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Taylor Swift Donates $50k to Children’s Cancer Hospital

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Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift has donated $50,000 to a children's hospital in Philadelphia.

The 24-year-old singer has given the large sum of money to The Children's Hospital in Pennsylvania to help fund a music program for youngsters suffering from cancer. The specialized scheme promises to lift the spirits of young sick patients by allowing them to create and produce their own music during their treatment.

"Taylor Swift's gift will help lift the spirits of many patients during a difficult time. Taylor Swift's music is an inspiration to so many of our teen patients," said the CEO of the medical center, Steven M. Altschuler.

Lamia Barakat, director of the Psychosocial Services Program at the cancer center, added, "We can think of no better way to use her gift than to grow our Adolescent and Young Adult initiative designed to support the emotional well-being of our teens with cancer."


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Justin Bieber Donates $545,000 to Charity

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Justin BieberJustin Bieber donated $545,000 to AIDS/HIV research this week.

The 20-year-old singer, who is "trying to be a better person" after several brushes with the law in recent months, reportedly shocked his fellow VIP guests, including Leonardo DiCaprio, when he made the generous pledge at the amfAR's 21st Cinema Against AIDS Gala in Antibes, France, on Thursday night.

A source told gossip website TMZ.com that the "Heartbreaker" hitmaker "stunned" the star-studded crowd, which also included Heidi Klum, John Travolta and Sharon Stone, when he quietly agreed to match another wealthy guest's pledge of more than half a million dollars.

Organizers asked the Canadian star if he was serious about donating such a large amount of money and he quietly said yes, explaining that he felt very inspired to do something good.

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Kim Kardashian Will Make $21 Million from Wedding

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Television, Weddings, Rumors

Kanye West and Kim KardashianKim Kardashian and Kanye West are set to make $21 million from their upcoming wedding.

The couple - who have 11-month-old daughter North together - will tie the knot in Paris on May 24 and are reportedly "cutting deals left and right" in order to profit from their lavish nuptials, even though the event won't be filmed for Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

A source told In Touch magazine that the 33-year-old reality TV star is allowing the E! network to capture "everything leading up to and after" their big day. "She's taping everything else so she can get things for free in exchange for the exposure. They realized how much their wedding was costing, so they told E! they wouldn't allow parts of it to be taped unless the network offered them more than $15 million, which is what Kim got for her wedding to Kris [Humphries]. Her mom couldn't help herself either. Kris [Jenner] is trying to get them another $4 million for their wedding photos," the source explained.

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Dr. Dre Set to Become Billionaire

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Dr. DreDr. Dre could be set to become hip-hop's first billionaire.

The rapper and producer is in talks to sell his Beats Electronics headphones business to technology giant Apple for $3.2billion, making him the richest hip hop star in the world, according to the Financial Times.

In a recent article in Forbes magazine, Dre ranked as the second wealthiest rapper, behind Puff Daddy, whose estimated worth is $700 million, but the new deal would put him ahead of the star, who has earned money from his Revolt TV business as well as music.

Dre prematurely described himself as "the first billionaire in hip hop" in a video posted on Instagram, which has since been taken down, as the Forbes.com claims he would only cash in on his 20 to 25 per cent stake in the business, meaning his net worth increase from $550 million to about $800 million.

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Bethenny Frankel Refuses $10 Million Divorce Settlement

Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy with their daughterBethenny Frankel has refused to pay her ex-husband Jason Hoppy $10 million in order to settle their divorce.

The TV personality has turned down the opportunity to end her bitter legal battle, which has been going on 15 months, by paying out the lump sum to her former lover. "Jason is willing to take a $10 million settlement in the divorce from Bethenny," a source said.

The 43-year-old former host, who is believed to be worth between $25 million to $50 million, sold her Skinnygirl Cocktails company in 2011 for a reported $100 million and Jason claims he's entitled to some of the money as he helped her build up the company in the first place. "[Jason] feels entitled to that large amount because he helped her to launch Skinnygirl. She sought his advice and counsel on the cocktail line from the beginning and up until the sale," an insider said.

As well as fighting over the money that was made during their two-year-old marriage, the couple are also battling it out for custody of their three-year-old daughter Bryn. It is believed Jason is now happy with joint custody, while Bethenny is pushing for full custody with the sales executive being allowed visitation.

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Mick Jagger Spent Millions Helping L’Wren

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Clothing, Style, Obituaries, Rumors

Mick Jagger and L'Wren ScottMick Jagger reportedly spent millions helping L'Wren Scott's business.

