Canadian Cancer Society Invites You to Fight Your Fears and Help Save Lives at the Same Time
August, 12 2014        Posted By Veronique        Comments Off

Raise cash by facing your phobia

Are you afraid of heights? Swimming with sharks? If you have a phobia you’ve been meaning to overcome, now is a particularly good time, thanks to a new campaign from the Canadian Cancer Society that lets you simultaneously raise money for the fight against cancer.

The idea behind the cash-and-awareness push, called the Fearless Challenge and created by Lowe Roche, is basically Kickstarter meets Fear Factor for a good cause. Make a video of yourself describing your fear, set a target for how much cash it will take to get you face that fear, and when you’ve reached your fundraising goal, make another a video proving that you didn’t chicken out.

It launches with endorsements and pledges from celebrities, many of them actors. Kevin Zegers (of Air Bud and Gossip Girl), for example, will face his fear of embarrassment and confrontation by fighting a professional sumo wrestler for $10,000. Jonathan Keltz (of The CW’s Reign and HBO’s Entourage), who is terrified of spiders, will allow himself to be covered in tarantulas for $5,000. Self-described control freak Italia Ricci (of ABC’s Chasing Life) will submit to a stunt drive with boyfriend Robbie Amell (of The CW’s The Flash) for $2,000.

The strategy is, overall, a clever one. It offers a relatively light-hearted way to approach an issue that’s deeply scary, while also seeking to address the problem substantively. Proceeds from the campaign will go towards cancer research and support services for cancer patients and their families. And one of the campaign’s key premises, that “no fear is too big or small,” is a great one, sure to help keep the scope broad. Case in point: One of the wheatpaste promoting for the challenge features shy guy pledging to high-five strangers for $100.

The woman who is promising on her pledge page to hug a circus clown for $100, though, really might want to reconsider… It’s perfectly rational to avoid that.

Below is Kevin’s video:

SOURCE and more videos and info can be found here

2014 Summer TCA Tour – Day 13
July, 22 2014        Posted By Veronique        Comments Off

Click on the photo below to see all photos from Kevin at the 2014 Summer TCA Tour – Day 13 on July 20th promoting Gracepoint:

Screen Actors Guild Foundation’s 5th Annual Actors Fore Actors Los Angeles Golf Classic
June, 13 2014        Posted By Veronique        Comments Off

Kevin attended the Screen Actors Guild Foundation’s 5th Annual Actors Fore Actors Los Angeles Golf Classic on June 9th. Click on the photo below to go see all photos from him at this event in the gallery:

‘Gracepoint’ star Kevin Zegers admits marriage has changed him
June, 05 2014        Posted By Veronique        Comments Off

Canadian actor Kevin Zegers is one of the stars of Gracepoint, a new 10-episode drama debuting this fall on Global.

A remake of the acclaimed British series Broadchurch — which aired last year on Showcase — it follows two detectives (David Tennant and Anna Gunn) as they investigate the mysterious death of a young boy.

Although set in a small American seaside town, Gracepoint was shot earlier this year in Oak Bay, B.C. and around Victoria — meaning Zegers found himself back in his native country.

On Wednesday, the actor spoke to Global News about the series and how his life has changed since he married Jaime Feld last summer.