Jada Pinkett Smith and other Hollywood artists team up with the ILO
to end slavery
artists, activists and sports personalities from around the world
join the ILO in a global awareness-raising campaign to fight
Oscar-winning actress and singer Cher is among the leading world
artists who have joined forces with the ILO – the International
Labour Organization – to fight modern-day slavery.
Hollywood artists, athletes and activists supporting the “End
Slavery Now!” campaign include Mila Kunis, Ron Howard, Oliver Stone,
Kellan Lutz, Sérgio Mendes and Jada Pinkett Smith. Chivas USA goalie
Dan Kennedy and anti-trafficking champion Somaly Mam are also taking
Almost 21 million women, men and children around the world are still
victims of slavery and forced labour. They are trapped in jobs into
which they were coerced or deceived and which they cannot leave.
More than half of them are women and children. Children alone
account for more than a quarter of today´s slaves.
all of us, having a decent job with a fair wage, having our
fundamental rights protected and having access to minimum protection
in times of need is a basic aspiration,” said ILO Director-General
ILO is the UN agency that specializes in the world of work. It was
founded in 1919 as part of the Treaty of Versailles that ended World
War I to reflect the principle that universal and lasting peace can
only be achieved if it is built on social justice. It was awarded
the Nobel Peace Prize in 1969.
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Proving a dance
diva's work is never done, Cher debuted her new long awaited new
single, the club-friendly single "Woman's World" early Thanksgiving
her official website. The Oscar, Grammy,
Golden Globe and Emmy-Award winning icon hasn't had a top 10 single
since 2002's "Song for the Lonely." In fact, her last notable
release was a remix of the "Burlesque" soundtrack single "You
Haven't Seen The Last of Me" which went to no. 1 on the Dance Club
charts two years ago. Perhaps that's what spurned the 66-year-old
diva to return to the dance floor.
A minute of the single leaked in October and Cher took to
twitter and stressed that it wasn't the
final mix. Details on who wrote and produced the new single are
unclear, but it's expected to be included on a new album Cher says
will be released in January. There is no word yet on when the single
itself will be available for download.
As the title would suggest, "Woman's World" is a female empowerment
themed track where Cher reflects that she's been "broken down and
kicked around," but proudly exclaims, "I'm stronger. Strong enough
to rise above. This is a woman's world."
And while the chorus is dominated by "This is a woman's world," Cher
repeats the mantras: "All the woman in the world stand up come
together now" and "Everybody in the club stand up come together
It's a catchy track that will certainly make her fans happy and
could get some gay club play, but is it really the beginning of
another comeback? It's been 13 years since "Believe" stunned the
entertainment world by hitting no. 1. She's been discounted
before. We're just thrilled she can still belt it out like the
youngsters out there.
"Hear the truth" and check out "Woman's World" on
this direct link.
will give a private concert in Moscow, Russia on 14 December 2012.
The singer twitted: “Got 2 go! try’n 2 change LATE NIGHT / EARLY
BIRD Habit.Doing 2 classes in day,rehearsing Russia Show,
writing,singing at night. Im Tired”. “It’s a private show on the 14
th of dec. that’s all I know!” she added.
the record business in turmoil, many artists have found a new way to
subsidize their lux lifestyle: playing private gigs for filthy-rich
Russian oligarchs. Christina Aguilera demonstrated the earning
potential in 2005 when she was paid $2 million to sing at the
wedding of Andrey Melnichenko. George Michael upped the ante a year
later, earning $3 million to perform at at a New Year’s Eve party
hosted by mining tycoon Vladimir Potanin. Jennifer Lopez received
$1.5 million to sing at the 2006 birthday party of developer Telman
Ismailov. And Rihanna pocketed half a mil to ring in 2008 with
aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska.
Several classic-rock acts have also begun playing corporate concerts
in Russia, notably Elton John, who performed at the opening of a
metallurgy factory in summer 2007. Many of the oligarchs grew up in
the ‘70s and ‘80s – a period when getting caught listening to
Western rock could, if not warrant a one-way ticket to a Siberian
gulag, at least stunt a career. Now in the ruling class, they want
to see the bands that never toured Russia, pre-glasnost.
Warren Beatty, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are
only a few of the Hollywood stars who celebrated the PBS documentary
Writers Guild building in Beverly Hills felt like the Oscars on
Tuesday night as Susan Lacy's new PBS American Masters documentary
Inventing David Geffen premiered to an A+++ guest list.
Geffen himself seemed overwhelmed by the attendance at the premiere,
which began at a 6 p.m. cocktail party that New York's Peggy Siegal
organized and flew in to attend. The hosts were Steven Spielberg and
Kate Capshaw, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Warren Beatty and Annette
Bening, and Cher, whom, as the documentary portrays, was the female
love of Geffen's life (the pair lived together for 18 months).
Tuesday night, even the most press-shy stars were doing interviews
to support Geffen. Cher walked the press line at the front of the
WGA theater foyer -- not the biggest room in the world -- with her
manager and talked to anyone who threw her a question. With no time
execs who flew in from New York were beside themselves with joy --
the crowd finally took their seats, row 10 was where all the action
was. There was Geffen, surrounded by Oprah Winfrey -- apparently a
vacation buddy and fellow Obama supporter -- Springsteen and Cher
gathered around him as the mogul seemed more than a little shy to be
watching a documentary that took Lacy many years to persuade him to
do. The reason he participated? "I'm a fan of American Masters
myself," Geffen said. "I always enjoy watching their bios. They're
Cher has expressed
jubilation at President Barack Obama's victory over Mitt Romney.
The singer took to her Twitter page to celebrate the news that Obama
had won re-election.
"OMG OMG HE DID IT !"
she wrote. "HE DID IT ! IM CRYING !!!! THANK GOD HE DID IT !!!!!!
"OMG ! IM SO HAPPY ! THIS IS ONE OF THE GREAT NITES OF MY LIFE !!!!
TEARS R STREAMING DOWN MY FACE ! WOMEN WE HAVE A CHAMPION !!!"
She added: "WE WON ! WE WON ! GREAT GOD ALMIGHTY ! WE WON!!"
Cher continued to celebrate the result over the next few hours,
writing: "LOVELIES WE WON ! WE WON ! YEAH WE WON ! GOD BLESS
PRESIDENT OBAMA! have such a headache! TOLD A FRIEND IT'S 1 OF THE
BEST NITES OF MY LIFE.
"WE WON TOGETHER LOVELIES !! WE WON WE WON ! Xxxxme !!!!! God I'm so
She went on: "Romney
made a very nice concession speech! Can't wait to tell my mother
Pres. Obama WON ! She said her life would never be the same if
Romney won! (The Apple doesn't fall far from the tree!) She
said'Cher I can't watch him'she's Such A DRAMA QUEEN! Oh ! I Am Too?
WE WON XXX."
Cher also took the opportunity to thank her followers for voting for
"We've come a LONG WAY TOGETHER !" she wrote. "I know I was a pain
in the ass with all my political info! I remember some of U saying
we don't care about Politics Cher ! This is boring Cher,But you were
open & u told me what was happening with the GOP ! We did this
together ! Congratulations!"
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