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Taylor Swift is a “rule breaker”, apparently

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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.

Here’s a vid from Taylor’s interview with THR:

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Taylor Swift’s “Most Cherished Possession” Came From Lena Dunham

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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!):

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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: SVU character. And here is the cherished possession:

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It’s pretty cute. Daily Mail reports that it was designed by Irene Neuwirth.

What would YOU have gotten Taylor Swift for her birthday?

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Tayor Swift stole the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

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Right, ‘fess up – who tuned in last night to watch a bunch of half-naked ladies march up and down a stage to music for a few hours? The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show has always been a concept that’s been lost on me – I mean, I guess what is there to know other than “people like looking at women in lingerie”, but really? It’s 2014. It just seems a bit outdated.

Either way, the show must go on – and go on it did, with Taylor Swift providing some great music for the VS Angels to strut their lace-clad stuff to… and she was damn good. Just check out her performances below!

LOL at all the winking and kiss-blowing going on, and how it elicits wild cheers from the audience every single time. I feel like there’s a joke I’m not in on here. Anyway, I think ‘Style’ is probably the best song on 1989 and I love it so much.

In the interest of fairness, Ariana Grande was there, too, and while the broadcast missed out on the best moment of the night – Ariana getting whacked in the face by one of the Angel’s wings – she still did okay, I guess?

There you have it!

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Stop accusing Taylor Swift of dating Karlie Kloss

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The internet exploded last week when apparent photos (and video! There was video!) popped up online which seemed to show Taylor Swift actually making out with BFF and Victoria’s Secret model Karlie Kloss while at The 1975′s concert. (Keep in mind, she’s been linked to the guy in The 1975, too.) Well, Taylor is putting all the rumours to rest and letting y’all know that she isn’t dating Karlie and would very much like if you’d stop linking her to every human being with two legs, pls and thx.


Sigh. I suppose it was too much to hope for, anyway. So long as she’s happy! You go, TaySwift.

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Taylor Swift is single so that no one gets hurt

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Hot on the heels of new rumours about her alleged dalliances with man and woman alike, Taylor Swift‘s cover story for Billboard has been released, in which she insists she’s staying single because that way, no one’s getting hurt. Of course, this is a pretty callous way to live and also a pretty lonely one, and no doubt she’ll change her tune when she next falls in love, but for now, this is how she feels:

Billy Joel recently said that one reason he stopped writing songs was because people started reading too much of his personal life into his lyrics. Has the way everyone plays connect the dots with your songs become a hindrance to your writing?

I’ve been dealing with it for so many years now that I expect the media to do it, I expect fans to do it. Human curiosity is never to be underestimated. But I don’t have anyone whose feelings are on the line except for me. If I was in love with someone right now, I don’t know how I would handle everyone else weighing in on our stories, because when you’re in a relationship there are a lot of secrets and a lot of sacred moments that you don’t want to divulge. I, however, am 24, perfectly happy being alone, and one of the reasons I’m perfectly happy being alone is that no one gets hurt this way.

Huh. Well, if that’s what you want, Taylor. But at least you’ve got lots of famous friends around you. How did you get to know all of these women, if you don’t mind sharing?

You have assembled this salon of really famous women around you — Lorde and Lena and Karlie. How did you build this posse?

Every one of my friendships has a unique and odd beginning. I was watching Girls and I thought, “How mind-blowing is it that this girl is writing, directing and acting in this incredibly profound, raw, authentic view of being a woman in your mid-20s?” So I went to Lena’s Twitter and she was following me. I saw her quoting my lyrics. At first I was afraid, because I thought she was being ironic or making fun of me. Then I looked down further and she’s talking about my music all the time. So I followed her, and immediately got a direct message back saying, “When can we hang out? We need to be best friends.”

With Ella — Lorde — her album came out and I thought it was amazing, so I sent her flowers and congratulated her on a great first week. And I get this text message from one of our mutual friends, [Rookie editor/actress] Tavi Gevinson, and she says, “Lorde is freaking out because she said some stuff about you in an interview and she feels so terrible.” She essentially had said that I’m too perfect or something like that — something that did not even mildly offend me, that I thought was cute. She felt so bad about it, so I said, “It’s no big deal. We should hang out sometime.” We met up in New York and walked to a park near my hotel, and we ate Shake Shack burgers and got attacked by monster squirrels who wanted our food. I could keep going — Karlie and I met at the Victoria’s Secret show …

Did you set out to gather these strong females around you? How much is accidental and how much is it because it was the right moment for that?

