A lot of little boys picture themselves scoring a touchdown in a huge stadium with the roar of a cheering crowd in the background. And with the help of the Nebraska Huskers, 7-year-old Jack Hoffman got to live that dream.
Hoffman is a cancer patient who has been close to the team’s running back, Rex Burkhead, since last season, and he scored a 69-yard touchdown for his heroes in their annual Red-White spring game yesterday.
This is such a touching gesture by the team and an amazing opportunity for Jack and his family. Watch the video of his big moment and try to hold back the flood of tears that will inevitably build up behind your eyes:
Naive Justin Bieber fans could have been down a head of hair after anonymous 4Chan trolls posted a fake screenshot of a tweet by Entertainment Tonight that Justin Bieber was diagnosed with leukaemia. Tweets from celebrities seemed to confirm the news:
The thing is, Bieber was never diagnosed with cancer (thankfully) and Entertainment Tonight NEVER posted that tweet. Following the “news,” so-called Beliebers began posting photos and videos of themselves with their heads shaved with the hashtag #BaldForBieber. Turns out, most of them were just posers in on the prank.
It’s a despicable prank to direct at teen girls and if you had to have a license to be on the Internet I’d say REVOKE THAT SH*T. Making people believe that someone — anyone — has cancer, is not funny.
These days, you never know what that 4Chan bunch will do. They’ve messed with Taylor Swift and Mountain Dew, among others. Someone who was in on the joke stepped at the beginning, with a firsthand account:
This is actually not true at all. I was there when we started this shit. Somebody made a few twitter accounts, we edited Wikipedia, we spammed chat rooms, and we even posted here on Reddit (but it was deleted for lack of evidence). Somebody made a few fake news posts too which were convincing but without a link it wasn’t enough. The girls you are seeing are actually sisters/girlfriends of a few /b/tards that did this to try and convince other girls to do it. I’m trying to find one of the YouTube videos of some dude’s sister fake crying but I can’t seem to find it at the moment. [Gawker]
Yikes!! The pranksters even set up a fake website with one of the videos below. Be careful what you read online everyone, it’s a wild, wild world out there.
After a huge social media campaign called Healing Hailey, his four-year-old superfan got a private meeting with her favourite singer, Justin Bieber. She got to spend five minutes with the heartthrob backstage at his Milwaukee concert on Sunday night.
Hailey’s parents started the campaign on Twitter and Facebook after their daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor in August. An inspiring video featured a bunch of high school students and teachers sharing motivational messages on signs.
Although she had to get clearance from her doctors to attend the concert, she tweeted afterwards “Dreams come true #believe.”
Mission of the day: Get Justin Bieber to visit a fan named Hailey Roser. The four-year-old was recently diagnosed with brain cancer and all she asks is to meet her favourite singer. To help her out, students and teachers from Holmen High School filmed a touching music video message to the singer, inviting him to visit her in Wisconsin.
The students share their message by holding up inspiring signs for Hailey in different parts of the school such as “be a Fighter” and “you are beautiful.” Hailey also makes a cameo in the end, with her swag Justin Bieber T-shirt, telling the popstar that she loves him and wants to meet him.
We have to make this happen people!!
Proving that he’t not just a superhero on the big screen, Christian Bale has set out to make a four-year-old boy’s dream come true.
Jayden Barber, who was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer, received a hero’s welcome August 23rd in his hometown of Boardman Township, complete with a Bat Signal, Bat Mobile and an appearance by Christian Bale himself!
But since it has been announced that Jayden’s cancer is in remission, Christian has sent the little boy on a dream vacation to Disneyland.
It’s nice to see celebrities taking their time to help others who look up to them. Christian Bale, you ROCK.
PLEASE. DONT. EVER. CHANGE.
If you had any questions about Justin Bieber’s character, these pictures should help make you a Belieber.
The girl seen in these photos is 6 year-old Avalanna Routh. For the majority of her life, she has been battling a rare brain cancer after being diagnosed at only 8 months old. Avalanna is a huge Justin Bieber fan and it was always her dream to meet him. Her friends and family started campaigning on Twitter and Facebook hoping to somehow reach Justin or someone close to him.
After an amazing turn of events, and some help from the local news, they managed to catch his manager’s attention. Scooter Braun contacted the family and told them he would set something up “sooner than you think.”
As Scooter promised, yesterday he and Bieber flew Avalanna and her family to New York City to make her dream come true. Justin made her his valentine and they posed for some adorable photos that she’ll never forget. Proof that even the most pampered superstars can take time out of their busy schedules to be caring human beings. This touching story proves that the teen-pop messiah is still a good Canadian boy at heart.
Demi Lovato should call her Dad who is pleading for her to call. Her Dad is dying of cancer. Demi hasn’t spoken to her Dad since November 2010, although its unclear why they are having problems.
Her father has made an emotional plea, assuring Demi all he wants to do is talk, according to Hollywood Life.
“My health isn’t what it used to be and I know my daughter loves her daddy, so please call me Demi. It is not like I want anything from her, all I want is her love. I’m so proud that she’s doing what she did, I knew the day she was born that she was special to me, but I didn’t know she would be so special to so many people,” Demi Lovato’s estranged father says.
Do you have an idea why Demi isn’t speak with her Dad? Do you think it’s related to her rehab stay?
Catherine Zeta Jones has had a rough year. She has consistently been at her husband, Michael Douglas’s side through his terrifying fight with cancer. Due to the stress of the whole situation Zeta Jones has sought mental health treatment for herself.
