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Selena Gomez’s Hurricane Silence Turns Into Tears During “Hand In Hand” Telethon

Selena Gomez Gets Emotional during Hurricane telethonSelena Gomez may not have been vocal about her compassion for hurricane victims in Houston and Florida, but the singer broke down in tears on Tuesday night. During a live hurricane relief telethon, Selena told the story of the seven members of late Selena Quintanilla’s family who lost their lives which hit home for the singer.

“August 27, seven members of the Saldivar family tried to escape the rising flood waters,” Selena said. “I come from Grand Prairie, about 250 miles away from the Saldivar’s home. Their story affected all who heard it, and, no matter who we are, the differences we have suddenly did not seem to matter,” the singer tearfully said.

The story of the family may have struck an emotional chord with the singer, but it surely didn’t make her give up a night partying at New York Fashion Week. Nor did it push her to travel to her Texas hometown to help the victims like Beyoncé or Demi Lovato.

Watch Selena’s emotional plea and the “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief” below.

What do you think of Selena’s tearful message?

(Photo credit: YouTube)

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Justin Bieber Prays For Hurricane Victims In Houston And Florida At “Hand In Hand” Telethon

Justin Bieber Prays For Hurricane Victims In Houston And Florida At Hand In Hand Telethon featureJustin Bieber was one of the biggest names at “Hand In Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief” on Tuesday night. The star-studded telethon featured celebrities talking to folks who wanted to donate to aid effort for people struggling after hurricanes smashed into Houston, Texas and much of the state of Florida.

Justin was more than just a famous face at the event, though. It gave him a chance to stand alongside some other religious leaders to introduce an interfaith prayer for the people of Houston and Florida.

“I’m super grateful to be part of this cause,” Justin said on air. “We don’t want you guys to just watch, we want you guys to be a part of this and donate, whatever you can, it doesn’t have to be much — just whatever you can possibly give.”

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Beyoncé And Demi Lovato Get Hands-On With Help For Houston Following Hurricane Harvey

Beyonce And Demi Lovato Gets Hands-On With Help For Houston Following Hurricane Harvey featureBeyoncé and Demi Lovato were already putting their money where their mouths were when it came to relief for the city of Houston. Beyoncé was looking after her hometown following the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey and Dallas native Demi stepped up, alongside her pals Nick Jonas and Joe Jonas, to start a fundraiser for the Houston Food Bank.

But sending thoughts, prayers and dollars wasn’t enough for either, so they each headed to Houston.  Beyoncé’s mom, Tina Knowles, documented her daughter touring the city serving up hot meals at churches and community events.

Meanwhile, Demi was caught on video helping bag up supplies in Houston. She joined forces with the Houston Food Bank, a bunch of helpful children and Kevin Hart to help out on the ground. According to one report, Demi has already donated $50,000 and 50,000 water bottles.

Check out videos of Bey and Demi in Houston below.

(Photo credits: Beyoncé and Demi Lovato Instagram accounts)

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Beyoncé And Justin Bieber Tapped For Star-Studded Hurricane Harvey Telethon

Beyonce joins Hurricane Harvey Relief telethonOpening their checkbooks just isn’t enough for Beyoncé, Oprah and other millionaire celebs who will be hosting a telethon. “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey,” is the brain child of Houston rapper Bun B and Scooter Braun in an effort to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relied using the help of their rich friends.

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Better Late Than Never? Justin Bieber Puts His Bible Down And Donates $25,000 To Hurricane Harvey Victims

Justin Bieber donates 25K to HoustonUnlike stars that have rushed to help following Hurricane Harvey, Justin Bieber has prayed long and hard and has decided to donate $25,000 for relief. Like fellow Christian Joel Osteen, the singer took his time to help the Houston victims in need.

The “Friends” singer shared a video via Instagram on Friday night to join comedian Kevin Hart’s challenge issued to his celebrity friends. “Just looking at these photos from Hurricane Harvey. I just want to say that I am so sorry to all the families that have lost their homes, people that have lost their lives,” Justin said.

Justin’s decision to help Houston victims comes a day after Taylor Swift gave a “very sizable” donation to a Houston food bank. No word on whether or not Selena Gomez has given anything (besides a tweet) to the cause.

Watch the Justin’s video below.

(Photo credit: Justin Bieber Instagram account)

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Taylor Swift Gives Big To A Houston Food Bank, Remains A Snake

Taylor Swift donates to Houston Food Bank-1In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Taylor Swift has made a “very sizable” donation to a Houston food bank. The charitable singer is just one of the many celebrities who have opened their hearts and their wallets to help the victims of the natural disaster, which has claimed 44 lives.

“Taylor Swift has generously made a very sizable donation to Houston Food Bank in honor of her mother who graduated from the University of Houston. We thank you, Taylor, and we thank everyone for donating to help rebuild our community. #houstonstrong,” the food bank wrote in a Facebook statement on Friday. 

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