The upcoming Stand Up to Cancer benefit is beginning to look like the Oscars, the Emmys and the Grammys rolled into one.
I just got word that newlywed Ellen DeGeneres has signed on to work the phonebank during the live telecast of the fundraiser on Sept. 5.
The talk-show pooh-bah isn’t the only new name added to the roster…
Halle Berry, Jessica Alba, Kate Bosworth and Rob Lowe will also be answering phones.
And that’s just a smidgen of the previously announced participants, who include Christina Applegate, Jennifer Aniston, Charlize Theron, America Ferrera, Meryl Streep, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Scarlett Johansson and even Marge Simpson.
The megawatt benefit will be simulcast live and commercial-free from Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre on CBS, ABC and NBC and cohosted by Katie Couric, Charles Gibson and Brian Williams.