Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick are such a great Hollywood couple. They stay under the radar and live their lives and – what do ya know – it actually works for them! They’ve been together for about 26 years now, which is no small feat. If that didn’t make them awesome enough, they’re both super involved with charity and do a lot of work for the Food Bank of NYC in Harlem, where they recently turned up to help prepare 1,000 meals for people in need in the city this Thanksgiving.
Here’s People‘s report:
Sedgwick and Bacon, who are actively involved in the food bank, say the cause is close to their hearts—and home. “We only live a few blocks from here and the idea that we have so much and there’s 1 out of 5 people in New York using food bank services is kind of staggering,” Bacon told PEOPLE.
With new challenges following government funding cuts that cost the city the equivalent of 76 million meals, Sedgwick says that Thanksgiving won’t be the same for many. “I remember coming here last year and things were rough and they were really struggling to feed the amount of people that were coming in,” she said. “I can only imagine this year, it must be a devastating loss.”
Before strapping on their chef’s hats and aprons, the couple also talked about their own Thanksgiving plans: They will once again be hosting both of their families, which has become an annual tradition.
“We have a great Bacon family Thanksgiving, we’ve been doing it forever,” said Sedgwick.
As for the meal, she admitted that she’s partial to dark turkey meat and gushed about her love of vegetables. “I heard that you don’t start enjoying Brussels sprouts until you’re an adult and let me say that’s one of the good things about getting older,” she said.
Love them! And now I’m hungry.
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I think it’s pretty safe to say that Kevin Bacon‘s heyday is over. Like, good run and all, bro, but now’s the time when you enjoy all that Footloose money and chillax a bit, you know? No such luck, unfortunately – he’s all over T-Mobile UK ads and the subway, apparently, where he likes to play Angry Birds on his phone and be recognized by fans.
From The Observer:
“Fame is very much a double-edged sword. I had a prosthetic disguise made, because I wanted to see what it would be like not to be recognized. I didn’t like it very much — no one was nice to me. People didn’t bother me, but they also looked right through me, [but] actors want to be famous.”
I can appreciate that candor, but a prosthetic? I mean, you’re not Oprah (Oprah is the most famous person I can think of, shut up). Do Kevin a favor – if you see him on the train, give him a little wave and ask him what level of Angry Birds he’s on. He’ll thank you, I’m sure.
Kevin Bacon has a band with his brother– who I really wish was named “Macon,” but is unfortunately called Michael. This weekend, the Bacon brothers hiked to the top of Pike’s Peak in Colorado to play a benefit concert for the Love, Hope, Strength Foundation, an organization which describes itself as “an international, music-centric cancer charity dedicated to providing support for cancer centers, and inspiration to those affected, throughout the world.”
It took 6 hours for the 50 year old actor and his brother to hike to the top of the 14,110 ft. peak, where along with Cy Cumin of The Fixxx, the duo played a benefit concert which included a tribute to Farrah Fawcett– who, as we all know, recently lost her battle with anal cancer. 95 hikers also trekked up the mountainside to attend the benefit concert.
Love, Hope, Strength has previously hosted events on Machu Picchu and Mount Everest. Which leads me to question the sense of holding a benefit concert on top of a mountain where not many people will attend. But in terms of publicity, I suppose it can’t be beat.
And who am I to criticize someone’s well-meaning but slightly ineffective act? To help those being persecuted in Iran, I turned my Twitter avatar green. I’m sure that will really make the Ayatollah sit up and take notice.