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    Prince supported Rebuild the Dream, a mobilization of hundreds of thousands of everyday people—from seniors to students, moms, dads, brothers and sisters—who come together to build strong vibrant communities and to fix our economy from the ground up.

    In 2011 he donated $250,000 to Eau Claire Promise Zone, a citywide grassroots coalition of community partners committed to doing "whatever it takes" to ensure all of the city's children are prepared to graduate from college and be successful in their career and in life.

    Prince passed away on April 21, 2016.

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  • Friends of the Earth is a non-profit organization committed to lobbying the UK Government to make a healthy planet and a good life for everyone on it.

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    Friends of the Earth has 3 known supporters, including Radiohead, Razorlight, and Stephen Merchant

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  • Staples, Inc. is once again joining forces with global pop music superstar Katy Perry to help teachers bring learning to life for students during the back-to-school season.

    Staples and Katy Perry announced that they're joining forces for the back-to-school season
    Staples and Katy Perry announced that they're joining forces for the back-to-school season

    Continuing its long-standing commitment to supporting education through the Staples for Students program, Staples is donating $1 million to DonorsChoose.org, a charity that has funded more than 700,000 classroom projects for teachers and has positively affected more than 18 million students across the country.

    "Knowing the crucial role that teachers play in bringing learning to life for students, Staples is committed to supporting DonorsChoose.org to help teachers succeed and impact the future of children," said Alison Corcoran, senior vice president of North American stores and online marketing, Staples. "Katy Perry's powerful and influential voice will highlight the effect teachers have on our children's lives and the need to support classrooms. Our $1 million donation will help teachers make more happen in classrooms across the country and contribute to a fulfilling learning experience."

    Katy Perry said, "The response from my fans when I teamed up with Staples in 2014 for The Prismatic World Tour was eye-opening. I learned firsthand how desperately teachers need our support -- many of them even dig into their own pockets to provide simple tools that we would expect to already be available in our classrooms. So when Staples approached me again this year, I jumped at the opportunity because I saw the lasting effect our collaboration had on DonorsChoose.org and thousands of teachers and students. I believe in education as a foundation for a great life. I'm continuing my education now as I travel the world, but I didn't have that foundation in my own childhood, so I want to make sure that students across the country are inspired by their teachers and afforded every opportunity to realize their dreams."

    Driven by a staggering statistic from the Education Market Association that an estimated 99.5% of all public school teachers use their own money to equip their classrooms -- frequently at a cost of more than $400 per year -- Staples takes great pride in helping to alleviate some of the pressure placed upon teachers. Katy Perry and Staples will also collaborate to create a Public Service Announcement that will debut nationwide in June, further increasing visibility around the need to help teachers.

    "We're so thankful for the continued, and incredibly generous, support from Staples and its loyal customers, which has helped bring classroom dreams to life for thousands of teachers and students," said Charles Best, founder of DonorsChoose.org. "We're also delighted to have Katy Perry lending her voice, calling on the public to help classrooms in need in communities nationwide."

    Learn more about Katy Perry teaming up with Staples to help teachers and classrooms at StaplesforStudents.org.

    Win a $50,000 scholarship and the chance to meet Katy Perry
    Starting June 26, fans will have the opportunity to enter the ‘Staples for Students' Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $50,000 scholarship. The grand prize winner -- in addition to four lucky first prize winners and one guest each -- will also win travel to Los Angeles, where they'll attend an exclusive VIP Winners Celebration with Katy Perry.

    Visit staples.com/staplesforstudents starting June 26 to learn about entry into the sweepstakes and for the rules. Entries must be submitted before September 10, 2016 at 11:59 PM ET and entrants must be 13 years or older.

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  • Written by Elizabeth Willoughby

    When actress Jane Fonda first heard environmentalist David Suzuki speak, back in 1989 at an event in Malibu, she found him more impressive than all the Hollywood elite present.

    What impressed her, she says, was Suzuki's ability to explain the science behind the issues, and she found his passion for protecting the environment "positively electrifying".

    "I'm still inspired by David and his Foundation's work," says Fonda. "That's why I made a donation in honour of his 80th birthday," which took place last month.

    At the same time, Fonda challenged her fans to do the same thing. Her challenge was part of a larger David Suzuki Foundation campaign for Suzuki's round-number birthday, which in total raised over $110,000.

    "David's birthday wish was for all of us to come together to protect the people and places we love," says Fonda. "I can't think of a more beautiful call to action — or a more urgent time to act for the pressing issues facing our planet."

    From: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/15168-jane-fonda-supports-the-david-suzuki-foundation

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  • World tennis number two Andy Murray has announced that he has set up his own tennis event, Andy Murray Live presented by SSE, to help raise money for charity.

    The unique event, taking place on Wednesday 21st September at the SSE Hydro Glasgow, was the brainchild of Murray, who wanted to build a legacy tennis event in the UK whilst raising valuable funds for two charities.

    Tickets go on sale today, with half of all seats costing £25 or less, making the event very accessible for all.

    The City of Glasgow will play host to this new event where the evening will feature a Singles and Doubles match with all profits going to local Glasgow charity, Young People's Futures and UNICEF, the world's leading children's organisation, of which Murray is a UK Ambassador. The former Wimbledon and US Open Champion and current Olympic gold medal holder will play Gael Monfils, the flamboyant Frenchman in the Singles. For the Doubles, Andy will be joined by his brother, World Number One Doubles Player, Jamie, to play against Monfils and British Tennis icon, Tim Henman.

    The evening will mark the first ever tennis event staged at the city's state-of-the-art SSE Hydro, which topped the Billboard Venue Chart globally earlier this year.

    Murray said, "It's great to be returning home to Scotland and playing in the city of Glasgow. I travel the world playing tennis and unfortunately I don't spend as much time as I would like to at home. I owe it to my fans who have supported me throughout the years and what better way than to play in front of them at The SSE Hydro whilst raising money for Young People's Futures and Unicef. I'm looking forward to bringing top-level tennis to Glasgow on an annual basis and making this event bigger and better every year."

    Presenting partner, SSE's Head of Sponsorship and Reward, Colin Banks added, "We are proud to be partnering with ‘Andy Murray Live', which will see world-class tennis played at The SSE Hydro for the very first time. The success Andy has had on and off the court is unprecedented and he is a wonderful ambassador for British sport. We're looking forward to what promises to be an incredible event, and we'll also be offering our customers the chance to win some incredible experiences ahead of the day."

    Joe Aitken, Head of Major Events, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau commented, "We're delighted that Andy has chosen to launch this inaugural event in Glasgow. The city enjoys an enviable reputation as a top 10 global sports city with a worldclass events portfolio and a state-of-the-art arena in the SSE Hydro. We're also a city of hugely supportive tennis fans as our hosting of the Davis Cup has shown, so Andy, Jamie, Gael and Tim can expect a thoroughly warm welcome and I'm sure they will enjoy playing in front of a packed home crowd on the night."

    Lily Caprani, Unicef UK's Deputy Executive Director said: "Andy has provided vital support for Unicef's work for children for a number of years, most recently raising awareness and much-needed funds for children affected by the Syrian conflict through his campaign, Andy's Aces. We are very proud to announce that Andy has been appointed a Unicef UK Ambassador and this latest initiative is an example of his continued commitment to help children in danger. The money raised through ‘Andy Murray Live' will help us provide life-saving food, clean water, vaccines and health care for children in emergencies, as well as education and protection from violence, exploitation and abuse."

    Ann Lawrance, Young People's Futures, commented: "Young People's Futures are overwhelmed and so thankful to Andy Murray for choosing our project from many Scottish charities. Our team are so excited to be linked to the UK's top sportsman and world number two. We are pinching ourselves at the thought of this opportunity. We can't thank Andy enough for his support and look forward to what could be a life changing prospect for YPF and the Possilpark community."

