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13 entertainment trends that should stay in 2013

Oh, 2013, in many ways we cannot wait to flip the calendar over to a new year. Sure, you brought us some wonderful entertainment — Sandra Bullock in "Gravity," the long-awaited finale of "Breaking Bad" — but you also brought us sledgehammer kisses, celebrity meltdowns and more. Here's a look at the happenings we're happy to leave behind.

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Being shocked by Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift at awards shows, Kanye West and 4-movie trilogies are all trends we'd like to leave behind in 2013.


Gross-out reality shows
We don’t doubt that a man has a 132-pound scrotum, or that a couple is so cheap they share dental floss, but do we really need to build TV shows around them? Topics that once lived only in the Weekly World News tabloid now get national broadcast attention, and this is a trend we’d like to see canceled. —Gael Fashingbauer Cooper

Monitoring weight loss of new celebrity moms
Pregnancy and giving birth is tough, and while celebrity money allows them to make it easier in many ways (nannies, palatial nurseries, private hospital suites), we don’t envy star moms whose every pound lost or gained is chronicled on magazine covers for all to see. Sure, looks are their life, but bodies that just created new humans deserve a break. —G.F.C.

'Teen Mom' spin-offs
MTV’s docuseries now boasts three versions of “Teen Mom,” as well as specials “Being Maci” and “Amber Behind Bars.” Enough is enough: The franchise is no longer about the difficulties about being a young, unwed mother — it’s all about the drama. —Anna Chan

Twerking
Although the provocative moves have been around for decades, twerking didn't reach full pop-culture oversaturation (or enter your parents' vocabulary) until 2013, when Miley Cyrus co-opted the hip-hop staple and turned it into her signature routine. Since then, Cyrus and a long line of post-VMA imitators have twerked the shark. It's time to drop it like it's hot. —Ree Hines

Celebrity selfies
Ah, selfies — the perfectly posed self-portrait taken at just the right angle, in just the right light, doing just the most casually cool thing to make us look amazing. But the selfie isn't simply the domain of teens, tweens and attention seekers of all ages anymore — stars have gotten in on the act too, spending their off-camera time in front of their phone's camera with look-at-me glee. Enough already! —R.H.

Another day at the office. #StarWars #DarthVader #selfies #gpom

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Battlin' Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin spent the year fighting: he took on reporters, the paparazzi, American Airlines, Twitter, and a stalker in court. Along the way, he made several troubling, offensive remarks and ultimately lost his new MSNBC talk show. May 2014 be the year Baldwin stops yelling and goes back to showing us why he’s an Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actor. —Maria Elena Fernandez

24-7 Kanye
Kanye West is one of the biggest names in music, but his love-hate relationship with fame is enough to induce whiplash. He hates being mocked by Jimmy Kimmel, but pulls out all the stops for his proposal to Kim Kardashian (with whom he made a crazy-cheesy music video for “Bound 2”). Time to stop taunting the media beast, Kanye, and take a well-deserved rest out of the spotlight. How can we miss you if you never go away? —Randee Dawn

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    Kanye West joins host Kris Jenner during a taping of her talk show "Kris" on Aug. 19, 2013, in Culver City, Calif. West proclaimed his love for Jenner's daughter, Kim Kardashian, and their daughter North in the interview.

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    West and Kim Kardashian attend the Costume Institute Gala for the "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on May 6, 2013.

    West proposed to Kardashian on her 33rd birthday on Oct. 21. He rented out an entire baseball stadium in San Francisco for the occasion.

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    West and Kardashian attend Gabrielle's Angel Foundation 2012 Angel Ball cancer research benefit at Cipriani Wall Street in New York on Oct. 22, 2012.

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    Kardashian and West watch the video board from their courtside seats as the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Denver Nuggets during the NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2012, in Los Angeles.

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    West performs as a model wears lingerie during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York on Nov. 9, 2011.

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    West was one of the main headliners at The Big Chill Festival 2011 at Eastnor Castle Deer Park in Ledbury, United Kingdom, but he used some of his stage time to claim he felt that people looked at him "like Hitler."

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    West performs on the first night of the F1 motor race meeting in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010. The singer is a race car enthusiast, and in 2006, sponsored a car in the Formula BMW World Finals in Spain. The red-and-white painted car showcased his bear mascot.

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    West rides a float down 7th Avenue in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010.

