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Simmons is a rock star off stage, too

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Ask your dad if you can borrow his KISS records; the band’s bass-strumming leader, Gene Simmons, is worth some attention — and not just for wearing six-inch heels and spitting blood on stage. The guy’s a philanthropic rock star!

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Anti-war activist is pro-peace filmmaking

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Admit it, it would be kinda cool if Tom Cruise played you in a movie. Ask Ron Kovic, an anti-war activist who was portrayed by Cruise in Oliver Stone’s epic Born on the Fourth of July. The film depicted Kovic’s long struggle with being paralyzed during the Vietnam War and the indifference toward veterans’ healthcare.

 

Vietnam was a long time ago, but its lessons remain. That’s why Kovic works with MY HERO, an organization that honors the world’s unsung heroes.

 

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Lady Gaga thinks you’re beautiful

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As if you needed another reason to go gaga over her, Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation is teaming up with Mattel’s Monsters High brand to create a brave new world for young people.

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Gere wants us to talk about homelessness

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A recent photo of actor and humanitarian Richard Gere went viral, liked 1.6 million times and shared more than a half a million more. The pic showed Gere unshaven and in torn clothes, and it came with a story that he’d spent a day handing out $100 bills to homeless people in New York … Well, not quite.

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Model says don’t be a poser

by Megan Tambio

Last week, model Essena O’Neil posted a 15-minute video dismantling her own seemingly picture- perfect life on Instagram. The 19-year-old, a social media star with thousands of followers, admitted that the seemingly normal pictures she posted were often paid product placements that took hours to shoot. She tearfully spoke about how she was an insecure kid who always thought if she could look ‘perfect’, she’d be happy, and how her career didn’t make her feel any better.

 

The overwhelming Internet response was predictable: What is she complaining about? Yes, this may seem like very First World problems, but that’s missing the point.

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