Ok, maybe that headline is a little wrong, because Taylor Swift was obviously officially named Entertainment Weekly‘s Entertainer of the Year, that’s not a question. I guess the question is more of an incredulous “really?”
I think Taylor Swift seems like a sweet girl and everything, and I’m super excited about her new role as Jake Gyllenhaal’s beard, but Entertainer of the Year seems like a bit much. Or really, I think her overwhelming popularity seems to be a bit much. I’m sure her music’s enjoyable if you go for that sort of thing, but have you seen her live performance? It’s not that great. In fact, she’s sort of notoriously bad in concert. I’m not saying that I could do any better, I’m just saying that I was at this party last night and in between rounds of shots, a couple of my friends played that classic game, “Turn the Shitty Pop Song Into a Showtune,” and their drunken theatrical version of Ke$ha’s “Take It Off” was way better than anything I’ve ever seen Taylor do. And that definitely makes me question the integrity of this award.
Who do you guys think would have been better suited for this honor? Lady Gaga? Bristol Palin? Steve Guttenberg?