9:00am PT by Chris Gardner
George Clooney to Host MPTF's "Hollywood's Night Under the Stars"
George Clooney has boarded the Motion Picture & Television Fund's "Hollywood's Night Under the Stars," scheduled for Oct. 1 at the MPTF Wasserman Campus in Woodland Hills.
The Oscar winner will host the evening of musical performances and special presentations as the event helps toast a major milestone celebrating the MPTF's 95th year of helping entertainers.
Presented by AARP Foundation, American Express, Delta Air Lines and Target with in-kind support from Heineken, Monsieur Marcel, Red Truck and Sprinkles, "Hollywood's Night Under the Stars" also has booked Matt Bomer, Yvette Nicole Brown, Michael Douglas, Derek Hough, Hugh Jackman, Norm Lewis, Jane Lynch, Johnny Mathis, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Anika Noni Rose and Catherine Zeta-Jones to appear.
“We are thrilled that our show director Richard Jay-Alexander, who just co-directed the incredible multi-city Barbra Streisand concert tour this month, is putting together a dynamic celebration of 95 years of entertainment and the people who made the magic happen,” said MPTF Foundation CEO Ken Scherer. "There are a few surprises that you will have to be there to enjoy.”
The event will be chaired by Ann and Jim Gianopulos. Jay Landers will produce with Emmy winner William Ross serving as musical director, conducting a 17-piece orchestra. More information about the event, including the American Express presale, can be found here.