The 7 Best ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Videos

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is one of the most innovative ways to raise awareness about a disease in years. In a viral campaign that’s been met with open arms by celebrities across the globe, the idea is to challenge a friend to pour a bucket of ice over one’s head and sharing a video of it online.

Dr. Dre
While the lyrical content of most of Dr. Dre’s records are full of jest, his persona has always been that of the soft-spoken, behind-the-scenes bad-ass producer who wouldn’t flinch if a nuclear missile were pointed at his head. Watch as he goes into a state of zen just before he gets pummeled with a bucket of ice!

Paul Bissonnette
If it were a competition, this Canadian ice hockey player might have won the challenge.

Rick Rubin
One of the more artistic version of the challenge by one of the most creative influences of our time.

Bruce Bohannon
Not many every-day people know who this guy is, but he is very well-known in the aviation community as being the design of the Bohannon B1 aircraft and an expert pilot. This video is one of more creative ways someone has fused their personality with the challenge.

Conan O’Brien
Conan doesn’t quite understand the challenge..

Homer Simpson
The Simpsons have never ceased to remain relevant, and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is a testament to that. All in all, we think it’s great that the staff of the show used their time on the air as a platform for awareness. Check out poor Homer go through the challenge!

Patrick Stewart
He has always been a strange fellow and this video is no exception to the rule. We’re not sure if this one is great because of the creative idea or because of the prospect of a drunken Patrick Stewart. You decide!

According to the ALS Association website, more than 5,600 Americans are diagnosed with the disease each year with around 30 thousand Americans currently living with the affliction. While ALS is responsible for 2 deaths out of every 100,000 citizens a year, living with the disease is no picnic. The fact that so many celebrities jumped on board to take the challenge and raise awareness is a social media achievement and will probably go down in history as one of the most successful viral marketing campaigns ever.

Christina Aguilera Gives Birth

On Saturday August 16th, People Magazine reported that Christina Aguilera gave birth to a baby girl, the first child in Christina and her fiancé Matt Rutler.

While Aguilera is engaged, her pregnancy is only the first of many exciting times ahead for the still young and talented musical artist. She plans to return to judging Season 8 of The Voicein 2015 and is excited about her highly anticipated new album.

Aguilera first rose to stardom in 1999 with her hit single Genie in a Bottle, she got her start on the Disney Channel’s Mickey Mouse club and never backed down from the spotlight since. Recently, she collaborated with photographer Brian Bowen Smith to pose for V Magazine in some super sexy shots of her third term of pregnancy, along side her fiance.

Robin Williams Suicide: Detailed Sheriff Report & Celebrity Reactions

According to authorities, the beloved and accomplished comedian/actor Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself with his belt last night, August 11th 2014 in Tiburon, CA. They also reported his wrists showing signs of “superficial cuts”, though it’s difficult to hear such terminology about someone who clearly was so deeply pained by depression for years. While it was the William’s personal assistant who found his body, it was his wife Susan Schneider who spoke out first who, in a statement, declared

“I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. [We] hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”

It’s hard to imagine being depressed after winning Golden Globes, an Academy Award for Good Will Hunting (a staple American coming of age film), being a multi-millionaire and being loved by the world for the entire duration of your career, but most people with depression say that depression really isn’t a choice. Substance abuse seems to be the biggest culprit in this year’s latest celebrity passing. While Philip Seymour Hoffman apparently overdosed, it’s looking like the weight of continued drug and alcohol rehabilitation after yet another binge and subsequent bout of depression just became too much for Robin Williams.

The celebrities Williams left behind are all weighing in on the tragedy. Chevy Chase said,

“I cannot believe this. I am overwhelmed with grief. What a wonderful man/boy and what a tremendous talent in the most important art of any time – comedy! I loved him.”

while other artists such as Danny DeVito, Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Nathan Lane, Meryl Streep, Barack Obama, Richard Lewis, Sally Field, Forest Whitaker, and so many others have all expressed heartbreak. Actor/comedian Russell Brand mentioned something poignant in the guardian today,

“Robin Williams could have tapped anyone in the western world on the shoulder and told them he felt down and they would have told him not to worry, that he was great, that they loved him. He must have known that. He must have known his wife and kids loved him, that his mates all thought he was great, that millions of strangers the world over held him in their hearts, a hilarious stranger that we could rely on to anarchically interrupt, the all-encompassing sadness of the world. Today Robin Williams is part of the sad narrative that we used to turn to him to disrupt.”

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On his facebook page, Ben Affleck shared his grief with some words on kindred spirits,

Heartbroken. Thanks chief – for your friendship and for what you gave the world. Robin had a ton of love in him. He personally did so much for so many people. He made Matt and my dreams come true.
What do you owe a guy who does that? Everything.

May you find peace my friend. ‪#‎RobinWilliams‬