×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Power of Youth event honors actors

Young actors to be saluted for charity work

Corbin Bleu, Miranda Cosgrove, Jesse McCartney, AnnaLynne McCord and KeKe Palmer will be saluted for their charity work at the third annual Variety’s Power of Youth event, to be held Dec. 5 on the Paramount lot.

The 700 invited guests will include thesps and recording artists under the age of 25, as well as the children and families associated with the two beneficiaries of the afternoon: Starlight Children’s Foundation and LA’s Best.

The event, featuring festivities and live performances, is produced in conjunction with Variety’s annual Youth Impact Report.

In addition, the annual auction will begin Nov. 30. The fund-raising auction features such items as walk-on roles in TV shows, lunch with young stars and tickets to Hollywood events.

The goal of Variety’s Power of Youth is to reach out to the next generation of entertainers and encourage them to support philanthropic and humanitarian causes — and to use their positions to encourage fans to do the same. Supporters of the cause include the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson, Hillary Duff, Angus T. Jones, Selena Gomez, Abigail Breslin, David Henrie, Dakota Fanning, The Sprouse Brothers, Lil Romeo, Tyler James Williams, Jesse Eisenberg, Maggie Grace and many more.

Starlight is a national in-hospital and outpatient program dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families. LA’s Best, an after-school program, serves more than 28,000 children with the greatest needs and fewest resources throughout the City of Los Angeles.

Variety’s Power of Youth has raised more than $1 million in the past few years, according to Variety publisher Brian Gott.

“With the help of more than 200 young artists who are in a position to influence their peers and fans, we are able to raise real money to support real causes where there is a real need,” he said.

“We applaud Variety for proactively recognizing young people’s philanthropic work through the Variety’s Power of Youth program,” said Jeff Peterson, director of community relations at Best Buy, one of the event’s sponsors.

More TV

  • Sky Original Anna

    Sky Sets Post-Apocalyptic Italian Original, 'Anna,' With Wildside Producing (EXCLUSIVE)

    Comcast-backed Sky is making a new Italian original titled “Anna,” centered on a 13-year-old Sicilian girl who must contend with a viral contagion that has killed off all adults on the island. The series, which has echoes of “The Walking Dead” and “Hunger Games,” is based on a book by the same title by author-turned-director [...]

  • The Good Cop

    ‘Fauda’ Producer Yes Studios Develops Comedy Series ‘Shared Spaces’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Yes Studios, the Israeli production-distribution company behind such hits as “Fauda,” “Your Honor” and “On the Spectrum,” is developing “Shared Spaces,” a high-concept comedy series. “Shared Spaces” is currently in development with the writer-creator Erez Aviram on board. Aviram is the co-creator of the Israeli police comedy “The Good Cop” (pictured) which was adapted in [...]

  • AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984 -- Pictured:

    'American Horror Story' Recap: Who Survived to See the 'Red Dawn'?

    SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Red Dawn,” the fifth episode of “American Horror Story: 1984.” After five episodes, “American Horror Story: 1984” is moving onto another day within the story. The sun finally came up in “Red Dawn,” but not every would-be counselor at Camp Redwood survived to see it. [...]

  • TV News Roundup: 'Sesame Street' Sets

    TV News Roundup: 'Sesame Street' Sets 50th Anniversary Special

    In today’s TV news roundup, Sesame Workshop announced a premiere date for “Sesame Street’s Historic 50th Anniversary Celebration” and “Brave New World” adds Sophie McIntosh. CASTING New Zealand actress Sophie McIntosh has been cast in USA Network’s “Brave New World” series, Variety has learned exclusively. She will play the recurring role of Jane, and joins a cast [...]

  • HBO Max Adds Three Execs to

    HBO Max Adds Three Execs to Drama Team

    HBO Max is continuing its spate of executive hires. The nascent WarnerMedia streamer has now tapped Roberto Alcantara, Chika Chukudebelu and Mark Tuohy to all be vice presidents in the drama department. The announcement was made by Joey Chavez, EVP of original drama at HBO Max, to whom they will all report. Chavez and his [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content