Celebrities spoke out on Wednesday during the Night at Sardi's fundraiser, sharing why they feel it is especially important for prominent members of society to publicly give aid to those in need.
"When [celebrities] start helping I feel like everyone else wants to copy and follow in their footsteps, so it's extremely important," said Kaley Cuoco.
Since a monstrous 8.9 earthquake struck Japan on March 11, aid has been pouring in from all over the country to help those affected by the devastation.
"[The Walt Disney Company is] giving a substantial donation to Red Cross," said President and CEO of The Walt Disney Co., Robert Iger, who was honored at the event for his commitment to the Alzheimer's Association. Iger went on to reveal that the media organization will also "match some of that giving" that the company's employees facilitate for the tragedy.
Celebrities wouldn't be able to donate funds without their day jobs, so performers like Maksim Chmerkovskiy have been hard at work rehearsing for the new season of "Dancing with the Stars," which premieres March 21 on ABC. The pro dancer dished on his partner Kirstie Alley and the difference between her and his past partners.
"I think that the magnitude of her celebrity is higher than what I had to deal with before," Maksim admitted. The ballroom warrior went on to address rumors that he wasn't getting along with Kirstie, saying, "Being here for six years I thought I knew it all, but I'm just realizing what it's like when you find out stuff about yourself in the papers and you're like, 'That's not what happened. What is this?' I mean, I guess it's Hollywood. I'm going to go out and say this is my top two best relationships on "Dancing with the Stars" I ever had. This woman is phenomenal."