Published May 26, 2009
LOS ANGELES – Taylor Swift Opens Up About Her Lack Of Friends & Reveals How She Punishes Heart-Breaking Boys | Katy Perry Wants to Do Naughty Things to John Mayer … | Exclusive: Kristen Cavallari in Car Accident | Pop Tarts Scene & Herd
When it comes to finding the ultimate teen role model one can't go past Taylor Swift - talented, beautiful, gracious and still the same grounded and sweet girl she was before she became one of the most successful and popular young country artists of the decade. But seeing the thousands of teenage girls crying with excitement at seeing the 19-year-old at the sold-out Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday night makes it hard to comprehend that she was far from being popular in her own junior high school days.
"It doesn't matter if you don't have friends in junior high," Swift said as she kicked off her first ever headlining "Fearless" tour. "Being an outsider gave me time to think … But there was a time when my greatest fear was not fitting in at school; I never thought I would be here with a sold-out Staples Center."
Swift was clearly overwhelmed by the attention -- at one point the crowd drew such a long thunderous applause that the songstress couldn’t get a word in so instead she covered her mouth with her hand in utter disbelief, her eyes filling with tears.
"I’ll never forget this," she eventually said, her voice cracking with emotion.
Swift was also joined on-stage with a surprise cameo by John Mayer (who often twitters about his enthusiasm for the young starlet) and the two sang Mayer’s hit "Your Body is a Wonderland" before launching into Swift’s "Whitehorse."
But despite being worth more than an estimated $18 million according to Forbes.com, Taylor’s true star-power stems from still being relatable to her young fanbase and her trademarked approach to dealing with dates who do her wrong.
"If you break my heart, hurt my feelings or mess with friends I’ll have to write a song about you," Swift said, also adding that she’s not the "only girl that burns ex boyfriends’ pictures."
"It’s been a tough year for a lot of people," Swift said. "When you get knocked down it is hard to imagine anything different."
And as much as this gorgeous girl is skilled at performing, she is even more skilled at writing. So where does her secret song-writing material pretty much all come from?
"I've written in a diary every night since I was 13," she admitted.
While John Mayer admires Taylor Swift, it seems he has quite the admirer in the slightly more controversial pop princess, Katy Perry. The "I Kissed A Girl" starlet called Australian radio show 2Day FM's Kyle and Jackie O Show last week and revealed quite a bit while playing "Shoot, Shag or Marry."
Perry was offered Benji Madden, Pete Wentz and Mayer and had to choose who she would shoot, shag or marry. She disclosed that she would shoot Madden (to whom she was recently romantically linked), marry Wentz (who is best friends with her on/off beau Travis McCoy) "because he seems to be a good dad" and while she couldn’t bring herself to tie-the-knot with ladies man Mayer, she has other impish ideas.
"I couldn't marry John Mayer, it'd be so intense," Perry explained. "I'd definitely shag the s*** out of him though. I'll go on record saying that."
Kristen Cavallari is getting ready for a career comeback as she takes over as leading lady of MTV reality series "The Hills," but things could have gone horribly wrong for the "Laguna Beach" babe last Thursday night. Pop Tarts learned exclusively that Cavallari and a friend were involved in a car accident after leaving the Lakers game in Los Angeles last Thursday night.
"Airbags were inflated, but both people weren’t injured, just very shaken up," an inside source told Tarts.
A rep for Cavallari denied the accident however, dismissing it as "not true."
But the 22-year-old seems to be getting out and about here, there and everywhere as she gets ready to fill Lauren Conrad’s shoes and this must have been quite the monetary deal as Cavallari adamantly assured Tarts earlier this year that she was like, totally done with the reality arena and was focusing on establishing a "real career" as a legit actress.
"I'm definitely enjoying it, it's tough but much more interesting than reality television," Cavallari said. "They keep asking me to go on 'The Hills' and I'm like, 'no thanks. That’s not what I want.'"
Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson and "Dancing with the Stars'" Tony Dovolani stopping by the Upfronts lia sophia suite at the London NYC on Wednesday and Thursday respectively. Johnson admitted she was uncomfortable getting gifts and only picked jewelry out for her mom, but took home lancaster bronzers to self-tan and heelys to try dancing on wheels.
Dovolani and Johnson also stopped by the lia sophia suite Las Vegas’ own b-boys and winner of the second season of MTV's "America’s Best Dance Crew," Super CR3W, rocking the house at Moon Nightclub inside Palms Casino Resort on Tuesday night for the ‘Roc Them Funky Stylz’ party.
Supermodel Noemie Lenoir and singer NeYo hanging out at the La Plage vitaminwater house in Cannes, France on Wednesday.
Benji Madden and Mike Tyson stopping by LAX Nightclub (separately) in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.
Jorja Fox sipping on a BLUE Island Iced Tea cocktail and providing a donation to the Surfrider Foundation at the BLUE Note Karaoke Experience presented by Emergen-C and Surfrider at the Key Club in West Hollywood on Wednesday night.
Pete Wentz arriving at Island Def Jam’s Spring Collection party at Stephen Weiss Studios in NYC in an Audi Q7 TDI clean diesel on Wednesday night.
Kristen Cavallari celebrating a friend’s birthday at STK in Los Angeles on Wednesday night while dining on crab salad and lobster mashed potatoes.
Hamptons and Gotham magazines kicked-off summer with the cast of USA Network’s new series "Royal Pains" cast including Mark Feuerstein, Jill Flint, Paulo Costanzo and Reshma Shetty at Jose Cuervo Platino Penthouse at Hudson Terrace on Thursday night.
Tiffani Amber Thiessen at California Pizza Kitchen ASAP at the Westlake Village Promenade grabbing lunch with a female friend on Friday afternoon.
Kristin Cavallari at Le Petit Fours in West Hollywood for an afternoon snack on Friday.
Javon Walker, NFL wide receiver for the Oakland Raider and Jesse McCartney sitting together with a party of 10 people in the main dining room of Las Vegas restaurant N9NE Steakhouse on Friday night. Walker and McCartney later joined Jermaine Dupri and Nelly at Moon Nightclub.
Toni Braxton looking luscious with her sister Tamar and a small group at FIX restaurant & bar at Bellagio on Friday before moving onto hotspot The Bank.
Jayde Nicole, Brody Jenner and Frankie Delgado in a cabana poolside at the Hard Rock San Diego on Saturday afternoon.
Nicole Ritchie receiving a "Mellow Mama" 50 minute pre-natal massage at Drift Spa inside Palms Place Hotel & Spa on Saturday while fiancé Joel Madden was getting the signature Drift Massage.
Dane Cook dining with friends at N9NE Steakhouse inside The Palms with three pals on Saturday evening.
Jermaine Dupri, Nelly, Green Lantern, Asher Roth, Stephanie Pratt and Tyrese Gibson partying Saturday night away at Smashtime in Body English at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.
Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida celebrating his UFC battle victory at Studio 54 in the MGM Grand on Saturday night.
Sammy Morris, NFL running back for the New England Patriots at a VIP table on the dance floor at Sin City's Moon Nightclub on Saturday night. Meanwhile, at Playboy Club, Larry Johnson aka L.J., NFL running back for the Kansas City Chiefs, was spotted playing blackjack and sipping Ketel One and Red Bull.
Miley Cyrus, beau Justin Gaston and Emily Osment at Montrose Church in Pasadena on Sunday.
Miss USA Kristen Dalton posing with the troops prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Concord, North Carolina on Sunday.
Nicole Ritchie & Joel Madden enjoying Sunday Brunch at Simon Palms Place.