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Celebrity Causes

Robert Downey Jr. Raises 1 Million Pounds Sterling for Childrens Hospice
Robert Downey Jr. auctioned off a date with himself and raised 1.38 million British Pounds for Julia's House, a children's hospice in Dorset England. He learned of the hospice at a fundraiser held by director Guy Ritchie.

Shatner Helps Online Charity Auction
William Shatner will announce for the Hollywood Charity Horse Show.

Actor Ben Affleck, Republican Cindy McCain Team Up to Help Congo
Affleck founded the Eastern Congo Initiative to ameliorate the suffering in a region where millions have died from war and poverty.

DiCaprio to Kick Off Animal Action Week
DiCaprio works to save the world's tiger population.

Edward Norton Sets Marathon Goal of $1 Million Per Mile for Charity
Norton, who raised $1.2 million last year for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Fund last year is setting a high ambition for the next race.

Coffee with DeNiro Raises $8,500 for Human Rights
Celebrity auction helps fund RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights.

James Cameron Addresses Earth Day Rally
Avatar director calls for massive networking to address climate change.

Sigourney Weaver Speaks Against Ocean Acidification
The actress joined scientists and industry reps to help save marine life.

Oscar Nominee Charities Listed
Matt Damon co-founded Water.Org, and Colin Firth supports Oxfam International. These and other star-lit charities are listed by USA Today.

Kevin Bacon Gets Honor for 6 Degrees Work
Kevin Bacon, a star in Apollo 13, will receive the Joel Siegel Award at the 2010 Critics' Choice Awards. Bacon's charity has raised more than $3 million.

Gooding Hits Ice of Cancer Research
Cuba Gooding Jr. played in a charity hockey game in Los Angeles to raise money for the City of Hope, a cancer research and treatment center.

Stars Helping the World, An Overview
This CBS piece gives an overview of the causes championed by movies stars and discusses some of their motives.

Jolie Calls for Darfur Justice
Writing in Newsweek, UN Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie on Human Rights Day called for more assertive action in Sudan to resolve the humanitarian crisis in Darfur.

Bono Fights African Child AIDS
Teaming with soccer star Didier Drogba, Bono launches a campaign to raise funds with solidarity shoe laces. The money will pay for medicine, including live-saving pills that cost on 40 cents per day.

Scarlett Johansson - Tour of India for Oxfam
Visits 10 Oxfam projects

Jim Carrey on Burma
Actor calls for restoration of democracy.
The UN Goodwill Ambassador, chronicles problems in Darfur

Not On Our Watch efforts in Darfur,
with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Jerry Weintraub

Brad Pitt and Global Green
Building green homes, working against WMD and working to provide potable water.

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