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Taylor Swift Is Donating Proceeds From Her Song ‘Welcome To New York’ To NYC Public Schools

"It’s selling really really well"

Taylor Swift‘s new album 1989, which was released earlier this week, is selling so well that it will likely be the first album to sell 1 million copies in its first week of release since she was the last artist to sell 1 million copies of an album (Red) in its first week of release (plus, she will likely have the only platinum-selling album of 2014). But not only is her album as a whole selling well but the individual singles from the album are selling well as well … including her infectious song Welcome To New York. Taylor has announced that proceeds from the sale of New York will be donated to the New York public school system because, duh, she’s Taylor Swift. More »

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Kerry Washington Encourages Domestic Violence Victims To Use ‘Purse Strings In The Face Of Abuse’

Feminist/Activist/Fixer

I’ve been thinking about that video going around of a woman enduring harassment on the streets of New York, and the many different reactions I’ve read to it. I think one thing people are forgetting is that casual catcalls are not casual if they participate in a movement that seeks to disempower women—and I think that’s the message of the video. As all Gladiators should know, it’s Scandal Thursday, which means I’ve also got Kerry Washington on the brain. She’s still apart of the Purple Purse program anti-domestic violence program, and she’s been speaking out about her activism, and how #YesAllWomen inspired her. Click inside for more!

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Please Help Me Reach My Goal

The TV Guide

It’s getting down to the wire for me and I must put out the call, one more time, for your help. As you may know, I’m running the New York Marathon in a little over a month (yikes!!) and I’m fundraising for an amazing NYC organization called Team For Kids. I’m SO close to my fundraising goal and I’m hoping YOU will help me reach my goal. All you have to do is click HERE and donate as little or a MUCH as you can to help a really great organization fund an exceptional fitness program for kids. Running has changed my life for the better, Team For Kids wants to teach kids how to change their lives for the better as well. More »

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Miley Cyrus Will Design Your Next Tattoo For $10,000

Don't act like you're not into it.

Come on now. Don’t front. You KNOW you want to permanently ink your body with something from the mind of Miley Cyrus. We recently learned that the pop singer has started making erotic sculptures because she’s 1.) bored, and 2.) high (her words, not mine). And now she’s using her artistic talents for good. Cyrus will design your next tattoo for $10,000 to raise funds for My Friend’s Place, an organization that supports homeless youth in Los Angeles. Click inside for more!

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Kerry Washington Has Designed A Purse To Raise Awareness Of Domestic Violence & Financial Abuse

"Purple is the color of domestic violence awareness and a woman’s purse is a strong symbol of where she carries her power."

Earlier this week we learned that actress Kerry Washington helped unveil The Limited Scandal Collection at New York Fashion Week but today we learn that she also had a role in another very important fashion accomplishment. Kerry helped design a purse for the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse program that helps raise awareness for domestic violence and financial abuse. As you can see below, Kerry is intent on using her fame and design skills to help others in need. Learn more below. More »

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Watch: Homer Simpson Accepts The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge In The Most Amazing Way Possible

PLUS, watch the cutest little girl accept the Ice Bucket Challenge, too
"I challenge Flanders, Lenny and Flanders again ..."

Thus far there have been GADS of really great Ice Bucket Challenge videos making the rounds (the one we saw yesterday of Henry Cavill dressed in costume as Superman was a pretty damn good one, I think) and today … we get to see two more really great ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos. First up, you can click above to watch Homer Simpson accept The Ice Bucket Challenge in the most Simpsons way possible. It’s fun, believe me. Next, click below to watch the cutest little British girl accept the Ice Bucket Challenge which has the BEST ending of any challenge video that I’ve seen yet. Brilliant. Please enjoy both videos and MAKE A DONATION to the ALS Association!! More »

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Watch: Henry Cavill & Amy Adams Accept The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge In Costume As Superman & Lois Lane

On Set, In Detroit
Super Challenge

Henry Cavill and Amy Adams are among the latest celebrities to accept The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and today, we get to see the video that they did while on the Detroit, MI set of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. The neat thing about this video is that Henry and Amy accepted the challenge in costume as Superman and Lois Lane. Make sure you watch to the very end … this is one challenge that keeps on giving and giving. Hahaha. Enjoy.

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Watch: Britney Spears Helps Manager Larry Rudolph Take The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Also, Britney looks hawt in SoCal

Earlier this week we saw video of our dear Britney Spears taking The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and, as you may recall, she nominated her longtime manager Larry Rudolph to take the challenge himself. Well, he did … and with Britney‘s help. The video is really cute, you have to check it out below. Additionally, Britney was spotted out and about here in SoCal with her family yesterday and she looked absolutely CUTE as heck! See it all below! More »

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Vin Diesel’s Nude Post-ALS #IceBucketChallenge Photo Is Incredible

Probably nobody call me...

Well, if this new pic is photoshopped, I may not complain. Vin Diesel. Um. Hi. Yes. Good morning. As we all know by now, the ice bucket challenge is sweeping the nation. Trent has done it, and has officially challenged me (more on that later… ahem), and all of the celebrities are joining in. I don’t know how many folks are taking nude, post ice bucket challenge photos, but I’m totally cool with it if this is a trend that takes off. Click inside for more!

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Watch: I Have Accepted The ALS #IceBucketChallenge

DONATE DONATE DONATE
#ICEBUCKETCHALLENGE Accepted

Earlier today I was challenged by PITNB reader Jodie Fedder to take the #IceBucketChallenge in an effort to raise awareness and MONEY for the ALS Association. To be honest, with all of my free time focused on my move this week, I haven’t really been paying too much attention to the influx of Ice Bucket Challenge videos that have been making the rounds … but this morning, I got challenged by Jodie and then stumbled upon Britney Spears‘s video and, well, I have accepted the challenge. In turn, I nominate PITNB writer Shannon Houston, my BFF Darion Lowenstein and my homies in the DiVide Social ClubMilo Ventimiglia, Russ Cundiff and Dino De Milio to take the challenge. THIS IS MORE THAN JUST DUMPING WATER ON YOURSELF, folks … please donate if you can to the ALS Association HERE. If any of y’all have taken the challenge, please share your videos with us here on the blog in the comments below. DONATE DONATE DONATE!!!

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