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Orlando Bloom Featured In Elle UK (And Talks About the Penis Photos)

Excerpts from the article:
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“Are we going to talk about my penis?” says Orlando Bloom, before letting out an almighty laugh.

The British actor is referring to…[being] photographed paddleboarding off the coast of Sardinia…

The paparazzi images of Orlando went viral. Did the hysteria surrounding his penis surprise him? “Yes, it was extremely surprising,” he says. “I wouldn’t have put myself in that position if I’d thought it would happen…I’ve been photographed a million times in a million ways. I have a good radar. We’d been completely alone for five days. Nothing around us. There was no way anyone could get anything. So I had a moment of feeling free.’

Had it been a woman exposed by the press there would have been outrage. Is it a case of double standards? “I didn’t take it that deep, darlin’,” he offers. “What can I tell you? Note to self: you’re never free. Ha!”

…At an alfresco bar in Malibu, California, he looks out towards the ocean, talking slowly and carefully.

…As he reclines, a small tattoo of an orange sun on his stomach peeks out from underneath his shirt. Joking aside, the paddleboarding photos alarmed Orlando. He prefers to keep his life private; his former home in the Hollywood Hills was burgled in 2009 by the gang whose exploits were portrayed in Sofia Coppola’s 2013 film, The Bling Ring….

“We’re friends,” he says of Katy, without mentioning her by name. “It’s good. We’re all grown-up. She happens to be someone who is very visible, but I don’t think anybody cares what I’m up to. Nor should they. It’s between us. It’s better to set an example for kids and show that [break-ups] don’t have to be about hate.”…

Orlando is new to social media, having avoided it for years. Although he has no Twitter account, his Instagram is public, and six months ago he signed up to Facebook. “I think the times are changing,” he says. “My mum kept an article from the mid-Noughties that said this kid had been Googled more than anyone on the planet for four years in a row.” He pauses. “And it was me!” He apologises, saying he’s concerned he sounds like a ‘knob’.

“I’m not a millennial. They live their lives through their phones. What happens to my son? How is he going to have a real relationship if it’s all happening on his phone?Disconnecting is massively important.”
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Orlando Bloom Visits Ukraine for UNICEF

Orlando Bloom, UNICEFOrlando Bloom recently travelled to Ukraine as part of his role as a goodwill ambassador with UNICEF, according to a press release. While there, he visited schools situated just mere miles from where the conflict is still raging (following the breakout of hostilities in 2014). Bloom visited classrooms, which have been shelled during battles between warring factions in the region.

Speaking about his visit to the school, Bloom explained how some of the children had told him their amazing and harrowing tales of surviving during the worst of the conflict.

“I met children like 11-year-old Liana, who hid in the basement of their school for almost two weeks, in freezing conditions, without lighting or heat as shelling devastated the classrooms above [her],” Bloom said. “Now, after surviving some of the most terrifying experiences life could possibly throw at them, all they want is to get back to the safety and routine of school and plan for their futures.”
Orlando Bloom, UNICEF
The actor was pictured throughout his visit charming and chatting away to the children as they played in their classrooms. He had no trouble chatting away and bonding with the boys and girls as they showed him around their classroom and school. Bloom even managed to squeeze in a game of ping pong with some of the older members of the school.

However, despite the touching and happy images that were taken during the Hollywood star’s time in the school, the severity of the conflict was abundantly clear when he stepped back outside.
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Bloom’s visit to the country was in aid of raising awareness of the global education crisis facing children in humanitarian emergencies, as part of the Education Cannot Wait fund.

Speaking about the fund’s important work, Josephine Bourne, UNICEF’s Global Chief of Education, said: “Education changes lives in emergencies. Going to school keeps children safe from abuses like trafficking and recruitment into armed groups and is a vital investment in children’s futures and in the future of their communities. It is time education is prioritized by the international community as an essential part of basic humanitarian response, alongside water, food and shelter.”
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Orlando Bloom Honored By UNICEF

Orlando Bloom, UNICEFOrlando Bloom, best known for his roles in the Lord of the rings and Pirates of the Caribbean series, was honored with the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award for his work its a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. The award was presented at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball.

He was appointed to the position in 2009, and has traveled to areas including Liberia and Macedonia.

Bloom recently spoke about his experience meeting Syrian refugees in Macedonia.

“These children have travelled through one of the deadliest refugee and migrant routes in the world,” Bloom said in a press release. “I talked to children who endured terrifying journeys, often in extreme weather conditions and for many, walking in the only shoes and clothes they have… They are being shuttled from one authority to another, crossing numerous borders, uncertain of the risks ahead… If they arrive safely at their final destination, they still fear an uncertain future. We need to protect and support them.”

