Archive for the Charities Category

Watch: J.J. Abrams Shows Off An X-Wing Starfighter On The Set Of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

YOU can win a chance to see this thing in person!
X-Wing marks the spot

Remember back in May when JJ Abrams announced a way for YOU to appear in the upcoming sequel film Star Wars: Episode VII by donating to the Star Wars: Force for Change charity fund? Well, time is running out for YOU to make your donations so JJ wants to remind us all that our donations are still needed. In a new video message released today, JJ reminds us of the cool Star Wars-related prizes that can be won if we donate and to drive home the point, he is showing off an X-Wing Starfighter in this new promo video. Click the embed above to see what the new X-Wing Starfighter looks like and get your donations in if you want to win a chance to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII.

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For $20K, George R. R. Martin Will Write You Into A ‘Game Of Thrones’ Book . . . And Then Kill You Off

Save the Wolves

Author George RR Martin, the man responsible for creating the AMAZING world of Game of Thrones, is raising money for the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and The Food Depot of Santa Fe and he is offering a few really unbelievable once-in-a-lifetime prizes in order to generate as much money as he can for the cause. In a newly released video for this fundraising campaign, Martin explains, first, his devotion to this wolf sanctuary and then explains how YOU can help with your donations. At different price points, different prizes are being offered … t-shirts, signed books — even one of George RR Martin‘s hats. But the biggest prize of all comes at a very hefty donation price point. For $20,000. Martin will write you into one of his GoT books and then kill you off in spectacular fashion. So, uh, does anyone have $20K that I could borrow? More »

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Watch: Kylie Minogue Releases A Music Video For Her Charity Single ‘Crystallize’

#OneNoteAgainstCancer
For a Good Cause

Kylie Minogue has released a charity single titled Crystallize that has raised money for cancer research. Today, we get to see the just-released music video for the track. The #OneNoteAgainstCancer campaign allowed fans to make a donation to the fund and each person who donated has their named featured in the music video embedded above. The first 3 minutes of the video is a proper music video, the final 3 minutes features the names of all the people who donated to the fund. Even if you missed out on donating before, you can donate HERE to the #OneNoteAgainstCancer and download this fantastic new song. Enjoy.

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Watch: J.J. Abrams Is Offering YOU A Chance To Appear In ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

A $10 donation to UNICEF is all that is needed
Here's YOUR chance to be in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

Star Wars: Episode VII director JJ Abrams is announcing today a new opportunity for fans to appear in the upcoming film with a simple donation to a new charity initiative called Star Wars: Force for Change which benefits UNICEF‘s Innovation Labs and its innovative projects benefitting children in need. A $10 dollar donation HERE will not only help fund this charity initiative but it will also enter you for a chance to be flown to London to appear IN Episode VII (larger donations offer other prizes). The video above features Abrams making this announcement from the Star Wars set in Abu Dabi and, as you can see, also features the introduction of a new alien that will be featured in the movie. Watch the video above and see if you are inspired to make a donation to this charity in order to have a chance to appear in Star Wars: Episode VII.

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Britney Spears Volunteers Art Therapy Time At The Children’s Hospital Of Los Angeles

"Butterflies are our guardian angels”

Back in November, we learned that our dear Britney Spears generously donated some of her time with a group of patients from the Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Today we learn that Saintney Spears spent some time this week at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles working with select patients in the Mark Taper-Johnny Mercer Artists Program which focuses on art therapy. As you can see below, Britney spent some one-on-one time with a few lucky patients in order to help their recovery. Britney participated in an art project with the patients and even offered some of her wisdom. It was a very sweet sight. Click below to see and learn more. More »

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Watch: Beyoncé Performs Especially For A Tiny Terminally-Ill Fan

... Because She is The Best
St. Bey Makes Wishes Come True

As if we needed more proof that Beyoncé has not only won all of 2013 but she is also a saint among humans, we see video today shared by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Bey making a small fan’s wish come true. Taylon, a young girl who has an inoperable tumor on her brain, wished for the opportunity to sing and dance with Beyoncé. During B‘s performance of the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour in Las Vegas, NV earlier this month, Beyoncé made Taylon‘s wish come true … which you can see in the video embedded above. Personally, I couldn’t make it 25 seconds into the video without getting choked up because Taylon looks so happy and so excited. Check out the video and please enjoy. It’s a really fun watch that is totally worth your time.

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Prince Harry Makes His Way To The South Pole For Wounded Soldiers

The End of the World

A few weeks ago Prince Harry and a team of trekkers began a journey to reach the South Pole at the bottom of the planet in an effort to raise money for charity. Today, on lucky Friday the 13th, Harry and his team successfully made it to the South Pole and did so without any accidents or injuries. The Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge pitted 3 teams against one another in a race to the South Pole with all proceeds from the event to benefit the Walking With the Wounded organization. The hope is that two million pounds will be raised for the charity. Click below to see photos of Harry‘s arrival at the South Pole and learn more about this really remarkable event. More »

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Justin Bieber Makes A Charitable Trip To The Philippines

St. Bieber

When last we heard news about Justin Bieber, it was about an incident where he was detained by authorities in Australia when a member of his entourage was found in the possession of an illegal substance. Today we learn more positive news about The Biebs that may paint the lad in a better light. JB has made his way to the Philippines in an attempt to provide aid to the typhoon relief efforts going on there in the wake of their recent deadly storm. As you can see in the photos below, there was time for both work and play on this humanitarian visit. Charitable aid comes in many forms, click below to see how Justin Bieber is lending a hand to the relief effort in Tacloban. More »

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Smooches Up On Santa Claus

I Saw Buffy Kissing Santa Claus

Sarah Michelle Gellar, our dear Buffy, was in attendance at a charity event at the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood, CA over the weekend that benefitted the LA Family Housing organization and as you can see below, she was spotted kissing on a man who is NOT her husband Freddie Prinze, Jr. As you can see, SMG posed for a really cute photo with the man of the season — Santa Claus, himself. It’s cute photo, one that I don’t think FPJ would mind one bit ;) More »

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Watch: Jon Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift & Prince William Sing ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ Awkwardly Together

Your MUST WATCH Video of the day Year
"We're halfway there ..."

So, Prince William (the current Duke of Cambridge and future King of England) played host at a charity gala that raised money and awareness for the homeless people of Centrepoint and joined Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift on stage for a rousing acoustic rendition of the song Livin’ On A Prayer. Folks, as amazing as this sounds, you ain’t seen NOTHING until you’ve watched the video above. Jon gets the party started by singing the song solo but once Taylor and Prince Wills get on stage … things really get cookin’. At first, Taylor‘s very awkward dancing/clapping thing that she did was the most cringe-worthy part of the performance … but then it becomes painfully evident that Prince William doesn’t know the words to the song (except for the chorus which is so famous that I bet even baby Prince George could sing along as well). Then Prince William started touching his nose frantically like that kid does in the movie Dazed and Confused … which either means that Willy was high or just REALLY REALLY NERVOUS (I bet he wished he had smoked the smokey smoke beforehand, tbqh). At around the 1:53 mark, Jon Bon Jovi brings the song home, Taylor hangs in there with him and Prince William has no idea what to do except nod along, try to mime a few of the words correctly and look over at Jon and Taylor and NOT at all of the cameras trained on him as he sweats thru his expensive tuxedo. Lord, it’s priceless. Watch the video, try not to cringe out of your skin. Enjoy.

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