Cause Celeb: Charities Supported by A-List Stars

HaveUHeard takes a look at the bright side of Hollywood, sharing the important causes these top stars support
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With celebrities usually making headlines for their craziness, shoplifting and their alcohol intake it’s nice to be able to focus on the positive side of celebrities and their ability to raise much needed money for some great causes. Below you will find a brief list of celebrities who are making a difference.
Sandra Bullock – Bullock has been known to step up in times of need – from donating money to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, to funding PSA for the Gulf Relief efforts. Recently she has donated $1 million to the American Red Cross for the victims of the Japanese Tsunami.
Brad Pitt – While helping with numerous charities and causes one of Pitt’s ongoing chartieis involves helping with the building of green, affordable housing on a large scale to help those families most in need after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Pitt is responsible for the financing and constructing of 150 new houses in New Orleans’, rebuilding lives and communities with an emphasis on sustainability and affordability.
Elizabeth Taylor – HIV Activist/Humanitarian has raised more than $100 million over the past 30 years and her legacy continues after her recent death.
Oprah Winfrey – Has donated millions of dollars to various charities and organizations, with most of her money going to three foundations: The Angel Network, The Oprah Winfrey Foundation, and The Oprah Winfrey Operating Foundation. Oprah also has a will that will donate one billion dollars to various charities.
Bill Gates – While Bill Gates donates to numerous charities, he and his wife, Melinda started the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation supports health and education around the world. As of 2009 the foundation is said to have donated more than $33 billion to the various causes.
For more celebrities and their great causes you can go to www.looktothestars.org. For more celebrity and gossip news, visit HaveUHeard and check out their new site, All Kids Are Celebs.

News Flash for Moms!

Since I am permanently trapped in the eighties and nineties, I’ve decided to offer a new entertainment report that covers all the stories that moms would care about – so you may not see things about Amy Winehouse, but you’ll certainly see items about Michael J. Fox, Brad Pitt, Jason Bateman and Valerie Bertinelli to name a few. So without further ado, here’s a late breaking entertainment news bite for moms…
danica.jpgWinnie Cooper Gets Married! And no, she did not marry Kevin Arnold. We just learned that Danica McKellar, best known for her role as the adorable Winnie Cooper on “The Wonder Years” has just gotten hitched. And while secretly I had hoped she’d wind up with Fred Savage one day, the two parted ways many moons ago and Fred is already married with kids. I have to say, “The Wonder Years” was one of my favorite shows as a teenager (along with Doogie Howser MD and Thirtysomething), and in honor of her wedding, here’s a clip reel we discovered of Kevin and Winnie’s best moments. Congrats Danica – may you have a wonderful honeymoon and we’ll be following you to see when you become a mom! And for those of you wondering which stars are pregnant at the moment, all you need to do is check out Celebrity Baby Blog – they have the inside scoop and an awesome photo gallery on all the latest moms to be.
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