News Update: Jada Pinkett Smith and Kathleen Hannah on the Enchantress


Hello Taylor Nation!

If you’re avoiding posts because you want to avoid spoilers about The Red Tour, don’t worry. This one is actually spoiler-free. The last post was kinda heavy so now I’m keeping it light. Well, kinda. Consider this an advisory warning for the younger readers in the audience: There’s adult language later on in this post. It’s all positive, I assure you, but since I’ll be quoting someone I have to use their own words.

The Princess in Red took a break from her massive RED Tour to jump on a trampoline on Saturday, March 16. According to Daily Mail this was all part of a photoshoot taking place in Los Angeles, California.

Jada Pinkett Smith took to her Facebook to write about the constant and often venomous media coverage that young stars face. She referred to Taylor Swift by including her picture along with Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis. This is the part where she defends the Sparkly Dressed:

Or what about being a young woman in her early twenties, exploring the intracacies of love and power on the world stage? And should we shame a young woman for displaying a sense of innocence as she navigates through the murky waters of love, heartbreak, and fame?

– Jada Pinkett Smith via Facebook

The Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar has an unlikely fan in feminist punk rocker Kathleen Hannah who confessed herself a fan of the songstress during an interview with The Daily Beast. I have to include an advisory warning here for language, but I am not censoring anything. Here goes:

Many contemporary pop stars, like Taylor Swift, get a lot of flack for not self-identifying as feminists when pressed in interviews.
I’m totally into Taylor Swift. I think she has super-clever lyrics, and I love that she writes her own music. Some of the themes she writes about are stuff I wish was there for me when I was in high school, and I’m so happy she really cares about her female fans. She’s not catering to a male audience and is writing music for other girls. I don’t care if she calls herself a feminist or not. There is something that she’s doing that feels feminist to me in that she really seems to have a lot of control over what her career is doing. She’s 23. People say she’s dating all these guys. Well, yeah, she’s a young person and is dating all these people ’cause that’s what you do when you’re young. John Mayer can fuck 84 people in one day and nobody calls him a slut. I think that’s the subtext of some of the things she’s said recently.

– Kathleen Hanna via The Daily Beast

Thanks for reading 🙂 Okey, a little video reward. This is Vanity Fair’s video of the Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar’s photoshoot with Peter Lindbergh.

Watch on YouTube

Here at the Swift Agency, still a guy who still thinks life is a funny thing, we’re not seeing The RED Tour until Nashville. Unless the Queen of Sparks makes a stop here in Montreal, which we would really, really, really like if she did. Not like I’m expecting her to read this blog or anything close to that…


Coming up on the Calendar!

  • March 18: Amos Heller‘s Birthday.
  • March 18 and 19: The Red Tour at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. On sale now. More information on Ticketmaster.
  • March 22: The Red Tour at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. On sale now. More information on Ticketmaster.
  • March 23: The Red Tour at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina. Goes on sale on February 1st. More information at Colonial Life Arena.
  • March 25: Fan voting starts for the 48th ACM Awards Entertainer of the Year. Taylor Swift is nominated!

(Sources: Daily MailJada Pinkett Smith via FacebookThe Daily Beast)