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Put Your Pens Down: Taylor Swift Is Putting Your Fan Mail in the Trash

Oh, dear. Looks like there’s a reason Taylor Swift didn’t show up at your doorstep in a limo on the night of your junior prom even though you wrote her and asked her to be your date like, six times. Turns out, she’s not reading your fan mail – it’s going in the trash before it even has a chance.

From ABC’s WKRN Nashville affiliate:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Hundreds of letters addressed to country superstar Taylor Swift were discovered in a south Nashville recycling dumpster over the weekend.

The letters, many of which were unopened, were found by Kylee Francescan who was disposing of her own items at the dumpster at Granberry School, located off of Old Hickory Boulevard.

“I was like, ‘That’s weird,’” she told Nashville’s News 2 Investigates.  “There were like hundreds of letters in there to Taylor Swift and I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh!’ I didn’t know if they were stolen [or] discarded, so I threw them in a box. And I’m like, ‘Somebody needs to let Taylor know.’”

Many of the letters, which were from all over the world, were covered with pictures, hearts and sparkles were addressed to Taylor Swift Entertainment, a P.O. Box located at a strip mall at 242 West Main Street in Hendersonville.

The owner of the strip mall told Nashville’s News 2 Investigates Swift does receive box loads of fan mail at the P.O. Box and that someone from the country singer’s staff picks up the mail periodically.

Oh, snap! This obviously was done on purpose, but of course Taylor’s label promises that’s not the case and that Taylor will get your shit. Uh huh.

On Monday, Nashville’s News 2′s Andy Cordan took the letters to Swift’s record label, Big Machine Records on Music Row.

A man at the record company said he is unsure why the letters were in the dumpster.

Nashville’s News 2 Investigates reached out to Swift’s management team who said in a release they were unaware of the fan mail, but a spokesperson said they were very concerned about the matter.

“Taylor gets thousands of fan letters everyday and they are delivered to her management office. After the letters are opened and read, they are recycled,” spokesperson Paula Erickson said.

Erickson continued, “The only explanation for any letters being unopened would be that a small batch of mail that was supposed to be delivered to Taylor was accidentally put with letters headed for the recycling center. We sincerely appreciate Channel 2 bringing this to our attention, and we plan to immediately pick up the mail.”

The letters have since been given to a messenger from Swift’s public relations firm. The letters will be handled appropriately.

I’m probably jumping the gun in saying that she’ll get them – the PR firm says they’ll be “handled appropriately”. Sorry, guys. They’re going right back in the trash.

No One Wants To Buy Magazines With Taylor Swift On The Cover

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Taylor Swift can sell albums but she can’t sell magazines. Magazines with Taylor Swift on the cover don’t move off the shelves compared to other celebrities. For example, Lady Gaga sold 602,000 copies of Vogue, whereas Ms. Swift’s cover only moved 329,371. We should point out though, as does The Gloss, that Gaga covered the September issue, Vogue’s most popular issue of the year. Also, Gaga’s fan base is probably a lot bigger; she has the most followers on Twitter, heads and shoulders above other celebs.

However…Adele‘s Vogue cover sold 410,343, still beating Swift by a significant amount.

And even more embarrassing, her Glamour cover (443,000 copies) was beaten by Lauren Conrad (500,000)! Lauren Conrad, seriously? Who are these people who care about Lauren Conrad? And here’s another little scoop:

She had already been booked for Cosmopolitans December cover when Joanna Coles came on as editor in chief of the sex-and-makeup monthly. Swift flopped, with the issue the weakest in a year that underperformed overall — she sold a little over a million copies, or 20 percent below the six-month average that ended in December 2012. Swift was even outsold by actress Zooey Deschanel, who took the dubious honor of having the year’s second-worst seller.

In all fairness, Cosmopolitan sucks.

So what’s the…issue here? (SEE WHAT I DID THERE, WOW!) Why isn’t her image selling? Are people, specifically women, sick of Taylor Swift? Do her fans not buy magazines? Are her interviews not interesting enough to read? Is it just too much Taylor?

Ms. Swifty Swift is currently on the cover of Vanity Fair and InStyle.

