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Gaga Up for Second Oscar, but Rihanna in the Mix

In a surprise, entry from Taylor Swift does not get a best-song nomination

(Newser) - Lady Gaga and Rihanna earned Oscar nominations Tuesday in a best original song category that found Taylor Swift left out, per the AP . Gaga was nominated for " Hold My Hand " from Top Gun: Maverick, while Rihanna became a first-time nominee through " Lift Me Up, " a song...

Senators Grill Ticketmaster, Flex Taylor Swift Knowledge
Ticketmaster Apologizes,
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Ticketmaster Apologizes, Senators Sound Skeptical

Head of parent company Live Nation testifies at Senate hearing

(Newser) - The parent company of Ticketmaster was grilled Tuesday by senators over its stranglehold of the industry and the debacle over the sale of Taylor Swift tickets . The big question now is whether anything will change. Some highlights:
  • The bots: Joe Berchtold, head of parent company Live Nation, apologized for the
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Taylor Swift Says She Never Heard 3LW Song Before She Was Sued
Taylor Swift Shakes Off
'Shake It Off' Lawsuit
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Taylor Swift Shakes Off 'Shake It Off' Lawsuit

Copyright infringement suit dropped weeks before trial

(Newser) - Taylor Swift has finally shaken off the long-running lawsuit over lyrics in her hit "Shake It Off." Songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler, who claimed Swift copied their line "Playas, they gonna play, and haters, they gonna hate," told a judge Monday that they are dropping...

Taylor Swift Strikes Deal to Direct
Taylor Swift
Strikes Deal
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Taylor Swift Strikes Deal to Direct

Searchlight project will be her first feature film

(Newser) - Having been honored for her directing of two short films, Taylor Swift is moving to a longer form. Calling her "a once in a generation artist and storyteller, Searchlight Pictures has announced that it has a deal for the pop star to direct a feature film, Variety reports. The...

Swifties Lawyering Up Against Ticketmaster

Taylor Swift fans join lawsuit after ticketing debacle

(Newser) - Ticketmaster may face more trouble over the debacle it made of its attempt to sell Taylor Swift concert tickets. Fans of the singer—self-anointed Swifties—have filed a lawsuit against the company and parent LiveNation alleging "fraud, price-fixing, and antitrust violations,” reports Pitchfork . The suit further alleges that...

Taylor Swift Vents About Ticket Sale Disaster

Celeb says she won't 'make excuses for anyone'

(Newser) - Taylor Swift didn't blame anyone by name Friday in expressing frustration and anger about the disastrous handling of ticket sales for her 2023 tour, but that "outside entity" she refers to would be Ticketmaster. The company called off the general sale of Swift tickets scheduled for Friday after...

Taylor Swift Fans Urged to 'Finish the Job' Pearl Jam Started

Grunge band went to war with Ticketmaster in 1994

(Newser) - Fans are urging Taylor Swift and Pearl Jam to work together—and they're not talking about an album of Swift-Eddie Vedder duets. The Ticketmaster Taylor Swift debacle this week has brought back memories of the grunge band's battle against the company nearly 30 years ago, Fox reports. In...

Taylor Swift Fans Irate at Incompetent Ticketmaster
Ticketmaster
Suspends
Taylor Swift
Ticket Sale
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Ticketmaster Suspends Taylor Swift Ticket Sale

Public offering was scheduled for Friday, days after chaotic presale

(Newser) - The mess that is the Ticketmaster selling of tickets for Taylor Swift's next tour has been paused: The vendor called off the general sale scheduled for Friday. In a tweet Thursday afternoon, Variety reports, Ticketmaster blamed "extraordinarily high demands on ticketing systems and insufficient remaining ticket inventory" for...

Tennessee AG Isn't Shaking Off Ticketmaster's Swift Debacle

Jonathan Skrmetti looking into consumer complaints on Ticketmaster sales for singer's tour

(Newser) - The Ticketmaster fumble on Tuesday during sales for Taylor Swift's Eras Tour wasn't just an annoyance for fans—it was a bungle that's caught the attention of Tennessee's attorney general. At a Wednesday video news conference, AG Jonathan Skrmetti announced that, due to multiple consumer complaints...

