Hollywood director Steven Spielberg is donating $1.5 million (GBP798,000)
to the post-tsunami relief effort, and hopes his actions will encourage other
wealthy celebrities to do the same.
The Raiders of the Lost Ark film-maker's cash pledge will be split between
charities CARE, SAVE THE CHILDREN and Oxfam.
Generous Spielberg usually keeps his charity donations a secret, but
wanted this contribution to be announced in a bid to persuade others to donate,
his publicist says.
The news comes two days after SPEED actress Sandra Bullock revealed she's
giving $1 million (GBP526,000) to help the humanitarian crisis in south-east