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Farm Sanctuary Launches Holiday Auction

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So what do you get the person who has everything? A 10 Minute Skype Call with Mayim Bialik, of course!

A very exciting charity auction has been launched, with all sorts of celebrity treats going under the hammer.

Proceeds from the celebrity auction will benefit Farm Sanctuary, America’s leading farm animal protection organization, and their lifesaving work to protect farm animals from cruelty and change the way society views and treats farm animals, who are the most exploited, least protected animals on Earth. Among the unique gifts available are:

· 10 Minute Skype Call with Mayim Bialik from “The Big Bang Theory

· Meet “Shameless” Star Emma Kenney & Tour of Farm Sanctuary in California

· Meet “Downton Abbey’s” Lesley Nicol & Enjoy Lunch & Tour of Farm Sanctuary in California

· Moby Autographed Electric Guitar

· Jason Mraz Signed Yes! Vinyl Records & Guitar String Bracelet

· Meet Richard Marx & Receive 2 Tickets to His Show Plus Hand Written Lyrics »

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Stars Share Their Favourite Vegan Christmas Recipes In Hsi UK’s EatKind Festive Guide

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This Christmas, an estimated 7.8 million vegetarians and vegans in the UK (12 per cent of the population) will enjoy delicious plant-based festive food for their holiday meals.

Christmas Stars' EatKind Festive guide.

This includes many famous faces. To inspire even more Brits to make more compassionate choices for their Christmas cooking, celebs Joanna Lumley, Ricky Gervais, Evanna Lynch, The Vamps' James McVey and sisters Lucy and Tiffany Watson have put together a complete menu of meat-and-dairy-free dishes for Humane Society International UK’s Christmas Stars’ EatKind Festive guide.

The recipes in Hsi’s guide can be combined to make a fantastic veggie Christmas feast, with Lucy Watson’s Merry Mushroom Pâté serving as a light starter and Joanna Lumley’s Rich Red Wine Gravy and Tiffany Watson’s Spicy Soy Sprouts making the perfect accompaniments to Ricky Gervais’ Tofurky and Trimmings recipe.

Joanna Lumley said: “At Christmas time it makes me »

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Pink, Jill Soloway, Naomi Watts Top Lgbtq Mag Metrosource's People We Love List

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For 15 years running, Davler Media Group’s Metrosource, the largest circulation Lgbtq publication serving New York City and Los Angeles, and second largest nationally, has ended the year with “People We Love,” an expansive editorial salute to the people whose efforts and example have helped further the image and acceptance of the Lgbtq community.

Pink on Cover of Metrosource

This year’s “People We Love” spotlights 21 notables, from star producers, actors and musicians like Pink, Jill Soloway, Ryan Murphy, Naomi Watts and Sam Smith to new media figures like YouTube sensation Randy Rainbow to lesser known but mightily impactful community leaders like transgender politico Danica Roem and nightlife impresario Brian Rafferty.

“Creating our annual ‘People We Love’ is a true pleasure, privilege and responsibility,” says Paul Hagen, Editor-In-Chief of Metrosource. “It’s the time we look back on achievements, update past stories and look ahead, where we recognize the people »

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Sea Shepherd Unveils New Anti-Poaching Vessel

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Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, the direct-action marine organization, unveiled its newest vessel, the M/V Sharpie, at a press conference, Monday, December 11th at 11:00 am at the 5th Street Marina in Miami, Fla.

Chris Sharp, Paul Watson, Sandy Yawn

The group’s founder, president, and CEO, Captain Paul Watson, greeted media, fans, and local residents who came to the unveiling ceremony on the bow of the ship. Speaking to the crowd, Watson announced that the vessel would be joining its sister ships the M/V Farley Mowat and the M/V John Paul DeJoria in the Sea of Cortez for Operation Milagro IV, a campaign to save the critically endangered vaquita porpoise. All three ships are 110 ft. Island-class patrol boats.

“With this vessel, I believe we will be able to cover the vaquita refuge 100 percent and make a very serious impact,” said Watson, before going on to explain that »

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Spotlight: Faith Hill's Charity Work

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Faith was the first-ever recipient of the “Sheltering Hand Award”, given in recognition for her work with the Tennessee Baptist Children's Homes.

Hill built a bird house for an auction to benefit the W O Smith Music School, which provides music lessons to low-income families.

She and her husband, Tim McGraw, took truckloads of relief items down to the Gulf area after Hurricane Katrina. They also performed a charity tour, giving all the proceeds to the Neighbor’s Keeper Foundation, a group the couple formed to help victims the disaster.

