Whatcha got cooking? Taylor Swift found a sweet companion (and sous-chef!) in Osbourne during an October "#GirlsNight" spent baking, the E! star wrote on Instagram. "You guys have no idea how good Taylor is at cooking! #shocked."
Friend – or fan Girl? Girls star Dunham enjoyed her backstage access to Swift's March tour stop, which she dubbed the "most life-affirming thing I've experienced (NOT hyperbole)." Before heading to Newark, N.J., to catch the show with her crew (including model Jessica Stam), Dunham praised the Red singer on Twitter, "If [Swift had] been here when I was in college, I would have written papers on her, not Sylvia Plath."
When Gomez turned 21 on July 22, she received a very special birthday message from a very special someone: longtime pal Taylor Swift, who wrote on Twitter, "Happy 21st birthday to my friend, and the closest thing I've ever had to a sister." After covering the Red singer's hit "I Knew You Were Trouble" at a January show, Gomez told PEOPLE, "I met [Swift] when she was 18. This is before [Swift's 2008 album] Fearless came out, and it was absolutely incredible to see someone so successful and so humble. I think she has been a big part of me kind of staying the way I am too."
Spotted! Former Gossip Girl star Szohr shared some "#goodtimes" with Swift and some pals in a series of photos she posted in May. But it's not all play for the gal pals: The singer put Szohr to work in her music video for "22," which featured her "real-life best friends," she told Good Morning America in March. "I never had this much fun shooting a video."
Talk about a French connection! "Had the best day off in Paris, meandering around, laughing hysterically," Swift wrote after her très chic January outing with Steinfeld.
Red, white and ooh la la! Swift showed off her patriotic pride – and bikini bod – on the Fourth of July, which she spent with her "touring family," including pal Amanda, she wrote on her blog. On their to-do list? A scavenger hunt-style game, dancing and face paint, of course!
For the Hollywood premiere of Romeo & Juliet, Taylor steps out in an appropriately romantic Reem Acra floral-print dress, plus sculpted waves and red lips. Fun fact: This look is from the designer's Spring 2010 collection, so we're assuming the star's been waiting for the perfect occasion to wear it.
THE SIDE SLICE
What's the point of having a personal trainer who makes you do a gazillion crunches if you're just going to hide your tummy under clothing? Taylor Swift clearly knows that's crazy and flaunts her obliques in a white Calvin Klein Collection design with triangle cutouts over each hip.
We know how at least one person at our Twitter party feels about Taylor's all-grown-up dark plum gown by Donna Karan Atelier – and we absolutely agree with DKNY PR Girl that the color is "heavenly" on the singer. Her Lorraine Schwartz earrings aren't half bad either!
JULIA & TAYLOR
While accepting the Moonman for best female video, Taylor Swift took a moment to acknowledge the man behind "I Knew You Were Trouble." "I also want to thank the person who inspired this song, who knows exactly who he is," she said from the stage as cameras panned to her less-than-amused ex Harry Styles. "Because now I've got one of these."
2. AMERICA'S SWEETHEART WILL BREAK YOUR HEART
When JT, then the face of our collective '90s teenage dream, romanced Britney Spears in 2000, it was a match made in pop music heaven. Until it wasn't, when they split two years later. Here's hoping Styles already got the memo after his swift relationship with the sugarcoated Taylor Swift went sour earlier this year after just a month together.
SETTLE A FEUD: TO DO
Sure, Taylor Swift wore a Kanye West design several years after his infamous 2009 stage-crashing incident, but that doesn't mean that all has been forgiven. If West takes the stage this year, perhaps he could offer the mic to Miss Swift – and finally let her finish.
From: The VMAs Bucket List
TAYLOR SWIFT & JOE JONAS
The rising stars set hearts aflutter when they attended the September 2008 ceremony together – only to call it quits a month later. The country songstress was reportedly dumped on a 27-second phone call from Jonas, and then, of course, was inspired to pen one of her many post-breakup hits, this one called "Forever and Always."
From: The VMAs Love Curse?
Then: Country music found its new queen in 2006 when 16-year-old Swift, all blonde curls and Southern charm, released her self-titled debut album and scored a loyal fan following thanks to her confessional lyrics and preference for PG-rated fun.
Now: Gone are the soft curls, but Swift's sugary-sweet persona remains unchanged in 2013, despite the 23-year-old's increasingly sexier red carpet style – seen here at the MuchMusic Video Awards on June 16 – and on-display dating life.
Think Taylor will win Best Dressed for the second week in a row with this outfit? She flaunts her figure in a black-and-white Herve Leger by Max Azria bandage dress, adding Christian Louboutin peep-toes, an Orifa bracelet and a bold red lip at the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto.