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Crow, Springsteen help raise money for vets

Sheryl Crow and Bruce Springsteen hit the stage together to help raise over $5.7 million at this year's Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser, which benefits injured veterans and their families.

The two musicians were joined at the Monday night event at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden by Ronny Chieng, Hasan Minhaj, John Oliver and Jon Stewart. Crow and Springsteen made a duet of "Redemption Day."

Stand Up for Heroes was first held in 2007 and is produced by the New York Comedy Festival and the Bob Woodruff Foundation. Woodruff was nearly killed during a 2006 attack in Iraq while embedded with U.S. troops for ABC News.

Bening to receive AARP movie award

Annette Bening will receive AARP the Magazine's lifetime achievement honor at the Movies for Grownups Awards next year.

The magazine announced Tuesday that Bening will accept the career achievement award at the ceremony on January 11, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. The 19th annual Movies for Grownups Awards will air January 19 on PBS. The ceremony honors and advocates for "the 50-plus audience."

Bening won Golden Globe awards for best actress for the 2004 film "Being Julia" and 2010's "The Kids Are All Right." She's also a four-time Oscar nominee, including for the 1999 film "American Beauty."

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Previous career achievement honorees include Shirley MacLaine, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Costner and Robert De Niro.

Swedish princess urges Bosnia to address pollution

Swedish Crown Princess Victoria has urged Bosnian leaders to tackle their country's environmental problems, saying it's a key challenge they'll have to confront if the Balkan country wants to join the European Union.

Princess Victoria spoke at a climate conference in Sarajevo on Wednesday that included Bosnia's top political leaders, activists and business representatives. She warned that the "threats of climate change and environmental pollution are real."

Bosnia applied for EU membership in 2016, but its continued ethnic divide threatens the process. The country has never fully recovered from its 1992-95 war.

It's recently come under increased pressure to address environmental problem. A U.N. report in June said that Bosnia's residents are exposed to some of the highest concentrations of air pollution in Europe.

Today's birthdays: Actor Barry Newman is 81. Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is 76. Actor Christopher Knight ("The Brady Bunch") is 62. Actress Julie Pinson ("As the World Turns," ''Days of Our Lives") is 52. Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me") is 49.Actor Adam DeVine ("Modern Family") is 36. Rapper Tinie Tempah is 31. Singer Lorde is 23.

— The Associated Press


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