Not even the saying, "when it rains, it pours," is equipped to describe this situation.
Jordin Sparks and her family are suffering from an incalculable loss. Jordin herself has lost four loved ones in one week.
One of them was her younger stepsister, who has passed away at just 16.
This should be a happy time in Jordin Sparks' life.
Unfortunately, Jordin's step-sister, Bryanna Jackson-Frias, has died at 16 from complications resulting from sickle-cell anemia.
If you're not familiar, sickle cell anemia involves red blood cells adhering to the walls of blood vessels. This obstructs blood from reaching tissues sufficiently, which can cut off oxygen.
As you can imagine, the results can be damaged tissues as well as serious pain. Bryanna knew this battle for her entire life.
But now that fight is over.
Jordin Sparks' mother, Jodi Jackson, announced the sad news on social media:
"Bry went peacefully to Heaven. I can’t help to think [that] she’s smiling just like this. Thank you all for your prayers."
That is heartbreaking.
Before Bryanna passed away, Jordin Sparks had taken to Instagram to share a plea with her followers.
Following the tragic news of Bryanna's passing, Jordin once again shared her pain with fans.
"Four Angels in a week. My heart is just so heavy & broken. I'm in shock, numb and feel everything all at the same time."
Because her step-sister is not the only loved one she lost.
"Leah & Rasual (one of my closest friends and her amazing other half who also was a great friend), Bryanna (my step sister) and Q (my little cousin), you were such bright lights in this crazy world."
We mentioned that Rasual Butler and his wife died in a car wreck.
The idea of losing so many people in one week is devastating. Especially when it's so sudden. And especially when two of them are family.
Jordin's post continues.
"You made everyone better just by knowing them. And your smiles made anyone's day better. The world is less sparkly without you in it."
Devastating to lose them in such rapid succession that she can't even single them out to speak about them.
"Rest In Peace and Power. I love you forever. Find Miles and hug him for me. [black heart emoji]"
No one should have to grapple with this degree of loss in one year, let alone one week.
Jordin Sparks ends her post with a plea to her fans and followers:
"Tomorrow is not promised to any of us. Don't ever skip a chance to tell someone you appreciate them or how much you love them."
She's absolutely right.
"Please, please continue to cover their families and our family with thoughts and prayers. #unicornsdontdie #sicklecellsux"
Clearly, Jordin and her entire family -- and everyone else who loved these four souls -- need support now more than ever.
Grief is a long, complicated process that can sour every other experience.
We wish all of their loved ones all of the comfort that they deserve.
Kanye West wants his money, and he wants it NOW!!!
Back in November 2016, the Yeezus rapper canceled his Saint Pablo tour after he was hospitalized at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital Center for a mental breakdown.
Because of his health issues, Kim Kardashian West's husband was supposed to be paid out by insurance, but never was. Fast forward to Tuesday, he's fighting back!
West's company Very Good Touring, Inc. is suing insurer Lloyd's of London for refusing to cover the contract's non-appearance fee, and wants $9.8 million plus interest.
According to docs, Ye's legal team suspects Lloyd's of blaming his mental collapse on marijuana use:
"Nor have they provided anything approaching a coherent explanation about why they have not paid, or any indication if they will ever pay or even make a coverage decision, implying that Kanye's use of marijuana may provide them with a basis to deny the claim and retain the hundreds of thousands of dollars in insurance premiums paid by Very Good... The stalling is emblematic of a broader modus operandi of the insurers of never-ending post-claim underwriting where the insurers hunt for some contrived excuse not to pay."
Although North West's dad and his team submitted a claim to the company in November, they allegedly did everything in their power to reject coverage!
"Almost immediately after the claim was submitted, Defendants selected legal counsel to oversee the adjustment of the claim, instead of the more normal approach of retaining a non-lawyer insurance adjuster... Immediately turning to legal counsel made it clear that Defendants' goal was to hunt for any ostensible excuse, no matter how fanciful, to deny coverage or to maneuver themselves into a position of trying to negotiate a discount on the loss payment."
