BEVERLY HILLS (AP) — The mounting death toll in the Philippines weighed heavily on the minds of George Clooney and Idris Elba, honored at the Britannia Awards Saturday night in Los Angeles.
Clooney said he was following the news about Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the eastern seaboard of the Philippines Friday. As many as 10,000 people are believed dead in one Philippine city alone from one of the worst storms ever recorded.READ MORE: Several Detained After Off-Duty Deputy's Vehicle Struck By Pellet Gun In Canyon Country
The “Gravity” actor said he believes celebrities will rally in support of those affected by the “terrible disaster,” as they did for earthquake-ravaged Haiti and New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.READ MORE: Judge: LAPD Must Restrict Use Of Less Lethal Projectile Launchers
Fellow honoree Elba echoed Clooney, calling on the “world community” to “pitch in” and “help as much as we can.”MORE NEWS: 2 Injured After Vehicle Falls Nearly 300 Feet Into Embankment Off Angeles Forest Highway
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