“Happyness” Brought To The Homeless

January 26th, 2007 // 1 Comment

In an attempt to instill some hope into a group of nearly one hundred homeless individuals, each were all invited to the mayor’s office in Washington D.C. for a screening of Will Smith’s latest film, “The Pursuit of Happyness.” The film is based on the life of Chris Gardner, who lived homeless with his young son before he basically worked his ass off and became a successful businessman. From Yahoo! News:

Michael Stoops, acting executive director of the National Coalition for the Homeless, agreed. “How Chris Gardner got off the streets, he might have lucked out and it might have worked for him, but that doesn’t mean that this one movie will change the lives of every homeless person in the country.” Still, Moses Alexander Greene, the spokesman for the mayor’s community relations office, said: “Hope belongs to everyone.”

In other news, a number of “American Idol” rejects were given a free screening of “Dreamgirls,” so that they could all project themselves onto the character of Effie White. They weren’t really. I was just trying to be funny.

(WENN)

By Lisa Timmons
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  1. MissNee

    Will Smith just gets better with age.

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