Sunday, May 26, 2024

Gwyneth Paltrow Producing All Star, All Network Stand up to Cancer


Oscar winning multi tasking Gwyneth Paltrow is producing the bi annual “Stand Up To Cancer” with Joel Gallen on September 7th. This is the show that runs on every network at 8pm that night, commercial free. Among the stars they just announced are Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Jessica Biel, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Seth Rogen, Emma Stone, Katie Couric, Taylor Swift, Coldplay, Alicia Keys and Tim McGraw. Also appearing will be Simon Baker, Jordana Brewster, Diem Brown, Dana Delany, Chelsea Handler, Marg Helgenberger, Rashida Jones, Minka Kelly, Joe Manganiello, Jillian Michaels, Masi Oka, Ana Maria Polo, and Alison Sweeney. It’s a worthy cause, with all proceeds going to cancer research. Beloved producer Laura Ziskin, who died last year after a brave battle with breast cancer, produced the first two “Stand up to Cancer” specials. Gwyneth’s equally beloved dad, Bruce Paltrow, who gave us “St. Elsewhere,” succumbed to cancer a few years ago. Katie Couric is the founder of this project, in memory of her husband Jay Monahan.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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