Dozens of celebrities gathered Tuesday night for “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief,” which broadcast live across 15 networks and 150 radio stations nationwide while streaming on social media. Django Unchained co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx opened the hourlong special, with fellow presenting pairs Oprah Winfrey and Cher, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Robert De Niro and Jon Stewart, and Sofia Vergara and Tyler Perry helping to raise more than $14 million before the program ended for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the back-to-back Category 4 storms that ravaged Texas and Florida over the past two weeks.
That’s a whole hell of a lot of firepower right there! Sadly, nobody went “Full Kanye” on live television but Stevie Wonder, of all people, took it to church and called out all those climate change deniers in the NAME OF THE LORD!
Stevie put those fools on blast and said (via Huffington Post) “Anyone who believes there’s no such thing as global warming must be blind or unintelligent”. Can a brother get an Amen up in here?
Stevie also kicked off the show by performing Lean on Me live with the Houston Gospel Choir. It’s fun to play spot the celebrity who can’t clap when they pan to the audience. My favorite is Messy Miles Teller who looks like he just woke up from a particularly nasty Whiplash anxiety dream. I also loved seeing Cher up there having a good time because, well it’s Cher (suck it Brenda!).
Houston native Beyoncé also descended from her seat on God’s knee with a message for the people before floating back up there so she could finish the hilarious story she was telling him about the first time she tried to turn water into wine but accidentally made lemonade. To which God replied with a laugh, “gurl, stop lying!”. But do she, God? Do she lie?
I’m not gonna lie. I was moved. Even though it looks like the world’s most glamorous hostage video.