Saint Pablo is certainly no Saint when it comes to getting $$$!
[Image via WENN.]
Macklemore must be counting his blessings right about now!
We mean, the Thrift Shop rapper could've been seriously injured on Friday when an alleged drunk driver in a pickup truck drove straight into his Mercedes. Thankfully, the hitmaker walked away from the situation unscathed. Phew!
It's said the collision took place just before 11 p.m. in Langley, WA -- which is a small, island town just north of Seattle. Per reports, it's believed that the drunk driver drove head on into Macklemore while rounding a bend. Eek.
According to police, the driver wasn't wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and, in result, the unnamed culprit smashed his head into the windshield. He was found unconscious and bleeding following the accident. When interviewed by the cops, the reckless driver revealed he had a drink "awhile back." Although he didn't share how much he consumed, he said his last drink was at "5 o'clock." Huh.
The driver was then taken to a local hospital for medical treatments. Nonetheless, the Washington State Police says he WILL be charged with a DUI.
As for Macklemore and his two passengers, they walked away from the scene relatively uninjured. One victim was treated for a minor cut -- but that's it. We're just happy to hear no one was SERIOUSLY injured. Remember drinking and driving is a crime, folks!
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Chester Bennington's family and closest friends have opted for privacy in this very emotional time, holding a private Saturday afternoon memorial service to remember the Linkin Park member after his suicide by hanging last week.
The event took place near Bennington's home in Palos Verdes, California, with a few hundred people -- limited to family and friends -- attending the memorial service.
Police provided tight security at the event, and family members did not want videos or pictures taken there.
Fans have been organizing memorials around the globe for the frontman, but were not involved with the private ceremony yesterday in California.
According to reports, a full stage, including a drum kit, was set up at the funeral and several musical tributes were performed.
Additionally, all funeral attendees were given wrist bands and an access pass -- just like what you might see in a VIP pass at a Linkin Park concert.
Above all, it was no doubt a very emotional day for Bennington's family and friends.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who knew and loved him during this unimaginable time of need.
[Image via Ricky Swift/WENN.]
Who could ever forget Blue's Clues, one of the greatest children's interactive TV shows of all time?!
Steve Burns, who was Steve on the show for so many years before it ended its run a decade ago, is forever synonymous with the show, that unforgettable shirt, the damned blue dog... that show was a phenomenon, OK?? LOLz!!
But now, Mr. Burns has a brand new project, and he's teaming up with another Steve -- Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips, as a matter of fact -- on a new set of children's music!!!
That's right! If you grew up on Steve from Blue's Clues, and you were hoping your own kids could one day do the same, here's you chance!!!
Speaking in a new interview with TMZ, Burns explained a little bit more about his new project, which is called Steve-n-steveN and is basically right now just a YouTube channel with a few tunes.
But seriously, LOOK AT THESE TUNES (below) starting with the most recently released vid about facts:
Ha! Love it!!
How about this one about the last magical unicorn (below):
And of course, the best and most memorable video was their first -- and the one that's gotten them the most attention -- about how to poop (below):
A music video about pooping, brought to you by the guy who was Steve in Blue's Clues.
What do U think of these vids, Perezcious readers?!
At least Steve's relative (lack of?) hair doesn't matter in this case, right? It's just kind of out there already... ha!!
Anyways, watch Burns' TMZ interview HERE.
And give the man a little credit -- not only are the songs pretty well done, as you can see in a separate project (below), he's an interesting and likable guy:
Keep singin' about poop, Steve!
[Image via YouTube.]
You go, girl!!
Peta Murgatroyd may have just given birth, like, eleven days ago, but that doesn't mean the new mom isn't ready to get real about the unrealistic post-baby body expectations thrown on to so many women!
The Dancing With The Stars star -- who welcomed the baby with her love Maksim Chmerkovskiy -- posted the pic you can see (above) to her Instagram account on Sunday, calling out body expectations and getting real about body goals!
Oh, and she also delivered a message about we can expect to see pics of the beautiful new baby, too!!
