Celebrity causes

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January 04, 2020 - 10:29 am
SEYMOUR, Ind. (AP) — Rocker John Mellencamp has donated $50,000 to his southern Indiana hometown for construction of a plaza near a mural that pays homage to the singer-songwriter and his 1980s hit “Small Town." Seymour Mayor Craig Luedeman announced Mellencamp's gift Tuesday at the end of a...
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Ava Phillippe, from left, Reese Witherspoon, Deacon Phillippe and Jim Toth arrive at The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Breakfast Gala on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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December 12, 2019 - 7:19 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reese Witherspoon remembered when she met with several film production studios in 2011 to ask them how many movies were being developed for women. The studios’ responses nearly floored her. “Of all the major seven studios, the answer was one,” Witherspoon said after she received...
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Legendary Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz poses for a photo with a fan after making a surprise appearance at the Day of Legends baseball event at the Quisqueya Stadium, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. The Dominican-American retired professional baseball player was shot in the back in his native country six months ago by a hired gunman who drove up on a motorcycle and fired at close range, hitting him in the torso. They said the intended target was another man. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)
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December 08, 2019 - 8:00 pm
SANTO DOMINGO (AP) — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz made his first public appearance in the Dominican Republic on Sunday nearly six months after he was shot in what authorities called a case of mistaken identity. The Dominican-born superstar was greeted by a standing ovation and raucous cheers...
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This combination photo shows actor, singer and activist Harry Belafonte during the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Jan. 21, 2011, left, and singer, actress and activist Lena Horne in New York on April 7, 1994. Horne was a fierce advocate for civil rights in her later years, but that part of her legacy is often pushed behind her glamorous image. Her good friend Harry Belafonte hopes that a new award in her honor will push that aspect of her life front and center. The newly created Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact was announced last month. On Friday, it was revealed that Solange Knowles would become the first recipient of the prize, to be awarded in a ceremony at New York’s Town Hall on Feb. 28. (AP Photo)
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December 06, 2019 - 11:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Lena Horne was a fierce advocate for civil rights in her later years, but that part of her legacy is often pushed behind her glamorous image. Her good friend Harry Belafonte hopes that a new award in her honor will push that aspect of her life front and center. “She had a huge...
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First lady Melania Trump joins local school students creating holiday decorations at the Salvation Army Clapton Center in London, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
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December 04, 2019 - 1:05 pm
LONDON (AP) — London fifth graders sang “All I Want for Christmas is You” after Melania Trump added to their merriment Wednesday by joining them to make wreaths and ornaments at a Salvation Army center. At the center in the Clapton neighborhood of east London, Mrs. Trump helped attach pine cones to...
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FILE - This April 7, 1994 file photo shows singer-actress Lena Horne in New York. The venerated Times Square concert venue The Town Hall has created a new award to honor arts and activism, a prize to be named after Lena Horne. The Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact will recognize those who “promote awareness and create social change.” The inaugural winner will be honored in February. (AP Photo/Garth Vaughan, File)
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November 13, 2019 - 10:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The venerated Times Square concert venue The Town Hall has created a new award to honor arts and activism, a prize to be named after Lena Horne. The Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact will recognize those who “promote awareness and create social change.” The...
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Dwight Yoakam, left, and Emily Joyce arrive at 67th Annual BMI Country Awards ceremony at BMI Music Row offices on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)
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November 13, 2019 - 1:55 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music singer, songwriter and actor Dwight Yoakam was honored by performing rights organization BMI for his trailblazing and highly unique style of California country rock. The organization gave the Grammy-winner the President's Award on Tuesday, as well as honored...
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Chrissy Teigen arrives at the 2019 Baby2Baby Gala on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Culver City, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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November 10, 2019 - 5:40 am
CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Chrissy Teigen said she felt honored to receive an award at the Baby2Baby Gala, but her acceptance speech wasn't all about her achievement: "No kid should go hungry. No kid should not go without the basics in their home." Teigen — a model, television host and cookbook...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2015 file photo, Amber Heard, left, and Johnny Depp arrive at the premiere of Depp's film "Black Mass," at the London film festival. Free press advocates in Virginia are concerned that a libel lawsuit between Depp and Heard could set a bad precedent. The Virginia Press Association asked Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 to intervene in a $50 million lawsuit Depp filed against Heard, his ex-wife. Depp says he was defamed by an op-ed piece Heard wrote in The Washington Post in December 2018, in which she never identified Depp by name but referred to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” Depp has denied abusing Heard and said the article clearly refers to earlier abuse allegations Heard made against him. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
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November 08, 2019 - 2:53 pm
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Free press advocates in Virginia are concerned that a libel lawsuit between Hollywood actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard could set a bad precedent. The Virginia Press Association asked Friday to intervene in a $50 million lawsuit Depp filed against Heard, his ex-wife. Depp says...
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November 05, 2019 - 7:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Annette Bening will receive AARP the Magazine's lifetime achievement honor at the Movies for Grownups Awards next year. The magazine announced Tuesday that Bening will accept the career achievement award at the ceremony on January 11, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. The 19th...
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