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Thoughts On The 2014 People's Choice Award Music Winners

January 9th, 2014 7:20pm EST
Favorite Pop Artist:  Britney Spears
On Wednesday, January 8th, the 2014 ‘awards’ season went underway with the ‘prestigious’ People’s Choice Awards. As interesting as the film and TV categories are themselves, this particular post will key in on the music categories/awards, which are…interesting.  The categories for the People’s Choice music awards are as follows:  Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Breakout Artist, Favorite Pop Artist, Favorite Country Artist, Favorite Country Music Icon, Favorite Hip-Hop Artist, Favorite R&B Artist, Favorite Band, Favorite Alternative Band, Favorite Song, Favorite Album,...
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Taylor Swift's broken MTV Award

January 9th, 2014 10:20am EST
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift's MTV Video Music Award has broken - just days after she received the trophy.
The 'Red' hitmaker won an iconic Moonman statue for Best Female Video - which she received for 'I Knew You Were Trouble' - at the ceremony last August but left it behind at the Barclays Center in New York, so was thrilled to be reunited with it earlier this week.
However, as she showed off the trophy to her fans via an Instagram video, she noticed the silver figurine's flag had been dislodged.
In the video, Taylor is seen brandishing a box and says: "What's this that came in the mail? Ooooh! Check it ...
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Jake Gyllenhaal splits from Alyssa Miller

January 7th, 2014 5:20pm EST
Jake Gyllenhaal
Jake Gyllenhaal has split from Alyssa Miller.
The 'End of Watch' star reportedly ended his six-month relationship with the Sports Illustrated model, 24, last month after they struggled to cope with him relocating to Los Angeles from New York City to film his upcoming movie 'Nightcrawler'.
A source told UsMagazine.com: "They fizzled out. It happened a while ago -- before the holidays. He's back on the scene.
"Things were really good between Jake and Alyssa right up until he had to leave for L.A. to go shoot a movie [Nightcrawler] in the fall. Then the distance just really got to them."
A fr...
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Bruno Mars and Miley Cyrus make Forbes' 30 under 30 list

January 7th, 2014 6:20am EST
Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars, Miley Cyrus and One Direction are among Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 musicians this year.
The financial bible has issued its annual list of influential young people in a variety of categories, and the trio are among those who gained places on the music list.
Bruno, 28, was singled out by the publication as its featured artist, and went on to state he had earned his place for a variety of reasons including 18 Grammy nominations and his forthcoming Super Bowl half-time show, which will make him the first musician under 30 to headline the prestigious event.
The music category - wh...
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Taylor Swift named most charitable celebrity

January 7th, 2014 4:20am EST
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift has been named the most charitable celebrity for the second year in a row.
The 'I Knew You Were Trouble' hitmaker topped DoSomething.org's annual list thanks to good deeds including a $100,000 donation to the Nashville Symphony and headlining the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's fundraising event for homeless charity Centrepoint.
In second place were One Direction, whose Comic Relief single 'One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)' raised over £2 million to help those living in poverty, and bringing in $784,345 in donations for cancer research.
Headlining the Chime for Change concert...
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Taylor Swift brushed off by Douglas Booth

January 6th, 2014 3:20pm EST
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift has been given the cold shoulder by Douglas Booth.
The '22' singer approached the British actor in at a party in Hollywood last November, but he initially rebuffed her advances.
A source told the New York Daily News newspaper: "Taylor kept on making an effort to flirt with Douglas, but he gave her the cold shoulder and was extremely dismissive towards her.
"She would get a drink and then approach him; she would chat with [actress] Hailee Steinfeld and then re-approach him; she was even trying to chat him up near the flowers on display. It was all very funny for those of us wat...
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Rumor Patrol: Demi Moore Dating Daughter’s Friend, Douglas Booth Snubs Taylor Swift, More

January 4th, 2014 2:03pm EST
Demi Moore and Rumer Willis
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.

Demi Moore Dating Sean Friday: The 51-year-old Moore was spotted with one of her daughter’s friends in Mexico, igniting rumors that the actress has found another younger man to have at her side. The two met through her 25-year-old daughter Rumer, according to MailOnline. Are they actually an item?

Verdict: True. We don’t know the official level of their relationship, but the two seem to be enjoying one...
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Taylor Swift's sea wall renovation cleared by local officials

January 1st, 2014 8:30pm EST
Taylor Swift
Officials in Rhode Island are supporting Taylor Swift's sea defence wall renovation at her Watch Hill estate amid some residents' fears the singer is removing a famous local landmark without the proper permits.

In fact, permits were issued to Swift on 6 November (13) for the repair work, which included "landscaping 128 feet of new retaining wall", and one Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council executive visited the site to make sure everything the singer was planning was above board.

