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The ‘Shake it Off’ singer and her famous pals celebrated Independence Day in style, along with her new beau Calvin Harris.
If you spent your fourth of July weekend eating burnt hotdogs and watching underwhelming fireworks in the backyard then be prepared to feel very jealous of Taylor Swift. The singer pulled out all the stops this weekend to give her pals a fourth to remember, hosting a lavish bash at her Rhode Island home.
Continue reading: Of Course Taylor Swift Had The Best Fourth Of July Weekend Ever
Calvin Harris shared a photograph of his rumoured girlfriend Taylor Swift barbecuing on Instagram on Friday (3rd July).
Considering Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris are two of the biggest names in pop, we know surprisingly little about their blossoming relationship. The couple have been dating for a number of months yet they keep details of their relationship largely away from social media. Harris and Swift’s fans were over the moon when Harris shared a picture of Swift on Instagram on Friday (3rd July).
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris in New York in May.
Ellie Goulding is the new face of MAC cosmetics and has helped design her own range which will be available later on this year.
Ellie Goulding has announced she has been working with MAC on her own cosmetics range. The singer shared the news – and a couple of preview pictures – on Instagram on Thursday (4th June). In the pictures, Goulding has a slight 70s vibe with her hair billowing from her face in loose curls and her hands planted firmly on her hips.
Ellie Goulding is the latest celebrity to represent MAC.
Continue reading: Ellie Goulding Is The New Face Of MAC Cosmetics
She performed I Will Never Let You Down, a former collaboration between her and ex Calvin Harris
Rita Ora told the crowd just what she thought of her song that almost didn't make it
First there was Calvin’s tweet explaining that the pair had gone their separate ways: a public revelation that Rita was reportedly not prepared for.
Endangered birds and local opposition had threatened to derail the move to the new site at Strathallan Castle, but the local council gave the organisers the nod on Tuesday.
Following an uncertain few weeks, T In The Park has been given the go-ahead for its new site at Strathallan Castle.
The BBC reported that a 90 minute meeting of the Perth and Kinross Council on Tuesday resulted in unanimous support for the application submitted by DF Concerts, which lasts for three years and is subject to a handful of conditions.
Calvin Harris is one of the big names at this year's T In The Park
Continue reading: T In The Park 2015 Given The Green Light
Taylor is rumoured to be dating the Scottish singer and DJ.
They’ve been a rumoured item for months now, but Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris might just have finally gone public during the 102.7 KISS FM's Wango Tango concert. Swift and best friend Alana Haim were spotted watching the Scottish DJ's set on Saturday, with the singer reportedly singing and dance along to Harris’ tunes.
Taylor was spotted backstage during the Los Angeles concert.
According to E! News, after Harris’ set the pair were spotted sharing a kiss and holding hands backstage before leaving the StubHub Center in Los Angeles together. "They are cute together. They seem happy," a source said. "They definitely look like they are dating.”
Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris are rumoured to be dating after they were spotted shopping together in Nashville.
Taylor Swift has been romantically linked to Calvin Harris after the two were spotted together on Wednesday (25th March). They were snapped food shopping together in Nashville and the pictures, taken by an amateur photographer at the scene, have gone viral. The two, both dressed in black and grey, are not showing any public signs of affection but they have reportedly been spotted together over the past month.
Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift are rumoured to be dating.
The world of acting is no longer enough for superstar Vincent Chase, whose now looking at a career in directing. With his lifestyle having taken a significant overhaul following several years of hedonism (though it might not seem like it), Ari Gold is still acting as his agent despite his new job as CEO of Time Warner and is willing to give his client a shot at what he wants to do - even if no-one else seems to think he can pull off directing. He lands a $100 million budget but things get complicated when he goes over by $15 million. Vince isn't overly concerned with the film becoming a flop, but it could mean the end of Ari's career before its started if it doesn't come through.
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Taylor Swift shakes off more relationship rumours.
Despite recent reports that Taylor Swift had started dating British DJ Calvin Harris after becoming bosom buddies at the 2015 Brit Awards, the 'Shake It Off' singer is in fact single - and the pair are nothing more than platonic friends.
Taylor Swift isn't dating anyone
Ever since they were spotted getting 'cosy' at the awards show, media outlets went wild making huge assumptions that the pair were indeed embarking on a relationship. However, Swift has insisted in a recent interview that love isn't at the top of her to-do list and she certainly hasn't had a relationship in some time now. Plus, it seems Harris might indeed already be in a relationship; with model Aarika Wolf.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Is NOT Dating Calvin Harris. Here's Why.
