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Michael Stars has teamed up with Mariska Hargitay and Joyful Heart to create a limited-edition charity tee to support women and children survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

For every Joyful Heart tee purchased, Michael Stars will give a tee to a survivor of violence and abuse and will donate $5 per purchase to the Joyful Heart Foundation.

Michael Stars Joyful Heart Tees

New Layout!
February 8, 2010

I know I just had a new layout a few weeks ago but I got inspired from the SAG pics, lol. So I hope you like this new layout! Also, I added a Chatbox on the site too so feel free to use it.

The JHF’s Twitter said this:

So the cover shoot today… was for none other than… our friends @goodhealth! Look for the April issue on stands next month!

Woooo! I can’t wait to see the pics, I’ll post them as soon as they are released.

New Mariska Blog
February 5, 2010

Vote Joy!
Hello my joyful friends,

Hope everyone had a great holiday and that your new year is off to a fabulous start!

I have very exciting news to share.

Joyful Heart is in the running for a $250,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project, an online initiative to find “people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive impact.”

That’s right, $250,000!

Our proposal for Pepsi is centered on our magazine, Reunion, which brings a joyful message of hope and healing to thousands of survivors nationwide. It’s also creating a sense of community among survivors and those who support them on their paths to healing, combating the feelings of isolation that so often accompany violence and abuse.

The feedback we continue to receive for this publication is overwhelmingly positive. There’s a need for this kind of community and communication, and Joyful Heart wants to continue fulfilling the need in the future.

But Joyful Heart needs funding to keep this magazine in print. So we’re going all out. And you can help.

Here’s how:

For the entire month of February, you can vote once a day, every day until the 28th (www.refresheverything.com/votejoy).

After you’re done voting, tell everyone you know to vote, too! And I mean everyone. Your friends, your family, the people you work with, your neighbors, your hairdresser, the person next to you on line at the grocery store—everyone!

Tell them to Vote for Joy!

Facebook it, tweet it, blog it, forward this email to everyone in your address book, post flyers in your office, your dorm room, your school, your gym (download the flyer here), make a video and post it on You Tube. Go ahead get creative.

If you’re on Facebook, you can skip the sign in process and just go to our landing page (www.refresheverything.com/votejoy), click on VOTE NOW (in the upper right hand corner), and connect through your FB account to vote. While you’re on our page, you can also promote our idea by clicking on PROMOTE THIS IDEA.

It’s painless, I promise.

And I saved you some time and wrote out a few sample tweets and posts.


• 1 click could = $250,000 for survivors of violence and abuse, vote for @TheJHF in #pepsirefresh project here: http://bit.ly/bsR09V

• Mariska Hargitay and @TheJHF are in the running for a $250,000 grant through #pepsirefresh, vote at http://bit.ly/bsR09V

• VOTE JOY! Visit http://bit.ly/bsR09V to support @TheJHF and Mariska Hargitay in the #pepsirefresh project

Posts for Facebook:

• Support Joyful Heart by voting in the Pepsi Refresh Project online grant contest. Vote Joy. Vote now. Vote every day this month.

• What if you? could change someone’s life with just a click of your mouse? Thanks to? the Joyful Heart Foundation?founded by an actress Mariska Hargitay from ?Law & Order: SVU—now you can make a real difference. JHF needs your? support to secure a grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project to help ?survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. It takes only a minute of your time, so please vote now to make a difference today.

• Don’t forget to vote joy today in Pepsi’s Refresh Project. Invite everyone you know to do the same. The only way we can be successful is if we use social networks to reach people who aren’t already supporters. So please get creative and share this link with everyone you know and ask them to do the same.

Your support would mean the world—to me and all the survivors who are empowered by Joyful Heart .

xo, Mariska

P.S. Did I mention that you can vote today, vote tomorrow, and vote again EVERY DAY until the 28th by going to www.refresheverything.com/votejoy. That means your vote to help us win, can count over 20 times. Please, please, please, keep voting until we’ve won.

P.P.S. We’ve opened up the comments section for this blog so let me know the creative ways you’re spreading the word.

posted by Mariska.com 10:29pm

Mariska & the Joyful Heart Foundation are in the running for a 250,000 grant through pepsi refresh. They are currently ranked 4th. Please vote here and help them win!

ONE of TV’s best-loved crime fighting couples will part ways within the year with Chris Meloni confirming he would walk away from the role of Detective Elliot Stabler after season 12 of Law & Order SVU.

The decision already has led to tears, with castmate Mariska Hargitay breaking down when discussing how she and her character Detective Olivia Benson would cope with losing Meloni.

The pair has fronted Law & Order SVU since it spun off from Law & Order in 1999.

They survived a bitter contract dispute early last year which, at one point, led NBC to threaten to dump both actors from the show.

They had sought a share of the show’s profits, in addition to the $US350,000 ($400,000) they earned an episode.