    Tickets, from only £20 including VAT (plus booking fee) are available to purchase now: online at www.thessehydro.com; by calling the ticket hotline on 0844 395 4000, or in person from the main box office at the SECC. For accessible area tickets, please call 0800 952 0110 or for group bookings, please call 0844 395 4010. The event is being presented by SSE with host city Glasgow, and other official partners including Standard Life, Under Armour, Jaguar and the Wimbledon Foundation.

    For more information about ‘Andy Murray Live' presented by SSE and hosted by the City of Glasgow, go to www.andymurraylive.com.

    From: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/15169-andy-murray-announces-unique-tennis-event-for-charity

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  • Housing Works honored the work of Actor, Producer and Activist Zachary Quinto, famed interior designer, Jamie Drake and activist Mary Fisher at their annual Groundbreaker Awards Dinner last week at Metropolitan Pavilion.

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    The annual event, hosted by HGTV host Genevieve Gorder, benefits Housing Works' efforts to provide supportive services and housing to New Yorkers living with and affected by HIV/AIDS and homelessness.

    Barbara Bush kicked off the award presentations honoring Mary Fisher for her work supporting those living with HIV/AIDS. While fight back tears, Bush praised Fisher for using her voice to speak out about contracting HIV and her life living with the disease. Fisher has written several books on the subject and has used her artwork and design collaborations to raise money for fighting AIDS.

    "I think of Housing Works as a living testimony of truth," Fisher said with conviction in her acceptance speech. "They are helping people living with HIV/AIDS who are not the needy and the despised. They are the courageous who have not given up or give in. They are role models for survival."

    ELLE DECOR editor-in-chief Michael Boodro presented the ELLE DECOR Heart of Design Award to Jamie Drake. In his acceptance speech, Drake reflected on why he got involved with Housing Works.

    "I know that my initial commitment to helping those with HIV came with the loss of some of my dearest friends in the 1980s and 1990s -- Kevin, Keith, Len, Larry, Robert -- I could go on and on. I so very often think of you all in silently saying your names in the conversations we have together in my mind. Tonight I say them out loud. And in accepting this Award, I honor them and thank them in helping me to help others," Drake said.

    Zachary Quinto addressed the room after being introduced by Genevieve Gorder to discuss his decision to come out as an openly gay man in 2011 in direct response to a large number of nationwide suicides in the LGBT community, particularly of 14-year-old Jamie Rodemeyer.

    "I didn't consult any of my representatives or advisors or friends or family. I didn't worry or care if the move would diminish career opportunities or negatively impact how I was perceived in the entertainment industry," Quinto said. "I simply stood up. I was a witness in my truth. And while I couldn't help Jamie, or any of his fallen comrades, I was set free in a way that could potentially benefit thousands of other LBGT youths still struggling to find a purpose and place in an often cruelly and unsupportive circumstances."

    All three honorees accepted their Awards to standing ovations from the room of more than 350 guests.

    Support for the Groundbreaker Awards is provided by ELLE DECOR, Chateau D'Esclans, Double Cross Vodka, Whispering Angel, Playmates Toys and DRAKE/ANDERSON.

    Housing Works is a New York-based organization that provides supportive services and stable housing to the homeless and individuals living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The non-profit works with advocacy offices across the country and abroad to fight for funding and legislation to ensure all people living with HIV/AIDS have access to quality housing, healthcare, prevention information and other life-sustaining services.

    From: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/15173-zachary-quinto-honored-at-housing-works-groundbreaker-awards-dinner

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  • Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) announced last week that it is awarding 10 grants of $750,000 each to early-career scientists to support innovative, high-risk, high-reward projects in cancer research.

    The announcement was made at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, SU2C's Scientific Partner.

    "We have selected 10 scientists and projects that we believe use new insights and fresh approaches and have high potential to make a difference for people with cancer," said William G. Kaelin Jr., MD, professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and chairman of the SU2C Innovative Research Grant (IRG) review committee. "Just as importantly, SU2C is investing in the future of cancer research by supporting an outstanding group of early-career investigators whom we believe are rising stars in science."

    The announcement marks the third time SU2C has selected a class of Innovative Research Grant recipients. Previous classes were announced in 2009 and 2011. With the new class of IRGs, the total number of recipients now stands at 36.

    Serving as Stand Up To Cancer's celebrity ambassador at the event was Sonequa Martin-Green, 31, an actress and producer who is a main cast member in the hit television show "The Walking Dead," in which she plays a survivor of the zombie apocalypse. In real life, she has lost several members of her extended family to cancer, and has other relatives, including her mother, who are cancer survivors.

    "I have seen the terrible toll that cancer can take in a single family, so I respect and fully support these outstanding researchers in their battle against cancer," Martin-Green said. "Hopefully the innovative ideas they are pursuing will one day spare other families the losses that my family, and so many other families have endured."

    The 10 grant recipients work at eight different institutions across the country where they have their own, independent laboratories. These innovative projects are characterized as "high-risk" because they either challenge existing paradigms, utilize novel concepts or approaches, and because in order to receive a grant, the applicants were not required — as they would be by most conventional funding mechanisms — to have already conducted a portion of the research resulting in an established base of evidence. If successful, the projects have the potential for "high-reward" in terms of saving lives.

    "We're trying to find the superstars of tomorrow and set them on their course by giving them funding so they don't have to worry about that at this earlier stage of their career," said Sara A. Courtneidge, PhD, associate director for translational sciences of the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University and vice-chairperson of the review committee.

    "These grants will allow them to get off to a really good start in their independent research programs, take this research to the next level and then apply for more traditional funding mechanisms to take it forward," she said. "I see it as a really good opportunity for young people not to have to worry so much about where their next grant is coming from until they've got themselves established."

    The scope of the projects selected range from tumor metabolism to imaging of drug response in single cells to mathematical models of combination drug therapy to the use of certain enzymes as new anticancer targets, among other topics.

    With their institutions and the titles of their proposals, the IRG recipients are:

    * John G. Albeck, PhD, University of California, Davis: Targeting cellular plasticity in individual basal-type breast cancer cells;

    * Kara A. Bernstein, PhD, University of Pittsburgh: Uncovering how RAD51 paralog mutations contribute to cancer predisposition;

    * Juan R. Cubillos-Ruiz, PhD, Weill Cornell Medicine : Phospholipid messengers as drivers of dendritic cell dysfunction in cancer;
    
* Greg Michael Delgoffe, PhD, University of Pittsburgh: Metabolic reprogramming using oncolytic viruses to improve immunotherapy;

    * Martin Kampmann, PhD, University of California, San Francisco: "Weak links" in cancer proteostasis networks as new therapeutic targets; 

    * Dan A. Landau, MD, PhD, Weill Cornell Medicine: Algorithmically-driven quantitative combination cancer therapy engineering;
    
* Li Ma, PhD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: Deubiquitinating enzymes as novel anticancer targets;

    * Melissa Skala, PhD, Vanderbilt University (moving to Morgridge Institute for Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison): Imaging cell-level heterogeneity in solid tumors for personalized treatment; 

    * Matthew G. Vander Heiden, MD, PhD, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Defining the metabolic dependencies of tumors; and
    
* Hao Zhu, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center: Defining the mechanistic connections between injury, regeneration, and cancer.

    More than 250 applications were received, from which 16 finalists were chosen to make presentations in person to a committee of senior scientists.

    "They were all incredibly good," said William G. Nelson, MD, PhD, vice-chair of the review committee and director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in Baltimore. "Very hard-working, ambitious, and imaginative, each and every one of them. Their ideas were high-risk and high-reward, but the young scientists themselves were sure bets. They are going to go places."

    The term of the grants begins July 1 and runs for three years. The scientists will report their progress twice a year to SU2C and the AACR, which organized the application and review process and will administer the grants.

    Since 2008, SU2C has successfully launched 19 Dream Teams, two Translational Research Teams, and 36 Innovative Research Grants with funds committed by philanthropic, organizational, corporate and individual donors, as well as non-profit collaborators.

    From: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/15171-walking-dead-star-helps-stand-up-to-cancer-announce-research-grants-for-early-career-scientists

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  • Earlier this week, United Way of Greater Los Angeles hosted its inaugural Women's Summit, which aims to emphasize the power of women as change-makers, creating a community where women, families and communities thrive.

    The Summit plays a key role in continuing United Way's work in breaking the cycle of poverty for female students, families, women and veterans struggling with homelessness and unemployment in Los Angeles. Findings from an exclusive report "The State of Women in Los Angeles County 2016," examining the latest data and trends on women in the region, were also released at the Summit.

    "We are fortunate to convene this extraordinary group of women to learn from one another and further the change necessary to tackle the challenges that many women and their families face in Los Angeles County," said Elise Buik, President and CEO, United Way of Greater Los Angeles. "There is strength in numbers, and United Way looks forward to continuing to work with these female leaders to combat the perpetual state of poverty by addressing the factors that impact it most -- housing, education, and jobs."

    Led by United Way of Greater Los Angeles President and CEO, Elise Buik, the Summit featured inspiring speeches and panels from top female leaders across sectors throughout the county, addressing the unique personal, professional, and political issues that women face today. Among the distinguished guest speakers were keynote guest and actress Kerry Washington; First Lady of Los Angeles Amy Elaine Wakeland; actress and Foodstirs Co-Founder Sarah Michelle Gellar; Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member Monica Garcia; and Congresswoman Judy Chu. Top sponsors of the summit included AECOM, Neutrogena, and Target.

    United Way of Greater Los Angeles also launched a new report at the Summit, taking a look at the trends in education, economics, health and housing among the five million female residents in Los Angeles County's 88 cities and a dozens of unincorporated areas. "The State of Women in Los Angeles County 2016" report presents key data on trends for women, together with case stories that illustrate how real women cope, struggle and succeed. The study indicates that the majority of Los Angeles County women are single, but less than half have full-time jobs. Findings also showed that education plays a critical role in preventing poverty, but unsurprisingly, women earn less than men with a larger gap at each level of education.

    Key findings indicating primary challenges faced by women:
    * Today 60% of Los Angeles County women are single (divorced, separated, widowed, or never married) and 40% are married -- down from 60% in 1960. Single women are at risk for lower household incomes.
    * Education makes a major difference in poverty: female heads of families with less than a high school education have a poverty rate of 46%, compared to just 10% for college graduates.
    ◦ Women earn less than men with a larger gap at each level of education. The gap between male and female incomes is $6,000 for those with less than a high school education, but rises to $21,000 for those with a postgraduate degree.
    ◦ College preparedness is a key issue for access to higher education. More girls in all ethnic groups completed A-G courses from 2004 to 2014, led by increases for Asian and Latinos.
    * 2.3 million women are in the County's labor force. 439,513 are women-owned businesses, with total receipts of $64,824 billion.
    * Only 41% of women had full-time jobs compared to 58% of men.
    * More than 13,000 women were counted in the 2015 Los Angeles County homeless survey, sharply up from 9,348 in 2013. A preliminary study for 2016 indicated that the number of female veterans had remained nearly the same. The homeless survey also counted 3,925 children in families.
    * No more than 30% of income should be paid for housing according to federal standards, yet 59% of renters and 45% of homeowners in the county pay more than 30% of their income for housing.

    With over 44,000 men, women, and children suffering from homelessness in Los Angeles County, of which over 4,000 are veterans, United Way and its partners are working to drive community and government awareness and action as part of the organization's ongoing campaign to eradicate homelessness.

    The event commenced in the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel with elected officials, business leaders, celebrities, enterpreneurs and over one thousand female participants. The Women Leader's Summit is one part of United Way's work to raise the public awareness and create solutions to end homelessness. For more information, click here.

    From: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/15172-kerry-washington-speaks-at-united-way-of-greater-los-angeles-womens-summit

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  • On Wednesday, April 20, Jerry Seinfeld hosted the GOOD+ Foundation's second annual Los Angeles Fatherhood Initiative Lunch at the Palm Restaurant in Beverly Hills.

    Bob Saget, Jerry Seinfeld, Jessica Seinfeld, Michael Richards
    Bob Saget, Jerry Seinfeld, Jessica Seinfeld, Michael Richards

    The luncheon raised nearly $200,000 to help support GOOD+ Foundation's work with fathers in need. The GOOD+ Foundation -- in partnership with the Children's Institute's Project Fatherhood and many others in the LA area -- has made a focus on fathers integral to its mission.

    Seinfeld described how many fathers who seek help from the Children's Institute don't have the resources or materials to create the best environment for their families. With the services and products donated by the GOOD+ Foundation, fathers are able to provide for their families and get the long term support needed to help lift the family out of poverty.

    "When we heard that 63% of the families we serve are led by single mothers, we realized we needed to address the missing component -- the fathers. They are an important piece of the puzzle to help prevent the cycle of absent fathers from perpetuating," said host Jerry Seinfeld. "While women are naturally disposed to communicating with each other, men are not. A gigantic hurdle is encouraging these men talk to each other, share their stories and realize they are not alone."

    One of the fathers, who has personally benefited from the program, addressed the room to share his life-changing experience and the successes he has achieved since he started working with Children's Institute Inc.'s Project Fatherhood and receiving donations from GOOD+ Foundation.

    "The assistance and support we have received from the GOOD+ Foundation has played a crucial role in helping us provide the basic resources fathers in our program need to parent effectively," CII's Project Fatherhood's Director Alan-Michael Graves said. "In addition to the group support provided by Children's Institute, GOOD+ helps to provide essential items such as cribs, car seats, strollers, diapers and other hygiene items to help dads address the health and safety needs of their children. Their support has become an essential part of our programming."

    Guests at the luncheon included GOOD+ Foundation Founder and Board President Jessica Seinfeld and Project Fatherhood's Director Alan-Michael Graves, as well as Dan Bucatinsky and Dan Roos, Brad Falchuk, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Bob Saget, Sean Patrick Thomas and others. The event was sponsored by ICM Partners and Esquire magazine with additional support from George Shapiro. The event was generously underwritten by Bruce Bozzi and the Palm Restaurant. Fatherhood Leadership Council members and lunch guests promoted the initiative by posting photos with #DoGoodGiveGoods @GoodPlusFdn.

    Founded by Jessica Seinfeld in 2001, GOOD+ Foundation (formerly known as Baby Buggy) connects donations of critical child gear with active parental participation in service and education programs to help move families out of poverty. To date, GOOD+ Foundation has provided nearly 20 million items to more than 100 anti-poverty programs in 15 markets. Most families living in poverty reside in a homes without fathers. Research shows that men often face obstacles to becoming engaged in the lives of their children, so GOOD+ Foundation expanded its reach to include a focus on involving fathers.

    In Los Angeles, GOOD+ Foundation works with fathers through programs such as Project Fatherhood of Children's Institute, Inc., which specializes in the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect, and Homeboy Industries which works with a former gang population. These organizations offer a range of services including individual and family counseling, job training, financial literacy, marriage workshops, anger management training, parent-child enrichment activities, legal workshops and employment assistance.

