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Madonna Hits Back At Charity Party Critics

Pop superstar MADONNA has hit back at critics who objected to her using the United Nations headquarters in New York to host a charity party which tied in with the launch of a new Gucci...

Madonna Shines At Charity Party

Stars including DREW BARRYMORE, TOM CRUISE and DEMI MOORE turned out for MADONNA's lavish charity party in New York on Wednesday (06Feb08) night. The event at the United Nations building, which was co-hosted by fashion...

Beckham Plays Soccer In Sierra Leone

DAVID BECKHAM has handed out free soccer lessons to starstruck children in the poverty-stricken African nation of Sierra Leone. The LA Galaxy star has jetted to the tiny West African state as part of his...

Farrow's Campaign Halted By Cambodian Police

LATEST: Actress MIA FARROW was forced to call off a campaign in Cambodia to highlight the refugee crisis in Sudan on Sunday (20Jan08), after protestors clashed with local police. The UNICEF goodwill ambassador and her...

Farrow's Dream For Dafur Barred From Cambodia

Actress MIA FARROW has been banned from campaigning outside a Cambodian prison famed for its links to the country's former ruling political party Khmer Rouge. The UNICEF goodwill ambassador has been holding Olympic-style torch-passing ceremonies...

Orlando Bloom Visits Nepal

British movie heartthrob and UNICEF International Ambassador ORLANDO BLOOM has paid a visit to a Nepalese school. The Pirates of the Caribbean star sported traditional garlands and a red 'tikka' mark on his forehead as...

Shakira Issues Plea For Help In Cyclone-hit Bangladesh

Pop superstar SHAKIRA has called for governments across the globe to help rebuild schools in cyclone-hit Bangladesh. The Colombian singer, a United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) ambassador, made an impassioned plea for help after a...

Young Farrow Dedicates Life To Human Rights

Actress/activist MIA FARROW's son RONAN SEAMUS is following in his mother's footsteps by dedicating his life to the campaign for human rights. The 20-year-old - who is the actress' biological child from her relationship with...

Farrow Attacks Sudan's 'Cruel' Leaders

Actress MIA FARROW has blasted Sudanese leaders for jailing a British schoolteacher accused of blasphemy, calling their treatment of her a typical act of "palpable insanity and cruelty". The UNICEF goodwill ambassador hopes the imprisonment...

Lennox Shocks Fans With Rude Gesture

Former Eurythmics star ANNIE Lennox shocked fans at a New York charity gig when she swore at the audience - by giving them "the finger". The singer was less than impressed with her reception at...

Macedonian Pop Star Dies

MACedonian pop star TOSE PROESKI has died following a car crash in Croatia. He was 26. The singer died almost instantly when his car collided with a truck near the town of Nova Gradiska on...

Jolie Blasts U.s. Military Spending

ANGELINA JOLIE has blasted the U.S. over Iraq, insisting the government's war expenditure could be better spent on education. The Oscar-winning actress and UN goodwill ambassador spoke out at the Clinton Global Initiative, an event...

Mcgregor Rules Out More Charity Bike Rides

Scottish actor EWAN MCGREGOR has ruled out any more charity motorbike rides - because he misses his family too much. The Star Wars actor has travelled around Europe, Mongolia, Russia, Canada and Africa on two...

Farrow Brings Torch Relay To Rwanda

LATEST: Crusading actress MIA FARROW has taken her campaign to highlight global atrocities to Rwanda, leading an Olympic-style torch relay. Farrow, a goodwill ambassador for U.N. Children's Fund UNICEF and outspoken critic of the abuses...

Farrow Lights Flame For Darfur

Crusading actress MIA FARROW has lit a symbolic torch to highlight the ongoing atrocities in western Sudan. Farrow, a goodwill ambassador for U.N. Children's Fund UNICEF and outspoken critic of the abuses taking place in...

