Named 2012's "Most influential cat," the frowning feline has a feature film deal, a book and a calendar -- and now her own bottled coffee drink, presumably to help her equally crochety fans wake up in the morning.
Diane Nelson on the New Roots farm in San Diego.
Madina Maho, who is Somali Bantu, is one of the founders of New Roots Farm.
Children who help their parents farm New Roots plots
The IRC's Bob Montgomery (left) and Priya Reddy flank Nelson as they talk with director Bilali Muyu.
Nelson and a Cambodian farmer dig in.
Nelson harvests greens for sale at a local farmers market.
DC Entertainment's Geoff Johns and Diane Nelson present "Action Comics #1, which intro'd Superman 75 years ago, to "Man of Steel" Henry Cavill and Jim Lee.
Nelson with fans at Comic-Con.
Nelson unwinds with her family.
Co-chairman & CEO, DreamWorks Studios
"I just think that education touches everything. To help kids stay on track to graduate is something that should be important to all of us, and the way they (City Year) are going about doing it — by having young people act as mentors and inspirations — is really working. Hearing their stories about how they stayed in school and decided to give back to other kids and help other kids, inspires me every time
I'm with the Corps members."
Board chair, City Year Los Angeles
"Stacey has really been the torchbearer. She's been leading the way, and she doesn't take no for an answer. Stacey does everything from raising money, bringing in local and national companies as sponsors, speaking to the Corps members as a mentor and guide herself, and she chairs our Event Committee. She's just been integral to all parts of what we do. It's great to have someone like Stacey putting not only her heart and soul, but also her brainpower, into the organization.
Founder, THE Art of Elysium
"Ryan's financial contributions have really allowed us to grow in ways that would never have been possible without him. He's been in the hospital many, many times. He plays the guitar and does music workshops with the kids. But in addition to that, his network, the people he's been able to bring in and introduce to the charity, I don't even know how to put a value on that. It's truly priceless."
CEO, Relativity Media
"I was introduced to Art of Elysium around 2007 through a mutual friend. It was one of their events. I didn't want to go. I thought, it will be depressing, I never imagined that this could be so much for me, not for the kids. I walked away with so much. The charity is about bringing art to kids, but more important, an artist gets so much in return from doing it. I refer to it as a perfect circle."
Chairman, Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
"Bob and Harvey were there at the very beginning with a gift that made possible the building of the gym at camp, which has brought joy to thousands of children who suffer from life-threatening illnesses. We have always considered Bob to be a key member of “the gang” who has made this organization so successful. This world would be a much better place if there were more people like Bob Weinstein."
Co-chairman, The Weinstein Comapny
"My brother and I got to know Paul Newman and Joanne (Woodward). He invited us up to the Hole in the Wall Camp for a day. … Paul spoke about luck. People usually say with hard work and determination you can do anything. We just love that somebody said, “Yeah, that's true, but you've got to get lucky.” Me and my brother felt we had been very lucky, and it just spoke to us to say, “You know what? Some people aren't.”
Co-founder & executive director, Hilarity for Charity
"Their involvement has meant everything. Without them, it doesn't happen. The inspiration of Lauren and her mother (who suffers from early-onset Alzheimer's) gives meaning behind what we're doing. And Seth being the face of the charity, making phone calls and making appearances, we don't grow at the pace we have grown without him."
Lauren Miller & Seth Rogen
Rogen: "A lot of people our age whose parents are getting Alzheimer's feel underrepresented. They don't feel like people understand that it's not just something that very old people get."
Miller: "The event (Hilarity for Charity) has been really fun. We're trying to find a different way in. Our mission is about opening the eyes of the younger generation to something they think of as an old person's disease. So we have the Back Street Boys performing and Kevin Hart. It's a fun night for something that is very serious."
CEO, Dreamworks Animation
"I was given a personal tour of the (MPTF) campus by Lew and Edie Wasserman. It was an extraordinary privilege to work beside these two giants of our industry. The campus in Woodland Hills is a place, it's a feeling and, most of all it is people. Being there is to understand what it truly means to belong to this amazing community called Hollywood. It is continually surprising to see that this place has come to mean so much to so many people, and how lucky we are to be part of an industry that actually does care for its own."
President & CEO,
Motion Picture & Television Fund
"Jeffrey understands that his wealth and success in entertainment are tied not only to his own smarts, ambition and force of character, but also to the many people who in big and small ways contributed to the execution of his plans. So what are we doing for them when they need our help? This is a guy who walks the talk in every way."