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lisad71
09-01-2005, 07:14 PM
Yes, it is my week to celebrity bash. First, it was the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in South Florida, whiich is still recovering from a Cat 1, but nothing was going to stop the MTV Video Music Awards from happening. :furious:

Now, with the mass destruction in the Gulf Coast states, I ask...where the h*ll are all the celebrities now?

The only "famous" person I have seen speaking about what has happened is Brett Favre. He talked about his family in MS.

I get so angry even going through the checkout of the grocery store seeing these pukes draped in their designer clothes and mugging for the camera at whatever big party they happen to be at.

You want to get publicity and earn some respect, make a hefty donation. You won't miss the $ cause your accountant will write it off any way.

(Stepping off of my soapbox now)

hockeymom
09-01-2005, 07:29 PM
Lisa,
I'm with you. I think I may have seen a blurb about some country singers putting together something,but what about the rest of them. Will they have a Live Aid type of concert or do they just reserve that for foreign countries? On the same note,where is all the support form all the other countries in the world? They always seem to have their hands out when something happens in their countries. This topic really frosts me!

Dara
09-01-2005, 07:32 PM
Many celebs come through with money and time. I guess if you want to call them "pukes" and bash them, this is the time, though, before the reports of their generosity begin.

Hockeymom, there are some links in the main hurricane thread about the offers of assistance from other countries. Lots of hands from other countries are out, but they're extending them in support.

T'sNana
09-01-2005, 07:32 PM
:clap:

Casshew
09-01-2005, 07:43 PM
Here is some!
http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/08/31/katrina.concert/index.html

lisad71
09-01-2005, 07:55 PM
I stand corrected. Just heard Shep talkin' about it on FOX.

I am extremely pleased to admit that I am wrong!

DEPUTYDAWG
09-01-2005, 07:56 PM
They just said on Fox that Jerry Lewis will donate $1mill from the telethon this weekend. That is very nice. I was thinking about his telethon this weekend. Wondering if that with the timing, that his MDA donations won't be down a lot because of the hurricane coverage, etc. Just another victim, so to speak.

P.S. I would like to see Paris Hilton donate a few $$$$!

Casshew
09-01-2005, 07:59 PM
I think Oprah could afford a few hundred million too!

shopper
09-01-2005, 08:03 PM
There are a lot of celebs from LA, NO in particular that will probably pitch in and donate and/or raise funds. John Goodman, Anne Rice, Delta Burke and Gerald McRaney are just a few. Peyton Manning and Eli Manning (NFL) are NOLA born and bred that will probably give big, but they are they type that would probably do it quietly. Celebs that have shot movies in NO talk about how they love it there so they may come through also, Kate Hudson, Tom Cruise come to mind.

I wonder if Britney Spears will come through for her home state. I don't want to bash her, but she's so self-absorbed I'll be pleasantly surprised if she can be bothered at all. (I know that's ugly but she's too immature for words.)

concernedperson
09-01-2005, 08:29 PM
There are a lot of celebs from LA, NO in particular that will probably pitch in and donate and/or raise funds. John Goodman, Anne Rice, Delta Burke and Gerald McRaney are just a few. Peyton Manning and Eli Manning (NFL) are NOLA born and bred that will probably give big, but they are they type that would probably do it quietly. Celebs that have shot movies in NO talk about how they love it there so they may come through also, Kate Hudson, Tom Cruise come to mind.

I wonder if Britney Spears will come through for her home state. I don't want to bash her, but she's so self-absorbed I'll be pleasantly surprised if she can be bothered at all. (I know that's ugly but she's too immature for words.)

I so agree about Brittany.

lisafremont
09-01-2005, 08:37 PM
Harry Connick Jr is from NO and he is there. He is going to take part in a concert this Friday night on the NBC stations, along with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and Leo DiCaprio.

I also read that Fats Domino decided to ride out the storm at home in NO and hasn't been heard from. Hope he's okay.

Dara
09-01-2005, 08:38 PM
Here's an opinion piece (http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9158007/) about the concert and about celebs helping out in general.

Also said this:
In addition, other events are in the works, including an MTV special on Sept. 10 involving Green Day, Usher, Ludacris and Alicia Keys, and the Jerry Lewis Labor Day telethon will make a special appeal on behalf of relief efforts.

Shadow205
09-01-2005, 08:46 PM
Many celebs come through with money and time. I guess if you want to call them "pukes" and bash them, this is the time, though, before the reports of their generosity begin.

Hockeymom, there are some links in the main hurricane thread about the offers of assistance from other countries. Lots of hands from other countries are out, but they're extending them in support.
:clap: :clap: :clap: good post Dara

shopper
09-01-2005, 08:47 PM
Harry Connick Jr is from NO and he is there. He is going to take part in a concert this Friday night on the NBC stations, along with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and Leo DiCaprio.

I also read that Fats Domino decided to ride out the storm at home in NO and hasn't been heard from. Hope he's okay.

I plan to tune in tomorrow night. As you probably know, Tim McGraw is from LA and Faith Hill is from MS, and those two are the sweetest in the music biz.

You described (another thread) the same feelings I've been feeling. I've decided that anytime I get a few extra bucks, no matter how small I think it is, I will donate it to the Red Cross and just hope that combined with the millions of other people doing the same thing, it will be enough to make a difference.

