Saturday March 10, 2012 20:41
Taylor Swift enjoyed a REALLY good 2011.
Based on U.S. income from tours, album sale and publishing royalties, Billboard has determined that the talented young crooner earned more money than any other musician in 2011. Just how much did Taylor bring in?
A cool $ 35 million.
The singer is currently on tour in Australia, meanwhile, looking to get a big, early start in 2012.
Here’s a look at the top 10 music money makers from the past year:
- Taylor Swift
- Kenny Chesney
- Lady Gaga
- Lil Wayne
- Bon Jovi
- Celine Dion
- Jason Aldean
Wednesday March 7, 2012 02:10
We’re starting to think Taylor Swift is as nice as she looks. The singer wore a piece from Kanye West’s spring collection on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Australia, proving that all is forgiven between her and the rapper who rudely interrupted her MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech back in 2009.
Marni for H&M in Stores Thursday
The magazine went as far as to confirm this on their website:
“For those who might wonder if the hatchet is buried between Taylor and Kayne West, following Kayne’s outburst at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, well, there she is in our story (image 6) wearing a Kayne West top from his first collection.”
Taylor drama aside, we’re surprised to see Kayne’s collection doing so well after all of the bad reviews he received in Paris last fall. However, fashion editor Christine Centenera, who styled the shoot, also consulted with Kayne on the collection. Are the release of these photos perfect timing or what? The rapper-turned-designer is showcasing his fall 2012 collection in Paris tomorrow.
Do you think Taylor was too quick to forgive and forget or is Kayne’s collection just too hard to resist?
Thursday March 1, 2012 06:44
This pairing almost makes too much sense, doesn’t it?
Witnesses tell The New York Post that Tim Tebow and Taylor Swift struck up a conversation at a pre-Academy Awards party on Friday night, following it up with dinner two evenings later at at Toscanova Italian restaurant in Century City.
“After dinner, he walked her out,” a source says. “Then he walked back in to join two other people. I think they may both have been with their agents.”
Granted, the meal doesn’t sound too romantic, but Taylor has been burned by so many men in her past. Tebow is a virgin, had the good sense to reject Kim Kardashian and might be the son of God.
This couple has to happen.
Monday February 27, 2012 18:40
In case you still weren’t convinced that Taylor Swift is totally awesome…
The singer was invited last week to attend the prom of Kevin McGuire, an 18-year old from New Jersey who has suffered a relapse of leukemia.
The invitation was set up by Kevin’s sister, Tori, who created a “Taylor Swift Take Kevin McGuire to Prom!” Facebook page that has nearly 100,000 followers and on whose profile it reads:
Kevin is the kindest, most noble 18 year old a person could even fathom meeting, and throughout his ups and downs Kevin never even questioned ‘why me?’ Nothing, and I mean NOTHING brightens Kevin’s day more than Taylor Swift. Kevin DESERVES more than anyone a special event in his life.
Taylor agrees. On her Facebook page, the superstar responded to this request with:
“Kevin, I’m so sorry but I won’t be able to make it to your prom. But I was wondering, the ACM Awards are coming up… Would you be my date?”
The Academy of Country Music Awards will take place on April 1 in Las Vegas and Swift is nominated for several big ones, including Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year.
Said McGuire, who is being treated at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, to USA Today: “Obviously I said yes. [The CMAs are] a lot better than the senior prom.”
Friday December 9, 2011 21:01
Taylor Armstrong: Why I’m Sharing My Story Now
Taylor Armstrong will release a memoir in February that details the alleged abuse she suffered at the hands of estranged late husband Russell Armstrong.
Given the timing of the book, along with the numerous interviews this Real Housewife has given on the topic since Russell killed himself in August, it’s impossible not to wonder why Armstrong is speaking out now. It’s a matter of safety, Taylor claims.
“Until Russell’s suicide, I didn’t feel safe to tell anyone for fear of my own safety and the safety of my daughter,” Armstrong tells ABC News. “With Russell’s passing, I now feel safe to bring my story into the light, to help all battered and abused women, and men, and aid them in their struggle.
“From the bottom of my heart, I believe if my book can help others find the courage to deal with the pain and fear of their abusive relationships, I will have made a real difference in their lives.”
What do you think of Armstrong releasing such a memoir?
until my husband Russell’s suicide, I didn’t feel safe to tell anyone for fear of my own safety and the safety of my daughter. (5-year-old Kennedy) With Russell’s passing, I now feel safe to bring my story into the light, to help all battered and abused women, and men, and aid them in their struggle.”
Wednesday December 7, 2011 08:33
Taylor Armstrong Releases Book Cover, Tells Abuse Victims: Learn From Me!
Yes, Taylor Armstrong really is coming out with a memoir that details the alleged abuse she suffered at the hands of late husband Russell Armstrong.
It will be titled “Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss and Finding the Courage Within,” and Taylor unveiled the book cover last night on Bravo:
“My book takes readers behind the glamour of Beverly Hills to show them the terrible violence I suffered, and the slow and painful process of rebuilding my shattered life,” Armstrong said in a statement. “I want readers in abusive relationships to learn from my suffering and use my book to help them find their own courage within.”
Yes, fellow abuse victims, you can learn a lot from Taylor, namely: if you are rich and famous and have a televised platform from which you can promote, you, too, can profit from the suicide of your estranged husband.
What do you think of Armstrong releasing this book?