We all knew they were never, ever, ever going to stay together. Yes, it’s now being reported that Haylor is finally over. Harry Style fans can return to pining for him, and Taylor Swift fans can anticipate a new song (much like the Haylor breakup song). #Haylorbreakupsongs was trending while the two were still an item, so I’m sure there are plenty more witty song titles to go around. My favourite? “He called me Louis,” and “You Talked Too Slowly.” Credits to Tyler Oakley for the latter.
Here are the top 15 fangirl reactions to this breakup that, lets be real, we all saw coming.
1) Blame it on Taylor
2) Song puns
3) More song puns
4) Haylor are aliens. Not people.
5) Sinking ship puns
6) More song puns (SURPRISE)
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2012 was a year filled with great music. From viral videos to new artists to the explosion of EDM, there was no shortage of entertainment. We’ve compiled a handy list of the 25 best songs of the year for your listening pleasure.
25. “Payphone” – Maroon 5 ft. Wiz Khalifa
Maroon 5’s “Payphone” was catchy enough to get stuck in your head for days, featured mega-popular rapper Wiz Khalifa, and was an anthem for every young girl who was sick of having her heart broken. “One more stupid love song, I’ll be sick,” sang frontman Adam Levine. Me too, Adam…me too.
24. “HYFR” – Drake ft. Lil’ Wayne.
In case some of you out there still didn’t get it, HYFR stands for “Hell Yeah, F**kin’ Right.” It’s a pretty explicit song, but Drake’s swagger shines in all its glory with Lil’ Wayne’s signature drawl backing him up.
Canadian band Walk Off The Earth struck YouTube gold with their second viral hit “I Knew You Were Trouble,” featuring beatboxer KRNFX. The band rejigged Taylor Swift’s dubstep pop song sans instruments.
Walk Off The Earth exploded last year when they released their cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” featuring five musicians playing one guitar. It received over 143 million hits but was beat out by Psy’s “Gangnam Style” as the most popular video on YouTube.
In their new a capella tune, it’s hard to believe they’re not using any electronic instruments to create the dubstep bass.They also play off a snippet of Solomon Linda’s song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.”
The band said on Twitter: “Hey y’all. Please tweet at @taylorswift13 with our new video to see if she’s feelin’ it.” No word from her yet! What do you think of the cover?
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Welcome to the New Year everybody!! Here’s hoping 2013 will be just as fashionable as 2012! And here are the five celebs who will usher us into the new year of fashion and style!
What she’s wearing: T-Swift rocked ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest’ in Time Square wearing a flashy red sequined IRO jacket, black YSL leather pants, and Jimmy Choo boots.
Why we love it: After failing to take the top spot on our Best Dressed list for 2012 last week, Swift is coming out of the gate swinging this week in this glam rock look. The red sequined jacket reminds me of Michael Jackson’s iconic red leather jacket but with a flashy new twist. This is a different look for Swift who usually is very ethereal or retro-chic, and I love it! I usually joke around with my friends that Swift is a unicorn incarnate, but I eat my words with this outfit!
I couldn’t resist re-posting this.
Takeaway: Don’t have a New Year’s resolution? Why not try to be more adventurous with your fashions! The new year is the perfect time for a new look and to venture outside your box. While the sequin red jacket is perfect for the stage, it might be too much for the streets. But opting for a red leather jacket will create the same effect– remember leather is on trend!
Carly Rae Jepsen
What she’s wearing: Ms. Jepsen also preformed at ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest’ in N.Y.C. sporting a black velvet and sheer crop top and a red tulle Sachin + Babi maxi skirt with appliqués.
Why we love it: Another new look that we haven’t seen before from the pop-star. I love how she’s playing with proportions and volume. Also Jepsen tweeted she’s wearing long johns underneath her skirt which sort of makes me love this outfit even more despite the long johns not being visible.
Takeaway: We’re in the midst of winter so it’s important to keep warm despite our fashion choices. I don’t know about you but the amount of girls I saw in mini-skirts freezing while waiting forever in line outside a club on New Year’s Eve was really depressing. So be smart and always have a strategy to keep warm!
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In non-news, “Haylor,” known formerly as Taylor Swift and Harry Styles, rang in the New Year with a glorious kiss in New York’s Time Square on Monday. Then I’m pretty sure (though it’s unconfirmed) that she morphed into a winged unicorn and floated into the sky since she’s clearly not living a human life. At the very least, some movie studio has been pranking us all these years by filming her life for an upcoming chick flick about a “regular country girl” who moves to Hollywood, becomes an amazing role model and starts dating a curly-haired dreamboat.
