CNN Will Broadcast an Oil-Spill Telethon


CNN is putting together a fund-raising telethon to raise money for the Gulf oil spill. Larry King will host; Justin Bieber, Deepak Chopra, Cameron Diaz, Kathy Griffin, Lenny Kravitz, Tim McGraw, Robert Redford, Ryan Seacrest, and others will participate; and Sting will perform. CNN's January telethon for Haiti raised $10 million. We hope that Justin Bieber's fans know this would not be an appropriate occasion at which to riot. [ArtsBeat/NYT]