LONDON, September 11 /PRNewswire/ --
- Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Ellen DeGeneres, Leona Lewis and Jessica Alba Help Raise US$100m
Diva TV will be showing the UK premiere of a Stand Up 2 Cancer one-hour special on Friday 12 September (21:00). The fundraising extraordinaire, broadcast recently across America, was hosted by the Hollywood elite including Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson, Meryl Streep, Christina Applegate and Lance Armstrong and raised over US$100m for the charity.
UK women's channel Diva TV has secured rights to a one-hour highlights special of the show which features the video premiere of "Just Stand Up," the all-star charity event single with a stellar cast of female recording artists including Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, Fergie, Sheryl Crow, Miley Cyrus, Melissa Etheridge, Ashanti, Natasha Bedingfield, Keyshia Cole, Leona Lewis, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood. The single is produced by the legendary L.A. Reid and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds in their first creative reunion on record in nearly two decades.
Other celebrity A-listers scheduled to make personal appearances on the show include Casey Affleck, Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, David Spade, Diane Keaton, Ellen Degeneres, Fran Drescher, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, Kate Bosworth, Mandy Moore, Mekhi Phifer, Jack Black, Kirsten Dunst, America Ferrera, Halle Berry, Hilary Swank, Forrest Whitaker, Keanu Reeves and many more.
Jon Farrar, Programming Director at NBC Universal Global Networks comments, "We are very proud to be the exclusive UK broadcaster for the Stand Up 2 Cancer special. The roll call of A-listers coming together in the fight against cancer is a testament to the passion behind this initiative."
Stand Up 2 Cancer, (http://www.standup2cancer.org), is a new initiative which launched on 28 May 2008, to accelerate ground-breaking cancer research. The project was founded by a group of media, entertainment and philanthropic leaders whose lives have all been affected by the disease.
Diva TV, home of The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Bold & the Beautiful and Rachael Ray is available on Sky (channel 282) and Virgin Media (channel 192).
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