While Taylor Swift’s “22″ has been out for a while now, late night host Conan O’Brien has uploaded his own video response to the fun music video.
O’Brien tears down the rose-coloured glasses and tells everyone what it’s really like to be 22. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t include a rad apartment but it does involve a lot of ramen noodles. A lot. To be honest, O’Brien’s description of what it’s like to be a young adult sounds more realistic than Taylor Swift’s. Then again, she’s a 23-year-old wunderkid who has lots of money to help make her 20s a little easier thanks to her a multi-platinum, award-winning records.
Watch O’Brien’s response and tweet us @ANDPOP what you think about what he had to say.
Alas, it seems the Justin Bieber monkey drama is over. Sadly, it doesn’t end with the Justin and Mally walking into the sunset together since the 20-week-old capuchin monkey is now official property of Germany.
Mally was first taken by German officials on March 29 after Justin landed in Munich for his European tour but didn’t have proper documents for little Mally. This led to weeks of what I liked to call “Beiber’s Monkey Drama of 2013,” and countless jokes on late night talk shows. For the past 2 months, Mally has been taken care of by a German shelter who recently shared their disappointment as to why Justin would even consider keeping such a young monkey as pet. Even though he as of now has no legal claim over Mally, Justin will still find himself having to pay a hefty bill to the shelter for keeping her under their care which will amount in the thousands.
So now that Justin is monkey free, what should his next pet be? Maybe he can start a chicken coupe or pull a George Clooney and get a pig? I’m thinking something original – a dog maybe?
But because there’s never a dull moment with the 19-year-old, the Beiber news doesn’t end with his monkey.
It’s no secret that when it comes to Justin, whether you love him or hate him, everyone has an opinion and the crowd clearly made theirs heard Sunday night. While walking up to accept the Milestone Award at The Billboard Awards, Justin got booed big time by the crowd and like a professional shrugged it off by saying, “I really just want to say, it really should be about the music. It should be about the craft that I’m making. This is not a gimmick, I’m not — I’m an artist, and I should be taken seriously. And all this other bull should not be spoken of.” Well said Justin, well said.
The drama surrounding his win didn’t end there though. After Taylor Swift was asked during a press conference what she thought of the win she simply responded with, “Can we have another question?” But to be clear, I don’t think she meant any malice by this. Like the video of her acting grossed-out at BFF Selena Gomez and Justin backstage PDA, it automatically meant that she isn’t a fan of Justin. She was probably trying to avoid the vicious hooks of journalists who were most likely trying to get her to bad mouth her friend.
Justin’s accomplished a lot for just being 19 years-old and I think the award was fairly deserved.
There’s really no other way to explain this except that Taylor Swift is clearly a time travelling satanist named Zeena LaVey who first showed up on our televisions in the 80s/90s (judging from the hair). Okay, fine. Taylor Swift isn’t really a time traveller or a satanist. The real Zenna LaVey has also since left the Church of Satan, but let’s all agree that the resemblance is there. Here’s a photo of TSwift for a reference:
There’s nothing devilish about Taylor Swift even though she tried to channel her inner glam punk (is there such a thing?) at last week’s MET Gala. She does look pretty, though! Werk it.
Jennifer Lawrence and Sarah Jessica Parker share a moment on the red carpet.
It can be tough to find the right outfit for the Met Gala. There’s so much pressure to be dressed the best and the competition is steep! Like I said in Part 1, this year’s punk theme might have been a bit too high concept for some people to wrap their heads around. So while some celebrities made some honest but failed attempts at going punk, some celebrities completely ignored the theme all together. So here are our choices for the ones who did not quite make the best dressed list and the ones who completely missed the mark all together.
There’s a lot of the classic Taylor Swift elements going on in the dress, but I find the black so jarring on Swift. Perhaps if this was in Swift’s go to white colour it would work better.
Blake Lively looks like she is channeling her inner Black Swan, but there’s nothing very punk about this.
I love Jennifer Lawrence but this just seems like a case where a celebrity was contractually obligated to wear this design. J. Law is the face of Miss Dior so it makes sense why this happened. It’s pretty but not amazing.
With all the stuff on their plate, you have to wonder if NeedToBreathe has had any time to, well, breathe. The rock band from the South are currently on their Drive All Night tour and are in the finishing stages of completing their fifth yet-to-be-titled studio album (due out in the fall). Before their Reckoning tour last year, NeedToBreathe were opening for Taylor Swift’s Speak Now tour. This time, though, all eyes are on them with Drew Holcomb and the Neighbours as their opening act.
NeedToBreathe’s lead singer Bear Rinehart chatted with ANDPOP over the phone about what it was like to open for Taylor Swift, what to expect on their new tour and new mystery album.