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    After tweeting a picture in July 2010 that showed a mouthful of bling, West explained on the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" that he actually had gold and diamonds inserted to replace his bottom of row of teeth because he "just thought the diamonds were cooler." But it's likely that the device is removable and West still has his own teeth.

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    West is pictured before a screening of "Runaway," a short film he directed that accompanies his 2010 album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy." TheGrio.com described the film as "cinematically beautiful (but) wrought with metaphors that can feel equally forced and confusing."

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    Jay-Z and West perform at Yankee Stadium in New York on Sept. 13, 2010.

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    West also performed at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. He didn't reference the Swift incident directly, but his song "Runaway" did suggest "a toast for the scumbags."

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    At the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, Swift performed "Innocent," a song that referenced West jumping on stage during her award acceptance at the previous year's ceremony. The lyrics include the line "32 is still growing up now, you're still an innocent."

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    West performs onstage during the 2010 BET Awards in Los Angeles. He has received seven BET and BET Hip-Hop Awards over the years, including best male hip-hop artist in both 2005 and 2008.

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    West stole the headlines at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards when he grabbed the microphone from country star Taylor Swift, saying that Beyonce should have won the award for best female video instead of Swift. Later, when Beyonce won for best video of the year, she called Swift up on stage to finish her interrupted speech. West later apologized.

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    On the red carpet -

    Rose wore a figure-hugging outfit when she and West attended the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.

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    Supporting education -

    In 2009, West attends a news conference for a benefit concert encouraging kids to stay in school. West had a middle-class upbringing and reports that his high school grades were "A's and B's. And I'm not even frontin'". He dropped out of college but has spoken to young audiences encouraging them to get a college education. His late mother was the chair of the English department at Chicago State University before retiring to manage her son's career.

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    West and model Amber Rose, left, sit next to singer Natasha Bedingfield at the Alexandre Herchcovitch fall fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in 2009. The high-profile couple dated from 2008 until the summer of 2010.

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    Lighting up the night -

    West led all nominees at the 2008 Grammy Awards with eight. He won four, and performed two songs, including "Hey Mama," a tribute to his late mother.

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    In 2007, West and 50 Cent released new LPs in the same week. 50 Cent promised to retire from making solo music should he fail to outsell West. West's album sold 957,000 copies in its first week and beat 50 Cent's "Curtis" (691,000) handily, but 50 Cent didn't retire after all.

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  • Show At The MTV Europe Music Awards 2006

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    Sore loser again, in Europe this time -

    At the 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards in Denmark, West jumped on stage and launched into a profanity-laced tirade arguing that he should have won the best video award that went to Jeremie Rozan and Martial Schmeltz, directors of "We Are Your Friends" by Justice vs Simian. He interrupted the duo's acceptance speech, arguing that his big-budget video for "Touch the Sky" deserved to win because it "cost a million dollars and Pamela Anderson was in it."

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    Mother love -

    West holds the three Grammys he won in 2006 and poses with his mother, Donda, a college English professor. She died in 2007 of complications of cosmetic surgery at age 59. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger later signed the "Donda West Law," which made it mandatory for patients to show they are medically cleared before undergoing elective cosmetic surgery.

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    West again caused controversy in 2006, when Rolling Stone put him on its cover wearing a crown of thorns. In the interview, West confessed that he suffered from an addiction to porn that he said began when he was five and saw his father's Playboy magazine.

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    West and Jamie Foxx wore marching-band uniforms to perform West's hit "Gold Digger" during the 2006 Grammys. He won three Grammys that year, and "Gold Digger" won for best rap solo performance.

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    West won best rap album for "The College Dropout" at the 2005 Grammy Awards. His speech was considered cocky by critics, and included his statement that "A lot of people were wondering what I was going to do if I didn't win anything ... I guess we'll never know"

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    West poses at Tower Records in New York in 2005, where he signed copies of his CD "Late Registration."

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    West is seen performing his hit "Jesus Walks" at the 2005 Grammys. That year, he was nominated for 10 awards and won three, including rap album of the year.

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    Speaking out -

    Mike Myers paired up with West during a benefit concert follwing Hurricane Katrina in 2005, during which West famously deviated from the script to say "George Bush doesn't care about black people." Bush would later call the event "one of the most disgusting moments" of his presidency. West and Myers are seen here reuniting on "Saturday Night Live" in 2005.

