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Taylor Swift Reveals What She Likes About Songwriting, Teases New Album Details

It’s an old maxim that you should write what you know, and Taylor Swift has taken those words to heart, earning a reputation as a songwriter who leans heavily on the events of her own life — particularly her love life — as grist for her music.

Of course, it isn’t as easy as just coming up with a few rhymes about some boy she likes — and during a recent YouTube chat, Swift delved into some of her songwriting methods, as well as dishing a little about what fans can expect to hear from her next album.

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Ellen DeGeneres Makes Surprise Appearance at Taylor Swift Concert [VIDEO]

It was impressive enough that Taylor Swift booked a four-night run of sellout performances at L.A.’s Staples Center. Then she went and added surprise cameos from Justin Bieber and Jason Mraz, who each popped up for unannounced duets. Sunday night marked the end of Taylor’s Staples residency, and she had yet another surprise special guest for her fans: Ellen DeGeneres.

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Taylor Swift Spends a Staggering $2.5 Million on a Mansion for Her Mom and Dad

In a move that pretty much locks up Daughter of the Year honors for her, Taylor Swift has plunked down $2.5 million on a 5,600-square-foot Nashville mansion for her mom and dad.

Let this be a lesson to you, parents: supporting your children’s dreams can really pay off. Big time.

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Taylor Swift’s New DVD ‘Journey to Fearless’ Takes Fans Behind the Scenes

Dying to meet Taylor Swift? Well…chances are, that’s probably never going to happen.

But you can get a little closer to the multiplatinum star by watching her upcoming DVD, ‘Taylor Swift’s Journey to Fearless.’

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Taylor Swift Beats Out Paul McCartney for July Concert Crown

Time will tell if we’ll still need her when she’s 64, but last month, Taylor Swift was the biggest concert draw in the land — selling even more tickets than Paul McCartney.

According to numbers released by the ticketing service TicketsNow, Swift accounted for an amazing six percent of system-wide sales, good enough to place her sixth on the all-agency list of events for the month.

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Taylor Swift Serenades the ‘Chaperone Dads’ Dragged to Her Shows [VIDEO]

Of all the duties dads pull when their daughters are young, “concert chaperone” has to be one of the most thankless tasks on the list.

But cheer up, Pops: Your ears might be ringing and your wallet might be light, but Taylor Swift sees you in the crowd, and she appreciates what you do.

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Bronchitis Forces Taylor Swift to Cancel More Shows

To watch Taylor Swift conquer the pop and country worlds over the last few years, you might think there's nothing she can't do -- but, unfortunately, for fans hoping to see her on tour this week, she can't perform with bronchitis.

Having already canceled her Louisville stop last week, Swift is under doctor's orders to beg off her scheduled dates in Atlanta and Charlotte this weekend.

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Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift Lead 2011 Teen Choice Award Nominations

They might not be as prestigious as the Grammys or the Oscars, but the Teen Choice Awards are a lot more fun — and they’ve just announced their nominees for this year’s ceremony.

Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift lead the pack, with five and six nominations, respectively. Other stars boasting multiple nods — drawn across the pop culture spectrum, including movies, music, television, fashion, and sports — are Justin Bieber, Adele, Lady Gaga, and Eminem.

Take a look at the list of music nominees below, then read the full list at the Teen Choice Awards website — and mark your calendar for August 7, when this year’s winners will be announced.

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Listen! Weird Al’s Parody of Taylor Swift’s “You Belong with Me”!

The man- A legend. The girl- a future legend.

Neither would hurt a fly, that's what makes this parody so awesome!

Read on to hear the latest from "Weird Al" Yankovic!

 

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People’s Choice Awards (1/5) On CBS

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The stars will come out in force for tonight's (1/5) People's Choice Awards on CBS 7pm MTN . Elton John, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and many others will perform. Here's a look at some other performers and presenters.

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“White Christmas” Confidential

More than sixty years after Bing Crosby lent his bass-baritone croon to Irving Berlin's "White Christmas," the song still sits safely in the realm of the legendary. Who doesn't have the image of Crosby, standing in the Hollywood snow with his White Christmas co-stars, permanently frozen in their mind? His version of the song has sold more than 50 million copies since its release, making it the best-selling single of all time.

Given all that, we think we can make a pretty safe bet there are couple of things you don't know about the famous holiday tune.

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John Mayer w/ Taylor Swift: Half Of My Heart

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