Ann Curry Is Reviving Her 'Acts of Kindness' Campaign in the Wake of the Boston Tragedy

After December's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, Ann Curry began a Twitter-driven campaign she called "#20Acts,"encouraging fans to perform 20 acts of kindness (one for each child killed in Newtown). Now, Curry is reviving the campaign and dubbing it "#26Acts2"—one act of kindness in honor of each mile of the tragically derailed Boston marathon. Here's Curry talking about the original campaign:

Newtown's heartbreak has a lot of us asking, "What can I do?" Thinking about this, I took to Twitter and asked people to imagine what would happen if all of us committed to 20 acts of kindness to honor each child lost in Newtown. I added, "I'm in. If you are, RT #20Acts."


And here's some of the response on Twitter:


That's very sweet. Note to everyone: you do not have to stop at 26. [NBC]


Coolio is facing a misdemeanor domestic violence charge for allegedly punching his live-in girlfriend and then hitting her with his car.

Per the report, Chatman told police that her boyfriend of three years pushed her, causing her to fall to the ground, and then, when she got up, "punched her with a closed fist hitting her on the right side of her lip."

The rapper then tried to leave the house with their son and the other woman, Chatman said, per the report, and when she ran outside to try to stop them, she fell down and Coolio's truck swiped her. The report states that she had a tire mark on her left calf "conducive to a vehicle hitting her."

Coolio then drove her to an urgent care facility, which is where police conducted interviews with both.


Coolio claims that he was defending himself. An officer on the scene noted "light scratch marks" on Coolio's face. Ugh. Ugh ugh ugh. Having really creepy feelings about "get your woman on the floor" right now. [E!]


Ozzy Osbourne says that substance abuse is the cause of his rift with wife Sharon.

“For the last year and a half I have been drinking and taking drugs,” he wrote. “I was in a very dark place and was an a*** to the people I love most, my family. But I am happy to say that I am now 44 days sober.”

He continued: “Just to set the record straight Sharon and I are not divorcing, I’m just trying to be a better person. I would like to apologise to Sharon, my family, my friends and my band-mates for my insane behaviour during this period… And to my fans.”


Aw, Ozzy. [Express]


Tyrese has apologized for saying this abhorrent shit about fat people last week (in case you missed it):

No two situations are the same. If you are fat and nasty and you don't like the way you look, do something about it. It's simple," the singer-turned-actor replied. Continuing his no-holds-barred rant, he said, "When you take a shower and you put your fat, nasty body in the shower and by the time you get out, the mirrors are all steamed up so you don't look at what you did to yourself. That may sound offensive or insensitive but ultimately, you are big as hell because you have earned that s—t. You worked your a— off to eat everything in sight to get big as hell.


Here's his "apology":

"I'm not apologizing for what I said I'm apologizing for the bad choice of wording and execution of my point around obesity," Gibson continued. "Y'all seen my documentary, I was brought in this world from a plus size mother and my sisters are plus size as well . . . I am concerned always!"


Dude, fuuuuuuuck you. I'm GLAD you dropped your brand new platinum chain in the ocean whilst jet-skiing at MTV Spring Break that one time!!! I HOPE A FISH POOPED ON IT. [Us]

  • Shakira went to the airport. [JustJared]
  • Seth MacFarlane is enraged because someone chopped up some Family Guy footage to make it look like he was mocking victims of the Boston marathon explosion. [E!]
  • Amanda Bynes oh dear oh dear Amanda Bynes oh dear. [E!]
  • Hindu activists are angry at Selena Gomez for wearing a bindi at the MTV Movie Awards. [E!]
  • That Friends reunion is fake. (Duh.) [E!]
  • What is Andrew Garfield's haircut? [E!]
  • Prince Jackson got pulled over on the way to Fatburger. [E!]
  • Fabolous says he stole the plot of his new music video from middling J. Lo maid comedy Maid in Manhattan. [MTV]
  • OMG, puppy, what are you doing in a bowl? And why can't you get out? That bowl's not your house, puppy—it's a bowl! Puppy, you are really bad at getting out of that bowl.

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