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Taylor Swift shuts down Hollywood for free gig

Taylor Swift shut down Hollywood on Thursday evening (23Oct14) as thousands of fans flocked to a free gig she was staging as part of an appearance on late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The Shake It Off singer soundchecked for the open-air Hollywood Boulevard gig on Thursday afternoon and waved to fans who had arrived early in the hope of catching a glimpse of the star.

The gig had just begun when WENN went to press.

Swift is not the first star to close the fabled street for a Kimmel gig - Audioslave, Sir Paul McCartney and Justin Timberlake have also shut down Hollywood Boulevard for free shows.

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