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Stand Up To Cancer By Wearing An Ugly Sweater!

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You know when your relatives give you an ugly sweater as a present, and all you can think about is how this was the most useless way to spend thirty dollars ever?

Well, all of that is about to change!

During the entire month of December, wearing an ugly sweater may help towards battling cancer!

How?

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Gwyneth Paltrow Brought To Tears By Her Own Stand Up To Cancer Speech

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Gwyneth Paltrow is such a great lady!

She executive produced the whole Stand Up To Cancer initiative where basically every celebrity ever joined together for a charitable cause.

While laucnhign the U.K. version of Stand Up To Cancer she gave a beautiful speech that almost brought everyone to tears… including herself!

She said:

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Get Inspired By Stand Up To Cancer Charity Event

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The Stand Up To Cancer telethon happened this Friday, and we were there to check out the scene.

We talked with a whole group of celebrities who have personally been affected by cancer. The stars ranged from all of the stratosphere and included reality stars Ethan Zohn, Jenna Morasca, and Diem Brown to U.S. Olympian Missy Franklin, on to jewelry designer Alex Woo.

Everyone we spoke to was incredibly inspiring, and we think you should definitely get a little inspired yourself - therefore we highly recommend you checking out the video (above) !!!

We all have got to stand up to cancer together.

If we do - we'll be unstoppable!!!

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Taylor Swift Gets Emotional Performing Her NEW Song Ronan

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Hauntingly beautiful!

Written for a four-year-old boy named Ronan, Taylor Swift performed her new song in his namesake at the star-studded Stand Up 2 Cancer event.

You see… Ronan was unfortunately one of the unlucky ones who passed away from his cancer. But then one day,

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Stand Up To Cancer With Spider-Man!

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Stand Up To Cancer is going with a Spidey-city theme this year, New York City to be exact.

Andrew Garfield, who stars in The Amazing Spider-Man and is an ambassador for Stand Up To Cancer, explained why they went with the comic book hero for their 2012 fundraising shirts:

"One of the great things about Peter Parker (Spider-Man) is he’s a regular guy from Queens who is transformed into a hero. These shirts underscore the idea that anyone has the power to be a hero. Cancer is one of our greatest villains. I’m proud to join others in standing up to this disease."

The shirts also carry an extra special meaning for Andrew and his co-star slash girlfriend Emma Stone after the Spider-Man producer Laura Ziskin lost her battle with cancer while filming the flick in 2011.

If U wanna rock tees like Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy click on over to standup2cancer.org to get yours today!

[Image courtesy of Stand Up to Cancer.]

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Spider-Man/Pretty Woman Producer Laura Ziskin Passes Away

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Very sad.

Spider-Man/Pretty Woman producer Laura Ziskin has lost the battle to breast cancer at 61-years-old.

Aside from an extremely impressive film career, Ziskin was also one of the founders of the Stand Up to Cancer research movement, which is an initiative "intended to enable cutting-edge research targeting all types of cancer led by 'dream teams' of doctors."

Here's what Laura's Stand Up to Cancer co-founder Katie Couric had to say about her:

"Laura was one of the most courageous people I’ve ever known. Her fearlessness in the face of this relentless killer inspires everyone on the SU2C team to redouble our efforts to make cancer history."

Aside from her film producing career and her work with Stand up to Cancer, Ziskin was also the first woman to produce the Academy Awards ceremony on her own in 2002, and she produced the first-ever "green" ceremony in 2007.

Such an impressive, inspirational woman! She will be missed.

Our thoughts go out to her family, friends, and peers during this difficult time.

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Twilight Fan Spends $60,000 To Visit Breaking Dawn Set

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This is excessive! Fortunately for this fan, the money is going to a good cause, so we can’t bash them TOO hard.

A Twilight fan dropped $60k on an Ebay auction for the opportunity to spend a day on the Breaking Dawn set with the cast and crew.

The money will go to Stand Up to Cancer, which is a wonderful cause, but we hope that this fan gets their money’s worth.

We wonder what types of fun things this fan will get to do on set! Here’s a few thoughts:

-Engage in some 100% legal, non-marijuana-based smoking with Kristen Stewart

-Do an extensive ab workout with Taylor Lautner

-Take an excursion off-set to pick up hair products with Robert Pattinson

-Have a deeply intellectual/philosophical discussion with smart-way-beyond-her-years-actress Dakota Fanning

What would U want to do if U were on the Breaking Dawn set for a day?

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