Extraordinary $500 tip for a pizza all part of man’s final wish

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Kindness is contagious is a lesson from learned the grave for a brother of a man who died suddenly at the young age of 30. His dying wish was do something extraordinary for a total stranger.  From that simple act, a movement was born and it bowled over a Chicago pizza server this afternoon.

Pequod’s server Vanessa Goldschmidt got the shock of her life today. On a mere $30-tab, she received a $500 gratuity.

It’s a happy moment following a sad story, the journey from grief to gratitude.

The last will and testament of Aaron Collins reads: “Leave an awesome tip and I don’t mean 25-percent! I mean $500 on a pizza.”

Aaron’s brother Seth didn’t hesitate for a moment.

Exactly one year ago today, less than a week after his brother passed away, he passed on that generous spirit,  giving that first whopping tip in their hometown, with the…

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Paula Deen Admits To NOT Being A Racist On The Today Show

After standing Matt Lauer up last Friday, Paula Deen gathered the courage to appear on the TODAY show for an exclusive interview Wednesday morning. While Deen tried to be cool, calm, and collected addressing her past usage of racial slur, Lauer seemed to hit her where it hurts throughout the entire 13 minute interview, leaving her in nothing but tears. The live conversation can be described in one word… heartbreaking!

Right from the start, Lauer pretty much made it clear that he was not happy with the Georgia native ditching him last week. He wanted to make sure Deen understood he was in control of the entire conversation… not her.

But despite all the interruptions and demanding answers Matt forced upon her, Deen was able to get her two cents in about the real reason she wanted to have the interview saying:

 “The main reason I am here today, Matt,” she began. “It’s important to me that I tell you and everyone out there what I believe and how I live my life. I believe that every creature on this earth  . . .  was created equal. No matter who you choose to go to bed at night with. No matter what church you go to pray.  Everyone should be treated equal. That’s the way I was raised. That’s the way I live my life.”

Eventually Lauer’s persistent aggression towards her forced The Best Dishes host to break down, making things quite uncomfortable as a viewer. She began rambling on about how hard it has been consoling her friends and how she has received nothing but “wonderful” support from Reverend Jessie Jackson…

…uuuum what?

After more then 13 minutes of watching this emotional sit-down, Miss Paula Deen decided to directly address the camera with these parting words:

“If there’s anyone out there that have never said something that they wish they could take back. If you’re out there please pick up that stone and throw it so hard at my head that it kills me. Please, I want to meet you. I is what I is, and I’m not changing.”

Make sure you watch the full interview above!

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Get Up Close & Personal With One Direction in ‘1D: This Is Us’ Trailer

Tuesday was definitely a great day to be a directioner. Why you may ask? Because the five main men in your lives pretty much dedicated the day to YOU!

First Harry, Liam, Niall, Zayn, and Louis started the day off releasing the official trailer for their oh so highly anticipated film ‘1D: This Is Us’ where they welcome you into their ‘fabulous’ lives, up close and personal.

In the 3-D film, fans get the chance to see who the guys were before they became the worlds biggest boy band and very personal (and super cute) interviews with their moms. And if that doesn’t get your heart racing then keep in mind there are more then enough shirtless moments.. IN 3D! Pause for reaction.

The three minute sneak peek inside the lives of One Direction also features a brand new song, which was their second announcement of the day, called ‘Best Song Ever.’ And in my opinion… anything my “wishful” boyfriends come out with, is pretty much the best song ever so yeah!

So make sure you grab your best friends and run, not walk, to the theater in August! But for now I leave you with the ‘1D: This Is Us’ trailer. As well as 1D announcing their brand new track ‘Best Song Ever’

…You’re welcome!

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Paula Deen Gets Chopped from The Food Network

Can you imagine a world without Paula Deen encouraging every single one of us to add an extra stick of butter to any meal? If your answer is no then prepare yourself… because she won’t be sending love and best wishes from her kitchen to ours any longer.

That’s right. Moments after the 66-year-old Georgia peach posted not one but TWO videos begging for forgiveness after admitting to use the N word, The Food Network announced Friday they are giving Miss Paula a swift kick in the butt.

“Food Network will not renew Paula Deen’s contract when it expires at the end of this month.”

Seems as though the network isn’t the forgive and forget type.

But even after a rough couple of days, Paula is keeping to her southern charms and parting ways with The Food Network as classy as she possibly can.

