Ben Affleck, Sophia Bush, Josh Groban and Debi Mazar are among the celebrities who are taking part in the 2013 Live Below the Line challenge by living on $1.50 a day to raise awareness of global poverty.
ISIS-controlled Mosul is just two hours away from the Iraqi city of Erbil. But youth in the Kurdish capital aren't cowering. Instead they are swimming, bowling and enjoying new movies and Chinese restaurants.
In often-homophobic Russia, Odin Biron knows he is taking a risk. But the star of a popular Russian medical TV show says he wants to use his celebrity for good, to encourage others who are forced to hide their sexuality.