I never thought too hard about it, but you’ll notice a lot of celebrity-type people tend to surround themselves with people whose lives revolve around them. You’ll have a posse of these exciting and fashionable cling-ons, and it’s because those celebrities need to be fawned over.

I feel uncomfortable being the No. 1 priority in my friends’ lives — I want to be there to make their lives more fun, if they need to talk, to be there for spontaneous and exciting adventures, but I don’t want friends who don’t have a life outside of me. So whether it’s Karlie, who loves what she does in fashion, or Lily Aldridge or Lena or my [childhood] friend Abigail, whose job is making sure that veterans get their compensation checks, the one thing they all have in common is that they love what they do. They have me in their life because they want me in their life, not because they gain from it.

I love this last part in particular – she’s so spot on. You really DO see celebrities with “friends” that will kiss their asses 24/7 (because literally they have nothing else to offer – and I know a few people who are in that very position) so it’s really good to hear that acknowledged by someone with the awareness to recognize it despite the fact that she could be in that position herself.

The whole interview is worth reading, particularly if you’re a Tay Swift fan (and even if you’re not) – click over to the source to check it out, if that’s your thing.

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Is Taylor Swift back with Harry Styles, or is she actually with Karlie Kloss?

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The Internet’s collective head vaguely exploded on Thursday because two “bombshells” (i.e. misleading photos) hit the web and now everyone wants to know the answer to a very important question: WHO IS TAYLOR SWIFT BANGING? There are two possible routes we can go here. Let’s explore them both.

Theory 1: Taylor is back with Harry Styles

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This picture is from the other night and basically everyone is going nuts because LOOK AT HIS ARM AROUND HER WAIST AND LOOK HOW SHE’S LEANING INTO HIM AND WE ALL KNOW EVERY SONG ON 1989 IS ABOUT HIM ANYWAY SO ARE THEY DOING IT OR WHAT???

Ahem. I mean, you know. Look, Taylor Swift and Harry Styles are NEVER going to work long term. He’s a playboy (and also rumoured to be gay/in a long-term relationship with his One Direction bandmate Liam, in a coupling known as “Larry” online – seriously, fans are HARDCORE about this shit) and is with someone different every week. Taylor is the “good girl” and wants stability and cute kittens and the simple but glamourous life. They don’t work in any sense… but maybe that’s why they do. Opposite attract, as they say, and maybe they just can’t stay away from each other whenever they meet up. Or maybe it’s just a picture.

But this picture is complicated, because then we have this, also from this week…

Theory 2: Taylor is having a relationship with BFF Karlie Kloss

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The picture is blurry, sure, but it seems as though BFFs Taylor and model Karlie Kloss are… a little more than friends. Another bystander claimed they were just “talking”, but that does look pretty intimate… though perhaps that’s just wishful thinking. The issue that makes it hard to determine is that apparently young girls go on with each other like this – holding hands, cuddling, basically a bunch of relationship shit that stops just short of actually having sex. Are they making out? Are they together? If so, how does Karlie feel about Taylor hanging all over Harry in the above photo? Or do they have an open relationship and she’s in on it?

Here’s a zoom of the kissing if you’re interested:

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THERE IS SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT, HERE.

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Never cross Taylor Swift or you’ll be sorry

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Taylor Swift has been performing for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for a couple of years now and while some models didn’t think she was really right for the job since she’s isn’t conventionally sexy, she’s still there and giving a big f-you to anyone who doesn’t like her.

In fact, according to some reports, Taylor got back at her greatest detractor, model Jessica Hart, who said publicly that Taylor “didn’t fit” in with the Victoria’s Secret crowd, but “bless her heart”, anyway. Taylor apparently got Hart fired from this year’s Fashion Show in the ultimate act of revenge.

From The New York Daily News:

“It’s not been announced that Jessica is not walking, but it was a direct request from Taylor that this be the case if she were to go,” one well-placed Victoria’s Secret insider tells Confidenti@l. “No one can know that Taylor requested Ms. Hart not be in the show. They want to keep that under wraps, but that’s the facts.”

Our source says that behind closed doors the singer gave Hart a Swift kick in her perfectly sculpted butt. Taylor had her team remove the Australian stunner from the spectacular show during talks that again landed Swift the coveted gig at the event.

Huh. Victoria’s Secret have denied this, of course, and said that Hart is still working with them and did a campaign with them a few months back. Go figure. I don’t think this is true at all, of course, but it is a juicy little story, in any case. LOL to Taylor a) being so vengeful and b) so powerful. Riiiiight.

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