‘Do Something’ Awards
The Wall Street Journal
By WSJ Staff
Volunteerism was the big winner at last night’s Do Something Awards, which celebrate good works performed by young people on behalf of specific causes and communities. Hosted by Jane Lynch of “Glee,” the awards ceremony mixed together awards for regular individuals (Jessica Pozner was the evening’s big winner, taking home $100,000 to expand her school for girls in Kenya’s largest slum) and for celebrities, such as Kathy Griffin for “Do Something Comedian” and the Twilight Saga’s Kellan Lutz for “Do Something for Animals” winner.
Lynch kicked off the program with a sketch involving her ticking off a list of “good deeds” she needed to do before the hosting the show (to promote literacy, she read “Eat Pray Love” to a couple of construction workers) and walked onto the stage amidst a sea of blondes all dressed as… Jane Lynch. She also talked the audience through a slideshow that inserted her image into pivotal moments of do-good-ism, such as working with Mother Teresa, Jane Goodall, and of course, Lindsay Lohan. (Naturally, the LiLo reference was a joke.)
Later on during the program, Snoop Dogg and Christina Applegate also picked up awards, as did Twitter Queen Alyssa Milano, who immediately tweeted out thanks to her fans.