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Are you a fan of the ABC series Castle? Do you live in or near Los Angeles?

Well, if you answered yes to either question, you just might get a chance to participate in the Castle Convention, the upcoming one-day charity event presented by the folks at CastleTV.net in association with the California Browncoats.

The Castle Convention will give fans the opportunity to meet some of the stars of Castle and raise money for some good causes. There will be guests (to be announced) from the series attending the event and fans will be able to ask questions during Q&A sessions and will have the opportunity to buy autographs and photos with the guests.

You can find out more details here.

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If you have deep enough pocketbooks and really want to own special autographed pictures, scripts and much more from some of TV’s popular shows and actors, now is your chance.

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation – the folks behind the Emmys – are holding an auction of some pretty cool memorabilia items, such as a signed Neal Caffrey fedora from White Collar or a set visit to Days of Our Lives, for lucky fans to bid and win.

Go here to see the list and enter for your chance at these great prizes.

The auction started yesterday and continues through August 26 with all proceeds benefiting the Emmys Foundation.

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Tamala Jones (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Are you a fan of the ABC series Castle? Would you like to win a visit to the set and lunch with series co-star actress Tamala Jones?

Well, today is your lucky day. Ms. Jones has donated a visit to the set of the series, which includes lunch with her for one lucky person and their friend.

The proceeds for this item benefit Oxfam International with the auction being run by CharityBuzz. The bidding closes on Tuesday, August 23 at 2 PM (Eastern time)

Here are the terms: Valid for 2 people. Cannot be resold or re-auctioned. Scheduling is based on availability. Blackout dates may apply. During set visit, meet and greet with other cast members of Castle is NOT guaranteed. Must be 18 years of age. Travel and accommodation not included.

Go here to bid and GOOD LUCK!

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On Sunday night the Teen Choice Awards were held with much of young Hollywood out in force to attend the annual fete voted on by young and old adult (rule books be damned, right?) But what happened after the awards show that included the involvement of some of young Hollywood is what should be getting more attention. No, this isn’t going to be a story of scandal or intrigue among the young jet-set but a story of young Hollywood doing something right.

The DoSomething & StaplesStaples for Students” charity event, of which the cast of Pretty Little Liars are the spokespeople, took the traditional idea of the Hollywood swag bag and “spun it on its head”. Cast members of the popular ABC Family Channel series – Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchell – were joined not only by singers Jason Derulo and JoJo, Twilight actors Tinsel Korey and Booboo Stewart and actresses Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) and Francia Raisa (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) [among others] but also teen volunteers to pack hundreds of backpacks with school supplies for the Boys & Girls Club of Los Angeles.

Ashley Benson and Shay Mitchell (Getty Images)

This event was meant to shine the spotlight on the season-long campaign to get school supplies into the hands of needy students all around the city. But that doesn’t mean that one event was the only way people can get involved. Parents and teens (or anyone who wants to get involved, in the program) can still help out by visiting their local Staples store from now through September 17, dropping off new school supplies or making a donation at the register (100 percent of the proceeds will benefit local students in need).

Additionally, teens can visit Staples for Students to get involved in the following ways:

• Request an Action Kit: Students can get tips, resources, and flyers on running their own school supply drives in their neighborhoods.

• Text SUPPLIES to 38383: Students will receive more information on how to begin their own school supply drive or find their nearest Staples drop-off location (standard text messaging rates apply).

• Pick Your Pretty Little Liar: When teens log-on and select their favorite star from the campaign, $1 will be donated by Staples to the cause and in turn, teens will get exclusive behind-the-scenes details from the actresses.

• Check in on Foursquare: Teens who check-in at any Staples store on Foursquare will also have a $1 donated on their behalf by Staples to the campaign.

As part of this fourth annual campaign, Staples will also provide 4,500 backpacks filled with supplies totaling more than $125,000 to Boys & Girls Club members in communities affected by this year’s devastating tornadoes, including Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Joplin, Missouri and Springfield, Massachusetts so children in those hard-hit areas can go back to school with the supplies they need to succeed and achieve great futures.

DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the United States that helps young people work for causes for which they care about. A driving force in creating a culture of volunteerism, DoSomething is on track to activate two million young people in 2011. By leveraging the web, television, mobile, and pop culture, DoSomething inspires, empowers and celebrates a generation of doers: teenagers who recognize the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action. You can learn more about DoSomething.org here.

Doing their part are the stars of Pretty Little Liars, who starred in this year’s DoSomething public service announcement airing on television and radio stations nationwide, generating excitement online through Staples for Students and appearing in signs at Staples stores.

So, get out there and do your part, lend a hand and make a difference for a needy child.

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May 12 is National Doodle Day in the USA.

What is National Doodle Day you ask? It is part of Neurofibromatosis Awareness month. Yes, that is a mouthful, but considering that Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that affects one in every 2,500 births. This disorder is more common than Cystic Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy and Huntington’s disease combined.

In an effort to raise money and awareness, celebrity doodles – from the likes of Jeff Bridges, Richard Chamberlain, Melissa Joan Hart, Julianna Margulies, Elizabeth Mitchell, Simon Pegg, Katee Sackhoff and Liz Tigelaar – are being auctioned off on eBay during May. These doodles will help to raise funds that will benefit NF, Inc., an organization dedicated to providing support to individuals and families affected by neurofibromatosis.

