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Patriotic Jessica Alba Supports The Safe Chemicals Act In Capitol Hill

A beaming and baby-bump’d Jessica Alba attended the Safe Chemicals Act press conference called by Senator Frank R. Lautenberg in Capitol Hill, Washington D.C yesterday. She was acting as a spokesperson in support of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition.

Jessica told the conference, “Four years ago I became pregnant for the first time, and as I’m sure any mother would agree, it immediately changes the way you look at things. [You] avoid anything that can be harmful to your child, particularly pesticides, alcohol, tobacco, the stuff that we’re all aware of. Thankfully my daughter Honor was born healthy and I wanted to provide the healthiest environment for her at home.” She went on to give a sweet, sincere speech and we have to say we have new respect for Jessica after this. It’s always great to see stars using their celebrity to support causes. It also helps that Jessica looked completely adorable in her serious “spokesperson” outfit!

[Photos: Splash News Online]

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Penelope Cruz Auctions Off Couture Gowns For Haiti

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She brought in the cash! Penelope Cruz auctioned off couture gowns worn on the red carpet for Haiti. And get this… they raised $333,000. The auction happened in Cannes, and they helped raise funds for  Sean Penn‘s Jenkins-Penn Haitian Relief Organization.

Plenty of celebrities stepped up to donate their gowns. The lovely stylish ladies included Scarlett JohanssonDiane KrugerCharlize Theron,Naomi WattsMarion CotillardDemi MooreGisele BundchenAnne HathawayJulia Roberts and Gwyneth PaltrowSalma Hayek Pinault got top marks. She wore the first gown from the brand new Gucci Première couture label for a screening of Robin Hood last week. One bidder was so enamored that he paid 17,000 euros – the equivalent is approximately $ 21,000 – for it.

[Photo: Splash News Online]