Here's what she had to say in a caption accompanying that pic (below):
Real life: I took this photo 8 days post birth. I left the hospital looking 5 months pregnant. Many people think a woman should shrink right back to her pre-birth weight immediately. That is just not the truth for most. The female body is incredible and resilient, but healing and strengthening take time. Now it's time for patience and hard work. Lots of love to all the new mamas out there on the journey. 💪🏼💪🏼 #yesihaveascrunchieinmyhair #shaiiswortheverypound
Preach, girl, PREACH!!!She looks AH-Mazing in her post-baby body, five-month pregnant look be damned! And she should conform to no one BUT the best moves she personally needs to make for her own health!
[Image via Peta Murgatroyd/Instagram.]
Source Reveals Kanye West Is NOT Living With Kim Kardashian & The Kids As He Continues Outpatient Mental Health Care
Kanye West may be out of the hospital, but the 39-year-old is still receiving outpatient care for undisclosed mental health issues.
Although Kim Kardashian West is standing by the rapper during this trying time, we're hearing the couple is currently living apart as 'Ye continues his treatment out of concern for their two children, North West, 3, and Saint West, almost 12 months.
A source close to the family told People:
"He is receiving outpatient care elsewhere with a medical team. Kim still seems concerned but is supportive. They don't know for how long Kanye will need outpatient care."
The insider added:
"She is very worried about the kids being around Kanye."
Must be serious!
It sounds like the Famous artist needs to cool the jets for a bit and receive whatever medical treatment necessary. That might not be the best environment for the young children.
We will keep you updated as we learn more.
[Image via Will Alexander/WENN.]
Get well soon, Buzz!
Buzz Aldrin has reportedly fallen ill and had to be evacuated from the South Pole on Thursday, where he had been on a trip with a group of people he dubbed "Buzz's Polar Penguins."
The former astronaut and second man to step on the moon took ill during the journey, which he had documented several days ago on his social media account.
South Pole here I come! #antarctica #WhiteDesert #GYATAntarcticaA photo posted by Buzz Aldrin (@drbuzzaldrin) on Nov 28, 2016 at 11:30pm PST
After he was flown to New Zealand for treatment, tourism group White Desert released this statement regarding Aldrin's condition:
"The evacuation flight for Mr Buzz Aldrin has successfully landed at Christchurch, New Zealand and Mr Aldrin is being transferred to hospital for examination. He currently has fluid in his lungs but is responding well to antibiotics and being kept overnight for observation. His condition is stable and his manager, who is currently with him, described him being in good spirits."
That's so good to hear, and we hope he only keeps improving!
Knowing him, he'll probably be back at the South Pole as soon as doctors give him the go-ahead!
[Image via WENN.]
The reason why so many celebrities are in such great shape is because they have the money to get that way, and because they have the drive as well. You don’t have to be as rich as a celebrity in order to become as fit as one, you just need to want it and have the focus to get there.
You can look like a swimsuit model, if that’s what you want, or look like your favorite celebrity. There are ways to get fit, and healthy. Just remember, not every celebrity is a healthy weight, and you shouldn’t want to be underweight, which can be unhealthy as well.
Try A Diet System
There are plenty of diet systems out there and you may just want to try one of them. The key is to remember to take the eating habits you learn from them with you once the plan is over so that you can continue your weight loss. Yo-yo dieting can cause even more health issues than just being overweight in the first place.
Look into the diet plans your favorite celebrities are endorsing. Look at reviews of each of these plans so that you can find the right one for you. Some of them cut out some important nutrients, so you may need to use some supplements.
Just taking a look at some of the actors and actresses that live a vegan lifestyle can show you how healthy this kind of “diet” can be. You are cutting out foods that lead to obesity and that lead to skin problems that you may struggle for years to get rid of. It’s also a great way to avoid most food allergens.
Some famous vegans that have the looks to back up their lifestyle include Alicia Silverstone, Miley Cyrus, Ellen Page, and Liam Hemsworth. Alicia Silverstone is so into her healthy vegan lifestyle that she has her own company that can help you live better.