Her rep says in a statement that, ”After dealing with the stress of the past year, Catherine made the decision to check in to a mental health facility for a brief stay to treat her Bipolar II disorder.” The actress checked into an unidentified facility where she underwent treatment and apparently, ”she’s feeling great and looking forward to starting work this week on her two upcoming films.”
Additionally, Douglas, announced in January he was declared free of cancer after what he called a “wild six-month ride” of chemotherapy and radiation for a tumor on his tongue.
The whole family is now healthy and ready to continue with their lives. Zeta Jones is in top shape to begin production on her new films.
Enzo’s wish is over a year old and has been turned down by the Contessa’s camp twice before, however Ina is claiming that she only became aware of Enzo’s story this weekend. She will supposedly place a call to Enzo and his family later today.
Ignoring a Make-a-Wish kid?! That’s pretty awful, Ina!
Garten’s rep says that her client “looks forward to inviting [Enzo] to spend some time with her at the Food Network studios.”
Here’s hoping the plan holds up! After making a dying 6-year-old wait a year, Ina should be hopping right to it!
Former “Married With Children” star Christina Applegate is on the cover of PEOPLE this week with her new baby Sadie.
“I felt my heart literally open up for the first time and like wrap itself around her. It was profound,” Applegate, 39, said, adding she’s “more in love with her every minute of the day.”
We can’t forget that Christina had a rough few years with breast cancer, eventually beating it.
And now she has Sadie.
“Yeah, now I’m Mom,” Applegate told the magazine. “She’s healed me in so many ways. She’s just made my life so much better. She’s opened my whole soul.”
She has come a long way from Kelly Bundy, but she still looks hot. Christina, welcome to MILF hood.
TMZ reports Hopper passed away at his home in Venice, CA. His family was beside him at his bed.
Hopper had recently been suffering from prostate cancer and going through a difficult divorce from his wife Victoria.
Guru, who died at the age of 43, suffered cardiac arrest in late February after having surgery to treat the cancer, eventually going into a brief coma.
Born in 1966 as Keith Elam, the Boston native Guru and producer DJ Premier created the rap duo Gang Starr. Together they recorded six records between 1989 and 2003, including critically acclaimed albums such as 1991′s Step In the Arena and 1992′s Daily Operation.
For some icing on the cake, the band is also reportedly going to start working on their new album, Hot Sauce Committee, Part 1, again, which was indefinitely postponed after Yauch was diagnosed.
Dexter star Michael Hall has cancer, according to E! News. The actor has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a non-lethal form of cancer, and thankfully has already started to recover. Hall credits his doctors for finding the cancer at an early stage, making it “treatable and curable condition.”
In a year littered with celebrity passings, one more soul was added to the list today as Houston-born actor Patrick Swayze died- after a nearly two year battle with pancreatic cancer.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the 57-year-old Dirty Dancing star passed away with family at his side.
“Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months,” said a statement released Monday evening in Los Angeles by his publicist, Annett Wolf. No other details were given.
Swayze first came forward about his diagnosis in spring 2008, but decided to undergo treatments at the Stanford University Medical Center and still continue working at the same time-most recently on A&E’s now cancelled series The Beast. The actor was told he had Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm (IPMN), a rare stage IV pancreatic cancer.
U.S. Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy, the last surviving brother of the political family, died last night after more than a year battling brain cancer, according to CBC. Kennedy, 77, was surrounded by his family in Hyannis Port, Mass. when he passed.
Kennedy was one of the longest serving senators in American history, spending almost a total of 47 years in office. He was originally elected in 1962 when his brother, John F. Kennedy, was president. In 1980, he sought the Democratic party nomination against sitting president Jimmy Carter but his plans were ruined by a scandalous car accident in Martha’s Vineyard in which he pleaded guilty to leaving the scene.
Farrah Fawcett has been hospitalized and is in bad shape. Fawcett has been battling cancer for three years and recently returned from Germany, where she had experimental stem-cell treatment. Sources told RadarOnline.com that she is critical but stable in a Los Angeles-area hospital. They also say she is unconscious and has been hospitalized for days.
The 62-year-old Charlie’s Angel, who was first diagnosed with the disease in 2006, has been hospitalized in Los Angeles since Thursday, according to People.
Since the tragic death of British reality TV show star Jade Goody, cancer organizations have reported an increase in women inquiring about effects and testing of cancer. Goody was diagnosed with cervical cancer which is curable if caught early. PEOPLE reports that friend and publicist Max Clifford said “Her legacy will be that a lot of women owe their lives to Jade Goody because of her public announcement and battle against cervical cancer.”
Jade Goody died in her sleep today following a public battle with cancer, her publicist Max Clifford said.
According to perezhilton.com, the reality TV star died with her mother Jackiey Budden at her side at her home in Upshire, Essex, at 3:14 a.m. on Mother’s Day.
“My beautiful daughter is at peace,” Ms Budden said. “Family and friends would like privacy at last”
Referring to how her public battle with cancer has raised awareness of the disease, Mr Clifford said: “I think she’s going to be remembered as a young girl who has, and who will, save an awful lot of lives”.
Don Imus, the controversial radio personality, has announced he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer but is hopefull about making a full recovery. The cancer has not been spread to other organs. Imus announced on air, “I have great confidence in my doctors, I’ll be fine. If I’m not fine, then I won’t be fine. And it’s not a big deal.”