Leonardo DiCaprio Brings Us Eco-Town

Leonardo DiCaprio Brings Us Eco-Town Aug 2, 2007

Leonardo DiCaprio and Craig Piligian of Pilgrim Films & Television approached Discovery earlier this year with a new reality TV idea. The resulting 13-part series, ‘Eco-Town’, will chronicle the rebuilding of the tornado-ravaged town of Greensburg into a maintainable model of eco-living. More
Celebrities Cast Aside Their Clothing For Charity

Celebrities Cast Aside Their Clothing For Charity Aug 1, 2007

It is not a case of what to wear for celebrities this month, but rather of what to give away, as eBay and other auction websites are inundated with the closet cast-outs of a variety of actors and singers. More
Shakira Joins Latin American Solidarity Action Foundation

Shakira Joins Latin American Solidarity Action Foundation Jul 31, 2007

Shakira has announced her plan to raise $200 million for the charity América Latina en Acción Solidaria (ALAS). More
Leonardo DiCaprio Wants to Turn Man’s Darkest Hour Into Its Finest

Leonardo DiCaprio Wants to Turn Man’s Darkest Hour Into Its Finest Jul 30, 2007

Leonardo DiCaprio is to release his long-awaited feature length documentary, The 11th Hour, in August. Inspired by former U.S. vice president Al Gore's fight for environmental issues in the 90s, DiCaprio put himself in the film as a concerned citizen asking experts some tough environmental questions. More
Damon Is Back for ONE X ONE

Damon Is Back for ONE X ONE Jul 29, 2007

Matt Damon will once again host ONEXONE's annual Difference Awards ceremony on September 9. Among those being recognized this year for their extraordinary efforts towards fighting child poverty and suffering will be Richard Gere, Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Phil Fontaine and Petra Nemcova. More
“Stairway to Heaven” Guitar to Benefit MusiCares

“Stairway to Heaven” Guitar to Benefit MusiCares Jul 28, 2007

A rare reproduction of Jimmy Page's signature EDS-1275 double-neck guitar – the type that made “Stairway to Heaven” famous – is up for auction on eBay’s Giving Works. More
HG's Jeans Bigger Than Schwarzenegger’s

HG's Jeans Bigger Than Schwarzenegger’s Jul 28, 2007

HG Nelson of the wildly popular Australian comedy team Roy and HG won the top bid for his jeans at the Jeans for Genes charity auction in Sydney earlier this month. His pants went for $32,000. Second highest bid was $21,000 for Arnold Schwarzenegger's, third was $16,000 for Michael Caton's, $11,000 for Ashley Judd's, $10,000 for Brigitte Bardot's and $9,000 for David Copperfield's. More
Annie Lennox Leads Women To Sing For AIDS Projects

Annie Lennox Leads Women To Sing For AIDS Projects Jul 27, 2007

Annie Lennox's new album, Songs of Mass Destruction, due out October 1 promises “not to be lightweight, easy listening, coffee house kinda stuff.” According to Lennox’s website, Sing, a powerful feminist anthem on the album, will feature 23 of the most recognized and successful female solo artists in the world, including Madonna, Shakira, Joss Stone, Dido and Céline Dion. More
David Banner Takes Kids to Six Flags

David Banner Takes Kids to Six Flags Jul 27, 2007

David Banner provided the opportunity for 80 kids to travel from Jackson, Mississippi to Six Flags in Georgia, as part of the Stewpot Neighborhood Children's Program. More
GLAMOUR Making A Charity Star

GLAMOUR Making A Charity Star Jul 26, 2007

GLAMOUR Magazine is gearing up to honor an every-day woman and support her charity with their “Woman of Your Year” search. From now until August 19, anyone can nominate an inspiring colleague, friend, or community leader at glamour.com/woty. GLAMOUR’s Woman of Your Year contest pays tribute to a real-life woman who uses her strength, agility, and compassion to incite major change in her community. GLAMOUR readers will help choose the winner by voting online. More
Johansson, Mirren, Firth and Hounsou Join Oxfam's Global Ambassador Team

Johansson, Mirren, Firth and Hounsou Join Oxfam's Global Ambassador Team Jul 25, 2007

Oxfam launched their Global Ambassador programme this week, and Scarlett Johansson was the latest celebrity to join. Oxfam International, founded in 1995, is a league of 13 organizations working with thousands of partners in over one hundred countries, aiming to find long-term solutions to economic and social injustice. More
Quaid Reunited With Charity Child

Quaid Reunited With Charity Child Jul 24, 2007

Dennis Quaid got a surprise when a baby whose life he saved over a decade ago showed up on his charity fund raising stage as a bubbly teenager. More
Swank on Wigs and Water

Swank on Wigs and Water Jul 23, 2007

Hilary Swank has launched an around-the-world relay race to raise money to help the over-one-billion people without safe drinking water. Last month, 20 athletes set out to run over 15,000 miles, 10 miles at a time, across 16 countries, 24 hours a day for 95 days. Organized by the Blue Planet Run Foundation, the relay runners should arrive back in New York on September 4 after having run 750 miles each. More
Kanye West To Perform Charity Concert

Kanye West To Perform Charity Concert Jul 22, 2007

Kanye West has scheduled a special charity concert and VIP event to raise funds for his charity, the Kanye West Foundation. More
Lowes Fight For Eco Causes

