Celebrity causes

January 09, 2019 - 3:33 am
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A lawyer for Rose McGowan says the actress and activist will plead no contest to a reduced drug charge in Virginia and avoid jail time. Attorney Jim Hundley tells WTOP-FM that the commonwealth agreed to reduce the felony cocaine possession charge to misdemeanor possession of a...
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File- This May 23, 2018, file photo shows Cyntoia Brown, entering her clemency hearing at Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, granted executive clemency to Brown, serving a life sentence for murder who says she was a victim of sex trafficking. The outgoing Republican governor, whose term ends in just two weeks, chose to show mercy to the now 30-year-old Brown by releasing her Aug. 7. (Lacy Atkins /The Tennessean via AP, Pool, File)
January 08, 2019 - 7:35 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fifteen years after Cyntoia Brown was charged with murder, the woman who says she was a 16-year-old sex trafficking victim when she killed a man in 2004 is no longer under a life sentence. Following years of national attention from criminal justice advocates, celebrities and...
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Anderson Cooper arrives at the 2019 Sean Penn J/P HRO & Disaster Relief Organizations Gala at The Wiltern Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
January 06, 2019 - 1:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Anderson Cooper first met Sean Penn after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the CNN anchor was initially skeptical of the actor's intentions to help the recovery efforts in the ravaged country. In time, Penn won Cooper over. "I'm not sure how Sean got to Port-au-Prince, Haiti...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2017, file photo, actress Shirley MacLaine poses for a portrait to promote the film, "The Last Word," at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. MacLaine will receive AARP The Magazine’s lifetime achievement honor at the Movies for Grownups Awards next year. The magazine announced Tuesday, Dec. 18, that MacLaine will accept the Career Achievement Award at a ceremony on Feb. 4, 2019 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)
December 18, 2018 - 5:07 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Shirley MacLaine will receive AARP the Magazine's lifetime achievement honor at the Movies for Grownups Awards next year. The magazine announced Tuesday that MacLaine will accept the Career Achievement Award at a ceremony on Feb. 4, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. The...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, file photo, U2 singer Bono waves goodbye to the media after a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France. Bono is scheduled to speak in Chicago, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, about his efforts to combat AIDS and extreme poverty in Africa. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
December 02, 2018 - 5:51 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Bono will speak in Chicago about his efforts to combat AIDS and extreme poverty in Africa. The lead singer of the rock band U2 is scheduled to appear Thursday at an Economic Club of Chicago dinner meeting. He'll participate in a discussion with Ariel Investments President Mellody...
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Stevie Wonder performs live at the "House Full of Toys 22nd Annual Benefit Concert" press conference on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
November 27, 2018 - 6:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stevie Wonder wants to raise money through his benefit concert for California fire victims impacted by the catastrophic wildfires. The R&B legend announced his plan Tuesday to also help firefighters and first responders who assisted with the fires through his 22nd annual...
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Juan Calleros, from left, Fher Olvera and Alex Gonzalez, of Mana, perform at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala honoring Mana at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
November 15, 2018 - 12:21 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mexican rock band Mana became the first group ever to be honored as the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year Wednesday, when its four members were recognized during a star-studded tribute concert for their creative accomplishments and philanthropic efforts. Lead vocalist...
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Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates winning a point against Dominic Thiem of Austria during their ATP World Tour Finals men's singles tennis match at the O2 arena in London, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
November 13, 2018 - 3:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — Sometimes no practice makes perfect — for Roger Federer anyway. After cancelling his training session a day earlier, Federer produced a much-improved performance to get his campaign for a seventh ATP Finals title back on track with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Dominic Thiem on Tuesday...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2018 file photo, Miley Cyrus, left, and Liam Hemsworth arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Though Cyrus and Hemsworth lost their home in the deadly wildfire blazing California, they are donating $500,000 to The Malibu Foundation through Cyrus’ charity, The Happy Hippie Foundation. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, FIle)
November 13, 2018 - 10:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Though Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth lost their home in a deadly California wildfire, they are donating $500,000 to The Malibu Foundation through Cyrus' charity, The Happy Hippie Foundation. A Cyrus representative tells The Associated Press that the couple's "community and state...
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) is pushed out of bounds by Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long (56) and cornerback Ronald Darby (21) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
November 11, 2018 - 7:52 pm
The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST): 10:45 p.m. Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby is out for the rest of the game against Dallas because of a knee injury. The Eagles were forced to go with backup Chandon Sullivan, an undrafted free agent. Starting cornerback Jalen Mills has a foot injury...
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