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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Mission Belts

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The Mission Belt is an evolution in belt design, style, and function, and after wearing one for a number of months, I can whole-heartedly recommend it in our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide. The belt is sleek and clean, and provides a perfect fit for everyone. With no holes to stretch or wear over time, your genuine leather belt always looks great. The tip of the belt inserts into the ratchet belt buckle, where a locking mechanism holds the belt in place from the back. To remove the belt, just press the small metal lever on the bottom of the buckle, and the belt slides out of the buckle. You're no longer restricted to 1 inch size adjustments, but can get a perfect custom-fit every time. Not only will you look good, you'll feel good too, because one dollar from every Mission Belt sold goes to help hungry families worldwide become self-sufficient.

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Square introduces SQUA(RED) Reader,  joining fight against AIDS

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Accessories, Cell Phones,

Squa(red) Reader

Square is joining in the fight against AIDS with a new, red version of the Square Reader. You can pick up the new device, affectionately referred to as Squa(red), right now for $10. 97.25% of the purchase price will go to the Red charity, and is enough to cover "more than 24 days of life-saving medicine for someone living with HIV." Even more interesting, when a card is swiped through the Squa(red) device, buyers will get a link on their email receipts that allows them to donate directly to the Red charity and the global fund to fight AIDS.

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Taylor Swift Lands Royal Performance

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Performances, Country, Pop,

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift is set to perform for Prince William and Duchess Catherine.

The country crooner has been signed up by the royal couple - who recently christened their three-month-old son, Prince George - to sing at their Centrepoint Winter Whites charity gala on November 26. The 23-year-old beauty will perform for 200 guests at Kensington Palace, with tickets starting at a whopping $800.

"It's a fantastic occasion and hopefully it will raise a lot of money for Centrepoint," a spokesperson for Centrepoint told the Daily Mirror newspaper. The charity raises money to help young homeless people and William, 31, is a patron of the organization.

Taylor will be joined by fellow singer James Blunt at the exclusive event.

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Simon Cowell Sings ‘Power Rangers’ Theme for $1 Million

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Television, Charity,

Simon CowellSimon Cowell raised $1 million for charity by singing.

The X Factor judge agreed to put his dignity on the line for a good cause after billionaire Power Rangers creator, Haim Saban, offered to make the huge donation if Simon sang the show's theme tune with him. The 54-year-old British star, whose girlfriend Lauren Silverman is expecting a baby boy in February, delighted the packed room of guests after he accepted the challenge to raise money for Friends of Israel Defense Forces in Beverly Hills on Tuesday night.

Midway through his performance, Simon offered to donate $100,000 of his own money if he was allowed to stop. Saban then agreed he could stop singing for $250,000, according to video footage obtained by gossip website TMZ.com.

The music mogul was also recently persuaded to show off his vocal talents by his fellow talent show judge Kelly Rowland during auditions for the X Factor in Denver, Colorado, after being urged to show off his skills after he was less than impressed with one wannabe's attempt at singing 1940s classic "Fools Rush In."


Jay-Z Joins Beyonce at Sound of Change

Jay-Z and Beyonce at Sound of Change

Beyonce was joined on-stage by husband Jay-Z at the Sound of Change concert last night. The couple - who together have a 16-month-old daughter Blue Ivy - performed their huge hit "Crazy In Love" much to the delight of the crowd at London's Twickenham Stadium. They even shared a kiss on stage in front of the adoring fans at the show in aid of The Chime For Change charity which funds education, health and justice projects for women.

Appropriately opening her set with "A Change Is Gonna Come," the superstar led the crowd through a set filled with hits like "If I Were A Boy" and "Single Ladies." She also paid tribute to the late Whitney Houston - which was also done on her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour - saying, "We will always love you, Whitney" during a performance of "I Will Always Love You." Beyonce then brought her headline performance to an end with the ever-powerful "Halo," closing a hugely successful event.

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One Direction to Give Portion of Ticket Sales to Charity

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Concerts / Tours, Pop,

One DirectionOne Direction will donate $300,000 from ticket sales to a cancer charity.

The pop superstars have announced 75 cents from each ticket sold for their 2014 UK stadium tour - with dates in Dublin, Sunderland, Manchester, Edinburgh and London - will go to Stand Up To Cancer.

The "Little Thing" hitmakers - made up of Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Zayn Malik - also plan to add more dates if the first ones sell out, meaning more money for the charity.

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Mix Tape: Beyonce Kind of Flashes Her Fans, Bob Dylan to Tour This Summer

Beyonce- Although online music service Spotify won't divulge approximate numbers, the company claims that Daft Punk has set the new record with their song "Get Lucky" for the biggest streaming day for a single track - a title previously held by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop."

- Perhaps weirdly influenced by her new role as a mother, Beyonce shocked Serbian concert-goers by somewhat-flashing them with a glittery leotard complete with bare faux-boobs.

- Those attending the Americanarama Festival of Music ought to be extra-ecstatic for the concert this summer, as Bob Dylan just signed on to perform on the tour alongside My Morning Jacket and Wilco.

- Amy Winehouse's father Mitch has spoken out about Beyonce's initially unauthorized cover of "Back to Black," which is featured in the upcoming film The Great Gatsby.

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Stars sign Monster DNA White Tuxedo headphones for Jewelry for a Cause charity auction

Samuel L. Jackson signs Monster DNA White Tuxedo

As we mentioned, the new Monster DNA White Tuxedo headphones were unveiled last night during the MTV Movie Awards. Monster had a bunch of movie stars sign the headphones, which will be donated to Jewelry for a Cause to be auctioned. Jewelry for a Cause is a charity dedicated to taking guns off the streets. Check out our gallery showing the different celebs signing the Monster DNA White Tuxedo headphones.

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Apple releases (PRODUCT) RED bumper for iPhone 4S and 4 with iPhone 5 around the corner

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Accessories, Apple, Cell Phones,

Product Red bumper case iPhone 4S

Apple is set to unveil its next-generation iPhone 5 in a little over three weeks, but that hasn't stopped the company from releasing a new accessory for the iPhone 4 and 4S. The new (PRODUCT) RED bumper fits and works with the iPhone 4S, as well as the iPhone 4 from two years ago. It's $29 and joins the black, white, blue, orange, green, and pink bumpers in the Apple lineup. Oddly, it doesn't ship for 6-8 weeks, when the next iPhone launches. Buyer beware--if you plan on picking up the next iPhone, just realize that this bumper won't fit that model.

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Russell Brand ‘Treats Homeless Man to $630’

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Kind Acts,

Russell BrandRussell Brand has given $630 to a homeless man.

The 36-year-old Arthur star reportedly saw the man was down on his luck and decided to help him out.

"Russ decided to do something charitable. He met a homeless guy on Hollywood Boulevard, just around the corner from the home he shared with Katy Perry. Russ was with his new girlfriend and they struck up a conversation with the guy. After chatting for a few minutes he decided he wanted to get him a roof over his head for a few nights. So he went over the road and withdrew $630 for him. When Russell handed over the wad of cash, the fella had tears in his eyes. Russ told him to spend it wisely and to make sure he says 'Hello' if they ever cross paths again," a source told The Daily Star.

Meanwhile, the comedian has introduced mum Barbara to new girlfriend, model Nikolett Barabas. The trio were spotted helping Russell house hunt in Los Angeles over the weekend following his arrest for allegedly throwing a paparazzo's iPhone through a window last week.


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