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Swift's '1989' Is A Huge Hit

November 5th, 2014 8:28am EST
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Taylor Swift's new album "1989" is a huge hit. The album sold more than 1.2 million copies during its first week of release.

During the week ending Nov. 2, 1.287 million copies were sold, giving Swift the best sales on the Billboard charts since Eminem sold 1.322 million copies of "The Eminem Show" in 2002.

The pop star has broken several records with this release. She is the first artist to earn three one-million plus selling weeks on album countdown. Her fourth number-one album is also the first one from 2014 to sell more than 1 million during its first week of release.

Meanwhile, Swi...
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Taylor Swift Isn't A Big Fan Of Streaming Music

November 4th, 2014 11:01am EST
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Taylor Swift's entire catalog of music was removed from Spotify on Monday, leaving fans and executives of the music-streaming site reeling.

Swift's label, Big Machine Records, pulled all of the singer's music from the site without explanation or comment exactly one week after her latest album, "1989," was released.

"We love Taylor Swift, and our more than 40 million users love her even more - nearly 16 million of them have played her songs in the last 30 days, and she's on over 19 million playlists."

Swift's new album is expected to sell over a million copies in its first week of release...
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New Album Releases This Week You Need To Check Out!

November 4th, 2014 9:55am EST
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Cutting straight to the chase, the post-Taylor Swift release week is exactly what you would expect it to be… quiet! Why- because everyone knows Taylor rules the world – more importantly the Billboard 200 – and the Taylor machine won’t stop after just one week. 1989 will likely hold off any of the albums below from coming anywhere near that number one spot – she’s just commercial like that. That said here are albums to check out this week, led by Calvin Harris’ Motion.

1) Calvin Harris, Motion (Columbia)

Motion follows up Harris’ 2012 album, 18 Months. Harris is best known for prod...
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Taylor Swift Might Be The Greatest Artist Of The 21st Century

November 3rd, 2014 7:00pm EST
5 Reasons Why Taylor Swift Rules The World
Whether announcing a world tour or pulling her entire catalog from Spotify, everybody knows that Taylor Swift rules the world – everybody! Ms. Swift is a juggernaut in every sense of the word – she’s unstoppable. Once Kanye West attempted to stop the Swift machine, but it backfired and arguably promoted the burgeoning musician’s rise even more. Here are five reasons why Taylor Swift rules the world, with all five being legit!

1) She sells albums

This is like totally an understatement – word. Taylor Swift knows nothing about the recession (or even the depression) occurring within albu...
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Taylor Swift Reveals, 'I'm Not Looking For A Man'

October 31st, 2014 3:02pm EDT
Taylor Swift Reveals, 'I'm Not Looking For A Man'
Taylor Swift recently revealed in a magazine interview that she is "not looking for a man" and "life can be romantic without having a romance."

The singer spoke out in the latest issue of British Cosmopolitan that she has chosen to take a break from the dating world and instead, focus on herself and her close relationships with friends.

Swift stated, "People will say, let me set you up with someone, and I'm just sitting there saying, 'That's not what I'm doing. I'm not lonely; I'm not looking.' They just don't get it. I've learned that just because someone is cute and wants to date you, t...
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Taylor Swift, Kate Hudson & More Dress Up For Halloween

October 31st, 2014 2:43pm EDT
Stars Show Off Their Halloween Costumes: Taylor Swift As A 'Pega
Taylor Swift shared a photo of her Halloween costume on Instagram Friday morning, and not since Napoleon Dynamite's Liger has there been an animal so epic.

The singer, who is about to top the charts with new album "1989," which is set to sell over a million copies in its first week of release, wrote, "Cause, darling I'm a nightmare dressed like a PEGACORN."

The half Unicorn/half Pegasus outfit is genius!

Taylor's had a big week promoting her latest release, and it's amazing that she's still got enough energy to thrown on her costume at 7a.m. with all the publicity and performances she's ...
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Taylor Swift To Donate 'Welcome To New York' Profits To Public Schools

October 30th, 2014 12:31pm EDT
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Taylor Swift is helping public schools by donating all the profits from her song "Welcome To New York" to the city's educational institutions.

