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Southwest Changes Schedule for Swift Fans

Airline adds 10 flights in October, expecting demand when her tour returns to America

(Newser) - You may have heard reference to the "Taylor Swift economy." A new move by Southwest Airlines provides an example of just how much of an effect she has: The airline is adding 10 flights to its schedule in October to accommodate fans trying to see her shows, reports...

Welcome to the Dave Grohl-Taylor Swift Feud
Welcome to the
Dave Grohl-Taylor Swift Feud

Welcome to the Dave Grohl-Taylor Swift Feud

It's definitely a weird one

(Newser) - Dave Grohl apparently picked a fight with Taylor Swift Saturday night while the Foo Fighters played a show in London, not far from Wembley Stadium, where Swift was playing that same night. Grohl mentioned her Eras Tour—a remark that was met with boos from the audience, whom Grohl quickly...

Taylor Swift Makes Big Announcement at 100th Eras Gig

She says record-breaking tour will end in December

(Newser) - The end of Eras is coming. Taylor Swift marked the 100th date of her record-breaking concert tour Thursday night by confirming that it will end in December, NBC News reports. "The celebration of the 100th show for me means the very first time I've ever acknowledged to myself...

Taylor Swift Makes Rare Social Media Comment

Swift sticks up for Lady Gaga after fellow singer addresses pregnancy rumors

(Newser) - Taylor Swift doesn't often make comments on social media, so her Wednesday comment on one of Lady Gaga's TikTok videos is "significant," as TMZ puts it. It all has to do with pregnancy speculation both singers have recently been subjected to. The rundown:
  • Swift pregnancy rumors:

Well, the Entire Taylor Swift Album Charted on Billboard

She has a total of 32 songs on the Hot 100. Sorry, other people who make music

(Newser) - Rumors of The Tortured Poets Department fatigue may have been greatly exaggerated: As Billboard reports, every single song on the double album that dropped April 19 has found a spot on the Hot 100, and she's dominating the entire top 14 slots. The No. 1 spot went to "...

Enter the Era of Taylor Swift Fatigue
Enter the Tortured
Swift Fatigue Department
the rundown

Enter the Tortured Swift Fatigue Department

'NYT' describes complaints 'unlike any Swift has faced' recently

(Newser) - Taylor Swift has been on everyone's lips for months. That hasn't changed with the release of The Tortured Poets Department, her 31-song 11th studio album and the fifth new release in five years (not to mention those four rereleases). But what people are saying has changed. Indeed, as...

Taylor Swift's Personal Trainer Reveals Himself

As well as the pop star's brutal workout regimen

(Newser) - "I'm ready to be known as 'Taylor Swift's trainer.'" That's the word from Kirk Myers, who reveals himself as, yes, the personal trainer of none other than Taylor Swift in an interview with Vogue . Myers, the founder of Dogpound Gym (where a membership...

Record Store Day Celebrates Vinyl, Indie Shops

Taylor Swift has helped LP sales, and the stores picked her early as a star

(Newser) - Special LP releases, live performances, and at least one giant block party were planned around the US on Saturday as hundreds of shops celebrate the 16th Record Store Day during a surge of interest in vinyl and the day after the release of Taylor Swift's latest album. In suburban...

Taylor Swift Dropped a Double Bomb Overnight

'Tortured Poets Department' was released at midnight Friday, with a surprise at 2am

(Newser) - Taylor Swift's eleventh album was released at midnight Eastern time Friday, and to say Swifties are going wild over The Tortured Poets Department would be a bit of an understatement—reactions were being posted live to Twitter (where Swift herself revealed at 2am Eastern time that—surprise!— it'...

Courtney Love Has Thoughts on Taylor Swift, Beyonce

'Taylor is not important,' and she doesn't like Beyonce's music

(Newser) - Courtney Love, never known for holding back her controversial opinions, is opining again, this time in a lengthy interview in the Standard . She's got a new eight-part series out on BBC Radio, Courtney Love's Women, and boy, does she get into the girls. While the former Hole frontwoman...

