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Taylor Swift Surprises BFF Abigail With a Performance by Her Favorite Band

Taylor threw a huge 25th birthday bash for her bestie Saturday night. In a series of videos posted on Instagram Sunday, Swift revealed her present to Anderson: a pop-up show by the lead singer of her favorite band, Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba. Once Carrabba emerges in the frame, Anderson, Swift, pal Hayley Williams of Paramore and the crowd join the emo singer for an acoustic sing along of the band’s 2002 song “Hands Down.” Anderson was quick to share her excitement, thanking Swift on social media. Get the full story here.

Duke Takes Home Fifth NCAA Men’s Basketball Crown

The Blue Devils won the NCAA men’s basketball championship in a thrilling title contest on Monday in Indianapolis, defeating a tough Wisconsin team 68-63. “My team had great grit and determination. Our defense down the stretch was magnificent.,” said Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski. “I don’t know how you can be any better than we were down the stretch.” Get the full story here.

 

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Meets Fan with Cancer During Emotional Easter Sunday Run-In

The Rock’s Easter Sunday included a chance meeting with a young fan with cancer, and it touched him so deeply, he posted the story on Instagram along with a picture of himself with the kid. It was after a workout at the gym.  Yeah, I guess The Rock even works out on Easter Sunday. He said, quote, “This kid runs up to me, hugs the hell outta me and says it’s been his life’s dream to meet me and tell me how much I’ve inspired him to fight cancer and hardcore chemo and stem cell transplant treatments. “He was a little teary eyed and said for months and months all he’s wanted to do was find me and say this face to face.  I told him what it meant to me to hear this story. I thanked him, hugged him (and his friends), got back in my truck and drove away. “As I’m drivin’ I start shaking my head (and tearing up) at how fragile life is and how amazing and cool the universe was to make this meeting happen . . . Let’s always take a moment to count our blessings . . . ’cause there’s always something to be grateful for.” Get the full story here.

Cool story to share on Easter.. After my workout I’m drivin’ in my pick up and notice these kids in the rearview mirror screamin’ & runnin’ after my truck. Thought to myself, “Should I stop or keep drivin’?” I stopped. I hop out of my truck and this kid runs up to me, hugs the hell outta me and says it’s been his life’s dream to meet me and tell me how much I’ve inspired him to fight cancer (Hodgkin’s lymphoma) and hard core chemo and stem cell transplant treatments. He was a little teary eyed and said for months and months all he’s wanted to do was find me and say this face to face. I told him what it meant to me to hear this story. I thanked him, hugged him (and his friends), got back in my truck and drove away. As I’m drivin’ I start shaking my head (and tearing up) at how fragile life is and how amazing and cool the universe was to make this meeting happen between myself and this special kid Nick Miller. Let’s always take a moment to count our blessings.. cause there’s always something to be grateful for. Happy Easter y’all – DJ A photo posted by therock (@therock) on

 ‘The Book of Yeezus’ Bible Replaces Every Mention of God With Kanye West

A Bible is now available on Etsy that replaces every mention of God’s name in the book of Genesis with West’s. Etsy user The Book of Yeezus is selling the hardback book, with a gold-leaf imprinted title on the cover, for $20.”At it’s simplest, it is the book of Genesis, modified to feature “Kanye” or “Yeezus” in the place of God or Y—A,” the Etsy site states. “‘In the beginning Kanye created the heaven and the earth… And Kanye said, Let there be light: and there was light.'” The user describes the book as a “Bible for the New Age” that celebrates the “grandeur of mega-icon Kanye West.” Get the full story here.

Is NBC Doing a “Downton Abbey” Prequel Set in New York City?

“Downton Abbey” is coming to an end, but the show’s creator is talking with NBC about doing a prequel series called “The Gilded Age”.  It would be about the high society families of New York in the late 19th Century, with people like Cornelius Vanderbilt, John Jacob Astor, and John D. Rockefeller.  One source described it as, quote, “the American Downton.” Since this is a prequel, creator Julian Fellowes says, quote, “Robert Grantham would be in his early teens, Cora would be a child.  A young Violet could make an appearance.”  The show isn’t a done deal yet, but it sounds like it’ll happen. Get the full story here.



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