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Simon & Seacrest to Donate Paychecks to Idol Gives Back

April 09, 2008 05:52 AM by Jennifer_Brown

Idol-Gives-Back-LogoSay what you want about American Idol’s cranky Brit judge, Simon Cowell, when it comes to giving praise to Idol contestants. But one thing you must say about him is, when it comes to charity, he’s definitely willing to give.

Two weeks ago, Cowell paid big for a shopping spree with Ivanka Trump to support Celebrity Apprentice winner, Piers Morgan’s, charity of choice, The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

This week it’s Idol’s turn to go charitable, and Simon’s got his wallet out once again. Yesterday, he revealed that he’ll be donating a day’s pay to Idol Gives Back. Cowell, who traveled across the U.S. and through Africa during last year’s Idol Gives Back, was touched by the children living in extreme conditions, as was host Ryan Seacrest. In fact, earlier this week Seacrest announced that he, too, will be donating his paycheck this year to the cause.

Funds raised during Idol Gives Back will go to many children’s charities, such as The Children’s Defense Fund and Save the Children.

Idol Gives Back will air Wednesday, April 9th at 8:00 PM (ET) on FOX.

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