Actors Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife, Isla Fisher, are donating $1 million to Save the Children and the International Rescue Committee to support victims of the conflict in Syria.
Save the Children has announced that half of the sum will fund a program vaccinating more than 250,000 children against a potential measles outbreak in northern Syria.
The other half of the donation will go toward supporting families, with a special concern for women and children, both inside Syria and in neighboring countries. That money will go toward education, health care, shelter and sanitation, Save the Children said.
Cohen, 44, starred in comedy features including "Borat" and "The Dictator." Fisher, 39, appeared in "Confessions of a Shopaholic" and the Netflix comedy series "Arrested Development."
Zhang and Wang have baby girl
Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, 36, who gained international fame for her role in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," posted a photo of a baby's hand online Monday to announce the arrival of her daughter. Two adult hands hold the baby's hand and the caption reads: "December 27th, 2015, you, me, her … With the birth of this little life, we have our own family. Everything went safely and smoothly. Infinite gratitude!" It is Zhang's first child, and the third for Chinese rock singer and composer Wang Feng,who has two daughters from previous relationships. Zhang accepted a marriage proposal delivered by drone from Wang in February at her birthday party.
most admired: Americans named President Obama and Hillary Clinton as the most admired man and woman in the world, according to a Gallup poll released Monday, with Donald Trump tying Pope Francis as the second most admired man. Obama was atop the list for the eighth year in a row. Clinton, who was named 13 percent of the time, has been the top woman in the poll in each of the last 14 years and 20 times overall. Malala Yousafzai, the 18-year-old Pakistani education activist, came in second behind Clinton with 5 percent, followed by Oprah Winfrey and First Lady Michelle Obama, both with 4 percent. Carly Fiorina, Queen Elizabeth and Angela Merkel followed, each earning 2 percent. Among the men, the pope and Trump each earned 5 percent, followed by Bernie Sanders with 3 percent and Bill Gates with 2 percent.