Aamir’s new TV show – a potential social movement

May 13, 2012

When it comes to fighting a grave social evil, few Bollywood superstars move from reel to real life with such consummate ease as Aamir Khan.
Just days after Aamir made his much-awaited debut on the television with a reality show “Satyamev Jayate” (Truth Alone Prevails) raising the issue of speedy trial of  those guilty of female foeticide, the actor traveled to Jaipur, the capital city of desert state of Rajasthan, Read more

Jolie uses fame to fight humanitarian crises

April 19, 2012

Film star Angelina Jolie will use her powerful box office fame to draw wider attention to some of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday.
Jolie, who has already served more than 10 years as goodwill ambassador for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), is taking on a new role as special envoy for large-scale Read more

Aamir Khan appointed UNICEF Ambassador

December 5, 2011

Actor Aamir Khan has become a UNICEF India Ambassador.
The Dhoom 3 star will support the organisation’s work in promoting children’s rights and nutrition, as half of all children in India are malnourished.
Khan said: “I am honoured to formalise my association with UNICEF as their Ambassador to help raise awareness on the issue of malnutrition amongst children Read more

Jagjit Singh no more

October 11, 2011

The captivating voice that epitomised the depth of pain, melancholy and yearnings of love will no longer be heard live. Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh, who suffered a brain haemorrhage 17 days ago, died yesterday morning after being on life support system in Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital.
The 70-year-old singer, whose soulful numbers evoked a range of emotions among millions of hearts Read more

MJ’s artwork donated to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

August 10, 2011

It’s hard to believe that these are the same youngsters we saw looking so heartbroken at their father’s memorial service.
In the two years since he died, Michael Jackson’s children seem to have blossomed into happy, healthy young people.
Paris, who so impressed the world with an emotional tribute to her famous father, is now 13, and looks like Read more

Marilyn Monroe’s death anniversary today

August 5, 2011

Today is the 49th death anniversary of Marilyn Monroe, a model, actress and singer, who has an everlasting room in the mind of millions of movie lovers around the world. The magnificent artiste ended too early on August 5, 1962.   
However, the earlier life of Marilyn Monroe was not as splendid as her artistic career. The great artiste was born on June 1, 1926 in Los Angles, California.  She never knew her father, and Read more

David Beckham Appeals For Africa Aid

July 29, 2011

New dad David Beckham is urging fans to donate to Unicef’s Africa drought and famine fund, insisting he “cannot begin to think” about the effect of the “horrific” crisis.
The soccer superstar is a Goodwill Ambassador for the organisation and he’s been left shocked by the humanitarian crisis hitting the Horn of Africa, which includes countries such as Somalia, Read more

Madhuri Dixit is ambassador for tiger conservation project

July 27, 2011

Madhuri Dixit has been appointed brand ambassador for a fundraising project for the conservation of Asian elephants and tigers.
The actress launched the “Emeralds for Elephants” project on behalf of Gemfields, a Zambia-based emerald mining company.
Speaking at the fundraising event, Dixit said: “This national heritage animal in India is now seriously under Read more

Mehreen’s new humanitarian mission

July 22, 2011

Celebrities around the world are often involved in social work. The latest to join the bandwagon is popular singer Mehreen.
Mehreen is said to have joined the voluntary organisation Sandhani and has pledged to donate her eyes after death. She has been busy in the front working for people who need ophthalmological care. In her latest endeavor Mehreen has plans to open a free eye Read more

Jolie and Jessica Parker top paid actresses in US

July 7, 2011

Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker have tied at the top of a list of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood after they brought home $30m (€21m) each in the year ended May.
Jennifer Anniston and Reese Witherspoon were joint second at $28m (€20)m, in the list compiled by business magazine Forbes.
According to Forbes, Read more

Kanchan made Ocean, Rotary brand ambassador

July 6, 2011

Actor Ilias Kanchan has become brand ambassador for Ocean Group and Rotary Group. Kanchan, who has been the brand ambassador of Walton for the last five years, will be brand ambassador of Ocean Group for two-years and Rotary Group for one year. Part of his brand ambassador activities Ilias Kanchan will be working to raise social awareness of the mass people. Ilias Kanchan is the chairman of NISA, an organisation which Read more

Madonna to open Malawian orphanage

June 30, 2011

Madonna plans to open an orphanage in Malawi.
The ‘Celebration’ singer – who adopted five-year-old son David from the African country in 2006, followed by six-year-old daughter Mercy in 2009 – wants to redouble her efforts to aid orphaned children by opening a new centre as well as giving financial support to current ones.
Speaking in new TV documentary Read more

Michael Jackson’s Thriller jacket sells for $1.8m

June 28, 2011

Michael Jackson’s iconic leather ‘Thriller’ jacket has sold for $1.8 million at auction.
The red and black coat – which the late star wore in the epic 1983 video that saw him transform into a zombie – was expected to fetch between $200,000 and $400,000 at the Julien’s Auctions sale in Beverley Hills, California.
Auctioneer Martin Nolan said: “Michael’s global appeal continues to rise. This is the legacy. This is what Read more

Bobita Made Goodwill Ambassador of DCII

June 9, 2011

Noted Bangladeshi actress Bobita has recently been made a voluntary Goodwill Ambassador of the U.S. based non-profit organisation ‘Distressed Children and Infants International’ (DCII).
Bobita informed that she had always wanted to work for children but a busy acting career didn’t leave much time for anything else. She met Dr. Nina Haque, director of DCII, Read more

Emma Watson is best dressed woman in a poll

May 5, 2011

“Harry Potter” star Emma Watson has cast her spell over the fashion world – she’s been named Britain’s best dressed woman in a new poll.
The actress has proved her style credentials since rising to fame by becoming a regular in the front row of fashion shows and acting as muse and model for British fashion house Burberry.
And the dramatic pixie crop Read more

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