Scoop: Swift to release concert exclusively on Apple Music

Taylor Swift announced that she is releasing a concert to be streamed exclusively on Apple Music. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Taylor Swift is releasing a live concert special from her star-studded “1989 World Tour” exclusively on Apple Music.

The pop star announced Sunday, on her 26th birthday, that she will release the “The 1989 World Tour LIVE” on the streaming platform on Dec. 20. It will not be available for purchase, but it is free for streaming for Apple Music users.

The concert, directed by Jonas Akerlund, features Swift’s performance in Sydney, Australia, at the ANZ Stadium, taped on Nov. 28. It will also include appearances from the many celebrities and musicians who surprised fans on the tour, from Justin Timberlake to Mick Jagger to Kobe Bryant.

Apple Music is currently the only streaming platform where Swift’s best-selling “1989” album is available. Swift, who wrote a critical Tumblr post in June about Apple’s initial decision to not pay artists during its free, three-month trial launch of Apple Music, said Apple contacted her about capturing one of her concerts for a special.

Marjorie lord dies

Marjorie Lord, the Broadway and film actress who became a TV star on the sitcom “Make Room For Daddy,” has died. She was 97.

In a statement, her family said she died Nov. 28 at her Beverly Hills home.

In two 1943 films — “Shantytown” and “Sherlock Holmes in Washington” — Lord appeared with her first husband, John Archer, who died in 1999. Their daughter is the film star Anne Archer.

AHS actress dies

Rose Siggins, who played a legless character on “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” died Saturday in Denver, a representative said.

Siggins, whose character on the show was named Legless Suzi, was 43.

The FX network show announced her death on its Facebook page, saying: “We are saddened to learn of the passing of Rose Siggins. She was beloved by everyone in the AHS family. She was a kind person, a loving mother and a very talented actor. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this time.”

Happy birthday

Singer Tori Kelly is 23. … Actress Vanessa Hudgens is 27. … Singer Brian Dalyrimple of Soul for Real is 40. … Actress Cynthia Gibb (“Fame”) is 52. … Singer-whistle player Peter “Spider” Stacy of The Pogues is 57. … Singer-guitarist Mike Scott of The Waterboys is 57. … Bassist Cliff Williams of AC/DC is 66. … Actress Dee Wallace is 67. … Actress Patty Duke is 69. … Actor Hal Williams (“227,” ”Sanford and Son”) is 81.

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