LookToTheStars.org is proud to bring you a round up of CharityBuzz.com’s top celebrity charity auctions from 2012.In 2012, Charitybuzz.com auctioned more than 9,500 packages to raise more than $25 million for nonprofits. From their recent auction for Hurricane Sandy Relief in conjunction with the 12-12-12 Concert to a Jeremy Lin bidding frenzy at the height of Lin-sanity, Charitybuzz expanded its reach and impact in 2012 by harnessing the best of pop culture for social good. The site saw hundreds of celebs from Ryan Lochte to Lady Gaga hit the auction block, but Bono claimed the number one spot with a $212,000 final bid on the chance to meet him backstage at a U2 Concert to benefit Haiti relief.TOP 25 CHARITYBUZZ CELEBRITY AUCTIONS OF 20121. Meet Bono backstage after you watch a U2 show from VIP seats and score his legendary Irish Falcon Gretsch Guitar, signed and personalized to benefit J/P Haitian Relief Organization, Happy Hearts Fund and Artists for Peace and Justice. Final bid: $212,0002. Have lunch with Mayor Michael Bloomberg in New York City to benefit The Humane Society. Final bid: $185,0003. A Fender Bass Guitar signed by Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Roger Daltrey, Billy Joel, Dave Grohl, Eric Clapton, Jon Bon Jovi, Michael Stipe, Chris Martin and more backstage at the 12-12-12 Concert to benefit the Robin Hood Fund for Sandy Relief. Final bid: $135,0004. A private tennis lesson with French Open Champion Rafael Nadal to benefit the Rafael Nadal Foundation. Final bid: $100,0005. A Gibson Les Paul Guitar signed by Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Michael Stipe, Roger Daltrey, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and more backstage at the 12-12-12 Concert to benefit the Robin Hood Fund for Sandy Relief. Final bid: $90,0006. Join Barbra Streisand as her personal guest as she performs at her Malibu compound with hosts Bill Clinton, Josh Groban, David Foster and others to benefit The Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Final bid: $80,0007. Spend the day with President Bill Clinton in NYC to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Final bid: $80,0008. Enjoy lunch with George Clooney and Dave Karger at the exclusive Soho House West Hollywood to benefit GLSEN. Final bid: $58,0009. Sit in on the Howard Stern Show in New York City and meet Howard and the staff, including a tour of SiriunXM Studios, to benefit the 15 Foundation. Final bid: $57,50010. Meet Sir Paul McCartney with 2 tickets to the show of your choice and access to the pre-show sound check to benefit City of Hope. Final bid: $57,50011. Learn from the best with a one-on-one meeting with Hollywood hit-maker Harvey Weinstein in NYC or LA to benefit The Rose Home. Final bid: $50,00012. Meet five-time Grammy Award winner Clive Davis at a 30-minute meeting plus the chance to perform a three-song demo to benefit the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights. Final bid: $47,50013. A private one-hour tennis lesson with Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf in Las Vegas to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Final bid: $43,00014. Meet Jeremy Lin with 4 VIP tickets to the Knicks vs. Hawks and score his signed game-worn jersey from his win against the Lakers to benefit MSG’s Garden of Dreams. Final bid: $42,38815. Lunch for two with entrepreneur Mark Cuban in Los Angeles or Dallas to benefit Autism Speaks. Final bid: $38,50016. Meet superstar Jon Bon Jovi backstage at the Kings of Suburbia Benefit Concert to benefit Hamilton College. Final bid: $37,50017. Audition for a speaking role on Law & Order: SVU in New York City with Mariska Hargitay and cast members as your acting coaches to benefit the Joyful Heart Foundation. Final bid: $35,50018. Enjoy a one-hour power meeting with music, fashion and entertainment mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs in NYC or LA to benefit the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. Final bid: $31,00019. Sit with Steven Tyler at the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Academy Awards Viewing Party in West Hollywood