Attend the ‘Water For Elephants’ Premieres!

March 24, 2011 by  
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Attend the 'Water For Elephants' Premieres!

Want to get a glimpse of Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon up close? Now you have, not one–but four opportunities to do so! “Water For Elephants” will have red carpet star-studded premieres in New York City, Germany, England, and Australia! Check out the dates below.

Word has it that there will be an additional premiere in Chattanooga, Tennessee where the film was partially filmed. There’s no official word as to whether any of the stars of WFE will be in attendance–but city officials are trying to get them there!

Before the press junkets and premieres kick off, Robert and Reese will take part in the festivities at the 46th Annual Academy Country Music Awards where they will present at the ceremony held in Las Vegas on April 3rd. [READ MORE]

‘One Tree Hill’ Stars Use Twitter To Raise Oil Spill Awareness

June 22, 2010 by  
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'One Tree Hill' Stars Use Twitter To Raise Oil Spill Awareness

One Tree Hill‘s on-screen/off-screen couple, Sophia Bush and Austin Nichols are officially addicted to Twitter–in the best way possible!

Due to the recent and devastating oil spills in the Gulf, Sophia and Austin have taken to Twitter to raise money and awareness.

The stars have been trying to boost the awareness about the devastating BP oil spills and have campaigned to get 50,000 followers each to make donations to Global Green. The stars also took part–along with some other celebrities, including Olivia Wilde and The Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder–in Larry King’s telethon last night.

If you would like to do your part, please follow Austin (@AUS10NICHOLS) and Sophia (@SophiaBush) on Twitter and visit for more.


Young Artists For Haiti “Wavin’ Flag” Video

March 11, 2010 by  
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Young Artists For Haiti "Wavin' Flag" Video

On the heels of the “We Are The World” 25th anniversary remake for the Haiti earthquake relief, over 50 Canadian artists have joined together to do their part in the relief effort by recording hip-hop artist, K’naan‘s anthem “Wavin’ Flag”. The Young Artists For Haiti line-up included Nelly Furtado, Avril Lavigne, Pierre Bouvier (Simple Plan), Kardinal Offishall, LIGHTS,Deryck Whibley (Sum 41), Emily Haines and James Shaw of Metric, Drake, Fefe Dobson, Justin Nozuka, City & Colour, Nikki Yanofsky, and Justin Bieber among many.

“With the wealth of young artists coming out of Canada, it was obvious that this is something we had to do,” says producer icon Bob Ezrin. “K’naan’s lyrics in Wavin’ Flag embody the pain, passion and determination of the Haitian people and lend the hope of a brighter future. The response from the artists has been sensational, and I am so proud that together we may help to make a difference.” [READ MORE]

Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief

January 22, 2010 by  
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Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010 an earthquake of catastrophic magnitude hit west of the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince that resulted in over 200,000 deaths and left millions without food, shelter, or medical attention. Tonight (January 22nd) the stars will come together for the Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief. Two days after the earthquake devastation hit, actor George Clooney began putting together plans for a global telethon with the CEO of MTV Networks, Judy McGrath.

At 8/7c tonight, all of the major television networks will air this very special and very important telethon. Stars scheduled to perform include: Beyonce, Madonna, Wyclef Jean, Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, Sting, Alicia Keys, Christian Aguilera, Dave Matthews, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, Coldplay, and Haitian artist Emeline Michel. [READ MORE]

V Sevani to Perform at LA Charity Event

December 11, 2009 by  
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V Sevani to Perform at LA Charity Event

Emerging new Los Angeles bred pop artist, V Sevani formerly of NLT, will be performing this Saturday, December 12th in North Hollywood.

The event being held is to raise money and gifts for the Children of The Village Family Services, a community-based nonprofit organization focused on the prevention and treatment of child abuse and family violence. A minimum donation of $25 is asked of all attending. You’ll be able to meet some of your favorite celebrities and get their autographs, enjoy live music from various live bands, and win cool prizes.

