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Want to jazz up your phone’s outgoing message with a celebrity’s voice? The advocacy group Autism Speaks is offering just that: custom-recorded messages from “Batman” star Adam West, “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston, actors Jack Black, Peter Dinklage, Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto and broadcaster Vin Scully. From Monday to Sunday, a limited number of 20-second long MP3 messages you write will be recorded by each star on a first-come, first-served basis. Requests cost $299; all proceeds go to the cause.

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Tamara Mellon’s been there, seen that. In the her memoir, “In My Shoes” (Portfolio/Penguin, $29.95), read about the luxe life of the founder of billion-dollar fashion brand and “Sex and the City” fixture Jimmy Choo. Believe it: the 46-year-old mogul was a high-school dropout and spent time in rehab. Juicy tidbits include Oscar mishaps with Julianne Moore, curtsying for the Queen of England and of course hanging with her biggest fans like Liz Hurley, Georgina Chapman and Cate Blanchett.

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Amanda Peet wants you to be healthy and do good. The actress is leading the charge in the Get a Shot, Give a Shot partnership between the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign and Walgreens. Through Oct. 14, for every vaccine administered at a Walgreens pharmacy, one will be donated to kids in developing countries. See? That didn’t hurt at all.

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There are many people out there who’d love to get their hands on Dwyane Wade’s jeans and now they can. Wade is one of 14 celebs along with the likes of Britney Spears, Hayden Panettiere and Andy Roddick who has donated and signed a pair of his jeans for an auction benefiting Blue Jeans Go Green, Cotton Inc’s initiative to promote awareness about textile recycling. Bidding ends Nov. 3 at www.bluejeansgogreen.org.

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Andre 3000 of Outkast performs on stage at Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park on July 6, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.

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