Oprah's Big Give Host & Judges
"I was addicted to this show," Nate says. " Oprah's Big Give is truly an emotional roller coaster. In each city, it was so exciting to see what the contestants would do next for people. This show is such an amazing way to get people to think outside of themselves and reconnect with society."
Food: Chicago hot dogs, corn on the cob
Movie: Best in Show
Type of Music and/or Artist: Hip-hop and folk
Dessert: White birthday cake with white frosting from the grocery store
Time of Day: Noon
Indulgence: The beach and travel
Vacation: Any beach vacation with no agenda
Weekend Activity: Shopping for antiques and small objects at vintage or antiques shops
Malaak found her true calling after accepting a position at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, where she worked to increase the organization's visibility. During her time there, Malaak decided to dedicate her life's work to the nonprofit world and ultimately created Styleworks, a nonprofit that helps women on welfare and in shelters enter the workforce by providing full makeovers—from clothing to skincare. After seven years of offering direct services, styleWorks currently provides seminars on a consultant basis. Malaak dedicates the rest of her time to a number of other national and international causes, such as Safe Horizon, the nation's leading victim assistance organization, where she chairs Champions for Children, an initiative to prevent child abuse; Hope Worldwide, an organization with which she and her husband have joined forces to help the poorest areas of Johannesburg, South Africa; and The Children's Defense Fund.
" Oprah's Big Give has it all—excitement, drama, laughter and tears—all set against the backdrop of helping others," Malaak says. "As someone who values giving back, being part of this show was like being a kid in a candy store."
Giving Back Moment: Organizing 200 at-risk children from Brooklyn to shop for Christmas gifts at Target, watch two episodes of Everybody Hates Chris and participate in a Q&A with the celebrity cast. It was a dream day for the children and for me!
Movie: Blood Diamond , Sparkle and Terms of Endearment
Type of Music and/or Artist: Prince
Dessert: Sweet potato pie
Time of Day: Early morning before anyone else rises
Vacation: On a Safari in Kenya, Tanzania or South Africa
Memory: The births of my two kids
Snack: Almonds and gummy worms
Weekend Activity: Taking the kids to the park, going to a movie (never do anymore unless it is G-rated!) and at least one hour of reading on Saturday and Sunday by myself
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In Tony's 11-year career with the Kansas City Chiefs, he's broken a number of NFL records, including career touchdown catches by a tight end in 2007. Off the field, his résumé includes regular appearances on countless national and local TV programs and an appearance in the film Any Given Sunday . After his 1998 rookie season, the Kansas City Chief formed The Tony Gonzalez Foundation, which supports the Shadow Buddies Foundation and The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, where Tony is a member of the Hall of Fame. During the offseason, Tony hosts a youth football camp and lends his time to MVPSpot.com, where he gives out nutritional information for a healthy lifestyle. He has also published an autobiographical children's book, Catch and Connect .
"Competition can bring out the best in people," Tony says. "What I love about Oprah's Big Give is people are using that competitive edge to help others. I think that's cool, very cool."
Food: Whatever I'm in the mood for
Movie: Forrest Gump
Type of Music and/or Artist: '80s, rock, rap
Time of Day: Morning
Vacation: Puerto Rico
Memory: A family reunion in Jamaica, where I hung out with generations of my family where my grandmother grew up.
Snack: An organic fruit smoothie that I make
Weekend Activity: Sunday dinners with my whole family
Known also as "The Naked Chef"—named after his first television show, which was based on the concept of stripping food down to its bare essentials—Jamie is more than just a famous face. In 2002, he opened Fifteen London, a training restaurant for disadvantaged young people, as a way to give back to the industry. The proceeds from the restaurant, which recently recruited its sixth training class, go to his charity, Fifteen Foundation. Fifteen London was so successful, he opened training restaurants in Amsterdam, Melbourne and Cornwall. In 2005, Jamie took on an entirely different challenge—the the junk food culture in British schools. He personally taught cafeteria workers how to prepare healthy food, and his campaign to promote nutritious meals prompted the British government to designate more than $1 billion to the cause, dramatically changing the way kids eat. Jamie and his wife, Jools, have two children of their own, daughters Poppy and Daisy. He and his family currently split their time between London and Essex.
"What was brilliant about Oprah's Big Give is that it took genuinely good people and gave them challenges—really pushed the boundaries to see how good they could be to other people," Jamie says. "It's got all the emotions. It makes you laugh, it makes you cry—it stuns you, surprises you, and there's always something around the corner. You'll see normal, everyday people be heroes."
Food: I haven't really got a favorite food since my job is to keep changing it up. Italian definitely, and Asian stuff as well, but really it changes all the time.
Movie: The Outsiders
Type of Music and/or Artist: I like anything miserable. A lot of Brit stuff that Americans haven't really heard of—anyone who hollers and whines.
Time of Day: Bathtime, when I'm chilling. A little bit of peace and quiet.
Indulgence: Going out with the boys, somewhere away, kick around the night, have a few beverages and poker. Boys' night out.
Vacation: The Amalfi coast in Italy
Memory: My favorite memory can't be talked about on Oprah.com!
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