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'Supernatural' Fans & Star Misha Collins Bring ''Hope To Haiti'' Through Voluntary Trip

by Laura Prudom, posted Jul 16th 2011 10:30AM
There has always been a stigma attached to the word "fan." Thanks to Hollywood, it conjures up images of pale, socially awkward young men who occupy their parents' basements and spend their time playing Dungeons and Dragons or debating the minutiae of 'Star Trek' episodes on the internet (both of which are totally valid lifestyle choices, by the way).

In reality, everyone is a fan of something. Even if you don't frequent online message boards to dissect the shocking twist at the end of last week's 'Vampire Diaries,' or dress up like a warrior princess for a weekend in the woods with your buddies, find me a person who doesn't obsess over sports or fashion or cars or another vice of choice.

The Random Acts team in Haiti

Being a "fan" is a badge of honor you should wear with pride, something that binds you to a much wider community of equally passionate, equally inspiring people. The abstract concept of "fandom" illustrates that, even in an age where some argue we're more disconnected than ever -- conducting our friendships through the sphere of social networking and the magic of electronic devices -- we're still part of something larger than ourselves.

Occasionally, that community of like-minded geniuses can band together to change the world, or at least change a life or two, as was the case with Random Acts' "Hope to Haiti" trip.

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EXCLUSIVE: 'Supernatural' Star Misha Collins Talks Castiel's Role in Season 7

by Laura Prudom, posted Jul 6th 2011 1:30PM
Misha CollinsThe CW's 'Supernatural' has spent six years defying audience expectations and gleefully leaving us on the edge of our seats with every season finale, but last season's climactic close proved to be one of the most shocking yet.

Fan-favorite character Castiel (Misha Collins) pulled a dirty double cross in the last few episodes, revealing an unholy alliance with the demon Crowley for dominion over purgatory ... and let's just say that the finale didn't leave Cas and the Winchesters on the best of terms.

I recently had the privilege of traveling to Haiti with Collins and his charity, Random Acts, for a life-changing voluntary excursion (we'll have an in-depth feature on the trip next week), but during our wide-ranging interview, I couldn't resist slipping in a couple of questions about his status next season, and his response to the outpouring of fan support for his character.

There's not much new information here, but proceed with caution, there are mild spoilers ahead.

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'American Idol' Alum Allison Iraheta to Rock First Live Results Show

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 22nd 2010 6:43PM
Allison IrahetaShe rocked her way to the final four in last season's competition of 'American Idol.' Now, Allison Iraheta is returning to the stage that made her famous to perform her new hit single, 'Scars,' on the first live results show of the new season. Iraheta received almost unanimous praise through her run on 'American Idol' and was quickly snatched up by 19 Entertainment and Jive Records; something quite rare for a fourth place finisher.

Iraheta won't be going it alone either, as season eight winner Kris Allen is also schedule to perform and share footage of his trip to Haiti on the special Thursday night results show. The episode will be a de facto benefit drive for Haiti through an 'Idol Gives Back' supported charity: the UN Foundation.

Tuesday night features the Top Twelve Girls singing a Top Ten Hit from the Hot 100 chart, with the boys following suit on Wednesday. Now by my math, that's 24 different songs, which doesn't fit into any Top Ten. Maybe most of them will just join forces and recreate 'We are the World 25: For Haiti' (currently sitting at number two on the chart).

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Sean Penn Talks Haiti on 'Larry King Live' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 16th 2010 4:20AM
Larry King Live, Sean Penn, HaitiSean Penn can be an ass sometimes, but he also does good in the world. On 'Larry King Live' (weeknights, 6PM ET on CNN), he talked about the crisis in Haiti.

"This is the apocalypse," said Penn. "Where we are right now is on the verge of what might be the greatest public health crisis in the history of the western hemisphere."

And that will only escalate once the rainy season hits Haiti in a few weeks.

Watch the video after the jump.

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'We Are the World' Remake For Haiti Premieres on NBC Tonight

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 12th 2010 3:03PM
we_are_the_world_25_haiti_logoWhen the original 'We Are the World' was created 25 years ago, the music video of the final performance was put together in record time. Over a month of work went into the production. For the remake of the song, which brought together the likes of Pink, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, the Black Eyed Peas, Tony Bennett, Jeff Bridges, Bono, Justin Beiber... and more, the video, which was filmed in 3-D, was completed in about a week. Tonight, 'We Are the World 25' will have its world premiere at 7:30 p.m. (ET) on NBC during the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

This isn't just an entertainment we'll be seeing, although it's going to be something to watch how 80 stars were crammed together into a cohesive, musical chorus as spectacular as the original 'We Are the World' 25 years ago. No, this is also a call for donations because there is still a lot of work to be done in Haiti.