Farrow Offers To Swap Places With 'Imprisoned' Rebel

Actress-turned-activist MIA FARROW has offered to swap places with a respected Darfur rebel in the Sudan, so he can receive much-needed medical treatment. Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) Humanitarian Coordinator Suleiman Jamous was moved without permission...

Shakira Announces Kids Campaign

SHAKIRA has unveiled a new campaign to raise $200 million (GBP100 million) for the fight against juvenile malnutrition and hunger in Latin America. The Colombian singer announced the initiative at an ALAS Foundation (Latin America...

Mcgregor Takes Time Out Of Biking For Charity Work

Scots actor EWAN MCGREGOR and his actor pal CHARLEY BOORMAN have taken time out of their epic motorcycle journey to visit a United Nation Children's Fund charity project in Ethiopia. The pair are travelling the...

Mcgregor Launches Second Motorcycle Odyssey

British actor EWAN MCGREGOR has embarked on monumental motorcycle journey from London to Cape Town, South Africa, in a bid to raise money for charity. The Star Wars star has already arrived in Italy with...

Shakira Bonds With Jolie

Latina pop star SHAKIRA has reportedly struck up a friendship with actress ANGELINA JOLIE, bonding over their anti-poverty campaigning. Shakira is a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF (United Nations' Children's Fund) and also has her own...

Redgrave: 'I Would Turn Down A Damehood'

Veteran actress VANESSA REDGRAVE would never accept a damehood from British monarch Queen Elizabeth II - because she believes the title would conflict with her role as a UNICEF ambassador. The 70-year-old political activist considers...

Redgrave: 'I Would Turn Down A Damehood'

Veteran actress VANESSA REDGRAVE would never accept a damehood from British monarch Queen Elizabeth II - because she believes the title would conflict with her role as a UNICEF ambassador. The 70-year-old political activist considers...

Farrow: 'Spielberg Could Become The Leni Riefenstahl Of Olympic Games'

Actress MIA FARROW has condemned director STEVEN SPIELBERG for aiding China's staging of the 2008 Olympic Games, warning he could become known as "the LENI RIEFENSTAHL of the Beijing Games". Farrow, a United Nations UNICEF...

Beckhams Give $1 Million To Kids Charities

Celebrity couple DAVID and VICTORIA BECKHAM have donated GBP600,000 ($1.17 million) to childrens' charities in the last four years. Twenty worthy causes are helped by the Victoria And David Beckham Children's Charity, including he United...

Farrow's Plea For Africa

LATEST: Actress MIA FARROW has launched another impassioned appeal on behalf of African victims in the over-spilling Sudan crisis. The UNICEF goodwill ambassador has just returned from a two-week visit to the Central African Republic...

Unsafe Fiennes Dubbed 'Aids Hypocrite'

RALPH FIENNES has been dubbed a hypocrite by the air hostess he had unprotected sex with, hours before giving a lecture in India about the dangers of HIV and Aids. The actor and UNICEF ambassador...

Unsafe Fiennes Dubbed 'Aids Hypocrite'

RALPH FIENNES has been dubbed a hypocrite by the air hostess he had unprotected sex with, hours before giving a lecture in India about the dangers of HIV and Aids. The actor and UNICEF ambassador...

Fiennes Moved By Indian Aids Sufferers' Struggles

Movie star RALPH FIENNES has been moved by a low-key five-day UNICEF mission he undertook, during which he visited AIDS-ravaged villages in rural India. THE ENGLISH PATIENT told journalists in India earlier today (31JAN07) that...

Madonna Adoption Attacked By Neeson

LATEST: Pop superstar MADONNA's adoption of a Malawian baby has come under renewed attack - this time from Hollywood star LIAM NEESON. The actor and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) ambassador admits he has "a...

Liu's Charity Trips Cancelled Due To Sick Aid Worker Deaths

CHARLIE'S ANGELS star LUCY LIU has had recent UNICEF trips to Sri Lanka and Darfur cancelled due to fears for her safety. The globe-trotting actress and humanitarian was planning to visit refugees and children in...

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