Charity & Good Deeds

Shania Twain Speaks Out On Family Violence (Watch)

December 16th, 2014 10:47am EST
Shania Twain
Singer Shania Twain has released a PSA on Family Violence.

Twain has partnered with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to bring public awareness to a very real problem.

“Sometimes home is where the hurt is, ” Twain stated on the Police Department's YouTube channel. “It’s really confusing to be hurt by someone you love. Whether it’s physical, sexual or emotional, abuse is abuse.”

The video has the country singer speaking about the issue, while pictures displaying family abuse pop up on the screen.

“You may not want to talk about it, but family violence shouldn’t be kept a secret,” she str...
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Rihanna Puts On A Sexy Cleavage Show At Her First Benefit (See Pics!)

December 12th, 2014 7:40pm EST
Rihanna Ravishes In Pink At Her Very First Diamond Ball Benefit
Rihanna hosted her first charity gala on Thursday night to benefit the Clara Lionel Foundation, which she founded in 2012 to help improve life in communities around the world in the areas of health, education, the arts and culture.

The first Diamond Ball was held at The Vineyard in Beverly Hills, where the likes of Kat Graham, Kim Kardashian and her mother, Kris Jenner, Salma Hayek, Brad Pitt and "Twilight" star Nikki Reed were a just few of the A-listers in attendance.

Late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel hosted the evening, and Pitt introduced the singer, who performed for the crowd.

"I ask...
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Celebrity Paintings Bring In Big Bucks For Charity

November 29th, 2014 3:28pm EST
Shakira
Singers Shakira, Annie Lennox, will.i.am and Kylie Minogue made paintings that brought in $122,000 for charity.

The bi-annual Stars on Canvas sale, hosted on eBay, featured original artwork by more than 330 celebrities.

One of the most popular pieces was a painting by Eurythmics singer Lennox, which featured the lyrics to "Sweet Dreams" and sold for $4,700. Shakira's piece made $308.

Donny Osmond and filmmaker J.J. Abrams also participated in the auction.

The sale was to benefit the Willow Foundation, a charity project set up by British soccer player Bob Wilson to help seriously ill yo...
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'Pawn Stars': Rick Harrison On TV Fame, Business Sense And Giving Back

November 13th, 2014 12:09pm EST
'Pawn Stars': Rick Harrison On TV Fame, Business Sense And Givin
On History's Pawn Stars, you know Rick Harrison as the no-nonsense, all-knowing owner of Las Vegas' Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, who can appraise an antique gun one moment and deal for a piece of movie memorabilia the next. That's not a character: Rick is just as smart and shrewd as he appears on TV - not to mention tremendously funny and doing plenty of good deeds.

We had the opportunity to chat with Rick at last week's SEMA Show to discuss what it's like to be a reality television star, how that impacts running his actual business, and his work with the Epilepsy Foundation.

Pawn Stars, no...
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Lea Michele Sells Her Clothes For A Good Cause

November 5th, 2014 3:39pm EST
Lea Michele Sells Her Clothes For The National Breast Cancer Fou
"Glee" star Lea Michele is cleaning out her closet for a good cause.

The actress is celebrating the relaunch of Sharity according to a story in Us Magazine. Sharity is a shopping platform that allows celebrities and stylists to sell their clothing in the name of their favorite charities.

Michele will be donating her profits to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. This isn't the first time the singer/actress has worked for the cause, she recently paired up with Evian to raise awareness as well.

Michele revealed that the fight against breast cancer "is a cause that I deeply care about an...
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Miley Cyrus Spends $300,000 On Ryan McGinley Nude Photo At AIDS Benefit

October 31st, 2014 10:59am EDT
Miley Cyrus Spends $300,000 On Ryan McGinley Nude Photo At AIDS
Miley Cyrus shocked everyone in attendance at Wednesday's amFAR Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles when she spent $300,000 on a Ryan McGinley photo of a nude woman.

Cyrus later donated another $200,000 to the organization, which funds continuing research to eradicate HIV and AIDS.

The singer was asked about her large purchase by the press and she revealed, "If I'm going to have a voice, I would like to start an open dialogue about prevention and awareness and how people in the world have been affected by HIV and AIDS. Hopefully I could break down people's walls that have been built up around...
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Taylor Swift To Donate 'Welcome To New York' Profits To Public Schools

October 30th, 2014 12:31pm EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is helping public schools by donating all the profits from her song "Welcome To New York" to the city's educational institutions.

Swift moved to the Big Apple earlier this year, and the song reflects her experiences since she relocated to the city.

"I love it here. I love it so much and I actually ended up writing a song called 'Welcome to New York' about what it felt like to move here and about how it just felt very, very much like endless possibilities and it feels like being unique is celebrated here," she explained during an interview on "The View" on Wednesday.

"The son...
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Sandra Bullock Comes To Rescue Of Film Extra

October 30th, 2014 11:15am EDT
Sandra Bullock Comes To Rescue Of Film Extra
Sandra Bullock went from movie hero to real-life hero when she came to the rescue of a film extra on the set of her current film.

The actress assisted a fellow actress when she collapsed from apparent heat stroke on the New Orleans set of Bullock's current movie, “Our Brand Is Crisis.”

According to Page Six, Bullock gave the woman extra water and fanned her in a shady area until an ambulance arrived. She was surrounded by crew members who assisted the actress as well.

TMZ quoted a bystander about about the incident, "Billy Bob Thornton was also there, but mostly watching. Obviously, wome...
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'Ascension' Star Tricia Helfer Leads Upcoming PATH Home Charity Ride

October 18th, 2014 12:10pm EDT
'Ascension' Star Tricia Helfer Leads Upcoming PATH Home Charity
Tricia Helfer will next be seen as the scheming Viondra Denninger in SyFy's original series Ascension, but off camera the Killer Women and Battlestar Galactica star is busy making the world a better place.

Helfer and her Galactica colleague Katee Sackhoff are the co-founders of the charitable organization Acting Outlaws, and on November 2 they're teaming with People Assisting The Homeless (PATH) for the first annual PATH Home charity motorcycle ride, raising funds to end homelessness in Southern California.

Helfer, Sackhoff, their fellow riders and several celebrity guests - including fam...
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Alicia Keys Posts Nude Selfie With Peace Sign On Pregnant Belly To Launch New Charity

September 22nd, 2014 1:01pm EDT
Alicia Keys Posts Nude Selfie With Peace Sign On Pregnant Belly
While the latest leak of celebrities' personal nude photos was happening, Alicia Keys was tweeting out a nude photo of herself, using the image to draw attention to a new cause.

The singer, who is expecting her second child with husband Swizz Beats, posted a nude image of herself cupping her breasts with a giant peace sign drawn over her bulging belly, using it to draw attention to her "We Are Here Movement," which she debuted on Sunday at the Social Good Summit in New York City.

"It's you and me on a mission to create a kinder and more peaceful world," she wrote on Twitter Saturday. "The...
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