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Chris Cornell‘s widow Vicky and daughter Toni are carrying on the late rocker’s philanthropic work.
Earlier this month, Vicky and Toni, 13, visited Greece to check on the refugee camps their charity group has been aiding.
“Chris and Vicky launched the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation five years ago to help support vulnerable children,” a family spokesperson tells People. “Last spring, before Chris passed, he and Vicky toured the Eleonas refugee camp to educate themselves on the plight of the world’s most at-risk children and their families. This hasn’t stopped since Chris’ passing, and Vicky vowed that »
- Jeff Nelson
By the time Cameron Crowe made Singles in 1992, the 35-year-old director was already a decade into his career's second act. A former journalist for Rolling Stone, he'd pivoted towards the movies after adapting his book about going undercover at a Los Angeles high school – Fast Times at Ridgemont High – for the screen in 1982. And his directorial debut, Say Anything... (1989), proved that he had a knack for capturing teen spirit.
Crowe, however, wanted his audience to grow up with him, so for his follow-up movie, he turned his attention to twentysomethings. »
Jared Leto is multitasking when it comes to paying tribute to recently deceased musical icons. Leto and his band 30 Seconds to Mars did their part to honor Chris Cornell, Prince, David Bowie, Chester Bennington and other dead musicians during a performance recorded in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge and published online Thursday. The medley kicks off with Leto singing “Purple Rain,” the signature track by Prince, who died at age 57 last year from an overdose of the opioid fentanyl, before sliding into the Bowie song “Heroes.” Also Read: Jared Leto Sued by Penthouse for a Super-Unsexy Reason Leto’s mashup also. »
- Tim Kenneally
For the past few weeks, the comic book world has been buzzing with news and rumors about DC’s most popular villain, the Joker. With multiple spinoff movies planned, a sequel to “Suicide Squad” in the works, and rumors that Leonardo DiCaprio was being eyed for the role in the upcoming origin film, it’s easy to see how all the news could be a little jarring.
But fans of the Clown Prince of Crime shouldn’t feel bad about not being able to keep track of all the developments; Jared Leto is right there with you. Leto played the sinister clown in “Suicide Squad,” a performance that polarized the DC fanbase. He is set to portray the character in a Harley Quinn and Joker spinoff film, but will not appear in the origin story.
Will Warner Bros. Confuse Fans With Two Joker Stories — and Its New DC Banner?
In an interview with Ode, »
- Matt Fernandez
Culminating September’s Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services will hold its 19th Annual Alive & Running 5K Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention on Sunday, September 24, 2017 beginning at 7:00 a.m. at West 88th Street & La Tijera Boulevard just north of Lax.
The month began with suicide prevention in the spotlight as 50 Didi Hirsch staffers, clients and volunteers-many of whom have attempted or lost loved ones to suicide-joined Def Jam Rapper Logic on stage at MTV’s Video Music Awards as he performed his suicide prevention song “1-800-273-8355,” the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number.
Alive & Running is an inspiring, life-affirming gathering of people affected by suicide that remembers loved ones and raises money and awareness for Didi Hirsch’s Suicide Prevention Center-the first and only one of its kind in the nation. The family-friendly event, which includes live music, speakers, children’s activities and a Health & Wellness Expo, »
“When it comes to someone like Chris Cornell or Chester, depression is a disease," Grohl told The Rock FM. "Everybody kind of goes through it their own way. I can’t speak for anybody else’s condition, but the hardest part is when you lose a friend.
“I think that mental health and depression is something people should take seriously. There’s a stigma attached to it, which is unfortunate. Just as you take care of yourselves in every other way, I think it’s important that people really try to take care of themselves in that way. It ain’t easy, life is hard.”
- Hilary Hughes
Peter Cornell, the older brother of late singer Chris Cornell, returned to social media Monday to pen a heartfelt open letter to his brother, his brother’s friends and fans, and all who have grieved for his family’s loss. “My Friends,” Cornell’s letter began. “Again you humble me with your kindness, empathy, love and support. Although I […]
- Jacob Kaye
Chester Bennington's suicide will not be used as inspiration for would-be copycats if his family has anything to say about it ... 'cause they're putting together a plan to stop that. Sources close to Bennington's family tell TMZ ... they're planning on establishing a suicide awareness org in hopes of preventing Chester's fans, especially young people, from suffering the same fate as the Linkin Park lead singer. We're told the family worries in the wake of »
- TMZ Staff
If one single moment sums up the 2017 VMAs, it was this.
Robert Lee IV, a pastor and a descendent of Civil War general Robert E. Lee — whose statue was at the center of the violence in Charlottesville earlier this month — introduced himself to the audience and said, “We have made my ancestor an idol of white supremacy, racism and hate. As a pastor, it is my responsibility to speak out against racism, America’s original sin.” He then introduced Susan Bro, mother of Heather Heyer, the woman killed when a suspected neo-Nazi drove his car into a crowd of anti-racist demonstrators in Charlottesville.
