Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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Taylor Swift: ‘We Wanted It To Be A Surprise’

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Taylor Swift Attends Zac Efron's Movie Premiere in Australia

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Taylor Swift and Darius Rucker Still Stand Tall on the Charts

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Taylor Swift's 'Crazier' Music Video From 'Hannah Montana: The Movie'

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Taylor Swift: the Girl Decurled

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Taylor Swift and Darius Rucker Still Stand Tall on the Charts

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Taylor Swift Attends Zac Efron's Movie Premiere in Australia

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Taylor Swift: the Girl Decurled

Taylor Swift earned huge amounts of attention with her recent cover piece in Rolling Stone magazine, but one of the most stunning parts about the story had nothing to do with what she said. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the whole package was a pair of photos inside the magazine, in which she looked like a completely different person.

The look was achieved rather simply: "They straightened my hair," she told the national radio show GAC Nights: Live From Nashville. "It takes a lot of effort to do that, so I was very grateful for that."

For most of the world, that style was a new one for Taylor, though some of her former classmates in Hendersonville, Tenn., might have found it familiar. Before she was famous, she made a vaunted effort on her own to straighten out her ‘do.

"I used to do it in middle school to try to be cool," she said. "I definitely didn’t look as good it looked in Rolling Stone, ‘cause they had these professionals like ironing my hair with like a steamroller to get the curls out of it."

Taylor Swift was pleased with the hair and makeup people in the photo shoot, but she bonded even more with Vanessa Grigoriadis, the writer Rolling Stone assigned to the piece.

"She was with me for a long time, so we kinda got close," Taylor said. "So I was kinda looking forward to her coming into the rehearsals and getting to hang out because she’s very smart and I love being around people who are educated."

Vanessa grew up in urban New York City, while Taylor spent her early years in a small Pennsylvania town before moving to Hendersonville, a conservative suburb north of Nashville. Taylor found their differences amusing.

"I was driving her around my hometown," Taylor recalled, "and I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s the Methodist Church where everyone hangs out.’ She’s like, ‘What?’ I was like, ‘You know, the parking lot, the church parking lot. It’s in the middle of town, so you just park there in the parking lot and you wait for your friends to drive by and then you call ‘em and you find something to do that night.’ And she’s like, ‘I don’t understand that.’ ‘Cause they would hang out at cool places like, you know, the steps of the [Metropolitan Museum] in New York City and places like that. It was really cool gettin’ to hang out with her."

Taylor had phenomenal success when her Fearless CD spent 11 weeks at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 album chart, and she’s still hanging in there. Fearless remains at No. 5 on the list, while Taylor Swift is at No. 36, one notch ahead of the Jonas Brothers’ The 3D Concert Experience, which includes Taylor Swift’s live performance of "Should’ve Said No." As if that’s not enough, Taylor also has a song on the soundtrack to Hannah Montana: The Movie, which gets released Tuesday. The film hits theaters April 10.

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Taylor Swift, the latest country music star to cross over to pop, is a music producer’s dream come true. She has all the qualities that spell success in incredible doses and she is so young. She was only 14 when she started work on her first hit song Tim McGraw in the album Taylor Swift. By the time she was 18 last year she had a No. 1 seller in Fearless, several hit singles, plus both her CDs in the Top 10 of the year end charts.

Take note of all of Swift’s other pluses. She has the face of an angel and a figure that rivals Paris Hilton’s. She sings in a sweet but full-bodied voice with little girl intonations that sounds so cute. Taylor is also an excellent songwriter with a gift for catchy, flowing melodies. Her songs do tend to sound alike but she will learn how to avoid that when she’s older.

Besides, Taylor has something better going on with her compositions. She has tapped into the realm of teen-age romance with the wisdom of somebody older and kids are all saying that they feel just like she says. Best of all, she writes lyrics like All those girls, well they’re beautiful — but would they write a song for you? for a boy who might be Joe Jonas.

