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Benedict Cumberbatch Channels Mr. Darcy For Charity - And He's Hot

September 17th, 2014 11:36am EDT
Benedict Cumberbatch
Celebrities know that a good way to draw attention to a good cause is by posing provocatively in the name of charity. British actor Benedict Cumberbatch did just that for a campaign called Give Up Clothes for Good.

In a sexy new photo, the "Star Trek" and "Sherlock" star channels Colin Firth, who played Mr. Darcy in the BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride & Prejudice." Cumberbatch is depicted in a lake up to his waist, removing his clothing. The black and white image was taken by photographer Jason Bell.

It's all for a good cause - the campaign is raising money for cancer research and ...
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Gwyneth Paltrow & A Slew Of Other Celebs Stand Up To Cancer

September 6th, 2014 3:15pm EDT
Gwyneth Paltrow & A Slew Of Other Celebs Stand Up To Cancer
A bunch of celebrities, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Halle Berry, Jennifer Aniston, Rob Lowe and Reese Witherspoon raised money for cancer research on Friday during a star-studded telethon. The fourth biennial Stand Up To Cancer event was broadcast live in the United States and Canada from Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre.

"Scandal's" Kerry Washington, "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm and Mike Myers were among those who asked viewers to give generously to the organization that whose goal is to fund groundbreaking new cancer treatments.

Stars including "Modern Family's" Jesse Tyler Ferguson brought the c...
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Post Wedding, Angelina Jolie Discusses Plight Of Syrian Refugees

August 30th, 2014 4:15pm EDT
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie is a newly married woman, but she's focusing her attention on humanitarian needs rather than basking in the glow of being Mrs. Brad Pitt.

Last week she secretly wed the actor in France and is using the interest following the event by highlighting the plight of refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria.

Jolie, who is a special envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, issued a statement on Friday reading, "Three million refugees is not just another statistic. It is a searing indictment of our collective failure to end the war in Syria.

"International stabili...
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Kermit The Frog Risks Going Dormant For The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 21st, 2014 3:46pm EDT
Kermit The Frog Risks Going Dormant For The ALS Ice Bucket Chall
Kermit The Frog joined the ALS Ice Bucket Challeng on Wednesday, posting his video to YouTube.

The "Muppets Most Wanted" star took the challenge in a "hot, sticky swamp" and told viewers that despite his willingness to support the cause, dumping ice cold water on himself could have some serious side effects.

"I am ready to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from [World Wrestling Entertainment CEO] Vince McMahon -- in which, by the way, he referred to me as a pesky amphibian," Kermit says in his video.

"To which, I reply, 'Oh yeah?!'

"Being an amphibian, it turns out that evidently gett...
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Katy Perry Puts Her Sexy Bikini Body On Display To Take The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 20th, 2014 10:31pm EDT
Katy Perry ice bucket challenge
Katy Perry has been flaunting her bikini bod of late, and on Tuesday she put it to good use by taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The sexy singer stood on the deck of what appears to be a pirate ship playscape at a park and had a couple of hunks provide her with the ice bath.

"Thank you @thestevetisch @aw & @hellogiggles for nominating me for the ALS #theicebucketchallenge I now nominate @madonna," she wrote, adding an apology for the video bein so "LOUD & ANNOYING."

She also posted the video in slow motion.

The singer recently had her nose pierced, sharing a video of the painful-look...
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More Stars Take The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 19th, 2014 11:37pm EDT
Ben Affleck's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge With Wife Jennifer Garner
Ben Affleck is one of the latest celebs to have accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge, helping to raise awareness by his pool with wife Jennifer Garner on Monday, receiving his dare from director Tyler Perry.

Before being doused, the star of the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice said he was going to both take the challenge and make a donation to the ALS Association.

"I guess I have to pick four other people so my people are going to be folks who I know from firsthand experience look good in a wet T-shirt," Affleck joked.

He then nominated Jimmy Kimmel, Neil Patrick Harris and, ...
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One More Reason Taylor Swift Is Awesome

August 19th, 2014 10:45pm EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift had so much fun doing her Yahoo! livestream album and single announcement on Monday night, that the singer invited her 90-strong fan-filled studio audience back to her apartment for pizza.

"Taylor Swift is just the best," one fan wrote on Twitter during the impromptu party. "Ever. I mean if you have an apartment you've gotta have a party, right? Thanks for inviting me girl."

Swift, who announced the October 27 release of her fifth studio album, a full-on pop LP titled "1989," held the livestream event at the Empire State Building in New York City before heading back to her Ma...
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ABC's Shondaland Thursday Stars Take On The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 19th, 2014 8:57am EDT
Grey's Anatomy
This fall, ABC's "Shondaland Thursday" (coined after Shonda Rhimes) is sure to heat up now that Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder will all air on the same night, but the stars of all three shows kept cool this week by taking on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The challenge, put in motion by the ALS Association, initially began as a way to create awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Participants are urged to dump a bucket of ice water over their head or donate to the charity. As of Monday, Aug. 18, the ALS Association raised $15.6 million in donations.

The...
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Charlie Sheen Showers Himself In Cash For ALS

August 18th, 2014 10:50pm EDT
Charlie Sheen Leads A Long List Of Celebs Taking The Ice Bucket
If you haven't yet heard about the "ice bucket challenge" going on to benefit ALS, then chances are you've been living under a rock for the last two weeks.

The social media craze, which actually began months ago (more on that later), has been sweeping the nation all in the name of raising money and awareness about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

The challenge is simple: someone "nominates" you and two others to take the challenge next and then dumps about a five-gallon bucked of ice water over their own head. Those nominated can either accept the...
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'Downton Abbey' Pokes Fun At 'Water-Bottle-Gate' And Promotes Charity

August 17th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
'Downton Abbey' Pokes Fun At 'Water-Bottle-Gate' And Promotes Ch
As humans were not perfect - as was pointed out in a recent Downton Abbey promo photo flub that went viral earlier this week – we all make mistakes. Having the ability to laugh at yourself shows not only that you have a sense of humor but is a sign of maturity.

The cast of Downton Abbey showed just those attributes and more. After the embarrassing Instagram photo incident, where a plastic water bottle was noticed on mantlepiece, the cast responded by poking fun of the incident while promoting a good cause, the charity WaterAid UK.

"After seeing the reaction the picture caused earlier this...
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