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REALITY TV LENDS A HAND TO THE NEEDY

Even the government isn’t beyond reality TV as first lady Laura Bush made her debut on an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Touring the Mississippi disaster areas, the first lady helped to hand out donated items to people in Biloxi. Instead of remodeling a home this week, the home show handed out much needed items to people left stranded from Hurricane Katrina.

PAY TO BE A CHARACTER

In an auction that raised more than $90,000, several lucky winners paid just enough money to become a character, place or thing in one of several authors’ upcoming works. The money from the auction goes to the First Amendment Project, a non-profit organization devoted to protecting freedom of information. It is said that out of the bidders, $125,000 was spent to get one name into Stephen King’s new work, Cell.

THINGS TO KNOW

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore officially tied the knot this weekend in a secret wedding at a Hollywood house.

Famous for his ballads and rock hard body, singer D’Angelo was critically injured in a car accident this weekend in Virgina. He is still being treated for injuries.

September 30, 2005

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