October Means Pink

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When you think of October, you probably gather up images of pumpkins, hot apple cider, and hayrides, but do pink ribbons ever cross your mind? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and plenty of people and celebrities are advocating for the cure as the fall weather rolls in. Singer Amy Grant released her new single, “Welcome Yourself,” and announced that nearly all proceeds from the song would go toward helping to find a cure for cancer. She visited the “Today Show” with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee to perform and discuss the song to help spread awareness. She later clarified on Facebook that 80 percent of the purchase price of the single would go directly to the American Cancer Society. Help spread the word and donate by downloading Grant’s song, now available on iTunes.

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Breast cancer survivor Guliana Rancic is also working to promote breast cancer awareness this month. The “E! News” host talked about her plans for the month while out promoting the new Nescafé with Coffee-Mate product, saying that her charity, Fab-U-Wish, recently partnered with The Pink Agenda, an organization under The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. She went on to describe how the two organizations collaborated on a gala that happened Thursday, where attendees bid to grant wishes for women going through breast cancer treatment. Rancic also noted that, through her recent partnership with the trampoline park Sky Zone, a percentage of proceeds from pink socks sold at the park during the month of October would go toward Fab-U-Wish. It seems like Rancic is helping spread awareness in every way she can! Let us know on Facebook and Twitter how you’re helping to give back during Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

While October means breast cancer awareness for some, it means new movies for others. This month, Jordin Sparks’ new film, Left Behind, co-starring Chad Michael Murray and Nicholas Cage, hits the big screen, offering an unforgettable apocalyptic adventure that is perfect for an afternoon out or date night. The film, based on the New York Times bestselling book series of the same name, follows Rayford Steele, who is piloting a commercial airliner just hours after the Rapture, when millions of people around the world suddenly vanish. He, his daughter, and the terrified passengers on the plane are forced to navigate a world of madness as they search for their lost loved ones. The film comes just weeks after the “American Idol” winner and former boyfriend, singer Jason Derulo, announced their separation. We wish Sparks the best of luck with her new film. Catch it in theaters October 3rd.

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After months and months of anticipation, actress Mila Kunis and actor Ashton Kutcher welcomed the arrival of a new baby girl on Tuesday. The former “That 70s Show” co-stars, who have been anxiously awaiting their daughter’s arrival, have been photographed frequently throughout the past weeks as they prepared for their new addition. Opting for a more unique name, the new parents chose Wyatt Isabelle for their baby girl. Big congratulations to both!

Olympian Michael Phelps made the news again this week, and it was not because of any accomplishments. The 29-year-old athlete was arrested on Sept. 30 at approximately 1:40 a.m. and charged with driving under the influence, excessive speed, and crossing double-lane lines within the Fort McHenry Tunnel on I-95 in Maryland. This is the second DUI for Phelps, and he has already taken to social media to take responsibility and apologize for his actions.