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    Thu, 10 Apr 2008 12:21:41

    'Idol' Telethon Raises $22 Million For Charity  - Everyone from Bono to Brad Pitt was there

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    • Bono - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono (R) as The Edge looks on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
    • Bono - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono (2nd R) as The Edge (2nd L) and Larry Mullen Jr look on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
    • Bono - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) announces the free download of the new U2 album on iTunes as members of U2 The Edge (2nd L), Larry Mullen Jr (C), Adam Clayton (2nd R) and Bono as and look on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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    • Reeve Carney - Rise Above 1 ft. Bono, The Edge
    • Reeve Carney - Rise Above 1 (Live on American Idol)

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    Last night's "Idol Gives Back" telethon drew $22 million in charitable donations from both corporate sponsors (News Corp., ExxonMobil, Allstate, Ford) and viewers who called in or visited AmericanIdol.com. Among the charities that'll benefit from the evening are the Children's Defense Fund, the Global Fund, Make It Right, Malaria No More, Save The Children and the Children's Health Fund.

    Brad Pitt, Bono, Annie Lennox, Eli Manning, Sarah Silverman, Dane Cook, David Spade and many more comedians/actors/celebs appeared on the show, which was originally taped on Sunday at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. Despite rumors to the contrary, presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain did not join the festivities. Performances from the night are now available on iTunes, with all proceeds going to charity, including tracks from Snoop Dogg, Daughtry, Carrie Underwood, Miley Cyrus and Mariah Carey.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    04.10.08



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