The Reliable Source: Celebvocate


Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 02/01/2013

Celebvocate: Bradley Cooper on mental health and ‘Silver Linings Playbook’

Was this about using a star to promote a cause? Or using a cause to promote an Oscar campaign?

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Celebvocate: Alonzo Mourning lobbies for dialysis patients

The NBA star doesn’t want any cuts to Medicare coverage.

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 11/13/2012

Celebvocate: Roger Daltrey for Teen Cancer America

Lead singer of The Who fights teen cancer.

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Celebvocate: Jennifer Garner for early childhood education

After four years, she’s gotten pretty good at this.

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Celebvocate: Christina Aguilera fights world hunger

The zillion-selling pop star wants you to give 19 cents a day.

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012

Omarosa Manigault promotes CPR training after the death of fiance Michael Clarke Duncan

The public sees a human side of a reality TV villain after her movie star fiance succumbs to heart ailment.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:00 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 09/20/2012

Celebvocate: Michael Phelps (oh, and Denzel Washington, btw) for Boys & Girls Clubs of America

The Olympic swimming champ made his Washington celebvocacy debut for the organization alongside the movie star.

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Celebrities don’t shine as bright at DNC convention

A-listers in short supply in Charlotte

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Categories:  Politics, Parties, Celebvocate | Tags:  dnclive, ep

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 07/27/2012

Princess Mette-Marit of Norway brings royal advocacy to International AIDS Conference

It’s possible that she outranks even Sir Elton John among the celebvocates at the gathering.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:00 AM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 07/20/2012

AIDS Conference draws celebrities to Washington

Bill Gates, Sharon Stone, Elton John, Anderson Cooper and countless other VIPs will be decorating the panel discussions and the parties connected to the conference.

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 06/26/2012

Celebvocate: Michael Bolton against domestic violence

The crooner turned up in D.C. on Tuesday to speak at a rally supporting the Violence Against Women Act.

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Celebvocate: Jada Pinkett Smith on human trafficking

A newcomer to the cause, the actress appeared with Hillary Clinton at the State Department and released a provocative music video.

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Celebvocate: Donna Karan for Haitian artists

The fashion designer has traveled to Haiti every month since the 2010 earthquake to help local artists design, produce and market wares.

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Celebvocate: Olympian Shawn Johnson tells kids to exercise

If you take the stairs instead of the escalator, someday you might be an Olympian, too.

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/31/2012

White House celebrity visitors: Which showbiz stars have the pull to get a meeting?

Oprah, Brad and Beyonce, obviously. But there are some surprising names in a review of the logs.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:00 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebvocate, Politics

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 05/14/2012

Celebvocate: Angela Kinsey of ‘The Office’ fights ‘seafood fraud’

An occasional look at the showbiz folks trying their hand at the lobbying thing.

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Celebvocate: Dominic Chianese, Uncle Junior of ‘Sopranos,’ brings music to nursing homes

The actor is crusading to bring more live theater and music into nursing homes.

By The Reliable Source  |  12:00 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Cyndi Lauper, Billie Jean King: Gay-rights advocates cheer Obama’s new stance on marriage

For two celebrated gay-rights champions, it was a coincidence they happened to be in Washington the day President Obama — but a happy coincidence.

By The Reliable Source  |  06:20 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics, Celebvocate

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/03/2012

Richard Dreyfuss calls for civics education to save our democracy

The Oscar winner could have taken on an easier celebvocacy cause, but he believes this one holds the answers to all our problems.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:00 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 04/27/2012

Debra Winger and John Mayer: Quiet stars step back into spotlight for causes

Let us now praise underexposed celebrities — and bear with us on the John Mayer part. Both stars were in town this week for varying causes.

By The Reliable Source  |  12:00 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Parties, Celebvocate

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Celebvocate: Bo Derek against horse meat

The actress and ’80s pinup wants to take horse off the dinner table in the United States.

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Celebvocate: Noah Wyle arrested in Medicaid protest on Capitol Hill

Just like George Clooney last month — how about that?

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/19/2012

Ted Nugent: Long past his ‘rock star’ days, how he caused a political firestorm

He hasn’t hit the charts in a generation. How is it that anyone still cares what Ted Nugent has to say in 2012?

By The Reliable Source  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Politics, Celebvocate | Tags:  ted nugent

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 04/18/2012

New celebrity faces come to Capitol Hill to lobby for arts funding

Anchored by perennial activist Alec Baldwin, a new team of celebvocates made their case in Washington for NEA and NEH funding.

By The Reliable Source  |  12:00 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebvocate, Politics | Tags:  alec baldwin

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 03/15/2012

George Clooney to get arrested at Sudan embassy

A little civil disobedience is planned for the VIP protest at the Sudanese embassy.

