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.
After growing his locks to sport a mane fitting for a Persian Prince, Jake Gylenhall is now sporting a new look. A completely shaven head! Yes, it’s all gone! I guess this is a pretty common, but courageous feat for seasoned and determined actors when they decide to jump into a role that can completely bring out the shock factor from their fans. The hunky 30 yr old actor is promoting his new film“ End of Watch” – in which he plays the role of a uniformed cop. Oh, let me rephrase that … a really sexy uniformed cop! He plays alongside Michael Pena as the story revolves around a long standing friendship between police partners.
I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely digging his new do. Although he was pretty much bald in Jarhead, I think after filming Prince of Persia and totally getting all toned and vascular, he seems to just seriously keep evolving in his roles. The boy is certainly working hard and , err…working out really hard to keep up with his career. Just look at those rippling muscles! He was totally in his game when made Prince of Persia. His latest film “ Source Code” has done very well in the box office , and undoubtedly solidifies Jake’s status as a very credible action star.
He’s one fine looking man to watch out for indeed! Looking at his girlfriend track record, he seems to have dated a lot of blondes. The latest that being Taylor Swift. Although they have been rumoured to have split up, the former Broke Back Mountain star doesn’t look broken hearted at all these days. He’s got everything working great and he looks uber great !
Photo Credit: Jogos4gamers
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.
She was named the upcoming of the year by yours truly. However, the only title she seems to be earning so far this year is clown of the year with her ridiculous makeup and wardrobe choices here. Maybe that is how teenagers roll today. They go around wearing what they believe is cool clothing, only to look back later and realize how outrageous they look.
Most people would consider outrageous to be a good thing, but indeed it isn’t. Why else would the word out be in outrageous if it wasn’t meant to be a totally ridiculous thing? When something makes perfect sense then you must understand that the likelihood of it being true is actually false.
Oh and she is single now, but would you really want to date her? I mean it is cool to date the goodie goodie girl because behind the scenes they actually turn out to be the freakier girls, but she might actually be the goodie goodie queen. I mean, you would figure the tooth fairy would be a bit rowdier than this chick and believe me, it takes a lot of Patron shots to get the tooth fairy to do what you really want.
I can’t tell you the size of the last bar tab we had and she didn’t even offer to pay for it. Something about needing the money to put under some kid’s pillow or something. Like I would believe anyone had a job like that, what do I look like? The Easter bunny? Stupid tooth fairy.
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.
Posted by MrAlmostWrong as Taylor Swift at 11:13 AM UTC on Dec, 24 2009
This might be ridiculous giving her this title, but she really has earned it. What does the title mean? If you have to ask you will never know is what I say.
Anyways, did you know she was born in Wyomissing? Seriously, I kid you not, that might be the coolest city name ever. It’s one of those words that when you say it people think you are mocking them and they start to get testy.
Where you from?
Why yo missing son.
WTF did you just say to me?!
Why yo missing boy.
That’s it Taylor Swift, your ass is grass!
(Begins to make out with Taylor)
That’s how we do beat downs in my town. We make out with the person and therefore all beat downs happen to women. My lips are filled with battle scars from the many scuffles I have gotten into, but when someone wants to talk the noise they gotta be able to back it up. If they can’t, well then you just have to take care of business.
Congrats Taylor on winning an award from Celebrific that has no meaning. You deserve it.
â€œIâ€™m twenty,â€ country superstar Taylor Swift tweeted a few hours before she said goodbye to her teenage years. According to people.com, she celebrated her 20th birthday with a Christmas-themed party in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
â€œItâ€™s more like an end-of-year Christmas party that happens to be on my birthday,â€ she said. Instead of the predictable A-list party that most celebs do on their birthdays, Swiftâ€™s guest list was made up of her closest family and friends, bandmates, and tour crew. She even baked cookies and sweets for everyone.
Swift also donated $250,000 to schools all over the U.S. The money will be used to buy school supplies and fund teachersâ€™ salaries. â€œSomething I wanted to do at the end of this amazing year and especially on my birthday was give back to something I really believe in, which is education,â€ Swift said. â€œThe schools that I went to and the amazing people I got to learn from really turned me into who I am, and I wanted to give back.â€
As for special birthday presents that Swift received, we at Celebrific love her rumored boyfriend Taylorâ€™s Lautnerâ€™s stint at SNL, wherein he defends Swift’s honor at a reenactment of the recent MTV Video Music Awards. He literally knocked bully Kanye Westâ€™s head offâ€”his mannequin model, that is. Watch the SNL clip 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.
â€œI am jumping up and down surrounded by dogs and my mom and screaming like itâ€™s Christmas morning. Iâ€™ll never forget this,â€ Taylor Swift Tweeted after finding out that she was nominated for four awards in the 2009 Country Music Awards (Best Music Video, Album of the Year, Best Female Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year).
