a new trend for red-carpet dressing. Perhaps it’s the 2010 bug where fashionistas are out to challenge the conventional “glam-glam-glam” mantra. Here are my top 10 picks for the Grammy’s best dressed, in no particular order.
Before the show, Katy Perry tweeted: “[sic] I’m excited 4 today, all the performances r going to be fab & beauty is gonna be on point! Today I’m channeling Indian Betty Paige princess!” It looks like her Zac Posen dress did the job.
Rihanna brushed off rumors that she was blacklisted from the Grammys. Her Elie Saab Haute Couture gown made the feathered collar a must-have fashion detail.
See the winners and highlights here.
The People’s Choice Awards 2010 just wrapped up and the night’s most stylish are already making headlines. Here are my top 5 picks:
Who was your favorite? View the red carpet arrivals, highlights, and winners here.
Taylor Swift in a bikini. Taylor Swift in a bikini with a man. Taylor Swift in a bikini with a man that didn’t star in Twilight nor changes into a werewolf. Taylor Swift with no booty.
Do any of these things change the fact you are going to watch this video? Of course not. That is the power of Taylor Swift.
Next year at this time you will be reading about the Miley Cyrus bikini video, you heard it here first. If you doubt me then I suggest you get 10,000 of your friends and subscribe to this site and check back everyday until it happens, because it will.
Taylor Swift is probably cheating on her man, just throwing that out there. Okay, that was a bad rumor…or was it? If you realize this is a ploy to get Taylor to contact me and ask me out on a date then you are correct. I will wear corduroys. We will eat jellybeans.
Taylor Lautner and Taylor Swift seem to be getting along quite well. The youngsters are starring together in a romantic comedy, Valentine’s Day, and have been spending a lot of quality time together. They have not officially announced that they are a couple, but I believe it’s just a matter of time. For what it’s worth, they seem to be a good match!
Photo courtesy of US Magazine