So Taylor Swift got dumped. Again. But this time it wasn’t by a boyfriend – it was by Cameron Mackintosh, the producer of the original stage and upcoming film version of “Les Miserables.”
The country/pop singer has lost out on the role of Eponine in the all-star movie version of the famous stage show to British actress Samantha Barks. Reportedly there were some other big names up for the role, too – including Lea Michele, Evan Rachel Wood, and Scarlett Johansson. Barks, 21, is a musical theatre veteran who performed selections from the show at the 25th anniversary celebration back in 2010 – after being hand-picked by Mackintosh.
Other Taylor Swift news? Well, in a recent issue of “Vogue,” Swift spoke about her upcoming forth album and how it’s influenced by heartbreak. She said, “There’s just been this Earth-shattering, not recent, but absolute crash-and-burn heartbreak and that will turn out to be what the next album is about. The only way I can feel better about myself… pull myself out of that awful pain of losing someone… is writing songs about it to get some sort of clarity.” Well then…. so “Party Rock Anthem” it won’t be.
The odd thing? Swift, 22, writes about heartbreak - when she’s never been in a long term relationship. Then again, she writes about high school football games that she never went to, because she was homeschooled.
I guess we’ll just call that “extreme poetic licence.”
Kane is host of the nationally syndicated Club Kane, a Sunday night music radio program which launched in March 2010 with Premiere Networks and airs nationwide on Top 40 stations from 7 p.m. to midnight local time. Each week, Kane plays chart-topping songs, debuts new music and takes requests as he welcomes listeners to his on-air party. Broadcasting live from Washington, D.C., he also discusses pop culture, music and entertainment, and features candid conversations with music artists and celebrities.
Kane is also host of The Kane Show, the top-rated morning radio program which airs from 6 - 10 a.m. ET on Hot 99.5 in Washington, D.C., as well as a nationally syndicated afternoon program of the same name, which can be heard on WFLZ/Tampa, Fla; WLDI/West Palm Beach, Fla.; KHFI/Austin, Texas; WQEN/Birmingham, Ala., and KISS XM.
Growing up in Danbury, Conn., Kane's love for radio began in high school when he interned for WKCI-FM/KC101 in New Haven. Upon graduation, Kane was accepted to Syracuse University's School of Visual and Performing Arts, where he pursued a career in advertising and design. During that time, he volunteered at the university's radio station Z89, and hosted the most-listened-to evening show in Central New York on WWHT/Hot 107.9.
Kane moved to Tampa, Fla., in 1998 to host the evening show on WFLZ/93.3 FLZ. Within the first year, The Extreme Show with Kane spread to 17 cities nationwide, five nights a week. In March 2003, Kane was named host of the legendary Open House Party, a live, Sunday night program that was nationally syndicated in more than 150 markets. He later returned to 93.3 FLZ where he served as program director and afternoon host. In October 2006, Kane joined Hot 99.5 in Washington, D.C., as host of The Kane Show. The morning program is currently ranked #1 in the market with Adults 18-34. While continuing to host that successful program, he also hosts an afternoon show of the same name, which can be heard in several markets as well as XM Satellite Radio.
Kane received the 2009 FMQB "Morning Show of the Year" Award in the CHR category, and previously won a Radio Music Award for "CHR Air Personality of the Year" and A.I.R. Awards for "Best Evening Drive Show" and "Best New Talent."
Throughout his career, Kane has spoken to every major artist from Usher to Britney Spears, and 50 Cent to Mariah Carey. He also hosted his own television show.
Kane speaks regularly to elementary and middle schools about the importance of education and volunteers his time to various events throughout Washington, D.C. He's an accomplished artist and aviation enthusiast, and is finishing work on his pilot's license. Kane lives in Gaithersburg, Md., with his wife Natasha and daughter Samantha, along with two dogs and a cat.