GOLDEN GLOBE ‘LIVE BLOG’ UPDATE: competition between stars is usually not pretty. But this week, the stars are outdoing each other for a good cause. Madonna kicked things off donating a quarter million dollars to aid for Haiti; Sandra Bullock donated one million.
And George Clooney may raise 100 million dollars with Clooney’s MTV TELETHON on JAN. 22– stay tuned.
As noted on the Celebrity Pulp blog: “Tiger Woods, although he is a cheat and a liar, is still a very generous person.”
This kindred spirit blog reports that Tiger is sending out a cargo plane and mobile health clinic to Port-Au-Prince. Reportedly, Woods is considering more major aid initiatives.
But even with the best intentions, scandals can dog celebrity efforts. Some recent reports question the Yele foundation and the efficiency of other celeb-driven charities; the best bets for donations may still be UNICEF and whitehouse.gov.
Still, in a tragedy of this magnitude, even the most ephemeral stars can make a big difference with big donations. Celebrity Pulp further reports:
“The Jolie-Pitt foundation will send $1M to help out, as Ben Stiller and Tea Leoni, UNICEFambassador, plan on going on sight in the next few days….It is also possible to donate $10 to the Red Cross by texting HAITI to the number 90999.”
Good info, good intentions and a rare good use of the $$ and powers of fame.
(Our own little celeb-obsessed blog doesn’t usually venture into this territory, but if even one passing blog reader uses the info. above, we tip our hat to Tiger and Celebrity Pulp and company. Happy MLK Day Weekend…)
photos- Madonna: rapidshare-catalog.com; Clooney: kitmeout.com; Wyclef: googleimages