Taylor Swift’s Mom Breaks Down In Tears Testifying Against Alleged Groper

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The trial between Taylor Swift and the radio host who allegedly groped her has begun, and the singer’s own mother, Andrea, testified in court through tears.

Taylor Swift, 27, has her mom, Andrea, by her side during this extremely difficult time. Multiple reporters who are inside the courtroom during the trial have been live tweeting the events, including Andrea’s tearful testimony to the court on Wednesday, August 9. Michael Konopasek from local outlet FOX31 Denver quotes Andrea as saying she was, “upset to extent that I wanted to vomit,” after Taylor told her that former KYGO radio host David Mueller had “grabbed” her butt. As Andrea’s testimony went on, Michael wrote: “Andrea is starting to cry… this is very hard for her.” So sad.

According to Michael’s account from inside the courtroom, Andrea revealed guilt over teaching Taylor to be “so polite”. Michael added, “Andrea couldn’t believe Taylor thanked Mueller and girlfriend after photo op.” Moments later, Andrea reportedly detailed how Taylor reacted after the radio host allegedly grabbed her during their picture, “‘[Taylor] was really shaken … humiliated … horribly embarrassed because he grabbed her bare ass,’ Andrea Swift said,” Michael wrote. Andrea also reportedly stated that Taylor’s body language in the photo as well as the look in her eyes are a dead giveaway that something is terribly wrong. “I know those eyes better than anyone,” Andrea said, according to Michael’s tweets. The reporter also claims that Taylor “got emotional” listening to her mother discuss the upsetting incident.

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Should Have Been Bigger: Madonna’s “Living For Love”

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The Gods were not on Madonna’s side as she prepared to release her 13th LP, Rebel Heart. A series of leaks sprang in the final quarter of 2014, spewing out more than a dozen demos meant for the album. Although the pop legend had planned to unveil the project gradually in 2015, she was forced to recalibrate her plans and rush release half of the album before Christmas with the second half following in March, after yet another leak or course. It seems as though the 58-year-old was doomed from the very beginning. However, the album contains some of the best music she has recorded in the last decade including the project’s anthemic lead single, “Living For Love.”

The triumphant house cut was a return to form, recapturing the glimmer of her earliest releases. With production from Diplo and Ariel Rechtshaid, a piano line from Alicia Keys, and writing from a bevy of the industry’s most talented, the track seemed like a surefire hit to launch an album campaign. On it, the “Material Girl” faced the heartbreak of a failed relationship but refused to give up her faith in love. She told Rolling Stone that although she was emotionally shattered she didn’t want to share a song in which she felt like a victim. “This scenario devastated me, but it just made me stronger,” she told them. Ironically, the sentiment drew parallels to her stance following the leaks as she put on a brave face and soldiered on.

Opening with a stuttering synth and distorted vocals, the beat falls out before coming back in underneath a confident vocal performance from Madonna. “Took me to heaven, let me fall down. Now that it’s over, I’m gonna carry on,” she boldly proclaims as the production builds up to an whirling battle cry on the chorus with the world-weary hitmaker finding strength in healing. “Love’s gonna lift me up,” she belts over a choir. Diplo and Ariel’s production was a throwback to house music of the 90’s, and, coupled with Alicia’s piano and the determined lyrics, it was a standout release regardless of its messy unveiling.

Ever the groundbreaking artist, Madonna continued to change the pop game when it was time to release a video by signing a contract that made her the first artist to host a video on SnapChat. With direction from Julien Choquart and Camille Hirigoyen(known collectively as J.A.C.K.), the visual featured a variety of high fashion looks and saw the songstress face off against a team of dancers while dressed as a matador. She valiantly fought off the advances of the dancers, eventually standing victoriously above her vanquished assailants as rose petals rained down around her.

“Living For Love” also received a handful of performances that replicated the set-up of the music video. Her rendition at the 2015 Grammys was one of the most watched of the evening, and a performance at the BRIT Awards made headlines after a dramatic wardrobe malfunction resulted in the singer taking a tumble mid-song. She also performed it on The Ellen DeGeneres Show with a comedic cameo from the host. Unfortunately, the heavy promo push didn’t do much for the promising single.

Despite being one of Madonna’s best singles in years, the track failed to dent the Billboard Hot 100 and made little impact outside of the United States. It did manage to net the hitmaker her 44th Billboard’s Dance Club Songs charttopper, tying a record set by country crooner George Strait for the most top placements on one chart. Ultimately, “Living For Love” kicked off an era that glimmers with hope regardless of the adversity that it faced. Through it all, the Queen of Pop retained her style and refused to be silenced, eventually emerging as the “Unapologetic Bitch” that she is. After all, bitch, she is Madonna. Revisit the epic house anthem below.

