Swift turns 20
Monday, December 14, 2009
– Taylor Swift may have a zillion teen and pre-teen fans, but she is no longer a teen herself. The superstar turned 20 on Sunday with a party at her family's home in Hendersonville, Tenn. for friends, her band and touring crew.
"It's more like an end-of-year Christmas party that happens to be on my birthday," Swift told People Magazine. Swift played the domestic Saturday night by baking butter and gingerbread cookies with cream cheese icing.
Swift gave $250,000 to schools around the U.S. that she either attended or worked with for teachers' salaries, books and educational programs.
"Something I wanted to do at the end of this amazing year and especially on my birthday was give back to something I really believe in, which is education," said Swift. "The schools that I went to and the amazing people I got to learn from really turned me into who I am, and I wanted to give back."
Swift also was in New York to play the Jingle Bell at Madison Square Garden with heartthrob Justin Bieber.
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