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  • Streisand Asked Cameramen to Shoot Her Only From Her 'Good Side' During Telethon for Irma/Harvey

    09/20/2017 10:47:25 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 73 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 09/20/2017 | Daniel Roth
    During the 'Hand in Hand' relief benefit in Los Angeles last week, the singer and actress allegedly asked photographers to shoot her only from the left side. 'It was as if she was a salmon swimming upstream. There were a ton of celebrities on the red carpet, but she wanted to walk the carpet in reverse order, so the cameras would only shoot her good side,' a source at the charity event told Page Six. Streisand, 75, is known for having cameras only shoot her from the left, according to Page Six, even having Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon rearrange...
  • Networks Set Aside Hour for Hurricane Benefit

    09/12/2017 4:16:42 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    NBC ^ | September 12, 2017
    A one-hour hurricane relief benefit originally intended to help Texas victims of Harvey but expanded to help people affected by Irma, is set to air across more than a dozen television networks on Tuesday. The "Hand in Hand" telethon will originate from Los Angeles but also will feature stages in New York and Nashville, Tennessee. Beyonce, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey, Drake, Leonardo DiCaprio and Justin Timberlake are among the stars scheduled to participate.
  • Good riddance to MDA Labor Day telethon

    09/07/2015 5:07:21 PM PDT · by RckyRaCoCo · 47 replies
    Tribune News Service ^ | 9/5/15 | Mike Ervin
    As a person with muscular dystrophy, I’m relieved to know that this will be the first Labor Day weekend of my adult life without a muscular dystrophy telethon. The Muscular Dystrophy Association announced in May that for the first time in decades, it will not organize a telethon to raise money.
  • MDA Telethon Is Ending

    05/01/2015 4:38:01 PM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies ^ | 05/01/2015 | n/a
    The Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon, a Labor Day television tradition for decades, is ending. MDA said Friday that “the new realities of television viewing and philanthropic giving” make it the right time to end the annual event, memorably hosted for most of its life by Jerry Lewis. Celebrities including Frank Sinatra, John Lennon and Michael Jackson to Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez have performed on the telethon, first hosted by Lewis and Dean Martin in 1956. It moved to Labor Day in 1966. The telethon ran 21 and a half hours in 2010, Lewis’ last year as host, and had dwindled...
  • “Feminist Comedians:” The Laugh-a-Minute Abortion Telethon

    11/25/2013 9:03:22 AM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | Brent Bozell
    There may be no more painful oxymoron than “feminist comedians.” MTV flash-in-the-pan Sarah Silverman and “Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead teamed up in New York City on November 18 for a telethon to fund abortions in Texas via NARAL Pro-Choice America. Think Jerry’s kids, except instead of saving the children, the unborn are eliminated. They call that “reproductive justice.” Silverman and Winstead appeared together that night on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes,” where Hayes described the event as a “telethon to help Texas women trying to survive the onslaught of right-wing deprivation of their right to choose.” This was...
  • Updated VIP Guest List For Today's Defeat Obama Telethon!

    07/04/2012 9:10:18 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787
    Campaign to Defeat Obama ^ | July 4, 2012 | Ryan Gill
    An incredible and unprecedented group of conservatives are uniting for the fourth of July to defeat Barack Obama and we want you to be a part of this historic event! We have an updated list of special guests who will join TODAY'S Defeat Obama Telethon. You can see the updated list below. Remember - we need to reach the mark of $250,000 raised by Midnight tonight. We've just surpassed $75,000. So please, make a contribution online - HERE. And for anyone who contributes $100 or more, we'll read your first name, city and state on the air during the...
  • Campaign to Defeat Obama Conservative telethon aims for Big Bucks

    07/04/2012 9:03:59 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 2 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | July 4, 2012 | CNN political unit
    (CNN) – A conservative group with the goal of defeating President Barack Obama is aiming to raise $250,000 through a telethon Wednesday, with one-time GOP presidential frontrunner Herman Cain headlining. The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama organized the telethon that will also feature Florida Rep. Sandy Adams; Maricopa County, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio; and Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, a candidate for U.S. Congress in Ohio who is remembered as "Joe the Plumber" from the 2008 campaign.
  • CNN: Conservative telethon aims for big bucks (TODAY!)

