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Monday
Dec102012

Taylor Swift Says She Doesn't Know How To Make Love Last

Kevin Mazur/WireImage via ABC(NEW YORK) -- From all outward appearances, Taylor Swift and Harry Styles of One Direction are dating: they've been seen numerous times holding hands and they've also, according to People magazine, been spotted kissing.  How long will this romance last?  It's hard to say, since Taylor admits in a new interview that she has no idea how to keep one going.

In an interview with the British edition of Cosmopolitan magazine, Taylor is asked what she still doesn't understand about relationships, and she replies, "How to make them last. I’ve never had a really long relationship, so I have no idea what that’s like. Wish me luck for the future!”

Perhaps the future is here.  Though Harry is four years younger than Taylor, she tells Cosmo UK that age is never an issue for her. "I really don’t have any rules about dating when it comes to height, age, career choice, anything like that. It doesn’t matter," she tells the magazine. "It’s really more about strength of character. When it comes to age I’ve been all over the map!”

Last month, Harry told the same magazine that he, "finds ambition really attractive ... if someone’s good at something they love doing. I want someone who is driven.” Sounds like Taylor's the perfect match for him.

Still, the two have yet to confirm their relationship, and their friends are clamming up as well.  Asked what he thinks about Taylor and Harry dating, Ed Sheeran, who's friendly with both of them, feigned ignorance, telling reporters Friday night, "I don't know what you're talking about!"

As for Harry's bandmate, Louis Tomlinson, he also wouldn't confirm the relationship.  Asked if he was happy that the two had gotten together, Louis told reporters Friday night, "Well, I don't think they're talking about whatever's happened between them now."  He would only say that he was happy that they're "good friends," adding that he thinks Taylor's a "lovely girl."

As for Ed, he did go so far as to say why he thinks any guy would be lucky to date Taylor.  "She's a very warm, loving person and I think she kinda spreads that around to her fans and family and friends," he told reporters. "And I think if a guy pinned her down, they'd be happy with that."

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Monday
Dec032012

Taylor Swift Spotted with One Direction's Harry Styles in Central Park Zoo

Jason Kempin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Taylor Swift flew from Los Angeles to New York over the weekend to spend time with One Direction’s Harry Styles, further fueling rumors of a romance between the two. According to Us Weekly, both singers were spotted visiting the Central Park Zoo in the Big Apple on Sunday with a few friends.

Fans began sharing photos of the two musicians on Twitter. One wrote, “Just saw Taylor Swift."

Taylor ended her romance with Conor Kennedy in October, and was seen flirting with Styles on the set of The X Factor in mid-November. According to an Us Weekly source, “She doesn’t want to be single.”

Styles named Swift as his celebrity crush in the November issue of Seventeen.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Friday
Sep072012

Rihanna Takes Video of the Year at 2012 MTV VMAs

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Going into Thursday night's MTV Video Music Awards, expectations were high, as viewers wondered if the network could top last year's extravaganza, featuring Beyonce's pregnancy announcement, Lady Gaga in drag, and Adele blowing the roof off the joint.  In the end, it proved an impossible task; the 2012 VMAs didn't even come close -- but it wasn't for lack of trying. 

There were big stars, over-the-top performances and crazy outfits, but things seemed to fall a bit flat.  Even this year's red carpet pregnancy announcement -- rapper Wiz Khalifa announcing that his fiancee Amber Rose was expecting -- just didn't have quite the same impact as Beyonce's big reveal.

The big winners were One Direction, who scooped three trophies: one during the pre-show for Most Shareworthy Video, and then two more during the show: Best Pop Video and Best New Artist.  It was an unsurprising turn of events, since most of the awards were fan-voted.

The British boy band also made their VMA debut performing their hit "One Thing" -- during that performance, Katy Perry was seen putting her head on her BFF Rihanna's shoulder and singing along dreamily into her ear.

Speaking of Rihanna, she grabbed the coveted Video of the Year trophy for "We Found Love," fighting off stiff competition from the likes of Perry and Gotye. 

Shouting out to her fans, who she calls the Rihanna Navy, the singer said, "It's Navy or die!  It's me and y'all 'til we go!"

