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We can go ahead and hand the Academy of Country Music Awards for Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year to Taylor Swift right now.

Because she deserves them? Sure, probably. We are big fans of almost everything T Swizzle releases.

But also because Taylor is downright adorable in a new video she filmed with her adopted kitten Meredith, during which Swift explains to her pet just what categories they are nominated for, along with the fan voting process for this April 1 ceremony.

"Do you think that people should go and vote for us? Maybe?" Taylor asks her furry pal, and, let's face it, we all know the answer to that question, don't we?

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Taylor Swift is back with her second song off The Hunger Games soundtrack.

The superstar, who has already released the official video for "Safe and Sound," surprised fans in New Zealand over the weekend with an acoustic version of "Open Eyes," a track that will accompany Katniss and company on screen this Friday when the biggest movie of the year opens.

"I'm really excited about it... but, I mean, you don't think I'd get in trouble if I played it now? Probably not, right?" Swift teased thousands of attendees in Auckland before launching into the track.

Listen to it now and pick up The Hunger Games soundtrack this week. It also includes tunes by Arcade Fire, Maroon 5 and Miranda Lambert.

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by Hilton Hater at

Taylor Swift enjoyed a REALLY good 2011.

Based on U.S. income from tours, album sale and publishing royalties, Billboard has determined that the talented young crooner earned more money than any other musician in 2011. Just how much did Taylor bring in?

A cool $35 million.

Taylor Swift Grammys Photo

The singer is currently on tour in Australia, meanwhile, looking to get a big, early start in 2012.

Here's a look at the top 10 music money makers from the past year:

  1. Taylor Swift
  2. U2
  3. Kenny Chesney
  4. Lady Gaga
  5. Lil Wayne
  6. Sade
  7. Bon Jovi
  8. Celine Dion
  9. Jason Aldean
  10. Adele
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by Hilton Hater at

Two THG favorites are featured on the season premiere of MTV's Punk'd.

The network will reboot this franchise on March 29, with original host Ashton Kutcher serving as executive producer but a different celebrity in charge of the big prank each week. Up first? Justin Bieber pulling one over on Taylor Swift.

Based on the preview below, it looks like Bieber sets Swift up to believe she ruined a couple's wedding... via some kind of big fire. Check it out now:

Future editions of the show - which will air at 10 p.m. on Thursdays - will be hosted by Miley Cyrus, Kellan Lutz, Hayden Panettiere, Bam Margera, and Dax Shepard; while victims will include Khloe Kardashian, Tyler Posey and Demi Lovato.

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This pairing almost makes too much sense, doesn't it?

Witnesses tell The New York Post that Tim Tebow and Taylor Swift struck up a conversation at a pre-Academy Awards party on Friday night, following it up with dinner two evenings later at at Toscanova Italian restaurant in Century City.

"After dinner, he walked her out," a source says. "Then he walked back in to join two other people. I think they may both have been with their agents."

  • Taylor Swift at Lorax Premiere
  • Tim Tebow Photograph

Granted, the meal doesn't sound too romantic, but Taylor has been burned by so many men in her past. Tebow is a virgin, had the good sense to reject Kim Kardashian and might be the son of God.

This couple has to happen.

[Photos: WENN.com]

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by Hilton Hater at

In case you still weren't convinced that Taylor Swift is totally awesome...

The singer was invited last week to attend the prom of Kevin McGuire, an 18-year old from New Jersey who has suffered a relapse of leukemia.

The invitation was set up by Kevin's sister, Tori, who created a "Taylor Swift Take Kevin McGuire to Prom!" Facebook page that has nearly 100,000 followers and on whose profile it reads:

Kevin is the kindest, most noble 18 year old a person could even fathom meeting, and throughout his ups and downs Kevin never even questioned 'why me?' Nothing, and I mean NOTHING brightens Kevin's day more than Taylor Swift. Kevin DESERVES more than anyone a special event in his life.

Taylor Swift Grammy Pic

Taylor agrees. On her Facebook page, the superstar responded to this request with:

"Kevin, I'm so sorry but I won't be able to make it to your prom. But I was wondering, the ACM Awards are coming up... Would you be my date?"

The Academy of Country Music Awards will take place on April 1 in Las Vegas and Swift is nominated for several big ones, including Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year.

Said McGuire, who is being treated at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, to USA Today: "Obviously I said yes. [The CMAs are] a lot better than the senior prom."

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by Hilton Hater at

So much for Tac.

Following rumors that Taylor Swift and Zac Efron were Hollywood's new young power couple, this pair taped an appearance on Ellen yesterday (it airs today), during which they acted adorably together... but also shot down chatter that they were anything more than friends.

“We are not a couple," Taylor said, adding that Zac is "awesome" and then joking about how they are barely even co-stars because they both just voiced characters for The Lorax:

"You hear people get together when they’re shooting movies, co-stars. But not like animated co-stars. You know what I’m saying. 'Oh my god, as we were recording our voiceovers on separate coasts we really connected.'”

Watch Zac and Taylor talk about their Valentine's Day plans below, following by a snippet of their fun duet on the show:

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Young crossed paths with old on the red carpet of last night's The Lorax premiere, as Taylor Swift and Betty White - who both voice characters in this animated big screen version of the classic Dr. Seuss book - both turned out at the plaza of Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City.

Others in attendance included Danny DeVito, Ed Helms and Zac Efron, but let's focus on these two lovely ladies for a moment.

Study their outfits at the event now and vote on your favorite:

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Taylor Swift and Betty White both came out for The Lorax premiere. Compare their outfits now and vote! View Poll »

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by Hilton Hater at

Taylor Swift + Katniss Everdeen = Utter awesomeness.

Granted, the singer doesn't actually interact with the District 12 resident in the following video - which is for "Safe and Sound," the single by Swift and The Civil Wars that will be included on The Hunger Games soundtrack - but still. That notion makes us smile.

Swift and Civil Wars

Below, watch as Taylor wanders around the forest alone, barefoot and ragged, never actually meeting with The Civil Wars (who opened for her at the 2012 Grammys), but eventually picking up the iconic Mockingjay pin from the books and perfectly honoring the story we all know and love.

VIEW THE VIDEO NOW:

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Adele definitely got the best of Taylor Swift - and the entire music world - winning six out of a possible six honors at the 2012 Grammy Awards in L.A. Sunday night.

Can she continue her unbeaten streak with a win in this style showdown? That remains to be seen, though the British songstress looked great on the red carpet.

Adele has won praise for the fact that - like Swift - she succeeds on talent and sets a good example for fans by not parading around in no pants. So to speak.

Which of these popular, talented singers' fashion statements from last night do you like better? Vote in THG's latest Grammy Awards Fashion Face-Off below!

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Who dressed best at the Grammys, Adele or Taylor Swift? Vote for your favorite style star in THG's latest Fashion Face-Off! View Poll »

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