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Stars Unite for Gulf Spill Telethon

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Prime Time, Specials, Cable,

Larry King

Once again, celebrities will be uniting for a good cause—and they weren’t asked by George Clooney to do so.

On Monday, CNN will broadcast a Larry King Live special focused on the BP oil spill. The telethon - Disaster in the Gulf: How You Can Help - will allow viewers to contribute to one of three different charities (The Nature Conservancy, United Way, or the National Wildlife Federation). Donations raised will “go to aid in rebuilding the Gulf Coast.”

Those helping King with the two-hour event include , Chelsea Handler, Sting, Tim McGraw, Kathy Griffin, Alyssa Milano, Deepak Chopra, Pete Wentz, Ted Danson, Robert Redford, Harry Connick Jr., Jenny McCarthy and Philippe Cousteau.

The special will air from 8 to 10 p.m. Eastern.

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BET to Host Another Haiti Fundraiser

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Music, Prime Time, Specials, Cable, MTV, News,

Queen LatifahGeorge Clooney may have organized the first major Haiti fundraiser, but it wasn’t the last one.

Later this week, - with help from Sean Combs and Pharrell - will host another star-studded benefit event. The telethon, which is being presented by BET, will air across multiple channels including MTV, VH1 and Centric.

Wyclef, Ne-Yo, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Akon, Ludacris, Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke and India.Arie will be among the participants.

SOS Saving OurSelves - Help for Haiti will air from Miami at 8:00 on Friday night.

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Stars Line Up for Haiti Telethon

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, Wyclef Jean and Anderson Cooper will be accompanied by a number of big names during their upcoming telethon.

, a fundraiser organized for the devastated country, will air commercial-free this Friday night across a number of networks. ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, the CW, HBO, MTV, VH1 and CMT are among the channels involved.

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This Week on TV (1/18-1/24)


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MONDAY (1/18)
  • The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family, 8pm):  “Financial issues have Ricky and Adrian at odds.” I hear Playgirl is always an option for baby daddies.
  • How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8pm):  “Robin discovers that she’s the subject of a drinking game.” Every time she sits in the right booth take a shot; when she sits in the left booth, take two.
  • The Buried Life (MTV, 10pm):  Series premiere. “Four young adventurers tackle a list of 100 things they’d like to do before they die, while helping others fulfill their own dreams along the way.” “Bring back videos to MTV” will have to go unchecked.

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George Clooney Leading Haiti Telethon

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Prime Time, ABC, CBS, HBO, MTV, NBC, News,

George ClooneyWhen there’s a disaster of epic proportions, we can usually count on three things: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will donate a large chunk of change to the cause, Anderson Cooper will make his way to the middle of the tragedy, and George Clooney will rally the troops for a fundraiser.

To help those devastated by the earthquake in Haiti, the Up in the Air star has already immersed himself in plans for a possible celebrity-filled .

The event - which will reportedly air on MTV, HBO and CBS - is tentatively scheduled for Friday, January 22.

ABC, NBC, CNN may also participate and televise the broadcast.

Jeff Gallen, the same who man produced the 9/11 fundraiser Clooney worked on (America: A Tribute to Heroes), will be involved with this project, as well.

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This Week on TV (9/1-9/7)

Raising the Bar

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MONDAY (9/1)

Labor Day Marathons: The Closer (TNT), Beverly Hills, 90210 (SOAPnet), Scrubs (TV Land), Dirty Jobs (Discovery), My Wife and Kids (ABC Family), Star Trek: The Next Generation (Sci Fi), House of Payne (TBS), CSI (Spike TV), Anthony Bourdain (Travel), That ‘70s Show (FX)

  • Gossip Girl (CW, 8pm):  Season 2 premiere. “Summer in the Hamptons winds down as Serena and Nate carry on a cover-up scheme to make others think they’re dating.” A few choice pics sent to Gossip Girl should do the trick.
  • Prison Break (FOX, 8pm):  Season 4 premiere. “Michael is in LA looking to even the score with Gretchen for Sara’s death.” I think Gretchen should really apologize for all of last season.
  • One Tree Hill (CW, 9pm):  Season 6 premiere. “Lucas’ chosen lady meets him at the airport, while Dan’s accident proves life-threatening.” Sorry. So not caring who picks these days.
  • Raising the Bar (TNT, 10pm):  Series premiere. “Idealistic public defender Jerry Kellerman (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) fights for a man he’s sure is innocent, but holding a court is a judge who loathes Kellerman.” Gosselaar’s new hair has been generating some passionate opinions.

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Networks Team Up for Cancer

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Specials, ABC, CBS, NBC, News,

Katie Couric, Brian Williams and Charles Gibson

Although the nightly competition between and Brian Williams is quite tight, the two journalists - along with - combined forces today to promote a joint project. In a rare event, the trio hit all three morning shows to deliver the special news. This meant a return to old stomping grounds for both Couric (Today) and Gibson (Good Morning America).

Together they announced that ABC, NBC and CBS will be simultaneously devoting one hour to the same cause: the fight against cancer. Stand Up 2 Cancer, a commercial-free telethon airing September 5th, will aim to raise funds for research.

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Votes Carry New Weight on Idol Gives Back

American Idol judges After weeks of name-dropping and agenda-pushing, it’s finally here. Tonight is the beginning of American Idol‘s extravaganza Idol Gives Back, a highly-touted charity event that will provide for young people in two countries. Clips of host and judge during their trip to Africa, made in pre-season preparation, have preceded the event for many weeks now, building anticipation among Idol viewers. With each new promo came more stars clamoring to get involved, and now the star-studded event promises to be one that shouldn’t be missed. It all begins during tonight’s live performance show, where the six remaining contestants will sing touchy-feely songs aimed at garnering more votes than ever. Voting is especially essential for Idol watchers this evening, because it’s through votes the Idol Gives Back event will gather its funding.

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