News Nuggets: Taylor Swift announces new album, ‘Red,’ and debuts new single

Taylor Swift announces her new album and releases a new single: “The six-time Grammy winner debuted the name and cover of her brand-new album, ‘Red,’ which will be out on Oct. 22, and premiered the album’s first single, ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,’ during a live Webcast today in Nashville, taking fan questions in real time afterwards. Aug. 13 was an apt choice for the announcement date because 13 is the Swift’s lucky number and over 72,500 viewers tuned in.” ABC NEWS

Visual Effect Society releases its rules and procedures for 2013 awards. From the press release: “The Visual Effects Society (VES) is pleased to announce that the 11th Annual VES Awards rules & procedures were unveiled on Monday, August 13, on the VES Awards website … All the information needed to enter a submission to the Awards can be found in this one place. Every year the Awards Committee refines the rules and procedures to hone the experience for the visual effects community. Visit the website to learn what’s new in this year’s exciting line-up of categories.” VISUAL EFFECTS SOCIETY

Bill Hader ponders his first Emmy nomination on his seventh season of “Saturday Night Live“: “It’s like every season I feel like I get a little bit better. Not better, but like, I suck a little less. [Laughs] I didn’t suck as bad as last season. But I will say season 6 was a season where I got really lucky: Julian Assange and Charlie Sheen, Stefon became a thing that people liked. I did Herb Welch, which some people seemed to like. And so, it just carried over maybe. We had nice little gifts for me, personally, like Rick Perry. You just aren’t expecting that, when people go, ‘Oh, you’re gonna do Rick Perry.’ Or the Clint Eastwood commercial, and it’s like, ‘Hey, you can do Clint Eastwood.’ When you’re here for seven years, the writers know what you’re good at, and also what you do around the office that makes them laugh and they want to showcase that.” EW.COM

Nas and Tony Bennett will be honored at the Amy Winehouse Inspiration Awards: “Nas will be honored and is set to perform at the Amy Winehouse Inspiration Awards & Gala being held on October 11th at New York City’s Waldorf Astoria, it was announced today. The New York rapper, who worked with Winehouse before her passing last year, will be honored with an Amy Winehouse Inspiration Award, given to those whose work helped ‘inspire greatness in others.’ Also being awarded are two other Winehouse collaborators, frequent producer Salaam Remi and Tony Bennett, who sang ‘Body and Soul‘ with Winehouse on his album ‘Duets II‘ and donated a portion of proceeds to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.” ROLLING STONE

Jack White expresses his love of vinyl at Grammy Museum Q&A: “His point was not the secretive tracks, but the joy of watching a record travel at 33-13 or 45 rpm, a ritual he likened to a caveman’s bonfire that was taken away from fans when the revolutions were hidden by the CD player … ‘(Using a turntable) is a good thing for parents to show their kids,’ White said. ‘It involves you immediately in the music. Your involvement in the media, romantically, can’t be touched. If you said play a track and pushed a button on an iPod, there’s absolutely nothing romantic about that. Pull out a record and are you not immediately more engaged? I relish the idea of showing a kid how to put a needle on a record.'” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

National tour of “The Book of Mormon” starts August 14: “The Tony Award-winning hit musical ‘The Book of Mormon’ rings doorbells across the U.S. starting Aug. 14 with the first preview of the first national tour, starring Tony nominee Gavin Creel and Jared Gertner, at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, CO … The big-hearted, irreverent and profane musical traces the journey of two mismatched missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who take the trip of a lifetime. Creel (‘Hair,’ ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie,’ ‘Mary Poppins’) stars as the straight-laced, apple-cheeked Elder Price, who dreams of an assignment in Orlando, opposite Broadway cast member Jared Gertner as his ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’-loving missionary pal, Elder Cunningham.” PLAYBILL

CBS considers pursuing rights to the Golden Globes: “CBS has emerged as the latest suitor for Dick Clark Productions (DCP), which holds the television rights to the Golden Globes as part of its partnership with the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., the owner of the Globes. Other DCP properties include ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ the American Music Awards and ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest.’ The rights to the Golden Globes is DCP’s biggest asset. It’s also its biggest headache. DCP’s partnership with the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. on the Globes is about as stable as Kristen Stewart‘s love life.” LOS ANGELES TIMES

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