Taylor Swift is getting back to her roots — for, uh, one night only. The singer made a surprise appearance at Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tenn. — the cafe where she was broke out as a star — on Saturday night. Fans in the crowd and on the internet soaked up all the '00s nostalgia they could. Horrifically branded though they may be, celebrity guest appearances have a special dumb magic that works on us every time. SEE ALSO: Taylor Swift finally takes a stand and donates to March for our Lives T Swift performed some of her earliest hits including, "Shake It Off," "Better Man," and "Love Story." About 40 people were estimated to be in the audience. She appeared on stage alongside country music singer Craig Wiseman. Wiseman recounted the story of a CMT afterparty where Taylor stole his large inflatable bottle of fireball. According to Wiseman, Swift has a real appetite for whiskey. "I got her a shot of Fireball, and then I got her another one," Wiseman told the crowd. "For the rest of the party, I would go get a shot of Fireball ... and snake my hand through the people (on this balcony) in her general direction. I don't even know if she took it, but it disappeared." Listen, I'm with you. This isn't exactly LOL territory, folks, but I don't listen to stage patter expecting to hear literature. I'm here for the audience-tested corporate fantasies. Let's give in, shall we? Well. Just saw Taylor Swift at the Bluebird Cafe with about 50 other people. She is very talented. — Amanda Holpuch (@holpuch) April 1, 2018 guitars did not exist until Taylor swift invented them — g (@purfectionswift) April 1, 2018 i cant believe these people are just calmly sitting there while taylor fucking swift is playing better man three feet from them. how? — meghan (@babyouremyqueen) April 1, 2018 Celebrity "surprise" appearances for the win. WATCH: This dancing robot really appreciates a good U2 cover
2016 has been riddled with high-profile celebrity break-ups, with dozens of apparently rock-solid couples falling by the wayside, with anything from extra-martial affairs to ill-advised Halloween outfits apparently to blame. Just in case you missed them amid the shock of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie calling time on their ten years together back in September, we’ve rounded up the showbiz couples who called it quits in 2016.
From a violent armed robbery in a Paris hotel to the national obsession with a slight bump in someone’s dress, it’s been another vintage year for celebrity gossip. But no matter how hard they all try, there’ll always be a few stars who manage to squeeze in a few more column inches than their rivals. Here we count down Yahoo's ten most searched celebrities of 2016. Let’s just say it wasn’t a good year for the fellas
Britney Spears has admitted that she would be interested in a role on the Great British Bake Off when it moves over to Channel 4 next year because she loves cooking calorific treats. The Toxic hitmaker stopped by BBC Radio 1 on Wednesday to have a natter with Scott Mills and Chris Stark, but the conversation soon turned to the hot topic of the moment: Bake Off’s channel/presenter drama.
Regrets — Tom Hiddleston may have a few about his ill-fated romance with Taylor Swift. It happened so fast and seemed so intense. All very Taylor and not very Tom.
The Make Me singer claimed she’d never met the Bad Blood hitmaker when, in fact, she has. Was Tay not as impressive?
Despite the fact that absolutely nobody is buying their relationship, Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston continue to plough on through their scheduled PR appearances.
Olivia Sturgiss became an internet sensation thanks to the fact that she bears a striking resemblance to Taylor Swift. The lookalike, who actually met Taylor in Melbourne last December, explained that she’s too much of a fan to become a full-time impersonator, adding that she’d prefer to make a name for herself in her own right. Olivia is reportedly set to record the single next week (EXCITING), and told Daily Mail Australia that she’s also interested in acting.
It was a pretty successful night for the pair, with Taylor picking up FOUR awards, including Best Female Artist and Album of the Year, while Calvin nabbed the title of Dance Artist of the Year. Sharing some words of wisdom as she took to the stage to collect the Album of the Year award for ‘1989′, Swifty told the audience: “I know my mum, dad and brother are watching and my most vivid memory of growing up is my mum and dad telling me that I was different and unique and special.