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Whatever you did over the weekend was cool and all, but Taylor Swift invited some fans over to her house, baked cookies, and they all listened to her new album 1989.

It was a surprise for 89 of her fans, who were all hand-picked by Taylor Swift herself. They were contacted by Taylor's management team and given vague details about the "top secret exclusive event" (where to go, and when) but nothing more, according to TSwiftLA.

Some of the details of the evening:


  • There was a ton of food for the 89 attendees to eat, including cookies. Baked by Taylor Swift. Pumpkin chocolate chip, if you care.
  • The group sat in Taylor's living room where she laid out the details of the evening. AKA, "Hey guys, thanks for being fans, now do you want to listen to my entire album with me right now?" (Not an exact quote.)
  • Taylor spoke to her fans about the details of each song.
  • They also got to hang out with Taylor's cat, Olivia. No details about her other cat, Meredith, but we'll assume she was there, too.
  • There was dancing and rapping to Kendrick Lamar's "Backseat Freestyle."
  • Everyone got to take selfies with Taylor. They also got gift bags.
  • This all happened at Taylor's house in LA. Just wanted to reiterate that.
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One Direction Announces New Album, Single

It's kind of a big week for One Direction: this morning, they announced a new album and a new single for their throngs of fans. 1D's fourth album — appropriately titled "Four" — will be out Nov. 17, while their single is currently available for free on their official website for the next 24 hours. Co-written by Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne, "Fireproof" is a soft pop song reminiscent of their recent tracks "You & I" and "Story of My Life." Listen here:

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Sam Smith Covers Whitney Houston's 'How Will I Know'

By now, you've probably heard of Sam Smith. He's been on everyone's mind lately, especially with the release of his cover of Whitney Houston's song "How Will I Know" — released late last week — which already has more than 2 million views.

The 22-year-old British singer is currently touring in intimate venues across the U.S., like the House of Blues and the Hammerstein Ballroom.

Check out Sam Smith's cover above, and let us know what you think!

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In pretty much the best career move ever, Mumford & Sons somehow snagged Jason Sudeikis and Will Forte (of SNL), Jason Bateman ("Arrested Development"), and Ed Helms ("The Office" and "The Hangover") to play them in the band's latest music video. The first few seconds of "Hopeless Wanderer" don't seem much different from previous Mumford & Sons videos. Looks beard-y and hipster-y enough, you know? And then you see it.

I won't give much away about the video because it's worth it to watch till the end. But I'm fairly certain all other artists trying to make music videos can go home now. We're done here.

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