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Will Ferrell strips down, lathers up for charity

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sunbather(Writing and Reporting by Laura Isensee)

We saw his backside in “Old School,” but this time funnyman Will Ferrell is showing some skin for a good cause. 

Ferrell is pitching a line of SPF 30 sunscreen products on Amazon, eBay and www.cancerforcollege.com for $11.99. Sales will fund scholarships for cancer survivors and amputees through the non-profit Cancer for College.

On each bottle, Ferrell strikes a pose. On the “Sexy Hot Tan” line, Ferrell bares a bit of his bum a la Coppertone Water Babies. On ”Forbidden Fruit,” he daintily covers himself with a leafy branch and smiles impishly. And the actor sports a hunky dark ferrell11tan and grasps a golf club on “Sun Stroke” and says, ”I added 57 yards and a rich, dark tan!”

Jokes aside (because we all know Ferrell can be funny), it does show a more serious side to the former “Saturday Night Live” star, whose new comedy flick “Land of the Lost” debuts in theaters this week. He met the charity’s founder and two-time cancer survivor Craig Pollard during their college days at University of Southern California. Ferrell has been a long-time supporter of the charity, hosting fundraising events since 2002.

UPDATE – Farrah Fawcett cancer special a ratings hit for NBC

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  Farrah Fawcett’s farewell message to the American public drew 8.9 million TV viewers on Friday, according to NBC, and a flood of comments on this site, many of them from well-wishers asking where they could send messages of support to the actress.

  For all those who asked and any others, we came up with an email address where such messages can be sent and hopefully passed onto Fawcett.

“American Idol” David Cook’s brother dies of cancer

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david-cook“American Idol” has experienced a death in the family, as the 37-year-old brother of the show’s 2008 winner David Cook died of brain cancer on Saturday, media outlets reported.

Adam Cook had suffered from brain cancer for years, and when David Cook competed on “American Idol” last year, Adam was there to cheer him on.

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