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No One Has
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No One Has Done This Before in Billboard's History

Taylor Swift snags all of the top 10 spots on Billboard's Hot 100

(Newser) - Taylor Swift released her latest album, Midnights, on Oct. 21, and by Monday, she'd made history: All of the top 10 songs on Billboard's Hot 100 belonged to her. "Anti-Hero," the lead single from the album, is in the No. 1 slot, followed by nine others...

Taylor Swift Changes Video After Criticism

Singer removes the word 'fat' from 'Anti-Hero' music video

(Newser) - Taylor Swift has edited a music video she directed days after its release after onlookers claimed it was insensitive. The pop star was specifically accused of "fatphobia" after the release of the video for " Anti-Hero ," the first single from her new album Midnights , which showed her stepping...

Sorry, Harry Styles— Taylor Swift Just Buried You

First day of sales for singer's 'Midnights' album saw 800K copies sold—and that's not all

(Newser) - Taylor Swift's new album, Midnights, is making headlines not only for its "darker" and "more experimental" sound—it's also smashing sales records. Billboard cites data from Luminate that finds the 32-year-old singer's 10th original studio album sold more than 800,000 copies in the US...

Taylor Swift Evolves Again
Taylor Swift Evolves Again
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Taylor Swift Evolves Again

Tone of 'Midnights' is 'a little darker, a little more experimental, and always electric'

(Newser) - "All of me changed like midnight," Taylor Swift confesses halfway through her 10th original album, the aptly named and moody Midnights, out Friday. It's a moment on the electric "Midnight Rain" that finds the 32-year-old lyricist at her best, reminding you of her unparalleled ability to...

Taylor Swift Fans Read Between Lines on NFL News

Many think league dropped a hint that she will perform at the Super Bowl show

(Newser) - To be clear, the NFL has not announced who is performing at halftime of the next Super Bowl. But fans of Taylor Swift think the league dropped a major hint that Swift herself will get the honors, reports Sports Illustrated . It's pure speculation at this point, but the NFL...

Taylor Swift Is Getting Her First College Degree

NYU is bestowing an honorary doctorate on the performer

(Newser) - That will be Doctor Taylor Swift, kind of. New York University is bestowing an honorary doctorate of fine arts on the performer, reports Variety . What's more, Swift will speak at the school's commencement on May 18. As Billboard notes, this will be the first college degree for the...

Taylor Swift Takes on Blur Singer's 'Really 'F---ed Up' Claim

Damon Albarn said in a recent interview that Swift doesn't write her own songs

(Newser) - Say what you will about Taylor Swift's music, but don't ever accuse her of not writing her own tunes. Damon Albarn could've used that advice before he did a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times , in which he claimed just that. The 32-year-old "Trouble" singer...

7 Years On, a New 'Shake It Off' Headache for Swift

She filed a motion seeking to have the case dismissed

(Newser) - Update: Taylor Swift wants a judge to take another look at his decision that a copyright infringement lawsuit against her can proceed. In a motion filed by Swift's side on Dec. 23, they say District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald should have considered the "extrinsic test" in regards to...

After Claiming Record, Swift Sends Flowers to a 'Giant'

She reaches out to Don McLean after replacing him in the record books

(Newser) - Update: Taylor Swift recently claimed the record for the longest No. 1 song, and she made a point to reach out to the singer she replaced. CNN reports that Swift sent flowers to Don McLean after her "All Too Well" (10-plus minutes) surpassed his "American Pie" (8-plus minutes)....

BTS Wins Big at AMAs: 'This Whole Thing Is a Miracle'

Big night for South Korean boy band at American Music Awards, including first artist of the year win

(Newser) - South Korean superstars BTS were crowned artist of the year at the American Music Awards on Sunday, brushing aside challenges from Taylor Swift, Drake, and The Weeknd as they took home a total of three awards, teamed up with Coldplay for a raucous " My Universe," and closed the...

Alleged Stalker Arrested at Taylor Swift's Apartment

'She knows that I'm coming here,' says 52-year-old Hanks Johnson in New York City

(Newser) - A stalker who claims pop star Taylor Swift is communicating with him on social media was arrested on a trespassing charge after trying to break into the singer's Manhattan apartment, police said Monday. Hanks Johnson, 52, was arrested at 8:30pm Saturday after a 911 caller reported he was...

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