Taylor Swift is collaborating with America’s Next Top Model judge, Nigel Barker on a photo book.
The country singer was pictured over one whole day by the renowned photographer, as they travelled around southern California. The results? An extensive book called 8 Hours/Taylor Swift.
“She’s not necessarily known for her sex appeal, but she is someone who is emerging in a way that I’ve never seen. You’ll see her transform from a young girl into this rock and roll superstar, totally in your face,” Nigel told Entertainment Weekly.
“It’s unbelievable how she’s changed and, of course, how the music is changing and evolving. She’s one to watch.”
The reality show judge also praised Taylor for being professional throughout the photoshoot, saying, “photographing one of the most famous pop icons of our time could have been a challenge, but working with Taylor was like a dream sequence. In one day, we managed to shoot an entire book’s worth of images and multiple short films.”
We’ve got to say that is pretty impressive! 8 Hours/Taylor Swift is due to be published for a limited time from November 12, sold exclusively at Sony stores around the U.S.
As Taylor Swift herself describes, Alan Carr is “the fun guy” — AKA the guy who gets our favorite pop stars to loosen up and share info we don’t get from them on talk show appearances domestically. Unfortunately, Taylor didn’t cut all that loose, turning down an adult beverage in favor of an energy drink. And here we were hoping that she might get wasted and spill who every one of her songs is about.
Taylor did get a little candid, at least, dishing on her “type” and how “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” came together. (Without spilling who it’s about.)
As always, Chatty Alan lived up to his name and got a good chat out of the country songbird.
Check out the video below of Taylor on the show:
The MTV EMA’s have now finished, and Taylor won three of the five categories she was nominated for! She won in the following categories: Best Female, Best Live, and Best Look! She also performed “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” during the show. Congratulatons Taylor! I’ve added some HQ images to the gallery, and I’ll keep adding as they come in. I’ve also posted some videos below so check them out.
Lana Del Ray presenting Taylor with ‘Best Female’ Award.
Red Carpet Interview
So last week, Taylor was interviewed for a WHOLE episode on Katie. I’ve added thousands of screencaps from the show, and you can watch part 1 below. Head to YouTube to watch the rest. Enjoy!
Taylor will be on the Ellen Degeneres Show tomorrow, and here’s a sneak peek of the ‘interview’. As you know, Taylor scares easy, so Ellen asked her to go down the Haunted Hallway. It’s hilarious – check it out below and tune in tomorrow for Taylor’s interview.
Taylor was on Good Morning America on the 22nd to release ‘Red’ and I’ve pasted the interview below. I’ve also uploaded HD screencaps to the gallery and the link is below. Enjoy!
On being a hopeless romantic: “Even after it explodes into a million pieces and burns down and you’re standing in a pile of the ash of what it once was thinking, ‘Why did I have to meet this person, why did this have to happen?’ But then, when you make eye contact with someone across the room and it clicks and, bam, you’re there. In love again.”
The guys she dates know what they’re getting into: “Well… it’s not like it’s in fine print, but music is absolutely everything that I am and everything that I stand for. It’s not my fault if someone gets into a relationship with me and then cheats and I write a song about it.”
On wanting a *big* family of her own: “[My] money will be really good for sending my kids to college some day – or maybe I’ll have a few more kids than I thought. I want a bunch of them running around, minimum four.
On the lessons of love: “I think I have to trust that you end up with the person you’re supposed to end up with, and that everything in between is there to teach you stuff. Plus it makes for great stories when you’re older.”
Taylor was on the Jonathon Ross show recently, and I’ve added HD screencaps to the gallery. I’ve also posted the video so you guys can watch it.
Taylor will be on the cover of the November issue of Glamour Magazine as well! I’ve added a MQ cover photo to the gallery. Also, I’ve posted a snippet of her interview below. Be sure to check out MQ photos of her shoot HERE. Also, watch the “Nightline” exclusive interview with Taylor TONIGHT at 11:35 p.m ET/PT on ABC.
Here’s an interview with Taylor from the magazine – Glamour Magazine will hit newsstands on October 9th. Be sure to pick up a copy to support Taylor.
Taylor Swift on her songs about past relationships and not listening to the gossip…
Glamour: And “Dear John,” also about a failed relationship, still seems to be resonating strongly. Does that surprise you?
Taylor Swift: I think that song really hit home with a lot of girls who had been through toxic relationships and had found their way to the other side of it. I’ve never looked out while singing a song during a concert to see so many girls crying.
Glamour: You never identified who it was about, but John Mayer recently told Rolling Stone that it was him.
Taylor Swift: How presumptuous! I never disclose who my songs are about.
Glamour: He said he felt…
Taylor Swift: No! I don’t want to know, I don’t want to know.
Glamour: You don’t? [Mayer told Rolling Stone that he was "humiliated" by the song, and that Swift's releasing it was "a really lousy thing for her to do."]
Taylor Swift: I know it wasn’t good, so I don’t want to know. I put a high priority on staying happy, and I know what I can’t handle.
Glamour: It would hurt too much to hear?
Taylor Swift: It’s not that I’m this egomaniac and I don’t want to hear anything negative, because I do keep myself in check. But I’ve never developed that thick a skin. So I just kind of live a life, and I let all the gossip live somewhere else. If you go too far down the rabbit hole of what people think about you, it can change everything about who you are.
Taylor Swift on her new relationship and the Kennedys…
Glamour: So there’s a lot of talk about you and the Kennedys these days. There are reports that you are dating Conor Kennedy.
Taylor Swift: I don’t talk about my personal life in great detail. I write about it in my songs, and I feel like you can share enough about your life in your music to let people know what you’re going through.
Glamour: Ethel Kennedy, Conor’s grandmother, was asked what she would think of having you as a “granddaughter-in-law,” and she said, “We should be so lucky.”
Taylor Swift: She’s fantastic. I love her.
Taylor Swift on the importance of having girlfriends and maturing with celeb-besties Emma Stone and Selena Gomez…
Glamour: I know you have many close girlfriends. Are they helpful in keeping your worries in check?
Taylor Swift: They are so important in my life right now. I’m the kind of girl who needs to tell her friends everything. I’ve developed this really close-knit group of girls. Two of my close friends are bandmates. My other close friends are Ashley, Claire, Diana, Emma, and Selena.
Glamour: Emma is Emma Stone, and Selena is Selena Gomez. Is it nice to have friends who are also famous?
Taylor Swift: I met Emma when I was 17, and I met Selena when I was 18. So they’ve experienced all of this with me, and they’ve also experienced their own amazing success, and somehow through all of it, we’ve stayed close.
Taylor Swift on being misunderstood and not being dark, twisty or complicated…
Glamour: As a very public figure, how do you think you are misunderstood?
Taylor Swift: I think some people think it’s just apple pie and sunshine and sprinkles and ponies. Which is just funny. But I never feel the need to go out and make some grand statement that I’m dark and twisty and complicated, because I’m not that either. It’s just not as simple as ponies and rainbows, though I do love ponies and rainbows.
Taylor Swift on if she is wary of people using her for her fame and money…
Glamour: Are you wary of people using you for your fame and money?
Taylor Swift: I think you can tell who’s a good person to be around, who makes you laugh, who’s fun, whom you can trust. And, yes, you’re going to get burned a few times, but I’d really rather get burned a few times than sit alone in that house with the curtains drawn. So God forbid this person you’re hanging out with gets a bit of validation out of the fact you’re famous. Is that the worst-case scenario? You know, it doesn’t seem that bad.