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Tracy Morgan has been under intense pressure since his homophobic comedic act in Nashville, Tennessee last week.
In his full on mea culpa this week, Morgan publicly apologized. He just met with GLADD and ironed out a plan to bring more awareness to anti-gay bullying.
In a statement with GLADD, Morgan said he was bullied himself when he was younger. ”I know how bad bullying can hurt. I was bullied when I was a kid. I’m sorry for what I said. I didn’t mean it. I never want to use my comedy to hurt anyone.”
And in fact while his father was not gay, he died of AIDS, “My family knew what it wasMore >
[HMG Celebrity News] – With Elizabeth Taylor now at rest in Forest Lawn, saved from the repulsive plot we outlined yesterday, those who met her are keen to remember. Among them is Kevin Sessums, whose 1997 interview with Liz gave him hours of memories.
“I love trusting. I get hurt very easily,” Elizabeth told him. “I’m tough when I have to be, but I can spin on a dime. I’ve led a very strange life.”
Kevin then asked if that life had been mostly in film?;
“Honey, you can see through celluloid and it’s brittle,” Liz counseled. “Neither of those things would describe me.”
The two spoke atMore >
[HMG Celebrity News] – When the news broke yesterday that Elizabeth Taylor had left us most people felt sad at her loss. But the Westboro Baptist Church saw a PR opportunity and now plan to picket her funeral.
Just minutes after the news of Elizabeth’s death was released Megan Phelps posted this message on Twitter:
“Actress Elizabeth Taylor has died,” it reads. “Used every gift she had to teach a generation to be proud whores. WBC will picket her funeral.”
Most people would be rightly repulsed by the merest idea of a gaggle of press-seeking simpletons protesting a service, but friends of theMore >
(HMG Celebrity News) – It has been announced that Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons and Pushing Daisies alum Lee Pace have both signed up for the upcoming Broadway debut of The Normal Heart, Larry Kramer’s acclaimed 1985 play set during the early years of the AIDS crisis in New York City. With a recent Emmy Award and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of the physicist Sheldon Cooper, Parsons will make his Broadway debut in “The Normal Heart,” playing Tommy Boatwright, a Southerner in a nascent group of HIV/AIDS activists in the early 1980s. Pace, meanwhile will also be making hisMore >
[HMG Celebrity News] – Sport takes a hard toll on those who pursue it professionally and it appears Serena Williams is now paying that price; The 29-year old tennis star was briefly hospitalized on Monday with a hemorrhage.
Serena attended Elton John’s AIDS Foundation party for the Oscars on Sunday and fellow guests say she looked radiant. But on Monday she was admitted to the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in LA to undergo surgery;
“Serena underwent emergency treatment at Cedars for a hematoma she suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation,” her rep, Nicole Chabot tellsMore >
Tennis champion Serena Williams has been hospitalized in L.A. with a pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in the lungs. She suffered the health scare Monday.
Williams looked stunning at Sunday’s Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party just hours before the unexpected condition surfaced.
Serena had been spotted at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. several times over the past week regarding the conditioned, but it worsened this week.
“Serena Williams underwent emergency treatment at Cedars for a hematoma she suffered as a result of treatment for a more critical situation,” herMore >
Lady Gaga never fails to get people talking with her unique style, or fails to promote causes she holds dear. Her new M.A.C Viva Glam Campaign accomplishes both.
Gaga’s AIDS-awareness charity partnership with the makeup brand features the star in an ethereal dreamscape of screen-siren waves, crystal-encrusted skulls, etc.
What’s not to love about a martini glass with a goldfish swimming inside, or Gaga’s eponymous lipstick, of which 100 percent of profits go directly to fight AIDS?
Not a lot if you ask us. Check out the video below …
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It there’s trouble in paradise, newlyweds Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky weren’t showing it at amfAR’s annual New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in NYC.
The AIDS research foundation honored Chelsea’s father, former President Bill Clinton, and the notoriously private couple went out on the town for the occasion.
