EIC’s Focus on Health and Wellness (and Care?)

The Entertainment Industries Council (EIC) initiatives were Encore!s before Encore! were Encores! Founded in 1983, EIC’s mission is to: [Encourage] the entertainment industry to more effectively address and accurately depict major health and social issues. [Serve] as a bridge for information between the entertainment industry and public policy members. [Be] instrumental in affecting social change through providing educational materials,… Continue reading EIC’s Focus on Health and Wellness (and Care?)

GRAMMY Awards Show Takes a(n Imperfect) Stand on Domestic Violence

Last Sunday was the first time in a LONG time I watched and/or listened to an entire GRAMMYs show. (I admit I was also doing household chores…) While three plus hours is WAY too long for any show, I enjoyed many of the performances. And, who doesn’t get excited about seeing and listening to Prince.… Continue reading GRAMMY Awards Show Takes a(n Imperfect) Stand on Domestic Violence

Kudos to the 30+ broadcast and cable networks in the US and Canada simultaneously telecasting Stand Up To Cancer, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation.

Tune in on Friday, September 5, 2014 for a “…star-studded appeal (that) will continue to build public support to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly to save lives and make cancer patients long-term cancer survivors.” One hundred percent of public donations support research.

Stand Up To Cancer logo (credit: StandUp2Cancer.org)


General Cancer Prevention Information
 (by the National Cancer Institute)

Fat Jokes and “Diabeats.” May be Clever. Shouldn’t be Funny.

I have to admit that I don’t normally watch awards shows. (My last Oscars viewing was an exception.) The thrill of seeing the winners and some of the performances is offset by the typically LONG productions with stuff in between that is not particularly interesting…to me. So, it is not surprising that I did not… Continue reading Fat Jokes and “Diabeats.” May be Clever. Shouldn’t be Funny.

“The 21st annual Cinema Against AIDS at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, May 22, raised a record $35 million for amfAR. The star-studded black-tie event was presented by Worldview Entertainment, Bold Films, and BVLGARI.”

(source: copied from amfAR’s web page, Cinema Against AIDS 2014, )

Cinema Against AIDS 2014 (credit: amfAR)

Hooray for Environmental Health…and the EMA!

Can I pick’em or what? Today, the Environmental Media Association (EMA) announced that Matt Damon (actor, screenwriter, producer and more) will receive their Ongoing Commitment Award for his work with Water.org at the 23rd Annual EMA Awards ceremony. As you might recall…or are soon to find out, I recognized Damon’s water work in a post… Continue reading Hooray for Environmental Health…and the EMA!

New Headline? Michelle Chamuel: A Healthy “Voice” for the World

Let’s do this! How can we describe Michelle Chamuel (finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” 2013) as being a positive and healthy force in the world…in three words or less? In case you haven’t heard…pun intended… ”The Voice” is a reality competition show on NBC. Coaches who are well-known singers and performers  — like Adam Levine,… Continue reading New Headline? Michelle Chamuel: A Healthy “Voice” for the World

Celebrity at Its Best, Making a Positive Difference @Water

In February 2013, Matt Damon, one of the most recognized celebrities in the world, held a press conference to make a very important announcement. He was going on strike. Until every person in the world has access to clean water and a toilet, he is not going to use a toilet. Period. For real. Really,… Continue reading Celebrity at Its Best, Making a Positive Difference @Water