Swift performed “I Knew You Were Trouble” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” at ”Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Her kiss inspired supportive fans to get the hashtag #WeRespectHaylor trending on Twitter.
To be honest, I’m still not fully convinced the relationship is serious because I’m used to celeb couples (Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth and Jelena in the early days) shying away from the media instead of leading a parade down Central Park.
Meanwhile, the guys from One Direction took time from their busy schedules to wish Directioners a happy New Year, however, the comment ruling all others right now is wishful thinking: “They exchanged a look and suddenly one of them shied away and the other’s sullen face showed a hint of amusement. You know who I’m talking about! ”
The best part of any One Direction video is the subtle deconstruction of every word, look and expression the guys give from commenters — even if the video is only 11 seconds. In this case, ”they” means Harry and Louis… aren’t we over the whole Larry Stylinson thing people? They’ve both got special ladies of their own now.
What do you think of Haylor’s relationship? Do you think it’s real? Are you sick of hearing about it?
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*When I mean 2012, I mean since August 1st because that is when I started doing this best dressed list. So let’s look back and celebrate those stylish celebs who have turned it out and made us want to jump them and rip the clothes off their back! So I’m going to count down the winners starting with #5!
#5: Solange Knowles
Beyoncé’s lil’ sis snags the fifth spot on our list because she has proven to be one of the most fashion forward celebs out there. She doesn’t win the top spot because she has only appeared on this list once, but there have been countless times where she has barely missed out on being on the list. In all honesty I would have Solange on the list every week but that is just borderline obsessive. So you’re welcome that I have managed to control myself in not turning this list into “What Solange Knowles is wearing this week.” Also I give Ms. Knowles snaps for turning out one of the best sartorial music videos of the year for her song “Losing You” it’s amazing!
Sidenote: check out big sis Beyoncé and brother-in-law Jay-Z who made the list as a couple, what a stylish family!
#4: Kiernan Shipka
The young Mad Men actress was not on my radar until I started writing this list. Because to be honest I don’t watch ‘Mad Men’ which I know is sacrilege but I just don’t have the time to invest in such a slow-burning show. I’ll probably get into the critically acclaimed show until after it ends and will hate myself for not getting into it sooner, this is what happened to me with ‘Friday Night Lights’. Anyways Shipka has blown me away with her age-appropriate and fun fashion which is why she has landed on this list three times.
Runner-up look: Shipka goes Mod in this look and it marks her first time on this list.
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Starting your music career while you’re still in high school can be complicated. Between school, touring and making new music, Austin Mahone is a busy guy.
We asked him how he maintains his seemingly “perfect life.” It’s a demanding schedule that can be pretty repetitive — hotel room, venue, sleep. “Honestly, the music business is insane,” he said. “It’s super crazy — I never expected it to be this intense.”
Oh, and we also got some news about his upcoming album! “My album’s gonna come out around the time I’m going on tour with Taylor Swift, which is around March. And so I would say expect a lot of collaborations with huge artists,” he said. “You know, just upbeat pop songs.” Get excited.
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Directioners, the worst kept secret has been revealed. Harry Styles has partially confirmed that he is in a relationship with Taylor Swift.
While attending the red carpet before their performance on the X Factor season finale, a reporter took the risk in asking Styles flat out about what’s going on between him and Swift.
But come on. It’s not like we didn’t know this already. With photographic evidence of the two holding hands and taking romantic strolls in the park, it would be kind of silly to think there isn’t anything going on between the two.
Though if you’re still upset about this, at least sweet, adorable Niall is still single.
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1. IKEA monkey wrapping paper.
2. President Obama vs. Spiderman!
3. Supposedly, this is Will Farrell at his prom.
The fun never ends for Haylor. Harry Styles has added yet another tattoo to his body, but this one has just a slightly different significance. His belle, Taylor Swift was in the vicinity what the ink graced his ever-muscular frame.
After getting a (slightly random) tattoo of a pirate ship on his arm, tattoo artist Freddy Negrete posted a photo of the tat on Instagram. Something tells me he’s going to get a whole new clientele of One Direction fans asking for “I <3 Zayn” tattoos. That, or pirate ships.
The Internet is obviously going to have lots to say about this, especially in light of Taylor Swift’s recent video release of “I Knew You Were Trouble.” Is it just me, or is it ironic that the singer is seen sitting by her beau’s side as he gets a tattoo? Maybe this is foreshadowing, maybe not. I personally believe that this is just another cute outing between the two. Let’s brace ourselves for the never ending blossoming of Haylor.
