Hannah Yasharoff USA TODAY Published 9:06 AM EDT May 7, 2019 Plenty of stars went all out for the 2019 Met Gala. But a few who normally frequent the biggest night in fashion were noticeably absent from this year's festivities. So who was missing and where were they Monday night? 1. Bradley Cooper Bradley Cooper was one of the 183 people approved by Vogue editor Anna Wintour for this year's gala committee, according to E! and The Hollywood Reporter. But the "A Star is Born" actor was noticeably absent from the red carpet. He's currently in Los Angeles working as a producer on post-production of "Joker," the Joaquin Phoenix-led "Batman" origin story, publicist Nicole Caruso told USA TODAY. Still in attendance? His longtime girlfriend, Irina Shayk, who dazzled in a dark blue velvet Burberry gown. 2. Blake Lively (and Ryan Reynolds) More members of the committee that were MIA: Blake Lively and hubby Ryan Reynolds. The couple usually turns … [Read more...] about Met Gala: Where were Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Bradley Cooper?
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"Youth vote" can seem almost a contradiction in terms given the tendency of young people to stay home on Election Day, perhaps more enthralled by social networking and celebrities like Taylor Swift than by elections and the fate of the republic. The famously apolitical pop titan herself - revered by many young Americans - is trying to change that, testing whether the long-held assumption about the younger generation will collapse, as have so many others, from the aftershocks of the 2016 election. Swift paired social media and social activism in a lengthy Instagram post on Sunday evening. One month before the midterm elections, she endorsed two Democrats and entreated her followers to register and show up to the polls. The influence of such celebrity endorsements has never been a sure thing. But Swift is aiming to call forth the untapped political power of millennials and Generation Z. Young voters, or at least young Democrats, were listening. As he studied for his midterm exams at the … [Read more...] about Can Taylor Swift, revered by young Americans, help lead Democrats out of the woods?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Graham Ambrose Globe Correspondent July 25, 2018 Taylor Swift loves playing in Massachusetts — at least, playing at Gillette Stadium. Since first headlining there in 2010, Swift has sold out the venue seven times, on four tours. The music video for her song “Sparks Fly” takes footage from her live performance at Gillette in 2011. “Foxborough is the first place that I realized it was a possibility to play”to more than 100,000 fans “in two days,” she reportedlytold the crowd. “My time in Foxborough will be filed under one of the greatest times in my life.”This week, Swift — who has long made headlines for offstage romances, breakups, and celebrity beefs — is upping the ante with three nights at Gillette, as part of a seven-month, four-continent tour. Here’s a look back at 10 years of … [Read more...] about When Taylor Swift came to town
To hear Taylor Swift tell it, Friday’s first of two back to back shows at Lincoln Financial Field on her Reputation Stadium Tour marked a momentous occasion. “I’m actually from Reading, Pennsylvania,” said the 28-year-old pop star, who grew up on a Christmas Tree farm outside of that Berks County city in the suburb of Wyomissing. “So ladies and gentleman, this is what I call a hometown show.” This particular Friday also happened to fall on the 13th, which the songwriter and increasingly confident show woman noted was the “sickest, luckiest number.” (She was born on December 13.) Being back in her neck of the woods gave Swift – who also reminded an intensely enthusiastic crowd already well acquainted with the details of her biography that she spent her childhood summers in Stone Harbor – cause to reflect about where she came from, and where she’s going. And that was a good thing. The Reputation Stadium tour is in every … [Read more...] about Taylor Swift puts her ‘Reputation’ on the line at the Linc
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Taylor Swift continues her quest for world domination with a stop at Cleveland Browns' FirstEnergy Stadium next week. OK, so that's a bit of hyperbole. Or is it? In 2007, when she was but 17, I wrote a piece about the then-princess of mainstream country that predicted that by the time she was old enough to vote, she'd "own the female side of country.'' I was right, but it turns out that I didn't go far enough. Swift, who now declines to do tour press, has decided she wants to own the entire music world, with the possible exception of the classical and hip-hop domains. And no one with any knowledge of her history - and ambition - should be surprised to if the personal timeline she's drawn up for her career has target dates for those, too. Shoot, the opening track for "Reputation,'' her latest album, "...Ready For It,'' boasts hip-hop-style verses, and the second track, "End Game,'' boasts help from crooner Ed Sheeran and rapper Future. "Yearbook Fugue in D Minor" can't … [Read more...] about Taylor Swift brings a ‘Reputation’ for killer shows to Cleveland Browns FirstEnergy Stadium