Taylor Swift: ‘I should take some time off… People might need a break from me’

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Taylor Swift covers the new issue of NME. What did they do to her eyes? Is this just a weird eyeshadow situation or did they Photoshop her eyes? Hm. Anyway, Taylor is in the middle of her 1989 world tour. The tour has been incredibly successful, just as her previous tours have been incredibly successful. She really does make crazy money these days, from actual music sales, from touring and from endorsements. So would it surprise you to learn that Taylor is actually thinking about taking a “break” for a few years after her tour is done? Some highlights from NME:

When her tour is done in December: “I think I should take some time off. People might need a break from me. I’m going to hang out with friends. Write new music. Maybe not write new music. I don’t know.”

Everyone waiting for her to mess up: “If you let your anxiety get the better of you, like everybody’s waiting for you to really mess up, then you’ll be done. A lot of the time I call my mom and talk for a really long time, just to remind myself of all the things that are great and that matter.”

On the Nicki Minaj drama: “I don’t want to talk about it. But I send text messages now. If there seems to be some kind of misunderstanding, I go to someone’s management, I get their number and I text them. It’s an important lesson for anyone to learn in 2015.”

Finally burying the hatchet with Kanye West: “Me and Kanye are on such good terms now, six years later. It took a while… But I had to tell Beck this story earlier. I was at dinner with Kanye a week after the Grammys, he stops what he’s saying and he goes, ‘What is this song? I need to listen to this every day.’ I said, ‘It’s Beck, it’s on an album called ‘Morning Phase’, I think you’ve heard of it…’ We just burst out laughing. And he says, ‘Hey, sometimes I’m wrong.’”

[From NME]

“People might need a break from me.” I see her point. While I could totally see her “taking time off” after her tour – and she should, she’s had a wild couple of years – I just don’t see her really disappearing from the spotlight. I mean, she would probably still be in New York, getting pap’d regularly and of course there’s interest in her relationship with Calvin Harris. So even though we need a break from her, I doubt we’ll get it.

Speaking of people wanting Swifty to mess up, she stepped out in NYC last night and everyone’s talking about her terrible makeup. I’m not sure if this is a blending issue or if this is an issue with that hi-def makeup that so many women seem to have problems with.

Photos courtesy of Getty.

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  1. Kitten says:

    She needs a hair intervention.

    • Abbott says:

      Everything about it is baaaaad.

    • BooBooLaRue says:

      oh Kitten I love you for saying that

    • WinnieCoopersMom says:

      Actually, it’s way better in these pics (where she is wearing the black outfit) than it’s been in a while. But I miss her long, straight hair a la circa ‘Red.’

    • Eve says:

      @ Kitten:

      Meow. You’ll have to be the discerning voice on Crap Pratt’s posts by yourself from now on.

      • Kitten says:

        What are you talking about “by yourself”, “from now on”?
        Why would I be by myself when you’re here?

        Eve……what are you saying.

      • Eve says:

        @ Kitten:

        Read my long post downthread, my dear. I’m leaving CB — and probably every other site I ever posted on (like Pajiba).

        So…you’re on your own when there’s a super complimentary “oh, my god, he’s so cute” post featuring Crap Pratt. You’ll have to see people finding excuses for him hunting for fun. And dumping cats via Twitter. Because, you know, “that connects him to god” (seriously, what the f*ck did he mean by that?).

        I LOATHE him and can’t wait to see his downfall. It will happen, mark my words.

      • Kitten says:

        Why must you leave forever? Can’t you come back when you feel better again? I know, I know..it doesn’t work like that but, but….

        I’m being selfish but I have to say that this place will suck without your cat-loving ass.

        But I know what I have to do and I will continue to sh*t on Chris Pratt every chance I have in your honor.


        I’ll be thinking of you, Eve. So much internet hugs and positive thoughts (in our atheist way) that you will be well. Please get strong, sweetie ♥ ♥

      • Eve says:

        @ Kitten:

        My fear is that I won’t feel better again. And since I don’t like making promises I cannot keep, it’s better to say goodbye forever.

