■ According to documents Taylor Swift filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office on Dec. 3, she is attempting to trademark the year “1989,” the phrase “Blank Space,” the compound sentence “and I’ll write your name,” the term “Swiftmas” (a hybrid of Christmas and her last name) and “A Girl Named Girl,” the title of a book she wrote as a kid.
Earlier this year, Swift filed to trademark “this sick beat” and “Nice to meet you, where you been?”
If the trademarks are granted, it will prevent rivals from “using the phrases in performances, on clothing, merchandise, consumer goods, stationary, and in books and publications,” reports Independent.
The “1989” trademark will bar others from using it in stylized form, or mimicking her 1989 record.
The term “Swiftmas” was coined by her fans because of her random acts of kindness, like taking her entire touring crew on vacation, sending fans personalized gifts, paying off a fan’s student loan, making playlists, recording videos etc.
This is Taylor Swift’s world, and we just live in it.
■ Rihanna hosted her second annual event to benefit the Clara Lionel Foundation, which works to improve the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts and culture.
“The energy, the crowd, the vibe,” Rihanna told People about the event. “I love everything about it!”
■ Justin Bieber got a new tattoo of wings on the back of his neck:
■ According to Kelly Rowland, the only legitimate girl group out right now is Fifth Harmony.
Rowland’s new show that premieres in April, Chasing Destiny, is described as a televised quest to find the next big female group. She said of it:
“This was my and Frank’s idea. We were going to do this whether TV cameras were with us or not. We were going to have our own cameras. But after talking to Stephen (BET president of programming Hill), he said he’d like to be a part of the show. I was just happy that he saw how necessary a girl group is just as much as we do. Because there’s only only one out there now, Fifth Harmony.”
■ Charlie Puth – “One Call Away” (Piana-Pella version):
■ Monica – “Alone In Your Heart”
■ Chris Brown – “Anyway” featuring Tayla Parx
■ Rick Ross performs “Sorry” on The Late Late Show With James Corden:
■ Jess Glynne featuring Anthony Hamilton – “Take Me Home”