Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
Celeb: Michael Bolton
Cause: Michael Bolton Foundation, formed to assist "children and women at risk...broaden horizons and expand opportunities for youth across socioeconomic and multicultural lines"
What he's done: Started the foundation, appeared at fundraising events
What celeb gets: A chance to atone for his musical sins?
What cause gets: An annual celebrity softball game, Bolton's singing and some money
Connection between celeb and cause: None detectable
Chance celeb will humiliate cause: It's already happened. Late filings of paperwork with the state of Connecticut led to press accounts of the foundation's sad percentage of giveaways compared to income: a paltry 15 percent in 1995, and only 30 percent from 1993 to 1996 overall.