Dara
09-01-2005, 08:51 PM
Lots more names here (http://msnbc.msn.com/id/9164238/)!

(Thanks, Shadow)

Shadow205
09-01-2005, 09:05 PM
Found this while looking for info on missing Fats Domino


Katrina Benefits Should Acknowledge Local Legends ("")

Before NBC, MTV or anyone else puts on a telethon to help victims of Hurricane Katrina, they might want to explore some ancillary issues. To wit: New Orleans is a city famous for its famous musicians, but many of them are missing. Missing with a capital M more at the link http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,168122,00.html

browneyes
09-01-2005, 09:30 PM
Alot of celebs and famous people don't want their donations publicized. I feel sure many will give a generous amount.

Don't forget~~it is also up to us "regular" citizens to donate what we can afford.

Many prayers to all those in need. :blowkiss:

SandyBee
09-01-2005, 09:34 PM
There are quite a few of generous celeb's out there, I'm sure they'll donate, whether we hear about it or not. Of course, there will be the stingy ones too that won't lift a finger to help but I think we have other things to worry about. I'm no celeb but I plan on donating everything I possibly can.

browneyes
09-01-2005, 09:37 PM
I'm no celeb but I plan on donating everything I possibly can.


Me too SandyBee. :blowkiss:

shopper
09-01-2005, 09:39 PM
Fats Domino, wife and children have been found, safe and alive. They had been helicoptered out!
:clap:

concernedperson
09-01-2005, 09:43 PM
Me too SandyBee. :blowkiss:

I see all the good hearts coming out tonight. I grieved for the last several days but I see the good in America. Despite all the objectionable things I see the good coming out. I am hopeful....I am hopeful.

SandyBee
09-01-2005, 09:44 PM
Just heard that Daddy Bush and Clinton are teaming up for a hurricane relief fund, as the did the tsunami victims. :dance:

SandyBee
09-01-2005, 09:45 PM
Fats Domino, wife and children have been found, safe and alive. They had been helicoptered out!
:clap:
I'm glad to hear that, thanks for the update. :)

I'm also glad to see everyday normal people helping out! No matter how bad this country is messed up at times, we've ALL got big hearts. :)

Tom'sGirl
09-01-2005, 10:01 PM
There are quite a few of generous celeb's out there, I'm sure they'll donate, whether we hear about it or not. Of course, there will be the stingy ones too that won't lift a finger to help but I think we have other things to worry about. I'm no celeb but I plan on donating everything I possibly can.Sandy,

You are right on about NOT hearing of "who's who" giving to the Hurricaine Relief Fund made public, doesn't mean they haven't donated.

Not all celebs need to be in the spotlight like some who go to a foreign countries just for the publicity.

As far a Jerry Lewis, he's NOT donating his money, but rather from the MS Fund.

I personally donated online to American Red Cross yesterday and today my 86 year old mom asked me to donate what she could afford also.

Casshew
09-01-2005, 10:03 PM
As far a Jerry Lewis, he's NOT donating his money, but rather from the MS Fund.

MD not MS

Tom'sGirl
09-01-2005, 10:19 PM
MD not MS
Right, thanks for the correction...........my bad!

lorann
09-01-2005, 11:02 PM
John Mellencamp will be performing in one of the concerts. He always does. He is from a small town near here and always shows up around here to help with everything. That's why I always liked "I was born in a small town".

Nore
09-01-2005, 11:12 PM
Me too SandyBee. :blowkiss:
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Me too!! Angel Hugs to Noah xoxo

CarolinaGirl
09-01-2005, 11:41 PM
Last night five mom's (including myself) and their children held a local lemonade stand in our neighborhood, to raise money for the hurricane victims. It was an excellent way to help out and to teach our children about charity and reaching out to people in need.

Here is the really good news ... We raised $521.47 in three hours.

We are donating every penny to the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund. I am still amazed that we raised so much selling lemonade from 4:00-7:00 last night. We even had people drive by and tell us they didn't have money, but they would come back. I was amazed at how many actually came back to make a donation!!!

(I have to say, we thought we were going to get most of our traffic from people coming home from work. Instead, most people were rushing to the gas stations to get gas. The gas shortage here in Charlotte actually helped our cause a bit.)

kato
09-02-2005, 09:16 AM
I think Oprah could afford a few hundred million too!

Yeah, she needs to shell out some big bucks. Bill Gates also.

Dara
09-02-2005, 09:20 AM
Celine Dion pledged a million. The CEO of Harrah's matched that. Harrah's is also going to pay it's employees for the next three months (I assume that means even though the casino won't be open, workers will be paid).

Report from New England Cable News Network

txsvicki
09-02-2005, 09:42 AM
Fats Domino, wife and children have been found, safe and alive. They had been helicoptered out!
:clap:


Okay, I am very glad that someone, anyone has been gotten out of that hell hole. What I wondered yesterday when I saw the pic of Fats being taken out is how can his helicopter get into the area to get him out but why didn't some of these stars send in their own helicopters to drop water to the people who have died of dehydration?? I know money and donations are needed for the long term and to help replenish funds for Red Cross but immediate critical help was and is still needed. Canada offered to send in water but was refused. The New Orleans city disaster official, the mayor, police, etc have issued desperate cries for help. No one had even seen a FEMA official. The mayor was having to go so far as to issue a SOS to the media !If they were afraid of being shot, then drop the water bottles from the sky, like one lady said.

