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Taylor Swift Donates $50k to Children’s Cancer Hospital

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Charity, Kind Acts,

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift has donated $50,000 to a children's hospital in Philadelphia.

The 24-year-old singer has given the large sum of money to The Children's Hospital in Pennsylvania to help fund a music program for youngsters suffering from cancer. The specialized scheme promises to lift the spirits of young sick patients by allowing them to create and produce their own music during their treatment.

"Taylor Swift's gift will help lift the spirits of many patients during a difficult time. Taylor Swift's music is an inspiration to so many of our teen patients," said the CEO of the medical center, Steven M. Altschuler.

Lamia Barakat, director of the Psychosocial Services Program at the cancer center, added, "We can think of no better way to use her gift than to grow our Adolescent and Young Adult initiative designed to support the emotional well-being of our teens with cancer."


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Taylor Swift Cancels Concert in Thailand

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Concerts / Tours, Country, Pop,

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift has canceled her upcoming concert in Thailand due to the political unrest in the country.

The "I Knew You Were Trouble" singer was due to perform in Bangkok on June 9 but has decided to pull the plug on the show now the Far East nation is under military rule following the army's coup last week.

Taylor, 24, took to Twitter to express her regret over the canceled concert, tweeting, "I'm sending my love to the fans in Thailand. I'm so sad about the concert being canceled."

Concert promoter BEC-Tero posted a statement on its website confirming that Taylor would not be appearing in Bangkok. The statement revealed that "due to recent events in Thailand" the musician would not be coming to Bangkok but it was "a difficult decision for all parties."

The next stop on Taylor's Red Tour is the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China, on May 30.


Lucky 13 Clothing Sues Taylor Swift

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift is being sued by clothing brand Lucky 13.

The "Love Story" singer counts 13 as her favorite number and sells T-shirts with "Lucky 13" written on them through her online store, but Robert Kloetzly who owns Lucky 13 clothing - which has been trading since 1991 - feels she is stealing his business.

In a lawsuit lodged today, Robert accuses the singer of trademark infringement for unauthorized use of Lucky 13's branding, and claims they have contacted her people numerous times with no resolution. In court documents seen by website TMZ, Robert describes Taylor as a singer who likes "fast cars and dangerous men who drive them inappropriately," which is the same demographic as his company targets. It also cites the star's music video for "I Knew You Were Trouble" because it "depicts stylish, attractive, tattooed individuals in provocative situations," much like Lucky 13's branding.

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Taylor Swift Wants Selena Gomez to Write About Justin Bieber

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Break-ups, Features,

Selena Gomez and Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift has told Selena Gomez to blast Justin Bieber on her next album.

The "I Knew You Were Trouble" hitmaker is notorious for writing about her previous relationships, and she has reportedly told her best friend to write about the "Beauty and a Beat" hitmaker in an effort to get over him.

a "Taylor's been encouraging Selena got write down her feelings and emotions, and record," a source said.

Justin and the Spring Breakers actress have had a difficult on/off romance, and it is said they split again last month.

Throughout this tough time, Taylor is said to have stood by her friend - and there's eve a chance they could collaborate on Selena's album. "Taylor's had Selena's back through all this. I wouldn't be surprised if they recorded together," the insider said.

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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."


Taylor Swift Cuts All Her Hair Off

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Celebrities, Hairstyles,

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift has drastically changed her signature long, blonde locks.

The "I Knew You Were Trouble" singer posted a video on her Instagram displaying all of the folks circled around to watch her get her hair lopped off. "This is how many people are watching me getting a haircut right now... We don’t do anything without an audience, do we?” she says in the video, while her audience laughs and cheers her on.

Swift then posted a Polaroid photo of her (with her new 'do) and fellow singer Ellie Goulding, under which she captioned it, “London, I could never thank you enough. See you next time! PS: short hair, don’t care. (!!!)"

It was time for a change - and my what a change, Taylor!

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Taylor Swift Made Music Out of Loneliness

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Country, Pop,

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift started writing music because she was lonely.

The 23-year-old beauty has had several high-profile flings - including One Direction singer Harry Styles - but she insisted rejection when she was younger motivated her to begin creating her own songs: "I started writing songs because I wasn't invited to parties and sleep-overs. I wasn't noticed by the guy I like."

However, the "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" hitmaker found solace in her art and she explained she has learned "a lot" of important life lessons from her own music. "Writing songs has taught me a lot. One of the hardest lessons to learn in life is there's sometimes nothing you can do to make someone like you if they don't. It's okay to let that go," she added.

Taylor is known for putting her personal life on display in her tracks, and she has admitted her openness in that way means she doesn't feel the need to take her clothes off like many of her pop rivals. "I find it relatively easy to keep my clothes on because I don't really feel like taking them off. It's not an urge I have. For me 'risky' is revealing what really happened in my life through music. Risky is writing confessional songs and telling the true story about a person with enough details so everyone knows who that person is. That's putting myself out there, maybe even more than taking my shirt off," she previously said.


Taylor Swift Won’t Ever Pose Naked

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celebrities,

Taylor Swift on the cover of 'Glamour'Taylor Swift will never pose naked for a photo shoot.

The "22" singer has no intention of stripping off for a magazine or in her videos like many of her pop rivals, such as Miley Cyrus and Rihanna, because she doesn't think it's necessary for her to "push the envelope" by revealing her body.

"I find it relatively easy to keep my clothes on because I don't really feel like taking them off. It's not an urge I have. For me 'risky' is revealing what really happened in my life through music. Risky is writing confessional songs and telling the true story about a person with enough details so everyone knows who that person is. That's putting myself out there, maybe even more than taking my shirt off," she told Glamour.

The 23-year-old musician also revealed she likes to have the upper hand when it comes to dating and will often "freeze-out" guys from her life who she believes are playing with her emotions: "[What's freeze-out?] You don't respond to any of his texts or calls until he does something desperate [like] shows up. Or he calls and leaves a voicemail. Something that makes it very clear to you that he's interested."

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Wiz Khalifa Fell Asleep Watching Taylor Swift Perform

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Awards, Gossip, Performances, Country, Pop,

Wiz Khalifa and Amber RoseWiz Khalifa fell asleep during Taylor Swift's performance at the Grammy Awards.

The 26-year-old rapper thought the blonde beauty's set at the 56th annual ceremony on Sunday in Los Angeles was so boring he couldn't keep his eyes open. When questioned by Joan Rivers on The Fashion Police, she asked, "I loved that you had the good watch on [at the Grammy's], which is the detail. How many times did you check that watch during Taylor Swift's endless ballad?"

"I love Taylor, but I'm not even gonna lie. I fell asleep. Just a little bit... then I woke back up," he responded.

The 26-year-old star was on the E! show with his wife, model Amber Rose, who interjected, "We love Taylor."

Taylor took to the stage to perform the weepy piano ballad "All Too Well" from her hit album Red at the Staples Center. The 24-year-old star is rumored to have written the song about her ex-boyfriend, actor Jake Gyllenhaal. The pop beauty stunned the crowd with some fierce head-banging during the heartfelt performance.


Selena Gomez Dating Austin Mahone?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Dating, Rumors,

Austin Mahone and Selena GomezSelena Gomez is reportedly dating Austin Mahone.

The 21-year-old singer was introduced to the American pop singer by good friend Taylor Swift - who Austin supported on particular dates for the blonde beauty's Red Tour. "They're seeing each other," a source said.

Selena and Austin hung out with one another at the Beats Music concert in Los Angeles on January 24 but were keen to keep a low profile. "[They] sneaked out separately then got in the same car," the source added.

Selena split from Justin Bieber in November 2012 but the pair were spotted hanging out in Los Angeles recently and were believed to have rekindled their romance, before splitting again amid reports of leaked text message conversation between the pair in which Selena told Justin to go to "rehab." She previously claimed her break-up with the star - who was charged for drink driving and resisting arrest last week - helped her to turn her career around.

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