Taylor Swift is not taking Jamie Oliver’s crap in a new parody of “Shake It Off,” aptly titled “Bake It Off.” READ FULL STORY
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People celebrated its 40th birthday with Taylor Swift.
Swift donned a retro look for the cover, in an homage to the magazine’s inaugural issue in 1974 featuring Mia Farrow during the promotion of The Great Gatsby. In the issue, Swift promotes her new album, “1989,” and tells the magazine about taking time to enjoy the single life and to just, well, shake it off. Guess she took Amy Poehler and Tina Fey’s advice to heart.
People‘s 40th anniversary issue hits newsstands today.
Taylor Swift? Ew.
Swift is the latest star to guest on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show sketch “Ew!,” a mock Teen Nick show that features Fallon dressed as a teenage girl who says “Ew!” in response to almost everything. In the sketch, which aired Wednesday, Swift plays a nerdy 13-year-old named Natalie who likes “to eat apricots” and has “a Band-Aid collection.”
To celebrate its 125th birthday, The Wall Street Journal got a bunch of big names to write down their thoughts on what tomorrow will be like for a package called “The Future of Everything.” Mark Zuckerberg wrote about how the internet needs to—and will—be accessible to everyone one day; Taylor Swift revealed musicians just need to keep surprising their fans to keep the music industry alive. Oh, and Tyra Banks predicted everyone will have a robot friend who they rely on to boost their self-esteem—so basically, society is doomed.
Not everyone’s predictions are as extreme as Banks’ though: Director Christopher Nolan thinks movie theaters are going to be swankier and AMC’s Josh Sapan believes quality TV will eventually dominate and leave little room for unoriginal series. OK, so maybe we aren’t doomed after all. READ FULL STORY
The first wave of nominations for the Teen Choice Awards were announced today, and Pretty Little Liars and The Vampire Diaries lead the pack with an impressive five nominations each. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire follows closely behind with four nominations.
Pretty Little Liars was nominated in the categories of Choice TV Show: Drama, Choice TV Actor: Drama (Ian Harding, Keegan Allen), and Choice TV Actress: Drama (Troian Bellisario, Lucy Hale), while The Vampire Diaries was nominated for Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi, Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi (Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley), and Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi (Kat Graham, Nina Dobrev). READ FULL STORY
Everybody breathe. Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez totally got back together.
Some background, for those who are adults (but inexplicably care about this stuff anyway): For weeks, your niece has been devastated over rumors that the cover stars of BFF Magazine were fighting. It all began last month after Coachella, when Gomez unfollowed a bunch of people on Instagram — including Taylor Swift. No one knows exactly what caused the shut-out. (Ugh. It was probably Justin Bieber-related. Sure, Taylor may have known he was trouble when he walked in — but when your friends make bad dating choices, you have to let them be. Or just write a song about it.)
But! Now Swift and Gomez are ready to prove they love each other like a love song once again. On Monday, both attended the Met Gala — such a teenage dream — and Gomez uploaded the video below to her Instagram account, along with this message: “Sometimes you wanna just be you with someone who knows all your secrets.” Cue the music, pretty dresses, and twirling — it’s a regular Taylor Swift chorus up in here. READ FULL STORY
Fun fact for fans: If you invite Taylor Swift to your bridal shower, she just might come.
Swift posted a YouTube video Wednesday chronicling her visit to Columbus, Ohio, to surprise superfan Gena Gabrielle at her bridal shower. “I’ve never been to a bridal shower,” Swift tells the camera in her video blog — so why not?
Gena’s reaction to her idol walking into an Ohio banquet hall is priceless (preview her facial expression in the freeze frame above). Swift quickly makes herself at home, posing for selfies with the guests and giving hugs all around. Enjoy the cuteness below: READ FULL STORY
Releasing a film adaptation of The Giver in 2014 was always going to be tricky.
Why? Because Lois Lowry’s kid-lit classic, first published in 1993, helped to invent the tropes of dystopian young adult fiction. (Even though, as its Newbery Medal would attest, it’s actually meant for middle-grade readers; yes, young adult and middle-grade are different.) The Hunger Games, Divergent, Delirium, Matched, The Maze Runner — they’re all indebted to Lowry, even if each of those later books is less lyrical and more literal than Lowry’s original.
But now that there’s a glut of dystopian YA fiction — both on bookshelves and at multiplexes — a film version of The Giver runs the risk of seeming both generic and derivative… even though its story was written long before Katniss was even a twinkle in Suzanne Collins’s eye. Thankfully, a faithful adaptation of Lowry’s story would help to curb those accusations, since the book is really pretty different from the works it inspired: The Giver has no real action sequences. Its main character is a thoughtful 12-year-old boy, not a brooding, badass teenage warrior. The entire narrative takes place in fewer than 200 pages — a far cry from the increasingly bloated tomes being churned out by present-day YA authors.
The Weinstein Company’s new Giver movie is… not that faithful adaptation. How do we know? Because of the film’s first trailer:
Was she just being “Mean”? (No.)
After Amy Poehler finally won a Golden Globe for her work on Parks and Recreation, Tina Fey happily said to her friend and co-host, “I love you, and there’s a special place in hell for you!”
Hilarious…and also some not-so-subtle shade-throwing on an in-the-room Taylor Swift? Swift famously got upset last year at the Golden Globes when Poehler and Fey made a silly joke at her expense, telling her to “stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son.”
Later, when Swift was on the cover of Vanity Fair, she spoke about the incident, saying,”You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved, that said, ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.'” (The quote is originally attributed to Madeleine Albright.)
Now, the ‘hell’ quote seems to be thrown back at her. Pity the cameraperson didn’t cut away for a reaction shot. READ FULL STORY
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