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Whatever you did over the weekend was cool and all, but Taylor Swift invited some fans over to her house, baked cookies, and they all listened to her new album 1989.

It was a surprise for 89 of her fans, who were all hand-picked by Taylor Swift herself. They were contacted by Taylor's management team and given vague details about the "top secret exclusive event" (where to go, and when) but nothing more, according to TSwiftLA.

Some of the details of the evening:


  • There was a ton of food for the 89 attendees to eat, including cookies. Baked by Taylor Swift. Pumpkin chocolate chip, if you care.
  • The group sat in Taylor's living room where she laid out the details of the evening. AKA, "Hey guys, thanks for being fans, now do you want to listen to my entire album with me right now?" (Not an exact quote.)
  • Taylor spoke to her fans about the details of each song.
  • They also got to hang out with Taylor's cat, Olivia. No details about her other cat, Meredith, but we'll assume she was there, too.
  • There was dancing and rapping to Kendrick Lamar's "Backseat Freestyle.
  • Everyone got to take selfies with Taylor. They also got gift bags.
  • This all happened at Taylor's house in LA. Just wanted to reiterate that.
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Yusuf/Cat Stevens Returns to the U.S. for the First Time Since 1976

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Yusuf, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, is returning to the U.S. for a tour for the first time since 1976. The five date "Peace Train... Late Again" tour will begin December 4 at Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston, MA, and end December 14 at Nokia Theatre Live in Los Angeles, CA. Yusuf is promoting his upcoming album, Tell 'Em I'm Gone, which will be released in October.

As Stevens, Yusuf was a popular artist in the early-mid 1970s, releasing albums such as Tea for the Tillerman and singles such as "Peace Train." In 1977, Yusuf converted to Islam and left the music industry for nearly 20 years. He re-emerged in 1995 with a series of spoken-word albums, and in 2006 released An Other Cup, his first since 1978.

See below for tour dates and visit the Cat Stevens page for more information on tickets.

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As you may of heard, the legendary (I use that term loosely) soft drink Surge is once again available for purchase and internet kind of exploded. The beverage, only available through Amazon.com, sold out by 11 a.m. on Monday. Luckily for everyone, they quickly restocked their inventory.

Of course, a couple hours later, they sold out again.

I have yet to make my Surge purchase, but trust me it's coming. It got me, and probably a lot of other people thinking, what other drinks should companies bring back? Well, here is my list:

1. Ecto Cooler

As a child of the late 80's/early 90's, my obsession with "The Ghostbuster" runs deep. In 1987, Hi-C partnered up with the franchise to help promote the series with development of the delicious drink they called Ecto-Cooler. The citrus flavored drink found its way into hearts and lunchboxes of millions until it was discontinued in 2001. If Hi-C were smart, they would release Ecto Cooler to the masses again before 2014 is over to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original film. I can dream.

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10 Great On-Stage Falls

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A comeback tour is a big deal. It's supposed to be full of anticipation and excitement and enthusiasm and, in the case of Garth Brooks, a good ol' fashioned tumble. On the second night of Brooks' comeback tour, the singer managed to fall down on stage, knocking his cowboy hat off in the process. It happens.

As someone who has taken a good spill here and there, I can relate to celebrities when they fall on or off a stage during a show. I feel for them... but that doesn't mean I can't smirk when I hear about the mishaps. These are some of the 10 greatest on-stage falls, which we can giggle about, because none of these artists were seriously injured. (I think I'll let these videos speak for themselves.)

#1 - Rihanna

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5 Major Kanye West Controversies

I like Kanye West. I like his music and I miss the days when he was always tweeting on Twitter and I honestly find him endlessly entertaining. But I'd be lying if I didn't admit that Kanye is messy. He's always involved in some kind of controversy. Sometimes I think Kanye's right; sometimes I think he's wrong; and sometimes, I'm just here to be entertained. So here are some of Kanye West's major controversies, starting with one not-so-great one that happened this weekend.

Kanye West vs. Concert Etiquette

Over the weekend, Kanye performed in Sydney, Australia. Before singing his song "Good Life," he wanted everyone in the audience to stand. When two wouldn't, Kanye grew annoyed. "There's literally two people left," Kanye said, according to reports. "This is the longest I’ve had to wait to do a song. ... It’s unbelievable." As it turned out, the two concertgoers in question couldn't stand; one had a prosthetic limb while the other was in a wheelchair. It made for a supremely awkward and unfortunate moment — one which Kanye has yet to apologize for. Yikes.

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