Two prominent television figures whose lives were significantly altered by the cancer deaths of loved ones are helping turn a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on the history of the disease into a six-hour documentary.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cancer is big, but so are the celebrities determined to help conquer it. Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sofia Vergara and Robert Pattinson were among dozens of stars who appeared Friday on the third Stand Up to Cancer telethon. “Let’s build a world where cancer is […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More A-listers have signed on to support the third Stand Up to Cancer telethon. Organizers say Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Justin Timberlake, Sofia Vergara, and Olympic gold medalists Gabrielle Douglas and Missy Franklin will participate in the hour-long TV special. It is set to air Friday on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox […]
An A-list cast of celebrities is joining a telethon to raise money and awareness to fight cancer.
A year after movie producer Laura Ziskin lost her life to cancer, the ambitious telethon she helped start to fight the disease will be back on the air.
LOS ANGELES – The Showtime series “The Big C” is joining Hollywood’s fight against cancer. Songs from and inspired by the TV series will be released on CD and digital download June 7 by Epic Records in collaboration with Showtime and Sony Pictures Television. The companies say net proceeds from the CD will go to […]
BY: Lynn Elber LOS ANGELES – George Clooney, Will Smith and Gwyneth Paltrow will join an impressive list of stars taking part in September’s ‘Stand Up to Cancer‘ telethon airing on major networks. Other celebrities announced Wednesday include Denzel Washington, Renee Zellweger, Kathy Bates and Richard Branson. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lance Armstrong and Elizabeth Edwards were […]
BY: Lynn Elber LOS ANGELES – Lance Armstrong, Robin Roberts and Michael C. Hall are among the celebrities affected by cancer who will take part in a TV fundraiser next month. ‘Stand Up to Cancer‘ announced Thursday appearances by other actors, athletes and musicians who have faced the disease, including Maura Tierney, Christina Applegate and […]
By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES — ‘Stand Up To Cancer,’ a 2008 multichannel TV fundraiser that helped deliver more than $100 million for research, is returning in September. Leading the charge again is film and TV producer Laura Ziskin (‘Spider-Man‘), who is executive producer of the show and is undergoing treatment for […]