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On Instagram, Obsessed Fans Document Every Shred of Clothing Celebs Wear

The summer before Taylor Swift released 1989, the paparazzi captured the pop sensations every waking moment in Manhattan. For Sarah Kucharski, it was a golden era. Kucharski obsessively identifies and critiques Swifts style in real-time, and Swifts big move to New York in the summer of 2014 was the challenge shed been waiting for. It was wild, Kucharski says. Every single day, maybe even twice a day, there would be new outfits and it was so much fun. It was so much fun. In 2011, Kucharski started Taylor Swift Style,…

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Desus and Mero Got Death Threats for Body-Shaming Taylor Swift

made an unplanned appearance on Fallons first show back after the death of his mother in 2017, bringing tears to the hosts eyes during her debut performance of the song New Years Day. Mero adds that the situation escalated to the point where the FBI called his local police precinct because someone sent him a message saying, I know you have four kids and I know where they go to school. I screen-grabbed it and was like, I wish you would, motherfucker! Mero says. Come to my house, I got…

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Cast of Cats film to be size of actual cats

Stars including Judi Dench, Ian McKellen and Taylor Swift will be shrunk via CGI and made hirsute using digital fur technology Ever since Tom Hoopers movie adaptation of Cats the long-running Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on the puss prose of TS Eliot was Judi Dench, Ian McKellen and Taylor Swift, be donning Lycra, heavy makeup and fluffy wigs in the style of the stage show? How method might they be going with their performances? How many parts on top of playing the traditionally male Deuteronomy would be gender-flipped? Some…

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In 2018 the ticketing industry finally killed the sold out show

Jesse Lawrence If the Redskins and Warriors signaled a shift away from the sellout era in sports, Taylor Swift’s Reputation tour did the same for music. Having wrapped up earlier this month, Reputation finished as the highest grossing US Tour in history, despite a flurry of articles lambasting the artist for not selling out many shows.  Ironically, it turns out that the most important factor in her record-breaking success was exactly that: not selling out. Rather than a lack of demand, these unsold tickets for high-profile events are the result…

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Kathleen Turners candour becomes her and shames other A-listers | Rebecca Nicholson

In an era of young celebrities being scared of saying anything controversial, the Hollywood veteran is a breath of fresh air I used to love the film New York magazine published a brilliantly candid conversation between Kathleen Turner and David Marchese, who has a skill for these kinds of exchanges, in which she was open and honest about practically everything she was asked. She said that when she guest-starred on Friends, she found the cast such a clique. On the craft of acting, she said: You just shut up and…

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Taylor Swift Is No Silence Breaker

The Time magazine Person of the Year cover looks very good. The image, whether spotted on newsstands or shared and retweeted across timelines, is an arresting one that will make you stop and stare. Youll pick up the magazine or click on the link, only to find that this victoryostensibly a blow to Donald Trumpisnt as strong as it seems. Past the badass black velvet and the optics of inclusion, The Silence Breakers is more than a little problematic. Once the empowering imagery of a group of strong women snatching…

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