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Charity Beat: Bowie Supports Jena 6, Hilton Gives Away Clothing

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david_bowie.jpgWho’s giving? Who’s receiving? Here’s today’s charity roundup:

snapSinger David Bowie has donated $10K to the defense of the Jena 6; a group of six black teens charged in the beating of white classmate. Apparently, the scales of justice are tipping to the extremes and Bowie doesn’t think its right. “A donation to the Jena 6 Legal Defense Fund is my small gesture indicating my belief that a wrongful charge and sentence should be prevented,” said the 60-year-old British rock star. more>>>

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Paris Hilton is purging her closet(s) and donating stacks of clothing to children’s charities because she never wears anything twice and apparently needs the room. “I have, like, a million clothes and more than 500 pairs of shoes, so I’m going to give a bunch of them to orphanages and children’s hospitals. I never wear something twice.” Never twice? Good luck teaching this one, Adrian.

snap Kate Winslet is auctioning her butt for charity. The British actress has sketched a portrait of her curvy butt for the upcoming Paint4Poverty charity auction. Over 60 celebrities donated a painting or drawing to the event; whose goal is to help relieve extreme poverty across the world. more>>

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