China DeSpain

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China DeSpain is a San Antonio-based writer and blogger. She loves pop culture, animal rights, health and fitness, international travel, books and wigs. Follow China on Twitter: @ChinaDeSpain


Ian Somerhalder: Social Media Is Key To Conservation Movement

in People

Following his testimony on Capitol Hill last week, The Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder spoke about youth involvement in conservation efforts. Realizing that his celebrity status allowed him to reach

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Christie Brinkley Launching Vegan Skin Care Line

in Fashion

Model and longtime vegetarian Christie Brinkley is launching a new line of cruelty-free, vegan skin care products. She worked with a former L’Oreal executive and other beauty industry insiders to

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Snoop Dogg’s Youth Football League Hits Chicago

in Music, Sports

On Saturday, rapper Snoop Dogg made dreams come true for hundreds of Illinois children when he launched a Chicago-based division of his Snoop Youth Football League. The league, already successful in

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“True Blood” Actress Auctions Dress for Charity

in Animals, Fashion

True Blood star Kristin Bauer van Straten is sinking her teeth into a good cause by auctioning off the 1930s-style dress she wore to the show’s Season 3 premiere. The

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Bob Barker Helps Fund New Chimp Habitat

in Animals

Bob Barker is inviting five Texas chimps to “come on down” to Louisiana. As part of a relocation effort, the former game show host and longtime animal-rights activist recently donated

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Ian Somerhalder to Host Planet Green’s “Blue August”

in Featured, People

Last week, Ian Somerhalder took his conservation efforts to the national level, asking Congress to reinstate funding to protect endangered species. Now, the “Vampire Diaries” star is tackling the whole

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Donate Shoes to Needy Kids

in Fashion, People

First there was their charitable collaboration with TOMS shoes. Now, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are taking their charity endeavors a step further by personally giving shoes from TOMS to needy

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