Anitta to Appear in the YouTube Originals Special “Dear Earth”

Anitta is celebrating the planet…

The 28-year-old Brazilian singer, songwriter, actress and dancer will be featured in an upcoming YouTube Originals special titled Dear Earth.


Anitta will appear alongside BLACKPINKBillie EilishJaden Smith and more in the special premiering in October.

Dear Earth is part of YouTube Originals’ October sustainability-centered programming.

Former President Barack Obama, Pope Francis, Desmond Tutu and Google/Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai are among the global leaders presenting during the multi-hour celebration of the planet.

It will follow a similar format to YouTube Originals’ Dear Class of 2020 all-star commencement special during the pandemic last year, with keynote addresses, musical performances, special appearances and comedic shorts.

Dear Earth will “inspire and motivate audiences to create a better, healthier, existence for the planet through contributions from a wide range of global leaders, creators, celebrities and musicians,” Susanne Daniels, YouTube’s global head of original content, told reporters during the Summer TCA press tour.

Lil Dicky and GaTa as well as Tinashe will also be featured, as well as Marsai Martin, The Muppets, SpongeBob SquarePants and YouTube creators AsapSCIENCEBrave WildernessBretman Rock, DreamJack HarriesTheOdd1sOutPhysicsGirl and ZHC.

Dear Earth will premiere on YouTube on October 23.

The special is produced by Done + Dusted, Strong Brew and Silverback Films.

Bardem Joins the Kennedy Center’s Speak Truth To Power Initiative,

Javier Bardem is encouraging students around the world to speak the truth.

The 44-year-old actor has officially thrown his support behind the Robert F. Kennedy Center‘s Speak Truth To Power initiative, which is spearheaded by Kerry Kennedy.

Javier Bardem

Bardem and Kennedy gave a presentation in Madrid on Thursday to spotlight the educational project, which targets 15 to 18-year-old students.

Based on Kennedy’s book of the same title, which was released in 2000 and includes testimonies and opinions on human rights from 51 international figures like Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama, Speak Truth to Power is a global educational initiative that uses the experiences of courageous human rights defenders to inspire young people to take action.

Kennedy, the seventh of Ethel and Robert Kennedy’s 11 children, and Bardem met each other through his personal advocacy on behalf of the Saharawi people and their plight as refugees in the Western Sahara.

Bardem told the crowd of journalists gathered for the presentation that he simply knocked on her door and asked if he could help.

The actor gained a reputation for human rights work after he produced and starred in the 2012 documentary Sons of the Clouds, which looks at how colonization of the Western Sahara has left nearly 200,000 people living in refugee camps.

Click here to learn more about Speak Truth to Power.