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Taylor Swift may be a hit on the music scene, but when it comes to magazine sales the 23-year-old singer is a total miss.
Women’s Wear Daily has the numbers from publisher’s statements to the Alliance for Audited Media, and they are nothing to sing about. According to WWD, Taylor sold 329,371 copies, including digital copies, for Vogue, which is way below Lady Gaga’s cover issue which sold 602,000 copies last year. Nor did she come close to the magazine’s second top seller, Adele, who brought in 410,343 in sales.
While Taylor did better by Glamour back in November, with 443,000+ copies sold, she was still beat out, falling into third place behind Victoria Beckham, whose cover issue sold over 482,000 in September. Meanwhile, her Cosmopolitan December issue sold a bit over a million copies, which made her issue the worst selling issue of the year for the magazine.
So what gives with Taylor’s poor performances in the magazine department? Is she just unpopular amongst magazine readers due to her immaturity, too overexposed, or is there just too much drama surrounding her that has ruined her for magazines?
“There may have been a little hiccup for her right around the 1-D relationship,” Glamour editor in chief Cindi Leive said about Taylor’s failed relationship with Harry Styles. “But it’s nothing a pro can’t come back from. I’d put money on her for the long run.”
If you say so.
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We all know that celebrities are total hams, and this week we are pleased to bring you a roundup of the best, hottest, silliest, and WTF celebrity tweeted pictures!
In this week’s Celebrity Twitter Photos, we see Taylor Swift‘s playful side, Miranda Kerr‘s wet-and-wild side, Justin Timberlake‘s latest announcement, and way too much of fame-seeker Courtney Stodden (what else is new?) Plus Ashley Benson shares a shot from her latest film, Spring Breakers, Steve Martin posts a picture of Saturday Night Live‘s “Five-Timer Club,” and much more!
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Taylor Swift Says She’s Not a “Clingy, Insane, Desperate Girlfriend”, Complains About Tina Fey, The Media, and Rumors
Taylor Swift had a lot of tough questions to answer during an interview with Vanity Fair.
When discussing “mean girls” and the joke that Tina and Amy made about her love life during the Golden Globes, Taylor had some harsh words for the two comedians; “You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people, because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved, that said, ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’” Low blow Taylor, Tina and Amy were only speaking the truth.
Taylor also believes that the media has created a fictional character of her, one that is clingy and desperate, because she writes about her “feelings,” which she believes she be celebrated, not ridiculed; ““For a female to write about her feelings, and then be portrayed as some clingy, insane, desperate girlfriend in need of making you marry her and have kids with her, I think that’s taking something that potentially should be celebrated—a woman writing about her feelings in a confessional way—that’s taking it and turning it and twisting it into something that is frankly a little sexist.” Or maybe the media just sees the same thing we all do- a woman who can’t help but trash her exes, while making a lot of money off doing so.
When discussing her highly publicized love life, Taylor thinks the rumors regarding how many men she dates and allegations that she buys up homes to be near all her boyfriends, are pretty ridiculous; “The fact that there are slide shows of a dozen guys that I either hugged on a red carpet or met for lunch or wrote a song with. . . it’s just kind of ridiculous,” the 23-year-old told writer Nancy Jo Sales, also stating that she has only dated Conor Kennedy and Harry Styles since 2011. And, while Taylor herself won’t go into the details of her relationship with Harry or in general, she has no qualms about letting someone else do her dirty work, as VF explains; “Although one of Swift’s rules is that she doesn’t go into the personal details of any of her relationships, she authorized someone to discuss them with [Nancy Jo] Sales,” the magazine revealed.
The “authorized” source told VF that Harry Styles “wore Taylor down” until she agreed to date him. However, following an incident that led Harry to warn Taylor of a picture of him kissing a “friend” making the round on the Internet, Taylor ended things only to take Harry back later on, but not without reservations; “the whole time she says she feels like he’s looking at every girl, and then when they were in London together he “disappears one night and after that it was like he just didn’t want to keep going.” That’s when the relationship fell apart for good.
As for the rumors that Taylor bought a home near Conor Kennedy while they were together, Nancy Jo confirms that this rumor is true, though a source calls it a “house flip” and “short-term investment,” stating the home had recently been resold. Though this rumor turned out to be true, Taylor contends that claims that she buys homes near all her boyfriends are false, and that when gossip like that gets to be too much, she reminds herself that “this life is amaaaazing.”
That would make a good song- This life is amazing, so why can’t I stop whining?
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Has Taylor Swift finally found a guy her own age to date?
Sources that spoke to E! are claiming that Swifty may be getting romantic with British
ginger singer, Ed Sheeran. According to one source Ed showed up at Taylor’s London hotel on the night of February 19th, the night before the 2013 Brit awards were taking place, and went straight to her room. From there the two young singers proceeded to stay in the room “just the two of them, until around 4 a.m.”
