One woman is proving that true friendships can stand the test of time. A mother-of-two has fulfilled her best friend’s dying wish — she adopted her friend’s four young children. So amazing!
Single mother-of-four, Elizabeth Diamond, 40, passed away in April 2015 after battling brain cancer, but thankfully her best friend made sure her children would be cared for. Laura Ruffino and her husband Rico, stepped up to the plate and have adopted Elizabeth’s children. How wonderful!
The future Queen wants to use her role to help others, and make charity work her full-time job!
She’s still figuring out what causes she’ll be working for, but Kate Middleton has already made one important commitment — The Duchess of Cambridge will accompany her husband Prince William this month when the couple open a brand new children’s cancer center in London. It’s a cause that’s always been close to William and his mom Princess Diana‘s hearts! Can Kate live up to her late mom-in-law?
The royal bride has signed up to be patron of a charity that grants wishes for seriously ill kids.
It looks like Kate Middleton is already following in the charitable footsteps of Princess Diana!
Check out six things you never knew about Dina Manzo here!
One of our favorite HollyMoms, Dina Manzo, has a lot to brag about. After leaving The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Dina has been keeping busy as the President and Founder of Project Ladybug, her charity that enriches the lives of children with life threatening conditions. This philanthropist and fashionista is also a full time mom — her daughter Lexi is 14. We thought we knew everything about this Jersey girl, but we were wrong!
Madonna’s youngest daughter Merci is bugging her famous mommy to bring home another baby!
Woah – Is Mama Madge looking to add another adopted baby to her family? Hey HollyMoms, we hear that Madonna has plans to travel Malawi — where she has already adopted two children David Banda, 8, and Mercy, 5 — just before Christmas. Reports suggest that her youngest daughter Mercy has been asking the superstar mommy for a little brother or sister. That would make five kids total for Madonna, who also has two biological children — Lourdes Leon, 14 and Rocco Ritchie — from previous relationships! Do you think Madonna can handle that many kids?
Inside source says he’s not really designing the polish, but it’s all for a great cause!
You’ve heard all the news about Justin Bieber’s new nail polish line, that’s the singer has designed nail polish hues named after some of his biggest hits? But has Justin really designed a whole collection of nail polishes? A source says baby, baby, baby NO.
October is national breast cancer awareness month, but some American schools aren’t thinking pink — instead they’re seeing red over a bunch of risque rubber bracelets.
Breast cancer is no laughing matter. But that doesn’t mean that you always have to be super-serious when it comes to raising awareness. At least, that’s what the Keep A Breast Foundation thought, when they launched their ‘I [heart] boobies” campaign. The California based nonprofit organization managed to sell two million of the colorful $4 bracelets, and even celebrities like Madonna‘s daughter Lourdes Leon are fans of the bands. Now, school officials in some states have banned the bracelets from their classrooms.
Aww! Passionate animal lovers will unite at this year’s annual ASPCA Young Friend Benefit in the name of preventing cruelty! What better way to use a celebrity name than to protect our furry friends? For years the ASPCA has been protecting animal rights and at the Oct. 14 Young Friends Benefit actor and Honorary Chairman Josh…
Look AND feel good like breast cancer survivor Kylie Minogue with these fab beauty products that suport the cause!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and so many companies are getting in on the cause! In addition to the amazing products available from Estee Lauder that I’ve already featured, here are some other fab beauty items that contribute to breast cancer research and causes:
Kids Kicking Cancer is playing Cupid for you & Gerard!
Jennifer Aniston may be soaking up the sun with Gerard Butler in Mexico, but you can have the 300 hunk all to yourself if you enter your name into Kids Kicking Cancer’s charity raffle! The first prize is a date with one lucky winner, while runners-up could win tickets to the premiere of his next movie or even a chance to visit him on set! All you have to do is head over to GerardButler.net and fill in all the necessary information. To learn more about Kids Kicking Cancer, check out this video featuring real kids fighting cancer, as well as huge celebs like Jessica Biel, the Jonas Brothers and, of course, Gerard Butler. Read more & watch the video!
Sandra you’re such a do-gooder! You just donated $1 million to benefit Haiti relief and now you’re back for another charitable cause teaming up with Coach to help support the Beauty Bus Foundation! Want to do your part to help Sandra’s effort? Buy the Coach bags now!
Ladies, we know you look to your favorite celebs to scope the hottest styles, so why not try two of Sandra Bullock’s favorite Coach bags on for size! The actress has teamed up with Coach so that a percentage of proceeds from the sales of both the Kristen Leather Tote ($598) and the Madison Leather Hippie ($358) will go towards Beauty Bus Foundation, a charity that provides in-home beauty and grooming treatments free of charge to “homebound terminally and chronically ill individuals and their primary caregivers.” Read more
Are you bummed to see this Spider-Man franchise end, too?
The end of the Spider-Man franchise doesn’t just mark the end of Tobey Maguire‘s turn as the high-flying web slinger — it also marks the end of Kirsten Dunst‘s journey as Spider-Man’s redheaded beauty, Mary Jane! “It made me sad but I think that [director Sam Raimi] was ready to move on,” Kirsten told HollywoodLife.com exclusively Jan. 16 at The Art of Elysium’s Third Annual Black Tie Charity Gala. “I respect that decision, and we did it for ten years now, so that’s been a long time and we’re all like very close. I’m excited to see what Sony turns it into next.” Read more & vote!
Can you imagine how hard it is to bring a family with 19 children together for the holidays?
The hospital where Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar‘s 19th child, Josie, remains in the NICU is more than 200 miles from the Duggar home in Tontitown, Ark., and there was little hope that the massive family was going to be together for the holidays. Thanks to one kind Little Rock family who’s opening their doors to the entire clan, everyone —even baby Josie—can spend Christmas as a family. Josie Duggar was born prematurely Dec. 10 and weighed merely one-and-a-half pounds. Thankfully, both she and her mom are doing well. “Josie is 2-weeks-old today,” Jim Bob told PEOPLE on Christmas Eve. “We continue to take things day by day – she remains in the NICU where doctors are tracking her progress.”