Hurricane Irma and Harvey
Telethon Draws Huge Stars
On Live, 17-Network Broadcast
9/11/2017 2:15 PM PDT
The telethon to raise money for victims of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey has picked up steam, and could be one of the biggest ever of its kind when it hits the air tomorrow night.
The list of celebs is super impressive. TMZ has learned of the new names added to the show, which will air Tuesday between 8 – 9 PM. The celebs include Al Pacino, Justin Timberlake, Travis Scott, Dave Matthews, Jon Stewart, Chris Paul, Demi Lovato and Diddy … oh, and Leo DiCaprio.
A number of the celebs will be manning the phones and taking donations. There will also be performances. The show will be live from L.A., NYC and Nashville.
We’re told Michael Dell and Verizon are underwriting the entire event so 100% of the money will go to help the hurricane victims. What’s more, Dell will match the first $10 million. Apple is donating $5 mil.
And, as we reported, the big 4 networks — CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX will all carry the show live. Now we’re told there will be 17 networks in all running the telethon, including MTV, BET, CMT, Bravo, Oxygen, Univision, HBO, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.