Marthatex
09-02-2005, 10:17 AM
Bill Gates already gives to many major charities and endeavors; hopefully he can channel one of those into this. He is a great giver.

That's great about Celine. I'm sure many celebreties do not publicize what they give.

Marthatex
09-02-2005, 10:27 AM
I think Oprah could afford a few hundred million too!

She definitely should give alot. Morgan Freeman! He could be a great spokesman for this (per CNN article).

I'd say if they already have a show together for Friday that that was FAST. These guys are great. Everyone loved New Orleans, and so many will give. I would only bash the ones who dont give (Britney, don't you want donate some of your pretty baby clothes, aw, you can get new ones....).

Everyone is still just kind of thinking what to do. The real tragedy has been our UN-rapid response. There are lives to save, messes to clean up, people hungry. The money won't help the damage already done but it will help rebuild eventually and feed the refugees.

kato
09-02-2005, 10:30 AM
She definitely should give alot. Morgan Freeman! He could be a great spokesman for this (per CNN article).

I'd say if they already have a show together for Friday that that was FAST. These guys are great. Everyone loved New Orleans, and so many will give. I would only bash the ones who dont give (Britney, don't you want donate some of your pretty baby clothes, aw, you can get new ones....).

Everyone is still just kind of thinking what to do. The real tragedy has been our UN-rapid response. There are lives to save, messes to clean up, people hungry. The money won't help the damage already done but it will help rebuild eventually and feed the refugees.

Morgan was making the morning talk show rounds earlier today. He has a home and family in MS.

Marthatex
09-02-2005, 10:36 AM
They just said on Fox that Jerry Lewis will donate $1mill from the telethon this weekend. That is very nice. I was thinking about his telethon this weekend. Wondering if that with the timing, that his MDA donations won't be down a lot because of the hurricane coverage, etc. Just another victim, so to speak.

P.S. I would like to see Paris Hilton donate a few $$$$!

The most sickening thing in People Magazine this week was the spread on "Yachts" - it showed about 10 celebreties and which Yacht they were eyeing to buy. Yachts are the "trend" now.

I mean these people are not with the times; don't they know the poverty level is up for 5 years in a row, the middle class is stagnant?

I'm sick of it too, and not just among movie stars either. Didn't we learn anything from 9-11 about what's really important? Guess not.

At least Angelina is adopting; but I'm sick of her also - it's overkill. Well let's get up on a table and Dance - Angelina hugged her baby and she SUCH a good mother. Blah. Well guess, what, I took good care of my babies too and no body gave me a designer dress or put me on the cover of anything. :furious: :furious:

Dara
09-02-2005, 10:51 AM
Here's a little more (http://www.un.org/works/goingon/refugees/angelina_story.html) on Jolie. Maybe Britney Spears' Foundation (http://www.britneyspears.com/foundation-bsf.php), which benefits children, will help.

I'm no celeb worshiper, but I've had dealings with celebs in the charity arena, and many are generous. Some aren't, but I guess you can say that of any group.

Maybe they should all give up their yachts and huge houses. I'm a pretty charitable person, but I could drop cable TV and use generic products (no more Clinique for me), but I don't. I give what I can, but I live in a way that's comfortable for me. Most of us could do more, but many of us just do what we can. Some of us do nothing. And like celebs I doubt everyone knows about every charitable act we make.

T'sNana
09-02-2005, 11:40 AM
The most sickening thing in People Magazine this week was the spread on "Yachts" - it showed about 10 celebreties and which Yacht they were eyeing to buy. Yachts are the "trend" now.

I mean these people are not with the times; don't they know the poverty level is up for 5 years in a row, the middle class is stagnant?

I'm sick of it too, and not just among movie stars either. Didn't we learn anything from 9-11 about what's really important? Guess not.

At least Angelina is adopting; but I'm sick of her also - it's overkill. Well let's get up on a table and Dance - Angelina hugged her baby and she SUCH a good mother. Blah. Well guess, what, I took good care of my babies too and no body gave me a designer dress or put me on the cover of anything. :furious: :furious: Exactly!!!! And many of us did it with little or no money!!

SieSie
09-02-2005, 05:53 PM
Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,168240,00.html)

New Orleans native Ellen DeGeneres is coming through for her hometown. She and her talk show's distributor, Warner Bros. Entertainment, have pledged $1.5 million to the Red Cross for victims of Hurricane Katrina....

more at link

bulletgirl2002
09-02-2005, 08:03 PM
Last night five mom's (including myself) and their children held a local lemonade stand in our neighborhood, to raise money for the hurricane victims. It was an excellent way to help out and to teach our children about charity and reaching out to people in need.

Here is the really good news ... We raised $521.47 in three hours.

We are donating every penny to the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund. I am still amazed that we raised so much selling lemonade from 4:00-7:00 last night. We even had people drive by and tell us they didn't have money, but they would come back. I was amazed at how many actually came back to make a donation!!!


