Charity & Good Deeds

Brett Davern Talks Toyota Grand Prix

April 2nd, 2015 2:05pm EDT
Brett Davern On His Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrit
One of the major storylines in next month's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrity Race is whether or not Brett Davern will be able to repeat as overall race winner. Considering that he's never finished lower than second place, we would not be betting against him.

We sat down with Brett at the recent practice session to discuss what he thinks his chances are, his already memorable history with the Pro/Celebrity Race, and the big milestone coming up in season five of MTV's Awkward, in which he stars as Jake Rosati.

Brett might be a celebrity, but in the three years he's been part of...
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Antron Brown On The Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race

April 1st, 2015 2:04pm EDT
NHRA's Antron Brown Previews The 2015 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
April is here, which means we can start talking about one of the best events in motorsports: the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrity Race. This year's race is just over two weeks away, and Starpulse had the chance to visit the pros and celebs as they trained for competition recently.

You can't have a Pro/Celebrity Race without a professional race car driver, and this year that pro is 2012 NHRA Top Fuel World Champion Antron Brown, who sat down with us at practice to discuss what it means to be the sole full-time driver in the field - and how confused he is by having to make turns...
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Brian Williams' First Post-Suspension Public Appearance Cost Him $50,000

March 24th, 2015 6:09pm EDT
Image of Brian Williams
Brian Williams hasn't been seen in public since he was first exposed as a habitual truth-bender, suspended from "NBC Nightly News" for six months and immortalized in meme form.

But now he's stepping out in public for the first time in over a month -- and for a pretty good cause.

The anchor attended a fundraiser for Mater Dei Prep School in Middletown, N.J., donating a cool $50,000. Mater Dei, Williams' former high school, is in desperate need of funds and is currently holding a fundraiser to scrounge up a million dollars, which the school needs to stay open.

The fundraiser, held at Save ...
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Get To Know Josh Henderson Outside His 'Dallas' Role

March 19th, 2015 2:03pm EDT
Josh Henderson On Life After 'Dallas' And His Favorite Cause
You know Josh Henderson from his role as John Ross Ewing on TNT's Dallas, but he couldn't be farther removed from the character he just finished playing. In real life, he's an actor, musician and all around nice guy who's doing his share of good out in the world.

We caught up with Josh earlier this week in New York, where he was visiting firehouses as part of the Charmin Relief Project, to ask him about the cause that's near to his heart, his career after Dallas, and what it's like being cast as a TV bad boy.

"Anytime I can go and do stuff for firemen, it means a lot," said Josh, whose la...
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Awesome: Will Ferrell To Play For 10 MLB Teams In One Day

March 12th, 2015 12:43pm EDT
Kind Of A Big Deal: Will Ferrell To Suit Up And Play For 10 MLB
Stride of a champion. #FerrellTakesTheField pic.twitter.com/hTmw612IZ1

— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) March 12, 2015

Will Ferrell is set to make baseball history today when he plays in five Major League Baseball spring training games in Arizona's Cactus League.

The actor is set to take the field to raise awareness for cancer research, and his feat will be chronicled for a special produced by website Funny Or Die.com in conjunction with HBO.

Ferrell will also be paying homage to former MLB player Bert Campaneris, who played every position on the field on September 8, 1965 -- and even pit...
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Exclusive: Toyota Racing Reveals 2015 Pro/Celebrity Race Grid

March 11th, 2015 7:40am EDT
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
Starpulse can exclusively reveal the lineup for the 2015 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Pro/Celebrity Race - the nation's premier charity motorsports event that puts stars and athletes behind the wheel to benefit Racing For Kids, an organization which supports childrens' hospitals throughout the United States.

Brett Davern (Awkward, pictured above) will return to defend his 2014 title, while Dancing with the Stars winner Alfonso Ribeiro, Scorpion star Robert Patrick, and Big Time Rush's James Maslow are also among the 18 drivers who will compete in the 39th annual Pro/Celebrity Race at th...
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Lady Gaga Did Something Really 'Cool' To Raise $1 Million For Special Olympics

March 2nd, 2015 7:51am EST
Lady Gaga & Fiance Take Ice Plunge For Charity
Lady Gaga helped the Special Olympics raise more than $1 million over the weekend by jumping into a lake in Michigan. The pop star participated in the 2015 Chicago Polar Plunge Sunday morning with fiance Taylor Kinney alongside the actor's "Chicago Fire" co-stars.

"The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon and actor Vince Vaughn also took the plunge.

During the #ChicagoPolarPlunge

A photo posted by @ladygaga on Mar 1, 2015 at 8:38am PST

Following the event, Gaga showed off several photos on Instagram, including one in which she's on her fiance's shoulders. She wrote: "Feels so good t...
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Leeza Gibbons Triumphs On 'Celebrity Apprentice'

February 17th, 2015 10:32am EST
Leeza Gibbons Beats Geraldo Rivera On 'Celebrity Apprentice'
Donald Trump picked Leeza Gibbons over Geraldo Rivera as the winner of "Celebrity Apprentice" on Monday night. The seventh season live finale was held at the Trump Tower in New York City.

Television personality and best-selling author Gibbons and talk show host Rivera were tasked with creating a 90-second commercial for Universal Resorts and selling 10 vacation packages for as much money as they could. Gibbons asked her pal Olivia Newton-John to help with the event and raised $324,000. Rivera made $146,000.

Trump said of the season: "We had an incredible season and an incredible set of p...
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Kate Middleton Launches Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

February 16th, 2015 10:22pm EST
Kate Middleton
Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton has launched a week-long mental health awareness campaign with a video message for Place2Be, which helps kids with mental health issues.

Princess Kate is the Royal Patron of the campaign and has spoken out about the impact that things like bullying and domestic violence have on kids in order to shed some light on this important cause.

"Both [Prince] William and I have seen that many young people are struggling to cope with the impact of bullying, bereavement, domestic violence, family breakdown, and more," she says.

"Without support, the effects of the...
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2015 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race Dream Grid

January 16th, 2015 12:08pm EST
Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race
It's soon to be time for the most entertaining celebrity charity event of the year. Three months from now, a field of celebs (and a handful of pros) will get behind the wheel for the 2015 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race as part of the Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Having covered the Pro/Celebrity Race for the last few years, we know that it's a special event because the competition is great and the personalities are as fun as the event itself. And we know the race pretty well. That led us to a question: who do we want to see on the starting grid this year?

Read on for our selections for this year's...
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