Entertainment News: celebrity charity
Rihanna recently made a very generous donation.
The 24-year-old pop star donated $1.75 million to a hospital in Barbados in honor of her late grandmother, according to The Associated Press.
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Jerry Seinfeld promises to donate proceeds from his upcoming comedy show in Long Island to Hurricane Sandy victims.
"I grew up on Long Island, and New York City is home," Seinfeld said in a statement to the Associated Press. "This is a tough time for this area, and we're just glad to be able to help in the recovery."
Anne Hathaway plans to donate the profit made from selling photos from her wedding to support marriage equality.
The 29-year-old actress donated the profits to several causes, including same-sex marriage advocacy group, Freedom to Marry, her rep confirmed to OTRC.com on October 17.
Kirk Douglas donated an additional $5 million to a homeless women's center in Los Angeles' Skid Row neighborhood, doubling his original pledge.
The generous $10 million donation was even a surprise to Douglas' wife Anne, for whom the charity is named after. The pair made their initial $5 million pledge in July, to continue their support of the Anne Douglas Center for Women at the Los Angeles Mission.
Jada Pinkett Smith joined Secretary of State Hilary Clinton in the fight against human trafficking, after her 11-year-old daughter Willow Smith decided "these girls need me."
The 40-year-old actress said that Willow, her daughter with Will Smith, learned about the cause after watching the KONY 2012 video about Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, which went viral in the spring.
Brad Pitt has enlisted Ellen DeGeneres to help him host a fundraiser for his Make It Right Foundation on the evening of Saturday, March 10.
DeGeneres joined actor Brad Pitt over the weekend to visit the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Pitt has been aiding the district since 2007 with his Make It Right Foundation, which plans on building 150 new affordable storm-resistant homes for the community.
Reese Witherspoon offered her opinion about Chris Brown and Rihanna's case at Avon's Speak Out About Domestic Violence event on Tuesday, February 28.
"Every case is different," Witherspoon told the Washington Post on Tuesday. "There's obviously room for growth and change in lots of people's lives. I don't know either one of them, so I can't really comment about their lives. But it was one of those experiences that actually created a great opportunity to talk to your kids about domestic violence issues."
LeAnn Rimes and her husband Eddie Cibrian opened up about bullying at the Trevor Project's annual benefit "Trevor Live" at the Hollywood Palladium on Sunday.
The Trevor Project, which leads in suicide prevention efforts among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered youths, garnered much support from the Hollywood community.
Kim Kardashian and her mother Kris Jenner have stepped out of the spotlight to give back, offering their services to earthquake-torn Haiti.
The reality stars are visiting Haiti with the charity group We Advance, with "Prime Suspect" star Maria Bello, who co-founded the organization, which was founded to improve the health, safety and well-being of women in Haiti.