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  1. The Hollywood Reporter's Philanthropic Supporters: Oceana, Phoenix House, PETA, and More

    9:08 am 8/20/2015

    Bill Maher and others share their most intimate philanthropic relationships.Read more

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  2. How Tom Rothman, Mark Gordon and the Fulfillment Fund Are Improving L.A.'s Graduation Rates

    9:00 am 8/20/2015

    The Fund has the same goal now as it did when Dr. Gary Gitnick launched it back in 1977: Help kids go to college. "Violence is the result of poverty, and the only way to fight poverty is with education."Read more

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  3. Why Hollywood Loved the Ice Bucket Challenge (Guest Column)

    9:00 am 8/20/2015

    A year after the viral phenomenon, NeueHouse's Tim Geary, whose wife suffers from ALS, writes about how the entertainment industry helped create a sensation: "People feel it's necessary to put their goodness on show irrespective of whether any good is actually being done."Read more

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  4. Lady Gaga 'Hunting Ground' Song to Become Campus Rape PSA Directed by Catherine Hardwicke

    9:00 am 8/20/2015

    The 'Twilight' helmer, the singer and the song's writer, Diane Warren, all donated their time for the "Till It Happens to You" recording and video.Read more

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  5. The Entertainment Industry's Biggest Givers

    9:00 am 8/20/2015

    From stem cell research to a $130 million New York park, here's where the industry wrote its checks.Read more

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  6. How Cecil the Lion Rescued a Wildlife Program on the Verge of Extinction

    9:00 am 8/20/2015

    Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit was close to shutting down its anti-poaching team. Then Walter Palmer killed a lion, the group was mentioned on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' and a $1 million donation drive became a roaring success.Read more

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  7. Bill Maher: "Unlike Lion Killers, PETA Only Goes After Fair Game" (Guest Column)

    9:00 am 8/20/2015

    "PETA constituents are not fat cats but pigs, cows, orcas, mice and any other animal in trouble," says the 'Real Time' host who is a long-time board member of 35-year-old animal rights organization.Read more

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  8. How Ted Danson, Cobie Smulders and Mary Steenburgen Are Fighting for the Oceans

    9:00 am 8/20/2015

    Danson says he doesn't even like to get wet, while wife Steenburgen claims she is scared of the ocean. But along with other supporters of Oceana, these Hollywood A-listers are now making waves for the environmental underdog.Read more

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  9. The Hollywood Indies Little League Swings and Connects with At-Risk Youth

    9:00 am 8/20/2015

    The 22-year-old brainchild of director and Emmy-winning producer Stan Brooks — with the support of Hank Azaria, Macy Gray and Angela Bassett and the L.A. Dodgers Foundation — is now the largest little league program in L.A. county: "It's our job to create better citizens."Read more

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  10. Matthew Perry on Sobriety and Service: "Two Alcoholics Talking to Each Other Is a Big Deal"

    9:00 am 8/20/2015

    The actor highlights the work of the Phoenix House rehab center, reveals plans for his sober living facility and discusses the importance of giving back: "If an alcoholic comes up to me and says, 'Will you help me stop drinking?' I will say, 'Yes, I know how to do that.'"Read more

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