Feeling all good about yourself for throwing that lightly used Hungry Hungry Hippos into the Toys for Tots box at work?

Shakira and fellow Colombian and Nobel Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez have launched a foundation to fight child poverty in Latin America.

George Clooney is in Egypt raising awareness about killings in Sudan's Darfur region.

And Bob Barker has pledged $300,000 toward housing Gita, an elephant from the Los Angeles zoo, in a better-suited animal sanctuary. Well, Bob, the actual retail price on the room and board of said elephant is... $278,536. You went over, so back to the crummy zoo, Gita!