HOLLYWOOD GOES GAGA

WHOOPI, ROBIN, ROB AND FRIENDS HAVE FOUND A NEW CAUSE

Celebrities who publicly embrace worthy causes sometimes seem to be auditioning less for Sense and Sensibility than for Clueless. Stars have dangled from bridges to protest logging practices, hawked clothes made in sweatshops while promoting moral values and slugged pesky photographers even as they were begging for kindness to animals. A recent surge of show-biz interest in children, however, seems to be as well aimed as it is high profile. More than half a dozen organizations founded or funded by Hollywood celebrities are zeroing in on kids' issues. And early childhood development is one of their top concerns.

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