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Young Would-Be Voters Answer Taylor Swift's Plea

Pop star credited with boosting voter registrations through an Instagram post

(Newser) - After boosting the economy , Taylor Swift thought she might as well boost voter registration, too. Vote.org has credited the singer with helping to register more than 35,000 new voters Tuesday on National Voter Registration Day. "I've been so lucky to see so many of you guys...

Gannett Is Looking for a Taylor Swift Beat Reporter

Gannett thinks pop star is 'relevant, influential, and innovative—just like us'

(Newser) - There's much ado made about Taylor Swift—her loves , broken records , seismic events , generosity on the road , and potential to keep the US out of a recession . The list goes on and on and on so long that the nation's largest newspaper company, which the New York Times...

Taylor Swift Is Now Plugging a Concert Film
'Exorswift' Isn't
Happening, People

'Exorswift' Isn't Happening, People

New 'Exorcist' film moves opening date so it won't conflict with Taylor Swift's Oct. 13 concert tour flick

(Newser) - If you were hoping for another "Barbenheimer," you're not getting it. Friday the 13th (of October) was set to be the release date for both The Exorcist: Believer and for Taylor Swift's concert film about her Eras Tour. Now, however, Universal, the distributor for the horror...

Taylor Swift Entering Literary Canon at Colleges

Ghent University in Belgium has a serious literature course coming up in the fall

(Newser) - It's not the first college course centered on the songs of Taylor Swift, but it might be one of the more ambitious. A professor at Ghent University in Belgium is offering a class called "Literature (Taylor's Version)," a play on the singer's recent song releases,...

Union to Taylor Swift: Please Postpone LA Shows

Singer urged to show solidarity with striking hotel workers

(Newser) - Taylor Swift is concluding the US leg of her earthshaking Eras Tour with six sold-out shows near Los Angeles starting Thursday night, but union officials and politicians have urged her to postpone them in solidarity with striking hospitality workers. In an open letter asking the singer to "Speak Now"...

Report: Swift Doles Out Big Surprise to Tour Truckers

Singer is said to have paid each trucker on Eras Tour a $100K bonus

(Newser) - Taylor Swift isn't only having a seismic effect on the cities she performs in—she's also having an earthshaking impact on the wallets of truckers hauling her gear for her Eras Tour. The 33-year-old star performed at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, on Saturday, and TMZ...

Taylor Swift's Concerts Have Literally Gone Seismic

Activity from Seattle concerts had 2.3 magnitude, beating out 2011 'Beast Quake' at Seahawks game

(Newser) - When commentators say Taylor Swift's concerts are "seismic," they're not simply using a colorful descriptor—they're detailing what appears to be an actual physical manifestation of Swifties' rabid fandom. As part of her Eras Tour, the 33-year-old performer took to the stage at Seattle's...

Taylor Swift Just Moved Past Barbra Streisand

She now has 12 No. 1 albums, the most by any woman in history

(Newser) - Taylor Swift's newly released Speak Now (Taylor's Version) album has, to nobody's surprise, debuted at No. 1 on the charts. And with that distinction comes a slew of notable milestones:
  • She now has 12 No. 1 albums, the most of any woman in history, reports the New

Could Taylor Swift Keep Us Out of a Recession?

Federal Reserve gives nod to her Eras Tour, 'influx' of fans for their economic impact

(Newser) - Taylor Swift has been impressing fans and critics alike during her current Eras Tour, and ticket sales show no signs of slowing. But it's more than just her music that's been having an impact—the Federal Reserve says the singer has had a marked effect on the economy,...

Odd Problem for Swifties: Go to a Show, Then Forget It

'Post-concert amnesia' is a thing, psychologists say; also fans find end-run around scalpers

(Newser) - As the Taylor Swift Eras Tour rolls on, two stories illustrate just how much of a phenomenon it is for her fans. One involves ticket sales, the other a strange experience being called "post-concert amnesia." On the first, the Wall Street Journal reports that three friends have teamed...

Another Breakup for Taylor Swift
Breakup for
Taylor Swift

Another Breakup for Taylor Swift

It's over between her and 1975 frontman Matty Healy

(Newser) - Taylor Swift has come to the end of another romance, this one very brief. The singer was first spotted with Matty Healy, frontman for The 1975, in early May, shortly after her six-year relationship with Joe Alwyn ended , and Healy showed up at all three of her Nashville concerts and...

