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Tuesday
Nov272012

Report: Charlie Sheen Donated All of His "Scary Movie 5" Dough

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- While a recent report said Charlie Sheen took pity on his Scary Movie 5 cameo co-star Lindsay Lohan and sent her a hundred grand to cut in half her $200,000 debt to Uncle Sam, TMZ reports Sheen helped out other charity cases as well with his salary for the spoof.

The gossip site says the former Warlock donated the remainder of his $250,000 paycheck to three charities chosen by the movie's director and producers.

Earlier this year, Sheen announced he'd given one of his profit points for his new show Anger Management to the USO's Operation Enduring Care Campaign for wounded veterans; the donation was worth at least a million bucks, but that amount will grow because Anger Management was subsequently picked up by FX for 90 additional episodes.

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Wednesday
Nov142012

Dave Matthews Band Pledges $1 Million Donation to Hurricane Sandy Relief

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Dave Matthews Band(NEW YORK) -- Dave Matthews Band is the latest musical artist to announce a monetary donation towards recovery efforts following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy -- and it's a biggie.

DMB is pledging $1 million to the cause, and is turning its November 30 winter tour opener in East Rutherford, New Jersey into a benefit concert.  Tickets for the show are now on sale via Ticketmaster.com.

All proceeds from the show, including money from ticket sales and merchandise, will go to the Bama Works Sandy Relief Fund, an offshoot of the DMB's own charitable organization.  The fund has been set up at the Community Foundation of New Jersey to support the ongoing relief and recovery efforts in the wake of the storm.

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Wednesday
Nov072012

Lady Gaga Pledges $1 Million to Hurricane Sandy Relief

James Devaney/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- When Hurricane Sandy hit the New York/New Jersey area, Native New Yorker Lady Gaga wrote on Twitter about how upset she was that she couldn't be with her friends and family to help them through this difficult time due to her touring commitments.  Now, she's come through with some big-time help: a $1 million donation to the Red Cross.

In a message on her LittleMonsters.com social networking site directed to "New York and the American Red Cross," Lady Gaga writes: "Today I pledge 1 million dollars to New York & The American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief. If it wasn't for NYC: the Lower Eastside, Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn, I would not be the woman or artist that I am today."

Gaga continues, "New York is relentless ambition, a drive to succeed, a place where there is a natural pursuit of diversity through compassion" and finishes by asking New York and the Red Cross to accept her gift on behalf of her parents and her younger sister."  

"With our deepest gratitude, New York, for raising us," writes Gaga. "Thank you for helping me build my spirit. I will now help you rebuild yours."

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Tuesday
Jul172012

Charlie Sheen to Donate More than $1 Million to the USO

ABC/RICHARD CARTWRIGHT(LOS ANGELES) -- Charlie Sheen is feeling charitable these days.  The actor has announced he is donating more than $1 million to support our troops via the United Service Organization (U.S.O.).

Sheen said in a statement obtained by TMZ, "It's an honor for me to be able to give back to these men and women of the military who have done so much for all of us...They put their lives on the line for us every day, and I'm just happy that my work on Anger Management can bring a little bit of relief to the troops and their families."

Sheen will donate 1 percent of the profits from the earnings of his new FX show, Anger Management, with a minimum of $1 million dollars on the low end, and an unlimited maximum on the high end.

It's unclear whether the money is going directly to the organization, or to an entertainment facility for injured troops in Maryland.

On The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Monday night, Sheen said he was approached about making a donation to a traumatic brain injury center, which is devoted to helping soldiers transition from military to civilian life.

Instead of a donation, Sheen suggested he give the USO a profit "point" on his show.

"How about I give you something that grows over time," Sheen said he told the group.  "It should be worth a minimum of a million, and hopefully a lot more than that, because these guys are the real heroes."

The amount the "point" is worth would go up exponentially if the FX show endures, so Sheen told the Tonight Show audience, "It's up to you to make it a hit!"

No matter how it's used in the end, the donation is being hailed as the single largest ever made to the USO, and Sheen said the facility would be named after him -- an honor Leno had a little fun with, saying, "See I'm not sure if I was injured, if I want to go to the Charlie Sheen Traumatic Brain [Injury Center].  I might come out of there worse than I came in."

Sheen also joked during his Tonight Show appearance about the rumors he was being sought as a judge on American Idol.  The actor said he felt he could "give these kids some guidance without leading them to a suicide..."

On the topic of his recent decision to quit Twitter, Sheen acknowledged his Guinness record of being the fastest person ever to reach one million followers, yet he said he should have quit while he was ahead.

"It was never my idea in the first place," he said of joining the microblogging service.

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Tuesday
Mar062012

Kim Kardashian Keeps Wedding Gifts, Makes Charitable Donation Instead

Don Arnold/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Rather than return her wedding gifts to her guests following her brief marriage to Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian is showing her appreciation by making a charitable donation on their behalf.

The reality TV star, who was married to Humphries for a total of 72 days before filing for divorce last October, has informed the guests of her decision in a letter obtained by TMZ.com.

Kardashian wrote, "I would like to thank you for your generous and thoughtful wedding gift. It has taken me some time to pull everything together but I wanted to let you know that the money for every gift received by me at my wedding has been donated to the Dream Foundation."

TMZ reports that Kardashian is donating about 200 thousand dollars, or twice the estimated value of the gifts. Sources tell the website that Humphries would prefer she return the gifts in addition to making the donation.

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Thursday
Dec222011

Jonah Hill Turns Birthday into Charitable Cause

C Flanigan/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- For his 28th birthday, Jonah Hill is asking fans to make a donation to the U.N. Foundation's Nothing But Nets program, which supplies insecticide-treated bed nets to African nations battling malaria. You can make a donation at NothingButNets.net.

Hill said in a statement, "I want everyone to dig deep into their pockets and cough up $10. $10 sends a bed net to kids in Africa. I hate mosquitoes. I hate malaria more. I love birthdays and I love anyone who donates $10 for my birthday. If you donate $30 I will love you three times as much.”

Hill turned 28 on Tuesday. He was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in Moneyball.

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