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Two-time Academy Award winner and genuinely talented human being Hilary Swank did the unthinkable on Friday: she didn’t show up at Hyde. She didn’t get wasted. She didn’t get a DUI and she didn’t check into rehab. Instead, she helped kick off a round-the-world run to raise awareness of the world’s 1.1 billion people who lack access to clean drinking water. Swank was supporting Blue Planet Run, a project in which 20 runners will log 15,200 miles over 95 days. Each participant will run 10 miles at a time.
Hilary told the AP she had taken the “ordinary miracle” of clean drinking water “for granted far too many times.”
“Making safe drinking water available is everyone’s problem,” she said, “and it’s a problem it will take everyone to solve. It’s easy for me to show up today and talk about this. The real heroes are the 20 people who are actually running … and putting their lives on hold for the 95 days.”
For more about how you can help, by donating your time or your money, click here. $30 of your cash provides one person with safe drinking water to last a lifetime. That’s like the price of two beers at Hyde. You’ve got no excuse.
Ultra-huge props to Presidential candidate Barack Obama for taking a fabulously pro-gay stance for a front-runner. Barack just released this statement with regards to Pride Month. He’s stopping shy of actually advocating gay marriage, or explicitly encouraging all states to pass civil union laws, but it’s a solid start:
Pride Month is a reminder that while we have come a long way since the Stonewall riots in 1969, we still have a lot of work to do.
Too often, the issue of LGBT rights is exploited by those seeking to divide us. But at its core, this issue is about who we are as Americans. It’s about whether this nation is going to live up to its founding promise of equality by treating all its citizens with dignity and respect.
It’s time to turn the page on the bitterness and bigotry that fill so much of today’s LGBT rights debate. The rights of all Americans should be protected — whether it’s at work or anyplace else. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” needs to be repealed because patriotism and a sense of duty should be the key tests for military service, not sexual orientation. Civil unions should give gay couples full rights. And those who commit hate crimes should be punished no matter whether those crimes are committed on account of race, religion, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
This Pride Month, let’s make our founding promise of equality a reality for every American.
Thanks to Perez for the heads-up.
Lauren Hastings, the young model who recently sat down to discuss her issues with Lindsay Lohan the clothes thief and raging bitch, is back at Buzznet to weigh in on the most recent developments in LiLoLand and talk about the party scene in Hollywood.
I don’t know why I dig these videos so much. There’s not much new here, but there’s something about this girl that’s just infinitely watchable.
While her DJ pal Samantha Ronson, 29, looks like she’s there to help her pal through thick and thin, she’s really making a tidy profit on the side, shilling Lohan, 20, out to photographers eager to get her photo looking passed out and wasted. While an “out of it” Lohan thought she was just going home after a night out at Teddy’s in Hollywood on May 27, Ronson made a side trip to a gas station.
A source tells Celebrity Babylon, “The car was only down a quarter tank, and yet Samantha stopped for gas. She has a side deal with a photo agency and they paid her to make the pit stop!”
If that wasn’t shocking enough, sources say that it was Ronson who was holding the cocaine later found in Lindsay’s car. “There were three of them crammed into the Mercedes sports car and Samantha was the one that had the cocaine with her. Lindsay later questioned her about leaving it in the car for the cops to find and Samantha blew her off.”
Ronson, who makes anywhere from $2,000 to $3,000 a night deejaying at clubs and private parties, has accumulated a substantial side income taking her pal in front of paparazzi cameras for money.
Well the pics of Lindsay at the gas station came from X17, so I guess that’s who SamRo has the side deal with.
Everybody who’s anybody (and not yet in rehab or jail) came out for the BlackBerry Curve launch party in Bev Hills last night. It looks like they made everyone pose with a BlackBerry on the red carpet, which is so funny to me for some reason. Eva Longoria was there, and Paris and Nicky Hilton. Kevin Connolly showed up, which must have been a little awkward for Nicky. Jessica Alba and Michael Chiklis. Kat McPhee. Rumer Willis. Karina Smirnoff was there with Mario Lopez. And Ian Ziering, who seems loathe to miss an opportunity to walk the carpet these days.
Jennifer Aniston, who recently signed on to be the new face of smartwater, has a new man to go along with her new career as a corporate shill. People magazine reports that Aniston’s been seen out and about with a handsome mystery man. According to the mag:
During a romantic dinner at Santa Monica’s One Pico restaurant in the Shutters Hotel on Saturday, he had the actress’s undivided attention.
At 8 p.m. the pair slipped into the beachfront eatery with Aniston’s man gently rubbing her back as they waited for a table.
For the next three hours the duo talked by candlelight over a bottle of San Pellegrino, leaning in close and, at one point, even holding hands across the table.
Aw! Hopefully this relationship will work out for Jen — she deserves a good man in her life.