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Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais has been named PETA's Person of the Year.

Animal rights organization PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) - has bestowed its annual honor upon the British comedian for his staunch support of animal welfare on his humorous Twitter account, which is followed by over five million loyal fans.

"Ricky Gervais makes sure that animals have their say, tweet, growl or roar on Twitter. He finds humor in most things, but cruelty to animals isn't one of them. As he says himself, 'Animals are not here for us to do as we please with. We are not their superiors, we are their equals. We are their family. Be kind to them,'" PETA's managing director Ingrid E. Newkirk said in a statement.

The 52-year-old star is a well-documented animal lover, often sharing funny pictures of furry creatures such as cats and dogs with his followers, and he has also used his considerable social media influence to promote the ethical treatment of animals. In one tongue-in-cheek tweet, the comic wrote, "We should free laboratory animals and only test cosmetics on internet trolls. They'd get the attention they crave and they'd look nicer."

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Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen has donated $50,000 to charity.

The Anger Management star, who is reportedly worth $125 million, gave the money to My Friend's Place, which works with young homeless people in Hollywood. The organization's executive director, Heather Carmichael, sent the 48-year-old actor a thank-you note, obtained by gossip website TMZ.com, that reads, "On behalf of the homeless youth My Friend's Place (MFP) serves, thank you for your generous gift of $50,000. Your support helps us provide life-changing services that nourish the body, inspire the mind and equip for a brighter future. Together we are able to care deeply for each of the 1,700 who walk through our doors by supporting their journey of homeless and into stability and well-being."

Charlie has donated a lot of money to various organizations this year. Last month, he gave $25,000 to the Philippines aid charity, PREDA Foundation.

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Eminem and Justin BieberEminem has invited Justin Bieber to stay at his house over Christmas and New Year.

The "Rap God" star is reaching out to the troubled 19-year-old and he hopes spending time with him in Detroit, Michigan could help him to get his life back on track. "He's really hoping he can sort Justin out. The way he's going, he's worried he's going to end up in really bad trouble. He wants to talk him into going to therapy and counseling to deal with the stress of fame in a positive way. Everyone is saying how they think he's a ticking timebomb," a source told The Sun.

Justin has had an eventful year which has seen him criticized for spraying graffiti in Brazil and getting into trouble for swearing at customs officers in Australia. He also tried to sneak out of a Brazilian brothel under a white sheet and was accused of calling a young fan a "beached whale."

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Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen has donated $25,000 to a Philippines aid charity.

The Anger Management actor has reportedly given the money to the PREDA Foundation, an organization working to help those affected by the typhoon in the country. According to website TMZ, Charlie's donation will be used to provide food for shelters set up for those who lost their homes in the natural disaster, as well as to locate missing children.

The generous act comes after the former Two and a Half Men star donated $10,000 to another good cause earlier this month. After Casey Jones, a crew member on Anger Management, put up a poster asking for donations for The Walk To End Epilepsy, the actor instantly wrote out a check to help the fight against the disease, which Casey's grandson Dylan was diagnosed with when he was three years old.

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Jared LetoJared Leto led a minute's silence at the MTV EMAs for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

The rocker - whose band 30 Seconds To Mars won the award for Best Alternative act - asked for the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam to be quiet for 60 seconds in remembrance of the estimated 10,000 people killed by the devastating storm which swept across the islands on Friday.

"If we can be part of the solution rather than the problem then that's a wonderful thing and there's a terrible tragedy just affected a great number of people, many people have died, many people are displaced and they are in turmoil right now. So as we celebrate in one part of the world its completely legitimate and appropriate to send an acknowledgement their way. We're in a very fortunate situation right now and the tables can be turned very quickly."

When asked if there should be a benefit for those affected, he added, "I'm not in charge of anything, but if I had my way of course. You help if you can. Obviously we are fortunate to be here and not in some incredible giant storm that's gonna rip our houses and lives away from us. It's nice when people do that, it's solidarity."

