Charli XCX: I’ll need to ‘behave’ on Taylor Swift’s tour

Charli XCX has joked she'll "have to behave" when she heads out on tour with Taylor Swift and Camila Cabello.The 25-year-old singer will be opening up for the 'Look What You Made Me Do' hitmaker alongside former Fifth Harmony singer Camila when Taylor's 'Reputation Stadium Tour' kicks off in May.And although the star is "very excited" to take to the stage, she has teased that she'll have to tone down her swearing before she becomes labelled as the tour's "bad influence".She said: "I'm very excited about that. And I think it's so cool that Camila Cabello is also on the tour. I think it's gonna be such an epic lineup. I'm really, really excited about that tour. I think it's gonna be awesome."I really like, swear a lot when I'm on stage as well, and that just cannot happen. So I really have to behave."The 'Boys' hitmaker admitted she isn't used to playing in sold out stadiums, and noted that the pressure is on to not "mess up" her performance.Speaking to Apple Music Beats 1 radio in an interview with Julie Adenuga, Charli said: "It's like, stadiums every night. [The most I've played to is] tops 2,000, or like, a festival. A stadium, that's like the size of the town where I'm from. I can't mess up."Charli and Camila were announced as the tour's support by Taylor earlier this month, and the 'Boom Clap' singer took to Twitter shortly afterwards to joke about being a "bad influence" on the other musicians.She wrote: can i officially be the bad influence on the #ReputationStadiumTour ??? (just kidding..... or am i??) (sic)"Meanwhile, 20-year-old Camila recently said the upcoming tour was a "dream come true" for her, after she dubbed Taylor as an "inspiration" to her.The 'Havana' hitmaker said: "For me, it's a dream come true. When I first met her four years ago, I was like, 'I really love you'."I was like, 'Man, I really look up to you. You really inspire me.' She was one of the people that made me wanna start songwriting, so it's really amazing." Continue Reading

Camila Cabello can’t wait for Taylor Swift tour

Camila Cabello has dubbed her upcoming tour with Taylor Swift and Charli XCX as a "dream come true".The 21-year-old musician is set to head out on the road with the 'Look What You Made Me Do' hitmaker and the 'Boys' musician as part Taylor's 'Reputation Stadium Tour' - which kicks off in May this year - and has said she couldn't be happier to get started.Camila said: "I'm, like, really looking forward to the tour hangs, you know? It's going to be like a big slumber party."And the 'Havana' hitmaker is thrilled to be going on tour with 28-year-old Taylor, whom she says has been an "inspiration" after she made the former Fifth Harmony singer want to start songwriting.Speaking to 'Entertainment Tonight' at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California, she said: "For me, it's a dream come true. When I first met her four years ago, I was like, 'I really love you'."I was like, 'Man, I really look up to you. You really inspire me.' She was one of the people that made me wanna start songwriting, so it's really amazing."Taylor confirmed Camila and Charli would be joining her on tour in a video posted to her Instagram account earlier this month, in which she said she was "so excited" to have the pair join her.Taylor explained: "Hey guys, this is a 'Reputation' stadium tour update ... and I've been wanting to tell you this for a really long time, but the opening acts on the 'Reputation' stadium tour will be Charli XCX and Camila Cabello. So I'm really excited. I hope you are, too."The blonde beauty also captioned the video clip, writing: "I have a very exciting update to share... @Camila_Cabello and @charli_xcx will be the opening acts on the #reputationStadiumTour!!! (sic)"Taylor's tour is set to get underway on May 8 in Glendale, Arizona. Continue Reading

Ed Sheeran falls onstage during first night of Taylor Swift tour

Ed Sheeran's career may be taking flight, but the British crooner wasn't able to successfully defy gravity during a tour stop in Omaha. The red-headed "A Team" singer, who is on tour with Taylor Swift, suffered an embarassing face plant on stage March 14, while trying to hype up the crowd. Sheeran jumped from monitor to monitor in attempts to get the crowd riled up, in a call-and-response break during his song "You Need Me, I Don't Need You." At one point his foot slipped and Sheeran went tumbling down, seemingly face first. Though it was a rough fall, he got right back up and kept singing. He isn’t the only British heartthrob to hit the floor during a concert, recently good pal Harry Styles of One Direction was hit in the crotch by a flying sneaker at a Scotland concert!   MOBILE USERS CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Taylor Swift’s arrival sparks fan fever, delays at Tokyo airport

