Positive Celebrity News, Good Celebrity Gossip, Positive Entertainment News | Good Celebrity https://goodcelebrity.com Good Celebrity is your best source for positive celebrity news and interviews Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:51:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://goodcelebrity.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/cropped-gc_logo_button_bkgd512px-32x32.png Positive Celebrity News, Good Celebrity Gossip, Positive Entertainment News | Good Celebrity https://goodcelebrity.com 32 32 Nurse Adopts Girl Who Had No Visitors During Hospital Stay https://goodcelebrity.com/2019/04/05/nurse-adopts-girl-who-had-no-visitors-during-hospital-stay/ Fri, 05 Apr 2019 16:34:23 +0000 https://goodcelebrity.com/?p=5467 The post Nurse Adopts Girl Who Had No Visitors During Hospital Stay appeared first on Positive Celebrity News, Good Celebrity Gossip, Positive Entertainment News | Good Celebrity.

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A Massachusetts director of nursing who at the end of each workday took to visiting an infant who had landed in her hospital is now the girl’s mother after she had volunteered to foster her when the state gained custody of her in October 2016. Liz Smith’s daughter, Gisele, was born at 29 weeks gestation in July 2016, and was diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome due to her birth mother’s drug use during pregnancy.

According to Franciscan Children’s blog, Gisele, who was born weighing just under 2 pounds, spent three months in the NICU on ventilator support before she was transferred to Franciscan Children’s, and had developed an oral aversion. The infant had allegedly no visitors during her time at Franciscan Children’s, except for 45-year-old Smith, who herself had recently learned that she was not a good candidate for IVF.

With support from family and friends, Smith decided to foster Gisele, who was then 9 months old, with the hope of helping her thrive outside the hospital walls. At first, Gisele’s birth parents had supervised weekly visitations, but according to the blog those soon became infrequent and the goal went from reunification to adoption.

“When I got the call that the parents’ rights were terminated, I imagined that it would be a day of relief,” Smith, who had fallen in love with the little girl, told the blog. “And it was a day I was really sad. I was really happy. But I was really sad for them. I was gaining her but they were losing her. And to try to battle addiction and being a mom, that’s impossible.”

So two years after Gisele first landed in state custody, Smith legally became her mom.

Smith said that when the judge walked in in their adoption day, Oct. 18, 2018, he said: “When a judge walks in the room, everyone stands out of respect. But today I stand in respect for you, Liz because you deserve the respect from this room. A birthing day is a miracle. But adopting a child from miles away is destiny. That’s what brought you two together.”

Developmentally, Gisele has thrived under Smith’s care. While she still receives her nutrition through a feeding tube, Smith has helped her start eating a few solid foods as well like pizza and avocados.

“Since the moment I met her, there was something behind her striking blue eyes capturing my attention,” Smith told the Washington Post. “I felt that I needed to love this child and keep her safe.”

This article originally appeared on Fox News.

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Support Folds of Honor and Speed Away with Your Very Own Ferrari 488 GTB https://goodcelebrity.com/2019/02/13/folds-of-honor-ferrari-488-gtb/ Wed, 13 Feb 2019 18:39:35 +0000 https://goodcelebrity.com/?p=5461 what you’ll do Do you hear that? That’s the sound of victory… and a high-revving, 3.9-liter V8 engine. Because you just scored a brand new Ferrari 488 GTB! With an exterior built for performance, plus a top speed of 205mph and the ability to go from zero to 60 in 2.7 seconds, we hope you’re […]

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Do you hear that? That’s the sound of victory… and a high-revving, 3.9-liter V8 engine. Because you just scored a brand new Ferrari 488 GTB! With an exterior built for performance, plus a top speed of 205mph and the ability to go from zero to 60 in 2.7 seconds, we hope you’re ready to live life in the fast lane from now on. And while this head-turning supercar is exceptionally speedy, its automatic transmission, HD controls, rear parking sensors, and “Bumpy Road” setting make it remarkably comfortable and easy to drive. The only downside? Dealing with friends/relatives/friends’ relatives constantly begging you for a ride. Good thing this bad boy only seats two. Taxes and shipping costs are on us!

who you’ll help

Folds of Honor is a nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members. Their educational scholarships support private education tuition, homeschooling and tutoring for children in grades K–12, and higher education tuition assistance for spouses and dependents. To date, they’ve awarded over 20,000 scholarships in all 50 states, as well as Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