ANDPOP: You’re currently on your Drive All Night tour. What can your fans expect at your show, old material or some stuff from your new album?
BEAR RINEHART: It’s a good mix, we’re playing a few new songs, we’re playing some of our old stuff and trying to do it in a new way. We’re having a lot of fun. We’ve been out for a few weeks, and I think [we've had] some of the best shows we’ve ever played.
How’s playing your own music different from the last tour you did, which was opening up for Taylor Swift?
It was definitely different. We get to play more songs, do our own thing a little bit. It’s definitely more of a rock and roll show and we’re having fun with it. We try to change up every night, we like to play to the audience. It’s not as if I’m playing the same show every night, I guess. I feel like the crowd should influence the show and we try to let that happen.
So you’re fifth album is untitled. Do you have a title in mind, is it all a mystery?
Oh definitely, we are deciding on that right now. We are still working on the record to be honest, we’re about 3 quarters of the way through it.
How does it differ from your last four albums?
We went up to L.A. to make this record. It’s a very live sort of sound, we have 16 tracks on the whole thing. It’s the first time we ever did that – where we weren’t in a place trying to do a lot of other stuff. It was about doing what we can do in a room and living with it, it was about trying to get the magic to happen – not some sort of post production where there’s stacking on top of it.
The Reckoning, we are very proud of but we definitely stacked away and tried to make it as big of a sound as we possibly could. [The new album], in a way, is the opposite of that, very stripped down and raw.
What’s it like reflecting on the fact you’re going to have 5 albums worth of music and material out in the world? A lot of people struggle to get one or two good albums about.
Austin Mahone jammed out during Taylor Swift’s concert in Detroit on Saturday. It was the 16-year-old’s first show on Swift’s Red tour. He tweeted about his first show, thanking Swift, the crowd, and get ready for Miami.
@martafdezlp Incredible!! the crowd was amazing! ????
— Austin Mahone (@AustinMahone) May 5, 2013
Leaving Detroit! Can’t wait to get back to Miami ?????????
— Austin Mahone (@AustinMahone) May 5, 2013
— Austin Mahone (@AustinMahone) May 5, 2013
So cute and humble. The only thing cuter is his instagram picture of him, Taylor, and Ed Sheeran, calling them “The A Team.”
Mahone will continue to open for Swift and Sheeran during the rest of the Red Tour.
Taylor Swift collaborates with Tim McGraw once again for McGraw’s single “Highway Don’t Care.” According to this video teaser, Swift will also appear in the music video. The single is your fun and catchy typical pop/country song and gets some additional support from Keith Urban (just in case Swift wasn’t enough).
The full music video premieres Tuesday.
WATCH THE TEASER FOR “HIGHWAY DON’T CARE” BY TIM MCGRAW FEAT. TAYLOR SWIFT AND KEITH URBAN:
If there’s one mash-up you listen to today, this should probably be it.
Writing songs about heartache is something both Demi Lovato and Taylor Swift are known for. So when a mastermind of music technology joined the forces of these two powerhouses, one heck of an amazing track was born.
In this video, Demi Lovato’s “Heart Attack” and Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You were Trouble” get the mash-up treatment. The track is called “I Knew You Had a Heart Attack” and is all kinds of awesome.
Gollum impersonator Ian Walters (Ijameswalters) is back with a new cover. This time, his Gollum covers Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble” with (what we assume) is a couple more dollars from Buzzfeed who hosted the video. Walters finally leaves his room to scale some rocks and sing in a cave, just like the real Gollum would be.
Directioners were left in a tizzy of emotions after they thought they heard One Direction’s Harry Styles mention ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift during his solo in “Little Things” during their Newcastle gig.
But before the “Haylor” bashing starts all over again, rest assured that this is all most likely either, a joke courtesy of his fellow bandmates, which wouldn’t be a first. Cue flashback of Harry getting pantsed onstage by Liam. There’s also a chance are it’s a complete misunderstanding, i.e. hearing ”Ted” and even “pet” instead.
So what do you hear when Harry sings “And I’m in love with you?” at the 1:40 mark?
Myth busted: you can rhyme “orange,” or in other words, no one is safe from the power of Taylor Swift’s guitar.
Thanks to this Taylor Swift-bashing clue, it finally seems like everyone is catching onto the fact that Jeopardy! is in fact a really entertaining show. Asides from that one time Ken Jennings went on a winning spree, it’s nice to finally seeing the show get all the attention it deserves.
As a long time viewer and living room contestant, I can tell you that yes, Jeopardy! has always been that sassy.
1. Alex Trebek
I can’t even imagine what the show would be like without Alex Trebek. It’s doubtful that Trebek has ever taken a sick day during his 29 year run on the show. He even made it a point to return to the show as quickly as he could after suffering his second heart attack and he’s also quite the badass after he broke his leg trying to chase after a burglar. What now, Pat Sajak?