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    West's temper surfaced early. After learning he lost the best new artist award to country singer Gretchen Wilson at the American Music Awards in 2004, he stormed out of the award ceremony. He later tells reporters, "I felt like I was definitely robbed, and I refused to give any politically correct bullsh--ass comment ... I was the best new artist this year."

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    Kanye West began his career as a music producer in 1996, but then struggled to earn his own record deal. In 2004, he released his debut album, "The College Dropout." Reality show star and model Anna Nicole Smith appeared in the music video for that album's single, "The New Workout Plan." The song pokes fun at the idea that women are valued only for their shape, men for their money. Smith died in 2007 after a prescription drug overdose.

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Going online, then complaining about TV spoilers
It’s true, not everyone has time to watch all the TV shows they enjoy as they air. But the angry online rants as others discuss the latest developments? Spoiler alert: They’re lame! Don’t expect the rest of the world to protect you from spoilers — especially if you’re still on season two of “Breaking Bad.” —A.C.

Stretching out beloved book series
Saying farewell to beloved characters is wrenching, but movie directors are making us wish we could wave a wand to speed things along. “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” started the phenom of splitting one book into multiple films; “Hunger Games” finale “Mockingjay” gets the treatment next. But worse is taking a novel (“The Hobbit”) and bloating it into three long (if beautiful to watch) individual films. Yes, we know studios want to wring every last dollar out of fans. But must they be so obvious while doing it? —R.D.

'Glee'
With "Glee's" final season coming to a close, we can expect a spring full of nostalgia for a show that really only had a short run as a standout, then survived as a vehicle for guest stars and drawn-out plots. Our wish for 2014: that the inevitable farewell coverage is kept to a minimum. After all, we have spin-offs to look forward to. —Courtney Hazlett

Foam fingers, crotch-grabbing, and other stunts
You know what really makes people a fan of a singer? Singing. How ‘bout we keep more to that, skipping the crotch-grabbing and barely PG foam-finger pointing that has all been done before? —C.H.

But with the above in mind...
We don’t seriously have to gasp all through 2014 every time Miley Cyrus bends at the waist, do we? Her outfits are tiny and her tongue won’t stay in her mouth, but playing into Miley’s every twerk makes it seem like we learned nothing over time from the once-shocking days of Elvis or Madonna. —Kurt Schlosser

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    The "Hannah Montana” star is a money-making sensation in music, TV and film.

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    Miley Cyrus performs on TODAY at Rockefeller Plaza in New York on Oct. 7, 2013. The singer/actress performed three songs, including "We Can't Stop," and spoke with Matt Lauer, telling him, "This is who I am. Being who you are is really easy, if you're true to that."

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    Cyrus, right, performs in a "Saturday Night Live" skit alongside cast members Bobby Moynihan and Vanessa Bayer in New York on Oct. 5, 2013.

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    Cyrus performs onstage during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on on Sept. 21, 2013.

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    Cyrus' risque performance to Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards raised eyebrows and reminded viewers that Billy Ray Cyrus' daughter isn't Hannah Montana any more.

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    Cyrus poses as she arrives for the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. She shocked the audience later that evening with her flesh-colored, latex underwear and controversial performance.

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    Hang ten -

    Cyrus accepts the Choice Style Icon award at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards on Aug. 11, 2013 in Universal City, Calif.

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    Miley attends the premiere of "Paranoia" on Aug. 8, 2013 in Los Angeles with her boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth.

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    Cyrus winks during an interview at a radio station in Bad Vilbel near Frankfurt, Germany on Monday, July 22, 2013.

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    Cyrus performs onstage at the "VH1 Divas" show held at The Shrine Auditorium on Dec. 16, 2012 in Los Angeles.

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    Cyrus appears on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Oct. 12, 2012.

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    Cyrus performs at a City of Hope event honoring Halston CEO Ben Malka with a Spirit of Life award in Los Angeles on Oct. 10, 2012.

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    Cyrus attends the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 6, 2012. The singer made headlines at the event with a blonde Mohawk-style hairdo very similar to fellow performer Pink.

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    Cyrus and her fiance Liam Hemsworth, an honoree at the Australians in Film 8th Annual Breakthrough Awards, pose in Los Angeles on June 27, 2012. "I'm so happy to be engaged and look forward to a life of happiness with Liam," Cyrus said.

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    Cyrus poses in a picture on Twitter with a dramatic new hairdo on Aug. 13, 2012. "Never felt more me in my whole life," she wrote.

