Not too much is known about this photo except that, according to the Tumblr niknak79, this was a charity event where you paid one dollar for a strip of tape. The person on the wall is the principal. Just remember how many times you got sent to detention within the last month and buy that amount in tape. Voila, you have simultaneously contributed to charity and got your revenge.
U.K. charity Comic Relief recently released another clip of One Direction’s visit to Ghana for the charity’s annual Red Nose Day. This time, Harry Styles and Liam Payne visiting a medical clinic in Ghana where they witnessed the effects of malaria first hand.
The boys were visibly overwhelmed by how sick some of the children were with Styles crying as he tried to explain how to donate to the charity at the end of the video.
You can help support Comic Relief and One Direction’s efforts by visiting rednoseday.com/support1D or buying “One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)” on iTunes.
Those charitable blokes of One Direction flew into Ghana and performed for kids living in poverty, in honour of UK’s famous Red Nose Day. The day encourages people to be silly and have fun to raise money and awareness for people living in poverty all over the world. Film footage from the performance is also going to be used for their official Red Nose Day Single, a cover of Blondie’s “One Way or Another.”
While fans here in the Western world will be quick to sigh and giggle and fall in love with 1D even more — like OMG, they are like, SUCH good people — some Ghanians weren’t very happy about One Direction’s depiction of the country. After the performance, Niall Horan tweeted “I’ve seen the slums right in front of me! This is no joke! They really need your help! Poverty is real!” (Really? I thought it was fake.)
According to Ghanian newspaper My Joy Online, Ghanian celebrities like actress Ama K Abebrese tweeted “@NiallOfficial n @onedirection … I understand its for charity, but this highly negative image of sub Saharan African countries like Ghana….. that you choose to focus on without balance for the so many positive aspects to your millions of ff”
With tabloids like Perez Hilton making fun of Niall Horan’s epiphany, I think the boys may think twice about how they tweet about impoverished countries. In any case, even if it is strictly for publicity, it’s good to know that 1D’s efforts are still funding Comic Relief projects which help children in poverty.
Every year around the holiday season some new Christmas song comes out for charity. The first one that comes to mind is naturally Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” for relief of the 1983-85 famine in Ethiopia. Now the tables have turned and Africa For Norway’s “Radi-Aid” is urging people to donate their radiators to spread some warmth in the frigidly cold country.
They even released a new single full of celebrities.
Imagine if this was your only view of Norway? It would be pretty slim.
The video was created by Norwegian students (through SAIH – Norway) with the cooperation of several other organizations. Their purpose was to inspire people to understand the complex issues in Africa and acknowledge the many positive developments in African countries.
They write on YouTube:
If we say Africa, what do you think about? Hunger, poverty, crime or AIDS? No wonder, because in fundraising campaigns and media that’s mainly what you hear about…. The pictures we usually see in fundraisers are of poor African children. Hunger and poverty is ugly, and it calls for action. But while these images can engage people in the short term, we are concerned that many people simply give up because it seems like nothing is getting better. Africa should not just be something that people either give to, or give up on.
They want people to educate themselves on the complex issues and address world problems with more knowledge and respect. What do you think of the video?
Watch it here
While Hellboy may not be a superhero who exists in real life, the man who played him on the big screen is awesome enough to take the time and give a little boy named Zachary the best day ever!
Ron Perlman, who starred in ”Hellboy” and “Hellboy 2″, reprised the role of the red-horned superhero for the Make-A-Wish foundation by getting into costume.
But according to Spectral Motion, the special effects company behind the “Hellboy” look, Zachary didn’t just want to meet his favourite superhero. He also wanted to become Hellboy himself!
So with the help of make-up artists, this super-lucky fan’s dreams were fulfilled.
What a lovely and sweet thing for Ron Perlman to do. In this fickle world, it’s nice to see celebrities performing gestures like these for the fans.
A half-eaten piece of toast rejected by One Direction’s Niall Horan attracted almost $100,000 in online bids. The band was being interviewed on Australia’s Sunrise yesterday where they tasted a bunch of local foods. Niall Horan tried a Vegemite spread for the first time but was utterly unimpressed and spat it out.
