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Katy Perry performs onstage during the MTV Europe Music Awards 2010 live show at at the Odyssey Arena on November 6, 2011 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Singer Katy Perry - whose song “Firework” has become an anthem of hope for troubled and lonely kids - will be the guest of honor Sunday at a fundraising concert for The Trevor Project at the Hollywood Palladium.
The project operates telephone suicide prevention hotlines to help young gay people in crisis.
Abbe Land, who runs The Trevor Project, says its founders realized other young people needed someone to talk with in times of crisis.
"They looked to find a hotline for young people to call and there wasn’t one that specifically dealt with issues of importance to gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender youth," Land said.
She also explained why they picked pop queen Perry to honor.
"A couple of years ago when it seemed that there was a lot of focus on LGBT suicide, Katy Perry was there taking about it and singing about it in her song 'Firework' to really inspire young people to be who they are," said Land.
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Producers/Directors Todd Scott (L) and Ridley Scott accepts award for The Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment onstage during the BAFTA Los Angeles 2010 Britannia Awards held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on November 4, 2010 in Century City.
The suicide of "Top Gun" director Tony Scott has shocked the film community. Scott leapt to his death off the Vincent Thomas Bridge over the Los Angeles Harbor Sunday afternoon; he was 68.
He didn't only direct "Top Gun" the film; he also directed the Kenny Loggins music video for the movie's song "Danger Zone," one of only two music videos he directed:
Directors, actors, critics and others reacted on Twitter. Fellow directors shared their thoughts:
No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) August 20, 2012
Tony Scott. Damn. Great knowing you, buddy. Thanks for the inspiration, advice, encouragement, and the decades of great entertainment.— Robert Rodriguez (@Rodriguez) August 20, 2012
I shall miss you Mr Scott.— (@edgarwright) August 20, 2012