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Swift plans full-length pop album

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Taylor Swift is saying goodbye to country music, for now: The singer says she's releasing her first full-length pop album on Oct. 27.

The 24-year-old revealed in a livestream via Yahoo! on Monday that “1989,” named for her birth year, is her “first documented official pop album.”

The first single is the upbeat jam “Shake It Off,” which she debuted during the live stream and was released Monday.

She danced happily in a cropped white top and skirt with the audience as the song played.

Swift called her upcoming fifth album a “rebirth.”

“We made the most son­ically cohesive album I've ever made,” she said of “1989,” which was available for pre-­order Monday.

Swift's last effort was 2012's “Red,” which sold 1.2 million copies in its first week.

Madonna auction

Get ready to dance in Madonna's old clothes.

Julien's Auctions announced Tuesday that items from the pop icon's personal and professional life will be auctioned Nov. 7 and 8.

Pieces from her “Material Girl,” “Music” and “American Pie” music videos will be offered during the Icons & Idols: Rock 'n' Roll auction in Beverly Hills, California. More than 30 items from the 1996 film “Evita” will be available.

Julien's Auctions said some of the awards that Madonna has won over the years will also be offered.

Rock takes DC role

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says he will play a role in an upcoming DC Comics movie adaption but has yet to decide between superhero Shazam and his archnemesis, Black Adam.

He may not have a hard time making a decision. He told The Associated Press on Monday that he has always been a fan of anti-heroes and said one of his favorite DC Comics characters is Black Adam.

Appearing in Mexico City to promote “Hercules,” Johnson said he will make sure comic fans are not disappointed.

Johnson didn't say whether his character will appear in the film “Superman v Batman: Dawn of Justice,” which is scheduled to be released in 2016.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Musician Jimmy Pankow is 67. Singer Robert Plant is 66. Singer Rudy Gatlin is 62. Singer-songwriter John Hiatt is 62. Actor-director Peter Horton is 61. Actress Joan Allen is 58. Actor James Marsters is 52. Actor Billy Gardell is 45. Singer Fred Durst is 44. Musician Brad Avery is 43. Actor Misha Collins is 40. Actor Ben Barnes is 33. Actor Andrew Garfield is 31.

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