Why don’t you do something? The 2013 Do Something Awards took place on July 31 in Hollywood, Ca. hosted by Sophia Bush and Jason Dundas.
The event is aimed at showcasing celebrities and young activist that have a positive impact on the world, shaping it into a positive place. It is the one of the few awards show honoring charitable work in Hollywood instead of patting celebs on the back for recording a hit album or a successful role in a movie. Even Jennifer Hudson mentioned that Osbourne was there to address important matters instead of critique who was best dressed of the night. Clothing and style had no importance for the stars that were radiating positive energy. The energy that impacts the world towards goodness.
Honoree Jennifer Hudson held back tears while being honored her Do Something award for being co-founder of the Julian D. King foundation. The foundation is named after her nephew that was brutally murdered in Chicago and provides much-needed school supplies to school children from low income families.
“I wasn’t going to cry, but I’m a cry baby so I can’t help it,”she said in her acceptance speech. “It just shows how much it warms my heart to see so many blessed and from our blessings in honor of my nephew…It’s one thing to be a celebrity, but it means nothing if you can’t help somebody. ”
Other celebs honored for their charitable work included Patrick Dempsey, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, LL Cool J, and Kelly Osbourne.
“These days celebrity is almost synonymous with spoiled rich brat. A couple more tantrums in front of paparazzi and we’ll be there 100 percent so it’s nice to be recognized as a human being trying to put some positivity out there in the world, as a guy who hasn’t forgotten where he came from and as part of a group of us not living up to the brat title.” explained LL Cool J. LL recieved an award for his work with summer camp Jump & Ball as wll as his work with Chrysalis, an organization that helps homeless people gain employment.
Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson was recognized for his “labor of love” Tie The Knot, the marriage equality advocate group he founded with his husband Justin Mikita last year. “I am obviously honored every time [our show] gets any sort of recognition, but this is definitely more special to me personally. It doesn’t feel like work. It feels like something that I have to do, something so integral to who [I am]. To get an award for something that is in your veins is really moving. We are very lucky as actors to have the platform that we have to be able to bring attention to so many worthy causes.”
The host, Sophia Bush changed four times and stayed happy and radiating all night, despite a choke up when acknowledging friend Cory Monteith’s tragic death, earlier this month.
“I don’t know how to phrase it because you don’t want to say you’re expecting that from anyone, but sadly I think there are some people who we watch as they sort of unravel, and if something like that were to happen, you’d be sad but not necessarily shocked,” Bush said. “You’d just be so sad that they never got help.”
Bush mentioned that the tragedy was in the fact that Monteith actually reached out and received help for the substance abuse. “It’s, I think, more emotional for the people who knew and loved him because he was working toward that,” she said. “He had just gone to get help.”
But it wasn’t until Daniel Maree, for Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, an organization he created to amend the “stand your ground” law in Florida following the Trayvon Martine case.
To lighten up the mood, Sara Bareilles and Fitz and The Tantrums performed.
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Hilary Duff Announces She’s Pregnant with Baby #3
Hilary Duff announced that she’s pregnant on Instagram this morning.
The Younger star’s subtle post shows Matthew Koma rubbing her growing baby bump.
She captioned the photo: “We are growing. Mostly me…”
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The congratulations began pouring in from the Younger official social media account and fellow mom celebrities like Lea Michele and Busy Phillips.
The couple already shares 1-year-old Banks Violet Bair.
Duff is also a mom to 8-year-old Luca Cruz Comrie from her previous marriage to Mike Comrie.
Congratulations to the happy couple and growing family!
Lifetime Announces 30 Christmas Movies as Part of the Holiday Lineup Starting This Friday
The 2020 holiday season is fast approaching, which is a good thing because we’ve never been in more need of holiday cheer.
Your home may still be decked in orange twinkling lights for Halloween, but the mood starting October 23 is all Christmas, Why? Because that’s when the first Lifetime holiday film premieres. Hallmark is launching their roster of over 40 holidays films starting Saturday!
The reason the joyful movies are starting early this year? There’s also 30 of them to watch.
Some highlights include Feliz NaviDAD with Saved by the Bell‘s Mario Lopez, Dear Christmas with 90210‘s Jason Priestley, Sabrina the Teenage Witch‘s Melissa Joan Hart, and One Tree Hill’s Hilarie Burton and Antwon Tanner, and Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding, a sequel starring former Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland.
The network is also embracing diversity by adding A Sugar & Spice Holiday, its first film with an Asian-American family in the lead and The Christmas Setup, an LGBTQ film.
Check out the full 2020 Lifetime Holiday Schedule below:
‘Virgin River’ Announces Season 2 Premiere Date Just in Time for the Holidays!
Season 2 of Virgin River officially has a premiere date!
The Netflix drama will return less than a year after the first season debuted on Dec 6, 2019.
Fans can catch up with Mel, Doc, and Jack Sheridan on Friday, November 27th! If you think about it, it’s the perfect day for a feel-good show to premiere as everyone will be sitting at home stuffed after Thanksgiving dinner. And since Black Friday sales are going virtual to tame the spread of COVID, less shopping gives everyone ample time to kick up their feet and binge-watch!
Virgin River season 1 focused on Mel (played by This Is Us‘ Alexandra Breckenridge), a nurse practitioner who moved from LA to a remote Northern California town who was forced to face her past and grieve before being able to call Virgin River home.
Season 2 teases: “Engagement. Babies. Heartbreak. Murder. For a small town, Virgin River has its fair share of drama — and Mel Monroe is often in the middle of it.”
Yep, we can’t wait.
Also returning for season 2 are Annette O’Toole, Lauren Hammersley, Colin Lawrence, and Grayson Gurnsey. Sarah Dugdale will join the cast as Lizzie.
While there isn’t a full trailer of the upcoming season, the Netflix November lineup video shows some great snippets:
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