Mmoma Ejiofor, 05.05.06, 12:30 AM ET
Behind every modern-day celebrity is a roster of important relationships. Every star needs to be connected with an agent, a manager, a personal trainer, a full-time assistant and a significant other, be it a celeb-level husband/wife or a girlfriend/boyfriend.
Then there is the crucial affiliation with a charity.
For your average citizen, charities offer a way to give back to society, feel connected to a common cause and even do some socializing--or, in some cases, social-climbing. For celebrities, philanthropy offers all of the above, plus the potential for major image and career enhancement."