Victoria Abraham defines one up and coming artist each week so you can impress your friends with your musical brilliance. This week, she tackles Kitty Pryde, a female rapper from Florida.
Any female rapper named after a badass comic book character who manages to look like a real person as opposed to a caricature (ahem Nicki Minaj) deserves to be heard. Luckily, Kitty Pryde’s lyrics and appearance bring a realness that makes you want to listen. Her “I don’t really care, this is a funny joke” attitude and apparent lack of desire to “make it,” somehow add to her appeal, making more of a statement about the power of the Internet and fame, rather than any definitive statement about white girl rappers.
Origins: Daytona Beach, Florida
Full name: Kathryn Beckwith
Known for: Kitty is known for rapping as if she is talking in a hypnotic baby voice.
Used in a sentence: Whether it’s her Pippi Longstocking appearance, or her frankness in interviews, there is something endearing about Kitty Pryde.
File next to: Jokers in Trousers, Hot Sugar, Kreayshawn
Download now: “Okay Cupid”
Five fun facts:
1. Kitty was part of the comedy hip hop group Jokers in Trousers when she caught the eye of rapper Riff Raff, which lead to the single “Orion’s Belt.”
2. Her stage name is a direct reference to the X-Men superhero.
Taylor Swift’s dubstep-inspired track “I Knew You Were Trouble” finally has a video…and let’s just say she’s playing on the wilder side this time around.
The singer (who’s usually known for her sweet image) portrays a good girl gone bad while trying to make a tumultuous relationship with a troubled cutie work. So much so, that she even adopts an edgier outer appearance with a blunt bob with the ends of her hair dyed pink.
This video is strangely similar to Rihanna’s “We Found Love” and Lana Del Rey’s “Ride” where both singers deal with unhealthy but passionate affairs. But seeing that many of Taylor’s videos have been very fairy-tale like in the past, it’s refreshing to see her do something grittier.
(As for who the song is about, I’m still guessing John Mayer!)
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For singers who are so accustomed to performing live on stage, Ed Sheeran and Harry Styles are pretty terrible at karaoke.
Singing (or shall I say butchering?) a rendition of Elton John and Kiki Dee’s ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ during an aftershow party, the lads’ voices were painfully high-pitched as the rest of One Direction and Taylor Swift danced really badly in the background.
But hey, if the singing thing doesn’t work out in the future (though I highly doubt that), perhaps these two can consider being a comedic duo? I really love their bromance.
Prepare to die of laughter (or screech in pain) here:
HIT: Spice Girls Musical Opens in London
Viva Forever!, the musical based on the Spice Girls’ greatest hits, opened in London on Tuesday night. I personally loved every little campy bit of 1998’s Spice World even though it was a bomb with critics. With that being said, I can’t help but still have high hopes for the musical even though it a) hasn’t been getting the greatest reviews and b) doesn’t star Sporty, Posh, Scary, Ginger and Baby. “Viva forever…”
MISS: Justin Bieber Murder Plot Included Castration
According to multiple reports, two men were arrested on the suspicion of plotting to murder Justin Bieber. The two men were allegedly hired by a convicted murderer and rapist, 45-year-old Dean Martin, who wanted Bieber and his bodyguard strangled with a paisley tie and castrated. Martin is apparently incredibly infatuated with the pop star that he has a tattoo on his leg and has tried to contact him several times. After failing to hear back, Martin hired the two men but revealed the plot to the police before anything bad could happen. Talk about crazy! Probably not a bad idea to hire more bodyguards, right Biebs?
HIT: Jennifer Lawrence Named Most Desirable Woman of 2012
Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence tops this year’s AskMen.com’s “Top 99 Most Desirable Women” list, and while I hate that this list is on a website called Ask Men, I have to agree with them. Lawrence tops my own Girl Crush list. She’s funny, incredibly talented (she’s on her way to pick up another Oscar nod with Silver Linings Playbook) and just seems like so much fun in interviews.
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In totally inconsequential, pointless news of the day, Taylor Swift and Harry Styles are actually living in the 80s teen movie Dirty Dancing. We know this because sometime during their intense love affair, which is blossoming as beautifully as a single red rose, Harry was photographed picking up Taylor in what can only be called a Patrick Swayze lift.
The photo at the top of the article was taken of the One Direction singer with the serial dater at the Z100 Jingle Ball after-party. Earlier that night, the two were spotted (blush) kissing. Regardless of what you think of them you have to admit they’re cute. And they really know how to work a photo op.
