Rappers Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott worked the phones at the “Hand In Hand” Hurricane Harvey Benefit Telethon Fundraiser at ABC News’ Good Morning America Times Square Studios in New York City on Tuesday. $44 million was raised for hurricane relief.

Photo by Theo Wargo/Hand in Hand/Getty Images

Stars working the phones for Hurricane Harvey donations included (clockwise from top left) Ryan Seacrest, Malin Ackerman, Uzo Aduba, Jamie Foxx, Catherine Zeta-Jones and her daughter Carys Zeta Douglas, 14.

Photo by Theo Wargo/Hand in Hand/Getty Images

NBA star Chris Paul, left, and television mogul Ryan Seacrest were among the stars participating in the “Hand In Hand” Hurricane Harvey telethon to raise funds for hurricane relief on Tuesday. Chris was recently in Atlanta where he made a generous donation of a different kind.

Photo by Theo Wargo/Hand in Hand/Getty Images




  • Pamela

    Great photo-op for most of these celebs. Forgive me for being sceptical, but…

  • Wreckognize Game

    Ok Auntie, I see your throwback to the NBA baller story ??

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    That reminds me of the telethon for Hurricane Katrinabut with different celebs.

    I wonder who will use the now forever famous line “Bush don t care about black people!”

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I am so glad that celebrities are helping out but I hope the attention stays on the hurricane victims and not celebrities.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Great!

    Did y’all talk about Insecure?

  • stav

    I love how they have the rich solicit the poor!

  • Dahl

    I’m tired of Issa’s wide eyed, furrowed brow confused look. She’s too old for it. Lawrence is annoying. You know they should get back together, but they’ll likely drag that out to episode 5 or 6 of season 3. I like Molly and the giant together for some pervy reason. That’s all I got…

  • darealwifey

    What agency is handling these donations? Hopefully not the Red Cross! Those poor people won’t see anything.

  • Dahl

    Why was I really waiting for someone to say that about Trump ???

  • brownisback

    CHRIS PAUL IS FOINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    That’s all I got

  • stav

    This is “suppose ” to be for crisis relief , however I see the narcissistic can’t help but make it about them…*Hence Nick’s usual goofy, and old pose!

  • JV

    I’m completely shocked we haven’t had a story about the Seattle mayor — who is openly gay — who resigned. Apparently sex accusations with minors, and one from a long time ago with his cousin! AND a Democrat! And she wants to come for Chris Paul up there.. well if Chris Paul had a blog, I bet he’d still care about the clicks Sandra 😀 !

  • JV

    And it usually is the Red Cross too.

  • brownisback

    It’s gon be a lot of windmillin if she says anything bad about him!

  • Justlooknout

    almost two decades ago, I wrote a paper in college about the American Red Cross. They lack diversity in leadership, they were buying Cadillac’s with non profit monies and their salaries were enormous. Nothing has changed. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2579496aa911849b3d0a302bec5a721c05308ac22882ff34504f5ca4a78bbde9.jpg

  • Rayne

    All the money the

  • Justlooknout

    He’s not a full blown tranny, so it probably will not appear on this blogg.

  • Coy little wink

    Chile…

  • Coy little wink

    Nicki looks dumb…

  • Jen_no_juice

    That’s 90% of the time

  • Naomi

    I agree with all that you said except for Molly. She’s an idiot.

  • Coy little wink

    ???

  • Coy little wink

    ???

  • Jen_no_juice

    The only person i have no issues with it Kelly. She’s funny as hell and keeps it real. I’m so tired of Issa and Lawrence. But I like Daniel not necessarily with Issa though. Molly working my nerves, messing over the guy that will treat her right by messing with the married man (who I think lying about having an open marriage). But a lot of woman dip that so the situation is relatable

  • Jen_no_juice

    The only person i have no issues with it Kelly. She’s funny as hell and keeps it real. I’m so tired of Issa and Lawrence. But I like Daniel not necessarily with Issa though. Molly working my nerves, messing over the guy that will treat her right by messing with the married man (who I think lying about having an open marriage). But a lot of woman dip that so the situation is relatable

  • SolEK Ennis-Klyczek

    Jamie on that i10 like, don’t get it twisted mofos, Jamie to the mutha-f-in Foxx DOES NOT belong here.

