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ACLU Blasts Taylor Swift's Attempt to Silence Critic

'Shake it off,' group says after lawsuit threat

(Newser) - A Sept. 5 blog post on PopFront took Taylor Swift to task for not taking a stand against the white supremacists twisting her music to promote their cause, noting her silence was akin to support. Swift's response has only drawn more reproach. In what an ACLU lawyer calls "... More »

Taylor Swift's Ticketmaster Scheme Is a 'Scam'

Critics are calling it 'pay-to-play,' 'almost a Ponzi scheme'

(Newser) - Taylor Swift and Ticketmaster have teamed up to help ensure tickets to her upcoming tour go to her biggest fans, not scalpers. That's so nice, right? Wrong. The complicated process, which utilizes Ticketmaster's new Verified Fan service, asks fans to buy Swift merch or promote her music on... More »

Best Moments From the VMAs

Kendrick Lamar the big winner on emotional night

(Newser) - Kendrick Lamar was the king of Sunday's 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, winning six awards on a night full of emotional performances, political moments, and a new, eye-popping Taylor Swift music video. Lamar's "Humble" won video of the year, best hip-hop video, direction, cinematography, art direction, and... More »

New Swift Song Already Smashing Records

Single reached new release day heights on Spotify, YouTube

(Newser) - Spotify says Taylor Swift has set a new global first day streaming record. The music delivery site said Saturday it had logged more than 8 million same-day streams for her new single, "Look What You Made Me Do." Per the AP , the 27-year-old singer dropped the much-anticipated song... More »

Lots of Backlash, Some Love for New Taylor Song

Let's just say reactions are mixed

(Newser) - As promised after days of hype , Taylor Swift released a new single Thursday night. Reactions to " Look What You Made Me Do "—and Swift in general:
  • Swift has made it clear that her upcoming album, Reputation, will signal a shift in her previous sweetness-and-light persona, and the
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Taylor Swift Reveals What She's Up To

As many predicted, she's releasing a new album

(Newser) - Taylor Swift had the internet buzzing about what she might be up to after her social media accounts recently went dark and then came back to life with snakes ( lots of snakes ). And on Wednesday, she revealed the answer: She's releasing another album, Reputation, due out Nov.... More »

Taylor Swift's Snake Video Sends Internet Into Frenzy

She's definitely up to something, it's not clear what

(Newser) - First, Taylor Swift blacked out her entire online presence . Then, on Monday, she returned to social media—but all she shared was a mysterious video of a snake . The internet is going nuts trying to figure out what she's up to:
  • CNN speculates the snake video could be some
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Curious Social Media Move by Swift Sparks Album Rumors

All posts and photos on starlet's pages have vanished

(Newser) - Three years after dropping her Grammy-winning album 1989, speculation over when fans will get a new record from Taylor Swift has reached a fever pitch. According to Pitchfork , the pop star mysteriously blacked out her online presence—all photos and posts on Swift’s Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook accounts have... More »

Victory for Taylor Swift in Groping Case

Jury orders David Mueller to pay her $1

(Newser) - Victory for Taylor Swift in her groping case against a former DJ: The jury ruled in her favor Monday, ordering David Mueller to pay her $1 in damages, CNN reports. After Swift accused Mueller of groping her during a meet-and-greet event in 2013 and he subsequently lost his job, he... More »

Case Not Over, but Taylor Swift Scores Big Court Win

Judge tosses ex-DJ's case against her personally

(Newser) - Taylor Swift teared up and hugged her attorneys after a judge determined a former radio host did not prove she personally set out to have him fired for allegedly groping her at a photo op before a concert. But the singer's ordeal isn't over quite yet. While US... More »

Bodyguard: I Saw DJ Reach Under Swift's Skirt

He testifies on 4th day of civil trial

(Newser) - Taylor Swift's former bodyguard testified Friday that he saw a DJ reach under her skirt a moment before a photographer snapped their picture during a meet-and-greet where the singer says the radio host groped her, the AP reports. Security guard Greg Dent, who no longer works for Swift, said... More »

Swift: DJ 'Stayed Attached to My Bare Ass-Cheek'

Singer testifies in groping lawsuit

(Newser) - Taylor Swift testified Thursday that a former radio DJ reached under her skirt and intentionally grabbed her backside underneath her skirt during a meet-and-greet photo session before a 2013 concert in Denver, the AP reports. "He stayed attached to my bare ass-cheek as I lurched away from him,"... More »

Taylor Swift's Mom: Groping Left Singer 'Humiliated'

Testimony continues over her daughter's encounter with DJ

(Newser) - Taylor Swift's mother testified Wednesday that she didn't call police to report allegations that a radio station DJ groped her daughter because she didn't want the moment to define the pop star's life. Her testimony highlighted an initial attempt to keep the encounter in Denver out... More »

Lawyer: DJ Isn't Groping Taylor Swift in Photo

As her lawyers allege

(Newser) - A former radio DJ accused of groping Taylor Swift before a concert testified Tuesday that he may have touched the pop superstar's ribs with a closed hand as he tried to jump into a photo with her but insisted he did not touch her backside as she claims. David... More »

Swift Seeking $1 for Guilty Verdict in Groping Case

Singer hopes to inspire women to stand up against 'humiliating acts'

(Newser) - A few moments at a backstage photo session four years ago are about to be relived, as lawyers for pop star Taylor Swift and a former disc jockey she accuses of groping her begin picking jurors Monday in their dueling lawsuits. Radio host David Mueller sued the singer-songwriter, saying he... More »

Epic Feud Over? Katy Perry Apologizes to Taylor Swift

'I'm sorry for anything I ever did'

(Newser) - One of the celeb world's more entertaining feuds may be history: Katy Perry is saying nice things about Taylor Swift. Now the world must wait and see whether Swift reciprocates. In an interview with Arianna Huffington while plugging her album Witness, Perry offered this up: "I forgive her,... More »

Katy Perry: Taylor Is Trying to 'Assassinate My Character'

Singer addresses feud with Swift

(Newser) - The Katy Perry-Taylor Swift feud is alive and well. Perry addressed it in late May on James Corden's Carpool Karaoke (indeed, Vanity Fair says the topic was "the centerpiece" of the segment), thanks in part to the fact that she just released a song, " Swish, Swish ,"... More »

Gyllenhaal Really Doesn't Want to Talk About T-Swift

'Guardian' interview gets weird

(Newser) - Jake Gyllenhaal was supposed to be promoting his new sci-fi/horror film Life, but instead, the Guardian 's headline ended up focused on the actor's refusal to discuss his personal life. Things went south when interviewer Tim Jonze asked whether Gyllenhaal considers himself an "intensely private" person. Gyllenhaal... More »

10 Highest-Paid Musicians in the World

Somehow Diddy makes the list

(Newser) - Taylor Swift is officially bigger than the Rolling Stones—at least in North America. In Forbes ' list of the 30 highest-paid musicians of 2016, Swift takes the top spot by breaking the North American touring record formerly held by the Rolling Stones. She also has endorsements in the seven... More »

This Is Likely the Real Hiddleswift Story

Was the whole thing just a fling made to look like a relationship?

(Newser) - Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston have broken up , apparently after three months of true romance. But as TMZ points out, the whole thing may have really been just a fling. Swift and Hiddleston were first spotted together at the Met Gala in May, while Swift was still technically dating Calvin... More »

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