09:20 AM EDT 05/01/2013
Originally posted 04/24/2013 09:05AM
Ben Affleck plans to live on $1.50 a day – and he wants you to join him.
While the Oscar winner could certainly afford much more, Affleck is joining other celebrities to shine a light on poverty through the Global Poverty Project's Live Below the Line campaign. That figure represents the extreme poverty line in the U.S. as estimated by the World Bank.
Affleck Tweeted of his efforts: "1.4 billion people live on less the $1.50/day. I'm joining Live #BelowTheLine on behalf of @easterncongo. Will you?" He plans to feed himself on $1.50 for one day, following in the footsteps of other celebrities who have joined the cause to raise awareness of issues of inequality and poverty around the world.
Originally posted 09/24/2012 10:45AM
People.com compiled our top 5 favorite funny moments from the Emmys last night – and asked you for yours.
Here's a sampling of what you Tweeted kept you laughing (and crying) during the show.
1. Michael J. Fox Gets a Standing Ovation
In addition to the LOL moments, there was an incredibly touching one, too, when Michael J. Fox took the stage to present and drew a thundering standing ovation from his peers.
"Steady as a rock!" the actor, who's been battling Parkinson's Disease for two decades, told the crowd from the stage.
"The standing ovation for Michael J Fox give me chills, goosebumps and tears. best moment by far #emmymoment," Marla Merchut Tweeted.
Originally posted 08/19/2011 10:15AM
James Spader isn't the only big name heading to Dunder Mifflin.
Josh Groban will make an appearance on the upcoming eighth season of The Office as the brother of Ed Helms's character, a cappella crooner Andy Bernard (no word on whether the Bernard brothers will perform a duet).
Groban, 30, will appear in an episode about Andy's family coming to Scranton for a visit. Their parents, it was previously announced, will be played by No Ordinary Family's Stephen Collins and E.T. mom Dee Wallace.
Originally posted 07/27/2011 02:55PM
Josh Groban's first taste of the movie industry tasted like … cherries?
While filming Crazy, Stupid, Love, his big-screen debut, the crooner ditched his nice-guy persona to play Emma Stone's bad-boy boyfriend – a comedic role that came with a little romance.
"After one of our scenes, the directors said, 'This is feeling a little goofy. Let's try this with a kiss at the end,' " the freshly minted actor, 30, tells GQ magazine. "And I thought, 'Holy s---! I've never kissed on-camera before. What do I have to do? I didn't take that class in college.' "
Originally posted 07/26/2011 01:30PM
Touring the world for the next five months, singer Josh Groban is making the most of every minute. Prior to his July 26 performance in Boston, the crooner made the perfect pit stop at the New England Aquarium!
Originally posted 10/13/2010 12:00PM
There's a first time for everything – and for Josh Groban that means tackling a Portuguese-language song on his brand new album, Illuminations.
"Voce Existe Em Mim (You Exist in Me)," features an all-girl drum corp and sensuous strings – and PEOPLE.com has an exclusive first listen of the song.
In that spirit of trying new things, Groban wrote or co-wrote 11 of the 13 songs on Illuminations, making the album, due out Nov. 15, one of his most deeply personal yet.
Originally posted 03/24/2009 06:55PM
Katy Perry and Josh Groban may sound like a perfect couple, but the two singers are not romantically involved, according to his rep.
"Josh and Katy are very close friends and hang out, but they are not a couple," Groban's rep, Luke Burland, tells PEOPLE in response to rumors of a relationship between the two.
Perry, who split with Travis McCoy in January, is currently touring her One of the Boys record. Groban, who is working on a new album, attended her Los Angeles show in February.
Originally posted 02/07/2009 02:00PM
The night was a tribute to Neil Diamond, but it was Jennifer Hudson's moving take on his 1969 hit "Holly Holy" that brought down the house.
Wearing a gold jacket and black satin pantsuit, Hudson – backed by three singers – was serious and soulful in her powerful performance, which drew cheers from the audience three times during the song, especially when she hit high notes with a lot of vibrato.
The Los Angeles Convention Center audience of more than 1,500 immediately rose to its feet in a standing ovation as she mouthed the words "thank you" and took a small bow. As she looked up and saw the entire room standing and clapping, a look of genuine surprise came over her face, and her mouth fell open. She again mouthed the words "thank you," and waved to the crowd in appreciation.
Originally posted 09/22/2008 12:05PM
Josh Groban condensed 60 years of television history into four minutes, performing a medley of beloved TV show themes – and even changing his voice with each tune – on the Emmy Awards Sunday night.
But how did the singer pull off the marathon performance?
"A lot of rehearsal and a lot of coffee," Groban said backstage at the PEOPLE photobooth, as he received congratulations from passersby.
"I delved into my childhood and even before my childhood," Groban, 27, said of the medley, which wove together iconic themes from Friends, The Jeffersons, Happy Days and many more.
Originally posted 06/02/2008 02:35PM
Celine Dion has described Josh Groban's instrument as "the voice of an angel" – and the 27-year-old crooner has no trouble maintaining an equally wholesome image. But in a new Details interview, Groban reveals a wild side – sort of – while reflecting on a hazy trip to Amsterdam. While playing poker with his bandmates, the singer asks, "Hey, do you remember, in Amsterdam, like, how funny bowling got all of a sudden?" As his bandmates crack up, he continues: “We were in that café – um, for coffee. And, um, it was on TV and we're like, 'Oh, bowling's on!' And then, like, an hour later we were like, 'Look at the way they're squatting!'"
– Brian Orloff
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