Kasabian and Calvin Harris are heading to V Festival 2015
Calvin Harris and Kasabian have been announced as headliners for this year's V Festival. The Scottish DJ and Leicester rockers were head up the bill at Hylands Park and Weston Park and will be joined by Sam Smith, James Bay, Ellie Goulding, The Script, George Ezra, Stereophonics, Olly Murs, Ella Henderson, Kodaline and Cvhrches.
Kasabian will headline this year's V Festival
Simon Moran, V Festival director, said: "We wanted to champion British talent at this year's festival and with the likes of Calvin and Kasabian leading the way we don't think it'll disappoint. The eclectic mix of established artists and rising stars, with a few more in the pipeline, means that once again there is something for everyone at V Festival."
Continue reading: Calvin Harris And Kasabian To Headline V Festival 2015
This year's Brit Award nominations features a few surprises...
The 2015 Brit Award nominations have finally been announced with, it seems, a few surprises alongside the obvious candidates. There's no prizes for guessing who's come out on top for this year's list of award-winning possibles.
Sam Smith leads nominations
Awards season rears its ominous head for another year, with some major ceremonies - in both film and music - having already taken place. We've seen prizes sent out for 2014's films; I.e. Golden Globes, the Critics' Choice Awards, People's Choice Awards, AFI Honours; and now it's time for music, with the BBC Sound of 2015 having already taken place and now The Brits and the Grammys have unveiled their candidates.
With such a great cast of cameos during its time on HBO, 'Entourage' had better have something impressive lined up for its feature film. Luckily, it certainly does.
Cameo appearances can make for some of the greatest moments in movies. Remember seeing Alice Cooper in 'Wayne's World'? Stan Lee in 'Mall Rats'? Mike Tyson in 'The Hangover'? Or, possibly the greatest cameo of all time, Bill Murray in 'Zombieland'? Well, for a show set in and around Hollywood, based on the exploits of rapper/actor/executive producer Mark Wahlberg, it was understandable why HBO's 'Entourage' has more than its fair share of A-list cameos.
'Entourage' is set to hit US theatres on 5th June, 2015.
Over the course of its seven-year runtime, 'Entourage' racked up a very impressive list of cameo performances, including Jessica Alba, Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Hefner, Peter Dinklage, James Cameron, Seth Green, Snoop Dogg, Peter Jackson - you get the idea. There were an awful lot of people getting involved in 'Entourage', so it stands to reason that when the trailer for the feature adaptation launched, people were eagerly looking to see who would be making an appearance outside of the main cast.
Continue reading: 'Entourage' Movie Finally Sees The Light Of Day [Trailer And Pictures]
The superstar Scottish DJ makes quite the impression in the black and white shots.
Get ready to see another side of DJ superstar Calvin Harris as he models for Armani’s spring/summer 2015 campaign. The 30 year old will be fronting the Italian label’s spring/summer campaign next year, as well as becoming the face of Emporio Armani Eyewear and Watches.
Calvin Harris is the new face of Emporio Armani eyewear and watches
Harris sizzles in the black and white shots which show off his chiseled features and model good looks (why did this guy ever decide to hide behind a DJ booth?) The classic black and white images of the Scotsman were taken in Los Angeles by photographer Boo George.
Continue reading: Calvin Harris Models For Armani Spring/Summer 2015 Campaign [Pictures]
Rita Ora is currently involved in multiple showbiz projects.
It's clear that Rita Ora has got a lot on her plate at the moment, with anticipation surrounding her next movie 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' at an all time high especially, but she still found time in her schedule to support her fellow pop icons at the 2014 American Music Awards.
Rita Ora is about to appear in 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'
Rita Ora has been working on her exciting follow-up to 2012 debut album 'Ora', having earlier this year put out first single 'I Will Never Let You Down' produced by Calvin Harris, and now she's set to unveil a second song very soon entitled 'Testosterone'. 'My single comes out in like a week and a half', she admitted in a red carpet interview at the awards show. 'Basically, I'm putting everything out at the same time.'
Continue reading: Rita Ora Stays Cool About 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Role
Brace yourselves, the EMAs are coming.
