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[01/13/05 - 12:00 AM]
Brad Pitt, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Robert Deniro, Josh Groban, Jay Leno, Natalie Portman, Nicolette Sheridan, Andy Garcia, Hugh Grant, Naomi Watts Join 'Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope' Efforts

[via press release from NBC]

BRAD PITT, DREW BARRYMORE, LUCY LIU, ROBERT DENIRO, JOSH GROBAN, JAY LENO, NATALIE PORTMAN, NICOLETTE SHERIDAN, ANDY GARCIA, HUGH GRANT, NAOMI WATTS JOIN "TSUNAMI AID: A CONCERT OF HOPE" EFFORTS

SBC COMMUNICATIONS TO UNDERWRITE BENEFIT SPECIAL

PERFORMANCES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD ON SONY CONNECT

BURBANK, Calif. -� January 13, 2005 �- Brad Pitt, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Robert DeNiro, Josh Groban, Jay Leno, Natalie Portman, Nicolette Sheridan, Andy Garcia, Hugh Grant and Naomi Watts have joined the lineup for the NBC Universal benefit special "Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope." The broadcast will air live at 8:00pm on Saturday, January 15th on NBC, the NBC Universal cable platforms, Telemundo and PAX.

SBC Communications will underwrite the two-hour, commercial-free special.

Performances will be available for download on Sony Connect. In association with this event, Sony's Connect music store will offer exclusive downloads of live performances from the concert. All proceeds from download sales will be donated to the American Red Cross International Response Fund, and Sony Corporation of America will match the first $100,000 raised through domestic download sales. Downloads will be available at www.connect.com.

Capital One is providing call center support to the American Red Cross to help collect donations during Saturday night's broadcast

The special will also be simulcast on XM and Sirius satellite radio.

Previously announced scheduled talent includes: Meg Ryan, Clint Eastwood, Renee Zellweger, Ray Romano, Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman and Robert Downey, Jr., Elton John, Annie Lennox, Nelly, Madonna, Sheryl Crow, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Maroon 5, Norah Jones, Sarah McLachlan, Mary J. Blige, Lenny Kravitz, John Mayer, Kenny Chesney, India.Arie, Tom Jones, Eric Clapton, Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), Brian Wilson, Gloria Estefan, Halle Berry, Kevin Spacey, Usher, George Clooney, Uma Thurman, Matt Damon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas, Bruce Willis, Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman, Tim Robbins and Eric McCormack.





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