As it turns out, Taylor Swift was not in New York on Sunday, creeping up on people like the ghost of the 2015 VMAS. NO! In fact, she flew to Nashville over the weekend to report for jury duty bright and early Monday morning. YES, I KNOW. JURY DUTY.
How do we know this? Because the other people in the potential jury pool were tweeting about her and taking photos of her. Obviously, she probably didn’t mind because being a good American and doing her civic duty is what Taylor is all about (cue national anthem). So here are a few things we can glean from the whole situation: 1. she’s registered to vote in Nashville. 2. She doesn’t ask for special accommodations (she’s in very little makeup, looking low key (I MEAN, this isn’t a visit to the GYM or anything!) and…she’ defines herself a a songwriter. Taylor was asked what she does for a living during voir dire. She could have said “pop star” or “singer” or lover of some Loki hiddledick, but she said “I’m a songwriter.”
She was dismissed because of her involvement in a sexual assault case, and the judge felt she couldn’t be impartial. Per local Nashville media: “When asked, Swift tells prosecutor she is involved in civil sexual assault case that hasn’t gone to trial yet but says she can be impartial.” That’s the case about a radio host allegedly groping her and she got him fired and now he’s suing her. Apparently, the judge thought her involvement in the lawsuit meant that she could not be impartial, so she was dismissed for cause. The case itself seems pretty intense: rape and assault. Not the kind of jury I’d want to be on.
Apparently, Taylor was called for jury duty last December, but she couldn’t make it because she was on tour. Honestly, I love that she went. I know it’s totally part of her image but it’s fun. I’m having FUN. ‘MURICA.
Calvin Harris was up for a few awards at the VMAs, but he did not attend because he had a show in the U.K. He still won though…interestingly enough, for “This Is What You Came For,” the song which we all now know was co-written by Taylor Swift. Taylor spent a long time saying Calvin was a big meanie for not admitting their collaboration, he came out and said that it was Taylor’s call to use a fake name and he went even further talking about how calculated she is in all her moves. Which, I think we all now know is true.
ANYHOW, Calvin won and he didn’t thank Taylor. Or Nils, her alter ego. This would have been a moment for Calvin to just bite the bullet and give her a shout out, but NO. Both Tay and Calvin are equally drama-filled, I think and this shows it. Check out Calvin’s speech below and let us know what you think!
The VMAs are on Sunday and Kanye racked up several VMA nominations for The Life of Pablo, and Taylor didn’t get nominated for anything. Taylor tried to play it like she’s didn’t submit her three eligible videos for nomination, but considering she was exposed as a little less than completely honest this year, that seems a little flimsy. Taylor wants you to believe that all of this is her choice, and that she’s not going to the VMAs this year of her own volition, thankyouverymuch.
Don’t expect any seat-dancing from Taylor Swift at this weekend’s MTV Video Music Awards – the pop star won’t be in attendance. Although the singer is currently spending time in New York City, Swift will not be in the crowd when the VMAs return to the Big Apple, a source close to the VMAs and Swift exclusively confirms to PEOPLE.
“Taylor was never scheduled to attend the VMAs,” says the insider. Swift, whose last album dropped in November 2014, was not nominated for any awards this time around.
According to Us Weekly, Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift have already had “their first fight.” Which is interesting, seeing as they’ve been spending SO MUCH TIME TOGETHER. Or hey, maybe it’s the first fight we know of. And drumroll…it was about not being able to spend more time together.
Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston’s love story has reached its first conflict. In the new issue of Us Weekly, a source reveals the pair of two months had “a major argument” in early August. Explains the source of the 26-year-old “Wildest Dreams” singer, who split with Calvin Harris in early June, “They weren’t spending as much time together.”
The issues came from the 35-year-old actor’s busy schedule. Inseparable the first few weeks of their romance — after they were photographed making out near her Westerly, Rhode Island, manse June 14, they traveled from Nashville to England to Italy and finally to the Australian set of his superhero film Thor: Ragnarok — it became tough for them to pencil in face-to-face time, says a close Swift insider.
“There was so much going on so it was hard making their schedules work,” says the insider, “and they were upset they couldn’t see each other.”
But the 10-time Grammy winner and the charming 6-foot-2 Brit — he told U.K. blog Run Riot his ideal date involves “a beautiful dinner somewhere lovely with boatloads of flowers, chocolates and champagne” — have already shaken off their first tiff. Hiddleston flew out to her seven-bedroom Rhode Island spread August 14 for a quick two-day stay before reporting back to work Down Under.
“Tom is busier than her right now, so it’s been hard,” the close Swift insider admits of the singer, who wrapped her 85-date 1989 World Tour in December. “They’ve had some schedule issues, but things are otherwise fine. They are making it work.”
If Tay’s not doing much, why doesn’t she go out to Australia to hang with Tom? Is this some kind of power play and is Taylor already sort of losing interest because Tom refuses to be at her beck-and-call 24-7? Just take your private jet and roll on UP! What’s the problem?