  2. InvaderTak says:

    uhggga (there’s not a good way to type the noise I just made)…the Photoshop on that cover….ick! They made her eye and lips look like props pressed on a wax mannequin head! Coverup/highlighter/contouring/whathefever makeup fail in the pap shots-lol bet someone got fired.

    • coolkidsneverhavethetime says:

      I agree. Shameful. What’s with her hair color on the cover though? Yuck. Bad layers. Bad everything.

  3. ninal says:

    she looks like a young leif garrett there from the 70s in the first picture.


    same haircut even.

  4. Elisa the I. says:

    That Kanye/Beck story is all kinds of awesome!

  5. MG says:

    Yes Swifty. I wouldn’t mind a break from you and your squad. Thanks!

  6. Nancy says:

    On behalf of all the people like me who are sick of seeing your face, thank you Taylor, very much. Now if you would kindly ask the Kardashians and few other of your friends to do the same, we would all be indebted to you. But I will never, ever ever buy one of your albums….ta da

  7. Lama Bean says:

    What ever happened to making a phone call? “I get their number from their manager and I text them.” You resolve conflict via text?

    Side note: I had a boyfriend who would verbally abuse me via text but would not be man enough to call me/answer the phone so we could actually have a conversation. The last time the berating lasted 8 hours. And he was a grown ass man(43 years old).

    So I’m a bit sensitive about resolving conflict via text.

    • FingerBinger says:

      Some people don’t like talking on the phone. If you can text then text. It’s not a big deal.

      • Lama Bean says:

        I text all the time. That’s not my point. So much is lost in translation when you text. I don’t care when it’s not conflict, but if you are trying to resolve something, texting to do so may make it worse.

      • perplexed says:

        Yeah, I was thinking texting could make things worse even if texting is simply what a normal 25 year old would do these days. And what if the person reveals what you texted to the world? I don’t know if I’d trust texting that much…plus, it sounds like she’s texting their management? rather than the person herself? What if the wrong manager gets the text and outs what you wrote? I might be over-thinking this however.

    • missmerry says:

      I think that has a lot to do with age and generation. I feel like lots of stuff is done via skype and text. I feel like younger people speak to each other and deal with each other very differently. I’m unsure if its good or bad, but sometimes, even when I text instead of call (and I’m almost 30), I feel like there is still a disconnection.

    • Idon'tCare says:

      Young people text. It’s what they do. I

    • ell says:

      i hate calls. i hate making them and receiving them (i’m an introvert). that said I wouldn’t resolve a conflict via text, I would text them about meeting up or organising a phone call so we can talk, but especially with someone you don’t know very well it’s much easier to text first.

    • Saphana says:

      Its easier to text super busy people, its not likely Kanye will have time for you right at the moment you call.

    • Nancy says:

      @Lama Bean: Wowzers, I hope you dropped him like a bad habit. Sounds a bit sociopathic to berate someone for 8 (seriously) hours. My oh my. I personally hate the phone, hurts my ears. It’s easier to write your thoughts than say them sometimes, i.e. your ex bf. The world is becoming more desensitized by the minute, the less personal contact the better. But when ur texting and get angry, you can’t hang up…just turn off the phone…..lol

  8. Abbott says:

    Anyone going to mention the open mouth posing on this thread?

    • meme says:

      She doesn’t have her mouth open in every single picture we see of her.

      • Allie says:

        Actually Meme, she does. ALWAYS. I thought it was because she has fake, large, horse teeth. But now I don’t know if it’s just because she’s trying to be sexy? I don’t know but it’s worse and more annoying than Twigs.

  9. Jayna says:

    The Kanye West story was cute. It make me chuckle.

    I wonder which song it was on there. I love the album when I’m in the right mellow mood. Stunning.

  10. M.A.F. says:

    An actual phone call would be better than a text. Her “squad” needs a break as well.