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    Cyrus dazzles on the white carpet at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on May 20, 2012.

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    Cyrus and Hemsworth attend Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XVIII on March 24, 2012 in Phoenix, Ariz.

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    Kim Kardashian and Cyrus share a hug at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Feb. 26, 2012.

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    Cyrus performs at a fundraising dinner for The Trevor Project in Hollywood, Calif. on Dec. 4, 2011.

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    Cyrus poses during a photocall while promoting her album "Can't Be Tamed" in Mexico City on May 26, 2011.

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    Cyrus performs during a concert in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 13, 2011.

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    Cyrus was in on the joke when she hosted "Saturday Night Live," which featured Vanessa Bayer doing her best Cyrus impersonation, on March 5, 2011 in New York.

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    Cyrus arrives at the American Music Awards in L.A. on Nov. 21, 2010.

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    Tish Cyrus, Miley, Demi Moore and Rumer Willis attend Miley's 18th birthday party in West Hollywood, Calif. on Nov. 21, 2010.

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    Miley takes a break with costars Lina Esco, Douglas Booth, Ashley Greene and Ashley Hinshaw on location for the movie 'LOL' on September 6, 2010 in Paris.

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    Cyrus, Faith Hill and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top attend a benefit concert for flood relief on June 22, 2010 in Nashville, Tenn.

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    Cyrus performs at the 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards on June 20, 2010 in Toronto, Canada.

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    The Cyrus family, minus Miley: Trace Cyrus, Brandi Cyrus, Noah Cyrus, Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus in Hollywood, Calif. in March, 2010.

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    Cyrus accepts the award for favorite movie actress at the Nickelodeon Annual Kids' Choice Awards on March 27, 2010. Somehow she managed to avoid the ceremony's famous slime, but presenters Katy Perry, left, and Jonah Hill weren't so lucky.

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    Although she's just 17, Cyrus already has a career any of the "American Idol" wannabes would envy. She served as a guest mentor and performed on the March 24, 2010 show.

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    Cyrus stars in 2010's "The Last Song," written especially for her by novelist Nicholas Sparks. Her real-life boyfriend, Liam Hemsworth, plays her beau onscreen as well.

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    Cyrus and the cast of her show, "Hannah Montana," celebrated military families in early 2010 with a special episode. Young people who have deployed military parents were invited to appear in the episode and videotape greetings to their parents.

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    Hemsworth and Cyrus attend the 18th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Party at Pacific Design Center on March 7, 2010 in West Hollywood, Calif. They kept their relationship low-key at first, but finally admitted it at the Oscars.

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    Cyrus records her contribution to Simon Cowell's Help Haiti charity single, "Everybody Hurts." The star-studded British single, which raise money for victims of the earthquake in Haiti, is a cover of the R.E.M.'s 1993 ballad. The single made its debut on Feb. 2, 2010.

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    Miley and mother Leticia Cyrus hang out backstage during the Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 31, 2010.

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    Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Cyrus shake hands after the Royal Variety Performance in Blackpool, England, on Dec. 7 2009.

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    Cyrus and Sheryl Crow perform together during the 2009 VH1 Divas concert at Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York on Sept. 17, 2009.

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    Cyrus accepts the best song from a movie award during the MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, Calif., on May 31, 2009.

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    The singer-actress and her mother Leticia Cyrus attend the 16th annual EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women in Los Angeles on May 9, 2009.

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    Miley Cyrus, left, and her father Billy Ray, center, and actress Demi Lovato attend the British premiere of their film "Hannah Montana" on April 23, 2009.

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    Cyrus performs "The Climb" during the Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5, 2009.

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    Cyrus, right, and co-star Lucas Till go out for a ride in a scene from "Hannah Montana: The Movie." In the film, Miley Stewart returns to Tennessee to gain some perspective as the pressures of being "Hannah Montana" begin to take their toll.

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  • Premiere Of Walt Disney Pictures' "Hannah Montana The Movie" - Arrivals

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    Cyrus blows a kiss at the "Hannah Montana: The Movie" premiere at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday, April 2, 2009.

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    Cyrus and Justin Gaston, a 20-year-old underwear model, have been seen out and about together. In an April 2009 interview with Teen Vogue, Cyrus described Gaston as her best friend.

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    The Kids' Choice -

    Cyrus accepts the Favorite Female Singer award at the 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, March 28, 2009 in Los Angeles.

