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Taylor Swift Escapes Aggresive Fan After Onstage Grab

Demi Lovato, Ashley Tisdale And Avril Lavigne In One Movie? Yep, It’s Happening

Britney Spears Performs “Pretty Girls” in Vegas

Madonna & Taylor Swift May Perform Together Again On Stage


Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift Escapes Aggresive Fan After Onstage Grab

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Taylor Swift might have some "Bad Blood" with an overzealous fan in Edmonton, Canada after Tuesday (Aug. 4) night. While performing the chart-topping single on her 1989 World Tour, the singer was almost knocked off her feet by an aggressive fan who attempted to grab her left foot.

The man was immediately pulled away by security, but not before Swift gave him a major "Now we got problems" glare. Although she was definitely caught off guard, Swift carried on with the performance as if nothing had ever happened. A fan caught the entire incident on camera -- watch below.

Swift is only about halfway through her 86-date 1989 World Tour, but it has already grossed more than $86 million and has topped the Hot Tours chart three times since kicking off in Tokyo on May 5.

And from mtv.com:

Gather ‘round, Swifties, because it’s time we have a serious discussion about how to properly keep your chill in tact around our queen bee, Taylor Swift.

Is she a practically perfect pop star? Yes. A mesmerizing performer who’ll give you the concert experience of a lifetime? You betcha. A human being you’re free to put your hands on at any given moment? NOPE.

While it should be common sense that grabbing people without their permission is a major no-no, it appears one overzealous Canadian fan didn’t quite get that memo, and let his excitement get the best of him.

During Tay’s 1989 World Tour stop in Edmonton, Alberta on Tuesday night (Aug. 4), a male audience member in the pit lunged at Taylor while she sang “Bad Blood.” The 25-year-old looked visibly shaken after the fan grabbed her ankle, but she carried on with the performance like a pro, wisely strutting back down the catwalk as her security guards presumably took matters into their own hands.

Clearly, this is a prime example of what NOT to do when graced with Tay’s presence. To put it in your language, Swifties: We should never, ever, ever grab Taylor. If you’re going that way, just don’t. That’s not how it works; that’s not how you get the girl. And lunging at people is never in style.

Anyway, props to Tay for shaking off the scary moment. She later posted a pic from the show on Instagram, writing, “Thanks Edmonton — tonight was insanely fun and I can’t wait to be back on your stage tomorrow night!”

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Demi Lovato, Ashley Tisdale And Avril Lavigne In One Movie? Yep, It’s Happening!

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The three stars are on board to voice princesses in the animated musical comedy 'Charming.'

Amid all the hype around Demi Lovato’s certifiably sizzling new anthem, “Cool for the Summer,” it’s easy to forget that the multi-talented beauty also has another exciting project in the pipeline: her upcoming animated film, “Charming.”

Demi joined the musical comedy back in February, but further details about her co-stars have been kept well under wraps — until now, that is.
Avril Lavigne and Ashley Tisdale will voice Snow White and Cinderella, respectively, and Chinese pop star G.E.M. is also on board to play Sleeping Beauty. They’ll join Demi, who plays the female lead, Lenore, in the comedy about what happens after the princesses discover they’re all engaged to the same prince.

Avril shared her excitement on Instagram today (Aug. 5), writing, “Triple Trouble! SO excited to join my girls @ddlovato & @AshleyTisdale in @CharmingMovie!! It’s gonna be a BLAST! You guys ready!?”

And from Hollywood Reporter:

The Canadian singer will voice Snow White, Tisdale will reinvent Cinderella and Chinese star G.E.M. becomes Sleeping Beauty in the upcoming comedy.

Avril Lavigne, Ashley Tisdale and Chinese singing star G.E.M. will lend their voices and musical talents to 3QU Media's upcoming animated theatrical feature film Charming, from Shrek producer John H. Williams.

Lavigne will voice the role of Snow White, Tisdale will voice Cinderella and Gloria Tang Tsz-kei, known to her Chinese fans as G.E.M., will bring her acting talents to the role of Sleeping Beauty. The trio join Demi Lovato, who was earlier cast to voice the female lead, Lenore, and executive produce the film's music score.

The animated comedy, directed by Ross Venokur from his original script, reinvents the stories of three familiar princesses — Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty — in the unfamiliar plot twist of all being engaged to Prince Charming. The movie's producers said the casting of Prince Charming will be shortly revealed.

"Demi, Avril, Ashley and G.E.M. are among the most popular young stars in the global entertainment arena,” said Williams, who also produced Valiant and Space Chimps, in a statement on Wednesday. Venokur also directed the CG-animated film Animal Crackerz, which stars John Leguizamo, John Cleese and Will Forte.

Charming is a 3QU Media Production of a Vanguard Animation film in connection with WVE. SC Films International is handling foreign sales. Production is underway at Cinesite’s animation studio in Montreal.

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Britney Spears Performs “Pretty Girls” in Vegas

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Fresh off a summer break from her Las Vegas residency, Britney Spears brought the Iggy Azalea collaboration "Pretty Girls" into her setlist on Wednesday (Aug. 5).

Although the track dropped May 4, "Pretty Girls" didn't make it onto the setlist for the remainder of Spears' spring leg of her Planet Hollywood residency, which ran through May 20. Spears and Azalea gave the first live performance of the song together on the Billboard Music Awards on May 17.

Azalea did not make a physical appearance for the song's Vegas debut, but a video of the Australian rapper played through the entire neon, '80s-inspired performance.

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Madonna & Taylor Swift May Perform Together Again On Stage

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Greatest of All Time pop queen Madonna and Greatest of 2015 pop queen Taylor Swift have already shared the stage together once before (they performed "Ghosttown" together at the iHeartRadio Music Awards), but their collaborative story isn't over yet.

In Andy Cohen's Madonna interview for Entertainment Weekly, Madge shared that she nearly took the stage with Swift during the latter's New Jersey tour stop, but a video shoot got in the way.

"I didn't get the chance to go see her show. I was kinda bummed," Madonna told Cohen when he asked her about her "Welcome to New York" Instagram to Taylor. "We were actually gonna do something together on stage, but I didn't go to the show because I was rehearsing and I had to shoot a video the next day. Going to shows requires free time."

When the Bravo host pushed for more details, Madonna stopped him cold. "I'm not gonna tell you, because we might still do it. You’re very nosy. You just want to know everything.”

Fingers crossed this happens, and fingers crossed Swift and Madge hit Watch What Happens Live together in the future. 

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