TAYLOR SWIFT PERFORMS ‘YOU NEED TO CALM DOWN’ ON ‘GMA’; TALKS IN HER ‘LOVER’S LOUNGE’ – (08/23/2019)
Taylor Swift performed live on Good Morning America Thursday, giving fans a high-energy concert that took place at Central Park in New York City.
The stage was filled with pink and white flowers. Swift kicked things off by performing “You Need To Calm Down” from her new album Lover. Swift then launched into “ME!,” also from Lover, followed by an older song, “Shake It Off” from her 2014 album 1989.
Swift sat down with GMA’s Robin Roberts before the concert to discuss Lover and her plans to re-record her older albums in 2020 so that she can own the recordings. She said:
[“I think that artists deserve to own their own work. I just feel very passionately about that.”]
Roberts also mentioned that Lover is already close to reaching one million copies sold through pre-sales. Lover arrives today and the music video for the album’s title song dropped yesterday. Some of the clothing featured in Taylor’s video is from her new collaboration with Stella McCartney.
In a YouTube live stream right before the video premiered, Taylor revealed that the inspiration behind the video’s concept was a lyric from her song “You Are in Love,” from her 1989 album. On that song, she sings, “And so it goes, you two are dancing in a snow globe ‘round and ‘round.”
The clip features Taylor and her love interest, played by one of her tour dancers, Christian Owens, acting out different scenes in color-coordinated rooms of what looks like a dollhouse. Like the lyric, the entire video takes place within a snow globe.
Also during the live feed, called “Lover’s Lounge,” Taylor Swift sat on a couch surrounded by her band while performing her song “The Archer” live for the first time.
Meanwhile, Taylor also announced that she will be opening the 2019 MTV VMAs next Monday live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. This is the first time Taylor will be returning to the VMAs stage since her 2015 performance of “Bad Blood.” Taylor Swift is up for 10 awards – including Video of the Year, Song of the Year, and Video For Good for her songs “ME!” and “You Need to Calm Down.”
Taylor has teamed with Apple for “Music Lab: Remix Taylor Swift,” a new initiative that will teach fans how to remix “You Need to Calm Down” using the iPhone app GarageBand. Starting today, fans can sign up to attend a Music Lab session at select Apple Stores worldwide, where they will “receive firsthand encouragement and inspiration” from Taylor via video and then learn how to deconstruct and create their own unique versions of the song.
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MILEY CYRUS SLAMS ALLEGATIONS THAT SHE CHEATED ON LIAM HEMSWORTH IN EPIC TWITTER RANT – (08/23/2019)
After Liam Hemsworth filed for divorce from Miley Cyrus Wednesday, Miley took to Twitter to defend herself against rumors that her infidelity was the reason for their split.
Cyrus posted a lengthy statement admitting to many things in her past including using drugs and partying, but she wants to make one thing clear – she did not cheat on Hemsworth and cheating did not break up her marriage.
“But the truth is, once Liam & I reconciled, I meant it, & I was committed. There are NO secrets to uncover here. I’ve learned from every experience in my life. I’m not perfect, I don’t want to be, it’s boring. I’ve grown up in front of you, but the bottom line is, I HAVE GROWN UP,” Miley wrote in a portion of her statement on Twitter. “I can admit to a lot of things but I refuse to admit that my marriage ended because of cheating. Liam and I have been together for a decade. I’ve said it before & it remains true, I love Liam and always will.”
“BUT at this point I had to make a healthy decision for myself to leave a previous life behind. I am the healthiest and happiest I have been in a long time. You can say I am a twerking, pot smoking , foul mouthed hillbilly but I am not a liar,” she continued.
One of the things Miley ‘fessed up to includes revealing that she was let go from voice-starring in the Sony animated title Hotel Transylvania after photos surfaced online of her posing with a penis-shaped birthday cake that she purchased for Hemsworth, who was her boyfriend at the time.
“I lost a massive Walmart deal at 17 for ripping a bong. I got kicked off Hotel Transylvania for buying Liam a penis cake for his birthday and licking it. I swung on a wrecking ball naked. There are probably more nudes of me on the internet than maybe any woman in history,” she tweeted.
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JAMIE FOXX SLAMS RUMORS HE’S DATING SINGER HIS DAUGHTER’S AGE – (08/23/2019)
Couldn’t be more of a nope. Following reports that Jamie Foxx and broke up with his love of six years, Katie Holmes, he is strongly denying rumors that he has moved on with a young singer.
“When I met Ed Sheeran, I didn’t know him from Adam. He slept on my couch for six weeks,” Foxx said in an Instagram live video that singer and model Vave recorded and shared on her own Instagram account.
“He ended up going on to do great things. Nick Cannon was 13 years old, he would sleep in my old house. … Before Ne-Yo was Ne-Yo, he would come to the crib. Everybody comes to my crib, no matter who you are. … There is a young lady by the name of Sela Vave. I did the same thing with her.”
The 51-year-old praised her talents, then slammed media reports that they were dating following shots of them leaving a club together, her hand in his.
“I’m escorting her to my car, to put her in the car – my artist, who hangs out with my kids, who’s as young as my daughter,” he said, referencing daughter Corinne Foxx, 25. Vave’s age is reportedly 19. Foxx also has a 10-year-old daughter, Annalise Bishop.
“I spoke to that girl’s mom and she put her trust in me, so we want to make sure she has the opportunity to show you the talent we saw,” he said. “Enough of the unnecessary hate for the woman, just because the guys are coming here and they’re working hard, but when a girl does it, all of a sudden she has an ulterior motive.”
He continued: “I know you guys are reading between the lines, but I embrace all the artists who come here. What happened in the press with our girl Sela – that’s our family. We don’t ever cross the lines like that personally. That’s our artist, that’s our family, that’s our love. She’s been brought into the family, she works hard, she’s a beautiful singer. I can’t wait for you to hear her.”
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