That is so wonderful!!!

shopper
09-02-2005, 08:05 PM
Anyone watching the Concert for Hurricane Relief on NBC? Harry Connick and a jazz band...awesome.

Just the kind of music you hear on the streets in NO. Very sad now, but happy too.

Dara
09-02-2005, 08:39 PM
I am. Aaron Neville is one of my favorite singers, and he sounded angelic, as usual.

I don't know how Harry Connick Jr is singing (and sounds good). He can barely speak. He's either been crying or trying not to for a long time. Probably been without sleep, too.I give him so much credit for going to the convention center.

shopper
09-02-2005, 08:44 PM
I am. Aaron Neville is one of my favorite singers, and he sounded angelic, as usual.

I don't know how Harry Connick Jr is singing (and sounds good). He can barely speak. He's either been crying or trying not to for a long time. Probably been without sleep, too.I give him so much credit for going to the convention center.

I just hope that Harry Connick and that jazz band (which includes Wynton Marsalis) plays "When the Saints Go Marching In"...it wouldn't be a jazz band without it.

BTW, Aaron Neville has a great Christmas CD too, check it out if/when you buy Harry's! My favorite on it is "Such a Night".

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000C23E4/qid=1125708228/sr=1-8/ref=sr_1_8/103-9399378-0735050?v=glance&s=music

Dara
09-02-2005, 08:48 PM
I just hope that Harry Connick and that jazz band (which includes Wynton Marsalis) plays "When the Saints Go Marching In"...it wouldn't be a jazz band without it.

BTW, Aaron Neville has a great Christmas CD too, check it out if/when you buy Harry's! My favorite on it is "Such a Night".

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000C23E4/qid=1125708228/sr=1-8/ref=sr_1_8/103-9399378-0735050?v=glance&s=music
I have it! It's fantastic! I saw him do songs from it live (get this) in a show with Nancy Kerrigan skating (it was surreal). I think everyone else was there for Nancy Kerrigan and I was going insane over Aaron Neville. He kept waving to me! I heard him sing Ave Maria and it was the single most beautiful vocal performance I've ever heard.

Tom'sGirl
09-02-2005, 08:50 PM
I am. Aaron Neville is one of my favorite singers, and he sounded angelic, as usual.

I don't know how Harry Connick Jr is singing (and sounds good). He can barely speak. He's either been crying or trying not to for a long time. Probably been without sleep, too.I give him so much credit for going to the convention center.
I have to wait another couple of hours as it doesn't air out here on the west coast until 8 p.m.

Harry's voice has been hoarse for the past few days I've noticed when I've seen him on the tube walking the streets of NO.

Dara
09-02-2005, 08:51 PM
BTW, happen to catch Kanye West's comments? Looked like Mike Myers was going to pass out. And Chris Tucker looked shocked, too. I'm guessing they weren't scripted.

Dara
09-02-2005, 08:52 PM
I have to wait another couple of hours as it doesn't air out here on the west coast until 8 p.m.

Harry's voice has been hoarse for the past few days I've noticed when I've seen him on the tube walking the streets of NO.
Tom'sGirl, can you do me a favor? Can you tell me what Kanye West says? He blasted Bush. I think he actually said, "Bush hates black people." I want to see if they let that through on rebroadcasts.

Tom'sGirl
09-02-2005, 08:54 PM
BTW, happen to catch Kanye West's comments? Looked like Mike Myers was going to pass out. And Chris Tucker looked shocked, too. I'm guessing they weren't scripted.
I sure will Dara, won't even answer the phone while it's on.

Dara
09-02-2005, 08:55 PM
I sure will Dara, won't even answer the phone while it's on.
Thank you!

(You might want to keep Kleenex handy, though you probably know that already)

shopper
09-02-2005, 08:56 PM
BTW, happen to catch Kanye West's comments? Looked like Mike Myers was going to pass out. And Chris Tucker looked shocked, too. I'm guessing they weren't scripted.

LOL, yeah Mike's face was pretty pinched wasn't it?

Kanye's comments were out of line for that program, there is a place for that and I think the concert should be for uplifting and getting people to feel good about giving.

shopper
09-02-2005, 08:57 PM
I have it! It's fantastic! I saw him do songs from it live (get this) in a show with Nancy Kerrigan skating (it was surreal). I think everyone else was there for Nancy Kerrigan and I was going insane over Aaron Neville. He kept waving to me! I heard him sing Ave Maria and it was the single most beautiful vocal performance I've ever heard.

That's cool!

Dara
09-02-2005, 08:59 PM
LOL, yeah Mike's face was pretty pinched wasn't it?

Kanye's comments were out of line for that program, there is a place for that and I think the concert should be for uplifting and getting people to feel good about giving.
I agree. I give him some slack for being upset, but it was so uncomfortable and could have alienated viewers (plus, they only had a hour).

Both of Harry's daughters are beautiful, but one is a little female Harry! So cute.

Tom'sGirl
09-02-2005, 09:01 PM
Thank you!

(You might want to keep Kleenex handy, though you probably know that already)
Oh, I will. I've cried so many times this week and the music they play sometimes just makes it worse.

