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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Attend Children's Global Media Summit

8 December 2017 8:30 AM, PST

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Children’s Global Media Summit in Manchester this week.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the Children's Global Media Summit in Manchester

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The summit explores the impact that digital technology has on children. The Summit was founded in 1995 in order to help steer the future of children’s programming in a rapidly-changing world. The event now involves creatives, technology innovators, policymakers, executives and thought leaders from around the world.

A survey published last year revealed children own their first mobile phone aged seven and will start to browse the internet as young as five years old. Over three days, the summit will look at the impact that digital technology will have on children and the future of the media.

Through The Royal Foundation, The Duke brought together representatives from key technology companies to launch a cyberbullying task force »

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Jane's Addiction Ready To Rock Rhonda's Kiss Annual Concert

8 December 2017 7:15 AM, PST

Rhonda’s Kiss, an organization that helps cancer patients in need, announced today that New York Times Best Selling Author and Comedian Greg Behrendt (Sex and the City, He’s Just Not That Into You) will host their annual concert event on Friday, Dec. 8 at The Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.

Legendary rock band Jane's Addiction headline the event, with The Hellcat Saints opening.

Proceeds from the concert event will benefit the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute and further the mission of Rhonda’s Kiss, supporting programs to assist cancer patients in need, and helping those who receive a cancer diagnosis make ends meet during treatment. Rhonda’s Kiss is a 501c3. To date, the charity has donated nearly $1 million to hospitals to support cancer programs and patients.

“Raising money for cancer is a reminder that every day, people are struggling with the disease and need the support to maintain their dignity and fight, »

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Towie’S Pete Wicks Helps Charity Rescue Over 170 Dogs From South Korean Dog Meat Farm

8 December 2017 6:00 AM, PST

Animal rescuers from Humane Society International have saved more than 170 dogs languishing on a squalid dog meat farm in South Korea, and The Only Way Is Essex’s Pete Wicks joined the rescue team on what he described as one of the most emotional experiences of his life.

Thirteen of the dogs will fly to a shelter in the UK in the New Year after completing their quarantine. The rest will fly to the United States and Canada.

The dog meat farm in Namyangju is one of an estimated 17,000 dog farms in South Korea breeding more than 2.5 million dogs a year for human consumption. It is situated a mere two hour drive from where the country will host the 2018 Winter Olympics in 10 weeks’ time. It is a grim, shocking and largely hidden side of South Korea that is in stark contrast to the colourful pomp and ceremony of the Olympic festivities, »

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Helen Mirren to Receive Career Achievement Honor at Aarp The Magazine's Movies For Grownups Awards

8 December 2017 4:45 AM, PST

Aarp The Magazine announced today that Helen Mirren will receive the 2017 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award.

The Aarp Movies for Grownups multimedia franchise was established in 2002 to celebrate and encourage filmmaking with unique appeal to movie lovers with a grownup state of mind—and recognize the inspiring artists who make them.

Mirren, an Academy, Golden Globe, Emmy, Tony, BAFTA & Olivier Award-winning actress will receive Movies for Grownups’ highest honor on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills. Aarp The Magazine will host the 17th annual Movies for Grownups Awards, where many other awards, including best actor, best actress and best director, will be presented. Event proceeds benefit Aarp Foundation, which works to end senior poverty by building economic opportunity and social connections for vulnerable older adults in L.A. and across the country.

“I am greatly honoured by this award. I consider film to be a high art form, »

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Harry Belafonte To Be Honored At Robert F. Kennedy Ripple Of Hope Awards

8 December 2017 3:30 AM, PST

The Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Awards will take place on December 13, and celebrates leaders of international business, entertainment, and activist communities who have demonstrated a commitment to social change.

Honorees reflect Robert Kennedy’s passion for equality, justice, basic human rights and his belief that we all must strive to “make gentle the life of this world.”

The 2017 Ripple of Hope Awards dinner will honor Harry Belafonte (singer, songwriter, actor & activist); Alex Gorsky Chairman of the Board and CEO Johnson & Johnson); Hamdi Ulukaya (Founder, Chairman and CEO Chobani, LLC). Master of Ceremonies: Alec Baldwin and hosts: Ethel Kennedy, Kerry Kennedy, Tim Cook, Philip W. Johnston, B. Scott Minerd, Marvin S. Rosen, Robert & Hope Smith, Pedro Torres-Mackie and Donato Tramuto. Special guests to include: Tony Bennett, Trevor Donovan, Kathryn Erbe, Susie Essman, Peter Frampton, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheryl Hines, Catherine Keener, Keegan-Michael Key, Tony Lo Bianco, Matthew Modine, Lena Olin, »

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Spotlight: Aretha Franklin's Charity Work

8 December 2017 3:00 AM, PST

Aretha Franklin was named MusiCares Person of the Year in 2008.

