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I’m telling you, I keep telling you, Taylor Swift’s 1989 is GOOOOOOOD. And it gets better on repeat. That’s all I had on repeat last week on holiday. Like I wrote a couple of weeks ago, Taylor’s still pissed and bitter. But it’s a lot less precious now. A lot less sulky. Full Story
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The CMA Awards happened last night in Nashville. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley hosted again. And they are GREAT at it, as comfortable as Amy Poehler and Tina Fey at the Golden Globes, and just as willing to go there. I mean, they were already taking shots at Taylor Swift even before she left country – and you know, YOU KNOW Carrie can’t pass up an opportunity to take shots at Taylor Swift. Full Story
Well, she did it. Taylor Swift’s 1989 sold 1.287 million copies in its first week, the most by any artist since 2002. And it’s her THIRD million plus album in a row – she’s the only artist to EVER do that, especially remarkable since they keep saying that album sales are going down.
It’s one thing to say that the marketing helped. They could afford to send her everywhere – she arrived in Japan yesterday to promote the album overseas – and she’s so active on social media, the Swift brand is practically unstoppable. That’s true, to a point. And if the album sucked, it would the only truth, the only factor.
But 1989 does not suck. 1989 is pure pop, top to bottom – catchy, sing-along-able, and really, really fun. I can’t stop listening to it. Read Full Intro
There’s a rumour going around about a new “surprise” album which… wouldn’t be a surprise anymore if it’s true. Billboard is pointing to a “Release Confirmation” that seems to suggest that Beyonce: Volume 2 is on the way on November 14 (online release) featuring collaborations with Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, and Justin Timberlake. Full Story
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Gwyneth Paltrow has had a great week. Taylor Swift has had an amazing week. She’s been out there hard, pushing 1989. And I’m curious to find out what the first week sales figures are going to be. Because RED was a big number. This one will be a big number too. For sure the biggest number of the year. Full Story
So I think I might disappoint you again with the following: I LOVE the new Taylor Swift album, 1989. It’s a dance in your kitchen kind of album. It’s a play in the background while you’re getting ready with your team kind of album. It’s a play in your car on the way to the airport to drop off your best friend after the most amazing weekend kind of album.
And it’s not that Taylor isn’t pissed anymore. At the boys, at the broken hearts they leave behind. It’s just that she seems a lot less… petulant? Less petulant in her anger? I never thought I’d want to have a conversation with Taylor Swift before, like a real conversation. And now, after listening to this album, after hearing her music, I’m starting to believe Taylor Swift might have something to say.
Or, again, maybe it’s just that I grew up in the 80s. I can’t resist this sound.
Yours in gossip,
I can’t stop listening to Taylor Swift’s new song Out Of The Woods. And it’s not even a hate-listen. It’s a want-listen. And I love the lyrics. For me, it’s this line:
“Like we stood a chance”
Maybe it’s because I’m so 80s.
Maybe because almost everyone I’ve ever dated was heinous. And I should have asked myself more often whether or not we were out of the woods. No, no, I should never have gotten INTO the woods.
Anyway, I’m sorry. It feels like I’ve done something wrong, paying $1.29 for the song. I feel like I’ve disappointed you. But still, I can’t stop listening. Is that meta in some way?
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PEOPLE is celebrating its 40th anniversary…with Taylor Swift. So last week it was the Amal Alamuddin-George Clooney wedding extravaganza, this week it’s America’s most beloved singing sweetheart biting on a string of pearls, channeling Mia Farrow in The Great Gatsby from the very first issue in 1974.
There was a time when PEOPLE was good gossip. There were several golden moments in the 90s, when they either weren’t afraid of celebrity repercussion or were more afraid of sounding stupid, like their coverage of Julia Roberts running from Kiefer Sutherland and the altar. Read Full Intro
When we talk about the fame game and the celebrity ecosystem, and who sells best and who understands the play, it’s often a long-term case study. Think of how the Jolie made her moves – it didn’t happen in a year, but it was a well-executed multiple-down strategy, sometimes advancing only one or two yards, sometimes it was 15 yard major gain, followed by a modest 4 yard run. Full Story
You see the difference when she’s styled editorially? I LOVE how they’ve dressed her for this. Even though they’re good girl colours and it’s not a total departure from her palate, the vibe is so fresh and funky and she looks great with her hair punked up like this. All of it is of course in service of the release of the new album. Full Story
For months now, Taylor Swift has turned the sidewalk outside her NYC apartment into a runway. She decided she wanted to be a style "icon", as we continue to degrade the true definition of that word. Well, it worked. PEOPLE Magazine just named her Best Dressed Of The Year. Evidently walking out of an Anthropologie and wearing the same sh-t Elie Saab designs over and over and over again gets you to the top of the fashion list. Full Story
Beyonce and JayZ play two shows in Paris tonight and tomorrow to end the On The Run tour. These performances will be filmed for HBO and will air next weekend, for those subscribers who’ve not had the opportunity to see the show live.
And then what?
Then, if you believe the rumours, then it’s done. At least that’s the Page Six and US Weekly version of how it’s supposed to roll out. Have you read Taylor Swift’s cover feature in Rolling Stone yet? She talks about the great lengths she goes to to protect her music from leaks. Like it can only be listened to on headphones because of wiretapping concerns (!!!) and Jack Antonoff compared “having her songs on my hard drive makes me feel like I have Russian secrets or something. It's terrifying". Read Full Intro
Taylor Swift covers Rolling Stone. It’s the BEST celebrity magazine profile of the year. No question. And by best I mean the most entertaining. The juiciest. GREAT for gossip. I could not get enough. I had to read it twice, back to back, because I didn’t want it to be over. So, if you haven’t already, set aside 10 minutes today and make sure you’re not interrupted. Full Story