I was watching late the other night and the song "Bridge over Troubled Waters" while you saw the pitiful scenes and film clips.........this situation is more than sad, it's like a very bad dream and I don't even live in the areas struck.

shopper
09-02-2005, 09:02 PM
I agree. I give him some slack for being upset, but it was so uncomfortable and could have alienated viewers (plus, they only had a hour).

Both of Harry's daughters are beautiful, but one is a little female Harry! So cute.

She sure is, I could tell right away that the little one is his daughter. (the other one too, but the little one is his clone)

I know, Kanye is just mad and I'm not slamming him. It's not funny but thinking about the look on Mike Meyer's face is cracking me up.

Dara
09-02-2005, 09:06 PM
She sure is, I could tell right away that the little one is his daughter. (the other one too, but the little one is his clone)

I know, Kanye is just mad and I'm not slamming him. It's not funny but thinking about the look on Mike Meyer's face is cracking me up.
Me, too. Chris Tucker's, too. Or I was projecting. Our jaws were hanging.

Tom'sGirl
09-02-2005, 09:22 PM
Me, too. Chris Tucker's, too. Or I was projecting. Our jaws were hanging.
Well now I can hardly wait to hear what he said (if they don't edit it).

Kanye is bit off the wall anyway, probably still mad that Suge Knight got shot at his party.

Dara
09-03-2005, 10:51 AM
Tom'sGirl, can you do me a favor? Can you tell me what Kanye West says? He blasted Bush. I think he actually said, "Bush hates black people." I want to see if they let that through on rebroadcasts.
Oops. I saw the tape on Fox this morning. West said, "Bush doesn't care about black people."

Tom'sGirl
09-03-2005, 10:27 PM
Oops. I saw the tape on Fox this morning. West said, "Bush doesn't care about black people."
Hi Dara, I said I'd let you know what was aired out here last night but haven't been online since last night when I watched the show.

They deleted all of what others must have seen and heard by the time it was re-broadcast out here.

When Myers and West were at the mic and Kayne started getting wayyyyyyy off topic and it got to the "now they're shooting us" (or something to that effect) that was the end!, clip, cut, on the floor.

It was funny however when Matt mentioned at the end of the show how some views were given and unless one knew like I did from reading it here I wouldn't have known what the heck he was talking about.

Maybe I'll see the entire thing on Access Holloywood or one of the other stupid ego shows.

Dara
09-03-2005, 10:35 PM
Thank you so much, Tom'sGirl. I found you a clip (http://media.putfile.com/Kanye79), if you want. If you watch it purely for the expressions of Mike Myers and Chris Tucker, it's funny. However, in context, not so much. I figured they would edit it.

Tom'sGirl
09-03-2005, 10:59 PM
Thank you so much, Tom'sGirl. I found you a clip (http://media.putfile.com/Kanye79), if you want. If you watch it purely for the expressions of Mike Myers and Chris Tucker, it's funny. However, in context, not so much. I figured they would edit it.
You're a sweetie Dara.

Dara
09-04-2005, 01:07 AM
My pleasure, Tom'sGirl. My husband woke me up to see Eric Clapton on CNN. He sang "Broken Hearted," a beautiful song.



When the wind blows down this hard,
Many a bond is broken.
See the water lie on the ground
From where the heavens opened.


Lord, how will you get through this night
With your dreams departed?
And who alone will comfort you?
Only the broken hearted.

Dara
09-04-2005, 10:13 AM
It would be hard for us to keep a list of celebs who give, since the response is overwhelming from celebs and us regular old folkds, and we'll never know about the ones who did so privately, but every so often I like to add a name:


Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong and his namesake cancer survivorship foundation will donate $500,000 to help cancer victims displaced by Hurricane Katrina get treatment.
Yahoo News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050903/ap_on_sp_ot/katrina_armstrong_donation)

Tom'sGirl
09-04-2005, 03:21 PM
My pleasure, Tom'sGirl. My husband woke me up to see Eric Clapton on CNN. He sang "Broken Hearted," a beautiful song.Dara, I was over at my mom's apt. yesterday and waited to see the airing which came on out here and 5:00 p.m. and it was supposed to also be aired again.

Eric Clapton is the bomb, and always has been one of my all time favorites even from the radical years :woohoo:

rollerbladr123
09-04-2005, 04:27 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050904/ts_alt_afp/usweathercelebrities_050904195241Stars Celine Dion, Harry Connick brand N. Orleans suffering unacceptable

Quote 1 LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Diva Celine Dion and crooner Harry Connick Junior have rounded on US authorities over the slow response to the effort to rescue victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans

Quote 2 Singer and actor Connick, who hails from New Orleans and visited the stricken city last week, said he was horrified by the sight of the scores of bodies, including that of an old woman in chairs in the convention center.
"That woman was born a long time ago, and she died on the street like an animal essentially. And this is the United States. You know, this is New Orleans," he said.

more at link....

GonzoReiter
09-04-2005, 04:39 PM
Americans (and others) Aiding Americans (http://blog.simmins.org/katrina/ameraidamer.html#T)

Dara
09-04-2005, 04:55 PM
Dara, I was over at my mom's apt. yesterday and waited to see the airing which came on out here and 5:00 p.m. and it was supposed to also be aired again.

