Those rumors we’ve been hearing about Larry King’s celebrity-fueled telethon just became more solid thanks to a blog post by Ryan Seacrest. Here are the details:

This Monday, June 21, Ryan will be hosting in the Tweet Suite on “Larry King Live” for a live, two-hour Gulf Coast relief telethon from 8-10 P.M. ET on CNN. The telethon, called “Disaster in the Gulf: How You Can Help,” will be featuring three charities, so participants can pick which they would like to have their donation go toward. All the money raised will go to aid in rebuilding the Gulf Coast.

Celebrities slated to participate include Tim McGraw, Ted Danson, Chelsea Handler, Robert Redford, Harry Connick Jr., Kathy Griffin, Jenny McCarthy, Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump, Sting, Aaron Neville, Kerry Kennedy, James Carville and Mary Matalin, Anderson Cooper, Alyssa Milano, Deepak Chopra, Pete Wentz, Tyson Ritter, Lenny Kravitz, Ian Somerhalder, Jack Hanna, Sammy Kershaw and Philippe Cousteau.

Viewers donating will have a chance to choose one of three charities to direct their cash to. These include the United Way’s “Oil Spill Recovery fund”, The Nature Conservancy’s “Fund for Gulf Coast Restoration”, and The National Wildlife Federation’s “Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Fund”.

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  • georgina0912

    About time that some big Hollywood or big names step up and do something. A tad late if you ask me when considering that the Haiti relief telethon was put together in less than two weeks, BUT, the important thing is that someone out there is thinking.

    Also, i hope one of those charities will be an animal one because i will definitely be calling in and giving some of my hard earned money.

  • iansPAgirl

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU IAN SOMERHALDER!!!!!! don’t know how long this has been in the planning mode, but it seems ironic that it was just days after Ian called out Hollywood for not doing anything. I will be calling in to support but ONLY because of IAN!!!

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