Paparazzo Says Taylor Swift's Dad Punched Him
No Charges for
Taylor Swift's Dad

Australia: No Charges for Taylor Swift's Dad

Scott Swift had been accused of assaulting photographer after Taylor's Australia tour ended

(Newser) - Taylor Swift's dad won't have to deal with any trouble Down Under. Australian police said on Tuesday that Scott Swift won't be charged following accusations that he assaulted a paparazzo. TMZ confirms the decision by New South Wales Police came after an investigation into Ben McDonald's...

Taylor Swift, Singapore Cut Deal and Neighbors Aren't Happy

Enter the growing industry of event tourism

(Newser) - We know Taylor Swift concerts generate billions in consumer spending . And now we know countries are willing to pay big for the advantage, at the cost of their neighbors missing out. Earlier this week, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong confirmed the country's tourism board paid an undisclosed sum—...

Taylor Swift Urges Fans to 'Make a Plan to Vote'
Swift: Vote for the People
'Who Most Represent YOU'

Swift: Vote for the People 'Who Most Represent YOU'

She urges her 282M Instagram followers to go to the polls

(Newser) - Taylor Swift urged her fans to get out and vote on Super Tuesday, though she didn't endorse any candidates in the Democratic and Republican primaries. "I wanted to remind you guys to vote the people who most represent YOU into power," Swift told her 282 million folllowers...

Taylor Swift Is Related to an Actual Tortured Poet

Guess who's related to Emily Dickinson?

(Newser) - Taylor Swift has a rather interesting sixth cousin, three times removed. Ancestry.com gives Today the scoop that dangling out on the songstress's family tree is another bit of American royalty: Emily Dickinson. "Swift and Dickinson both descend from a 17th-century English immigrant (Swift's ninth great-grandfather and...

It's Biden's Turn to Poke Trump's Mental Acuity

On 'Late Night,' president said Trump 'can't remember his wife's name,' then referred to 2024 as 2020

(Newser) - President Biden made a surprise appearance on the Late Show with Seth Meyers on Monday and got in a few digs at Donald Trump's "age and mental acuity," per Axios . "You got to take a look at the other guy. He's about as old as...

Museum Seeks the 'Most Studious Swiftie'

London's Victoria and Albert Museum needs someone well versed on pop star to help curators

(Newser) - Are you the "most studious Swiftie"? London's Victoria and Albert Museum wants you stat, as a new "Superfan Advisor" to help inform curators on the museum's Taylor Swift collection, reports the Guardian . Candidates for this part-time gig, which will pay per session, "will meet...

Taylor Swift Jet Tracker: 'Look What You Made Me Do'

Student's lawyer fires back after cease-and-desist letter from star's attorneys

(Newser) - Jack Sweeney, the college student who received a cease-and-desist letter from Taylor Swift's lawyers for tracking her private jets and sharing updates on social media, has responded using the title of one of her hits. "Look What You Made Me Do," he wrote in a post on...

KC Victim's Family Gets Gift From Taylor Swift

Singer donates $100K to page for Lisa Lopez-Galvan

(Newser) - A GoFundMe set up for the woman killed in this week's mass shooting in Kansas City quickly doubled its goal thanks to a single donor—Taylor Swift. The singer gave $100,000 to the page for Lisa Lopez-Galvan with a pair of $50,000 donations, reports the New York ...

Here's What Trump Had to Say About Taylor Before the Game

'There's no way she could endorse Crooked Joe Biden'

(Newser) - The part of the Taylor Swift-Travis Kelce far right conspiracy theory where the Kansas City Chiefs win the Super Bowl did in fact come to pass, but no endorsement of President Biden was forthcoming during or after the big game—which Donald Trump had predicted would be the case. Posting...

Biden Tweaks Conspiracy Theorists After Super Bowl

'Just like we drew it up,' he tweets, channeling the Dark Brandon meme

(Newser) - President Biden didn't tip his hand on which team he was rooting for in Super Bowl 58, but he took advantage of Kansas City's win afterward to mock conspiracy theorists. "Just like we drew it up," he tweeted after the overtime victory , reports Deadline . Biden did...

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