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Taylor Swift is taking over the world

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Taylor Swift only released her new album, 1989, on Monday, but she’s already basically killing all your favs and then some. She sold over half a million albums in under 24 hours, and considering how many people illegally downloaded it (thereby not counting in the sales), that’s AMAZING.

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Definitely well deserved since, as I said the other day, it’s an EXCELLENT pop album and is already in my Top 5 albums of the year, for sure. I haven’t met a single person – TSwift fan or not – who doesn’t absolutely love it. This might be the most popular album of the year (and the only one to go platinum, since no other albums have so far).

Taylor Swift will destroy Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show

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Katy Perry and Taylor Swift used to be quite good friends only a few short years ago. Then things got ugly when Katy apparently stole some of Taylor’s dancers for her tour, and then Taylor dissed Katy publicly about it and blah blah blah. Now, the feud continues, because apparently Taylor is planning to try anything she can to sabotage Katy’s upcoming performance at the Super Bowl halftime show this winter.

An entertainment insider tells RadarOnline.com exclusively that both singers have been using the same concert tour director and production designer, Baz Halpin, for years.

“Baz did Taylor’s most recent RED tour and the Speak Now tour, and he did California Dreamz and the current Prism tour for Katy,” notes the source.

And now that Perry, who will celebrate her 30th birthday on October 25, has scored the high-profile Super Bowl XLVIV Halftime Show, she’s asked Halpin to design it. “He’s working out the money details right now, but it’s obviously a huge career highlight for him and he wouldn’t pass up the chance to do it,” says the insider.

That dedication to Perry isn’t exactly sitting well with 24-year-old Taylor. “She got word of Baz agreeing to do the show for Katy and Taylor’s flat out said she will not hire him ever again for any performance or tour if he goes ahead with his decision.”

The insider says that Halpin would “be nuts not do the gig” and there’s no way he’ll pass it up.

As for Perry’s thoughts on the subject? “Katy got word of Taylor’s ‘ultimatum’ and found it quite amusing.”

Oh, brother. I don’t know if any of this is true or why it even matters, but whatever. Taylor has got her own shit going on – 1989 is out and she’s headlining the New Years Rockin’ Eve celebrations here in NYC. Relax, everyone.

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Taylor Swift premiere ‘Out of the Woods’

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Taylor Swift‘s new pop album, 1989, is due out in less than two weeks, and so far we know we’ve got ‘Shake It Off’-esque tracks to look forward to. However, TaySwift isn’t completely leaving behind her emo stuff – her new track, ‘Out of the Woods’, goes in a slightly different direction and, quite frankly, doesn’t really sounds like her. Have a listen:

I’m all about the new Taylor Swift – I love the sounds and I think 1989 will be an excellent pop album, so this is right up my street. What do you think?

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Taylor Swift may never have children

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Taylor Swift is still young as hell – only 24 – so it’s far too early to tell whether or not she’ll have kids in the future. However, people want to know more about BABIEZ!!! as they do with most celebrity ladies, and, well, TSwift just hasn’t got an answer for you yet.

Here’s a bit of her interview with In Style (via E Online):

“I don’t know if I’ll have kids,” she tells the magazine. “It’s impossible not to picture certain scenarios and how you would try to convince them that they have a normal life when, inevitably, there will be strange men pointing giant cameras at them from the time they are babies.”

As for tying the knot, the 24-year-old says, “I’m too young to get married. Not agewise, but I know myself, so why try to meet someone right now when I know I’m too young to do something serious?”

Good for you, Taylor. Why the hell should you need to get married or think about kids at 24? Of course, if that’s your thing in life, go for it, but why is this even a topic of conversation? She’s about to release a new album and has so many professional accomplishments, so… why? You could even ask her about feminsim! That’s far more interesting than her plans to walk down the aisle, anyway – especially when she’s not even dating anyone and has repeatedly said this recently.

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Taylor Swift doesn’t feel cool but it’s okay if you do

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Taylor Swift is getting ready to release her new album, 1989, so she’s doing a lot of promotion in the form of interviews on TV, the radio and in magazines. Her latest spread in Canada’s Fashion isn’t really all that spectacular, but she does reiterate how uncool she feels and says that she’s not threatened by other women who ARE cool.

