Listen, I get it. I love Taylor Swift. Once, after Red came out, I asked my friends if they wanted to have an informal discussion group about it. Kind of like a book club, but about an album. No one wanted to be in it, but maybe I should've asked Katy Perry because she still has things to say about Tay.
In 2006, a study published by the University of Oklahoma found that people really bond by sharing negative attitudes about others. The study found, "We propose that sharing a negative—as compared to a positive—attitude about a third party is particularly effective in promoting closeness between people. Findings from two survey studies and an experiment support this idea. In Studies 1 and 2, participants' open-ended responses revealed a tendency to recall sharing with their closest friends more negative than positive attitudes about other people. Study 3 established that discovering a shared negative attitude about a target person predicted liking for a stranger more strongly than discovering a shared positive attitude (but only when attitudes were weak). Presumably, sharing negative attitudes is alluring because it establishes in-group/out-group boundaries, boosts self-esteem, and conveys highly diagnostic information about attitude holders. Despite the apparent ubiquity of this effect, participants seemed unaware of it. Instead, they asserted that sharing positive attitudes about others would be particularly effective in promoting closeness."
It should also be noted that the study was done by researchers from OU and their most-hated rival, the University of Texas.
Technically, Mandy Moore has two roles on NBC's hit show, "This Is Us." She's the young Rebecca with three kids, a husband and a singing career. And she's also the old Rebecca with a second husband, grandkids and a bad haircut.
[Watch] Charlie Worsham, Charles Kelley, Hunter Hayes, Lindsay Ell Cover John Mayer Tunes in Epic Fashion
Charlie Worsham is in the business of giving back and for the third time this month he hosted a benefit concert for his Follow Your Heart Scholarship Fund. The fund provides guitars and lessons to kids in his home state of Mississippi and his most recent sold out show was a guitar lover's dream come true.
Worsham gathered a few of his famous Nashville friends and put on a #JohnMayerthon for those in attendance at Basement East in Nashville. Each guest got to play their favorite Mayer tune and eventually, they all came together for one hell of a performance of "Daughters."
Earlier this year, TLC announced it was bringing the original home-flipping design and decor challenge show, "Trading Spaces" back to TV. The show has been off the air for 10 years, so naturally fans have wondered what part of the original cast, if any, would return?
This Girl Told Luke Bryan to Leave Her Alone While In a Fight With Her Boyfriend, While He Was on Stage
If you've ever had a chance to sit on the front row of a concert you know it's a pretty cool spot. And depending on your level of fortune, you know it's a pretty pricy spot or a pretty lucky spot.
This girl at a recent Luke Bryan show in New Jersey did not care about either.
You know how Robert Redford is kind of old, but he can still be described as "boyishly good-looking"? That's the only person in the world you can compare George Strait to. Strait is only 65-years-old in comparison to Redford's 80 years, but still-- the smile has always been there. It's disarmingly charming-- devilish almost, right? Right.
Scott Borchetta Says You Can Expect New Taylor Swift Music "At Some Point," Which is Not Good Enough For Me
When Taylor Swift was 14-years-old there weren't a lot of record executives trying to sign her. Save Scott Borchetta, the President/CEO of Big Machine Label Group. Swift was the first artist Borchetta signed in 2005 and well, you know the rest.