By Bad Seed
Hello I'm Rebecca Field with today's UPI entertainment update on this Wednesday, March 5, 2008.
Actress and activist Reese Witherspoon is working to combat violence against women. She was at the UN yesterday to announce a fundraising plan with the cosmetic company Avon. Witherspoon is Avon's Global Ambassador. The actress unveiled the women's empowerment bracelet...which Witherspoon says will be a "sign of solidarity and hope" to end violence. One hundred percent of the bracelet's profits will go to help women.
A new reality show about the Lohan family is set to debut this summer. E! says it will air a series following around Lindsay's mom Dina called "Living Lohan." It will reportedly follow her and her other children; 20 year old Michael, 14 year old Ali and 11 year old Cody. The show will specifically focus on Ali's hopes to...like her sister...become a singer and actress.
Anna Nicole Smith's daughter Dannielynn has been named the sole heir of her estate. A Los Angeles made it official yesterday. Smith died last year of an accidental drug overdose. The judge also ruled Smith's former boyfriend Howard K. Stern and Dannielynn's father Larry Birkhead will be co-trustees. The toddler could inherit millions of dollars from Smith's late husband...who's fortune is still being disputed in court.
Country star Kenny Chesney is racking up the nominations for the Academy of Country Music Awards. The singer grabbed 12 nods...including entertainer of the year and top male vocalist. Trailing behind Chesney are Rodney Atkins who took 6 nominations and Brad Paisley and Big & Rich and Sugarland with 4. Winners will be announced on May 18.
Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka showed off her golf skills at an event in New York yesterday. The businesswoman joined golf player Morgan Pressel to host a luncheon introducing a new women's line of Callaway golf clubs called gems. Trump, who's the Vice President of real estate development and acquisitions for the Trump organization, tells E! News as her father once said...she finds golf to be a very important business tool.
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