to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Final bid: $30,00020. Meet Taylor Swift in Ottawa with two VIP concert tickets and round trip airfare to benefit the American Red Cross. Final bid: $30,00021. Meet Celine Dion with two VIP tickets to see her perform at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas plus two nights in a luxury suite to benefit the American Red Cross. Final bid: $30,00022. Sit ringside with Mike Tyson at the Pacquiao vs. Marquez fight in Las Vegas to benefit Mike Tyson Cares. Final bid: $28,50023. Attend a New York Fashion Week show with Anna Wintour, tour the Vogue offices and more to benefit CFDA/Vogue’s Fashion for Sandy Relief. Final bid: $28,50024. Dine with Alex Rodriguez and nine of your friends at NYY Steak after watching the Yankees vs. Orioles from a luxury suite to benefit the Taylor Hooton Foundation. Final bid: $26,00025. Score two walk-on roles in Captain America 2: The Winter Solider starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson and meet the cast to benefit Toluca Baseball. Final bid: $26,000Honorable mentions go to Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, One Direction, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Donald Trump, Richard Branson, Muhammad Ali, Mario Batali, Gwyneth Paltrow and Stefan Lessard, who each had a single auction experience at Charitybuzz raise more than $20,000 for charity in 2012.
As the crisis in Syria continues to deteriorate, 2016’s best football player, Cristiano Ronaldo, recently offered the children of Syria a message of hope.Ronaldo, a Save the Children Global Artist Ambassador since 2013, told them that amidst a war entering its sixth year they are the “true heroes,” and has made a generous donation to provide immediate life-saving relief to children and families in Syria.The donation will help Save the Children provide much-needed food, clothing, emergency medical care and psychosocial support to vulnerable children and families who have been living for years under siege and under constant bombardment.Ronaldo shared his special message to Syrian children in a video posted on his social media channels. “This is for the children of Syria. We know that you have been suffering a lot. I am a very famous player – but you are the true heroes. Don’t lose your hope. The world is with you. We care about you. I am with you,” said Ronaldo.To view the message, click here.“With our partners in Syria, we have been helping children in Aleppo and are supporting the thousands of families who have now fled their homes. Our partners are distributing food baskets and emergency supplies, and are providing medical assistance in the areas where people leaving Aleppo are arriving to, often with nothing but the clothes on their backs. And we run dozens of health centers and schools in the region. After some of the most intense violence and brutal siege we have seen in Syria’s conflict, families urgently need our help,” said Nick Finney, Save the Children’s North-West Syria Country Director.“Cristiano Ronaldo’s generous donation will help us to support children from Aleppo and across Syria, who have suffered things children should never have to live through. We are tremendously grateful for his life-changing support. Ronaldo is not only one of the world’s most iconic sports figures, but he also has become a beacon of hope for millions of boys and girls worldwide – and hope is something that Syria’s children need now more than ever.”Ronaldo has been using his voice and visibility since the Syrian conflict started to help keep the focus on children front and center, including sharinga photo of a 5-year-old Syrian refugee boy on his social channels this past March who was helped through Save the Children’s kindergarten programs.The football star is encouraging his fans and more than 250 million social media followers to join him by sharing their own messages of hope to Syrian children on social media, using #Syria.