Find A Fitness Coach
Celebrities that are in shape, or want to get in shape for a particular roll, have personal trainers that help them get into shape. You may want to get yourself a fitness coach at your local gym. It can be cheaper than a full on personal trainer.
Joining a gym in general is a great idea if you want to be fit and healthy. Taking classes at your gym can give you the knowledge of different workouts so that you can do them at home as well.
Never Skip A Workout
Even on days that you can’t get to the gym, you should still be working out. Take a walk if that’s all you have time for. Wake up a little earlier so you can go for a jog or do some jumping jacks.
You could fit in something like yoga, which not only helps you get fit but can also help you relax. If you’re not sure what yoga can do for your healthy and physique take a look at Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, and Katy Perry. These are just a few of the many celebs that do yoga on a regular basis.
Wow, what a shock.
In an interview with People Magazine, Black Eyed Peas member Taboo revealed he was diagnosed with stage two testicular cancer in June of 2014 after visiting a hospital for abdominal and back pain.
What's scary is, the star (whose real name is Jaime Luis Gomez) initially put off the doctor's appointment due to his busy schedule, revealing:
"It all started with a pain in my back and abdomen. I was so busy working that I wasn't worried about it, but I went to the emergency room to get checked out."
Wow. We're SO relieved Jaime didn't wait a second longer to seek help.
Following the heartbreaking diagnosis, the rapper's bandmate will.i.am got him in touch with an EXCELLENT doctor who immediately got him started on an "intense" and "aggressive" chemotherapy. The star also had to have his "mothership" removed.
Taboo went on to recall:
"The very next day I went into surgery to have the ‘mother ship' removed. But my fight had just begun. My family and the group were all in shock, but will.i.am instantly reached out to a great doctor who helped me figure out a treatment plan. I was racing against the clock."
Luckily for Mr. Gomez, he was able to keep his chin up during the harrowing ordeal:
"There were times that I wanted to give up, but I became inspired by sports figures who have gone through similar battles. I began channeling my energy into the thing that keeps me alive and spirited: music. I wanted to share my story and inspire others like those who had inspired me. I had chemo brain and kept fading in and out, but my team kept me focused because they knew how important it was."
Now that the entertainer is officially cancer free, he has penned a song called Fight to inspire others with the disease to keep going no matter what:
"There are millions going through things like this, and I want to remind them that we don't curl up into a ball when we have a trial or tribulation. We get up and fight."
What an inspirational message! We're glad Taboo turned a negative situation into a positive one.
Stay strong, sir!
[Image via WENN.]
This cannot be real...
Nearly a month to the day after the Presidential candidate shamed former Miss Universe Alicia Machado for her weight, Miss Iceland was just treated to similarly disgusting sexism on an International scale.
Apparently, 20-year-old Arna Ýr Jónsdóttir was scheduled to take part in the Miss Grand International competition this week... but quit on Sunday after being told she was too fat for the events.
According to the Icelandic beauty, Thai TV presenter/MGI owner Nawat Itsaragrisil ordered his staff to give Arna some awful advice just four days before she took the stage, saying:
"Stop eating breakfast, eat just salad for lunch, and drink water every evening until the contest."
But what's worse is that Nawat allegedly thought this was a compliment as he reportedly "wanted her to do well in the contest!"
Luckily, Arna immediately stuck up for herself -- speaking to the Iceland Monitor about her body-positive message, saying:
"If the owner of the contest really wants me to lose weight and doesn't like me the way I am, then he doesn't deserve to have me in the Top 10. Yes, my shoulders are a bit broader than the other girls', but that is because I was a member of the Icelandic national athletics team and I am proud of that. Personally, I think I'm fine as I am.
No arguments here!
Still... a prepared statement through the press wasn't enough for Arna.
"I'm going to stand up for myself, all women, and the Icelandic nation. I'm not going to let them say that I have too much fat to be on stage."
We support you 100 percent Arna!
Although, if you haven't quite yet mastered the language of Iceland...
Ch-ch-check out Arna's handwritten letter to MGI in English (below)!!!
My goodbye letter✉️🖋A photo posted by Arna Ýr Jónsdóttir (@arnayr) on Oct 24, 2016 at 3:42pm PDT
Celebrities may have a lot of help maintaining their bodies, but obtaining the same results isn’t impossible for everyone else. While they may not need to plan their own meals, or even make them, the food they’re eating is the same food we’re able to find at our grocery stores. Here are a few guidelines to follow to obtain that svelte figure of your dreams.
Staying hydrated is one of the most important ways to nourish your body and maintain your health. If your body is dehydrated many of the body’s functions aren’t able to work properly, leaving you feeling fatigued, and your body and mind drained. Without the proper amount of fluid intake, any other diet efforts are not as effective due to struggle your body will have with its digestive functions.
Water is also an appetite suppressant, and it increases the body’s ability to metabolize stored fat. Often times we experience mild dehydration throughout the day that doesn’t present itself as a thirst, but as hunger and may lead to overeating or indulging. Getting at least 8 glasses of water each day is crucial and will also help with your joints, teeth, bones, and skin, so drink up!
Eat small meals frequently
Eating smaller meals throughout the day helps to keep your metabolism working all day, controls blood sugar, and assists in staving off pesky snack cravings. Of course, if your meals throughout the day aren’t composed of healthy foods, your plan won’t work.
Skipping meals or waiting long periods of time between meals sends a signal to your body that it needs to go into starvation mode, therefore storing calories. Once your body is programmed to store calories due to long periods of time between meals, your metabolism is impacted negatively and you’ll be more likely to pack on the pounds.
Try new recipes
If you’ve eaten enough grilled chicken salads to last you a lifetime but are still trying to maintain a healthy diet, then it’s time to get creative. Try new recipes that may feel like cheating but are actually healthy for you.
There are many resources you can use to find healthy, easy, and fun new recipes such as Pinterest or healthy recipe books. Finding snacks that satisfy your sweets cravings such as mango ice cream made with fresh fruit, milk, and pure maple syrup will make you feel less deprived than sticking to your salad-only routine.
It takes a lot of time and work to change your body, especially if you’re looking for big results; but don’t feel discouraged if it takes you a few weeks to determine what works best for your body and how you can maintain a healthy lifestyle. Keep at it, and know that each day is a new chance for you to improve your diet and improve your health.
Selena Gomez Posts Message About Needing To ‘Rethink Some Areas Of My Life Creatively And Personally’
Poor Selena Gomez!
She may have turned 24 years old on Friday, but she is not feeling the birthday festivities -- or maybe she just needs a breather from a long, grueling tour schedule.
The singer, in the middle of her Revival tour, touched down in Jakarta, Indonesia for the weekend and after a performance last night, she posted a very cryptic message on Instagram that caught EVERYBODY's attention.
She wrote and screenshotted the following, posting it for her 91 million IG followers to see (below):
"Tonight I felt extremely unauthentic, unconnected to both...myself and my music. I've never really felt like my materials, wardrobe or a video could define me. I act on a moment and fear something that hasn't happened. I'm stagnant, I stay still and don't just sit with myself first and ask, 'Is this where I am, wholeheartedly?' I've always told the truth. I'm always true to my word, I've shown who I am but I need to rethink some areas of my life creatively and personally. Had to get that out."
Ch-ch-check out the post itself -- which still hasn't been deleted, as of Saturday afternoon -- and note that caption she gives it, too (below):
not being negative about anything I've done. I'm grateful for every single moment I get here -Indonesia you were LOUD and clearly inspiring. Love you so muchA photo posted by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on Jul 23, 2016 at 8:42am PDT
Mental health is SO crucial in every single aspect, and for every single person, regardless of fame or celebrity or success or whatever.
Girl, clear the mind, take whatever time or space for yourself, and get things right! We are pulling for you!
[Image via Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.]
This is awful!
Everyone remember John Stevens from Season 3 of American Idol? The youngest contestant to make it to the finals when he was just 16 years old by singing Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin songs?
Last week, he was out for a run in Chelsea, Massachusetts and was hit by a van! Oh no!
