Taylor Swift set to make surprising career change – and it’s bad news for her exes

HER turbulent love life has provided plenty of material for her hit records.

Now Taylor Swift’s famous exes, including musician John Mayer, and actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Joe Alwyn, may want to take cover again, as the superstar is preparing to turn the heartbreak from her songs into a screenplay.

Taylor Swift is preparing to turn the heartbreak of her love life into a screenplay

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Taylor Swift is preparing to turn the heartbreak of her love life into a screenplayCredit: Getty
The superstar has had a meeting with Succession writer Alice Birch, who was behind shaping the show's character of Shiv Roy

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The superstar has had a meeting with Succession writer Alice Birch, who was behind shaping the show’s character of Shiv RoyCredit: Rex Features

I’ve been told Taylor has had a meeting with Succession writer Alice Birch to discuss the possibility of a new “meta-feminist” TV series.

A source said: “Taylor is a multi-talented individual and while her love life has given her ten No1 albums, it is also in the early stages of spawning a new TV show.

“She has been introduced to Alice and they have started discussing a possible new screenplay.

“Taylor is incredibly astute and getting her head into a project like this would be perfect for her.

“Alice is an ideal writing partner as she helped shape Succession character Shiv Roy.

“Seeing how she moulded this character, who existed in a male-dominated environment, caught Taylor’s eye.

“They have just been throwing around ideas.

“Naturally, Taylor’s relationships have inspired some of her biggest songs, many of which have become empowerment anthems.

“This translates easily on to the screen and there are so many threads they can take from it.

“It is really exciting and something Taylor is looking to branch out into.”

Taylor last year revealed she was preparing to direct her first feature film after writing the script.

The project is being produced by Searchlight Pictures, the company which was behind major films including The Shape Of Water and Nomadland.

Taylor said of the venture: “I’d like to keep taking baby steps and I’m at a place now where the next baby step is not a baby step.

“It would be committing to making a film and I would absolutely love for the right opportunity to arise, because I adore telling stories this way.”

I’m not sure many of your exes will feel the same, Taylor.

Ex John Mayer may not be pleased with Taylor's career change

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Ex John Mayer may not be pleased with Taylor’s career changeCredit: Getty
And who knows what Jake Gyllenhaal will think about it

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And who knows what Jake Gyllenhaal will think about itCredit: Alamy
Taylor fairly recently split with Brit Joe Alwyn

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Taylor fairly recently split with Brit Joe AlwynCredit: Getty

PIXIE’S GOT A LOTT ON PLATE

HEAVILY pregnant Pixie Lott is ready to drop in more ways than one – as she is gearing up to release her first album in nine years.

In an exclusive chat, the Mama Do singer, whose last record was her self-titled 2014 album, said there isn’t long to wait.

Heavily pregnant Pixie Lott is gearing up to release her first album in nine years

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Heavily pregnant Pixie Lott is gearing up to release her first album in nine yearsCredit: Getty – WireImage
The Mama Do singer wore a vibrant pink outfit at Flackstock Festival in Reading

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The Mama Do singer wore a vibrant pink outfit at Flackstock Festival in ReadingCredit: Getty
She is expecting her first child with husband Oliver Cheshire

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She is expecting her first child with husband Oliver CheshireCredit: Dave Benett

She revealed: “We’re just setting up the timeline but there will be something really soon.

“The album is finished and I cannot wait to get it out there.”

Pixie, who is eight months pregnant and married to model Oliver Cheshire, wore this vibrant pink outfit to perform at Flackstock Festival in Reading on Monday, which was set up in memory of late TV presenter Caroline Flack.

The festival aims to raise awareness of mental health issues and raise funds for charities which were close to the former Love Island host’s heart.

Pixie used the performance to sing a new baby-inspired track, expected to feature on her forthcoming album.

She explained: “I wrote Build My World a few weeks ago and only just finished it in my dressing room.

“Because the new baby is coming, I wanted to write something to mark where I’m at in my life. My life’s about to change a lot and this is a song about it.”

After her energetic performance she said: “I thought I would be more out of breath, but when the crowd out there is so lovely it just gets you in the zone so you forget about it and you jump around.

Other stars taking to the stage included Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Feeling and Olly Murs, who said he too is “ready to have kids”.

It was his first appearance since marrying bodybuilder Amelia Tank this month.

He’s not wasting any time.


PETE DAVIDSON has been ordered to attend a morgue after he drove a car into a house.

The US comic will be shown the victims of car crashes.

He will also have to go to a traffic school, pay compensation and do 50 hours community service after being charged with reckless driving following the smash in Beverly Hills in March.

Liam’s bid for return to charts

AFTER struggling to adjust to life as a solo star, Liam Payne is all set to relaunch his music career with the release of his first single in four years.

I can reveal the former One Direction singer will drop the lead single to his second album in September.

