Daryl Hannah has been arrested in Texas. The Kill Bill actress was taken into custody for criminal trespassing and resisting arrest and held at the Wood County Jail after she and a landowner stepped in front of machinery to halt the construction of an oil pipeline.
Daryl and 78-year-old Eleanor Fairchild were hoping to stop the progress of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipe through the latter's farmland in Winnsboro - which was subject to a compulsory purchase order for the project - almost a hundred miles east of Dallas. The pipeline is deigned to bring crude oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast.
Daryl's agent, Paul Bassis, said the protesters were likely to be kept in jail last night, adding, "They've arrested Daryl Hannah and a rural Texas great-grandmother. The streets of Winnsboro will be much safer tonight now that they've gotten that 78-year-old great grandmother off the streets."
Daryl has previously been arrested for protesting against the pipeline in Washington D.C. in 2011.
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.
Shia LaBeouf rescued a sea lion who was being terrorized by teens in Los Angeles.
The Lawless star was attending a party on a friend's yacht in Marina del Rey when he heard a commotion which turned out to be a group of youths throwing firecrackers at a sea lion who had climbed up on the pier and he quickly intervened.
"Shia was attending a party aboard a friend's yacht when all of a sudden he heard a sea lion barking and loud noises that sounded like gunshots. He jumped off the boat and onto the dock and spotted a group of teenage boys throwing firecrackers at a poor sea lion who'd climbed up on the pier, as the creatures often do, searching for food scraps. He roared at the boys telling them to put down the firecrackers," a source told The National Enquirer.
After giving them a telling off, Shia took pity on the creature and managed to get it some food. The source added, "The boys were scared off by Shia's tongue lashing and scampered away like frightened little girls. Shia ended up feeding the sea lion with food scraps he'd begged, borrowed or stolen."
Russell Brand took a group of homeless people for breakfast yesterday.
The British comedy actor took a small group of people to the Newsroom Cafe in West Hollywood for a nourishing early morning meal. Russell himself was very casually dressed for the occasion in an oversize woolly hat, red trainers and a baggy pair of pajama bottoms.
It is the second time this month Russell has been spotted helping the homeless, as he helped a street dweller by giving him water and having a chat with him after he left a yoga class. He also gave the man - who was topless at the time - a white t-shirt to protect from the heat of the Californian summer. Russell offered him a car ride to destination, which was accepted, and the Rock of Ages star was reportedly overheard saying they were going to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.
Beforehand, the rescued man was apparently seen rolling around in the dirty parking space and appeared to be under the influence of some kind of narcotics. Russell himself is a recovering sex addict, heroin user and alcoholic.
Demi Lovato has become the face of a new anti-bullying campaign.
The X Factor judge - who was bullied when she was at school - is the new ambassador for Secret's Mean Stinks campaign, which encourages girls to "gang up for good" to end bullying in schools.
"I heard about the program last year, and thought it was such a great opportunity. They're really trying to put an end to bullying," she said.
The program asks girls to pledge to have a "Drama Free School Year" by making a pinky swear, symbolized by wearing blue nail polish on their pinky fingers and Demi added, "I'll definitely be wearing [the nail polish] starting soon. It's a conversation starter: 'Hey, why is your pinky blue?' 'This is a pinky promise that I'm not going to bully people, that me and my friends are ganging up for good.'"
Angelina Jolie was left in tears after visiting a Syrian refugee camp yesterday. The Salt actress - who is a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - paid a visit to the Zaatari camp, which houses 27,000 people in Jordan, and delivered a speech portraying her "concern" at the situation there.
"I am very concerned, the world is very concerned. What is very heartbreaking is when Syrian people ask you why you think no one is able to find a solution for them. What they described on the ground, hearing it from them is so horrific. When you meet so many innocent people and civilians, the people of Syria are asking who is on their side, 'Who is going to help us as the months go on?'" she said, speaking with tears in her eyes.
Kindness is apparently not absent among A-list actors these days.
Christian Bale personally arranged for four year-old Jayden Barber - who has been fighting bone cancer for two years - and his family to be flown to share an intimate lunch at Disneyland's Club 33 with him and his own family.
"The entire interaction was like old friends having lunch. Jayden did not get star struck but was well aware of who we were with! They talked movies and super Heros an he was genuinely happy to hear about everything Jayden wanted to tell him. Christian, his wife and daughter are three of the most beautiful people we have ever met! Christian made these arrangements for us personally and ensured we were treated like royalty. I don't have even one negative thing to say about them. I can tell you that they were just as impressed w Jayden as Jayden was w them " Jayden's mother Charlene wrote on Facebook.
The Dark Knight Rises actor is truly proving to be a real-life hero.
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Russell Crowe had to be picked up by coastguards after getting lost kayaking.
The 48-year-old actor and a friend were stranded on Saturday when they lost their way in the waters off New York's Long Island and had to be ferried to a harbor by a rescue boat. US Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert Swieciki said the pair got lost as the sky darkened and beached their kayaks in Huntington Bay, almost 10 miles east from where they had set out.
The US Coast Guard was patrolling the area, and heard the Noah star call out to them from the shore around 10pm and paddled over to the boat. "He just needed a little bit of help, he just got a little lost. It wasn't really a rescue, really, more of just giving someone a lift," the coast guard said.
Russell - who was described as "grateful and friendly" - later thanked his rescuers on Twitter: "Thanks to Seth and the boys from the US Coast Guard for guiding the way ... 4 hrs 30 mins, 7m. (sic)"
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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."
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