Celebrities Including Naomi Campbell, Tony Danza, Jamie Foxx, James Gandolfini, Gina Gershon, Whoopi Goldberg, Katie Holmes, Blake Lively, Jeremy Piven, Steve Schirripa, Ben Stiller, Olivia Wilde and Many More Also Now Participating in Live Fundraising Telethon to be Available to Over Two Billion People Worldwide
Madison Square Garden's Past and Present Stars Including Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Jason Kidd, and Amar'e Stoudemire; NBA Star Kobe Bryant; Former NBA Star Baron Davis; and Knicks and Rangers Legends: Walt "Clyde" Frazier, Larry Johnson, Allan Houston, Earl Monroe, John Starks, Adam Graves, Rod Gilbert, Brian Leetch, Mark Messier and Mike Richter to Also Attend Event
Show to Start at 7:30 P.M. (ET) Sharp
NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The producers of "12-12-12" announced that some of Hollywood's biggest names along with past and present stars of the Knicks and Rangers will also now participate in the "12-12-12" concert at Madison Square Garden tomorrow to show their support for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. "12-12-12" is presented by Chase and all proceeds will benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund.
New participating celebrities include Ajak, Fred Armisen, Vanessa Bayer, Lizzie Bracco, Lorraine Bracco, Naomi Campbell, Carl Capotorto, Max Casella, Federico Castelluccio, Jason Cerbone, John "Cha Cha" Ciarcia, Vince Curatola, Tony Danza, Hannah Davis, Sky Ferreira, Jamie Foxx, Bobby Funaro, Hanna Gaby, James Gandolfini, Gina Gershon, Whoopi Goldberg, Dan Grimaldi, Katie Holmes, Elsa Hosk, Martha Hunt, Robert Iler, Chanel Iman, Taran Killam, Stephanie LaCava, Mackenzie Leigh, Blake Lively, Zosia Mamet, Jeff Marchetti, Jack McBrayer, Artie Nascarella, Joe Pantoliano, Vincent Pastore, Jeremy Piven, Anthony Ribustello, Al Sapienza, Matt Servitto, Steve Schirripa, Tony Sirico, Joan Smalls,Jason Sudeikis, Ben Stiller, Chrissy Teigen, Nicole Trunfio, Aida Turturro, Alek Wek, and Olivia Wilde.
Also on hand will be current Knicks players: Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, Raymond Felton, Jason Kidd, and Amar'e Stoudemire; NBA star Kobe Bryant; former NBA star Baron Davis; and Knicks and Rangers legends: Walt "Clyde" Frazier, Larry Johnson, Allan Houston, Earl Monroe, John Starks, Adam Graves, Rod Gilbert, Brian Leetch, Mark Messier and Mike Richter.
Previously announced celebrities include Steve Buscemi, Chelsea Clinton, Sean Combs, Billy Crystal, Jimmy Fallon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Karlie Kloss, Seth Meyers, Bobby Moynihan, Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Susan Sarandon, Jon Stewart, Kristen Stewart, Quentin Tarantino, and Brian Williams. Tommy Hilfiger has also generously agreed to donate t-shirts as part of the merchandise offerings for "12-12-12".
The all-star musical lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney.
Beginning at 7:30PM sharp at the start of the live concert, a phone bank will be on-site at Madison Square Garden where musical artists and celebrity participants will take donations via phone over the course of the evening. Viewers from around the world will have the opportunity to call-in to help donate to the Robin Hood Relief Fund and assist those throughout the tri-state area who have been impacted by the storm.
"12-12-12", which will be distributed worldwide to nearly two billion people through television feeds, radio and online streaming and will be distributed across networks and feeds in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
The concert is being produced by James Dolan, Executive Chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company; John Sykes, President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises; and Harvey Weinstein, Co-Founder and Chairman of The Weinstein Company.
Thanks to the generosity of concert organizers, sponsors, and Robin Hood's board of directors, every single penny from ticket purchases and donations will go to organizations serving the victims of Hurricane Sandy through the Robin Hood Relief Fund. The Robin Hood Relief Fund provides money, material and know-how to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm.
The most up to date information on "12-12-12" can be found by visiting www.121212concert.org.
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CONTACT: Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Angel Aristone /AngelAristone@clearchannel.com 212.377.7802 The Madison Square Garden Company Mikyl Cordovafirstname.lastname@example.org 212-631-4337 The Weinstein Company Dani Weinsteinemail@example.com 212-845-8639 Robin Hood Foundation Patty Smithfirstname.lastname@example.org 212-844-3562 Chase Melissa Shuffieldemail@example.com 212.270.5730