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Bryanna Holly And Sal Stowers Stun In PETA’s Free People Vegan Lookbook

Aug 03, 2017 10:30 am

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In response to the rising demand for chic, ethical fashion, PETA and Free People have collaborated on a summer fashion lookbook starring Playboy model Bryana Holly, Days of Our Lives actor and America’s Next Top Model winner Sal Stowers, and model Michelle Weinhofen.


From vegan leather strappy sandals and jackets to rayon slips and straw boater hats, the lookbook celebrates Free People’s signature boho style — and PETA captured the whimsical shoot in an exclusive behind-the-scenes video.

“People want to look good and feel good,” says Holly. “Part of feeling good is knowing your fashion has been responsibly sourced and ethically made. We need [people] to be smart in protecting the planet and all its inhabitants. I hope this project helps young women realize that we can live by our unique fashion sense and our values.”


PETA notes that cows destined to be killed for leather endure the same kinds of abuse as those in the meat industry, including dehorning, castration, and branding, all without painkillers. Leather, suede, and fur all have a massive carbon footprint, and the United Nations considers animal agriculture to be a top contributor “to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.”


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The Ultimate Emmy Awards Experience Now Available Through Prizeo

Aug 03, 2017 09:00 am

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The Television Academy Foundation and Prizeo, the online giving platform that democratizes giving for all income levels, announced today that they have partnered on a special sweepstakes to give one lucky winner and a guest the opportunity to attend the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert.


This is the first time the Television Academy has participated in a sweepstakes in which the general public can vie for a chance to attend “television’s biggest night.”

With just a $10 donation at, fans will receive 100 entries for the chance to win the Ultimate VIP Emmy Awards Experience on Sunday, September 17 — two orchestra tickets to the 69th Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, plus two tickets to the Governors Ball (the official Emmy Awards After-Party), a backstage tour before the show and a walk down the red carpet, plus round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations for two.


This Ultimate Emmy Awards Experience benefits the Television Academy Foundation, the charitable arm of the Television Academy dedicated to educating and inspiring television’s future leaders while preserving and celebrating the rich history of the industry.

“We’re thrilled to team up with Prizeo on this exciting Emmy Sweepstakes to raise funds and awareness for the Foundation,” said Jodi Delaney, executive director of the Television Academy Foundation. “Funds raised through this partnership will help us create career and training opportunities for the next generation of creative talent entering our industry.”

“We’re excited to be hosts to the Ultimate Emmy Awards Experience on Prizeo in support of the work of the Television Academy Foundation,” says Jan Friedlander Svendsen, Charity Network’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We are eager to share the magic of the Emmy Awards night with our generous Prizeo community and raise money for this worthy cause.”

The Ultimate Emmy Awards Experience runs from August 1 – September 1 at

The 69th Emmy Awards will telecast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, September 17 (8:00-11:00 PM ET/5:00-8:00 PM PT) on CBS. Stephen Colbert will serve as host.


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McFly Star Joins Get Started With Music

Aug 03, 2017 07:30 am

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On Wednesday 12th July, Prince’s Trust Celebrity Ambassador, Tom Fletcher from McFly, joined 12 young people at the Prince’s Trust Get Started with Music course, delivered by Battersea Arts Centre.

Within minutes of arriving at the Get Started course, Tom got out his guitar and joined in with a cover of Use Somebody by Kings Of Leon.

He supported the young people with lyric writing, and used his guitar skills to create an acoustic instrumental to combine with their lyrics.

The young people had the opportunity to showcase two songs which they had created, and worked towards an extra two with the advice and support of our Celebrity Ambassador.

Tom said: “I had a brilliant time meeting the young people, and taking part in the Get Started with Music course. Music is such an incredible way to bring people together to bond and be creative. Finding the confidence to share an idea is always the biggest challenge in song writing sessions, especially with people you don’t know.”

In between the performances and music making, everyone sat down to enjoy slices of chocolate cake and balloons, as the young people wished Tom an early happy birthday.

Not only did each young person enjoy the music session but they also overcame their feelings of anxiety and lack of confidence which were expressed in the reflection stage of the day.

Tom added: “It was so impressive and inspiring to see how brilliantly the group were throwing themselves into each task. Seeing the young people perform their own original material was really special, because they had never had the confidence to perform in front of an audience before.”

Check out Tom’s vlog about Get Started with Music here.

Spotlight: Tom Jones’s Charity Work

Aug 03, 2017 07:00 am

Tom Jones

Jones sang ‘Delilah’ with opera star Luciano Pavarotti at the tenor’s annual charity concert in aid of Afghan refugees.

In 1992, Jones recorded a version of “All You Need Is Love” for ChildLine and performed in a live stage performance of Dylan Thomas’ “Under Milkwood” to benefit the Prince’s Trust. He also supported the Prince’s charity in 2001 at the London fundraiser “Party In The Park”.

In 1993, Tom recorded version of the Rolling Stones’ classic “Gimme Shelter” to benefit the UK homeless charity, Shelter, and sang at Sting’s annual show at Carnegie Hall to benefit his charity, The Rainforest Foundation.

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Spotlight: Tony Hawk Foundation’s Celebrity Supporters

Aug 03, 2017 06:00 am
The Tony Hawk Foundation seeks to foster lasting improvements in society, with an emphasis on supporting and empowering youth. Through special events, grants, and technical assistance, the Foundation supports recreational programs with a focus on the creation of public skateboard parks in low-income communities. The Foundation favors programs that clearly demonstrate that funds received will produce tangible, ongoing, positive results.

Celebrity supporters

Tony Hawk Foundation has 37 known supporters, including Russell SimmonsMiley Cyrus, and Pamela Anderson

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