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Leonardo DiCaprio Does The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge & Donates $100K

Leonardo DiCaprio Does The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge & Donates $100K

Kudos to Leonardo DiCaprio for not only accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge — but for also donating $100,000 to the cause. For now, that will help us in overlooking his obvious hatred for the razor (just kidding, Leo rocks).

Leo posted the video on his Facebook page with this commentary:

Hello from Lake Athabasca, we’re here learning about the Canadian tar sands. We took a moment to join the ‪#‎IceBucketChallenge‬ movement in support of the ALS Association. My friends Chief Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation challenges Dave Collyer president of Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Chief Courtoreille of the Mikisew Cree First Nation challenges Mark Little of Suncor Canada and The Sierra Club President Michael Brune challenges Shell CEO Ben van Beurden.

And me? In addition to a donation from my foundation, I challenge Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
‪#‎StrikeOutALS‬

Leo is pretty fantastic, isn’t he?

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Posted Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 at 1:13pm
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How Much Would You Pay for A Harry Styles Shirt?

One Direction Receives A Warm Greeting At Heathrow Airport

For real…how much would you pay for musical 1D hottie Harry Styles shirt?

Styles put up his unwashed animal print Burberry shirt on Hardlyeverwornit.com to help raise money for UNICEF. A great cause but the prize seems a little…gamey? Yeech!

Find out how much the shirt sold for after the jump!

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Posted Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 at 2:14pm
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Is Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom’s Children’s Charity a Total Scam?

Well, well, well….what do we have here? According to multiple sources, Khloe Kardashian and her husband Lamar Odom are running some sort of charity scam. Apparently their charity “Cathy’s Kids” has been raising money for cancer research, except, none of the money actually goes to help children.

According to sources, when Lamar was asked about these allegations, he reportedly said, “It’s my money.” Yikes.

According to a new report, Lamar and Khloe’s charity raised over $2.2 million dollars since 2004, and hasn’t given ANY money to cancer-related causes.

ESPN conducted its “Outside The Lines” investigation of more than a hundred charities attached to top athletes, including Odom. It uncovered 115 of these high-profile charities were not passing out raised profits effectively or properly, with more than 74 percent not operating under standards upheld by the Better Business Bureau and the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.

According to ESPN, in the case of Odom, 33, eight years of tax records revealed that his charity, Cathy’s Kids – named in honor his late mother who died of stomach cancer – has not given any money to cancer-related causes since its creation in 2004, despite raising an estimated a whopping $2.2 million.

In addition, the investigation says it found the charity primarily existed to finance two elite youth basketball travel teams. Of the $2.2 million raised by the charity, ESPN reports that at least 60 percent — $1.3 million — went to those AAU teams.

Shockingly, the charity paid only one executive — Jerry DeGregorio, Odom’s high school coach and best man in his wedding to Kardashian, says the report. DeGregorio — now an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors — was secretary of Cathy’s Kids from 2004 through 2011, for which he was paid a median annual salary of about $72,000, while the charity operated at a loss since its creation.

ESPN reports that its 2011 tax returns show Cathy’s Kids is $256,000 in debt, mostly due to a loan Odom made to the charity, according to his business manager Lester Knispel, who is also the charity’s treasurer.

When approached in a locker room by “Outside the Lines,” Odom responded to the charity’s spending habits by saying, “It’s my money.”

Khloe has been involved in raising funds for the controversial charity as well. Khloe and Lamar set up an eBay account together, selling items from their “personal collection” to benefit the charity, according to their own description.

ESPN notes in its story that if a charity spends money — including paying someone a salary as in the case of DeGregorio — on activities not consistent with its stated mission, that could be a violation of tax law that could draw the ire of the IRS or a state attorney general’s office. If fraud was found, prosecutors could file charges.

In 2010, Kardashian, 28, blogged about her and Odom’s passion for the cancer charity on her official website, which, ESPN notes, the couple has also used to promote multiple eBay auctions of the reality star’s clothes to also raise money for the charity.

“Every time I see him working with Cathy Kids. “I fall more and more in love with him,” Kardashian wrote. “He’s made me a better person and has taught me that anyone can make a difference if you have the desire and passion to do so,” she said.

Neither Odom or Kardashian have yet to publicly comment on the ESPN investigation.

Wow, this is really sad news. I hate when I hear about things like this. Where is the money going, if it’s not going to charity? Lamar’s reps issued a statement last night. “It is unfortunate that Lamar Odom has been the target of an attack on athletes’ charities, although he has personally contributed approximately $2.2 million to his foundation. The millions of dollars personally contributed by Lamar constituted more than 90% of the money raised by the foundation. All of the funds donated by Lamar and the other contributions to Cathy’s Kids were used for one of the foundation’s intended charitable purposes. Not one penny went to help Lamar personally or any member of his family.”

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Posted Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 at 8:08am
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Adrienne Maloof Paid 25K To Make Out With Mario Lopez

Wow, I know we all liked Saved By The Bell, but this is ridiculous…

Last night in LA, Real Housewives star Adrienne Maloof paid $25,000 for a makeout session with Mario Lopez!

Maloof and Lopez were part of the Have a Heart Auction in Honor of Zeke (HelpZeke.com),  an event to raise money for Zeke Kendall, a 20-year-old man who underwent heart transplant surgery last month.

The auction,  held at Mixology at The Grove,  featured a red dress from the Kim Kardashian collection (worn by Kim herself, pre pregnancy) and a signed Charlie Sheen jersey from the movie “Major League.”

Many celebs put their lips on the auction table for the cause, including “Extra” co-host Maria Menounos, Jaime Pressley and Jane Seymour.  Where Maloof saved her money for Mr. Lopez, some dude bid and won on all three of the lovely ladies being auctioned!

Would you pay 25-30,000 to kiss one of these celebs?

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Posted Friday, February 22nd, 2013 at 2:14pm
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Kim Kardashian keeps her wedding gifts, but donates double their worth to charity.

Kim Kardashian and ex-husband Kris Humphries received over $100,000 in wedding presents when they were married in August. When their marriage fizzled after only 72 days, many might wonder about all those gifts they received. What’s the right thing to do? Keep them? Return them? Kim decided to keep the gifts, but donate all the money that was spent on her to a charity she’s passionate about.

Kim Kardashian is making lemonade out of lemons. The reality star, 31, and husband Kris Humphries received about $100,000 worth of wedding gifts back in August, but they famously called it quits after just 72 days, with Kardashian filing for divorce Oct. 31.

But Kardashian wrote all of her wedding guests a thank-you note. As obtained by TMZ, the letter reads “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.”

A source confirms to Us that Kardashian wrote a check to the Dream Foundation worth double the value of her expensive gifts. (While Kardashian and Humphries, 26, kept the actual gifts, the source explains that the Dream Foundation, like most charities, could make far better use of the money versus high-priced vases and blenders.)

Similar to the Make-a-Wish Foundation, the Dream Foundation, founded in 1993, is a “wish-granting organization” for adults (from paying bills to creating happy memories to providing emotional support) with life-threatening illnesses.

“Our dreamers have received a life expectancy of one year or less, and lack the resources to achieve their dreams on their own,” the charity’s website explains. “While we cannot cure their diseases, we can dramatically impact the quality of their fragile lives with the joy experienced from a dream come true.”

At least one good thing came out of their disastrous wedding!

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Posted Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 10:10am
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