Â· Keisha Buchanan of the British pop group Sugababes just came from South Africa and met a young girl who is a rape victim. The experience had such an effect on her that she’s now thinking of adopting.
Â· The much-maligned Jade Goody, best known as a Big Brother winner and more recently as Shilpa Shetty‘s antagonizer in the celebrity edition, recently spent some time in India. Jade donated Â£25,000 to the Anubhav charity, which takes in runaway children. I was wondering whether or not this was an attempt to rid herself of her racist tag, but the report quotes Jade as saying, “I am not giving the money to improve my image. It is to improve the lives of the underprivileged children.” I think this would probably be a lot more believable if she had actually helped Indian charities before her latest Big Brother stint.
Â· Sharon Osbourne has found a new job as a bingo caller, but only for a game of bingo to be held this month for Comic Relief.
Â· Celebrity smokers, watch out. The Stop Smoking For Good Company has its eye on you and will probably hand you the “As-A-Role-Model-We-Think-You-Stink” Award. They hope to encourage celebrities to become better role model for young people, and hopefully get them to live healthier.
Â· Items from celebs like Ed Begley, Jr. and John Travolta are being auctioned off by the University of North Alabama chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Proceeds from the auction will be used to help build a “green” home for the group.