Eric Clapton is the bomb, and always has been one of my all time favorites even from the radical years :woohoo:
I looooove him. He's donating the guitar he's playing to Marsalis' Katrina relief auction. My husband knew I needed sleep but he knows how much I love EC! Oh, and John Mayer was there, too.

If you miss it on CNN, you can catch it here (http://guide.real.com/dir/news/other/7604190_eric_clapton_and_john_mayer.html). I watched it again and just like last night, I had tears streaming down my face. Those lyrics...

(I hesitated posting the link because when CNN aired it, they had a crawl that told you where you could donate, which might encourage some peopoe. But it's on the official Real Player site, so I assume it's legal and CNN gave permission and because, frankly, anyone who wants to give and has the resources has or will no matter what).

Bobbisangel
09-05-2005, 04:46 AM
BTW, happen to catch Kanye West's comments? Looked like Mike Myers was going to pass out. And Chris Tucker looked shocked, too. I'm guessing they weren't scripted.


My face probably looked like theirs!! No, I don't think that was scripted. I guess he just felt the need to say how he felt and he did it. No one was expecting that :eek:

Dara
09-05-2005, 10:30 PM
Again, there are too many celebs to name who are helping but I love that Macy Gray's been handing out supplies at the Astrodome. Oprah's been there, too. Among others.

Tom'sGirl
09-05-2005, 10:37 PM
Again, there are too many celebs to name who are helping but I love that Macy Gray's been handing out supplies at the Astrodome. Oprah's been there, too. Among others.
You know Dara, I have mixed emotions about so many celebs showing up with their camera crews walking around the rubble a week later, and I love Oprah.

Dara
09-05-2005, 10:45 PM
You know Dara, I have mixed emotions about so many celebs showing up with their camera crews walking around the rubble a week later, and I love Oprah.
Yeah, I threw her name in because, well, she was there. But Macy seems to have just shown up ready to work and not asking for attention. I did see her do a brief interview on CNN, but she looked beat. I was glad she was sitting; she looked like she needed a break! I could be wrong, but she seems to be there for the evacuees and not herself. At least I don't think she brought her own camera crew.

Tom'sGirl
09-05-2005, 10:51 PM
Yeah, I threw her name in because, well, she was there. But Macy seems to have just shown up ready to work and not asking for attention. I did see her do a brief interview on CNN, but she looked beat. I was glad she was sitting; she looked like she needed a break! I could be wrong, but she seems to be there for the evacuees and not herself. At least I don't think she brought her own camera crew.
I agree with you about Macy, getting her hands on the situation and helping physically.

Dara
09-05-2005, 10:54 PM
I agree with you about Macy, getting her hands on the situation and helping physically.
Since you already expressed a little cynicsim about some of the celebs, I can share this. My friend was over and of course, I had on the news. They showed Dr. Phil and had a caption like "Dr. Phil meets with evacuees." We said, almost at the same time "Haven't they suffered enough?"

Then we felt bad. Kinda.

Seriously, though, I hope he does help them. He has his moments, and maybe he really does want to help.

Tom'sGirl
09-05-2005, 11:12 PM
Since you already expressed a little cynicsim about some of the celebs, I can share this. My friend was over and of course, I had on the news. They showed Dr. Phil and had a caption like "Dr. Phil meets with evacuees." We said, almost at the same time "Haven't they suffered enough?"

Then we felt bad. Kinda.

Seriously, though, I hope he does help them. He has his moments, and maybe he really does want to help.
LOL.....I saw him on the news I think last night and he said he was so proud of his fellow Texans. Then I thought, well gee, you could rent out a big hotel to house some of these poor people yourself, you're a Texan.

I am so cynical about most celebs, for personal reasons. I see them dish out Turkey at the Los Angeles Mission to the homeless at Thanksgiving time for a couple of hours, get the photo op over with, then go home to thier elaborate affairs.

I feel this way, when one of them give their OWN PERSONAL MONEY, I thank them. BUT MOST give what their sponsors donate to them.

Dara
09-05-2005, 11:21 PM
LOL.....I saw him on the news I think last night and he said he was so proud of his fellow Texans. Then I thought, well gee, you could rent out a big hotel to house some of these poor people yourself, you're a Texan.

I am so cynical about most celebs, for personal reasons. I see them dish out Turkey at the Los Angeles Mission to the homeless at Thanksgiving time for a couple of hours, get the photo op over with, then go home to thier elaborate affairs.

I feel this way, when one of them give their OWN PERSONAL MONEY, I thank them. BUT MOST give what their sponsors donate to them.
I've done a lot of work with various charities, some with celebs, some with regular people. And I think in both camps, there are people who give time and/or money for a variety of reasons. (Not that I'm telling you anything you don't know). Celebs, I think, are often damned if they do, damned if they don't. If they do their good works in public, they're attention-seeking; if they do them in private, people often assume they're not doing them. But I've known some celebs that were so generous it was beautiful, and some regular folks who'll make you kiss their butts for a penny.

