TAYLOR SWIFT: Westboro Church to Picket Concert
The Westboro Baptist Church -- the group known for picketing the funerals of service people -- has drawn a bead on Taylor Swift.
The group plans on protesting at T's August 3rd concert in Kansas City accusing her of "serial fornicating" with her high-profile boyfriends. The leader of the much-derided group, Ben Phelps, says, “Taylor tries to pretend that she’s a good Christian, but she’s not. When she has a huge platform like that, a huge influence on young women like that, she’s got a duty to tell about God’s standards. And she has absolutely failed.”
CARRIE UNDERWOOD: No Longer Afraid of Social Media
Carrie Underwood was slow to warm up to social media, but now that she's on Twitter, she's not afraid to express her opinions.
Not long ago, she tweeted her opposition to the "ag gag" bill -- a measure that would have affected investigations into animal abuse on farms -- and got the attention of Tennessee's governor, who vetoed the bill. Carrie says, "I'm not a political person at all. I doubt anyone can tell you what party I mostly affiliate myself with. But that was just something that was in my backyard."
And she's not afraid of Internet trolls, either. "Most of the comments I get back on anything are positive. There's the occasional negative one, but I enjoy blocking that person."