Swift moved to the Big Apple earlier this year, and the song reflects her experiences since she relocated to the city.

"I love it here. I love it so much and I actually ended up writing a song called 'Welcome to New York' about what it felt like to move here and about how it just felt very, very much like endless possibilities and it feels like being unique is celebrated here," she explained during an interview on "The View" on Wednesday.

"The son...
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Slipknot Tops The Billboard 200: This Week in Music

October 30th, 2014 10:31am EDT
Slipknot Tops The Billboard 200: This Week in Music
As prognosticated, popular masked metal band Slipknot debut ‘at the penthouse’ on the Billboard 200 selling 132,000 copies of their latest album, .5: The Gray Chapter. The Gray Chapter is Slipknot’s first new album since 2008, where All Hope Is Gone also landed at the top spot. Of course, like everyone else, Slipknot’s numbers were down – over 100,000 copies down to be exact. Still 132,000 copies is sound in an age where few albums are selling particularly well.

ATL rapper T.I. had a respectable week, selling 80,000 copies of Paperwork. The reason it’s respectable isn’t because of hi...
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Taylor Swift Talks About Her BFF Lena Dunham, Writing 'Snarky' Songs

October 29th, 2014 9:11am EDT
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Taylor Swift sat down with David Letterman on Tuesday night and talked about her best friend Lena Dunham and no longer writing "snarky" songs about her ex-boyfriends.

Before they met, the singer initially thought "Girls" star Dunham was making fun of her. "I Googled her and I saw her quoting my lyrics and I thought, she has to be doing that ironically, she has to be making fun of me...I have this big loser complex from school," she told the late night talk show host. "Then we met in person...and we've been best friends ever since."

Dunham had previously told Swift, "I feel like you’ve bee...
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Review: Taylor Swift Delivers Fun, If Flawed Album On ‘1989’

October 28th, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Taylor Swift 1989
With a big pop album composed of ‘records,’ there are almost always unavoidable pitfalls. That said contemporary pop is all about having big-time singles that can dominate radio. For pop convert Taylor Swift, 1989 benefits from big records as well as suffers from the aforementioned pitfalls. 1989 is a pop album through and through, and while Swift shows she can hold her own, the effort lacks the character and distinctiveness of her country albums.

“Welcome To New York” definitely doesn’t sound like a typical Taylor Swift album opener – let alone a typical Taylor Swift record for tha...
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Taylor Swift Named New York City's Global Welcome Ambassador

October 28th, 2014 11:26am EDT
Taylor Swift Global Welcome Ambassador
Taylor Swift is teaming up with NYC & Company to promote the Big Apple. The singer was named a Global Welcome Ambassador and will play a major role in the "Welcome To New York" tourism campaign, which is named after one of the songs from her new album, "1989."

Fred Dixon, president and CEO of NYC & Company, explained, “New York City is a truly welcoming city, and 'Welcome To New York' perfectly exemplifies the unrivaled hospitality, energy and excitement that can be felt throughout all five boroughs.

"We are pleased to work with Taylor Swift to welcome visitors from around the world, as s...
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Taylor Swift's '1989' Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week in Music

October 28th, 2014 9:38am EDT
Taylor Swift's '1989' Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week in Mu
Cutting right to the chase, there’s one inescapable, gargantuan, and humongous juggernaut of an album being released this week, and it comes by way of Taylor Swift. Swift is the one to beat on an off-cycle Monday release date, when the majority of new releases are dropping. While it may be is Swift’s week, there are some other ‘brave souls’ releasing albums the same day. Here are eight albums to check out this week.

