Stars Give Back
Dame Helen Mirren is one class act. The actress fulfilled a 10-year-old boy’s dying wish to have afternoon tea with Queen Elizabeth by posing as Her Royal Highness and visiting with the young man.
When Her Majesty was unable to accommodate the child, Mirren, who won the Best Actress in 2006 for portraying Queen Elizabeth II in “The Queen,” stepped in and invited Burton and his family to see her performance as Queen Elizabeth II in a play she's currently in called "The Audience."
One hundred years ago, the American Cancer Society began a fight against an enemy whose name even doctors were hesitant to mention. The word “cancer” was spoken only in whispers – because little could be done about the disease. Since then, the ACS has learned that progress comes when we speak out, when we take action and when we’re loud.
On May 22, Kathy Griffin and others are asking people get loud, take action and take a “Moment Against Silence” by pledging to do one thing to help finish the fight against cancer. The ACS’ goal is to spread awareness across the country and motivate people to take action.
Take a look!
For more information, go to the ACS Facebook page!
As part of the "Chime for Change" campaign, presented by Gucci, the concert will be broadcast to millions across the globe and in the US on June 2.
The campaign advocates for improved education, health and justice for women and girls worldwide. Watch a PSA with celebs Gwyneth Paltrow, Halle Berry and Julia Roberts!
James Franco, Blake Lively and Jada Pinkett Smith were also announced as presenters of this four-hour, star-studded show.
Beyoncé, who is the concert’s artistic director and a Chime for Change co-founder, said, “I am really happy that so many amazing artists have come together to support 'Chime for Change' on 1 June. Our goal is to have a great time together while we unite and strengthen the voices of girls and women around the world.”
For info on tickets for the concert at London's Twickenham Stadium, go to ChimeforChange.org!
For the Sandy Hook Elementary children and the thousands of other children in America whose lives were cut short by gun violence, a Mother’s Day card has been created for petitioners to sign.
In an open letter from a father who lost his young son in the tragedy, he writes, “Our sweet seven-year-old was one of 20 children and six adults whose lives were taken on December 14, at Sandy Hook Elementary… As Mother's Day approaches, we understand that we represent just a few of the families who have lost children and loved ones to gun violence. Our friends at Sandy Hook Promise have put together this card to give you another opportunity to support not only the Moms of Newtown, but Moms everywhere whose children have been taken by acts of violence.”
Singer Kylie Minogue was in the Big Apple Thursday night, attending the EIF Women’s Cancer Research Fund’s 16th Annual “An Unforgettable Evening,” presented by Saks Fifth Avenue.
Watch some highlights!
The mission of CASA of Los Angeles is to improve the lives of foster children with the help of specially trained volunteer advocates.
Check out Dax's speech at the event!
Go here to find out how to help CASA of Los Angeles.
John talked about the importance of helping the troops once they return home, and how he's both terrified and excited to get back on stage again.
Check it out!
Go here to learn more about City Year.