Taylor Swift‘s ‘Shake It Off’ did really well in the charts – and for good reason, because it’s a damn catchy song. There’s that part in the song where she talks about how “you should’ve been getting down to THIS.SICK.BEAT.” and that part was apparently so memorable to Taylor herself that she decided to trademark the phrase “this sick beat” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Yes, seriously.
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I’m not quite sure what Taylor plans to do with this trademark, to be honest – especially considering she’s hardly the first person to use the phrase “this sick beat” (though I certainly hope she’s the last). I can’t even believe they let her do this! I’m going to go and file a trademark something random, too… if only I could think of something clever.
Taylor Swift is the eternal darling of the pop music world, a goody two-shoes amongst the debauched. It turns out, that’s not just image. After having her Twitter (and Instagram!) accounts hacked over the weekend while she was busy proving to the world that she has a belly button while on vacation in Hawaii. The hacker shared a few of her DMs with some other celebs – Nick Jonas, some pop artist named BØRNS and YouTube star PewDiePie – and man, are they boring.
“Dinner/drinks/gambling? Are we bad kids now?” Wow, juicy stuff.
I suppose it’s rather comforting to know that Taylor Swift really seems to be the same person as a public persona and in her private life. All of these messages are so boring and run-of-the mill – not that I think Taylor is dumb enough to put her deep and personal secrets in a Twitter DM, knowing how easy it is to get hacked, but somehow I don’t think things get any juicier than this, to be honest.
The hacker, Twitter user @tempveri, has now had his account suspended, but prior to, he was threatening to release Taylor’s nudes. The only problem? They don’t exist.
PS any hackers saying they have 'nudes'? Psssh you'd love that wouldn't you! Have fun photoshopping cause you got NOTHING.
Taylor Swift made a point a while back in saying that she always wears high-waisted pants because she can’t commit to showing belly button. Once you show belly button, it’s a whole other kettle of fish and she wasn’t quite ready to commit.
Until now, that is. While on vacation with Haim (an excellent band, for the unfamiliar), Taylor finally let herself go and posed in a two piece bikini. SHE HAS A BELLY BUTTON, WORLD! It’s a miracle! Yes, this was apparently big news this weekend – it was a slow one.
Since there’s not much else to the bikini story, there IS more to Taylor’s saga with Diplo. As you know, Katy Perry‘s maybe-sometimes boyfriend was talking shit about Taylor on Twitter a few months ago, but now it’s getting a bit more serious. You see, Diplo says he knows way too many of Taylor’s “secrets” and he’s “scared for his life” because of it, as he told GQ.
“She has like 40 million Twitter fans. Forty million! Yeah. It’s crazy. I’m a fan though. Her powers — she’s big. She’s strong, bro. Taylor Swift is very strategic with her friends and enemies. And I know lots of secrets. I can’t divulge, but I know a lot of stuff about her. And she’s definitely, there’s definitely scary stuff going on. And I’m scared. I’m scared for my life.”
Diplo, shut the hell up for once in your life. He’s been THE WORST since back in the M.I.A. saga days, and he just gets worse with time. A grown ass man is going on like this, guys – and that’s really sad. Even if I didn’t like Taylor Swift, I’d still think that – grow up, dude.
Sure, it’s one of the most ridiculous feuds in Hollywood, but Taylor Swift and Katy Perry – who used to be quite good friends, it should be noted – really can’t stand each other now. Katy apparently tried to ‘sabotage’ Taylor’s last stadium tour, leading Taylor to write ‘Bad Blood’ about backstabbing Katy, which led to Katy calling Taylor a “Regina George in sheep’s clothing” on Twitter, yada yada.
But enough of the small potatoes. It’s time to bring out the big guns. Specifically, Katy apparently plans to “get back” at Taylor during her performance on the Super Bowl halftime show. Never mind that Taylor already (allegedly) planned to ruin the performance – Katy will get the last laugh!
“Katy is in complete rehearsal mode for her Super Bowl performance, she wants to make it feel like a complete party and something that will be remembered forever,” a source tells HollywoodLife.comEXCLUSIVELY.
