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Taylor Swift Writes 1,989 Check To Help Superfan Pay Back Her Student Loans!

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Taylor Swift is living up to her reputation as being one of the most charitable celebs around!

Swift Superfan Rebekah Bortnicker shared her story on Tumblr on Monday: After uploading a video she created casting Swift’s celeb pals in the intro to Friends, the 1989 artist responded VERY favorably to her creativity and decided to help a gal out! Later, a FedEx package arrived at Bortnicker’s door, containing a handwritten letter, Polaroids, assorted gifts and the check for 1,989 dollars!

“I have nothing to say!” a tearful Rebekah cried after opening the box. “Oh my god!”

Later, she issued a statement showing Taylor some LOVE!

“I know I’ve said it so many times already but thank you, thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Never in a million years did I ever imagine this happening to me,” she wrote on Tumblr. “I am so honored and so thankful to call myself a fan, to have supported you all of these years because you are truly the most amazing, genuine, and selfless person. … I can’t wait to see you on tour and thank you a 1,989 more times.”

(via People)

Blank spaces, blank checks- whatever it is, it’s GREAT to have Taylor Swift in your court!

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Posted Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 at 3:15pm
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Laverne Cox Received A Christmas Card From Beyonce!

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This gesture must have made Laverne Cox‘s YEAR!

The Orange Is the New Black star got one special Christmas gift this week from none other than Beyonce Knowles, sharing this photo via Instagram on Friday,  of the holiday present that was sent by Queen Bey. The multi-pic shot features a note reading, “HAPPY HOLIDAYS Love Beyonce,” a green sweatshirt emblazoned with the “Partition” lyrics “cake by the pound,” and a shot of the singer in a Christmas sweater.

According to Us Weekly, the actress was absolutely beside herself!

“When I opened this holiday card a few days ago and read Love @beyonce I literally fell to the floor,” Cox captioned the image. “I was on the floor of my apartment. I have witnesses. Love the #CakeByThePound sweatshirt. Thanks Bey for the gift. I have had an awesome year and this is certainly a highlight.”

“Happy holidays Mrs. Carter to you and your beautiful family,” continued the star, who appeared on the cover of Time magazine’s “The Transgender Turning Point” issue. “Thanks for all the amazing music and endless inspiration you’ve given to me and so many over the past 16 years. Since No No No I have been saying YASSS YASSS YASSS! #QueenBey foever.”

Cox has voiced her admiration for Beyonce in the past, telling the New York Daily News this past June, “I live for Beyonce, I live for Jay Z less, but I live for Beyonce.”

Photo: instagram
Posted Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 at 11:11am
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And The Most Charitable Celebs of 2014 Are…

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Laverne Cox was #2, making her the runner up for the most charitable celebrity according to DoSomething.org!

Users of the site voted on what celebrities they thought were the most charitable throughout the year. No surprise Cox was #2, what with becoming a voice for the LGBT community after starring on Netflix’s acclaimed series Orange Is the New Black. Number 3? Beyonce.

To find out who was the most charitable celeb of 2014 and to see the full list, stay with us after the jump!

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Posted Monday, December 29th, 2014 at 3:15pm
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Leonardo DiCaprio Does The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge & Donates $100K

Leonardo DiCaprio Does The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge & Donates $100K

Kudos to Leonardo DiCaprio for not only accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge — but for also donating $100,000 to the cause. For now, that will help us in overlooking his obvious hatred for the razor (just kidding, Leo rocks).

Leo posted the video on his Facebook page with this commentary:

Hello from Lake Athabasca, we’re here learning about the Canadian tar sands. We took a moment to join the ‪#‎IceBucketChallenge‬ movement in support of the ALS Association. My friends Chief Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation challenges Dave Collyer president of Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Chief Courtoreille of the Mikisew Cree First Nation challenges Mark Little of Suncor Canada and The Sierra Club President Michael Brune challenges Shell CEO Ben van Beurden.

And me? In addition to a donation from my foundation, I challenge Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
‪#‎StrikeOutALS‬

Leo is pretty fantastic, isn’t he?

Source, Photo Credit: Fame/Flynet

Posted Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 at 1:13pm
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