  • SolEK Ennis-Klyczek

    Jamie on that i10 like, don’t get it twisted mofos, Jamie to the mutha-f-in Foxx DOES NOT belong here.

  • Jen_no_juice

    Umm I don’t think that’s Ryan Seacrest in that clockwise pic

  • FOR COMMENT

    this entire thing look stupid and fake. Don’t believe the hype

  • Wellbalancedlibra

    OMG I said the same thing in my head. This is stupid and that money is going into people’s salary.

  • LithiumHaitianFlower

    More like a vile nasty person. Laced in gold and diamonds to help raise money for the victims. She even looked disgusted pretending to be doing so

  • JJSPLAYHOUSE

    And more, hopefully it’ll go to the needy and not greedy.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Personally, I love everything about the show, all the twists and turns in the last episode had me like wtf. Whoever directed the finale did an amazing job…very different then the rest. Issa does a great job of low key highlighting topics/ issues in the blk community whether it’s through her dope shirts or her brief encounter with the barista on the sidewalk.

  • Ni Ni

    Whatttt?!????!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    *dead*

  • Hell_On_Heelz

    TRUTH??

  • You Could Never

    I was riding for DJ Khaled having his boy with him. But he was on the program last night taking calls with that baby in his arms. Enough is enough. My goodness.

    Chris Paul. Every single city he gets drafted to gets flooded soon as he gets there. NOLA. Katrina happened. LA and the LA river flooded. Houston and Harvey. But he still my dude. NC stand up.

  • Unknown User

    Nicki… Just… Girl. I..

  • RealGzOnly

    Meanwhile trucks filled with bags of money …millions at that are being burned up in some unknown dessert!! They use these “rich celebs” as pawns to fool the poor and broke to donate money I can bet most of those families will never see!!! All that money is going to simply go to the government on building back the city …not in the hNds of those families!! The best way to donAte is to personally get up and out and do it yourself …I wanna see the government cut those fAmilies a nice check to help rebuild there lives not hand them a bag of supplies for the week!!

  • Justlooknout

    What’s new….thats how I use to be. Thank GOd for Grace.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Not impresed..go into your pockets and give back to the public that made you. All that bragging and boasting and blinging…FOH..PUT THESE GOVERNMENT CHECK FOODSTAMP RECIPIENTS ON THE PHONES TO VOLUNTEER…

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Here we go again, just a matter of time before
    it hits the media ….that the money disappeared, like the …….

    911 Fund
    Red Cross Haiti Relief 500 Million unaccounted for (thats half a BILLION in real dollars not Jay and Bey dollars)
    Easter Seals Veterans Fund
    Clinton Foundation Fund
    UN Humanitarian Funds

    By the way the organizers off this and a few other other celebrity fund raisers of recent, is a faceless corporation in Delware…(see below)

    *Comic Relief, Inc. (“CRInc”) is a Delaware non-profit non-stock corporation*

    One more thing, this has already raised 44 Million, if you go to the website Handinhand all you have to do is click pay now on paypal, how convenient huh, …..do you know anybody else who has millions in a pay pal account.

    As long as there are celebritys faces no one will wonder about the faces of people who have direct access to the millions as they walk out the bank smiling!

    Brilliant!

  • Li

    That telethon was wayyyyy toooo short….one hour is not enough time.

  • Li

    Too late, I already donated 🙂

  • Vegas1989

    Why are all the black kids in this picturing doing wrong or drowning?…SMH….This picture is NOT COOL!!
    LOL

  • Justlooknout

    You know the answer, the Red Cross is not COOL

  • EntrepreneurialSpirit

    Even when she was wearing wet n wavy weaves and Baby Phat totes something about her always seemed disingenuous.