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    Singer, actress, author -

    Cyrus poses with a copy of her book "Miles To Go" at a signing at a Los Angeles bookstore on Saturday, March 7, 2009.

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  • 81st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

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    Miley goes to the Oscars -

    Cyrus arrives at the 81st Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 22, 2009.

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  • Miley Cyrus and her father Billy Ray Cyrus perform together at the "We Are the Future" kids inaugural concert in Washington

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    Inaugural gig -

    Cyrus and her father perform together at the "We Are the Future" kids inaugural concert in Washington on Monday, January 19, 2009.

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  • Singer Miley Cyrus performs on NBC's "Today" show in New York

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    'Breakout' star -

    Surrounded by her young fans, the singer/actress performs on the TODAY show in New York on Friday, July 25, 2008.

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    Ready for my close-up -

    Cyrus shows her silly side while co-hosting MTV's "Total Request Live" at MTV Studios in New York on Friday, July 18, 2008.

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  • Miley Cyrus Performs On ABC's "Good Morning America"

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    Song and the city -

    Cyrus performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" at Bryant Park in New York on Friday, July 18, 2008.

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    In your face -

    Cyrus performs during Z100's Zootopia '08 concert at Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., on Saturday, May 17, 2008.

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  • Miley Ray Cyrus

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    Close to mom -

    Cyrus and her mother, Leticia, are seen backstage at the "Idol Gives Back" fundraising special of "American Idol" in Hollywood, Calif., on Sunday, April 6, 2008.

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    KIIS and yell -

    Cyrus performs at 102.7 KIIS-FM's Wango Tango concert in Irvine, Calif, on Saturday, May 10, 2008.

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    Queen of her Kingdom -

    Cyrus signs autographs for young fans at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Thursday, May 1, 2008. Cyrus was in town to promote the "Disney Channel Games," a made-for-television, Olympic-style competition that will air this summer on the Disney Channel.

    Disney via AP / Disney via AP
  • 2008 CMT Music Awards - Show

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    A little bit country -

    Miley and her father Billy Ray perform "Ready, Set, Don't Go" onstage during the 2008 CMT Music Awards at the Curb Events Center at Belmont University on Monday, April 14, 2008 in Nashville, Tenn.

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    Teen 'Idol' -

    Cyrus performs during the taping of "Idol Gives Back" at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., on Sunday, April 6, 2008.

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  • Miley Cyrus

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    Disney's jewel -

    Cyrus works the red carpet at the 80th Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008. She turns 18 in 2010, and her eventual rise to the status of billionaire is widely anticipated.

    AP / AP
  • 50th Annual Grammy Awards - Show

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    Girls just wanna have fun -

    Cyrus, right, joins Cyndi Lauper as a presenter during the 50th annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008.

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    Fan favorite -

    Fans of Cyrus participate in the Ultimate Miley Party Bus Tour 2007 in Los Angeles on Nov. 7, 2007. Even in the annals of Disney's vaunted history of childhood icons, there's never been anyone quite like Hannah Montana. She landed on Billboard's list of the 20 top-earning artists of 2007 in the No. 11 spot with $64 million from her CD sales and tour receipts.

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    Live, in 3-D -

    Cyrus performs in a scene from her new movie "Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert." Tickets for the film, like her concerts, were a hot seller. The film made $31 million at the box office in its opening weekend. "This is like better than front row," Cyrus said of the 3-D film. "You could reach out and feel like you can touch my hand you could see me right then. Right there, right in front of you, which is so fun."

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    Chart buster -

    Cyrus makes an in-store appearance at the World of Disney store in New York on June 21, 2007. Disney's "Hannah Montana" album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts, making it the first-ever TV soundtrack to accomplish such a feat. The album features eight songs performed by Cyrus as her on-screen alter ego.

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  • EMILY OSMENT, MILEY CYRUS

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    Tween superstar -

    Cyrus, right, and Emily Osment, as Lilly Truscott, star in the "Hannah Montana" episode "Song Sung Bad." The show has become one of the most watched on cable TV.

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  • BILLY RAY CYRUS, MILEY CYRUS

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    Art imitates life -

    Billy Ray and Miley star in a season two episode of the "Hannah Montana" show on the Disney Channel entitled ''Me and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas.'' Miley stars as Miley Stewart, a preteen who lives a secret life as a pop star, and Billy Ray stars as her dad and manager, Robby Stewart.

