05:58 PM EDT 12/09/2013
Originally posted 11/21/2013 09:00AM
Los Angeles, and the rest of America, will enjoy a taste of Nashville when the lights go down at the Nokia Theater this Sunday for the 2013 American Music Awards.
Taylor Swift and Hayden Panettiere – the Nashville-bred singer and ABC's Nashville star – will be among the presenters at the show, PEOPLE has learned.
Chris Daughtry, Dave Grohl and Emma Roberts will also take the stage to present at the ceremony, which brings together the top-selling musical artists across all genres.
Originally posted 11/19/2013 01:00PM
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Originally posted 11/19/2013 09:30PM
Does Taylor Swift have a new British beau?
Ten months after splitting from One Direction's Harry Styles, the "I Knew You Were Trouble" singer has been spotted with another U.K. heartthrob – Romeo and Juliet's Douglas Booth.
"They hired the back room and were in there alone," a source tells PEOPLE of the duo's cozy night at The Holly Bush in London on Friday. "They looked very happy [and] were just smiling and laughing just like any other customers."
Originally posted 11/18/2013 05:45PM
Taylor Swift may be famous for calling out ex-boyfriends in her lyrics, but the pop star says that not every date is song-worthy.
"I only write songs about crazy love," Swift says in New York Magazine. "If I go on two dates with a guy and we don't click, I'm not writing a song about that. It didn't matter in the emotional grand scheme of things. There's a lot that goes on in daily life that isn't really worth turning into a verse and a chorus."
Songwriting doesn't always come easily for Swift, 23, who sometimes worries that her wellspring of ideas has dried up. The singer, like many artists, seems to go through peaks and valleys of inspiration, even within the course of a single day.
Originally posted 11/18/2013 05:05PM
Celebrities love to rap (see: Gwyneth Paltrow's unforgettable performance of "Straight Outta Compton," or Ellen DeGeneres and Rebel Wilson channeling Salt-N-Pepa). And several have paid tribute to "Lose Yourself," Eminem's infectious anthem about overcoming adversity and conquering self-doubt.
Originally posted 11/13/2013 08:00PM
The age of 16 was certainly sweet to New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde. The teen released a critically acclaimed album, topped the billboard charts with her hit "Royals," and has earned the admiration of just about everyone. Astonishingly, all this hustle looks to be just a warm up for the freshly 17-year-old songstress.
Lorde, born Ella Yelich-O'Conner, didn't spend her first week of seventeen-dom cruising the mall with friends or catching R-rated movies sans parents. Instead, she used those seven days to relentlessly extend her rule over the hearts and news feeds of just about everyone, and snag a spot on Time's Most Influential Teens of 2013 list. She may not be a true royal, but Lorde appears destined for world domination. Don't believe us? Check out what Lorde did during her first days as a 17-year-old. Prepare to feel very lazy.
Originally posted 11/07/2013 03:00PM
Everything in country is big, from the hair to the trucks to the personalities. It's no surprise, then, that on country's biggest night, the good times kept rolling even after hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley delivered their final punch lines at Wednesday's CMA Awards.
So how did Nashville's finest celebrate when they filed out of Bridgestone Arena?
Country heavyweights like Pinnacle Award winner Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw (who both earned accolades for their hit "Highway Don't Care") partied with their industry peers – including James Young, Mike Eli, Jon Jones, Brantley Gilbert, Chris Thompson, Jay DeMarcus, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry, Scott Borchetta, Danielle Bradbery, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn and Laura Bell Bundy – at Big Machine Label Group's CMAs afterparty (pictured above).
Originally posted 11/06/2013 07:00PM
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Originally posted 11/07/2013 08:15AM
Taylor Swift is used to the pressure of performing for millions. But putting on a show for just relatively few can be even more nerve-wracking – especially when the group includes a future king.
"I'm really excited," the singer, 23, told the BBC before Wednesday's CMAs about her Nov. 26 charity gig at the home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. "I'm really stoked. This is the first thing I've performed at for any kind of royal engagement – very, very honored."
But also very, very nervous, at least when it comes to the proper etiquette – her "her royal P's and Q's," as BBC Radio 2's Patrick Kielty put it.
Originally posted 11/06/2013 11:55PM
Good cop, bad cop is a strategy we've seen employed many times by celebrity duos, but no two performers have perfected it quite like Country Music Awards co-hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, who reteamed to emcee the show for the sixth straight year on Wednesday.
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