Social Cause

  • Poonam Pandey to lead SlutWalk in Mumbai 31-07-2011 04:42 PM

    New Delhi: After the first SlutWalk in the capital on Sunday, the campaign will move to Mumbai, says controversial model Poonam Pandey and that she will lead it. "Full support to Slut Walk in Delhi! n Soon u will see me heading the Walk Ahead in Mumbai... wish i was...
  • 'ZNMD' team to help Mumbai blast victims 20-07-2011 10:16 PM

    Mumbai: Producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, along with director Zoya Akhtar, have decided to contribute Thursday's collections of certain Mumbai multiplexes for the welfare of recent Mumbai blast victims. "We were in a very low mood after the blast and that is when Farhan, Kishore Lulla (of Eros International)...
  • Lady GaGa gets honorary citizenship of Sydney 12-07-2011 05:02 PM

    Melbourne: Lady Gaga has been awarded honorary citizenship of Sydney for her support towards gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community. Sydney's Mayor Clover Moore has praised Gaga for using her "star power" to support the GLBT community, AAP reported. "Lady Gaga has been a powerful force for the gay...
  • Oprah Winfrey to teach school students 07-07-2011 03:13 PM

    London: Former talk show queen Oprah Winfrey is now set to teach students of her school, which she established in South Africa. Winfrey opened the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for girls in Henley on Klip, south of Johannesburg, in 2007, and she will teach a lesson titled "It's Life 101"....
  • Lady GaGa accused of charity scam 27-06-2011 12:56 PM

    Los Angeles: Lady Gaga is being sued in a $5 million class action suit for allegedly scamming a Japan relief charity. She has been accused of pocketing proceeds from the sales of "We Pray for Japan" wristbands. Michigan Law firm 1-800-LAW-FIRM claims that GaGa sold the bracelets for $5, plus...
  • Hema Malini to take up the cause of leopards 20-06-2011 07:23 PM

    Mumbai: Hema Malini was not at home when a leopard strayed into her bungalow at Dindoshi, Goregaon from the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) last month. Now the veteran actress is geared up to take up the cause of the big cats. "I'm very concerned about animals because we are...
  • James Franco honoured for charity work 16-06-2011 11:47 AM

    London: Actor James Franco has been honoured for his humanitarian work at an AIDS charity event. Franco received the Piaget award of inspiration for his philanthropy and contributions to men's style at amfAR, the foundation for AIDS research. "I'm still a little unsure why I'm being honoured, but I'm glad...
  • Ricky Martin to set up kids's centres 05-06-2011 12:11 PM

    Rio Grande (Puerto Rico): Pop star Ricky Martin has said he would expand institutions like his Child Development and Prevention Centre in Puerto Rico to the rest of Latin America. The Ricky Martin Foundation Child Development and Prevention Centre, with a budget of $4 million, will begin construction this year...
  • Stop cruel horse-drawn carriage rides: Jacqueline 04-06-2011 03:14 PM

    Mumbai: On behalf of her friends at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, actress Jacqueline Fernandez has sent a letter to the Mumbai Municipal Commissioner, asking him to do everything he can to stop cruel horse-drawn carriage rides in the city. The letter by the Bollywood star...
  • Priyanka Vs Rahul Bose on World Environment Day 01-06-2011 03:54 PM

    New Delhi: Bollywood actors Priyanka Chopra and Rahul Bose are to compete on the World Environment Day on June 5 to motivate people to do their bit to save the mother earth. The Bollywood stars are facing off in a new video for the ultimate Environment Day Challenge - where...
  • Amol Gupte takes the cause of child labour ahead 27-05-2011 04:10 PM

    Amole Gupte and wife Deepa Bhatia of Stanley Ka Dabba are now taking the cause of child labour further. Today, they will be going around distributing the Stanleys buddy badge to the Bollywood denizens. Last we heard Akshay Kumar, Genelia Dsouza, Karan Johar, Ritesh Deshmukh, Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt and...
  • Banderas helps raise money for Brazil's disabled 26-05-2011 10:58 AM

    Rio de Janeiro: Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas auctioned off six photographs from his collection titled "Secretos sobre negro" in a bid to collect fund for a non-governmental organisation supporting disabled people in Brazil. "I've been (clicking) photos for many years, but without publishing them, and now they offered me the...
  • Sonu Sood goes shirtless for PETA ad 11-05-2011 01:40 PM

    New Delhi: Sonu Sood showed off his chiselled physique in Dabangg and now goes shirtless in an ad for animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India. A hardcore vegetarian in real life, Sonu features in the ad in a pair of low-slung jeans with a...
  • Gay rights group to honour Cattrall 10-05-2011 04:25 PM

    London: Sex And The City actress Kim Cattrall is set to be honoured for her gay rights work at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) ceremony in San Francisco, California. The actress, best known for playing Samantha Jones in the Sex And The City franchise, will be presented...
  • Salman felicitates workers of Film City 26-04-2011 11:34 AM

