What if life on Earth was destined to end less than one week from today? I would probably spend my last few days by a luxurious pool being fanned by a tropical palm leaf and sipping freshly squeezed juice. The stress of knowing the world is ending would make me tense, so a masseuse would be on hand to calm my nerves. But, above all, I would want to spend my last days with the people in my social circle, enjoying company and reminiscing.
In Alexandra Coutts’ novel Tumble & Fall, an asteroid is about to strike the earth. The characters rush to tie up loose ends and make the most of the time that they have left together.
The story inspired me to gather a group of celebs who have lived like there’s no tomorrow. Their ultimate YOLO moments, indulgent splurges, and selfless activities show us–in various ways–that time is a precious thing and it’s something you can’t waste. See celebs seizing the day in the gallery below. And for more inspiration, scroll down for a complimentary read of Alexandra Coutts’ novel, Tumble & Fall.
Andrew Garfield and Emma StoneInstead of posing for the cameras, Andrew Garfield and girlfriend Emma Stone took the opportunity to promote causes that are important to them. They held up tiny signs over their faces that read, “We just found out that there are paparazzi outside the restaurant we were eating in. So why not take this opportunity to bring attention to organizations that need and deserve it? Have a great day!” The two charities, Worldwide Orphans Foundation and Gilda's Club New York City websites were listed.
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Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Blue IvyBeyonce decided to take the wheel on a weekend getaway to the Hamptons with her hubby, Jay-Z, and baby, Blue Ivy. Bodyguards and security were not invited to the family escape. B’s busy schedule makes it hard for her to have some down time, but she makes quality time with daughter Blue Ivy her top priority.
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Demi Lovato"With 21 being a milestone birthday, I wanted a memorable and meaningful way to celebrate, rather than throw a big birthday bash," said Demi Lovato, who spent her big day in Africa volunteering with Free The Children. That's how big-hearted girls seize the day.
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Jessie JWith her signature black sleek bob and bluntly cut bangs, it was shocking that Jessie J wanted to shave it all off. She confessed that her drastic hair cut was something she had been wanting to do for a while and that she was happy to finally go for it. She raised money for charity and got an amazing new look at the same time. JJ wasn't afraid to tumble and fall--or risk finding out she has an oddly shaped head.
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Johnny DeppJohnny Depp loves his character Captain Jack Sparrow so much that he randomly showed up to a high school without notice to surprise a student who wrote him a fan letter. He has also made surprise appearances at other schools and hospitals in his Pirates Of The Caribbean costume, just for fun and to put smiles on kids faces. Gotta love a man who seizes the day by giving back.
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Lady GagaLady Gaga reportedly bought about $4,500-worth of ghost-hunting gear. If she has the money to splurge, why not? Right?
Nina Dobrev and Ian SomerhalderThe Vampire Diaries Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder visited Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children to see one of their biggest fans, Kayla Baker.
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Zayn Malik and His MomOne Direction’s Zayn Malik purchased a luxury home in his native north England for his mother. Zayn’s mom Trisha said to him, “I know that you always used to say, ‘I’ll get you a house one day when I’m older’. But thank you for what you’ve done for us. I’m so proud of you.” The heartwarming clip can be seen in One Direction’s new 3D film This Is Us.
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Praise for Tumble & Fall:
“In the iconic words of R.E.M., “It’s the end of the world as we know it,” and this smart, surprisingly feel-good, end-of-days novel is indeed…fine.” –Kirkus Reviews
“Coutts’s characters offer a great deal of depth and appeal, and her writing is both purposeful and rich.”–Publishers Weekly
“Apocalyptic stories are all the rage these days, but this one stands out. . . . Coutts has written a memorable novel filled with hope, love, absolution, and courage in the face of almost certain death. It will inspire readers to consider their own mortality and the profound impact they have on those who love them.” – School Library Journal