  11. Alex says:

    Still name dropping I see…I just had to tell beck about this story of Kanye and I going to dinner, blah blah blah.
    I just saw an article about that picture of her with the makeup blunder, she was leaving a recording studio. Sooooo I guess you aren’t really taking a break then? Because you just called the paps to get your picture taken while leaving a recording studio, so double whammy. I need you to lead a private life, Taylor, your smug face annoys me.

  12. nora says:

    Christ, what an unattractive cover. But the break idea sounds pretty solid…

  13. FingerBinger says:

    Time off is good idea. Taylor knows she’s annoying.

  14. Tiffany says:

    Boy, could she not have posed any harder in those photos. Has Karlie taught you anything Swifty.

  15. Tacos and TV says:

    She read my f**king mind!!!! And during your break, Tay Tay, get rid of those terrifying bangs!

  16. lucy2 says:

    Taking a break would be a very, very good idea. The celebrities who are in people’s faces 24/7 burn out much faster. Except for the Kardashians, who seem to be some sort of resistant cockroaches.

    Also, have to to grammar police, it’s “Kanye and I are on good terms”, not “me and Kanye are”.

    • Tacos and TV says:

      I think the reason the K/J klan has stuck around is because there are so many of them. Now that Kim is fading, Kylie is stepping in. Plus, with so many A-holes in their camp, they can add more drama. So if Kourtney gets boring, Khloe will do something stupid, and when she gets irritating the the Jenner girls will do something ridiculous, versus one celebrity causing all the fuss. Just IMO

  17. Denise says:

    Why did Rolling Stone morph her face with Leif Garrett’s??

  18. Eve says:

    Never ever crossed my mind to say goodbye to my fellow CBitches on a Taylor Swift post (I was actually waiting for an open post).

    But here we go (if this comment pass moderation hell): I won’t be posting on CB anymore. My physical and mental heath need my full attention right now.

    I’ve been having a great time on CB since 2010. Met wonderful people here (and some nasty, too). Learned how to see others’s point of view. Laughed my ass off at many comments posted here. Made good friends, too.

    I’m sorry if I said sh*t that might have hurt anyone (not gonna lie, it might have been on purpose). I’m glad if I made others laugh.

    I wish you all (excep cat-hating people) the best.



    • WinnieCoopersMom says:

      Wait what?! I have always loved your comments. This is a sad moment. If you are taking a break, make sure it’s like this Swifty break – where you are saying you’re leaving, but will actually still be around!

      • Eve says:

        @ Winnie:

        No, it’s not just a break. Sorry.

        But you guys still have great, funny posters here: Sixer, QQ, T. Fanty, EscapedConvent, I Choose Me, too many to name.

        You’ll be fine.


      • EscapedConvent says:

        Eve my dear,

        Could you re-consider, please? We would miss you too much. I would miss you terribly.

      • T.Fanty says:

        You know where I am, my lovely. But don’t think you aren’t getting a side-eye for listing me as #3, just FYI.

      • Eve says:

        @ All above:

        Love you all. This is a sad goodbye, but need to be done nonetheless.

        @ Sixer: did you see “I’m the better coach out there” interview Mourinho gave? Thought about you almost instantaneously.

        @ T. Fanty: you have more access to me than anyone else. You’ve seen my (actual face) and one of my cats (Bruna Von B.). So stop complaining.

        Et al:

        Thank you for your understanding and best wishes.

      • T.Fanty says:

        Cats, schmats. You made me third.

      • Sixer says:

        Eve – it’s a stinker of a season so far and every time they lose and Mr Sixer gets all stompy, I think of you!

      • EscapedConvent says:

        Fanty, for God’s sake, I’m in FOURTH place, so kwitcherbitchin’!

    • paranormalgirl says:

      Take care of yourself. You come first! I’m sure we’ll all still be here when you’re ready to come back.

      • Eve says:

        @ Paranormalgirl:

        It’s for good, people. I’m even going to add CB to the firewall — to resist the temptation of lurking.

    • truthSF says:


    • Eve says:

      @ EsCon:

      Sent you an e-mail, love.

    • Catherine says:

      Eve sorry to hear that, was great to see you return even for a short time.

