Laura Ziskin has a tough job — and not just as one of Hollywood's most successful producers.
Ziskin, a breast cancer survivor who produced the Spider-Man trilogy, Pretty Woman and the Academy Awards — twice — also co-created Stand Up to Cancer, a special that has to engage audiences while dealing with one of the most sensitive subjects imaginable.
"I joke that I have to make cancer entertaining," Ziskin tells TVGuide.com. "It's a tough challenge, but I'm up for it. And I can promise you our show will be entertaining."
Stand Up To Cancer fundraiser returning in September
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Supernatural's Misha Collins, who plays an angel who doesn't help people, hopes to use his stardom and Supernatural fandom to lead people to reach out to others in any way they can — through his Random Acts charity. "If it's something unusual and something people aren't expecting, then it has a greater chance of having a lasting impact," the 36-year-old actor tells TVGuide.com. Among his projects: raising money to help build three orphanages in Haiti as well as raising funds for the victims of the flood in Pakistan. His effort also includes...
Fox and Jake Gyllenhaal are among the latest to join the upcoming TV fundraiser Stand Up to Cancer.
Fox will join the previously announced NBC, ABC and CBS in simulcasting the one-hour, commercial-free telethon Friday, Sept. 10, at 8/7c. Cable networks VH1, HBO Latino, TV One and G4 have also come onboard, alongside previously announced HBO, Discovery Health, E!, MLB Network and the Style Network.
Stand Up to Cancer fundraiser returning in September
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Jerry Seinfeld will donate the proceeds from his Friday stand-up show in Nashville to aid flood victims.
"This is a tough time for a great city, and I'm very happy to donate the proceeds from this show to the local organizations ...
Ke$ha, Taylor Swift
Ke$ha and Taylor Swift are among the stars showing their support for flood victims in Nashville.
Ke$ha, the "Tik Tok" singer whose hometown is Nashville, will host a benefit concert in June, according to E! Online.
"One hundred percent of the profits from ticket sales will go to help the victims of these devastating floods," Ke$ha told E! in a statement. "Nashville helped shape me as an artist and as a person and my love for this city is beyond words. I will continue to do anything I can to help rebuild this city and support the families and animals who have been affected by this tragedy."
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Ke$sha's concert is scheduled for June 16 at Limelight in Nashville.
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Colombian pop star Shakira met with earthquake survivors living in makeshift tents in Haiti and is planning to build a school there for needy children through her foundation, according to NPR.
The 33-year-old, Grammy Award-winning singer visited a Haitian golf course, on which more than 50,000 quake survivors are living. Sean Penn, who is also in the country providing ...