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Some One Direction fans dealt with their conflicting emotions over Taylor Swift dating Harry Styles by writing song lyrics and singing about it. While many fans are prematurely supporting the blossoming romance (which might be nothing more than a friendship), others are already shipping “Haylor.”
It’s ironic that fans would deal with their grief through song, considering that’s how Taylor sorts through her emotions too. One of those heartbroken Directioners, named ashcollete, uploaded a hilarious parody of “Trouble” called “The Haylor Song.”
Of course, the whole thing is just for fun but I imagine some girls are feeling this troubled about the whole affair.
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Taylor Swift went on the most adorable date with One Direction barely a week into her rumoured relationship with Harry Styles. They all went to New York’s Hudson Hotel after 1D’s show at Madison Square Garden for KARAOKE!!
You’d think after singing all day they’d be sick of it by the evening (or at least want to preserve their voices) but we’re not complaining… We ARE, however, a little envious at the lucky crowd that got to witness the budding love of youth and get a free show from the singers. (I can’t imagine singing in front of them if I was there though!)
Some Directioners are already shipping Harry and Taylor (Haylor) but the 1D singer seems to be pretty happy. He tweeted about the night:
According to AZ Central, here’s what they sang:
“Islands in the Stream” — Taylor and Harry
“I Want It That Way” — One Direction full-band
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Taylor Swift can basically do anything and it just comes off as adorable, even if she’s beatboxing. LL Cool J asked his co-host (Swift) to beatbox during last night television special, The Grammy Nominations Live, for the 55th award show.
Swift rolled her eyes after the performance, probably bracing herself for the inevitable Twitter chatter about her performance. LL Cool J rapped lyrics from her song “Mean,” over the beat. She probably won’t be putting out a beatboxing album anytime soon but you have to admire her willingness to “go there” and be vulnerable.
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What she’s wearing: Swift appeared in the land down under in this stunning white Elie Saab chiffon gown at the 2012 ARIA Awards in Sydney, Australia.
Why we love it: Just look at Swift, she looks GORGEOUS!! (I don’t caps lock a lot, so when I don you know I mean business!) I wanna hate Swift for living out the fairy tale dream and rubbing it in our peasant faces, but at the end of the day you got to give it to her for bringing her A game to everything (whether its her hit new record, her red carpet looks, or managing to snag a member from One Direction). Some might say this look is too dressy for the occasion but it’s usually always better to be overdressed than under-dressed. The dress is nice and sweet in the front, but the lace panelling on the side adds some major sex appeal.
Someone likes what they see!
Takeaway: Lace is a great way to show skin but still be covered at the same time, so if you find that some cutouts in dresses are too risqué try to cover those bare spots with a nice lace fabric. Make sure the lace works well with the rest of the fabrics on the dress so as to not make it look like a patchwork dress of random fabrics.
What she’s wearing: The Hunger Games actress stepped out in a graphic Prabal Gurung short-suit at the 2013 Miss Golden Globe Party in California.
Why we love it: Fuhrman was one of the standout stars in the first The Hunger Games film and its a shame she won’t be in any of the subsequent ones (sorry if this is too spolier-y for you). This chic three-piece silk suit has a matching printed blazer, shorts, and blouse but everything pops with solid accents and trimmings. The blazer has solid navy lapels and cuffs, the shorts have a bright red waist band, and the blouse has a lovely light blue statement collar.
She will cut you!
Takeaway: Menswear can be a tough arena to venture into but you shouldn’t worry because you can still show off your femininity even when wearing menswear inspired clothes. Take baby-steps like mixing menswear inspired cuts with feminine fabrics. Like you can buy a suit jacket but in silk, the silhouette might be menswear inspired but the fabric keeps it feminine.
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If you haven’t heard the news, Harry Styles and Taylor Swift were (GASP) photographed together in NYC’s Central Park on Sunday, leading a lot of fans to conclude the One Direction member is dating the Red singer. Some more context: This wasn’t the first time they were photographed together, in fact, rumours about them dating have been swirling for months.
Fans decide to nickname the hypothetical couple “Haylor” and quickly shared their feelings about their probably non-existant relationship status on Twitter and Tumblr. To be fair, many of the fan reactions were positive or as positive as a fangirl can be (“I don’t like them together but I still won’t ship Haylor”). Still, for every forgiving fangirl there are a few Directioners that just weren’t happy.
Here are the top fan reactions to Haylor:
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