I surprised myself by having an immediate, almost visceral negative reaction to seeing Oprah there. And I only saw her for a few seconds, and I've always thought she is a great humanitarian. She seems completely color-blind, and I've always felt she genuinely wanted to make the world a better place. I was so puzzled by my reaction. I can't figure it out. Maybe it's some kind of disgust by association with Tom Cruise. But she just had him on the show; she didn't make him act like an idiot. Why did I react badly to Oprah? [Church Lady voice]Could it be thetans?[/Church Lady voice]

Tom'sGirl
09-05-2005, 11:30 PM
I was so puzzled by my reaction. I can't figure it out. Maybe it's some kind of disgust by association with Tom Cruise. But she just had him on the show; she didn't make him act like an idiot. Why did I react badly to Oprah? [Church Lady voice]Could it be thetans?[/Church Lady voice]
:laugh: Church Lady Voice.....just struck my funny bone for some reason.

vanillasky
09-05-2005, 11:33 PM
:blowkiss:

FULL STORY: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/050905/1/3uqmr.html


Actor, pilot John Travolta delivers food, vaccines to Katrina victims

Actor John Travolta and his wife, actress Kelly Preston, flew in their own private jet to deliver five tons of food for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Travolta, an experienced pilot, flew the supplies to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, then toured the flooded city of New Orleans and visited rescue workers and shelters for evacuees. The two movie stars also brought along 400 doses of tetanus vaccines for rescuers.

The star of "Saturday Night Fever" and "Pulp Fiction" told AFP he was coordinating with Oprah Winfrey to get even more relief for the more than a million people affected by one of the worst storms in US history.

"That's our job today," he said. "We're hoping this time we're effective."

At the Jefferson Parish sheriff's command center, the two stars posed for pictures and thanked Church of Scientology volunteers administering tetanus shots to rescue workers. Both actors are Scientologists.

At one point, Travolta, 51, spoke quietly with Jefferson Parish Sheriff Harry Lee, then embraced him. Preston, 42, followed suit, with tears in her eyes.

"They've had such great loss," she said.

Travolta is the latest in a stream of sports, literary and entertainment celebrities to reach out to the victims of Katrina, the worst-ever storm to hit the United States.

Others, such as Canadian diva Celine Dion, rapper Kanye West and crooner Harry Connick Jr, a New Orleans native, have been harshly critical of government responses to the disaster.

Travolta declined to join in the criticism, saying he had seen both good and bad. :)

Tom'sGirl
09-05-2005, 11:43 PM
:blowkiss:

FULL STORY: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/050905/1/3uqmr.html


Actor, pilot John Travolta delivers food, vaccines to Katrina victims

Actor John Travolta and his wife, actress Kelly Preston, flew in their own private jet to deliver five tons of food for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Travolta, an experienced pilot, flew the supplies to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, then toured the flooded city of New Orleans and visited rescue workers and shelters for evacuees. The two movie stars also brought along 400 doses of tetanus vaccines for rescuers.

The star of "Saturday Night Fever" and "Pulp Fiction" told AFP he was coordinating with Oprah Winfrey to get even more relief for the more than a million people affected by one of the worst storms in US history.

"That's our job today," he said. "We're hoping this time we're effective."

At the Jefferson Parish sheriff's command center, the two stars posed for pictures and thanked Church of Scientology volunteers administering tetanus shots to rescue workers. Both actors are Scientologists.

At one point, Travolta, 51, spoke quietly with Jefferson Parish Sheriff Harry Lee, then embraced him. Preston, 42, followed suit, with tears in her eyes.

"They've had such great loss," she said.

Travolta is the latest in a stream of sports, literary and entertainment celebrities to reach out to the victims of Katrina, the worst-ever storm to hit the United States.

Others, such as Canadian diva Celine Dion, rapper Kanye West and crooner Harry Connick Jr, a New Orleans native, have been harshly critical of government responses to the disaster.

Travolta declined to join in the criticism, saying he had seen both good and bad. :)You know, John has been on my mind since I know he has his plane right there where he lives.

More than kudos to he and Kelly..........he's such a cool guy and doesn't preach his belief in Scientology!

Dara
09-05-2005, 11:52 PM
Amazing! Tetanus vaccines! He got tetanus vaccines!

FEMA couldn't get food and water five days after a hurricane to dying people and John Travolta got tetanus vaccines there! It's great, but also surreal.

vanillasky
09-05-2005, 11:58 PM
I thought it was absolutely amazing & heartfelt ~ reading that made me cry. :blushing:

Tom'sGirl
09-06-2005, 12:08 AM
Amazing! Tetanus vaccines! He got tetanus vaccines!

FEMA couldn't get food and water five days after a hurricane to dying people and John Travolta got tetanus vaccines there! It's great, but also surreal.I saw them giving Tetnus shots to a lot of the people that were boarding planes that were being transported last night.

Most of us or our children have had one, they're good for many years, but some of those poor people I'm sure haven't even had their children innoculated with the basics.

By the way, I found this from 2004 and found it interesting, wonder if the same will give this time?

Celebs, Moguls Step Up To Plate
Jan. 4, 2004


http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/01/03/entertainment/main664478.shtml (http://<font%20color=)

Linda7NJ
09-06-2005, 01:03 AM
Travolta has class!

Tom'sGirl
09-06-2005, 01:05 AM
Travolta has class!Class and a pilots license...........even can fly the big jobbers!