He told his Twitter followers: ”Can clearly say vegemite is horrible! Like tryin new stuff though.”
The broadcaster then auctioned off the other piece of the toast for the Australian charity YoungCare. It’s a nice thought and the money is definitely worth sending to charity, but is it really worth a gnarled piece of toast that will probably go mouldy in a week? Also, what do you actually DO with leftover toast? Eat it? Cryogenically freeze it?
Watch it here:
Snoop Dogg helped Drew Carey cohost “The Price Is Right” today. It’s all part of charity week for “The Price Right.” His appearance raised $72,585 for the Snoop Football League, reports MTV.
“The Snoop Youth Football League is something that we created over seven years ago and it was put together to try to help the inner city kids with all the gang violence and drugs and negativity,” Snoop said in a post-show interview. “We wanted to put something in the community that would be positive, they could do that could be here 20 years from now. A football league is very productive and its positive and it keeps a lot of kids out of trouble and it shows them how to organize and work together.”
It is funny to see the whitest man in the world, Drew Carey, with the blackest man in the world, Snoop Dogg, hosting the same show. We live in a wonderful and cool time.
Rupert Grint is taking it easy after the Harry Potter franchise, and he’s spending time trying to find his next role.
He tells the Mirror, “I have not been in too much of a rush to do anything really. It has been nice to catch up on a few things and have a bit of freedom. I did a film earlier this year called Comrade, a Second World War movie set in Norway – that was pretty cool. Apart from that I have just been relaxing.”
However, Rupert is spending some time giving back. Just Jared Jr. reports,
“Rupert joined the fam, who lost their mother a few years ago, at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter earlier last month, where they enjoyed a few Butterbeers at Hog’s Head, and accompanied them to Ollivander’s wand shop at Hogsmeade. The special was a part of ITV’s 2011 Noel’s Christmas Presents special.”
Yet another example of why red heads are not necessarily evil.
The people that brought us Barbies for the past 50 years, are the same people who will soon bring Nicki Minaj to toy shelves across the world.
Mattell has announced they will create a one-of-a-kind replica of the pink haired rapper for charity. The Hollywood Reporter says that starting next Wednesday, bidding for the doll will begin at $1,000.
The proceeds will all go towards Project Angel Food, an organization that provides food for people affected by HIV and AIDS. This isn’t the first time the charity has auctioned off famous dolls. Janet Jackson and Rachel Zoe are stars that have turned into one-of-a-kind Barbies.
It will be really exciting to see what kind of eccentric outfit the Nicki doll will wear. Billboard claims they will post a photo of the doll sometime later today.
If there’s one thing Ke$ha loves more than glitter it’s animals.
Known for riding elephants in music videos and wearing feathers onstage, the pop singer jumped at the chance to become the first global ambassador for the Humane Society.
In an interview with MTV, the starlet said with her new found role, she hopes to raise awareness on shark finning and cosmetics that test on animal.
“I take this opportunity incredibly seriously because we are ALL animals. One of the main underlying sentiments of my music is to respect all living creatures just as they are.” the Animal singer said in a recent statement.
It seems Ke$ha gets a bad rep for being the ultimate party girl, when in reality, she spends a lot of time and energy into organizations including the Human Rights Campaign, where she just designed a t-shirt for charity. Ke$ha shows as much love for humans as she does for animals. Back in May, she donated 1,000 pounds of pet food to a local shelter after floods devastated her birthplace of Nashville.
Miley Cyrus is making a difference in Haiti by helping the Starkey Hearing Foundation hand out hearing aids.
“This second mission to Haiti was just as impactful to me as the first one,” said Cyrus. “I grew up around music and couldn’t imagine what it would be like for my siblings and me, if we couldn’t hear the magic of music. It’s had such an influence on my life, that I just want everyone to enjoy sound as it was intended.”
Miley is proving she is grounded and has a caring side.
50 is committing profits from his Street King drinks to provide food for one billion kids in the impoverished continent by 2016.
