Taylor Swift, calculated capitalist extraordinaire, publicly came after Apple for not paying artists for their trial streaming service. After the swift shakedown, Apple swiftly changed their (i)tune. Here are a few lessons we can learn from Taylor Swift about business, … More
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Red. It is a lot more than a color. Just ask Taylor Swift. Red means power. And when women sport red, whether with a stunning dress, a great pair of heels, or a little bit of lipstick, it is a major power move. After all, red is what got Dorothy home, gave Gwen Stefani her signature pout, and helped Scarlett O’Hara steal every scene.
Taylor Swift is a talented young singer with a career that’s going gangbusters. She also, like Anne Hathaway, is a young woman that seems to irritate other young women a lot for no discernible reason. Is Hathaway too girly, perhaps? Does Swift spend too much time to pretending to be shocked, just shocked, at her success? Does she date too many guys, whatever that means for an attractive, successful 20-something woman? Regardless, she’s been the butt of many jokes lately, including one at the Golden Globes that apparently hurt her feelings. Now, Globes co-host and my future best friend Amy Poehler has apologized for being a mean girl. More
Grammy’s? Last night was more like Denny’s, because it was a total sausage-fest. (Zing!) Mumford & Sons, whose maleness is even in their band name, won the top honor, Album of the Year. Dude duo the Black Keys won four awards, including Best Rock Album. Fun., the annoying punctuated pop-rock band from Brooklyn, won Best New Artist. Frank Ocean was awarded the statuette for Best Urban Contemporary Album. And so on! Bros, bros, everywhere the eye could see (er, ear could hear?). But that doesn’t mean there weren’t some big moments for the ladies, too. More
Old-school career tips include networking, working hard, and dressing for the job you want. Here’s a new-school career tip: Date Taylor Swift. As it turns out, many of Swift’s already-famous boyfriends have received a career boost from their connection to her. More
“OK, let’s just say Paula Broadwell didn’t see Fatal Attraction in 1987 when it first hit movie theaters,” writes a columnist for the Huffington Post, chastising the woman who had a disastrous affair with General David Petraeus. “She was the exotic, globe-trotting Angelina to Holly’s stay-at-home, all-American Jennifer, with a touch of Glenn Close‘s Fatal Attraction crazy,” says Buzzfeed. Starting to sound familiar? That’s just the beginning. And this is hardly the first time that a powerful woman in love has been compared to bunny-boiling Alex Forrest, the character played by a wild-eyed Glenn Close in Adrian Lyne’s misogynyrrific classic Fatal Attraction. Don’t believe me? Read on. More