Although the issue was settled amicably, Meloni has decided to pursue other interests when season 12 completes. Season 11 debuts in Australia on Thursday on Ten while episode 15, season 11 is airing in the US. Production on season 12 begins later this year.

“I think 12 years is enough, a good number,” Meloni told The Courier-Mail on set in New York recently.

“The writers will have fertile ground to figure out how to arc him (Elliot) out to another place – whether it’s this world or the next.”

Meloni said he was interested in pursuing theatre work as well as producing and or acting in “guerrilla-style sleeper” films when he leaves.

“It will be a very difficult transition. I mean, Jesus Christ, every day when you get used to getting up early and working these hours,” he said.

“When you’re an actor (not working) it’s like, ‘Has anyone called yet?’. And having to audition again, which I loathe.”

Hargitay, for her part, said she wasn’t “ready yet” to walk away from the show.

“It’s been proven over and over to me that this (role) is the right thing for me to still be here,” she said.

She couldn’t control her emotions when talking about how Olivia would take Elliot’s departure. “I don’t think she could be without him. She loves him, he’s her other half,” she said, wiping tears away.

Source: Courier Mail

*EDIT* Neal just answered some tweets about Chris leaving saying its NOT true.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Deputy Associate Attorney General Karol V. Mason, Acting Director for the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Catherine Pierce, and actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay addressed nearly 300 attendees today at the Services-Training-Officers-Prosecutors (STOP) Conference in San Francisco. The four-day conference, which began Sunday, brings together STOP grant administrators representing the offices of the governor, attorney general, or other state criminal justice agency from every state government and territory in the nation. Also in attendance are domestic violence and sexual assault coalition representatives from every state and territory.

“The Justice Department is committed to working with federal, state, local and tribal partners to ensure that all communities — particularly those that have been chronically neglected — are given the resources and support they need,” said Deputy Associate Attorney General Mason. “We need your help to not only raise awareness, but to truly make change. Each community must take an active role in defining their response to violence against women.”

“In the past 15 years since the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was signed into law, countless lives have been saved, the voices of survivors have been heard, and families have been protected. But there is still much more to be done. We have federal resources and we have a strong commitment from this administration, but that is not enough. We need to work together to bring about a significant shift in our culture,” said Acting Director Pierce.

“I have seen survivors find their way back to lives of possibility, hope and joy, and I am so proud to be part of a movement that will change the way we talk about and behave around these epidemics,” said Hargitay, best known for her role on NBC’s Law and Order: Special Victim’s Unit, and president and founder of the Joyful Heart Foundation. “Through your work, you strengthen the possibility of healing for a survivor because you are acknowledging, responding to, and giving your all to do something about the violence and injustice they have suffered. That is why I am so moved by your collective commitment: because it has the power to heal.”

The Justice Department announced Monday that President Obama’s FY2011 budget request provides $461 million for OVW to provide communities with resources to combat sexual assault and violence against women. This includes $30 million for the Sexual Assault Services Program and $50 million for the Legal Assistance for Victims Program. An additional $100 million is also allocated within the Crime Victims Fund, which is administered through the Department’s Office for Victims of Crime, to specifically aid victims of violence against women.

STOP grant administrators serve as the liaison between OVW and the states, oversee the administration of STOP funding and provide statewide leadership on violence against women intervention efforts. The STOP formula grant program, the largest single funding stream administered by OVW, promotes a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to enhancing advocacy and improving the criminal justice system’s response to violent crimes against women. It encourages the development and improvement of effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to address violent crimes against women and of advocacy and services in cases involving violent crimes against women.

The Justice Department has launched a year-long commemoration of the 15th anniversary of VAWA, working to raise public awareness on issues around violence against women, to build and renew coalitions among federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement and victim services communities, and to end stalking, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence for men, women and children across the country. As part of this effort, the department has encouraged the more than 100 celebrity allies, including Hargitay, who have lent their names in support of the department’s “Join the List” initiative to raise awareness with their fans, through Web and fan sites, and social networking profiles.

Source: PR News Wire

Oprah Winfrey will present an award to her best friend, Gayle King, at the New York Women in Communications’ Matrix Awards in April.King will be recognized for her work as editor-at-large of O, the Oprah magazine, and on her Sirius XM radio talk show. Others receiving honors include Tina Fey, who will be presented with her award by “Saturday Night Live” star Seth Meyers; Sheryl Crow, who will be introduced by Mariska Hargitay and Google’s Marissa Mayer. NBC anchor Brian Williams will host the power luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria.

Source: New York Post

New Interactive & SVU Pages
January 28, 2010

I added an interactive section where you can vote on favorite hairstyles/outfits and you can send in your fan art and anything else you have. If you want to send in anything you can e-mail me at mariskaonline@yahoo.com and I will add it to the site! Go to the interactive page.

I also added an SVU page which has character bios, episode guides and a section on Olivia Benson. Go the SVU page.

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