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In Search of The Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy and Bette Midler will reunite for a good cause this Halloween season.

On Friday (September 25), Midler announced she’s conjuring up a special surprise for her annual ‘Hulaween’ fundraising gala. She’s set to reunite with her Hocus Pocus co-stars Parker and Najimy for the first time since the cult classic film premiered in 1993. Instead of terrorizing the children of a New England town this time around, the Sanderson sisters are teaming up to raise money for the New York Restoration project.

Midler renamed her annual gala In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover for this year’s iteration, as well as going virtual because of the ongoing pandemic. Hocus Pocus fans interested in the reunion can purchase tickets to the virtual gala, which only cost $10. All proceeds will go NYRP, which is dedicated “to creating more green space for underserved communities to grow their own food, connect, and access safe spaces directly in their neighborhood,” according to the event’s press release.

In addition to the cast reunion, the event will also limited edition Hocus Pocus-themed merchandise and virtual classes from the “Sanderson Sisters Charm School.” The virtual gala is set to take place on October 30.

Tickets and more information HERE.

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How To Get A Limited Signed Lithograph of The Rock Bottom Remainders Band

Join the Rock Bottom Remainders supporting the Book Industry Charitable Foundation helping booksellers during the pandemic.

The Rock Bottom Remainders is a band that includes some of today’s most shining literary lights. Members have included: Dave Barry, Tad Bartimus, Roy Blount, Jr., Michael Dorris, Robert Fulghum, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Matt Groening, Josh Kelly, Stephen King, Barbara Kingsolver, Greil Marcus, Dave Marsh, Ridley Pearson, Joel Selvin, Amy Tan, and others.

The first 50 donations of $750 or more get a limited signed lithograph of the band created by Pulitzer prize winning cartoonist David Horsey and signed by all members of the band.

Click HERE for more information and make a donation.

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Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert To Stream On YouTube On May 15

Queen and Eagle Rock Entertainment have partnered with The Mercury Phoenix Trust to present a Special YouTube Premiere Screening of The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in support of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization.

This Friday, May 15th the Official Queen YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/queen) will be premiering a special stream of the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert as part of the ongoing fight with COVID-19, with all donations supporting the World Health Organisation. Google.org is matching $2 for every $1 donated. This ongoing Google/YouTube UN Foundation campaign fundraiser is running through June 30, 2020. The concert will be available for 48 hours only.

Click HERE to watch on Friday at 7pm (BST) / 2pm (EST) / 11am (PST)

The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness took place on Easter Monday, 20th April 1992 at Wembley Stadium in front of a 72,000 sold-out crowd and global broadcast audience of over one billion. The concert was a tribute to Queen’s lead vocalist, Freddie Mercury, who died of AIDS on 24 November 1991. Queen’s remaining members Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon were joined on stage by many of the biggest acts in the world including David Bowie, George Michael, Annie Lennox, Elton John, Guns N’ Roses, Robert Plant, Metallica, Liza Minelli, Def Leppard, Seal, Roger Daltrey and many more. The concert was to be the last large scale live event John Deacon performed with Queen.

The profits from the concert were used to launch The Mercury Phoenix Trust. The trust is a core part of Queen and Freddie’s legacy and has gone on to provide in excess of £17m to over 1000 projects in 57 countries in the ongoing fight against AIDS worldwide – www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com

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Little People Community Champions Special Edition Figure Set

Thank the helpers in your life, or show your child the heroism of helping, with this special edition Little People Community Champions figure set from Fisher-Price. 

This giftable set features 5 community helpers brought down to Little People toy size including a doctor, a nurse, an emergency medical technician, a delivery driver and a grocery store worker. Each of these community champions work hard every day to help us stay healthy, safe and stocked with everything we need.

Beginning April 29, 2020, through May 31, 2020, $15 from each online purchase of this figure set will be donated by Mattel to The Entertainment Industry Foundation, in support of #FirstRespondersFirst, a fund dedicated to providing essential supplies, equipment and resources for protecting frontline healthcare workers and their families.

Order HERE for $20. All orders for this item are expected to ship by 12/31/20.

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The ‘Feeding America Comedy Festival’ Will Feature Numerous Comedy Icons Including Kevin Hart, Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy, Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish, Howie Mandel, Kenan Thompson, Brad Garrett, Chris Rock & Many More

Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group television production division – Entertainment Studios – proudly announces a live-streaming comedy event to support and raise money for America’s largest hunger-relief organization, Feeding America.

Co-produced by the Funny Or Die entertainment brand and comedy studio, this comedy event to support Feeding America will live-stream on the Allen Media Group television networks Comedy.TV and The Weather Channel, as well as on the free streaming service app Local Now from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm (ET) on Saturday, May 9, 2020.

Dozens of today’s comedy icons will contribute pre-recorded comedy segments to live-stream during the three-hour event. Some of the comedians that have committed to participating in this comedy event include: Kevin Hart, Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy, Billy Crystal, Marlon Wayans, Howie Mandel, Tiffany Haddish, Brad Garrett, Taraji P. Henson, Louie Anderson, Margaret Cho, Kenan Thompson, Marc Maron, Jon Lovitz, Caroline Rhea, Byron Allen, Billy Gardell, Tim Meadows, Jamie Kennedy, Bill Engvall, Sheryl Underwood, and Chris Rock. Many more comedy icons are expected to announce their participation in the near future. All viewers tuning in to this live-streaming comedy event will be encouraged to contribute/volunteer/donate here: www.feedingamerica.org

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Stephen King Will Be The Keynote Speaker At 826 Boston’s 9th Annual Gala Night of 1,000 Stories 

826 Boston’s 9th annual Night of 1,000 Stories gala will celebrate the many incredible stories of 826 Boston student authors and raise critical funds for 826 Boston’s youth writing and tutoring programs. 

