“Titanic” co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are helping the last survivor of the real Titanic’s sinking.
You know, I just realized no one ever talks about a “Titanic” sequel. I wonder why …
Anyway, the New York Daily News reports the actors are supporting a fund that would pay Millvina Dean’s nursing home fees.
Dean was only two months old when the ocean liner sank in the North Atlantic on April 14, 1912.
She’s lived in a nursing home in the English city of Southampton since breaking her hip about three years ago, but apparently has struggled to pay her bills. She has sold several Titanic mementos to raise money.
DiCaprio and Winslet released a joint statement saying they hoped the 102-year-old could rest easier knowing her future was secure. The Millvina Fund was launched Monday in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Kate Winslet was so determined to complete a book to raise funds for her autism charity, she headed to a star-studded event after surgery in an attempt to meet Bill Clinton.
The actress roped in her famous pals, including Jude Law and Ben Stiller, to pose for photos wearing a “magical” headpiece for the tome in aid of the Golden Hat Foundation, which she set up to help her friend’s autistic son Keli.
Winslet’s mission came to a halt when she underwent a minor operation â€” but she refused to take doctors’ advice and rest up, and instead headed out to a party in a bid to land former U.S. President Clinton for her book.
She tells Ladies’ Home Journal, “You wouldn’t believe some of the things I did to get that hat to people. Like, I gatecrashed a private function to get the hat to Bill Clinton.
“It was a dinner party of about 30 people, and my friend foolishly gave me a ticket. I’d just had minor surgery and I had stitches, and I was like, ‘I don’t care, I need Bill Clinton, f**k it.’ So I hobbled in to this party in my cocktail dress, and begged. Unfortunately he was surrounded by handlers who wouldn’t let him put it on. But I needed to try. And most of the time it was fine.
“A lot of the time it was just me racing around the city to different events. Once my children and I made a road trip to watch Michael Phelps swim in Baltimore, so we could get him into the hat. I was terrified of losing it â€” and I was sure I’d lost it several times. See, at some point I want to auction it off to raise more money.”
The book, entitled “The Golden Hat”, is set for release in April, 2012.
Titanic star Kate Winslet graces the March 2012 cover of Ladies’ Home Journal and opens up about motherhood and her new book, “The Golden Hat: Talking Back To Autism”. While Kate’s children â€” daughter Mia, 11 and son Joe, 8 â€” don’t have autism, the Oscar-winner is on a mission to dispel myths and raise awareness for people living autism.
On the biggest misunderstanding about children with autism: “That they are not capable of understanding anything, that they are completely locked in their own worlds and aren’t paying attention to anything around them or that they are disinterested. Even those closest to them sometimes believe that. And so often that proves not to be the case.”
On if she’s ever worked with children with disabilities: “Yes, I was a spare pair of hands at a summer camp for disabled children when I was a teenager and there were kids there of varying disabilities. There was this beautiful tall young man who was 20 or 21. I won’t say he was treated unfairly, but because he didn’t speak, moved slowly and had significant sensory issues, nobody knew how to handle him. So it was a case of just managing his day. But there were moments when I would look him in the eye, and he would look at me, and I knew there was somebody in there. And I never forgot that experience. In retrospect, he was probably autistic.”
On feeling the importance of giving back in a profound way: “Well, my father is disabled â€” he lost his foot in an accident when I was young. It was awful, it caused all sorts of problems, both physically and psychologically â€” and for a while my family was supported by a charitable trust. So I understand on a very personal level what a charitable organization can do.”
On what motherhood means to her: “For me, motherhood is not about signing the check to get your kids and the best school; it’s about giving them the freedom to be who they are.”
Kate Winslet has a personal connection to charitable causes â€” because her family had to fall back on the generosity of others after her father “lost his foot” in an accident.
The Titanic star gives a large portion of her film wages to her chosen causes and reveals it’s something she has always felt compelled to do after being on the other side of hand-outs as a child.
She tells Ladies’ Home Journal magazine, “My father… lost his foot in an accident when I was young.
“It was awful, it caused all sorts of problems, both physically and psychologically â€” and for a while my family was supported by a charitable trust. So I understand on a very personal level what a charitable organization can do.”
Kate Winslet’s make-up collection for LancÃ´me is finally available in the UAE! The beauty giant recently announced its support to the Golden Hat Foundation created by Kate, who has been a brand Ambassadress for four years.
LancÃ´me promises to donate at least Dhs700,000 of its sales profits to the non-profit foundation which raises money to better the lives of autistic children. Kate said, “I’ve been thinking about setting up this project for a long time, and LancÃ´me’s instant offer of support is a huge display of confidence and generosity,” adding, “LancÃ´me has given me the strength to go all the way and I know that this will open many doors.” What a sweetie!
Following her modeling gigs for beauty brand LancÃ´me’s L’Absolu Rouge lipstick and TrÃ©sor fragrance, Hollywood actress Kate Winslet is putting her relationship with LancÃ´me to a charitable use.
In aid of her charity, the Golden Hat Foundation, which helps improve the lives of autistic children, Winslet has released a small beauty collection, including the face-illuminating Poudre LumiÃ¨re, a L’Absolu Rouge lipstick, and Mini Le Vernis, a range of smaller-sized nail polishes in red and pink. Prices range from $15 to $40.
LancÃ´me has said it will be donating at least 150,000 euros from the collection’s sales to the Golden Hat Foundation, whose logo is embossed in gold onto the products and packaging.
Source: Yahoo! OMG! Philippines
Some news concerning the Golden Hat Foundation, the association which Kate created to help autistic children. First of all, here is exclusively the coverage of the book which will unite the photographs of numerous stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Meryl Streep, Christina Aguilera, Angelina Jolie, Ellen Page, Naomi Watts, Julianne Moore, Jude Law, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and many others. The launch of the book is due April 2012.
I also added screen captures of Kate’s interview in which she speaks about her foundation and about the support of LancÃ´me (which will take out a special range of making-up some time in November 2011, which benefits will go to the Golden Hat Foundation). Video is available in the sidebar.
â€¢ Miscellaneous: The Golden Hat Foundation
â€¢ Miscellaneous: The Golden Hat Foundation interview – Screen Captures
Many thanks to Eternal-Kate.net!