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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Bill Clinton and Casey Wasserman Reveal Secrets of Their Friendship, Philanthropic Bond

    5:42 pm 7/23/2013

    Cover stars of The Hollywood Reporter's annual Philanthropy Issue, the former president and the mega sports agent -- the latter of whom calls Clinton his philanthropic "mentor" and a "rock star" -- explain when they met, how their bond grew and the unique work they do fighting childhood obesity for the Clinton Foundation.Read more

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  6. Hollywood Harnesses Crowdfunding Potential to Raise Resources for Charity

    11:22 am 7/23/2013

    Nonprofits like Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation are benefiting from the power of millions of engaged web surfers.Read more

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  7. How Harvey Weinstein, Obama and Clinton Nearly Staged a Led Zeppelin Reunion

    10:40 pm 7/22/2013

    The film mogul almost succeeded in getting the estranged trio back together for the 12-12-12 concert benefiting Hurricane Sandy victims, but Jimmy Page nixed it: "He's got a lawyer who’s Satan or something like that," jokes Weinstein in THR's Philanthropy Issue.Read more

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  8. Robin Wright: What Led Me to the 'Most Dangerous Place to Be a Woman'

    10:16 pm 7/22/2013

    It could be the plot of a horrific thriller -- but it's not: After learning about ruthless warlords in the Congo who have created a reign of sexual violence, the "House of Cards" actress explains why she decided to take a stand in THR's Philanthropy Issue.Read more

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  9. Oprah Winfrey to Donate $12 Million to Smithsonian Museum

    5:55 pm 6/11/2013

    The media mogul will also lend her name to the facility's theater.Read more

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