According to a recent press release, sweet-as-pie mini-starlet Taylor Swift will be making a guest appearance in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation set to air in late February or early March. Replace the words "Vegas motel" with "Christmas tree farm" and "tragic" with "multi-platinum" and it's pretty easy to see why CSI producers went with Swift:
Taylor will play Haley Jones, a teenaged girl whose family runs a seedy Vegas motel. Over the course of a year, Haley goes through a series of changes that have tragic consequences.
Folks often speak of the Keanus, the Bacons and the Costners--actors who just can't help but dip their attention-craving appendages into the savory limelight pie that is music. But we often forget about those who go the opposite route: big-time, million-selling recording artists who catch the acting bug and, as a result, spew their dramatic talent all over us. Will Smith and Mark Wahlberg technically might have pulled it off. Some say Ludacris and the boys of OutKast did as well. But rappers are required to drip charisma and therefore, by default, are often interesting to watch. (DMX being one of the many exceptions, but who doesn't pale in comparison when acting alongside Lou Diamond Phillips?)
Anyhow, Tim McGraw usually does a decent job, and we all know how much Swift digs his shit. Who knows? Maybe this gritty CSI role will be the beginning of a brand new, edgy Tay-Tay. Swift is also co-starring in the upcoming Hannah Montana movie, in which she plays a coked-out stripper. JK about that last bit.