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‘Do Something’ To Save Music Education With Kelly Clarkson & ME

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Having played saxophone in junior high and high school, as well as being a member of marching band, jazz band and concert band, I think I know a little something about the importance of music education in schools. That’s why I teamed up with DoSomething.org and The VH1 Save the Music Foundation so we can motivate young people to advocate to keep these programs alive. But this isn’t just some generic fudnraiser — it’s a Battle For The Bands! Last year, #BattleForTheBands got 20,000 teens involved in pushing for music education. This year, with a little celebrity help from folks like Kelly Clarkson, we’re going even bigger with a national video contest — and I’m judging it!

Why is this so important? Because music education doesn’t just foster creativity among young people, it’s a fact that teens involved in these programs have better test scores and lower drug-use and drop-out rates. And I honestly think that that is something that we can and should all get behind and support.

If you want to get involved then head over to DoSomething.Org/Battle to find out how you can submit a music video (including fun parody videos) and (hopefully) grab the most votes from judges like me ;) The Top 10 winners will score awesome prizes for their schools like much needed money (for instruments, uniforms, sheet music, etc.), scholarships and even tickets to a concert of their choice. You can also help the Do Something cause by spreading the word by clicking HERE to tweet this post!

C’mon, y’all … let’s ALL Do Something to help save music education in schools :)

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Julianne Moore And Maggie Gyllenhaal Play With Politics

Women Celebs Attend Political Event In NYC

NYC held the Playing Politics With Women’s Health: The 2012 Election And Why It Matters event in Times Square on Friday and some great women leaders attended the Planned Parenthood symposium including Julianne Moore, Maggie Gyllenhaal and America Ferrera. It is good to see great women stars not afraid to play with politics and the big issues. Read on for more pics from the event… More »

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Miley Cyrus Does Bob Dylan

Who Does It Better?

Miley Cyrus has released her latest music video for “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go,” a cover of the Bob Dylan classic. She’s also donating all the proceeds to Amnesty International. Have a listen – I think she pulls the challenge off beautifully. More »

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Watch: Britney Spears Introduces Teleton México 2011

CueCardney Spears in Full Effect

Pop Queen Britney Spears, who is currently in Mexico on her Femme Fatale Tour, paid a visit to Teleton México to lend a hand an offer an introduction to the broadcast. As usual, our dear Britney looked a bit nervous in front of the camera as she read her introductory lines but I think everyone can appreciate that she made the effort to lend her starpower to a charity broadcast meant to raise much needed funds. Click below to see our girl in action. More »

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World AIDS Day 2011

"Getting to Zero"

Today is World AIDS Day, the annual global initiative to raise awareness of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome crisis around the world in an effort to educate and affect positive change on a global scale. The theme of World AIDS Day this year is Getting To Zero, which is the push to educate everyone in the world in the effort to, one day, reach a goal of Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS Related Deaths … a lofty goal, no question, but with a successful cooperative effort … a goal that could possibly be achieved. Click below to read more about World AIDS Day 2011 and find out how YOU can help be a part of the positive change that is needed in the world. More »

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Celebs Celebrate Thanksgiving 2011 By Feeding The Hungry

On A 'Mission' to Feed the Needy

While many of us very fortunate people were enjoying a lovely day of family, friends and food on Thanksgiving Day yesterday, a few celebs were working very hard at the Los Angeles Mission in downtown LA serving food to the less fortunate. Annually, a group of celebs join the ever-present volunteers at the LA Mission to help bring some holiday cheer to those who are in need. Click below to see some of the happy faces that were on hand to prepare and serve meals yesterday. More »

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Michael C. Hall Lends His Support To UCLA’s Cancer Research Program

"On Track for a Cure"

Back in April 2010 we learned the JOYOUS news that Dexter star Michael C. Hall successfully went into cancer remission and today we learn that this weekend he lent his support to a lymphoma research program here in SoCal. MCH made an appearance at the On Track for a Cure event at UCLA to help raise awareness and funds for cancer research. Click below to see a couple of cute photos of a very healthy-looking MCH with a very cute UCLA Bruin at this weekend’s event. More »

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Prince Michael Jackson Makes His First Solo Public Appearance

Like Father, Like Son

Prince Michael Joseph Jackson, the first born child of the late Michael Jackson, made his first solo in-person appearance in Berlin, Germany today to represent his family at the Tribute to Bambi 2011 event. As you can see in the photo below, Prince was all decked out in a black and red outfit which looked exactly like one of his father’s famous outfits. Check him out below. More »

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Britney Spears Hosts A Dinner Party To Raise Funds For Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

THE HOTNESS !!!!!!!!

Earlier this month we learned that our dear Britney Spears would be taking a night off from her furious rehearsals for the upcoming Femme Fatale Tour (due to kick off in just a few weeks) to host an event called An Evening of Southern Style to benefit the St. Bernard Project which continues to help Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Britney looked ABSOLUTELY STUNNING at last night’s event and she was joined by her loverman Jason Trawick as well as a host of other celebs who showed up to offer their support. Click below to check out photos and deets from last night’s lavish fund-raising event. More »

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Watch: Britney Spears Talks ‘Femme Fatale’ In A New Interview

Plus, She Is Hosting a Charity Dinner Party Next Week that YOU Can Attend

Britney Spears‘s official website has been updated with a new video interview of our dear Britney talking about her new album Femme Fatale. In addition to the release of this new interview is information that Britney will be hosting a private dinner party at a residence in Beverly Hills, CA next week in order to raise funds for The St. Bernard Project which benefits the victims of Hurricane Katrina. And here’s the best news … YOU can attend the dinner party … that is, IF you can afford the pricey ticket. Click below to watch video of Britney‘s interview and read all the deets about her dinner party next week. More »

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