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Duke & Duchess of Cambridge – charity in their wedding prayer

Duke & Duchess of Cambridge – charity in their wedding prayer

By Celebrity Short Stories Inc. © It has long been anticipated that Prince William’s new bride would dedicate her life to giving to others.  The royal wedding prayer appears to confirm these charitable intentions.  Written by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge themselves, it reads: “God our father…in the busyness of each day, keep our eyes fixed on what is real and important in life, and... [Read more]


Lady Gaga needs your help to give away $1 million to charity

Lady Gaga needs your help to give away $1 million to charity

By Celebrity Short Stories Inc. © Lady Gaga needs your help.  She is giving away one million dollars and she wants her fans to decide where it should go.  Lady Gaga has chosen five charities and her monster fans get to vote.  Just go to Lady Gaga’s Facebook page and you will find the charity options there with a brief description of each. Her Facebook Page says: ” Lady Gaga is partnering... [Read more]


Admirers of future Princess Catherine can still donate to charity fund

Admirers of future Princess Catherine can still donate to charity fund

Celebrity Short Stories Inc. took the plunge and donated to the Royal Wedding Charity Fund.  We chose from the category, Children Fulfilling their Potential, and we hope that the money will go to Beatbullying for reasons mentioned in an earlier blog (check it out).  Admirers of Kate Middleton and Prince William still have time to donate.  And it is so cool to send wishes to the couple once... [Read more]


Future Princess Kate – Charity Work Minimal for First Two Years

Future Princess Kate – Charity Work Minimal for First Two Years

By Celebrity Short Stories Inc. © Prince William has asked that the role of the new royal couple be limited for the first two years of their marriage.  Mirroring the Queen and Prince Philip’s early happy life together, the young Prince William sees this as the way to ease his future wife, Kate Middleton, into the rigours of public life without the dire consequences that can come with the post. It... [Read more]


Future Princess Catherine – Charity Chronicles Part III

Future Princess Catherine – Charity Chronicles Part III

By Celebrity Short Stories Inc. © We recently brought you Kate Middleton’s Charity Chronicles – Part I – which was a review of the charities Kate Middleton participated in prior to her engagement.  Charity Chronicles – Part II was a more in-depth look at the Royal Wedding Charity Gift Fund.  And now Part III is the chronicling of Kate Middleton’s charity appearances after the engagement. ... [Read more]


Prince William and future Princess Catherine – Charity Wedding Guests

Prince William and future Princess Catherine – Charity Wedding Guests

By Celebrity Short Stories Inc. © If you can judge a person by his or her friends, then Prince William and future Princess Catherine are surely charitable souls.  Their wedding guests include representatives from many charitable organizations that the couple (although primarily Prince William) have come to know over the years.  (If you wish to read more about Princess Catherine’s charity... [Read more]


Future Princess Catherine – Charity Chronicles Part II

Future Princess Catherine – Charity Chronicles Part II

By Celebrity Short Stories Inc. © We recently brought you Kate Middleton’s Charity Chronicles – Part I – which was a review of the charities Kate Middleton participated in prior to her engagement.  This week, many people will be thinking of the Royal Wedding Charitable Gift Fund in anticipation of William and Kate’s big day.  The royal charity gift registry has received hundreds... [Read more]


Will Angelina Jolie’s Louis Vuitton profits go to charity?

Will Angelina Jolie’s Louis Vuitton profits go to charity?

Angelina Jolie will be featured in a major ad campaign for Louis Vuitton, the French designer, this summer.  We are not sure if some of the $10 million Angelina Jolie will be receiving for this association with Vuitton will go to charity.  But given that the profits from Angelina Jolie’s jewelry line, The Style of Jolie, is going to The Education Partnership for Children in Conflict, it... [Read more]


Russell Brand interview shows he’s a charitable guy – we think

Russell Brand interview shows he’s a charitable guy – we think

By Celebrity Short Stories Inc. © In a recent interview, Russell Brand furthered his Arthur image by stating, “If I had Arthur’s billions, I’d give them away to the poor… “Because I’ve given away those billions, people would clamour to be part of this glorious new revolution. The Russ-olution.” “I could take over the world through altruism, generosity and genuine socialism…” So,... [Read more]


Jazz Musicians participate in NYC Japan Benefit

Jazz Musicians participate in NYC Japan Benefit

By Celebrity Short Stories Inc. © The New York Highline Ballroom was host to jazz performers Madeleine Peyroux, Regina Carter, Joe Lovano, Sonny Fortune and Antonio Hart on April 19, 2011.  They were there in support of the Blue Note Jazz Benefit for Japan.  Also in the line-up of international jazz musicians were Don Bryon, Harry Allen, Karrin Allyson and many others.  Funds raised were earmarked... [Read more]