The Rolling Stones rocker - who has an estimated wealth of around $330 million - was said to be hugely supportive' of his late partner, who was found dead in an apparent suicide on Monday, and did his best to get her fashion label out of debt.

However, L'Wren - who hanged herself in her New York apartment - was "embarrassed by what had happened" financially. "L'Wren was left terribly upset by what was going wrong with her business, none more so than when she was forced to cancel her London Fashion Week show in February. She was a proud woman and understandably embarrassed by what had happened. While Mick was there for her every step of the way trying to help out as best he could, the situation must have put pressure on their relationship," a source said.

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Agree to Prenup

Kim Kardashian and Kanye WestKim Kardashian will get $1 million for every year she stays married to Kanye West.

The couple have signed a prenuptial agreement ahead of their forthcoming wedding this spring, in which Kanye has been very generous toward his future spouse.

"The entire process for the prenup for Kim and Kanye has been extremely easy, and relatively drama free. Kanye didn't even think the couple needed a prenup, and was ready to give Kim carte blanche to all of his financial assets. Yes, he loves Kim that much," a source said.

The source adds drawing up the document was much easier than the last time Kim, 33, married, to basketball player Kris Humphries, in 2011, a union which lasted just 72 days. "There is a huge difference from Kim's prenup with Kris Humphries ... the preparation of their agreement went on for several months. It was long and tedious," the source added.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Left Fortune to Estranged Partner

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Mimi O'Donnell and Philip Seymour HoffmanPhilip Seymour Hoffman left his $35 million fortune to Mimi O'Donnell.

The Capote star, who was found dead in his apartment in New York City on February 2 from an apparent heroin overdose, named his estranged partner and the mother of his three children, Cooper, 10, Tallulah, seven, and five-year-old Willa, as the sole beneficiary of his estate.

A source told gossip website TMZ.com that the Oscar-winning actor wrote his will in 2004 before the birth of his daughters, and he also expressed a desire for his son to be raised in Manhattan so he could be exposed to the city's culture, arts and architecture. The 46-year-old star also named Chicago and San Francisco as back-up places for Cooper to grow-up if his original request was impossible, and asked that his son visit both cities at least twice a year for cultural purposes.

The Hunger Games actor reportedly fell off the wagon in 2012 after being sober for more than 20 years and he entered rehab in May 2013.


Eddie Cibrian Asks Brandi Glanville for Child Support?

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Eddie Cibrian with Leann Rimes and Brandi Glanville insetBrandi Glanville has accused ex-husband Eddie Cibrian of asking her for child support.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star - who has two sons, Jake, six, and Mason, 10, with Eddie - has hit back at fans who have slammed her for "taking cheap shots" at her former spouse in her new book Drinking And Dating.

She insists Eddie - who recently bought a $3 million six-bedroom mansion in the Hidden Hills, Los Angeles with wife LeAnn Rimes - has been reaching out to her and asking her to contribute financially to support their children. "2 all these young unmarried bloggers writing about getting over divorce¬ seeing ur children grow up 1/2 the time,walk a mile in my shoes. Im not taking cheap shots at my ex in my new book cuz its all true,&now mr fancy new cars&house man is asking ME for child support!Uknownada everytime I take 1 step frwd I get a lawyers letter that takes me 3 steps back so wen people say move on, I say 2 my ex LET ME! Just STOP Going to stay positive and focus on my new book & let my lawyer handle the rest.Who is coming to the Grove tomorrow night at 7pm?? [sic]," she wrote on Twitter.

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Uma Thurman Fined Over Worker Treatment

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Uma ThurmanUma Thurman has been fined $72,000 for failing to adequately provide for her employees.

The Kill Bill actress was issued with the penalty by the Workmen's Compensation Board of the State of New York in March 2013 after being found to have failed to carry workers compensation insurance between December 15, 2011 and December 14, 2012. Documents obtained by RadarOnline.com show a judge has ruled she must pay the fine, as well as acquire workmen's compensation insurance that was in line with New York State laws.

The 43-year-old actress - who has children Maya, 14, and Levon, 10, with ex-husband Ethan Hawke, and Luna, 18 months, with partner Arpad Busson - recently splashed out $10 million on a new apartment in an exclusive New York complex that was previously owned by best-selling novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford and her filmmaker husband Robert. Uma had to pass rigorous home co-operative board approvals before being given the go-ahead to continue with the sale.

The Nymphomaniac actress sold her seven-bedroom New York townhouse for $12 million last year.

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