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Stars Line Up For Halloween Benefit Single

23rd August 2005

SUM 41, the YEAH YEAH YEAHS, BECK, the ARCADE FIRE and SONIC YOUTH are among the acts teaming up to record upcoming charity single DO THEY KNOW IT'S HALLOWE'EN? The BAND AID-like supergroup will...

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Aiken Brought To Tears On Africa Trip

29th July 2005

AMERICAN IDOL star CLAY AIKEN was brought to tears on a recent trip to Northern Uganda, when he visited camps for thousands of displaced children. As part of his duties as a UNICEF ambassador,...

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Ricky Martin Vows To Stamp Out Arab Stereotypes

25th July 2005

Puerto Rican pop hunk RICKY MARTIN has vowed to make an effort to change the negative perception of Arabs in the Western world. As part of his trip to Jordan - his first ever...

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Mcgregor To Open Children's G8 Summit

15th June 2005

Scottish screen star EWAN McGREGOR will open the children's version of the G8 summit next month (JUL05) - the C8 summit. Kids from the world's poorest nations will join youngsters from the wealthiest...

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Arrested Development Win Hit Me Baby

7th June 2005

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT won the first heat of America's new reality TV contest HIT ME BABY 1 MORE TIME last week (02JUN05). The PEOPLE EVERYDAY rap-pop group won a $25,000 (GBP13,100) donation to their favourite...

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Spike Lee Directs Harrowing Aids Film

2nd May 2005

SPIKE LEE has joined the list of directors making short films for a new UNICEF project after agreeing to turn a harrowing script written by his siblings into a movie. The movie mogul joins...

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Celine Dion To Honour Tsunami Victims

26th April 2005

CELINE DION will dedicate the 8 May (05) performance of her Las Vegas show NEW DAY to raising money for victims of last year's (04) devastating Indian Ocean tsunami. Proceeds from the US Mother's...

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Kidman: 'Charity Is More Important Than Movies'

22nd April 2005

OSCAR-winning actress NICOLE KIDMAN insists her charity work is more important than pursuing her hugely successful acting career. The Australian star, who sported a pink wristband at last week's (14APR05) British premiere new movie...

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Chaka Chaka Joins Unicef

21st April 2005

South African singer YVONNE CHAKA CHAKA is the latest star to help the UNITED NATION'S CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF), after being named as the agency's spokeswoman for malaria in eastern and southern Africa. The I'M...

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Chan's Plea For Landmine Ban

21st April 2005

Martial arts star JACKIE CHAN has urged world leaders to enforce a global ban on landmines. UN goodwill ambassador Chan is currently touring Cambodia in search of locations to make a film on the...

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Duchovny's Girl Follows In Family's Charity Footsteps

21st April 2005

DAVID DUCHOVNY's actress wife TEA LEONI was delighted to see the couple's daughter has picked up her family's passion for charity after she set up a lemonade stand to raise funds for tsunami relief....

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Liu Humbled By Unicef Trip To Lesotho

20th April 2005

CHARLIE'S ANGELS star LUCY LIU has just returned from impoverished Lesotho in southern Africa on her first mission as children's charity UNICEF's latest celebrity ambassador. The actress admits she was humbled by the experience,...

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Valderrama Jets To Japan To Party With Moore

19th April 2005

Actor WILMER VALDERRAMA proved he remains devoted to his exgirlfriend MANDY MOORE, when he flew all the way to Japan to celebrate her 21st birthday with her. The singer and actress, who welcomed her...

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Agnes Chan Visits War-torn Darfur

18th April 2005

Singer AGNES CHAN is urging her fellow Japanese citizens to donate money to Sudan's war-torn Darfur region - after meeting victims displaced by over two years of conflict between government forces and ethnic minority rebels...

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Bjork Left Charity Single In Fans' Hands

5th April 2005

Icelandic singer BJORK invited her fans to remix hit 1995 single ARMY OF ME to raise funds for the UNITED NATION'S CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF) - and she was overwhelmed by the response she received....