This year 826 Boston is thrilled to welcome Stephen King as their keynote speaker. All of the funds raised during the event and through ticket sales go directly to support 826 Boston free writing programs. The event will start at 5:30 PM with a cocktail reception followed by dinner at 7:00 PM and program featuring the work of 826 Boston student authors and of course, Stephen King.

Tickets start at $500. A limited number of individual tickets are available for purchase online.

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Seth Rogen’s Hilarity For Charity Announces All-Star Cast

Today, Netflix has announced the all-star guest lineup for Seth Rogen’s upcoming special, Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity, where Rogen and friends combine stand-up, sketches and music into an outrageous comedy special that could only come from the mind of Seth.

Guests that will appear in the special include Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Silverman, Michelle Wolf, John Mulaney, James Corden,The Muppets, Post Malone, Nick Kroll, Kumail Nanjiani, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Che, Craig Robinson & The Nasty Delicious.

This marks the sixth annual Hilarity for Charity event put together by Seth and Lauren Rogen. The event will be filmed Saturday, March 24 at The Hollywood Palladium and is the first time that is has been broadcast.

“We started the Los Angeles variety show six years ago in order to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s, a disease that has touched so many families including my own. Our goal is to educate a younger audience and ultimately create the next generation of advocates for the cause,” said HFC Co-Founder Lauren Miller Rogen. “I am so thrilled to be able to share this year’s show with an even larger audience through our partnership with Netflix and are proud to have them as a partner.”

In 2012, Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen founded Hilarity for Charity as a resource for the millennial generation, to help bridge the gap in understanding the landscape of Alzheimer’s disease. Using this unique approach, HFC aims to significantly improve outcomes for all family members contending with Alzheimer’s disease by 2020.

Seth Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity will stream globally on Netflix in April.

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Red Nose Day, Actually

Which member of the Love Actually cast has aged most gracefully? Find out for yourself! Watch The Red Nose Day Special on Thursday, May 25 at 10/9c on NBC.

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Crackle Celebrates Second Season of “The Art of More” By Participating With Bidding For Good To Auction Commissioned Pieces To Benefit Movember Foundation

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In anticipation of the November 16th launch of the second season of Crackle’s critically-acclaimed, scripted original, “The Art of More,” the network has commissioned 10 original works from up-and-coming artists that will be auctioned off through BiddingForGood.com, the e-commerce charitable site. Bidding on the pieces, all inspired by well-known and iconic works of art, runs from November 1st  through Wednesday, November 1 6th , timed to the season two debut of the Crackle series.  All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Movember Foundation, the leading global men’s health organization, which raises both funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and overall men’s physical and mental health.

Series stars Dennis Quaid, Kate Bosworth, Cary Elwes and Christian Cooke, will participate in the campaign with original PSA’s encouraging fans to support the work of the selected artists and the not-for-profit organization, which encourages men to grow moustaches and MOVE throughout November in an effort to “change the face” of men’s health.  All 10 original pieces, which were created by members of the Poster Posse, a platform where a global network of diverse artists can showcase their original works to a broader audience, will be on display at the New York premiere event which will be attended by the series cast and notables from the art community. The pieces are:

– “The Big Scream” –By Mike Mahle (Morton, IL)- based on “The Scream” by Edvard Munch, 1893
– “La Preciosa” –By Orlando Arocena (Bronx, NY)- based on The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, 1504
– “The Three White Dukes” –By Matt Needle (Cardiff, Wales)- based on The Three Musicians by Pablo Picasso, 1921
– “Luncheon of the Molting Party” –By Berkay Daglar (Istanbul, Turkey)- based on “Luncheon of the Boating Party” by Renoir, 1881
– “One Last Game” –By Salvador Anguiano (Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico)- based on “The Card Players” by Paul Cezanne, 1895
– “Harvest Moon” –By Daniel Nash (Bedfordshire, England)- based on “The Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh, 1889
– “Triple Abduction” –By Maria Suarez-Inclan (London, England)- based on “The Three Dancers in Exercise Hall” by Degas, 1880
– “The Philosopher’s Throne” –By John Aslarona (Queens, NY)- based on “The Thinker” by Rodin, 1902
– “Girl with the Ceramic Earring” –By Tracie Ching (Washington, D.C.)- based on “Girl with the Pearl Earring” by Vermeer, 1665
– “Venus di Moderno” –By Robert Bruno (Brooklyn, NY)- based on “Venus de Milo” by Alexandros of Antioch, 101BC

Top bidders for each of the 10 pieces will also receive an auction paddle signed by “The Art of More” cast. Bidding for Good auction will be available via web at www.biddingforgood.com/theartofmore and mobile (https://bforg.com/theartofmore)

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How You Can Get A Pair of Nike Mag “Back To The Future” Shoes

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Nike announced plans to release 89 pairs of the “Nike Mag” shoe through an online draw. The shoes light up and feature adaptive lacing—which lets a wearer push a button to tighten or loosen a shoe—making it a true replica to the footwear from the 1989 film Back to the Future Part II.

Contestants can pay $10 to enter the drawing, which will count as a donation to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. There’s no limit to the amount of tickets one can buy, so buying more gives the aspiring sneakerhead a greater chance of winning.

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All of proceeds from the 2016 drawing—which runs from Oct. 4 through Oct. 11—will go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, and one pair of Nike Mag shoes will also be auction live in three locations: Hong Kong, London, and New York.

You can sign up for the online draw HERE

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