Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Charities take center stage on 'Idol' -

Some continued coverage of American Idol Charity show

Charities take center stage on 'Idol' - "ou might think of it as 'painless giving.' Or, perhaps -- a term coined by popular-culture pundits -- as 'philanthrotainment.'

Both phrases refer to the current slate of reality television shows that seek to attract viewers by benefiting good causes. Tonight, Fox's top-rated American Idol is throwing a huge, celebrity-studded concert featuring the likes of rock star Bono, comedian Ellen DeGeneres and Academy Award winner Helen Mirren. Proceeds will benefit poor children in Africa and the U.S."

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