Chelsea Handler Is Sure That Taylor Swift Is a Virgin

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Chelsea Handler is always running her mouth about some celebrity or other, and she’s showing no signs of stopping. This time around, it’s Taylor Swift she has thoughts on – mainly that TSwift goes through so many boyfriends so quickly because she’s a virgin who won’t put out and men are only interested in getting laid, so they hit the pike once they realise she’s not going to open her legs.

From Watch What Happens Live:

“My theory about Taylor Swift is that she’s a virgin,” she said. “That everyone breaks up with her because they date her for two weeks and she’s like, ‘I’m not going to do it’ and they’re like, ‘Oh well forget it – then I don’t want to date you’.

“They think they’re going to have sex with her and every guy thinks – just like when they date a lesbian, they think they’re going to turn them straight – every guy thinks they’re going to devirginise her and they’re not. She’s never going to get devirginised, ever ever ever ever ever.”

Is Taylor Swift really a virgin? Hmm, I don’t know. There was a report in the press when she was dating Harry Styles which said that the relationship ended because she wouldn’t put out as often as he’d have liked. But who knows! Women tend to need/want sex a bit less than men (GENERALLY, so calm down, horndog ladies!) so maybe not putting out as much as he wanted means that she didn’t want to have sex six times a day. Who can say?

Part of me sort of thinks it would be great if she is a virgin, though. As a very late bloomer myself, there ain’t shit wrong with waiting for someone who makes you feel like cartoon hearts are flying out of your ears 24/7 – especially when she’d be slut shamed if she was actually sleeping with all the guys she dates for short periods of time. Frankly, it’s none of anyone’s business how much anyone has sex, whether it’s not at all or 20 times a day, but this is celebrity gossip and we’re talking about it, so whatever.

On a totally different note, am I missing something with Chelsea Handler? I don’t hate her, but I definitely don’t think she’s funny.

Taylor Swift Invites All Her Exes to Write Songs About Her

Taylor Swift is famous for writing songs about her Hollywood boyfriends and she gets a lot of stick for it, which is pretty stupid since she’s a musician and all musicians who write their own music write about their relationships. Anyway, if Harry Styles, John Mayer or anyone else has a problem with this arrangement, they can feel free to write their own songs about Taylor. Really, she won’t be mad!

From InStyle:

“I can take it. If I’m gonna write songs about my exes they can write songs about me. That’s how it works.

“I’m not gonna complain about it. I’m not gonna sit there and say, ‘I’m the only one who can write songs about this relationship’. It’s fair game.”

Way to be a good sport, Tay. I think the people who give her a hard time about writing about her boyfriends (or having so many of them) need to reexamine the motivation behind the sentiment. There’s principle and there’s execution. If you think her music is shitty and not well-written, fair enough – different strokes for different folks and all, and no one can tell you that your opinion is wrong because it’s yours and all. However, if there’s an issue because she takes her personal experiences and turns them into the art she makes, then get a f-cking grip because you must not be living real life, where EVERYONE does that.

I know I seem like a bit of a TaySwift apologist, and I’m not really – particularly because there’s nothing for her to apologise for. I just think she gets a really rough rap and if the shoe was on the other foot – if a man was doing the same things she does – it would not only not be talked about, it would be considered normal and probably be praised. Uh oh, watch out, Jenn’s on her feminist soap box again!

A couple more shots from Taylor’s InStyle shoot below…

Taylor Swift Drinks Lavender Lemonade And Says Things

Taylor Swift spoke up for herself in the latest issue of Vanity Fair. Let’s review some things we learned.

Katie Couric is one of her favorite people. “Because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved, that said, ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’”

She drinks lavender lemonade.

She describes her apartment as “Tim Burton–Alice in Wonderland–pirate ship–Peter Pan.”

She doesn’t think she’s boy crazy. “For a female to write about her feelings, and then be portrayed as some clingy, insane, desperate girlfriend in need of making you marry her and have kids with her, I think that’s taking something that potentially should be celebrated—a woman writing about her feelings in a confessional way—that’s taking it and turning it and twisting it into something that is frankly a little sexist.” (Good for you, Taylor!)

She dated Jake Gyllenhaal and John Mayer when she was “really young” and they were in their 30s.

Harry Styles kissed another woman while he and Swift were together. “The relationship fell apart after he texted Swift to alert her of a picture on the Internet of him kissing a friend good-bye. They were ‘making out like with their hands all up in each other’s hair,’ says the source. (Swift gave the go-ahead for a close source to tell Sales about some of the more personal aspects of her life. I don’t know why.)

