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Chris Rock, Whoopi Goldberg Come Together For New Jersey’s COVID-19 Benefit Broadcast

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Some of the biggest and best names in Hollywood are coming together to assist families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in New Jersey.

In a one-night telecast, titled Jersey 4 Jersey, a star-studded lineup of people that are native to the state of New Jersey will raise funds to combat the medical and economic struggles caused by COVID-19.

Broadcasting from their individual homes, Bruce Springsteen, Chelsea Handler, Halsey, Jon Bon Jovi, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Bennett, Chris Rock, Danny DeVito, Charlie Puth, Kelly Ripa, Jon Stewart, SZA, and Saquon Barkley, will be the featured stars during the virtual event.

Jersey 4 Jersey is set to air April 22 at 7 pm and will support the New Jersey Pandemic, Relief Fund.

“New Jersey is on the front lines of this pandemic, making it more important than ever for us to do what Jersey does best, take care of one another,” Tammy Murphy, the wife of New Jersey’s Governor Phil Murphy said in a statement.” That’s why we’re asking everyone in our state to join the NJPRF and some of New Jersey’s finest for some much-needed musical entertainment, levity, and Jersey pride during these unprecedented times,” she continued.

The producer behind Elton John’s iHeart Radio Living Room Concert, Joel Gallen, will be the executive producer of the Jersey 4 Jersey broadcast.

The New Jersey fundraiser comes days after Lady Gaga said that she is curating a musical benefit broadcast titled, One World: Together at Home, that will air on CBS, ABC, and NBC on April 18.

Jersey 4 Jersey can be streamed on multiple streaming services like Apple Music and AppleTV apps; E Street Radio on SiriusXM; local television stations WABC, WPVI, WPIX, News12 and NJTV; and radio outlets including 1010 WINS, WCBS 880, CBS-FM, WFAN, New York’s Country 94.7, Alt 92.3 and Q104.3.

As of Tuesday, the United States has over 599,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with a death toll of over 23,000. The number of confirmed cases in New Jersey has surpassed 64,000, with 2,400 deaths.



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