According to the Westerly Sun, the permit Swift was granted allows for the replacement of unsaf...
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Taylor Swift Builds Sea Defense Wall Around Rhode Island Mansion

December 31st, 2013 4:51pm EST
Taylor Swift
Pop star Taylor Swift is spending quite a bit of money to build a new sea defense wall for her mansion on the coast of Rhode Island..

The singer purchased the expensive property in the Watch Hill neighborhood earlier this year, and now she is starting to make improvements to the place.

According to Connecticut's The Day newspaper, several large construction vehicles have been on the property building an enormous sea wall.

In July, a man was arrested on suspicion of trespassing after reportedly swimming up to the singer's property from the nearby public beach.

Swift recently landed th...
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Taylor Swift Named Tennessean Of The Year Despite Growing Up In Pennsylvania

December 31st, 2013 3:55pm EST
Taylor Swift
Despite spending the first 14 years of her life being brought up in rural Pennsylvania, Taylor Swift has been named Tennessean of the Year by The Tennessean newspaper.

Taylor's way of giving back is what landed her the honor, with local donations to the Nashville Symphony and to the Country Music Hall of Fame, where her $4 million pledge will go toward the music education center, including classrooms, instruments and exhibits.

The place holds a special memory for Taylor -- it's where she signed her very first recording contract.

"I would not be the same kind of person without Nashville,"...
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Top Celebrity Break-Ups & Divorces Of 2013

December 28th, 2013 6:00pm EST
Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta-Jones
2013 was chock full of celebrity break-ups, divorces, and even reconciliations.

Michael Douglas, 69 and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, 44, took a temporary "break" from their 13-year marriage in August. They had their doubters when they wed due to their vast age difference but proved people wrong after staying together for more than a decade - a triumph in Hollywood.

In November, Douglas told reporters, "I hope to resolve my marriage in a positive fashion."

We're not sure what that means - have a peaceful divorce? Get back together? Who knows.

Check out other stars that split up (and so...
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Taylor Swift Is DoSomething.org's Most Charitable Celebrity, Miley Cyrus And Justin Bieber In Top 20

December 27th, 2013 7:02pm EST
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift and One Direction have landed atop a DoSomething.org's "Top 20 Celebs Gone Good of 2013" list, which keeps tabs on which stars are the most generous throughout the year.

Swift is at the top for the second year in a row for things like donating $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony on her 24th birthday and singing with Prince William at a charity fundraiser for London's homeless youth.

Boy band One Direction released a single for U.K. Comic Relief, which raised $3.29 million to benefit Ghana. Band members Liam Payne and Harry Styles also contributed by raising nearly $800,000 for...
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Taylor Swift doesn't make wish lists

December 23rd, 2013 6:20pm EST
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift never makes wish lists.
The 'Everything Has Changed' hitmaker insists she doesn't look into the future and try to carve out her career because she'd rather take each step as it comes as there is more sense of accomplishment.
She told Entertainment Weekly: "One thing I've tried to never do is make wish lists. I try to have a very steppingstone mentality about this whole thing, where as soon as you make one step you visualize the next step, not five steps ahead."
The 24-year-old singer recorded the track 'Sweeter Than Fiction' for the British comedy 'One Chance' - based on the li...
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Katy Perry gets most Twitter followers in 2013

December 23rd, 2013 12:20pm EST
Katy Perry
Katy Perry has gained more Twitter followers in 2013 than any other celebrity.
The 'Roar' singer added 15 million users to her total of over 48.5 million in the last 12 months, according to statistics released by the social networking website.
Justin Bieber wasn't far behind Katy gaining 13.8 million extra online friends this year, bring his grand total to more than 47.8 million followers.
Other notable statistics released by Twitter reveal Kanye West's 'Yeezus' was the most tweeted about album, being mentioned in 4.4 million posts, while Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' inspired 1,590,351 tweets.
Ot...
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Taylor Swift's lyrics make her feel 'vulnerable'

December 22nd, 2013 6:20am EST
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift says writing about her private life makes her "very vulnerable".
The 'I Knew You Were Trouble' hitmaker has begun recording songs for films and sees it as a different kind of "thrill" compared to the "intense" process of baring her own life on record.
She told Billboard magazine: "I think it's a bit of a relief to take the focus off of my own life.
"It can get pretty intense writing [personal] details - that's a very vulnerable place to put yourself in.
"But there's a specific type of thrill you get from that recounting of your life."
The 24-year-old singer recorded the song 'S...
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Taylor Swifts celebrates with Hailee Steinfeld

