larry king gulf telethon Alyssa Milano, Harry Connick Jr. join Larry King for Gulf Coast telethon [Updated]UPDATE: New celebrity participants include Justin Bieber, Cameron Diaz, Sam Trammell, Deepak Chopra, Kathy Griffin, Randy Jackson, Rihcard Simmons, Sammy Kershaw, Victoria Principal and Gloria Reuben.

Ryan Seacrest will be hosting an online “Social Suite” for people connecting via social media.

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CNN and Larry King will present a two-hour telethon next week to help victims of the Gulf Coast oil disaster.

The special, which will air at 9 p.m. ET Monday (June 21), will raise money for three charities: The United Way, the National Wildlife Federation and the Nature Conservancy. The United Way is providing emergency help for people whose livelihoods are affected by the spill and is developing long-term plans to help the region recover economically; both the National Wildlife Federation and the Nature Conservancy are involved in cleanup efforts.

Among the celebrity participants in the telethon are Gulf Coast natives Harry Connick Jr., Aaron Neville, Tim McGraw, Ian Somerhalder and James Carville. Carville’s wife, Mary Matalin, Alyssa Milano, Sting, Robert Redford, Ted Danson, Melania and Ivanka Trump, Chelsea Handler, Jenny McCarthy, Lenny Kravitz, Pete Wentz, Tyson Ritter, Edward James Olmos and Philippe Cousteau have also pledged their help.

Ryan Seacrest has also said he’ll be helping out, but he’s not on CNN’s initial list of celeb participants.

You can get more information at the “Larry King Live” blog.

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