1) Taylor Swift, 1989 (Big Machine)

While it has yet to happen in 2014, it seems like a surefire bet that Taylor Swift’s highly anticipated pop album 1989 will give the...
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'The Voice' Recap: Taylor Swift Joins For The Knockouts

October 28th, 2014 9:04am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: Taylor Swift Joins For The Knockouts
Now that the Top 48 have been picked and cut in half (except for those eight steals), it's time to cut the field in half again (except for four more steals) on The Voice. Welcome to The Knockouts, which are back this season after having been replaced by a second cycle of Battles in season six. Apparently that change didn't go over well, because we're using the old formula: two artists each perform a song of their choice and only one moves on.

We can also say goodbye to the individual team advisors and hello to Taylor Swift, who becomes the go-to girl for all four coaches just as her new al...
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Watch Kelly Clarkson Cover Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' And Totally 'Slay' It

October 27th, 2014 2:29pm EDT
Watch Kelly Clarkson Cover Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' And Tot
Kelly Clarkson surprised the crowed at her concert in Buffalo, New York on Saturday night with a cover version of Taylor Swift's recent hit "Shake It Off."

The former "American Idol" winner slowed things down with a bluesy beginning that showed off her vocal chops, calling the song one of her "favorite songs out right now."

Swift, whose new album "1989" drops today, caught wind of the performance and tweeted out the YouTube video to her fans, writing, "Watching Kelly Clarkson SLAY 'Shake It Off' is an excellent way to celebrate 26 HOURS TIL 1989!"

Watching Kelly Clarkson SLAY "Shak...
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Taylor Swift's '1989' Leaks Online Just Days Before Release

October 26th, 2014 11:42am EDT
Taylor Swift's '1989' Leaks Online Just Days Before Release
It happens to nearly every artist putting out a new album -- including those with heavily-guarded, highly-anticipated releases -- and now Taylor Swift can be added to the mix as her new album "1989" leaked online a few days before its official release.

According to reports, an anonymous Tumblr user posted the entire deluxe edition of the album online, and now every pirating site out there most likely has it.

So far the leak has been traced to somewhere in Canada, according to Vulture, believed to have originated at a Target store as the album is the deluxe version that's exclusively being...
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Rumor Patrol: 'Honey Boo Boo' Canceled, Mockingjay' Songs Revealed And More!

October 25th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
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You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

"Honey Boo Boo's" Mama June Dating Sex Offender, TLC Cancels Show: June Shannon has reportedly moved on from partner Sugar Bear of TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" to a new man. While it is someone she knows for some time, his checkered past could put the show's future at risk.

Verdict: True! People Magazine confirmed that the man, Mark McDaniel, was convicted for aggravated child molestation and was i...
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10 Celebrities Who Had A Crazy Celebrity Stalker

October 25th, 2014 6:00am EDT
10 Celebrities Who Had A Crazy Celebrity Stalker
Plenty of people become passionate fans of their favorite celebrity, but things can get scary when some take their desire too far. Here are 10 hot Hollywood stars who have had to deal with a celebrity stalker.

Jennifer Lawrence

The Hunger Games actress never had direct contact with her stalker but that's probably a good thing considering how crazy Han Cong Zhao turned out to be.

The Canadian citizen reportedly sent hundreds of text messages and phone calls to Blaine Lawrence, Jennifer's brother. He said that he wanted to "protect her" and that he blamed Blaine for Jennifer being in Bos...
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Taylor Swift Shuts Down Hollywood Boulevard For 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

October 24th, 2014 12:45pm EDT
Taylor Swift Shuts Down Hollywood Boulevard For 'Jimmy Kimmel Li
Taylor Swift shut down Hollywood Boulevard on Thursday night to perform a free outdoor show during "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" An estimated 15,000 fans turned out for the performance.

Swift is promoting her latest album, "1989," which drops next week. The pop star sang her new tracks "Shake It Off" and "Out of the Woods," which is allegedly about her failed romance with One Direction singer Harry Styles.

Prior to her performance, Swift talked to Kimmel about her first appearance on the late night show 10 years ago when she was just 14 years old.

