Posts Tagged: UNICEF

David Beckham Joins UNICEF Anti-Famine Campaign

21, 2012 2:00pm

David Beckham

David Beckham is one of several U.K. celebrities lending support to a UNICEF anti-famine campaign. Roger Moore, Eddie Izzard and James Nesbitt have also devoted their star power to the cause, which affects some 300,000 children in East Africa.

“It is hard for us to imagine our own children going to bed without any food or water,” said Beckham. “As a parent it is something I would never want my children to experience, but shockingly this is a reality for millions of children caught in the East Africa crisis. They go to bed hungry day after day, week after week. UNICEF, the leading children’s organization, has been working tirelessly to stem the impact of this disaster. I am proud of their work and the difference it is making to the lives of many of the world’s most vulnerable children and that is why I am a Goodwill Ambassador.”

Prince William and Kate Middleton are vocal supporters of UNICEF and this particular cause; last winter, they traveled to Copenhagen to tour UNICEF’s emergency supply center and implore citizens to donate to aid African children affected by famine.

Serena Williams Announces UNICEF Schools for Asia Initiative

25, 2012 2:00pm

Tennis champ Serena Williams has been a vocal advocate for youth education abroad, and she’s just launched the UNICEF Schools for Asia initiative to help disadvantaged East Asia and South Asia students.

“Schools for Asia [will] provide quality education to millions of children,” she said in a statement. “Quality education is essential for development. It provides the knowledge, skills and confidence children need to shape a better future for themselves, their families and their countries.”

The UNICEF Schools for Asia campaign will encourage kids to stay in school, provide education about life skills and general health, advocate for gender equality, provide primary education and give kids safe schools to attend.

Williams previously launched the Serena Williams Secondary School in Africa in 2008, and is currently a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

Selena Gomez Charity Concert Raises $200,000 for UNICEF

23, 2012 4:00pm

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez showed off her charitable side on Friday night with a charity concert that raised over $200,000 for UNICEF. Gomez has been collaborating with UNICEF since 2008 and has been particularly vocal about children’s rights.

Gomez and her band The Scene performed at the charity concert, and Ashley Tisdale and Justin Bieber were on hand to show their support. Even David Beckham showed up with his sons.

“I don’t have an exact number, but together we all raised over 200,000 dollars to benefit UNICEF,” Selena Gomez wrote on her Facebook page. “We’re helping to save the lives of children all over the world.”

Celebs.com Presents the Week’s Five Best-Dressed Celebs (Miranda Kerr, Heidi Klum, Charlize Theron…)

3, 2011 3:29pm

By Elizabeth Mitchell

We’re always excited to see what new color and style trends will show up on the red carpet each week, and this time around it was no doubt all about the red, white and sexy. From Sarah Jessica Parker’s feathered white Louis Vuitton frock to Heidi Klum’s daring red-hot plunging neckline suit, here’s a look at Celebs.com’s top 5 best-dressed celebs of the week. Tell us, who was your favorite?

5. Sarah Jessica Parker

Known for her undeniable sense of fashion, Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker definitely didn’t disappoint in her glamorous Louis Vuitton frock at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball earlier this week. She wore her hair in a half up/half down style and paired her chic dress with white pumps by the same designer.

4. Miranda Kerr

It’s easy to look this hot when you’re a supermodel, right? Well, if your name’s Miranda Kerr it is! Joining her fellow angels, the new mom took a walk on the wild side at a special viewing party for the Victoria’s Secret 2011 Fashion Show wearing a sexy leopard print dress by Dolce & Gabbana styled with Gianvito Rossi heels.

3. Taylor Swift

Does this country crooner ever make a fashion mishap? At the CMT Artists of the Year event on Tuesday night, singer Taylor Swift turned up the heat in a strapless red dress paired with gold peep-toe pumps and a matching red pout. She pulled her blonde curls back into a glam updo to complete her look.

2. Heidi Klum

At the Toronto launch of her new signature fragrance, Shine, Project Runway host Heidi Klum takes the plunge in all over head-to-toe red suit by Michael Kors. She sports matching red lips (similar to our girl Taylor Swift) and pulls her hair back into a sexy sleek bun. Blue nails and a few bangles finish off her red-hot business lady look.

1. Charlize Theron

Donning a super sexy black and white Gucci dress with a plunging neckline, Young Adult star Charlize Theron goes all out glam for the Gotham Independent Film Awards. She completes her look with a black clutch, bright pink lips and a Jennifer Behr headwrap.