And 50 is confident he can pull it off.
He says, “It sold out, the first 4,000 shipments in stores in like, 50 states, is sold out… and I was being conservative, because of the actual pre-orders, I was actually able to feed 2.5 million today and I already have interest expressed by other a bunch of people like Usher, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Drake… so we’re looking forward to building bigger and better things.”
The Colombian singer’s Barefoot Foundation has teamed up with her boyfriend’s soccer team FC Barcelona. Shakira’s boyfriend is George Pique.
Shakira said when announcing the partnership, “Hispanics in the United States have everything to gain. We have the talent, we have the will. I truly think that with more education and more sports, we can achieve the unthinkable. We can have the ball on our side of the court.”
Adele gives her money to charity and loved ones, reports Contact Music.
The jazz and blues singer claims she does so because she knows what it is like to struggle.
The 23-year-old singer claims she has had a tough upbringing, so after skyrocketing to fame, she wishes to help those in need.
“The cash has started trickling in, but I don’t come from any money so I help people. I give money to charity and to friends and family,” she says.
Adele hopes to take a break from making music soon, though, and insists she won’t hire help once she is on vacation.
“I have an assistant but I do my own washing. My auntie cleans for me, but I love a good clean as well,” she says to Britain’s Glamour magazine.
“And when all these squillion pounds come in, I’m having a f***ing break so I won’t need any help… I don’t need assistance getting myself to the pub.”
Just another reason to love her – very humble and hardworking. She definitely deserves a break too, and every penny she earns.
Eva Longoria is learning sign language, reports CTV.
The ‘Desperate Housewives’ star, who just released her cook book ‘Eva’s Kitchen,’ is apparently learning sign language so she can communicate with her deaf fans.
Speaking at the 9th Annual GLAD Benefit Extravaganza, which was held in support of the deaf, Longoria said:
“I’ve had a lot of deaf people who have bought my book and I’ve been able to talk to them about what my favourite recipe is and what to cook.”
Because of personal experiences within her own family, the actress says she is is prepared to help people from deprived social groups and commit herself to various charities.
“I come from a diverse background of people with special needs, because of my sister, so I’m happy to bring my voice to this cause.”
Longoria’s sister, Elizabeth, has Down’s Syndrome and her parents are of Mexican descent. Longoria has had to deal with both discrimination against disabilities and minority groups.
“I always think it’s important to bring awareness to minority or a minority population and whether you’re Latino or black or a woman or deaf, it still falls into that category of needing support from people who aren’t normally around this type of population,” she tells Hollyscoop.
What a heart of gold. I love the activism and charity efforts that Longoria often engages in. She’s always been my favourite ‘Housewife,’ but now I have even more reason to love her.
Country singer John Rich went all the way to winning ‘The Celebrity Apprentice,’ reports Billboard. Rich won $250,000 for charity.
Rich was up against actress Marlee Matlin on Sunday’s finale of the NBC reality show, but proved victorious.
Host Donald Trump said it was his toughest ‘Apprentice’ ruling yet. ”I’ve never had to go through something like this… You’ve both been amazing,” Trump told the pair before announcing his choice on the live portion of the program.
This season began in March with 16 contestants, each competing in business-oriented tasks around Manhattan to raise money for and publicize their favorite causes. The final challenge had called for competing promotional campaigns for a brand of soda.
Rich of the duo ‘Big & Rich’ won a $250,000 check for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Matlin had been playing for the Starkey Hearing Foundation.
‘Celebrity Apprentice’ will be back yet again next season. I personally wanted Star Jones to win this season – her ruthlessness was both admirable and entertaining.
Bristol Palin, daughter to the infamous Sarah Palin, is set to star in a new reality series alongside her ‘Dancing With The Stars’ castmate Kyle Massey, reports Perez Hilton.
Palin and her son Tripp will be moving in with Massey and his brother Chris, from ‘That’s So Raven.’ The group will be filmed on the BIO show working for an unnamed charity.
