The Spider-Man star received the Piaget Award of Inspiration for his philanthropy and contributions to men's style at amfAR's second annual Inspiration Gala.
He says, "I'm still a little unsure why I'm being honoured, but I'm glad that I'm here and I'm glad that I can help. It's certainly a cause that I believe in."
Designer Michael Kors was also among the honorees at the city's Museum of Modern Art and he stepped onstage to accept the Award of Courage.
Jennifer Hudson, Courtney Love and Liza Minnelli performed during the bash for Dame Elizabeth Taylor's amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research charity.
Ke$ha, Lance Bass and Heidi Klum were also among the guests at the event.
The twins, who play Fred and George Weasley in the wizard franchise, donned their walking boots earlier this month (Jun11) to tackle the Three Peaks Challenge, which saw them scale Ben Nevis in Scotland, Snowdon in North Wales and England's Scafell Pike within 24 hours.
Speaking after the mammoth challenge, Oliver says, "The pride and relief was amazing in completing the three peaks and it was a very rewarding experience. My stamina is higher than I thought it could be. The great support that I received from everybody kept me going, so huge thanks go to all."
The twins' sponsorship money will go towards the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.
James reveals he felt compelled to raise money for the children's hospital after visiting the facility: "It is a day I will never forget. Not only did I see how hard working all of the staff there are, but how amazing the children in there are also. Before I had even left the building I had decided that I wanted to do something to raise a little bit to help rebuild and refurbish the hospital, buy vital equipment and fund pioneering research."
Laura Ziskin, producer of more than twenty films over the course of thirty years, passed away after a battle with breast cancer on Sunday, June 12. In addition to her work in cinema, Ziskin was a co-founder of the well-known organization Stand Up to Cancer, and a frequent campaigner against the disease.
Some of her better known productions include the classic romantic comedy Pretty Woman, the James L. Brooks slice-of-life As Good as it Gets, starring Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt, and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, as well as the first installment of Marc Webb’s reboot of the series. Furthermore, Ziskin was responsible for the production of the 2002 and 2007 Academy Awards ceremonies.
The producer’s trial with breast cancer began in 2004, subsiding after several treatments. In 2009, the cancer returned, spreading to her liver and bones. Ziskin’s involvement in charity did not stop at Stand Up to Cancer: she was also heavily involved in Education First and the National Council for Jewish Women. Friends and colleagues attribute Ziskin with credit for paving the way for female producers in Hollywood.
Ziskin was 61 at her time of death. Her husband, screenwriter Alvin Sargent, who worked with his wife on Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3, and her daughter Julia from a previous marriage, request that people continue to support Ziskin’s cause of Stand Up to Cancer.
The Last King of Scotland star was on location shooting in the African country when he got involved with Retrak, an organisation which aims to help reunite kids living on the streets with their families.
And McAvoy was so taken by the agency's efforts, he pledged his help to the cause in a crazy way, taking the plunge from the roof of London's Guy's Hospital, which stands at 153 metres (501 feet) high, to attract media attention.
During an appearance on U.S. talk show Live With Regis and Kelly on Monday (30May11), he says, "It's just really a publicity stunt, to try to make people more aware of Retrak. And they made me jump off a building. So I went face-first down from the tallest hospital in the world. It was terrifying but it was kind of fun. It was a good way to try and raise money for charity."
The James and Paula Coburn Foundation has funded the green area at the Motion Picture & Television Fund campus in Woodland Hills, California to mark the couple's dedication to health, spirituality and gardening.
Designed by Kenneth Cobonpue, the garden features a gong, a spherical continuous motion fountain, and a custom Yin-Yang pergola.
Lynda Erkiletian, the executive director of the foundation, tells WENN, "The JPCF is delighted to provide a lasting and memorable landmark with the Wellness Garden. The MPTF is an organisation that the Coburns were very passionate about given their interests in health and giving back to the entertainment community that played such a big part in their lives.
"The garden not only provides a beautiful meditation area for MPTF's community, but also celebrates the passions and interests, the lives and legacies of the Coburns."
Actress Molly Sims and socialite Ann Dexter-Jones were among the 500 guests who attended the Free Arts NYC Annual Art Auction Benefit at the Chelsea Art Museum.
The lots up for grabs included a black and white photo of scantily-clad singer Carla Bruni smoking, which was taken by photographer Pamela Hanson, an acrylic sculpture of a puzzle piece by Yoko Ono, and snaps of Patti Smith, James Brown and Debbie Harry.
Proceeds raised will benefit arts programs for underprivileged children.
Rita Wilson, Kyle MacLachlan, James Denton and Lori Loughlin will also step up to the mic for the Playlist for the A-list show, which has been billed as a "night of live, outrageous, inspired celebrity karaoke".
The event will raise awareness and money for UNICEF's Schools for Africa campaign, which aims to provide education for poor children in impoverished countries including Malawi, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia.
The benefit will take place at Los Angeles' El Rey Theatre on 17 May (11).
The Kids Are All Right star takes on double duty in the film, featuring in his own directorial debut as a priest who works for a homeless shelter, and he wanted to make sure he understood all aspects of the role by teaming up with a local Los Angeles charity to volunteer for himself.
Ruffalo took to the streets of Skid Row, one of the city's most notoriously violent homeless districts, to serve up hot meals and admits he found the work so rewarding, he likes to help feed the homeless whenever he can.
He tells WENN, "We spent a lot of time feeding the homeless. I had a priest who was my consultant, Father James Dugan, who was a Jesuit homeless activist who had a homeless shelter in Hollywood.
"We spent a lot of time on Skid Row feeding the homeless as well. There's a lot of grace in just a simple act of giving people the barest of necessities, food, water and shelter. It's very moving and quite beautiful and very poetic; they're essentially pretty sweet people who happen to be down on their luck. It's a huge population in Los Angeles and it becomes apparent that it's not hard to get there these days (to become homeless). I'm still involved when I can be with The Love Affiliation (organisation which feeds the homeless) in New York."
Teri Hatcher and her castmates hosted a barbecue cook-off and Wisteria Lane tour as part of the event, which was held to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis charities.
Co-star James Denton's celebrity group Band From TV provided the entertainment.
Hatcher says, "We've never done this in all these years and what a wonderful way to raise money."
The Water For Elephant co-stars, along with actor James Franco, have scrawled their signatures on garments which will be sold to raise cash for the survivors of last month's (Mar11) devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Marvel legend Stan Lee has donated signed comic books to the sale while Yoshiki has offered up a piano, autographed drumsticks and a neck brace used on his North American Tour.
The auction has been organised through the singer's charity, the Yoshiki Foundation America.