The 28-year-old suffered a fractured skull, broken arm, and deafness in his right ear. He is now recuperating in Buffalo, New York with his parents.
The Boston Globe reports the incident happened in the evening near a crosswalk where Stevens was jogging with headphones in. A witness said the van did not appear to be speeding -- and charges against the driver have not been pressed.
After having some time to recover, Stevens took to Facebook to give an update and to thank everyone for their well wishes:
Hang in there, John!!!
[Image via WENN.]
Fitness seems to be on everybody’s minds lately. As time has gone on, people appear to be more concerned with everything health related. In the 20’s, smoking was cool and even pregnant women did it. Now, if you see a pregnant woman smoking or drinking, all sorts of alarms go off.
Beyond cigarettes, people today are obsessed with anything health related. Does this sunscreen have heavy metals? Does this lotion contain chemicals that cause cancer? Is this processed food making me fat, tired, and depressed?
If there is anybody in the world who has the health craze figured out, it’s the celebrities. If money buys you anything, it buys you expensive treatments, a trainer, and a nutritionist. Among other things, of course. If you’re looking to get fit and stay fit, follow these celebrity secrets:
Drink All The Water
If you want to look like Jennifer Aniston in your 40’s you have to drink like her. Not alcohol. Water. Water is essential to all functions of the body. If you have a lifetime of not drinking enough, it’s going to show. You’ll look old, you won’t be flushing out any of the toxins in your body, and you’ll gain and retain weight. If you do nothing but drink half your body weight in ounces every day, you’ll be amazed at how you change.
Get An Informed Trainer
Trainers are a dime a dozen. Turn a corner in any city and you’ll see a gym with trainers advertising their services. It’s pretty easy to stand there and tell somebody to do 20 pushups, but it’s something different entirely to get a trainer who understands the chemistry of the body in relation to exercise, your particular makeup, and the diet hacks you need to get the results you crave.
Celebrities have the best in the business. They also have time to devote to getting and staying in shape. If you want to achieve a celebrity body, find the best of the best in regards to trainors. They’ll push you and you’ll see a difference.
Refer to Surgeon When All Else Fails
Ultimately, celebrities are amazingly beautiful because they’re not only the cream of society, they have help. Everybody has something with their body they’re not happy with. Celebs get to refer to a surgeon when diet and exercise fail to help them keep their figure. If you want to achieve what they’ve got, you might have to pay up…but try the natural methods first. It puts less stress on your pocketbook.
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Recently, the KUWTK star wrote a blog entry where she confesses to drinking ghee, a type of clarified butter commonly used in South Asian cuisine.
While drinking butter doesn't seem like it would be good for your health, the 36-year-old says the substance triggers weight loss, strengthens the immune system, hydrates skin, makes hair grow thick, and nourishes the nervous system.
The pint-sized diva wrote:
"A teaspoon a day does a body good."
Who taught her about ghee?! It was none other than mama Kris Jenner, who learned to make it from ex Robert Kardashian's mother.
However, Kourt buys it from Martha Soffer of Surya Spa. According to Miz Kardashian:
"She taught me to take ghee every morning and I trust all of the ingredients and I know she makes it herself."
You can substitute ghee for regular butter, and use it in French toast, grilled cheese sandwiches, and quesadillas. On the flip side, be cautious about using it with protein.
"I just stick to eating it with some sort of carbohydrate like a cracker… You can use ghee while cooking oatmeal, stir fries, soups, quinoa dishes, rice, lentils, and veggie sautees."
Considering how good Kourtney looks, everyone should be drinking ghee RIGHT NOW!
[Image via Instagram.]
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Things are heating up!
On her website, Khloé Kardashian decided to write a cheeky post titled "Burn Calories In The Bedroom" that discusses her two favorite subjects: exercise and sex!
The KUWTK star wrote :
"I'm all about having fun with fitness and it's the best way to stay motivated to work out. I had my team put together a list of sex positions that burn the most calories, because what's more fun than getting down??? LOL."
How does she determine which positions burn the most calories?! The tall diva uses a sex calculator!
