Celebrities led by Sandra Bullock on Wednesday poured millions of dollars into relief efforts after monster storm Harvey ravaged Houston.
Bullock, who maintains homes in nearby Austin and New Orleans, donated $1 million through the American Red Cross, the organization said.
"I'm just grateful I can do it," Bullock, the star of Hollywood hits such as "Gravity" and "The Blind Side," said in a statement.
Socialite Khloe Kardashian said that her celebrity clan was donating $500,000 to the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
She was responding to a challenge set by the comedian Kevin Hart, who on Tuesday said he was donating $25,000 and named celebrities whom he urged to follow suit.
In response, pop star Jennifer Lopez and her boyfriend, baseball legend Alex Rodriguez, in a joint Instagram post said that they were each donating $25,000.
"Seeing these pictures of children and all the footage, it's just devastating, and we just want to do our part to help," Lopez said.
Rapper Nicki Minaj, hip-producer DJ Khaled and actor and wrestler The Rock were among other celebrities to respond to Hart's challenge and donate $25,000.
The Rock urged Houston to stay strong and thanked Hart but, in perhaps an indirect criticism of the comedian's name-shaming, said he was "not going to call out my celebrity friends -- you guys already know what to do" and urged small donors to come forward with "a buck or two."
Chris Brown, the R&B singer infamous for his legal troubles, told Hart he was donating $100,000 but without explanation said his money "will go to the people" as he was skeptical of the Red Cross.
The country singer Chris Young also said he was donating $100,000 and urged fans to join him.
One of the most successful fund-raising efforts came from football player J.J. Watt, a local transplant who plays for the Houston Texans.
After his online appeal quickly met his goal of raising $500,000 in donations, he repeatedly upped the challenge. By Wednesday he had raised $6 million and was seeking $10 million.
Beyonce, one of the top stars to emerge from Houston, and hip-hop mega-star Drake, who has a home in Houston, have both said they are working on generous relief plans but have not yet revealed the details.
Kanye West is suing insurance company Lloyd's of London, claiming they are refusing to pay him after he was forced to cancel shows in November last year.
The 40-year-old is asking for $10 million in damages, claiming the company has yet to pay him out for his cancelled shows.
Furthermore, he claims they have shown no signs they intend to pay him, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Gold Digger rapper first filed a loss claim with the company just days after famously suffering a mental breakdown in November, which saw him cancelling a number of his shows.
Kanye checked into a psychiatric hospital as a result of the breakdown, but more than eight months later, he's claiming both he and his company, Very Good Touring, Inc., still haven't been paid.
Almost immediately after being hospitalized, Kanye's physician provided the insurance company with sworn testimony he was unfit to take to the stage.
According to the complaint, the insurance company then sought to amend the terms of their coverage in an effort to avoid paying him out.
'Immediately turning to legal counsel made it clear that Defendants’ goal was to hunt for any ostensible excuse, no matter how fanciful, to deny coverage or to maneuver themselves into a position of trying to negotiate a discount on the loss payment,' the suit states.
Following his breakdown, Kanye also submitted to an independent medical examination (IME) with a doctor selected by the insurance company, who also deemed him unfit to perform.
He also presented for an examination under oath (EUO), along with at least 11 members of his team.
The lawsuit also accuses the insurance company of leaking damaging information about the star to media outlets, all in a bid to avoid paying out his insurance.
Among the information he claims is being leaked includes his alleged drug use, which Kanye and his team have branded 'irrelevant facts'.
Kanye's lawyers have come out swinging, saying this should serve as a warning to any other musician considering hiring Lloyd's of London.
Reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner says she is considering entering US politics in a bid to promote transgender issues.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have announced the arrival of their second child, a baby boy.