Funds from the National Doodle Day auction will go to support education, advocacy, coalitions, and research for treatments and a cure.

For more information about National Doodle Day, visit the website or email them at doodleday@nfnetwork.org. To learn more about Neurofibromatosis, please visit here.

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Attention all California Browncoats!! Mark your calendars for June 25th!

According to the folks at the California Browncoats website you won’t want to miss the 2011 Can’t Stop the Serenity Los Angeles event that is being held that night.

Here is what they have to say about it:

“June 25 is the date you and your friends will want to be at the Harmony Gold Theater in Hollywood. This will be an event to remember. Trust us, you don’t want to miss it!”

You can learn all about the plans here.

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Are you a fan of actresses Tricia Helfer and/or Katee Sackhoff? Want to help them with their charity called Acting Outlaws?

If so, then you just might want to check out this announcement from these talented ladies.

Get your cameras ready and help out where you can!

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Will you be in the LA area on Saturday, April 16 and want to party on the actual set of Desperate Housewives?

Honorary Chairman of The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – James Denton (star of Desperate Housewives) – and Co-Chairs Mark, Michelle and Melissa Horak invite fans to attend a Wisteria Lane Block Party for one night only that will include an old-fashioned BBQ from Stonefire Grill and will include music provided by The Band from TV, featuring special guest appearance by Teri Hatcher, Chris Mostert and Neil Steubenhaus.

The Band From TV is comprised of James Denton, Jesse Spencer (House), Hugh Laurie (House), Jorge Garcia (Lost and Mr. Sunshine), Greg Grunberg (Heroes), Adrian Pasdar (Heroes), Gary Cole (The Good Wife), Scott Grimes (ER) and Bob Guiney.

During the block party, which will run from 6:30 PM to 11 PM on the Universal Studios backlot – fans will get to shop the super spectacular silent auction and rub elbows with celebs such as Nathan Fillion, John Huertas, Molly Quinn and Dana Delany among others [they are listed at the website below].   Please note each celebrity’s appearance is subject to availability.

For more information visit the website at Wisteria Lane Block Party.

WARNING:  Be forewarned the ticket prices are high so tread lightly if you are on a tight budget.

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For the January 20 launch of the new USA Network series Fairly Legal, mediation rallies will be held this Wednesday and Thursday in the following cities: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco

Why mediation rallies? Well, you see, the lead character in the new series Fairly Legal, Kate Reed, (as played by Sarah Shahi) is a lawyer turned mediator so what better way to kick off the show than with these rallies.

The following cities will participate in the rallies on January 19:

New York: At Times Square at 9 AM, at Herald Square at 10:15 AM and at Union Square at Noon

Chicago: At Daley Plaza at 9:15 AM, at Lake/State Street at 10:15 AM and at Michigan Avenue at 11:45 AM

San Francisco: At Union Square at 9:30 AM, at Fisherman’s Wharf at 11:00 AM and at Ghirardelli Square at Noon

Los Angeles: At The Grove at 10:45 AM and on Rodeo Drive at 2:30 PM

Philadelphia: At the Liberty Bell at 9:25 AM and at Rittenhouse Square at 12:15 PM

(There will be mediation rallies on January 20, as well, but those locations are yet to be announced.)

Again, inspired by (fictional) mediator Kate Reed there will be signs at these locations stating “Get Kate. Mediate.” and “No Litigation, Only Mediation,” the mediation rallies hope to encourage people to see mediation, rather than litigation, as the answer to conflict resolution. And to drive the message home, rallies will include the distribution of 60,000 custom “Not So Black and White” cookies from Oui Cater in NYC. Instead of the traditional black and white icing, these special cookies will be gray and white and include the statement: “Justice isn’t always black and white. A classic cookie in a shade of gray. Because for Kate Reed, life is never black and white.

In addition to the cookies, rally participants will hand out cards with information about a sweepstakes where consumers can go here to win an exclusive 5-day trip for two to San Francisco (where the show is set). For each entry, USA will donate $1 to Peace First, an organization that teaches kids how to talk it out rather than act out.

Fairly Legal will premiere January 20 at 10 PM on USA Network.

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Rising stars from some of the hottest television shows on ABC, NBC and Disney have partnered with Land O’Frost, America’s third-largest lunchmeat brand, to raise money for charity efforts benefiting Nashville-area residents. This philanthropic program is aimed to help those still in need six months after devastating floods damaged more than 10,000 properties in middle Tennessee.

To assist with ongoing relief efforts, Land O’Frost partnered with eight prominent child stars, asking them to custom design and autograph classic lunch boxes to be auctioned online at Bidding for Good. The goal of this program is to raise much needed funds to support volunteers who are helping residents and business owners recover from the May 2010 floods and help keep the needs of the region in the national spotlight. All proceeds raised from this special program will benefit Hands On Nashville, the non-profit organization that took a leadership position in recovery efforts shortly after the disaster struck.

You can learn more about the items here.

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