Lowes Fight For Eco Causes Jul 19, 2007

Rob Lowe and his brother Chad Lowe have recently been travelling on independent missions to tackle environmental issues. More
Formula 1 Charity Auction Tops $10 Million

Formula 1 Charity Auction Tops $10 Million Jul 18, 2007

The British Grand Prix weekend began earlier this month with performances at London’s Royal Albert Hall by Lemar and Beverley Knight, Mica Paris, Run DMC and Ronan Keating, followed by an auction to raise money for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading children’s cancer charity. Over $10 million was raised, with Formula One memorabilia and a Pablo Picasso print among the top earners at the auction. More
AIDS Orphan Project in Running to Win $5M in American Express Contest

AIDS Orphan Project in Running to Win $5M in American Express Contest Jul 17, 2007

American Express Members Project, an online initiative for card-members to vote on ideas to make a positive impact in the world, announced results of elections for the Top 25 projects. Among the winners is Artists for a New South Africa's innovative program “Help African Children Orphaned by AIDS,” the only orphan or AIDS effort in the Top 25. More
Gibson Supports Green Rubber

Gibson Supports Green Rubber Jul 16, 2007

Mel Gibson is going all out to recycle tire rubber by applying his charismatic star appeal to help kick-start a venture by Green Rubber’s in New Mexico. Gibson has been a long-time crusader for practical solutions to environmental problems, so his collaboration with Green Rubber Global was no surprise. He is one of the financial backers for the enterprise — a subsidiary of Petra Group, which has invented the world’s first commercially-viable, waste-free way to recycle tires. More
Fran Drescher Launches Cancer Schmancer Movement

Fran Drescher Launches Cancer Schmancer Movement Jul 14, 2007

On June 21, Fran Drescher, star of television series The Nanny and author of Cancer Schmancer, announced the national launch of the Cancer Schmancer Movement. This day also marked her own anniversary of seven years of wellness. A survivor of uterine cancer due to early detection, Drescher’s goal is to realize a world where “no woman will die from cancer as a result of late stage diagnosis.” She wants “to ensure that all women’s cancers are diagnosed in Stage 1, when they are most curable.” More
Fantasy Poker Night Benefits Lili Claire Foundation

Fantasy Poker Night Benefits Lili Claire Foundation Jul 14, 2007

Familiar celebrity faces met with members of the public for a fundraising evening of no-limit Texas Hold-Em poker while enjoying cocktails poolside at the W Hotel. Cadillac cars transported guests to and from the venue for a star-studded fantasy poker experience on July 10th. More
Beyoncé Holds Pre-Concert Food Drive

Beyoncé Holds Pre-Concert Food Drive Jul 13, 2007

Beyoncé Knowles is kicking off tomorrow night’s concert in her hometown of Houston with a food drive to benefit Feeding America and the Houston Food Bank. More
Jude Law to Make Film in Afghanistan For World Peace Day

Jude Law to Make Film in Afghanistan For World Peace Day Jul 13, 2007

British actor Jude Law is to film a new documentary for the BBC in Afghanistan, as part of the lead up to World Peace Day on September 21. More
90 Minutes for Mandela

90 Minutes for Mandela Jul 12, 2007

A host of international football stars, past and present, will play in Cape Town to honour former South African president Nelson Mandela on July 18, the start of his 90th year. This is the second time Mandela has received such an honour and the only person whom FIFA has honoured more than once. More
Mel Gibson Plans Costa Rican Donation

Mel Gibson Plans Costa Rican Donation Jul 11, 2007

Mel Gibson has met with the President of Costa Rica to discuss making a donation to help the local indian population. More
Keys, Lee Help Keep Children Alive

Keys, Lee Help Keep Children Alive Jul 10, 2007

A group of dedicated charity workers teamed up with Spike Lee and Alicia Keys to help save children in Africa through an auction of modern technology and celebrity glamour. More
Live Earth Rocks the Planet

Live Earth Rocks the Planet Jul 9, 2007

They came, they rocked, they conquered. 07/07/07 saw the Live Earth concerts take place on 7 continents, and the event will go down in history and in people’s hearts as one of the greatest spectacles ever staged. More
Jewel in the Water

Jewel in the Water Jul 8, 2007

Singer-songwriter and sometime-actor Jewel is refocusing her near decade-long, discrete charitable activities towards a more effective, higher profile partnership with Virgin Unite and its British billionaire boss Sir Richard Branson. More
Tee for a Cause

Tee for a Cause Jul 7, 2007

Professional athletes and celebrities are teeing off for a day of golf, contest holes and lunch on the course, and it is all for a good cause. July 16th marks the 13th annual charity golf tournament by Gold’s Gym to benefit the American Diabetes Association at Badlands Country Club, Las Vegas. More
Big Shoes To Fill For Blue Planet Run

Big Shoes To Fill For Blue Planet Run Jul 7, 2007

An unusual new exhibition is raising eyebrows in downtown New York. A series of giant running shoes, designed by 20 well-known celebrities, has been placed around the city to raise awareness of an enduro-sport charity event taking place during July and August. More
Prince Fragrance Raises Funds For Charity

Prince Fragrance Raises Funds For Charity Jul 6, 2007

On 07/07/07, Prince and Revelations Perfume and Cosmetics are to launch the 3121 fragrance with a surprise in-store concert and 24-hours of charity fundraising. More