Saturday, June 15, 2024

UPDATE George Floyd GoFundMe Page At $6 Mil, Donors Include Bon Iver, Gillian Anderson, Bella Hadid, U2 Manager Guy Oseary, Singer Madison Beer, Actors Chris Evans, Heather Locklear


UPDATE 8:05PM Another $1 million has come in during the day. New donors include rockers Bon Iver and actress Gillian Anderson.

EARLIER The official GoFundMe page for George Floyd has raised an astonishing $5 million in just three days. The page is organized by George’s brother, Philonise, the same brother who reported that his conversation with Donald Trump was for naught. Philonise said that Trump did all the talking and didn’t listen to a word he said.;

The money will go to George Floyd’s children, presumably, and maybe to setting up some kind of foundation.

Most of the donations are small: five, ten, twenty five dollars. The largest — $25,0000 — comes from something called God is Dope Customers. God Is Dope is a Christian clothing designer company from Atlanta.

Many celebrities or bold faced names have made large donations as well. Guy Oseary, who manages U2 and Madonna, gave $10,000. Newish celebrity Madison Beer, a 21 year old singer, gave $5,000. Damon Lindelof, TV producer of “Lost,” sent $3,000. So did model Bella Hadid. Tony winner Audra McDonald $1,000. Chris Evans of the Avengers and Heather Locklear each gave $1,000. So did writer-producer-director Glen Ficarra.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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