John Lennon Imagine Song Re-released

John LennonImagine John Lennon, along with thousands more people from over 140 countries, performing the singer and songwriter’s iconic song Imagine.  Imagine no more.  It has been done.  It is released. Continue reading John Lennon Imagine Song Re-released

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Eva Green, Tim Burton and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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It has been a decade since Eva Green portrayed Vesper Lynd in 007’s Casino Royale with Daniel Craig.  Since that time she has played a variety of characters.  For her most recent, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, a dark fantasy adventure directed by Tim Burton, she leads us into a world of alternate realities. Continue reading Eva Green, Tim Burton and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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Sean “Diddy” Combs Pledges Seven Figures to Howard University

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Multiple award-winning artist Sean “Diddy” Combs, is a very successful rapper, songwriter, record producer, actor and entrepreneur who, while on stage at a Washington DC concert, donated one million dollars to his alma mater. Continue reading Sean “Diddy” Combs Pledges Seven Figures to Howard University

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Michelle Yeoh and Her Twin Pandas

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A few months ago multiple award-winning Chinese-Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh (Tomorrow Never Dies, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) met two panda bears appointed as the first-ever “Animal Ambassadors” to help Transform Our World for the better by 2030.  They now have names.  Continue reading Michelle Yeoh and Her Twin Pandas

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Imagine Dragons Performing Charitable Concert in Vegas

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The Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons will perform at the 3rd annual Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF) gala fundraiser at Caesars Palace’s in Las Vegas.  Money raised at the September 30th event will benefit the foundation and its work to benefit pediatric cancer patients and their families. Continue reading Imagine Dragons Performing Charitable Concert in Vegas

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Dakota Fanning Will Light Empire State Building Red

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Twenty-two year old actress and model Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds, The Twilight Saga) has been acting since she was seven years old and appeared in more than 40 movies.  The actress will light the Empire State Building red on Tuesday, October 11, in celebration and acknowledgment of International Day of the Girl. Continue reading Dakota Fanning Will Light Empire State Building Red

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Jordin Sparks Celebrates Reading is Fundamental 50th Birthday

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Multiple award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Jordin Sparks found fame a decade ago when she won season six of American Idol at age 17, the youngest contestant to walk away with the award.  She did, however, begin her philanthropic activities prior to becoming a household name. Continue reading Jordin Sparks Celebrates Reading is Fundamental 50th Birthday

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Ben Stiller Advocates for Refugees

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Multiple award-winning actor, director and producer Ben Stiller is also a United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNHCR) supporter.  Last week, he delivered a petition to the UN advocating for the millions of refugees existing, in advance of the UN refugee and migrant summit which began today. Continue reading Ben Stiller Advocates for Refugees

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Denzel Washington One of the Magnificent Seven

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Multiple Award-winning actor Denzel Washington leads a powerful cast in the upcoming Magnificent Seven, a remake of the 1960 movie of the same name, which was a remake of the 1954 Japanese film, Seven Samurai. Continue reading Denzel Washington One of the Magnificent Seven

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Cate Blanchett, Other Celebs Speak for Refugees

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Australian actress and director Cate Blanchett (Hobbit trilogy, The Aviator, Cinderella) has won numerous awards during her 25-plus year career.  A long-time environmental activist, she is also committed to speaking for refugees. Continue reading Cate Blanchett, Other Celebs Speak for Refugees

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John Legend Charity Initiative #FreeAmerica

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American singer, songwriter and musician John Roger Stephens, aka John Legend, has won numerous awards, including ten Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe and an Oscar.  Legend started his own charity organization, the Show Me Campaign, with the mission to provide children with access to a quality education.  Expanding on that, last year he launched #FreeAmerica, “to change the national conversation about our country’s misguided policies and transform America’s criminal justice system.” Continue reading John Legend Charity Initiative #FreeAmerica

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Ricky Gervais Advocating for African Lions

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Multiple award-winning English actor and comedian Ricky Gervais (The Office, Ricky Gervais Live) is speaking up and urging others to protect lion populations.  The actor is working with Animal Defenders International (ADI) to get the word out. Continue reading Ricky Gervais Advocating for African Lions

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Ewan McGregor To Receive Britannia Humanitarian Award

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Scottish actor Ewan McGregor (Star Wars prequel trilogy, The Force Awakens, Angels & Demons) has been entertaining people on the big and small screen since 1993, appearing in more than 60 movies during that time.  Despite his busy filming schedule, McGregor has found time to be involved with numerous charities and will receive the Britannia Humanitarian Award.  Continue reading Ewan McGregor To Receive Britannia Humanitarian Award

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Pauley Perrette Heads Up Remember Me Thursday

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Actress Pauley Perrette has portrayed forensic scientist Abby Sciuto on the TV police procedural NCIS from the very beginning, including the two backdoor pilot episodes that aired on the show JAG.  Anyone who has seen her knows that Perrette has a soft spot for animals.  It makes sense that she serves as the Official Spokesperson of the 4th Annual Remember Me Thursday campaign. Continue reading Pauley Perrette Heads Up Remember Me Thursday

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Angelina Jolie Admonishes World Leaders

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Actress, activist and humanitarian Angelina Jolie has supported conservation, education and women’s rights, and is perhaps most noted for her advocacy on behalf of refugees.  She has been a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) since filming her first Lara Croft movie in war-torn Cambodia (2001) and witnessing firsthand how combat leaves citizens hungry, without a home, and worse. Continue reading Angelina Jolie Admonishes World Leaders

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Ron Howard Brings Beatles Early Years To Life

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Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard brings the early years of the Beatles back to life in a documentary titled The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years.  It was just over fifty years ago, on August 29, 1966, when the Beatles last performed a live concert together, at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park. Continue reading Ron Howard Brings Beatles Early Years To Life

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Miranda Lambert Scholarship Awarded to First Recipient

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A year ago, reigning Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert established the “Women Creators” scholarship.  The first recipient is has been named.  It Anna Vaus, who hails from San Diego, California, and now attends Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Continue reading Miranda Lambert Scholarship Awarded to First Recipient

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Nicolas Cage To Be Honored During Celebrity Fight Night in Italy

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Academy Award-winning actor and producer Nicolas Cage has performed numerous roles in a variety of genres, including action/adventure, comedy, drama and science fiction.  He has been active with a number of charities as well as donating large amounts directly to disaster relief efforts.  For his philanthropic work, Cage is being awarded with the “Andrea Bocelli Humanitarian Award.” Continue reading Nicolas Cage To Be Honored During Celebrity Fight Night in Italy

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Idris Elba Plus 25 More Celebrities Promoting World Literacy

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Idris Elba and another 25 celebrities celebrated the 50th International Literacy Day by pledging support to the Project Literacy initiative.  The project is designed to build partnerships to improve literacy around the world by advancing best practices, innovating new solutions and raising awareness of the problem and mobilizing action. Continue reading Idris Elba Plus 25 More Celebrities Promoting World Literacy

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George Clooney, Don Cheadle to Present Findings of War Mongers

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Actors and activists George Clooney and Don Cheadle will be among several people who will be presenting the findings of two years of investigation into the opportunists who have been key to the major conflicts in Africa.  The presentation will occur on Monday, September 12, at the National Press Club in Washington DC at 10am. Continue reading George Clooney, Don Cheadle to Present Findings of War Mongers

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