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Hollywood Stars Put Fashions Up For Bid To Benefit Artists For Peace And Justice

Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell

Hollywood Stars Put Fashions Up For Bid To Benefit Artists For Peace And Justice.   Some big name stars are putting up some high fashion in the name of charity. The auction benefitting the Artists for Peace and Justice will feature fashion and other items for fans to bid on.  Hollywood’s biggest stars attended the 2010 Golden Globes and now fans can score some of the fashion worn by those stars, including Gerard Butler’s Dolce & Gabbana Tux, the shoes and purse worn by Kristen Bell, Jenna Fischer’s dress and Josh Brolin’s tuxedo.  Other items include a Gucci Gown worn by Olivia Wilde, a signed Gibson guitar and two tickets to the Hollywood Domino Pre-Oscar Gala. Fans can also bid on a limited-edition photo from Haiti signed by stars such as Gerard Butler, Demi Moore, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Charlize Theron, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Wilde, Robert De Niro, Daniel Craig and more.  Artists for Peace and Justice was founded in 2009 by Paul Haggis and friends to encourage peace and social justice and to address issues of poverty and enfranchisement in communities around the world. The immediate goal for Artists for Peace and Justice is to build schools to serve the poorest areas of Haiti, providing an education, hot meals, clean drinking water and regular medical treatments to at least 3,500 children.  For more information or to bid on the items, head to http://www.charitybuzz.com/auctions/artistsforpeaceandjustice.

George Clooney’s “Hope For Haiti Now” Telethon Collects $57 Million

Hope For Haiti Now

Hope For Haiti Now

George Clooney’s “Hope For Haiti Now” Telethon Collects $57 Million.    George Clooney’s “Hope for Haiti Now” telethon has garnered a record-breaking over $57 million for the victims of the Haitian earthquake. The charity event was flocked by loads of stars, including pal Brad Pitt, Ellen DeGeneres, Madonna, Rihanna, and Wyclef Jean.
The Friday’s broadcast of the charity featured hundreds of stars performing and manning the phones. Clooney led the show from Los Angeles, while Jean led the event from New York.  Celebrities at the event included Olivia Wilde, David Archuleta, Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts, Drew Barrymore, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Penelope Cruz, Vanessa Hudgens, Madonna, Christian Slater, Robert Pattinson, Nicole Scherzinger, Rose McGowan, Clint Eastwood, Denzel Washington, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, Ben Stiller, Coldplay, Jay-Z, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Tom Hanks.  Madonna performed “Like a Prayer” via satellite from New York. Justin Timberlake sang “Hallelujah” with Matt Morris. He was seen making nice with ex-girlfriend Cameron Diaz off camera. Jennifer Aniston was also on board, but People magazine sources said she did not cross paths with ex-husband Pitt.  The telethon, featuring performances from the evening, also became the biggest one-day album pre-order in iTunes. The money raised will be divided various charities benefitting the Haiti relief fund, including Oxfam America, Partners in Health, UNICEF, Red Cross, Clinton Bush Haiti Foundation, U.N. World Food Program, and Yele Haiti Foundation. “Hope for Haiti Now” will continue to accept donations for the next six months through HopeForHaitiNow.org

