Taylor Swift’s milk mustache ad came out today and boy oh boy, is it just as boring as the rest of them! When these ads first came out, they were weird in a good way and seemed kind of innovative, but now it’s just like, a standard. Everyone in Hollywood does the cover of Entertainment Weekly, then they get a milk mustache ad, then they get a star on the Walk of Fame. If they’re unlucky, there’s a sex tape and comeback tour sandwiched somewhere in between the milk ad and the star. Yawn-status.
Lady Gaga has a guilty pleasure, and no, it’s not eating chocolate-covered midgets in a bath of milk like you’d think. Lady Gaga is actually somewhat obsessed with a little Taylor Swift song you might have heard on your radio dials a time or two.
Gaga told ShowStudio.com:
I don’t want to hurt her feelings, because she’s lovely. That Taylor Swift song? You Belong with Me? Oh my God! When it comes on the radio, I sing it so loud and I’m so embarrassed! Because I so freely sing it so loud! You can’t help it! The song, it’s not a bad song. It’s a great song! I think it’s just because it’s very whimsical in a way that I’m not necessarily whimsical every day. When it comes on, I just get this… I wanna sing it! Every woman feels that way. So I didn’t mean that in a bad way, Taylor. I think you’re lovely and beautiful, and I think you’re a great songwriter.
Blah, OK, I think Taylor Swift is totally bullshit (never have I seen “the Industry” gather around to suck someone’s dick harder. “No one can say anything mean about Taylor Swift!” Fuck yourselves, she’s a snooze) and I can’t stand her music, but HEY! We’ve all got songs like that. For me, it’s “Heard It All Before” by Sunshine Anderson. That’s my personal “You Belong With Me”. And you know, it’s kind of nice to imagine Lady Gaga singing along to her radio like a normal person.
There’s a formula to making what will be a successful YouTube video. Take something everybody loves and add something else that everybody loves. You know, like babies saying adult things or gay guys romping around to a Miley Cyrus hit. Rinse and repeat, it works almost every time.
And that’s exactly why this video of a group of gay college boys knew exactly what they were doing when they made this fabulous remake of the most popular Taylor Swift song. These guys have been doing their homework and the video’s pretty well-made. Check it out.
So I came across this parody of Taylor Swift songs this morning and I think I like it a lot better than anything the actual artist has ever done. After this article came out essentially putting Taylor in her place as a bad role model for young girls (I completely agree), this video showed up on YouTube. The songwriter’s message in this video is that Taylor’s “I’m so broken hearted that the cool guy doesn’t like me because I’m not a whore”-message is not only completely immature, but it’s pathetic.
I grew up listening to Fiona and Alanis and other strong females who would fuck you, drink your blood and then hang your carcass from their front porch and I still need reminders from time to time that I can do bad all by myself. What’s going to happen to a generation of teen girls who grow up thinking that the cheer captain leaves anything to be desired?
Anyway, I think this video makes a nice little point.
According to a source, Mayer hooked up with Taylor Swift when they were both in Nashville on January 24th.
“She was sitting on John’s lap, her arms were around him, and she was talking in his ear. They were acting like teenagers.”
The source claimed that the couple dined at the Cabana restaurant and were joined by their friends. After their dinner reservation, they were spotted leaving the restaurant alone and heading to the Hermitage Hotel.
“Taylor spent the night and enjoyed mid-morning room service before leaving his suite the next day.”
Taylor is a grown woman and she’s free to boink whomever she wants. I just don’t get why it was John Mayer. What is it about that man that lands so many quality ladies in the sack? I just don’t get it.
There’s been a lot of talk this week about how craptacular Taylor Swift’s Grammys performance was and it got to the point where head of her label had to release a statement. Unfortunately, Big Machine Records CEO Scott Borchetta couldn’t get his message across without taking a swipe at other artists.
“This is not American Idol. This is not a competition of getting up and seeing who can sing the highest note. This is about a true artist and writer and communicator. It’s not about that technically perfect performance.”
Mmm mmm mmm. Kelly Clarkson wasn’t going to have any of that. The original American Idol winner took to her blog to put the big wig in his place:
Wow …..Dear Scott Borchetta,
I understand defending your artist obviously because I have done the same in the past for artists I like, including Taylor, so you might see why its upsetting to read you attacking American Idol for producing simply vocalists that hit ‘the high notes’. Thank you for that ‘Captain Obvious’ sense of humor because you know what, we not only hit the high notes, you forgot to mention we generally hit the ‘right’ notes as well.
Every artist has a bad performance or two and that is understandable, but throwing blame will not make the situation at hand any better. I have been criticized left and right for having shaky performances before (and they were shaky) and what my manager or label executives say to me and the public is “I’ll kick butt next time” or “every performance isn’t going to be perfect” ……I bring this up because you should take a lesson from these people and instead of lashing out at other artists (that in your ‘humble’ opinion lack true artistry), you should simply take a breath and realize that sometimes things won’t go according to plan or work out and that’s okay.
One of those contestants from American Idol who only made it because of her high notes
Very well put and also: TRUE! How many artists throughout the years have gotten crap for a bad performance? Pretty much everyone in any artistic field is criticized for their work at some point. I love that Kelly’s calling this guy out because yes, it’s mad unprofessional to blame your artists’ problems on America’s tastes. If the girl didn’t sing right, she didn’t sing right. Also: I am really over seeing everyone throw themselves on the ground over Taylor Swift. Forget that I don’t really care for her music, when was the last time someone’s had their ass so universally kissed? The girl’s 19. Someone’s got to be mean to her at some point. She’s not a kitten, she’s a human and one in the entertainment industry at that. She will be exposed to a million more Kanyes and bad performances before her time is up, so let’s just let it run its course and stop acting like everything that happens to this girl is some horrible attempt to bully her in to a silent death.
I found you guys a little sneak peak of Taylor Swift in Valentine’s Day (which pretty much everyone working in Hollywood is in) and you know what? Her acting’s not offensive. In fact, she’s kinda cute and funny. Also, this clip features a split second or two of Taylor Lautner and mmm mmm, child, I do not hate that. I didn’t expect much from Little Miss Perfect in the acting department, but I can tell she’ll be a source of LOLs when I get dragged to the theater to see this. And she’s wearing short shorts! She really is acting!