Calvin Harris fans, brace yourselves – the DJ/producer extraordinaire will not perform at the MTV European Music Awards tonight, because of his recent health scare. Thankfully, a lot of other people will definitely make an appearance, from Alicia Keys to One Direction and a whole host of boy and girl bands besides, including 5SOS and Fifth Harmony. Basically, the playlist of every 13-year-old girl in 2014.
Fifth Harmony, anyone?
But wait, there’s more! Nicki Minaj won’t just be hosting, she will also perform. Given how much Miss Minaj loves a bit of scandal, we can’t wait to see what she pulls off without the FCC breathing down her neck.
Continue reading: The EMAs Are Coming! And Nicki Minaj Has (Almost) Free Reign!
Charli XCX, Royal Blood and Kiesza will perform with Harris at the ceremony in Glasgow next month.
Globe-conquering DJ Calvin Harris is among the host of stars booked to play MTV’s Europe Music Awards ceremony in Glasgow next month. It’s set to be something of a homecoming for the 30 year old Scot, as well as some useful media exposure ahead of the release of his new album in November.
Calvin Harris is announced as a performer at MTV's EMAs ceremony in Glasgow next month
Also booked to perform at the ceremony, which will be broadcast live around the world, are the British pop sensation Charli XCX, the granite-hard rock duo Royal Blood who shot to Number 1 with their debut album back in August, and electro singer Kiesza.
Continue reading: Calvin Harris Among Performers At MTV's EMA Awards Next Month
It makes absolute logical sense for any company to want to be affiliated with the biggest events in the world, which the football World Cup unarguably is. But what to do when your biggest rival is a corporate partner of said tournament? In this case, the answer is a compilation record.
Whilst a couple of months may already have elapsed since the World Cup ended, this does afford us the ability to review this album using a host of clichés and tournament-inspired analogies. Santigold's 'Kicking Down Doors' signals the start of play with a pounding dub beat on a track that fails to take off. The arrival of a collaboration between Rita Ora and Calvin Harris - 'I Will Never Let You Down' - is like Spain making an appearance, but the resulting club number is as disappointing as the showing from the former champions. The decision to allow Janelle Monae to give Bowie's 'Heroes' an urban makeover gets a red card, but Don Omar adds the correct sort of bite to proceedings with a carnival-enthused 'Pura Vida'.
The second half begins with a substitution to the likeable quirky pop of 'Crescendo' by Jetta, before Kelly Rowland takes centre stage. Unfortunately, 'The Game' is a tuneless effort that falls well beneath the high standard of the output she has previously been involved with and leaves us needing a hero as we enter the latter stages of play. It would be too much now for the result of the album to be saved, but like a late consolation, it doesn't mean you can't put positives into the outcome. It isn't forthcoming though, with the remainder playing out a drab affair lacking impact and passion. Likening this to the England team's performance seems too obvious, but given the lack of expectation in the first instance, is actually quite appropriate.
Continue reading: Various Artists - Pepsi Beats Of The Beautiful Game Album Review
The Scottish DJ has previously had chart toppers with 'I'm Not Alone' (2009), 'Sweet Nothing' (2012), 'Under Control' (2013) and 'Summer' (2014).
Calvin Harris' domination of the U.K. music charts continues as he just landed his fifth No.1 single with 'Blame' featuring John Newman. The Scottish DJ previously topped the charts with 'I'm Not Alone' (2009), 'Sweet Nothing' (2012), 'Under Control' (2013) and 'Summer' (2014).
Harris earned his 5th U.K. No.1 with 'Blame'
'Blame,' which was released on 4th September, is also the third No.1 track for John Newman having previously reached this achievement with 2012's collaboration with Rudimental on 'Feel The Love' and 2013's 'Love Me Again'.
Continue reading: Calvin Harris Scores Fifth U.K. No.1 Single With 'Blame' Ft John Newman
The Scottish DJ's hit track 'Summer' has been streamed more than 160 million times worldwide.
Calvin Harris is proving why he is one of the biggest British music stars once again as he recently earned a very rare achievement. The Scottish DJ has reached his 1 billionth stream on Spotify, making him the first U.K. solo artist to do so, beating the likes of Paul McCartney, Adele and Elton John.
Harris is the first U.K. solo artist to reach 1 billion streams on Spotify
Although fans may be able to purchase the tracks for a very low fee, Harris has managed to rake in a whopping $7 million in royalties due to his success on the Swedish music platform, but a chunk of these earnings will obviously go to his record label, Columbia, and his fellow collaborators.
