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Miley Cyrus, Colin Farrell step out for American Giving awards

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Some well-dressed Hollywood do-gooders got together Friday in Los Angeles to, well, do some good for the first celebration of the American Giving Awards -- a ceremony that gives grants to participating charities through an online voting system.

Miley Cyrus sparkled in a nude Jenny Packham gown with jewel detail, while a handsome Colin Farrell came to claim an honor of his own -- the Leadership Award for his ongoing work fighting homophobia, promoting the Special Olympics and working with the Make-A-Wish foundation.

"I’d like to thank Chase for this. I’d like to thank them for the opportunity for all the charities that are going to get the chance to shine a light on their more-than-worthy and noble causes," Farrell said of Chase Bank, which awarded $2 million in grants.

PHOTO BOOTH: American Giving Awards

"Dancing With the Stars" champ J.R. Martinez came to pay tribute to the troops, Gabrielle Union and Terrence Howard made presentations and LeAnn Rimes rolled through for the Bob Costas-hosted fete.

The night's big winner, taking half of the $2 million, was To Write Love On Her Arms -- an organization that provides treatment and therapy for self-inflicted injury, like cutting.

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-- Matt Donnelly
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Photo: Colin Farrell arrives at the American Giving Awards in Los Angeles on Friday. Credit: Dan Steinberg / Associated Press


George Clooney, Bono drop the F-bomb for famine relief

George Clooney and Bono star in a new PSA for famine relief
George Clooney, Christy Turlington, Bono and a ton more celebs are dropping the F-bomb — famine, that is.

A new public service announcement hit on Tuesday from the One organization, where bold names pleaded for hunger intervention in Africa.

The clip (below) features a string of obscenity bleeps covering Clooney and folks like Clive Owen, Jessica Alba, Joe Jonas, Rob Lowe, Arianna Huffington, Annie Lenox, Mike Huckabee, Ewan McGregor and Evan Rachel Wood.

The real offense, according to Bono, is dying children in Somalia.

"30,000 children have died in the past three months," Clooney says with his gang of famous activists, referring to a devastating drought the has affected the region and others in Africa. Watch the spot and get more info here.

 

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Photo: George Clooney, left, Christy Turlington and Bono. Credits: Jason Merritt / Getty Images,  Andy Kropa / Getty Images, Jason Merritt / Getty Images.



Bryan Cranston cast as villain in 'Total Recall' reboot

Bryan Cranston cast in "Total Recall" Bryan Cranston, the Emmy-winning chemistry teacher of "Breaking Bad," has been cast as a villain in the remake of Columbia's "Total Recall."

The Len Wiseman-directed action flick also stars Colin Farrell as the protagonist, a factory worker in the fictional New Shanghai who believes he's a double-agent. Wiseman previously worked on the "Underworld" series and "Live Free or Die Hard."

Cranston will play the leader of the nation state Euromerica who is secretly plotting to invade New Shanghai, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The 1990 film -- based on Philip K. Dick's short story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" -- originally starred former Gov. Arnold Scwharzenegger and Sharon Stone. In 1999, it became a television series on then-named Sci-Fi channel starring different actors.

Cranston is currently starring alongside Matthew McConaughey in "The Lincoln Lawyer" and has finished filming Tom Hanks' "Larry Crowne." He'll soon appear with Ryan Gosling and Christina Hendricks in "Drive" and Disney's "Johnny Carter of Mars."

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Photo: Bryan Cranston at the Screen Actors Guild awards. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times


Donald Sutherland gets a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Donald Sutherland and Colin Farrell at Sutherland's Walk of Fame ceremony Donald Sutherland is taking up residence next to his star son Kiefer Sutherland -- on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, that is.

The elder Sutherland hit Hollywood Boulevard in the wake of Colin Firth, recipient of the previous star.

The 75-year-old actor, who got the walk's 2,430th star Wednesday and can be seen in the upcoming "The Mechanic," has been in almost more movies and TV shows than we can count, including "MASH" and "Pride and Prejudice." He was joined at the ceremony by Hollywood bad boy and "Horrible Bosses" costar Colin Farrell.

Sutherland has played spies and astronauts, peasants and  aristocrats, notably kicking off his film career in the 1960s with "The Dirty Dozen."

Need more of an idea of the Canadian actor's range? He starred in "Fellini's Casanova" and "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers."

Sutherland won an Emmy and Golden Globe in 1995 for his role as a Soviet colonel in "Citizen X."  He later earned another Golden Globe in 2002 for "Path to War" playing a presidential advisor to Michael Gambon's Lyndon B. Johnson.

He loves his job and has no plans to retire. "It's lovely," he said of the honor, joking that at his age it was a better "stone" to get than a headstone on a cemetery plot.

"This marker I can actually come and visit."

Colin Firth gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Keifer's dad also joined Oscar nominee Firth, whose name was emblazoned on the Hollywood pavement on Jan. 14.

Firth was nominated for his role as stuttering King George VI in "The King's Speech," which received the most nods (12!) this year.

"Sometimes one feels like that particular king in moments like these," Firth said told reporters at his ceremony earlier this month.

"I am very happy with my little spot in Hollywood, which I will call my little corner of England, next to my partner Emma Thompson."

Hollywood just loves those actors with accents.

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-- Nardine Saad

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photos, from top: Colin Farrell, top left, and Donald Sutherland at the latter's Walk of Fame ceremony on Jan. 26, 2011. Colin Firth kneels at his star on Jan. 14, 2011. Credits: Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images


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