Here’s the longtime couple at the event, looking happy as ever …
Chelsea and Marc at the event late last week.
This followed weeks of rumors that Clinton’s husband of less than a year had left her after he quit his investment banking job and went to Wyoming to ski.
Elizabeth Taylor, 78, was admitted to the hospital on Saturday after suffering from heart failure.
The movie star was watched her health falter, missing an appearance at the amfAR 25th anniversary event on Tuesday, an event where she was to be honored for her work with the AIDS research organization.
Sally Morrison, the long time friend and representative for Taylor released the following statement:
“Elizabeth Taylor was hospitalized earlier this week when she was taken to Cedars-Sinai suffering from symptoms caused by congestive heart failure, an ongoing condition. This issue is being
To the surprise of no one, the incomparable Lady Gaga has been named the #1 most charitable star of 2010, according to DoSomething (dot) org.
The Grammy winner is known for her hit songs, racy photos and outrageous fashion, but also for throwing her weight behind philanthropic projects.
A relentless advocate for LGBT rights, Gaga has also helped raise money for Haitian relief, homeless youth, HIV/AIDS and environmental causes.
You’ll rarely meat a more charitable star than Lady Gaga!
The runner-up, Alicia Keys, has also devoted endless time and energy to the battle against HIV and AIDS,More >
Stewart Rahr did something very nice for anyone affected by AIDS today. And something not as nice for anyone who was enjoying a world without self-serving Web chatter.
The billionaire saved the lives of a handful of “dead” celebrities, as Alicia Keys, Kim Kardashian and others agreed on December 1 to silence themselves on all social networks until $1 million was donated the Keep a Child Alive organization.
There was just one problem: nearly a week into this campaign, barely half that amount had been raised.
But Rahr stepped up this morning and gave $500,000 to the charity that focuses itsMore >
Pop superstar Janet Jackson wants you to buy her “Miz Jackson, If Ya Nasty” Barbie Doll, but this isn’t your standard Barbie, it’s a one of a kind Jackson replica that will be auctioned off for a good cause.
According to Mattel Designer and Jackson Doll creator Jackeline Gonzalez:
“Inspired by the ultra-glam black gown she wore during her 2010 American Idol performance, I knew we had to recreate that look for her one of a kind doll,” adding, “Look closely dolls, Janet’s sassy, short hairstyle, unique face and body sculpt and face painting all meticulously duplicate the legendary
Kim Kardashian is finally putting her inexplicable popularity to good use.
The large-breasted sex tape star is one of a number of big names participating in the Digital Life Sacrifice event, a charitable effort spearheaded by Alicia Keys that asks celebrities to stay off all social networking sites until $1 million is raised in honor of World AIDS Day on December 1.
In a poster to promote the cause, Kim does the same thing that made her famous in the first place: lie down in front of a camera with her eyes closed…
Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and Usher are going dark.
All in the name of charity. The aforementioned foursome and others are signing off Twitter and Facebook Tuesday until they raise $1 million for World AIDS Day.
Keys’ charity, Keep A Child Alive, is staging a campaign that will have celebs such as Lady GaGa, Justin Timberlake, and Usher signing off of all social media.
PEACE OUT: Donate money or Usher won’t be back on Twitter!
The “Digital Life Sacrifice” will feature the stars’ filming “last tweet and testament” videos which will show them lying coffins to represent theirMore >
Want to ask Bill Clinton anything? Over a gourmet four-course meal?
Write the biggest check and you can have that very opportunity!
Beginning Monday on eBay, the ex-president is auctioning off a private dinner with himself for the top bidder and three friends, to be held at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Ark. The proceeds will benefit the Clinton Foundation.
“I’m looking forward to showing the winner some of my favorite exhibits and enjoying dinner with them overlooking the Arkansas River,” Clinton said.
“But more importantly, I look forward to the impact the winning bidMore >