May 20, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS -- On the Billboard stage, there's not much room for surprises, at least not where the awards are concerned. This is a ceremony dictated by radio, sales, streaming and fan voting. So it should be expected that Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber would reign heavily over Sunday's telecast. And they did. Swift walked away with an impressive eight trophies (she was up for 11) and delivered a showstopping performance, and Bieber hit the stage twice in between collecting a handful of awards, including top male artist.
May 20, 2013 |
Taylor Swift's disgusted reaction manifests exactly what she thinks of Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber rekindling their romance. The singer unleashed her true feelings via an impromptu facial expression when her bestie Gomez kissed her ex-boyfriend backstage at the Billboard Music Awards, so obviously not wanting him to "Come and Get It. " Swift, who won the night's honor for artist of the year, was walking backstage with Gomez at the MGM Grand...
May 20, 2013 |
Taylor Swift rocked a sparkly blue mini dress by Muhair Zurad, with cutouts across her shoulder blades, when she accepted eight awards, including artist of the year, at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday. She also wore Jimmy Choo "Suki" platform sandals, according to a news release. PHOTOS: Billboard Music Awards arrivals Giant European retailer H&M has signed a pledge to improve worker conditions in Bangladesh, even though it has not been linked to the factory collapse in that country in April.
May 8, 2013 |
Amazon, the online retailer, recently posted 14 original "TV pilots" on the Web for public viewing and reviewing. In an instant, and before a single show has officially debuted, it has established a brand. Television is changing fast, so fast that it is hard now even to know what is meant by the word "television. " Broadcast, cable, satellite and streaming; on flat screens and tablets and smartphones; watching live, on disc, or by DVR - all we can say for now is something like, "Television is any moving image on a screen that requires you to do nothing but watch it. " (This should hold until holographic TV arrives.)
April 17, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - An eagerly awaited immigration overhaul from a bipartisan group of senators arrived early Wednesday, an 844-page bill that both the political left and right now see as the best chance in decades to achieve fix a broken immigration system. The business community welcomed the legislation as an economic priority that would establish new guest worker programs, while immigration advocates see the opportunity to provide a 13-year path to legal status for the estimated 11 million people who entered this country illegally or overstayed visas.
April 16, 2013 |
The most powerful stellar explosion since the big bang has been linked to a newly discovered class of ultra-long gamma ray burst, astronomers said Tuesday at the 2013 Huntsville Gamma-Ray Burst Symposium in Nashville, Tenn. "We really think we've found this new class of gamma-ray bursts and a natural explanation for creating them in a type of star collapse that we haven't previously talked about," said Andrew Levan, an astronomer at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, who led a study on the phenomena.
April 8, 2013 |
Taylor Swift was not a big winner at the American Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday in Las Vegas. The performer/songwriter who took home a basketful of awards, including female vocalist of the year, was Miranda Lambert. (But Swift, in her Dolce & Gabbana gown, struck me as being among the best dressed.) [Los Angeles Times] The Year of Beyonce continues. The singer, who has been in the headlines almost nonstop so far in 2013, performing at the U.S. presidential inauguration and the Super Bowl, has been named honorary chair of the annual Costume Institute Gala, scheduled May 6. [WWD]
April 4, 2013 |
Even as momentum for new gun legislation wanes in Washington, lawmakers across the country are fashioning their own response to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, resulting in a patchwork that tightens restrictions in some places and eases them in others. While varied, the measures show how much more nimble states can be than the federal government. California, New York and Connecticut, the scene of the school shooting, are among those that have moved to stiffen already tough gun laws.
April 3, 2013 |
Keds has introduced a footwear collection in collaboration with singer Taylor Swift. The women's shoes are a new take on the classic Champions sneaker, in 12 new designs. There are styles with chevron patterns created from guitars; polka dots alternating with paw prints; flowers floating over stripes; anchors and stars; and more. Finishing touches include solid trim in coordinating colors and a special charm in one of two styles: a guitar pick or a silver heart that incorporates Swift's favorite number, 13. The shoes are around $50 a pair and are available on Keds.com , Nordstrom.com and Journeys.com . Product launches Kiehl's has undertaken its annual project in honor of Earth Day (which is April 22)
March 28, 2013 |
Taylor Swift is getting back in the acting chair: She'll guest star in the finale of Fox's "New Girl" in May. The "I Knew You Were Trouble" songstress will appear in the May 14 finale of the comedy, the Associated Press confirmed. The show stars Zooey Deschanel as the sweet-but-awkward "New Girl" Jess, who moves in with three male roommates, played by Max Greenfield, Jake Johnson and Lamorne Morris. Swift, 23, will play a different new girl named Elaine, an "important guest" at the wedding of Cece (Hannah Simone)