by Free Britney at

In celebration of LITERALLY the hottest time of year, we're pleased to announce and kick off the 1st Annual THG Bikini Body Summer Showdown!

It's not a complicated setup. Take a look at the two bikini-clad celebrities pitted against each other below. Choose your favorite. The winner advances.

Our most recent battle saw Brandi Glanville square off against LeAnn Rimes. Today? It's Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez, who actually get along!

Who will win this first-round matchup? Cast your vote in the poll below!

And the Winner is?

Selena Gomez vs. Taylor Swift: Who's got the best bikini body? Vote in this first-round matchup of THG's Bikini Body Showdown! View Poll »

For more research before casting your virtual ballot above, feel free to keep perusing THG's galleries of Selena Gomez photos and Taylor Swift photos.

Just prepare for more classic GIFs than bikini pictures.

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by Hilton Hater at

Earlier this week, Taylor Swift released the official Red music video.

But yesterday the singer was in more of a red, white and blue mood, posting a series of patriotic photos on her blog as she celebrated the nation's 237th birthday alongside some close friends.

"Happy belated 4th of July," the Grammy winner wrote. "My touring family joined me at the beach and I wanted to show you some of the pictures because you're the reason we all get to be on tour together."

The following pics were snapped at Swift's $17 million mansion in Watch Hill, Rhode Island:

  • Taylor Swift Loves America
  • Taylor Swift Bikini Pic

Following a holiday hiatus, Swift and her team will return to the road, as her Red tour continues in Pittsburgh later today.

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