Apparently there have been rumors that Taylor Swift might make her big comeback at the VMAs, which would dominate the headlines for a couple reasons — one being how long she’s been absent (and the fact that she just deleted her social media), and another being her supposed rivalry with host Katy Perry.┬áBut this week she bumped up her album release because the art leaked online, so obviously Stuff Is Cooking even if she is not actually on the VMA itinerary. A blogger can dream, though, right? It’s unlikely Taylor would appear on the red carpet — the shrieks of thousands of assembled fans would be a more alluring reintroduction to society, I imagine — but let’s ogle her past looks anyway. WHY NOT. It’s SUMMER. LIVE.

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