The Scottish artist and producer has earned even more than he did last year.
Scottish DJ Calvin Harris has become the highest paid DJ in the world for a second year in a row.According to Forbes’ Electronic Cash Kings list, Harris’ earned $66 million, or £39.7 million, in the last twelve months.Not only has he been the highest earning electronic artist for the past two years, but his earnings have grown by $20 million in the second of those, after he earned $46 million from 2012-2013.
Calvin Harris, pictured here at Radio 1's Big Weekend, is the highest earning DJ in the world
Commenting on the news, Harris said "The rise of dance music has been astronomical in the last three years. I happened to be in the right place at the right time." He’s got that right.
Continue reading: Calvin Harris Named Highest Earning DJ In The World. Again.
The Scottish DJ reportedly earned $66 million in the last 12 months.
Calvin Harris is once again on top of the DJ ladder as he has earned the title of the world's highest-paid DJ for the second year running. And the 30 year-old hitmaker achieved this by eclipsing his own earnings from the previous 12 months.
Harris topped Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid DJ's
Harris topped Forbes' list by raking in a whopping $66 million over the last year, mainly due to writing and producing songs for the likes of Rita Ora, Rihanna and Kesha, as well as securing a two-year residential deal at Las Vegas' megaclub Hakkasan.
If there's something to take away from this year's Isle of Wight Festival, it's probably sunburn. Unlike the mud bath of two years ago, 2014 will be remembered for serving up one of the hottest weekends I can remember for a festival, along with some crowd-pleasing performances. While not every act managed to capture their moment in the sun, all the major names delivered in spades.
But it wasn't just the music that made the weekend for many; a real sense of celebration seemed to erupt across the site. Partly fuelled by anticipation over the World Cup and partly because of the good weather, thousands of smiling faces could be seen everywhere. Sunflowers seemed to be an essential festival accessory and many opted for as few clothes as possible with t-shirts looking like they'd gone out of fashion altogether. I've even had to make a note in my diary that it's international flip-flop day on June 20th, just one of the many things I learnt around Seaclose Park this year.
The highlight of Friday afternoon should have really been local boy Tom Odell on the main stage. But his piano led ballads took some time to win the crowd over despite his number 1 album 'Long Way Down'. By the time he'd finished though, the reaction showed that he'd justified his place on the main stage billing.
Continue reading: Isle of Wight Festival 2014 Review
The Isle of Wight Festival 2014 has kicked off, with the Red Hot Chili Peppers scheduled for Saturday night and red hot weather scheduled all weekend.
The Isle of Wight Festival 2014 is underway and it’s looking like it’s set to be a scorcher of a weekend! The Met Office has forecasted dry and sunny weather with temperatures reaching 22°C. British festival-goers will have their fingers crossed that this unusual weather carries on for the rest of festival season, although that may be seriously wishful thinking. With Glastonbury right around the corner we can only hope that the typical torrential rain of festival season doesn't start to set in.
The party has been kicking off at the Isle of Wight Festival, with festival-goers enjoying the hot British weather [Photo: Getty Images, Credit: Ben A. Pruchnie]
Scheduled to appear tonight at the Isle of Wight Festival are big name acts Biffy Clyro, Calvin Harris, Rudimental, Tom Odell, Starsailer and Lawson, with Katy B appearing at the Big Top. The rest of the weekend is jam-packed acts including the eagerly awaited Red Hot Chili Peppers, who will take to the main stage on Saturday night. Saturday also belongs to Cher Lloyd, Dappy and The Pretty Reckless among other acts.
Continue reading: Isle Of Wight Festival Set To Be A Scorcher [Pictures]
Heading to the Isle of Wright Festival? Here's our handy guide to the weekend.
The annual Isle of Wight Festival kicks off tomorrow (June 12th), beginning a British summertime so filled with awesome music events you might even forget about that whole football thing that’s also happening. This year the festival boasts an impressive line up featuring acts such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kings Of Leon and Fall Out Boy. So if you’re one of the lucky ones packing your bag to head off to Seaclose park, or if you’ll just be following the action from the comfort of your own home, here’s our handy guide to enjoying the Isle of Wight Festival 2014.
The festival season kicks off June 12th on the Isle of Wight, where Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform
Continue reading: Your Guide To The Isle Of Wight Festival 2014
Calvin Harris has confirmed his split from singer Rita Ora, but was Justin Bieber involved in their breakup?
