Stand Up to Cancer

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Stand Up to Cancer Special Returns in September on 30 Channels

Stand Up to Cancer, a bi-annual special that has raised more than $260 million for cancer research, will return on Friday, Sept. 5, at 8/7c via ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and 26 other channels simultaneously.

The special features performances from music, film and TV stars. Gwyneth Paltrow and Joel Gallen (America: A Tribute to Heroes) will return as executive producers. The goal: To build public support for new cancer research and promising new treatments.

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Stars Dish at the Stand Up 2 Cancer Fundraiser

Jaime King

More than 50 stars gathered for the multi-network Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon on September 10. While most of their focus was on fund-raising, TV Guide Magazine got them to divulge some TV scoop.

  • Eva La Rue, who works with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition because the women in her family have a predisposition for the disease, could barely contain her poker face when she told TV Guide Magazine exclusively about a rumor going around the CSI: Miami set. "We've got some really great cases and great storylines, but one of the best rumors I've heard is that Lady Gaga wants to do the show. How cool would that be? We all have a line of family members that would want to be trotted to set that day if that was the case." A big fan of the singer, LaRue would love the rumor to be true, although she hopes it wouldn't involve Gaga-esque costumes. "I don't think we'd be very effective at a crime scene in latex or a bubble dress. Could you imagine Horatio in a leotard?" No, but the gun bra might come in handy.
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True Blood's Sam Trammell Previews Sunday's Finale

Sam Trammell

True Blood's Sam Trammell took a cue from his character Sam Merlotte's recent antics when he joined stars like Renee Zellweger, Mark Harmon, Sofia Vergara, Adam Sandler and Sally Field at the Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon Friday in Los Angeles. read more

Maura Tierney on Her Cancer Battle: "I Was So Lucky"

Maura Tierney

Maura Tierney played a nurse-turned-doctor on ER, but the actress says she was afraid to go the doctor before her breast cancer diagnosis.

Exclusive: Maura Tierney's character on Rescue Me will battle cancer

"I was so, so scared of going to the doctor," Tierney tells Parade, speaking at length for the first time about her recent battle with the disease... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Sept. 10, 2010

Stand Up To Cancer

Stand Up to Cancer
8/7c ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC
Top-flight actors, athletes and musicians join hosts Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer and Brian Williams to raise funds for cancer research. George Clooney, Gwyneth Paltrow, Will Smith and Denzel Washington are among Hollywood A-listers who are scheduled to appear, while Stevie Wonder heads the musicians' list and leads a number that includes Natasha Bedingfield, Queen Latifah, Martina McBride, Aaron Neville and Dave Stewart. The fund-raising hour also spotlights numerous cancer survivors, such as Christina Applegate, Lance Armstrong and Michael C. Hall.

Read on for previews of Suite Life on Deck, Eureka, College Football, 20/20: A Barbara Walters Special, Four Weddings and Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Standup. read more

Matt's Weekend Picks: September 10-12

True Blood

Stand Up To Cancer (Friday, 8/7c, all major networks)
In one of the more collaborative fund-raising TV events of the year, network anchors Katie Couric, Brian Williams and Diane Sawyer host an hourlong telethon to raise funds and awareness for cancer research, with appearances by notable philanthropic celebs like George Clooney and performances including Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Neil Diamond, Leona Lewis, Lady Antebellum, The Edge and — fitting for an occasion that calls for an open pocketbook and heart — Heart sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson... read more

Stand Up to Cancer's Laura Ziskin: "Let's Get Cancer Out of the Closet"

Laura Ziskin

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

Friday's telethon will focus on survivors — including celebrities who haven't spoken out ...
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How Jaime King Helped Create a Somehow Funny PSA About Cancer

Jaime King

Jaime King's career has included turns as a model, TV host, and actress, most recently on the new ABC drama My Generation. But one of her most remarkable feats was co-creating perhaps the only anti-cancer PSA that has ever managed to be funny. (It involves King and other young actresses copping feels for a cause.) King talked to TVGuide.com about her bold approach to the fight against cancer and her work as an official ambassador for... read more

Stand Up to Cancer Special Adds to Its Lineup of Stars

George Clooney

George Clooney, Gwyneth Paltrow, Will Smith, Denzel Washington and Renee Zellweger are among the list of celebrities who will appear on the fundraising TV special Stand Up to Cancer.

The special, airing Sept. 10 at 8/7c, will be preceded by an online pre-show hosted by... read more

Stand Up to Cancer Special Aligns Its Stars

Stevie Wonder

Cancer survivors Christina Applegate and Maura Tierney will be among the cavalcade of stars appearing on next month's Stand Up to Cancer TV special.

And among the musical performances on the one-hour fundraiser will be an all-star collaboration led by.... read more

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Premise: Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer and Brian Williams host a fund-raiser for cancer research. Stevie Wonder leads a musical number that includes Natasha Bedingfield, Queen Latifah, Martina McBride, Aaron Neville and Dave Stewart. Also appearing are Christina Applegate, Lance Armstrong, Fran Drescher, Michael C. Hall, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Sharon Osbourne, Maura Tierney, Sofia Vergara and Ethan Zohn.

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