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  • Miley Cyrus

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    Special visit -

    Cyrus talks with patient Alex Wilson, 7, during a visit where she handed out toys and signed photos at the Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, R.I., on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007.

    AP / AP
  • Ron Galella Archive - File Photos

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    Baby billionaire-to-be -

    Billy Ray and Miley attend the "Elvis Presley Tribute Concert" on Oct. 8, 1994, at Pyramid Arena in Memphis, Tenn.

    WireImage via Getty Images / WireImage via Getty Images

Taylor Swift at awards shows
The “imma-let-you-finish” diss heard ‘round the world is something we’re still paying for when it comes to awards shows. Thanks, Kanye. No matter if the country star is a nominee or just a random guest, clapping-dancing-singing-giggling Taylor Swift seems to be the only attendee worth showing on camera. Here’s an Oscar for the show producer who finds a fresh angle in 2014. —K.S.

  • Slideshow Photos

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    Image: Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift

    Country music’s young superstar is making a splash from Nashville to Hollywood.

  • Image: Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift

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    Taylor and Timberlake -

    Singer Taylor Swift, left, and Justin Timberlake, right, perform a skit during the Walmart shareholders' meeting in Fayetteville, Ark., on June 1, 2012. Swift has been a star since her early teens, and was described by the New York Times and Rolling Stone as one of music's best songwriters.

    AP / AP
  • 47th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards - Show

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    Entertainer of the year -

    Swift accepts the Entertainer Of The Year Award onstage at the 47th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awardsin Las Vegas on April 1, 2012.

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  • Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards - Show

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    Honored by the first lady -

    Swift accepts The Big Help award from First Lady Michelle Obama onstage at Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles on March 31, 2012.

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  • Taylor Swift Live In Perth

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    Down Under -

    Swift performs live in Perth, Australia on March 2, 2012.

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  • Premiere Of Universal Pictures And Illumination Entertainment's 3D-CG "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" - Arrivals

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    Loving the Lorax -

    Swift arrives at the premiere of 'Dr. Seuss' The Lorax' at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, Calif on Feb. 19, 2012. She voices a character named Audrey in the film.

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    Cover girl -

    Swift appears on the cover of the February 2012 issue of Vogue.

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  • Taylor Swift poses with the trophies for

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    Grammy girl -

    Swift won Grammys for best country solo performance and best country song, both for "Mean," " at the 54th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in February 2012.

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  • Image: Taylor Swift

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    Smell like Swift -

    Swift launches her debut fragrance, "Wonderstruck," at Macy's Herald Square in New York on Oct. 13, 2011.

    AP / AP
  • Image: Grand Ole Opry 85th Birthday Bash

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    Opry singer -

    Swift takes the stage during the Grand Ole Opry 85th birthday bash at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn., on Oct. 9, 2010.

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  • Image: Emma Stone

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    That was 'Easy' -

    Swift, right, jons actress Emma Stone, star of the film "Easy A," at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles, on Sept. 13, 2010.

    AP / AP
  • Image: Taylor Swift

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    Tap those feet -

    Swift performs at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 12, 2010.

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  • Image: Taylor Swift

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    Maine attraction -

    Swift greets her fans after performing in Kennebunkport, Maine, on Aug. 27, 2010. The singer filmed her music video for the single "Mine" in the town made famous as a vacation spot for the family of President George H.W. Bush.

    AP / AP
  • Image: The 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards

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    A lot of hardware -

    Swift poses in the press room with her four awards during the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010.

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  • Image: 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Salute To Icons Honoring Doug Morris - Roaming

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    In good company -

    Katy Perry, left, Swift, Rihanna and Fergie pose during the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards -- Salute To Icons Honoring Doug Morris at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010.

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  • Image: Taylor Swift

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    A Swift response -

    Swift performs at the "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" in Los Angeles on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010.

    AP / AP
  • Image: Taylor Swift, Howard Stringer

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    Taking in the big show -

    Swift, left, and Sony CEO Howard Stringer speak at the Sony booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010.

    AP / AP
  • Image: People's Choice Awards 2010 - Show

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    Thanking her people -

    Swift accepts the award for favorite female artist during the People's Choice Awards 2010 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Jan. 6, 2010.