Kimmel recalled, "Taylor came to our show with he...
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Taylor Swift Teases New Single 'Welcome To New York,' Calls Critics Of Her Songwriting 'Sexist'

October 20th, 2014 1:33pm EDT
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Taylor Swift has another new single on the way from her upcoming album "1989." A teaser for "Welcome to New York" arrived on Monday morning, the third single from the new disc, which drops Oct.27.

The singer, who has made a full-blown crossover to pop music with her latest record, is currently in Australia promoting the album and its first two singles, "Shake it Off" and "Out of the Woods."

The singer sat down with Sydney's 2DayFM to discuss her new music with hosts Merrick Watts and Sophie Monk, and she tore into critics who constantly chide her for writing music about her exes, calling ...
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Taylor Swift's New Single 'Out Of The Woods' Is Probably About Harry Styles

October 14th, 2014 7:08pm EDT
Taylor Swift - 1989
Taylor Swift gifted her fans with a new single from her upcoming album, "1989," at midnight on Tuesday.

The singer, who is set to release her first true pop album, dropped "Out of the Woods," which was co-written with fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff.

While she doesn't name-drop in the song, she does reference an incident that occurred when she dated One Direction star Harry Styles, when the two were involved in a snowmobile accident leaving him in need of stitches.

"Remember when you hit the brakes too soon, Twenty stitches in a hospital room," she sings, alluding to the accident, which occ...
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John Cleese Makes Fun Of Taylor Swift's 'Weird' Cat

October 13th, 2014 1:35pm EDT
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During an interview on "The Graham Norton Show," John Cleese made fun of singer Taylor Swift's cat Olivia.

The cat is white and has folded ears. The British host was showing photos of the pair's pets when Cleese, puzzled by the animal's appearance, said, "How did it have the accident?"

"What? What accident?" replied Swift.

The Monty Python star then commented, "Is that a proper cat? That's the weirdest cat I've ever seen in my life."

However, a photo of Cleese's overweight cat was also shown to the TV audience, to which Swift pointed out, "That's a monster."

Towards the end of the cl...
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Taylor Swift Says Only 'An Astonishing Human Being' Would Make Her Consider Getting Into A Relationship Again

October 12th, 2014 8:52am EDT
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PEOPLE celebrates its 40th anniversary in this week's special double issue, with Taylor Swift, 24, recreating PEOPLE's inaugural March 4, 1974 cover, inspired by the iconic image of Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchanan in "The Great Gatsby."

Swift has channeled the hopes and angst of young women across the galaxy, won Grammys, and acquired a wardrobe supermodels would kill for. Swift talks candidly to PEOPLE about being single and loving it, the power of sisterhood, advice she would give to her younger self, and much more.

Not long ago there were boyfriends and breakups and hit songs about both. ...
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Taylor Swift Named Billboard Woman Of The Year For A Second Time

October 11th, 2014 8:48am EDT
Taylor Swift Named Billboard Woman Of The Year For A Second Time
Taylor Swift has been named Billboard's Woman Of The Year 2014. She's the only star to receive the award twice. The award is given to someone who has "shaped and inspired the music industry with her success, leadership and innovation."

Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media's Entertainment Group, which includes Billboard, commented: "As one of the most influential artists of her generation, Taylor Swift has seen incredible success on the Billboard charts.

"Over the course of her career, she's charted 60 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 - the most of any fe...
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'The Idea Of A Date Gives Me A Partial Panic Attack'

October 8th, 2014 6:35pm EDT
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You won't hear Taylor Swift singing about any heartbreak on her upcoming album, "1989," because she's spent the last couple of years happily single and on her own without any distractions.

"Emotionally speaking, '1989' is not a heartbreak record," she says in the October 10 issue of People magazine. "My music is derived from what's happening in my personal life, and I haven't had my heart broke. You're not going to hear, oh, like, 'boyfriend dissing.'"

Taylor, who appears on the cover of the 40th anniversary People in a pose very similar to the one of actress Mia Farrow from the very firs...
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Sexy & Single Female Celebrities

October 7th, 2014 10:10am EDT
Sexy & Single Female Celebrities
Celebrities are sometimes unlucky in love just like regular folk. Despite their beautiful bodies and undeniable sex appeal, they sometimes struggle to find Mr. or Mrs. Right.

