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  1. Foundation vs. Donation: The Hidden Pitfalls of Hollywood Giving

    5:00 am 7/26/2013

    As everyone from Angelina to Letterman boasts of personal organizations, experts warn of tax dangers -- says one lawyer, "I've tried to talk them out of it."Read more

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  2. Livestrong Struggles After Lance Armstrong's Fall

    11:00 am 7/25/2013

    Funds are dropping, celebrities like Ben Stiller and Robin Williams have fled -- and one expert predicts there's just 2 1/2 years of money left.Read more

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  3. Philanthropy Issue: Hollywood's 5 Top Donors in 2013

    11:00 am 7/25/2013

    From Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre's record-setting gift to USC to Gayle Anne Hurd's Oscar museum, the biggest endowments of the year (so far).Read more

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  4. WKT Opens Charity Publicity Division

    10:00 am 7/25/2013

    The new department will handle groups like Oxfam America and the Entertainment Industry Foundation.Read more

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  5. Philanthropy Issue: Sony Classics' Tom Bernard on the Burdens of Being a Benefit Honoree

    9:00 am 7/25/2013

    Sure it's nice to be named a philanthropist of the year, but the whole rigmarole can be an exec's "worst nightmare."Read more

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  6. Barbara Davis Reveals Plans for a Childhood Diabetes Telethon

    9:00 am 7/25/2013

    The grand dame of philanthropy, who's raised more than $100 million to fight childhood diabetes, shares her 10 tips for success ("Buy a studio!" "Give people a gift bag") in winning friends -- and raising money.Read more

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  7. Terminally Ill 'Simpsons' Co-Creator Vows to Give Away Fortune

    8:00 am 7/25/2013

    Sam Simon faces down his terminal cancer diagnosis by spending his vast fortune (how much? "I don't know") on animal rights and feeding the hungry: "I get pleasure from it. I love it."Read more

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  8. How Ryan Seacrest Is Creating Mini-Me's Across the Country

    9:00 am 7/24/2013

    Through his foundation, the ubiquitous TV and radio personality has teamed with stars like Selena Gomez to give sick kids the chance to learn the ins and outs of broadcasting. "They would get bored essentially being in their beds," Seacrest says in THR's Philanthropy Issue.Read more

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  9. Former Hollywood Exec: Why I Gave Up My $1M Salary to Move to Cambodia

    9:00 am 7/24/2013

    What Sony's Scott Neeson saw during a visit to a garbage dump outside Phnom Penh changed his life and inspired him to quit, move and launch the Cambodian Children's Fund; now benefactor Sumner Redstone reveals in THR's Philanthropy Issue that he is giving a new gift of $480,000.Read more

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  10. Ryan Seacrest and Hollywood's Culture of Philanthropy

    7:49 pm 7/23/2013

    Robin Wright, Selena Gomez, Heather Graham, Sumner Redstone, Harvey Weinstein and more share why they are giving back.Read more

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