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Taylor Swift will have the stage to herselfnext month — with no interruptions — when she hosts “SaturdayNight Live.”
The only question is: Who will play Kanye West?
Last month, West hijacked Swift’s acceptance speech after shebecame the first country star to win best female video at the MTVVideo Music Awards. West grabbed the microphone and declared thatBeyonce’s nominated video for “Single Ladies” was one of the “bestvideos of all time.”
“I’ve been thinking about skit ideas for a long time,” the19-year-old Swift said. “There are definitely some hilarious thingsthat have happened to me over the past couple of months that Ithink will be pretty substantial skits.”
Swift called the chance to host on Nov. 7 “mind-blowing” and saysit’s been difficult to keep it a secret since producers asked herduring the summer. She said she loved her experience in Januarywhen she was a musical guest, and will again perform when shehosts.
“I love being around people who I feel have a different kind ofcreative genius,” said Swift. “And the funny genius is definitely afascinating one to be around.”
Swift joins a group of artists who have pulled double duty on theshow, including Justin Timberlake, Sting and Janet Jackson.
Like Timberlake, Swift hopes to collaborate with cast member AndySamberg on a digital short music video.
“Of course I’ve been such a fan for a long time, but I’ve gone backand re-watched everything over the past couple of months anddigital shorts would be so much fun to do, because they’ve beendone so well. Andy Samberg is hilarious.”
In addition to “SNL,” Swift is keeping busy since finishing thefirst leg of her “Fearless” tour over the weekend. She will performon “Dancing With the Stars” Oct. 27.
“Fearless” has sold more than 4 million copies.
Her career record sales now top 10 million albums and 20 millionpaid song downloads.
She has been nominated for four CMA Awards, including Entertainerof the Year, the youngest artist in history to be honored. She hashad five No. 1 singles on country charts and two consecutive No. 1songs on the pop charts.
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