Summer Concert Boom Marks Industry Turnaround

September 4, 2015

With the Rolling Stones, U2, Taylor Swift and One Direction on the road during an economic recovery, it's hard to imagine the concert business having anything other than a blockbuster summer. First-half North American ticket sales were up 5.8 percent...


How President Kanye Saved the Video Music Awards

August 31, 2015

Hail to the chief — our future President Kanye West stole the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, announcing his beautiful dark twisted candidacy for Commander-in-Cheezus. "Yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided to run...


Top 5 TV: Kanye for President and 'Hannibal''s Last Meal

August 31, 2015

The top two items on this week's list aired on NBC, but since one's already been cancelled and the other's being quickly killed off, it's feels wrong to call them "NBC shows." Both have been relatively acclaimed, but when it comes to the programming of...


Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift's Surprise VMA Medley

August 30, 2015

Nicki Minaj provided an unexpected opening for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards as she teamed with Taylor Swift, who the rapper briefly beefed with in the months prior to the VMAs, onstage for a surprise duet. Minaj and a cadre...


Watch Taylor Swift Perform Live With Beck, St. Vincent

August 26, 2015

Taylor Swift, Beck and St. Vincent: the ultimate one-night-only power-trio. The arena-packing pop star brought out the latter guests during her Tuesday show at L.A.'s Staples Center, performing an energetic cover of Beck's funky single "Dreams," Stereogum...


Max Scherzer Was Just Joking About Taylor Swift, You Guys

August 14, 2015

Max Scherzer came to Washington, D.C. earlier this year with a supersized contract befitting his ace status – seven years, $210 million. And to date, he's delivered, leading the Nationals in wins, strikeouts, ERA and WHIP, firing a historic one-hitter...


Ryan Adams Recording Covers LP of Taylor Swift's '1989'

August 6, 2015

Ryan Adams is a master of stripped-down, emotional covers, but he's taking that mastery to a new level as he records covers of Taylor Swift's smash album 1989 in its entirety and in the style of the Smiths. "Guaranteed saddest version of...


See Taylor Swift and Sam Hunt's Steamy 'Take Your Time' Duet

July 20, 2015

Taylor Swift surprised fans during her second night of shows at Chicago’s Soldier Field on Sunday (July 19th), bringing hot country newcomer Sam Hunt onstage for a duet of his steamy hit "Take Your Time." The pop superstar first reminded fans...


Watch Taylor Swift Fans Show Off Costumes at Jersey Show

July 15, 2015

Taylor Swift fans are as important to the pop star's show as the singer herself, and outside of her Saturday show at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, they represented their own girl gangs and best friends in a way that would...


Jimmy Butler on Loving Taylor Swift and Meeting Garth Brooks

July 2, 2015

Eight months ago, Jimmy Butler was determined to bounce back from the worst regression of his career. He had slipped to new lows in efficiency and averaged just 13.1 points per game, then baffled fans when he rejected the Chicago Bulls' four-year, $44...


Apple Music Will Compensate Artists During Free Trial

June 22, 2015

Taylor Swift has slayed a giant: Less than a day after the singer penned an open letter to Apple protesting the lack of artist compensation during Apple Music's free three-month trial, the company has agreed to pay artists during that period....

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Watch Taylor Swift's Glamorous 'Wildest Dreams' Video

August 30, 2015

Taylor Swift premiered the romantic video for her latest single "Wildest Dreams" during the Video Music Awards pre-show. The video stars Scott Eastwood — Clint's son — as her love interest and was previewed on her Twitter one week...


Watch Taylor Swift Sing 'Smelly Cat' With Lisa Kudrow

August 27, 2015

Taylor Swift's 1989 world tour has featured an epic roster of special guests, with names getting bigger and weirder as it's progressed. For her final show at Los Angeles' Staples Center, Swift brought out actress Lisa Kudrow, who reprised her famous...


See Taylor Swift Duet With Natalie Maines in L.A.

August 25, 2015

Taylor Swift is living out her ultimate mix tape with the 1989 World Tour, whose setlist had made room for more than 20 special guests since mid-May. Last night, during the middle of a five-show residency at L.A.'s Staple Center, Swift brought...


Watch the Rock Get Down to Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off'

August 10, 2015

While you've been getting down and out about the liars and the dirty, dirty cheats of the world, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been getting down to Taylor Swift's sick beat. Earlier this year, he headlined the inaugural episode of Jimmy Fallon's spin-off...


Meet Cam Awesome, the 'Taylor Swift of Boxing'

July 24, 2015

Tired of the machinations of Floyd Mayweather? Confused by which Klitschko is which? You're in luck, because we've just found your new favorite fighter. Say hello to Cam Awesome – the not not Taylor Swift of boxing. Born Lenroy Thompson, the...


Dodgers, Nationals Blame Taylor Swift for Suspended Game

July 18, 2015

Friday night's baseball game between the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers was suspended after a "malfunction" continually knocked out Nationals Park's lighting. It was the first game back in Washington, D.C. after this week's All-Star...

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Taylor Swift's Epic '1989' Tour: Rob Sheffield's Report

July 11, 2015

Welcome to New York! Ish! Taylor Swift brought it all back home last night, or at least to New Jersey's MetLife Stadium, for her 1989 Tour. Never one to do things halfway, Swift has made this a pop show — or rather the pop show, as far as 2015 is...


Taylor Swift to Stream '1989' on Apple Music

June 25, 2015

Taylor Swift will stream her album 1989 on Apple Music — "and happily so" — following a brief, but effective, public back-and-forth with the tech giant about properly paying artists. "In case you're wondering if...