It looks like Santa has her on his nice list, because she won all four nods at the CMA held at Nashvilleâ€™s Sommet Center Wednesday night. â€œI will never forget this moment becauseâ€¦ everything I have ever wanted has just happened to me,â€ she said upon receiving the Entertainer of the Year award, beating the showâ€™s co-host Carrie Underwood.
See the highlights, photos, and complete list of winners at CMAâ€™s official website.
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
It took him a couple of interviews, blog posts, and several days, but Kanye did get around to apologizing to Taylor Swift “personally.” Taylor said that he called and said he was sorry over the phone. She also said that he was very sincere and that she accepted his apology. Is this the last we’re going to hear of this matter?
Photo courtesy of US Magazine
The guy must be coming to his senses. After he apologized in his blog, he published another post on Monday where he wrote:
“I feel like Ben Stiller in Meet the Parents when he messed up everything and Robert De Niro asked him to leave… That was Taylor’s moment and I had no right in any way to take it from her. I am truly sorry.”
Yeah, I felt sorry for Gaylord Focker – he was only trying to impress his future in-laws. But what was Kanye trying to do that night, impress Beyonce?
Last night, the MTV Video Music Awardsâ€™ most memorable moment had nothing to do with Lady Gagaâ€™s fireworks-inspired undergarments or the all-star Michael Jackson tribute. It was Kanye Westâ€™s rude behavior towards teen sensation Taylor Swift.
Taylorâ€™s hit â€œYou Belong to Meâ€ won the first moon man of the night, Best Female Video, beating top bets BeyoncÃ©, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga. Kanye West couldnâ€™t keep his disappointment to himself, so he jumped onstage from the audience, rudely grabbed the microphone from Taylor and said, â€œYo, Taylor, Iâ€™m really happy for you. Iâ€™ll let you finish, but BeyoncÃ© has one of the best videos of all timeâ€¦ one of the best videos of all time!â€ he said to a stunned audience.
The cameras panned to BeyoncÃ© looking completely shocked in her seat as Kanye displayed his lack of tact. When Kanye handed the mic back to Taylor, she was too hurt and shocked to respond. The audience screamed and booed. To show their support to Taylor, they gave her a standing ovation led by the VIP celebrities in attendance.
People didnâ€™t think twice about defending Taylor. Newbie Justin Bieber, who was the next presenter, uttered: â€œTaylor Swift deserved that award.â€ Later in the show, BeyoncÃ© accepted her award for Video Of The Year and called Taylor back to â€œcome out and have her moment.â€ The audience applauded when she said, â€œLetâ€™s try this again.â€
According to mtv.com, â€œIt was a moment that had many of the artists in the Radio City Music Hall crowd pretty upset.â€ Celebrity twitters were instantly filled with Kanye-hate.
â€œKanye west is the biggest piece of s— on earth. Quote me.â€
â€œMy heart goes out to taylor swift. She is a sweet and talented girl and deserved her moment. She should know we all love her.â€
â€œF— U KANYE. ITâ€™S LIKE U STEPPED 0N A KITTEN.â€
â€œVma’s we’re amaze sack but why every1 gotta go ruin the top & bottom of it all, Kan** 2 Lil M*** get OFF DA STAGE IT AIN’T YO TIME 2 SHINE!â€
Hayley Williams of Paramore:
â€œTaylor swift, y’all. #teamTaylorâ€
â€œTaylor Swift deserved that award, damnit. It is what THE PEOPLE voted! My heart broke for her, she looked so sad at the end of that moment.â€
â€œcongrats @taylorswift13 on your vma!!! you deserve it more than anyone!! I saw the devil in action when kanye west stole your mic! u rock!!!
â€œCongrats to @taylorswift13 . I got your back.â€
Yes, â€œheartlessâ€ Kanye was asked to leave Radio City Music Hall after his inexcusable behavior. While he watched the rest of the show in his home, he composed an all-caps apology to Taylor in his blog.
As of the moment, Kanyeâ€™s blog is temporarily unavailable, so click on this L.A. Times article instead.
Do you believe in the sincerity of Kanyeâ€™s apology?
Country hottie Taylor Swift has come into her own, as attested to by her win at this year’s VMA. Unfortunately, Kanye West decided to be the rude person that he tends to be and interrupted her in the middle of her speech. He said:
“Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’m [going to] let you finish — but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time.”
Needless to say, everyone took Taylor’s side and Kanye got thrown out. Why does he do these things???
This pretty little thing is on a roll! She has been the target of much attention lately, has gotten awards and accolades, and now has the honor of performing at this year’s CMT Awards together with the likes of Brad Paisley. Nice.