Taylor 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."
Taylor Swift has told Selena Gomez to blast Justin Bieber on her next album.
The "I Knew You Were Trouble" hitmaker is notorious for writing about her previous relationships, and she has reportedly told her best friend to write about the "Beauty and a Beat" hitmaker in an effort to get over him.
a "Taylor's been encouraging Selena got write down her feelings and emotions, and record," a source said.
Justin and the Spring Breakers actress have had a difficult on/off romance, and it is said they split again last month.
Throughout this tough time, Taylor is said to have stood by her friend - and there's eve a chance they could collaborate on Selena's album. "Taylor's had Selena's back through all this. I wouldn't be surprised if they recorded together," the insider said.
Selena Gomez is reportedly dating Austin Mahone.
The 21-year-old singer was introduced to the American pop singer by good friend Taylor Swift - who Austin supported on particular dates for the blonde beauty's Red Tour. "They're seeing each other," a source said.
Selena and Austin hung out with one another at the Beats Music concert in Los Angeles on January 24 but were keen to keep a low profile. "[They] sneaked out separately then got in the same car," the source added.
Selena split from Justin Bieber in November 2012 but the pair were spotted hanging out in Los Angeles recently and were believed to have rekindled their romance, before splitting again amid reports of leaked text message conversation between the pair in which Selena told Justin to go to "rehab." She previously claimed her break-up with the star - who was charged for drink driving and resisting arrest last week - helped her to turn her career around.
Taylor Swift is reportedly looking for a new home in New York City.
The "Red" singer has been viewing apartments in Greenwich Village in the hopes of finding a new pad, the New York Daily News Confidenti@l column is reporting.
Money is clearly no object for the 24-year-old star, who visited a $12 million Leroy St. townhouse that was once the home of West Side Story writer Arthur Laurents, with a mystery man by her side. "She was well dressed and seemed in good spirits. She was being driven around with this good-looking guy who looked about her age," an eyewitness said.
The impressive 1850s four-bedroom redbrick property spans over 4,400 square feet and is a stone's throw away from Hollywood heavyweight Robert De Niro's pad.
Taylor Swift has been named the most charitable celebrity for the second year in a row.
The "I Knew You Were Trouble" hitmaker topped DoSomething.org's annual list thanks to good deeds including a $100,000 donation to the Nashville Symphony and headlining the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's fundraising event for homeless charity Centrepoint.
In second place were One Direction, whose Comic Relief single 'One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)' raised over $1.6 million to help those living in poverty, and bringing in $784,345 in donations for cancer research.
Headlining the Chime for Change concert in London saw Beyonce awarded third place on the list, while fourth place went to late actor Paul Walker, thanks to his Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW) charity, a network of professionals with first responder skills - doctors, nurses, firefighters, paramedics, and other disaster-survival specialists - who help out when natural disasters strike, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis took fifth place thanks to award-winning track "Same Love," which "challenged the hip-hop community to adopt a culture of acceptance."
+ Despite having written over 7,000 tweets and uploaded nearly 1,000 Instagram photos, Lena Dunham says that social networking puts her "under great duress." Cry me a river and delete your Twitter and Instagram accounts already.
+ Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas were spotted for the first time together in New York since news of their separation. It's nice to see a Hollywood couple making it work!
+ Real estate mogul Taylor Swift has had her people busy building a wall around her Rhode Island beachfront castle, and her neighbors and surrounding surfers are not too pleased with the construction.
+ Modern Family star Ty Burrell attended a surprise lesbian wedding at his bar in Utah, going so far as to sign as an official witness for the couple.
+ She may be one of the most famous and successful former SNL cast members these days, but Kristen Wiig still appreciates her privacy and expects fans to respect it, too. Even if you're a star from The Real Housewives of New York, Wiig will apparently still ask you to not put your fan photo with her on a social networking site.
+ What do Taylor Swift, Jessica Biel, Jamie King, Jessica Alba, Kendall Jenner, and Kylie Jenner all have in common? Their love of holiday onesies, naturally.
+ Has Keri Russell moved on from her husband of 7 years, Shane Deary? Sources who spotted Russell with her Americans co-star Matthew Rhys in New York City recently say that the pair looked to be more than just friends.
+ Beck is tied up in a heated lawsuit over a $11,000 security deposit on a Malibu location he rented from German Inglorious Basterds star Til Schweiger.
Joe Jonas has claimed Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato encouraged him to try marijuana.
The squeaky clean star has said his fellow Disney Channel stars - who are both three years younger than him - pressured him into smoking a joint when they were teenagers. "The first time I smoked weed was with Demi and Miley. I must have been 17 or 18. They kept saying, 'Try it! Try it!' so I gave it a shot, and it was all right. I don't even smoke weed that often anymore," Joe, 24, told Vulture.
The singer also opened up about his rocky relationship with Demi, claiming the X Factor judge - who went to rehab for "physical and emotional issues" in 2010 - was actually struggling with full-blown "drug abuse" and he only stayed with her because he wanted to help her. "I really got to know her and got to see the ins and outs of what she was struggling with, like drug abuse. I felt like I needed to take care of her, but at the same time I was living a lie, because I wasn't happy but felt like I had to stay in it for her, because she needed help. I couldn't express any of that, of course, because I had a brand to protect," he recalled.
Taylor Swift has been on a date with Douglas Booth.
The "I Knew You Were Trouble" hitmaker - who has previously dated a string of high-profile stars including Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer and Taylor Lautner - and the Romeo and Juliet actor spent time alone in The Holly Bush, a quiet pub in Hampstead, north London on Friday and even hired a room to ensure extra privacy.
"They hired the back room and were in there alone. They looked very happy [and] were smiling and laughing, just like any other customers," a source said.
Taylor, 23, was previously seen flirting with the 21-year-old British actor at the Romeo and Juliet afterparty in Los Angeles, where they hung out with a number of friends, including his co-star Hailee Steinfeld - a long-term friend of the singer - and took a series of pictures in a photo booth.
Taylor Swift is hunting for a new home in London.
The "Everything Has Changed" singer is tired of staying in hotels and wants a place of her own for when she visits the UK capital or comes to Europe. "Taylor isn't moving to London permanently but she wants a European base and she absolutely loves it in Britain. She's been spending more and more time here recently and is tired of camping out in hotels. This way she can make a place her own and get some proper privacy," a source said.
The 22-year-old musician, who is said to be worth over $220 million, paid $11 million in cash for her mansion in Rhode Island, New England, last year. The impressive property has five bedrooms and was Taylor's fourth home. It sits in front of 700 ft of waterfront and encompasses more than 11,000 sq ft of living space, sitting on five acres of land.
Taylor - who kicked off the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show wearing a Union flag-print mini-dress in New York on Wednesday - is set to spend more time in London next year after announcing five dates at The O2 next February as part of her ongoing Red Tour.
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