  • bemetoo

    chris paul needs a new barber his hair cut is fuckd up

  • Jen_no_juice

    Amen. I think all women have at one point

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I don’t think he is lying about the open marriage, but I don’t think his wife knows about their relationship. But even if she did know, Molly is playing herself. He’s not going to leave his wife. She’s going to play side chick forever? She knows she wants to be married with a family. Smh.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Every last one of these celebrities can write a damn check in one wop …problem solved … But we know how that goes .. They want you to put out… Stay woke folks

  • OvertheMississippi

    Just WOW!

  • bemetoo

    is 10,000 enough to give each family??

  • NeverSurprised

    Ryan Seacrest has a net worth of $350, yet he and everyone else on that stage has the audacity to solicit funds from working class americans?? Please spare me this bull.

  • Karen Brady

    I tuned in for 1 minute and kept on going.
    Here what was on the tv: Usher & Blake Shelton singing “Stand by Me’.
    Here’s what I saw: Usher seranading Blake Shelton with ‘Stand by Me’ and googly eyes.

  • Karen Brady

    I know right? I always thought telethons were 24 hours but I guess that’s just Jerry Lewis.

  • https://vidozz.com/cyq ? King Kari ?????????

    Funny not one ktrash or jenner there. See they don’t show up for charity work, well because they want to be paid!!!

  • https://vidozz.com/cyq ? King Kari ?????????

    That 1 minute longer than me. I didn’t watch these hollyweirdos for a second

  • Enoughsaid2020

    This was great! These storms have. Destroyed lives. I hope people get the help they need.

  • TheOwley

    My problem with fund raising after disaster events is the lack of accountability for the funds. The only way to have a legit fund raising is by making it clear to donors that legal accounting and governmental oversight (US treasury assuring no taxation and actual amount collected and spent) will ensure dispersing the funds to the targeted recipients.

    There must be a verification process that WE know about as well in how the funds were used. There is a Red Cross report online about how they used the funds but reportedly Haiti is still in dire straits. The money is targeted for hospitals, schools, and some housing. It’s not enough to rebuilt the whole island. How did the Clinton people use the money given them. I trust the girl scouts more. Some regulation we love, others we hate. We need regulation for this.

  • Miss Thang

    I don’t understand this comment. Red Cross helped us a great deal here in Miami after Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

  • Not Down With The BS

    Haha! So it was Chris Paul spending money on another woman. Though most people guessed it based on your clues, thanks for the confirmation.

  • Carla B

    Millions have been donated but where is it going? I was denied by FEMA and I cant live in my home, my sister was denied and the inspector told her that she has clothes so her, her husband, and their 3 kids will be ok. We tried to get help through the Red-cross and they said to call FEMA.

  • Kay Brooks

    Oh goodness, I’m still waiting on my application to process. How can they deny people at all???

  • Carla B

    I honestly don’t know, FEMA is making matters worse.

  • MythCalledLove

    They probably said to their agents. O.K the agreement is on air appearance not to exceed 20 minutes. It will look like I’m answering calls but its a prop phone and we will take 20% off my usual appearance fee. And we will be able to write it off on my taxes?! O.K just send my rider over. The public is forever donating and they claim they raised all this money but what happens next? To me it never seems to do any good for the cause. These charities hv executives that make serious money. They keep asking we keep giving. So many charities some I hv never heard of but they getting donations.

  • MythCalledLove

    Sad part they collect money for charities then the people its intended for hv to jump thru hoops to get the help and some might be denied.

  • MythCalledLove

    Those commercials that ask for you to donate to feed & and provide money for the kids. And the damn abused dog one I can’t even watch its so sad. But hey I’ll get a T-shirt if I agree to give monthly.

  • Wayup!

    Imagine my dismay when Oprah never answered my call..??

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    AWWWWW

  • Kay Brooks

    I do agree the Red Cross & FEMA have unchecked power to make terrible decisions. I know it’s not the best thing, but please appeal those decisions within 60 days in writing. I truly hope you and your family receive corrected decisions.