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Rachel Donates To 2016 “Small Steps Project”

Rachel Donates To 2016 “Small Steps Project”

Rachel has donated to the annual “Small Steps Project” celebrity shoe auction. The UK charity supports children “living on rubbish dumps”. Rachel has supported the project since 2013 and this year she donated a pair of Miu Miu wedges, which are signed. Other donors include “Doctor Strange” co-star Benedict Cumberbatch, Oprah Winfrey, Beyonce and many more. The auction will be live on November 1st. You can find more about Rachel’s donation and the auction on SmallStepsProject.org and be sure to head over to Rachel’s auction page over here. For the latest news on the auction, be sure to follow their social media accounts: Twitter @SmallStepsDocs, Instagram @SmallStepsProject and Facebook. You can join the conversation by using the #CelebrityShoeAuction hastag.

Rachel recently donated another item to a charity auction. Earlier this month she donated an Elie Saab clutch to the “Purse Power, A Girls Night Out to Benefit Habitat for Humanity of Gaston County” auction according to local reports. Habitat for Humanity is an organization providing a home for a single mother and her children. For more information about this cause, be sure to head over to their official website. As you might recall, Rachel volunteered with her family for Habitat for Humanity in St. Thomas (Canada) back in 2013.
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Daniel Romano’s “Toulouse” Music Video Coming Soon

Daniel Romano’s “Toulouse” Music Video Coming Soon

This is very exciting news. Daniel Romano just announced via his official Instagram account that the music video for “Toulouse” is coming very soon. Rachel is featured on Romano’s track, which is part of his album “Mosey“. The album is currently available. You can listen to the official preview of the track in our previous post. The music video was presumably filmed earlier this year. According to Romano’s Instagram caption, he directed and wrote the music video and he will star in it alongside Rachel. We have added the artwork in our gallery and you can find the Instagram post after the jump. Stay tuned, we will update the site when the music video is released!

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Rachel Supports #JeansForRefugees

Rachel Supports #JeansForRefugees

Rachel has joined the #JeansForRefugees project by artist Johny Dar. The project is dedicated to helping refugees around the world, with all proceeds going to the International Rescue Committee. One hundred celebrities are participating in “Jeans For Refugees’ by donating a pair of their jeans to be painted by Johny Dar. Each pair of jeans will be hand painted and auctioned online at catawiki.com. All one hundred pairs of jeans will be exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in London from 24th October culminating in an auction event on the 30th October, when bidding will close. All proceeds raised will be donated to the International Rescue Committee (rescue.org).

Jeans owned and donated by Rachel McAdams for the ‘Jeans for Refugees’ collection – unique hand-painted artwork by Johny Dar | Size 24

Johny Dar: “I believe anyone would look good in her jeans! Just because of her personality that came through in the painting, which compliments everyone as she has so much grace in her beauty that she just can’t help it. It’s her nature, therefore its effortless – for me this is the most gorgeous thing about real beauty”.

A piece that will be the envy of your friends and family and will take pride of place in any gallery – private or public. The jeans are painted in a special 3D paint, making these incredible art pieces wonderfully wearable. Johny Dar’s hand painted artwork seeks to reflect the individual personality of each donor, and pays tribute to their unique character through its expression.

You are able to bid on the jeans donated by Rachel on Catawiki.com and for more information about Jeans For Refugees be sure to head over to the official website.


Rachel Receives Film Academy Invitation

Rachel Receives Film Academy Invitation

The Academy has invited 683 new members and Rachel is among them. Rachel received her first Oscar nomination from the Academy earlier this year for her work in “Spotlight“. Editor Tom McArdle, producer Michael Sugar, Sound department members Paul Hsu and George Lara and screenwriter Josh Singer were also invited. The movie won Best Picture earlier this year. For a a full list and all the stats be sure to head over to the official website. Congratulations to Rachel and the “Spotlight” crew! Fun fact: Rachel hosted the Academy’s annual Scientific and Technical Awards back in 2006, which is held two weeks before the Oscars. Additionally, Rachel made her Oscars debut in 2010 and presented the alongside “Southpaw” co-star Jake Gyllenhaal. She also presented this year alongside Michael B. Jordan.