December 21st, 2013 3:20pm EST
Hailee Steinfeld
Taylor Swift and Hailee Steinfeld reunited for a pre-Christmas celebration.
The 'I Knew You Were Trouble' hitmaker, 24, invited the 17-year-old actress, who is one of her best friends, over to bake cookies, decorate her tree and make festive greeting cards on Thursday (12.19.13).
Taylor shared a picture of their creations and the 'True Grit' star on her Instagram site, with the caption: "It's not possible for her to be cuter or for this day to be more festive."
She added a second photograph that shows them holding up decorations, and joked: "Merry Swiftmas and Hailee New Year."
The Oscar-no...
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Rumor Patrol: Demi Lovato Appalled By 'X Factor' Joke, Taylor Swift Bans Beyonce From Target, More

December 21st, 2013 12:03pm EST
Demi Lovato
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.

Demi Lovato Appalled By X Factor Joke: It was Demi Lovato's last show on reality competition The X Factor, but she didn't exactly get a friendly send-off. Instead, producers created a piece with the intention of teasing her for disagreeing with Simon Cowell all the time - and instead appeared to mock her for her past drinking problems.

Verdict: True. During the show, Mario Lopez introduced the piece an...
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Niall Horan plans to gorge on food at Christmas

December 20th, 2013 12:20pm EST
Niall Horan
Niall Horan plans to get "really fat" this Christmas.
The One Direction singer is taking a well-deserved break from the limelight next week and intends to undo all his personal trainer's hard work by stuffing his face with as much festive food as possible.
Speaking after their live performance on 'The X Factor' USA final last night (19.12.13), Niall joked: "I think we're all just going to go home be with our families for a little bit, eat lots of food and get really fat."
Quizzed by host Mario Lopez whether the boys had been naughty or nice for Santa this year, notorious womanizer Harry Sty...
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Katie Holmes celebrates 35th birthday

December 19th, 2013 1:20am EST
Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes celebrated her birthday with a group of her best pals.
The 'Mania Days' actress, who has a seven-year-old daughter, Suri, with her ex-husband, Tom Cruise, turned 35 on Wednesday (12.18.13) and was spotted enjoying a special lunch with her friends at Cafe Gitane, a French-Moroccan eatery in New York.
The brunette beauty appeared to be in great spirits as she exited the restaurant in a warm black coat and strolled through the West Village with a huge smile on her face, according to UsMagazine.com.
Katie also took to Twitter to thank her followers for sending her their best wishes...
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Lorde is a 'sex-positive person'

December 19th, 2013 1:20am EST
Lorde
Lorde insists she has nothing against provocative female artists like Miley Cyrus and Rihanna.
The 'Royals' hitmaker - who recently helped Taylor Swift celebrate her 24th birthday after ending their feud that kicked off in October when the 17-year-old New Zealand-native blasted the country singer for being "flawless, and so unattainable" - claims she is a "sex-positive" person and doesn't have a problem with young female singers performing on stage in risky outfits.
She told V magazine: "People like to paint me in a certain way, but I'm a hugely sex-positive person and I have nothing agains...
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Ed Sheeran banks £2m profit from his companies

December 16th, 2013 4:20am EST
Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran's company has earned $4.57 million in the past year.
The 'Lego House' hitmaker's London-based business Nathan Cable Touring has made profits of $2.9 million in the past year, which has helped the 22-year-old star land a $3.2 million profit thanks to his other organisation Ed Sheeran Limited netting a $271,595.93 profit in the same time period.
According to documents filed at Companies House, the flame-haired singer's Ed Sheeran Limited business has made more than $3.7 million since 2011.
A source previously said: "Ed works extremely hard.
"He's grafted 24/7 ever since his first...
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Taylor Swift donates $100,000 to the Nashville Symphony on her birthday

December 16th, 2013 3:10am EST
Taylor Swift
Singer Taylor Swift marked her 24th birthday on Friday (13Dec13) by offering up a $100,000 (£66,700) donation to officials at the Nashville Symphony in Tennessee.

Bosses in charge of the city orchestra have struggled with financial issues all year, so the generous I Knew You Were Trouble hitmaker decided to hand over an early Christmas gift.

A representative for the Nashville Symphony confirmed the news on the group's Twitter.com page on Friday (13Dec13), writing, "We are profoundly grateful for @TaylorSwift13's donation. Thank you, Taylor, for supporting musicians & music in MusicCity! H...
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Ellie Goulding shares bond with Taylor Swift

December 15th, 2013 1:30pm EST
Ellie Goulding
Ellie Goulding and Taylor Swift have a strong understanding of one another.

The two singers have bonded over their soul-sharing lyrics about the opposite sex, and the 'Burn' hitmaker believes her friend understands even her most "cryptic" messages.

