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Taylor Swift Sparks Angry Debate With Tweet Thread

The singer-songwriter wants statues taken down in her home state of Tennessee

(Newser) - Taylor Swift unleashed a string of angry tweets Friday demanding the permanent removal of "racist" statues in Nashville, Rolling Stone reports. Among her appeals, the singer-songwriter urged officials to remove a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest (a "monstrosity") and not replace one of Edward Carmack ("a... More »

Taylor Swift Issues a Warning to Trump

'We will vote you out in November,' Swift tweeted after Trump's inflammatory 'shooting' tweet

(Newser) - It hasn't been a secret that Taylor Swift doesn't care for how President Trump has been running things, but she laid it even more out on the line on Friday. After Trump's inflammatory tweet regarding protesters for George Floyd , in which the president called the demonstrators "... More »

Celebs Reaching Out to Help During Shutdown

Drew Brees, James Taylor, Ariana Grande, and Taylor Swift among the latest

(Newser) - More big names are getting out their checkbooks to help people amid the coronavirus outbreak:
  • Famous QB: New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and his wife, Brittany, have committed $5 million to the state of Louisiana, reports ESPN . Among other things, that will mean 10,000 meals a day to
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Kim Kardashian: Taylor Swift Is Lying

Kim Kardashian not in agreement with Swift's take on Kanye West phone call

(Newser) - Taylor Swift says the newly leaked footage of her 2016 phone call with Kanye West proves she in fact did not, as she has long insisted, have advance knowledge that West was going to refer to her as a "bitch" in his song "Famous." Now West's... More »

Phone Call Between Kanye, Swift Again Roils the Net

The feud over Kanye's controversial 'sex' line somehow refuses to die

(Newser) - Taylor Swift may have ended her feud with Katy Perry but the one with Kanye West seems simply not to want to die, the AP reports. New leaked video clip of the entire four-year-old phone call between the rapper and pop superstar about his controversial song "Famous" have been... More »

Celebrities Are Releasing Amusing, Weird Virus PSAs

Arnold and his tiny animals, Mel and his son urge you to stay home

(Newser) - Amid widespread calls to practice social distancing in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, celebrities are starting to get in on the movement. Among the video PSAs that have come out is one from Arnold Schwarzenegger, who, along with his miniature horse and his... More »

Ariana Grande: 'You Need to Care' About Outbreak

Taylor Swift also asks people to stay home

(Newser) - Ariana Grande didn't say "thank u," but she did say "please." The singer has admonished fans to take the pandemic seriously. A tweet Sunday included an image reading: "The 'we will be fine because we're young' mindset is putting is putting people... More »

Taylor Swift Makes Big Tennessee Move

She's donating $1M to tornado relief

(Newser) - Taylor Swift is donating $1 million to tornado relief efforts in Middle Tennessee, where deadly storms ravaged counties this week, including in Nashville, the AP reports. In an Instagram post made Thursday, Swift said “Nashville is my home.” She added that “the fact that so many people... More »

Taylor Swift Is, Literally, 'The Man'

Singer transforms in self-directed music video about gender inequality

(Newser) - Taylor Swift's new song "The Man" is a no-nonsense take on sexism, in which the singer envisions how life would be different if she were male. "If I was out flashin' my dollas, I'd be a b----, not a baller," she sings. As a man,... More »

Taylor Swift's Dad Fights Off Burglar

Man reached penthouse through emergency stairwell

(Newser) - Taylor Swift's father recently fought a burglar who broke into his $4 million Florida penthouse, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Scott Swift returned to his home in the Vinoy Place Towers in St. Petersburg on Jan. 17 just moments after 30-year-old Terrence Hoover used an emergency escape stairwell to... More »

Taylor Swift Sends 'Massive Hug' After Comic's Big Apology

Nikki Glaser is sorry for calling Swift 'too skinny' in 'Miss Americana' documentary

(Newser) - In Miss Americana, the new Netflix documentary on Taylor Swift that debuted at Sundance , the singer reveals that she'd battled an eating disorder. Now, one of the people seen in the trailer calling the 30-year-old star "too skinny" and eyerolling about Swift and her "model friends" being... More »

Taylor Swift Raises Her Left Hand, and Boom —It's On

The singer's 'massive diamond ring' appears in Netflix documentary

(Newser) - Taylor Swift was talking politics when she raised her left hand, and bang—that's the story. Seems the singer is wearing an engagement ring in her new Netflix documentary, Miss Americana, with Cosmopolitan calling it a "massive diamond ring" and In Style a "pear-shaped sparkler." Since... More »

Taylor Swift Bows Out of Grammys

Singer was reportedly going to do a surprise performance, now won't even be attending

(Newser) - Taylor Swift was reportedly planning a surprise performance at the Grammy Awards, but sources told Variety on Friday that she'd decided not to do it after all—and on Sunday, hours before the ceremony, sources told CNN she wouldn't be in attendance at all. Her reasons aren't... More »

Taylor Swift Makes Big Reveal in New Documentary

In 'Miss Americana,' star says she had an eating disorder

(Newser) - One of the most highly anticipated films debuting at the Sundance Film Festival was Miss Americana, a Netflix documentary about Taylor Swift. The film premiered Thursday night, and one big headline emerged from it: Swift's revelation that she struggled with an eating disorder, triggered by comments about her appearance,... More »

Here's What to Be Excited About as Sundance Begins

Big names including Taylor Swift, Hillary Clinton, Lin-Manuel Miranda featured

(Newser) - Plenty of change is in the air at the Sundance Film Festival, where some 118 feature films are set to premiere over the next 10 days beginning Thursday, the AP reports. Streaming companies are now among the most likely companies to scoop up buzzed-about breakthroughs. The marquee event of opening... More »

Taylor Swift's Mom Has a Brain Tumor

Swift makes the revelation in new interview with 'Variety'

(Newser) - Taylor Swift's mother was diagnosed with cancer in 2015, and relapsed last year . In a new interview with Variety , Swift reveals another piece of bad news: While mom Andrea was in treatment for her most recent bout with the disease, "they found a brain tumor. And the symptoms... More »

5 of the Worst Slams From Reviews of Cats

'My cat could have possibly done better'

(Newser) - The distaste for the first Cats trailer was just a taste of things to come. Critics have taken their claws to the film adaption of Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical, featuring A-list stars including Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, and Idris Elba, which has a truly awful 17%... More »

Kid Rock Helped Off Stage After Tirade

The singer-songwriter insults Oprah Winfrey, Joy Behar, and Kathie Lee Gifford

(Newser) - Warning: This story includes words uttered by Kid Rock. The singer-songwriter has yet again spewed vitriol at female celebrities, this time onstage at Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N' Roll Steakhouse in Nashville. "F--k Oprah!" he shouted earlier this week while "clearly intoxicated,"... More »

'Artist of the Decade' Smashes AMAs Record

Taylor Swift rockets past Michael Jackson's total

(Newser) - Taylor Swift has moonwalked past Michael Jackson’s record at the 2019 American Music Awards, taking home six honors including artist of the year and artist of the decade. The pop star, who walked into Sunday night’s show with 23 AMAs, surpassed the King of Pop's 24 wins... More »

Producer in Taylor Swift Feud Shares His Side

Painted as 'the bad guy,' Scooter Braun says he just wants communication

(Newser) - The producer Taylor Swift accuses of withholding her early music is urging "communication" as he deals with death threats. "There have been numerous death threats directed at my family," Scooter Braun wrote on Instagram late Thursday, adding his wife had just received a call "threatening the... More »

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