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Unbelievable Images Of Hurricane Sandy's Destructive Force & Devastating Aftermath

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Hurricane Sandy is already one of the Twitter-era's most destructive American tragedies.

During galvanizing catastrophes like Hurricane Katrina and the September 11th attacks, the United States relied on cable news reporting and tommorrow's newspaper for coverage those calamitous events. The world is a different place now.

Millions and millions of people continue to be affected by Hurricane Sandy, but, for the first time, the internet allows their voices to be heard and their hardships to be viewed immediately.

We scoured the web for some of the most compelling images we've seen thus far of the unbelievable events, take a look at what we found (below).

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Samuel L. Jackson Is Pissed Hurricane Isaac Hit New Orleans Instead Of The Republican National Convention

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Samuel L. Jackson is tired of all these motherf*ckin' hurricanes not hitting this motherf*ckin' Republican National Convention!

LOLz! Sorry, we couldn't help ourselves.

The actor, who has a famous flare for cursing, caused some controversy on Twitter this past Monday when he tweeted:

Not exactly the nicest thing to say because it almost sounds like the Avengers star wanted harm to come to those members of the GOP gathered at the RNC.

To Jackson's credit, however, it didn't take long for him to apologize for the "bullsh*t tweet" by saying:

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Brad Pitt And Ellen DeGeneres Tour The 9th Ward For Make It Right Campaign

What an inspiration!

Ellen DeGeneres made the trek to her hometown of New Orleans to visit the rebuilding process of the Lower 9th Ward.

And she had an uhMAZing tour guide in the form of Brad Pitt!!!

The two celebs toured the streets and the 9th ward looks absolutely FABulous!!!! Brad was very sincere and knew the names of the residents and their life stories.

Check out the video (above) to see how far the builders and people of Nawlins have come.

There's still a looong way to go, but Nawlins is on the right track!

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Brad Pitt Visits A NOLA Home He Helped Rebuild

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Just another reason why this man is so hunky!

Brad Pitt's charity, Make It Right, helps rebuilds houses in New Orleans after all the devastation that bitch Katrina caused.

To check in on the progress, Brad visited a home in the Lower Ninth Ward and met a wonderful family who was super happy to see him.

Yep. It's official. This man is a god.

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Usher Getting Honored By National Civil Rights Museum

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A well-deserved honor!

We've just learned that Usher is getting honored by the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis on November 12th.

He'll be presented with the museum's Philanthropy Freedom Award, for the work that's been done by his New Look Foundation, which has "raised financial resources for Hurricane Katrina victims and issued a 'call to action' for Haiti relief in 2010."

Other Freedom Award winners who will be honored alongside Usher include Dr. Bill Frist, actress Cicely Tyson, and former NBA player Bill Russell.

Congratulations, Usher! And thanks for being a positive influence on the world!

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Ludacris' Epic Book Drive For Recovering School Districts In New Orleans

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Yay! This is so amazing!

In an effort to help re-stock the New Orleans' Recovery School Disctrict, Better World Books and teen non-profit DoSomething.org joined together with rapper Ludacris to collect 250,000 books!

Even cooler is that 105,000 young people all over the country took part in the 8-weight Epic Book Drive by running book drives in their own communities to contribute to the cause.

Ludacris was proud to see so many young people pitching in to help out, saying:

“I'm proud to be a part of the Epic Book Drive and to see that over 100,000 young people participated. By collecting such a huge number of books for those in need, teens around the country showed they haven't forgotten about New Orleans and the Recovery School District.”

Check out the video above to find out how thousands of teenagers around the country were able to help out thousands of students in the school districts in New Orleans still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

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William Shatner Saves A Family From Homelessness…With His Kidney Stone?

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William Shatner is one painfully kind man.

The Sh*t My Dad Says actor has saved a family from homelessness by selling his kidney stone (ouch)!

The veteran Hollywood star managed to convince bosses at gambling website GoldenPalace.com to pay $21,000 for the stone in 2005.

With the help of his Boston Legal castmates, he took the profits and made a total donation of $84,000 to housing charity Habitat for Humanity in the U.S.

The charity used the donated money to build a house for a family who lost their home in Hurricane Katrina.

Shatner is proud of his creative charitable efforts too, revealing:

"I have a picture of a lovely family with three kids, living in a home that my kidney stone built."

What an awesome idea, Mr. Shatner! We applaud you're charity work!

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