Keira Knightley relived her wedding day on Tuesday night (03Dec13) by taking to the red carpet in the designer gown she wore for her low-key nuptials. The Pirates of the Caribbean beauty married The Klaxons star James Righton in the South of France in May (13) in front of just a handful of friends and family.
She wore a simple Rodarte dress with a tulle skirt for her big day, one that fans had already seen her in at a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) event in 2008.
Knightley gave the dress another outing by wearing it at the Serious Fun charity gala in London, changing the look of the frock only slightly by adding a sheer, beaded overlay.
The event was held at the Roundhouse venue in the U.K. capital and raised funds for global programs to help children with serious illnesses.
Bands Pulled Apart By Horses, Suede and Muse have donated items to charity to benefit the survivors of the deadly typhoon which hit the Philippines earlier this month (Nov13). The Help 13 auction was set up by Pulled Apart By Horses' drummer Lee Vincent's wife, Rebecca Vincent, and filmmaker Charlotte Knight, and includes items including original artwork, collectable prints, signed singles and merchandise from the bands.
The proceeds from the auction, which launched on Friday (29Nov13), will benefit Oxfam Philippines Appeal.
Rebecca Vincent says, "After the horrific effects of the recent typhoon in the Philippines, we called on friends and colleagues in the world of art and music to donate items and the response has been astounding. More people are getting in touch every day and the list of donations is growing and growing."
Pulled Apart By Horses' singer James Brown, adds, "Help Auction are helping people in this world that need help fast and now. So, to support something like this is beyond important to us and should also be for you."
Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Asian nation, claiming the lives of nearly 5,600 people and leaving thousands homeless.
Prince William channelled his inner musical talents by hitting the stage with Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift during a charity event on Tuesday (26Nov13). The British royal hosted the Winter Whites Gala in Aid of Centrepoint at Kensington Palace to raise cash for homelessness.
Swift and the rocker were invited to perform at the star-studded event, and the Prince surprised guests by joining the singers on stage for a performance of Bon Jovi's hit Livin' On A Prayer.
A video posted on YouTube.com shows the royal singing to the chorus of the track with the stars.
Downton Abbey actress Michelle Dockery, Oscar winner Colin Firth, and James Blunt also attended the royal event, and Jon Bon Jovi was presented with the Centrepoint Great Britain Youth Inspiration Award for his humanitarian work.
British actress Joan Collins is celebrating after she helped raise thousands for charity on Thursday (21Nov13). The former Dynasty star teamed up with the Reuben Foundation, a charity which supports the advancement of global education and healthcare, to host a star-studded event in London which raised $540,000 (£360,000) for a children's hospital.
Stars including James Blunt, Eliza Doolittle and British royal Princess Beatrice came together at the Adventure in Wonderland Ball to support the work of London's Great Ormond Street Hospital, and Collins has since taken to Twitter.com to share her delight with the results.
She writes, "I'm delighted that the Reuben's Foundation Gala Adventure in Wonderland which I hosted raised over 360,000 pounds for Great Ormond St hospital!"
James Mcavoy made his Broadway debut on Monday (18Nov13) when he took on The 24 Hour Plays challenge. The X-Men: First Class star was joined by a number of big names for the charity event, during which writers, actors and directors attempt to put together a series of short plays in just a day to raise money for charity.
However, McAvoy, who played an over-sexualised version of himself in one of the plays at New York City's American Airlines Theatre, took the daunting assignment in his stride, telling The Hollywood Reporter, "It's not really a challenge. You've got an audience who are willing to go with you, you've got writers who are writing stuff that's easy to learn, you've got great people who are good at improvisation. If you mess up, the audience will like it even more."
Proceeds from the 13th annual 24 Hour Plays event will go to education charity the Urban Arts Partnership (UAP), which helps underprivileged New York schools, and the Scottish actor claims he feels a personal connection with the organisation's goals.
He adds, "I grew up in a place where people didn't have a lot of dreams, and I know 24 Hour Plays reaches out to people who are in a similar position... That's what 24 Hour Plays does. It reaches out to people who don't even have a dream, and that's really sad, so giving people the ability to project and hope and have a dream, whether they f**king achieve it or not is up to them, helping people develop hope and imagination is an incredible thing. And that's what art education does more than anything else, I think."
