Golden Globe attendees urged to donate clothes for Tsunami relief

MUMBAI: Hollywood stars are all set to do their bit in helping victims of the Tsunami natural disaster.

In exactly a week's time the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) will organise the Golden Globe Awards. In conjunction with the prestigious event Unicef has announced the Clothes Off Our Back Golden Globe Auction.

Film, television stars and other celebrities will auction their clothes worn on the event's Red Carpet. Proceeds raised from will benefit the Unicef Tsunami Relief Fund. Championing the initiative are two of American television's leading lights: Jane Kaczmarek who stars in the sitcom Malcolm In The Middle and her

husband, Bradley Whitford who can be sen in The West Wing which airs in India on Zee English. In India the Golden Globe Awards will air live on Star World on 17 January at 6:30 am with a repeat at 8 pm.

Kaczmarek said, "With a disaster of this magnitude that has affected so many children everyone wants to help. The Hollywood community has a great opportunity with the upcoming Golden Globe. We are calling on all current and past Golden Globe nominees and winners to donate their clothing and accessories that from the red carpet to help raise money for Unicef to care for the children who have survived this disaster."

Celebrities, designers and stylists are encouraged to donate gowns, tuxedos, shoes, watches, handbags, and sunglasses, anything that has been worn to a previous ceremony or will be worn to the upcoming Golden Globes.

For further information check the site Meanwhile the HFPA and In Style Magazine will treat this year's Golden Globe presenters to an array of lavish items. Each presenter will get gifts worth a total of $38,000.

Selected items for the presenter boxes include a VIP travel package including luxury accommodations in Hunter Valley near Sydney. The package has been created by Rosemount Estates vineyard of Australia and has guided tours and tastings at their winery. Quantas Airlines will provide the air transportation for this package to Australia in their new international luxury class Skybed. Also another goodie for presenters is a bi-coastal six-month membership to Sports Club LA.

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