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Taylor Swift and Zac Efron cover Foster the People on 'Ellen': Watch it here

We’d like to introduce you to your favorite new supergroup: Tayzac Swifron.

Taylor Swift and Zac Efron sat down on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote their upcoming films Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, but the pair got distracted when Ellen found out that Swift had taught her costar how to play guitar during production.

“He had like one lesson,” Swift said. “And he was good at it! I taught him how to play ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ by Foster the People.”

And to prove it, the duo grabbed a couple of guitars and played the Grammy- nominated song — though the lyrics were modified for Ellen’s sake. Check it out below:

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Rebecca Black's 'Friday' video turns one today. If only there was some sort of helpful reminder of what today is!

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If there hasn’t been a Friday over the last year in which, at some point, you didn’t sing “Gettin’ down on Friday” or “We, we, we so excited” to yourself, then celebrating today’s musical milestone should feel bittersweet.

To be fair, Rebecca Black‘s “Friday” didn’t actually take over our lives — and thus forever alter our knowledge of how the week works (“Yesterday it is Thursday, today it is Friday”) and major decisions like where to sit in our friends’ cars — until March 2011. But the video was actually released one year ago today, Feb. 10, 2011, courtesy of ARK Music Factory. That’s right, it took the Internet almost an entire month to stumble upon this gem.

Here’s some fun, fun, fun, fun facts about Rebecca Black’s “Friday” over the past year:
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Katy Perry's first single from 'The Complete Confection' to be 'Part of Me': Listen to a snippet here!

Yesterday came the news that Katy Perry would be rereleasing her latest album as a special edition titled Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, complete with three new singles.

Now Perry has announced that the first new song will be “Part of Me,” which will hit radio and retailers on Feb. 21.

The lovelorn ditty — a snippet from which you can find below — fits right into the cohesive, radio-ready pop sounds that were Dream‘s 12 original tracks, five of which — it’s been said but it’s worth restating, honestly —  hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. (She was the first female artist to ever have five No. 1s from the same album, and the second artist ever, after Michael Jackson.)

“Part of Me” — with a chorus that tells a lover that “this is the part of me that you’re never gonna ever take away from me” — seems like it could have fit easily on the album’s original release — it sonically falls somewhere between her most recent single “The One That Got Away” (which stalled at No. 3 on the Hot 100) and the album’s second single, “Teenage Dream.” Teenage Dream is proving to have really, really long legs –lead single “California Gurls” was released in May of 2010(!) — and “Part of Me” could make it run that much further.

In addition to the three new songs, the rerelease of Dream will include all 12 original tracks, as well as versions of “E.T.” featuring Kanye West and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” featuring Missy Elliott, an acoustic version of “The One That Got Away,” and a seven-minute megamix of the album’s six originally released singles. The Complete Confection hits March 27.

For now, though, enjoy a 30-second taste of “Part of Me” here: READ FULL STORY

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