George and Amal Clooney sending 3k Syrian refugees to school

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George and Amal Clooney sending 3k Syrian refugees to school

George and Amal Clooney soon will help send thousands of Syrian refugees to school.

The couple’s organization, the Clooney Foundation for Justice, is partnering with UNICEF and Google to devote $2.25 million toward seven public schools in Lebanon. Computer giant HP is throwing in an additional $1 million technology grant.
The foundation isn’t opening any new schools. Instead, the money will go toward extending the hours so refugee children can attend classes in the afternoon. Registration starts in September.
Public schools in Lebanon that teach Syrian refugees operate on a two-shift system, UNICEF spokeswoman Lauren Davitt said.
Lebanese students go to school in the morning during the first shift, and a second shift in the afternoon opens up for refugee children. This allows schools with limited physical space to double their capacity.
Support from the foundation will cover the costs for 3,000 Syrian children to attend school, including registration fees, teacher salaries for the second shift and textbooks, Davitt said.
“Thousands of young Syrian refugees are at risk — the risk of never being a productive part of society,” the Clooneys said in a Monday news release.

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Kathy Griffin shaves head in support of sister with cancer

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Kathy Griffin shaves head in support of sister with cancer

Kathy Griffin has shaved her head to show support for her sister Joyce, who’s currently battling cancer.

An image of the 56-year-old comedian was shared by journalist Yashar Ali on Monday showing her smiling and patting her bald head after the buzz-cut. 

Griffin’s mother Maggie – who was seen on her daughter’s show My Life on the D-List – was pictured holding her hand over her mouth as she pats the comedienne’s bare head.

Her mother later took to Twitter to comment on the show of support and added: ‘My daughter Kathleen Mary is a wonderful human being.’

Griffin, an Oak Park, Illinois native, has a tragic family past with cancer, as she lost her brother Gary, 63, three years ago in the wake of a what she called ‘a brutal struggle’ with esophageal cancer in an Instagram post memorializing her lost sibling.

Griffin hasn’t spoken publicly about her sister’s fight with cancer. She does have five siblings, including Joyce. In a Wall Street Journal interview in 2015, she shared that the two shared a room growing up.

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Ariel Winter Selling Sherman Oaks Home

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Ariel Winter Selling Sherman Oaks Home

Ariel Winter isn’t afraid to flaunt what she’s got, which is good, b/c now we’re all up in her house looking at her things. For real, though, it’s a pretty nice home for a young girl.

Asking $1.65 million, the 3,200-square-foot single-story residence, with four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and an extensive, camera-equipped CCTV security system.

The 19-year old, already-a-veteran actress, who voices the titular character in the animated series “Sofia the First” and will begin her matriculation at UCLA this fall, appears to have upgraded her residential circumstances with the $2.7 million purchase of a nearly 5,000-square-foot residence with five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms in an affluent but otherwise unacclaimed Studio City neighborhood.













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Rooney Mara Chops Price of Mid-Century Modern Home

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Rooney Mara Chops Price of Mid-Century Modern Home

Sports heiress-turned-Oscar nominated actress Rooney Mara has chopped the asking price of her celeb-pedigreed mid-century modern in the hills above L.A.’s Bronson Canyon from $3.8 million to just under $3.6 million after nearly three months on the open market.

Designed by architect Phil Brown and built in 1963 on a nearly quarter-acre promontory near the end of a discreet cul-de-sac, the comfortably sophisticated residence retains its original, open-plan layout. Platinum gray terrazzo floors run throughout the 2,300-square-foot residence, which contains two (and potentially three) bedrooms and 1.5 upgraded bathrooms that feature restored vintage elements. A gated courtyard leads to a glass-walled foyer that spills into a sun-filled living and dining room that stretches to more than 30 feet in length. The living area is anchored by a minimal-minded two-sided fireplace with cantilevered hearth. Two walls of floor-to-ceiling glass sliders lead out to a wraparound deck that extends out over the hillside with sweeping city, canyon and mountain views.











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Stephen Colbert brings animated Trump to Netflix

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Stephen Colbert brings animated Trump to Netflix

Comedy Central already has a decent Trump parody show already, so this isn’t as groundbreaking as the headlines make it seem.  Anywho…

Stephen Colbert, a fierce critic of Donald Trump, has sold a new animated series to Showtime that will feature the cartoon commander-in-chief who frequently appeared on his show during last year’s election campaign.

Colbert has teamed up with The Late Show show-runner, Chris Licht, on the project, which is currently slated for one 10-episode season set to air in the fall.

“I know a lot of people wanted to do this, and I’m honored that the Cartoon President invited our documentary crew into his private world,” Colbert said in a statement about the pick-up. “I’ve seen some of the footage, and I look forward to sharing the man behind the MAGA.”

The show will also feature animated versions of the president’s family members, featuring “truish adventures of Trump’s confidants and bon vivants – family, top associates, heads of government, golf pros and anyone else straying into his orbit”, while “intrepidly exploring their histories and their psyches, revealing insights into what makes them so definitively Trumpian”.

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John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan back together

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John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan back together

I am waaaay over invested in the romance between Meg and John. They break up and make up and during their last separation, Mellencamp was on Howard Stern talking about how he still loves her. And sure enough, hours after the interview, the two were spotted walking together in NYC.

“They are together. It’s been a few months,” a source said.

The rocker and the “You’ve Got Mail” star ended their relationship in 2014 after dating for three years.

Mazel Tov!

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Justin Bieber hits photographer with his pickup truck

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Justin Bieber hits photographer with his pickup truck

Justin Bieber collided with a photographer Wednesday night while driving a pickup truck in Beverly Hills, cops said.

The pop star was in front of the Saban Theater when his truck came into contact with the pedestrian around 9:30 Los Angeles time, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department.

The 57-year-old photographer, Maurice Lamont, was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Bieber remained at the scene until the investigation concluded.

The paparazzo insisted that Bieber is “a good kid,” but pointed out how the accident may have happened.

“I think the truck was a little bit too big for him, though, because there’s no way he could see over the front,” Lamont said in an Instagram video from the hospital. “He got out, he was compassionate — he’s a good kid. accidents happen.”

The “Despacito” singer had recently canceled his world tour and decided to take a break.

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