National collection week for Operation Christmas Child kicks off this week in Las Vegas on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Life Springs Christian Church as the forerunner to next week’s drive, from November 17 through to the 24th. This charitable collection is set up and run each year to help 10 million “needy” children across the globe who otherwise will not be getting anything for Christmas.
Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Greenwich Village apartment with a needle still in his arm and surrounded by bags of heroin on Sunday February 2; the second actor to die from this drug, Cory Monteith died last year on July 13 both men are connected through a singular problem; addiction. There was 15 years between them, Monteith was 31 years-old when he died and Hoffman 46. One was on his way up and Hoffman was well established as a masterful actor on stage and screen. The common theme that both shared was their addictive craving for drugs and their solitary deaths.
Just as Kelly Clarkson had announced that her Christmas television special guests would include some pretty impressive stars, she also let the world know that she is expecting her first baby. She says it is a girl, or at least, she “feels” that it is. According to Clarkson, this will be the beginning of a large family.
Nicole Kidman has been talking about her relationship with Keith Urban and how different it is from her marriage to Tom Cruise. Urban has been talking about how he and Nicole keep their long distance relationship working. Apparently the secret is sexy texting, although admitting it made Urban blush.