Kelly Clarkson was asked to include a moment of silence at the Billboard Music Awards for the victims of the Santa Fe shooting. Fighting back tears, she did something different.

The school shooting on May 18, 2018, which left 10 dead, marks the continuation of a disturbing trend of gun violence in the U.S. Time and again, people offer their thoughts and prayers, they hold moments of silence, and then -- nothing. Nothing changes.

"Once again, we're grieving for more kids that have died for an absolutely no reason at all," said Clarkson, the music awards’ 2018 host, at the beginning of the show.

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It started with a perfectly pleasant Fourth of July tweet.

Singer Kelly Clarkson honored America's birthday by giving a shoutout to U.S. service members fighting the good fight.

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On Feb. 22, "Law & Order: SVU" actress Mariska Hargitay tweeted out a powerful message of support for pop singer Kesha.

If you haven't heard, the pop star is currently dealing with some difficult legal troubles involving her alleged abuser — a producer who works for the record label she's signed to. So Hargitay — a committed, vocal advocate for victims of sexual assault — sent love Kesha's way by tweeting an encouraging message to her more than 700,000 followers.

The tweet — which has been Liked and retweeted thousands of times — may be just a tweet. But it's the latest sign that Hollywood is rallying around someone who certainly deserves support right now.

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