Saturday, April 13, 2024

Billy Joel Makes Initial Donation of $250,000 to Bethenny Frankel’s Ukrainian War Effort


Billy Joel and wife Alexis have made what they call an “initial donation” of $250,000 to Ukrainian war relief. They’re doing it through Bethenny Frankel’s B Strong Foundation which is part of the Global Empowerment Mission. It sounds from their statement on Instagram that more is coming. Billy has always been incredibly philanthropic, especially locally on Long Island.

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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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