Early Start For American Idol Tonight
Just wanted you to know that Fox's "Idol Gives Back" special tonight will start at an usual time -- 7:30 p.m. (Channels 19, 45) -- instead of the normal 8 p.m. "American Idol" time. The concert, taped Sunday in Los Angeles, airs 7:30-10 p.m.
Performing on the show are Mariah Carey, John Legend, Miley Cyrus, Carrie Underwood, Gloria Estefan, Snoop Dogg, Sheila E, Fergie, Heart and the "American Idol" finalists. Brad Pitt, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, Reese Witherspoon, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman, and Peyton and Eli Manning also are on the show. Barak Obama, John McCain, Hillary Clinton, Jim Carrey, Kiefer Sutherland, Ellen DeGeneres and Whoopi Goldberg appear in taped segments.
The goal for this year's telecast is to rasie $100 million for a variety of charities. The first "Idol Gives Back" last year raised $76 million.