Posts Tagged ‘Taylor Swift’

ABC’s latest series, Nashville, premiered Wednesday, October 10th and one thing was pretty clear from the pilot: we’ll be dealing with two versions of Taylor Swift.  There’s a super sweet blonde who essentially embodies that Taylor Swift innocence, then there’s the semi bitchy blonde who is the real Taylor Swift.

I’m kidding, but one look at Hayden Panettiere in a gold sequined dress with the most ridiculous scowl plastered on her face, and I can’t help but imagine Taylor Swift doing the exact same thing. There’s public Taylor and bitchy Taylor, and luckily for us, Nashville will be bringing us both versions for the foreseeable future.

Quick synopsis of the first episode goes something like this: Connie Britton’s character is a country legend; Hayden Panettiere’s character is the up and coming ingénue with attitude to spare. As one tries to hold on to her lackluster flame, the other will stop at nothing to achieve the type of success that will keep her away from her drug-addicted mother. I can predict nothing but lots of drama and sequins this season, but I don’t think that’s going to be a problem.

If you’re interested in watching something a bit more ridiculous than real life, chock-full of obvious love triangles and dastardly ne’er-do-wells (sorry, I’ve always wanted to use that phrase), tune in. Plus, the mom from Halloweentown has a large part in the series, making nostalgia the biggest reason to tune in. Yay, for Disney Channel Original Movies!

-Tenaysia Fox

Okay, yes, I am like every other girl and enjoy blasting Taylor Swift at unhealthy volumes with the windows rolled down.  Does that mean she’s actually talented enough for all the recognition she gets?  Absolutely not.  Think about this: Taylor’s first single came out in 2006 when Taylor was 16.  Taylor’s most recent album, “Speak Now,” was released when she was 20.  Between this period her voice and songs have reflected zero growth.  For this reason, I am not a supporter of Taylor Swift taking home the Entertainer of the Year award for the second time at the Country Music Awards last week.  Besides the fact that she also had a dreadfully boring performance.

But on a better note, Carrie Underwood’s outfits.  Oh wait, still a bad note.  From a combination of cabaret and Michael Jackson to a green gown taken straight from the Renaissance, Carrie was not on her game.  Check out all of the star’s outfits from the night here.

But in all seriousness, the night did have some great moments.  A few for the books? Eric Church gave a great performance of his new song “Drink In My Hand.” Faith Hill returned to the CMA stage for the first time in a while. Jason Aldean took home Album of the Year for “My Kinda Party” and Musical Event of the Year for his performance with Kelly Clarkson on “Don’t You Wanna Stay.”

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The days of Country music defining itself by mandolins and banjos are over.  With many thanks to Country-Pop crossover acts such as Taylor Swift and Lady Antebellum, the country music audience has grown exponentially in the past years.  On November 9, the 45th CMA Awards  will air live on ABC at 8/7c.  For the fourth consecutive year, Carrie Underwood will host the event with Brad Paisley.

The highest honor one can win at the CMAs is Entertainer of the Year. You see, selling albums is only half of the deal to them; the Country music scene thrives on live shows, summer tours and TV specials. Up for Entertainer of the Year this year are Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.  Although Paisley, Swift and Urban have won in past years, you can expect performances from all five nominees.

So stayed tuned for a recap after the show airs.  Because if there’s anything I love talking about more then Dubstep, Electronic music, and British singers, it’s Country music.

With their new album “Own the Night” just released on September 13, Lady Antebellum is nominated for Vocal Group of the Year.  Here is the album’s second single “We Owned the Night”:

-Hayley Isaacson

While performing at a show in St. Louis this past week, Taylor Swift experienced a truly accidental wardrobe malfunction. She was singing her hit song “You Belong with Me” when a gust of wind flipped her dress up and showed millions of people, in person and online, her nude colored spanx. So, in case you missed it, here ya go pervs! (Fast forward to 1:05.) 

-Juilia Fuino
"In a few years, holla at me Miley Cyrus."

"In a few years, holla at me Miley Cyrus."

Even though The Grammy’s were a couple of weeks ago, I can’t seem to forget about some of these outfits. Here are some of my faves and some fuglys…oh and Lady Gaga, who is in a category of her own.

Glee superstar Lea Michele, who also looked stunning at the SAG awards in a teal Malandrino gown, was my favorite on the Grammy’s red carpet. The navy Romona Keveza one-shoulder frock with full petal skirt was darling and made me proud to be a Gleek (don’t judge me).

As much as I hate to admit it, I actually liked Miley Cyrus’ Herve Leger long-sleeved mini-dress. It fit her perfectly and she rocked it. Good Miley, maybe all hope is not lost for you (but it most likely is). (more…)

Taylor Swift, I don’t even know where to start. I used to love you. Yes, shamefully I was just as obsessed with T. Swift like every other teenage girl. The problem is, that I grew up and Swift has remained the same. While I can still jam out to “Teardrops On My Guitar,” I’m tired of her same old routine.

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Oh yes, the epitome of this post

For the second installment of Music Monday: Jerk Does Valentine’s day, we decided to appeal to the cynics in all of us by posting a list of the Creepiest Love Songs of all time. So yeah, we go both ways on this holiday. (Previous Post: Love Songs that Don’t Make us Want to Vomit.)

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Oh Josh Ritter, I'll be your Northern Lights

This week’s edition of Music Monday is featuring a tribute to Valentine’s Day, but we’re bringing you two playlists. We can either be the assholes that hate Valentine’s Day or the saps that love it, so here’s both because there is no winning either way. Even if we ignore it, we still look like dicks. So fuck you Valentine’s Day for putting us in this awful position (but don’t leave us because for this one day only, we’ll love you). So here’s part one: “Love Songs that Don’t Make Us Want to Vomit.”

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So once again, I will be valentine-less this February the 14th. But hey, why not go out and see this romantic comedy with the girls? And then if one of them is attached, tell her to go screw herself. And then possibly her boyfriend.


I have never seen so many big names in one production–can we say, all-star cast? We’ve got Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner, Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaway, Patrick Dempsey, and Queen Latifah, to name a few. Oh, and don’t forget Taylor Swift and her ever-dreamy boyfriend Taylor Lautner (Yes, New Moon surely has turned me to Team Jacob). (more…)

Will tonight really be a good night?

Will tonight really be a good night?

The 2010 Grammy Awards air tonight on CBS–tune in at 8 p.m. to watch all your favorite mainstream bands take home their gramophones.  One of the most popular categories, record of the year, contains a mix of country, alternative, and pop:

Beyoncé-Halo

Kings of Leon-Use Somebody

Lady Gaga-Poker Face

Taylor Swift-You Belong With Me

Black Eyed Peas- I Gotta Feeling (more…)