January 16th, 2012
04:59 PM ET

Sean Penn named ambassador at large to Haiti

Before the Golden Globes this weekend, there was another fete with A-listers in attendance: A fundraiser gala for Sean Penn's J/P Haitian Relief Organization.

Penn, who has been assisting with earthquake relief for Haiti since the disaster struck in January of 2010, was honored on Saturday night at the event and officially named the ambassador at large to Haiti by the country's Minister of Foreign and Religious Affairs, Laurent Lamothe.

The dinner, which was organized by Cinema for Peace, raised $5 million to put toward the efforts of rebuilding, according to a statement, and Penn told CNN at the event that Haiti is at a crucial turning point.


Stars stoked about Golden Globe nods
December 15th, 2011
04:29 PM ET

Stars stoked about Golden Globe nods

Thursday was a good day for some celebrities in Hollywood.

With the announcement of the Golden Globe nominations, some stars spoke with CNN about their reaction to the kudos from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Here's what a few of the stars had to say: FULL POST

What Robert Downey Jr. would say to his unborn son
December 7th, 2011
04:47 PM ET

What Robert Downey Jr. would say to his unborn son

Now that we know Robert Downey, Jr. and wife Susan are excitedly awaiting a baby boy, we wanted to find out how they're feeling leading up to their expected February due date.

For Susan, she's thinking "move down a little bit, I need a bit of breathing room please," she joked on Tuesday.

But as for Downey, he's having visions of stardom for his unborn: "I'm thinking, 'What are the child labor laws, and are you ready for your close up?'”


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