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Aiken Visits Tsunami Victims

25th March 2005

AMERICAN IDOL runner-up CLAY AIKEN flew to south-east Asia earlier this month (MAR05) to visit children affected by 26 December's (04) devastating Indian Ocean tsunami. The 26-year-old INVISIBLE singer, who became a UNICEF ambassador...

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Jolie Brought Down To Earth By Sierra Leone Refugees

11th March 2005

ANGELINA JOLIE giggles about her status as a Hollywood superstar when she visits poverty-stricken women in far flung places around the globe - because many of them don't know what an actress is. The...

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Jolie Upset By Judging Americans

11th March 2005

ANGELINA JOLIE is often appalled and upset by her fellow Americans' thoughts about foreign countries - because they reprimand her for taking her son to supposed trouble spots. The actress and UNICEF ambassador was...

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Grammy Charity Song Debuts High

24th February 2005

The star-studded tsunami-relief charity single, recorded live at the GRAMMY AWARDS, has become the highest BILLBOARD chart debut of 2005 after crashing into the new Hot 100 list at number 22. The version of...

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Mcgregor Wants To Motorcycle Through Africa

6th February 2005

EWAN McGREGOR is to embark on another long-trek motorcycle journey - this time through Africa. The TRAINSPOTTING actor and friend CHARLEY BOORMAN want to ride across the continent - six months after their...

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Clinton Launches Tsunami Relief Total Request Live

4th February 2005

Former US President BILL CLINTON introduced a special edition of MTV show TOTAL REQUEST LIVE (TRL) on TV yesterday (03JAN05) - to thank young Americans who have donated money to the victims of the south...

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Macpherson Promotes Breast-feeding At Hospital

20th January 2005

Mother-of-two ELLE MacPHERSON visited a hospital maternity ward yesterday (19JAN05) to promote breast-feeding for UNICEF (THE UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND). The Australian supermodel was shown around the maternity section of the Royal Durham Hospital...

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Nemcova: 'I've Not Profitted From Tsunami Injuries'

17th January 2005

Supermodel PETRA NEMCOVA has hit out at reports she was paid $1.5 million (GBP790,000) by an American magazine to pose for pictures while laying injured in a Thai hospital. The Czech catwalk queen broke...

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Ricky Martin Appeals To Celebs To Help Tsunami Victims

13th January 2005

Latino hunk RICKY MARTIN has travelled to Thailand to tour the beaches ruined by the 26 December (04) tsunami, as part of an appeal to celebrities to help victims of the disaster. The UNITED...

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Celine Plans Special Show For Tsunami Victims

13th January 2005

Generous CELINE DION is giving the proceeds from one special Las Vegas, Nevada, show to UNICEF's tsunami relief effort in south east Asia. The Canadian singer will hand over what she hopes will be...

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Bjork To Release Remixes Of Decade-old Track For Charity

12th January 2005

Singer BJORK is releasing multiple remixes of her 10-year-old track ARMY OF ME to raise cash for the UNITED NATION'S CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF). The Icelandic star has decided to revive the song, taken from...

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Liu Donates $200,000 To Tsunami Appeal

12th January 2005

Movie beauty LUCY LIU has donated $200,000 (GBP105,000) to the victims of last month's (26DEC04) Indian Ocean tsunami. The CHARLIE'S ANGELS star, 36, was "inspired" by Egyptian millionaire MOHAMED AL FAYED's generous donation to...

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Nelson Raises Hordes Of Cash At Tsunami Aid Concert

11th January 2005

LATEST: Country star WILLIE NELSON is elated after raising $75,000 (GBP39,473) for victims of the 26 December (04) tsunami tragedy during his charity show in Texas. Nelson and his fellow performers' show at the...

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Beckham Heads Tsunami Appeal

10th January 2005

LATEST: Soccer superstar DAVID BECKHAM will front a worldwide appeal to raise money for children affected by last month's (26DEC04) devastating tsunami in South East Asia. The 29-year-old, a hero to millions in the...

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Kidman Heading To Indonesia

8th January 2005

MOULIN ROUGE! star NICOLE KIDMAN and her sister ANTONIA are heading to Indonesia to aid the victims of 26 December's (04) South Asian tsunami tragedy. The Hawaii-born actress plans to jet into the country...

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