Taylor Swift is known for having a great relationship with her fans, and is always interacting with them on social networks like Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter. Because she’s built up such a wonderful relationship with them, it was with a heavy heart that she shared some bad news on her Tumblr page on Thursday, announcing that her mother has been diagnosed with cancer.
I’m writing to you with an update I wish I wasn’t giving you, but it’s important and I’m used to sharing important events in my life with you. Usually when things happen to me, I process them and then write music about how I feel, and you hear it much later. This is something my family and I thought you should know about now.
For Christmas this year, I asked my mom that one of her gifts to me be her going to the doctor to get screened for any health issues, just to ease some worries of mine. She agreed, and went in to get checked. There were no red flags and she felt perfectly fine, but she did it just to get me and my brother off her case about it.
The results came in, and I’m saddened to tell you that my mom has been diagnosed with cancer. I’d like to keep the details of her condition and treatment plans private, but she wanted you to know.
She wanted you to know because your parents may be too busy juggling everything they’ve got going on to go to the doctor, and maybe you reminding them to go get checked for cancer could possibly lead to an early diagnosis and an easier battle… Or peace of mind in knowing that they’re healthy and there’s nothing to worry about. She wanted you to know why she may not be at as many shows this tour. She’s got an important battle to fight.
Thank you for caring about my family so much that she would want me to share this information with you.
I hope and pray that you never get news like this.
Aw, man. That’s so sad! Of course, we don’t know where the cancer is and how far it is along, so there’s every chance that they caught it early enough for Taylor’s mom to get great treatment and make a full recovery. I hope that’s the case. As someone who has had way too many family members deal with cancer – as I’m sure we all have at this point – I know what an awful disease it is.
I really want to believe that this is just another foundless Hollywood rumour, because if it’s true… I don’t even have words. Reports have been making the rounds lately that Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris are dating, and oh man, if that’s happening… wow. In case you can’t recall who Calvin Harris is off the top of your head, he used to date Rita Ora and makes some pretty great pop music (and a shit ton of money doing fuck all as a “DJ”) on a regular basis.
Apparently Calvin previously said that he’d “swipe left” on TSwift on Tinder and called her “the opposite of his type”, but now he’s seeing cartoon hearts and dollar signs when he looks her way.
So why the change of heart? Our sources who are prominent in the DJ world say Calvin got to know Taylor through the Haim sisters, Taylor’s best friends. Calvin and Haim have a hit song, “Pray to God,” that was released earlier this month. He got to know her and liked her.
But our sources say Calvin is the best businessman among DJs and knows the cache of dating the biggest pop star in the world.
They believe Calvin has developed feelings for Taylor, but they say he’s wired for success and there’s no hard dividing line separating his personal life from business.
Oh God, this is going to be a MAJOR disaster. Also, it looks like there’s more truth to this than any of us would like to admit since there are pictures and videos of them holding hands, snuggling and being all romantic with each other. Poor Taylor – she should have stuck a bit more strictly to her vow to stay single.
Taylor Swift is one smart lady. She knows there are some sickos out there in the world, and she’s beating them to the punch. Our Lady of the $40 Million Legs is ten steps ahead of anyone who might try to make a porn parody of her or Photoshop her body on a naked woman giving a rim job by purchasing up some porno domains before anyone could get to them.
A report from CNN Money suggests that the musician has purchased some X-rated domains involving her name so that no one else on the internet can use them for more nefarious purposes.
Stuart Lawley, the CEO of ICM registry, reportedly told CNN Money that Swift’s management team has purchased TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult, as the company is in charge of .porn and .adult domains.
According to CNN, ICM is allowing a certain group of individuals and companies to jump on these domains before they’re open to the public for purchase on June 1. This move would allow those groups to protect their image before a random teenager on the internet locks them down and charges a premium for those groups to buy them back.
Smart move, I suppose – but it’s not like some asshole can’t buy, I dunno, taylorswiftsucksdickformoney.com or whatever, right? I mean, it’s good that she’s got a hold of these url extensions, but there are literally limitless combos people can make up if they really wanted to, so… I don’t know how successful this whole plan is.
I wonder what other celebs have gotten in on this to try and prevent issues later? I bet you Kim and Kanye have bought some to actually use for their nude “art”.
Thank goodness Taylor Swift took out $40 million worth of insurance on her infamous legs, because they were very nearly RUINED by one of her cats this weekend. Taylor has 2 little furry friends, foldy-eared cats (yep, that’s an official name, lolz) called Olivia and Meredith. It was Meredith who shredded poor Taylor to smithereens this weekend, and Taylor took to Instagram to poke fun at the insurance rumours, proving she’s in on the joke and has a pretty good sense of humor, too.
If there’s one thing I think we can all agree on, it’s that Taylor Swift has pretty amazing legs. She shows them off at every available opportunity and now, she’s taking things to the next level since she’s apparently decided to insure those legs for an insane $40 million.
A source shared that the Blank Space singer was ‘embarrassed’ once she realized how much her legs were actually worth.
The 1989 hitmaker took out the insurance plan because she didn’t want to be at risk of losing everything if she was unable to dance on stage.
A source shared: ‘It seems like a ludicrous sum, but if something was to happen to her legs, Taylor wouldn’t be able to give her signature stage performances. Her $200 million career would be in big trouble.’
I have to be honest – I don’t understand what any of this means. I mean, I know it’s from DM so it’s absolute bullshit, but how on earth would she “lose everything” because… she couldn’t dance on stage? She just… wouldn’t go on tour, one would imagine. And she wouldn’t make any MORE money, but she’s already fucking loaded with more money than she’ll reasonably need for the rest of her life, so… yeah, don’t get it.
Also, why would she be “embarrassed” about how much her legs are worth, and who in the hell appraised them to begin with? SO MANY QUESTIONS!
Taylor Swift is a world famous superstar, and she’s hounded by paparazzi pretty much everywhere she goes. Most of the time she puts up with it, but like any human being, sometimes she just doesn’t want to be bothered and can’t be dealing with cameras in her face. Her solution? Walk backwards all the way to her car!
She did just that while leaving a friend’s house in LA yesterday. Frankly, I wanna know who tipped off the paps to where she was, for one, and also whether it’s actually legal for them to be all up in her friend’s garage like that. Isn’t it considered private property???
Anyway, kudos to you for this, Taylor. You did it all with ~style~ and in high heeled boots, no less!
Oasis was great back in the day, sure, but now Liam and Noel Gallagher are washed up has-beens who are better known for being total dickheads who talk shit about pretty much everyone on earth (including each other) than they are for their once-great music. Noel has a special brand of asshole-ness, though, and his latest rant was against Taylor Swift and her songwriting abilities.
What about Taylor Swift? She’s a pop star, but many people praise her talent as a songwriter. [Laughs] Who says that? Her parents?
Lots of people. Who’s “people”? Name these people. You’re fucking lying. She seems like a nice girl, but no one has ever said those words, and you fucking know it.
Haha, well, okay, fair enough. Taylor isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. You know who IS golden is Noel’s book? One Direction, of course – more particularly, Harry Styles.
What about One Direction, do you like them? I know Harry Styles. We’ve hung out a couple of times. They’re lovely lads. But I’ve got to say, I have difficulties with people who don’t write their own songs, who’ve got a team of songwriters who work for your record label.
And there you have it. Noel Gallagher’s thoughts on the world of pop. But wait – I’ll leave you with one bonus quote:
Do you listen to much pop? No. It’s fucking awful. Modern pop music is bland nonsense. There isn’t even a word yet that’s capable of describing it. If it was a color, it would be beige. Do you know what color beige is?