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Old 30-11-2012, 11:45
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There seems to be a particularly large amount of celebrity bashing at the moment, and so I thought it might be nice to list some who we like or respect. Here is a link to a list of celebrities who have actually done something nice:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/16-ce...awesome-things

Positive posts only please!
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Old 30-11-2012, 11:53
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I love this story about Ron Perlman http://collider.com/ron-perlman-hell...a-wish/178037/
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Old 30-11-2012, 14:09
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That's lovely - what a nice bloke.

Johnny Depp's a celeb that does good things with very little fanfare.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11493676

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...ters-life.html
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Old 30-11-2012, 14:40
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Shakira, she founded the Barefoot Foundation in 1997, which basically is helps Colombian children to receive education. They have opened at least 5 schools so far.
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Old 30-11-2012, 15:07
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There was this recent blind item which people are speculating is the ultimate diva who hits notes only dogs can hear.

I give this A++ lister a lot of grief and goodness knows she is the biggest diva on the planet. I know she didn't invent diva, but she has perfected it into something that no one will probably ever be able to match. While other people talk about what they are going to do or try and get a bunch of people do some giving, our A lister puts her purse out there and writes really big checks to help kids. She has given at least a million dollars a year every year for the last ten years to children's organizations. Nothing in the news. No splashy announcements. She goes and visits the organizations when she can. Sometimes there is press there, but she prefers it to be all about her and the kids. At most of them she does not even wear much makeup and doesn't wear heels either. The diva is gone and in the diva's place is someone who wants to do what she can to change the lives of as many people as she can for the better. She has thousands of kids who are truly thankful for her this holiday season.
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Old 30-11-2012, 15:28
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Ron Perlman is not the celebrity, he the legend!
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Old 30-11-2012, 15:30
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Plan B.

Travelling around the UK visiting schools to support struggling young people, speaking at major conferences, making a film and album to highlight the struggles of young people etc
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Old 30-11-2012, 17:21
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Apparently Will.I.Am does a lot of good by promoting educational programmes.
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Old 30-11-2012, 18:28
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This is pretty nice. http://www.stroke.org.uk/news/jessie...uLRsNc.twitter

Also, Alicia Keys works with almost every charity in the book and has given tons and tons of money to help out. I think it's kinda cool that she keeps relatively quiet about it.
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Old 30-11-2012, 18:35
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Adam Lambert has supported the following charities:

charity:water
DonorsChoose.org
GLSEN
It Gets Better Project
Musicians on Call
Red Cross
The Trevor Project

Adam and is fans have raised £2 million so far he his also doing these Charity shows soon

Cyndi Lauper And Friends To Rock New York City For Forty To None Project

VH1 Divas the VH1 DIVAS DANCE PARTY, will support the Foundationís mission to restore public school music education nationwide.
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Old 30-11-2012, 18:49
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Ryan Giggs, hey he did well-known good-thing Imogen

Okay, couldn't resist how about this
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Old 30-11-2012, 19:15
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Jonathan Ansell runs Marathons for BCC
He also does charity concerts
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Old 30-11-2012, 19:24
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Apparently Will.I.Am does a lot of good by promoting educational programmes.
Yep. He also gave his earnings from doing The Voice UK (i think it was £500,000) to the Prince's Trust.
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Old 30-11-2012, 19:40
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Didier Drogba has his own foundation. He's pumped millions of his own money into charitable causes in Africa.
http://www.thedidierdrogbafoundation.com/
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Old 30-11-2012, 20:07
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Old 30-11-2012, 20:20
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Geri Halliwell has been a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations since 1998 and has worked tirelessly for them promoting women's rights, maternal and sexual health issues and more around the world.

George Clooney on Geri's work for the UN:
"She was always my favorite Spice Girl; I loved her feisty approach and the fact she wasn't afraid to have an opinion. Her work with Unicef and (sexual health charity) Marie Stopes in the Third World was inspiring. And her address at a UN Youth summit in 2000 was brave - it's so easy to not get involved and she just gritted her teeth and went for it."

She is also a patron for Breast Cancer Care and has personally raised millions of pounds for the cause.
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Old 30-11-2012, 20:22
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Plan B.

Travelling around the UK visiting schools to support struggling young people, speaking at major conferences, making a film and album to highlight the struggles of young people etc
Middle-class numpty, trying to slum it?
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Old 30-11-2012, 21:00
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Leona Lewis is very supportive of animal rights and doesn't drink alcohol. She comes across as a genuinely sweet person and an all round good role model.
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Old 30-11-2012, 21:18
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Middle-class numpty, trying to slum it?
Sure.
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Old 30-11-2012, 21:27
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I'd imagine there are some good celebrities out there. Most probably aren't though.
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Old 30-11-2012, 21:37
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I love David Schwimmer, who played Ross in Friends. He is an advocate for women's issues, and stands on the board of the Rape Foundation in the States. He said about women's issues:

ďI thought I could maybe give voice and give presence and get guys to see that it is their issue and it is their responsibility. I realized that these are our girlfriends, our wives, our daughters, our sisters, so itís as much a manís issue as it is a womenís issue."

It is so great to see a man stand up for women who are oppressed and abused. Far too often, it is left to women to fight against the violence women face at the hands of men, but David is quite right when he talks about men offering a presence. For sadly too many people have the same attitude as Peter Rippon....when it is 'just the women' who raise concerns, there are those who don't listen.
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Old 30-11-2012, 21:45
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No surprise there then that we only managed to get to around 20 posts before the sarcasm started......

Ronan Keating does alot of charity work since his mother's death from cancer.
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