With Beyonce to headline the hurricane telethon Tuesday night, celebrities are lining up to join the “Crazy In Love” singer, along with Oprah, George Clooney, and dozens of other stars whose goal is to raise funds to help those impacted by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The live program, called Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief, will air commercial free Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. EST and 7 p.m. CST. The broadcast will re-air on the West Coast at 8 p.m. PST. Donations are being taken on the telethon’s website.
— Hand In Hand (@handinhandfund) September 12, 2017
While the telethon originally was set to bring relief to Harvey victims, with the recent destruction caused by Irma, the scope of recipients will be widened. The broadcast will last one hour, based in Los Angeles but with additional stages in New York, Nashville, Tenn., and San Antonio, Texas, where George Strait will do a benefit concert at the Majestic Theatre.
Stars are coming out in droves to either perform or provide live or taped messages. Those include, alphabetically, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Wayne Brady, Andy Cohen, Stephen Colbert, George Clooney, David Copperfield, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro, Jimmy Fallon, Jamie Foxx, Selena Gomez, Amy Grant, Josh Groban, Tom Hanks, Taraji P. Henson, Nicole Kidman, Gayle King, Matt Lauer, Jay Leno, Kings of Leon, Jared Leto, Eva Longoria, Matthew McConaughey, Eric McCormack, Tim McGraw, Nicki Minaj, Tracy Morgan, and Lupita Nyong’o.
Also on hand performing or delivering messages will be Norah O’Donnell, Brad Paisley, Tyler Perry, Dennis Quaid, Julia Roberts, Robin Roberts, Ray Romano, Kelly Rowland, Adam Sandler, Ryan Seacrest, Michael Strahan, Blake Shelton, Maria Shriver, Will Smith, David Spade, Gwen Stefani, David Strahan, Barbra Streisand, Justin Timberlake, Kerry Washington, Bruce Willis, Oprah Winfrey, and Reese Witherspoon.
U.S. Channels set to air the telethon include ABC, BET, Bravo, CBS, CMT, E!, FOX, HBO, HBO Latino, iHeartRadio, MTV, MTV2, MTV Live, MTV Classic, NBC, Oxygen, SiriusXM, and Univision. Viewers can watch a live stream on AOL.com, Apple, ATTN., Beats1, Facebook, HuffPost, Twitter, YouTube, and Yahoo.com starting at 8 p.m. EST.