Advertisement “We are immensely proud of the achievements of Bell Media team members and partners who continue to produce the very best original Canadian series and films,” said Randy Lennox, President, Bell Media. “My biggest congratulations to our inspiring award winners and nominees across news, sports, scripted, factual, reality, lifestyle, and music programming, many of whom we welcomed and celebrated at Bell Media House this past week.”“As well, congratulations to Beth Janson and everyone at the Academy on another spectacular Canadian Screen Week and Awards.”CTV’s acclaimed Canadian drama series CARDINAL, from Sienna Films and eOne in association with CTV, garnered a total of six awards, including Campbell’s Best Lead Actor win, Best Supporting Actress, Drama for Allie MacDonald, and Best Original Music, Fiction for Todor Kobakov.CTV’s THE AMAZING RACE CANADA from Insight Productions took home six awards, including Best Reality/Competition Program or Series for the fourth year in a row; Best Direction, Reality/Competition; Best Writing, Lifestyle or Reality/Competition; and the Golden Screen Award for TV Reality Show.Space’s juggernaut sci-fi drama ORPHAN BLACK from Temple Street Productions secured three wins for its final season, including Tatiana Maslany being named Best Lead Actress, Drama Series for the fifth year in a row; Best Writing, Drama Series; and Best Achievement in Make-Up. In addition, Space’s WYNONNA EARP was recognized with the digital award for Best Cross-Platform Project – Fiction.The CraveTV Original Series LETTERKENNY, from New Metric Media, won in two significant categories for the second year in a row: Best Direction, Comedy, and Best Writing, Comedy.Bell Media Original Productions’ CANADA IN A DAY took home two awards, including Best Direction, Documentary Program, and Best Picture Editing, Documentary.THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW from Bell Media Studios was named Best Talk Program or Series for the third year in a row; Discovery’s Original Production MAYDAY won Best Factual Series; THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS was recognized as Best Live Entertainment Special; and RUSH: TIME STAND STILL, supported by premium pay TV network The Movie Network, was recognized as Best Biography or Arts Documentary Program or Series.With a near sweep of its eight nomination categories, TSN took home seven awards, more than all other sports broadcasters combined, including Best Sports Host for James Duthie (2017 TRADECENTRE), Best Sports Analyst for Jack Armstrong (RAPTORS BASKETBALL ON TSN), Best Sports Play-by-Play Announcer for Luke Wileman (2016 MLS CUP), and Best Live Sports Event (2016 MLS CUP).CTV News received two awards, with CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME winning Best National Newscast, and W5 being recognized with the prestigious Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research.Bell Media-supported films won 19 awards, led by Maudie winning all seven categories in which it was nominated, including Best Motion Picture, Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Sally Hawkins); Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Ethan Hawke); and Achievement in Direction (Aisling Walsh). The Breadwinner won for Adapted Screenplay in addition to three awards for Achievements in Music and Sound. Hochelaga, Land of Souls also received four awards, recognized for its Art Direction/Production Design, Cinematography, Visual Effects, and Overall Sound. Support for films comes from The Harold Greenberg Fund/Le Fonds Harold Greenberg, as well as pre-buys and acquisitions from premium pay TV networks The Movie Network and Super Écran.In addition, Bell Media congratulates Bell Let’s Talk on being recognized with the 2018 Humanitarian Award. This Special Award, accepted by Bell Let’s Talk Chair Mary Deacon, recognizes an extraordinary humanitarian contribution or act of compassion.One of its most-anticipated broadcasts of the year, ETALK caps off its coverage of Canadian Screen Week with full coverage from last night’s Canadian Screen Awards gala. Devon Soltendieck reports from the show’s red carpet riser and Danielle Graham hosts winners and stars in ETALK’s backstage lounge, including CSA winners Tatiana Maslany, Billy Campbell, the cast of LETTERKENNY, Margaret Atwood, and Sarah Gadon. ETALK’s special ETALK