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Pam Anderson wants to call Bruce Springsteen

Pamela Anderson is still fuming about charity money being taken from impoverished French kids to rebuild Notre Dame — and now she hopes Bruce Springsteen will step in.

The former “Baywatch” star boiled over at Tuesday’s Olympique Marseille fund-raiser for poverty-stricken children — organizers auctioned a Springsteen guitar for $112,000, but rather than give the proceeds to homeless children in the southern French city of Marseille, decided the cash would go to the gutted Paris cathedral.

Anderson, who railed on Twitter that Notre Dame already had $1 billion pledged in donations, told Page Six Thursday, “I was angry — the church already has all they need. And knowing the conditions of the many troubled youths in Marseille, it seemed that 100,000 euro for Bruce Springsteen’s guitar could have gone to the local children and to the homeless.”

Adding that Springsteen had likely donated the guitar in the first place for Marseille’s underprivileged kids, “I was thinking of calling Springsteen to see where he’d rather the money raised go — I am sure it would be to the poor kids for whom it was intended.”

Olympique Marseille — a top-tier French soccer club — didn’t reply directly to Anderson’s angst, but said nearly $500,000 was raised for local kids.

Bruce’s rep didn’t get back to us.

source: Page Six

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Pam Anderson leaves gala when Notre Dame gets funds meant for children

Pamela Anderson stormed out of a gala this week when $112,000 earmarked for poor French children went to fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral instead.

The “Baywatch” star said she was at Tuesday’s Olympique Marseille fundraiser to support poverty-stricken children — when organizers auctioned off a big ticket item to benefit the Gothic cathedral.

“Surely the children suffering in Marseille could have used the 100,000 € more than the church that has already received over a billion in donations by billionaires,” the actress fumed on Twitter Wednesday.

“I hope they will reconsider and give where it is needed,” Anderson continued. “To the community here in Marseille where it was intended. And would go much further in making lives better.”

The 51-year-old blond bombshell was at the gala with her boyfriend Adil Rami, a defender on the Olympique Marseille team, one of France’s most decorated soccer clubs.

Olympique Marseille didn’t reply directly to Anderson’s gripes, but told AFP approximately $490,119 was raised for local kids that night.

Donations to help rebuild Notre Dame have topped $1 billion after the Gothic gem was damaged by a massive blaze this month.

source: Page Six