It’s that “because” that chafes, that is the source of a certain earnest contumely among those who obsess, pro and/or con, over this particular performer. The question of whether the new single, titled “You Need to Calm Down” is calculated, sincere, or a mixture of both — and of what calculation and sincerity even mean in a commodified pop landscape, what values they reflect — opens up endlessly, like a Busby Berkeley lotus flower. To question this song is to question this celebrity; to question this celebrity is to question all celebrity; to question all celebrity is to subvert our relationship to the entertainment oligarchy that feeds and profits by us. Through Swift, the world — or the mediated world, the one in which so many of us spend so much of our lives. The video is a multicolored roman candle of a production, set in some sort of Teletubby trailer park peopled by Swift and a full dance card of LGBTQ icons. There’s Olympic … [Read more...] about Who needs calming down: Taylor Swift or her audience?
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close Video Taylor Swift: 10 things you didn't know 10 interesting facts about pop star Taylor Swift. The cat's out of the bag — or in this case, the suitcase. Taylor Swift's pal and Gigi Hadid's boyfriend, Zayn Malik, may have revealed the extremes Swift goes to in order to avoid the paparazzi, even if that means hiding in a massive suitcase. In a new interview with Vogue U.K., the former One Direction member opened up about his relationship with Hadid, his former bandmates and life in the spotlight. And while talking about his rise to fame and what his life was like pre-One Direction, he subtly dropped a mention about his "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" song collaborator. "She was traveling around in a suitcase," he told the magazine of the extremes Swift has gone to escape the paparazzi. A rep for Taylor Swift did not respond to Fox News' request for comment. The "Pillow Talk" singer was referring to the summer of … [Read more...] about Zayn Malik says Taylor Swift ‘was traveling around in a suitcase’ during the summer of 2017
Michael Brice-Saddler, The Washington Post Published 8:30 am PDT, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Taylor Swift took to Instagram to announce that she'd cast a vote for Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen in Tennessee. Taylor Swift took to Instagram to announce that she'd cast a vote for Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen in Tennessee. Photo: Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images In this Aug. 1, 2018 photo, former Gov. Phil Bredesen, center, campaigns in Memphis, Tenn., in his bid for U.S. Senate. Tennessee Democrats know something about disappointment, having seen Republican candidates for governor and senate seats dominate in the last several elections. But this year might be different with Republican Sen. Bob Corker and Republican Gov. Bill Haslam leaving office, there are no popular incumbents on the ballot for their offices. less In this Aug. 1, 2018 photo, former Gov. Phil Bredesen, center, … [Read more...] about Reliable Source: Can Taylor Swift turn Tennessee blue? In this Senate candidate’s wildest dreams
Sinéad Baker, provided by Published 6:50 am CDT, Monday, October 8, 2018 Taylor Swift performs during her reputation Stadium Tour at NRG Stadium Saturday Sept.29, 2018. Taylor Swift performs during her reputation Stadium Tour at NRG Stadium Saturday Sept.29, 2018. Photo: Dave Rossman, Contributor See how Taylor Swift has changed through the years. See how Taylor Swift has changed through the years. Singer Taylor Swift attends the 40th Annual CMA Awards at the Gaylord Entertainment Center November 6, 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images) Singer Taylor Swift attends the 40th Annual CMA Awards at the Gaylord Entertainment Center November 6, 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images) Photo: Scott Gries, Getty Images Taylor Swift. (Photo by Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times via Getty … [Read more...] about Alt-right calls Taylor Swift ‘traitor’ after she broke political silence
ENTERTAINMENT 08/27/2018 10:24 am ET It feels like years since the two were seen together. By Carly Ledbetter Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss seem to have put their rumored bad blood behind them. The “Delicate” singer and Victoria’s Secret supermodel publicly reunited over the weekend, for the first time in about a year. They posed together while Swift was in Nashville, Tennessee, for her Bad Reputation tour. “No one puts on a show like @taylorswift,” Kloss captioned an Instagram photo. “#ReputationTour Nashville was out of this world, I am SO proud of you.” A post shared by Karlie Kloss (@karliekloss) on Aug 26, 2018 at 1:12pm PDT All feels right in the world, doesn’t it? Back in the old days, Kloss and Swift were nothing short of inseparable. The two took idyllic road trips, shared both the cover of Vogue and the Victoria’s Secret stage, and posed for many a squad photo. … [Read more...] about Here’s Proof That Karlie Kloss And Taylor Swift Are Still Friends