Eva Longoria admires Angelina Jolie for her charity work.
The former Desperate Housewives actress has nothing but respect for the Changeling star for the humanitarian work she does as a UN Special Envoy and the charitable acts she and her fiance Brad Pitt carry out. Eva insists Angelina is an inspiration to her and many others: "I admire her [Angelina]. She does the work. She's not just a spokesperson; she is a hard worker and she gets it done. She is authentically tied to the causes she cares about and she knows so much. She is so knowledgeable of the world situation, so everything I am an advocate for."
Marion Cotillard doesn't know if it is "worth" dedicating her time to charity work.
The 36-year-old actress - who is well known for working with organizations such as Greenpeace - is unsure if being a celebrity actually helps the organizations because she cannot dedicate the time necessary to them:
"I've thought a lot about whether it really changes something if I speak for a cause or an organization. Does it help? Is it worth it? Wangari Maathai, Aung San Suu Kyi, Mandela - they change things. But actors and celebrities? I don't know. Maybe it's because I don't give enough time to people I support. Sometimes I feel like I should choose between being an actress and having the life I have and supporting a cause that needs all the time we have."
Marion - who was born in Paris to actor parents - admits she has often struggled in her life to deal with her own anxieties, but in recent years has made the necessary moves to be more accepting of herself. "I had my own world and wasn't very happy. I was not a very sociable kid. That was my personality. I was very sensitive. I've finally made peace with myself. I've met amazing people who gave me the keys to make peace with myself."
Josh Hutcherson has opened up about his heartbreak at having two uncles die from AIDS. The 19-year-old Hunger Games star - who is a staunch campaigner for gay rights - reveals how he never got to meet his homosexual relatives, who were struck down with the disease at the height of the epidemic.
"They were in their early 30s, in great shape, but unfortunately they were taken away from us too soon. Both passed away at about the time I was born," he said.
Josh is set to become the youngest recipient of the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles today, following in the footsteps of Hollywood heavyweights including Elizabeth Taylor, Charlize Theron and Janet Jackson, and considers his charity work to be his biggest achievement.
"My mom has always been a big advocate, especially in the gay, lesbian, transsexual and bisexual community so for me it's always been a part of my soul. This is what my family is most proud of and the same for me. Acting is one thing, but actually trying to change the world and the way people think to make people's lives better? That's the stuff I'm most proud of."
George Clooney has compared himself to Elizabeth Taylor.
The Ides of March actor was arrested for civil disobedience in Washington last week alongside his journalist father Nick and other protesters after a demonstration outside the Sudanese Embassy and George says he learned from an early age that celebrities are more newsworthy than humanitarian crises.
"I saw my father in the 1970s doing really good stories and then getting bumped because there was a Liz Taylor story that was going to be out. And the story that he did that had real some social value was going to get bumped. I said to my dad, 'Remember how you used to get all your stories bumped by Liz Taylor or something happened in Hollywood?' And he said, 'Yes.' I said, 'Well, let's go to Darfur. And you be the newsman and I'll be Liz Taylor and let's get it on the air.' And he said, 'OK,'" he told Fox News on Sunday.
George is trying to draw attention to the accusation that Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir, is provoking a humanitarian crisis and blocking food and aid from entering the Nuba Mountains from South Sudan and admitted he had some close calls when he travelled to the country to film the atrocities.
Alec Baldwin is urging Americans to boycott circuses because of the way they treat elephants.
The 30 Rock actor has posted a four-minute video on YouTube which alleges the Ringling Bros. company, as well as many others, mistreat the animals and he wants people to stay away.
"Having worked with actors for many years, it's hard to believe that anyone would have to be dragged kicking and screaming into show business. But for the elephants for Ringling Bros. and other circuses, that's exactly what happens," he said in the video posted by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
He cites PETA's multi-state investigation of Ringling Bros., which includes undercover video footage of animal handlers beating elephants with metal-tipped bull hooks "just moments before they walked onstage."
Heather Mills was left terrified by a cancer scare before Christmas. The 44-year-old former model - who lost her left leg below the knee in when she was hit by a police motorcycle in 1993 - revealed doctors found a tumor in the limb late last year which thankfully turned out to be benign.
"An MRI scan picked up a tumor in the top of my left leg, which is the same one I had amputated below the knee 19 years ago. I had to go back into the MRI machine and they put a dye into it. Doctors said it had been there for some time. It all happened very quickly. Thankfully it was all fine. Doctors told me the tumor was benign, not cancerous," she explained.
Heather has hopes of competing in the 2014 Paralympics skiing competition but admitted she is happiest when enjoying a more leisurely approach to her "miracle child," eight-year-old daughter Beatrice, from her marriage to Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney.
Demi Lovato paid a visit to her former rehab center yesterday. The "Skyscraper" singer was admitted to the Timberline Knolls facility in Illinois in November 2010 to receive three months treatment for an eating disorder and self-harming and Demi returned to speak to the current patients to "let them know that it gets easier."
"Wow what an inspiring day ... Many tears were shed and many memories were brought back at Timberline Knolls today. Today I went back to the treatment center I went to last year, to speak to the beautiful women fighting their inner demons was so honored. To be able to share my story and let them know that it gets easier. Life is beautiful ... You are worthy of it. Please say a prayer for all of those struggling with eating disorders, self harm, mood disorders, and substance abuse. (sic)" she wrote on her Twitter.
Eva Longoria - who plays Gabrielle Solis, the mother of Demi's real life stepsister Madison De La Garza (Juanita Solis) in Desperate Housewives also took to her own Twitter account to offer Demi support: "So proud of u Demi! (sic)" while the 19-year-old singer replied, "thank you mama, love and miss you. (sic)"
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Katherine Heigl has donated $1 million to help animals in Los Angeles.
The Killers actress has pledged the enormous sum to the city as part of a new initiative to get animals spayed and neutered in honor of her late brother Jason Heigl - who died in a car accident in 1986 when he was a high school student.
“I said to my mother, ‘I think it’s a really grace-filled way to honor him.’ My mother began the foundation in his name as a way of creating a legacy for this child of hers that didn’t live long enough to do that himself and he also happened to be a real advocate for animals and children and the repressed so it works out beautifully. It’ll never change how this day feels to us come September 23 every year. It has a significance now, of beauty, a grace to it, that we are grateful for.”
The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation aims to stop the pet population crisis in the area with neutering schemes, but also through its support of training and obedience programs, rescue organisations, ‘no kill shelters,’ pet adoption schemes and programs which help move homeless animals away from shelters which intend to put them down.
Sandra Bullock gave a surprise serenade at the Nashville Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Recovery show on Tuesday.
The Oscar winning-actress - who has only recently begun a return to public life following revelations of her husband Jesse James’ affair with tattoo model Michelle “Bombshell” McGee - joked with crowds at the charity event at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee after learning the show had raised over $2 million.
Walking onto the stage holding an acoustic guitar, Sandra - who was there to introduce singer Faith Hill - told the crowd, “When they told me how much you all contributed, I realized I had to do more than be funny. I’m going to bring the house down. And I’m going to do it Nashville style!”
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