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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 »

Newcomers Dominate Diverse Grammy Noms

Lizzo leads with 8, followed by Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish with 6

(Newser) - The 2020 Grammy nominations are out, and there are plenty of surprises. Bruce Springsteen and Halsey were ignored altogether, per USA Today . Ten-time winner Taylor Swift nabbed three nods but was snubbed for record of the year and album of the year in what the Los Angeles Times describes as... More »

Taylor Swift: I Can't Use My Own Songs

Singer appeals to fans with Netflix doc, AMA performance in limbo

(Newser) - "This isn't the way I had planned on telling you this news," Taylor Swift wrote on social media Wednesday in announcing Netflix has been creating a documentary about her for the past few years. The abrupt announcement came in desperation, per Variety . "Don't know what... More »

AMAs Announce Artist of the Decade

Taylor Swift to get the honor at 2019 American Music Awards

(Newser) - The last American Music Awards of this decade will be held on Nov. 24, and Taylor Swift will be honored at them as the Artist of the Decade. The singer has won 23 AMAs this decade, the most of any artist, per the Hollywood Reporter . That number also makes her... More »

NHL Team Solves Its Taylor Swift 'Curse'

LA Kings cover up banner of the star in Staples Center that fans think is causing team to lose

(Newser) - They can't shake it off, and they won't take it down, but they can cover it up. The latter is what management for the Los Angeles Kings has done, and will continue to do, during home games to deal with a banner of Taylor Swift that hangs in... More »

SNL Gets a New Celeb Cameo

Matthew Broderick stops by as Mike Pompeo

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live returned on the back of Emmy darling Phoebe Waller-Bridge on Saturday night, but the show opened with its now routine take on the chaos inside the Trump White house and celebrity cameo du jour—only notably this week without Alec Baldwin as the president himself, reports the... More »

Post-Surgery Taylor Swift Gets Emotional Over a Banana

Jimmy Fallon says he got the footage from her mom

(Newser) - Taylor Swift was on "some pretty hardcore pills" when she nearly cried over a banana. And there's footage to prove it, thanks to Jimmy Fallon and Swift's own mother. "Your mom may or may not have videotaped you after [Lasik eye] surgery. And she gave us... More »

Swift Cancels Concert After #NupToTheCup Campaign

The singer was pressured by an animal-rights group

(Newser) - Looks like Taylor Swift won't be performing in Australia this year after all. The "Shake It Off" singer canceled a planned Nov. 5 show at Australia's Melbourne Cup after facing pressure from animal rights activists, CNN reports. Swift was initially gung-ho about her only Aussie show, saying... More »

A Dip in Taylor Swift Sales Reflects Changing Times

'Lover' does extremely well, but doesn't crack 1M album sales; streaming is on the rise

(Newser) - Taylor Swift had "one of the best weeks of my life" following the Aug. 23 release of sixth studio album, Lover. Not only did the album hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, as with each of Swift's previous releases, but it saw the biggest sales week... More »

John Travolta Has Another Awards Show Moment

He seemed to mistake drag queen for Taylor Swift on stage

(Newser) - Remember that time John Travolta butchered Idina Menzel's name at the Oscars? Travolta is taking a ribbing for what appears to be another awards show misstep, though this one is far less obvious. At the MTV VMAs show Monday night, Travolta and Queen Latifah announced that Taylor Swift had... More »

Taylor Swift Wins Top Prize at VMAs

Missy Elliot's incomparable career was honored

(Newser) - The incomparable career of Missy Elliott, the rapper-singer-songwriter-producer-dancer whose music videos have moved the needle over the last two decades, was honored at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards. Elliott earned the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award and brought her colorful, eccentric, and groundbreaking music videos to life, from "... More »

Taylor Swift's Political 'Awakening' Reaches a New Level

The singer/songwriter sits down with the 'Guardian'

(Newser) - When it comes to politics, Taylor Swift isn't in the best of moods. The 29-year-old singer/songwriter tells the Guardian about her latest thoughts on President Trump, abortion, and her own mental health—all of which have rung alarm bells for her. She describes the US political climate as "... More »

Taylor Swift: I'll Remake 6 Albums

Plan revealed after sale of original masters

(Newser) - New recordings are on the way from Taylor Swift, and we aren't referring to her album Lover, which drops Friday. The singer-songwriter tells CBS Sunday Morning she will "absolutely" rerecord her songbook after her originals masters were sold to a man she accused of bullying her . In acquiring... More »

Kid Rock Accuses Taylor Swift of 'Oldest Move in the Book'

Makes crude reference in online political attack against Swift, who he says 'wants to be a Democrat'

(Newser) - Kid Rock is picking a fight with Taylor Swift, and it's political, with a "twisted oral sex remark" thrown in for good measure, TMZ reports. On Friday, the 48-year-old singer posted a tweet that was immediately called misogynistic and abusive . "Taylor Swift wants to be a democrat... More »

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 »

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