Taylor Swift and the middle Jonas Brother had a much publicized romance last summer that ended with a much-publicized break-up. It was rumored that he did it over the phone. The incident later involved Miley Cyrus who commiserated with her friend Taylor just like what most teen-age girls do when in the throes of heartbreak. Fans say that Taylor’s Joe Jonas song is Forever & Always in Fearless.

But whether she wrote the songs for Joe or somebody else, what Taylor accomplished in Fearless truly speaks to the hearts of young teens. Love Story which is currently No. 1 hereabouts, plays on the tale of Romeo and Juliet. Fifteen is about entering high school. Our Song is about lovers in search of their theme song. The Best Day is for her Mom and the joys of family. Fearless has everything, particularly lots of the falling in love and breaking up stuff. Teardrops on My Guitar is the best of the latter. I do say that all that Fearless needs is something about a vampire to complete the teen-age romantic fantasy.

Other titles included are Fearless, Hey Stephen, White Horse, You Belong with Me, Breathe featuring Colbie Caillat, Tell Me Why, You’re Not Sorry, The Way I Loved You, Change and Should’ve Said No.

Taylor Swift’s Love Story is the number one tune of the moment in Metro Manila. It is number one in radio airplay followed by My Life Would Suck Without You by Kelly Clarkson; Come Back to Me by David Cook; Leslie by Rocksteddy; Just Dance by Lady GaGa; Thinking of You by Katy Perry; FX by Pedicab; You Changed My Life in a Moment by Sarah Geronimo; Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) by Beyonce; and Old Friend by Kyla.

The video of Love Story is also number one in the MYX hit chart for the week. The others that made the Top 10 are Old Friend by Kyla; Tonight by the Jonas Brothers; I Caught Myself by Paramore; Hintay by Callalily; You Changed My Life in a Moment by Sarah Geronimo; A Little Too Not Over You by David Archuleta; Desolation Row by My Chemical Romance; Thinking of You by Katy Perry; and Poker Face by Lady GaGa.

Taylor ceded the number slot to U2 in Billboard’s Top 10 of the Top 200 Albums this week. That is just fine. The girl had been number one for eleven weeks now and should not mind being taken a notch or two down the list. No Line on the Horizon by U2; Fearless by Taylor Swiftt; Middle Cyclone by Neko Case; The Fame by Lady GaGa; Dark Horse by Nickelback; Intuition by Jamie Foxx; The Fray by The Fray; I Am - Sasha Fierce by Beyonce; Slumdog Millionaire, the original movie soundtrack; and Paper Trail by T.I.

The Top 10 titles in the Hot 100 singles chart are: Right Round by Flo Rida; Dead and Gone by T.I. featuring Justin Timberlake; Poker Face by Lady GaGa; Kiss Me Thru the Phone by Soulja Boy Tell ‘em featuring Sammie; Gives You Hell by The All-American Rejects; The Climb by Miley Cyrus; Just Dance by Lady GaGa featuring Colby O’Donis; Heartless by Kanye West; My Life Would Suck Without You by Kelly Clarkson; and Blame It by Jamie Foxx featuring T-Pain.

Taylor Swift Attends Zac Efron's Movie Premiere in Australia

Taylor Swift was a surprise guest at the red carpet premiere for the Zac Efron film, 17 Again, at the Entertainment Quarter in Sydney, Australia, on Wednesday (March 11). Both performers posed for photos and signed autographs for fans. Swift concluded her Australian tour with a concert at the Factory Theater in Sydney on Thursday (March 12). Her next U.S. date will be March 20 at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Taylor Swift's 'Crazier' Music Video From 'Hannah Montana: The Movie'

A music video supporting Taylor Swift's song "Crazier", which serves as "Hannah Montana: The Movie" soundtrack, has been debuted. It captures Taylor taking the stage in an intimate neighborhood party, delivering the track accompanied by a live band.

During Taylor's live performance at the small bash, Miley Cyrus' Miley Stewart and Lucas Till's Travis Brody are seen standing close to each other, dancing slowly to the beat of the country song. Several scenes from the upcoming film are also included.