Another source says this wouldn’t be the first time these two may have gotten involved, alleging that Ed and Taylor “briefly dated last spring,” right about after her break-up with Conor Kennedy. The insider says that Ed finds Taylor to be “really cute and they have a great chemistry together.” Rumors about Ed and Taylor dating also re-surfaced last fall.
It should be mentioned that the source also states that Ed and Taylor’s ex Harry Styles are friendly. Seeing as Ed isn’t Taylor’s typical dreamboat, we have to wonder on that one for a bit, especially since Taylor seems determined to stay in Harry’s hometown post breakup.
Any who, two days before the hotel rendezvous Ed celebrated his birthday, and Taylor, 23, wished him a happy day via Twitter; “So. One of my favorite human beings on the planet turns 22 today. I hope @edsheeran has the most perfect show in LA tonight! HAPPY BDAYYYY.”
The following day Ed replied to Taylor with a lyric from her song ‘22;’ “I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling pretty damn 22 right about now.” Ed is set to open for Taylor’s latest tour, spanning from this March until September.
In other Taylor news, the singer recently told U.K.’s In Style magazine that all of her ex-boyfriends can feel free to write a song about her, since she has no issues writing songs about them; “If I’m gonna write songs about my exes they can write songs about me. That’s how it works. I’m not gonna complain about it. I’m not gonna sit there and say, ‘I’m the only one who can write songs about this relationship’. It’s fair game.”
Sounds to me like someone is hoping someone will care enough to write a song about them. And in case you haven’t been keeping up, this makes the third guy the boy-crazy Taylor has been with in the past few months alone.
See a photo from Taylor’s March U.K. In Style photo shoot:
[Photo Credit: PR Photos/In Style]
TELL US- SHOULD TAYLOR STAY SINGLE FOR A WHILE? DO YOU THINK SHE HAS ISSUES?
In today’s celebrity news, the sweet innocent virginal Taylor Swift is the subject of a lawsuit. GASP!
According to TMZ, the 23-year-old country singer (yes, she’s actually 23 even though she only dates 18-year-olds!) is being sued to the tune of $2.5 million over a cancelled Canadian concert.
The lawsuit claims that Taylor got paid the $2.5 million amount to perform at the Capital Hoedown in Ottawa, Canada in August 2012. The show eventually got cancelled but the super adorbs Taylor kinda forgot to return the money! Oops? If only I had a penny for every time I received $2.5 mil for a concert that never happened and forgot to return the money!
TMZ however adds that the concert cancellation was not Taylor’s fault as the promoters simply couldn’t get their act together in time for the show.
The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in New York, says Taylor got all of her money up front, so now the ticket company, which had to refund $1.8 million in ticket sales, thinks Taylor should be responsible for the bill.
So to sum this up, Taylor got paid a cool $2.5 million for a concert that got cancelled. The credit card processing company EVO Merchant Services was then forced to return $1.8 million in refunds to customers, which in turned caused them to sue Florida-based ticketing company FIRE USA Inc. FIRE is now in turn suing Taylor to try to recoup the $2.5 million fee. Whew!
A rep for Taylor tells TMZ that she never made a deal with FIRE and hasn’t seen the lawsuit.
I’m not sure how the contract Taylor signed was worded but it seems absurd that she should get to keep the full $2.5 million she got paid for a concert that had to be cancelled.
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At least not when it comes to their breakup.
While 23-year-old Taylor took a jab at Harry during her performance at the Grammys, Harry, for his part, had nothing but positive things to say about his ex.
Speaking to London’s Capital FM, Harry, 18, spoke out for the first time about his split from Taylor. “I’m okay, thank you for asking,” Harry said when asked how he’s feeling about the breakup. “I’m good.”
Though Harry could have easily bashed Taylor for her immature jab at the Grammys, the singer took the high road instead complimenting his ex for her performance; “She’s a great performer and she always performs great,” Harry said. “She’s always good on the stage. She’s been doing it a long time. She knows what she’s doing on stage. It was just another good Taylor Swift performance. It was good.”
Yes folks, the 18-year-old kid beat the 23-year-old “woman” in the maturity department. Surprising? Not really, after all, Taylor has been twenty-something going on fifteen for a while now. Just nice to see Harry actually knows how to handle a situation like an adult.
When addressing all the publicity his breakup receives, Harry says he can understand the curiosity of others; “I understand why people would wanna know stuff like that, I get it. If someone does stuff like that then I wanna know about it, too,” he said. “I guess it just kind of. . . It is what it is, I guess.”
[Photo Credit: PR Photos]
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