A star-studded telethon is being supported by Cameron Diaz, Robert Redford, Sting And Lenny Kravitz in a bid to raise funds for the state of Louisiana following the BP oil spill in April.
The event, to be aired on CNN, is the brainchild of actor Ian Somerhalder, who hails from Covington, near to the coastline where oil is washing up every day.
"Coming from the entertainment world, I'm really shaken by how quiet Hollywood is. And I say that out of respect for my peers and colleagues, but I'm really bummed that no one is really coming up to help the situation. I think a telethon is a good way to funnel money into these channels. We need to set one of those things up to really paint a picture of exactly how much devastation is here," The Daily Star quoted Somerhalder, as telling E! Online,
He added: "This is ground zero right now. I'm looking at this slick of oil. I've been watching pelicans die. This place is going to need money, that is the bottom line - money in the right hands to replant these marshes. (It) really breaks my heart..."
The Disaster in the Gulf: How You Can Help telethon will take place during a special two-hour edition of Larry King Live on Monday, June 21, with appearances from a slew of celebrities, including Ted Danson, Tim McGraw, Alyssa Milano, Justin Bieber, Jenny McCarthy and Pete Wentz. (ANI)