Ben Stiller has launched a new foundation to support children around the globe through educational initiatives. His foundation is raising money to build schools in impoverished areas around the world and, Stiller says, while that in itself has been challenging, what has been even more challenging is coming up with a name for the project.
Ben and his team have come up with a number of names, including The Ben Cross, No Child Left Ben-Hind and, of course, the Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can’t Read and Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too. But the name they finally decided on is the Jennifer Aniston Foundation, hosted at SeeJenniferAnistonNakedFoundation.com. After all, as Ben says, “it just seemed like more people would go to that.”
The foundation is really called The Stiller Foundation, but it looks like Ben is hoping that Jen can help his foundation go viral like she made Smartwater go viral earlier this year with Smartwater’s ‘Jen Aniston’s Sex Tape’. So far Ben has raked in 172,000 views.
On the foundation’s website, Stiller explains, “I never have felt comfortable having a foundation named after me. Originally, I asked if we could call it the LeBron James Foundation, or the Brad Pitt Foundation, since I thought that would get a lot more people to donate money. I was told I could get sued if I did that. So I went with the Stiller Foundation, since the point is to try to get as much or as little attention for this cause as my name could muster.” Now he’s enlisted the help of Jennifer Aniston’s name as well, and hopefully it will be instrumental in helping him raise money for his cause.
You can find out more about The Stiller Foundation on Facebook or at TheStillerFoundation.com, and feel free to share your thoughts on Ben’s charity initiative, as well as his See Jennifer Aniston Naked campaign in the comments below.
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