Hoorah!! Rihanna, J-Hud and Christina Milian Support Veterans

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Whether you were cheering them on at the Veterans’ Day parade or shout your gratitude to the closest man/woman in uniform.Thanking REAL heros for their bravery and sacrifice in defending us was very, very necessary for Veterans’ Day.

Actor/Rapper Ice-T was honored for his service in the Army by riding a float at NYC’s Veterans Day parade.

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Singer/actress Christina Milian showed her troop support by putting her arms to work by taking the “Pledge Ur Allegiance Challenge” from Hope for the Holidays, which requires you drop and give as many pushups as you can handle. In Christina’s case it’s 20.

Good thing she worked out ’cause how else would she be able to hoist that massive check she donated (a major part of the Challenge) to Hope for the Holidays.

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Songbirds Jennifer Hudson and Rihanna sung their appreciation at HBO’s Concert for Valor in D.C. During live performances, RiRi sang her biggest hits, including “Diamonds in the Sky” to a huge armed forces audience. And brought out her duet partner, Eminem to share the stage.

J-Hud opened the concert with her powerful take on the “Star Spangled Banner.”

All money raised from the concert will go towards orgs that benefit veterans.

Thank you to all those who served and still do.

Bow Wow, Sway Calloway, Ice-T and Blair Underwood Say No More to Domestic Violence PSA

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Domestic violence is always an issue that falls off the radar of public awareness, even when forced to confront it. So color me surprised when Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay recruited some celebs for her PSA about preventing sexual assault and domestic violence.

Rapper turned “106 and Park” host Bow Wow (now going by his gov name: Shad Moss), MTV’s Sway Calloway, Blair Underwood, and of course Mariska’s L&O co-star Ice-T lent their voices to say No More to domestic violence.

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The PSA campaign–airing on all Viacom networks: VH1, BET, MTV, Comedy Central, TV Land and Spike this summer–is a smorgasbord of celebs saying they won’t stand for violent relationships going unchecked. Can I get an amen on that?

The videos are a product of a collaboration between Mariska’s Joyful Heart Foundation, an org dedicated to empowering survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, and Viacom Velocity Creative (they brought the talent).

“For the first time in history, the domestic violence and sexual assault movements are coming together under one symbol and one unifying message: “NO MORE. Together we can end domestic violence and sexual assault.” You can’t overstate the significance of sexual assault,” says Mariska in a press release.

From your lips to God’s ears…

Check out all the videos here