Linda7NJ
09-06-2005, 01:07 AM
Class and a pilots license...........even can fly the big jobbers!
He's still pretty darn HOT too!:crazy:

Tom'sGirl
09-06-2005, 01:13 AM
He's still pretty darn HOT too!:crazy:Oh yeah........very, very much so :blushing:

BirdieBoo
09-06-2005, 01:17 AM
OMG. Speaking of Travolta, I recently saw the movie "A Love Song for Bobby Long". It was a great performance by Travolta. He played a broken alcoholic man, and he played it well. It was quite a departure for him, but done nicely.

And the movie took place in New Orleans.

I recommend it to anyone, it was a really good one.

vanillasky
09-06-2005, 01:18 AM
You can say that again!!!!!! :dance:


He's still pretty darn HOT too!:crazy:

vanillasky
09-06-2005, 01:20 AM
I'm glad you said that - I've seen it at the video store and have picked it up w/ the intent to rent it, but always put it back. I will definitely get it next time.


OMG. Speaking of Travolta, I recently saw the movie "A Love Song for Bobby Long". It was a great performance by Travolta. He played a broken alcoholic man, and he played it well. It was quite a departure for him, but done nicely.

And the movie took place in New Orleans.

I recommend it to anyone, it was a really good one.

Linda7NJ
09-06-2005, 01:20 AM
I like the one where he's a minority ( he's white but society roles are reversed ) and he experiences racism. Very thought provoking. Wish I could remember the name.


And who could forget how adorable he was in Welcome Back Kotter? Saturday Night Fever...........I better stop, I may begin breathing heavy!:silenced: LOL

vanillasky
09-06-2005, 01:22 AM
It was called White Man's Burden.

:)


And who could forget that sexy dance in Pulp Fiction? :blowkiss: *Dreamy*

I like the one where he's a minority ( he's white but society roles are reversed ) and he experiences racism. Very thought provoking. Wish I could remember the name.


And who could forget how adorable he was in Welcome Back Kotter? Saturday Night Fever...........I better stop, I may begin breathing heavy!:silenced: LOL

Tom'sGirl
09-06-2005, 01:37 AM
I like the one where he's a minority ( he's white but society roles are reversed ) and he experiences racism. Very thought provoking. Wish I could remember the name.


And who could forget how adorable he was in Welcome Back Kotter? Saturday Night Fever...........I better stop, I may begin breathing heavy!:silenced: LOL
Okay, stopped breathing heavy here myself, going to shut down for the night while the gettins good.

Tomorrow heading for Hollywood Video near me and renting 'A Love Song for Bobby Long".

Liz
09-06-2005, 02:01 AM
I thought it was absolutely amazing & heartfelt ~ reading that made me cry. :blushing:

Me, too! It's so heartwarming to hear about these generous acts of heroic proportions!


Thanks for posting it ... :blowkiss:

2luvmy
09-11-2005, 12:16 PM
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/2005/basketball/nba/09/10/shaq.katrina.ap/O'Neal-9.10.jpg

'This is the right thing to do' Shaq urges others to help out victims of Katrina
Posted: Saturday September 10, 2005 5:47PM; Updated: Saturday September 10, 2005 5:47PM

MIAMI (AP) -- Sweat dripping from his head as he worked in the midday South Florida sun, Shaquille O'Neal loaded the last item into a cavernous 18-wheel trailer and pointed to the generous stranger.

"Give the man a hug," he urged his children, who quickly obliged. "Tell him thank you."

For the last week, O'Neal and his wife have coordinated efforts to help those in Louisiana and Mississippi whose lives were ripped apart by Hurricane Katrina. And Saturday, O'Neal was on the front line, personally accepting medical items, toiletries, clothes and other items from those inclined to help.

The tractor-trailers hired by the O'Neal family are expected to begin rolling Tuesday toward Baton Rouge, La. -- where O'Neal, the Miami Heat center, attended LSU.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/basketball/nba/09/10/shaq.katrina.ap/index.html

OneLostGrl
05-30-2006, 09:28 PM
Rob Thomas and his band, Matchbox Twenty, have donated $200,000 to raise money for, among other things, restoring music education programs in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina, it was announced Tuesday.


http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2006-05-30-matchbox-katrina_x.htm?csp=27

Nova
06-01-2006, 12:44 PM
I haven't time to read the entire thread, so forgive me if this has been mentioned, but Bravo's Celebrity Poker is spending its entire season in New Orleans and all the celebrities are playing for charities that help the area.

Not everyone has forgotten.

Jeana (DP)
06-01-2006, 12:51 PM
I haven't time to read the entire thread, so forgive me if this has been mentioned, but Bravo's Celebrity Poker is spending its entire season in New Orleans and all the celebrities are playing for charities that help the area.

Not everyone has forgotten.


I agree Nova!!! Not everyone is using it as a photo op either, so many celebs are helping without notice!!

deanws
06-01-2006, 02:53 PM
Travolta has class!
I agree! He and his wife do a lot to help others. Amazing he can do this and not stuff his religion down other people's throat. Think Tom could take a few lessons from John and Kelly? :D

deanws
06-01-2006, 02:55 PM
Rob Thomas and his band, Matchbox Twenty, have donated $200,000 to raise money for, among other things, restoring music education programs in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina, it was announced Tuesday.


http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2006-05-30-matchbox-katrina_x.htm?csp=27
Good deal!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: