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'Pawn Stars': Rick Harrison On TV Fame, Business Sense And Giving Back

November 13th, 2014 12:09pm EST
'Pawn Stars': Rick Harrison On TV Fame, Business Sense And Givin
On History's Pawn Stars, you know Rick Harrison as the no-nonsense, all-knowing owner of Las Vegas' Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, who can appraise an antique gun one moment and deal for a piece of movie memorabilia the next. That's not a character: Rick is just as smart and shrewd as he appears on TV - not to mention tremendously funny and doing plenty of good deeds.

We had the opportunity to chat with Rick at last week's SEMA Show to discuss what it's like to be a reality television star, how that impacts running his actual business, and his work with the Epilepsy Foundation.

Pawn Stars, no...
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Lea Michele Sells Her Clothes For A Good Cause

November 5th, 2014 3:39pm EST
Lea Michele Sells Her Clothes For The National Breast Cancer Fou
"Glee" star Lea Michele is cleaning out her closet for a good cause.

The actress is celebrating the relaunch of Sharity according to a story in Us Magazine. Sharity is a shopping platform that allows celebrities and stylists to sell their clothing in the name of their favorite charities.

Michele will be donating her profits to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. This isn't the first time the singer/actress has worked for the cause, she recently paired up with Evian to raise awareness as well.

Michele revealed that the fight against breast cancer "is a cause that I deeply care about an...
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Miley Cyrus Spends $300,000 On Ryan McGinley Nude Photo At AIDS Benefit

October 31st, 2014 10:59am EDT
Miley Cyrus Spends $300,000 On Ryan McGinley Nude Photo At AIDS
Miley Cyrus shocked everyone in attendance at Wednesday's amFAR Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles when she spent $300,000 on a Ryan McGinley photo of a nude woman.

Cyrus later donated another $200,000 to the organization, which funds continuing research to eradicate HIV and AIDS.

The singer was asked about her large purchase by the press and she revealed, "If I'm going to have a voice, I would like to start an open dialogue about prevention and awareness and how people in the world have been affected by HIV and AIDS. Hopefully I could break down people's walls that have been built up around...
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Taylor Swift To Donate 'Welcome To New York' Profits To Public Schools

October 30th, 2014 12:31pm EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is helping public schools by donating all the profits from her song "Welcome To New York" to the city's educational institutions.

Swift moved to the Big Apple earlier this year, and the song reflects her experiences since she relocated to the city.

"I love it here. I love it so much and I actually ended up writing a song called 'Welcome to New York' about what it felt like to move here and about how it just felt very, very much like endless possibilities and it feels like being unique is celebrated here," she explained during an interview on "The View" on Wednesday.

"The son...
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Sandra Bullock Comes To Rescue Of Film Extra

October 30th, 2014 11:15am EDT
Sandra Bullock Comes To Rescue Of Film Extra
Sandra Bullock went from movie hero to real-life hero when she came to the rescue of a film extra on the set of her current film.

The actress assisted a fellow actress when she collapsed from apparent heat stroke on the New Orleans set of Bullock's current movie, “Our Brand Is Crisis.”

According to Page Six, Bullock gave the woman extra water and fanned her in a shady area until an ambulance arrived. She was surrounded by crew members who assisted the actress as well.

TMZ quoted a bystander about about the incident, "Billy Bob Thornton was also there, but mostly watching. Obviously, wome...
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'Ascension' Star Tricia Helfer Leads Upcoming PATH Home Charity Ride

October 18th, 2014 12:10pm EDT
'Ascension' Star Tricia Helfer Leads Upcoming PATH Home Charity
Tricia Helfer will next be seen as the scheming Viondra Denninger in SyFy's original series Ascension, but off camera the Killer Women and Battlestar Galactica star is busy making the world a better place.

Helfer and her Galactica colleague Katee Sackhoff are the co-founders of the charitable organization Acting Outlaws, and on November 2 they're teaming with People Assisting The Homeless (PATH) for the first annual PATH Home charity motorcycle ride, raising funds to end homelessness in Southern California.

Helfer, Sackhoff, their fellow riders and several celebrity guests - including fam...
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Alicia Keys Posts Nude Selfie With Peace Sign On Pregnant Belly To Launch New Charity

September 22nd, 2014 1:01pm EDT
Alicia Keys Posts Nude Selfie With Peace Sign On Pregnant Belly
While the latest leak of celebrities' personal nude photos was happening, Alicia Keys was tweeting out a nude photo of herself, using the image to draw attention to a new cause.

The singer, who is expecting her second child with husband Swizz Beats, posted a nude image of herself cupping her breasts with a giant peace sign drawn over her bulging belly, using it to draw attention to her "We Are Here Movement," which she debuted on Sunday at the Social Good Summit in New York City.

"It's you and me on a mission to create a kinder and more peaceful world," she wrote on Twitter Saturday. "The...
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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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