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Headphones For Hope: Monster® And Viacom Team Up For Celebrity Fundraiser!

Headphones For Hope: Monster® And Viacom Team Up For Celebrity Fundraiser!

Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel

Monster®, the world leader in high-performance personal audio, is proud to launch “Headphones for Hope,” a fundraiser featuring celebrity-autographed Monster® DNA™ headphones for sale with bidding beginning today at 10AM PST on eBay. Now through July 1, fans can bid on headphones signed by celebrities and musicians including Snoop Lion, Ben Affleck, Sheryl Crow, Swizz Beatz, Will Ferrell, Kerry Washington, Henry Cavill, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Carrie Underwood and dozens more. As part of a global alliance with Viacom, all proceeds from “Headphones for Hope” will benefit non-profit partners of Viacommunity, Viacom’s companywide umbrella for social responsibility, including the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, Born This Way Foundation, Lifebeat, Caliber Foundation, Second Harvest Food Bank and Spike TV’s Hire-A-Vet Foundation. 

Each autographed Monster® DNA™ headphone is one-of-a-kind and were signed during leading Viacom award ceremonies this past year including the MTV Movie Awards, VH1 Divas, LOGO’s NewNowNext Awards, CMT Music Awards, and more. Below is a complete list of participating celebrities and the charities they are supporting with their autographs. Each signed headphone will debut at an opening bid of 99 cents and fans and charity supporters can bid here – www.ebay.com/headphonesforhope.

“This fundraiser is a perfect example of how people can come together to really make a difference, and Monster is grateful that so many great artists, musicians and celebrities have literally ‘signed up’ to help out,” said Noel Lee, CEO of Monster. “This entire campaign has not only been a great way for us to help the causes that we believe in, but to also bring our message of better sound to influential artists and fans, in sharing the many lifestyle benefits of Monster® DNA™ and the elevated music listening experience of our Pure Monster Sound™.”

Monster is redefining what a headphone can look and sound like with Monster® DNA™ headphones, which deliver the company’s outstanding Pure Monster Sound™.  Articulate, tight, and ultimately revealing, it’s as close to live music as being on stage with the musicians. Designed with both the music and fashion consumer in mind, Monster® DNA™ features a distinctive “not-round, not-oval,” but totally new, bold and striking triangular shape.  The color scheme itself is just as innovative, with the inside color asserting itself just as prominently as the outer headband color.



Amber Riley

Bootsy Collins


Jordan Knight

Melanie Fiona

Carrie Underwood

Cassadee Pope

Chris Young

Dustin Lynch + Greg Bates

Eli Young Band

Florida Georgia Line

Jason Aldean


Luke Bryan + Bush Hawg

Miranda Lambert + Kacey Musgraves

Sheryl Crow


Bodega Bamz

Swizz Beatz


Watch the Duck



Atlas genius

Haim & Borgore

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Perez Hilton

Skylar Astin

Watch the Duck

Youngblood Hawke



Andrew Rannels

Barry Sloane

Carrie Preston

Heather McDonald


Kenny Britt

Naya Rivera

Ross Mathews

Skylar Astin

Tabatha Coffey

Vinny Guadagnino


Avengers Cast: Chris Evans, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson + Joss Whedon

Pitch Perfect Cast: Hana Mae Lee + Alexis Knapp

Townies Cast: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron + Danny McBride

Flava Flav

Kerry Washington

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Quvenzhane Wallis

Will Ferrell


Brett Eldredge

Carrie Underwood

Cody Alan

Darius Rucker

Dog & Beth, Bounty Hunter

Dustin Lynch

Florida Georgia Line

Kevin Bacon + Michael Bacon

Kree Harrison

Lenny Kravitz





Andrew Luck

Ben Affleck

Bradley Cooper

Clint Eastwood

David Spade

Dwight Howard

Henry Cavill

Jackie Chan

Jeff Bridges

Jeff Ross

Jimmy Kimmel

Rampage Jackson

Randy Couture

Snoop Lion

Vin Diesel

Vince Vaughn


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Lady Gaga To Launch Born This Way Foundation At Harvard University In February

Lady Gaga To Launch Born This Way Foundation At Harvard University In February

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, announced today that they will officially launch the Born This Way Foundation (BTWF) on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre. Lady Gaga will be joined by some very special guests as she personally unveils BTWF before a crowd of policy makers, non-profit organizations, foundation leaders and youth themselves who are working to create a kinder and braver world. The one-day event will be co-hosted by BTWF, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and The California Endowment.

“My daughter’s foundation was born out of her passion to create a better world where people are kinder and nicer to one another and are accepted for who they are, regardless of how different they may be,” said Cynthia Germanotta. “She has experienced many of the struggles that our youth encounter today, and identifies with the lasting effects they can have without proper support. Together, we look forward to creating a new movement that will engage and empower youth and accept them as valuable members of our society.”

The foundation has partnered with the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The California Endowment and The Berkman Center at Harvard to explore the best ways to reach youth and create a new culture of kindness, bravery, acceptance and empowerment. BTWF, a non-profit charitable organization, will address issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring and career development and advocacy. With a focus on digital mobilization to create positive change, BTWF will lead youth into a braver new society where each individual is accepted and loved as the person they were born to be. BTWF is partnering with the Harvard Graduate School of Education on this special event to raise awareness of these issues and to provide insights on reducing all types of bullying.

“We share the spirit of the Born This Way Foundation in our commitment to inspire social change, empower youth, and foster moral communities. It is an honor to host this historic event on our campus,” said Dean Kathleen McCartney of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Additional details concerning The Born This Way Foundation launch will be announced closer to the event date, February 29th, 2012. Please visit: www.BornThisWayFoundation.org to take the pledge and become part of the movement.

About The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. MacArthur’s $85 million digital media and learning initiative aims to determine how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize and participate in civic life. Answers are critical to education and other social institutions that must meet the needs of this and future generations. More information is at www.macfound.org/learning.

About The California Endowment To Empower Youth

The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation, was established in 1996 to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians. The Endowment challenges the conventional wisdom that medical settings and individual choices are solely responsible for people’s health. The Endowment believes that health happens in neighborhoods, schools, and with prevention. And as such, the Endowment has embarked on a ten-year campaign to improve the health of young people residing in vulnerable, at-risk communities through stronger and innovative prevention approaches. For more information, visit The California Endowment’s homepage at www.calendow.org.

About Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is a research program founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development. Founded in 1997, through a generous gift from Jack N. and Lillian R. Berkman, the Center is home to an ever-growing community of faculty, fellows, staff, and affiliates working on projects that span the broad range of intersections between cyberspace, technology, and society. More information can be found athttp://cyber.law.harvard.edu.

About the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Since its founding in 1920, the Harvard Graduate School of Education has been training leaders to transform education in the United States and around the globe. Today, our faculty, students, and alumni are studying and solving the most critical challenges facing education: student assessment, the achievement gap, and teacher effectiveness, to name just a few. Through the Ed School’s 13 master’s programs, two doctoral programs, and extensive executive education programs, the HGSE community is pushing the frontiers of education, and the effects of our entrepreneurship are improving the world. More information can be found at www.gse.harvard.edu.

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