Celebrity activism. It's a phrase that rarely fails to raise hackles — and the specter of fashionable attachments to causes that accomplish more for the repute of the celebrity than the cause…
Variety Philanthropist of the Year
As a music mogul, Russell Simmons will forever be associated with Rick Rubin, with whom he founded the seminal hip-hop label Def Jam in the early 1980s. But as a philanthropist, he's forged a…
In a pre-Toronto festival move, Richard Gere has signed to star in indie drama "Franny," re-teaming with "Arbitrage" producer Treehouse Pictures.
A list of some of the charity galas taking place in 2013 SEPTEMBER Inaugural Hope North Gala. Sept. 18, Gotham. Mary-Louise Parker is honored for her work with Ugandan org Hope North. City of Hope…
Building brand awareness is something with which Diane Nelson, named president of the newly formed DC Entertainment in 2009, is quite familiar, having managed Warner Bros.' highly successful "Harry…
After years of watching their organization become increasingly enmeshed in much-publicized court battles and less-discussed but fairly persistent internal hiccups, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.'s…
On the anniversary of Bruce Lee's death, Hong Kong is to honor its adopted action star. But his former home remains off limits.
The charity banquet season hits its peak at this time of year, and the crowded ballrooms remind us that there are people in town who worry less about making money than giving it away.
Asked which entertainment execs among President Obama's top supporters have been interested in an ambassadorship, a prominent industry political consultant quipped, "Everyone."
Barbara Davis' biannual ball remains Hollywood's greatest fundraiser.
When Paul Newman received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Oscars in 1994, he remarked that Hollywood was "the most generous" community in the world.