Army Wives: Willis Gets Recruited, Actors Gives Back
Army Wives: Willis Gets Recruited, Actors Gives Back
With the second season of Lifetime’s Army Wives coming to a close in November, production is gearing up for another season, which is set to air in June next year.  In fact, they will begin filming next week in Charleston, South Carolina.  Meanwhile, the newest face to be added on the guest list this season is none other than Bruce Willis and Demi Moore’s daughter, Rumer Willis.

The 19-year-old actress, who recently appeared in the big screen offering The House Bunny and was also named as one of People’s 100 Most Beautiful, is set to appear in the October 12th episode of Army Wives as the wife of a soldier who got injured in Iraq.

Meanwhile, in other news, Army Wives gives back to the locals of Charleston as the cast are to attend a benefit in North Charleston this Saturday, September 6.  Catherine Bell, Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman, Brigid Brannagh, Wendy Davis, Sterling Brown, Brian McNamara and Drew Fuller will be joining the $125-per-ticket homeless shelter fundraiser at Quarters H and I on the old Navy base.  Quarters H and I serves as the location for the base’s headquarters in the military-themed Lifetime series.

"It will be a fun night for a great cause," North Charleston Grants Administrator Shannon Praete said.  "It will be a little bit of Hollywood in North Charleston."

The fundraiser aims to raise a sizable amount that would go to the Sustainable Opportunities for Life and Dreams or SOLD, a proposed shelter for women and children.  The shelter aims to help empower women by leading them to a better life, get a job and eventually be independent.

The shelter is to rise on the 3.75 donated acres on Leary Street near the new Remount Venture LLC defense-contracting facility off North Rhett Avenue.  The facility, which is estimated to cost $3.6 million, will have 148 beds and will be run by North Charleston Housing Authority.

"We are throwing everything behind it that we can," series co-executive producer Harry Bring said.  "It's not only a good reason, but it's also a good way to give back."

North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey was happy to know that the cast and crew of Army Wives are fully supporting the cause.

"We are doing this to change people's lives," Summey said.  "We need to teach them to have independence and self-worth.  We are making a statement that North Charleston is a caring community."

-Valerie Anne del Castillo, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

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