Friday, July 23, 2010

This Week's Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

Photo by: Matthias Clamer/FOX
This week a Glee star honors celebs who get out and Do Smething, a movie star gets a big honor from the TV Academy, and a famous chef goes meatless on Mondays. Here are this week's most inspirational pop culture moment

Young Adults and Celebs Do Something in Hollywood
On July 19, Glee's Jane Lynch hosted The 2010 Do Something Awards on VH1, honoring celebrities who are giving back as well as activists under the age of 25 who are making a difference in their own communities and around the world. The star-studded evening featured performances by Natasha Bedingfield and Lifehouse, as well as appearances by celebrity presenters like Megan Fox, Matt Bomer, Paula Abdul, and Demi Lovato.

Lynch kept the audience laughing from the opening photo montage that depicted her with Mother Teresa and "the other Jane," Goodall, to clips of her good deeds like reading aloud to construction workers.

Kathy Griffin was given the Do Something Comedian Award for her campaign to raise cervical cancer awareness with her televised public pap smear and for organizing a Washington rally against the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy."

Leonardo DiCaprio won the Do Something Move Star Award for his generosity in giving $1 million to the Haiti Relief Fund. While Glee was honored with the Do Something TV Show prize for its work with the Grammy in the Schools program.

Olympic snowboard champion Hannah Teeter received the Do Something Athlete Award, which makes sense given her recent work with Doctors Without Borders, Ben & Jerry's, Kirindon, and Children International.

Two stars were honored for founding charities. Christina Applegate took home the Do Something Kick Ass for Survival Award for starting Right Action for Women. While Snoop Dogg was awarded the Do Something for the Kids prize for his Snoop Youth Football League.

Jessica Posner, 23, who co-founded Shining Hope for Communities went home with the $100,000 grand prize award. Shining Hope fights against gender inequity in Kiberia, Africa, where only 8% of girls currently receive an education.

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