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Photo: Pete Souza/White House -- President Barack Obama and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie comfort Sandy victims at a community center in Brigantine, N.J October 31, 2012

NBC’s star-studded live telethon tonight for victims of Sandy

Today the death toll from superstorm Sandy in the U.S. stands at 96 and could still go higher. Four days after Sandy slammed into the East Coast and began a slow march across the northeast, more than three million are still without power and there are reports of shortages of gasoline, food, and other necessities. On NBC tonight, “Hurricane Sandy Coming Together,” a live benefit telethon for the victims, begins at 8 p.m. NBC’s Matt Lauer will host and the celebrity line up includes Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy... Read More →

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Photo courtesy American University -- Russell Williams two-time Academy Award winner

Academy Award winner rides out superstorm Sandy

The East Coast took a brutal pounding from the superstorm Sandy, which made landfall late yesterday. The storm caused widespread devastation in some of the mid-Atlantic states, knocking out power to millions. At least 26 deaths have been blamed on Sandy, now moving slowly across the country — less powerful, but still a threat. The nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., suffered only a glancing blow from Sandy with some flooding, trees down, and more than 140,000 homes without power this morning, according to the Washington Post.  Also, the Post... Read More →

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Hurricane Sandy forces big changes in entertainment

Hurricane Sandy’s hammering of the East Coast has prompted the cancellation of today’s taping of  “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in New York City and two other late night hosts, Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman, taped their shows without audiences today. Broadway shows, movie theaters, and  TV and film productions have shut down due to Sandy as well. Details on deadline.com .

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