“Bristol is the kind of personality BIO is drawn to. Her personal life has been playing out in the media for several years but this will be the first time she’s opening up her real life, with her and son and her friends the Massey brothers,” says Executive Vice President of Programming for A&E and the BIO Channel David McKillop.
Okay. Well, at least they are doing it for charity, so it’s not completely useless. But I think the charitable think to do here, Bristol, is to stop appearing on my television set.
The country/pop star will give fans an early taste of her upcoming ‘Speak Now’ Tour for a very good cause, reports MTV News.
The singer announced on Friday that she will allow fans to buy tickets to the final dress rehearsal of her tour to benefit communities devastated by tornadoes in the South in late April. Swift has been preparing for her upcoming tour over the past five weeks at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, which will be the site of the ‘Speak Now … Help Now’ benefit.
“I was watching the coverage of the tornadoes backstage at rehearsals, and I wanted to do something for the families affected by the damage,” Swift told the Associated Press. “I’ve never opened a rehearsal to the public before, but I felt that inviting my fans to the last rehearsal for the Speak Now Tour would be a great way to raise money.”
The songstress added that the benefit will be different from her other live appearances, and she is still hammering out the kinks of the production.
“We will probably still be doing some fine-tuning to the show that night, since this will be a true rehearsal, but I feel like it is so important for me and my fans to help if we can,” she said.
Swift’s ‘Speak Now’ Tour is set to kick off May 27 in Omaha, Nebraska. The Grammy-winning superstar also just unveiled her latest video, ‘Mean,’ which can be viewed below.
What a sweetie, that Swift is. I’m sure she’ll raise a lot of money over this, as every fan that I know is an absolutely-100-per-cent-crazy-pay-any-price-for-tickets fan, so I’m sure she’ll have no problem selling tickets for this event.
Britney Spears will be hosting a charity dinner for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, reports E Online.
The pop star may be getting ready to kick off her Femme Fatale tour next month, but that doesn’t stop her from having a heart of gold.
Spears will be hosting a fancy dinner next week, titled ’An Evening of Southern Style’ on May 11 in Beverly Hills. The sit-down dinner at a private residence will benefit the St. Bernard Project, an organization that continues to help Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
The group has already rebuilt homes for more than 350 families with the help of 32,000 volunteers, but as we all know, there is much more to be done.
“I am so honored to be a party of this cause,” Spears said. “Louisiana will always be a part of my soul.”
Spears won’t be the head chef in charge, but her professional chef dad Jamie will be. Papa Spears’ menu will include Louisiana shrimp and grits, jambalaya and soft shell crab fish fry, among other things.
For tickets, visit stbernardproject.org. The United Way for the Greater New Orleans Area has agreed to match the first $100,000 in donations.
What a great cause and idea – just goes to show that Spears has a real genuine heart. Despite all her crazy antics and questionable fashion choices, she is a nice, normal, southern girl deep down.
The comeback queen kicks off her tour on June 16 in Sacramento, California with guest star Nicki Minaj. The 26-city gig finishes up August 13 in Toronto (which is when I will be attending, SO excited.)
According to Page Six, Seinfeld was scheduled to attend a Sept. 13 event for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Eric Trump Foundation. However Seinfeld has pulled out over remarks Donald made regarding President Obama.
“I just learned you canceled a show for my son’s charity,” Trump wrote to Seinfeld, “because of the fact that I am being very aggressive with respect to President Obama, who is doing an absolutely terrible job as our leader.”
“We don’t care that you broke your commitment,” he continued, “even though the children of St. Jude are very disappointed, and despite the fact that your manager clearly stated you are ‘truly a man of his word.’”
Adding insult to injury, Trump took a shot at Seinfeld’s NBC show, ‘The Marriage Ref,’ which Trump appeared on last year.
“What I do feel badly about is that I agreed to do, and did, your failed show, ‘The Marriage Ref,’ even though I thought it was absolutely terrible,” Trump wrote. “Despite its poor ratings, I didn’t cancel on you like you canceled on my son and St. Jude. I only wish I did.”
So this feud does have some merit, as it seems to be politically based. However leave it to Donald Trump to make it a childish pissing match. We side with Seinfeld.