Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez have been best friends for a long while now, but it wasn’t so long ago that Demi Lovato was saying how much she missed her friendship with Selena. Well, have no fear, the trio are all back together now and everyone is happy and FaceTime fun abounds!
Selena posed the above photo on her Instagram account on Sunday night, with the following caption: “Taylor’s tea, Demi’s laugh. Honestly, can’t complain.”
It’s a shame Demi couldn’t be there in person to partake in the fun, but gotta love modern technology. I’m actually on Skype was we speak! Not with Selena Gomez, of course… OR AM I? (I’m not.)
December 31, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Plenty of celebrities are generous when it comes to money donated to charity – some more than others, of course – but just who gave the most in 2013? The answer might surprise you, actually. DoSomething.org compiled a list of the top givers this year (via The Hollywood Reporter), and who should top the list but Taylor Swift? Right behind her is One Direction, as well. Huh, who’da thunk it?
Here’s the full list of celeb givers. It’s not clear just how much each of them gave, but Taylor donated $100,000 JUST to the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, so it’s fair to say she probably gave close to a million, if not more, given the amount of campaigns she’s been involved in. Of course, celebrities SHOULD give back. They have more money than they know what to do with, so why not give to those less fortunate?
1. Taylor Swift
2. One Direction
4. Paul Walker
5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
6. Sandra Bullock
7. Kerry Washington
8. Ian Somerhalder
9. Ryan Seacrest
10. Carrie Underwood
11. Jennifer Lawrence
12. Alicia Keys
13. Bryan Cranston & Aaron Paul
14. Miley Cyrus
15. Demi Lovato
16. Blake Shelton
17. Mindy Kaling
18. Kevin Durant
19. Kendrick Lamar
20. Justin Bieber
Are you surprised by anyone on this list? I sorta am by Kendrick Lamar, who I love but admittedly don’t know much about other than his music. Good to see Macklemore doing his thing on that list, as well. Oh, and LOL to Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul being one entry.
December 27, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Hang on to your hats, Taylor Swift fans, because she’s preparing her new album and it’s going to be way different than her last one! Of course, that would be the assumption for most artists: as time passes, you grow personally and professionally and your sound will evolve to reflect that. That’s what’s happening with TSwift – the biggest pop star in the world, in case you forgot – as she collaborates with other writers to put together her next string of hits.
“I’m really loving collaboration right now. I see it as a bit of an apprenticeship. I want to be around people who love writing songs and have done it for years.
“Every time I’m in a studio I’m learning, like how to build a drum track, and getting a new perspective on things. It’s so thrilling to keep learning on your fifth album.
“As soon as [an album] comes out, I’m figuring out what the next one will be. It’s gotten to the point where each one is a reinvention, which is what I like best. I like it when it sounds new and people don’t know where you’re going to go next.”
I’ll be interested to see what the next album is like, to be honest. I really liked Red – it had some jams on it. If it’s in the same vein, this one will be a winner, too.
December 23, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Taylor Swift was voted biggest pop star in the world by you guys, so on her 24th birthday, I thought I’d give her the gift of a birthday post. I’m sure she’s touched. Let’s take a look at the highlights (and lowlights) of her year.
- Partied with Bon Jovi and Prince William.
- Landed the cover of New York Magazine for being “the biggest pop star in the world” (which you guys agreed with.)
- Got dissed by Victoria’s Secret.
- Plucked a role in The Giver movie.
- Opened her own music school.
- Won her 6th songwriting award.
- Made Ed Sheeran some jam with a Kanye reference.
- Chipped a tooth while performing.
- Canceled a special concert for a fan after that fan turned out to be a 4Chan creep.
- Got made fun of by Abercrombie and Fitch.
- Expressed disdain for Justin Bieber.
- May have gotten breast implants.
- Bought a mansion for $17 million.
- Was voted one of Hollywood’s most hated celebs.
- Thought she might be single forever.
- Guest-starred on New Girl.
- Was called “hot” by Steven Tyler
- Thew her fan mail in the trash.
- Didn’t sell magazines very well (at least Cosmo).
- Invited all her exes to write songs about her.
- Looked stunning at the Grammys (and won for “Best Song Written For Visual Media” whatever that really means.)
What a year! What was your favorite Taylor Swift moment? Or least?
December 13, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
So, boys, are you intimidated by Taylor Swift‘s prowess? I could see why you might be – she’s been a worldwide megastar since she was barely a teenager and her list of former boyfriends is longer than my arm. To add to it, she’s not shy about putting relationships gone awry into her music, so if you take one wrong step, you could become the subject of her next hit single.
Whether or not men are a bit shy around her, or even put off by her power, she doesn’t know and tries not to think about it, as she told Hello magazine. After all, she’s a traditional girl and any guy who wants a chance with her would probably have to start talking to her first (thereby negating the whole ‘indimidation’ thing, I suppose):
“I suppose it might [be intimidating]. It’s not like I would look at a guy and say, ‘Hey, are you intimidated by me?’ I think that would be highly uncool on my part! I tend not to be the one to start conversations with guys, anyway. I’m a little more old-fashioned than that.
“I assume that if someone is interested in me they will come up and talk to me – and if they want to call me up afterwards, then they will. I try not to wishfully think my way into relationships – or maybe I should say I’m trying not to do that anymore.”
I think that’s all fair enough, but I have to say, I find it SO bizarre and vaguely disgusting how incestual the celebrity dating pool is. Taylor used to date John Mayer, who we all know is now dating Katy Perry, but Taylor and Katy are good friends and have been for years. I know that kinda shit happens – friends date their friends’ exes quite often, I suppose? – but I just think it’s weird and it leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
Anyway, I do love me some TaySwift. I think she’s great! And sometimes, you know, she helps you through the hard times. Isn’t that right, Jess?
December 4, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
The trio did a nice little rendition of ‘Living On a Prayer’ together at the Winter Whites Gala to support homeless charity Centrepoint on Tuesday night, and stars like Benedict Cumberbatch and James Blunt were in attendance. Kate Middleton, however, wasn’t there – she got left at home to watch the baby. BOO!
Here’s what Taylor had to say about the event:
“It’s positively magical here. There are fairy lights and there is fake snow falling from the sky and everything is just gorgeous. I am just very lucky to be here.
“I don’t think I have ever played in a palace before. So it will be really wonderful. This evening is so special… It is for a charity that as well as being very important to Prince William is also very important to me.”