 

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Pink Reveals The Title & Release Date Of 7th LP, ‘Beautiful Trauma’

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What a week for Pink fans! The veteran hitmaker not only drops her new single, “What About Us,” tonight, she also revealed the title, cover and release date of her 7th studio album. “I could not be more excited right now,” the 37-year-old captioned the fierce artwork on Instagram. “My single comes out today… and my new album Beautiful Trauma comes out October 13th. I’m certifiably, insanely proud of this album. It’s been a while, and I’m grateful for all the years we’ve had. Looking forward to the next chapter with you.”

The pop/rocker isn’t exaggerating when she says it has been a while. Believe it or not, five years have passed since Pink released The Truth About Love, but she hasn’t exactly maintained a low profile. In 2014, Pink teamed up with Dallas Green to release an acoustic album under the moniker You+Me and netted a top 10 hit last year with “Just Like Fire” from the Alice Through The Looking Glass soundtrack. Since then, she has teamed up with Stargate and Sia on “Waterfall” and duetted with Kenny Chesneyon pop-country fusion track “Setting The World On Fire.”

See Pink’s new album cover below.

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Camila Cabello Poses For ‘Wonderland,’ Talks Charli XCX & “Havana”

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Camila Cabello’s debut solo album, The Hurting. The Healing. The Loving., drops in just over a month (on September 19, to be exact), which means that she’s in full promo mode. The 20-year-old strikes a pose in the latest issue of Wonderland magazine and opens up about the difference between recording songs as a part of Fifth Harmony and on her own. “In the group we would record songs for two weeks, it was a really fast process, like sometimes we’d do five songs in a day, it would just be like ‘alright you sing the verse, you sing that’, and then you just record it.”

Whereas with her solo material, “I’ve had a chance to really like, write and make the songs, and be involved in every aspect of it from the production to the mixing. Definitely a lot more challenging but more fun, for sure.” Camila also talked about one of her new, dual singles. “So ‘Havana’ is an idea that I had for a song title; a lot of my songs are more dark and emotional,” she explains. “[This is] more summer, upbeat, it’s very wind-your-waist tempo, if that makes sense. It’s really cool, I did it with Pharrell.”

Oh, and she also showed Charli XCX a little love. “She’s always been so nice to me,” Camila raves. “Before I met her I think she tweeted about my song ‘Bad Things’ and then she expressed that she really wanted to write with me. Obviously I’m such a huge fan of her, she’s an amazing writer.” Take a listen to “Havana” below.

 

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Jennifer Lawrence on Her Leaked Pole-Dancing Video, Hacked Nude Photos: ‘It’s Scary When You Feel the Whole World Judges You’

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Jennifer Lawrence has dealt with her fair share of tabloid headaches over her career — first when nude photos of the Oscar-winning actress were infamously leaked online in 2014, and this year when she was videotaped pole-dancing at a birthday party in Vienna, Austria.

For her cover story in the September issue of Vogue, Lawrence opens up about struggling to protect her privacy, adding that she’s “always waiting to get blindsided again.”

“My biggest fear from that whole thing was that people were going to think that I was trying to be sexy,” she says of the pole-dancing tape, which she brushed off with a sorry-not-sorry style Facebook post in May. “Also, it looked like I had taken my shirt off. I was in a crop top. I did not take off my shirt. I’m on the phone with my lawyers, and everybody’s like, ‘Is there anything we need to know before it comes out?’ And I’m like, ‘No, it’s all there.’”

But it was the highly-publicized nude photo hack, which targeted Lawrence and several other celebrities back in 2014, that really rattled the Silver Linings Playbook actress.

“It’s scary when you feel the whole world judges you,” she adds. “I think people saw [the hacking] for what it was, which was a sex crime, but that feeling, I haven’t been able to get rid of it. Having your privacy violated constantly isn’t a problem if you’re perfect. But if you’re human, it’s terrifying. When my publicist calls me, I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, what is it?’ Even when it’s nothing. I’m always waiting to get blindsided again.”

Currently, Lawrence is gearing up for two upcoming film releases: her performance in the cryptic Mother! from filmmaker Darren Aronofsky in September, followed by action-thriller Red Sparrow next March.

Read Lawrence’s full Vogue interview for the magazine’s September issue here, and check out more photos from the issue below.

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Niall Horan Recorded A Duet With Maren Morris Called “Seeing Blind”

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Niall Horan was one of the many stars to make an appearance at today’s (August 9) Capitol Congress — a conference (of sorts) highlighting the label’s key projects for the remainder of 2017. The Irishman, who is enjoying a late summer smash with “Slow Hands,” premiered a duet with Maren Morris called “Seeing Blind.” He revealed that he reached out to the country star via email and she was only too happy to jump on the song. It’s another surprising twist to an album that promises to an eclectic mix of radio-ready pop, folk and retro-rock.

The 23-year-old has previously stated that his solo debut was heavily influenced by rock greats like Fleetwood MacThe Eagles and Crosby, Stills and Nash, describing the album as “folk-with-pop feel to it.” What does that mean exactly? “Some of the songs are heavier than others,” Niall adds. “I play a bit of electric on some tracks and we obviously played around a lot with percussion stuff to build up the songs so there was a lot of things going on percussion wise.” It all sounds very promising.

 

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