Taylor Swift has proven herself to be the biggest name in pop, and the most generous. Currently in the midst of a world tour for her 1989 album, Taylor is still finding time to have fun with her friends, her new boyfriend Calvin Harris, and helping fans in need. Here’s everything that’s going on with Taylor right now.
As you may already know, Taylor basically changed the music industry a few weeks ago when she took on Apple and called them out for not paying artists for their new streaming service, Apple Music. Taylor wrote them an open letter explaining how this was unfair to up and coming artists. Almost immediately after this letter was written, Apple announced they would begin paying artists for their music, even during the free trial. Go Taylor for looking out for fellow musicians.
Next, Taylor had what looks to be a pretty epic July Fourth weekend. She kept fans updated on instagram, posting pictures of her and her many friends having a pool party and doing some baking. She also uploaded an adorable picture of her and her boyfriend Calvin Harris hanging out by the pool. This picture got about 2 million likes on instagram, so it’s safe to say people are a fan of this new couple. Taylor also spent some time with her brother. Brit Ed Sheeran “crashed” her independence day party wearing a revolutionary war style redcoat, jokingly supporting his home country. Her party sure looked like a blast and we would’ve died to be invited.
Lastly, Taylor has done some really good things lately for her fans. One fan missed a concert because of a cancelled flight. Heartbroken, she tweeted about her travel nightmare and Taylor saw and offered her free tickets to her next concert! She also recently randomly gave a fan fashion advice about his upcoming prom. And more majorly, Taylor donated $50,000 to an 11 year-old girl who is battling leukemia. The fan wanted to attend Taylor’s tour, but was too sick to make it. Taylor gave her the money and a heartwarming note, sending her prayers and promising the concert when she gets better. The girl was so shocked and touched she was speechless.
What did you think of Taylor’s amazing July Fourth weekend? And how insanely generous is she?! Let us know in the comments or tweet us using #glamorouspaper!
Going through Game of Thrones withdrawal already? Star Maisie Williams took to Twitter to share this adorable throwback photo of some of the cast members. People are thrilled to see the Stark siblings (plus Theon) back together again.
A big story this week is the national debate about whether or not the confederate flag should be taken down in South Carolina. Many people feel very strongly about this issue, and actor John Daley decided to chime in on the subject, quipping that the confederate flag hasn’t been relevant since the Civil War. The backlash over the flag came after the horrific church shooting in Charleston, which was racially motivated. The decision about whether or not to take down the flag will be made soon.
Wednesday was Mindy Kaling’s birthday, and her Office co-star Rainn Wilson tweeted her a, um, heartfelt message. “IT IS YOUR BIRTHDAY.” is a reference to an episode of the beloved sitcom, where Jim and Dwight were in charge of Kelly Kapoor’s birthday party and failed miserably. This tweet was a great treat for any Office fan.
If you haven’t heard, Taylor Swift has been in the news all week; it all started when she would not put her latest album on Apple’s new streaming service, writing an open letter explaining the decision. Apple was offering a free three month trial for their service, and during that time period, no artist would be getting paid for their music. Taylor voiced that this was extremely unfair, and this was why she was not giving Apple her music. Less than 24 hours later, Apple apologized and changed their policy, now paying artists even during the free trial period. Calvin Harris tweeted about this victory, clearly happy that his girlfriend “changed the entire music industry.”
Taylor announced herself on Thursday that she was going to stream her music on Apple’s service now after this change. Looks like it’s a victory for everyone!
So what are your opinions on the confederate flag? And how about the crazy Apple Music/Taylor drama?! Let us know in the comments or tweet us using #glamorouspaper!
Alert the media, Mr. President has received a personal twitter account! There already is an official presidential twitter account, but Obama rarely has a hand in that. This one, @POTUS, is exclusively his. Be sure to follow the president, he surely will have some very interesting things to say.
This past Wednesday marked the end of an era; David Letterman did his final talk show after 33 years on the job. For weeks before, every guest Dave had on the show thanked him in some elaborate way, whether it was an emotional speech or a funny tribute. A lot of celebrities and friends of Dave took to twitter this week to thank and honor him, including Conan O’Brien and Ryan Reynolds. Be sure to see Dave’s last show; it was over an hour and a half long, had many montages, music from the Foo Fighters, and even Dave’s wife and son were in the audience. It was very emotional and special; definitely worth checking out.
Lana Del Rey is currently in the middle of her Endless Summer tour, and recently performed at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles; it was completely sold out, and Lana tweeted this picture in celebration. Many A-listers attended, including Miley Cyrus and Kendall Jenner. The tour has been a success so far (with a minor hiccup when weather cancelled a show in Dallas). Lana has been performing unreleased songs, much to many fans’ delight. Also, in programs being sold at the concert, fans have discovered the lyrics to her new song “Honeymoon,” the title track of her upcoming album. The lyrics are very beautifully written and everyone is now more impatient than ever for the record to drop. While no official release date has been announced, August seems to be the month to expect it.
Another successful tour right now is Taylor Swift’s 1989 world tour. She is now performing in the US. Right now Taylor is having a great month; she won multiple Billboard awards and her “Bad Blood” music video premiered on Sunday, breaking records for the most views on Youtube in the shortest amount of time. Also factoring in her new boyfriend Calvin Harris, who she seems to like very much, Taylor is doing extremely well. We can’t wait to see what she does next!
Are you going to catch either Taylor or Lana on tour? And what did you think of Letterman’s last show? Let us know in the comments or tweet us using #glamorouspaper!
So it’s gonna be forever, or it’s gonna go down in flames. For the first time in about two years, Taylor Swift is no longer single! The 25-year-old pop superstar is dating 31-year-old EDM DJ Calvin Harris. The two first met at the 2015 Brit Awards in February; they apparently became friendly and were texting nonstop. In early March, Taylor flew to Vegas to watch him perform, and since then the music stars have been dating!
Rumors started flying last week when Swift and Harris were seen at a Kenny Chesney concert together. Some grainy pictures surfaced of what looked like the pair with their arms around each other and holding hands. Due to the quality, though, the pictures couldn’t be used to prove the relationship, but it sure looks like Harris and Swift. There were also some strange rumors going around denying the relationship. Just days before this concert, Harris had been interviewed stating that he would “swipe left” if Taylor was on Tinder, and that she is “the opposite of his type.” It seems, though, this was just a tactic to keep the relationship private because now sources close to the musicians have confirmed the relationship. The sources also reported that there was plenty of PDA at the Kenny Chesney concert, including dancing and kissing.
A lot of people think this relationship will be a good match. Besides both celebs being absolutely gorgeous, they are both dedicated to their careers, so hopefully this means their schedules won’t be a problem. Swift is starting her 1989 world tour in May, though, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens between these two. What do you think? Do they make a good couple? Let us know in the comments or tweet us using #glamorouspaper!