Celeb Scoop: Taylor Swift Continues Her Ascent to World Domination

Plus: Louis C.K. says the show must go on, more awards for The Silver Linings Playbook, Will Smith performs "Summertime" at Gabrielle Union's birthday party, and more of today's celebrity news.

Taylor Swift Will Rule the World. The Pennsylvania songstress sold 1.21 million copies of Red in its first week out. That’s the biggest debut in more than a decade. The official playcount of “I Knew You Were Trouble.” in my iTunes this weekend? 22. So, there’s that, too. Soon enough she’ll rule us all. [MTV]

Louis C.K. WILL Host SNL. Come rain, sleet, snow, hell, high water, or locusts, Louis C.K. vows that he’ll host this week’s episode of Saturday Night Live. We’re all the better for it.

More Hardware for Silver Linings. Bradley Cooper’s The Silver Linings Playbook just can’t stop winning awards. This time it was the Marquee Feature Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival. [Indiewire]

Sandy Slams Entertainment Industry. Hurricane Sandy managed to hit Hollywood by ruining production schedules and causing a big drop in ticket sales. Apparently, people didn’t ride out the storm by paying to see Alex Cross. Hard to believe huh? [The Wrap]

ICYMI: Will Smith at Gabrielle Union’s Bash. The Fresh Prince collaborated with Doug E. Fresh for a performance at Gabrielle Union’s 40th birthday party. He freestyled and performed his iconic theme song and the ultimate warm-weather classic, “Summertime.” It was all caught on tape.

Daily Show Returns. The Daily Show and The Colbert Report will return to their regular schedule on Wednesday after a brief, forced hiatus thanks to Hurricane Sandy. [Hollywood Reporter]