Taylor Swift Shuts Down Hollywood Boulevard for Electrifying ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ Performance

Taylor Swift

Nearly 15,000 screaming fans lined Hollywood Boulevard on Thursday night to see Taylor Swift light up Jimmy Kimmel Live!’s outdoor concert stage. The concert served as a kickoff to a promotional tour for her new album, 1989, and Swift shared a taste of what some are calling a more mature sound for the pop superstar.

Before performing her smash hit “Shake It Off” and the newly released “Out of the Woods,” Swift sat down with Jimmy Kimmel to reminisce about the 24-year-old’s first visit to the ABC late-night show, long before she had the star power to stop traffic at the peak of Los Angeles rush hour.

“Taylor came to our show with her mom and her guitar, and somehow she got a hold of the guy who books the bands here, Scott Igoe, and she asked if she could play a song for him. And he said, ‘No, you can’t be in the greenroom, we serve alcohol here. You’re too young. You have to go.’ So he threw her out,” Kimmel joked. “He threw Taylor Swift out of our building.’ ”

Swift made nice with the music booker on air, though, saying: “All’s well that ends well because I think of it like this: I think you probably would have gotten in more trouble with Jimmy had he wandered out and been like, ‘Why is there this random 14-year-old tiny child sitting here with a guitar case? What’s happening here?’ ”

Now about to release her fifth album on Oct. 27, Swift says letting the world actually listen to the 13-song compilation makes her nervous.

“I’m more confident about this album than I’ve been about any of the other ones, which is a really nice feeling,” Swift said. “But it’s almost like you’re releasing this thing into the world that you spent two years with, and it’s just been mine for two years and now it’s everybody else’s. You know, sending it off to college.”

After appearing on Kimmel, Swift will take over Good Morning America in New York City for an interview with Robin Roberts on Monday, followed by appearances on CBS’ Late Show With David Letterman on Tuesday and The View on Wednesday. Swift will finish the whirlwind tour with a final performance on Thursday, Oct. 30, for GMA.

Billboard recently named the vocalist the 2014 Woman of the Year, and after her electrifying performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, it is clear 1989 might be Swift’s biggest moment yet.

Justin Bieber’s 100th Week at No. 1 on Social 50 Chart

Justin Bieber attending amfAR Gala

Justin Bieber has reached a new Billboard chart milestone: his 100th week at No. 1 on the Social 50 chart.

The pop star’s Instagram-shared pictures of his training session with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather caused an 87 percent jump in reaction on the platform (and a 119 percent jump in Twitter mentions) moving him 3-1 on the Social 50 dated Nov. 1.

The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram. The chart’s methodology blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with artist page views, song plays and reactions as measured by music analytics company Next Big Sound.

Since the Social 50’s launch in December 2010 , Bieber has had by far the most weeks at No. 1. Far off in the distance with the second-most weeks atop the list are Miley Cyrus and Rihanna, both with 21 frames at No. 1.

To put Bieber’s achievement a different way: the Social 50 chart has existed for 2004 weeks (through the Nov. 1-dated chart), and he’s been No. 1 for 49 percent of those weeks.

Further down the chart, 19-year old Troye Sivan, who found popularity on YouTube with his video blog, continues his steady rise in notoriety. Sivan released his debut EP, TRXYE in August and watched it debut at No. 5 on the Billboard 200. Then, in October, Sivan was named one of Time magazine’s most influential teenagers of 2014.

The resulting online buzz from that announcement causes Sivan to re-enter the Social 50 at No. 23, his highest position yet. The rise in points comes from likes to his posts on Instagram (up 272 percent from the prior week) and Twitter mentions (up 13 percent) as Sivan posted a few pictures of himself next to his likeness on billboards and bus ads promoting YouTube.

TRXYE’s lead single “Happy Little Pill” surges in activity on Twitter as well, leading to a No. 46 re-entry on the weekly Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart.

Also on the Billboard Twitter Top Tracks list, Gwen Stefani gets her first debut as “Baby Don’t Lie” comes in at No. 27 spurred by the revealing of the track’s cover art on Saturday, Oct. 18. The song reached as high as No. 3 that day on the real time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart.

Ricky Martin re-enters the Social 50 at No. 44 due to the release of the official music video for his newest single, “Adios.” The video premiere helped drive a 52 percent weekly increase in Twitter mentions. Martin’s standing on the chart could improve next week after a Q&A he held on Twitter the night of Oct. 21.

Back in the top 10, Bieber’s ascension bumps Miley Cyrus down 1-2 while Taylor Swift continues her climb (5-3) along with Ariana Grande (6-4) and Snoop Dogg (9-5). Selena Gomez slides (2-6) as does One Direction (4-7) and Demi Lovato (7-8). Beyonce jumps 11-9, while Katy Perry remains at No. 10 to anchor the leaderboard.

A judge says Chris Brown has been doing well and following his probation rules

A judge says Chris Brown has been doing well and following his probation rules since his last hearing in August. The Grammy-winning R&B singer appeared in a Los Angeles court Thursday for a progress report. Judge James Brandlin told Brown he’s shown good cooperation with the probation department.

Brandlin bumped Brown’s community labor requirement from three days to four, but said that was only to ensure that he met his work requirement by the end of his probation in January. Another hearing is scheduled for Jan. 15. Brown was jailed for nearly three months earlier this year for violating his probation by getting into an altercation outside a Washington, D.C., hotel last year. He was on probation after he attacked pop singer Rihanna, his then-girlfriend, before the 2009 Grammy Awards.

Man Sentenced To 9 Months In Jail For Slapping Woman Across The Face With His Penis

21-year old John Luke Dale will spend the next nine months in jail after a three-judge panel denied the appeal for his sexual assault conviction.

Dale was originally sentenced in September for placing his penis on the face of a sleeping woman at a house party, then slapping her across the face with it while a friend filmed. The details are just now surfacing because of the appeal denial on Tuesday, October 21.

Judge Alistair McCreath says the sexual assault has caused the woman “obvious and significant distress.”

Dale, from Milton Keynes, England, had been studying to become a lawyer at Nottingham Trent University when the incident happened. His friend showed the video to someone else, who then called the police.

Charlamagne On T-Raww & Kylie Jenner: Tyga’s Redshirting That Pu$$y Until She’s 18

Charlamagne tha God sat down with VladTV once more and shared his opinion on Tyga breaking up with his son’s mother, Blac Chyna and possibly dating 17-year-old Kylie Jenner. The Breakfast Club host says he feels bad for Chyna, as Tyga took her out of the strip club and she possibly has no skills to fall back on. When it comes to Kylie Jenner, Charlamagne says Tyga is “redshirting” her, a term used in sports for athletes who are on suspension or delay in order to lengthen their period of eligibility.
C tha God also shared his detest of “7th Heaven” star Stephen Collins admitting to molesting kids, with Charlamagne saying he wishes the absolute worst on those kinds of people.
Check out the Q&A above.