Shamed Malaysian First Lady Donates to Japan Relief

Shamed Malaysian First Lady Donates to Japan Relief

By Celebrity Short Stories Inc. © The Malaysian Prime Minister’s wife, Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor donated 1.8 million in Malaysian currency to Japan relief.  The funds will make their way to the Japanese Red Cross to help with rebuilding.  The funds were raised through the Malaysian Girl Guides Association of which Rosmah is president. The donation is perhaps one of “setting things right”... [Read more]


Miley Cyrus and others speak out for Japan Relief

Miley Cyrus and others speak out for Japan Relief

By Celebrity Short Stories Inc. © Today, Japan’s nuclear facility began pumping highly radioactive water into a storage unit to be treated.  The power company had pumped less contaminated water into the ocean from April 4th to 10th, 2011 to make room for this more highly contaminated water.  Robots were also used to determine the radioactivity of several vessels on Sunday the 17th.  Slow pumping... [Read more]


Beach Boys Donate Single to Japan

Beach Boys Donate Single to Japan

Founding member of The Beach Boys, Al Jardine Former Beach Boys members release a single, with proceeds going to the Red Cross for Japan relief.  On the A-side of the single, available on Tuesday April 19th, is a song released in 2010 from a solo album by founding Beach Boys member, Al Jardine.  It is called Don’t Fight the Sea from the album, A Postcard from California.     Jardine,... [Read more]


Yoshiki Piano, Britney Spears’ Clothes, benefit Japan Charity

Yoshiki Piano, Britney Spears’ Clothes, benefit Japan Charity

A global charity auction is going on as we speak, with bids in the millions of dollars to help Japan. Rocker, Yoshiki’s crystal grand piano currently sits with a bid of $1,212,512 US on j-Grab.  The beautiful piano is one-of-a-kind and has been used in all of Yoshiki’s tours.  A true philanthropist, Yoshiki is focusing the efforts of his charity, the Yoshiki Foundation America, on Japan relief... [Read more]


The Definitive List of Celebrity Donations to Japan

The Definitive List of Celebrity Donations to Japan

By Celebrity Short Stories Inc. © Here is a complete list of celebrities who have or will make charitable donations to Japan (updated regularly).  [Click here for the total value of charitable donations. Click here for the latest stories related to celebrities donating to Japan. Click here for all kinds of news about celebrity donations to charities worldwide.] North American & British Charitable... [Read more]


Welsh Alternative Rock Band, Feeder, donates to Japan

Welsh Alternative Rock Band, Feeder, donates to Japan

Lead singer/guitarist for the Welsh alternative rock band – Feeder – is very connected to Japan.  Grant Nicholas’s wife, Kana, is Japanese; his two children are half Japanese; and his band mate – Taka Hirose – was born in Japan.  The decision to release a single to raise funds for Japan was therefore an easy one to make.  The single, Side By Side, from Feeder can be purchased at... [Read more]


Heart-wrenching video shows why Donations to Japan still critical

Heart-wrenching video shows why Donations to Japan still critical

When I watched this newly released video of the Japan tsunami, showing people fleeing for their lives, it was horrifying.  It brought home why celebrities and their fans must keep donating to Japan.  This is heart-wrenching, so beware. Celebrities, please keep showing your leadership and donating to Japan!  For fans who wish to donate, the Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund has been chosen... [Read more]


Lady Gaga to appear at MTV Japan’s Charity Show

Lady Gaga to appear at MTV Japan’s Charity Show

Lady Gaga is the first major celebrity to confirm her participation in MTV Japan’s Video Music Aid Japan show.  The show will replace the annual Video Music Awards.  Proceeds from the charity show will go to the Japan Red Cross to help in Japan’s recovery.  The charity show will be held on June 25th in Mkahari Meese which in near Tokyo.  It will be broadcast to 550 million homes and it is... [Read more]


Norah Jones, John Zorn & friends raise over $25,000 for Japan

Norah Jones, John Zorn & friends raise over $25,000 for Japan

The Abrons Arts Centre’s Facebook Page reports that the recent April 8th New York concerts organized by John Zorn raised over $25,000 for Japan!  Two shows, one at 6:30 and one at 9:30 featured first (early show): Thurston Moore, Matthew Shipp, Gyan Riley, Masada String Trio, Ned Rothenberg and ten equally entertaining performers.  The later venue showcased Grammy award winner Norah Jones,  Jesse... [Read more]