Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow and Fergie have joined forces with a broad cast of stars to record a song about climate change. Sean Paul, Leona Lewis and Colbie Caillat also appear on "Love Song to the Earth," which was released Friday on iTunes and Apple Music via Connect.
Proceeds from the track will benefit the United Nations Foundation and Friends of the Earth. Nicole Scherzinger, Natasha Bedingfield, Angelique Kidjo, Kelsea Ballerini and Victoria Justice also appear on the track.
The song was created to support a U.N. conference in Paris this December that's aimed at reaching a deal with more than 190 nations to keep global warming from reaching dangerous levels.
"Love Song to the Earth" will receive a wide release on Sept. 11.
Angelou's art collection for sale
The art collection of celebrated writer and civil rights activist Maya Angelou is heading to auction this month. Among the highlights of the Sept. 15 Swann Galleries sale is a painted story quilt that hung in Angelou's Harlem home. It's a work by African-American artist Faith Ringgold titled "Maya's Quilt of Life" that was commissioned by Oprah Winfrey for Angelou's 69th birthday in 1989. It could bring $150,000 to $250,000. The nearly 50 artworks were consigned to the auction house's African-American Fine Art Department by Angelou's estate. They're expected to fetch $400,000 to $640,000. Angelou died last year at age 86.
Protection: A judge on Friday ordered two women to stay away from Salma Hayek and not attempt to contact the Oscar-nominated actress for the next three years. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carol Boas Goodson granted Hayek's request for a restraining order against Liana Philippon and Odette Bodagh, who the actress stated in court filings impersonated her and made a veiled threat to kidnap her daughter. The order also covers Hayek's husband and 7-year-old daughter.
Scary saga: Legendary rocker Chrissie Hynde fell in with a band of outlaw bikers early in her life. She wound up being beaten, robbed and raped, she said in an interview to air on this week's "Sunday Morning" on CBS. Hynde, 63, said she didn't fear for her life, though she should have. "With a lot of these guys, once you get involved with them, you don't really get out," she said. "Especially if you're a woman — you become sort of property." Hynde wrote about the attack in her new memoir, "Reckless: My Life as a Pretender."