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 Friday's hour-long TV special. It is set to air on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and more than a dozen cable channels. The slate of stars announced also includes Eric Stonestreet, Ray Romano, Felicity Huffman, Rocco DiSpirito and Maura Tierney. They'll join previously announced participants such as Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Jessica Biel, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Seth Rogen, Emma Stone and Gwyneth Paltrow. Paltrow also is an executive producer of the fundraiser that will be carried commercial-free from 7-8 p.m. CDT from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Coldplay and Alicia Keys are set to perform and patients participating in Stand Up to Cancer trials will share their experiences. Stand Up to Cancer has raised more than $180 million for cancer research and awareness since the telethon was established in 2008. The telethon features a celebrity phone bank that allows donors who call in to talk with the stars. The event was co-founded by "Spider-Man" movie producer Laura Ziskin, who produced its first two telethons in 2008 and 2010. She lost her seven-year fight against breast cancer last year.Services made for Michael Clarke Duncan
Michael Clarke Duncan's life will be celebrated with a public casket viewing and a private service next week. Duncan spokeswoman Joy Fehily said that the Oscar-nominated actor's casket will be on view from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn Memorial Parks and Mortuaries in Los Angeles. A private, invitation-only service will follow on Monday. The prolific character actor, whose dozens of movies included an Oscar-nominated performance as a death row inmate in "The Green Mile" and box office hits including "Armageddon," ''Planet of the Apes" and "Kung Fu Panda," died Monday at age 54. He never recovered from a heart attack in July.
SUSPENDED: Actress Amanda Bynes, 26, had her driver's license suspended on Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reported. It came a day after she was charged with two counts of hit-and-run related to alleged incidents in April and August.
NO INQUIRY: Britain's press watchdog said it will not for now open an investigation into the publication of nude photos of Prince Harry because royal officials have not filed a formal complaint. The Sun was Britain's only national newspaper to carry the pictures of Harry frolicking in the nude with an unidentified woman in his Las Vegas hotel room after the images appeared online and drew international attention.
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