Liam Payne is set to relaunch his music career with his first single in four years

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Liam Payne is set to relaunch his music career with his first single in four yearsCredit: Getty

Insiders tell me the tracks will be R&B-focused, with Liam going back into the studio this month to record with one of the masterminds behind 1D’s 2014 collection Four, producer Benni Bodega.

Awkwardly one of Liam’s favourite songs is Daylight, the name of Harry Styles’s new single.

Liam has spent the past few days relaxing in the South of France before rehearsals for a mini tour in South America from September 1, where he will be joined by his cousin, former The Voice contestant Ross Harris, on drums.


READING and Leeds Festival should be a laugh – Joel Dommett will headline the Alternative Stage when the events take place from August 25 to 27.

Music acts on the bill include The Killers, Sam Fender and Billie Eilish.


RITA Ora has confessed she didn’t fancy her husband Taika Waititi when they first met.

She said of the film director, who she married last year: “We were friends a long time before.

“We met six years ago at a barbecue in Los Angeles.”

Asked during an appearance on Radio 2’s Tracks Of My Years if she if she thought he was dating material back then, she added: “No. I knew he was an attractive guy but I didn’t think about it.

“I don’t think I was mentally there, ready.”

MIMI’S EYES ON THE PRIZE

MIMI Webb has landed a big-money cosmetics deal.

In this promo photo announcing the news that she will be the new face of Maybelline UK, Mimi sports statement cat-eye make-up as she rocks a black crop top and metallic silver trousers.

Mimi Webb rocked this black crop top and silver trousers in the promo pic announcing that she was becoming the face of Maybelline

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Mimi Webb rocked this black crop top and silver trousers in the promo pic announcing that she was becoming the face of MaybellineCredit: Handout

The Freezing singer, who turned 23 on Sunday, is also fronting the brand’s new Colour Tattoo Eye Stix, which will be released next month.

If you ask me, there are no Red Flags with this partnership.

Is there new baby round Horner, Geri?

GERI Horner hasn’t ruled out the chance of having another baby, spice.

Quizzed about the prospect of becoming a mum again following the birth of her son Monty – who she had with Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian in 2017 – the Wannabe singer said: “There’s room for another one, for sure, and if that happened that would be great.

“But either way is OK. We’ve got our hands pretty full and we’re very grateful for what we have.”

She added to Hello! magazine: “It is so lovely to have this little person who is half each of us.”

Geri also has a teenage daughter, Bluebell, from a former relationship.

She added to Hello! magazine: “I guess the word I’d use to describe where I am in my life is content.

“We’ve gone from it being just Bluebell and me for so long to this blended, modern family.”


MATT Goss wants his band Bros to reunite and release new music.

The singer hasn’t spoken to his twin and bandmate Luke for five months but hopes they can sort things out.

In an exclusive chat, he said: “We are a larger-than-life entity on stage and that’s where we want to be making new music, but there’s no point in us doing it unless it can be done right.

“We are struggling a little bit in our relationship.

“But that doesn’t mean he’s not the love of my life. I will always put my foot forward for reconciliation.”

And Matt wants to resolve things soon – so Bros can perform at Glasto next year.

He added: “Conversations would have to happen but my dream would be to do Glastonbury with my brother.”

Britney back in Sync with pal Lance and his twins

BRITNEY Spears has reunited with her NSYNC pal Lance Bass and met his toddlers for the first time.

She posted this photo of Lance, his twins Violet and Alexander and her husband, actor Sam Asghari, on Twitter.

Britney Spears says she's the new auntie of pal Lance's twins Violet and Alexander

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Britney Spears says she’s the new auntie of pal Lance’s twins Violet and AlexanderCredit: Twitter

The Piece Of Me singer wrote: “I’m a new auntie for Lance’s babies. They are absolutely gorgeous babies.”

Britney became friends with Lance while dating his bandmate Justin Timberlake two decades ago and they also toured together.

But last month, Lance said her team had put a “stop” to a meeting between them despite Britney originally getting in touch with him.

He said: “You have to talk through people. It’s very strange.”

Looks like it worked out in the end.

EVA LOOKS THE PART.. TWICE

EVA Longoria was not dressing down when she attended a charity gala in Spain, opting for TWO glamorous dresses.

The Desperate Housewives actress, who is best pals with Victoria Beckham, chose a black cut-out gown with gold clasp on the red carpet for the Global Gift Gala.

Eva Longoria wore this dazzling black cut-out gown at a charity event in Spain

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Eva Longoria wore this dazzling black cut-out gown at a charity event in SpainCredit: Getty

But she first arrived in an equally slinky white number.

Most stars choose to arrive in their comfiest clobber first, so I have to say I am impressed.

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Eva, who gave birth to son Santi in June 2018, has backed the gala, which supports women and children around the world, since it began in 2007.

She said: “My only goal is to leave a better world for my child, and when I think about the world he will live in, it scares me.”

Emma James

Emma James is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma James joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing emmajames@ustimespost.com.

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