February 20, 2013 |
Taylor Swift was sued for canceling an appearance at a Canadian music festival last year after she reportedly had already received the payment for the appearance. She should have known it would be trouble, trouble, trouble? (OK, we got that out of our system.) The singer was set to headline Capital Hoedown's 2012 music festival in Ottawa last August but festival organizer Denis Benoit canceled the event in July 2012 and ticket-holders began asking their credit card companies for refunds, according to the Ottawa Citizen . PHOTOS: Taylor Swift is never, ever getting back together with ... The 23-year-old singer was allegedly paid the $2.5 million that came with booking the appearance and allegedly "refused to perform and/or reschedule a new appearance," which amounted to a breach of contract, according to the complaint filed in New York federal court on Tuesday and obtained by E!
February 16, 2013 |
Ed Sheeran had plenty to be proud of Sunday night at the Grammy Awards, where the English singer-songwriter's "The A Team" was nominated for song of the year. Not only that, but Sheeran performed the tune - a sympathetic ballad about a troubled woman who turns to drugs and prostitution - on the telecast as an intergenerational duet with Elton John. Reflecting on the experience the day after the ceremony, however, Sheeran seemed less than satisfied. The problem wasn't that he'd lost the award to "We Are Young" by Fun., but that he'd attended Justin Timberlake's late-night post-Grammy concert at the Hollywood Palladium.
February 13, 2013 |
Lionize your rock and country heroes in songs and good things will follow - it worked for Taylor Swift, who launched her career six years ago with her single “Tim McGraw,” and it worked for Eric Church, who leads the 48 th Academy of Country Music Awards nominations with seven, including his single saluting the Boss, “Springsteen.” The hit track, which recently scored Church a pair of Grammy nominations, earned Church ACM nods both...
February 11, 2013 |
This will go down as the year the Grammy Awards red carpet went classy. No breasts? No buttocks? No problem. Whether it was intentional, in the end, the best-dressed stars did not run afoul of the much-discussed wardrobe advisory sent last week by CBS' standards and practices committee advising attendees to cover up. Thongs and sheer panels were out, the email said. So was cleavage, puffy skin (whatever that means) and "bare flesh undercurves. GRAMMYS 2013: Full coverage | Red Carpet | Video: Red carpet | Red carpet fashion And people mostly complied - within reason.
February 11, 2013 |
Taylor Swift isn't a yeller and she isn't a boy-chaser, she says - but she admits she's a little bit insecure. So the Grammy-opener says in Elle magazine, which features her on the cover of its March issue. The insecurity, she tells the mag , was born out of those days in middle school, just like happens to regular girls. Certainly not secure enough to go running after guys? "I'm sure if I looked up the latest Google Alerts rumor it would say I'm chasing somebody who doesn't like me as much as I like him - people love that angle on me. They're like, 'Oh Taylor, coming on too strong again, chasing boys.
February 10, 2013 |
Last year's Grammy Awards were somewhat anticlimactic - everyone expected Adele to win everything, and she did. This year's field is wide open, though, with diverse major contenders and no consensus front-runner in top categories. PHOTOS: Top nominees | Snubs & surprises | Nominations concert | Full coverage The main four categories skew young this year, but the nominees are spread across a variety of genres and include both newcomers and relative veterans.
February 7, 2013 |
John Mayer is 'fessing up to his playboy ways, calling himself a "jerk" in an upcoming interview. Mayer has a celebrity black book that includes Taylor Swift, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Minka Kelly and Jessica Simpson, whom he famously equated to "crack cocaine" and "sexual napalm" in a March 2010 Playboy interview. And just about all those relationships ended with Mayer looking like the bad guy, gaining him the skeazy rep of Hollywood's serial playboy. There's even a Swift song called "Dear John" that seemingly fleshes out exactly the kind of guy he was , though she denies that the song was actually written about him. PHOTOS: Taylor Swift is never, ever getting back together with ... "I was just a jerk," the "Speak for Me" singer says in the interview airing on CBS's "Sunday Morning" this weekend.
February 4, 2013 |
Harry Styles had a cheeky 19th birthday bash in London over the weekend -- the kind with photographic evidence that definitely isn't safe for work. The One Direction boy bander celebrated at the Alibi Club in the British capital, where his friend DJ Nick "Grimmy" Grimshaw set up an appearance with a stripper, bizarrely complete with nunchucks and all. (Apparently, she forgot her baton.) "Grimmy said I had to sit there because he was bringing a cake," the singer told the Sun during the band's tour rehearsal.
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January 21, 2013 |
Selena Gomez appears to be coping with her possibly final Justin Bieber breakup rather publicly, crooning a cover of Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River" on Saturday at an acoustic concert in New York to benefit UNICEF. "I've kind of been through a lot these past couple of months, and it's been really interesting and fun at the same time - and weird and sad, but cool," Gomez said before launching into the J.T. tune, People reported. (For those unfamiliar with the song, which Gomez switched up to suit a lady singer, the chorus goes, "You told me you loved me / Why did you leave me, all alone / Now you tell me you need me / When you call me, on the phone / Boy I refuse, you must have me confused / With some other girl / Your bridges were burned, and now it's your turn / To cry, cry me a river.)
January 18, 2013 |
Michael J. Fox would rather Taylor Swift stay the heck away from his 23-year-old son Sam - and really, can you blame him? Tina Fey, at the Golden Globes on Sunday, had hilariously warned audience member Swift to "stay away from Michael J. Fox's son" as the younger Fox, along with Francesca Eastwood, helped out on the awards show. And Dad was happy to reinforce that notion at a Wednesday book party in New York. "No. No ... Just back off," he told Vulture after the idea of a Sam-and-Taylor love connection was proposed.