Boybands including One Direction, Jls and new supergroup Mcbusted led the way during Britain's Children In Need telethon on Friday night (15Nov13) by helping to raise cash on live TV. One Direction took to the stage to perform their hit track Best Song Ever, marking the third time they have appeared on the annual fundraiser, and bandmember Harry Styles revealed how much the organisation means to them, saying, "We grew up watching it... If you grew up watching something, it's so important, so we love getting involved."
His bandmate Liam Payne added, "We've watched Children In Need since we were children and we are so proud to be a part of it. The children the charity supports are a complete inspiration."
The pop stars later filmed appeals for donations on the set of popular U.K. soap opera Eastenders, while another boyband, JLS, performed a medley of their hits on the show's set.
New supergroup McBusted, made up of members of McFly and Busted, also performed, along with rapper Tinie Tempah, singer James Arthur and Ellie Goulding, who belted out the official Children in Need single How Long Will I Love You.
Singers Kylie Minogue, Sir Tom Jones, Cheryl Cole and actress Olivia Colman were also among the famous faces who filmed appeals featured during the show.
The telethon had raised in excess of $22.5 million (£15 million) to aid disadvantaged kids as WENN went to press.
Officials at the Children In Need organisation also hosted a star-studded concert in London earlier in the week (beg11Nov13) to raise money for the cause. The show was masterminded by Take That star Gary Barlow and featured acts including Kings of Leon and veteran crooner Barry Manilow.
Scottish movie star James Mcavoy is set to make his Broadway debut next week (begs18Nov13) when he takes on The 24-Hour Plays fundraising challenge in New York. The Wanted hunk will join actors including Jason Biggs, David Cross, Gina Gershon, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Zachary Levi, Julia Stiles and Rosie Perez as they attempt to write, direct and perform six original short plays in just one day.
And Perez cannot wait to team up with X-Men: First Class star McAvoy onstage.
She tells the New York Daily News, "As a big X-Men geek and fan of James' acting, I'm doubly excited about meeting him."
The annual event will take place on Monday (18Nov13) and will benefit the Urban Arts Partnership, the Big Apple's largest arts education organisation.
Taylor Swift has been given the royal seal of approval as she has been asked to headline a charity gig at the home of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge. The U.S. pop star will be the main attraction at the event at London's Kensington Palace later this month (Nov13), topping a bill that also features Jon Bon Jovi and James Blunt.
The concert is in aid of homelessness charity Centrepoint, and Swift has been swatting up on her knowledge of royal etiquette ahead of her big night.
She tells the BBC, "I'm really excited. I'm really stoked. This is the first thing I've performed at for any kind of royal engagement - very, very honoured... I've been asking about (the royal protocol). I think I'm really safe if I just shake hands and be polite."
When asked if she has a plan for small talk with Prince William, Swift replies, "That's being presumptuous in that (you're) assuming I'll meet (him). First, I'll just be polite enough to not assume I'm going to get to meet them."
The Winter Whites Gala is scheduled to take place on 26 November (13).
Jon Bon Jovi is set to be honoured for his charity work at an event hosted by Britain's Prince William at his London residence later this month (Nov13). The rock star will receive a youth inspiration award at charity Centrepoint's Winter Whites Gala event, in recognition of his work to establish the Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, which aims to help families and the young across the U.S. to escape poverty.
Bon Jovi is also set to headline at the event, hosted by the prince at Kensington Palance, on 26 November (13), in a bid to raise cash for the homeless, and will be joined by Taylor Swift, James Blunt and British singer Eliza Doolittle.
The event is an annual fundraiser organised by Centrepoint, which supports homeless young people, and it is the first time it will be hosted by the Royal, who has been patron to the charity for eight years.
Funnyman James Corden promised to name his son after Sir Paul McCartney if The Beatles legend agreed to take part in a comedy skit for charity. The Fab Four star joined the Gavin & Stacey creator in a fundraising sketch for British charity Comic Relief in 2011, in which he was shown telling Corden he was too "tubby" to go to Africa on an aid mission.
Now the comedian has revealed how he used strong-arm techniques and light-hearted bribery to convince McCartney to take part in the spoof.
Corden tells U.K. chat show host Graham Norton, "I laid it on very thick, telling him, 'People won't die if you do our sketch'. It makes it very difficult for people to say no. He said, 'B**ody hell James, I've heard some groveling in my time'. I then said, 'That's nothing, if you'd said no I was going to say I would name my unborn child after you,' to which he said, 'If you promise to do that I'll do the sketch'. And that's why my son is called Max McCartney Kimberley Corden."