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Man arrested at home tied to Taylor Swift

Friday, December 14, 2012
Taylor Swift performs in Times Square in New York City for ABCs Good Morning America on Oct. 23, 2012 to promote her new album Red.

Taylor Swift turns 23 on Dec. 13, 2012. The country and pop star is known for her numerous hit singles such as 'Mine' and 'We Are Never Ever Getting back Together.' She received a unique birthday gift -- a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score - Motion Picture for her song 'Safe and Sound,' featured on the soundtrack of 'The Hunger Games.' (Check out a full list of nominations.) 'What an amazing and unexpected present!' Swift said in a statement. 'I'm blown away by my first-ever Golden Globe nomination, and so honored to be nominated with T Bone Burnett and The Civil Wars.' 'Writing music for 'The Hunger Games' was a labor of love - I was a fan of the stories and the characters, and we all wanted the music to have an authenticity that matched the tone of the movie and the emotions expressed in the book. This is a huge honor, and I'm really excited and so flattered. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association!' she said. She later Tweeted: 'Best birthday surprise EVER-just found out that Safe and Sound is nominated for a GOLDEN GLOBE!! Thank you @goldenglobes and HFPA! #hungergames.' This is Swift's first Golden Globe nomination. (Pictured: Taylor Swift performs in Times Square in New York City for ABC's 'Good Morning America' on Oct. 23, 2012 to promote her new album 'Red.' (Lou Rocco / ABC)

Authorities say a man jailed on a trespassing charge took a bus from Wisconsin to Nashville, climbed a fence at a home linked to singer Taylor Swift and told police he was there to surprise a woman on her birthday.

The singer is overseas and turned 23 Thursday. Swift's spokeswoman declined comment.

Court documents show 24-year-old Jacob Nicholas Kulke was arrested early Friday after climbing a fence and secured gate. The City Paper previously reported that the $2.5 million house in Belle Meade, a Nashville suburb, was bought last year by a trustee who handles property deals for Swift.

Kulke told police he had social media ties to someone at the home and he wanted to surprise her for her birthday. Court records don't show if he has a lawyer.

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