Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Access Hollywood presents celebs in international charities, especially related to AIDS and to Myanmar


On Tuesday, July 1, Access Hollywood ran a brief segment about stars raising money for charities to fight AIDS in Africa. The show said the segment would be on its website, but I could not find it. The video showed 12 and 13 year old children raising younger siblings alone, without parents, in Kenya or other poor countries where adults are decimate by AIDS.

I did find some related older links. For example Access Hollywood’s blog carries an AP story about model Gisele Bundchen from Kenya, and about Bono’s earlier AIDS fundraising efforts. The story is called “Kenyarn recalls Gisele Photo Shoot, but Prefers Cows,” link here.

A contemporary story is “Clooney, Pitt and Damon Launch Ad Campaign for Myanmar,” from NBC, link here.

Most of the blog stories there have embedded videos of the original broadcast segments.

The show Tuesday also feinted a fake "feud" between Leonardo Di Caprio and his half-a-generation "reincarnation" Zac Efron. Would they perhaps collaborate later on global warming? Maybe an Oprah appearance in the cards?

Picture: a replica of Liberty Bell, sponsored by Providence Forum.

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