Hollywood Steps in to Help Stop Gulf Oil Spill

Environmental IssuesEnvironmental PollutionEnvironmental CleanupCelebritiesTed DansonVictoria Principal

LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood is hoping to help stop the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Victoria Principal is the latest actress to donate to the effort. The former "Dallas" star has donated $200,000 to help clean things up.

Principal made the donation to Oceana and the Natural Resources Defense Council to encourage the two nonprofits to work together to address the damage along the Gulf Coast and support a shift toward renewable energy.

Other Hollywood celebrities are also stepping up to fix the problem. "Cheers" star Ted Danson, who serves on Oceana's board of directors, is an outspoken critic of offshore drilling. "Titanic" director James Cameron met with officials to share his ideas on and expertise on underwater filming and remote vehicle technologies. Actor Kevin Costner has invested more than $24 million to develop devices now under consideration to help clean up the spill.

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