She doesn’t buy houses next to the boys she likes. Referring to buying a house next to ex-boyfriend Conor Kennedy, “People say that about me, that I apparently buy houses near every boy I like—that’s a thing that I apparently do. If I like you I will apparently buy up the real-estate market just to freak you out so you leave me.”

Oh but wait, then there’s this:

But [Vanity Fair reporter Nancy Jo Sales] reports that Swift actually did purchase the house. According to someone close to the situation, she had been viewing the property with her parents for over a year under the recommendation of Rory Kennedy. In November 2012, the Cape Cod Times reported the house had been sold to Ocean Drive LLC for $4.8 million. The company’s filing papers name a certain “Jesse P. Schaudies” of 13management—Taylor Swift’s management company. Schaudies did not return calls made to 13management’s offices, but according to the source, the Hyannis Port house was recently resold. “It was like a house-flip,” the source says. “A good short-term investment.”

Oops. Well anyway good for you Ms. Swift for speaking up for yourself! Sometimes I forget that you’re 23 and think that you’re 16.

Surprise, Surprise: Taylor Swift and Harry Styles “Weren’t Romantic At All”

Taylor Swift and Harry Styles were only together for a hot minute, but that doesn’t mean stories about them in the press have to stop. Both parties have kept mum about one another since the break-up, but oh well! We’ll still milk this one for all it’s worth, this time by talking to… Harry Styles’ tattoo artist in the US. (First of all, why does he have a US-based tattoo artist and a UK one? Second of all, what’s with all the tattoo talk lately?)

From The Daily Star:

Harry’s LA tattooist and confidant Freddy Negrete has a very different take on the doomed relationship, however. He believes they were never in love.

Freddy, 56, who has spent hours tattooing the One Direction star, 19, in his Hollywood studio, even hints their fling could have been a publicity stunt.

In an exclusive interview he said: “Harry and Taylor didn’t seem in love at all. There wasn’t a sparkle in Harry’s eye.

They were kind and respectful to each other but didn’t have stars in their eyes.

“They seemed more like friends. Harry wasn’t in love and it wasn’t serious for him. They weren’t romantic at all. He was just casual – they weren’t staring into each other’s eyes. Taylor came towards the end of his ship tattoo and sat with him but there was nothing magical going on.”

Well, generally if “magic” is happening, you don’t break up like, two months after you start dating, so this isn’t surprising. Also, way to lose business for yourself, bro. Harry’s never coming back to you since he knows you run your mouth to the press about your clientele. Though I suppose he can relive their memories by tattooing Harry’s face on all the One Direction fans that are going to start pouring in, now. Ugh, enough!

Taylor Swift Might Have a Thing For Gingers

Taylor Swift and fellow musician Ed Sheeran became, er, swift friends when they met while working on TSwift’s album Red last year, and sort of maybe had a little fling then, though Ed insisted to reporters at the time that they would never have a relationship because he wasn’t her time. Aw, Ed! Even gingers need love.

Anyway, since her break up with Harry Styles in December, Taylor is said to have become closer with Ed again – especially since he’ll be opening for her world tour later this year – and now they’re giving it a proper go. Hmm.

From The Sun:

Ed told The Sun last night: “We’re good friends.”

A source said: “Taylor has always loved Ed to bits. He’s just an adorably sweet guy who makes her laugh and feel really confident.

“Harry had that irresistible bad boy thing but Taylor has realised she would rather give it a go with a guy who can make her happy on a different level.”

Taylor and Ed spent the night together before last month’s Brits awards, according to reports in the US. They stayed up talking and putting the world to rights until 4am at Taylor’s London hotel.

Ed was spotted doing “the walk of shame” the next day, leaving the hotel in the same clothes he had been wearing the night before.

A source added: “Taylor made it clear when they go off on tour she wants Ed to be her boyfriend.

“He’s thrilled as he has always thought she’s amazing. When they split last year he always hoped they would get back together.

“They’ve both vowed not to have a nasty break-up no matter what happens.”

I mean, I sort of can’t really see it – it’s an odd coupling if ever there was one. Still, sometimes it’s the odd couplings that work the best. What do you think?