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Grapevine: Swift's new album racking up big sales

Adam Graham
The Detroit News

Taylor Swift’s new album, “1989,” is on pace to be the year’s best seller, with sales in excess of one million.

Swift heading toward 1 million sales

Speaking of Taylor Swift, the "Shake It Off" singer is likely headed for first-week sales of 1 million with her new album "1989," which hit stores on Monday. Billboard reports the album is nearing the 1.21 million first-week sales of her last album, 2012's "Red," which not so coincidentally was the last album to sell more than 1 million copies its first week in stores. Target is the biggest retailer of "1989," thanks to its exclusive bonus content, and the album reportedly sold more than 600,000 copies its first day of release. If the numbers hold, "1989" will become the first album by any artist released this year to top 1 million sales. The year's previous best-seller was Eric Church's "The Outsiders," which has sold around 730,000 copies since its February release.

Bynes released, tweets up a storm

Late Thursday, troubled star Amanda Bynes was released from the psychiatric facility where she was held for more than two weeks, and it wasn't long before she was back on Twitter. She ripped into celebrity manager Sam Lufti, accusing him of hacking her Twitter and calling him "evil," and accused her parents of stealing money from her. Then came the following messages: "I look horrible right now because I had a procedure done under my eyes to remove micro cysts under my eyes, so I need to wear a bandage to court :-)," "Sam Lufti is Ugly," "I hate you," "I am crying," "I am ug butt," "My sister is not as un pretty as me" and "My Dad is UGLY FOOLS." When is Bynes going to learn how to block herself from her own Twitter?

Stars dress up for Halloween

What did your favorite stars dress up as for Halloween? A quick round-up, as shared on social media: Katy Perry went as a flaming hot Cheeto; Taylor Swift dressed as a combination Pegasus and unicorn she dubbed a "pegacorn"; Lily Allen dressed in a doctor's scrubs and donned a stethoscope for costume as controversial music producer Dr. Luke; and Courtney Cox went as horror movie doll Anabelle.


Willow Smith released a new EP titled "3" on Friday. The set, which features three new songs from the "Whip My Hair" singer, is available as a free download through Google Play.

Bob Dylan is taking on the Chairman of the Board. Dylan will release an album of Frank Sinatra covers in 2015, Billboard reports. The album, "Shadows in the Night," is teased inside of Dylan's recent release "The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11."



Today's birthdays

Anthony Kiedis, 52

Jenny McCarthy, 42

Toni Collette, 42