By Sonya Magett, EnStars | Nov 15, 2012 10:23 PM EST
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The cast of MTV's "Jersey Shore" will air a live telethon for Hurricane Sandy relief on Thursday, Nov.15.
The event marks the network's first ever crowd funding campaign, with the money raised going towards rebuilding Seaside Heights, the setting of where "Jersey Shore" was filmed among other areas devastated by last month's hurricane in the NorthEast.
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The fundraising special is a joint partnership with Architecture for Humanity. The live telecast will feature not only members of the cast, but a host of celebrity guests.
The special will include live performances from Gym Class Heroes and Phillip Phillips.
Other stars scheduled to participate and ask viewers to contribute are One Direction, Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, Pharrell, P!nk, Demi Lovato, Kim Kardashian, Ne-Yo, Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, No Doubt, Carly Rae Jepsen, and the Jonas Brothers.
"Jersey Shore" star Snooki co-hosted with Anderson Cooper for his daytime talk show "Anderson Live" on Thursday.
Cooper asked Snooki how she felt about seeing the devastation in Seaside Heights, NJ where the "Jersey Shore" cast lived and where the cast's hardcore partying antics occurred that led to the arrests of several cast members.
Cooper played footage of Snooki riding a helicopter over the destroyed area she has frequented since the age of 15. The petite reality star shed tears as she saw a broken ferris wheel and remnants of a boardwalk that was once there.
Join Snooki and her co-stars when they host "Restore the Shore" at 11:00 p.m. EST/10C following the latest episode of "Jersey Shore."
Viewers can donate a $10 via text on a mobile phone. Text SHORE to 85944 to make a contribution.
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