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Taylor Swift Buys NYC Penthouse for Nearly $20 Million

By Andrea Dresdale

ABC/Richard HarbaughThere’s been much speculation over the past week as to whether or not Taylor Swift really laid out close to $20 million for a swanky New York City residence. Well, E! News has confirmed that the singer did, in fact, splash out on a fancy penthouse — two of them, in fact.

According to E!, Taylor spent $19.9 million to buy not one but two penthouse apartments in a building in New York’s trendy Tribeca neighborhood. Together, they total more than 8,000 square feet. By comparison, the mansion she purchased in Rhode Island last year for close to $18 million was just 3,000 square feet larger.

Taylor’s new Manhattan neighbors include Beyonce and Jay Z and Gwyneth Paltrow, according to E!. The singer’s been spotted out and about in the Big Apple over the last two weeks, shopping and hanging out with friends.

Despite owning residences in Los Angeles, Rhode Island and, now, New York, Taylor recently told Time magazine that Nashville, where she also owns a condo, will always be her real “home.” She says she likes it because she’s not bothered by paparazzi as she …read more

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Taylor Swift, Shakira, Sheryl Crow & Stevie Nicks All Appearing on ACM Awards Sunday Night

By Andrea Dresdale

Credit: Ash NewellThe Academy of Country Music Awards, which air Sunday night on CBS, will feature some rock and pop elements as well.

Stevie Nicks will make a special guest appearance on the show, singing with “Need You Now” group Lady Antebellum on their song “Golden.” The two acts have also recorded a duet version of the tune, which is now available digitally.

In addition, Shakira will pop up on the show to duet with her fellow Voice coach, Blake Shelton, on “Medicine,” their duet from her new self-titled album. Speaking of reality show judges, American Idol’s Keith Urban will also be performing on the telecast.

Meanwhile, Sheryl Crow, who released her first country album this past year, will duet with country star Dierks Bentley on a song called “I Hold On.” Sheryl is actually nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year at the ceremony.

Taylor Swift, who straddles the worlds of pop and country, is nominated for the evening’s most prestigious award, Entertainer of the Year. If she wins in that category, it’ll be her third time, and she’ll make history: no woman has ever won that honor three times. She and Carrie Underwood …read more

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Taylor Swift Sets New Chinese Record for Fastest Ticket Sell-Out

By ABC News Radio

ABC/Chris HolloHere’s something you don’t see every day. Taylor Swift now holds the record for the fastest show sell-out in Chinese history.

According to her label, tickets for Taylor’s May 30 show at Shanghai’s Mercedes-Benz Arena sold out in just one minute after they went on sale Thursday. The show is one of seven Asian dates that Taylor added to her RED tour just last month.

If you were hoping to see Taylor in Asia, you’re too late: all of the dates are now sold out.

For more info on the RED tour, visit Taylor’s website.

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Taylor Swift Makes Five-Hour Visit to Hasbro Children's Hospital in Rhode Island

By Music News Group

Photo Credit: Sarah BarlowTaylor Swift made a surprise visit to Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, RI Monday. According to the hospital’s Facebook page, Taylor and her father visited with the patients for five hours. And she even played a song for the kids.

According to Rhode Island TV station WPRI, Taylor’s visit is one of the longest celebrity visits in Hasbro Children’s Hospital’s history.

She also recently visited patients at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

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Katy, Taylor, Bruno Up for Saturday's Kids' Choice Awards, American Authors & Aloe Blacc to Perform

By Andrea Dresdale

Courtesy NickelodeonKaty Perry, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, One Direction and Maroon 5 are among the stars nominated in the music categories for the 2014 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, which will be handed out this Saturday at the University of Southern California’s Galen Center. Mark Wahlberg will host the telecast, which features kid-selected favorites in music, TV, film and more.

Katy will be competing against Taylor and Lady Gaga, among others, in the category of Favorite Female Singer, while her song “Roar” will battle it out with hits by Miley Cyrus, One Direction and Taylor Swift in the Favorite Song Category. Katy is also nominated for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie, for her role in Smurfs 2.

Bruno, Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williams are among the nominees for Favorite Male Singer. Maroon 5 is up for Favorite Music Group; their competition includes OneRepublic and One Direction. American Idol and The Voice will compete in the Favorite Reality Show category.

American Authors and Aloe Blacc — two artists currently riding high with the hit singles — will entertain the crowd at the event.

Here are the music nominations:

Favorite Music Group
Maroon 5
One Direction
OneRepublic
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Taylor Swift Trespasser Formally Charged in Rhode Island Courtroom

By Music News Group

Photo Credit: Sarah BarlowA man accused of trespassing at Taylor Swift‘s Rhode Island mansion on the beach has been charged with misdemeanor counts of willful trespass and disorderly conduct.

According to The Westerley Sun, 38-year-old Daniel P. Cole was brought before a judge Friday after making multiple attempts to access Taylor’s property last December. The man reportedly blocked Taylor’s driveway with his truck and then later screamed obscenities at police while they arrested him on the property.

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Taylor Swift Spends More than Four Hours Visiting Pediatric Cancer Patients in Manhattan

By Music News Group

Photo Credit: Sarah BarlowTaylor Swift took time out of her weekend to spend more than four hours visiting pediatric cancer patients at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Video of Taylor’s visit with patient Shelby Huff has been uploaded to YouTube. She can be seen just hanging out and goofing around with Shelby before giving the young girl tips on learning to play guitar.

Shelby’s mother posted a message on the family’s Facebook page saying, “We are still in awe, Taylor Swift is a class act all around, she was so sweet, compassionate, asked US questions, got on Skype with my other daughter, stayed in our room and talked with us and was completely down to earth.”

On the music front, Taylor is currently working on her new studio album expected out later this year. She’ll take The RED Tour to Asia starting June 1 in Tokyo, Japan.

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Taylor Swift Goes Road-Tripping with Victoria's Secret Angel

By Andrea Dresdale

Image Courtesy Taylor Swift via InstagramWhen Taylor Swift decides to hang out and relax, she picks some pretty interesting people to do it with. Not long ago, she was shopping and going to the beach with Lorde, and now she’s moved on to road tripping through California with Victoria’s Secret supermodel Karlie Kloss.

“California here we come…right back where we started from…ROAD TRIP,” wrote Taylor on Twitter Wednesday, and posted a photo of both she and Karlie sitting on top of a huge sign that reads “Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.” Next came a photo of the two of them standing together in what looks like a Redwood Forest, looking up. The caption reads, “This forest situation.”

Next came an Instagram shot of Karlie kissing Taylor on the side of the head, captioned, “Beach, forests, cliffs, Northern California, sand, flower picking. Best road trip ever.” Then, a photo of the two of them frolicking on a beach, with the caption, “On the way home.” Karlie, meanwhile, posted a photo of herself writing in the sand, “Karlie Hearts Taylor.”

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Taylor Swift's Song "Ronan" Generates $100,000 for Cancer Research

By Music News Group

CMASales of Taylor Swift‘s song, “Ronan,” have generated more than $100,000 for The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Taylor was inspired to write the song after reading the Rockstar Ronan blog, written by Maya Thompson about her late son, Ronan. The boy died just days shy of his fourth birthday in May 2011 after a battle with neuroblastoma cancer.

Taylor gave a songwriting credit on “Ronan” to Maya Thompson, since her writings inspired the song. All of Taylor’s proceeds are going to combat childhood cancer. For more information on The V Foundation for Cancer Research, check out JimmyV.org.

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Taylor Swift Gets Restraining Order; Selena Gomez in Justin Bieber's Instagram

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