Sitting in judgment.

Ian Somerhalder (Damon) may play a frequently evil chap on "The Vampire Diaries," but that didn't stop Tom's of Maine from taking him on as a judge for their 50 States Of Good competition. This is a national initiative that seeks to aid grassroots nonprofit groups "supporting healthy, human and environmental goodness." Finalists have been selected from every state and votes will determine the six finalists who will share $150,000.

For more about the contest, and how you can vote, please visit Tom's Of Maine.

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- Matt Purvis