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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 »

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 »

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 »

The Summer of Hiddleswift Is Over

Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston have broken up

(Newser) - As surely as the leaves are changing their color and children are returning to school, the summer of Hiddleswift is over. People reports Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift have broken up after just three months of dating. But what a three months it was. They made the internet squee in... More »

Taylor Swift Serves Jury Duty

Gets dismissed due to potential bias

(Newser) - Celebrities are just like us: They skip the MTV Video Music Awards so that they can serve jury duty the following morning. Well, OK, we don't know for sure that's why Taylor Swift was absent from Sunday night's VMAs in New York, but that's what Business ... More »

Taylor Swift Gives $1M to Louisiana Flood Victims

Singer calls devastation 'heartbreaking'

(Newser) - Louisiana was good to Taylor Swift and now the singer is giving back in the form of a $1 million donation to help victims of the devastating floods that have killed at least 11 people, reports the AP . The 26-year-old says the donation is a big thank you to her... More »

Leaked Taylor Swift Call Was a Calculated Move

TMZ finds secret recording didn't break the law

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian didn't just reignite the feud between Kanye West and Taylor Swift when she leaked a phone conversation between the pair on Sunday. As Vulture reports, she was also dangerously close to breaking recording laws—though TMZ reports Kardashian is actually in the clear. While plenty of states... More »

Tom Hiddleston Has Something to Say About His Relationship With Taylor Swift

'It's not a publicity stunt'

(Newser) - Yes, Hiddleswift is legit. Unless, of course, Tom Hiddleston is lying. "We are together and we’re very happy," Hiddleston told MTV , regarding Taylor Swift, on Thursday. He went further when the Hollywood Reporter asked him whether the relationship is for real: "Well, um. How best to... More »

Calvin Harris Puts Taylor on Blast on Twitter


(Newser) - It would appear that story about Taylor Swift secretly writing Calvin Harris' "This Is What You Came For" is true. It would also appear Harris isn't super pleased about the way the story was reported (Swift was said to be unhappy with Harris' comments after the song came... More »

Here's the Real Reason Taylor, Calvin Split

It was all about a song, per TMZ

(Newser) - There was supposedly "no drama" when Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris broke up, but sources tell TMZ the real story is much more interesting. It seems Taylor actually wrote "This Is What You Came For" for Calvin, recorded a demo for him to check out, then recorded a... More »

Here Are This Year's 10 Top-Earning Celebs

Taylor Swift tops the list with $170M over the past year

(Newser) - Taylor Swift is currently the world's top-earning celebrity, having made $170 million over the past year, Forbes reports. Her 1989 world tour broke the North American touring record by grossing $200 million on the continent, and then of course, there are her endorsement deals with brands like Keds and... More »

Trump, Swift, Cosby, More Get Naked in Kanye's New Music Video

Or at least their likenesses do

(Newser) - Here's something you never thought you'd see: Bill Cosby, Donald Trump, Taylor Swift, and George W. Bush naked in bed together. Enter Kanye West's new NSFW music video for "Famous," which depicts 12 celebrities sprawled out in their birthday suits on a giant bed. Also... More »

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