Charities & foundations supported

Aretha Franklin has supported the following charities:

46664Barbara Davis Center for Childhood DiabetesCandie's FoundationFeeding AmericaGRAMMY FoundationMusiCaresNAACPRobert F Kennedy MemorialSpecial OlympicsThe Rainforest FoundationUnited Service Organization Read more about Aretha Franklin's charity work and events. Related articles A Very Special ChristmasShakira Sheds Threads For CharityJonas Brothers Raise Scholarship MoneyJoss Stone, Anita Baker To Shine for Uncf's An Evening of StarsAretha Franklin Salutes The Troops

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Spotlight: Bob Woodruff Foundation's Celebrity Supporters

8 December 2017 2:00 AM, PST

The Bob Woodruff Foundation is the nonprofit dedicated to ensuring injured service members, veterans and their families are thriving. A national organization with grassroots reach, the Bob Woodruff Foundation augments the work of the federal government, diligently navigating the maze of more than 40,000 nonprofits providing services to veterans, finds and funds the most innovative programs, and holds those programs accountable for measurable results. To date, through its charitable investments, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has invested more than $12 million in over 70 organizations, reaching more than 1 million service members, support personnel, veterans and their families. The foundation’s investments are meeting the full spectrum of needs injured service members have—from medical care, physical accommodations and counseling to larger social issues like homelessness and suicide.

The Bob Woodruff Foundation was co-founded in 2006 by award-winning anchor Bob Woodruff and his family, whose own experiences inspired them to make sure our nation’s heroes »

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Icap Celebrates 25th Annual Global Charity Day

7 December 2017 9:30 AM, PST

Icap, part of Tp Icap group, the world’s largest interdealer broker, celebrated its 25th annual Global Charity Day on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

Drew Barrymore raising funds for Baby2Baby

On this day, 100% of company revenues and commissions generated globally will be donated to more than 100 charities worldwide.

Sophia Bush raising money for The American Civil Liberties Union

Since the inception of Charity Day in 1993, Icap has raised over $210 million for more than 2,200 charities worldwide. In 2016, the company raised $10.8 million globally on Charity Day by Icap’s 60 plus global offices for over 200 charitable projects.

As part of the day’s activities, Icap invited several of the charities’ celebrity spokespeople at its offices around the world to, ‘Be a Part of Our Story’ by rallying employee enthusiasm and interacting with clients to boost trading. At Icap’s North American headquarters in Jersey City, NJ, over a dozen celebrities were on hand, including: »

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Petra Nemcova Honored At Bovet Gala

7 December 2017 8:30 AM, PST

Petra Nemcova was honoured by Bovet and Artists for Peace and Justice at the Brilliant is Beautiful Gala in London on Friday, December 1st 2017.

Pascal Raffy, The Duchess of York, Paul Haggis and Petra Nemcova

Pascal Raffy, Paul Haggis, Kim Cattrall, Elizabeth Hurley, Arizona Muse, Nicole Scherzinger, and esteemed friends came together at Claridge’s for an intimate benefit dinner in support of women’s education.

The auspicious evening of fundraising by Artists for Peace and Justice (Apj) was supported by London’s leading cultural icons to benefit Brilliant is Beautiful, which is a global fund that provides underprivileged women and girls with secondary education.

The hotly anticipated event was co-hosted by an illustrious team, including owner of Bovet Pascal Raffy, alongside Apj founder and multi Academy Award winning filmmaker Paul Haggis, actresses and activists Kim Cattrall and Elizabeth Hurley, event co-chairs Caroline Stanbury, and Mike and Sukey Novogratz, and explorer Johan Ernst Nilson. »

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The Elders Condemn Us Recognition Of Jerusalem As Israeli Capital

7 December 2017 7:15 AM, PST

The Elders today condemned Us President Donald Trump’s unilateral decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as a grave threat to peace across the Middle East.

They reaffirmed their own position that the city of Jerusalem must be shared between Israelis and Palestinians as part of a two-state solution based on the internationally-recognised 1967 border, which respects the human and political rights of all its residents.

Kofi Annan, Chair of The Elders and former Un Secretary-General, said:

“There will be no lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians unless both parties’ rights and claims are respected in the historic city of Jerusalem. I deeply regret today’s decision by the Us President, reversing a long-held position and breaking with the international consensus on Jerusalem. I hope Palestinians and regional Arab powers will react with restraint, and Us allies will do all they can to realign Washington’s policy with international norms. »

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A Musical Benefit Honoring Grammy-Winning Violinist Joshua Bell and Veteran Teacher Vincent Womack

7 December 2017 6:00 AM, PST

November 28, 2017 was a note-worthy evening as Education Through Music-Los Angeles (Etm-la) hosted its 12th Anniversary Benefit Gala.