“She wants to make a statement with her performance and show that she is the biggest female act in the world and she wants to show that to everyone including Taylor, who she has a feud with. In Katy’s eyes, no one can compete on her level,” our source continues.
“Katy will be doing something on stage during her performance that will be directed towards Taylor. She is working on it to be a visual or a lyric related jab,” our insider says.
Wow… please, calm down, Katy. I don’t know how Taylor will survive a “visual or lyric related jab”! Also, look – I love KP, and y’all know that. I also love Taylor Swift equally. But if I had to choose who was the “biggest female act in the world” out of the two of them, I don’t think Katy would win the title, to be honest. Also, neither of them would win if you brought someone like Beyonce into the picture, so everyone needs to calm down.
Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift have been BFF since Ed opened for Taylor’s tour sometime last year. There’s nothing romantic between them, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t want to help her find love! To that end, he’s hoping romance blooms between Taylor and a fellow celebrity who lives in her apartment building: Orlando Bloom!
‘He’s lovely, and they live in the same building,’ says Ed, 23.
‘[I'm hoping that ] the magic might present itself eventually.’
Ed’s become quite used to playing matchmaker for his celebrity mates.
While staying at Friends star Courteney Cox’s house in LA last year he introduced the actress to Snow Patrol musician Johnny McDaid, who she’s now engaged to.
‘I go out a lot – to meet people, hang out and bring my friends to house parties,’ the redhead reveals.
‘This was one of those nights, and I brought Johnny along with me and introduced them.
‘At the end of the night I went home, and he didn’t. That was it.’
Oh yeah, I forgot he hooked up Courteney Cox and that dude from Snow Patrol. I mean, I guess anything can happen, but I personally don’t see Taylor and Orlando getting together anytime soon. I can’t see them together!
Taylor Swift, we can logically say, has had a damn good year. Her latest album, 1989, has turned even the most ardent haters into reluctant… well, toleraters, at the very least. It’s a great album, and Taylor Swift makes a great pop star and those two things combined have made her star soar pretty much out of sight. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that TSwift is on the cover of pretty much every magazine going, including The Hollywood Reporter, which is more traditionally reserved for stars of screen, stage and TV. But you see the headline – Taylor Swift is a “rule breaker”!
I suppose I’m a bit confused by the concept. Which rule(s) has Taylor Swift broken, exactly? She’s an upper-class white girl living the perfect popstar dream, colouring within the lines, playing by all the rules… or so it seems. I can buy her as a lot of things: America’s sweetheart, the darling of pop, a talented, independent woman, a feminist… but a rule breaker? Eh, sorry, no.
I suppose the implication here is that because Taylor decided to do some straight pop – which anyone who ever listened to Red would have seen coming anyway – she broke the rules of country music. Uh, I guess? Here’s her explanation:
“The biggest challenge this year actually was convincing members of my own team that this was a good call. I’d get called in front of a group of people who have known me and worked with me for years who’d say, ‘Are you sure that you want call the album 1989? We think it’s a weird title. Are you sure you want to put an album cover out that has less than half of your face on it? Are you positive that you want to take a genre that you’ve cemented yourself in and completely switch to a new one that you are a newcomer to?’”
Pretty small potatoes to fry when you’re already on top of the world, to be honest, so I’m not all that moved by this. Who knows, maybe it was a risk? But either way, it looks like one that’s paid off in myriad ways.
Taylor Swift turned 25 on December 13 and celebrated with a star-studded pizza party at her apartment. I GUESS MY INVITE GOT LOST IN THE MAIL, TAYLOR. Anyway, she and Lena Dunham are apparently friends, although I don’t see her in this amazing pic from Taylor’s birthday party (though I do spot Jay Z and Beyoncé!):
But I digress. Anyway, in addition to the above photo, Taylor shared another birthday related pic on Instagram: this one of her “new most cherished possession” — a cat necklace Lena Dunham got her. But not just of any cat, of Taylor’s cat, Meredith Grey (named after the Grey’s Anatomy character.) Taylor has two cats, the other is named Olivia Benson, after the Law & Order: SVUcharacter. And here is the cherished possession:
It’s pretty cute. Daily Mailreports that it was designed by Irene Neuwirth.
What would YOU have gotten Taylor Swift for her birthday?