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Can Celebrities Help High School Dropouts?

A Dream School that pairs celebrities with high school dropouts. Can wrong turns be avoided?

Here is an alarming statistic: 82% of prisoners in America are high school dropouts. Now, just imagine Suze Orman, Swizz Beatz, David Arquette, and Soledad O’Brien teaching some of those students—before they got to prison. Could this make a difference?

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Hard Philanthropy: 50 Cent Fights Hunger With Energy Drink

Is 50 Cent the new Sally Struthers? The gangsta rapper wants to feed a billion people in five years by selling energy drinks.

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"I want to feed a billion kids. It's your boy, 50 Cent." That's the call to action to buy a new energy drink in one of several promo videos from the gangsta rapper. Mismatched as that might sound, the plan appears to be in earnest; Fiddy wants to be the new Sally Struthers.

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If 50 Cent Thinks Bullies Are Bad, Maybe He Should Stop Egging Them On

If 50 Cent is penning a young adult novel to raise awareness about bullying, perhaps he should chill with his own violent and homophobic messages.

So 50 Cent is writing a young adult novel. Yes, for real. The semi-biographical Playground will follow a 13-year-old bully who realizes the error of his ways, and it's coming out in January.

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