Beside featuring Taylor Swift's track, "Hannah Montana: The Movie" soundtrack album also includes songs from Miley Cyrus, Rascal Flatts, Billy Ray Cyrus and Steve Rushton. The album has hit U.S. stores on March 24, while the movie will not come out in U.S. theaters until April 10.

Taylor Swift's "Crazier" music video from "Hannah Montana: The Movie":

Taylor Swift: ‘We Wanted It To Be A Surprise’

Taylor Swift just saw the music video for BFF Kellie Pickler’s new single, “Best Days Of Your Life,” and popped in on her MySpace to tell her fans all about it. Check out what the 19-year-old musician had to say:

“Hey guys! I just saw Kellie’s new video, and I love it! We wanted it to be a surprise that we were going to be in it together, so.. Surprise! I’m so happy this is her new single. We wrote this song in the back of a tour bus on the Brad Paisley tour two years ago, and it’s so crazy to know that it has a music video now! The video is hilarious, and Kellie did a great job with it. So excited that she asked me to make a cameo. If you’re thinking of requesting some songs on the radio, definitely make that song one of them. Please.

“I’ll be seeing her soon, we’ve got my whole stage set up and have been rehearsing all day, every day. It’s like camp. But better. And Grant is constantly sound checking his guitar. All the time. Like.. as in.. Never stops. Every minute. We all have headaches. But in all honesty, I’m in heaven right now. Constantly having meetings with the video crew and the lighting guys and the carpenters and the band and running through things over and over and over again.. And you all know that meticulous organization is like my thing. I love organization. And meetings to insure organization. And how if you put enough hours and effort in, all the little pieces come together. I’m so excited for opening night. I can’t even wait.

“I’m gonna get back to work. Grant is still sound checking his guitar. Like he has been since we got here at 8AM. Just in case you were wondering. Love you guys!

source: justjaredjr.buzznet.com

Taylor Swift and Darius Rucker Still Stand Tall on the Charts

Taylor Swift's Fearless and Darius Rucker's "It Won't Be Like This for Long" once more reign on Billboard's country albums and country songs charts, respectively. It's Rucker's second consecutive week at No. 1 and Swift's 19th.

The highest-debuting album is I Told You So: The Ultimate Hits of Randy Travis, which pops in at No. 3, right behind Carrie Underwood's Carnival Ride. Underwood can (and should) take credit for introducing Travis to a new generation of fans via her respectful cover of his unmatchable 1988 hit, "I Told You So."

And, wonder of wonders, the stoic North Carolinian bows yet a second new album this week, Three Wooden Crosses: The Inspirational Hits of Randy Travis. It arrives at No. 31.

Your next assignment, Miss Underwood, is to resurrect Earl Thomas Conley. It's been too long since we've heard that smoke-laced voice and those sculpted lyrics.

The other new albums are Willie Nelson's Naked Willie (No. 29) and Ambition by the memorably monikered Zack Walther and the Cronkites (No. 51).

There are but two returning albums: Jewel's Perfectly Clear, which encores at No. 67, and the various artists CD, Songs 4 Worship: Country (No. 69).

Brad Paisley boasts the highest-charting new song, "Then" (No. 26). Then come Jack Ingram's "Barefoot and Crazy" (No. 56), Pat Green's "What I'm For" (No. 58) and Jonathan Singleton and the Grove's "Livin' in Paradise" (No. 60).

Albums No. 4 and No. 5 are the Zac Brown Band's The Foundation and Rucker's Learn to Live.

Rounding out the Top 5 songs are Swift's "White Horse," George Strait's "River of Love," Jake Owen's "Don't Think I Can't Love You" and Rodney Atkins' "It's America."

Can life hold more treasures than these?

source: www.cmt.com/news/country-music

Monday, March 23, 2009

Emma Watson : Stardom has made Emma Watson’s love life difficult

Hollywood actress Emma Watson says that her celebrity status has made her love life difficult, as men feel intimidated by her.