Taylor Swift Fans Make $13 Donations After Man's Death

Jacob Lewis was struck by allegedly drunk driver after leaving Swift's Houston concert

(Newser) - A Houston man is facing a felony murder charge after he allegedly struck and killed a man who'd just left a Taylor Swift concert. Jacob Lewis, 20, and his 26-year-old sister departed Houston's NRG Stadium early Saturday only to have their vehicle break down on the Southwest Freeway....

Taylor Swift Splits From Boyfriend of 6 Years

She and British actor Joe Alwyn are reportedly no longer together

(Newser) - With Taylor Swift touring again , gossip sites have taken note of a conspicuous absence: her boyfriend of six years, British actor Joe Alwyn, has been nowhere in sight. Now Entertainment Tonight reports that the two have split amicably, and People confirms. The 33-year-old Swift and the 32-year-old Boy Erased actor...

Taylor Swift Keeps Promise With 44-Song Performance

Reviews praise singer's commitment in first concert of Eras Tour

(Newser) - Taylor Swift promised her fans, bruised by the Ticketmaster debacle , that she would present every aspect of her 10-album career when she took to the stage for her new tour—"a journey through all of my musical eras," she said. In the first concert Friday night in Glendale,...

Top 10 List for Income Is All Men, Plus Taylor Swift

Forbes puts singer's pay at $92M for 2022, ahead of all other female entertainers

(Newser) - Taylor Swift joined the male-dominated list of the 10 highest-paid entertainers for 2022, the only woman on the Forbes list. The singer ranked ninth, per CNBC , after pulling in $92 million. Demand for her music was clear: Her songs held all Top 10 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 in...

Gaga Up for Second Oscar, but Rihanna in the Mix

In a surprise, entry from Taylor Swift does not get a best-song nomination

(Newser) - Lady Gaga and Rihanna earned Oscar nominations Tuesday in a best original song category that found Taylor Swift left out, per the AP . Gaga was nominated for " Hold My Hand " from Top Gun: Maverick, while Rihanna became a first-time nominee through " Lift Me Up, " a song...

Senators Grill Ticketmaster, Flex Taylor Swift Knowledge
Ticketmaster Apologizes,
Senators Sound Skeptical
the rundown

Ticketmaster Apologizes, Senators Sound Skeptical

Head of parent company Live Nation testifies at Senate hearing

(Newser) - The parent company of Ticketmaster was grilled Tuesday by senators over its stranglehold of the industry and the debacle over the sale of Taylor Swift tickets . The big question now is whether anything will change. Some highlights:
  • The bots: Joe Berchtold, head of parent company Live Nation, apologized for the

Taylor Swift Says She Never Heard 3LW Song Before She Was Sued
Taylor Swift Shakes Off
'Shake It Off' Lawsuit

Taylor Swift Shakes Off 'Shake It Off' Lawsuit

Copyright infringement suit dropped weeks before trial

(Newser) - Taylor Swift has finally shaken off the long-running lawsuit over lyrics in her hit "Shake It Off." Songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler, who claimed Swift copied their line "Playas, they gonna play, and haters, they gonna hate," told a judge Monday that they are dropping...

Taylor Swift Strikes Deal to Direct
Taylor Swift
Strikes Deal
to Direct

Taylor Swift Strikes Deal to Direct

Searchlight project will be her first feature film

(Newser) - Having been honored for her directing of two short films, Taylor Swift is moving to a longer form. Calling her "a once in a generation artist and storyteller, Searchlight Pictures has announced that it has a deal for the pop star to direct a feature film, Variety reports. The...

Swifties Lawyering Up Against Ticketmaster

Taylor Swift fans join lawsuit after ticketing debacle

(Newser) - Ticketmaster may face more trouble over the debacle it made of its attempt to sell Taylor Swift concert tickets. Fans of the singer—self-anointed Swifties—have filed a lawsuit against the company and parent LiveNation alleging "fraud, price-fixing, and antitrust violations,” reports Pitchfork . The suit further alleges that...

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