The prize is named after late Hollywood legend Audrey Hepburn, who began working with UNICEF in the 1950s and spent years tirelessly campaigning on behalf of the organisation and taking part in charity missions all over the world.
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Bloom was also recently honored for his humanitarian work by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA LA) with the Briannia Humanitarian Award.

“At BAFTA Los Angeles, we recognise that our industry’s power to raise social awareness and push for change is enormous,” Kieran Breen, the chairman of BAFTA LA, said in a press release. “Orlando Bloom’s incredible work with UNICEF and many other charities demonstrates that immense power, and he has consistently gone above and beyond as an active, engaged campaigner for real solutions to urgent global issues.”

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Orlando Bloom Met With Refugee & Migrant Children for UNICEF

Orlando Bloom, UNICEFOrlando Bloom spent two days traveling in Europe as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. He was visiting with refugee and migrant children in Macedonia and Serbia.

“What I’ve seen is just a fraction of the arduous journeys undertaken by child refugees and migrants,” Bloom said in a press statement. “It is truly disturbing. Imagine the despair that drives families to leave their homes. I am truly impressed by UNICEF’s rapid response to the crisis. I visited the child-friendly spaces that allow children to have a childhood even if it is just for a couple of hours each day. These children are not images on the screen. They are real people in real need.”

UNICEF Serbia has partnered with the Danish Refugee Council to establish two child-friendly spaces, both equipped with educational materials and toys. One is located in the town of Presevo, close to the border with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and the second is in the capital city of Belgrade. The children and their caregivers are exhausted from their long journeys and most of them have experienced some kind of trauma.

Child friendly spaces are safe havens for them – to rest for a while and feel like children again. UNICEF has also established two mother-and-baby spaces in the same locations, where lactating mothers can be supported to breastfeed their babies and infants, and young children can be provided with age-appropriate feeding, before they continue their perilous journeys into and across Europe.

UNICEF has distributed information on exclusive breastfeeding and on landmines, as many families are then travelling through Croatia, which still has landmines and unexploded ordinance left over from the Balkans war in the 1990s.

Almost 150,000 people have so far expressed intent to seek asylum in Serbia. One in four is a child.

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Orlando Bloom Fights Ebola With UNICEF

Orlando BloomOrlando Bloom recently visited Nigeria during a four day trip as part of his partnership with UNICEF. He was there to help the country in the fight against Ebola. Bloom has served as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF since 2009. His first trip with the organization was to Nepal in 2007, where he visited Kaski and Chitin, two of the poorest areas of Nepal, located in the west of the country.

“I was able to see how UNICEF supported education programs, water and sanitation programs and how they’re making a real difference in their lives,” Bloom told E! News. “I admire the work UNICEF does, as it focuses not just on addressing the immediate needs of children and their families but also focuses on finding longer-term, sustainable solutions.”

Bloom met with representatives of A LIFE, a peer education project in Monrovia, where representatives explained how the volunteers had helped more than 25,000 people, raising awareness in their own communities. “Everyone I met was determined to beat Ebola so that they can resume their normal lives,” Bloom told UNICEF after meeting with religious and youth leaders. “Communities have been at the centre of the fight against Ebola and must continue to be supported because of their crucial role in getting to zero cases.”

On the trip, Bloom also visited a school on the border of Sierra Leone, where he saw the protocols in place to allow schools to function after being shut down for seven months due to the Ebola outbreak. “Because of this outbreak, a million children in Liberia have had their school year cut in half,” Bloom said. “They’re excited to be back in the classroom but the precautions that every single one of them must follow every day are a reminder of the need to remain vigilant.” Continue reading

Great Escape Movies: Feel Like the First Day of Spring (Even Though It’s Snowing)

Today is the first official day of spring and it’s snowing. I can’t stand it anymore! For anyone else who just can’t stand the sight of any more snow, here is a list of movies to watch over the weekend that don’t have any snow in sight, and mostly take place in sunny climates, often with beaches. Some of them fit into multiple categories, but I went with the one I thought best fit each film.

For those looking for more intelligent, artsy films:

The Descendants, George Clooney, Shailene Woodley

George Clooney & Shailene Woodley in The Descendants.

The Descendants (serious, Hawaii, beach scenes, crying)
starring George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Judy Greer
This film is about a man in charge of a large parcel of Hawaiian land who is also dealing with the fact that his wife is in a coma and he has to manage two daughters, including a teenager, played fantastically by a pre-Divergent, pre-Fault In Our Stars, Shailene Woodley, and a younger daughter, neither of which he can really control. Then there is an affair that comes into play and chaos ensues. It’s not exactly an uplifting film, but it’s a great film about a father-daughter relationship, which is a really rare thing, and it’s a beautiful story and script with amazing Hawaiian scenery. Continue reading

Celebrity Sightings for the Week of August 29

Aaron Paul & Lauren Parsekian at the Emmy Awards
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