Jennifer Lopez, whom rapper and ex-boyfriend Diddy recently said had a booty that was a "work of art," is single. She and her back-up dancer boyfriend Casper Smart split up over the summer after two years of dating.

Lopez has dated several famous faces, including actor Ben Affleck and singer Marc Anthony, with whom she has twin children.

She's on the market now but probably won't be for too long. See which other fem...
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25 Celebrity Republicans - Some May Shock You

September 25th, 2014 11:44am EDT
25 Celebrity Republicans - Some May Shock You
Let's face it - Hollywood attracts a lot of Democrats. Many stars champion gay rights, environmental causes and other issues that are important for that political party.

But there are plenty of Republicans in Tinseltown. Some are less vocal about their political views, while others are conservative and proud.

Former Disney star Hilary Duff performed at George W. Bush's 2005 inauguration and is a registered Republican. The singer/actress is dropping a new pop album in October and recently told the press she's open to a "Lizzie McGuire" reunion.

Former "Beverly Hills, 90210...
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Taylor Swift's Impeccable Style Lands Her Top Spot On People Magazine's 'Best Dressed' List

September 18th, 2014 10:12am EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift has been named "Best Dressed of the Year" by People magazine in the publication's latest issue, it's annual Style Special.

When she's not dazzling in ball gowns on the red carpet at the biggest events and award shows, the 5'11" singer's day-to-day style is nothing short of impeccable.

Taylor describes her dress code as "feminine, leggy and ever-changing," and she says that she was "more willing to take a risk than ever before" in 2014.

Perhaps her getting more adventurous with her style goes hand-in-hand with her move from a country-crossover artist to mainstream pop, as evi...
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Taylor Swift Impressed By College Fraternity's 'Shake It Off' Video

September 15th, 2014 4:59pm EDT
Taylor Swift Impressed By College Fraternity's 'Shake It Off' Vi
A college fraternity in Lexington, Kentucky caught the eye of singer Taylor Swift earlier this month when they released a video of themselves lip-synching to her latest hit single, "Shake It Off."

The boys at Transylvania University's Delta Sigma Phi fraternity - Beta Mu chapter, filmed themselves going back and forth through their dorm with just one camera and in one take, and they "nailed it."

"I think it's kind of dumb!" Frat brother Barton Lynch told Lexington NBC affiliate LEX18 last Thursday when the video took off virally. "We just did it for fun and now here we are."

Swift didn't...
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Rumor Patrol: Joan Rivers Fortune Goes To The Dogs, David Beckham’s Tattoo Professes Love For Beyonce & More!

September 13th, 2014 2:03pm EDT
Rumor Patrol: Joan Rivers Fortune Goes To The Dogs, David Beckha
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Joan Rivers Fortune Goes To The Dogs!: Joan Rivers made sure that upon her passing, daughter Melissa and grandson Cooper would be provided for. But, she also made special provisions for the care of her four beloved rescue dogs. How much did she leave her "babies"?

Verdict: Unbelievably True!: Joan’s goddaughter Tracie Hotchner told the Daily Mail that the iconic comedienne left “clear provisions” for ...
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Taylor Swift Didn't Love Any Of Her Ex-Boyfriends

September 12th, 2014 12:11pm EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift has dated a lot of guys but hasn't loved any of them. The singer has hooked up with a slew of famous faces, including singers Harry Styles, John Mayer and Joe Jonas and actor Jake Gyllenhaal.

Swift also never thought she'd have lasting love with her famous exes. She told Rolling Stone, "(It wasn't) real love. Not the kind that lasts. I think that's still ahead of me, which is really exciting."

Swift thinks she expected too much from her past relationships.

"I used to go into them thinking, 'Maybe this is the one, we'll get married and have a family; this could be forever'. W...
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