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Taylor Swift Inspires Lena Dunham When She Writes ‘Girls’

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Comedy, Drama, Prime Time, HBO, Features,

Lena Dunham and Taylor SwiftLena Dunham writes Girls when she's listening to Taylor Swift.

The writer and star of the huge HBO drama always puts her friend's records - famous for their tracks lamenting lost loves - when she's thinking of ideas for the show.

"She writes her own destiny in a way which is very unusual, especially for a young woman in the world of pop music. I wrote half of the first season of Girls listening to her Speak Now album and wrote much of the third season listening to Red," Lena said.

Lena, 27, is proud to call Taylor, 24, a friend and says she is always asking her for advice because she is very wise: "Taylor is a good friend of mine. I call her and text her all time. She helps me be stronger and make better decisions. She has amazing creative instincts. She's really a proponent of not feeling pressure from anybody else and recognizing that you have a better connection to what your 'brand' is than anybody else."


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Square introduces SQUA(RED) Reader,  joining fight against AIDS

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Accessories, Cell Phones,

Squa(red) Reader

Square is joining in the fight against AIDS with a new, red version of the Square Reader. You can pick up the new device, affectionately referred to as Squa(red), right now for $10. 97.25% of the purchase price will go to the Red charity, and is enough to cover "more than 24 days of life-saving medicine for someone living with HIV." Even more interesting, when a card is swiped through the Squa(red) device, buyers will get a link on their email receipts that allows them to donate directly to the Red charity and the global fund to fight AIDS.

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Quote of the Day: Taylor Swift on Songwriting, Exes

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Gossip, Rumors, Country, Pop, New Releases,

Taylor Swift

"I only write songs about crazy love. If I go on two dates with a guy and we don't click, I'm not writing a song about that. It didn't matter in the emotional grand scheme of things. There's a lot that goes on in daily life that isn't really worth turning into a verse and a chorus... I heard from the guy that most of Red is about. He was like, 'I just listened to the album, and that was a really bittersweet experience for me. It was like going through a photo album.' That was nice."

- Taylor Swift reveals that she doesn't write a song about every guy she hooks up with, which is what apparently most folks believed. (Shocker!)

(Make sure to check out our other notable quotes.)

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Taylor Swift Sings About Jake Gyllenhaal

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Gossip, Rumors, Country, Pop, New Releases,

Taylor Swift and Jake GyllenhaalTaylor Swift's song "The Last Time" is allegedly about her ex-boyfriend Jake Gyllenhaal.

The "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" singer - whose new album Red sold 1.2 million copies last week - has revealed the break-up song is about an "unreliable guy" and refers to a Hollywood lifestyle sparking rumors it is about the 31-year-old Love And Other Drugs actor.

The 22-year-old singer, who dated Jake for a few months last year - told Guy Raz on National Public Radio, "The idea was based on this experience I had with someone who was kind of this unreliable guy. You never know when he's going to leave, you never know when he's going to come back, but he always does come back. It's a really fragile emotion you're dealing with when you want to love someone, but you don't know if it's smart to."

Last year it was reported that Jake both initiated their relationship and decided to end it because he couldn't stand the attention, leaving Taylor devastated."He said he wasn't feeling it anymore and was uncomfortable with all the attention they got. He also said he could feel the age difference. Taylor is really upset. We told her not to move so fast with this but she didn't listen," a source said at the time.


Taylor Swift Announces 58 Date Tour

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift has announced a 58 date concert tour.

The "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" singer will tour the US and Canada in support of her new album Red in the spring and summer of 2013 and can't wait to get on the road to play for her fans.

"As you may know my new album Red is finally out and I am so happy about that and I am beyond excited to tell you that I cam coming back out on tour next year and I can't wait to play these songs for my fans. We are starting with 58 shows in 45 cities in 29 states and three provinces. Nine stadiums and 36 arenas. We're starting on March 13th, that's my lucky number, in Omaha, Nebraska, through until September," she said in a video announcement on her website.

Taylor also revealed her support act will be her close friend Ed Sheeran: "I'm bringing someone pretty amazing with me on tour to open up the shows...Ed Sheeran. The first tickets go on sale on November 16 and you can find all of the information at Taylorswift.com."


Ne-Yo Issues Plea to Adele

Ne-Yo Adele

Ne-Yo is desperate to work with Adele. The "Let Me Love You" hitmaker wants to get in the studio with the pregnant "Someone Like You" singer when she is "done having babies" and insists she is at the very top of a huge list of musicians he would love to work with in his career.

"There is a list a mile long of people I want to work with, I just don't have the time. But top of that list right now is definitely Adele. I think she's pregnant right now so she's got some time away, but Adele, as soon as you get done having babies and doing all that then let me know, we need to get in the studio."

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New Samsung Galaxy S III color options revealed

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Design,

Samsung Galaxy S III colors

When the Samsung Galaxy S III was announced, we thought the two colors that it would be available in, white and pebble blue, both looked great and should satisfy anyone. Not so, says Samsung. The company is set to drop four additional Galaxy S III colors: Sapphire Black, Amber Brown, Titanium Gray, and Garnet Red (which AT&T got a bit early.) The colors will be mixed between various carriers, so don't expect to have your pick of the litter at your local store, okay?

Read More | Samsung Tomorrow

Apple releases (PRODUCT) RED bumper for iPhone 4S and 4 with iPhone 5 around the corner

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Accessories, Apple, Cell Phones,

Product Red bumper case iPhone 4S

Apple is set to unveil its next-generation iPhone 5 in a little over three weeks, but that hasn't stopped the company from releasing a new accessory for the iPhone 4 and 4S. The new (PRODUCT) RED bumper fits and works with the iPhone 4S, as well as the iPhone 4 from two years ago. It's $29 and joins the black, white, blue, orange, green, and pink bumpers in the Apple lineup. Oddly, it doesn't ship for 6-8 weeks, when the next iPhone launches. Buyer beware--if you plan on picking up the next iPhone, just realize that this bumper won't fit that model.

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Taylor Swift Promises ‘Little Codes’ in New Songs

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Gossip, Upcoming Releases, Country, Pop,

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift has hidden "little codes in the lyrics" of her new album.

The "Speak Now" hitmaker is renowned for writing songs about her famous ex-boyfriends, and admits there are clues on her new album, Red, as to who she is singing about. "It's pretty difficult to come up with, because I know you guys are going to figure them out. With the last album, I thought I was much more clever and cryptic than I really was. [But I'm trying to] hide little codes in lyrics," she told USA Today.

The first puzzle to emerge is on Taylor's first single "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," a heartbreak song which features the line, "And you would hide away and find your peace of mind / With some indie record that's much cooler than mine.

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iPad Smart Case review

iPad Smart Case review

This week Apple released the iPad Smart Case, a polyurethane product that covers and protects both the front and back of the the iPad shell. Compatible with both the iPad 2 and the new third-generation iPad, this is the first full case that Apple has offered for its popular tablet, and it's being sold for $49. The Smart Case seems to make a lot of sense in theory, but how does it fare in practice? Read on as we answer that question in our iPad Smart Case review.

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