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Taylor Swift acts like a schoolgirl in her latest music video.

For "Story of Us," Swift depicts herself as a college student going through a difficult relationship. She's on record as saying the single and the video are both based on an awkward encounter with an ex.

"Anytime I'm onstage or watching the music video, the first thing that comes into my mind is the person I wrote the song about," Taylor told MTV News. "It's like the first thing that you think of is the moment that inspired the song, which is that excruciating, awful moment when you run into an ex for the first time."

Is she referring to Joe Jonas? John Mayer? Jake Gyllenhaal? Ponder the possibilities as you watch the video.

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Taylor Swift's unique benefit convert has paid off - and then some.

On May 21, the singer/songwriter allowed 13,000 fans to sit in on a rehearsal for her upcoming tour, with all proceeds going to the victims of last month's tornado in Alabama. The result? Three quarters of a million dollars raised.

Taylor Swift on the Mic

“It was so wonderful,” Swift told Access Hollywood of the event. “It was almost like playing our first show because were playing for 13,000 people and it’s the whole show the way we would do the last dress rehearsal and I’m just so excited that we got to raise $750,000 dollars for the victims of the tornadoes.”

It's been a great week on a professional level for Taylor, too. She took home Billboard Awards for the Top Country Artist, Top Country Album and Top Billboard 200 Artist on Sunday night.

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In many ways, Selena Gomez's lips stole the show at last night's Billboard Music Awards. See what we mean HERE and try not to get too upset over it.

But the young singer also made headlines with her lower extremities, specifically her right led, which peaked out from underneath a lovely dress Selena wore to the event.

But was she the best looking young star at the ceremony? Not if you're a Taylor Swift supporter. Aside from picking up four awards, that pop/country crooner posed for photographers in the following outfit. Compare her with Gomez now and cast your vote:

Fashion Face-Off!

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It hasn't worked out with Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer or Taylor Lautner. But Taylor Swift remains a romantic at heart.

In a new interview with InStyle, the singer is asked about her take on romance and the fact that she pens so many songs about ex-boyfriends.

"There are no rules when it comes to love," she says. "I just try to let love surprise me because you never know who you're going to fall in love with. You never know who's going to come into your life – and for me, when I picture the person I want to end up with, I don't think about what their career is, or what they look like. I picture the feeling I get when I'm with them."

Taylor Swift InStyle Cover

But have the failed relationships taken a toll on her outlook? Dampened Swift's aspirations for love? No way, she says.

"I'm really a daydreamer... When it comes to 'happily ever after,' I always have a tendency to write a happy ending to my songs. That's probably wishful thinking on my part."

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Taylor Swift gets it.

Sure, the paparazzi are comprised of a bunch of soulless losers. But life under the glare of these photographers is the price one pays for fame, fortune and a job one loves.

"I think it's just obnoxious if I complain about anything," Swift said during an appearance on Ellen today. "I hear people talk about like, 'oh, the intrusions on my privacy!' It's like, there are a million other jobs you could have had."

Ellen and Taylor

Taylor is finalizing her world tour, which kicks off on May 27 in Omaha. And if anyone snaps a photo of her during it? Well...

"For me, it's just like live your life. If people happen to take picture then you know, you laugh about it in the car afterwards."

[Photo: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.]

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Taylor Swift is aiming to assist Alabama.

The singer will raise money for victims of recent tornadoes in that area by holding a dress rehearsal on May 21 in Nashville.

Over 13,000 tickets to the special performance will go on sale, with proceeds going to those in need.

Taylor on Stage

"I was watching the coverage of the tornadoes backstage at rehearsals, and wanted to do something for the families affected by the damage," Swift writes on her website.

"I've never opened a rehearsal to the public before, but I felt that inviting my fans to the last rehearsal for the Speak Now tour would be a great way to raise money."

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Taylor Swift and Blake Lively both looked stunning at the MET Institute Costume Gala last night. But who will emerge victorious in this Fashion Face-Off?

The Gossip Girl actress, whose red hair recently raised eyebrows, typically wins raves for her style, and did so again Monday (with her blonde locks back).

She may have some competition from a gorgeous-looking Swift, though. Let your votes do the talking as you partake in our latest style showdown ...

Fashion Face-Off!

Who looked better, Taylor or Blake? Vote on the best look from the MET Costume Institute gala here! View Poll »

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Taylor Swift is a great performer. She's also a great daughter.

A source close to the singer announces that she just purchased a home in Nashville - for her parents! The crib's price tag? A tidy $1.4 million.

"It's an incredible house. Taylor's been visiting her parents there and she's so excited for them," says a source, who adds that Swift visited recently.

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Taylor Swift: What a sweetheart!

Meanwhile, across the U.S., "Taylor just bought a beautiful home for herself in L.A. She's in L.A. so much - and she was paying a fortune in hotel charges!"

Good for her. She certainly deserves it with all the success she's had, and isn't it nice to hear about a celebrity doing something so nice for their parents?

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Looks like Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal are hitting it off ... with other people! The former was seen on a hot date with Garrett Hedlund, reports say.

"It was their first time going out," a source tells Us Weekly of Swift's April 1 evening out in Nashville with the Tron: Legacy and Country Strong star.

"They've been emailing for a while, and she hinted they should get together."

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Sources say that despite an obviously strong connection, Taylor is taking things slowly after a fast-track romance and breakup with Jake Gyllenhaal last fall.

Speaking of Jake, he's been spotted out with 90210 star Jessica Lowndes. Yeah, the chick stuck playing Adrianna on the CW's mediocre remake of the hit.

As long as they're both happy. Too bad Jay Leno didn't ask Taylor about this during her visit last night. Probably would've resulted in more blank stares.

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Taylor Swift visited the Tonight Show on Tuesday night, and her reaction to one of Jay Leno's jokes that BOMBED was one of the highlights for us.

A lot of people think Jay is a hilarious guy. Taylor is one of them, but fortunately for all things sane, not in the way Leno likely thinks he's funny.

Case in point? Leno struck out with what he was hoping was a charming impression of fashion photographers. The silence? Not un-awkward.

It started when Swift talked about her recent work for Cover Girl, which she says is a lot deal of fun, and even involved a thing called a "leaping coach."

As in, a coach teaching her how to leap, looking oh-so beautiful, for her new ad campaign for the brand. Taylor was fun and cute as ever describing this.

But then Leno decided to ask if those photographers really act the way we see them in the media, saying things like "Come on, baby! Gimme a smile!"

The look on the singer's face was simply priceless. He continued it for awhile, but she just gazed in bewilderment until finally, mercifully, it stopped.

Then Taylor Swift finally lost it.  The joke may have bombed, but Swift's response was gold. Watch her full interview on The Tonight Show after the jump ...

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