Positive Paparazzi: Lady Gaga Brings A Little Joy To Homeless Man
When Lady Gaga went to meet her fans, she was greeted by a homeless man with an engagement ring. According to other Gaga fans, she graciously accepted the ring and when she went to pose with the man, he said "But I smell," to which she replied, "Don't worry, I smell too."
In a lesson on sticking to your guns, being true to yourself, and thinking about the quality of life of fellow humans overseas, Prison Break star, Wentworth Miller valiantly came out and respectfully declined an invitation to a Russian film festival on account of their government's cruel treatment of their LGBT citizens. Here's the full letter:
August 21, 2013
Re: St. Petersburg International Film Festival / "Guest of Honor" Invitation
Dear Ms. Averbakh:
Thank you for your kind invitation. As someone who has enjoyed visiting Russia in the past and can also claim a degree of Russian ancestry, it would make me happy to say yes.
However, as a gay man, I must decline.
I am deeply troubled by the current attitude toward and treatment of gay men and women by the Russian government. The situation is in no way acceptable, and I cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly.
Perhaps, when and if circumstances improve, I'll be free to make a different choice.
Member, The ManKind Project
BOOM. How's THAT for stickin to 'em?? Go Wentworth Miller. A thousand points for Wentworth Miller.
Any-whoosie. To those living with arthritis, you've gained an ally. Dancing With The Stars guest guest judge, Carrie Ann Inaba, has joined the fight against the painful condition.
Demi Lovato celebrated her 21st birthday helping out those in need in Kenya. Kudos for taking the road less traveled on this one, Dem.
And speaking of birthdays, Joe Jonas recently celebrated his by playing a charity soccer game. Bazinga.
There must be something benevolent in the birthday cake because Tim Tebow shared his birthday with a 23-year-old with Cerebral Palsy by paying tribute to him as someone who gives him inspiration.
UNICEF Ambassador, Danny Glover, is joining kids in Sarajevo for a good ol' game of dodgeball. God I miss dodgeball.
In case you forgot that Tina Fey is amazing now that we live in a post-mortem 30 Rock world, watch the actress/writer/champion of human souls tell an anecdote of being
robbed burglarized of her latest material on Letterman:
She also got Letterman's audience (and everyone watching) to laugh when she explained why she thinks her daughter might be a sociopath:
Thanks to the celebs that brightened our spirits, turned 21, and restored our collective faith in humanity a little more. Cheers to THAT.