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Katy Perry is planning to get back at Taylor Swift during her Super Bowl halftime performance

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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.com EXCLUSIVELY.

“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.

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Ed Sheeran wants Taylor Swift and Orlando Bloom to hook up

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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!

From NOW Magazine:

‘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 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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