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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.

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

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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    She can't stop -

    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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    The pink bear in the room -

    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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    Flower child -

    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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    Controverial Cyrus -

    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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    Before the performance -

    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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    Posing for the paparazzi -

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

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

    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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    She's got the spirit -

    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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    Blonde ambition -

    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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    Her Aussie man -

    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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    Punky 'do -

    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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    All grown up -

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

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

    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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    Live and in person -

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

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

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

    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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    Party in the U.S.A. -

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

    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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    Friends off-screen -

    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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    Getting some ZZs -

    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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    Hand in the air -

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

    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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    Dodging the slime -

    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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    Miss Miley shows 'em how to do it -

    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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    A couple on film, and in real life -

    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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    Celebrity couple -

    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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    Singing for Haiti -

    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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    Arm and arm -

    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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    Meeting with the Queen -

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

    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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    Popcorn time -

    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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    Walking for a cause -

    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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    London calling -

    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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    A little bit country -

    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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    Movie star -

    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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    Red-carpet kiss -

    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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    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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    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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    '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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    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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    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.
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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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    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.
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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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.
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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.
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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.

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    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.
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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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    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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    Down Under -

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

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

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