Rihanna also opened the show with a remix of her song "Cockiness (Love It)" featuring rapper A$AP Rocky.  She started the performance sitting in a giant throne in the shape of a snake's head, which had green lasers shooting out of its eyes.  Then Rihanna left her throne and waded into the audience, segueing into "We Found Love" as the crowd completely surrounded her and big white balloons rained down from the ceiling.

Calvin Harris, who wrote and produced the song and was serving as house deejay for the evening, provided musical accompaniment for Rihanna from a giant silver futuristic deejay booth.  He'd picked up his own Moonman for Best Electronic Dance Video during the pre-show ceremony for "Feels So Close."

Pink also got down into the crowd at one point during her performance of "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)."  She began by singing a bit of her early hit "Get the Party Started" and then "flew" over the crowd, with the help of a harness, to another stage, where she kicked into "Blow Me," accompanied by giant dancing lips that shot confetti into the crowd.  

Later, Lil Wayne crowd-surfed during his performance of "No Worries," and even Taylor Swift fell into the arms of the fans during the show's finale.

Green Day, the only actual band that played during the ceremony, delivered their new song "Let Yourself Go" from the floor of the Staples Center, also surrounded by fans, who then rushed in to mob them at the invitation of front man Billie Joe Armstrong.

Alicia Keys debuted her new song "Girl on Fire" and was joined by two special guests: Nicki Minaj, who ended her verse by rapping, "Cause I win the gold like Gabby," and then gold-medal-winning Olympian Gabby Douglas herself, who did a few handsprings and flips around the stage during the performance.

Taylor Swift closed the show with the TV debut of her smash "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," which featured her strutting defiantly with a big crowd of dancers, some of which were wearing animal costumes just like in the song's video.

The only truly sedate performance was Frank Ocean's emotional reading of his song "Thinkin Bout You."  He performed it on a burning stage, accompanied by a lone guitarist.  MTV said it was one of the most tweeted-about moments in the show.

Other points of interest:

  • Some who predicted fireworks because Rihanna, Drake and Chris Brown were all in the same room were disappointed.  Each of the three took home their very own Moonman -- Drake snagged Best Hip Hop Video while Chris won Best Male Video.
  • The one gross-out moment of the show came when Bridesmaids and Bachelorettes actress Rebel Wilson came out onstage wearing a t-shirt that made her look like she was wearing a bikini with a, shall we say, extremely overgrown pubic area.  She made jokes about sleeping with all five members of The Wanted, who were onstage with her, and then added that she'd changed her mind and was going to go home and "finish herself off" instead.
  • Host Kevin Hart was largely ineffectual.  His monologue, which was about people making mistakes, encompassed the Chris Brown/Drake feud, Kristen Stewart's affair and Frank Ocean's decision to come out, wasn't very funny at all, and his manic persona throughout the show didn't add anything.
  • The one big surprise of the night came when Nicki Minaj won Best Female Video over Katy Perry, Beyonce, Rihanna and Selena Gomez.
  • An exclusive trailer for Breaking Dawn Part 2 was presented by the cast of Twilight and though Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner were there to introduce it, Kristen Stewart was nowhere to be seen.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Monday
May072012

"Glee" Goes to Prom With One Direction, Ke$ha, Fergie & More

Mike Yarish/FOX(NEW YORK) -- Back in 1986, all the kids at prom were slow dancing to "Take My Breath Away," a love ballad by the group Berlin that was featured in the Tom Cruise flick Top Gun.  Well, some things never change, because on Tuesday's episode of Glee, it's prom night, and you'll see everyone dancing to "Take My Breath Away," as performed by Santana and Quinn.

But the episode, called "Prom-asauraus," features plenty of current songs as well.  Just as Glee covered The Wanted's "Glad You Came" a couple months ago, they're now taking on the hit song by that other British boy band.  That's right, New Directions is covering One Direction, as Mike, Rory, Sam, Joe and Artie sing "What Makes You Beautiful."

Other songs featured include Fergie's ballad "Big Girls Don't Cry," sung by Rachel and -- oddly -- Kurt and Blaine, as well as the Ke$ha song "Dinosaur," sung by Brittany to reflect the fact that, as class president, she wants a dinosaur theme for the prom.  Selena Gomez's "Love You Like a Love Song," sung by Santana and the Trouble Tones, completes the soundtrack for the episode.

In the episode, the kids campaign to be prom king and queen, while some of the outcasts organize a rival event.  It airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. on Fox.

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