Emma, who plays Hermione in Harry Potter flicks, revealed that men were intimidated by her and found approaching her pretty difficult.

“Boys feel intimidated by me,” The Daily Star quoted her as saying.

“Finding someone that you like, or who likes you, is always ­difficult at my age. But being famous complicates things much more. I suppose that some boys feel a bit intimidated by me and stay on their guard,” she added.

However, Emma revealed that it was definitely easier pulling fellow actors on film sets.

“They are a goldmine,” she said. (ANI)source: www.entertainmentandshowbiz.com

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Emma Watson Is Next Into The Nightclub

Emma Watson heads to the trendy Bungalow 8 nightclub after attending the premiere of The Damned United on Wednesday (March 18) in London.

“Finding someone that you like, or who likes you, is always difficult at my age,” the 18-year-old British actress said. “But being famous complicates things much more. I suppose that some boys feel a bit intimidated by me and stay on their guard.”

“I’ve got my driving licence and bought myself a car, a grey Toyota Prius,” Emma told the Daily Telegraph. “And now I can drink alcohol! I feel more free to do what I want to do, and I suppose that I have to be more responsible for myself. That’s a big change.”source: justjared.buzznet.com

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Emma Watson is Being Emma

Emma Watson makes her way though the crowd as she leaves Bungalow 8 nightclub in London on Thursday night (March 5).

The 18-year-old actress had the words “Be Emma” written on her chest.

Emma shot down any rumors of her definitely heading to Yale University in the fall. She posted on her official website: “We would like to inform you that Emma does not have a Twitter account and that these rumours are false. Emma is still trying to decide whether she wants to attend university in the U.K. or the U.S.A. and hasn’t accepted any placements at this time.”

Friday, March 20, 2009

Emma Watson condemns her fake Internet profile

London (ANI): Hollywood actress Emma Watson has condemned her fake Internet profile for spreading rumors of her enrollment at Yale University.

The Harry Potter actress blamed bogus profile on Twitter for misinforming fans that she had successfully enrollment in Yale University. Emma revealed that the information was untrue, as she did not even have an account on Twitter and she is still in two minds as to which University to join.

"There have been several rumors spreading recently that Emma has accepted a place at Yale University after ''telling her fans via her Twitter account''. We would like to inform you that Emma does not have a Twitter account and that these rumors are false,” the Daily Express quoted her as saying.

"Emma is still trying to decide whether she wants to attend university in the U.K. or the U.S.A. and hasn''t accepted any placements at this time,” she added.
source: oneindia

Emma Watson will be the new face of Burberry

Budding fashion plate Emma Watson has signed a lucrative deal to star in Burberry's fall campaign, shot by famed photographer Mario Testino."Emma has a classic beauty, a great character and a modern edge," Burberry's creative director Christopher Bailey tells England's Evening Standard. "I felt Emma would be strong enough to hold the campaign as the only girl, and I loved the idea of her being surrounded by these young, cool British guys."

Trenchcoats are all well and good, but "Harry Potter" producers did object to plans for a separate editorial photo spread for W magazine, the Daily Mail reports. Says a source: "They wanted Emma to do something raunchy but the Harry Potter producers told her it was too risque and the shoot was softened."


source: www.nj.com/entertainment

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Get the look: Emma Watson’s smoky sexiness for Burberry

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The teen actress’s smouldering sultriness in the new Burberry campaign would send even Harry Potter for a cold shower. So we asked celeb make-up artist Chase Aston to tell us how to recreate the look…

Start with a cream-to-powder foundation for a matte look, which also gives a more flawless, natural finish, especially on young skin and even more so when you use a large face and body brush to apply, blending from the centre of the face outwards and down, along the jaw-line and onto the neck.
Try The Body Shop All-in-One Face Base.

For deep, smoky eyes, line along the top and bottom lashes, all around the eye and on the lower inner lid, too, with a charcoal/grey coloured pencil.
Try The Body Shop Eyeliner in Taupe.

