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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!

[Image via WENN.]

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Cat Returns, Missing Since Hurricane Katrina

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Although he has been missing for five years, 7-year-old cat Scrub was returned to his owner, Jennifer Noble.

The gray and white cat was found by the Humane Society of South Mississippi and was placed with his family due to an implanted microchip. He was brought into a shelter by a Gulfport man who was feeding the stray cat and was worried he wouldn't survive a cold spell.

By Scrub's first night back, he was already snuggling in bed with one of her boys.

So sweet.

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90210 Star Helps Out In New Orleans

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90210 star AnnaLynne McCord and boyfriend Kellan Lutz made a trip to New Orleans last weekend to build houses for Hurricane Katrina victims, marking the fifth anniversary of the disaster. The couple was there to help out with the St. Bernard Project.

AnnaLynne has recently been trying to earn the charity $250,000 through the Pepsi Refresh Celebrity Challenge, which would go towards building a new well-being center in New Orleans. She’s been tweeting like mad trying to get her followers to vote for the St. Bernard Project.

It’s inspiring to see celebrities helping those less fortunate. Keep it up, AnnaLynne!

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Brat Pitt To Narrate Super Bowl Documentary!

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What a SEKSI choice!

Even if it is just his voice!

Brad Pitt will reportedly be lending his voice to the upcoming documentary on the New Orleans' Saints exciting win in this past Super Bowl!

The film, which is a part of a series on the NFL network, always employs a celebrity narrator, but Pitt was apparently chosen for his efforts to help the post-Hurricane Katrina stricken city!


The documentary airs September 8th at 9pm!

What do U think?? Will U be checking it out??

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Sandra Bullock Helps Open New Orleans Health Clinic!

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She's amazing! An absolute inspiration!

As we've reported, Sandra Bullock was on hand yesterday to help open a brand new health clinic on the campus of Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans, in honor of the 5 year anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina tragedy!

Before being a part of the ribbon cutting ceremony, the actress said:

"I have seen nothing but unimaginable kindness, perseverance and hope right in this room here. It gives me great pleasure to be in the company of these people who have actually made the difference. They did the hard work, they are here sitting before you."

Lovely! And so well-spoken!

Such an amazing way to keep improving people's quality of life!

They should all be so proud of themselves!

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Brad Pitt Revisits New Orleans

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To mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a clean-shaven Brad Pitt visited New Orleans to interview with Brian Williams for an upcoming tribute.

The handsome star waved to fans from the rooftop of one of the new green homes his Make it Right Foundation helped built for devastated and homeless residents.

Brad also took time to meet and take pics with locals who came out to see him.

Still handsome and always charitable. We love you, Brad!

[Images via Fame Pictures.]

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