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Stars Gather to Record 'We Are the World' Remake (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 10th 2010 11:25PM
Entertainment Tonight, Barbra Streisand, We Are the WorldDozens of stars gathered to out-sing and out-diva each other for 'We Are the World - 25 for Haiti,' a remake of the song that brought in $63 million for the Ethiopian famine 25 years ago. New footage of the recording was shown on 'Entertainment Tonight' (weekdays, 7PM ET on CBS).

Sure, it's a great cause, and we're sure director Paul Haggis will do it justice. Still, we have a feeling that Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion and all the rest will show up on an episode of 'The Simpsons' (Sun., 8PM ET on FOX) real soon.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Donations open early for Clooney's Hope for Haiti

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Jan 22nd 2010 9:00AM
The public can begin donating to Hope for Haiti Friday morning.You can start donating money to George Clooney'a "Hope for Haiti" telethon hours before it goes live.

The global benefit show airs live tonight at 8 p.m. ET from Los Angeles, New York and London. But, the charity will begin accepting donations today at noon ET, 9:00 a.m. PT. You can send your donation via phone at 1-877-99-HAITI or by texting "GIVE" to 50555. And, you can mail donations to Hope For Haiti Now Fund, Entertainment Industry Foundation, 1201 West 5th Street, Suite T-700, Los Angeles, CA 90017.

Meanwhile, they've updated the guest list for the big show. As of this hour, it includes Wyclef Jean, Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, and Sting in New York City; Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and a group performance by Keith Urban, Kid Rock, and Sheryl Crow in Los Angeles; and Coldplay, a group performance by Bono, The Edge, Jay-Z and Rihanna in London.

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Queen Latifah Says She'll Adopt Four Haitian Babies (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jan 21st 2010 5:00PM
Queen Latifah, Haitian Babies, The Today ShowQueen Latifah is passionate about helping Haitians hit by the devastating earthquake. In fact, she says she's ready, willing and able to adopt some Haitian babies right away.

"I wanna just go get some of those babies," she told Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb on 'The Today Show.' "I got two arms. I can handle at least two. I throw a third in the backpack and one in the front, we can just wrap it in some swaddlin' cloth right here. Gimmee four."

Watch the video from TV's Top 5! after the jump.

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Are CNN reporters covering the story or becoming the story?

by Hemal Jhaveri, posted Jan 19th 2010 1:00PM
Anderson Cooper in HaitiI don't know who else is mesmerized by the news coverage of Haiti, but I imagine that many people are still watching the devastating footage blanketing the news networks. As much as I want to turn it off, I can't. I'm compelled to look. A part of me thinks that it's my responsibility to bear witness to the horror.

Anyway, with all my CNN viewing, it's becoming clear that CNN reporters are slowly becoming part of the story, rather than just covering it. Yesterday, on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, 3 reporters put aside their journalistic hats and pitched in to help the quake victims.

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Anderson Cooper approaching a meltdown over Haiti

by Hemal Jhaveri, posted Jan 19th 2010 10:03AM
Anderson Cooper Yeah, I'm obsessed with CNN right now. After days of being glued to Anderson Cooper 360, it's becoming clear that he's seriously coming off the rails. During last night's broadcast, Cooper seemed to do little reporting and a lot of "ranting" (his words) about the lack of supplies and aid getting to Haiti.

It's honestly riveting. Not only is he airing his frustration at the red tape hindering the process, but he seems to be approaching Katrina levels of pissed off.

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Networks sign on for Clooney's two-hour Haiti telethon

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Jan 15th 2010 6:34PM
George Clooney's aid event for Haiti will air on multiple networks.It's full-speed ahead for George Clooney's aid event for survivors of the massive earthquakes in Haiti as eleven networks signed on to air the event with the ongoing possibility of more coming aboard.

Currently, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1, CMT, CNN International, National Geographic and MTV are aboard to air the event live. It will air at 8 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. PT, January 22.

Clooney will host from Los Angeles, and Haitian music star Wyclef Jean will take the mike from New York as co-host. CNN's Andersoon Cooper will offer special live reports from on the ground from the ground in devastated country.

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Support Haiti relief and Conan with new t-shirt

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Jan 14th 2010 7:30PM
A t-shirt with this logo is available to support Haitian relief.The "I'm with Coco" campaign to honor Conan O'Brien and ravage NBC's treatment of him over The Tonight Show is selling a t-shirt to show support for Conan and to send much-needed relief funding to earthquake victims in Haiti.

Obviously, the shirt's logo is a take-off on the proliferating "Hope" poster stamped on President Obama's campaign. According to the t-shirt's sales page, a portion of the proceeds will go to Haitian earthquake relief services.

That sounds like a great idea, but there's word published about what percentage of sales -- or what dollar amount -- will go to Haiti. I'm not saying it's a scam at all. With more than 111,000 Facebook folks following the cause, there's plenty of eyes watching this effort. I just can't report the financial details on the shirt.

Meanwhile, on the "Save Conan O'Brien" front, there's a rally to show support for the current Tonight Show set for Universal Studios (the current home of Conan) this Friday at noon.

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