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Taylor Swift is definitely in New Zealand

Universal Music today confirmed that Swift, who is rumoured to be shooting a new music video here, is indeed in New Zealand.

The news was also confirmed by Shortland Street star Ido Drent, who shared an Air New Zealand flight with the pop star.

He told TVNZ he talked to Swift outside one of the plane's toilets.

"Yeah, had a good chat to her on the plane outside the lavatory," he told TVNZ. "She's definitely here."

Swift was yesterday rumoured to be on her way here, with fans spotting her at Bethells Beach.

Where in the world is Taylor Swift right now?

The Bad Blood singer was expected to appear at the American Music Awards today but was a no-show on the event's red carpet event in Los Angeles.

She was rumoured to have been spotted at Auckland Airport this morning, with several eager fans suggesting that they'd caught a glimpse of Swift.

No one is yet to post photographic proof of Swift in New Zealand, and Facebook rumours that she was filming a music video in East Tamaki seem unfounded.

Taylor Swift doesn't want fans to live stream her concerts

A cluster of hardcore fans have been using Periscope to live stream her 1989 world tour over the summer, but the star has formed a dedicated enforcement team to have the social network broadcasts taken down.

TAS Rights Management (TAS stands for Taylor Alison Swift) have been getting in touch with Periscope, according to TorrentFreak, asking them to remove links to footage from Taylor's shows.

Periscope - the Twitter-owned live stream app - has significantly grown in popularity throughout 2015 and is starting to cause problems among copyright holders.

2015 Emmy Awards: 5 things to know about the big show

While Taylor Swift and Jimmy Fallon can already call themselves winners this year, many are gearing up for a close race in Best Actress in a Comedy Series, Best Drama and other important categories.

As we eagerly wait for impressive fashion, shocking upsets and plenty of unforgettable moments, take a look at five things you need to know about tonight's star-studded show.

Rihanna says she won't be a part of Taylor Swift's squad

The self-proclaimed bad girl opened up to NME magazine about her public persona and why she won't be enlisting in T.Swift's famous star-studded squad any time soon.

When asked if she would be up for popping onstage with the 1989 singer, she replied, "I don't think I would. I just don't think that makes sense."

RiRi added, "I don't think our brands are the same; I don't think they match. I don't think our audiences are the same."

But the Bajan beauty wasn't trying to throw shade in Swift's direction, either.

Kanye West sends new BFF Taylor Swift the coolest flowers

Taylor Instagrammed a picture of a giant block of white flowers saying, "Awww Kanye sent me the coolest flowers!! #KanTay2020 #BFFs."

Prior to Yeezy taking the stage and delivering his epic 12-minute acceptance/presidential-candidacy speech, Taylor revealed in presenting him with the Video Vanguard Award that any remaining "Bad Blood" was behind them. She even admitted that Kanye's 2004 College Dropout was the first album she ever bought on iTunes!

Taylor Swift's ''Wildest Dreams'' director defends video amid backlash

The 25-year-old pop star, whose video has been viewed nearly 16 million times on Vevo since its release Sunday, has come under fire as many outlets have pointed out that the clip mainly features wild animals and white actors.

Miley Cyrus: 'I'm not trying to be in Taylor Swift's squad'

Noting Swift’s posse of “musicians, actresses, models, entrepreneurs,” Cyrus says, “I’m not trying to be in the squad. None of my friends are famous and not because of any other reason than I just like real people who are living real lives, because I’m inspired by them.”

Taylor Swift & Avril Lavigne perform together

During the 25-year-old singer's concert at PETCO Park in San Diego, California on Saturday, she brought up Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne onstage. The two performed the latter star's 2002 hit "Complicated."

We've been texting all week and we finally got to meet today and she's so cool," Swift told the crowd. "She's so sweet, which I love, when I find out that one of my favorite artists is also super amazing as a person."

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck seen without wedding rings

On Friday, the 43-year-old actress was spotted without hers while out and about with their daughter Seraphina, 6, in Santa Monica, California. Garner, whose family is followed by paparazzi constantly, had until been photographed with her ring most of the time.

Affleck, 43, has been less consistent. He was most recently seen without his wedding ring, on Friday, while out and about in Brentwood, near Los Angeles (pictured below).