“Celebrities surround themselves with people who don’t know what they want and only have you to validate their lives—that’s not interesting to me. You should not be threatened by women who are pretty and charismatic and good at what they do…my girlfriends have shaped me more in the past year and a half than any other factor.

I’ve never had more friends who I can trust and rely on, but there’s always a bit of your self-perception that’s frozen in junior high, when you trained yourself to not feel cool. You never really feel like you’re a part of the ‘in’ crowd, but growing up means that matters to you less and less every day.”

I mean, look, Taylor is pedantic as hell sometimes, but I still like her. Young girls who look up to her and do read the positive shit she says will take that to heart a lot of times, and that’s what matters – even if us actual adults realize that she’s pretty full of shit.

Photos from the shoot below!

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Taylor Swift talks feminism and Emma Watson haters

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Taylor Swift is feeling feminism lately and is being vocal about her support of her fellow ladies. In fact, while being interviewed on France’s Tout Le Monde En Parle, Taylor discussed Emma Watson‘s recent UN speech and the hate (and threats) she received as a result:

In case you can’t watch the video (or just don’t have the patience to do so), here’s a bit of what Taylor had to say:

“I wish when I was 12 years old, I had been able to watch a video of my favorite actress explaining in such an intellectual, beautiful poignant way the definition of feminism,” Swift said. “Because I would have understood it and then earlier on in my life I would have proudly claimed that I was a feminist.”

The singer explained that “so many girls out there say ‘I’m not a feminist’ cause they think it means something angry or disgruntled or complaining. They picture like rioting and picketing, it is not that at all, it just simply means that you believe that women and men should have equal rights and opportunities and to say that you’re not a feminist means that you think men should have more rights and opportunities than women.”

“I just think that a lot of girls don’t know the definition and the fact that Emma got up and explained it, I think it’s an incredible thing and I am happy to live in a world where that happened,” Swift noted of the HeforShe campaign.

I mean, that’s all a bit simplified, but I get what she’s going for and I think her young fans will, as well. The whole video is worth watching, since she talks a bit about Miley Cyrus, as well.

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Taylor Swift doesn’t have the energy to be in love

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Taylor Swift‘s love life (or lack thereof) has been the focus of much of the attention paid to her over the past few years, but it seems all has been quiet on the dating front as of late. Why is that? Well, she doesn’t have “the energy” to be in love.

From Rolling Stone:

“I feel like watching my dating life has become a bit of a national pastime,” Swift says. “And I’m just not comfortable providing that kind of entertainment anymore. I don’t like seeing slide shows of guys I’ve apparently dated. I don’t like giving comedians the opportunity to make jokes about me at awards shows. I don’t like it when headlines read ‘Careful, Bro, She’ll Write a Song About You,’ because it trivializes my work. And most of all, I don’t like how all these factors add up to build the pressure so high in a new relationship that it gets snuffed out before it even has a chance to start. And so,” she says, “I just don’t date.”

(That goes for hooking up as well. “I just think it’s pointless if you’re not in love,” Swift says. “And I don’t have the energy to be in love right now. So, no.”)

Truth be told, Swift sounds a tiny bit jaded – which, for a “self-professed hopeless romantic,” maybe isn’t the worst thing to be. “It’s not like I’ve sworn off love,” she says. “My life is just not conducive to bringing other people into it right now. I’m very childlike and romantic about lots of things, but I’m realistic about this.”

But hey, don’t go thinking TSwift is all sad and lonely, because that’s definitely not the case.

“Have you heard of the Loneliest Whale? There’s this whale – I think Adrian Grenier is making a documentary about it. It swims through the ocean, and it has a call unlike any other whale’s. So it doesn’t have anyone to swim with. And everybody feels so sorry for this whale – but what if this whale is having a great time? Because it’s not bad that I’m not hopelessly in love with someone. It’s not a tragedy, and it’s not me giving up and being a spinster. Although I did get another cat.” She laughs. “I asked around: I was like, ‘Does two cats count as cats?’ But then I thought, what imaginary guy’s perspective am I thinking about this from? Someone is going to think I’m undateable for a lot of reasons before they think I’m undateable because I have two cats.”

Oh, Taylor – that’s deep.

I really like Taylor and think she’s adorable and seems really likeable. It’s really a shame so much attention has been paid to who she’s dating and who she’s writing songs about, because I think it’s made her a little manic about the whole subject, leading to rants like this. Can’t say I blame her, but it does come off as a bit cuckoo.

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