"I even found this ‘sex calculator' that tells you exactly how many calories are burned between the sheets based on your gender, weight, position, style (‘slow,' ‘frisky' or ‘fast and furious,' haha) and time frame."'
So what stance gives you the most bang for your buck?!
"The Shoulder is apparently the BEST sex position when it comes to getting in a full workout. To try it, lie flat on your back and raise your legs, lift your butt and thighs and support your lower back with your hands on your man's thighs. When you thrust you'll be working EVERYTHING—butt, abs, back, core and legs."
There you have it!
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Taylor Swift Continues To Show Her Generosity As She Donates $100,000 To Cancer Research — Details HERE!
Taylor Swift is no stranger to being generous with her money as she most recently wrote a check to Kesha for $250,000 to help the Die Young singer out with her financial needs during her difficult time.
Well Tay-Tay is at it again as she apparently donated $100,000 to The V Foundation for Cancer Research!
The famed American basketball sportscaster Dick Vitale took to Twitter to share his thanks and a picture (above) by saying:
Dicky V also shared his thanks and praise of the 26-year-old on Instagram by sharing:
On my left a PROUD DAD of @taylorswift @ Brio in UTCMall Sarasota / THANKS so much TAYLOR 4 ur generosity to help kids battling cancer #awesomebabyA photo posted by Dick Vitale (@dickiev_espn) on Feb 23, 2016 at 5:53pm PST
She just never stops giving does she?
We absolutely LOVE that Taylor is so generous and gives to several different causes. We mean, the V Foundation is a great one to add to the list!
The cancer research group was formed in 1993 by basketball player, coach, and broadcaster Jim Valvano along with ESPN. The foundation is made up of several top physicians and research scientists from the best universities, as well as cancer centers around the country with the ultimate goal of finding the cures for cancers.
What do you think of Swift's most recent gift?
Celebrities are celebrities for a reason. They’re often the best looking people in the world. Even if that’s the case thanks to the help of plastic surgery and dentists, there is still a lot that celebrities do to stay in top shape for whatever it is that their careers are.
They’re judged every day, and they can’t leave the house without paparazzi snapping photos of them and making up some obnoxious story about their lives. Even if they’ve just had a baby, they’re scrutinized, praised, or ridiculed based on how they look. It’s not an easy job, and there’s a lot of pressure to fit into a particular mold.
Despite the pressure, here are the top things celebrities do to stay fit. Adopt the things you can and you might be a little bit closer to celebrity status!
There really is no shortcut to the perfect body. If you want to look like a celebrity, you have to train like them. Celebrity fitness coaches say the secret is to work out in the morning. Getting up and getting your metabolism working first thing is a huge part of being able to burn away that fat and build muscle.
Evidently any workout is better than no workout, but apparently it takes your body 35 minutes to even burn off your blood sugar before the fat burning even begins! Sounds pretty lame, but this means you really have to make exercising for an hour a day your goal if you want to look like the Hollywood hotties.
Eat a Lean and Clean Diet
Another one of those things you’ve been told a million times, but it’s the truth. If you don’t eat clean and if you’re always eating things that are high in fat, you will reap the evidence of that in your body. You’ll also feel sluggish, tired and less motivated to do anything. The most important meal is breakfast, so try out some of these recipes to start yourself on the right foot every morning.
Get Their Beauty Sleep
So many cliches, but they’re cliches because they’re true! If you want to look like a celebrity, you need to take a hint from Jessica Biel and get your beauty sleep. Sleep is an integral part in keeping your body functioning the way it’s designed to. When you lack sleep, your body starts compromising on other things to make up the difference.
Stars like Jennifer Lopez know the importance of setting goals. When you want to achieve something but don’t have a timeline in sight, what’s going motivate you to continue with your plan? Always make goals and you’ll be surprised how much easier it will be to stick to them.
Do as the famous people do. Workout regularly, eat nutrient rich food, and sleep! You’ll watch the pounds fall away. It takes a lifestyle change to look this good, so stop putting it off and get started today. You’ll actually be much happier for it, and you’ll have energy like you’ve never had before.