We’ve been covering Taylor Swift pretty hard these past couple of weeks, I know. But it’s not our fault. If Taylor would just stop talking, or at least stop saying such ridiculous things when she talks, and stop creating all this high school drama, then we would probably go easy for a while. But she’s promoting a new album here, and pretty soon she’ll be promoting a new tour. And she’s got business to take care of.
Also, I couldn’t keep this interview to myself. I just couldn’t. It’s too great.
On boys, naturally: “My girlfriends and I are plagued by the idea, looking back, that [some boys] changed us. You look back and you think: I only wore black in that relationship. Or I started speaking differently. Or I started trying to act like a hipster. Or I cut off my friends and family because he wanted me to do that. It’s an unfortunate problem.”
Her reason for writing so many songs about boys: “When we’re falling in love or out of it, that’s when we most need a song that says how we feel. Yeah, I write a lot of songs about boys. And I’m very happy to do that.”
Her greatest fear: “I think that one thing I’m really afraid of is … that magic doesn’t last. That butterflies and daydreams and love, all these things that I hold so dear, are going to leave some day. I haven’t had a relationship that’s lasted for ever. I only know about them starting and ending. Those are my fears. I spend a lot of time balancing between faith and disbelief.”
On fairytales: “A fairytale is an interesting concept. There’s ‘happily ever after’ at the end, but that’s not a part of our world. Everything is an ongoing storyline and you’re always battling the complexities of life. But what I got from fairytales, growing up, was a beautiful daydream. I’m glad I had the craziest imagination and believed in all sorts of things that don’t exist.”
On youthfulness: “I think there’s something we have as little kids that goes away sometimes. I don’t care about looking youthful forever, but I care about seeming youthful.”
On that line about indie music in “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”:“That was the most important line of the song. It was a relationship where I felt very critiqued and subpar. He’d listen to this music that nobody had heard of … but as soon as anyone else liked these bands, he’d drop them. I felt that was a strange way to be a music fan. And I couldn’t understand why he would never say anything nice about the songs I wrote or the music I made.”
On her first car, a Lexus convertible: “All the girls who were mean to me in middle school, like, idolized the Plastics [from Mean Girls]. I think I chose that car as a kind of rebellion against that type of girl. It was like – you guys never invited me to anything, you guys are obsessed with that car and that girl and what the Plastics wear and how they talk and you quote them all the time, but I’ve been working really hard every single day.” She bangs both fists on the arms of her chair in frustration. “And instead of going to parties I’ve been writing songs and playing shows and getting these really small pay checks that have added up and now I get to buy a car – and guess which one I’m going to buy? The one that the girl you idolize has.”
Is it just me, or do you think a lot of Taylor’s relationship problems might stem from the fact that she repeatedly refers to these guys as “boys”? Because that seems weird to me. And all the stuff about magic and fairytales … it’s like, girl, I like unicorns and shit too, but at some point you’re going to have to grow the f-ck up or stop pretending that you haven’t so hard.
October 28, 2012 at 3:00 pm by Emily
Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy have called it quits, and a source close to the couple exclusively tells RadarOnline.com it’s because the country star came on way too serious, way too fast.
“Conor’s just an 18-year-old kid and wasn’t ready for anything super serious, but Taylor is looking for her soulmate and it kind of freaked him out with how strong she came on,” the insider revealed.
“Taylor is obsessed with the Kennedys and was living out a fairytale with Conor. But she was more obsessed with the idea of dating a Kennedy, than the actual Kennedy she was dating.”
According to the source, Taylor is love crazy but lacks appropriate social and dating skills.
“Taylor is love crazy and loves living vicariously through other people’s love stories. She sincerely wants to find the person that she is supposed to spend the rest of her life with,” the source told RadarOnline.com.
“But unfortunately, she thinks every man that gives her butterflies is that person.”
Oh my, this is just so very shocking, except that it’s not, not even a little bit, not even at all. Of course Taylor is love crazy, and of course she thinks every dude is her soulmate, and of course she was more into dating a Kennedy than dating Conor himself. None of this is new information, but isn’t it just so much fun to hear it from an actual “news source”? Don’t you just love hearing this information from an “insider” who presumably has personal knowledge of the situation?
Taylor Swift is my favorite kind of crazy, and I just love love love that we’re getting to hear about all this.
October 27, 2012 at 10:00 am by Emily
You know, that mansion right next to the Kennedy compound? She was buying it to be closer to her dear love, Conor Kennedy, and it turns out that even with all these horrible rumors about a breakup (that I cannot and will not ever except), Tay Tay is going to just go ahead and buy that house.
Taylor Swift hasn’t pulled the plug on her deal to buy a mansion next to the Kennedy compound in Massachusetts … yet … despite rumors she split from her Kennedy family boyfriend — TMZ has learned.
