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10:56 am - 03/14/2013

Celebrity Good Samaritans



While some argue that celebrities are put on a pedestal, many stars have gone above and beyond to earn their accolades—and we're not just talking about doing their jobs well (although that's great, too!) In honor of Good Samaritan Day 2013, we want to take a look back at all of the celebs who have sprung into action during times of need.




JENNIFER LAWRENCE
Playing a heroine on- and offscreen, the Hunger Games star comforted a woman who had passed out on her lawn until paramedics arrived.



MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY
This superhero has many powers and most certainly isn't afraid to use them. The actor reportedly rescued a little girl from a coyote at a Los Angeles park and resuscitated a 50-year-old woman



DEMI MOORE
Oh, the power of words. After one of the actress' Twitter followers posted suicidal thoughts, Demi cautiously and sweetly replied. Her response gave police enough information to locate and help the distressed girl.



BRAD PITT
Man overboard! While in Venice promoting Burn After Reading, Brad Pitt pulled a fan out of the water after he had tripped and fallen in. Although shocked and scared, the boy left happy and unharmed with an autograph.


WILL FERRELL
Talk about a slippery slope! While filming an episode of Man vs. Wild, the funnyman saved adventurer Bear Grylls' life after he fell off an ice cliff near the Arctic Circle.

see the full list of celebrity acts of kindness @ the source

do you have any Good Samaritan stories, ONTD?
highd 14th-Mar-2013 03:44 pm (UTC)
That "cult" has ruined two marriages.Probably has made it impossible for him to have a relationship that doesn't end in divorce, and I can't imagine how much money he has forked over to be the celebrity spokes idiot for this mess.

I don't think it's working for him at all, and I don't think it worked for Nicole either given her relationship with her children.
skonka 14th-Mar-2013 03:56 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha, at ruined two marriages. Lolz.
As for forking over money, it's his money. I'd rather he did that than forking it over to a drug dealer like some of these non-Scientology celebrities.
highd 14th-Mar-2013 04:04 pm (UTC)
Yes, because buying weed and getting stoned is dirty while funding "The Hole" and enslaving children for labor so worthwhile.

Edited at 2013-03-14 04:14 pm (UTC)
skonka 14th-Mar-2013 04:19 pm (UTC)
You should take your child enslavement evidence to the police because as it is is, you're committing a crime by keeping it to the cozy hateful confines of ONTD.
highd 14th-Mar-2013 04:30 pm (UTC)
This isn't a secret. It's been written about enough in non-sensational places, I don't get why authorities aren't arresting more Scientology leaders for what they are doing to people, however I don't get why priests have been allowed to walk free after molesting children years either.

Once something is a religion, and gets tax exempt status it's like a blanket is tossed over it and nothing is ever done to serve justice to those committing crimes.

Sure the Catholics had to pay money, but how many of their priests were punished by the law instead of hidden away

Lets not be stupid here, there is tons of proof that leaders in Scientology are using their followers for bad things, and treating them like shit, not feeding them when they are sent away, held in trailers or office trailers and forced to beat the shit out of each other.However it's a religion and until they are stripped of their tax exempt status and considered a cult by authorities the leaders will do what they want with their employees and followers and that's the whole ball game.

skonka 14th-Mar-2013 04:37 pm (UTC)
The only stupid here is believing huge crimes are being committed AGAINST WHITE CHILDREN, that it's being discussed and the police are sitting there thinking 'we've got better shit to do'.

You don't believe that and I don't believe that because it simply isn't true. So stop rotating that rubbish. It's run its course.
highd 14th-Mar-2013 04:47 pm (UTC)
Huge crimes were committed against a ton of white kids when the priests where molesting them and abusing their power... How many priest have you seen gathered up and sent to prison for their acts. They were protected and cloistered away by there leaders.

Religion is a powerful thing in the US, even if your religion is based on space aliens and audits that comes with a lot of power, especially when you have tons of celebrities out there supporting it. So I could see a blind eye being turned towards the injustices towards Scientology children just like they were the children of Catholics that were abused. I am sorry if you can see the truth in this but these are the facts.
skonka 14th-Mar-2013 05:12 pm (UTC)
How many priest have you seen gathered up and sent to prison for their acts?

Many and all over the world. More important, they were named and their crimes publicised in serious newspapers - not these shadowy internet periodicals, blogspots and celebrity ratgs from which you're gathering your propaganda.

I am sorry if you can see the truth in this but these are the facts.
Again, take these facts of yours, email them to the New York Times with the title ' Easy Pulitzer for you, mate'
highd 14th-Mar-2013 05:25 pm (UTC)
A handful compared to the number of perpetrators of this crime, enough to show that something was being done, but not enough to sully the public eye. Many of the priest that were accuse are still practicing today, but in older churches where there are few children. Most of these protections were given to the priest by Cardinal Roger Mahony.

People have written about this in newspapers and news magazines, again I have no clue why police, fbi and other law enforcement officials aren't putting a top to this. However David Miscavige is no doubt getting richer by the second.
skonka 14th-Mar-2013 05:27 pm (UTC)
Why is it so difficult for you to accept no prosecution = no crime/no evidence?
highd 14th-Mar-2013 05:39 pm (UTC)
Because when it comes to religion the rules change. We already talked about that, when it comes to big piles of money people pay for protections or make things go away.

We are at the point where all ONTD conversations come to an end. We have to agree to disagree.

You see the world one way I see the world another.

Have a great day. Thanks for having a real conversation here and not swearing that was nice actually.
skonka 14th-Mar-2013 06:33 pm (UTC)
Cheers
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