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Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift tries to help her fans tackle bullying.

The 23-year-old star - who was singled out and picked on at school in Pennsylvania - gives her biggest fans the chance to meet after her Red gigs and uses her platform as an artist to help them discuss inclusion issues they may face.

"After the show we pick fans randomly and they're brought backstage into this amazing tent called Club Red. I go in with about 35 to 40 fans and hear what's going on in their lives - whether someone's picking on them at school or if someone had a party and invited every single girl in the class but them. It happened to me, and that's why as an artist, you should try and help people one-on-one."

Taylor - who is on the Oceania leg of her world tour where she will be performing in New Zealand at the end of the month - previously took to the stage with former X Facto' contestant Cher Lloyd and Ellie Goulding during her US performances and she gushed about her time with them: "Ellie [Goulding] is so talented. I thought she was perfect. Cher Lloyd was amazing. It looked like we'd planned all kinds of moves but we were just moving on the same beats."

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Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen"Greatest ex" Charlie Sheen flew Denise Richards home in a private jet so she could see her children.

The Wild Things actress was "bummed" to miss Mother's Day on Sunday as she was in New York City to film her TV show Twisted, but her former husband - with whom she shares two daughters, Sam, nine, and seven-year-old Lola - had his exclusive plane whisk her back to Los Angeles the same day so she could be with her kids.

"Quick 24 hr trip to NY to film an exterior scene for #twisted bummed to miss Mother's Day morning with the kids ... grampa Irv is in charge:) I've never had to work on Mom's day ... shooting exteriors for #Twisted #NY then home tonight! Made a stop at #FAO for toys for the kiddies."

After finishing her day's work, she later wrote, "Greatest ex @charliesheen my mom's day gift flying me home on his plane so I can take the kids to school. (sic)"

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Charlie Sheen and Lindsay LohanCharlie Sheen wants to "mentor" Lindsay Lohan.

The Anger Management actor - who became close to the troubled actress on the set of the comedy Scary Movie 5 last year - believes he can save the actress from self-destructing because he has battled similar problems with addiction and legal issues in the past.

The 47-year-old star told gossip website TMZ.com, "I have a kinship with somebody [Lindsay] who clearly needs a mentor, whether she wants one or not. She can continue to hang out with her dress shredding club buddies, or turn to me for some advice from a guy who's been down the road as well as every other side trail on the journey. If she listens, she'll win. If she doesn't, that's on her."

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Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen donated $10,000 to a teenager for a therapy dog.

The Anger Management actor was moved by the plight of Teagan Marti, 15, who suffered brain, spine, pelvis and internal injuries in July 2010 when she plummeted 100 feet from a Wisconsin amusement park ride and chipped in to pay for the dog who will turn on lights, pick up objects and be her constant companion.

After a friend of the family contacted Charlie through his godfather, Charlie said, "I like to pay it forward. People come into your orbit for a reason. You don't always know what that is ahead of time, but if I ignore these requests then I don't have any opportunity to see where these things lead us, or lead me."

However, he does want some input on the Golden Retriever's name, and joked, "I think they should name the dog Charlie."

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Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen is paying for the funeral of the paparazzi photographer who died while following Justin Bieber's car.

The Anger Management star has paid a generous $12,000 towards 29-year-old Chris Guerra's burial costs after hearing through a photographer pal that his family was trying to raise funds for the service, due to be held on Friday.

"A tragic incident like this erases the line between the photographer and the subject. It's an unforgiving moment that begs us all to be human and work as one to prevent this in the future. As parents, we are all not supposed to bury our children. My deepest condolences to the families involved," the 47-year-old actor told TMZ.

The kind-hearted star was shocked by the news that Chris was struck by a car on New Year's Day while crossing a busy road in Los Angeles after trying to capture a shot of Canadian singer Justin's white Ferrari. Justin was not in the vehicle at the time, having lent it to two friends.

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