    The GOOD+ Foundation's Fatherhood Leadership Council is comprised of fathers who are deeply committed to their role as dads, and hope to raise funds and awareness for the initiative. The council members include Jerry Seinfeld (Chair), Jason Alexander, Judd Apatow, Jason Bateman, Neil Blumenthal, Bruce Bozzi, Rob Buccini, David Burtka, Christian Carino, Matt Cherwin, Camille Chidiac, Common, Shawn "Pecas" Costner, Victor Cruz, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr, Darren Edwards, Eric Eisner, Jack Essig, Spike Feresten, Nacho Figueras, David Fredston, Jeff Gordon, Alex Gorsky, Neil Patrick Harris, Kevin Hart, Hugh Jackman, Mitch Jacobs, Woody Johnson, Harry Kargman, Pierre Kim, Boris Kodjoe, Will Kopelman, Jay Leno, Greg Lipmann, Blaine Lourd, Bill Maher, Steve Mosko, Nas, David Neville, Rob Prinz, Michael Richards, Bob Saget, Matt Schneider, George Shapiro, Dax Shepard, Lance Somerfeld, Dax Shepard, George Stephanopoulos, Steve Stoute, Michael Strahan, Michael Tiedemann, James Van Der Beek, Dwyane Wade, Marcus Wainwright, Charlie Walk, George Wallace, Jason Weinberg and Mel Woods.

    From: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/15170-jerry-seinfeld-hosts-good-foundation-la-fatherhood-initiative-lunch

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  • On April 15, doctors, celebrities and supporters of alternative family planning alike gathered to honor Stuart Bell as well as actors Alice Evans and Ioan Gruffudd at the Path2Parenthood Annual Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel in West Hollywood.

    Celebrity attendees of the event included Alice Evans (The Vampire Diaries), Ioan Gruffudd (San Andreas, Fantastic 4), Brenda Strong (Desperate Housewives), Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol), Sebastian Roché (The Originals), Tuc Watkins (Desperate Housewives), Ian Alda (Silicon Valley), Alice Amter (The Big Bang Theory), Blake Cooper Griffin (Love Is All You Need), Michael Ensign (Titanic) and Gabriela Dias (Model).

    Guests enjoyed a delicious meal as they listened to thought provoking and moving speeches from impassioned supporters of the nonprofit organization including a hilarious special performance by comedian and host of Don't Tell My MOTHER!, Nikki Levy.

    A silent auction commenced in the next room featuring a wide variety of items. Proceeds of the auction will go to aiding those that the organization provides assistance to.

    Path2Parenthood (P2P) is an inclusive organization committed to assisting people who need help in creating their families by providing leading-edge outreach programs and timely education.

    From: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/15174-stars-attend-path2parenthood-annual-gala

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  • Bally's CEO Frédéric de Narp and Design Director, Pablo Coppola hosted an event last Thursday in celebration of the brand's new Beverly Hills flagship store.

    Gwyneth Paltrow Attends Bally's Dinner Celebrating the New Flagship Store in Los Angeles
    Gwyneth Paltrow Attends Bally's Dinner Celebrating the New Flagship Store in Los Angeles

    The evening cocktail and dinner at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood was organized in support of the charity Communities in Schools.

    The Bally store, designed by David Chipperfield Architects, marks the start of a new chapter for the Swiss luxury brand in the United States.

    55 guests attended, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Alan Cumming, Rachel Zoe, Joy Bryant, Freida Pinto, Elizabeth Debicki, Austin Stowell, Robbie Rogers, and Brad Falchuk, wearing Bally.

    From: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/15175-stars-attend-ballys-dinner-celebrating-new-flagship-store-in-los-angeles

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  • Prince Harry, Patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust, cheered the winners of the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon as they crossed the line during the weekend.

    Prince Harry with winners of the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon
    Prince Harry with winners of the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon

    Prince Harry made the presentations to the winners of the mini marathon, the elite men, women, wheelchair and IPC races, and the John Disley Lifetime Achievement Award.

    His Royal Highness also met with a selection of volunteers in the administration of the race and members of the St. John Ambulance.

    Prince Harry has been Patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust since 2012.

    Since its inception in 1981, The London Marathon Charitable Trust has awarded grants totalling more than £57.7 million to over 1000 organisations in London, Surrey, Silverstone, Birmingham and Liverpool.

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  • Two-time Super Bowl MVP, Eli Manning, kicked off the 2016 March for Babies charity walk in Manhattan on Sunday, April 24.

    Eli Manning Leads March for Babies in New York City
    Eli Manning Leads March for Babies in New York City

    Manning joined over 6,000 New Yorkers who came out to support March Of Dimes largest annual fundraiser. The 3.5-mile walk started at 65th St. and Broadway and finished at 26th St. and Madison Ave.

    "It is an honor to support the important work March of Dimes is doing to improve the health of children," said Manning, who has served as Celebrity Chair of the NYC event for the past 8 years. "March for Babies gives everyone in our community the chance to make a difference in the lives of millions of babies." The event is expected to raise $2.3 million.

    March for Babies Premier Sponsor is Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. The March for Babies Platinum Sponsor is Greenberg Traurig and Gold Sponsors include Davis Polk; Innisfree M&A Inc.; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Viacom; and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Toyota is the Official Vehicle of March for Babies. Media partners are CBS2, WLNY10/55, WCBS Newsradio 880, fresh 102.7, CBS FM 101.1, and WFAN Sports Radio. National March for Babies sponsors include Kmart, Famous Footwear, Macy's, Cigna, United, and Mission Pharmacal.

    From: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/15178-eli-manning-leads-2016-march-for-babies

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  • The Invictus Games Orlando 2016, presented by Jaguar Land Rover and taking place from May 8-12 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort, this week was honored to deliver the Invictus Games Flag that will fly over the Games in Orlando to President George W. Bush, the Honorary Chairman of the 2016 Invictus Games, at an event at the Bush Institute in Dallas.

    The Invictus Games Flag will be on display at the Bush Presidential Library & Museum until May 3, 2016.

    "I am honored to serve as the Honorary Chairman of the 2016 Invictus Games," said President Bush, who then outlined the goals of the Invictus Games Policy Symposium on Invisible Wounds Presented by the Bush Institute, which is being held at Invictus Games Orlando 2016. "Using our platform at the Invictus Games, we are going to discuss how best to help our service men and women recover from the invisible wounds of war. We intend to call attention to the stigmas associated with these wounds so that they can overcome them and continue to contribute mightily to our country."

    "We are truly honored to have President George W. Bush serving as the Honorary Chairman of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016," said David Coker, president of the Invictus Games 2016 Organizing Committee. "President Bush has dedicated himself to honoring and serving our wounded, ill and injured military personnel and his support of the Games and our competitors is immeasurable."

    This is the second U.S. stop the Invictus Games Flag will make on its way to Orlando. Previously, it was at the Intrepid Museum in New York City. Captain Reynolds recently received the Invictus Games Flag from Invictus Games Foundation Patron Prince Harry at Buckingham Palace in London.

    "It was a privilege and honor to present the Invictus Games Flag to President Bush," said Captain Reynolds. "Our team is training hard to represent the United States of America and we are very appreciative of all the support President Bush has given us on our journeys to recovery and to the Invictus Games."

    "I'm looking forward to see you all again next month in Orlando. It's going to be awesome," President Bush told the competitors.

    Captain Reynolds ultimately lost his left leg above the knee after an IED in Iraq and endured 26 surgeries. Since his injury, Captain Reynolds has become a husband, a father to four, earned a Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Public Health, embarked on a career with Deloitte and become a world class adaptive sports athlete.

    The Invictus Games Flag tour is symbolic of the journey the men and women competing in the games followed in their recoveries, and will travel all the way to Orlando for the Games. The goal of the tour is to encourage support and participation in the Invictus Games 2016 but also educate audiences about the power of sports in recovery and to honor the brave sacrifices of all our service members and their families. The Games are a phenomenal chance to support men and women in uniform who will showcase true spirit and determination while being part of a unique, action-packed sporting event.

