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Victoria Principal Pays To Prevent Oil Spills

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victoria-princoapl-saves-oi.jpgVictoria Principal fears offshore drilling oil spills just as much as most other people.

But she's really doing something about it.

She's apparently been making "extremely generous six-figure donations" to two organizations that lobby against offshore oil drilling.

She said:

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Shaq, Joe Jonas And Nina Dobrev Take A Vow Of Silence For Charity

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They say silence is golden. On November 30th, it really will be for Free the Children, an organization that fights childhood hunger and poverty in countries around the world.

The Vow of Silence is an annual campaign that raises both awareness and funds for the organization. Celebs including Nina Dobrev, Joe Jonas, and Shaq have agreed to go silent for a full 24 hours at the end of the month in support of the cause, which is described as:

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Farrah Fawcett Foundation Under Investigation For Fraud

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Farrah Fawcett

Uh oh, this can't be good.

The California Attorney General's Office of Charitable Trust is investigating the Farrah Fawcett Foundation for potential mismanagement of funds, diversion of assets, and fraud!

The foundation formed in 2009 after Farrah Fawcett lost her long battle with cancer. Its mission is to provide funding for alternative methods of cancer research, prevention, and awareness.

Both the Farrah Fawcett Foundation and the Farrah Fawcett Living Trust, which funds the foundation, had been ordered at some point during the summer to turn over their financial records and estate planning documents within 60 days.

Richard B. Francis, the trustee of the estate and chairman of the foundation, as well as the foundation's president, Alana Stewart, are calling the investigation outrageous, but are being fully cooperative.

It's so sad to see hear of possible fraud in an organization meant to honor the late actress and provide funds to fight the disease that took her life!

We're crossing our fingers that this is just a misunderstanding!

[Image via WENN.]

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Patient Denied Medicaid To Treat Breast Cancer Because He's A Man!

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Raymond Johnson

A North Carolina man is feeling the sexist sting of our federal government.

Raymond Johnson recently received the surprising diagnosis after going to the emergency room for throbbing chest pains — he has breast cancer.

With no insurance, he sought help from federal funds allocated to help people suffering from the disease who can't afford treatment.

Although cancer does not discriminate, Raymond found out our government does. In order to receive Medicaid funds to treat breast cancer, it turns out one must be a woman!

That's pretty silly considering breast cancer in men is not unheard of. Although 100 times less likely to occur, 2,140 men are diagnosed a year with the disease and 450 men lose their lives to it.

The state's Department of Health and Human Services has recognized the problem and has contacted the federal government for help, while Raymond is paying up to $10,000 for each chemotherapy treatment he undergoes to fight the illness.

We really hope the government is as quick as North Carolina to recognize the discrimination, but are a little worried because our bureaucratic government has never been known to be "quick".

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American Apparel's New Investor Praises CEO Dov Charney

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Remember that little rumor about possible investors wanting to kick American Apparel CEO Dov Charney to the curb?

Welp, apparently that couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, AA's newest lifeline claims Dov was the number one reason why he invested into the struggling clothing company.

Michael Serruya, a private investor from Canada, said of his $15 million investment:

"I think American Apparel is a tremendously strong brand and Dov is a remarkable visionary and entrepreneur. I think he is one of the top trend-setters in America today. I think given the proper resources, American Apparel has the ability to really deliver results."

We hope you're right, Mikey.

[Image via AP Images.]

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