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Viola Davis Reveals Just How Poor She Grew Up: ‘I've Jumped In Huge Garbage Bins With Maggots For Food'

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This is heartbreaking to hear!

Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis has been candid about the poverty she grew up in, and she revealed some even sadder info at Variety's Power of Women luncheon last Friday.

When honored for her humanitarian work with Hunger Is, Miz Davis gave a tear-jerking speech, saying:

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Ferris Bueller's Super Monotonous Teacher, A.K.A Ben Stein, Says Poor People Are "Lazy," Among Other Choice Adjectives

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Ahh, 1986.

Gas cost less than a buck per gallon, Hungry Hippos was the best game ever, and Ben Stein was just that nerdy but affable economics teacher whose monotonous chant of "anyone… anyone?" put an entire nation to sleep.

Yup, those were the good ole' days!

In 2014, however, things have changed. You need to refinance your house to fill up your gas tank, the hippopotamuses in Africa really are hungry, and Mr. Stein has devolved into an ultra-conservative pundit who shamelessly spouts super insensitive theories on why poor people deserve to be poor!!

In a recent column for The Spectator, Benny Buns proselytized:

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One Direction Recruits Their Fans To Bring An End To World Poverty! Find Out How You Can Get Involved HERE!

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Question: Do you really need any more of a reason to be head over heels in love with One Direction??

Answer: Of course not! But we're going to give you one anyway!!

1D is looking to bring an end to poverty around the world and has

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Ed Sheeran Covers Bob Dylan’s Masters Of War For The ONE Campaign!! Watch HERE!

Singing for a great cause will NEVER go out of style, and Ed Sheeran knows it!

Ed, being the loving and kind human being that he is, has hopped on board The ONE Campaign that has dedicated itself to fighting extreme poverty.

Our dear Eddy contributed to the cause with an AH-mazing cover of Bob Dylan’s song, Masters Of War, to help raise awareness of this terrible problem!

He repaced Bob’s accent with his own and we loveee itttt. Ed Sheeran, you keep winning our hearts!! Over and over again!

Watch his swoon-worthy acoustic performance of Masters Of War! (above)

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Ben Affleck Is SERIOUSLY Taking Part In The Live Below The Line Campaign!

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Ben Affleck may be a millionaire, but that doesn't mean he can't live on a $1.50 a day!

Last month, we announced that the Argo star was getting ready to take part in the Live Below The Line campaign, which focuses on raising awareness of poverty worldwide, and after many thought this was just a celebrity stunt, Affleck explained that he's soooo serious about what he's doing.

The 40-year-old actor took to his blog to reveal:

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Ben Affleck Commits To Live Below The Line!

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You've heard about Live Below The Line, right??

The challenge is to live on $1.50 of food and drink for at least one day between April 29 - May 3 to raise awareness about extreme poverty — doesn't really sound that hard to be honest, but we're dealing with people who are accustomed to decadent things! It might be harder than you think!

Not only did Ben Affleck commit, but so did the likes of Josh Groban, Sophia Bush, Hunter Biden, and husband and wife Cooking Channel personalities Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos! The whole point is to help people empathize with the 1.4 billion people faced with brutal hunger and poverty, and encourages global citizens to participate and raise funds to support the partner organizations.

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Katy Perry Too Busy With IMPORTANT Things To Worry About John Mayer; Teams Up With Unicef & Visits Madagascar!

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All around lovely human being Katy Perry may have been too much of a distraction for John Mayer

But it's cool, cause girl is too busy spreading her bright Firework light while visiting impoverished children in Madagascar (above)!

Katy teamed up with UNICEF for her African trip, and said in a statement:

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