Many celebrities are increasingly focused on expanding their roles beyond Hollywood to include philanthropy. Today, celebrity and charity seem to go hand in hand. Here are some of the organizations they're supporting:
Fashion Designer Randolph Duke is known for his stunning one of a kind, red carpet gowns. Last fall, his fans were treated to a runway show which kicked off L.A.'s fashion week, featuring his new couture collection. "Eye on L.A." caught up with Randolph Duke at his newly remodeled Hollywood Hills home, which inspired much of the clothing line and followed him backstage just hour before the runway extravaganza. You can check out Randolph's couture pieces at:
A FILM-LOVER'S UTOPIA
"The Margaret Herrick Library" is the cultural arm of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences supported by the Academy Foundation. The library holds some of the world's most extensive and comprehensive research on the subject of motion pictures. Although privately funded, the library is open to the public. For more information, visit:
EXPLORE L.A. LIVE
Downtown L.A. is being revitalized with a vengeance and the New Nokia theatre L.A. Live is the most ambitious project yet. With the most innovative acoustics to date, this theatre has already hosted the American Music Awards and some great recording artists. The Nokia Theatre is fast becoming the medium-sized venue of choice. But that's not all. The plans to expand L.A. Live by adding more venues, restaurants and outdoor entertainment are only months away.
For more information on the L.A. Live project, visit:
ADOPT A PET
Every day in L.A., hundreds of pets are left homeless and nearly 80,000 die in animal shelters throughout Los Angeles County each year. But, the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA is approaching pet adoption differently, allowing thousands of animals to live -- and in wonderful surroundings -- for as long as it takes to find them loving homes.
For more information or to adopt a pet, visit: