Taylor Swift took her moments to accept the Billboard magazine "Woman Of The Year" honor on Friday to stand up for songwriters, producers and artists in a rapidly-changing music world that isn't seeing those folks fairly compensated thanks to online streaming.
Watch her inspiring acceptance speech above!
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Taylor Swift isn't just Billboard's Woman Of The Year; she's her own woman through and through!
The Blank Space singer had to deal with a surprising amount of pushback on her way to releasing the biggest album of the year.
[ Photos: Taylor Performs In A Sexy Silk Robe & Fluffy Slippers During VSFS ]
Sure, 1989 seems like a no-brainer in retrospect, but record execs had a hard time seeing Tay-Tay's vision of this perfect pop album.
Among other things, she was asked to use a different album title, a different cover, and even to put violins on Shake It Off to give it more country appeal!
But gurl wasn't having it. She said:
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Leave it to Ellen DeGeneres to get this actress talking about her current (private) love!
Eva Longoria really opened up about everything on the Oscar host's show this week, revealing small details about her hot and heavy romance with millionaire businessman Jose Antonio Baston.
Not only did Eva chat about how he hates traveling and dresses impeccably—but she also jokingly explained that he gives her dancing advice because her moves are way out of date!
Ch-ch-check out the former Desperate Housewives star chatting about her seXXXy BF, and the challenges of covering Maxim mag (above)!
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It is pudding time!!!
Marion Cotillard has been named the 2013 Harvard University Hasty Pudding Theatricals Woman of the Year!!!
Claire Danes was the winner last year - she of course famously deemed the experience the most wackadoodle experience of her life.
Hopefully Marion will be able to say the same thing after her ceremony!!
The French actress will be honored with a parade and roast, and given her ceremonial pudding pot, at Harvard on Jan. 31.
See ya on the flip side you gorgeous lady!
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How does a person celebrate being GQ’s Woman of the Year?
They get nekked on the cover of a magazine. Duh!
Lana Del Rey posed for British GQ in her birthday suit and t it looks just as good as anything else she’s ever worn. Ha!
We love how her red lips, nails and blue jewels really stand out!
What do U think: Classy or trashy?
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Looks like someone's crossing over to the dark side!
Lana Del Rey debuted a dark 'do Tuesday night at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in London.
To make her hair really stand out, the Video Games songstress wore a white satin Wayne Cooper gown and sparkling Salvatore Ferragamo clutch.
We're not too sure about Lana's dark tresses, at least with this dress. It kinda makes her look older and frumpy, which is never a good look.
Do U agree???
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You said it best, Zooey Deschanel!
Most 22-year-old girls hanging out in Las Vegas are not NEARLY as philanthropic as Taylor Swift!
The country cutie was the proud recipient of the 2012 Billboard Music Awards' Woman of the Year, and of course, remained as charming and humble as ever as she accepted the accolade, with her misty-eyed mother proudly watching from the audience!
Ch-ch-check her out (above)!
We're jut as proud, gurl!
Don't you ever change!
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