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Taylor Swift Inspires Lena Dunham When She Writes ‘Girls’

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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 on Next True Blood Episode

Taylor SwiftJust when you thought that True Blood couldn't get any better... they hire Taylor Swift! Well, her vocal talents, anyway.

The country pop singer's track "Haunted," has been confirmed by the show's music supervisor Gary Calamar that it will appear on tomorrow's episode of the hit vampire show, "Run."

Calamar wouldn't divulge the juicy details as to which scene the Speak Now track will play to, but he did reveal that it's "a racy, sexy scene." Given the star's squeaky clean image, Swift's team initially prohibited the song from the episode's soundtrack; however, Taylor stepped in herself and said otherwise.

As for the last episode -- titled "And When I Die" -- Calamar offered some insight as to whom the title may or may not refer to: "Vampires don't really die, so I'll say it's not a vampire. They won't face the true death. But some of our main characters do run into a little bad luck in the final episode."

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Stars Line Up for Haiti Telethon

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Specials, ABC, CBS, FOX, HBO, MTV, NBC, The CW, News,

, Wyclef Jean and Anderson Cooper will be accompanied by a number of big names during their upcoming telethon.

, a fundraiser organized for the devastated country, will air commercial-free this Friday night across a number of networks. ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, the CW, HBO, MTV, VH1 and CMT are among the channels involved.

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VIDEO: Taylor Lautner Kicks Off Kanye West’s Head

If you could turn back the clocks to September 13, what would you do over?

If you were Kanye West, you’d probably - probably - not bring your Hennessy to the Video Music Awards. If you were Taylor Swift, you’d probably get a firm grip on that microphone.

And if you were —well, you’d probably step up and defend your (future) lady’s honor. How exactly would you accomplish that? Just watch the demonstration above.

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Vampire Diaries Desperate For Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift: From CMAs to Vampire Diaries?With the kind of ratings she’s scoring, it’s no wonder that Vampire Diaries executive producer Kevin Williamson wants Taylor Swift on his show.

“I’m desperate to have [Swift] come play a vampire. Wouldn’t she make an amazing Kirsten Dunst circa Interview With the Vampire type? Oh my god, I cannot tell you how hard I’m trying to get her—I would kill to have her on the show!” Williamson said.

I’m not sure how her anti-vampire boyfriend would like that idea very much, but hey, he said he was desperate.

No deal has been penned thus far; Williamson fears that she’s “too big for Vampire Diaries now.” I can’t say that I disagree, considering all those awards she’s won. Then again, let’s face the facts here—Lindsay Lohan is too big for that show.

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Wednesday Ratings: Taylor Swift Takes Down CBS

Up until last night, Modern Family had been ABC’s bright spot in the demos—that is, until Taylor Swift came along. Yesterday’s broadcast of the CMA Awards - plus Swift’s win for Entertainer of the Year - helped the network pull off wins in both the viewers and the demos this Wednesday.

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VIDEO: Taylor Swift Sings About Jonas, Lautner and West

Even though is only 19 years old, the singer has already had enough drama in her life to fill up a number of country songs…or just one Saturday Night Live musical monologue.

In the tune above called “Monologue Song (La La La),” Swift addresses both Joe Jonas and Kanye West. She also fits in a shout out and air kiss for .

Speaking about werewolves, Taylor was later featured in a digital short dedicated to the Twilight series. You can watch “Firelight” after the jump.

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VIDEO: Taylor Swift References Kanye West in SNL Promo

It’s not even Saturday, yet the VMA references have already begun.

In new promos for , Bill Hader gets a jump start on the Kanye West jokes in these clips with musical guest/actress Taylor Swift. Will this be the last time we hear the rapper’s name mentioned this week? I hope not!

Other actors/singers scheduled to appear on SNL in the weeks to come include January Jones (Mad Men) and the Black Eyed Peas on November 14 and (500 Days of Summer) and the Dave Matthews Band on November 21.

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Swift, Wentz, Cuomo, and Barker Appear in New Band Hero Ad

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Taylor Swift, Pete Wentz, Rivers Cuomo, and Travis Barker appear in new Band Hero commercial

Continuing with its string of Risky Business-inspired commercials, Activision’s latest TV spot stars Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, and Blink-182’s Travis Barker. With a quartet like that, how could any marketing exec not feel accomplished at what she does?

Shot last week in Los Angeles by director Brett Ratner, the four musicians rock out to Taylor’s song, “Love Story” (seen after the jump). It’s cute how the guys are slightly dwarfed by Taylor’s model-esque height. The game is out in stores now.

I want to play Band Hero with Rivers Cuomo!

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Taylor Swift to Host Saturday Night Live

Taylor Swift

Too bad Kanye West doesn’t have a tour to distract him right now.

It’s just been announced that the rapper’s last victim, country star , will be pulling double duty on Saturday Night Live next month. The gig - which had been planned since this summer - will come less than a year after the “Fifteen” singer served as the musical guest. (Her small cameo in a Broadway-themed skit can be seen after the jump.)

So what kind of sketches can we expect the 19-year-old to participate in? “I’ve been thinking about skit ideas for a long time,” Swift told the Associated Press. “There are definitely some hilarious things that have happened to me over the past couple of months that I think will be pretty substantial skits.”

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