Instead of making a third video, she addressed the situation in a different manor having nothing but kind words saying:

“I have had the pleasure of being allowed into so many homes across the country and meeting people who have shared with me the most touching and personal stories. This would not have been possible without the Food Network. Thank you again. Love and best dishes to all of ya’ll.”

At least we will all be able to get one last touch of southern hospitality on a Saturday morning thanks to Paula Deen.

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Watch Henry Cavill’s ‘Man of Steel’ Workout Video… SHIRTLESS!

After seeing the oh so popular ‘Man of Steel’ movie, I just couldn’t seem to get enough of Superman himself, British actor Henry Cavill. I literally walked out of the theater amazed that a man that beautiful walks the face of this earth! Now, I’m not sure if it was his chiseled jaw or his beautiful green eyes that wheeled me in but the moment I saw him on the big screen, I couldn’t seem to take my eyes off of him.

So ladies, if you are looking for a little eye candy then this article is for YOU!

The gorgeous 30-year-old actor is featured in a new video by the National Guard where he show cases how he got into shape for the biggest role of his career… Superman. Now if this doesn’t inspire you to push your own limits, I don’t know what will.

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Meet North West! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s First Bundle of Joy!

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It seems as though Kim and Kanye looked to the northern stars for inspiration when it came to naming their daughter.

That’s right! Just five days after Kim Kardashian gave birth to her and Kanye West’s first bundle of joy, TMZ is reporting the little princess has been named North West.

Although the couple has yet to confirm their daughter’s name, sources claim her birth certificate has been spotted.

So will the world be keeping up with baby North on the Kardashian’s reality show?

If Kanye has it his way, he would NOT have his daughter featured on ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians,’ or any of the family’s programs.

But the world’s most famous momager, Kris Jenner, was able to get a sneak peek of the birth on film… but under Kanye’s supervision of course.

“The camera crew did attempt to accompany Kim into the hospital,” the source added. “When Kanye arrived, he told them to get lost, which they did. Kanye didn’t want this precious moment to be documented for TV. Kim’s momager, Kris, who was in the delivery room, filmed portions of it for family viewing only. Kanye told Kris when she could film.”

North West graced the world with her presence five weeks early on June 15th, weighing in around 5lbs. Word on the street is that she looks like her mommy with dark hair and Kim’s million-dollar smile.

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The Cast of The Office Bid An Emotional Farewell

The time has come to say goodbye to our favorite employees at Dunder Mifflin as they clock-out for the last time Thursday night.

You know what they say, good things must come to an end. And after nine seasons, NBC is airing The Office‘s series finale Thursday, May 16th. But before the doors close at Dunder Mifflin, the cast has one last thing to say to the world… thank you.

John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, and a few others made a heart wrenching ‘goodbye’ video for the show and fans where they take a walk through memory lane, and TRY to answer one of the biggest questions: “What does The Office mean to you?

So grab a tissue, or two, sit back, and watch Jim, Pam, and Dwight offer tears and emotional thank you’s in The Office Farewells.

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Zayn Malik Leaving One Direction… For Good?

Photo Credit: Off Side Wall Paper

Photo Credit: Off Side Wall Paper

It seems as though Zayn Malik has been living up to his notorious bad boy persona after ex Australian stripper, Courtney Webb, got her two minutes of fame after revealing she slept with the 20-year-old despite of him dating Perrie Edwards.

But Malik just might be saying enough is enough!

Now, for all you directioners… you may want to sit down for this one!

Because Celebuzz.com has reported that 1D’s record label management fears that Zayn is “on the brink of walking away from the band.”

The source claims that the hunk has been “in a haze” as he’s been trying to get out of the media’s spotlight following the cheating reports.

But one of the hardest parts for him is being away from his very close knit family, the insider continued.

With word spreading like wildfire around the bands record label, Simon Cowell felt it was time to step in and take action. According to Celebuzz the oh so famous XFactor judge is “promising he will not overwork Malik or his bandmates Harry StylesLouis TomlinsonLiam Payne and Niall Horan. Cowell has even offered Malik extra time off.”

But with being in one of the biggest boy bands in the entire world, comes a lot of time on the road. And unfortunately for Zayn, 2013 seems even busier then 2012 was… by a lot! They’ve already kicked off the new year with their very first trip to Japan, and now they’re getting ready for their tour which starts in London on Feb. 23rd and won’t end until Nov. 3rd in Japan. And with that, One Direction is setting up to promote their highly anticipated 3D movie which is geared to hit theaters in August.

