Florida Georgia Line, Train, Flo Rida, Sharon Osbourne, Omar Epps and Chelsea Hightower Join WWE® and The Creative Coalition to Stop Bullying

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STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

The Creative Coalition and WWE (WWE), co-founders of the Be a STAR (Show Tolerance And Respect) anti-bullying initiative, today announced the launch of the S.T.A.R. Alliance, a group of actors, musicians, comedians, athletes, television personalities and members of The Creative Coalition, who have joined together to help put an end to bullying.

Members of the S.T.A.R. Alliance will join WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon, WWE Superstars such as Big Show®, The Miz® and Mark Henry, and The Creative Coalition to spread the Be a STAR message of showing tolerance and respect to help combat bullying, reaching more than 400 million social media followers combined. Select S.T.A.R. Alliance members will also participate and share their stories at Be a STAR anti-bullying rallies across the U.S., including this week in Los Angeles as part of WWE’s community outreach events during SummerSlam® Week.

S.T.A.R. Alliance members include:

 

Quinton Aaron (The Blind Side)

     

 

Arielle Kebbel (John Tucker Must Die)

Kris Allen (American Idol Winner)

Piers Morgan (Piers Morgan Tonight)

Jose Bautista (Toronto Blue Jays)

Ryan Ochoa (Pair of Kings)

Andrea Bowen (Desperate Housewives)

Sharon Osbourne (The X-Factor)

Erin Cummings (Astronaut Wives Club)

Darius Rucker (Hootie & The Blowfish)

Tim Daly (Madam Secretary)

Cassie Scerbo (Make It Or Break It)

Daughtry (Grammy Nominated)

Kendall Schmidt (Big Time Rush)

Omar Epps (Resurrection)

Chaske Spencer (The Twilight Sagas)

Flo Rida (Grammy Nominated)

Train (Grammy Award Winning)

Florida Georgia Line (Award Winning

Gerard Way (formerly of My Chemical

 

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Skylar Grey (Grammy Nominated)

Pete Wentz (Grammy Nominated Fall Out

Chelsea Hightower (Dancing with the Stars)

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Caleb Johnson (American Idol Winner)

Constance Zimmer (House of Cards)

“The mission of the S.T.A.R. Alliance is to use pop culture’s most influential voices to help eradicate the raging bullying epidemic plaguing America’s schools,” said Robin Bronk, CEO of The Creative Coalition. “We are delighted to partner with WWE to bring these powerful and inspirational voices of the entertainment industry to encourage children to be participatory in standing up to bullies.”

“WWE is proud to help bring together a diverse group of international celebrities who all share the vision to stop bullying forever,” said Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer, WWE. “Through the joint efforts of WWE, The Creative Coalition and the S.T.A.R. Alliance, we hope to reach millions of young people and provide them with the knowledge and resources they need to help put an end to bullying in their communities.”

Be a STAR is an anti-bullying initiative co-founded in 2011 by The Creative Coalition and WWE. Its mission is to encourage young people to treat each other with tolerance and respect through education and grassroots initiatives. WWE and The Creative Coalition leverage the power of The Creative Coalition’s entertainment industry constituencies and WWE’s global brand and platforms to help combat the bullying epidemic plaguing today’s youth.

For more information on the S.T.A.R. Alliance members, click here.

About Be a STAR

Be a STAR (beastaralliance.org) is an anti-bullying alliance co-founded by WWE and The Creative Coalition. Its mission is to ensure a positive and equitable social environment for everyone regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation through grassroots efforts beginning with education and awareness. Be a STAR, which stands for "Show Tolerance And Respect," promotes positive methods of social interaction and encourages people to treat others as equals.

About The Creative Coalition

The Creative Coalition (www.thecreativecoalition.org) is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance. The Creative Coalition uses the power and platform of the arts and entertainment communities in award-winning PSA campaigns, mentoring programs, and arts advocacy initiatives on the federal, state and local levels. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization's President.

About WWE

WWE, a publicly traded company (WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 150 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich, Dubai and Tokyo.

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Media:
The Creative Coalition
Jessica Shoer, 646-717-9912
Jshoer@thecreativecoalition.org
or
WWE
Matthew Altman, 203-352-1177
Matthew.Altman@wwecorp.com
or
Investors:
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