Like a scared child, Kanye West fled the United States after his booze-induced outburst during the MTV Video Music Awards. Finally, a whopping four months later, he’s blaming his outburst on his love for the fashion industry.
“This is my first time back in America for the past three, four months. I love the game so much and I’m so passionate about it, that I can’t take (the stress). I’m so anxious, I’m getting anxiety, begging one of these fashion houses to hire me. I said, ‘If you acquire me, I could be a quiet me. Call it verbal dieting.’”
—Kanye West on why fashion is the culprit [Contact Music] Keep reading »
Let me start off by saying a few things: I’m a feminist; I love Taylor Swift; and I also respect the minds of bloggers Kate Harding of Broadsheet and Amanda Hess of The Sexist.
But I really disagree with both of them, as well as with Sady Doyle on Bitch magazine’s She Pop blog, about Taylor Swift, specifically how detrimental it supposedly is that Swift’s songs “reinforce some not-so-woman-friendly stereotypes in extremely annoying ways,” as Harding wrote.
I know. Heavy stuff for a Monday. Keep reading »
Well, look who was on the cover of “T,” The New York Times Style Magazine this weekend! It’s our favorite songstress, Taylor Swift, all dressed up in couture kinderwhore. Sniff! Courtney Love would be so proud. [T] Keep reading »
Last night was the Grammy nomination special, featuring performances by the likes of Nick Jonas (solo for the first time, though his brothers did introduce him), Maxwell (who is hard to listen to when all I can think of is this picture), and LL Cool J. (How is he not around more? I love this guy, “Deep Blue Sea” aside.) But the real story of the night was the ladies of music land. Beyoncé led the pack, with ten nominations. Taylor Swift followed her with eight nominations. And Lady Gaga picked up four. Let’s just hope that the world has been so fully saturated with Taylor-Kanye-Beyoncé jokes and recreations that they won’t try to do any more come the Grammy Awards on Jan. 31. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Happy Hump Day! Blind item time! Via Crazy Days And Nights:
This A-list female country singer just keeps on winning people over. At a recent event a paraplegic teenager in a wheelchair had been waiting with his mom for about two hours so he could meet his favorite singer and get her autograph and hopefully a picture with her. Well, after the event, the singer came by and said, “Don’t you look cute in that chair.” The teenager then asked for the singer’s autograph and she said, “Oh sorry, not today, I’m too tired, but I hope you feel better soon.” She then walked away.
Hmm, my guess is either Taylor Swift (who got flack after that whole “photographed with a guy in a swastika T-shirt” debacle) or Kellie Pickler (who is known for being on the dim side). What do you think? Keep reading »
When I have a child, I am going to strongly consider lulling them to sleep with the same song every single night so that I can record them performing said song from memory and put the video on YouTube. This little girl has all of the lyrics to Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me,” specifically, her performance of the song at the MTV Video Music Awards, memorized, right down to the “Thank you New York!” shout out at the end. My uterus is singing along. Keep reading »
Last night at the CMAs, the country music world showed Taylor Swift
that it adores her. By ripping the crap out of Kanye West
. In case you forgot (or were living in the Australian outback for the last couple of months), at the VMAs Kanye interrupted Taylor’s acceptance speech, barging up on stage to announce that Beyonce should have won. Super awkward and uncool! Well, those funny country folks set up not one, but two Kanye spoof moments last night. The first was when Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood were interrupted by 88-year-old Little Jimmy Dickens to say, “I know you had a nice video and all, but Taylor Swift made the best video of all time. Of all time! You go, girl!” Keep reading »
Wow, Taylor Swift is on a roll. After headlining “Saturday Night Live” last weekend, Taylor swept the CMA awards last night winning the coveted “Entertainer of the Year” title at the ripe age of 19. Not everyone was thrilled with her win, though. Country legend Wynonna Judd sounded like sour grapes when she told USA Today: “You want my honest comment? It’s too much too soon. Time is God’s way of keeping everything from happening at once. It’s just too much of a good thing too soon.” Then she added that she worries someone who has achieved such great success at a young age won’t have anything else to work for afterward. “Now it’s over coffee breaks, the success, almost. You have to play catch up … It’s like the girl who wins an Oscar and she’s under 20. What do you do from here?” Something tells me Taylor Swift will figure it out just fine. “I never imagined that the unattainable thing that I dreamed about could happen to me at 19,” she said about her big win. “It’s a lot to absorb. So now the next challenge is to find the next challenge.” [via US Weekly] Keep reading »