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 03/14/2012

George Clooney returns to Washington to talk about crisis on Sudan border

And yes, it was kind of a scene.

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Categories:  Celebvocate, Politics

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Celebvocate: Kristin Davis speaks up for women farmers

The “Sex and the City” actress turned up in D.C. on Wednesday to stump for agriculture reforms.

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Celebvocate: Laila Ali on kidney disease

The former “Dancing With the Stars” contestant was on the Hill Thursday as celebrity support for Kidney Action Day.

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Jackson Browne performs for Occupy Washington

Or was it for their moms?

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Categories:  Politics, Celebvocate

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 11/16/2011

Celebvocate: Glenn Close on mental health treatment

The actress was backed by her sister — and a very cute dog.

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Bob Barker, Jim Moran fight for circus animals, scrap with Ringling Bros. owner Ken Feld

The 87-year-old former game show host turned up on the Hill to defend the rights of elephants, lions and tigers.

By The Reliable Source  |  05:47 PM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebvocate, Politics

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Hey, isn’t that . . . ?: Michael Douglas

Back in town to discuss nuclear proliferation.

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Categories:  Hey, Celebvocate

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 10/27/2011

Hey, isn’t that . . . ?: Matthew Perry

Back in town for some more celebvocacy.

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Categories:  Hey, Celebvocate

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Raheem DeVaughn on Occupy DC and his day in jail

There may be more civil disobedience in the singer’s future.

By The Reliable Source  |  03:32 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Celebvocate: Danica Patrick for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

The race car driver stayed on track during her briefing on the illness.

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Celebvocate: Tony Hawk for youth sports funding

Of course, the kids had a different set of questions for him.

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 10:31 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Jennifer Aniston offers starpower but few words in D.C. for breast cancer movie

The sitcom superstar rubbed elbows with Jill Biden and Nancy Pelosi, but took no questions at Washington preview of new Lifetime movie, “Five.”

By The Reliable Source  |  10:31 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Celebvocate: Barbara Bush for foreign aid

Dubya’s daughter would like to keep dollars flowing into developing countries.

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Celebvocate: LeBron James for the Boys and Girls Club

The NBA star appeared alongside Ron Howard, Denzel Washington, and Ashanti.

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Clinton's Global Initiative: the Super Bowl for A-list celebvocates

Why lobby Congress when you can hang with Bill Clinton?

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Categories:  Celebvocate, Politics

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 09/18/2011

Update: “Hayden Panettiere Day” declared in D.C.

The most adorable liberal-activist starlet since Fonda.

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Categories:  Celebvocate, Update

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Celebvocate: Hayden Panettiere tries to save the whales

The “Heroes” actress thanked Obama for using diplomatic action to prod Iceland into giving up whaling.

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 09/15/2011

Celebvocate: Robin Wright on Congo mining

The actress says we all have blood on our hands, buying products that use illegally mined materials from the African nation.

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 09/13/2011

Celebvocate: Gael García Bernal speaks up for Latin American migrants

The art-house hearthrob is in D.C., speaking on behalf of the Washington Office on Latin America.

By The Reliable Source  |  04:31 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 07:55 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Wendell Pierce, of ‘The Wire’ and ‘Treme,’ to open groceries in New Orleans ‘food deserts’

The actor says he was inspired in part by Michelle Obama’s health eating campaign.

By The Reliable Source  |  07:55 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Phish frontman Trey Anastasio gets confessional at drug court conference

Matthew Perry, Martin Sheen support court treatment over jail time

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 08:30 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Celebvocate: T-Boz recruits bone-marrow donors

The TLC lead vocalist, herself a sickle-cell sufferer, wants more African-Americans to sign up as potential donors.

By The Reliable Source  |  08:30 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Celebvocate: James Cromwell for labor rights

Hollywood’s favorite stern dad/sinister patrician paid a visit to D.C.

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Celebvocate: Eva Longoria on child migrant workers

The “Desperate Housewives” star would like to see the minimum age raised for farm workers.

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Celebvocate: Chaka Khan speaks out on autism

She joined several mothers of autistic boys to lobby in D.C.

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/12/2011

Quoted: Ted Danson on celebvocacy

The actor self-deprecates about his role in ocean conservancy: “I’m talking.”

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Categories:  Quoted, Celebvocate

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Celebvocate: Djimon Hounsou tackles the global food crisis

And looks good doing it

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Celebvocate: Jessica Alba fights toxic chemicals

The nerdfare starlet was radiant, pregnant and very concerned on Capitol Hill Tuesday.

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 10:00 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Celebvocates!: Kate Walsh and Aaron Peirsol speak out for ocean conservation

It’s that time of year.

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Categories:  Celebvocate

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Celebvocate: Kevin Spacey and Alec Baldwin call for more arts funding

Spacey’s hearing got cancelled, but he still made his case.

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Categories:  Celebvocate