We may have only heard about Rita Ora and Calvin Harris’ split on Friday, but the DJ confirmed on his Twitter account that they had split “some time ago.” Rita has since been since out and about in West Hollywood wearing a racy black minidress and looking like a single lady on the prowl. Although neither Rita nor Calvin have explicitly said what the cause of their split was, TMZ have been reporting that it has something to do with Justin Bieber. Of course it does, if there’s any sort of trouble in celebrity land, let’s all just assume it’s got something to do with Bieber. In between getting baptised in New York hotel rooms could it be that he's a home wrecker too?
The couple seemed happy together at the BRIT awards back in February
So, what exactly are TMZ saying then? Well, apparently Rita and Justin were getting pretty “touchy feely” while they’ve been in the recording studio together over the past few months. Calvin heard that they had been a little over friendly - apparently Rita would sit on Justin’s lap and he would massage her back, and the DJ, unsurprisingly, wasn’t happy about it.
Continue reading: Newly Baptised Bieber Responsible For Calvin Harris/Rita Ora Split?
Ora and Bieber became close when working together...but how close?
Rita Ora and Calvin Harris have confirmed their split after having dated for almost a year. The music couple had a reportedly amicable break-up but the 'Shine Ya Light' singer's alleged dalliance with her fellow popstar Justin Bieber is said to have prompted the separation. "To address speculation - myself and Rita ended our relationship some time ago. She is a beautiful, talented woman & I wish her all the best," the Scottish DJ tweeted.
Harris reportedly called time on his relationship with Rita after catching wind of an alleged closeness between his girlfriend and Bieber, who had been working together in the studio over the past few months. According to TMZ, Justin and Rita were spotted being "touchy feely" with each other, including Rita receiving back massages from the 'Baby' singer.
"Word got back to Calvin, Justin and Rita got touchy feely with each other while they were in the recording studio together over the last few months," said the gossip site's source. "Calvin heard they were very affectionate - she would sit on his lap [and] he would rub her back."
The Scottish DJ called his former love "a beautiful, talented woman," when confirming their split on Friday (June 6th).
Calvin Harris and Rita Ora are the latest celebrity couple to call it a day on their relationship.
The British stars have been causing a lot of speculation over if they are together or not as of late, Ora was photographed hanging with Justin Bieber and Harris was spotted partying with different women all last week.
But the Scottish DJ had enough of all the chatter, so he took to Twitter to finally set the record straight.
Continue reading: Calvin Harris And Rita Ora Split Up, DJ Confirms On Twitter
Calvin Harris's single "Summer" has topped the UK charts, knocking Mr Probz "Making Waves" off the number one spot.
Calvin Harris’s latest track Summer has shot straight to the top of the UK charts, making it his sixth number one single. Toppling Knocking Waves by Mr Probz off the top spot, Summer also beat out Kiesza’s Hideaway, Sigma’s Nobody To Love and John Legend’s song, which he wrote for wife Chrissy Teigen, All Of Me.
Calvin Harris has been in a relationship with singer Rita Ora since May 2013
Summer is said to have sold nearly 7,000 more copies than Knocking Waves, marking it as the clear number one. Harris’s first number one single was as a featured artist on Dizzee Rascal’s 2008 track Dance Wiv Me. He achieved his first solo number one a year later in 2009, with his single I’m Not Alone.
Continue reading: Calvin Harris "Summer" Soars To Top Of UK Charts
Coachella 2014 was littered with standout performances - but was ultimately marred by high profile disappointments.
The Coachella Festival has closed its doors for another year, leaving a bunch of sweating Californian hipsters and A-list celebrities to pack up and dream of 2015. Many had described the 2014 line-up as one of the most interesting and diverse shows yet - but did it manage to live up to the hype?
Arcade Fire Headlined This Year's Coachella Festival
"Who was Sunday's Coachella headliner?" asked the Los Angeles Times in its review of the festival "The band that played last, to wrap up the weekend on the main stage? Or the act that drew probably the weekend's biggest crowd, and certainly its most fevered rush of fans?"
Continue reading: Coachella 2014: Was It The Best Year Yet?
Calvin Harris Saturday 28th June 2008 Wakestock Festival 2008 - Day Two, held at at Blenheim Palace Oxford, England
Date of birth
17th February, 1984
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