Hollywood's most ridiculous charity bandwagon might be the most successful.
This week in news: celebrities are filming themselves getting buckets of ice poured over their heads. This is what millions of years of evolution has led to. Ok, so the latest celebrity trend, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is pretty simple. Whenever someone gets challenged, they’re supposed to get a helpful friend to pour ice water over then and donate to the ALS Association, which works to support sufferers of Amyotropic Lateral Schlerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Not even Oprah is above the ridiculous Ice Bucket Challenge.
So it might seem a bit... out there, but thanks to the Ice Bucket Challenge, ALSA has received $15.6 million in donations so far.
R&B singer Bobby Byrd and his family were among arrivals at the New York premiere for James Brown biopic 'Get On Up' held at The Apollo Theater. The movie has been directed by Tate Taylor and is set to be released on September 26th 2014.
Hip hop artist Frank Ocean was photographed as he stood on the red carpet at the TIME 100 Gala held at Jazz inside the Lincoln Center in New York. The event was part of TIME's annual '100 Most Influential People In The World' issue.
'Black Swan' star Natalie Portman appeared with her choreographer and dancer husband Benjamin Millepied in an oddly crinkled but simple blue, yellow and black dress at the New York City Ballet 2013 Fall Gala held at the David H. Koch Theatre.
Arrivals at the New York City 2012 Ballet Fall Gala include veteran fashion designer Valentino Garavani, 'Sex and the City' star Sarah Jessica Parker, Somali supermodel Iman, artist and heir to a beer inventor Daphne Guinness, author Martha Stewart and Academy Award nominated actress Anne Hathaway.
Oprah Winfrey has topped the first Forbes magazine Richest Women Entertainers List. The big business publication estimates the media mogul has made a staggering $1.5 billion in her career as a newscaster, talk show host, publisher and actress. Winfrey tops Harry Potter author Jk Rowling, who comes in second with a $1 billion fortune, while US lifestyle queen Martha Stewart rounds out the top three with $638 million (GBP327 million). Madonna ranks fourth on the new list, followed by Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Aniston.
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