Russell Crowe’s portrayal of Robin Hood in the upcoming Ridley Scott movie of the same name may be rubbing off on him. The actor reportedly joined a line of people waiting at a UK cancer research shop and then asked if he could make a donation. He dropped a check for about $1,600 and then walked away. This latest gift comes after Crowe bought a new car for a struggling boom mic operator during filming and also left a tip of $980 on a bill of about $393 at a Welsh pub he and some friends had dinner at. Our hero. [Read more…]
And speaking of Robin Hood, Gwyneth Paltrow is a board member of the New York-based foundation (co-founded by the late John F. Kennedy Jr.) that raises money from successful New Yorkers and donates it to worthy causes. The 36-year-old actress was guest of honor at a Champions of Hope dinner at the Tribeca Rooftop on Wednesday. The event helped raise money for Children of the City, which helps children and their families achieve success in education, social relationships, home, financial and career.
Actor David Arquette spent 8 hours on Tuesday and Wednesday inside a Plexiglas box atop New York City’s Madison Square Garden marquee to draw awareness about hunger. The 37-year-old is chairman of Feeding America’s Entertainment Council — and is working with Snickers’ “Bar Hunger” initiative to help raise money for the organization. Arquette’s goal is to bring in more than $250,000. [Read more…]