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November 1, 2013updated Feb 14, 2014

Glitterati on the Go

By Chris Boyle


Using her voice

During her recent trip to Kigali, Rwanda, multi Grammy award-winning singer and star of The Voice Christina Aguilera brought attention to the hunger problem in the war-torn country.

The experience of serving food to hungry children who walk miles to and from school each day to receive a hot meal through the UN World Food Programme’s school meals initiative and spending time with mothers and children at a refugee camp, listening to how they escaped violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, left her emotional.

“I’m deeply moved by the many hungry mothers and children that I met in Rwanda,” said Aguilera, who serves as the global spokesperson for Yum! Brands World Hunger Relief effort and as an Ambassador Against Hunger for the WFP.



Hollywood actress and Brit Thandie Newton was among the first to check out British Airways’ A380, which this fall launched its “Red Carpet Route” between Los Angeles and London. “[The plane is] like a grand hotel in the sky,” she said.

In addition to being the first BA flight to offer three different champagne options (Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle, Henriot Vintage Brut 2007, and Balfour Brut Rosé 2007), first-class passengers can also enjoy afternoon tea on board as part of the menu partnership with The Langham, London.

Sleeper suits and slippers, an Egyptian cotton duvet, full turndown service, and electric windows with mood lighting are other pleasing perks.

Celebs might catch one of their own performances since BA’s in-flight entertainment system has more than 130 Hollywood blockbusters and classic movies on the A380’s new larger screens.

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Now that the 2013/14 NBA season is underway, Miami Heat star Chris Bosh’s travels probably seem fairly mundane after his exotic off-season adventures to Dubai and India with his family.

They visited the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, walked the streets of Agra, toured the Taj Mahal, and saw cows, elephants, and monkeys out and about.

“Just being able to experience the culture has been great,” said Bosh, a two-time defending champ who altered his personal travel plans to promote his league in Mumbai.

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