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'Hand in Hand' hurricane-relief telethon raises over $44 million

'Hand in Hand' hurricane-relief telethon raises over $44 million

The star-studded "Hand in Hand" hurricane-relief benefit raised more than $44 million for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Tuesday night, according to ABC News. A total of $14 million was raised during the hour-long live show, with $30 million donated in the hours that followed.

The telethon, which aired live from New York, Los Angeles and Nashville on multiple networks, was produced by SB Projects (Justin Bieber/Ariana Grande management team Scooter Braun and Alison Kaye) and Den of Thieves (Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager), along with veteran Houston rapper Bernard "Bun B" Freeman.

During the telethon, Stephen Colbert announced that Apple was...

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