The sun broke through the rain clouds Sunday morning as Josh Duhamel and Fergie sprinted for a cause at the Youth Run for Japan in Santa Monica.
Inspired by the devastation faced by the Japanese people in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami, actor Josh once again partnered with the American Red Cross, following up with his fundraiser last year for Haiti. "When I saw some of those images come out of Japan, I'd never seen anything like it," he said compassionately.
It was a close call for Fergie and her band The Black Eyed Peas, who were in Japan to shoot a video a mere week before disaster struck. "Leaving there we had such a positive vibe and then this happened," she said. "We were all tripping out that we were just there in Japan. It was just a wonderful chance for us to give a love letter back to Japan."
Fergie graciously celebrated her birthday with the "gift of giving." A more traditional party took place Friday night in Las Vegas. What does she hope to accomplish in her 36th year? Dianna Agron would "love" to have the "Fergalicious" singer as a guest on "Glee."
Nicky Hilton really feels for the residents of Japan. "Japan is one of the most beautiful places we've ever visited," she asserted. Sister Paris Hilton explained they've been doing business with the country since they were teenagers and have employees and friends they're concerned about.
Despite the inclement weather, Josh was pleased with the turnout and hopeful that the effort could surpass last year's donations. T-shirt sales alone have yielded $90,000 thus far. If you're interested in supporting the relief efforts in Japan, Josh recommends you visit reliefrun.com.