    • Solanacaea (Nighty) says:

      Hoping you’ll get better soon and that you’ll come back soon too… It was great meeting you!! Take good care of yourself.. xo

    • Sixer says:

      Eve. I love you and I will miss you. And I will hang about in the hopes you come back some day when you’re better. I will think of you and blow you a kiss every single time Mr Sixer makes me watch Chelski on the TV. Look after yourself, my lovely.

      *blows kisses*

      *makes half-hearted shank attempt for old times’ sake*

      • Sixer says:

        PS: Just seen you’re planning to stay away. Sniffling, but whatever you need gets every blessing I got to give.

        This is how I think of you, my Evelet: vital, passionate, fierce, honest. I admire you.

        Bye bye. *sniffs*

    • Lilacflowers says:

      Dearest, Eve, fellow cat-lover, I am responding to your direct summons, by name, on another thread. Taylor Swift puts me to sleep but I’ll persevere for you. I will miss you and wish you all the best. I send you ice, snow, and cold (call me Elsa) because you have told me you want those things. Be well, be happy, take care of yourself, hug a kitten

    • NUTBALLS says:

      Eve, I have enjoyed your posts as I caught up on the British boys posts of old and grateful for the handful of interactions I have had with you this past year. I wish you strength and fortitude as you battle the your Goliath and victory at the end. You are part of the heart and soul of CB and will be missed.

      Peace, love and hope to you Eve, dear. *hugs*

    • j.eyre says:

      Eve –

      Saol fada agus breac-shláinte chug at (long-life and fair health to you.)

      We will always set a place for you at the CB table.

      • Eve says:

        @ J. Eyre:

        Thank you, dear. And here I was thinking you hated me because I trashed your Chris HAMsworth once.

      • j.eyre says:

        Once? Christ, you raked him over the coals at every turn – and rightly so, the big lunkhead, he deserved it.

        No, never hate. I wish you much peace and will continue, like the others, to hope to see you back. However, echoing the others still, you do what you need to for yourself. I will only ever send you my best wishes.

        … but I will never turn Hiddleston over to you (insert winky series of punctuation thingy here)

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Eve, Hiddleston married me a year ago after somebody shoved him out a window at Thornfield so once a month, I’ll have him pay tribute to you in some way.

    • Kitten says:

      Nooooooo. Ugh. I want to be angry at you for abandoning us, but I’m so proud of you for putting your mental and physical health first.

      We will miss you SO much, Evie. I hope you come back eventually…please?

      • Eve says:

        @ Kitten:

        I honestly wish I could say that. But it’d be a lie. Things have been spiraling down for me. And fast.

        I’m actually planning to have one last conversation with my psychiatrist — he’s great but he can’t operate miracles. And I intend to withdrawl the medication (which could mean hell on earth for those around me). We will talk on October 21. Maybe he’ll convince me otherwise.

    • NUTBALLS says:

      I said a prayer for you today, Eve.

      Hope that doesn’t make you mad.

      I believe in miracles.


    • Miss M says:

      Eve, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I commend you for putting your physical and mental health first. I hope you can find a peaceful recovery. Stay strong and I wish you well on your healthy journey!

      ps: A Taylor Swift post? I expected more of you! 🙂

    • I Choose Me says:

      Sh*t. Why is it always the people I dig the most who go away. I’m sad Eve but I understand. Rest assured your snarky awesome ass won’t ever be forgotten.

      Take care of yourself. *Muah*

      • antipodean says:

        Dear Eve, I was so sorry and more than shocked to see that you are signing off for the forseeable. I have been a long, long time lurker, and I have loved your comments for years. I am also sending lots of good thoughts your way, and urge you to take good care of yourself, and never give up the fight. It can be a dark and dreary world at times, but there is always hope if you look for it. I know that all your Celebitchy pals are rooting for you, and hope to see your lovely by lines in these here parts again. Please just do not give up the fight.

  19. pleaseicu says:

    So she’s going to take a break. Yet she calls the paps to catch her leaving a major music recording studio in NYC while she’s on break from her world tour.

