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George Clooney Running the Largest Celeb Call Center Ever

Originally posted 01/22/2010 07:40PM



Sounds like the odds of landing your favorite star – Daniel Day-Lewis, anyone? – on the line during the Hope for Haiti Now telethon are pretty great.

The Friday night global event features "the biggest bank of faces that you recognize answering the phones," founder and co-host George Clooney tells the media, adding that many of the celebs are taking part "not to be on the show, simply to answer the phones."

Some 140 celebrities have signed up for the two-hour telethon, set to air at 8 p.m. on Friday and stream live on the Web. And the participating group reads like a Who's Who of entertainment, media and politics.

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Stars Stand by David Letterman

Stars Stand by David Letterman

Originally posted 10/06/2009 12:00PM

Now David Letterman knows who his friends are – and there are plenty of them.

At Monday night's New York City screening of the HBO documentary Good Hair, its star and co-director Chris Rock had nothing but the best to say about Letterman, blackmail scandal or no.

"He's the greatest host in the world," said Rock, 44, at the Cinema Society event sponsored by Target. "I would never make a disparaging comment about David Letterman."

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Where Celebs Party – and Let Loose – at Sundance | Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon

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Where Celebs Party – and Let Loose – at Sundance

Originally posted 01/16/2009 07:05PM

Celebs are heading to the annual Sundance Film Festival, and – despite the recession – this year will find no shortage of spas to help them relax, swag suites to get them stocked up on gear and late-night parties where they can let off steam.

Everyone from Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon to Minnie Driver and of course, Paris Hilton, will be in Park City, Utah, to play.

When Hollywood's stars aren't out promoting their films at the festival, there's plenty to keep them busy during the day. Here's a daytime guide to where that will be happening:

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Star Power Headed to Sundance

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Star Power Headed to Sundance

Originally posted 01/16/2009 05:55AM

This year's Sundance Film Festival kicked off Thursday night, with cinema's annual rite of winter celebrating its silver 25th anniversary. In the next few days ahead, more excitement is anticipated in the snows of Park City, Utah.

Ashton Kutcher, due to promote Spread (costarring Anne Heche and about Hollywood's lure of sex and money), is expected to help lead the star parade – and bring along wife Demi Moore.

The weekend will also see Jim Carrey with significant other Jenny McCarthy, as he and costars Ewan McGregor and Rodrigo Santoro promote I Love You Philip Morris.

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Chris Rock: My Girls Want a Playdate with Obama's Daughters

Chris Rock: My Girls Want a Playdate with Obama's Daughters

Originally posted 12/14/2008 12:00PM

With Christmas around the corner, comic Chris Rock's daughters have a tall order on their wish list – a visit to the White House.

"His girls are a little older than mine," said Rock about President-elect Barack Obama's daughters Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7. "My girls want a playdate. They look at the youngest and they're like, 'We can play with her, Daddy.' We'll see."

While Rock works on making that happen, he made a wish come true for a group of tots from the East Side Settlement House Friday night when he took time out from his busy schedule to read Pinkalicious at the Children's Museum of Manhattan.

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Chris Rock Gets a Good Look at Rihanna | Chris Rock, Rihanna

Chris Rock Gets a Good Look at Rihanna

Originally posted 02/07/2008 11:45AM

Looks like Chris Rock approves of Rihanna's gorgeous gown as the two arrive at the Gucci charity event at the United Nations in New York Wednesday night. The singer wasn't the only one getting checked out. The soirée – hosted by Madonna and bringing in $3.7 million for UNICEF and Raising Malawi – was a star-studded one including A-listers Jennifer Lopez, Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise, Gwyneth Paltrow and Salma Hayek.

Most were wearing Gucci and you can check out their head-to-toe ensembles in PEOPLE's photo gallery.

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Chris Rock Kicks Off His No Apologies Tour on New Year's Eve | Chris Rock

Chris Rock Kicks Off His No Apologies Tour on New Year's Eve

Originally posted 12/17/2007 03:20PM

Chris Rock is taking his stand-up worldwide. The actor is set to launch his first international tour from New York City's Madison Square Garden on New Year's Eve.

The tour – dubbed No Apologies – will feature all new material and Rock's first stop overseas is the U.K., according to Rock's reps. No Apologies returns to the U.S. in February with multiple-night stops in Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Seattle, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Atlantic City, Los Angeles and more dates in New York.

Rock will also play Australia and South Africa for the first time.

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Chris Rock Brings Holiday Cheer to Kids in N.Y. | Chris Rock, Tichina Arnold

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Chris Rock Brings Holiday Cheer to Kids in N.Y.

Originally posted 12/13/2007 06:35PM

The holidays came early this year for 175 children in New York City, thanks to Chris Rock and his wife Malaak.

The couple arranged for Target and the CW to donate $110,000 to the Bushwick Salvation Army Center (where Rock spent much of his youth in Brooklyn) and Safe Horizons charities, both of which benefit the kids. But the real treat came on Dec. 8 when each of the 175 children were given a $250 gift certificate to spend at Target, where most made a dash for the ipods and PSPs, though some selected gifts for their families, like one young girl who spent all her money on jewelry for her mother.

After their shopping spree, the kids watched a special screening of two episodes of Everybody Hates Chris at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and chatted with the cast (including Tichina Arnold, pictured), rounding out their day of celebrity.
– Rennie Dyball

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Chris Rock Hits Back at False Paternity Claims | Chris Rock

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Chris Rock Hits Back at False Paternity Claims

Originally posted 08/06/2007 05:00PM

Chris Rock is hitting back at "grossly inaccurate" claims that he fathered a 13-year-old son with a Georgia woman.

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Chris Rock Asks Court to Determine Boy's Paternity | Chris Rock

Chris Rock Asks Court to Determine Boy's Paternity

Originally posted 04/18/2007 07:00PM

Chris Rock asked a court to determine if he's the father of a 13-year-old boy, according to papers filed in a paternity dispute with a Georgia woman.

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