This story isn’t so much a surprise as it is an LOL moment, since Taylor Swift has finally admitted that she wrote her hit single ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ about none other than One Direction singer and ex-boyfriend Harry Styles.
From The Sunday Times (via DigitalSpy)
“You’re balancing the analytical side of your brain, which is telling you where to go and how to go there, with the other side of your brain, which is saying, ‘Feel everything you’re singing, and show it on your face. Feel everything exactly as you felt it when you wrote the song’,” Swift told The Sunday Times magazine.
Asked how she felt knowing Styles was watching the performance [at the 2013 BRIT awards] in the audience, she replied: “Well, it’s not hard to access that emotion when the person the song is directed at is standing by the side of the stage watching.”
Oh, snap! The one thing about this that doesn’t make sense, though, is the timeline. Didn’t Taylor and Harry start dating well after the Red album, which ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ appears on, was released? How could it have been about him when she wrote it ages before they even met/got together?
Whatever, we’ll just go with it.
March 18, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Ain’t shit wrong with dating someone older or younger than yourself, but there are (or should be) laws of decency when it comes to commenting on someone’s physical assets… especially when the one doing the commenting is a 64-year-old man and the person he’s talking about is a 23-year-old (possibly virginal, LOLZ) girl. Then it’s more than a little creepy. Steven Tyler does nothing if not embody that word, though, because he’s revealed that he thinks Taylor Swift is “hot” and he’d love to work with her. Oh, I bet he would.
From US Weekly:
Responding to a fun question about who he’d intern for, the 64-year-old rock legend said, “She’s blonde with all the hits. Taylor Swift. She’s hot.”
“More than that, she’s beyond talented,” he continued of the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, 23. “I have to write a song with her.”
I love that even US Weekly has to try to frame it as a “fun question”. But there’s nothing fun about being hit on by a dude old enough to be your grandfather and this is something Steven made a habit of back on American Idol, as well. Hello, does anyone remember the whole Shannon Magrane fiasco? She was only 15 when he referred to her as “hot” in front of her dad. Tone it down, bro.
Anyway, I think luckily, this is one bit of fan mail that will be headed straight for the garbage, if you feel me.
March 14, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
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.
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.
March 13, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
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 Cosmopolitan’s 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?
March 12, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
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.
March 8, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
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!
“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…