    Is this like that kid at the slumber party who announces they’re gonna go home early, fishing for everyone to beg them not to go home, stay, you have to stay, we won’t have fun without you and really has no intention of leaving anyway? Taylor’s fishing for the twitter and tumblr masses to tell her no, no you’re not overexposed, there’s never enough Taylor in the world, please stay and grace us with an album in 2016?

  20. Cinderella says:

    Yes, please take a break. Take up landscaping. Those estates of yours aren’t going to take care of themselves.

  21. Iskra says:

    She must be the most asexual woman on planet. I think she is pretty – tall, lean but she simply tries way too much. Its not even the fact that she is not curvy – i guess in the end it all comes down to personality. Sexiness comes from within no matter the body type. Everything that comes out of Taylor is all but sexy.

    She really should go away. Al least for a year.

    And grow out that horrible fur on her head.

    • Veronica says:

      She’s too self aware and self conscious to be sexy. This being said, a woman does not have a responsibility to be sexy, either.

    • ell says:

      the comments about taylor being asexual REALLY bug me, especially when they come from other women. why on earth do women always need to be sexy?? can we stop with this nonsense once and for all. even if she were asexual or her image is, so what? let’s stop sexualising women 2k15.

      • Allie says:

        @ell Taylor tries to be sexy though, which is why people comment on her asexual-ness. Not every woman has to be sexy but if you are trying to hard to appear sexy, and you’re failing, I don’t mind people calling you out on it.

      • Iskra says:

        Of course they dont…but it is what she wants and it is how she is trying to present herself and I´m sorry, but she is failing miserably and someone should tell her that. She is the one who is sexualising herself and she has every right to if that is what she wants, but it is not working, at least not for me. She just looks like a child playing with her mums make-up and clothes. She doesnt have it in herself. Not yet, anyway.

      • ell says:

        how is she trying to be sexy, exactly, by doing what? dressing nicely/putting on make up/etc =/= trying to be sexy or sexualising herself. it’s entirely possible to want to look nice in a way that is completely unrelated to sex.

      • Allie says:

        @Ell Have you seen her recently? She wears booty shorts and thigh high boots, her dance moves at her concerts, and her last few music videos have been her in lingerie/in bed with men. All of what I listed is ok to do, I am not shaming her for trying to be sexy. She’s 25, of course she might want to be. But I am not afraid of her stans when I say she is cringe worthy when she tries.

    • perplexed says:

      I don’t think she’s sexy but I wouldn’t mind having her body type anyway.

    • teacakes says:

      I agree, she just has zero sex appeal no matter how many times she goes on stage in revealing costumes/lingerie/garters. Some women just have none when they’re performing, while others like Rihanna would be sexy even when covered from neck to toe.

      It wouldn’t be so bad if she wasn’t obviously trying so hard to have the trappings of a ‘sexy’ look. She knows it herself.

  22. Veronica says:

    It’s silica based makeup. She’d look fine in real life, but the flash bounces off the metal particles to create a white light. I’m surprised a professional celebrity isn’t aware of that.

    I think she’s wise to take off. Stay just present enough so people don’t forget, then come back strong with a good album. Very savvy business woman.

  23. Louise says:

    Does she realize how dumb she looks posing to the cameras all the time?

  24. iheartgossip says:

    For about 10 years, take a break. Or simply go away forever

  25. Meatball says:

    Gawd she is so annoying. You call people’s management to get their number and text them? My word girl get a life! Let it go!

  26. Mitchie says:

    I need a definite break from you Barbie. Your “love me, or else” eyes” cause me distress. It’s not going to happen Taylor.

  27. Lily says:

    Her hair reminds me of Martha Stewart. I don’t get the huge following she has. She really tries to be sexy, but she just isn’t. Some of her songs are okay. She used to be country.

  28. louise_1 says:

    Yes Taylor. You deserve a much needed rest. Your fans wont go anywhere. You should suggest a break to Beyonce. I think we are all so sick of this woman. Good luck!