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Alan Cumming Unveils PETA’s Legal Action To Free His Caged Former Co-Star

Award-winning actor Alan Cumming joined PETA in Los Angeles this week to announce a landmark legal claim to release 11 chimpanzees — including Tonka, his co-star in the 1997 film Buddy, and 21-year-old Connor, who appeared in movies such as Spymate and MVP: Most Valuable Primate — who are languishing in a former breeding facility to accredited sanctuaries. Alan Cumming and PETA announce a landmark legal claim to release 11 chimpanzeesCredit/Copyright: Victoria Tulk/PETA“There’s no Hollywood ending for exotic animals used in productions,” Cumming said. “They are separated from their mothers and made reliant on trainers, often to be discarded when they grow up and become too dangerous and unmanageable on sets. I was heartbroken to learn that Tonka has been...

Lin-Manuel Miranda Offers A #Ham4All Shot At Attending Opening Night Of Hamilton

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Prizeo, the online giving platform that democratizes giving for all income levels, announced today that they are offering the chance for one lucky fan to attend the eagerly anticipated opening night of the musical Hamilton in Los Angeles – Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Video: Win Opening Night at Hamilton L.A. as the Guest of Lin-Manuel MirandaBeginning today, Miranda is inviting fans to make a donation to the Immigrants: We Get the Job Done Coalition at prizeo.com/hamilton. For only $10, donors will receive 100 entries for the grand-prize opportunity to join the opening night celebration of Hamilton in Los Angeles on August 16, including two VIP tickets to the performance at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, two tickets to the star-studded after-party, a meet &...

Good Fortune: The Inspirational Life Story Of John Paul DeJoria

Good Fortune, the new documentary chronicling the “rags-to-riches” story of entrepreneur and philanthropist John Paul DeJoria, affectionately known as JP, opens this week. Good Fortune The John Paul DeJoria StoryJP is best known for building not just one, but two iconic billion-dollar businesses — John Paul Mitchell Systems and Patrón Spirits — and he now adds John Paul Pet and ROK Mobile to that roster as well. His professional accomplishments include several additional global enterprises, but what’s most important to him is staying true to his mantra, “Success Unshared is Failure.” DeJoria moves purposefully and energetically through life, rallying his employees, spearheading back-to-work programs for the homeless, helming a high-seas ship...

Kellie Pickler And Yolanda Adams Join PBS’ A CAPITOL FOURTH

Joining the all-star line-up for the 37th annual edition of PBS’ A CAPITOL FOURTH, broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, are acclaimed country music singer and songwriter Kellie Pickler, Grammy-nominated gospel legend Yolanda Adams and Broadway star and two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (BANDSTAND). Pickler, the AMERICAN IDOL alum, DANCING WITH THE STARS champion, and star of the hit TV show I LOVE KELLIE PICKLER will perform “This Land is Your Land” and “Small Town Girl” from her Gold-certified debut album. Adams, one of gospel’s seminal voices, will perform “Battle Hymn of the Republic” with Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of Music. Osnes will be featured in a patriotic medley and will also perform alongside the...

Spotlight: Warren Buffett’s Charity Work

The world’s second richest man continues to make his fortune in investment and turn it to philanthropy in the grand tradition of Carnegie and Rockefeller. In 2006 he made American history by making the largest ever charitable donation by an individual – $37bn to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Buffett’s Lincoln Town Car fetched $73,200 in charity auction for Girls Inc. Charities & foundations supported Warren Buffett has supported the following charities: Animal Rescue FoundationBill and Melinda Gates FoundationGirls Inc.GlideJames Redford Institute for Transplant AwarenessMake-A-Wish FoundationMusic RisingNoVo FoundationSmile Train Read more about Warren Buffett's charity work and events. Related articles Bids For Charity Lunch With Warren Buffet Reach $45...

Spotlight: After-School All-Stars’s Celebrity Supporters

Improving kids’ lives by nurturing their minds, bodies and spirits through programs that incorporate independent learning, academics and enrichment activities What They Do: - Provide comprehensive after school programs that are fun for kids and also keep them safe and help them achieve success in school and life. - Prepare middle school kids for high school, college, and the 21st century by offering academic support, enrichment opportunities, and health/fitness activities. - Serve nearly 90,000 youth annually through out-of-school time programs in 14 regions across the country. - Offer a model after school program for middle-school kids that can be replicated anywhere across the country. Celebrity supporters After-School All-Stars has 17 known supporters, including Don Cheadle, Arno...

