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Gene Simmons has a "boy crush" on George Clooney. The KISS bass player admitted he finds the hunky actor attractive at the Carousel of Hope gala on Saturday in Beverly Hills, California, at which George was the guest of honor for his philanthropic work.
"What do you girls say when you like another girl, but you're straight?" he asked. When told he was referring to a "girl crush," he added, ''George could be my 'boy crush,'" as he raised his eyebrows and tilted his sunglasses.
Anne Hathaway is giving the money made from her wedding photos to charity.
The newlywed actress - who wed long-term boyfriend Adam Shulman in Big Sur, California on September 30 - is donating a portion of the proceeds made from her wedding pictures to non-profits advocating for same sex marriage, according to FreedomToMarry.org.
The 29-year-old is said to be donating the rest of the profits to a number of other charities including the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children's Research and The Girl Effect.
The Les Miserables star, who received an award from the Human Rights Campaign in 2008, worked directly with Freedom to Marry's National Engagement Party, helping to raise $500,000 for the "Win More States Fund."
She previously opened up about growing up with a gay brother: "In my household, being gay was, and is, no big deal. When my brother came out, we hugged him, said we loved him, and that was that."
Eva Mendes' visit to Sierra Leone was "life changing." The 38-year-old actress recently traveled to the African country and met with Amie Kandeh, a survivor of gender-based violence working with the International Rescue Committee to help other victims achieve secure futures, and though she was happy to take part in the visit, she wasn't prepared for how much it would "profoundly affect" her.
"I knew I was in for a life-changing experience. This experience has profoundly affected me. I was so shocked and saddened to learn the extent of gender-based violence taking place in Sierra Leone every day and that trip has made me want to be a part of the solution," she said.
Brad Pitt says he'll never have money.
The Moneyball actor - whose combined wealth with his fiancee Angelina Jolie tops $270 million - thinks he will never have as much cash as he wants. Despite donating money to a string of international charities, he confessed it is impossible to sort global poverty - because there are too many homeless people in the world.
"Listen, it's never enough and it's a whole new set of problems, just with a different scale. I hit the Lottery so I think you need to pass that on," he said. The star - who is currently living in Surrey, England for work with Angelina and their six children - added, "You can't get to every beggar on the street because you end up with nothing in your pocket."
He and Angelina have given millions to good causes over the years through their Jolie-Pitt Foundation. Sometimes the couple and their kids do without store-bought Christmas presents to cut costs. "We try to keep the money spend to a minimum and miss manipulative TV ads. The rule is everyone's got to make something," he said at the time.
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.
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