Now take an eyeshadow blender brush and a black eyeshadow and blend from the lash line up to the crease of the lid. Continue below the lower lashes, smudging and blending into the skin. Then take a creamy coloured shadow and apply along the brow bone.
Try The Body Shop Eye-Colour in Soft Black and Eye-Colour in Vanilla Cream.

The eyebrows are heavily defined in the pictures, which helps give them that retro, almost 1960s feel. Use a pencil in dark-brown to shape and fill the brows with short, feathery strokes, gradually building up the colour until they look quite dramatic.
Try Christian Dior Powder Brow Pencil in Dark Brown.

Curl eyelashes and apply three coats of thickening, lengthening mascara. Again, for extra drama that really makes the eyes the centre of attention and a retro feel, add false individual lashes to the outer corners of the upper lids.
Try Max Factor Masterpiece Mascara in Black and Eylure Naturalites Intense False Eye-lashes.

For a barely-there wash of colour on the cheeks that doesn’t detract from the eyes, take a large blusher brush and sweep a pale-pink powder blush over the apples of the cheeks and along cheekbones as you smile to highlight the prominent part of your cheeks.
Try Dr Hauschka Blush Duo in Pink.

As the whole look is quite 1960s and matte, you need to finish with a matte lip colour, too, which means the surface of the lips has to be perfectly smooth so use a lip exfoliator first to get rid of dry, flaky skin and wipe clean with a moist tissue. Apply a nude lip colour with your finger, patting and smoothing the colour into your lips so they almost blend into your skin.
Try The Body Shop LipScuff and Revlon Matte Lipstick in Nude Attitude.


source: www.hellomagazine.com

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Difference Between Deodorant and Antiperspirants

Most people think that antiperspirants and deodorants are the same thing, but they aren’t. Antiperspirants work by clogging, closing, or blocking the pores with powerful astringents such as aluminum salts so that they can’t release sweat. (Note that aluminum can accumulate in the brain.) Deodorants work by neutralizing the smell of the sweat and by antiseptic action against bacteria. Deodorants are preferable because they don’t interfere with sweating, a natural cooling process.

Baking soda works wonders because it neutralizes the odor of sweat. Just sprinkle a light covering of baking soda onto a damp washcloth. Pat on. Don’t rinse.

This tip—just using baking soda—has saved me on many occasion, especially when traveling.

Basic Deodorant Powder
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
A few drops essential oils such as lavender or cinnamon

Place the ingredients in a glass jar. Shake to blend. Sprinkle a light covering of the powder on a damp washcloth. Pat on. Don’t rinse.

Basic Liquid Deodorant
1/4 cup each witch hazel extract, aloe vera gel, and mineral water
1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
A few drops antibacterial essential oils such as lavender (optional)

Combine the ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake to blend.

Makes 3/4 cup

Shelf life: Indefinite.

make your own natural deodorant

In 5 minutes, you can make your own natural deodorant at home without all that icky Alzheimer's disease!

Using a few simple ingredients, you can make your own all-natural, skin soothing deodorant, scented exactly the way you like it. It's so simple and gratifying, you'll never go back!

step 1: Materials
To make your own deodorant, gather up:Corn starch Baking sodaCoconut oilEssential oils (opt. - adds smellpretty!)Vitamin E (opt. adds ooohskinsoft!) An empty container to be …

step 2: Mix it up
Combine 1/4 cup (60mL) cornstarch with 1/4 cup baking soda.Add essential oils - I used 8 drops of lavender with 3 drops of sandalwood.Add 2 Tablespoons coconut oil and a fe…

step 3: The Genius Part
If it's ever bothered you that you don't know when your deodorant is going to run out until suddenly the whole thing has dropped out onto your bathroom floor rendering it s…

step 4: Finish!
Clean up the container and make your own clever label for it (like you won't remember what it is. . . )Let it set up for a day or two.Use liberally, and encourage others to…