Is Shakira the New Bono?
Is Shakira the New Bono?
By Mariela Rosario | 10/18/2010 - 17:45

It's no secret that Shakira is a huge philanthropist. She has her own foundation Pies Descalzos, founded in 1995.


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Eva Longoria Parker Raises Half a Million Dollars for Haiti
Eva Longoria Parker Raises Half a Million Dollars for Haiti
By Mariela Rosario | 09/30/2010 - 12:25

Eva Longoria Parker held the first ever Twitter auction this week to raise money for disabled children in the earthquake ravaged country of Haiti.


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WATCH: Victoria Justice Speaks Up for Girls in Need
By Mariela Rosario | 09/28/2010 - 15:15

Victoria Justice stopped by our offices the other day and we were thoroughly impressed by the 17-year-old's poise and beauty. Justice has been hard at work writing songs for her upcoming debut album and shooting a new film with Brooke Shields—but she was in NYC for United Nations Week to talk about some very serious global issues.


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Christina Aguilera, Supporter of the Arts
Why Christina Aguilera Wants to Charge You $5000 per Ticket
By Grace Bastidas | 08/17/2010 - 14:45

Can you spare $5,000? That’s the starting ticket price for a gala fundraiser that Christina Aguilera is headlining on September 25. The money benefits special exhibitions and programming at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).


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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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Rosario Dawson: "I’m Proud to be a Citizen of the U.S.A. and I Want to Give Back"
By Mariela Rosario | 04/08/2010 - 15:00

The world would most definitely be a better place if all celebrities were like Rosario Dawson. Ever since the actress got her big break playing Ruby in the controversial Larry Clark-helmed film, Kids, she's been finding ways to give back to her community. From the Lower East Side Girls Club to VDay (a global movement to end violence against women) to Voto Latino, Dawson is not afraid to get her hands a little dirty and get involved, and her interests reach far and wide.


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Shakira Honored by the United Nations
By Mariela Rosario | 03/05/2010 - 13:49

The UN recently presented popstar Shakira with a medal in honor of all of her philanthropic work over the years helping children in need as part of their World Day of Social Justice celebration. As usual, Shakira used her moment in the spotlight to help those less fortunate, calling on everyone to do their part. "It's not too late to keep our promise to our children, but we must act now. Together, we can make education and decent work for all a reality," she said while accepting the award in Geneva, Switzerland.


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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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Christina Aguilera Named Ambassador for World Hunger
By Mariela Rosario | 07/17/2009 - 10:06

Christina Aguilera was recently named a global ambassador by the World Hunger Relief non-profit organization.The Dirrrty singer says she accepted the position because she hopes to "raise awareness about the issue and move people from hunger to hope."


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Benicio del Toro Takes on Role as Drama Teacher for Puerto Rican Inmates
By Christine Estevez | 07/07/2009 - 11:30

Oscar-winning actor Benicio del Toro offered tips and encouragement to a group of jailed theater-lovers at a Puerto Rican prison on Monday.

The boricua actor interrupted his vacation on the Isla del Encanto for a talk at Bayamon Regional Prison just outside the island's capital of San Juan. Del Toro spoke to the inmates, emphasizing the importance of literacy to their rehabilitation, and explained how reading has been crucial to his own growth as an actor.


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