Scorsese, Bon Jovi to Get Charity Awards

Martin Scorsese and Jon Bon Jovi will be honored by Help USA, a national nonprofit organization, at its annual tribute dinner, to be held May 4 at Gotham Hall.

"Jon Bon Jovi and Martin Scorsese are two public figures who view their success as a platform to give back and do so in ways consistent with Help USA's 20 years of job and housing assistance and mentoring," Maria Cuomo-Cole, co-chair of the dinner, said Tuesday in a statement.

Help USA was formed by former federal Housing Secretary Andrew Cuomo to aid the homeless and victims of domestic abuse.

Scorsese, 63, is in post-production for "The Departed." The film, set for release in November, stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson.

Bon Jovi, the 44-year-old singer, is on tour with his band, Bon Jovi. Their latest album, "Have a Nice Day," was released in September.

Help USA will hold an online auction on the eBay Web site from mid-April through May 7, with items including donations from celebrities.