Posts tagged "haiti"

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Opens Elementary School In Haiti

Who says sororities are all about boozing and boys? On June 15, Delta Theta Sorority Inc. will open an elementary school, the Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre Campus in the remote Haitian village of Chérette. Since Chérette is located about 96 miles from the Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, children there do not have access to a proper education or…
By: Mary Odell / June 7, 2013

Oh Lovely, Donna Karan’s New Ads Treat Native People Like Props

Donna Karan spent some time in Haiti after the country's devastating earthquake in 2010, so she was moved to base her latest advertising campaign there.  “Bringing awareness to Haiti has become a personal passion,” said Karan in a release. “For Spring, it was also my creative inspiration, bringing my two worlds together. This campaign, shot…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 16, 2011

Quickies: Wyclef Jean For President Of Haiti & Amy Winehouse Holds Russell Brand’s Dad’s Hand

Wyclef Jean is officially running for president of Haiti. Let us repeat: Wyclef Jean is running for president of Haiti. He's another celeb going from entertainment to government. [NY Daily News] Luke Wilson talks about his acting career. He's so darn cute! [Salon] Alex McCord is keeping…
By: Lauren Gold / August 4, 2010

Johnny Depp Has Put A Spell On You

When we saw the title of this post, "'I Put a Spell on You' Single & Video for Haiti, Feat. Johnny Depp," we were like, what, our boyfriend can sing? But then we watched the video, and we were like, ah, no. In order to help post-earthquake relief and rescue efforts in Haiti,…
By: Susannah Breslin / March 3, 2010

The Official “We Are The World” Remake Video

The official video for the remake of "We Are The World," which will benefit victims of Haiti's earthquake last month, has arrived, to, uh, mixed reviews. I'm all for the charity angle, obviously, so I'm not going to knock it too hard, but the Michael and Janet Jackson split screen is hella cheesy and I…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 15, 2010

Beyonce Wants You To Buy A Shirt For Haiti

Beyonce has been named the official face of the Council of Fashion Designers of America's "Fashion for Haiti" knit tee, which (at $25 a pop) will benefit the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. Buy one: The group's “Fashion for America” heart T-shirt ended up raising $2 million dollars for the Twin Towers Fund after 9/11.
By: Lauren Panariello / February 11, 2010

Ruh Roh: Americans Charged With Kidnapping 33 Haitian Kids

We've all heard the saying, "No good deed goes unpunished" — and that's proven to be true for 10 Americans who flew down to Haiti after the Jan. 12 earthquake. Recently the Haitian government arrested a group of 10 Americans, most of whom are members of a Baptist congregation in Idaho, as they…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 5, 2010

Simon Cowell Releases His All-Star “Everybody Hurts” Remake

Oh, that Simon Cowell. Just when Celine Dion, Wyclef Jean, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus and company were feeling all good about themselves for remaking "We Are The World" to raise money for Haiti, Simon releases his celebrity all-star version of "Everybody Hurts." Jon Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey, and many…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / February 3, 2010

Check This Out: Scarlett Johansson Designs For Haiti Relief

Scarlett Johansson is the latest celeb to hop on the designs-for-Haiti bandwagon. ScarJo was able to quickly contribute to the cause thanks to her position as a Mango campaign girl and Oxfam ambassador. The result of her efforts: a tote bag design (available Mar. 1) that features an old-fashioned map of Haiti. No…
By: Leonora Epstein / February 3, 2010

Stars To Remake “We Are The World”

I bet a lot of you are too young to remember when "We Are The World" first hit the airwaves 25 years ago, in 1985. The single, written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, was recorded by an all-star lineup that crossed music genres and quickly became the biggest-selling single of all time.
By: Wendy Atterberry / February 2, 2010

Chelsea Clinton Makes You Sweat For Haiti, And 5 Other Wacky Relief Efforts

There's a whole lot of philanthropy for Haiti going around these days, which is heart-warming. I guess everyone has their own way of going about things, which is maybe why Chelsea Clinton organized a fundraising spin class at SoulCycle in New York. To get on a bike for the class, participants gave donations ranging…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 26, 2010

Rihanna Sends “Redemption” To Haiti

Rihanna is releasing a cover of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" and is donating all the proceeds to the relief efforts for Haiti. Although she was pretty much messing with perfection, she's managed to record a decent version that stays true to the original and is also modern. Now that I've heard Rihanna's actual singing…
By: Annika Harris / January 22, 2010

Kanye West Banned From “Hope for Haiti”

Kanye West probably has a few New Year's resolutions after his disastrous year of jerkiness, from snubbing Taylor Swift to generally being all about himself. His diva behavior can be traced back all the way to 2005, when at the Red Cross fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina, West made the controversial statement live on-air…
By: Kelli Bender / January 22, 2010

Simon Cowell Jumps On The Haiti Relief Fund Bandwagon

On Wednesday night, Simon Cowell confirmed reports that he's going to crank out a single in order to help raise money for victims of the Haiti earthquake. Simon is such a celeb that even Prime Minister Gordon Brown is encouraging him to do the project. The "American Idol" judge is hoping to…
By: Nikki Dowling / January 21, 2010

Amy Fisher Strips For Haiti

Amy Fisher shot (sorry, bad pun) to fame at the age of 17 when she tried to kill Mary Jo Buttafuoco, the wife of her lover, Joey Buttafuoco. After serving a bunch of time in prison the "Long Island Lolita" did what any other self-respecting woman would do. No, she didn't try to tur…
By: Nikki Dowling / January 21, 2010

Quotable: Rosie O’Donnell Says The Haiti Telethon Should Have A Cover Charge

"I hope [there's] not another telethon on the air, and if there is one, there should be a demand that every person who participates donates a minimum, because it was very infuriating to me after 9/11, to see millionaires asking the people in the country for their, you know, pennies ... It's like, if you're…
By: Annika Harris / January 20, 2010

You Can Help Haiti By Buying Perfume—But Should You?

Perfume maker Bond No. 9 has just announced that when you buy their "Scent of Peace" perfume, 10 percent of the proceeds will go towards relief efforts in Haiti (purchases in the next 30 days). Naturally, Bond isn't the first company to offer charitable donations with product purchases, but this brings up an interesting…
By: Leonora Epstein / January 15, 2010

George Clooney Announces Haiti Telethon, While Barack Obama Pens Newsweek Piece

The reports out of Haiti today continue to be horribly grim. Survivors of Tuesday's mega-earthquake desperately need food and water, and relief aid teams just can't get it to them quickly enough. Search and rescue teams are frustrated, and bodies continue to pile up in the streets. In the meantime, folks stateside are figuring…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / January 15, 2010

Haiti Earthquake Survivor Shows Amazing Spirit

Now, three days after the devastating earthquake that rocked the capital of Haiti on Tuesday, amazing stories of survival are beginning to pour out of the region amid tales of despair and heartbreak. This morning the "Today" show spoke to one impressive young American woman who was in Haiti as part of an adult literacy…
By: Wendy Atterberry / January 15, 2010

Brangelina And Other Celebs Donating Mega-Bucks To Haiti Relief Effort

Aid groups from around the world are working tirelessly—racing against the clock—to rescue survivors, provide medical relief, food, and water after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Tuesday. It is still unclear what the death toll will be (it's estimated that it could be hundreds of thousands) or how severe the damage is, but…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 14, 2010
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