2. Whenever the pop culture questions stump the contestants
Seriously, this provides me with lots of pride because I, unlike the contestants (minus the computer Watson. screw you, Watson!), know every answer to the category “Celebrity Perfume.” Try and tell me I’m wasting my time reading the gossip rags now, suckah!
3. When the categories are pop culture references
Dear Furby Living,
This is the most terrifying thing I’ve ever seen. Furbies on their own were creepy enough as it is with their large eyes watching you and their creepy little voices talking when no one has even said anything. They’re also just one step away from becoming gremlins, just add water.
So why in the world would you think it was a good idea to turn furbies into celebrities?
Furby as Taylor Swift? Creepy.
Furby as Nicki Minaj? She looks like she’s going to kill me.
Furby as Azealia Banks? This is the stuff nightmares are made of. Read more…
Swifties, rejoice! Taylor Swift has finally released her video for “22!”
Co-starring her real life BBFs, the video follows Swift as she and her friends have some fun times jumping on trampolines, sitting on the beach and hanging out by the poolside. Okay, this isn’t my “22″ but nice to know this how she enjoyed her own 22nd year of life.
Kylee Francescan found a box of mostly unopened fanmail to Taylor Swift in a Nashville elementary school dumpster over the weekend. Francescan told WKRN-TV News 2 that she wanted to return the letters back to Swift because she knew how Swift cares about her fans. She confirmed that she did not open any of the letters.
After WKRN contacted Swift’s record label Big Machine, A label representative said they they were not quite sure how all those letters found themselves in that dumpster.The official statement by the label was as follows:
Still not getting enough of the Taylor Swift covers? Yeah, me neither.
From Nicolas Cage, goats to countless of other things, Taylor can now add Ron Burgundy to her long list of featured collaborations. Now can we stop listening about your troubles, Tay Tay?
In the world of celebrity news, there’s no shortage of hits and misses. This week, T-Swift gets feisty, Justin Bieber upsets fans, and bffs Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore get their tan on.
HIT: Kylie Jenner and Jaden Smith Hang Out
Could this be the beginning stages of puppy love? Kylie Jenner and Jaden Smith have been friends for a while but according to a source who revealed to Us Weekly, the two are dating! The young stars were most recently spotted together on a lunch date at Caffe Nero in London’s famous Piccadilly Square on Sunday, Jaden was in town to celebrate Justin Bieber’s 19th birthday.
MISS: T-Swift Disses Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
Come on Taylor, can’t you take a joke? Let’s be real here, If you’re a celebrity who’s recently made some headlines and you’re attending the Golden Globes that happen to be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, prepare to be made fun of.
Swift, who is known to test the waters so to speak, was the subject of a Fey-Poehler joke during the Globes. The duo said that Swift should keep her hands off of Michael J. Fox’s son, Sam, the night’s Mr. Golden Globes. Taylor was not impressed… I guess the wounds are still fresh because who could forget Swift’s split from One Directioner, Harry Styles.
In a new interview with Vanity Fair Tay-tay had some words of her own. While on the topic of mean girls, Swift said, ”You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved that said, ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’”
Fey spoke to Us Weekly. “It was just a joke, and I think it was actually a very benign joke.” Poehler also commented, she told the Hollywood Reporter, ”…I feel bad if she was upset. I am a feminist, and she is a young and talented girl, that being said, I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff.”
I think I need to arrange a group hug for these three.
HIT: Ron Burgundy Is Back! Read more…
Kanye West’s reaction to his number seven spot on MTV’s Hottest MC list was less than sobering. The star was appeared on a radio show on Tuesday night where he said the following:
Luckily for us, we really don’t care what Kanye West’s reaction is. We just like talking about him in anyway that we can.
Remember when that dude from reddit photoshopped him sitting next to Kanye West on a plane? Well, guess what? I’m putting us back onto that hypothetical airplane (we all know he would never fly commercial) so we can all spend just a little more time bugging the shit out of Kanye West.
But first, press play:
You need to get yourself ready to imagine a) just how exactly you ended up sitting next to Yeezy and b) how angry he’ll be to not only be flying commercial, but sitting next to you. Or me if you’re still afraid to start beef with imaginary Kanye. Chicken.
So again, here’s what not to say to Kanye West Part II:
1. Every time he speaks, interrupt him with “I’m a let you finish but…” See how many times you could do that before you get air marshaled for harassment
2. Convince him to replicate the opening sequence of the Lion King when his baby is born
You don’t know how badly I want this to happen in real life.
3. Try to awkwardly bro-hug him circa John Mayer 2008/his Jesus chain days Read more…