The Queen actor was joined by celebrities including Will Ferrell, Mike Myers, Gerard Butler and event co-founder Robbie Williams for the all-star fundraising match in Manchester, England last May (12).
The game raised $7.8 million for the UNICEF children's charity, and Sheen recently travelled to Chad to see how the money has helped residents.
Sheen met a group of kids and filmed a video urging fans to be aware of the famine crisis facing the country.
He says, "Child hunger is the greatest scandal of our age. Two million children die each year because of malnutrition, yet we produce enough food for everyone.
"The problem isn't that there's a shortage of food, the problem is that the hungry children don't get the food they need to live. We can change this - child suffering and death is preventable if we can persuade our governments to act. As a UNICEF supporter, I'm asking you to tackle child hunger. Please, act now."
Garcetti is also staging a fundraiser at the Fonda Theater next month (07Feb13), which will feature appearances from supporters Moby, Jimmy Kimmel and Will Ferrell.
The city councilman's chief opponent, former DreamWorks executive Wendy Gruel, has her own star power too - she's backed by DreamWorks founders David Geffen and Steven Spielberg, as well as Tom Hanks.
Recent years have seen classic fairy tales spawn a variety of cinematic adaptations. In some cases we see family friendly updates like Mirror Mirror. In others we see dark reimaginings like Snow White and the Huntsman. In each of these cases regardless of how successful they might have been in achieving their artistic visions it was clear what type of movie was being made. With Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters such is hardly the case.
The film opens with a playful macabre tone hearkening back to the family-friendly (but nonetheless scary) Halloween movies of the '80s and '90s and prompting hope for this attitude to carry forth throughout the movie. The brimming imagery silly dialogue and overacting of the introductory scene makes it feels like the kind of thing you'd have loved as a child — the sort of film you'd make a tradition of watching every October... until you reached 9th grade and were forever robbed of your innocent love of simple pleasures.
But following the intro — which sends young Hansel and Gretel off into the pitch black woods after their mother and father are forced to hide them from an undisclosed threat and subsequently throws them into the clutches of a decrepit old witch in a candy house — we're treated to a movie with a stark identity crisis.
The subject matter pacing aesthetic style and sophistication of the material all suggest a film for children. But for some reason this movie seems bent on proving itself "mature." Kind of like when you reached 9th grade and were forever robbed of your innocent love of simple pleasures and felt the need to prove just how grown up you were Hansel and Gretel "rebels" against its childlike nature by throwing in very jagged flashes of grotesque gore and misplaced expletives.
The two youngsters manage to escape the wrath of a witch and then devote their lives to taking the witch race down hired as bounty hunters by a small town mayor to recover the kidnapped children of a handful of villagers.
Now this could successfully translate in two different ways: it could take form as a fun-for-all-ages adventure wrapped in black magic and kooky characters or as a dark adult deconstruction of the classic tale. What we get instead is a grab for both and an achievement of neither with the confusion of the mixed message landing Hansel and Gretel in a nebulous middle ground.
The story we're faced with seems best suited for young ones. Simplicity is the name of the game for titular heroes Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arteron who don't have much in the way of character beyond "We kill witches!"
Renner is the puggish kill-first-question-later gun-toter stricken with diabetes (the strangest element of this movie) after his run-in with the candy house witch; Arteron is vicious with a crossbow and a headbutt but more even-keeled and demanding of evidence of witchcraft before imparting her wrath.
The duo are teamed with the likes of Mina (Pihla Viitala) an enigmatic woman saved from torch-wielding villagers by Hansel and Gretel Ben (Thomas Mann) an overly eager young fan of the pair who looks and acts like he's straight out of Growing Pains and eventually Edward (Derek Mears) a closed-mouthed troll who takes a liking to Gretel for mysterious reasons. The uncomplicated characters fast-flying broomstick chases and incredibly accessible overarching plot would and should land us with a PG-13 gunner.
But the prevalence of the aforementioned gore nonstop violence and harsh language stamps the picture with an R-rating.
And for the adults to whom this brand of movie is limited something like Hansel and Gretel would come off as brainless. Not dull — the pacing ensures that you won't be bored. Not overwhelmingly bad in any way really. Just lacking in substance and charm. In a word dumb.
