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Leonardo DiCaprio Teams Up to Commit $12 Million to Launch America's Food Fund Amid Pandemic

Leonardo DiCaprio is helping out in a huge way.

The 45-year-old Titanic actor is joining Laurene Powell Jobs, Apple, and the Ford Foundation to launch America’s Food Fund with $12 million in response to the pandemic, Deadline reported Thursday (April 2).

The initiative will be hosted by GoFundMe, benefiting the World Central Kitchen (WCK) and Feeding America.

America’s Food Fund will “address the issue of food access in the United States and will provide funding relief to both organizations in furthering their missions to feed the country’s most vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19, including children who rely on school lunch programs, low-income families, the elderly, and individuals facing job disruptions.”

“In the face of this crisis, organizations like World Central Kitchen and Feeding America have inspired us all with their unwavering commitment to feed the most vulnerable people in need. I thank them for their tireless work on the frontlines, they deserve all of our support,” Leonardo said.

Many stars are helping out amid the ongoing global health crisis – find out how.

Apple is Donating Millions of Masks to Health Workers Battling Coronavirus

Apple is trying to help out during the coronavirus pandemic.

Tim Cook to Twitter on Saturday (March 21) to announce that Apple will be donating several million industrial-grade respirator masks to health care organizations amid the shortage because of the virus.

“Our teams at Apple have been working to help source supplies for healthcare providers fighting COVID-19,” the 59-year-old CEO wrote. “We’re donating millions of masks for health professionals in the US and Europe. To every one of the heroes on the front lines, we thank you.”

If you missed it, this fashion designer has started making masks to donate to health care workers because of the outbreak.

Apple Store Locations Outside of China Are Closing for Two Weeks Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Apple has announced that all of its stores around the world (other than in China) will be closed for the next two weeks amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Tim Cook, the company’s CEO, has written a letter to the world, which is available on Apple’s website. He notes that stores in China are reopening today as the rate of infections there is dramatically declining.

“I want to express my deep gratitude to our team in China for their determination and spirit. As of today, all of our stores in Greater China have reopened. I also want to thank our operations team and partners for their remarkable efforts to restore our supply chain. What we’ve learned together has helped us all develop the best practices that are assisting enormously in our global response,” he wrote in the letter.

He added, “One of those lessons is that the most effective way to minimize risk of the virus’s transmission is to reduce density and maximize social distance. As rates of new infections continue to grow in other places, we’re taking additional steps to protect our team members and customers.”

Tim says that all hourly employees will receive their normal pay during the closure and they’ve expanded leave policy to “accommodate personal or family health circumstances created by COVID-19 — including recovering from an illness, caring for a sick loved one, mandatory quarantining, or childcare challenges due to school closures.”

Apple is making a $15 million donation to help with the global COVID-19 response and the company will also match employee donations two-to-one.

Octavia Spencer, Tim Cook, & Madelaine Petsch Are Honored at GLSEN Respect Awards

Octavia Spencer and Tim Cook pose together with their awards while attending the 2019 GLSEN Respect Awards on Friday (October 25) at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The Oscar-winning actress was presented with the Inspiration Award while Tim, the CEO of Apple, was honored with the Champion Award.

Madelaine Petsch represented the Riverdale cast and accepted the Gamechanger Award!

Also in attendance at the event were Jonathan Bennett, Connor Franta, Liv Hewson, Our Lady J, Chelsea Kane, Judith Light, Mary McCormack, Melissa Peterman, and Glen Powell.

FYI: Madelaine is wearing an Ingie Paris dress. Jonathan is wearing Dolce&Gabbana.

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James Corden Drives Apple CEO Tim Cook to iPhone 7 Launch

Check out this brand new “Carpool Karaoke” segment featuring Apple CEO Tim Cook!

Joined by host James Corden, the duo drove around as Tim opened up about the features of the brand new iPhone 7, in addition to the new Apple Watch.

One of the coolest features is AirPod headphones, which replace the typical headphone jack.

Tim and James also sang along to One Republic‘s “I Lived” and Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s “Sweet Home Alabama,” the latter of which they were joined by Pharrell. Watch below!


Tim Cook – Carpool Karaoke

Apple's CEO Tim Cook Comes Out as Gay in Powerful Essay

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has written a powerful essay for Business Week where he comes out as gay after much media speculation as to his personal life.

“I’ve come to realize that my desire for personal privacy has been holding me back from doing something more important. That’s what has led me to today,” the 53-year-old exec wrote. “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.”

“Countless people, particularly kids, face fear and abuse every day because of their sexual orientation,” Tim continued, “So if hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy.”

Read the entirety of his essay over on Business Week.

Apple's Tim Cook Attends Pride Event After Being Outed as Gay

Apple CEO Tim Cook poses with one of his employees while attending the 2014 San Francisco Pride Parade on Sunday (June 29) in San Francisco, Calif.

The 53-year-old businessman was accidentally outed as a gay man by CNBC host Simon Hobbs just two days prior during a panel discussion about the lack of openly gay CEOs in large companies.

While Tim has widely been reported to be gay, he has never formally come out or spoken directly about his sexual orientation in public.

At the pride parade, thousands of Apple employees wore specifically designed pride shirts and handed out iTunes gift cards for a free song download. How cool!


Tim Cook Accidentally Outed During CNBC Panel Discussion

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