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Published: Tue, November 6, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

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MTV to air fundraiser for devastated shore

NEW YORK

MTV, home of the “Jersey Shore” reality show, plans to air a fundraising special to help rebuild New Jersey’s devastated shoreline.

The one-hour program will air Nov. 15 from MTV’s Times Square studio in New York City. It will feature the cast of “Jersey Shore” along with other guests.

The network said Monday the program will solicit contributions for the rebuilding of Seaside Heights, the principal setting for the “Jersey Shore” series.

For this effort, MTV will be partnering with Architecture for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that provides design and construction services to communities in need.

Seaside Heights was among numerous coastal areas devastated by Sandy last week.

Aerosmith plays free outdoor concert

BOSTON

Thousands of fans filled a Boston street to watch the band Aerosmith play a concert in front of the building where band members once lived.

People hung out windows, crowded fire escapes and stood on roofs on Commonwealth Avenue to watch a show Monday meant to encourage voting and promote the band’s new album, which premieres today, Election Day.

The band played such songs as “Walk this Way,” “Sweet Emotion” and a tune from their new album, “Live from Another Dimension.”

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was among those attending.

Kristen Bell, Shepard expecting first baby

NEW YORK

Actress Kristen Bell and her fiance, Dax Shepard, have babies on the brain.

Bell’s representative, Marcel Pariseau, says the couple are expecting their first child in late spring.

Shepard, 37, appears on the NBC drama “Parenthood.” Bell, 32, has a role on Showtime’s “House of Lies,” also starring Don Cheadle. She also narrates “Gossip Girl” as the show’s title character.

Shepard and Bell co-starred in the film “Hit & Run” this summer; Shepard also wrote and directed it.

Stephanopoulos, Walters give to fund

NEW YORK

Barbara Walters, George Stephanopoulos and Mark Cuban are taking out their checkbooks for superstorm Sandy relief on ABC’s “Day of Giving.”

ABC said Monday that Walters donated $250,000 to the American Red Cross, and Stephanopoulos kicked in $50,000.

Throughout its programming Monday, the network urged viewers to give money to the organization to help victims of the storm, which hit New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area particularly hard.

Through late morning, ABC had raised more than $8.3 million, with the biggest gift being $3 million from the Samsung Corp. Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks owner and star of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” made an unspecified donation. Other Disney-owned networks, such as ESPN, also are participating.

NBC had a telethon Friday for storm victims that raised nearly $23 million.

Vindicator wire services


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