She said: "Me and Taylor are similar in that we write about relationships. We text and sometimes I only have to say one thing, and even if it's cryptic she gets it.

"She's an inspiration to me because she reinstated how honest you can be about a boy in your music. I thought maybe I should stop being so explicit at one point, then I slapped mys...
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Taylor Swift celebrates 'best birthday' with friends

December 14th, 2013 6:20am EST
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift celebrated her "best birthday" ever with close friends.
The singer turned 24 yesterday (12.13.13) and shared pictures with her party guests - including fellow star Lorde - after holding a Melbourne garden party to mark the occasion.
She wrote on Instagram: "The best birthday I've ever had."
The 'I Knew You Were Trouble' hitmaker - who was wearing a red and blue floral dress - was surrounded by her friends in the photographs and took to the social networking site to thank her fans for their "birthday wishes".
She added: "My 24th birthday was a Melbourne garden party. Thank you f...
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Prince to make cameo appearance on New Girl

December 13th, 2013 6:20am EST
Prince
Prince is set to make a cameo appearance on 'New Girl'.
The 'Purple Rain' hitmaker will be making his TV debut on the upcoming Super Bowl episode of the hit FOX sitcom, which stars Zooey Deschanel as loveable Jess Day.
The singer is set to cause drama between fan favorite pairing Nick (Jake Johnson) and Jess (Zooey Deschanel), according to DrFunkenberry.com.
A show source told the website: "Prince actually reached out to the show. He is a big fan and wanted to do it. We were blown away and agreed immediately."
The episode is said to be centred around Prince's infamous star-studded house par...
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Thoughts On The 56th Annual Grammy Nominations

December 9th, 2013 8:50pm EST
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The Grammys are like a musician’s Super Bowl, even if the nominations and victorious artists are flawed.  I won’t lie to you, I complain every year that someone won a Grammy that didn’t deserve it while someone else was snubbed. Just last year, during the 55th Annual Grammys, I lobbied hard for Frank Ocean (looking back, I have reservations now) while Mumford & Sons walked out with the Album of the Year trophy.  The year that Taylor Swift won for Fearless, my girl Beyoncé was on a roll until the coveted Album of the Year award was read.  You get my position though! This year,  I find myself...
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Katy Perry pleased with Grammy nominations

December 8th, 2013 12:20pm EST
Katy Perry
Katy Perry says news of her Grammy Award nomination was a "great way to wake up".
The star's song 'Roar' has been shortlisted for both the Best Pop Performance and Best Pop Song prizes for the ceremony in January, and she tweeted following the announcement to share her excitement.
She wrote: "Well, that's a great way to wake up! Thank you @TheGRAMMYs for my TWO nominations!"
Many of her fellow stars also took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the nominations - which were revealed on Friday night (12.06.13) - including Taylor Swift.
She was named among the forerunners for Album of the Ye...
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Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner mobbed

December 7th, 2013 6:20pm EST
Harry Styles
Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner were mobbed after leaving a hotel together this morning (12.07.13).
The One Direction star and the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' beauty, who recently denied they were dating, were swarmed by fans as they exited the Gansevoort Hotel in New York City to enjoy breakfast in the Meatpacking District.
The 'Story Of My Life' hitmaker, 19, was immediately recognized by a group of young girls as security tried to escort him out of the building, according to UsMagazine.com.
Kendall, 18, who split from her high-school boyfriend Julian Brooks earlier this year, appea...
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James Blunt wanted Prince William duet

December 4th, 2013 12:20pm EST
James Blunt
James Blunt was jealous of Taylor Swift and Jon Bon Jovi's trio with Prince William.
The British royal joined the two musicians on stage at the Winter Whites Gala at Kensington Palace last week, shortly after James' own performance.
The 'You're Beautiful' singer has admitted he would have liked to duet with William.
Speaking at Paul Newman's SeriousFun Children's Network Gala at The Roundhouse in London last night (12.03.13), Blunt told BANG Showbiz: "I was on the same stage but no I was just before, he [William] didn't jump on stage when I was on there.
"I didn't hear him, sadly I missed ...
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Victoria's Secret bosses stand by Jessica Hart over Taylor Swift remarks

December 4th, 2013 3:10am EST
Taylor Swift
Victoria's Secret officials have dismissed reports suggesting they have severed ties with model Jessica Hart over remarks she made about Taylor Swift following the singer's performance at the lingerie company's annual TV fashion show.

Speaking to Women’s Wear Daily at the event's afterparty last month (Nov13), the Australian beauty tried to be complimentary about the country sweetheart, who sang and strutted with the Victoria Secret Angels as they hit the catwalk during the taping of the big show, but she confessed Swift "didn't fit".

Hart said, "I don’t know if I should say that. I think...
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