Monday, March 21, 2011

AMERICA: USA: ACTRESS BULLOCK DONATES $1 MILLION TO JAPAN

CATHOLIC ONLINE REPORT- Donation highlights star's previous charitable efforts

Oscar-winning actor Sandra Bullock has donated $1 million to aid victims in Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami. Bullock has often helped people in need, as the actor also gave $1 million to Doctors without Borders to aid the relief effort in Haiti after the country was hit by a devastating earthquake in January 2010.

Free of celebrity attitude, Sandra Bullock took her freshly adopted son Louis on to the set of ther latest film in lieu of leaving him with a sitter.

Free of celebrity attitude, Sandra Bullock took her freshly adopted son Louis on to the set of ther latest film in lieu of leaving him with a sitter.

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "The American Red Cross is extremely grateful for this generous support from Sandra Bullock and her family," the organization said in a statement. "This contribution is vitally important as the Red Cross works to provide critical assistance and essential relief items in this time of urgent need for so many people in Japan."

According to CNN, Bullock's contribution is the largest celebrity donation to the Red Cross since the disaster struck last week. The charity may have received large donations that were kept confidential at the donors' request.

Sandra Bullock's film career has also brought her riches beyond the dreams of many, and she obviously appreciates her luck. Sandra was recently listed at the 22nd highest earner in Hollywood for 2010, taking home over $22 million. She currently has four films in production and five in development.

Sandra was hard at work on the set of her new movie "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," filming on location at the Westwood Cemetery in Brooklyn.

Rather than leave him in the care of a nanny, she took along her son Louis, who she adopted last year. The film, based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, follows a nine-year-old amateur inventor and astrophysicist who scours New York City for a lock that matches a mysterious key left by his father after he was killed in the September 11 attacks. Sandra stars alongside Tom Hanks, John Goodman and James Gandolfini. The film will be released in 2012.

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