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Daniel Craig, Steve Carell, and more celebs in PSA against sexual assault -- VIDEO

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Daniel Craig and Steve Carell are joining President Obama in urging men to stand up against sexual assault.

So are Benicio Del Toro, Dulé Hill, Seth Meyers, and Vice President Biden, who appear in the White House-sponsored PSA “1 is 2 Many.” In the clip below, the celebrities ask men to recognize the violence happening against “our sisters and our daughters, our wives and our friends.”

“If she doesn’t consent, or can’t consent, it’s rape. It’s assault,” says Del Toro. Adds Carell: “It’s a crime. It’s wrong.”

They encourage anyone witnessing an act of sexual assault to say something or help the victim, becoming part of the solution, not the problem.

“This is about respect. It’s about responsibility,” says Biden.

Watch the full video below:

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'The Vampire Diaries' star Kat Graham, more celebs band together for World Suicide Prevention Day -- VIDEO

In honor of World Suicide Prevention Day, The Vampire Diaries‘ Kat Graham, comedian Margaret Cho, athletes Chris Kluwe and Brendan Ayanbedejo, and more celebs participated in a public service announcement on suicide prevention.

In the video, the participants all take the “Talk to Me” pledge, encouraging everyone to respect each other regardless of sexuality, to pledge to listen seriously to someone contemplating suicide, and to call the Trevor lifeline (866-488-7386) when they or someone they know needs help.

The video was created by online news show What’s Trending in conjunction with The Trevor Project, which “is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24,” according to the Trevor website.

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Bono, Olivia Wilde, and Richard Branson join Matt Damon's 'toilet strike' -- VIDEO

Matt Damon’s “toilet strike” for water.org is claiming more and more celebrities in an Oprah-like sweep: Now Bono won’t use the bathroom! And Olivia Wilde! And British mogul Richard Branson! Like Damon, the trio has pledged “not to go to the bathroom until everyone in the whole world has access to clean water and sanitation.” Damon kickstarted the strike in February; Jessica Biel, Jason Bateman, and Josh Gad joined him in March. The movement protests the plight of the 780 million people who lack access to safe drinking water and the 2.5 billion people who go without safe water and sanitation facilities.

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There's a water crisis, but don't worry: Matt Damon is on the case -- VIDEO

PSAs sure go down a lot more easily when they’re cleverly animated, legitimately funny, and narrated by Matt Damon. In fact, if it weren’t for the brief water.org plug, you might not even recognize this video as a PSA at all.

The clip takes one of our most pressing global health issues — the developing world’s lack of clean water — and illuminates it in a charming, irreverent way, mingling horrifying facts (more people worldwide have cell phones than toilets; only 8 percent of the world’s fresh water is unpolluted) with goofy jokes (calling a bowel movement “taking a Nixon”). The main takeaway: “Next time you’re drinking fancy bottled water from the South Pacific or moving your stocks while moving your bowels, take a moment to consider that the water six inches beneath your butt is cleaner than the drinking water of one billion of your neighbors.”

Happy Water Day, everyone!

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Sarah Silverman reveals rules for being 'Bro-Choice' -- VIDEO

Celebrity PSAs aren’t just for election season anymore. This week, active activist Sarah Silverman released a new Funny or Die video supporting the Draw the Line campaign, which is working to collect signatures for its “Bill of Reproductive Rights.” (Silverman appeared in a video for Draw the Line alongside Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, and several other celebs when the campaign launched in October.)

The clip — which sounds like it was co-written by How I Met Your Mother‘s Barney Stinson — sees Silverman laying out the rules for being “Bro-Choice,” a.k.a. in favor of greater reproductive rights for women. Example: “The way to a woman’s heart is never through a mandatory vaginal ultrasound.”

Be bropen-minded and check out the (naturally) NSFW PSA below:

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Rainn Wilson wants Voting Day to be a national holiday -- VIDEO

Rainn Wilson, whose Office counterpart doesn’t celebrate any major holidays, stars in a new PSA for social media site GOOD supporting a measure to make “Voting Day” — Nov. 6 — a national holiday.

The video pokes fun of the “archaic” practice of voting on Tuesdays, which was instituted to ensure that people traveling to vote wouldn’t miss church on Sundays. It suggests that voting on a weekday is now an inconvenience as people are forced to choose between work and their civic duty.

Watch Wilson spar with a 19th-century sharecropper, who is oddly similar to his character Dwight’s cousin Mose from The Office, about voting below. READ FULL STORY

Celeb justice league, including Kevin Bacon & Meryl Streep, unite for reproductive rights PSA

Will we ever get tired of watching PSAs stuffed with brief appearances by multiple celebrities? It’s not likely, as long as they’re as entertaining as this new ad from the Center for Reproductive Rights.

The clip promotes their Draw The Line campaign, which urges American to sign the “Bill of Reproductive Rights” — and it stars celebs like Kevin Bacon, Lisa Kudrow, Sarah Silverman, and Audra McDonald furiously responding to remarks made by Georgia State Rep. Terry England while an imitation Mission Impossible theme plays. If you’ve ever yearned to hear Martha Plimpton exclaim “forced vaginal WHAT?” in outrage, this is the PSA for you. Watch it here:

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Selena Gomez, Ellen DeGeneres want you to 'Vote 4 Stuff' -- VIDEO

Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Amanda Seyfried. Edward Norton. Zac Efron. Tobey Maguire? No, it’s not an overstuffed ensemble comedy from the guys who brought you Martin Luther King Day — it’s a new PSA for Vote4Stuff, a nonpartisan campaign created by Maguire and his buddy Leonardo DiCaprio. Eat your heart out, Rock the Vote!

The video starts out silly — vote for “gays in the military, exclusively!” says Sarah Silverman; “I vote yes on cats. I know they’re up to something, but I like them,” counters Benicio Del Toro — but eventually gets serious. These celebs want us regular Joes and Janes to make short videos about the electoral issues we care about, some of which will be incorporated into the Vote4Stuff campaign later this month. It’ll be tough for any of those normal people-created clips to be as amusing as this one — but if you’re up for the challenge, you can learn more about Vote4Stuff on Facebook. In the meantime, let’s argue about which star’s fake political issue is the funniest:

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Andy Samberg's PSA: Friends don't let friends...eat other friends

While most celebrities look the other way when people eat other people, Andy Samberg is making a difference. Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, he unveiled a PSA that sheds light on the growing epidemic of cannibalism crippling America’s cities. “Not eating people is easy and fun,” Samberg explains, after persuading an aspiring man-eater to try a hamburger instead of an old man. His do-and-don’t guidelines — “the five Ds” — are instructive and easy to remember the next time you have a craving for human flesh. Watch and learn. READ FULL STORY

Alec Baldwin, Bradley Cooper, Tom Hanks and more join Michelle Obama’s veteran aid campaign -- VIDEO

They may not have been enlisted by the commander-in-chief, but a host of A-list celebrities have been drafted by the First Lady for a different kind of military campaign: Alec Baldwin, Bradley Cooper, Michael Douglas and other stars have lent their celestial power to a new PSA for Michelle Obama’s “Got Your Six” campaign, which aims to help military veterans find jobs, education and housing and altogether re-enter civilian life.

The PSA campaign features a number of celebrities–including Tom Hanks, Judith Light, Tracy Morgan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Pharrell Williams and Brian Williams–repeating the expression “I’ve got your six,” which in the military means “I’ve got your back” (referring to the number six’s directional position on the clock). Watch the first of several PSAs after the jump: READ FULL STORY

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