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Folk Star Sosa Dead

Argentine folk star MERCEDES SOSA has lost her battle with ill heath and died in Buenos Aires.The 74 year old was admitted to the Trinidad Clinic in Palermo on 20 September (09) after suffering heart...

Gomez Sets $1 Million Unicef Goal

Singer/actress SELENA GOMEZ aims to raise $1 million (£666,670) for the United Nations Children's Fund by the end of 2009.The Disney star was appointed an ambassador for the charity last month (Sep09) after lending her...

Celeb Portraits Raise Cash For Unicef

Portraits of stars including EVA LONGORIA PARKER, EMILY BLUNT and SIENNA MILLER have raised $224,000 (£149,000) for UNICEF.The Desperate Housewives star and actress Blunt's portraits had the highest price tag, selling for $30,000 (£20,000) each...

Farrow Heads To Africa

Campaigning Hollywood star MIA FARROW is heading to Africa to visit refugees uprooted by conflict.Farrow, a longtime spokesperson for those affected by conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan, is turning her attention to other...

Styler Launches Water Campaign For The Amazon

STING's actress wife TRUDIE STYLER is spearheading a new campaign to get clean drinking water to rainforest tribespeople who are dying of thirst in South America.Styler recently visited natives whose water supply has been polluted...

Gomez Gifted With Traditional Ghanaian Outfit

Disney star SELENA GOMEZ has a very special souvenir to remember her recent trip to Africa as a new UNICEF ambassador - she was presented with a handmade traditional outfit from Ghanaian tribeswomen.The teenage singer/actress...

Gomez Made Unicef Ambassador

Disney singer/actress SELENA GOMEZ has been appointed an ambassador of the United Nations Children's Fund.The teenage star joined forces with UNICEF last year (08), speaking out on issues such as children's rights, and now she...

Watson Not Designing Clothing Range

HARRY POTTER star EMMA WATSON has brushed off reports she's designing her own clothing range.The actress was reportedly in talks to launch her own fashion line for teenagers, with proceeds going to children's charity UNICEF,...

Watson 'To Design Fashion Line'

HARRY POTTER star EMMA WATSON is putting her fashion know-how to good use as she tries her hand at designing a clothing range.The stylish actress was unveiled earlier this month (Jun09) as the new face...

Moore Demands End To Child Sex Abuse

Former JAMES BOND star SIR ROGER MOORE has demanded officials around the world put a stop to the sexual exploitation of children - by pursuing paedophiles across international borders.The 81 year old was speaking in...

Hayek, Thurman & Messing Saluted As Charity Mums

SALMA HAYEK, UMA THURMAN and DEBRA MESSING are among the hard-working mums who will be honoured for their charitable efforts at the third annual Cookie magazine awards. The film stars will be among seven mothers celebrated...

Grieving Redgrave's Charity Performance Rescheduled

Bereaved actress VANESSA REDGRAVE has pushed back a planned appearance in a charity theatre show following the death of her daughter NATASHA RICHARDSON. The acting great was scheduled to star in a performance of The Year...

Clooney & Farrow Step Up Darfur Aid Campaign

Hollywood activists GEORGE CLOONEY and MIA FARROW are stepping up their campaigns to publicise the plight of refugees in the Sudan with a series of visits to the country's war torn Darfur region. Clooney has been...

Neeson Planning To Return To Unicef To Fight Sex Trade

Irish movie star LIAM NEESON is considering a return as a UNICEF ambassador - because he wants to fight the sex slave epidemic.The actor quit as an UNICEF ambassador for Ireland because he feared people...

Hayek Suckled Another Mum's Sick Baby

SALMA HAYEK is so fond of breastfeeding she suckled the starving child of a woman who couldn't express milk during a recent trip to Sierra Leone. The actress, who told the Huffington Post website last year...

Madden + Richie To Light Up Christmas In Beverly Hills

GOOD CHARLOTTE star JOEL MADDEN and his girlfriend NICOLE RICHIE will flip the switch on Los Angeles shopping mecca Rodeo Drive's Christmas lights. The couple will be the special guests at the UNICEF + City...

Rihanna Is New Face Of Gucci's Unicef Range

R+B star RIHANNA has been unveiled as the spokesmodel for fashion house Gucci's new campaign for The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The Umbrella hitmaker will front the Italian designer's Tattoo Heart range of products....

Moore Honoured In France

SIR ROGER MOORE was awarded one of France's highest honours during a ceremony in Paris on Tuesday (28Oct08). The former James Bond star was presented with the Order of Arts and Letters by French Culture...

Gomez Named Unicef Spokesperson

Teen star SELENA GOMEZ has been named a spokesperson for children's charity UNICEF's 2008 Trick-or-Treat campaign. The initiative, which coincides with Hallowe'en, hopes to encourage children to help kids worse off than them around the...

Hayek Leads Tetanus Campaign

SALMA HAYEK is leading a new UNICEF campaign aimed at helping young African mums fight tetanus. The actress, a new mum, was so moved by the efforts teenagers are taking to stay healthy on a...

Liu Takes Off To Paris To Learn French For Charity Missions

CHARLIE'S ANGELS star LUCY LIU spent time in France before landing a role in TV drama DIRTY SEXY MONEY - so she could learn the language. The actress felt compelled to learn French after visiting...

Cyrus + Alba Lead Female Charity Drive

MILEY CYRUS, JESSICA ALBA, MISCHA BARTON and VANESSA HUDGENS are among a host of female celebrities who have designed T-shirts for their favourite charities. The ladies have all created her own 'Spread the Love' T-shirt...

Rihanna Takes On Gucci For Charity

R+B singer RIHANNA has become the new face of fashion house Gucci - as part of a charity campaign. The Umbrella hitmaker has been named as the spokeswoman for the company's new scheme with UNICEF...

Martin Launches Human Rights Hotline

Puerto Rican pop star RICKY MARTIN hit the streets of Washington D.C. earlier this week (29Apr08) to raise awareness for his anti-trafficking hotline. Through his own Ricky Martin Foundation, the UNICEF goodwill ambassador has launched...

Shakira Heaps Praise On U.k. Leader Brown

Latina superstar SHAKIRA has praised British Prime Minster GORDON BROWN for his plans to improve education in the developing world. The 31-year-old singer and the leader held a telephone conference with World Bank president Robert...

Liu: 'Pay For Tap Water To Help African Kids'

KILL BILL star LUCY LIU is calling on Americans to pay $1 (50 pence) for tap water in restaurants to help save children's lives in Africa. Liu, a United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) ambassador, has...

Liu's 'Terrifying' Mid-air Experience

Actress LUCY LIU was left terrified during a recent flight when a drunk man charged down the plane towards the cockpit. Liu was returning to the U.S. from Cote d'Ivoire in Africa, where the United...

Leoni Launches Unicef Chemical Awareness Project

Actress TEA LEONI has launched a new UNICEF initiative to raise awareness of children with Agent Orange-caused disabilities in Vietnam. The Deep Impact star - and ambassador for the charity - visited families and health...

Beckham Visits Young Cancer Sufferers In China

Soccer star and humanitarian DAVID BECKHAM has visited sick children in hospital during a charity trip to China. In his role as goodwill ambassador for the United Nation Children's Fund (UNICEF), Beckham surprised young leukaemia...

Paltrow Narrates Unicef Short Film

Actress GWYNETH PALTROW has narrated a short film for United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in a bid to save newborn babies from a life with Aids. The Oscar winner offered her voice to the new...

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