Jamie Foxx and other stars are lending their support raise awareness on the plight of LGBT homeless youth on the streets of Los Angeles in a new public service announcement.
The short film ‘Any Given Tuesday’ follows a gay teen (Noland Ammon) who is abrupty kicked out of his home, sexually assaulted and pushed to the brink of suicide. Heavy, heavy. His story is followed by commentary from Foxx and Elton John as well as John’s partner, David Furnish, Lisa Ling, actor James Woods and other notable names.
Jamie Foxx was on hand to ring the opening bell at Nasdaq Stock Market today to celebrate the kick-off of a new $500 million project development fund backed by the African Development Bank.
Joining the actor at the Nasdaq MarketSite: NASDAQ OMX Group vice chairman Sandy Frucher, African Development Bank chief of staff Anne Kabagambe, London fashion designer and Made In Africa Foundation co-founder Ozwald Boateng (pictured above with Foxx), and Seven Energy and Atlantic Energy founder Kola Aluko.
The fund, called Africa50, is a joint venture between the African Development Bank and the Made In Africa Foundation, an organization established by Boateng and Aluko.
Check out snapshots of Foxx shooting scenes with cutie pie Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis on the streets of New York City for their forthcoming film ‘Annie’ yesterday below.
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Before I created this website I never scrutinized Jamie Foxx‘s hairline. I didn’t think about it being shaded in with black shoe polish. The last thing to ever cross my mind was if it smudged on humid days. Damn you people.
The actor goofed around while posing for portraits during a photo call for ‘White House Down’ at the 39th Deauville American film festival on Sunday (September 1) in France. He was joined at the event by co-star Channing Tatum, director Roland Emmerich and producer Brad Fischer. Foxx later suited up to attend the premiere of the action flick.
Last week, the serial jokester put his laugh track on pause to challenge entertainers of color like Alicia Keys, Jay-Z and Kanye West to step us as new civil rights activists.
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Shawty Redd on the track! Colin Powell got his evening jig in while attending The Hamptons: A Night of Legends benefit in East Hampton, New York on Saturday night.
The former Secretary of State was seated next to his wife until Jamie Foxx summoned him to the stage to join Ellen DeGeneres and Katie Holmes in grooving to Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams‘ “Get Lucky”. The 76-year-old “even sang a few lines of Robin Thicke’s summer hit ‘Blurred Lines,’” reports Page Six. Nice.
Other notables in attendance at the star-studded benefit included Mary J. Blige, Ciara, Russell Simmons, Howard Stern, Lenny Kravitz, Penny Marshall, John Bon Jovi and more. According to Page Six, the event raised more than $3 million for programs at Harlem’s Apollo Theater.
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To honor his life, crowds gathered in New York City’s Union Square on Tuesday (February 26) to protest national gun laws and racial profiling on the one-year anniversary of Travon Martin‘s death.
During the candle-lit vigil, Jamie Foxx commended the slained teen’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin.
“I want people to know that this is a personal thing. And I want to thank Sybrina for being so strong because in the midst of all of the swirling and all of the talking points and people standing on both sides, you stood on the side of being a mother,” said Foxx. ”Tracy you stood on the side of being a father. You didn’t talk about color which I thought was absolutely amazing. I looked at all of the different telecasts that you’ve done and you never brought that up.”
“We want to let you know that we love you and we’re not going to leave you,” Foxx told Martin’s parents before breaking into song. Watch the moment below.