Charities & foundations supported

Faith Hill has supported the following charities:

Acm Lifting LivesAndre Agassi Foundation for EducationAudrey Hepburn Children's FundCelebrity Fight Night FoundationChildren's Defense FundDave Thomas Foundation for AdoptionDavid Foster FoundationElevate Hope FoundationEntertainment Industry FoundationEvery Mother CountsHeifer InternationalHillsidesK9 ConnectionLive 8Love Our Children USAMonroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at VanderbiltMuhammad Ali Parkinson CenterMusiCaresMusic RisingNavy-Marine Corps Relief SocietyNeighbor's Keeper FoundationSoles4SoulsSt. Jude »

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Duchess Of Cambridge Visits The Rugby Portobello Trust

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The Duchess of Cambridge this week joined children and families to celebrate the work of the Rugby Portobello Trust at its community centre in North Kensington.

The Duchess of Cambridge visits the Rugby Portobello Trust

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Her Royal Highness learnt more about the centre’s range of services for young people, families and the local community as she met those benefitting from the trust’s support whilst handing out Christmas presents at a ‘Magic Mums’ group party. The Trust is part of a network of centres that help local communities, and provides support by running programmes for children and parents such as homework clubs, sporting activities, social groups and tuition.

The Duchess met young people taking part in a music workshop and heard how they are learning to express themselves through music and lyrics. Many of the young people at the centre have been through difficult times, »

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Spotlight: American Stroke Association's Celebrity Supporters

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The American Stroke Association is a division of the American Heart Association. The Asa’s goal is to reduce stroke and risk by 25 percent by 2010 through education programs and raising awareness.

Through rapid treatment, the effects of strokes can be minimalized and strokes can be eliminated as a major health problem.

The American Academy of Neurology, American College of Emergency Physicians and American Heart Association/American Stroke Association have created the “Give Me 5” campaign to raise awareness about stroke symptoms, to encourage rapid response, and to pool their resources to provide optimal patient care.

Celebrity supporters

American Stroke Association has 247 known supporters, including Susan Sarandon, Sharon Stone, and Charlize Theron

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Prince William And Prince Harry Attend European Premiere Of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

13 December 2017 11:00 AM, PST

The European Premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi was hosted in aid of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

Prince William and Prince Harry Attend Premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Attended by The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, The Royal Foundation invited more than 400 young people, military veterans and volunteers who have taken part in its programmes to join Their Royal Highnesses at the premiere.

There were representatives from Coach Core, Full Effect, and military programmes such as the Endeavour Fund. The premiere was an opportunity to recognise and celebrate people who have worked hard to change their lives and the lives of others.

On behalf of The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, The Royal Foundation also invited some of the families who were affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy, alongside representatives of the »

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Kate Hudson And Jussie Smollett Honor Students At Children's Defense Fund Beat The Odds Awards

13 December 2017 8:30 AM, PST

The Children's Defense Fund–California hosted its 27th Annual Beat the Odds Awards ceremony on December 7, 2017, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Kate Hudson at 27th Annual Beat the Odds Awards ceremony

The celebration honored five Los Angeles high school “stars” – Jackie, Ana, Jerry, Mey, and Ja’Nay – in recognition of their excellence in academic achievement, despite the overwhelming obstacles that stand in their way.

The inspiring evening was hosted by Children’s Defense Fund President Marian Wright Edelman, along with support from co-chairs Jurnee Smollett-Bell & Josiah Bell, Carol & Frank Biondi, Ruth-Ann Huvane, Kevin Huvane, Katie Sharer & Mark Mullen, Liza & Conan O'Brien, and Cdf-ca Executive Director Shimica Gaskins. O’Brien served as the night’s emcee, with co-chair Smollett-Bell pulling double duty as a presenter during the program. She was joined by additional special guests including presenters Kate Hudson, Gabourey Sidibe, Jussie Smollett, Chiké Okonkwo, and Alfre Woodard, »

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L'Oréal Paris Women of Worth Event Celebrates 10 Passionate Women Creating Positive Change In Their Communities

13 December 2017 7:15 AM, PST

L’Oréal Paris honored 10 inspiring women who selflessly commit their lives to serving their communities and fostering positive change at the 12th annual Women of Worth celebration.