‘Avatar’ wins two Golden Globes

James Cameron carried home two Golden Globes on Sunday night for his 3-D blockbuster, “Avatar.”  “Avatar,” which has sold $1.6 billion in tickets worldwide in just a month, was chosen best movie drama, while Cameron won for best movie director. “We have the best job in the world,” Cameron said.   Many of the winners and presenters at the 67th Golden Globes wore red and yellow ribbons, a reminder of Tuesday’s devastating earthquake in Haiti. “It does feel strange to dress up and play fantasy, but I’m glad we are talking about it,” actress Kyra Sedgwick told our source  on the red carpet.  Globe producers included several appeals in the awards broadcast for viewers to donate to Haitian relief efforts.  As “Crazy Heart” star Jeff Bridges accepted the best actor in a movie drama award — the first Golden Globe of his career — he joked about his lack of awards.  “Wow, you’re really screwing up my under-appreciated status here,” Bridges said.  The best actress in a movie drama went to Sandra Bullock for her work in “The Blind Side.” Robert Downey Jr. won the Globe for best actor in a movie comedy or musical for his role in “Sherlock Holmes.”  Downey joked that he didn’t have an acceptance speech because his wife told him Matt Damon would win the category for “The Informant!”  “The Hangover,” a comedy about misadventures in Las Vegas, won the Golden Globe for best comedy or musical movie.  Former boxing champ Mike Tyson, who played himself in the film, stood onstage as a movie director Todd Phillips accepted the award.  Austrian actor Christoph Waltz won the Golden Globe for best supporting actor in a movie for “Inglourious Basterds.”  The role of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa — the villain in Quentin Tarantino’s film — required Waltz to speak four languages fluently.  The Golden Globe for best TV drama was awarded to AMC’s “Mad Men” for the third straight year.  Alec Baldwin repeated his Emmy success at the Globes, winning the best actor in a TV comedy or musical series award.   Meryl Streep took home her seventh Golden Globe, one for best actress in a comedy or musical movie, for “Julie & Julia.”  Streep, referring to last week’s earthquake in Haiti, said it was hard for her to put on her “happy movie self, in face of everything I am aware of in the real world.”  Streep had two chances to win the category, because she was also nominated for “It’s Complicated.”  Kevin Bacon won the Golden Globe for best actor in a made-for-TV miniseries or movie for his acting in HBO’s “Taking Chance.” It was his first Globe.  The Globe for best actress in a made-for-TV miniseries or movie went to Drew Barrymore for HBO’s “Gray Gardens.” It was her first Globe win after three nominations. Chloe Sevigny, who plays the second wife in HBO’s “Big Love,” took the best supporting actress Globe for a made-for-TV miniseries or movie.  “Up in the Air,” which was up for Globes in six categories, won the best screenplay award. Showtime’s “Dexter” grabbed Golden Globes for best actor — Michael C. Hall — and best supporting actor — John Lithgow — in a TV series, miniseries or movie.  The best actress in a TV drama series went to Julianna Margulies for her work in “The Good Wife” on CBS.   Comedian Mo’Nique won the Golden Globe for best supporting actress in a movie for her role as an abusive mother in “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.”  “I’m shaking when I tell y’all I’m in the midst of my dream,” Mo’Nique said.  Toni Collette won the best actress in a TV comedy or musical TV series for Showtime’s “United States of Tara.” It was Collette’s first Globe win, though she has been nominated four times.  The Disney-Pixar blockbuster “Up” won the Golden Globe for best animated movie. Pixar has won the category every year since it was started four years ago.  “Up” was also honored for best original movie score, which was composed by Michael Giacchino.  The award for best original song for a movie went to T Bone Burnett’s “The Weary Kind,” the theme for “Crazy Heart.”  The Golden Globe for best foreign language film was given to Germany’s “The White Ribbon.” Film legend Sophia Loren presented the award.  On the red carpet, the earthquake in Haiti and rain over Los Angeles dampened the Golden Globes Sunday evening.  Dresses were as glamorous as ever, but the talk was less about the competition and more about the relief efforts under way in Haiti. “It does feel strange to dress up and play fantasy, but I’m glad we are talking about it,” said Kyra Sedgwick, nominated for a fifth time as best actress in a TV drama for “The Closer.”  British comic Ricky Gervais, who is hosting the 67th Golden Globes show, said “someone much more important than me” will address the Haiti tragedy during the NBC telecast.   Actress Olivia Wilde, who was already involved in supporting an orphanage and three schools in Haiti, said her Golden Globe dress and several others will be auctioned off with “100 percent of the money going to a local program in Haiti.”  “It’s my way of turning all this fashion madness into something positive,” Wilde said.  George Clooney, up for a best actor award for his film “Up in the Air,” will host a telethon on Friday to raise money for the devastated island nation. “Up in the Air” has six Golden Globe nominated, the most of any other movie.  The Golden Globes, produced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, is the opening act in the 2010 awards season.  Umbrellas were out as a rare rain fell Sunday evening. The first section of the red carpet leading into the Beverly Hilton Hotel was not covered.

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