A source connected with the real estate transaction tells us, the deal for the $4.5 million Hyannis Port home is still going full steam ahead … and is currently scheduled to close in two weeks.
As we reported, Taylor plunked down the cash for the home — located across the street from Ethel Kennedy — in order to be closer to her 18-year-old boyfriend Conor Kennedy.
Reports are now circulating the couple has called it quits — but so far, that hasn’t changed Taylor’s real estate plans.
Ok, so here’s the thing: even if those terrible, awful rumors are true and Taylor has broken up with her Kennedy, this house is going to fix everything. Because the story is that the breakup was an amicable thing because “it was just a distance thing.” Taylor is busy promoting her new album all over the place, Conor is busy with homecoming or midterms or whatever, and things are just hard right now. Their love remains pure and untouched, and neither of them will ever long for the embrace of another, but the passion has cooled, just for now, lest they burn this world to ashes. But mark my words, come Christmas, Taylor will be kissing only one Kennedy under her mistletoe (Ethel doesn’t count).
October 26, 2012 at 4:30 am by Emily
From Us Magazine:
After an intense couple months of dating, Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy have broken up, a close friend of the singer-songwriter confirms exclusively to Us Weekly.
“They quietly parted ways a while ago,” the friend explains of the “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” crooner, 22, and the high school senior, 18. “It was just a distance thing. No hard feelings. They’re fine.”
First spotted with the six-time Grammy winner at the Kennedy family compound in Hyannisport, MA in July, Conor is the son of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and the late Mary Kennedy. But despite Swift’s speedy summertime bond with her new man and his brood, the romance had to take a backseat to Swift’s work duties. (Her new album, Red, was just released this week with record-breaking sales and widespread critical acclaim.)
“It’s been over a month since they’ve even seen each other,” the friend explains. “With her promotion for Red, she has no time off until the end of the year.”
Oh my God, so most of Taylor‘s next album is going to be all about summer romances and ill-fated loves between two prolific families (oh, wait; my bad), and moving on and starting afresh oh and maybe what it’s like to be eyeballed for statutory rape? That should be a change from the norm, you know? I’m really, really looking forward to this next one, because I think it’s going to be the most important thing of all. No, really: the Most Important Thing of All.
Any bets on who the very next victim is going to be? I can’t even wait.
October 25, 2012 at 3:30 pm by Sarah
“I don’t know how to have a normal relationship because I try to act normal and love from a normal place and live a normal life, but there is sort of an abnormal magnifying glass, like [a] telescope lens, on everything that happens between me and anybody else. … some of them [my ex-boyfriends] like to write really long emails [about the songs I write about them].”
So apparently, LeAnn Rimes isn’t the only one getting all up-close and personal with Katie Couric about relationships*—Taylor Swift found it prudent to go ahead and talk about what she knows best with Katie, on her new show of the same name, ‘Katie’.
No, here’s a list of questions that I’d ask Taylor if I were interviewing her, and none of them have anything to do with relationships, because it would be interesting seeing her flounder about when it came to talking about subjects out of her realm of comfort.
1—Where do you get your clothes? I love them.
2—Your clothes? They’re nice. Where do you get ‘em?
OK, I’ll admit it. I’m stumped, alright? There’s positively nothing else to talk to Taylor Swift about (aside from clothing) than her relationships. No wonder she gets so much mileage out of these interviews; they’re all the same.
*We have to talk a lot about this in a bit, OK? Get your gears turning.
October 25, 2012 at 9:30 am by Sarah
So, OK. She’s pretty. She’s got an alright voice. I like her clothes often times. But her stupid boy-obsession? Her stupid, pursed joker lips that you can just *TELL* she practices in the mirror so that when she speaks, her lips don’t break form? I can’t even deal with it. I want to seriously grab this girl by the shoulders and say, “Hey, silly twenty-two year-old girl who can’t keep her mouth shut about her experiences. YOU’RE NOT DOING YOURSELF ANY FAVORS.” And I’d do it with love, because while I don’t like Taylor Swift one iota, I don’t think she’s an evil, manipulative person: no, I think she’s naive, and she’s clingy, and a lot of that probably stems from, I don’t know, maybe not having many friends when she was younger. Or not having a whole lot of positive social experiences as a teen. I don’t know. I don’t hate the girl, I pity her. And I feel strongly about it, too, in case you didn’t know that.
And to all those out there who say, “Oh, well Taylor Swift is such a good example for today’s young girls, and it’s better that they’re trying to emulate Taylor Swift rather than someone like Rihanna,” to them I say, “You’re half-right—I’d rather be a simpering idiot who only defines myself through every random boyfriend, only to find out I have no real personal identity whatsoever when all I have left is myself than to be a simpering idiot who only defines myself through a boyfriend that’s allowed to punch said me in the face and be OK with it,” but really, what kind of choices are those? Come on.
GRR THIS VIDEO. Here it is, I guess.