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Oil Spill Telethon Raises $1.7M

The stars come out for the Gulf
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2010 4:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – Thanks in part to Bieber Fever, last night’s CNN telethon raised at least $1.7 million for Gulf oil spill relief efforts. The Bieb was joined by Cameron Diaz, Kathy Griffin, Nicole Richie, Jenny McCarthy, and a slew of other celebs during the two-hour event hosted by Larry King. Sting and Herbie Hancock were among those who performed. E! offers a few ways you can help if you missed the telethon:

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  • Visit CNN.com/Impact
  • Donate $10 by texting "COAST" to 50555
  • Follow #CNNHelpGulf on Twitter
  • Visit Facebook.com/CNNLarryKingLive
  • The money will go to the United Way, the National Wildlife Foundation, and the Nature Conservancy

(Read more telethon stories.)

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