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Why Fanpage?

Deep down we’re all nerdishly fanatical about something.  Whether we’re a Swifty, PotterHead, Trekkie, Die Hard Cowboys Fan, or so loyal to our alma-mater that we bleed our school colors.  And, why is that?  Some say being a fan gives a person a sense of belonging and acceptance, the lure of a social bond with others. Other’s say that it provides a form of escape.   While this may ring true for some, for us, its just plain fun.

Whatever the reason is, Fandoms of all kinds are on the rise, and more niche than ever.  Fans are looking for the best content, new ways to express their fandom, connect with each other, and have fun.  So we created Fanpage.  A social network for Fans, that plays like a game, and is centered around whatever it is you are a fan of.  Fans create and share Fanpages, compete to become the biggest fans, earn Stars, and win once in a lifetime fan experiences.

So, if you’re ready to express your Fandom, have fun, and possibly end up backstage, on the 50, or red carpet, then join Fans from over 70 countries who have already signed up for the Fanpage beta.  Oh, and did we mention that one of our lucky beta users is going to win a trip for 2 to Dallas, along with VIP tickets to see Taylor Swift in concert?  Want it to be you?  Then sign up and share with your friends before it’s too late!

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Plaintiff’s Gonna Hate, the Judge’s Gonna Shake, Shake it Off

The Plaintiff’s Gonna Hate, the Judge’s Just Gonna Shake, Shake it Off
By Lisa McQuery

Someone really took the line, haters gonna hate a little too seriously in recent news.

Apparently, Jesse Braham (a.k.a. Jesse Graham) – who no one’s ever heard of – decided to sue Taylor Swift for having allegedly stolen his song lyrics.

The not-so-famous singer/songwriter, claimed our 1989-born diva, Taylor Swift, stole the lyrics to her popular hit Shake It Off –which was released in 2014- from a song he’d written entitled, Haters Gonna Hate, years prior. Because he was the first one to come up with those lyrics in a song, don’t ya know?

Braham was suing the 25-year old pop artist for $42 million in damages, and he actually thought he had a chance.

It was reported that two weeks ago, the judge overseeing the case- who apparently has an awesome sense of humor – handed down her verdict with a rather clever choice of wording,

“At present, the Court is not saying that Braham can never, ever, ever get his case back in court. But, for now, we have got problems, and the Court is not sure Braham can solve them. As currently drafted, the Complaint has a blank space— one that requires Braham to do more than write his name. And, upon consideration of the Court’s explanation in Part II, Braham may discover that mere pleading Band-Aids will not fix the bullet holes in his case. At least for the moment, Defendants have shaken off this lawsuit.”

 If I’m ever in a court battle, I’d like this judge to be handling my case; even if I lose, at least she’s funny.

We are so happy to know that Taylor made it out of court rather…swiftly, as it were, without any damage done to her ego or her wallet.

Swift is currently on her 1989 world tour which has done phenomenally well. Presently in Asia, she is tearing up the stage in Shanghai, until November 28 when she will land in Australia. From there, she will conclude the tour on December 12 in Melbourne.

 

The Force is Almost with Us

The Force is Almost with Us…
By Lisa McQuery

Pandemonium. That is the only word that comes to mind when thinking of what the streets will be like as we near December 18. What is the significance of this date? Well, if you are not a die-hard fan of the Star Wars space opera, then maybe you wouldn’t know. That, or you’ve been living under a rock the past few months and haven’t heard all the buzz about the new installment of the world famous sci-fi adventure, which is scheduled to premier in L.A. on December 14, and open in U.S. theaters the 18th.

That’s right my young padawans, patience you must have – but not for too much longer.

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is said to have had an estimated budget of $200 million and the head honchos are conjecturing the film to earn around $540 million worldwide at its opening. That’s a lot of popcorn and peanuts.

What should make the American stir-crazed fans all the more frothy at the mouth, is the execs have decided to open the film (after its initial premiere in Los Angeles), in European theaters prior to the United States’. But don’t get too upset – after all, anger leads to hate and in a roundabout way to the dark side. Or something like that.

There is little doubt that fans will be lining up in drones – I mean, eh hem, droves, to see the new galaxy pic. If you are one of the faithful followers, you might want to go to fanpage.com now, sign up for free, and create your own Star Wars fan page.

Do or do not. There is no try.