Taylor Swift caused a frenzy at a Japanese airport over the weekend, causing a handful of flights to be delayed. The "Shake It Off" singer touched down at Narita Airport outside of Tokyo Sunday for her "1989" world tour, which begins Tuesday, and was greeted by hordes of shrieking fans.  TMZ reported the ruckus caused at least two arriving flight to be delayed, due to the congestion in the arrival area.  The 25-year-old pop star did her best to please the cellphone clutching mob, signing autographs and posing for selfies with several fans, video on the site showed. Swift's highly anticipated tour, which also features pop trio Haim, Vance Joy and Shawn Mendes on the bill, kicks off Tuesday at the Tokyo Dome and swings through MetLife Stadium for two shows on July 10 and July 11. Continue Reading

Taylor Swift’s mom makes first appearance since cancer announcement to honor daughter at ACM Awards

Taylor Swift’s ailing mom gave a heartfelt speech at the Academy of Country Music Awards show Sunday, where she presented her daughter with an award celebrating her Nashville roots. Andrea Swift, who recently revealed she is battling cancer, presented the award to her 25-year-old daughter after giving an emotional speech describing how she watched "a young girl with very few friends" grow up to become pop music's reining princess. "I've watched this milestone artist from the time she was a tangled-haired little girl growing up on our farm, full of imagination and creativity until right now, as she prepares for her next world tour," Andrea told the crowd at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex. "And ever since then, her favorite thing in the world to do has been to write a song, tell a story, play a guitar, or piano, and I've seen those things carry her through every emotion, every experience in her life, good or bad." Swift also shared a story about her daughter's well-known penchant for using ex-boyfriends as source materialfor songs, recalling the time they put the kibosh on a then-17-year-old's relationship with someone "her dad and I strongly disapproved of" "She was real mad, and she went to her room, and she closed the door, and she came out about an hour later with a song called "Love Story,'" Swift said, prompting cheers from the crowd. "Like many of you out there tonight with children of your own, I am a very proud mom," she concluded later, getting choked up. "I'd like to thank the entire music community for taking such good care of her. And to the fans, I know you love her as I love her. And for that, I thank you eternally." Earlier this month, the "Blank Space" singer revealed in a Tumblr post that her mother had been diagnosed with cancer after getting screened for some nagging health issues. Swift kept the Continue Reading

Taylor Swift enjoys date night with Calvin Harris, draws crowds in New York

Taylor Swift showed of her style as she headed out in New York with her boyfriend. The "Blank Space" singer was seen leaving her apartment hand in hand with her beau Calvin Harris and seemed to pull out all the stops with her outfit for her date night Tuesday. Wearing a light blue floral AQUA crop top and matching mini-skirt (available here at Bloomingdales) paired with her signature red lips, the couple jumped into a car waiting right outside. The pair headed over to Little Italy to enjoy some pizza at L’asso before heading back to her place. Swift drew crowds earlier in midtown as she reportedly did a little shopping with a friend, an employee of Reem Acra told amNewYork. The Grammy Award-winner smiled and waved at fans who gathered outside the designer label's offices. Swift, who just made Forbes' annual list of the world's 100 Most Powerful Women, kicked off her "1989" World Tour May 5 in Japan. The artist admits being a pop star isn't all that difficult. "It's not that hard, I'm telling you now it's really not," she recently told a BBC Radio 1 interviewer. "Sometimes I really don't think it's that hard at all." She does share there is one difficult part of tour life — not seeing her cats. "I do have to leave the cats behind when I leave the country, which is the hardest part," she adds. ON A MOBILE DEVICE? WATCH THE VIDEO HERE. Continue Reading

