February 4, 2014 |
Watch out for Taylor Swift when she's quiet. "Silence speaks so much louder than screaming tantrums," says Glamour's 75th anniversary cover girl. "Never give anyone an excuse to say that you're crazy. " Not that she'd be likely to know it if someone on the Internet was calling her crazy - she chooses not to look. No, she's not ignoring the whole Internet, just the parts that seem dangerous to her mental well-being and her health as a songwriter. "I know when not to read an article," the 24-year-old tells the mag. "Is it going to help my day?
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January 29, 2014 |
California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White announced a $50-million plan Wednesday to hire more experienced faculty and advisors, create more flexible class schedules and provide students more internships and other opportunities to help them graduate more quickly. The measures are part of an ambitious project over the next decade to increase graduation rates for first-time undergraduates by 10% and for community college transfers by 5%, as well as to improve the overall learning environment for students, White said.
January 26, 2014 |
Rock star hair is the usual order of the evening during the annual Grammys, but this year several singers have gone with decidedly more girly dos. Taylor Swift is channeling an innocent Olivia Newton John in "Grease" with her soft and perky ponytail. It's a less sophisticated style than the glamorous, tucked-under and pin-curled hairdo she wore at the Golden Globes, but it adds a romantic quality to her striking silver, chain- mail-like Gucci gown. Also pulling hair up and away from their faces are Katy Perry and Colbie Caillat, who are both sporting slick, severe topknots.
January 26, 2014 |
We saw gravity-defying hair, mother-and-son dressing and one batty hat, a striking wide-brimmed Smokey Bear-style worn by Pharrell Williams. But fashion with a capital "F?" There wasn't much of it on the Grammys red carpet this year. In fact, it was kind of a bust. One reason? Though she performed, style diva Beyoncé didn't walk the walk, neither did Rihanna. No Gaga or Miley either. But Taylor Swift did, and she was the best-dressed of the rest, leading the charge in the metallic brigade.
January 20, 2014 |
RENTON, Wash. - No San Francisco? Check. No New England? Check. No hard feelings? Well ... There were ruffled feathers and bruised feelings from coast to coast Monday in the aftermath of the NFL's conference title games. In Seattle, the Seahawks were both celebrating their victory over the 49ers and dealing with the fallout in the wake of cornerback Richard Sherman's unseemly, chest-thumping outburst on national TV, moments after he made the game-saving play. In Foxborough, Mass., Patriots Coach Bill Belichick leveled a serious accusation against one of his former stars, Denver receiver Wes Welker, accusing him of dirty play in a hit that took out cornerback Aqib Talib in the Broncos' big win. Outside of New England, Sherman was all the talk.
January 4, 2014 |
Taylor Swift energetically paced the room of her West Hollywood hotel on a recent visit to Los Angeles. "I'm trying to outrun the jet lag," she said with a smile, looking far from ragged in her matching purple sweater and skirt. Before landing in L.A., she'd flown from Australia to London, then on to Nashville on her way back from the latest leg of her "Red" tour. But Swift, 24, is nothing if not game to be front and center for every facet of her career, so she committed to the schlep to L.A. for a Directors Guild of America screening of "One Chance," the film that's earned her a second Golden Globe Award nomination for her original song, "Sweeter Than Fiction.