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Miley Donates Half a Mill to Charity at AmfAR Gala


Usually, after a drunk night out you look at your bank account cringe wondering how on earth you spent $23.75 at McDonalds??? Well, Miley Cyrus makes some much better drunken mistakes. Instead of waking up in a strange place or regretting emotional texts from the night prior, she is plagued with the good deed of donating $500,000 to charity. The young pop star was at the AmfAR Gala when she had had a few drinks and felt it necessary to out bid Rihanna and Tom Ford for the photo of a naked woman painted by Ryan McGinley and then donate $200,000 to AIDS research.

"I’m a little drunk. That’s why I’m a half million deep,” said the singing sensation to the crowd. She spoke openly about the prevention and awareness of AIDS, in a casual manner. If you have to make drunk mistakes, these are the kinds to make!

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Give Thanks and Support Education at 4th Annual Chefs For Impact

Join Joonbug on Thursday, November 20th for the fourth annual Chefs for Impact fundraiser dinner at Studio 450. The event will feature a delectable multi-course gourmet menu, cocktail reception, live music, and both silent and live auctions with one-of-a-kind items.

All proceeds from Chefs for Impact will benefit Impact Network, a New York-based non-profit organization launched in 2009 that brings eLearning to rural Africa. Funds raised at the event will aid Impact Network in its mission to support 10 eSchools consisting of over 1,700 students in Zambia where the organization is implementing an incredible education solution to bring quality education to all children.

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3LAU Releases Dance Floor Filth 4

Justin Blau, the superstar producer and DJ known as 3LAU, has just released Dance Floor Filth 4, his fifth album in five years. Featuring a mashup of material from the likes of Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, Incubus, and others, this newest installment in his Dance Floor Filth compilation series can best be characterized as diverse and eclectic. It has something for everyone, with seven mixes/edits ranging from progressive to deep.

The critically-acclaimed artist has also made an impact in the world outside of music. DFF4, released in honor of the second school he's helped build, stands as testament to this. 3LAU has worked vigorously with the non-profit organization Pencils of Promise to promote progress in education in the developing world.

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Stella McCartney and Kate Moss Fight For the Cure

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this year, Kate Moss and Stella McCartney have teamed up to support the cause. With the beautiful Moss as the face of the campaign, McCartney proves charity is sexy with a line of eye-popping, fashionable, all-pink lingerie. Priced within a reasonable $40 to $80, all proceeds will be going to a new mammography suite at the Linda McCartney Centre.

The British designer’s mother, Linda McCartney, passed away from breast cancer at the age of 56, the impetus for McCartney’s steadfast will to raise awareness for the cause.

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Communities in Schools of Miami & Sueñalo Host Benefit for At Risk Kids

Want to make a difference and dance the night away? Communities in Schools of Miami has a fun way to help. For $30, guests will enjoy a night of Latin-funk fusion sounds by one of Miami’s own. The organization has tapped Miami New Times “Best Latin Band” ‘Sueñalo’ to headline the charity’s concert at Ball & Chain ( 1513 SW 8th St.) Guests will also sip on complimentary cocktails as proceeds are set to directly benefit CIS’ mentoring, tutoring, career counseling, after school, and summer programs throughout Miami Dade County. The Ball will take place on Thursday, October 9th, at 6pm to 9pm.

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Walter Thurmond's New Foundation


This past weekend, we had the pleasure of being around some real do-gooders. The new addition to the NY Giants, Walter Thurmond, graciously launched his foundation, The Walter Thurmond Foundation for Arts & Education. The new addition to the NY Giants Joonbug.com had a front row seat as all his friends and family came to support the cause.

As Walter arrived to Shadow Boxers Bar located in Times Square, accompanied by his mom as well as a notable member of the board of the foundation, he was all smiles. When asked about his goals in regards to his newest endeavor, he informed us that his hopes were to essentially give kids a new platform for success, other than the stereotypical rapping and sport playing. He hopes to expand and reach as many children as possible.

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Miley Shocks For a Good Cause at the VMAs

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Last year at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus gave a bizarre, tongue-wagging, “twerked”-out performance that made people view the now 21 year old singer as controversial and a poor influence on social youth. This year, Miley shocked audiences in a different way when she accepted the Video of the Year award for her hit song "Wrecking Ball” and asked a homeless youth to accept the award on her behalf to bring attention to the charity My Friend's Place (MFP). According to MFP, which is privately funded, there are "an estimated 4,000 homeless youth" in Los Angeles County. Since then, the Los Angeles charity has been receiving more donations than ever, totaling over $200,000, and it has Miley and Jesse, a 22-year-old homeless youth from Oregon, to thank.

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Justin Timberlake Completes Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been exploding all over social media recently. What is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? For those of you who are living under a rock, the challenge calls for people to dump buckets of ice water on their heads. Then that person nominates others on social media to do the same within 24 hours. If the person refuses or doesn't achieve the challenge in time, he or she has to donated money to an organization that raises awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Some famous people have gotten involved, like TODAY show anchors Matt Lauer and Natalie Morales, and Martha Stewart and Ansel Elgort. Now added to the bucket list is Justin Timberlake!

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Passing the Red Cup with Christina Aguilera

Social media is a powerful tool. Christina Aguilera is utilizing its effectiveness to spread awareness about world hunger and raise money to end it. The “Pass the Red Cup Challenge” encourages fans, fellow celebrities, and media to share the #PasstheRedCup hashtag as a way to raise awareness for the gruesome realities of hungry children across the world.

Restaurant chains including KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut chose Aguilera as their spokesperson to promote this global issue. She is encouraging participants to not only share the hashtag, but to also donate $5 in order to feed 20 starving children. Yum! This World Hunger Relief is the world’s largest campaign for world hunger. With Christina on their side, the effort can only grow.