April 26, 2018, 7:37 pm
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From Beyonce to Clooney, stars unite for hurricane relief telethon

By Piya Sinha-Roy

LOS ANGELES — A cadre of Hollywood celebrities gave passionate speeches, moving performances and hit the phones on Tuesday at a live televised telethon to raise funds for the survivors and victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Celebrities including George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Hanks, Beyonce, Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato came together at the “Hand in Hand” telethon with inspirational songs and stories of survival during the devastating disasters.

The hour-long telethon, which aired across broadcast, cable and digital platforms, raised more than $14 million. During the show, Stephen Colbert said Apple Inc had donated $5 million, which the comedian quipped, “is also the price of the new iPhone.” – Reuters 
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