 
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Prince William’s New Patronage Has a Close Connection With Princess Diana https://goodcelebrity.com/2019/02/13/prince-williams-patronage/ Wed, 13 Feb 2019 18:24:57 +0000 https://goodcelebrity.com/?p=5458 Prince William is following in his mom Princess Diana’s footsteps in many ways, but the most prominent way he is honoring his late mother is through charity work. It was no secret that Diana was dedicated to her work helping others through charities and organizations that were close to her heart, especially those she was patron for. Like […]

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Prince William is following in his mom Princess Diana’s footsteps in many ways, but the most prominent way he is honoring his late mother is through charity work. It was no secret that Diana was dedicated to her work helping others through charities and organizations that were close to her heart, especially those she was patron for.

Like his mother, Prince William is patron of many charities and most recently took on the role of royal patron for The Passage, a charity dedicated to helping the homeless transform their lives. During William’s visit to the charity on Feb. 13, Kensington Palace shared a photo of William and Harry with Diana during a visit to the charity in 1993, as well as a visitors’ book signed by William and Diana.

William first visited the charity with his mother 26 years ago and said in a Kensington Palace statement, “The visits I made as a child to this place left a deep and lasting impression upon me — about how important it is to ensure that everyone in our society, especially the poorest, are treated with respect, dignity, and kindness, and are given the opportunities to fulfill their potential in life.” Ahead, get a look at William’s recent visit with the charity where he helped prepare spaghetti bolognese with volunteers for the lunch service.

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Tom Brady Joined Gillette for a Victory Shave to Benefit Local Boston Charities https://goodcelebrity.com/2019/02/12/tom-brady-joined-gillette-for-a-victory-shave-to-benefit-local-boston-charities/ Tue, 12 Feb 2019 19:26:08 +0000 https://goodcelebrity.com/?p=5455 Three weeks ago, Gillette re-committed itself to both demonstrating and celebrating all that it means to be a man at his best in today’s world. Today, the brand is putting a very Boston-friendly twist on that commitment, partnering with team captain Tom Brady to mark the New England Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl championship with a […]

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Three weeks ago, Gillette re-committed itself to both demonstrating and celebrating all that it means to be a man at his best in today’s world. Today, the brand is putting a very Boston-friendly twist on that commitment, partnering with team captain Tom Brady to mark the New England Patriots’ sixth Super Bowl championship with a celebratory “shave-down” for charity.

Fresh off Sunday’s victory, Gillette brought Tom Brady to the Company’s World Shaving Headquarters in the heart of South Boston to shed his playoff scruff for the benefit of three non-profits with a long history of support from both Brady and Gillette. Together Brady and Gillette donated more than $100,000 to three organizations – Boys & Girls Clubs of South Boston, Best Buddies International, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute – in recognition of the work they undertake daily to make a positive difference in the lives of Boston residents and beyond.

While at Gillette, Brady also signed three Gillette On Demand boxes, each containing a New England Patriots-branded razor handle and blades. These boxes will be auctioned off in the coming days, with all proceeds benefitting the event’s three charities. For fans of the team, these same team logo handles are sold exclusively through Gillette On Demand for $25. Special Edition Super Bowl LIII handles are also available for a limited time.

“Gillette’s long-standing tradition of celebrating hometown victories with a playoff beard shave-down continues today as we celebrate the incredible New England Patriots,” said Pankaj Bhalla, Gillette & Venus Director, North America. “We have always and will always stand behind men at their best, and there’s no better representation of that today than Tom Brady. We’re thrilled to be a part of his fresh start as he takes time to relax in the offseason and prepare for next season.”

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Pink Receives Homemade Grammy From Daughter After Losing https://goodcelebrity.com/2019/02/11/pink-receives-homemade-grammy-from-daughter-after-losing/ Mon, 11 Feb 2019 19:36:44 +0000 https://goodcelebrity.com/?p=5452 No losers here! Pink didn’t win an award at the 2019 Grammys, but her daughter, Willow, presented her with a homemade one instead. “Thanks Kids  My favorite kind of award,” the singer, 39, captioned a Sunday, February 10, photo of the 7-year-old. In the picture, Willow smiled and proudly held a tinfoil award above her head. The DIY project was […]

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No losers here! Pink didn’t win an award at the 2019 Grammys, but her daughter, Willow, presented her with a homemade one instead.

