Salma Hayek Donates Gucci Premiere Gown
By Mariela Rosario | 05/24/2010 - 20:00

Salma Hayek stole the Cannes Film Festival spotlight when she showed up in her stunning one-of-a-kind Gucci Premiere couture gown (the first of the luxury label's new couture line) to the premiere of Robin Hood. Now, she is stealing our hearts.


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Christina Aguilera Partners with World Food Programme to Help Haiti
By Mariela Rosario | 05/14/2010 - 16:39

Christina Aguilera traveled to Haiti earlier this week to meet children at two schools who have been receiving food through the World Food Programme's initiatives. Recently named a WFP Ambassador Against Hunger, Aguilera helped to serve the children meals of rice and beans and even set aside some time to sing "Happy Birthday to Haiti" with the kids as a symbol of the rebirth of the devastated nation.


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Video: "Somos El Mundo" featuring Ricky Martin, Juanes, Pitbull and Aventura
By Mariela Rosario | 03/03/2010 - 13:23

Emilio Estefan premiered the video for his Spanish version of "We are the World" entitled "Somos el Mundo" on El Show de Crisitina this week and the stars came out to support the effort in full force. From Juanes to Shakira to Pitbull, it was a veritable who's who in the world of Latin music.


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Angelina Jolie visits Haitian Earthquake Survivors in Dominican Hospital
By Dorkys Ramos | 02/09/2010 - 17:18

Actress Angelina Jolie recently met with Haitian earthquake victims currently receiving medical care in a Dominican hospital. The U.N. Goodwill Ambassador traveled to the Dario Contrera Hospital located in the capital of Santo Domingo to tour the center and speak with several of the dozens of survivors, some of whom recognized Jolie and asked for her help.


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Nicole Richie Out-Sings Jennifer Hudson at "We Are the World" Recording
By Mariela Rosario | 02/03/2010 - 10:07

Nicole Richie was thrilled to be a part of the 25th Anniversary recording of "We are the World," a tune originally cowritten by her adoptive father Lionel and Michael Jackson.


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Shakira to Build School in Haiti
By Mariela Rosario | 01/22/2010 - 10:50

Shakira is putting her money where her mouth is, as she so often does, by stepping up to the plate and announcing that her children's education non-profit Pies Descalzos will be helping to build a new school in Haiti. The Colombian pop star is partnering up with Pies Descalzos board member Howard Buffett (also the World Food Program Ambassador Against Hunger) and Architecture for Humanity to build the school.


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Back to Business as Usual for Tourism in Haiti and the Dominican Republic?
By Mariela Rosario | 01/21/2010 - 15:28

Many areas of northern Haiti and all of the Dominican Republic seem to have remained relatively unaffected by the turmoil that has destroyed the capital city of Port Au Prince in Haiti. Royal Caribbean was the first to dock a cruise ship at the northern port of Labadee in Haiti since last week's devastating earthquake and now other luxury liners are following suit. In the Dominican Republic, the tourists are still lined up at the bars, sipping on rum drinks and playing water sports.


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Aventura Brings Superstar Power to Fundraising Efforts for Haiti
By Mariela Rosario | 01/20/2010 - 14:50

Though Lady Gaga has been getting a ton of the attention from the media these days, she is going to be forced to share the international spotlight when her Monster Ball tour stops in NYC tonight. Gaga is scheduled to play four (impressively) sold out shows at Radio City Music Hall, but Bronx-born bachata group Aventura managed to one-up her, selling out Madison Square Garden (which holds more than double the capacity of Radio City) for a quartet of concerts also kicking off this evening.


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Ricky Martin Lends a Helping Hand in Haiti
By Mariela Rosario | 01/20/2010 - 09:57

Ricky Martin landed in Haiti yesterday to do some hands-on volunteering in the shaken country. Martin traveled with Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford to the capital city of Port-Au-Prince and was deeply effected by all that he saw.


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Haiti Earthquake: Victims Walk Across the Border to the Dominican Republic for Help
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 01/15/2010 - 13:57

People in a small town in the Dominican Republic called Jimani are doing a big part in saving the lives of Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake victims.


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