While preteens and young teens might eat this kind of thing up (whether or not they should is an entirely different question) adults will find it unfulfilling.
Empty characters paper-thin plots effortless (this is not a compliment) acting by the whole cast — even generally talented players like head witch Famke Janssen and villainous sheriff Peter Stormare — will give a sophisticated viewer nothing to hold onto.
But for some reason the movie insists on its head smashings and awkward exclamations of "F**k!" Throwing these to the wayside might have actually granted the movie a more successful mission statement.
Hansel and Gretel doesn't have anything at its disposal capable of making it a great movie or even a good one.
But a decision as to whom it wishes to please would at least have bumped it up a notch or two. No it's not a painful watch nor an offensive one. As suggested above it simply offers nothing discernible. And to whom? That's the big question.
Funnyman Will Ferrell portrayed a shopping channel knife and sword salesman in a skit on U.S. late-night chat show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday (09Jan13). Kimmel's scheduled guest Ryan Gosling showed up as Ferrell's assistant and held a tray of items, like cotton candy and chocolate milk cartons for the comedian to slice through.
The Atlanta warehouse used to store the gear was raided on 27 December (12) and local police have launched an investigation.
It has emerged the thieves didn't target the site specifically but broke in as part of a carefully planned string of burglaries in the area.
A handwritten sign posted on the door of the warehouse facility offers up the reward.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues features returning castmates Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd and Steve Carell.
Thieves broke into a warehouse where director Adam McKay is shooting Anchorman: The Legend Continues and stripped the building of wiring and computers, costing $300,000 (£187,500).
The crime is one of several similar incidents in the area, which cops are currently investigating.
The upcoming comedy, a follow up to 2004's hit film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, will feature Will Ferrell reprising his role as bumbling newscaster Ron Burgundy, alongside returning co-stars Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate.
It is due for release in December (13).
The New Girl star formed the band with Matthew Ward in 2006 after he heard her singing in festive movie Elf with Will Ferrell and contacted her to see if she would be interested in a collaboration.
The band debuted the comic animated video, directed by Elliot Dear, on Wednesday (19Dec12) and the single forms part of the 12-song list on their Christmas album entitled A Very She & Him Christmas.
In the clip, Deschanel's cartoon form attempts to seduce Ward's character with wine and takes on the traditionally male vocal part with Ward desperately trying to flee from her advances.
But it's a happy ending as Ward finally relents and produces a bunch of mistletoe, much to his bandmate's delight.
A portion of all U.S. proceeds from the album sales will benefit 826 National which supports a network of eight writing and tutoring centres for under-resourced children aged six to 18.
"Robbie Williams has a five-a-side park up in Mulholland (Drive) and I went there one night and Will was training; we were both training for the same game and I'm thinking, 'Will Ferrell playing soccer... This is funny!' He's good... He was solid, he didn't stop, he ran around like a dog, he got the ball." Actor Gerard Butler was impressed with Will Ferrell's soccer skills.
Meet The Parents director Jay Roach was also feted at the dinner held by The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California to celebrate the anniversary of America's Bill of Rights, which was written to protect citizens' rights to liberty.
Actresses Sophia Bush and Amber Riley, funnyman Will Ferrell and singers Usher and Carly Rae Jepsen all showed up to see the trio receive Bill of Rights Awards during the event at Los Angeles' Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
The ACLU trophies are handed to individuals who have carried out "extraordinary work to preserve civil liberties and equal rights".
Braun later took to his Twitter.com page to reflect on the tribute, writing, "Tonight I was honoured by people I admire. In this world we all have a responsibility to each other. To stand up for each other. Never be a silent bystander. Speak out. Ignorance has no place (if) we raise our voices against it. ACLU, thank u (sic) for the night. Honoured."
Will Ferrell's Thanksgiving Day went up in smoke last week (22Nov12) when the house where he was celebrating with family caught fire.
The Elf star spent the American holiday with relatives in Needham, Massachusetts, and the group was in the middle of a turkey dinner when a blaze was spotted in the garage.
Emergency services were called to the house and the flames were put out by firefighters, according to TMZ.com.
The website reports Ferrell happily posed with the response team and cracked jokes when the blaze was extinguished.