Taylor Swift tops Maxim’s Hot 100 list for first time

Taylor Swift is on fire! The 25-year-old singer tops this year's Hot 100 list for Maxim magazine’s June-July issue. It’s a first for Swift, following her eight-award-winning night at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. "This year has been my favorite year of my life so far," she told the mag. The "Blank Space" singer has had quite the year with multiplatinum-selling album "1989," a worldwide tour she kicked off in the U.S. on May 15 at Las Vegas' Rock in Rio — and the control to do it just the way she wanted. "I got to make an album exactly the way I wanted to make it," she said. "I got to put it out exactly the way that I dreamed of putting it out. Every one of these kinds of whims and ideas came to fruition. The videos — I'm proud of those, I'm proud of the tour, I'm proud of the way this has all happened." Swift proved she had the right formula after taking home the Billboards for top overall artist, top female artist, top Billboard 200 artist and top album, just to name a few. If her winning streak wasn't enough, she also premiered her new music video for "Bad Blood" during the awards show. The Maxim honor is the icing on the cake. "In the midst of all that, this is really nice," she said of the mag's honor. "It really feels like a wonderful celebration of my favorite year." It doesn't hurt that she has a new beau, Calvin Harris, to celebrate with. In fact, the pair attended the awards show together Sunday and turned heads when they embraced after her top Billboard 200 award win. ON A MOBILE DEVICE? WATCH THE VIDEO HERE. Continue Reading

Taylor Swift may not have been discovered without Jason Alexander, ‘Seinfeld’ star says

Taylor Swift may have had an incredible career, but she may have been a show about nothing without Jason Alexander. “It’s all me,” the "Seinfeld" star told TMZ when asked if he discovered the singer. Okay, maybe the 55-year-old actor was joking about putting the "Blank Space" artist on the map, but he claims he's the one who put her in her first music video. EXCLUSIVE: The real story behind Taylor Swift's guitar 'legend' Alexander directed the Brad Paisley video "Online" in 2007, where a young Swift and Kellie Pickler — fresh off her "American Idol" stint — can be seen dancing around in the background. Although the Grammy Award-winning star isn't front and center on the video, it's clear she still has some of the same dance moves. Swift made headlines earlier this week when she touched down in Tokyo for her "1989" world tour, which begins Tuesday at the Tokyo Dome.  The show will feature Haim, a pop trio, who went on a Hawaiian vacation with the artist in January.  ON A MOBILE DEVICE? WATCH THE VIDEO HERE. Continue Reading

Taylor Swift insures legs for $40 million ahead of her world tour: report

How much are Taylor Swift’s legs worth? Apparently $40 million. The “Blank Space” singer has reportedly taken extreme measures to make sure that she doesn’t lose everything if she was unable to dance on stage. Her team has allegedly looked into insuring the songwriter's legs just in case something bad happened during one of her routines, a source told The National Enquirer. "It seems like a ludicrous sum, but if something was to happen to her legs, Swift wouldn't be able to give her signature stage performances,” the source told the gossip weekly. "Her $200 million career would be in big trouble." The star was apparently surprised by the sum and expected that her legs might be worth a million. "But $40 million shocked her. She's even a little embarrassed about it," the source told the weekly. Swift’s team is reportedly completing the insurance paperwork inpreparation for her world tour, beginning in May. The Daily News has reached out the star’s rep for comment. Continue Reading

Taylor Swift calls 12-year-old fan battling cancer to talk music, tour

CHICAGO — The family of a 12-year-old Chicago girl with cancer says Taylor Swift called her to talk about music, touring and her disease. Ed Beazley said Swift chatted with his daughter, Emily, for about 10 minutes Wednesday night. Emily has non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Friends and family have been appealing to Swift through social media to call Emily, including a video with about 200 children singing and dancing to Swift songs. Emily’s mother, Nadia Beazley, says her daughter had “the biggest smile” and “jumped up and down” after the Grammy Award winner’s call. She says Swift’s manager offered the family tickets and the opportunity to meet the singer at her Detroit concert May 30. The AP sent an email to Swift’s publicists seeking comment early Thursday. ON A MOBILE DEVICE? WATCH THE VIDEO HERE. Continue Reading