flowersCate Blanchett is set to open the World Metropolis Congress as representatives from more than 80 cities arrive in Sydney, Australia this week. The three-day event will cover issues facing cities around the world including climate change, financing public infrastructure, urban renewal, and social sustainability. Obviously, the world economic crisis is expected to take center stage, but officials are urging that topics such as climate change not get lost amidst the turmoil. [Read more...]flowers

Al Gore will be working to get out the vote by hosting a live webcast to college campuses next Wednesday. He’ll be talking to young leaders across the nation about the “Repower America” challenge he issued last summer and how energy and climate are at the core of the economic and security issues we face. Oh yea, and why elections matter. [Read more...]

flowersSharon Stone recently gave away a closet full of clothes and unused furniture to a charity for abused women. “I got a letter from (actresses) Mariska Hargitay and Hilary Swank about a charity for abused women, and here was a gigantic, refrigerator-size bag, and could I fill it with clothing,” Contactmusic quoted her as telling More magazine. She added: “So I called them and said, ”Can you send me 20 of these?” No mention on if Stone’s fur collection went out the door as well. [Read more...]

flowersHayden Panettiere, Kim Kardashian, and the band Blind Melon have joined other celebrities in personalizing their own ‘Chumby Players’ for charity. The chumby is a little media device that hooks into the web to give you weather, news, and other cool features. The celeb players will be sold on eBay with all profits benefiting such organizations as the Whaleman Foundation and Dream Foundation. [Read more...]

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  • Rainbow Warrior

    i just hope that sharon stone gave away her infamous fur coats!!!!!!!!

  • Stephanie

    She proly got rid of everything that WASN’T fur knowing her….

  • VeggieTart

    Well, at least Sharon Stone has a heart when it comes to humans. Now if she could extend that to non-humans.