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[04/08/08 - 12:14 AM]
Presidential Candidates Hillary Clinton, John Mccain and Barack Obama to Appear on "Idol Gives Back" Wednesday, April 9, on Fox
Dozens more also sign onto the event, including Victoria Beckham, David Beckham, Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler, Alicia Keys, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and The Jonas Brothers.

[via press release from FOX]

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES HILLARY CLINTON, JOHN MCCAIN AND BARACK OBAMA; BRITISH PRIME MINISTER GORDON BROWN; VICTORIA BECKHAM; DAVID BECKHAM; MARIA SHRIVER; JIM CARREY; ADAM SANDLER; ALICIA KEYS; JULIANNE MOORE; DAVID SPADE; DWAYNE "THE ROCK" JOHNSON; DR. PHIL; THE JONAS BROTHERS; FELICITY HUFFMAN; GEORGE LOPEZ; KYLIE MINOGUE; KOBE BRYANT; EDDIE IZZARD; EMMA BUNTON; CHERYL HINES; KYRA SEDGWICK; MICHAEL KORS; MINNIE DRIVER; RICKI LAKE; ROB SCHNEIDER; JIMMY JOHNSON; ROSELYN SANCHEZ; SELMA BLAIR; TOBY KEITH; JIMMY KIMMEL; WHOOPI GOLDBERG; SARAH SILVERMAN; MICHAEL CHIKLIS; MARY MURPHY; SHEILA E.; WWE(R) SUPERSTARS JOHN CENA(R), TRIPLE H(R) AND CHRIS JERICHO(R); AND THE BAND FROM TV TO APPEAR ON "IDOL GIVES BACK" WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, ON FOX

RYAN SEACREST TO HOST EMMY AWARD-WINNING SPECIAL

AMERICAN IDOL's Ryan Seacrest will host the Emmy Award-winning IDOL GIVES BACK Wednesday, April 9 (7:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The special returns with an amazing group of celebrity participants to help raise awareness and funds to benefit various U.S. and international charities.

Additional talent scheduled to participate in the star-studded event include the presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Barack Obama; British Prime Minister Gordon Brown; Victoria Beckham; David Beckham; Maria Shriver; Jim Carrey; Adam Sandler; Alicia Keys; Julianne Moore; David Spade; Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson; Dr. Phil; The Jonas Brothers; Felicity Huffman; George Lopez; Kylie Minogue; Kobe Bryant; Eddie Izzard; Emma Bunton; Cheryl Hines; Kyra Sedgwick; Michael Kors; Minnie Driver; Ricki Lake; Rob Schneider; Jimmy Johnson; Roselyn Sanchez; Selma Blair; Toby Keith; Jimmy Kimmel; Whoopi Goldberg; Sarah Silverman; Michael Chiklis; Mary Murphy; Sheila E.; WWE(R) Superstars John Cena(R), Triple H(R) And Chris Jericho(R); and The Band From TV.

Previously announced international talent and sports figures appearing on the show include Amy Adams, Annie Lennox, Ashley Tisdale, Billy Crystal, Bono, Brad Pitt, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, Chris Daughtry, Dane Cook, Eli and Peyton Manning, Elliott Yamin, Fantasia, Fergie, Forest Whitaker, Gloria Estefan, Heart, Jennifer Connolly, John Legend, Kiefer Sutherland, Mariah Carey, Maroon 5, Miley Cyrus, Reese Witherspoon, Robin Williams, Snoop Dogg (featuring Charlie Wilson) and Vanessa Hudgens.

The brainchild of Simon Fuller, IDOL GIVES BACK has been recognized as a life-changing program, earning praise from many of the world's best known figures including President George W. Bush, HRH Prince Charles and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Last season, IDOL GIVES BACK raised over $76 million for charity and garnered a prestigious Governor's Award Emmy.

During the show, viewers will be able to make donations via toll-free lines and the Internet. Money raised by the charity special will be distributed by IDOL GIVES BACK to the following beneficiaries: Children's Defense Fund (www.childrensdefensefund.org); The Children's Health Fund (www.childrenshealthfund.org); The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (www.jointheglobalfund.org); Make It Right (www.makeitrightnola.org); Malaria No More (www.malarianomore.org); and Save the Children's U.S. Programs (www.savethechildren.org).

AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, founder and CEO of 19 Entertainment; and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America; Nigel Lythgoe, President, 19 Television; and Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America.

Visit americanidol.com for more information on IDOL GIVES BACK as well as exclusive videos, photos, special behind-the-scenes information and all of your AMERICAN IDOL news.





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[03/04/15 - 03:03 PM]
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