    07/04/2012 8:41:25 AM PDT · by Impeach98 · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/04/2012 | CNN Political Unit
    (CNN) – A conservative group with the goal of defeating President Barack Obama is aiming to raise $250,000 through a telethon Wednesday, with one-time GOP presidential frontrunner Herman Cain headlining. The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama organized the telethon that will also feature Florida Rep. Sandy Adams; Maricopa County, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio; and Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, a candidate for U.S. Congress in Ohio who is remembered as "Joe the Plumber" from the 2008 campaign. EXCERPTED: Read Full CNN Report - HERE
  • TODAY: All Star Conservative Lineup for Defeat Obama Telethon

    07/04/2012 3:00:37 AM PDT · by Impeach98 · 35 replies
    The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama ^ | 07/04/2012 | Joe Wierzbicki
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 4, 2012 CONTACT: Ryan Gill at or (650) 678-7732 Updated VIP Guest List For Today's Defeat Obama Telethon! Herman Cain - 2012 Republican presidential candidate and founder of Cain's Solutions. Congresswoman Sandy Adams - (R) Florida. Sheriff Joe Arpaio - "America's Sheriff" David Limbaugh - Author and syndicated columnist. Janine Turner - Radio talk show host, television commentator and actress. Dick Morris - Political analyst, author. Phyllis Schlafly - Founder, Eagle Forum Wayne Allyn Root - 2008 Vice Presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party, author of "The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gold and...
  • MDA Primetime Telethon Achieves $61.5 Million (included a tribute to Jerry Lewis at the beginning)

    09/05/2011 5:29:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    PRNews Wire ^ | 09/05/2011
    LAS VEGAS, Sept. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new era of primetime Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethons has started. In six primetime hours last night, the organization leading the fight against progressive muscle diseases delivered on its promise of an outstanding 46th annual MDA Labor Day Telethon. MDA today announced that its 2011 Telethon raised $61,491,393 -- up from the $58,919,838 achieved during the prior year's 21.5-hour Telethon. This is the biggest Telethon achievement since 2008, when the global recession began. Contributions can still be made online at or by calling 800-FIGHTMD (800-344-4863). "We're so grateful to everyone who made...
  • MDA telethon hosts: Lewis retired from fundraiser

    09/04/2011 11:28:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Aol News/AP ^ | 5/9/11 | Oskar Garcia
    LAS VEGAS -The hosts of the 46th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon said Sunday that Jerry Lewis retired from the organization and its yearly fundraiser — the charity's first comments about the beloved icon's departure since an announcement last month. Lewis publicist Candi Cazau declined comment to The Associated Press when told of the statements that opened the telethon on Sunday. Co-host Nigel Lythgoe said during his opening comments on the telethon that he didn't realize Lewis, 85, was thinking about retirement during the show last year, when the comedian offered Lythgoe his seat as Lewis took a break and...
  • What Was The Final Total On The MDA Telethon [Vanity]?

    09/04/2011 9:04:37 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 38 replies
    9/5/11 | self
    Anybody got a rough national total? I only caught the last 5 minutes ...
  • Mystery surrounds Jerry Lewis’ absence from Sunday’s Muscular Dystrophy Telethon

    09/03/2011 2:24:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 09/01/2011 | Robin Leach
    Few TV traditions in America are as popular as the annual MDA Labor Day Telethon, but this year’s is still shrouded in mystery as to what happened between entertainment legend and longtime host Jerry Lewis and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Not one mention of his name in the two latest MDA press releases about the telethon. That’s not only downright rude and disgraceful, but also a tragedy. This year’s show, broadcast live again from South Point on Sunday, has been cut to 6 hours from the long-standing 21-hour marathon. MDA says the new look will be more fast-paced and hopefully...
  • Labor Day Won't Be the Same

