Hello readers, and welcome to the very first edition of a brand new column entitled “Crown Jewels” where I give my weekly take on stars in the entertainment industry who fulfill a good deed or just plain feel good moments a star creates for someone else. So, without further ado, the first ever “Crown Jewels” goes to:
Lance Armstrong, nah just kidding. The real award goes to Jodie Foster. The 50-year old actress came out at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday while accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award. She even gave a touching thank you to the co-parent of her children, Cydmeu Bernard.
Foster isn’t one who normally puts her sexual orientation out there. The legendary actress emphasized that it wasn’t a coming out speech, but deep down, we all knew it was. I applaud her for both her bravery and PR genius. Her speech gave a sense of added connection into her personal life and made her fans and the viewing audience at home inclusive in her life. Not only is she an incredibly talented actress but a walking inspiration in a black dress.
Foster’s career expands over 36 years. She was awarded the Cecille B. DeMille award for her outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. Her career pedigree includes two Academy Awards and four nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role and three Golden Globe Awards with six nominations.
Foster’s most recent charity work saw her raise over $300,000 in a Celebrity Poker Bash alongside Mel Gibson at the London Hotel in West Hollywood in December for Mending Kids International. The earnings went to subsidizing corrective critical surgeries for children that include: correcting congenital heart defects, orthopedic abnormalities, severe scoliosis, and cranial facial deformities.
Kudos to you, Mrs. Foster, your acceptance speech shined even more light on the beautiful woman you already are and even more so now because of it. Job well done, ma’am.
By: Brian Jerry