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  • Image: Z100 Jingle Ball Concert at Madison Square Garden

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    Holiday spirit -

    John Mayer performs with Swift during Z100's Jingle Ball 2009 concert at Madison Square Garden in New York on Dec. 11, 2009. On her new album, due out Oct. 25, 2010, Swift addresses a reported romance with Mayer in a song called "Dear John."

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  • Image: Singer Taylor Swift accepts the Female Vocalist of the Year award at the 43rd annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville

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    Country superstar -

    Swift accepts the female vocalist of the year award as presenters Lee Ann Womack, left, and Kris Kristofferson look on at the 43rd annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tenn., on Nov. 11, 2009.

    Reuters / Reuters
  • Image: Taylor Swift

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    Song remains the same -

    For the second year in a row, Swift holds her songwriting award as she attends the 57th Annual BMI Country Awards in Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

    AP / AP
  • Image: Columbus Blue Jackets v Los Angeles Kings

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    Taylor times two -

    Swift, left, and Taylor Lautner attend the NHL game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Oct. 25, 2009.

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  • Image: "We're All For The Hall" Concert for Country Music Hall of Fame - Show

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    They're jammin' -

    Jason Aldean, from left, Hillary Scott, Swift, Charles Kelly, Faith Hill and Dave Haygood perform at the "We're All For The Hall" benefit for the Country Music Hall of Fame at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tenn., on Oct. 13, 2009.

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  • Image: Taylor Swift, Penn Badgley

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    Runway watcher -

    Swift, right, and Penn Badgley, who plays Dan on "Gossip Girl," watch the Tommy Hilfiger spring 2010 collection during Fashion Week in New York on Sept. 17, 2009.

    AP / AP
  • Image: Kanye West, Taylor Swift

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    An infamous moment -

    Singer-rapper Kanye West takes the microphone from Swift as she accepts the best female video award during the MTV Video Music Awards in New York on Sept. 13, 2009. Later in the show, Swift got her chance to finish her acceptance speech.

    AP / AP
  • Image: Taylor Swift

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    Dancing in the streets -

    Swift performs on the street outside Radio City Music Hall during the MTV Video Music Awards in New York on Sept. 13, 2009.

    AP / AP
  • Image: Taylor Swift

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    From the heart -

    Swift poses in front of her newly unveiled star at Mohegan's "Walk of Fame" in Uncasville, Conn., on Aug. 28, 2009. The teenage singer has snagged at least two Country Music Award nominations, including one for the show's highest honor: entertainer of the year.

    AP / AP
  • Taylor Swift

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    Rockin' out -

    Swift performs during a concert at New York's Madison Square Garden on Aug. 27, 2009, as part of her "Fearless" tour, her first as a headliner.

    AP / AP
  • Taylor Swift, Joe Elliott

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    Mixing country and rock 'n roll -

    Swift and Joe Elliott of Def Leppard perform at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn., on June 16, 2009.

    AP / AP
  • Taylor Swift

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    Hitting the keys -

    Swift performs at the CMA Music Festival at in Nashville, Tenn., on June 14, 2009.

    AP / AP
  • Image: Taylor Swift And T-Pain Rehearse For The 2009 CMT Music Awards

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    Wearing many hats -

    T-Pain, left, and Swift rehearse for the 2009 CMT Music Awards at the Sommet Center on June 9 in Nashville, Tenn.

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  • "Hannah Montana The Movie" Los Angeles Premiere - Red Carpet

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    Teen star power -

    Actress-singer Miley Cyrus, left, and Swift arrive at the premiere of Walt Disney Picture's "Hannah Montana: The Movie" at at the El Captian Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., on April 2, 2009.

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  • 2008 MTV Video Music Awards - Backstage and Audience

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    The love is gone -

    Swift and then-boyfriend Joe Jonas at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards at Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles on Sept. 7, 2008. Jonas reportedly broke up with her over the phone.

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  • 2007 ACM New Artists Party for a Cause - Backstage

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    Gripping image -

    Swift, left, and Kellie Pickler pose backstage during the Academy Of Country Music New Artists' Show at the MGM Grand Ballroom in Las Vegas on May 14, 2007.

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  • 2007 CMT Music Awards - Show

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    A star is born -

    Swift accepts the award for "Breakthrough Video of the Year" for the song "Tim McGraw" onstage at the 2007 CMT Music Awards at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., on April 16, 2007.

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  • Colorado Rockies v Los Angeles Dodgers

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    Playing the field -

    Swift sings the National Anthem before a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies on opening day at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on April 9, 2007.

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