Celebrities all across the country are working to beat the heat and a vicious disease. Justin Timberlake, Adam Levine and more are participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of ALS.
The Ice Bucket Challenge is the latest trend to hit Hollywood. Our favorite celebrities are taking on the challenge to help raise awareness for ALS, widely known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. By posting videos and photos of themselves accepting the challenge, Ansel Elgort, 20, Adam Levine, 35, and more celebs are making this trend go viral across the internet and helping make an even bigger contribution to a good cause. Watch the videos below to see the celebs take the challenge!
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Ansel Elgort, Adam Levine & More Get Soaked For A Good Cause
Brrrrr, is it getting cold in here?! Celebs are getting soaked by a bucket of ice cold water, but all in the name of ALS awareness. They can either take the challenge or make a donation to the ALS cause in 24 hours.
ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is progressive neurodegenerative disease that impacts nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, the disease makes it difficult for sufferers to walk, speak and talk. The challenge that has gone viral was originally the idea of Massachusetts resident Pete Frates, 29, a former college athlete who has been living with the disease since 2012.
Dozens of celebs have decided to take the challenge to help strike out ALS and have nominated their friends to try the icy dare. Shameless star Emmy Rossum, 27, posted her video on Instagram, while Today Show host Hoda Kotb, 50, shared a picture of her getting iced on Aug. 12. President Barack Obama, 53, was nominated by Ethel Kennedy, 86, for the challenge, but opted to donate money instead.
Check out these recent videos of celebrities who’ve accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge:
After being nominated by Boston Marathon bombing survivors, Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky, the 33-year-old singer accepted the challenge and poured a bucket of icy water over his head along with The Tennessee Kids. Justin decided to nominate late night host Jimmy Fallon, Steve Higgins and The Roots!
2. Jimmy Fallon, Steve Higgins and The Roots.
Jimmy, Steve and The Roots took on the challenge and performed it on the Aug. 13 episode, alongside actor Rob Riggle, 45, and Horatio Sanz, 44. The 39-year-old host of The Tonight Show also decided to donate to ALS awareness as well. Jimmy nominated the New York Jets afterwards.
3. Ansel Elgort
The Fault In Our Stars hunk was nominated by friend, Pierce Fulton. Ansel took the challenge shirtless and we watched him throw the bucket over his head, which was filled with an entire bag of ice! After completing the challenge, Ansel yelled “Oh my god!” and ran to get a towel. He nominated John Green, 36, Nat Wolff , 19, and Dylan O’Brien, 22.
4. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Carson Daly
Members of The Voice team banded together for the Ice Bucket Challenge. Carson, 41, and Blake, 38, doused each other with a bucket of icy water after being nominated by members of the Today Show. Carson nominated Nick Lachey, Kevin Richardson and Joey Fatone in return. Blake went for Gwen Stefani, 44, Pharrell Williams, 41, and, of course, Adam. Instead of a bucket, Blake and Carson opted to use a cooler to shower Adam with ice!
5. Vince McMahon
The owner of the WWE has gotten into the challenge after being nominated by his son in law and WWE COO Triple H and then nominated Donald Trump, Maria Menounos and Kermit The Frog.
6. Josh Groban
ABC’s “Rising Star” host Josh Groban accepted William Shatner’s ice bucket challenge LIVE on air. Thanks to co-stars Ludacris and Brad Paisley, they doused Josh pretty good. Josh decided to nominate the Top 6 from the show.
7. Hulk Hogan
The Immortal Hulk Hogan nominated Johnny Manziel & Sylvester Stallone to take the challenge. The WWE legend made sure to make “Hulkamania” run wild for a great cause!
8. Larry The Cable Guy
Larry the Cable Guy demonstrated the “Git-R-Done” attitude by taking on the hugely popular Ice Bucket Challange for ALS. The star participated in the viral #icebucketchallenge campaign. Larry joined the fight by sharing via live broadcast from his personal Hang w/ account and nominated Kevin Nieman, Charles Barkley, and REO Speedwagon to take part in the challenge.
9. Antonio Sabato Jr.
It’s amazing to see so many celebs accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge and donating money to raise ALS awareness. This is a great cause to be a part of and we are amazed at the support the cause has received from so many people. If you want to help support this worthy cause you can click here.
HollywoodLifers, had YOU taken the Ice Bucket Challenge? Which celeb do you want to see do it next?
— Avery Thompson