Serena Williams Named As Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Ambassador

Allstate Foundation Purple Purse has announced Serena Williams, tennis champion, entrepreneur and philanthropist, will serve as the program’s new ambassador. In her role, Williams will raise awareness of the often invisible role financial abuse plays in keeping women trapped in abusive relationships and urge the public to help break the cycle of domestic violence. One in four American women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. While most people think only of cuts and bruises when they think of domestic violence, 99 percent of all domestic violence cases involve financial abuse. Financial abuse can include abusers preventing victims from accessing money, ruining their credit and harassing them at work so they lose their jobs. “Standing up for women’s righ...

Donnie Wahlberg And Friends Raise $759k For Kids With Autism

There was electricity in the air last Monday night in St. Charles, IL. New Kids On The Block (NKOTB) member Donnie Wahlberg joined forces with Generation Rescue for the second annual Another Evening with Donnie Wahlberg & Special Guests concert. Donnie Wahlberg at Another Evening with Donnie Wahlberg & Special Guests concertCredit/Copyright: Brian Babineau - courtesy of Generation RescueThe evening’s proceeds of $759,000 exceeded funds raised last year at Wahlberg’s inaugural event for the charity, and will be utilized to spread awareness and help fund autism treatment for low-income and at-risk families. Jenny McCarthy at Another Evening with Donnie Wahlberg & Special Guests concertCredit/Copyright: Brian Babineau - courtesy of Generation RescueThe Blue Bloods star...

LGBT Center’s 48th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards

The Los Angeles LGBT Center announced today that Co-CEO of WME | IMG Ariel Emanuel and Valerie Jarrett, former senior advisor for the Obama Administration, will be honored at its 48th Anniversary Gala Vanguard Awards on Sat., Sept. 23, at The Beverly Hilton. American Airlines is the event’s title sponsor. This year’s star-studded, Hollywood-meets-the-Beltway evening will bring together more than 1,200 leaders from the civic, corporate, entertainment, and philanthropic communities to celebrate this year’s inspirational honorees for their unwavering support of the LGBT community and their dedication to creating positive change in the world. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, and entertainment, along with a not-to-be-missed silent auction that includes high-end items, ...

Original Red Power Ranger Rediscovers America To Save Missing Child

Actor and original Red Power Ranger, Austin St. John, is to be featured and compete in season 11, Fireball Run: Big Country – and will at the same time join the search for a missing child. Austin St. John - Fireball RunSynopsis: Fireball Run is the real story of road warriors in a legendary competition across America in search of obscure historic artifacts, under-discovered places, and extraordinary experiences. And it’s all for bragging rights, a greater cause, and a plastic road sign. Available on Amazon, Fireball Run is a 26-episode adventure series which inspires viewers to explore the United States. Unlike Reality TV, Fireball Run, a Factual series, chronicles authentic experiences and notable places. To win the life-sized trivia game, teams take the road less traveled in ...

Full Cast and Creative Team Announced For The Actors Fund’s FAME 35th Anniversary Reunion Concert

The Actors Fund — the national human services organization that helps everyone in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition — has announced the complete cast and creative team for their upcoming “FAME” 35th Anniversary Reunion Concert, to be held on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. A one-night-only celebration of the music and memories that made the series “FAME” a worldwide phenomenon, this landmark reunion marks the first US concert by the cast since 1985. Tickets are now on sale at www.actorsfund.org/Fame. Lee Curreri, who played “Bruno Martelli” in both the television series and the 1980 film, joins previously announced “FAME” stars Debbie Allen (&ldquo...

Spotlight: Eva Mendes’s Charity Work

Eva is an official games spokesman for the Special Olympics World Games in Shanghai, China. Charities & foundations supported Eva Mendes has supported the following charities: 4REAL FoundationAfghanistan Relief OrganizationChrysalisDKMSFood Bank For New York CityPETARevlon Run/Walk For WomenSpecial OlympicsThe Art of ElysiumThe Lunchbox FundWorld Education Read more about Eva Mendes's charity work and events. Related articles Hill, McGraw and More Become Cartier LOVECHARITY AmbassadorsCelebrities Cast Aside Their Clothing For CharityLunchbox Auction Will Help Feed Hungry ChildrenStars Record Public Service AnnouncementKite Runner Auction Raises Afghan Hopes Explore celebrities by social reach, cause, location, field and more with Insider Access → Copyright © 201...