AT THE CSAs airs tonight (Monday, March 12) at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two and CTV GO.The full list of Bell Media television and film winners includes:Television and Digital Awards (33)CTVCTV/Bell Media StudiosTHE MARILYN DENIS SHOWBell Media StudiosBest Talk Program or SeriesMichelle Crespi, John SimpsonCTV Original ProgrammingCARDINALSienna Films and eOne in association with CTVBest Lead Actor, Drama Program or Limited SeriesBilly CampbellBest Supporting Actress, DramaAllie MacDonaldBest Original Music, FictionTodor KobakovBest Photography, DramaSteve CosensBest Picture Editing, DramaTeresa De LucaBest Achievement in CastingJon ComerfordTHE AMAZING RACE CANADAInsight Production Company Ltd.Best Reality/Competition Program or SeriesJohn Brunton, Barbara Bowlby, Mark Lysakowski, Mike Bickerton, Sarah James, Kyle Martin, Robyn Bigue, Ann Camilleri, Guy Clarkson, Steff Millman, Catherine PetersenBest Direction, Reality/CompetitionRob BrunnerBest Photography, Lifestyle or Reality/Competition“Can I See Your Kuna?” – Ryan ShawBest Picture Editing, Reality/Competition“Finale” – Al Manson, Jonathan Dowler, Clare Elson, John Niedzielski, Jay Prychidny, Jordan Wood, Michael TersigniBest Writing, Lifestyle or Reality/Competition“Can I See Your Kuna?” – Mark Lysakowski, Rob Brunner, Jennifer PrattGolden Screen Award for TV Reality ShowJohn Brunton, Barbara Bowlby, Mark Lysakowski, Mike Bickerton, Sarah James, Kyle Martin, Robyn Bigue, Ann Camilleri, Guy Clarkson, Steff Millman, Catherine PetersenCANADA IN A DAYScreen Siren Pictures Inc.Best Direction, Documentary ProgramTrish DolmanBest Picture Editing, DocumentaryNick HectorTHE 2017 JUNO AWARDSInsight Production Company Ltd.Best Live Entertainment SpecialJohn Brunton, Barbara Bowlby, Randy Lennox, Allan Reid, Mark Cohon, Lindsay Cox, Pam De Montmorency, Tracy Galvin, Kristeen Von Hagen, Luciano Casimiri, Mark Vreeken, Howard Baggley, Simon Bowers, Doug McClement, Alex NadonTSN2016 MLS CUPBest Live Sports EventJim Panousis and Steve AbitranteBest Direction, Live Sports EventRichard WellsBest Sports Play-by-Play AnnouncerLuke Wileman2016 GREY CUPBest Sports Opening/TeaseCraig Chambers, Devon Burns, Troy Hacock2017 TRADECENTREBest Sports HostJames DuthieRaptors Basketball on TSNBest Sports AnalystJack ArmstrongTHE MISSIONBest Sports Feature SegmentJosh Shiaman, Brent Blanchard, Sid Bailey, and Gary HawkeCTV NEWSCTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMMEBest National NewscastLisa LaFlamme, David Hughes, Rosa Hwang, Allan Myers, Allan BlackW5Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research“W5: Making a Terrorist” – Madeline McNair, Brennan Lefler, Victor MalarekSpaceORPHAN BLACKBoat Rocker MediaBest Achievement in Make-Up“To Right the Wrongs of Many” – Stephen LynchBest Writing, Drama Series“To Right the Wrongs of Many” – Graeme Manson, Renee St. CyrBest Lead Actress, Drama SeriesTatiana MaslanyWYNONNA EARP DigitalBest Cross-Platform Project – FictionDaniel Dales, Jarrett Sherman, Alex Lalonde, Emily Andras, Jordy Randall, Tom CoxCraveTVLETTERKENNYNew Metric Media Inc.Best Direction, Comedy“The Election” – Jacob TierneyBest Writing, Comedy“Relationships” – Jacob Tierney, Jared KeesoDiscoveryMAYDAYCineflix (Mayday 16) Inc.Best Factual SeriesAlex Bystram, Kim Bondi, Martin PuppThe Movie NetworkRUSH: TIME STAND STILLFadoo ProductionsBest Biography or Arts Documentary Program or SeriesAllan Weinrib, Pegi Cecconi, Ray Danniels, John Virant, Corey RussellTHE MOVIE NETWORK, THE HAROLD GREENBERG FUND/LE FONDS HAROLD GREENBERG (19)MaudieEquity and development financing by The Harold Greenberg FundPre-buy by The Movie NetworkBest Motion PictureBob Cooper, Mary Young Leckie, Mary Sexton, Susan MullenPerformance by an Actress in a Leading RoleSally HawkinsAchievement in DirectionAisling WalshPerformance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleEthan HawkeOriginal ScreenplaySherry WhiteAchievement in Costume DesignTrysha BakkerAchievement in EditingStephen O’ConnellThe BreadwinnerEquity and development financing by The Harold Greenberg FundPre-buy by The Movie NetworkAchievement in Music – Original ScoreMychael