Doing these interviews and putting together this piece was such a treat for me. Think about how often you stop and reflect on what you’re grateful for – it’s true for celebs too! I received so many thoughtful answers from Hollywood A-listers and I was delighted.
Jake Gyllenhaal is already chasing Oscar gold in “Southpaw” for his sensational performance as a boxing champion trying to stay on top. He tells Jeanne Wolf the price he paid was taking plenty of hard hits in the bruising fight scenes.
50 Cent was most interested in talking about his acting in the new Jake Gyllenhaal movie, “Southpaw” today. But what’s up with those headlines about his supposed bankruptcy? He told me he knows his problems make news.
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During the presentation Tori and Randy spoke about their Mom, saying:
“Everything our mother has become, all that she has built, and all that she has done for the children of Los Angeles is because she always had a heart for the shy child,” Randy said. “The ones in the corner, behind the crowd, quiet and alone. She notices the one who needs someone to offer a hand.”
Tori added, “Mom, I respect you. I am proud of you. I love you. And now that I am a mother of four, I see myself turning into you. And that makes me happy.”
Spelling was visibly moved: “A question often asked of successful people is: ‘How did you know the path you chose was the right thing to do?’ Champions, scholars, artists and entrepreneurs have shared: I had a teacher that believed in me … or a coach that spent hours working with me … a class or a project that spoke to me. Something or someone that made me believe in me. After school programs play an enormous role in helping young students find their way. Without LA’s BEST, we could be depriving our community and the world of a future Nobel Prize winner, a research scientist that could cure cancer, or a diplomat that could bring peace where there’s unrest.”