(In an effort to keep you fully informed, and fully entertained, below we present today's FYI and TMI — news you need and news that's, well, sometimes needless….)
Hurricane Sandy Benefit Raises $23 Million
A total of $23 million was raised from the Nov. 2 airing of "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together," a one-hour fundraising special that featured performances from GRAMMY winners Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, and Sting. The funds will benefit relief efforts of the American Red Cross in the aftermath of the recent Hurricane Sandy. Additionally, MTV announced it will air "Restore The Shore," a one-hour special set to take place Nov. 15 in New York with proceeds going toward rebuilding Seaside Heights, N.J. In related news, last week The Recording Academy's MusiCares Foundation announced the launch of the MusiCares Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, which will support members of the music community affected by the recent devastation of the hurricane.
Three's Company For Ronnie Wood
If three's a crowd, don't tell Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood. Wood, who recently announced his engagement to girlfriend Sally Humphreys, will reportedly marry his third honky tonk woman in January 2013. But Wood isn't getting hitched without the help of some of his best men. According to a report, the guitarist will be joined at the alter by fellow Stones guitarist Keith Richards and former Faces member/the always-sexy Rod Stewart, in addition to one of Wood's sons from a previous marriage. Sources say Wood wants a big party at his wedding, maybe even on New Year's Day. One important question remains: What song will play as Humphreys walks down the aisle? Stewart's "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" or the Stones' "Start Me Up"?