Aja Naomi King, Andie MacDowell, Elle Fanning, Eva Longoria and Liya Kebede

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Inspired by the L’Oréal Paris belief that “We’re all worth it,” the annual Women of Worth celebration honors the intrinsic beauty of everyday women making an extraordinary difference. This year’s Honorees represent a wide range of causes, from supporting survivors of human sex trafficking to raising awareness about mass incarceration.

Among those who attended were Elle Fanning, Eva Longoria, Camila Cabello, Andie MacDowell, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Hoda Kotb, Gayle King, Arianna Huffington, Liya Kebede, Aja Naomi King and Dana Perino

Each Honoree received a $10,000 grant for her organization and Shandra Woworuntu, founder of Mentari which provides assistance to victims of human trafficking through Dream, »

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Sheryl Crow Marks 5-Year Remembrance Of Sandy Hook School Tragedy With Song

13 December 2017 6:00 AM, PST

Sandy Hook Promise (Shp) has debuted “Tomorrow’s News,” its latest PSA, and “The Dreaming Kind,” an original song by Sheryl Crow on ABC’s Good Morning America.

Video: Sheryl Crow - The Dreaming Kind (Official Music Video)

Donations from the PSA and proceeds from downloads of the song will benefit Sandy Hook Promise’s lifesaving educational programs.

“Tomorrow’s News,” a new PSA created with Bbdo New York, follows the success of last year’s video “Evan,” which has received over 150 million views and helped reframe the conversation on gun violence prevention. As with “Evan”, the “Tomorrow’s News” PSA builds on signs exhibited by individuals who may hurt themselves or others that are often missed or not acted upon. The film shows a newscast covering a school shooting the day before it actually takes place to illustrate that. We can learn to “Know the Signs” and take action »

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Reba McEntire To Receive 2018 Horatio Alger Award

13 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 multi-media entertainer and entrepreneur Reba McEntire has been selected for membership in this prestigious organization.

Ms. McEntire 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.

Ms. McEntire, the third in a family of four children, grew up on a cattle ranch in the small, rural town of Chockie, Oklahoma. Her father expected all the children to work on the ranch and Ms. McEntire began riding horses at the age of three. By the time she was seven, »

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Spotlight: Harrison Ford's Charity Work

13 December 2017 3:00 AM, PST

Ford’s overwhelming passion is the environment. In 1991, he was introduced to Conservation International, one of the world’s leading environmental research groups, and was deeply impressed with the intellectual capacity of its directors. Founded in 1987, Conservation International provides a fund for scientists in 30 countries to identify and overcome biodiversity threats. It focuses its efforts on tropical wilderness areas, marine areas, and major wetlands, and since its inception has donated over $100 million to conservation partners around the world.

Ford joined the ranks of Conservation International as a board member, and soon became vice chairman. He became actively involved in the organization’s design and growth, and now sits on the Executive Committee.

“I was looking for a way to give back,” he explained to the Epoch Times. “What kept my support is their success and the inventiveness of their strategies.”

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Elton John AIDS Foundation Announces World's First Social Impact Bond To Tackle HIV

13 December 2017 3:00 AM, PST

Elton John AIDS Foundation is piloting the world’s first Social Impact Bond (Sib) designed to tackle HIV in London.

It offers an innovative approach to social and financial returns. The aim is to dramatically reduce HIV transmission in South East London by bringing additional investment to fund the commissioning of new evidence based interventions to address local health needs.

The new collaboration involves the creation of a Social Investment Partnership (based on the Sib model) which is supported by a National Lottery grant from the Big Lottery Fund. The partnership brings together all local stakeholders in the London Boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham involved in the commissioning of the HIV care pathway (Local Authorities, CCGs, NHS England and Public Health England).

The partnership will work with HIV service providers including Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations in identifying ways of utilizing additional resources to commission innovative interventions to increase »

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Spotlight: American Heart Association's Celebrity Supporters

13 December 2017 2:00 AM, PST

Reducing disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Celebrity supporters

American Heart Association has 254 known supporters, including Eva Longoria, Susan Sarandon, and Sharon Stone

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Meryl Streep and Gloria Steinem Address Pivotal Movement in Workplace Culture

12 December 2017 8:30 AM, PST

With high-profile sexual harassment scandals proliferating and millions joining the viral #MeToo social movement, speakers at the 13th annual Massachusetts Conference for Women took on this major social tipping point.