Vincent Womack and Joshua Bell with Host Malcolm McDowell

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Supporters from the music, film and education communities gathered to honor Grammy-Winning Violinist Joshua Bell, and Veteran Music Teacher (Foshay Learning Center, Los Angeles Unified School District) Vincent Womack at the Skirball Cultural Center.

The event was hosted by Malcolm McDowell (Mozart in the Jungle), and featured special performances and presentations by Joshua Bell (Grammy winning violinist), Billy Childs (Grammy winning pianist/composer), Judith Hill (The Voice, Prince, Michael Jackson), Joanne Pearce Martin (pianist, Los Angeles Philharmonic,) Dr. Lemmon McMillan, guest Chris Botti (Grammy winning trumpeter), Foshay Learning Center Students and Education Through Music-La Students. Executive Director of Etm-la Victoria Lanier welcomed co-chair hosts Lola Debney and Alecia Spendlove. Honorary chairs of the gala include music education champions and »

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Rob Lowe To Receive 2018 Horatio Alger Award

7 December 2017 4:45 AM, PST

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals and encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher education, today announced that Rob Lowe, film and television actor, producer, writer and director and New York Times best-selling author, has been selected for membership in this prestigious organization.

Lowe joins 11 other esteemed business, civic and cultural leaders from across North America in receiving 2018 honors. For more than 70 years, the Horatio Alger Award has been annually bestowed upon admired leaders who have succeeded despite facing adversities, and who have remained committed to higher education and charitable efforts in their local communities.

Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, and raised in Dayton, Ohio, eight-year-old Rob Lowe dreamed of being an actor. Throughout a tumultuous childhood, he focused on his goal despite his young age, appearing in many productions throughout the mid-west. In 1976, following his mother’s second divorce, »

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Spotlight: Jeffrey Katzenberg's Charity Work

7 December 2017 3:00 AM, PST

Jeffrey Katzenberg is an American businessman, film studio executive, film producer and the CEO of DreamWorks Animation.

Katzenberg and his wife Marilyn have been highly active in charitable causes. They donated the multimillion-dollar Katzenberg Center to Boston University’s College of General Studies, citing that the school gave their two children the "love of education. They also donated the Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Center for Animation at the University of Southern California.

In addition to serving as Chairman of the Board for the Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation, Katzenberg sits on the boards or serves as a trustee of AIDS Project Los Angeles, American Museum of the Moving Image, California Institute of the Arts, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Geffen Playhouse, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts and The Simon Wiesenthal Center. Together with DreamWorks Animation, Katzenberg founded the DreamWorks Animation »

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Aspca And Sia - Puppies Are Forever

7 December 2017 3:00 AM, PST

Today the Aspca (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and pop superstar Sia released a special PSA video to raise awareness about dog adoption this holiday season.

Video: Sia x Aspca - Puppies Are Forever PSA

The clip, starring Maddie Ziegler and a canine companion named Frank, is set to the track, “Puppies are Forever” from Sia’s new holiday album, “Everyday is Christmas.” It serves as a reminder that bringing a puppy into your home is a lifelong commitment and encourages viewers to consider adopting a dog from a local shelter or rescue group instead of purchasing from a pet store. Most pet store puppies come from puppy mills, where they are housed in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions without adequate veterinary care, food, water and socialization.

Shelter dogs of all ages deserve permanent loving homes and responsible care, so we’re proud to partner with »

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Spotlight: Fisher House Foundation's Celebrity Supporters

7 December 2017 2:00 AM, PST

Fisher House Foundation is best known for the network of comfort homes built on the grounds of major military and Va medical centers. The Fisher Houses are 5,000 to 16,800 square-foot homes, donated to the military and Department of Veterans Affairs, where families can stay while a loved one is receiving treatment. Additionally, the Foundation ensures that families of service men and women wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan are not burdened with unnecessary expense during a time of crisis.

Located in close proximity to the medical center or hospital it serves, each Fisher House consists of between 8 and 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, spacious dining room and an inviting living room with a library and toys for children. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is no fee to stay in a Fisher House. Since inception, the program has saved military and veteran families an »

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Vegas Strong Benefit Concert Unites Unprecedented Lineup Of Entertainers

6 December 2017 8:30 AM, PST

Friday night’s Vegas Strong Benefit Concert at T-Mobile Arena united the Las Vegas entertainment industry and close-knit community for an evening of live performances and heartfelt video tributes honoring victims and survivors of the October 1 tragedy.

Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons Sings at Vegas Strong Benefit Concert

More than a dozen A-list entertainers and homegrown talent convened to benefit the Las Vegas Victims Fund in front of a capacity crowd of 12,000.. The full lineup included Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Boyz II Men, Jay Leno, David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, Carrot Top, Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group; appearances by Bryce Harper, Kurt Busch, Wayne Newton; and tribute videos from Jason Aldean, Celine Dion, Elton John, George Strait and the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

The evening commenced as Carrot Top welcomed an arena of thousands of supporters. He introduced messages from Vegas Golden Knights players who shared their pride »

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Jerry Garcia Foundation Unites Music and Art at Lennon Inspired Holiday Benefit

6 December 2017 7:15 AM, PST

In this “season of giving,” the Jerry Garcia Foundation is once again honored to announce that it will be producing its third annual “Imagine There’s No Hunger” holiday benefit concert in support of WhyHunger and Yoko Ono Lennon's mission to alleviate hunger and poverty worldwide.

The “Imagine There’s No Hunger” program draws inspiration from the iconic song Imagine written by Yoko Ono and John Lennon and based on the writing in Yoko’s book, Grapefruit.

The “Imagine There’s No Hunger” concert audience will be invited to participate in sing-along presentations of Lennon’s Imagine, Give Peace a Chance, and the Grateful Dead's Ripple. This year’s production will be presented at 7 Pm (doors open at 6:30) on December 16th at the picturesque Viansa Sonoma Winery located in the San Francisco area. Door proceeds benefit WhyHunger.

Hot Tuna is headlining the benefit concert featuring Grammy Award-winning »

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Sea Shepherd, Taino Warriors And Michelle Rodriguez Team To Provide Sustainable Tools To Puerto Rico

6 December 2017 6:00 AM, PST

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has partnered with Taino Warriors and actor/activist Michelle Rodriguez on a campaign to help the hurricane ravaged and economically impacted island of Puerto Rico rebuild in a sustainable manner.

Video: Taino Spirit Promise Campaign Video

The campaign, titled Operation Taino Spirit Promise, comes 75 days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, forcing a complete rebuild of its already weakened infrastructure.

In the spirit of Puerto Rico’s indigenous Taino people, Operation Taino Spirit Promise, will deliver supplies to local Puerto Rican NGOs committed to rebuilding Puerto Rico sustainably focusing on the areas of environment, eco-agriculture and children’s mental health and education.

The vessel will also retrieve plastics and raw materials off the island, alleviating the pressure from Puerto Rico’s over-flowing landfills. The campaign is set to launch mid-December and continue into 2018.

“Taino Spirit Promise will identify disrupters & change makers in Puerto Rico to empower »

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The Elders Urge Indonesia To Take Bold Steps To Accelerate Progress Towards Uhc

6 December 2017 4:45 AM, PST

The Elders concluded a two-day visit to Indonesia with a call for the government to take bolder fiscal, political and social measures to accelerate progress towards Universal Health Coverage (Uhc), building on impressive achievements in recent years.

Gro Harlem Brundtland and Ernesto Zedillo meet President Joko Widowo during a visit to Indonesia

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Gro Harlem Brundtland and Ernesto Zedillo visited the Indonesian capital Jakarta on 28-29 November for meetings with President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) at the Presidential Palace, accompanied by Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Health Minister Nila Moeloek and Finance Minister Sri Mulyani.

They also visited the Kebon Jeruk Puskesmas (health centre) in west Jakarta, meeting patients, staff and local residents. The Elders also consulted with civil society organisations and held a briefing for local media.

Indonesia has the biggest single-payer health system in the world (covering 181 million people), and has committed to reaching full population »

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Spotlight: Eric Stonestreet's Charity Work

6 December 2017 3:00 AM, PST

Charities & foundations supported

Eric Stonestreet has supported the following charities:

American Foundation for Equal RightsBest Friends Animal SocietyCancer Research InstituteChildren's Hospital Los AngelesDress for SuccessEntertainment Industry FoundationGot Your 6Melanoma Research AllianceMilk+BookiesMotion Picture and Television Fund FoundationOnyx and Breezy FoundationPoint FoundationSandy Hook PromiseStand Up To CancerThe Trevor Project Read more about Eric Stonestreet's charity work and events. Related articles George Clooney Joins Stand Up To Cancer LineupMichael Douglas Takes Part In Stand Up To Cancer EventPoint Awards Honor Celebrity Lgbt ChampionsGeorge Clooney And Friends To Appear On Comedy Central Charity SpecialStars To Get A Taste For A Cure At Charity Event

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