When you’re a celebrity, the smallest kindess makes a big difference (10 Photos)
When 9 year-old Beatrice Delap wrote Johnny Depp asking her to stage a mutiny at her local middle school, she never expected the actor would show up dressed in full character as Captain Jack Sparrow.
The school was notified only 10 minutes before the actor arrived. You could hear ‘screams of joy and excitement’ in the Greenwich school. Depp posed for photos with the students and never broke character.
Pro Wrestling superstar John Cena has granted over 300 Make-A-Wish requests, more than any other celebrity. He’s granted so many wishes, there’s a conference room dedicated to him at the Make-A-Wish headquarters in Arizona.
Each year, Alan Ball hosts a charity bowling tournament for the cast and crew of my show,
. The charity supports True Blood Jesse Cartwright’s children.
Jesse was a beloved member of the
crew who passed away in 2011. Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer pick up the food and bar tab (yes, they’re both as awesome in person as they seem). True Blood
Keanu Reeves lives a simple life, he rides an old bike and, when it’s cold, he takes the subway.
So when Keanu cashed out of the Matrix sequels for many, many millions, he turned around and donated over $70 Million back to the “real heroes on the Matrix” – the Makeup Crew and Visual Effects artists who worked so hard on the film.
Last Memorial Day at Toons, a New Orleans – style Jazz bar in Chicago, a group of guys noticed Bill Murray walking towards Wrigley Field for the baseball game. They shouted to the icon, inviting him in for a beer.
Bill continued walking but slowly raised his right arm and gave the group a thumbs up.
A half hour into the game, it started raining and the game was delayed. A few minutes later, Bill Murray sauntered into the bar, the entire place fell silent. Then Bill Murray exclaimed, “Anybody here got a beer?”
A dozen people scrambled to put a beer in his hands. Bill spent the rest of the afternoon playing Golden Tee and taking photos with everybody. One Chiver recalled, “He remembered everybody’s names. On his way out, he thanked the staff for the booze and the food, even the cooks.”
It’s a story very few people have actually heard. Tom Cruise was driving down Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica when he came across a hit-and-run victim lying facedown in the street with a broken leg. Tom pulled over and called 911.
When the ambulance arrived, Tom insisted on following the woman to the hospital. He even checked back in on her the next day and, after finding out she didn’t have insurance, Tom paid the woman’s $7,000 hospital bill.
Last month, Christian Bale flew four-year old leukemia patient Jayden Barber and his entire family to Los Angeles for a trip to Disneyland. Jayden had been fighting bone cancer for two years and was thought to be terminal after a recent failed bone marrow transplant.
Right now, by some miracle, Jayden is currently in remission.
We used to live next door to Viggo Mortensen here in Venice. Aside from the fact that he put up with us calling him Aragorn constantly, the soft-spoken Renaissance man was always painting.
We found out later Viggo donates many of the pieces to support his many charities including the
Spirit Riders Foundation and the North Country Children’s Clinic.
After losing a dare with his fellow Marines in Afghanistan, Sgt. Scott Moore made a youtube video inviting his #1 crush, Mila Kunis, to the Marine Corps Birthday Ball.
To his surprise, Mila accepted his invitation. We have a lot of Marine Corps Chivers; I’ve spoken to a number of them who met Mila and said she was gracious and hilarious.
Tom Hanks is truly one of the nicest guys in real life, he’s known to be patient and friendly with all his fans. One lucky fan found this out firsthand while dining at the same restaurant in North Dakota as the actor.
The ambitious fan approached Hanks with a funny idea, he ‘stole’ Hanks’ glasses and pretended to be wasted while a friend snapped off photos, which quickly went viral.