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Nicki Minaj and her ample booty have been kicked to the curb. Up until this week, the 32-year-old rapper held the Vevo record for most views in a 24-hour period. A distinction she’s held since August 2014.

Minaj’s rump-rocking “Anaconda” video generated 19.6 million views immediately after its debut but has now been dethroned. Taylor Swift’s star-studded “Bad Blood” clip received 20.1 million views in just 24 hours. Prior to Minaj, Miley Cyrus and her “Wrecking Ball” visual held the record with 19.3 million.

Congrats to Taylor for yet another accolade. I have to say, I’ve watched “Bad Blood” at least 20 times since it’s premiere this week. It’s not as great as “Blank Space,” but for some reason, I can’t get enough of it. Check it out below if you haven’t seen it yet.

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After a seemingly endless parade of Sin City-esque promo posters, Taylor Swift finally debuted her star-studded “Bad Blood” music video. Practically everyone in Hollywood was in it, except the person who reportedly inspired the track- Swift’s frenemy Katy Perry. Was it worth the hype? Yes and no.

Once again, director Joseph Kahn (“Blank Space”) delivers a highly-slicked produced visual. However, given the roster of famous faces involved, I expected a short film with more of a narrative. Instead, it seemed like a treatment for the all-female action flick, The Expendabelles. Speaking of which, if producers find themselves stuck with casting, half of these ladies would be perfect for the Expendables spin-off.

The clip begins with Swift and Selena Gomez teaming up for a heist, before Gomez backstabs her. Taylor then goes through some sort of high-tech boot camp to hone her skills. In the end, Swift along with her female brigade face-off against Gomez in another battle royale.

Joining Swift in the clip are models Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, Lily Aldridge, Martha Hunt, actresses Hailee Steinfeld, Jessica Alba and Serayah along with fellow musicians Ellie Goulding, Zendaya, and the aforementioned Gomez.

My favorite parts though featured the veterans including Cindy Crawford, Mariska Hargitay and Ellen Pompeo. The latter two might seem out of place, but Taylor has two cats named after their TV alter egos- Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey.

Check out Swift’s “Toxic”-ish (Britney Spears) video below and weigh in afterward.

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These days, Taylor Swift makes headlines more for the group of girls she hangs out with, instead of her love life. Naturally, like many times previously, she’s using her personal life as inspiration for her new music video.

The visual for “Bad Blood” won’t debut until the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on May 17, but anticipation is already quite feverish. The clip will showcase a star-studded group of ladies including Zendaya, Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez, Hayley Williams, Lily Aldridge and many more.

“The never-before-seen video includes multiple starring roles played by a cast of Golden Globe winners, Emmy winners, Grammy winners, an Oscar nominee, blockbuster movie stars, as well as both new and iconic supermodels.” – Press Release

With Taylor reuniting with her “Blank Space” director, Joseph Khan, for this new clip, you just know it’s going to be epic. Check out some of the Sin City-like posters below introducing the characters Swift and company will play. Tay’s alter ego is ‘Catastrophe.’

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The second annual iHeartRadio Music Awards took place over the weekend at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The event honors the best artists and biggest songs from the past year in several categories.

Taking home the big prize was Taylor Swift. She beat out the likes of Luke Bryan, Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande and Sam Smith for “Artist of the Year.” The 25-year-old entertainer also snagged “Song of the Year” and “Best Lyrics” for “Shake It Off” and “Blank Space” respectively.

In addition to the expected categories, there were a few interesting out-of-the-box ones as well including “Best Fan Army” and “Renegade” awards. Justin Timberlake was bestowed the iHeartRadio “Innovator Award,” following in Pharrell’s footsteps who was last year’s inaugural winner.

Among those to hit the stage were Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Jason Derulo, Meghan Trainor, Rihanna and Sam Smith to name a few. Taylor Swift surprised the audience when she joined Madonna for “Ghosttown.” Check out the performances below.

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Madonna has the distinction of gracing more Rolling Stone covers than any other female. With so many under her belt, some repetition was bound to happen.

For her latest cover, the 56-year-old poses for a close up rocking a sexy red lip. The visual is very reminiscent of her Marilyn Monroe-inspired cover in the 90s. Hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?

Inside the issue, Madge gets fiery and introspective. One of the topics she discusses is ageism in pop culture. Recently, the “Living For Love” singer felt the sting of that when a radio station in the UK banned her for being ‘irrelevant and old‘ for its teenage listeners. OUCH!!!

Madonna also reveals her real feelings about Lady Gaga, her marriage to Guy Ritchie, her relationship with Judaism, her assessment of Kanye West, calling him a ‘brilliant madman‘ and Taylor Swift. Check out some quotes below.

On Taylor Swift

“She has an opinion, and she’s going against the norm. So in that respect, she is similar to me, yeah. And also, people just want to give her a hard time all the time because they think she’s a goody-two-shoes, so of course I want to embrace her.”

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Taylor Swift Debuts Ethereal ‘Style’ Music Video

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Back in October when Taylor Swift promoted the release of her new album 1989, she revealed “Style” was her ‘secret favorite.’ When I first heard her LP, the Max Martin and Shellback-produced track immediately jumped out as a potential hit. I’m glad Swift’s camp chose it as the official third single. It’s one, if not, my favorite.

There’s not much of a narrative to the Kyle Newman-directed clip. Just close-up images of the 25-year-old moving around slowly as images are projected onto her silhouette. The hazy quality of the clip gives it a very ethereal vibe.

As far as her love interest this time, she’s picked another cutie- English actor Dominic Sherwood. Fitting choice given the song is reportedly inspired by Taylor’s brief fling with Brit Harry Styles. Sherwood is best known for appearing in Vampire Academy and being romantically linked to Modern Family actress, Sarah Hyland. Check out Tay’s stylishly moody visual below.

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Charli XCX Gives Taylor Swift Hit A Punk Makeover

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Charli XCX recently dropped by BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge to promote her latest single “Doing It.” As required by any artist appearing on the show, a song cover is part of the set list.

Surprisingly, the 22-year-old English singer chose the super saccharine “Shake It Off.” Her punk-tinged rendition gives the peppy pop smash new life. The reinterpretation works quite well with Charli’s shout-y cheerleader-like yells.

If you’re not a fan of Swift’s sugary original, definitely give this new version a listen.

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The annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is one of my favorite events of the year. No lie. I look forward to it like a child does Christmas Day. This year, I finally got an in to check out the event but prior obligations prevented me from flying out to New York City. Oh well, maybe next year.

CBS doesn’t air the fashion show until December 10, but the extravaganza was held last night at the Lexington Avenue Armory. Fashion TV was on hand to film a sneak preview of the Angels strutting the runway with their elaborate oversized wings. In addition, they give a sneak peek at performances by Fall Out Boy, A Great Big World and Taylor Swift. The latter even sashayed along with the models. Stick to your day job TayTay. Watch the video below.

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