“Only 15 days ago my daughter Heather was killed protesting racism,” she said. “I miss her but I know she’s here tonight.” She then announced the Heather Heyer Foundation, which will help provide scholarships to students interested in pursuing law, education and social justice issues. “I have committed myself to making her death count »
- Jem Aswad
Thirty Seconds to Mars have a new album on the way and the veteran rock band performed its lead single for the first time tonight (Aug. 27) at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.
About an hour after frontman Jared Leto's poignant tribute to Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell, he re-took the stage alongside his bandmates to bring "Walk on Water" to life for the first time. But this was no ordinary award show performance. During the pre-show interviews, Leto promised a riveting, first-of-its-kind show, and -- for those watching at home, at least -- his band did have a pretty »
- Chris Payne, Billboard
Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards saw Jared Leto pay tribute to his friends Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington, two singers who took their lives earlier this year. “MTV asked me to come here to say a few words about Chester and the late, great, Chris Cornell, two artists I had the absolute pleasure of […] »
- Sylvia Ogweng
In an emotional and poignant moment amid Sunday’s colorful 2017 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony, Jared Leto reflected on the death of one of music’s greats.
“Chester was my friend as he was to so many and witnessing his life taught me important things – especially about working relentlessly, pursuing dreams and being kind and caring while doing it,” said Leto.
He continued, “When I think about him, Chester, I see his face which was always smiling. »
- Lindsay Kimble
Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died by suicide on July 20, and his good friend Jared Leto took the opportunity to pay tribute to him and the late Chris Cornell at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. After asking the audience to stand up, Jared told the crowd, "MTV asked me to come here today to say a few words about Chester and the late, great Chris Cornell - two artists that I had the absolute pleasure of touring with. They were close friends with one another; Chester even sang the cover of the classic 'Hallelujah at Chris's funeral." He also spoke to viewers struggling with depression, telling them, "You are not alone. There is always a way forward." Grab some tissues and watch his speech above. »
- Monica Sisavat
There's been a lot to celebrate at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards, and while most of it has brought smiles to our faces, the music world cannot overlook one deeply tragic fact: It's lost two of its biggest rock stars. Linkin Park's Chester Bennington and Soundgarden's Chris Cornell both took their lives earlier this year, completely rocking the music industry and everyone they touched with their voices. Jared Leto took the stage at the VMAs to pay tribute to the fallen stars with a touching message. "In 1976, in Phoenix, Arizona, a child was born," Leto began. "He was precocious, full of life, and determined. He grew up to become the singer of one of the biggest »
The widow of Chris Cornell is asking fans to share their tributes to the late Soundgarden frontman so she can collect them on his website. “Since my husband’s tragic passing, fans from all over the world have come together to share their feelings about what Chris and his music meant to them, leaving thousands of […] »
- Brent Furdyk
With the MTV Video Music Awards only four days away, rehearsals have yet to begin, the run-of-show hasn’t been nailed down, and presenters still don’t know who they’ll be paired with, but producers are confident they’ll be able to pull off the biggest VMAs in the network’s history.
According to set designer Ric Lipson, whose firm Stufish Entertainment Architects has worked on three VMAs shows, the Aug. 27 event at the Forum will feature 560 chain motors hanging in the air. “At a normal rock show, you might hang 150 things,” he tells Variety. The set also features five stages — more than ever before, with three major performance areas and two extras.
Also adding to the grandiosity: the 2017 edition has booked the largest number of performances ever to grace the VMAs stage. Pink, Kendrick Lamar, Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, Dnce, Fifth Harmony, Lorde, 30 Seconds to Mars, Logic »
- Erin Nyren
Robb Sheppard Sep 1, 2017
Telling people you're facing depression can be very tricky - but it's worth it.
Welcome to Geeks Vs Loneliness, our spot on the site where we talk about things that are affecting us, you, people we know, people we don't. We don't offer miracle cures, just a few thoughts that will hopefully be useful to a few people. This week, we're handing over to Robb, to talk about his own battle with depression...
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These are all phrases which have undoubtedly been heard by every one of us at one point or another. For some it was about their hairstyle, for some their sexuality, for some their body image. It was barely ever about loosely fitting footwear. For many, it was about depression »
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services presents the 19th Annual Alive & Running 5K Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention.
The event will take place on Sunday, September 24, 2017 beginning at 7:00 a.m. at West 88th Street & La Tijera Boulevard just north of Lax. (Schedule of Events is listed below.)
Held during Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month, Alive & Running is an inspiring, life-affirming gathering of people affected by suicide that remembers loved ones and raises money and awareness for the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center. The family-friendly event includes live music, speakers, children’s activities and a Health & Wellness Expo.
With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that suicide for teen girls is at a 40-year high, the event is expected to draw hundreds of high school and college students who have been affected by suicide and want to support prevention efforts. Last year, about 2,000 runners, walkers and volunteers attended Alive & Running, »
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