Charity & Good Deeds

'Justified's' Cathy Baron On Season 5 And Dares For Charity

June 1st, 2014 4:01pm EDT
Cathy Baron
On Justified, Cathy Baron is playing a woman of ill repute. Yet off-screen, she's tirelessly working on behalf of a number of good causes. Last year, Cathy partnered with LifeKraze to promote healthy eating, and now she's on Darelicious raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She rejoined BFTV to talk about her latest venture - which involves a gangster rap video (?!) - and her return to Justified this past season.

Darelicious is a different kind of fundraising platform; instead of offering rewards for contributions, those raising money are, as the title suggests, dared to do ...

Leonardo DiCaprio Auctions Ticket Into Space For $1 Million

May 24th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio Auctions Ticket Into Space For $1 Million
Leonardo DiCaprio auctioned off a trip into space for $1 million during the amfAR Gala held at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this week. The best part? The actor will be along for the ride.

A slew of celebrities attended the charity event at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc to raise money for AIDS research, and DiCaprio auctioned a spot on a 2015 Virgin Galactic space trip with him.

According to, the once-in-a-lifetime ticket sold for approximately $956,795. Last year, someone paid $1.5 million at the gala to join DiCaprio on a trip into space.

Actress Sharon Stone was the auction...

Cambridge Confidential: Duke William And Duchess Kate Fall Behind In Public Appearances

May 23rd, 2014 11:19am EDT
Cambridge Confidential: Duke William And Duchess Kate Fall Behin
Duke William and Duchess Kate are incurring the disapproval of the public and royal court by their negligence in making public appearances. The rest of the royal family is currently working harder than ever, but the increasingly notoriously luxury loving ducal couple are in fact triggering a tremendous amount of resentment due to their (as is viewed) feckless behavior towards their official obligations. Despite a successful three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia, the ducal couple has in fact decided to yet again withdraw from the public eye of Britain and the British social scene; bot...

Get Tested, Get Photographed, Fight The Stigma: The HIV Equal Campaign

May 20th, 2014 7:00am EDT
Get Tested, Get Photographed, Fight The Stigma: The HIV Equal Ca columnist Jeza Belle sat down with celebrity photographer Thomas Evans to find out about HIV Equal, the HIV awareness campaign Thomas is helping to spearhead.

Tell our readers about the campaign and what it entails?

HIV Equal is a multi-media campaign that is centered on the importance of HIV testing and awareness. Everyone has a status and HIV Equal is all about knowing your status. Our campaign hosts events all over the United States, and we have even been to Zimbabwe in Africa, where we offer people a free 100 percent confidential HIV test. As part of the initiative I ...

Brad Pitt, Matthew McConaughey, Drew Brees Get Charitable, Share Beer & Toss A Football In New Orleans

May 19th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
Brad Pitt, Matthew McConaughey, Drew Brees Get Charitable, Share
In between supporting their favorite charities, actors Brad Pitt and Matthew McConaughey and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees hung out together on their balconies in the French Quarter of the Louisiana city over the weekend.

At one point Pitt threw McConaughey a beer from opposite balconies, and Brees tossed a football with the "Dallas Buyers Club" star.

On Saturday, Pitt hosted an event for his Make It Right charity, which creates environmentally sound homes in areas of the city that were devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Pitt's fiancee Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock, ...

We Are The World: Breaking Down The Great Celebrity Supergroup Charity Singles

May 19th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
We Are The World: Breaking Down The Great Celebrity Supergroup C
Since the mid 80s, there have been several one-off supergroups brought together to raise money for a great cause. While we applaud the efforts of the celebrities involved, we can't help but poke fun at them for being, well, celebrities. Join us as we break down the great celebrity supergroup singles.

USA for Africa - We Are the World

- Disassociated Star: Michael Jackson

- Star Who Doesn't Fit In: Dan Aykroyd

- Star With Barely Any Face Time: John Oates

The momma of them all, predating everything but Band Aid. Still, USA for Africa created all of the themes you see in charity music v...

Rihanna Gives $25,000 To LAPD After Breaking Phone

May 14th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Rihanna has gone above and beyond to apologize to the LAPD after breaking the Commission President's phone.

The beautiful singer was enjoying the Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder playoff game last Friday while sitting next to L.A. Police Commission President Steve Soboroff. Of course, at some point the two had to take a selfie – and that's when Rihanna dropped his phone, cracking the screen.

Watch @takepartlive @pivot_tv 10pET. News re: @rihanna selfie phone 4 @LAPoliceFdtn. Bid now:

— Steve Soboroff (@SteveSoboroff) May 1...

Nick Wechsler Gets His Due In Season 3 Of 'Revenge'

May 11th, 2014 12:09pm EDT
Nick Wechsler Gets His Due In Season 3 Of 'Revenge'
Nick Wechsler is getting his revenge on TV.

Yes, he happens to star in a show called that, which airs its bound to be explosive season finale tonight. And this season, his character Jack Porter is definitely part of Revenge's ruthless plotting. But more importantly, people are finally getting what a tremendous actor he is, and a very cool individual off-camera besides. BFTV had the pleasure of connecting with Nick recently to discuss how season three of Revenge has treated Jack and what his own modus operandi is.

Don't expect him to reveal anything about the season finale. "Basically, som...

Legendary Entertainer Tony Orlando Continues Charitable Legacy Off-Stage

May 9th, 2014 12:04pm EDT
Legendary Entertainer Tony Orlando Continues Charitable Legacy O
Tony Orlando is a living legend in music, but what you might not know is that he's part of some pretty legendary charitable efforts, too. With Mother's Day just around the corner, BFTV spoke with Tony on Wednesday to discuss his work with the organization that founded the holiday, the Fraternal Order of Eagles - and the great new project they've been working on to help those with diabetes.

"Mother's Day was created by an organization that I have been part of for the last 12 years, called the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Believe it or not, they founded Mother's Day," explained Tony.

Indeed, ...

Emmy-Winning Director Sylvia Caminer Takes Us To 'Tanzania'

May 3rd, 2014 12:09pm EDT
Emmy-Winning Director Sylvia Caminer Takes Us To 'Tanzania'
Yesterday saw the Southern California premiere of Tanzania: A Journey Within, the new documentary which documents the experiences of two individuals - American student Kristen Kenney and her friend Venance "Ven" Ndibalema - when they visit his native country of Tanzania. This moving and eye-opening film was directed and produced by Emmy Award-winner Sylvia Caminer, who sat down with BFTV earlier this week to discuss the picture.

How did Sylvia come to be involved with Kristen and Ven's story? "I met Kristin, we had a mutual friend," she explained. "She and Van were always wanting to take t...