Viola Davis Spearheads Hungry for More Campaign

Viola Davis
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Versatile actress Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder, Suicide Squad, Ender’s Game) has worked on- and off-Broadway, on the small screen and the silver screen.  Her performances have earned her awards from Primtetime Emmy, SAG, Tony, Black Reel and Drama Desk.  Right now she is working to provide five million additional breakfasts for those youngsters in need this year. Continue reading Viola Davis Spearheads Hungry for More Campaign

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Tom Hanks Brings Sully to Life in the Big Screen

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Environmentalist and humanitarian Tom Hanks has starred in scores of movies, television shows and stage plays.  The Academy Award-winning actor has earned a box office gross of $4.3 billion, placing him at #4, behind Harrison Ford ($4.9B), Samuel L. Jackson ($4.8B) and Morgan Freeman ($4.4B). Continue reading Tom Hanks Brings Sully to Life in the Big Screen

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Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Support Habitat for Humanity

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood
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Country music super-couple Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have been building homes with Habitat for Humanity for a decade.  Their first experience was in New Orleans, after Hurricane Katrina.  Right now, the duo are again joining Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, along with hundreds of other volunteers, in Memphis, Tennessee. Continue reading Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Support Habitat for Humanity

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George Clooney to Host Night Under the Stars

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Multiple Award-winning actor and humanitarian George Clooney will host the upcoming “Hollywood Night Under the Stars.”  The event, put on by the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF), will feature special presentations and musical performances and be held on Saturday, October 1, at the their Woodland Hills Wasserman Campus. Continue reading George Clooney to Host Night Under the Stars

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Miranda Lambert MuttNation Brand Launched

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Country superstar Miranda Lambert has won over 50 music awards. In 2007 she won Top New Female Vocalist from the Academy of Country Music.  This year, she walked away with her 7th consecutive Female Vocalist of the year from the same organization.  It was not long after she achieved success that she and her mother started the MuttNation Foundation. Continue reading Miranda Lambert MuttNation Brand Launched

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Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston Bring Good Times to Children

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Actors Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston have paired together in several Marvel superhero movies and the duo is currently in Australia filming the newest installment, Thor: Ragnarok.   Ever the wandering pair, especially on the big screen traveling between the nine realms, they also make stops to bring laughter and good times to children in need. Continue reading Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston Bring Good Times to Children

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Ricky Martin to Perform at Autism Rocks Benefit Concert

Ricky Martin
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When Enrique Martín Morales, aka Ricky Martin, was 13, he began singing with an all-boy pop band, and continued for five more years.  After that he went solo and released several Spanish-language albums during the 1990s.  His breakthrough in the US came in 1999 when he sang The Cup of Life at the 41st Grammy Awards.  His philanthropic activities began shorty after his success began. Continue reading Ricky Martin to Perform at Autism Rocks Benefit Concert

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Stephen Curry to Talk Philanthropy with Techies

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Golden State Warriors All-Star point guard, and two-time National Basketball Association MVP, Stephen Curry is a techvestor.  That is, the baller is known to invest in tech startups.  On September 13 he will be speaking in San Francisco at the TechCrunch Disrupt event about … basketball, tech startups and philanthropy. Continue reading Stephen Curry to Talk Philanthropy with Techies

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Jason Statham Resurrects Mechanic Role in Sequel

Jason Statham
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English action superstar Jason Statham is a former competitive diver on Britain’s National Diving Squad, who also took the field at a David Beckham charity soccer match some years ago. Continue reading Jason Statham Resurrects Mechanic Role in Sequel

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Kevin Hart Promotes A Healthy Lifestyle

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Actor and comedian Kevin Hart participated in the recent Rally HealthFest in Lower Manhattan’s Battery City Park.  The event was designed to be a day of fun and fitness and it evidently succeeded, with thousands of New Yorkers at the park. Continue reading Kevin Hart Promotes A Healthy Lifestyle

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Taylor Swift Donates to Louisiana Tragedy

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Taylor Swift is used to being number one.  She was the youngest person to ever write and perform a number one song on the Hot County Songs chart.  She is one of two women, the other being Whitney Houston, to have multiple albums achieve number one for over 10 weeks.  When a tragedy hits, she has also been one of the first to respond with assistance.  The latest being a one million dollar donation to help flood victims in Louisiana. Continue reading Taylor Swift Donates to Louisiana Tragedy