    On May 8th, the Bush Institute will present the Invictus Games Policy Symposium on Invisible Wounds, an international conversation to address the invisible wounds of war, specifically traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress, and other psychological health issues. In preparation for next month's event, today the Bush Institute released several interactive communications pieces here.

    Building on its sponsorship of the inaugural games in London in 2014, Jaguar Land Rover continues its partnership with Invictus Games as Presenting Partner for Orlando 2016. The official flag vehicle, the specially commissioned Jaguar F-PACE, delivered the Invictus Games Flag and US Team Captain Will Reynolds and Ken Fisher to the Bush Institute. In addition, Jaguar Land Rover will sponsor the U.S. and UK Teams competing in Orlando.

    Fans can go here to purchase tickets to this once-in-a-lifetime event.

    The Invictus Games Flag is emblazoned with "I AM."

    I AM is the symbolic representation of the Invictus Games. It is inspired by the final two lines of a poem -- ‘Invictus' -- by William Ernest Henley:

    I am the master of my fate;

    I am the captain of my soul.

    The speaker in the poem proclaims his strength in the face of adversity. In the same way, I AM reflects and defines the core purpose of the Invictus Games: to provide a platform for personal achievement and not be defined by wounds or injury, and to prove that I AM.

    Thousands of friends, family and fans will come together for an unforgettable four days of competition and celebrate the accomplishments, victories and unbreakable spirits of more than 500 competitors representing 14 nations.

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  • Star Wars legend Mark Hamill and Star Wars: Force For Change have announced that the top fundraiser this week will win a trip to London where they will receive two tickets to attend Star Wars Celebration Europe and will also get to meet the Jedi himself.

    Video: Star Wars: Force for Change - Your Chance To Win Tickets to Celebration and Meet Mark Hamill

    Force for Change will match the donations to four select charities up to $1,000,000!

    To date, Star Wars: Force for Change has raised over $10,000,000 with the help of the amazing Star Wars community. This month-long campaign will lead up to "Star Wars Day" on May the 4th. The four select charities include the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of UNICEF Kid Power, American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

    Over the course of the four-week period, which culminates at 11:59 p.m. (PST) on May 4, fans will be able to donate through CrowdRise.com/ForceForChange to these four charities and have their donations matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000,000. Fans have been encouraged to come back to the CrowdRise site regularly as new incentives and prizes are announced each week. All participants who donate will also have a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Ireland, including Skellig Michael along the Wild Atlantic Way, the location of the dramatic final scene from The Force Awakens. Fans will receive one entry to win for every $10 donated or fundraised.

    This week marks the final week of the challenge – the top fundraiser this week will win a trip to London where they will receive two tickets to attend Star Wars Celebration Europe and will get to meet Mark Hamill.

    Show your Force and visit CrowdRise.com/ForceForChange now for more details.

    From: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/15180-be-a-force-for-change-with-star-wars

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  • Housing Works celebrated another successful year of its popular annual interior design event, Design on a Dime, and awards dinner, the Groundbreaker Awards, raising $1.2 million to provide supportive services and housing to New Yorkers living with and affected by HIV/AIDS and homelessness.

    Rose McGowan attends 2016 Housing Works Design On A Dime
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    The events kicked off April 20th at the Groundbreaker Awards, which can be seen here.

    The Design on a Dime Opening Night Reception followed on April 21st, where nearly 1,300 attendees came together to get first access at shopping the inspirational room vignettes created by more than 68 of the world's top interior designers, including 513 Design Studio, Carl Barnett Design/Studio, Kureck Jones, Shawn Henderson Interior Design Studio, Willey Design and Christopher Maya Inc. Guests also shopped for new high-end merchandise discounted up to 80 percent off retail prices from brands including Urban Furniture, Davide Art, Uhuru Design, WICZNY Furniture and Interiors, RedNoir and The Art of Alex. Actor Billy Eichner kicked off the sale, ringing the opening night bell. The Opening Night Reception was followed by 2 days of public sale.

    Also in attendance were Rose McGowan, Adrienne Moore, ELLE DECOR editor-in-chief Michael Boodro, Alessandra Branca, Marisol Deluna, Nicole Gibbons, Marjorie Gubelmann, Douglas Friedman, Ken Fulk, James ‘Ford' Huniford (Founding Chair of Design on a Dime), Charles King (CEO of Housing Works), George and Zoe Oliphant, Miles Redd, Lynn Whitfield and more.

    Design on a Dime was founded in New York City in 2004 by Designer James Huniford. At the time, the event included seven interior designers and took place at Housing Works' Gramercy Thrift Shop. Now, its 12th year, the national event has grown to include more than 100 top interior designers and attracts more than 5,000 guests annually. 2015 marked the benefits' most successful year, raising a record-breaking $1.3 million which was followed by the inaugural Design on a Dime Miami in early 2016, taking the event national for the first time. Since inception the event has raised more than $10 million for the organization's mission.

    James Huniford is the Founding Chair of Design on a Dime. This year's Co-Chairs were Alessandra Branca, Michael Boodro, Nicole Gibbons, George Oliphant, Marisa Tomei and Social Chair Douglas Friedman.

    Support for Design on a Dime was provided by ELLE DECOR, Lowe's, Benjamin Moore, Chateau D'esclans, Whispering Angel, Hendrick's Gin, Milagro Tequila, AirSea Packing, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Viacom and the New York Design Center (200 Lex).

    Support for the Groundbreaker Awards was provided by ELLE DECOR, Chateau D'Esclans, Double Cross Vodka, Whispering Angel, Playmates Toys and DRAKE/ANDERSON.

    Housing Works is a New York-based organization that provides supportive services and stable housing to the homeless and individuals living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. The non-profit works with advocacy offices across the country and abroad to fight for funding and legislation to ensure all people living with HIV/AIDS have access to quality housing, healthcare, prevention information and other life-sustaining services.

    For more information on Housing Works and their initiatives throughout the year, visit www.housingworks.org.

    From: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/15177-stars-attend-2016-design-on-a-dime-event

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  • QVC and Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) are joining forces for the fourth consecutive year for "QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits."

    2016 Beauty with Benefits Public Service Announcement
    2016 Beauty with Benefits Public Service Announcement

    During the two-hour live charitable broadcast on QVC Thursday, April 28 at 7 PM (ET), beauty buffs have the opportunity to shop for a cause and find the beauty in making a difference.

    The broadcast offers prestige beauty brands including skin care, color cosmetics, fragrance and hair care with 80 percent of the purchase price of donated merchandise benefitting Cancer and Careers, a charitable program of the CEW Foundation. This year's lineup includes products from NARS, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Givenchy, Shiseido, bareMinerals, Algenist, philosophy and many more. As an added bonus, each shopper will receive a gift with purchase, which includes one full-size product and four deluxe samples from participating brands in a Sonia Kashuk-designed cosmetic bag created especially for "Beauty with Benefits."

    The broadcast will benefit Cancer and Careers, which empowers, educates and provides essential tools to people with cancer so they can thrive in the workplace. Viewers will be shown the impact that each purchase can make to the lives of those affected by cancer and industry experts will share beauty tips and tricks that will leave everyone feeling beautiful. Inspiring segments will also be showcased throughout the broadcast to highlight survivor stories and those who have benefitted from the valuable resources provided by Cancers and Careers.

    "Teaming up with CEW once again gives viewers the opportunity to shop for a cause, while also inspiring them to positively impact lives across the country through Cancer and Careers," said Rachel Ungaro, vice president, fashion and beauty merchandising, QVC. "This initiative aligns with our charitable mission to support the success and wellness of women through the power of relationships. By working with CEW and their strong network, we aim to bring together the beauty industry to build more awareness and support for Cancer and Careers."

