The season 2 finale of New Girl will be Taylor-made.
Taylor Swift is guest-starring in the May 14 episode of the Fox comedy, EW has learned. The country pop star will play a character named Elaine, who is an “important guest” at the wedding of Cece (Hannah Simone) and Shivrang (Satya Bhabha).
The singer-songwriter and New Girl fan has been name-checked multiple times on the show this season: In one episode, Schmidt (Max Greenfield) sent Cece a text in which he said he was going through a “Taylor Swift-like range of emotions,” while in another, Nick (Jake Johnson) tried to cheer up a heartbroken Jess (Zooey Deschanel) with unfortunate dance moves while she moaned, “I just wanted to listen to Taylor Swift alone,” and “22″ played in the background.
Swift, who has hosted Saturday Night Live, guest-starred in an episode of CSI and appeared in the romantic comedy film Valentine’s Day, will be on set next week to shoot her part.
Jamie Lee Curtis, Rob Reiner, Olivia Munn, Nick Kroll, Parker Posey, and Margo Martindale are among the other celebrities who have appeared on New Girl this season.
The ‘Begin Again’ singer will help bring the 55th edition of the industry event to a start this weekend.
Taylor Swift has been announced as the opening act of the Grammy Awards 2013.
The country star is expected to perform her smash hit ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ at the Staples Center this weekend.
“Oh my god, it’s Grammy week, it’s so hectic,” she told Ryan Seacrest in preparation of the show. “I have a lot to plan for with the opening performance and I’m just really hoping all the pieces come together this week.
“Because this is when it really gets really crazy, but it’s all very exciting too.”
The 22 year-old has enjoyed great success at the Grammys over the years – picking up six awards.
She’s also looking to add to that haul this weekend with three nominations.
Speaking about her performance, she said it only felt right to perform a song which was nominated on the night.
“I think you should perform the song that’s nominated,” she continued. “Like, if you got a song nominated for Record of the Year, you might as well perform that. It’s a big hint.”
Other performers on the night include Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake and Rihanna
The Grammys 2013 take place live on Sunday night (10th February) live from the Staples Center in Los Angles.
How are you feeling today? Are you feeling 22? Good! You should be. Pop-country sweetheart/butt of everyone’s jokes because the world is a cruel and terrible place Taylor Swift is planning to release the instant smash “22″ as the next single from her bajillion-times-platinum album Red, which is great because it’s an amazing pop song and that’s really all there is to it.
One of the strongest cuts from Red, the track — co-penned and produced by Max Martin and Shellback — always sounded like a massive single just waiting to happen; when it first leaked, we wrote that the song was “the perfect ode to Thought Catalog twentysomething angst.” Given the shape of the last several months for Swift, it’s probably exactly the right time for a song like this. Ryan Seacrest reports that the song will be officially released on April 1.
I’ve added the HQ single cover to the gallery.
Country music A-listers Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban team up for a rare recording trifecta in “Highway Don’t Care”. The mid-tempo tune is the last one in the list of thirteen tracks included in the standard edition of “Two Lanes of Freedom”, McGraw’s first album under Big Machine Records which he signed up with last year.
The country ballad is a tale of a man who just wants his lover to stay closer to home no matter how much the road calls. It holds a very catchy hook, “The highway won’t hold you tonight/ The highway don’t know you’re alive/ The highway don’t care if you’re all alone/ but I do, I do/ The highway won’t dry your tears/ The highway don’t need you here/ The highway don’t care if you’re coming home/ but I do, I do.”
After her crossover jump to pop in her latest studio album, Swift looks back on her country roots in this new collaboration. Her breathy vocals especially on the verse “I can’t live without you/ I can’t live without you baby” seem to be getting better on this track than it sounded on her own “Red” album.
The “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” singer posted on Twitter Tuesday, February 5, “I sang with Tim McGraw on a song on his new album- it’s called ‘Highway Don’t Care’ and it’s out now and I’m psyched about it- check it out?”. “American Idol” judge Urban lent his guitar-playing skills on the collaboration.
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Among the list of 2013 Grammy nominees and past winners participating in the charity program are The Black Keys, Carrie Underwood, Usher, John Legend, Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Matchbox Twenty, Linkin Park, Widesspread Panic, Zac Brown, Toby Keith, James Taylor, Katy Perry, and James Taylor.
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Ryan Seacrest is to lead the traditional New Year’s countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York, with Jenny McCarthy interviewing the revellers.
Country music phenomenon Taylor Swift and Korean pop icon PSY will headline ABC’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ show in Manhattan, while recording artist Fergie will serve as host for the Los Angeles portions of the holiday festivities.
The bi-coastal celebration will include more than 5 1/2 hours of special performances and reports on year-end celebrations from around the globe, ABC said.
The program will also include a tribute to Dick Clark, who served as host of ABC’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” holiday program from 1972 to 2005 when he turned over the main emcee duties to Seacrest. Clark died in April at the age of 82.
“Surreal is probably the most appropriate word,” Seacrest said on “Good Morning America” Monday when asked about appearing on the show without Clark. “You think back 40 years ago he started the tradition … I not only watched him, I used to watch him and study how he hosted these shows.”
Taylor Swift has landed on another annual countdown, earning a coveted spot on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 feature as one of the most innovative, financially-friendly young musicians of 2012.
Swift, who just turned 23 on Dec. 13, joins the ranks of pop heavyweights Justin Bieber, Adele, Bruno Mars and Marcus Mumford (of Mumford & Sons) on the year-end countdown, which measures the social and financial relevance of young professionals in 15 different categories.
The ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ singer’s current fling, Harry Styles, also appears on the shortlist of America’s top musicians as a collective member of the boyband phenomenon, One Direction.
Earlier this year, Swift was named the wealthiest celebrity under 30 by Forbes, earning a jaw-dropping $57 million in income between May 2011 and May 2012. The singer knocked Lady Gaga from No. 1 — she held the top-earner title the previous year.
The country music superstar, who recently snagged six World Music Awards nominations, will no doubt remain a strong competitor on Forbes’ tally leading into 2013. Swift’s latest studio album, ‘Red,’ has sold more than three million copies worldwide in just two months — enough to make the collection of the the top sellers in all of 2012.
She is also set to embark on her headlining 2013 Red Tour in March, and will play more than 60 shows before wrapping the road excursion in Nashville next September. With a reported $1 million paid per show, it’s likely to expect Swift on next year’s countdown as well.
Taylor has been nominated for six World Music Awards. The award show is at Marlins Park Stadium in Miami, Florida on December 22. You can vote for her here! Please be sure to keep voting! Her categories are: World’s Best Song (“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”), World’s Best Album (Red), World’s Best Video (“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”), World’s Best Female Artist, World’s Best Entertainer of the Year, World’s Best Live Act.
Congratulations to Taylor who has been nominated for a Golden Globe award for her ‘Safe and Sound’ song for The Hunger Games Soundtrack.
But, perhaps it was Taylor Swift who got the best birthday present on Thursday when she found her “Hunger Games” track, “Safe and Sound” (featuring the Civil Wars), had been nominated for Best Original Song – Motion Picture. She tweeted, “Best birthday surprise EVER-just found out that Safe&Sound is nominated for a GOLDEN GLOBE!! Thank you @goldenglobes and HFPA! #hungergames.”
Also, check out Taylor’s friends wishing her a happy birthday!
HAPPY 23RD BIRTHDAY TAYLOR! We hope you had a great day. To celebrate her birthday, Harry Styles bought her 23 cupcakes! And also, her new music video for ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ was released today. Check it out below: