Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Today's Blind Items - Charity

I love when I read about celebrities doing good for people and giving their time and money to worthy causes. It is why I have kindness blinds. What I don't like are celebrities who say they have a charity but don't or have a charity they raise money for but don't ever do anything with the money or just squander it on administrative expenses. Over the next few months I will be writing about some of the celebrities and their causes that only exist in their imagination.

This celebrity/singer is beloved by her fans. Probably a B lister despite not doing much of anything for a very long time. Fairly good looking and a friend of plastic surgeons everywhere. She also says she has a charity. Actually over the years she has mentioned three charities. None of them exist but she she says she works for them and with them all the time. Maybe in her head or on a piece of paper but there is no record the charities exist except when she talks about them to reporters. She once got a cover article on a tabloid talking about all the charity work she did one of the charities she said she established and what they were hoping to do and had done but it doesn't even exist. As far as I can tell she hasn't raised any money for her fictional charities but I hate people think she is doing all of this good for someone or people when she does not do anything. Very disheartening because she is supposed to be better than that.

38 comments:

MontanaMarriott said...

Gee Enty could you at least give us her genre of music?? R&B, Pop, Country, Hip Hop? Otherwise this could be any singing cosmetic surgery queen.

Stepforded said...

Come on down ... Celine Dion

Paris Hilton said...

I can't stand celebrities who say they have charities...or churches.

Catherine said...

MJ Blige...?

fontlover said...

SIT DOWN STFU HO-TON YOU WOULD CATCH ON FIRE INNA CHURCH DOORWAY #SPAWN #XTERMINATE

Derek Harvey said...

sounds like something that dodgy Lauren Hill would do

MollyMo said...

Dolly is a forever A, but for some reason she comes to mind

__-__=__ said...

Excellent series of blinds! I applaud your efforts!! But I don't have a clue on this one.

Glitter said...
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Glitter said...

Debbie Harry in Daily Mail.

Tina Mallette said...

just to be a devil's advocate or something about Enty's wording triggers me to ask how do you know the charities do not exist and you mean to tell me all these years no one has questioned this person on these charities if they did not exist? Did Enty check the list of all registered charities in the US, in other countries, other countries on other continents. Is it a non profit instead? Did the person ever collect money in the name of the charity - no one is going to give money to any organization without a registered number or they are a fool,not to say someone wouldn't fake the registration number.

Is is related to COS LOL

Sarah said...

Molly, no. She sends books to kids 0-5 each month in TN. Ain't no way it's Dolly!

Seven of Eleven said...

I hate people think she is doing all of this good for someone or people when she does not do anything

And yet it's a BI and not a reveal or an article.

It's all BS said...

Even though Oprah isn't a singer I would love this to be her! Sanctimonious female woof!!

Topper Madison said...

http://www.charitynavigator.org/

sugarbread maker said...

Yes I can't wait 4 these. .. I hate pretentious celebrities and their fake charities and then they keep the money...

Yummynummymommy said...

She actually does it all over the world. My daughter gets a book every month and it really is a great thing. Times are hard and I'm so glad that I don't have to worry about spending extra money on books now which is something kids desperately need! I'm very thankful for Dolly starting this organization.

__-__=__ said...

It's not rocket science!

http://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Search-for-Charities

Kitten Caboodle said...

Going with Cher on this one.

Lila said...

Jessica Simpson

kpist said...

I like the Cher guess

Cary Gaul said...

I'm hoping to god this isn't Cyndi Lauper

Frosty said...

Cher was the first name to pop in my head too -- but she's been associated with Smile Train (or something) for years and that is a legit charity.

caralw said...

Cher is forever A list with grammy, oscar, golden globe, etc as well as one of the best selling artists of all time. Not her.

Basil said...

Since Enty doesn't accuse this person of outright fraud, isn't it possible she "thinks" she is doing charity work when in fact her accountant or manager might have set something up for tax purposes? Not many singers or actors are up to date on the minutae of their finances.

Tara said...

Doesn't Cyndi have that True Colors charity? I think she's at least performed for a True Colors event so I'd rule her out.

CeeJay said...

What about reba Mcintyre?

Renoblondee said...

Cher and Dolly B list? Oh Em GEE! *ClutchesHeart*

jane3113 said...

Janet Jackson?

Secondbecky said...

Dolly's imagination labrarium! She stopped it here in BK :(. Couldn't find a local sponsor :(

Jon said...

I like the Mary J guess.

Aoife said...

Janet? Is that you?

Bbbeeewww910 said...

Yes- Janet.

Bbbeeewww910 said...

Yes- Janet.

luna midden said...

Not REBA-she had a show on ABC past (?) season.. so she does not fall into 'hasn't done anything ...'

Would love for it to be CELINE.. but, Vegas was not that LONG AGO?

CHER, on the other hand..what has she done?

I also agree with others.. LEGIT CHARITIES are listed on Guidestar.org & charitynavigator.. BUT.. these are basically 'NOT-FOR-PROFITS' registered HERE, in the USA.. AS different states have different REPORTING REQUIREMENTS! (there R some foreign charities.. BUT..)

SOOOOO... I am thinking(????) if this singer has been able to get AWAY with it for YEARS!!!! her IMAGINED CHARITIES would have to be FOREIGN BASED -i.e.-they would not have to report 'earnings' to their 'local' state, as they, the charities are not BASED in any state..

How about 'charities/not-for-profits' located in AFRICA? VIETNAM/INONESIA/CHINA AREA????

Unknown said...

It's extremely easy to tell if a charity is real or not. All of them are registered as 501c compliant so that donations can be tax deductible. If it's not on the 501c list, it's not real, and yes there is a data base you can check out. Try getting caught donating to a fake charity, it can trigger an IRS audit. Shame on whoever is doing this. Also, you can check to see how much money you donate is actually being used for administration and pay and how much is going to the people you want to help. All charities are rated by how much goes to the needy, there is a data base for that as well.

di butler said...

I'm guessing this is another Mary J Blige blind.

Marina Francisco said...

Obviously not Ashley Judd but Ashley should get a blind all her own. When her career tanked in 2004 after she starred in the disastrous "Twisted" (worst-reviewed movie of 2004, lost $25 million on a $50 million budget) she conveniently retired from acting to pursue her passion for humanitarianism. Which apparently took the form of being flown around the world first class for a couple of weeks to shill for an NGO called PSI that has a half BILLION dollar a year budget - all of it from governments or foundations - then stopping in at a few orphanages and brothels to be photographed squeezing out a well-timed tear with a compassionate look on her face while she hugged babies and prostitutes, before flying back to the US first-class, then writing a book about it ...she said these people entrusted her with their "sacred narratives" - yup, some brothel worker took one look at B-lister Ashley Judd and decided she was the person she wanted to entrust with her life story ... then she goes on the rubber chicken circuit charging $50K and up a speech, seasoning her "I was a three time victim of rape" story with pitiful statistics about the third world.

And never donating a DIME to charity. Not part of the proceeds of her book, not her lecture tour fees, nada.

And then? When she's thinking about running for public office (which: I am SOOO disappointed she decided not to run for the Senate, I would have paid for front-row seats at that circus/train wreck) ... she charges a "Celebrity Appearance Fee" to show up at the All America Ball on inauguration weekend in DC - this is a ball honoring wounded military vets. Yup, she wouldn't pose for pictures with them or shake their hands unless she got paid to do it.

On second thought, maybe she dropped out of the senate race because somebody told her she wasn't going to get PAID to shake voters' hands.

Oh, and she drags her "service" dogs around with her everywhere too. And they're not housebroken.