Life & Style Weekly reports that both Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber may be fearful of what might come from Selena’s forthcoming deposition regarding a pending case against Bieber. Senior Reporter Andrew Nodell also chatted about Miley Cyrus’ recent troubles and Taylor Swift’s new Tribeca penthouse on “Ralphie Tonight.”
Life & Style Weekly reports all about Taylor Swift’s girl crush, Victoria’s Secret model Karlie Kloss. Senior News Editor Jordi Lippe also dished about Jessica Simpson’s bridesmaids for her wedding and why Beyonce might not attend Kim and Kanye’s wedding in Paris on “Ralphie Tonight.”
Life & Style Weekly reports that Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, and Demi Lovato are teaming up and not showing up to any events that Miley Cyrus is at. Senior Reporter Andrew Nodell also talked about Christina Aguilera’s pregnancy and Carrie Underwood’s plans to start a family on “The Ralphie Show.”
Life & Style Weekly reports on why Selena Gomez may have entered a rehab facility. Senior Reporter Andrew Nodell also talked about the guy Miley Cyrus has her eyes on and a possible reason for Taylor Swift being single on “The Ralphie Show.”
Imagine Dragons performed at the American Music Awards and then The GRAMMYs. Both performances were well received. Both performances were complimented with awards won that evening. Also both performances were enjoyed by a one Taylor Swift, who was seen on camera front and center rocking out to the band’s sounds.
“We’ve played a couple of events before with Taylor and yunno, she always an enthusiastic supporter of us,” bassist Ben McKee told “The Ralphie Show.”
“Anytime we look out and see Taylor Swift dancing, we’re pretty sure we’re doing something right,” added drummer Daniel Platzman. The band member also confirmed that when they’re on stage, Swift’s unmistakable silhouette dancing in the front row is pretty much impossible to miss.
“She was getting down. I think that’s cool,” lead singer Dan Reynolds chimed in. “I think people should express themselves and I feel like more and more, hopefully in society people are ok with letting others express themselves however they want.”
Reynolds also offered Swift props for not being too cool to enjoy herself amongst celebrities and a national television audience.
“To me, the less cool thing to do is to try and act a certain way,” he said.
Reynolds and his band know a thing or two about cool. Imagine Dragons only has one album out, but Night Visions is almost double platinum in the U.S. alone, spawning three big hits in the process. In addition to other artists in the crowd enjoying themselves, the Las Vegas-based quartet has gained notoriety for an artist that collaborates with them on stage: rapper Kendrick Lamar. But despite the acts seamlessly mashing up “Radioactive” and Lamar’s “m.A.A.d city,” don’t expect any features on the band’s next LP.
“We’re really not even thinking fully what we’re going to do with the second album,” Reynolds revealed. “We’ve just been writing without thought.”
The front man told Rolling Stone that the Dragons are currently 50 demos deep in to those writing sessions.
“I think we have a lot of work to do on our own,” guitarist Wayne Sermon explained, “to kind of establish ourselves and to have that confidence in ourselves to identify a sound and to continue to grow before we reach out to other people.”
“But, yeah, you never know.”
One Direction’s Niall Horan talked with me on the red carpet of the American Music Awards to talk about the band’s new album Midnight Memories and their night ahead at the AMAs. The quintet performed “Story Of My Life” and took home an AMA. Horan also spoke about the group’s nomination for Best Album Pop or Rock with Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift.
You would think by now, Taylor Swift would have grown accustomed to these types of nights. The 23 year-old walked out of the American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday with four AMAs. For the third time, Swift also collected the show’s biggest piece of hardware: Artist Of The Year.
After the telecast finished, the “22” singer had a hard time putting her 2013 in to words.
“I have no idea how this happens,” Swift told me inside Cumulus Media’s one-on-one room in the press area. The artist says that all the time on stage when she wins, but when she’s a few feet away, it is much more convincing. “I know that this is probably never going to happen to me again like this.”
Swift’s fourth studio album Red came out in October of 2012. The past year yielded a stadium tour, eight Billboard Music Awards (including Artist Of The Year), a Grammy for her Civil Wars-assisted song on the Hunger Games soundtrack, and a MTV Video Music Award thanks to the video for “I Knew You Were Trouble.”
Sure, there have been countless rumors and reports about Swift’s personal life. But it seems the only thing that affects her happiness, is her own happiness.
“Sometimes I’m so happy, I’m scared, if that makes any sense,” the songstress said. Given that she doesn’t believe an album cycle will unfold like this again, you can understand why she would think that – although you would almost want her to just be happy, for her own sake.
“I do that every time I win an award,” Swift said of why she questions the sustainability of her success, and maybe her happiness as well. “I just feel like, ‘This has got to be it.’ People are going to get sick of me, clearly. I’m always sick of me.”
There are layers to this. It isn’t as simple as Swift on an award show stage saying, “I can’t believe I won again.” Not only is the singer not able to wrap her head around the amount of success that she has achieved, but she is forecasting its sooner-than-later demise in her thoughts. But perhaps the motivation to maintain or surpass these heights on Swift’s next LP will prove to be a silver lining for her fans.
“For the fans that have invested their time and energy in to you, you want to make them proud,” Swift noted. “Also, you want to give them something different and new. You want to challenge yourself so that they don’t know what’s coming next.”
Does this mean that Swift will not be writing about her love life on the next album? Not necessarily.
“I’m a very confessional songwriter, and so my music is always different because my life is always different,” she explained. “So my responsibility is to make sure that sonically it’s still different too.”
Life & Style Weekly reports that Taylor Swift actually first crushed on One Direction’s Zayn Malik before Harry Styles. Senior Reporter Andrew Nodell also talked about the Jonas Brothers and Kim Kardashian’s post-baby slim down on “The Ralphie Show.”