    To help raise awareness for this year's broadcast, longtime friends Cindy Crawford, model and entrepreneur, and Sonia Kashuk, founder of Sonia Kashuk Beauty, teamed up for the second year in a row as the Public Service Announcements spokeswomen. Cindy Crawford's sister, Chris Bohnsak, and Sonia Kashuk's daughter, Sadye Kaner, lent their support to enforce the social campaign "Better Together." This simple but powerful phrase reinforces the collective goal of "Beauty with Benefits," which is to bring people, products and expertise together to make life better for cancer survivors on the job. QVC viewers, with or without a direct connection to cancer, will be encouraged to post about someone who makes life better for them, whether it is a friend, family member, colleague, teacher or doctor using the hashtag #BeautywithBenefits.

    This year, viewers are also invited to participate in a sweepstakes, running now through April 28. The sweepstakes will give one lucky shopper the chance to win every product in the broadcast for themselves and a friend of their choice. Visit qvc.com/BeautyWithBenefits to sign up and for additional information on "QVC and CEW Present Beauty with Benefits." Beginning April 28, the entire "Beauty with Benefits" product assortment will be available, while supplies last, through QVC.com, the QVC apps or by calling 800.345.1515.

    From: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/15184-cindy-crawford-supports-beauty-with-benefits

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  • Chegg, the Student Hub, in partnership with bareMinerals Blemish Remedy, today announced Sweet Briar College as the winner of a once-in-a-lifetime visit from Stand by You and Fight Song singer, Rachel Platten through Chegg Music 101.

    Sweet Briar College amassed the most votes through the online contest. This win has a particularly special meaning for Sweet Briar College, which nearly closed its doors in 2015. Rachel Platten's Fight Song became the rallying anthem for students and alumnae of the school, who raised more than $12 million in a successful campaign to overturn a decision to close the school.

    To celebrate the importance of arts in education, Chegg will also award the winning school a $10,000 grant for their music department from Chegg's David B. Goldberg Music Scholarship fund. The classroom-takeover will take place before the end of May 2016.

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  • Macy's has partnered with Grammy and Golden Globe-winning icon Lady Gaga, as well as Grammy, Tony and Academy Award-winning legend Sir Elton John to create Love Bravery, a high-spirited limited edition line of clothing and accessories that inspire compassion and combat prejudice.

    Available as part of Macy's American Icons campaign, Love Bravery spans several categories, including shirts, sweats, outerwear, clutches, backpacks, scarves, beanies, keychains, pins, and even speakers, water bottles, and skateboards, all rendered in vibrant graphic prints and designs that fuse both artists' renowned musical talent and revered inimitable style.

    "It's an honor to team up with Sir Elton John to create this line with Macy's," said Lady Gaga. "We need to make the world a kinder and braver place where men and women everywhere are empowered to live with compassion. That's what Born This Way Foundation is all about, that's what the Elton John AIDS Foundation is all about, and that's what Love Bravery is all about."

    "I love the idea of fusing who you are on the inside -- your passions and dreams -- with what you wear on the outside," said Sir Elton John. "Love Bravery is about the compassion on the inside to understand someone's fears, and the bravery on the outside to stand up for them, and for yourself: to accept others for who they are and to be who you want to be. It's what I've tried to do in my life, my career and with the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and it's a passion Lady Gaga and I share. So I'm thrilled we are collaborating on this project and delighted Macy's understood our dream to connect with people this way."

    Created in collaboration with Lady Gaga's sister Natali Germanotta and designer Brandon Maxwell, the limited line boasts fresh crop tops and sleeveless tees in stark black-and-white, while slim-cut sweatpants and sweatshirts with zipper shoulder details are edgy updates to the athleisure trend. Oversized scarves with piano key prints and artistic interpretations of Lady Gaga's face are stylishly offbeat, and neoprene backpacks that say "LOVE" and also have piano key prints are super cool must-haves. With enamel pins and patches in the shape of moto jackets, electric guitars, microphones, platform shoes, and Lady Gaga's infamous claw, the options to show off your inner little monster are endless. Clutches in the shape of sunglasses, pianos, and hearts are unapologetically fun and sassy.

    "In addition to being deeply talented musical artists, Lady Gaga and Sir Elton John are champions of self-love, courage, empathy, and kindness, and Love Bravery represents all of those tenants," said Martine Reardon, Macy's chief marketing officer. "We are so proud to present a line that is not only fun and bold, but also stands for something so meaningful and important. The work they do through Born This Way Foundation and the Elton John AIDS Foundation is invaluable and truly changes lives, and Macy's is honored to partner with them to spread the message of love and acceptance."

    Born This Way Foundation is committed to supporting the wellness of young people and empowering them to create a kinder and braver world by shining a light on real people, supporting quality research, and fostering meaningful partnerships focused on social emotional learning (SEL) and mental health awareness and resources. The Elton John AIDS Foundation raises much needed funds for evidence-based programs that give people the information and tools to protect and care for themselves and those they love -- challenging stigma, reducing the spread of HIV and preventing people from getting sick or dying of AIDS

    The foundations brought together a diverse array of young people to showcase the Love Bravery apparel and will be sharing content from that campaign this spring. The limited edition line with Macy's is the first in a series of activations which are planned for the coming months to make people feel proud who they are.

    Love Bravery will be sold exclusively at Macy's this spring, with 25 percent of the purchase price benefitting Born This Way Foundation and the Elton John AIDS foundation, and will be available globally later this year. All donations from the limited edition line, on sale through August 30, 2016, will be made to Born This Way Foundation, which will use 50 percent to support the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

    From: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/15183-lady-gaga-and-elton-john-partner-with-macys-for-love-bravery

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  • Reese Witherspoon will speak at the Simpatico Conference in Australia and New Zealand in July.

    Reese is headlining a formidable speaker lineup of five exceptional speakers and facilitators, as part of the Simpatico Conference Series, a two day personal and professional development program.

    Reese Witherspoon's involvement with the Simpatico Connection will benefit the incredible charitable work of Save the Children.

    Accompanied by exceptional business leaders, authors and facilitators from around Australia including Naomi Simson, Elize Hattin, Lisa Lockland-Bell, Vicki Webster, and Alice Haemmerle, The Simpatico Conference 2016 will be an inspiring, stimulating, and thought provoking experience.

    The Simpatico Conference aims to deliver a new way of thinking, moments of inspiration and a whole range of moments of pure perspiration -- the tools and strategies you can choose to implement immediately to craft the world you truly say you want.

    With four content rich workshops across two days delivered by educators who are experts in their field, this conference is for you if you know you want to:
    * Master the art of impact and influence;
    * Harness the power of what already exists within and around you;
    * Understand the framework for being heard in a crowded world;
    * Build resilience and the ability of navigate change;
    * Drive collaboration in challenging and complex environments;
    * Learn to deal effectively with toxic leadership;
    * Become a proactive participant in the drive for innovation;
    * Take control of your thinking and accelerate your ability to learn and grow; and
    * Build the confidence to own it -- who you are, and what you bring to the table.

    To find out more, click here.

    From: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/15181-reese-witherspoon-to-speak-at-simpatico-conference-down-under

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  • MusiCares has partnered with global watch and accessories brand Nixon for the spring release of the Rock LTD Collection, a limited edition capsule of one-of-a-kind timepieces designed with donated leather jackets, pants and guitar straps from some of the world's largest names in music and sport.

    MusiCares Partners With Nixon For Second Iteration Of Rock LTD Collection
    MusiCares Partners With Nixon For Second Iteration Of Rock LTD Collection

    A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Rock LTD Collection will benefit the MusiCares MAP Fund to provide members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment. Offered in extremely limited quantities, the Rock LTD Collection is available globally mid-April 18, 2016.

    This exclusive delivery of the Rock LTD Collection will be available at global retailers, including: Westime (Sunset and Rodeo Dr. locations), RonRobinson | Fred Segal Melrose, Feldmar, Placio De Oro, Nixon Chadstone (AUS), Nixon London Carnaby, Nixon London Seven Dials, Nixon Paris and Nixon NYC, Nixon LCX (Hong Kong).

    This season, the Rock LTD Collection features leathers worn by 13 world-renowned talents, such as Guns N' Roses' lead guitarist Slash, James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica, and Coldplay front man Chris Martin. The collection will also include exclusive watch designs from Nixon athlete and skateboarding pioneer, Tony Hawk, and Nick Rimando, goalkeeper for Major League Soccer's Real Salt Lake. The donated leather goods are provided direct from each artist and athlete's closet and are transformed into extremely rare and highly collectible timepieces. The resulting one-of-a-kind watch straps offer a worn, live-in feel.

    Each watch is individually, hand-numbered to denote its rarity. Additionally, each watch features a custom, etched caseback with the name of the artist and is packaged with a certificate of authenticity from Nixon and MusiCares. Past Rock LTD Collections have used donated leathers from Ozzy Osbourne, Keith Richards, Pete Townshend, Eddie Van Halen, Steven Tyler, Ringo Starr, Anthony Kiedis and Flea, and Dave Navarro, among others.

    Rock LTD Collection Includes:
    * Slash — The 51-30 Chrono (Leather Pants)
    * James Hetfield — The 51-30 Chrono (Guitar Strap)
    * Kirk Hammett — The 51-30 Chrono (Guitar Strap)
    * Tony Hawk — The Time Teller (Leather Jacket)
    * Eminem — The 51-30 Chrono (Belts)
    * Nick Rimando — The 51-30 Chrono (Goalie Gloves)
    * Jared Leto — The Sentry Chrono (Belt)
    * Chris Martin — The Sentry Chrono (Guitar Strap)
    * Tim McGraw — The Sentry Chrono (Belt)
    * Brandon Steinekert — The Sentry Chrono (Leather Jacket)
    * Macklemore — The Time Teller (White Sleeveless Leather Top)
    * Alisa Xayalith — The Time Teller (Leather Jacket)
    * Jun K — The Time Teller (Leather Jacket; Available in Asia Only)

    From: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/15185-stars-donate-leather-jackets-and-pants-for-watch-strap-collection

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  • This summer, PETA's life-sized mechanical bear has a message for tourists, courtesy of Triple 9 and Manchester by the Sea star Casey Affleck: Stay away from tourist traps that display bears in barren pits and tiny pens.

    Video: Meet Bernard, the Robotic Bear Who Talks to Tourists About His Life

    PETA is taking Bernard on a nationwide tour, making stops in towns near bear pits and roadside zoos — starting with Clarks Trading Post in Lincoln, New Hampshire, near Affleck's Boston hometown. Bernard talks and stands on his hind legs as he shares his experience of being trapped in a concrete pit, begging for food from tourists and breaking his teeth on metal cage bars, concluding, "Please remember my story and tell everyone you know never to go to roadside zoos."

    "Bears belong with their families in nature, not on display in sad, filthy concrete pits," says Affleck. "PETA's remarkable animatronic bear will do wonders this summer to show kids and their parents why everyone should stay away from these cruel tourist traps."

    PETA — whose motto reads, in part, that "animals are not ours to use for entertainment" — will also take Bernard the bear near Three Bears General Store in Tennessee and Cherokee Bear Zoo in North Carolina, among other facilities.

    More than 1,000 bears are held in inadequate conditions in nearly 300 roadside zoos, bear pits, and other outfits across the country. While bears in the wild have home ranges of up to hundreds of miles, captive bears are routinely confined to cramped and barren concrete pits or dog kennel--sized cages, leading to psychological distress, arthritis, pressure sores, and other painful, debilitating conditions. Since 2012, PETA has rescued more than 40 captive bears and transferred them to accredited sanctuaries.

    From: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/15186-casey-affleck-gives-voice-to-robotic-bear

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  • British ESA astronaut and Prince0s Trust ambassador Tim Peake ran the London Marathon from space, to raise awareness of the Trust, in just 3 hours 35 minutes!

    He started his run at 10am on Sunday 24 April, the same time that the 37,000+ runners set off from Greenwich to cover the famous marathon distance on Earth.

    To combat weightlessness, Tim wore a harness that tethered him to the treadmill as he ran, while watching the HD video of the iconic London course on the big screen in front of the treadmill.

    "It was an incredible experience to take part in such a prestigious event whilst orbiting the planet on the International Space Station and I'm hugely grateful to everyone at the European Space Agency and NASA who made that happen," said Tim. "And last but not least, I was truly proud to be part of #TeamAstronaut in support of The Prince's Trust and to help raise awareness for the great work that they do."

    Tim was supported by the 91 #TeamAstronaut runners who were fundraising for the Prince's Trust, including UK Space Agency and European Space Agency runners.

    #TeamAstronaut member Tyrone Brennand, 29, from London, ran the Virgin Money London Marathon as Tim Peake's ‘shadow runner' on the streets of London. He set up his personal training business Be The Fittest with the Trust's help. Since then, his business has thrived and he has also become a Young Ambassador.

    He finished the race in 4 hours 3 minutes and one of the first things he did upon completing the race was to congratulate Tim for doing so well in his run!

    From: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/15192-astronaut-tim-peake-runs-marathon-in-space-for-princes-trust

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  • On Tuesday, May 3rd, at 26 Bridge, Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) will celebrate 50 years of supporting Brooklyn's diverse creative and cultural community.

    Alive With Art
    Alive With Art

    In honor of a half-century of programs that include grant support for artists and arts organizations, arts in education programs for children and adults, public performances by folk and traditional artists, fiscal sponsorship for artists applying for crowdfunded and institutional support, and technical assistance for artists early and advanced in their careers, BAC will host Alive with Art: Brooklyn Arts Council's 50th Anniversary Ceremony & Dinner and After Party.

    On this special occasion, BAC will honor Suzan-Lori Parks, 2002 Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and 2001 MacArthur "Genius" whose play, "Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom," BACA Downtown (as BAC was formerly called) presented in the 1980s, and Ben Lovett of the GRAMMY Award-winning band Mumford & Sons who is also a Brooklyn-based entrepreneur and business owner.

    Alive with Art's inaugural after party will feature performances by Brooklyn artists Rachel Brown and The Bones of J.R. Jones with special guests, artisanal cocktails, and an opportunity to mingle with DUMBO-based creative professionals and artists and arts organizations from across Brooklyn.

    WHEN:

    Ceremony and Dinner: Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    After Party: Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

    WHERE:

    26 Bridge, 26 Bridge Street, Brooklyn, NY

    By creating and supporting exciting cultural events and platforms for Brooklynites, Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) provides forums for critical thinking and self-expression for young people and adults, enriches Brooklyn's cultural landscape, and generates engaging experiences that expand horizons. Alive with Art is Brooklyn Arts Council's annual gala fundraiser. All proceeds from Alive with Art support Brooklyn-based artists and arts organizations and the local populations they inspire and service.

    For more info about the event, click here.

    From: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/15188-brooklyn-arts-council-celebrates-50th-anniversary

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  • Operation Smile will honor Kate Hudson, Andrew Dolce, and Mediterranean Shipping Company at this year's 14th Annual Smile Event in New York City.

    The evening will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 12th at Cipriani 42nd Street and will help to raise funds and awareness for children around the world suffering from cleft lip, cleft palate, and other facial deformities. Longtime Smile ambassador, Brooke Burke-Charvet, will be the master of ceremonies.

    Kate Hudson will receive the Universal Smile Award for her dedication to improving the lives of others and setting an example of exceptional leadership. Operation Smile Co-Founders Dr. Bill and Kathy Magee will present Andrew Dolce with the John Connor Humanitarian Award and Mediterranean Shipping Company will receive the children's medical charity's Corporate Humanitarian Award.

    Guests will celebrate over 240,000 life-changing surgical interventions, and learn about how we are expanding our reach to include permanent cleft care centers, while training and educating local professionals to help us find the patients who are the hardest to reach in the most remote regions.

    "We are so excited to celebrate the hard-work of Operation Smile and our supporters. We believe every child deserves exceptional surgical care and that they deserve to be treated as if they were our own," says Dr. Bill Magee, CEO and Co-Founder of Operation Smile. The evening will include a cocktail reception, premier dinner, live auction, and entertainment followed by an after party with music from DJ Eric Hutchinson.

    Fellow supporters and committee members, Nancy H. Arias, Chris Ashley, Jared S. Baumeister, Stacey Bendet-Eisner, Joe & Ann Berkery, Cyndi Berzow, Jason Binn, Alison Brettschneider, Jess Levin Conroy, Dori Cooperman, James and Cory Cotto, Claudine DeNiro, Dr. Forouzan Ghaffari & Associates , Johnson & Johnson, Rich & Jana Kleiman, Mat and Lisa Lori, James and Barbara Majeski, Corey Reese, Charlotte Ronson, Amy Sacco, Jennifer Salke, Dani Stahl, Mark & Candy Udell and Randi Udell- Alper will also be in attendance to lend their support to this year's event.

    For more info, click here.

    From: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/15189-operation-smile-to-honor-kate-hudson

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  • For over a quarter century, PBS has inspired viewers with the annual broadcast of the multi award-winning NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT (#MemDayPBS), dedicated to our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country.

    Live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the night of remembrance will honor the over 400,000 valiant men and women who are laid to rest in the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery; and chronicle the experiences of the millions of American veterans who still suffer from the seen and unseen wounds of war.

    Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna (CRIMINAL MINDS) and Emmy Award-winner Gary Sinise (CRIMINAL MINDS: WITHOUT BORDERS) are set to co-host this poignant and heart-warming event for the 11th year. The acclaimed actors, whose dedication to the show is evident, are also longtime supporters of veterans' causes and our troops in active service. The all-star line-up includes: distinguished American leader General Colin Powell USA (Ret.); world-renowned four-time Grammy Award-winning classical superstar Renee Fleming; iconic music legends The Beach Boys; gifted actress and singer Katharine McPhee (SCORPION); country music star and Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry Trace Adkins; Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award-winning actress S. Epatha Merkerson (CHICAGO MED, LAW & ORDER); Award-winning actor Esai Morales (MOZART IN THE JUNGLE); plus Tony Award-winning international sensation Alfie Boe, who has just joined the Broadway cast of the smash hit FINDING NEVERLAND; in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. And marking the end of an era, Trent Harmon, the final winner of AMERICAN IDOL, will open the show with a special performance of the "National Anthem." The 27th annual broadcast of the NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT airs live on PBS Sunday, May 29, 2016, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m., before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, millions more at home, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.

    Also participating in the event are the U.S Joint Chiefs of Staff with The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, The U.S. Army Chorus, The Soldiers' Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band, The U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters, The U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants, the Armed Forces Color Guard and Service Color Teams provided by the Military District of Washington, D.C.

    The 2016 NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT will feature the following segments:
    * In the hallowed ground of Arlington National Cemetery every headstone tells a story. Over 400,000 valiant men and women have made the ultimate sacrifice and are buried in its sacred soil. The concert will highlight the story of two of these American heroes.
    * There are millions of American veterans still suffering from the seen and unseen wounds of war. The concert chronicles the journey of one Vietnam veteran who overcame his wounds by sharing his experience and compassion with other veterans.

    The program is a co-production of Jerry Colbert of Capital Concerts and WETA, Washington, D.C. Executive producers Jerry Colbert and Michael Colbert have assembled an award-winning production team that features the top Hollywood talent behind some of television's most prestigious entertainment shows including the GRAMMY AWARDS, COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, TONY AWARDS, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, and more.

    From: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/15190-joe-mantegna-and-gary-sinise-to-co-host-annual-night-of-remembrance

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  • Christina Aguilera joins Emmy and Tony Award winning singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth, multi-award winning recording artist and world-renowned platinum selling singer/songwriter Leona Lewis and previously announced The Late Late Show host and Tony winner James Corden to headline the star-studded Rebels With a Cause gala fundraiser, Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the Barker Hangar, Santa Monica.

    The evening benefits the groundbreaking research led by David B. Agus, MD, Director of the Westside Cancer Center and Center for Applied Molecular Medicine (CAMM) at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Sixteen-time Grammy Award winner David Foster returns as Musical Director and internationally acclaimed director and producer Don Mischer is set to produce.

    The evening honors author, social activist and psychologist Dr. Cheryl Saban and entertainment industry leader and pioneer Haim Saban, both noted philanthropists. Sandy and David Ellison along with Skydance Media Co-Chair the event. C.L. Max Nikias, President of the University of Southern California is Honorary Co-Chair.

    One of the most accomplished performers of the last decade, Christina Aguilera has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, achieved four No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and won six Grammy awards. She has also received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has had the prestigious honor of being named the only artist under the age of 30 included in Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the 100 greatest singers of all time. In 2011 she entered the world of TV as a coach on NBC's Emmy Award winning show The Voice. Christina continues to use her voice for good. She has served as global spokesperson for Yum! Brands' World Hunger Relief effort since 2009 where her participation has helped raised $115 million for WFP and others, providing 460 million meals and saving millions of lives.

    Emmy and Tony winning actress and singer Kristen Chenoweth takes the lead in a career that spans film, television, voiceover and stage. Best remembered by Broadway lovers everywhere for her Tony nominated role as Glinda the Good Witch in the original production of Wicked, she scored a Tony for her performance in You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. In 2015, Chenoweth returned to Broadway in On the Twentieth Century, capturing Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. A regular on a host of television series, including Glee, The West Wing and Pushing Daisies as well as on the big screen, she is a veteran of the concert stage, performing to sold-out crowds in concert halls worldwide.

    The instantly recognizable voice of Leona Lewis has been called "a force of nature" and has garnered the British-born singer-songwriter seven BRIT Award nominations, three Grammy Award nominations and made the quadruple-platinum Bleeding Love the best-selling song of 2008. She made U.S. history becoming the first U.K. female solo artist to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 in over 20 years while chalking up an impressive 20 million album sales to date worldwide. In 2014, Lewis re-teamed with Echo producer and collaborator Toby Gad to create her fifth and most personal full-length album I Am, released in 2015. Considered as confessional as it is catchy, it features hit singles Fire Under My Feet, Thunder and the title song, I Am, all demonstrating Lewis's striking, almost ethereal vocal range.

    James Corden will tackle double duties, serving as both Master-of-Ceremonies and featured entertainer for Rebels. Currently host of the late-night television talk show The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS, he previously won a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for One Man, Two Guvnors. Corden co-created, co-wrote and starred in the BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey (2007-2010), for which he won the BAFTA Television Award for Best Comedy Performance and hosts the British television comedy game show A League of Their Own since 2010. This year he will host the 70th Annual Tony Awards.

    For more info about the event, click here.

    From: http://www.looktothestars.org/news/15191-christina-aguilera-joins-lineup-for-rebels-with-a-cause-gala

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