“Thanks Kids 🙂 My favorite kind of award,” the singer, 39, captioned a Sunday, February 10, photo of the 7-year-old.

In the picture, Willow smiled and proudly held a tinfoil award above her head. The DIY project was shaped just like a Grammy, reading “Best Pop Vocal Album 2019 Grammy Awards ‘P!nk Beautiful Trauma’” in pen. She shared a second pic that showed her 2-year-old son, Jameson, also holding the award.

The three-time Grammy winner, who shares Willow and Jameson with her husband, Carey Hart, was nominated for the 20th time – but lost to Ariana Grande. The Recording Academy announced hours before the show that the “God Is a Woman” singer won for her studio album, Sweetener.

 

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“I think it’s kind of rad that I just lost my 20th Grammy nomination,” Pink tweeted. “I’m always honored to be included. Not to get this sick baby in the bathtub. Congrats to all the nominees! Have fun tonight.”

Pink, whose real name is Alecia Moore, admitted on a Wednesday, February 6, appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, that she wasn’t expecting to take the prize home. In fact, the musician revealed that Hart gives her a foil Grammy every time she loses, and she thought it would happen again this time around.

“This will be my 17th tinfoil Grammy on Sunday,” the “What About Us” singer said.

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eBay Sets Record-Breaking Year on Charity Platform with Nearly $102 Million Raised for Non-Profits in 2018 https://goodcelebrity.com/2019/02/08/ebay-record-breaking-102-million-non-profits/ Fri, 08 Feb 2019 18:28:08 +0000 https://goodcelebrity.com/?p=5448 Today, eBay announced that its global marketplace raised a record of nearly $102 million for charities in 2018, bringing the total funds raised to nearly $912 million since 2003. With more than 66,000 charities on the platform, eBay for Charity enables people to connect with and support their favorite non-profits and causes when they buy […]

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Today, eBay announced that its global marketplace raised a record of nearly $102 million for charities in 2018, bringing the total funds raised to nearly $912 million since 2003. With more than 66,000 charities on the platform, eBay for Charity enables people to connect with and support their favorite non-profits and causes when they buy or sell in the U.S. and abroad.eBay sets record-breaking year on charity platform with nearly $102 million raised for non-profits in 2018
eBay sets record-breaking year on charity platform with nearly $102 million raised for non-profits in 2018

“With a record breaking $102 million raised through eBay for Charity in 2018, eBay continues to be fully committed to enabling millions of people to come together and make a difference,” said Brenda Halkias, General Manager of eBay for Charity. “Unlike any other online marketplace, our platform allows anyone in the world to make an impact, giving consumers the freedom to support the causes near and dear to them.”

Impact in 2018
People turned to eBay in key moments throughout the year to make a difference and rally behind important causes in 2018. From helping the victims of the California wildfires to supporting the battle against cancer, to celebrating Pride Month around the world, eBay for Charity connected buyers and sellers to the causes they care about most. By activating its millions of everyday consumers, sellers and partnering with some of the most influential celebrities and charities, eBay leveraged the power of its entire community to make its biggest impact to date with a goal of raising $1 Billion for charity by 2020.

High-profile sales of unique items and experiences brought in a record of charitable donations:

  • Ending Poverty: The annual Power Lunch with Warren Buffett raised $3.3 million for GLIDE, a San Francisco-based charity that has a mission of breaking the cycles of poverty and marginalization;
  • Spreading Music & Culture: eBay for Charity celebrated the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards by raising $140,000 for the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares;
  • Fight Against Cancer: The 14th annual ESPY Day Auction raised approximately $650,000 in support of the V Foundation for Cancer Research;
  • Spotlighting Equality: The TIME’S UP Charity campaign raised $140,000 to benefit the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund;
  • Supporting Veterans: The 2nd Annual Veterans Day Celebrity Auction with Kenny ChesneyBen Stiller, and Jake Tapper raised $160,000 for Homes for Our Troops, which provides support for severely injured post – 9/11 Veterans.
  • Activating eBay’s Global Seller Community: Charities big and small from around the world benefited from sellers who chose to donate a percentage of their sales and buyers who gave at checkout.

To learn more, visit eBayInc.com/Impact/eBay-for-charity/.

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Rob Thomas And VNUE’s set.fm Raise More Than $20K For Sidewalk Angels Foundation https://goodcelebrity.com/2019/02/07/rob-thomas-vnue-sidewalk-angels-foundation/ Thu, 07 Feb 2019 22:11:36 +0000 https://goodcelebrity.com/?p=5445 After three sold out shows by international superstar Rob Thomas, VNUE announced today that it raised more than $20,000 for Sidewalk Angels Foundation from its instant live recordings at the Borgata Casino Music Box in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This was the eighth consecutive year that Thomas held the Music Box shows fully benefiting Sidewalk Angels, and the second year […]

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After three sold out shows by international superstar Rob ThomasVNUE announced today that it raised more than $20,000 for Sidewalk Angels Foundation from its instant live recordings at the Borgata Casino Music Box in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

This was the eighth consecutive year that Thomas held the Music Box shows fully benefiting Sidewalk Angels, and the second year in a row that VNUE has helped raise money with its unique line of “instant live” recorded products.

The recordings of each show were made available immediately after they finished via VNUE’s set.fm and exclusive licensee DiscLive.

These shows, featuring Rob and his full band, and which Thomas has described as “singer-songwriter storyteller events,” featured him performing a range of material from both Matchbox Twenty and his critically-acclaimed solo albums, as well as other material.

“It was great partnering with VNUE again for the instant live recordings,” said Rob Thomas. “I’m so excited that the company was able to not only raise $20,000 for Sidewalk Angels Foundation, but also gave fans some cool mementos with the limited-edition CD sets (which we have never done before) and the download cards! We look forward to working with VNUE in the future.”

“I am so happy to again be working with Rob and Sidewalk Angels Foundation and the important work they do for animals,” said Zach Bair, CEO of VNUE and a dog lover himself. “I am beyond proud that we doubled the amount we raised for the charity last year, and that VNUE can contribute to this great cause, and at the same time, provide fans something very special to remember their shows.”

Fans can still purchase the show recordings by clicking on the below links, or by downloading the set.fm app:
– here
– here (for limited-edition “collectors series” download cards and numbered CD Sets)

Sidewalk Angels Foundation, founded by Marisol Thomas, Rob’s wife, is dedicated to providing critically needed funds and support to over 20 no-kill animal shelters and animal rescues across the country, that “help to fight for the rights and fair treatment of those with no voice.” Proceeds from each and every sale directly benefits Sidewalk Angels.

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Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler Donates $500K to Open Up Another Home for Abused and Traumatized Girls https://goodcelebrity.com/2019/02/07/aerosmiths-steven-tyler-donates-500k/ Thu, 07 Feb 2019 18:35:43 +0000 https://goodcelebrity.com/?p=5441 Rock and roll musician Steven Tyler has already donated hundreds of thousands of dollars in order to ensure the health and happiness of abused girls – and now, his money is being used to run a new women’s shelter in Tennessee. Earlier this week, the Aerosmith frontman attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Janie’s House: a […]

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Rock and roll musician Steven Tyler has already donated hundreds of thousands of dollars in order to ensure the health and happiness of abused girls – and now, his money is being used to run a new women’s shelter in Tennessee.

Earlier this week, the Aerosmith frontman attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Janie’s House: a newly-renovated shelter for abused and neglected girls outside of Memphis.

The shelter was opened earlier this week on the Youth Villages Bartlett campus
thanks to a $500,000 donation from Tyler.

Its facilities are designed to offer treatment and accommodations for up to 14 girls who have experienced trauma in the past. The shelter was aptly named after Aerosmith’s hit 1989 song “Janie’s Got a Gun” about a girl who was abused by her family.

This is the second Janie’s House shelter that Tyler has opened. The first facility was opened in Atlanta back in 2017 – and with the help of Tyler’s philanthropic organization, Janie’s Fund, he hopes to open many more shelters in the future.

Janie’s Fund was created in partnership with the Youth Villages nonprofit in 2015. In addition to opening two Janie’s Houses, Tyler also made a $532,000 donation in December to support American foster children after they have aged out of the foster care system.

In total, Tyler’s initiative has raised about $4 million in funding for abused women and children.

(WATCH the news coverage below) – Photo by Janie’s Fund

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Watch What Happens When Legally Blind Basketball Player Takes One Shot in His Only Game of the Year https://goodcelebrity.com/2019/02/05/legally-blind-basketball-player-takes-one-shot/ Tue, 05 Feb 2019 21:00:45 +0000 https://goodcelebrity.com/?p=5438 Clay Warner has worn his basketball uniform to every single one of his high school games, waiting on the bench for his chance to play – but until last week, he had never been called onto the court. The 18-year-old senior plays defense for the Comets team at North Polk High School in Iowa. Though he […]

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Clay Warner has worn his basketball uniform to every single one of his high school games, waiting on the bench for his chance to play – but until last week, he had never been called onto the court.

The 18-year-old senior plays defense for the Comets team at North Polk High School in Iowa. Though he has been called the “heart and soul” of the team, his coaches have never brought him into play out of concern that he would get hurt.

This is because Clay is legally blind – even when he wears glasses. His mother says that he was born as a “micropreemie” with cerebral palsy at just 23 weeks old, although he manages to aim for the basketball hoop by focusing on the right corner of his glasses.

So in lieu of the high school’s Senior Night last week, Clay’s coach finally called him onto the court during the final minute of the game. With the audience already giving him a standing ovation, Clay got into position as the crowd cheered him on.

“I wanted to get him in. It was Senior Night,” the head coach told WHO-TV in the interview below. “If there’s an opportunity that presented itself, I wanted to take it advantage of it. All the players were for it, too.”

Once the game was back in play, one of Clay’s teammates passed him the ball – and though he has been shooting hoops since he was in third grade, this was the first time he had ever taken a shot on his high school basketball team.

As the crowd waited with baited breath, Clay took the shot and sank the ball clean through the net, barely touching the rim – and the spectators erupted in wild cheers.

“This whole gym was yelling my name,” Clay told the news outlet. “Everything, both benches were jumping. The whole crowd was going crazy. It was like I was a little kid again.”

(WATCH the footage below) – Photo by WHO-TV

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Apple Valley Girl Battling Illness Spends Day on the Movie Set of Her Favorite Actor https://goodcelebrity.com/2019/02/05/apple-valley-girl-battling-illness-actor/ Tue, 05 Feb 2019 20:37:47 +0000 https://goodcelebrity.com/?p=5435 Makayla Mertz and her mom were flown to Rochester New York to meet her favorite celebrity Jack Griffo, the co-star of the hit Nickelodeon TV show The Thundermans. It was Makayla’s first time flying and she was in awe the moment the plane left the ground. Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes […]

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Makayla Mertz and her mom were flown to Rochester New York to meet her favorite celebrity Jack Griffo, the co-star of the hit Nickelodeon TV show The Thundermans. It was Makayla’s first time flying and she was in awe the moment the plane left the ground.

Kids Wish Network, a children’s charity that grants wishes for kids with life-threatening illnesses, flew Makayla and her mom to New York, where they stayed at the luxurious Genesse Grand Hotel. On the day of her wish, Makayla and her mom were chauffeured to the set of Sid is Dead, the new movie Jack Griffo is filming. As soon as Makayla arrived, she began to cry tears of joy. “My favorite part was seeing Makayla’s initial reaction,” said Makayla’s mom Candace.

Once on set Makayla met all the stars of the movie, and spent time with Jack Griffo, Joey Bragg, Audrey Whitby, and Genevieve Hannelius. Makayla was welcomed by the cast who made her feel completely at ease. Makayla talked with them for hours about the movie and their lives as actors.

Makayla suffers from retinitis pigmentosa and Bardet-Biedl syndrome. Because of her conditions, Makayla is completely night and color blind and lacks peripheral vision. Makayla’s conditions also cause her to gain weight and impedes her speaking ability.

Makayla loved her wish and enjoyed every second she spent with Jack Griffo and the rest of the crew. She received a signed letter from her idol, thanking her for coming and telling her how much he enjoyed spending time with her and told her that she should be the best that she can be. Makayla took plenty of photos and got a special T-shirt signed by the entire cast to take home. She can’t wait until the movie is complete so she can see the final product.

After her amazing day with Jack Griffo, Makayla and her mom had a delicious meal at The Cheesecake Factory.

“We are incredibly grateful to Jack Griffo and all the actors and crew that made Makayla’s wish so amazing,” said Kids Wish Network Executive Director Tam Lai.

Kids Wish Network is a national charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children with life-threatening conditions and struggling with life-altering situations. KWN provides trip expenses, meals, accommodations and additional spending monies to all wish families whenever traveling as applicable. Visit www.kidswishnetwork.org to learn about our different programs, and find out how you can help make dreams come true and sponsor a wish for a deserving child.

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