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Celebs take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Top Celebrity 'Ice Bucket' Videos



By EMILY CEGIELSKI

Over the past few weeks, the Internet has exploded with celebrities and regular folks alike participating in the 'ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.'

The challenge is meant to raise awareness and money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and the premise is simple. Participants post a video of themselves being doused with ice water onto the social media platform of their choice and call for a friend to do the same, giving them 24 hours to complete the dare or donate $100 to ALS research.

According to the New York Times, the stunt has raised over $13.3 million for the ALS Association since July 29, compared to $1.7 million during the same period last year.

"We're heartened that the momentum of this incredible visibility continues," Barbara Newhouse, President and CEO of the ALS Association, said in a press statement. "We are so thankful for the generous outpouring of donations and people's interest in learning more about ALS."

This spike in donations and increased interest can partly be attributed to the high-level of celebrity involvement with the movement. With the exception of President Obama, who politely declined ("though his contribution to this effort will be monetary") in a released statement, every day a new movie star, pop singer or TV host adds a new video of he or she being pummeled with ice and drenched with water. So, we've decided to round up some of the best and some of the worst.

We lead our list with 'Guardians of the Galaxy' star Chris Pratt. His unusual take on the challenge, plus his wife's sneak bucket attack, made his video a fan favorite. Others in our top 16 include celebs who weren't afraid to get chilly with lots of ice and lots of screams.

Below, you can find our top 10 celeb fails. Jesse Tyler Ferguson of 'Modern Family' made us laugh with his checkbook stunt but ultimately failed to get wet. Oprah definitely had ice in her bucket, but the water level seemed a little lame to us. Others included stars who obviously had no ice in their water or kept on hats and shirts to do the dare.

Click through our galleries of the best and the worst and let us know what you think about our picks!



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dan_crabtree August 18 2014 at 2:57 PM

Come on liberals this ice bucket thing is getting old.. time to refresh with a acid bucket and have some real fun..

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spock21757 dan_crabtree August 18 2014 at 3:15 PM

you first loser conservative

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Rhonda spock21757 August 18 2014 at 10:20 PM

OK conservatives 1 Liberal idiots 40 million.

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spdy65 August 18 2014 at 2:19 PM

Had about enough of this all week.....

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LL August 18 2014 at 2:35 PM

Yup,...that's us, the typical American, ...who needs someone to pour a bucket of ice water on his/ her head - to get him/ her to do something meaningful for a good cause, and it's no wonder that Lou Dobbs & McNeil Leher are reporting how "Americans Have Lost Their Will To Be OUTRAGED " ?.... and here I sit OUTRAGED at this STUPID drenching of ourselves, in order to "get involved" ,.... though, on the other hand" if soaking everybody will wake us up to the fact that we're now living in the Liberal Democratic Party Zombie Nation, perhaps that should be the next dedicated cause for a cold slap of water in our faces ???

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tjeck109 LL August 18 2014 at 9:49 PM

Perhaps a nice cold bucket of cold water will help cool you down a bit. Or perhaps an ice bucket challenge for anger management.

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Rhonda LL August 18 2014 at 10:19 PM

While I agree with your take on the liberal elite ... I can't see the bad in an inovative fundraiser for such a good and needy cause.

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bigcatdaddy August 18 2014 at 4:41 PM

I wonder how much of that money goes to research and how much goes to salaries?

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bhrepoman August 18 2014 at 1:50 PM

Wow water & Ice buckets??? I thought we are in a water drought!

OK!!!

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buckschottz bhrepoman August 18 2014 at 2:30 PM

My exact thoughts, in a few months they will have the no shave event to save water.

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jsm422 August 18 2014 at 4:21 PM

Most of those lame brain "top 10" didn't have ice in their buckets. Weak!

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jacks_sam August 18 2014 at 4:39 PM

Can we please go back to planking?

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rockymtnhikerCo August 18 2014 at 2:55 PM

Its only a drought in the western states and 3rd world countries,so please CONTINUE TO WASTE AWAY.besides its probaby only luke warm water and no ice

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tjeck109 rockymtnhikerCo August 18 2014 at 9:50 PM

Yeah forget about the millions raised to help find a cure and instead worry about the brown grass on the front lawn in the west.

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vietnamvet1967 August 18 2014 at 4:32 PM

This man is as funny as a Cockroach
running across the floor, what a HAS BEEN

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theomegaman72 August 18 2014 at 9:54 PM

wow, that was pretty funny......last week

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