Tuesday, May 21, 2024

George Floyd Family GoFundMe Campaign Hits $10.5 Mil with New Donation from Jay Penske, Publisher of Variety


The George Floyd Gofundme campaign is up to $10.5 million as of 7:15pm Eastern.

The latest donation is $25,000 from Jay Penske, publisher of Variety, Rolling Stone, Deadline and other websites and magazines.

The top donor is someone named Samuel LeBlanc, with $45,005. If anyone knows who he is, please give me a shout at showbiz411@gmail.com

A number of celebrities and famous people have contributed large sums, including U2 Manager Guy Oseary, actor Chris Evans, and model Georgia Jagger.

Most of the donations, though, are from regular folk, and they’re in the range of five-to-100 dollars. A food producer called Strong Roots donated $10,000. So did Dumbgood, a company that makes t shirts. I don’t if these companies have a strong sense of justice or just want publicity.

The actor Guillermo Diaz, from “Scandal,” gave $5000. So did designer Gabriela Hearst.

More to come…

Roger Friedman
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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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