So for now Malik “feels that the last six months have been his toughest yet in the band,” the insider reveals.

“Even before the cheating scandal, Zayn was steering clear of nights out with his bandmates and sometimes would skip media events. He has been quite low at several points when being away for key family celebrations. But his pals have cheered him up. People forget he is the shyest member.”

No matter if you are the shyest person or most outgoing, being in one of the biggest bands EVER comes with a price. And for some, it’s the battle to keep that squeaky clean image.

“Every step 1D makes is scrutinized and judged by the public and media. Their reputation as role models to teens is also weighing heavy on his shoulders as it is not natural for him to be bright, bubbly and smiley twenty-four seven.”

According to the insider, poor Zayn feels as though HE himself has ruined One Direction’s reputation after Courtney Webb decided to post a picture of Malik while he was sleeping to prove to the world that she did indeed sleep with him.

“Zayn feels that being caught out with Courtney has made the band look bad, and is still worried about how bosses will react in the long run.

Photo Credit: Metro U.K.

Photo Credit: Metro U.K.

But no matter how hard Webb, 21, tried to defeat him, Malik ran into Perrie’s arms to confess to his mistakes.

It really sent him into a tail spin. He had a mixture of emotions — guilt for his cheating, anger for being led astray by the girl, shame for the world finding out, upset at how his bandmates and management would react and doubt about whether he would still have a place in the band.”

So what did his management think about everything that has happened the last few weeks?

“No one in the management wants Zayn to leave or even consider quitting, with days to go before their biggest tour ever. He is a lovely, caring and funny chap — but there is no doubt fame has changed his outlook,“

And as for his family…

“Some feel he is in a fragile state,” the source said. “There are certain members of his family who have told him if he is unhappy with the money made so far he could walk away.”

So after catching your breath, and possibly wiping away a few tears, how would you feel if Zayn did decide to walk away from One Direction? Sound off below!

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Harry Styles Celebrates 19th Birthday With a Very Familiar Face

Photo Credit: Huffington Post U.K.

Photo Credit: Huffington Post U.K.

Taylor Swift who?

Harry Styles took London by storm Thursday night as he celebrated turning 19 with a blast from his past: Caroline Flack, his much older ex-lover.

The Daily Mail reported the two spent the night partying with mutual friends all night long before they went their separate ways.. and separate exits.

Good pals Nick Grimshaw and James Cordon were also seen by Styles side throughout the evening.

But what about the guys of One Direction?

Although they may not have helped the curly haired swooner celebrate Thursday, some of them took to Twitter on Friday to wish him an oh so happy birthday, including their leading ladies and thousands of directioners.

@NiallOfficial: Happy birthday to my youngest brother @Harry_Styles have a good one me aul son

@Real_Liam_Payne: Happy birthday to my curly haired friend @Harry_Styles ! We’re all getting old now 🙂

@DaniellePeazer: Happy birthday @Harry_Styles! Xx

@Harry_Styles: Hiiiiiii, thank you for saying Happy Birthday. Love you all .xx

Happy Birthday to my favorite member of One Direction!! XoXo

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Is Harry Styles a Bad Kisser? Taylor Swift Sure Thinks So!

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Although their romantic ship has sailed, Harry Styles and Taylor Swift’s non existent relationship can’t seem to get out of the public eye.

From the moment they went their separate ways, the two pop sensations found comfort in attacking the other… verbally that is. The first to make a jab was One Direction’s 18-year-old ladies man. Sources close to Star magazine said Harry had been “telling friends Taylor was asexual and wouldn’t let him do anything. She acted really sexy at first, but once she hooked up with him, she only wanted to kiss.”

Sounds like Swift is all talk and no game!

But the 23-year-old ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ singer had a little secret of her own when it comes to young Harry. “[He] kissed like a snail,” a friend of Swift’s said. “Eventually Taylor found it hard not to be grossed out.” But she had the world fooled after seeing how she couldn’t keep her hands or lips off her beloved beau on New Years Eve.

Maybe that’s the reason she sent him on a different direction.

Would Taylor Swift’s allegation’s of THE Harry Styles being a bad kisser ever stop YOU from laying a big wet one on him? Comment below!