Stevie Wonder opened the event with "Lean on Me", and a political message, telling viewers, "Anyone who believes there is no such thing as global warming must be blind or unintelligent".
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"We're here to raise money, lift some spirits", continued Foxx.
George Clooney, Justin Bieber, Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Lupita Nyong'o, and Oprah Winfrey were among the stars who turned out for a USA telethon which has so far raised more than $15 million for hurricane relief.
The hour-long Hand in Hand telethon, which aired across broadcast, cable and digital platforms on Tuesday night, raised more than $14 million during the live broadcast. By the following afternoon that number climbed to north of $44 million in contributions.
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Announcing Apple's promise to give $5 million, comic Stephen Colbert quipped said it was coincidentally "also the price of the new iPhone". Of those celebrities present to help answer phones calls and donations were the likes of DJ Khaled, Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott, Vic Mensa, Leonardo DiCaprio, George Clooney, Justin Timberlake, Oprah, Justin Bieber, and many more, while Drake & Beyonce called in with some pre-recorded messages. "Natural disasters don't discriminate", she said. "They don't see if you are an immigrant, black or white, Hispanic or Asian, Jewish or Muslim, wealthy or poor". A performance from George Strait's San Antonio benefit concert for Harvey will also be shown.
The telethon was streamed live from different phone banks strategically located in Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, New York, and Los Angeles. The reason we want people to tune is because we want people to show who we are. The organizers said they were inspired by television reports of volunteers who formed a human chain to help rescue one Houston victim from the flood.
Burberry Group plc's Sell Recommendation Reiterated at Bryan, Garnier Co
Goldman Sachs reinitiated the stock with "Buy" rating in Tuesday, September 12 report. 691,695 shares of the stock traded hands. The updated stock price target implies a possible upside of 0.17% based on the company's previous stock price.