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Richard Gere responds to viral Facebook post on homelessness

Richard Gere responds to viral Facebook post on homelessness

On October 8th, a picture of Richard Gere in character as a homeless man in the movie “Time Out Of Mind” appeared on Facebook. It reached over 1.5 million shares on the website and garnered a lot of comments.

The posting read:

“When I went undercover in New York City as a homeless man, no one noticed me. I felt what it was like to be a homeless man. People would just past by me and look at me in disgrace. Only one lady was kind enough to give me some food. It was an experience I’ll never forget. So many times we forget how blessed we are. We should not take that for granted. And if we can help someone in need, we should. That’s why after I was done, I walked around and gave food and $100 to every homeless person I saw. They cried and were so grateful. Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

In response to the post going viral, Gere used his movie co-star Jena Malone’s Facebook page to talk about the reported gestures the fake account portrayed.

He shared the above picture on Jena’s Facebook and wrote:

Hi, Richard Gere here. I was completely surprised to find that last week someone posted a photo of me on a Facebook fan page as a homeless man on the streets of New York that drew 1.6 million likes and over a half-a-million shares.
While the story that accompanied the photograph was somewhat fictional (especially the $100 hand-outs), it seemed to have touched something important in people. I’d like to find out what that is and what we can do together to make something good and meaningful happen for our homeless brothers and sisters.

The image was from Time Out of Mind, a film we released this fall, that follows a homeless man in New York City. I’d like you to join me for a conversation on the issue of homelessness and how it impacts your lives. The film’s director Oren Moverman I will be taking questions live on Wednesday, 10/28 at 11AM ET right here on Jena’s page, I hope you’ll join us. We’re excited to see what happens, PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS AND SHARE YOUR STORIES BELOW. .
Talk to you soon, Richard

Kudos to him for bringing more awareness to the topic!

Posted Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at 2:14pm
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Padma Lakshmi & Richard Gere Call It Quits

Padma Lakshmi & Richard Gere Call It Quits

Padma Lakshmi and Richard Gere have called it quits following six months of dating.

The two first started seeing each other this past spring, amid Gere’s divorce from his wife of 11 years, Carey Lowell. Neither star ever acknowledged the relationship, nor were they photographed together in public, but a source told Us at the time that they were “having fun.”

“It started very recently and quietly. It’s very new,” the insider said in April. “I wouldn’t even go as far as calling them a couple. They are dating. It’s the first time Padma has dated anyone since Teddy [Forstmann, who died in 2011], and it’s something she’s been approaching very, very delicately.”

The source added: “They’re just getting to know each other. They’re just having fun.”

So far, no information has been released as to why the former couple have gone their separate ways, so we will have to see if anything comes out in the wash. Do you have any theories on their split? Leave your comments below!

Source, Photo Credit: Fame/Flynet

Posted Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 11:11am
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PICS: Richard Gere Lands In Washington

PICS: Richard Gere Lands In Washington

“Time Out Of Mind” star Richard Gere arrives on a flight at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., on September 23, 2014.

PICS: Richard Gere Lands In Washington

Richard reflected on his prepping for the role of a homeless man for his movie, by taking to the streets of Manhattan in tattered clothes to beg for change. “It wasn’t just that I was invisible; I was a black hole. People actively avoided me. It wasn’t that folks didn’t notice me; they could see someone asking for change from two blocks away. It was that they saw the embodiment of failure.”

Photo Credit: Fame/Flynet

Posted Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 12:12pm
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Richard Gere & Padma Lakshmi Secretly Dating?

Richard Gere & Padma Lakshmi Secretly Dating?

Are Richard Gere and Padma Lakshmi dating in secret following his divorce from Carey Lowell? That seems to be the rumor making its way across the internet. Us Magazine reports:

Could Richard Gere’s new pretty woman come with a dash of spice and plenty of flavor? After Page Six reported that the 64-year-old actor is dating Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi in the midst of his divorce from his wife of 11 years, Carey Lowell, Us Weekly confirmed the news.

“It started very recently and quietly,” a source tells Us. “It’s very new. I wouldn’t even go as far as calling them a couple. They are dating. It’s the first time Padma has dated anyone since Teddy [Forstmann], and it’s something she’s been approaching very, very delicately. They just getting to know each other. They’re just having fun.”

They certainly look like they would make a really cute couple, wouldn’t they? What do you think?

Photo Credit: Fame/Flynet

Posted Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 11:11am
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