Taylor Swift can add yet another honor to her ever-growing list. Already the youngest CMA winner in history and selling more than 10 million albums, the singer is now CoverGirl’s latest spokesperson. Joining others such as Queen Latifah, Rihanna, and Drew Barrymore, Swift said it was a “dream come true,” reports People.com. Her ads for a new line of luxury cosmetics will debut in January.
Country super star Taylor Swift has a new job- writing greeting cards! The 20 year old singer will work on a signature line of card creations for the company American Greetings, Usmagazine reports. The cards will be available mid-February. Swift said, “I’ve always been fascinated by how we express feelings to each other. My idea of a great song is a song that says how I feel, better than I could. I feel the same way about cards.”She will also create gift packing and stationary for the company.
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The People’s Choice Awards kicked off Hollywood’s award season, airing live last night from L.A.’s Nokia Theatre. Queen Latifah was the host for the night, and fans saw there favorites including Sandra Bullock and Taylor Swift win big. Bullock beat out other big names such as Jennifer Aniston and Kristen Stewart to win favorite movie actress, and her movie The Proposal with Ryan Reynolds also grabbed the award for favorite comedy.
Taylor Swift, after sweeping almost all other award shows earlier in the year, won for favorite female artist, but lost to Carrie Underwood as favorite country artist. Underwood has won that award two years in a row.
Twilight was also a fan favorite, picking up awards for favorite movie, favorite on-screen team (an award given out to the entire cast) and favorite franchise. Taylor Lautner also won favorite breakout actor.
For a complete list of winners, please visit the People’s Choice Awards website.
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The Taylor’s are no more. People.com has reported that the never really confirmed romance between Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner has apparently ended. A source close to Swift said, “It was never a big deal to begin with. The media made way more out of it than it is. They went out on a few dates and realized this was just not going anywhere.” A source close to Lautner backs up that by saying, “They became good friends and then went out a few times, but he lives in L.A. and she lives in Nashville and their busy schedules kept it from becoming more than it was.”
The pair met while filming Valentine’s Day and had been spending time together since October. They had been seen out together on dates- attending a hockey game, grabbing frozen yogurt together, and Lautner,17, had attended two of Swift’s concert in Chicago. Reps for both stars had no comment.
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The countdown to the Grammy’s is on! Last night was the announcement of the nominees, with Beyonce leading with 10 nominations. Taylor Swift followed closely behind with 8, and Lady Gaga secured herself 5 nods. Click here to see all the nominees! Be sure to check out the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards on January 31st and 8 pm on CBS.
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It shouldn’t have come as a big surprise, but Michael Jackson and Taylor Swift were the night’s big winners at the AMA Awards. Swift had previously swept the Country Music Awards- beating out the big boys for Entertainer of the Year. Last night, the 19 year old singer won Favorite Artist of the Year- beating out the King of Pop for the honor. Swift was not in attendance, as she was in London, but accepted her awards via satellite. When she for Favorite Artist of the Year, Swift was clearly in shock and speechless before saying, “To even be mentioned in a category with Michael Jackson … is an unimaginable honor. I’m sending my love to the Jackson family.”
Michael Jackson won 4 awards, making his AMA total at 23 awards. The late singer won for Favorite Soul/R&B Artist, Favorite Pop/Rock Male Vocalist and Favorite Pop/Rock Album and Favorite Soul/R&B Album, both for Number Ones. His brother Jermaine accepted his award on Jackson’s behalf.
Other winners were:
• Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group – The Black Eyed Peas
• Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group – Rascal Flatts
• Favorite Alternative Artist – Green Day
• Favorite Country Male Artist – Keith Urban
• Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist – Beyoncé
• Breakthrough Artist Award – Gloriana International
• Artist of the Year – Whitney Houston
• Favorite Hip-Hop Male Artist – Jay-Z
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Well Taylor Swift sure had a good night. The 19 year old country singer swept at the CMA’s, ousting co-host Carrie Underwood for Female Vocalist of the Year and shocking all the boys, beating out big names Brad Paisley, George Straight, Kenny Chesney, and Keith Urban for Entertainer of the Year, the highest award. Swift immediately started crying once her name was called for Entertainer of the Year, and called her band to come onstage with her during her acceptance speech. “I will never forget this moment because in this moment everything I have ever wanted has just happened to me,” she said, not able to wipe the shell shocked expression of her face.
CMA 2009 Winners:
Entertainer of the Year: Taylor Swift
Male Vocalist of the Year: Brad Paisley
Single of the Year: “I Run to You,” Lady Antebellum
Album of the Year: Fearless, Taylor Swift
Female Vocalist of the Year: Taylor Swift
Song of the Year: “In Color,” Jamey Johnson (w/ cowriters Lee Thomas Miller and James Otto)
Music Video of the Year: “Love Story,” Taylor Swift
Best New Artist of the Year: Darius Rucker
Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally
Event of the Year: “Start a Band,” Brad Paisley and Keith Urban
Vocal Group of the Year: Lady Antebellum
Vocal Duo of the Year: Sugarland
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Cheers for Taylor Swift! Swift has broken the record for longest charting album of the century. Wow. Her self-titled debut, which was released in October of 2006, has now spent 157 weeks on Billboard’s Top 200 charts. The nineteen year old country crooner has surpassed records previously set by both Nickelback and Shania Twain.
Swift will be hosting Saturday Night Live on November 7th, and will also perform on the CMA Awards. She has been nominated for the CMA’s Entertainer of the Year award, making her the youngest in history to be nominated.
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Ah, finally some Miley Cyrus news that I can agree with. Sixteen year old Miley has been named the 2009 Worst Celebrity Influence. To make it worse for Miss Miley, this was not a poll taken by adults that would be turned off by her choices, outfits, and dance moves. No, no, this poll is strictly for tweens- kids between the ages of 9-15. So why is her fan base suddenly turning against her? Why did 42% vote for Miley Cyrus, while Britney Spears only received 27% and Kayne West 19% of votes? My take would be that Brittney and Kayne don’t claim to be role models for tweens. They are adults; they make mature videos, sing about mature topics, that’s what adults do. But why is a sixteen year old dancing on a pole and making a music video where viewers can almost completely see up her shorts? I can only hope that people are realizing what a mess Miley Cyrus is, and can only imagine it is going to get worse before getting any better. I agree completely with this poll, taking by JSYK.com (Just So You Know), an AOL pop culture blog.
On the other side of the poll, Selena Gomez, Nick Jonas, Taylor Swift, Emma Watson, and Justin Bieber were named “Best Celeb Influence.” Way to go kids.
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