Maggie Gyllenhaal says “doing a lot doesn’t take a lot” in the opening of her video promo for Trickle Up, an organization with which she’s teamed up to help combat poverty this holiday season.
The actress invites you to make a $100 donation in the name of a loved one. The money, according to Trickle Up’s Seed A Dream website, will be someone’s “first steps out of poverty.” The loved one will receive a necklace designed by NY designer TENTHOUSANDTHINGS and a note explaining how your gift to them has been the betterment of someone’s life.
Okay, if you have been here for any period of time, you know G Living is all about the darker side of green. When it comes to music you can’t get much darker than NIN. Trent Reznor is not only dark, he seeks to point out what is right in front of our faces but refuse to see it. With the new Album Year Zero, Trent isn’t holding back, he shows us a bloodied mother nature in their very first single, it is called Survivalism. The lyrics are simple and straight forward, mother nature has her limits, and humans have their greed, violence, and never ending hunger for more than we need.
Naked celebrities always get my attention. Especially when there’s a message behind bare-ass. And just in time for the holidays, Samantha Who? star Christina Applegate is showing some skin for PETA.
What does Christina’s nakedness and PETA have to do with the holidays, you ask? According to those People For The Ethical Treament of Animals, the actress has “posed nude to help remind people to stay away from fur and fur-trim during the holiday season.”
And you can remind your friends to do the same by sending a free E-card from the PETA site.
Flea’s got an itch to drive green, and thanks to the Tesla Roadster’s Customer Drive program, he got his chance to scratch. That’s right Flea, he of the pantheon of rock musicians whose star has risen to such heights that he no longer needs middle or last names (think Sting, Madonna and Bob, to name a few), got the opportunity to test drive the new prototype of the Tesla Roadster.
You may have heard his music with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, now read what Michael “Flea” Balzary had to say about his experience driving the new car from Tesla:
“I get into it and pull away from the curb…dead silence. Wow!!!! It drove like nothing I have ever been in before, made my Porsche feel like a golf cart! It took off like a rocket ship, handled so sensitively, it was just amazing and fun and thrilling. I am so happy I went with my gut and bought that car. Yeah it is a long wait, but man, the thing is awesome. […] To enjoy driving as much as is possible in that Tesla, and to pollute nothing, no emissions, into the air, is a great great feeling.”
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are forward thinkers. And generous ones. The parents-to-be have recently established a new charity for needy single mothers. The Richie Madden Children’s Foundation will launch this Sunday at a glitzy Beverly Hills gala (aka Nicole’s baby shower, thrown by BFF Paris Hilton) and guest are asked to bring unwanted strollers and cribs for the charity in lieu of gifts for the happy couple.
And the rewards will be plentiful. According the foundation’s official statement, “All in-kind donors will be listed in all press releases and acknowledged on the Richie Madden Children’s Foundation website.”
It doesn’t matter whether or not you like their music, what makes Linkin Park cool is that they started a wildfire relief auction on eBay along with Music for Relief and Unite the United.
Included in the auction are items from other bands, all of which – as they say – rock. There are Eagles and Chicago autographed box sets, Joan Jett designed and signed Vans, Jay-Z’s autographed Reeboks and My Chemical Romance’s signed t-shirt and bag combo.
When it comes to clothing forget machine washing. Beware of greenwashing.
“Ashley Judd Designs Eco-Friendly Fashion For Charity” or so screamed the headlines. The actress’s new “sustainable” range is available exclusively at the American clothing chain giant Goody’s, with a portion of the proceeds going to educational organizations across the country. This, from the actress herself: “Our schools are in dire need. With my eco-friendly, moderately priced clothes, Goody’s will give away half a million dollars to schools in need. And that’s just the first year.”
I know Hollywood is a fickle town, but can’t the desire to live “G” be more constant? I don’t want to point fingers, but I remember not so long ago when Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly made a point of researching and wearing conflict-free diamonds – this on the heels of promoting her film “Blood Diamond”.
At the recent premiere of her new movie “Reservation Road”, the actress showed up in a floral print Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga creation. She also wore Balenciaga to the 2006 Academy Awards ceremony.
And last month she was announced as the new celebrity face of Balenciaga.
Wait a minute. Isn’t this the fashion house known for its leather and lambskin motorcycle-inspired handbags? That’s not very “G”. And certainly not conflict-free. According to the Wiki, Jennifer’s a vegan. Interesting…
Not sure of the validity of this story, but The BeanSTOCKd Project just ran a piece claiming that Victoria Beckham’s doctors are worried her alleged lack of food intake may drastically affect her energy levels (and therefore her performance) on the upcoming Spice Girls world tour.
According to the article, doctors have ordered a detox/cleanse followed by a “fattening” program consisting of brown rise, steamed veggies and a handful of nuts.
Not sure how “fat” one can get with a just a daily handful of nuts, but when compared to a steady diet of nothing, it just might make a difference.
No word on whether Ms. Beckham is actually planning to follow the diet. Here’s to hoping her body won’t go into shock upon coming in contact with real food. According to The BeanSTOCKd Project, “we’re sure she’s got some tricks up her sleeve for those day she feels guilty about consuming the 85 extra calories in a handful of almonds; so that instead of chomping them down she can stow em away in some eco-friendly tupperware – in that way, not only will she avoid wasting disposable plastic or paper carrying bags, but she will also guarantee the visibility of a collarbone that could cut through glass.”
The Hayden Panettiere trying-to-save-the-dolphins story seems to be picking up steam everywhere you look. (For a recap, click here.) Gossip blogger Perez Hilton managed to get his hands on some ITN news coverage showing the “Heroes” star and her fellow activists paddling through the water on surfboards and a gaggle of furious Japanese fisherman trying to stymie (and/or injure) them with their boat propeller. Watch the Shocking Video Here
The footage is not for the faint of heart. If the sight of dolphins in bloodied water isn’t heart wrenching enough for you, the sight of Hayden breaking down while describing the experience should have an effect on you.
I have a hunch we still haven’t heard the end of this story. But let’s hope the endless media coverage and the young star’s efforts will have a positive effect.
In the video a very shaken Hayden, tells the camera’s about her experience in the water with the dolphins. She says the dophins where looking up out of the water and she could see a baby and can’t believe that baby is no longer with us, because of this slaughter.”
To find out what you can do to help save Japanese dolphins, click here.
They call it a new way of selling music, but I’m not buying it. Gresso — the company that brought us the ever so tacky (and un-“G”) wood covered cell phone — is at it again. They’re distributing J.Lo’s new album, “Brave”, on a USB Flash drive made from African Blackwood — a type of tree that’s in jeopardy of being wiped out.
David Beckham’s final appearance of the year with the Los Angeles Galaxy made over $100,000.And for once, we’re not talking about his salary. Becks and his team played a friendly match against Hollywood United FC, a roster of Hollywood celebs including Costas Mandylor and Anthony LaPaglia, to raise relief money for those affected by Southern California’s devastating wildfires.
“This is a great opportunity for our organization to do something positive for our area, our home, and for our friends and neighbors who have been impacted by these incredibly devastating wildfires,” Galaxy General Manager Alexi Lalas told the Associated Press. “Our players are residents of Southern California. This is a great way through soccer for us to bring some attention and, most importantly, raise some money. And, in the process, give the people another opportunity to see the stars we have here with the Galaxy.”
Also on the Hollywood team were Jimmy Jean-Louis and former World Cup players Frank Leboeuf, Joe-Max Moore, Richard Gough and Eric Wynalda.