The event features other young teen stars such as Josh Peck (Drake and Josh), Chloe Bridges (Camp Rock 2), Jansen Panettiere (Ice Age 2), Carter Jenkins (Aliens In The Attic), Ariel Winter (Modern Family), Daniel Samonas (Wizards of Waverly Place), Cassie Scerbo (Bring It On: In It to Win It),  and Asher Book (V Factory)*.


James Lafferty & One Tree Hill Charity Basketball Game

April 1, 2007 by  
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James Lafferty & One Tree Hill Charity Basketball GameEvery year fans of the hit CW television drama, One Tree Hill meet up in Wilmington, North Carolina to take part in the annual charity basketball game hosted by one of the shows stars, James Lafferty. On March 24, 2007 – Fanvasion made the trip out to the small town, where the show is filmed to take in the festivities! When we arrived that morning, we already witnessed swarms of people all waiting outside the Cape Fear Community College: Schwartz Center for the doors to open and the fun to begin, we could already feel the adrenaline that would soon be pumping through the basketball gym.

As the crowd moved in and found spots on the shiny bleachers, the Tree Hill Ravens (who are the fictional basketball team from the show) began to warm up for the big game against Cape Fear’s home team. If you didn’t have ear plugs, you would’ve needed them when the squeals overcame the gym as soon as James took to the court to shoot a couple of pre-game rounds. [READ MORE]

Running Home 4 Teens

May 11, 2005 by  
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Running Home 4 TeensWhen the series “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County” first premiered on MTV, audience’s general impression was simply camera’s documenting the lavish lives and outlandish spending habits of nine spoiled rich teenagers. Little did the public realize there was a diamond in the rough, one teenager that would take his fame and use it for the better.

Dieter Schmitz, 19, decided after Laguna Beach wrapped its first season to make an attempt at taking the show’s immense popularity by helping out some of its viewers. As a freshman at San Diego State University, Dieter founded an organization called Running Home 4 Teens. On October 9th, 2004, he decided to donate all the proceeds elicited from RH4T to Suicidal Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE). Both are non-profitable organizations that strive to help teens that suffer from suicidal thoughts, tendencies, and substance abuse by educating them on depression and other mental illnesses that may be the cause.

Running Home 4 TeensThe main event for RH4T was Schmitz’s 78 mile journey from the San Diego State campus all the way back to Laguna Beach High School by both biking and running. In preparation for the event, Dieter spent the previous months in intensive training and made promotional appearances along with fellow cast member Stephen Colletti, Trey Phillips, and Lauren Conrad. The aforementioned cast members stepped up by also using their fame in a positive way by spreading the word of Dieter’s noble cause on their personal websites ( and via MTV.

The event took place on December 18th, 2004, where Dieter started out at the SDSU campus, biked 50 miles to San Clemente, and preceded to run the remaining 28 miles to Laguna. Dieter arrived at the high school’s track and made his final lap, clocking in at 5:50 PM suffering only from severe leg cramps. All eight cast members, along with friends, family, and fans alike were present to welcome Dieter home and congratulate him on his trying race. Dieter was able to raise $11,000 for RH4T thanks to donations from the public, along with an auction that as held with items up for bid donated from big-name bands like Blink-182 and New Found Glory.

Running Home 4 TeensSchmitz is currently writing a book entitled “Laguna Beach, My Run Home” documenting his experiences this past year with Running Home 4 Teens and SAVE. He is also currently on a national tour, speaking at high schools and colleges across the nation, informing adolescents about Running Home 4 Teens and what the organization is about. Dieter plans on making another run in 2005, this time from Tijuana, Mexico back to Laguna. There is no doubt that with the success of he show and last years event, Dieter’s goal of $50,000 is surely within his reach.

For more information on Running Home 4 Teens visit


– Kristin Monahan, May 2005