Danna, Jeff DannaAchievement in Music – Original SongQais Essar, Joshua Hill – “The Crown Sleeps”Achievement in Sound EditingNelson Ferreira, John Elliot, J.R. Fountain, Dashen Naidoo, Tyler WhithamAdapted ScreenplayAnita DoronHochelaga, Land of Souls | Hochelaga, Terre des ÂmesEquity investment by Le Fonds Harold GreenbergPre-buy by Super ÉcranAchievement in Art Direction / Production Design | Meilleure direction artistiqueFrançois SéguinAchievement in Cinematography | Meilleures imagesNicolas BolducAchievement in Overall Sound | Meilleur son d’ensembleClaude La Haye, Bernard Gariépy Strobl, Daniel Bisson, Louis-Antoine LassondeAchievement in Visual Effects | Meilleurs effets visuelsAlain Lachance, Yann Jouannic, Hugo Léveillé, Nadège Bozetti, Antonin Messier-Turcotte, Thibault Deloof, Francis BernardRumble: The Indians Who Rocked The WorldPre-buy by The Movie NetworkTed Rogers Best Feature Length DocumentaryCatherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon, Linda Ludwick, Lisa Roth, Stevie Salas, Tim Johnson, Diana Holtzberg, Jan Rofekamp, Ernest WebbBest Cinematography in a Feature Length DocumentaryAlfonso MaioranaBest Editing in a Feature Length DocumentaryBenjamin Duffield, Jeremiah HayesThe Ravenous | Les affamésEquity investment by Le Fonds Harold GreenbergPre-buy by Super ÉcranAchievement in Make-Up | Meilleurs maquillagesÉrik Gosselin, Marie-France Guy.About Bell Media Original ProgrammingBell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include the hit drama CARDINAL, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and MASTERCHEF CANADA, new original series THE DISAPPEARANCE, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, and THE DETAIL, and the upcoming international TV format THE LAUNCH. Among the original series on Bell Media specialty and streaming platforms are Space’s KILLJOYS and WYNONNA EARP; CraveTV hit comedy LETTERKENNY; Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER; Comedy’s satirical news series THE BEAVERTON as well as the upcoming CORNER GAS ANIMATED; and multiple series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchise HIGHWAY THRU HELL, HEAVY RESCUE: 401, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.About Bell MediaBell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s highest-rated television network; 30 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 215 music channels including 105 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across the country, all part of the iHeartRadio brand and streaming service. Bell Media owns Astral, an out-of-home advertising network of more than 30,000 faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with its CraveTV and GO video streaming services; operates multi-channel network Much Digital Studios; produces live theatrical shows via its partnership with Iconic Entertainment Studios; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca. Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement TORONTO (March 12, 2018) – Bell Media congratulates its production partners, team members, and talent on a stellar performance at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards. Garnering a total of 52 awards across television, film, and digital, Bell Media continues to be recognized for its ongoing commitment to creating exceptional original Canadian content.With a total of 33 wins in television and digital categories, Bell Media and its partners took home four of the major television awards handed out at last night’s closing gala, including Best Lead Actor, Drama Program or Limited Series (Billy Campbell, CARDINAL), Best Lead Actress, Drama Series (Tatiana Maslany, ORPHAN BLACK), and two awards for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA – Best Reality/Competition Program or Series, and the Golden Screen Award for TV Reality Show.Viewers can catch a full recap of the Canadian Screen Awards, including red carpet arrivals and behind-the-scenes coverage, with ETALK’s special ETALK AT THE CSAs, airing tonight (Monday, March 12) at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two and CTV GO. Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook