Taylor Swift dishes out ‘life hacks’ in speech to NYU graduates after receiving honourary doctorate

Taylor Swift famously sang about “feeling 22.” A decade later, she’s celebrating it – the class of ’22, that is. The prolific pop singer received an honorary doctorate of fine arts on Wednesday (Thursday AEST) from New York University, and also delivered this year’s commencement speech at Yankee Stadium. “I’m 90 per cent sure the

Viola Davis reveals a director once called her by his maid’s name as she speaks out on Hollywood’s slow race progress

Viola Davis joined Variety and Kering at the Cannes Film Festival for a powerful Women In Motion conversation in which she revealed a director once called her by his maid’s name. The Oscar and Emmy-winning actor was talking about Hollywood’s perception of Black actors and how the amount of roles she can play remains limited

Full list of winners and nominees for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards

The Billboard Music Awards were back in Las Vegas for their 2022 edition, promising a star-studded evening in celebration of music’s most chart-topping artists. Before the awards ceremony aired at 10am AEST, Billboard announced many of the night’s winners, including Drake, who took home five awards for top artist, male artist, rap artist, rap male

Actor Joe Alwyn addresses Taylor Swift engagement rumours in rare interview

Taylor Swift‘s boyfriend Joe Alwyn has neither confirmed nor denied reports the couple are secretly engaged. The British actor has remained tight-lipped about his romance with the Grammy winner, but this week he gave a rare interview about their six-year relationship. “If I had a pound for every time I think I’ve been told I’ve

Taylor Swift course to be taught at New York University by her major fan

Taylor Swift is so firmly ingrained in popular culture that she is now a course at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute.  The singer’s career and cultural impact will now be taught at the prestigious US institution, with Rolling Stones staff writer Brittany Spanos — a major Swift fan — teaching the course.  “I’ve been

Obsessed Taylor Swift fan ploughs car into her New York home in attempt to contact the pop star

An obsessed Taylor Swift fan has been arrested after ploughing his car into the singer’s New York City apartment building. The man was taken into custody after allegedly driving the wrong way down Swift’s street, reversing into the building and hitting a fire hydrant, before attempting to rip an intercom off the wall. According to

Damon Albarn addresses Taylor Swift comments at concert before dedicating Song 2 to LA Times reporter

Within 12 hours of becoming persona non grata among Taylor Swift fans around the world, Blur and Gorillaz singer Damon Albarn used his Los Angeles concert to further address his comments about the pop star. During the tail end of Albarn’s Walt Disney Concert Hall show on January 24 — reportedly a 17-song tour de

Demi Moore and Mila Kunis poke fun at having ‘a lot in common’ in Super Bowl commercial

Ashton Kutcher‘s wife, Mila Kunis, and his ex-wife, Demi Moore, have teamed up for a new tongue-in-cheek ad. The Super Bowl commercial poking fun at their shared connections has been released ahead of the major sporting event next month. In the 60-second spot for US mobile network AT&T, the two Hollywood A-listers are shown at

Taylor Swift slams British musician Damon Albarn over claim she doesn’t write her own songs: ‘False and so damaging’

Taylor Swift issued a response on Twitter to Damon Albarn, the Blur frontman and Gorillaz co-creator who claimed in a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times that Swift does not write her own music. Swift, who is officially credited with writing or co-writing all of her music, called Albarn’s accusation “completely false and so

Can’t shake this: Taylor Swift to face copyright lawsuit

Pop superstar Taylor Swift must face a lawsuit from songwriters who claim the Grammy-winning singer copied their lyrics in her 2014 hit single ‘Shake It Off,’ a California judge has ruled. In a decision issued on Thursday, US District Judge Michael W Fitzgerald rejected Swift’s bid to throw out a suit that said she took

Robin Williams quietly donated stand-up profits to US food bank before his tragic death

Robin Williams quietly raised an incredible $50,000 to a Seattle food bank before his death in 2014. The Mrs Doubtfire actor donated the proceeds of his stand-up show at a local nightclub to the charity between 2004 and 2008 but didn’t broadcast his secret act of generosity, UpWorthy reports. Williams’ discreet philanthropy totalled close to

Grand Ole Opry country singer Stonewall Jackson dies at 89

Country musician Stonewall Jackson, who sang on the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years and had No. 1 hits with ‘Waterloo’ and others, died on Saturday after a long battle with vascular dementia. He was 89. The Opry, the longest-running radio show in history, announced Jackson’s death in a news release. Jackson, a

Pink helps dying fan achieve bucket list dream during heart-warming Zoom call

Pink has helped a dying fan achieve a major item on her bucket list in an incredible act of generosity and kindness. The Raise Your Glass singer tracked down former Ironman competitor Diane Berberian after discovering she was dying of terminal cancer and decided to help tick off one of her bucket list dreams. When

Adele admits she ‘misses’ being married in candid interview about new boyfriend Rich Paul

Adele has confessed she misses married life and is “definitely” open to walking down the aisle again with her new boyfriend Rich Paul. The Someone Like You singer, 33, is dating sports agent Paul, 39, and made the remarks in an interview after being spotted wearing a ring on her wedding finger. “I’m definitely open

Taylor Swift sends flowers to Don McLean after song breaks record held by ‘American Pie’

Taylor Swift’s rerelease of her hit song ‘All Too Well’ has broken the record for the longest song to take the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart — and Swift has handled the win with grace. The songstress sent flowers to Don McLean, whose song ‘American Pie’ first set the record when it

Astroworld lawyers working to consolidate 1250 cases in lead-up to trial

The Astroworld tragedy resulted in 10 deaths and hundreds of injuries and has spawned some 275 lawsuits alleging negligence and misconduct on the part of the concert promoters, the venue and headliner Travis Scott. Attorneys on both sides of the sprawling litigation have filed a motion to consolidate those cases before a single judge for

ARIA Awards 2021: Full list of nominees and winners

Australian music’s night of nights looks different this year with the ceremony taking on an innovative format. That’s right, the ARIA Awards 2021 will be a digital show with viewers able to stream the ceremony live on YouTube and 9Now from wherever they are in the world. However, while the show may be different, the

Taylor Swift wins Most Popular International Artist at the ARIA Awards

Taylor Swift has won Most Popular International Artist at the 2021 ARIA Awards. The 31-year-old singer accepted the award, announced by Nine’s Brooke Boney, in a pre-recorded video played during the ceremony. “Hey guys, it’s Taylor. I miss you so much,” she said. “This is the most wonderful thing. Thank you so much for voting

John Mayer responds to hateful message from Taylor Swift fan: ‘Do you really hope that I die?’

It seems Jake Gyllenhaal isn’t the only one of Taylor Swift‘s exes copping some slack this week. After the singer opened up about her relationship with the actor in her new song, ‘All Too Well’, Gyllenhaal has been on the end of hateful messages from Swift’s many fans. And he’s not the only one. While

Taylor Swift ‘All Too Well’ short film features more clues about ex Jake Gyllenhaal

The Swifties have spoken. If they had their way, All Too Well: The Short Film would sweep the Oscars and Grammys too. Before the 10-minute film hit the Internet on Friday night, Swift attended a premiere of the project — which she wrote and directed — at the AMC Lincoln Square 13 (a multiplex with

How TikTok has turned classic Fleetwood Mac and ABBA tunes into contemporary hits

If you’ve turned on FM radio recently or listened to the latest Spotify or Apple Music charts, you might have noticed a few familiar tunes on high rotation. Boney M’s 1978 hit ‘Rasputin’ and Fleetwood Mac’s classic ‘Dreams’ from 1977, which both reached number one in Australia when they were originally released, have now found

Taylor Swift joins TikTok and the Swifties go mad

Taylor Swift posted her first TikTok and of course her fans went wild. The singer took to the social media platform to promote the vinyl edition of the upcoming release of the re-recording of Red, currently available for pre-sale. “Lots going on at the moment,” Swift wrote. “Red (my version) vinyl is up for presale

Man arrested for allegedly trespassing on Taylor Swift’s property

Taylor Swift may have narrowly avoided an unwanted visitor, after police arrested a man who’d travelled interstate to find the singer. The Grammy-winning artist’s New York City apartment was accessed by an alleged trespasser just before 8am, on Friday, as per Access Hollywood. READ MORE: Taylor Swift drops a not so subtle hint in a

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ six-year-old daughter, James, photographed Taylor Swift for her new single

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds‘ six-year-old daughter, James, apparently is a burgeoning artist — at least that’s according to Taylor Swift, who credited James for a photo she posted on Instagram. After releasing her latest musical venture ‘Renegade’, a collaboration with Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner’s Big Red Machine, Swift shared a collage of photos

Taylor Swift sets Red as next re-record, out in November

Taylor Swift‘s 2012 album Red is next in line in her series of album re-records. After much fan speculation, Swift announced on social media on Friday that the re-recorded version of her fourth studio album, Red (Taylor’s Version), will be released on November 19. READ MORE: Who is every song about in Taylor Swift’s Fearless?

Pet Shop Boys did not perform with Elton John and Years & Years at BRIT Awards as planned: What happened, actually?

It was one of the highlights of the UK’s biggest music awards show — but mystery surrounds why the Pet Shop Boys didn’t join Elton John and Years & Years’ performance of their classic song, ‘It’s a Sin,’ at Tuesday night’s BRIT Awards. Elton and Years & Years’ Olly Alexander pre-recorded their cover of the

Students celebrate surprise Taylor Swift question on AP exam

Texas high school student Alyssa Brown was not expecting to see a question about Taylor Swift on her Advanced Placement US government and politics exam. “I opened the free response questions, and the first question was about Taylor Swift, and I was just laughing,” the 18-year-old told CNN. “I thought it was pretty cool.” https://www.instagram.com/p/BopoXpYnCes/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Taylor Swift becomes first woman to win BRITs Global Icon award

Taylor Swift is preparing to make history as the first woman to be awarded the Global Icon prize at the BRIT awards. The pop superstar will be given the prestigious award at the annual ceremony, which will take place at London’s O2 Arena on Tuesday night. Announcing the award, the BRITs said in a statement

Are Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively feuding? Everything you need to know

Perhaps getting Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively to work together again may not be such a simple favour. Rumours of a rift between the two former co-stars have been going around since they first worked together in 2018, but a recent viral video has reignited the flames, and now reports of a feud are closing

Taylor Swift’s Fearless: Who is every song about?

Taylor Swift has taken us back to 2008 by re-recording her second album Fearless, which was released today. Along with the songs we’ve known and loved for 13 years, Fearless (Taylor’s Version) also has six new tracks ‘from the vault’ that have never been released. In total, that’s a whopping 26 songs. We know that