Meryl Streep and women's rights pioneer Gloria Steinem discuss the nation's pivotal shift in workplace culture

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Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep announced that she and other women in the entertainment industry plan to soon issue “non-negotiable” demands to improve the American workplace, including equal representation in board rooms, entertainment and other industries. “We are after 50/50 by 2020,” Streep said. “Equal means equal. And if it starts at the top, none of these shenanigans would have filtered down and it wouldn’t have been tolerated.”

The two-day event, attracting a record audience of 16,000, started on the day Time Magazine featured “The Silence Breakers” on the cover of its annual “Person of the Year” issue, recognizing »

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Jane's Addiction Rocks Rhonda's Kiss Concert Event

12 December 2017 7:15 AM, PST

On Friday, December 8, legendary rock band Jane's Addiction headlined the Rhonda’s Kiss Los Angeles Concert Event, which benefitted the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute and furthered 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.

Jane's Addiction Rocks Rhonda's Kiss

The Hellcat Saints also took the stage to open the evening.

Among those who attended were Rhonda’s Kiss Chairman of the Board Marc Stefanski, Rhonda’s Kiss CEO Kyle Stefanski, Host Greg Behrendt (Sex and the City, He’s Just Not That Into You), Performers Jane’s Addiction and Hellcat Saints – Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Josh Freese (Devo, Nine Inch Nails), Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver), Franky Perez (Apocalyptica), Scott Shriner (Weezer), Healing and Hope Award Honoree Dr. Keith Black, Joey Castillo (Queens of the Stone Age »

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A Star-Studded Night Raises $1.7 Million For Zac Brown's Non-Profit Camp Southern Ground

12 December 2017 6:00 AM, PST

On Friday, December 1st, multi-platinum Grammy award-winning artist Zac Brown, of Zac Brown Band, hosted a intimate benefit for his non-profit passion project, Camp Southern Ground, at a private home in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood.

Zac Brown at second annual Evening to Remember fundraiser

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The second annual Evening to Remember fundraiser raised $1.7 million for the camp located in Fayetteville, Ga.

“Shelly and I are thrilled to have raised such a substantial amount for Camp Southern Ground. We’re always humbled by the generosity of our friends, supporters and the Atlanta community,” said Brown.

Camp Southern Ground stretches across more than 400 acres and serves children ages 7-17, from all socioeconomic backgrounds, races and religions, with activities to challenge, educate and inspire campers. As an inclusive camp, Camp Southern Ground brings together typically developing children, children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Asd), learning and attention issues, social or emotional challenges, »

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Craig T. Nelson Swings For Kids

12 December 2017 4:45 AM, PST

Written by Jennifer Conroy

The Orthopedic Institute for Children (Oic) held their annual “Swing For Kids” Golf Classic at the Palos Verdes Golf Club recently.

Craig T. Nelson at the Orthopedic Institute for Children Swing For Kids Golf Classic

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The daylong event was hosted by Craig T. Nelson. Nelson stated that he wanted to work with the Oic and Swing for Kids Golf Classic because he believes in what UCLA is doing, furthermore he believes that the Oic is helping any and all kids with Orthopaedic issues as they do not turn any away.

As Craig has been golfing since the age of 11 years old, naturally this cause and event interested him. The renowned star is set to release the Incredibles in 2018, as well as Book Club, which he will star in along with Dianne Keaton, Jane Fonda, Alicia Silverstone, and Mary Stern Berger to name a few. »

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Spotlight: Alyssa Milano's Charity Work

12 December 2017 3:00 AM, PST

Alyssa has been a Unicef ambassador since 2003. In 2004, she launched Unicef’s Trick or Treat campaign.

Milano is the lead ambassador for the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Disease Control. Her first action as ambassador was to donate $250,000 to the charity’s Drug Fund to be used to battle lymphatic filariasis (Lf) in Myanmar.

She says, “Words cannot fully express the devastation and horror caused by NTDs [Neglected Tropical Diseases]. Until now, these diseases have been hidden in the shadows, but working with the Global Network, I am focused on bringing this tragedy to the public eye.”

Charities & foundations supported

Alyssa Milano has supported the following charities:

Aid Still RequiredBarbara Davis Center for Childhood DiabetesBelieve in DreamsBest Friends Animal SocietyCharlize Theron Africa Outreach ProjectClinton Global InitiativeCommon Ground FoundationCreative CoalitionGlobal NetworkLos Angeles MissionMarch Of DimesMuscular Dystrophy AssociationNational Wildlife FederationNkosi’s HavenOperation Once in a LifetimePETARock the VoteSandy Hook PromiseTeen Cancer AmericaUNICEF Read more about »

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