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Premiered on Friday, July 24, the clip written and directed by the ‘Lover’ songstress herself finds her getting swept into in a fantastical world of luscious trees before being stranded at the sea.

Taylor Swift‘s new album “Folklore” is here for fans’ listening pleasure along with a brand new music video. Released on Friday, July 24 at the stroke of midnight, the video is accompanying visuals to track No. 2 “Cardigan”.

The clip opens with the country-turned-pop superstar playing a piano in a rustic cabin before she climbs into the piano and emerges in a fantastical world of waterfalls and luscious green trees. After playing a piano for a while there, she again is transported into a different setting.

This time she finds herself being stranded in the middle of an ocean, hanging onto a floating piano for dear life. Finding a way out of this situation with the magical teleportation device, she once again climbs into the piano before returning to the rustic cabin where it all begins.

Swift wrote and directed the music video, with the help of “badass video team – cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, producer Jil Hardin, executive producer Rebecca Skinner, AD Joe ‘Oz’ Osbourne, editor Chancler Haynes, special effects wizards David Lebensfeld & Grant Miller, and set designer Ethan Tobman,” she wrote on Instagram to express her gratitude.

Making sure that their health was a top priority during the shooting, she informed her fans, “The entire shoot was overseen by a medical inspector, everyone wore masks, stayed away from each other, and I even did my own hair, makeup, and styling.”

Swift announced the surprise new album “Folklore” on Thursday morning. “[It’s] an entire brand new album of songs I’ve poured all of my whims, dreams, fears, and musings into,” she teased. “Before this year I probably would’ve overthought when to release this music at the ‘perfect’ time, but the times we’re living in keep reminding me that nothing is guaranteed.”

Shortly before the album dropped, the 30-year-old Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter answered questions from fans, during which she explained the meaning of “Cardigan”. “The song is about lost romance and why young love is often fixed to permanently within our memories. Why it leaves such an indelible mark,” she explained.

Swift has also released official lyric videos for tracks off the new album, including “Invisible String”, “August”, “The Last Great American Dynasty” and more on her YouTube VEVO channel.

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Jimmy Fallon | Chace Crawford snubbed Chippendales

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Chace Crawford turned down the chance to join the Chippendales.

The former ‘Gossip Girl’ star was approached by an agent in the gym who asked him to try out to join the dance troupe, who are known for their striptease routines, but he politely declined the proposal.

Speaking during a virtual appearance on ‘The Tonight Show, he told host Jimmy Fallon: ”That actually is a true story. That was probably back in the first iPhone days…

”I’ve never gotten to fully tell it…I did turn it down.

”I lived in New York, it’s cold, I liked to work out at the gym in my building. Usually no one is ever up there, except this one guy, he would always be up there, you know, smelling good, tight clothes. I thought he was a trainer.”

The 35-year-old actor recalled the man approaching and asking if he was a ”model type”.

He quipped: ”I’m kind of like a work out alone no conversation type.

”I’m teasing, he was very nice.

”He asked me for some headshots…which I usually carry with me to the gym but didn’t have them that day.

”He goes, ‘Hey, I do this bootcamp if you’d like to try out for Chippendales.’ ”

Although Chace declined the approach, he joked that he’d ”really messed up” and should have taken the man up on the offer.

He said: ”This was pre-‘Magic Mike’ days. I really messed up, I should’ve done it.”

The ‘Boys’ actor previously admitted he finds it ”tiresome” that his good looks overshadow his acting talent.

Asked if it’s frustrating to have his talent overshadowed by his looks, he said: ”Well, it’s definitely strange. I guess there are worse problems to have, but it can be a little tiresome because I don’t like attention being drawn to me. I have a specific look and it’s my job to play against that.”

And Chace thinks his hunky good looks led to him being typecast when ‘Gossip Girl’ ended, making landing new jobs difficult.

He added: ”It’s frustrating when you know you’re not getting cast because you look… well, because you’re a heartthrob from this thing. I know this happens and it’s okay.”

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Reba McEntire Hopes to Secure ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Co-Creator as Guest on New Podcast



The country star and her co-host Melissa Peterman have recorded 12 episodes of ‘Living and Learning with Reba McEntire’ with other guests including Kristin Chenoweth, Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda.

Reba McEntire wants to snag a chat with multiple Emmy Award winner Dan Levy for her new podcast.

The country star and her “Living & Learning with Reba McEntire” co-host Melissa Peterman have already scored big chats with the likes of “9 to 5” stars Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda, but they now want the “Schitt’s Creek” co-creator and star, who was the toast of the Primetime Emmys on Sunday night, September 20.

“He’s so funny,” she tells Billboard. “Bette Midler, I would love to have on (too). Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood would be a lot of fun. I’m such a fan of entertainment.”

Reba and Melissa have already recorded 12 episodes, with other guests including Kristin Chenoweth and bestselling author Glennon Doyle, and the singer admits the series has forced her to brush up on hot-button 2020 topics like “cancel culture” and issues such as “rejection and how to deal with it” and “manners” for shows.

But it’s not all serious when she and Melissa get behind the microphone – they end each session with a fun question-and-answer segment, asking guests things like: “Would you rather get pooped on or barfed on?.”

McEntire insists the silliness is intended to bring a little joy to what has been a difficult year for so many.

“You got a happy attitude and a little humor in it at all times,” she says.

“Living & Learning with Reba McEntire” debuted on Monday, September 21. Tune in to the first two episodes here: