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“When one’s… life is based on deception… my marriage to Branston might be the closest I’ve ever gotten to the real thing. “ —
PATRICK DEMPSEY, JESSE TYLER FERGUSON, JENNIFER HUDSON, LL COOL J AND KELLY OSBOURNE TO BE HONORED AT THE 2013 DO SOMETHING AWARDS
The Awards Will Air Live on VH1 Wednesday, July 31 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT
NEW YORK, NY (July 1, 2013) – VH1’s Do Something Awards (#DSAwards) is back and ready to show the world that the youth of today do more than text and tweet. DoSomething.org, the country’s largest not-for-profit for young people and change, and VH1 today announced that this year’s Do Something Awards will air live from The Avalon in Hollywood on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET. This year’s high-energy show will honor celebrities Patrick Dempsey, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jennifer Hudson, LL COOL J and Kelly Osbourne for being amazing social change leaders, along with five “do-gooders,” 25 and under, who are in the trenches, creating substantial change in our world.
The Do Something Awards honors celebrity “do-gooders,” who donate money and time, and inspire millions of people along the way. These five influential superstars were chosen based on the work that they’ve done and their stories will be told for the world to see. Using celeb-packed videos and tributes, viewers will get an in-depth look at how they have harnessed their celebrity statuses to create change. Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars such as Ben Affleck, Kristen Bell, Nick Cannon, Joel McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, will.i.am and others received honors last year for their good work.
This year’s honorees are being celebrated for their continued work in the following areas:
· LL COOL J has always been an avid philanthropist involved in numerous causes, including Jump & Ball, an annual basketball tournament and summer athletic camp that LL COOL J founded with New York State Senate President Malcolm A. Smith. The camp is 5 weeks long and takes place in home community of Queens, New York . The tournament, sponsored by local companies, is designed to foster community cohesiveness and will offer a place for youth to showcase and cultivate their athletic talent. LL has also supported Chrysalis, an organization that helps the homeless gain employment, even donating his own clothing to the charity, and was honored by them in 2012.
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I still don’t get why Callen & Co. trusted The Chameleon in the NCIS: LA finale. Didn’t they know he might betray them? — Justin
ADAM: Executive producer Shane Brennan acknowledges that sending The Chameleon to negotiate with Sidorov about the nuclear weapons was a calculated risk. “Give him an inch, and he will take everything that you possess — they were aware of that,” he says. “But there was only one person who could pull this off. It was something they had to do.” Either way, Callen won’t take the betrayal lightly. “Callen knows that there will be a final confrontation, and only one of them will walk away,” Brennan teases. Gee, I wonder who?
There was a lot of excitement on the campus of North Shore Animal League America’s national adoption headquarters in New York when Renee Felice Smith of NCIS: Los Angeles loaned her time and talent to co-direct and film a Public Service Announcement for the Mutt-i-grees(R) Curriculum. The actress was joined by a cast made up of thirty five pre-k, elementary, middle and high school student volunteers. In addition to the human cast, the PSA features some of our best and brightest Mutt-i-grees(R)!
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The PSA, which launched in early June, highlights this unique educational program now in over 2,000 schools nationwide. Responding to the needs of the whole child, the Mutt-i-grees(R) Curriculum is unique, bridging social and emotional learning with humane education with the ultimate goal of helping to end euthanasia. The PSA will bring the benefits and highlights of the Mutt-i-grees(R) Curriculum to the attention of school administrators, teachers, parents and entire school communities.
While the Curriculum does not require the presence of a pet in the classroom, animals in the form of puppets and toys are effectively utilized in commanding attention, improving cognitive abilities and contribute to teaching students how to be more compassionate and empathetic. Some schools do choose to use therapy dogs or shelter dogs to enhance the lessons.
The curriculum was developed by North Shore Animal League America’s Pet Savers Foundation, in collaboration with Yale University’s School of the 21(st) Century, and funded by The Cesar Millan Foundation. The lessons are easily implemented with scripted lessons that align with the Common Core standards and feature lessons on dog behavior developed by renowned dog behavior expert, Cesar Millan.
Renee, along with top advertising and media professionals, donated their time and talent to develop a meaningful and impactful message: “a piece, ” said Renee, “that will raise awareness about this revolutionary program and effectively introduce the Mutt-i-grees(R) Curriculum to the world.” She added, “We take tests, we study for the SATs and that’s all fine and good, but what the Mutt-i-grees(R) Curriculum does is show another side of the spectrum, and show another side of learning and becoming a whole person. Education programs like the Mutt-i-grees(R) Curriculum are key to building a more compassionate society, a more accepting society. A society that has more tolerance for each other.”
Renee’s passion for children and animals was evident on the set but doesn’t end there. She is developing a children’s book series based on her dog, Hugo.
To view the Mutt-i-grees(R) Curriculum PSA or to learn more about the Mutt-i-grees(R) Curriculum, visit www.education.muttigrees.org.