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SVU's Mariska Hargitay Helps Trauma Survivors On-Screen and Off

Mariska Hargitay

Mariska Hargitay's character on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has devoted her life to helping survivors of assault and abuse, and the actress is doing her part in real life as well. Her Joyful Heart Foundation, inspired by Hargitay's experiences on the show, aims to aid and inspire people who have suffered sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. Hargitay talked to TVGuide.com about the charity's pursuit of a $250,000 grant from Pepsi, what's next for her character, Detective Olivia Benson, and the odds of Benson hooking up with her partner, Detective Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni).

TVGuide.com: Tell me about Joyful Heart and why it's a cause you feel so strongly about. 
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Rachel Uchitel Joins Extra as Special Correspondent

Rachel Uchitel

Rachel Uchitel, one of the first women linked to Tiger Woods, has landed a gig on Extra, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

On "The Hot List" airing on the upcoming Extra Weekend (check local listings), Uchitel will serve as the show's "ultimate insider," who will report on what's hot in Hollywood, a show rep said.

According to the New York Post, show producers were so impressed with Uchitel during her interview with Mario Lopez on Tuesday that they offered her a job as special correspondent.

Brit Hume: Tiger Woods should convert to Christianity

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VIDEO: Simon Cowell Releases "Everybody Hurts" for Haiti Relief

Rod Stewart

Simon Cowell has released his fund-raising single "Everybody Hurts," which is accompanied by a documentary about the devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti.

Stars to re-record "We Are the World" for Haiti

Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart and ... read more

Miley Cyrus Heads Up Online Celebrity Auction for Haiti Relief

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus is organizing an all-star online auction to help raise money for the Haiti relief effort, according to People

"Ever since the earthquake, I've been trying to do my part to help the people of Haiti — and I wanted to do more," Cyrus, 17, told the magazine.

Stars to re-record "We Are the World" for Haiti

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Jennifer Aniston to Host Benefit Screening for Haiti

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston will be hosting a benefit screening to raise money for AmeriCares and its efforts to provide medical aid to earthquake survivors of Haiti, according to E! Online.

Stars to re-record "We Are the World" for Haiti

Aniston will screen the Oscar-nominated film The Last Station and will host a ... read more

Idol's Danny Gokey: Obama Should Replace Simon

Danny Gokey

Change is good for American Idol, according to Danny Gokey. While many fans are dreading Simon Cowell's impending exit, the Season 8 third-place finisher tells TVGuide.com that playing musical judging chairs is necessary for the aging Fox juggernaut. "I think in order for Idol to stay alive, they need to reinvent the wheel," he says. "He is irreplaceable, and when you bring someone new on, you don't want them to copycat exactly what Simon did. But you should let their qualities take over and start fresh." Gokey, who will release his debut album, My Best Days, on March 2, already has some people in mind to take Cowell's seat. Find out who he'd nominate for the judges' table, how he hopes to give back through his organization, Sophia's Heart Foundation, and more.

TVGuide.com: Have you been watching Idol?
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Stars Gather for "We Are the World" Remake

We Are the World recording session

More than 70 stars came together Monday to lend their voices to a remake of "We Are the World" to raise money for earthquake victims in Haiti.

"Everybody left their ego at the door," Quincy Jones said, according to Reuters, referring to a sign he hung over the studio door during the 1985 recording of the original, which he co-produced.

Stars to re-record "We Are the World" for Haiti

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Stars to Re-Record "We Are the World" for Haiti

Quincy Jones

Twenty-five years after its original release, Quincy Jones is spearheading a new recording of "We Are the World" to raise money to help the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

Watch the original "We Are the World" music video in our Online Video Guide

"It's the 25th anniversary and it's perfect timing," Jones told E! News. "It's not an accident, man. That's God. It will be 'We Are the World' for Haiti."

The original song, written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and co-produced by Jones, benefitted African famine relief... read more

Hope for Haiti Now Telethon Takes Over TV for Earthquake Relief

Bono and Jay-Z

"The Haitian people need our help," said George Clooney, to begin Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief. "They need to know that they are not alone. They need to know that we still care."

Springsteen, Jay-Z, Timberlake, Swift sign on for Haiti telethon

The remarks from Clooney, the event's organizer, and a stirring opening performance by Alicia Keys set the mood for a night of actors, musicians and sports stars coming together to plead for aid to the earthquake-ravaged country.

Keys' performance — played over images of the destruction in Haiti —  was just one of many emotional touchstones in a show that also provided... read more

Springsteen, Jay-Z, Timberlake, Swift Sign On for Haiti Telethon

Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z, Taylor Swift

Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z, Bono and The Edge, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Keith Urban, Jennifer Hudson, and Alicia Keys are among the heavy hitters participating in Friday's "Hope for Haiti" telethon.

Find out who else will be featured.

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