DeGeneres to co-host 'Idol Gives Back'


Fox has tapped Ellen DeGeneres to once again join Ryan Seacrest as host of the "American Idol" benefit special "Idol Gives Back."

The network also announced the addition of Maroon 5, Heart, Gloria Estefan, Boyz II Men and The Clark Brothers to its talent lineup. They will join previously announced celebrity participants Bono, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Eli Manning, Carrie Underwood, John Legend and Snoop Dogg.

The special will air April 9.

Last year's debut edition raised $78 million to fund various international charities and earned a prestigious Governor's Award Emmy.