Rachel Supports Grassy Narrows

Rachel has signed the open letter ‘We stand with Grassy Narrows‘ in support of the Grassy Narrows. The David Suzuki Foundation released the following press release:

A diverse group of celebrities, musicians, artists and advocates — including Margaret Atwood, Rachel McAdams, Jane Fonda and Phil Fontaine — has joined the David Suzuki Foundation’s call to clean up massive mercury contamination that has plagued the Grassy Narrows First Nation community in northern Ontario for generations. In the 1960s, a pulp mill dumped more than 9,000 kilograms of mercury, a potent neurotoxin, into the English-Wabigoon River.

“For over half a century, mercury has severely poisoned the river that is the lifeblood of the Grassy Narrows First Nation and their neighbours,” said renowned broadcaster and scientist David Suzuki. “We must not delay; it is time to make their watershed healthy again so it can sustain future generations.”

Earlier this week, scientists released a report concluding that remediation of the English-Wabigoon watershed is possible. The report was supported by leaders from the First Nation, who are demanding the Government of Ontario commit to cleaning up the watershed.
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Reminder: Daniel Romano’s “Toulouse” Is Available Now

We would like to remind everyone that Daniel Romano’s album “Mosey” is available worldwide, starting today (May 27). The album includes the song “Toulouse“, which features Rachel. Romano previously revealed that Rachel is portraying (voice) character for the song. You can order the entire album on Itunes & Amazon or only purchase the individual song. While Rachel has previously done voice-work, she recently narrated the “Sonic Sea” documentary, it’s the first time she collaborated this way with a musician. Romano is currently touring in Europe and for more information be sure to head over to his official website.

Update: Daniel Romano’s record label New West Records uploaded the official “Mosey” audio files onto their official youtube channel. The official “Toulouse” audio video can be found after the jump.

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Reminder: “Sonic Sea” Discovery Premiere

Reminder: “Sonic Sea” Discovery Premiere

We would like to remind everyone that “Sonic Sea” will premiere today in the U.S., on Discover Channel as part of their Discovery Impact series. Rachel is narrator of the documentary and attended the premiere earlier this year in New York. For more information about the documentary, be sure to head over to the official website.

Everywhere on Earth we can hear the songs of life. From small insects to the largest animals on the planet, our world is made up of the sounds of these creatures living and communicating with one another. This is even more apparent deep down in the darkness of the sea, where whales and other marine life depend on sound to mate, find food, migrate, raise their young and defend against predators. Yet, their symphony of life is being disrupted by the industrialized noise that has become commonplace in our oceans today – with tragic and deadly costs. The documentary will air at 9 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel. Be sure to check your local listing for the time.
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Rachel Collaborates With Artist Daniel Romano

We first reported this news on our twitter news back in March, but now finally more information has become available. Rachel will be featured on Daniel Romano’s upcoming album “Mosey“. Romano is a Canadian musician. Rolling Stone is reporting that Rachel will be featured on the third song of the album, titled “Toulouse“. Daniel Romano recently spoke to Kreative Kontrol (distributed by audioBoom) and revealed Rachel a special guest on his song and is ‘essentially playing a role’. We have added the audio of Romano’s interview our audio archive. Romano’s interview also included a preview of “Toulouse“, which you can find after the jump.

Romano On Working With Rachel: “The song basically called for it [a collaboration]. Once it was written it was a two-character type song and it felt like a character that could go beyond a vocal performance. Something that needed more feeling than just signing. I have known Rachel for a little while, almost 3 years now, and it just seemed like the right fit. She’s an incredible actor. She’s the best […] and she was totally game right off the bat and just killed it and destroyed it. It virtually took 10 minutes, the whole thing.”
» Listen to full audio segment

Romano also revealed that throughout the record Rachel’s laughter is used to ‘tie the record together’. Daniel Romano’s album “Mosey” will be available on May 27 and will start his European Tour later this month. For more information about Romano, be sure to head over to his official website. In other possible related news: Rachel was spotted on-set of a music video this last weekend in Canada. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but it seems likely it’s related to her collaboration with Daniel Romano.

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