    08/29/2011 1:28:24 PM PDT · by kathsua · 17 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 8/29/11 | reasonmclucus
    For 45 years watching The Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon was what millions of families did on Labor Day. The Telethon was to Labor Day what fireworks were to the 4th of July and a turkey dinner to Thanksgiving. This year the Muscular Dystrophy Association has decided to replace this holiday tradition with a television show on Labor Day Eve. The 6-hour program will still be called a telethon, but Jerry Lewis won't be there and it won't be live for most viewers unless MDA has different programs for each time zone. The program will start at 6 P.M. local...
  • Jerry Lewis retires as host of MDA Labor Day telethon after 45 years (2011 is his last)

    05/17/2011 6:49:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 05/17/2011 | Dan Snierson
    Jerry Lewis announced on Monday that he is retiring as the longtime emcee of the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon. “As a labor of love, I’ve hosted the annual Telethon since 1966, and I’ll be making my final appearance on the show this year by performing my signature song, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’,” the legendary 85-year-old comedy entertainer said in a statement on the MDA website. “I’ll continue to serve MDA as its National Chairman – as I’ve done since the early 1950′s. I’ll never desert MDA and my kids.” According to the MDA, Lewis has logged more...
  • It May Come To This, Folks...These Guys Were Gifted With Insight, But China Holds Our Debt

    11/07/2010 8:56:30 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 9 replies
    Me ^ | november 7, 2010 | Me
    Ladies and Gentlemen, we're at this point unless conservatives make hard choices that are going to hurt in the short term.
  • FREEPER ALERT Rand Paul Online Moneybomb Telethon - September 29-30, 2010 Great Lineup of Speakers

    09/28/2010 6:45:25 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 7 replies
    Rand Paul 2010 ^ | September 28, 2010 | steelers6
    The money bomb officially starts at midnight EST Tuesday 9/28/10 We will be hosting an "One In the Senate" Money Bomb Radio Marathon on September 29th - Be sure to tune in. More dates and info to be announced! Radio Marathon Lineup Preview : Hosted by: Kurt Wallace 9am-11am Jack Hunter 11am-1pm Robert Scott Bell 1pm-3pm Wes Messamore 3pm-5pm Confirmed Guests: (Many more to come - check back soon...) Peter Schiff 9:00 am Joe the Plumber 9:30 am Dave Nalle 10:00 am Randy Brogon 10:30 am Glenn Wilson 11:00 am Wayne A. Root 11:30 am Tom Mullen 12:00 noon Jesse...

    05/16/2010 6:19:53 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 5 replies · 225+ views ^ | 05/16/2010 | John G. Winder
    “Music City Keep on Playin’ – A Benefit for Flood Relief” airs tonight from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Central on GAC (Great American Country). Musicians volunteer to help Tennessee flood victims to recover from widespread flooding affecting 52 counties in the Volunteer State which has been roundly ignored by the President of the United States and the national media. Sheryl Crow is among the latest mega-music stars to add her name to the line-up of musicians who will perform live (in all time zones) tonight in a concert and telethon designed to aid middle Tennesseans devastated by recent floods. The...
  • "Hope for Haiti Now" Celebrity Telethon Raises $57 Million

    01/23/2010 8:46:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies · 949+ views
    ABC News ^ | 01/23/2010
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, led by George Clooney and Haiti-born rapper Wyclef Jean, has raised more than $57 million for relief to the earthquake-ravaged country, organizers said on Saturday. They called the $57 million a record for public donations in a disaster relief telethon, and said the figures were still "preliminary" as they exclude donations by corporations and large private donors and sales figures on website iTunes. Organizers said the "Hope for Haiti Now" album was the biggest one-day album pre-order in iTunes history and was currently No. 1 on iTunes' album chart in...
  • Hope For Haiti Now Telethon Tonight

    01/22/2010 2:11:15 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 36 replies · 1,032+ views ^ | 01/22/2010 | John G. Winder
    The “Hope For Haiti Now’ Telethon will air tonight on every major U.S. television network during prime time. The telethon which is being organized and co-hosted by George Clooney can be seen beginning at 7:00 pm CST on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, MTV and several other networks including CNN. Clooney will host the portion of the telethon that is broadcast live from Los Angeles, with Haitian-born musician Wyclef Jean hosting from New York and CNN’s Anderson Cooper hosting from Haiti.