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10 Most Admired Men, Women in World

Michelle Obama and Bill Gates lead their respective lists

(Newser) - Michelle Obama is not only the most admired woman in America , but also in the world, according to new poll. Market research firm YouGov asked 42,000 people in 41 countries to name the men and women they most look up to, and Obama's name came up a lot,... More »

Cats Has Arrived and People Are ... Confused

They're human but ... not?

(Newser) - People were upset when Sonic the Hedgehog got teeth —so perhaps the makers of the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Cats should've seen this coming. A collective hiss seemed to emerge from Twitter as the first trailer for Cats dropped Thursday, featuring appearances by Jennifer Hudson, Taylor... More »

There Is a New Taylor Swift Controversy Brewing

Singer claims Scooter Braun, who just bought her music catalog, bullied her, along with Bieber, Kanye

(Newser) - What are Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and music mogul Scooter Braun all doing in a news story together? It involves the latter's acquisition of Big Machine Label Group, which owns all six studio albums put out by Swift before she signed with Universal in November,... More »

Taylor Swift Gets Political—Again

The singer urges her home-state senator to back LGBTQ rights

(Newser) - Taylor Swift re-entered the political arena Saturday with a polite but pressing letter to Sen. Lamar Alexander, the Hill reports. "I respect your position in our country and your ability to really impact positive moves forward," she wrote the Republican from her home state of Tennessee, but urged... More »

Taylor Swift Refuses Interviewer's Kids' Query

'I really do not think men are asked that question'

(Newser) - Taylor Swift doesn't want to talk about having kids, thanks. Nearing 30, the "ME!" singer was asked by German news outlet RTL about whether she's preparing to settle down and become a mother. Her response, per People : "I really do not think men are asked... More »

Drake Smashes a Record, Has Big Words for His Mom

A recap of the 2019 Billboard Music Awards

(Newser) - Mother's Day is in a couple weeks, but Drake gave his mom an early gift with a heartfelt speech at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, where the rap star also broke Taylor Swift's record for most wins. Drake turned up the love for his mom when he picked... More »

Taylor Swift Carries Gunshot Bandages

The singer has dealt with stalkers

(Newser) - "You get enough stalkers trying to break into your house and you kind of start prepping for bad things." So Taylor Swift carries gunshot bandages. The singer made the revelation in Elle in a list of the "30 Things I Learned Before Turning 30." The bombing... More »

2018's Most Lucrative Tour Is Not Who You Might Think

Star's 'Divide' tour grossed $432.4M, per Pollstar survey

(Newser) - A new industry report not only indicates that music lovers are flocking in droves to concerts, but also that if you had to book one act to appear at your stadium or arena, put your money on Ed Sheeran. That's because he not only made more money touring this... More »

Taylor Swift Scanned Fans' Faces at Recent Show

Facial recognition tech at Rose Bowl concert aimed to match guests' faces with those of known stalkers

(Newser) - She knew you were trouble when you walked in—and so she installed facial recognition technology to flag you. Per Rolling Stone , Taylor Swift made use in May of a special kiosk at her California Rose Bowl show that secretly scanned concertgoers' faces, then shot those pictures back to a... More »

Taylor Swift Got Robbed. But Why?

The singer gets just one Grammy nomination

(Newser) - "Here lies Taylor Swift's reputation—or at least the final nail in the coffin of her Reputation era." So writes Brittany Spanos in a Rolling Stone piece that mulls the singer's Grammy nomination "snub": no mention of the album or its singles except one lonely... More »

Taylor Swift's Guy Loses Race, GOP Would Like a Word

Laura Ingraham et al pile on after Marsha Blackburn wins Tenn. Senate race

(Newser) - Taylor Swift came off the political bench last month to get behind the Democrat running for Senate in her home state of Tennessee, and with Phil Bredesen's loss Tuesday night to Marsha Blackburn there's no shortage of conservatives trolling Swift—and you'd be safe to cue a... More »

Taylor Swift Stuns Fan With $15.5K Donation

Funds go to Utah family of mother in coma

(Newser) - A Utah woman owes big thanks to Taylor Swift and her two cats. Over the weekend, Swift fan Sadie Bartell tweeted a link to a GoFundMe page raising money for her mother, Lauriann Bartel, who's been in a coma for three years since suffering brain damage linked to a... More »

At AMAs, Taylor Swift Sets New Record, Gets Political

She won artist of the year for a 4th time, again urges people to vote

(Newser) - Taylor Swift won artist of the year at the American Music Awards for a record fourth time Tuesday night. She beat out Drake, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, and Post Malone at the fan-voted show. The singer, who opened up politically in an Instagram post this week, used her speech to... More »

Trump Slams Taylor Swift After Star Gets Political

'Let's say that I like Taylor's music about 25% less now, OK?'

(Newser) - President Trump now likes Taylor Swift 25% less than he did before she revealed her political leanings —but it's not clear whether the president was much of a Swiftie in the first place. After reporters told Trump on Monday that the star had endorsed a Democrat against Republican... More »

Taylor Swift Gets Political

'I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans'

(Newser) - Taylor Swift broke her long silence on her political beliefs Sunday—and it wasn't to agree with Kanye West about President Trump . In an Instagram post , the star spoke out in support of two Democratic candidates in Tennessee, CNN reports. "In the past I’ve been reluctant to... More »

Taylor Swift's Free Agent Status May Make History

Giant bidding war gears up to sign her in November

(Newser) - Taylor Swift has been signed to Big Machine Records since the age of 15, but Variety reports that the 28-year-old becomes a free agent in November—and the bidding war could make music history. If she signed a five-album deal, for example, that could mean nine figures given some predictions... More »

Billboard Awards Pays Tribute to School Shooting Victims

Ed Sheeran won the night's biggest honor

(Newser) - The Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the students and teachers affected by recent deadly shootings in Texas and Florida, while the night also featured show-stopping performances by iconic singer Janet Jackson and K-pop group BTS. A tearful and emotional Kelly Clarkson opened the show in honor of the 10... More »

Man With Knife, Rope Busted at Swift's House

Colorado man was wearing mask, told cops he wanted to 'visit' her

(Newser) - A Colorado man who was wearing a mask and had a knife in his car when he was arrested outside a Beverly Hills home owned by Taylor Swift was released from custody on Tuesday while police continued their investigation. Julius Sandrock, 38, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of stalking after... More »

Bank Robber Threw Stolen Cash Over Taylor Swift's Fence: Cops

He allegedly wanted to impress the singer

(Newser) - Police say a Connecticut man with a crush on singer Taylor Swift robbed a bank and then went to the pop star's Rhode Island mansion where he threw cash over a fence in an attempt to impress her. Bruce Rowley, of Derby, is charged with robbing an Ansonia, Connecticut,... More »

Taylor Swift's New Music Video Brings Clues, Controversy

What people are saying about 'Delicate'

(Newser) - Taylor Swift has been conspicuously absent from the spotlight—her social media accounts, scrubbed of all the photos of her with her "squad" they used to contain, are now only used for promotion; she hasn't done press to talk about her latest album; the singer didn't even... More »

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