    Mumbai: Salman Khan has shown his philanthropic side on many occasions and at the music launch of his upcoming film Ready, the actor did the same once again by felicitating workers living in the Film City on Monday. Salman, invited Film City workers on the music launch and honoured them...
  • Hollywood celebrites donating shoes for charity 23-04-2011 03:12 PM

    London: Hollywood celebrities like Elton John, Jessica Simpson and Matthew Morrison have reportedly come together for a cause and are donating shoes for a charity auction. Dailystar.co.uk reports that Paris Hilton, TV funnywoman Chelsea Handler and Brooke Burke have also handed over their shoes for the Soles4Souls fundraiser. The charity...
  • Ready to carry on fight for cause: Anupam Kher 11-04-2011 06:14 PM

    Mumbai: Anupam Kher is jubilant that Anna Hazare won his fight to bring the government around to his views on stringent anti-graft legislation. "This is the greatest victory for Indian democracy since independence," said Kher joyously. "But this is just the beginning. I am ready to carry on the fight...
  • Shahid promotes vegetarianism in new PETA ad 11-04-2011 03:56 PM

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, who was voted Bollywood's sexiest vegetarian by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), will be seen urging people to turn vegetarian in a new ad of the animal rights group. In the new ad titled "Chicks Love a Vegetarian", a casually dressed Shahid...
  • B'wood continues to support Anna Hazare 08-04-2011 07:08 PM

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Bollywood actors and filmmakers are showing full support for social activist Anna Hazare's movement against corruption. While most talked about it at public events or on social networking sites, some like Anupam Kher and Farah Khan went the extra mile, and flew down to New Delhi to participate...
  • Hrithik, Priyanka express support for Hazare 07-04-2011 09:07 PM

    New Delhi: Bollywood actors Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra have joined the celebrity bandwagon, extending support to social activist Anna Hazare, who is on an indefinite hunger strike to press for a stringent anti-graft law. "I support Anna Hazare. Its TIME to make a CHANGE!" Hrithik wrote on microblogging site...
  • Madhur Bhandarkar meets Hazare 07-04-2011 07:10 PM

    New Delhi: Bollywood director Madhur Bhandarkar on Thursday met social activist Anna Hazare at Delhi's Jantar Mantar and said that the entire film industry supported his crusade against corruption. "The whole film industry is with Annaji," Bhandarkar said after meeting the 72-year-old Gandhian who is on a fast-unto-death since Tuesday...
  • Siddharth shows his support for Hazare 07-04-2011 06:57 PM

    New Delhi: Southern actor Siddharth has decided to give up food for a day to show support to noted social activist Anna Hazare who has gone on an indefinite hunger strike for a stronger Lokpal Bill that provides for stringent punishment for corruption. "I'm not eating the whole day today....
  • Aamir Khan writes to PM in support of Hazare 06-04-2011 11:24 PM

    New Delhi: Film star Aamir Khan on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking him to pay "heed to the voice of Anna Hazare", who has started a fast against corruption. "I am merely one of many who fully support Hazare, and have come to appreciate that this upright...
  • Rani Mukerji endorses Education for all 05-04-2011 03:43 PM

    Mumbai: After doing various roles on big screen, Bollywood actress Rani Mukherji is set for a new role in real life - she endorses Procter & Gamble's Shiksha programme and urges everyone to contribute to help educate as many people as possible. "School is as important as drinking water and...
  • Vidya Balan pledges support for Earth Hour 2011 22-03-2011 06:19 PM

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Vidya Balan has urged Indians not just to switch off lights during WWF's Earth Hour 2011 campaign, but to go beyond the hour and protect the earth from the issue of climate change. The Earth Hour will be celebrated Saturday at 8.30 p.m. "As the effects of...
  • Bullock donates $1 million to Japan relief fund 18-03-2011 03:55 PM

    New York: Actress Sandra Bullock has donated $1 million to the American Red Cross to help earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan. The Oscar winner's donation has been the largest celebrity donation to the Red Cross since the disaster, reports people.com. This is not the first time Bullock has donated...
  • Ranbir to walk ramp for social cause 19-01-2011 08:33 PM

    Mumbai: Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor is all set to walk the ramp on Sunday for the young girls of Shabana Azmi's ancestral village Mijwan and the veteran actress says the effort will create awareness about their talents. Thanks are due to Namrata Goel, daughter of Jet Airways' chairman Naresh Goel,...
  • Sonam donates 'kind kites' to school kids 13-01-2011 10:27 PM

    New Delhi: Actress Sonam Kapoor has donated special kites with regulation strings to school children and urged them never to use glass powder-coated manja (string) to fly kites. The actress sent a letter to the principal of Arya Vidya Mandir School in Mumbai on behalf of People for the Ethical...