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Placido Domingo To Perform Floating Concert for Rainforests

Placido Domingo 2015
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In an effort to shine the light on rainforest preservation, iconic singer Placido Domingo will perform on the first-ever floating concert event.   Rock in Rio, a recurring music festival born in Rio de Janeiro, will be returning to its homeland on August 27th for this historic event, on Rio Negro. Continue reading Placido Domingo To Perform Floating Concert for Rainforests

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Kris Paronto, Author, Benghazi Hero, Supports Vets

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Kris Paronto is a former Army Ranger and was serving as security detail at the CIA Annex in Benghazi when terrorists struck the Embassy and then the Annex on September 11, 2012.  Tanto, as he is known in the security contracting field, left that employ almost a year later and returned stateside.  Since then he has become famous and has used his position to assist vets and others. Continue reading Kris Paronto, Author, Benghazi Hero, Supports Vets

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Mika Caviola – Parental Influence on her Sculpting Hair Career

Based in Los Angeles, Mika Caviola is both a talented makeup artist and an educator.  As a makeup artist she has worked on commercials, feature length films, music videos, photo shoots and web series.  As an educator, she teaches Airbrush Makeup and Hair Design classes.

In this short video clip with Mirit, she discusses the influence her parents had on her, to where she ended up, as she puts it, “sculpting hair.”

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Usain Bolt Promoting HeForShe

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With a time of 9.81 seconds, Jamaican Usain Bolt won the Men’s 100 metres Gold Medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.  He is the only person to have won the event three times, at consecutive Olympic games.

The sprinter currently holds the world record for the 100m (9.58 sec) and the 200m (19.19 sec), both achieved in Berlin in 2009.  It was just announced that Bolt has signed on to support the #HeForShe campaign. Continue reading Usain Bolt Promoting HeForShe

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Michael Phelps – Olympian Promotes, Supports Healthy Lifestyles

Michael Phelps
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Competitive swimmer Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian athlete of all time, capturing 28 medals overall.  His 23 Gold medals is also a record, sitting 14 ahead of his nearest competitor.  Along the way, he has set and holds 29 individual and 10 relay world records.  It is no wonder that he is also a huge advocate of active and healthy lives. Continue reading Michael Phelps – Olympian Promotes, Supports Healthy Lifestyles

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Mindi Abair – Booked 1st World Tour Playing On The Street

Mindi Abair is not just a saxophonist and vocalist. She is also an author and National Trustee for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (those who deliver the Grammy Awards). Along with her ten solo albums, she has toured and/or played with Aerosmith, the Backstreet Boys, Bruce Springsteen, and a host of others, not to mention performing two seasons on American Idol.

In this video clip with Mirit, she talks about her early beginnings when she moved to Los Angeles, after graduating from Berklee College of Music, but not being able to find gigs.  She decided to play the streets and, after some time, she got discovered by a jazz pianist and booked a world tour with his band.

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Morgan Freeman Assumes Power Role in 2016 Ben-Hur

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Aside from being a humanitarian and environmentalist, Morgan Freeman is an actor.  He has five dozen movies to his credit with a box office total of over $4.4 billion, ranking #3, behind Harrison Ford ($4.9B) and Samuel L. Jackson ($4.8B).

The Academy Award-winning actor has played all manner of roles in film but we know he likes those where he has power.

Continue reading Morgan Freeman Assumes Power Role in 2016 Ben-Hur

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Questlove to DJ at National Park Centennial Event

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Ahmir Khalib Thompson, professionally known as Questlove, is an American percussionist, DJ, producer and actor.  His band, The Roots, has been the in-house band for Jimmy Fallon for Fallon’s entire Late Night with JF run, as well as for The Tonight Show Starring JF.  Questlove will serve as DJ for an upcoming 100th Anniversary event of the National Park Service, part of the year-long #FindYourPark movement. Continue reading Questlove to DJ at National Park Centennial Event

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Natalie Dormer Joins World Humanitarian Day

Natalie Dormer
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English actress Natalie Dormer (The Tudors, Game of Thrones, Hunger Games: Mockingjay) will be joining other celebrities, influencers and those involved in charitable endeavors on World Humanitarian Day. The event is being held August 19 from 7pm to 9pm, at the UN General Assembly Hall. Continue reading Natalie Dormer Joins World Humanitarian Day

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