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Sunday
Nov112012

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Offer Help in Far Rockaway

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Newlyweds Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel made a stop in New York City this weekend on the way home from their honeymoon to assist victims of Superstorm Sandy, People magazine reports.

The duo, along with Timberlake's friend Timbaland, handed out blankets and relief backpacks in Far Rockaway for three and a half hours on Saturday. The beach community was severely damaged by the storm and many community residents still do not have power or heat two weeks later.

The couple of five years exchanged vows in southern Italy last month.

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Monday
Nov052012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Tweets Bieber, Springsteen for Sandy Support

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(NEW YORK) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is using Twitter to get the famous and followed to spread the word about the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy last week.  Christie is tweeting at celebrities, asking them to help victims of the storm by spreading the word and by donating to the New Jersey Relief Fund.

Christie went on a Twitter tear, appealing for support for his home state and advocating for the New Jersey areas that were hit the hardest by Sandy. Among some of the chosen celebrities were New Jersey natives Kelly Ripa, Bruce Springsteen, Danny DeVito and the Jonas Brothers.

“Ur hometown state need ur help spreading the word. To help all those affected by #Sandy click here https://sandynjrelieffund.org/index.html thx,” Christie tweeted at the Jonas Brothers.

Christie tweeted over ten different celebrities this week, including members of the two local NFL teams, the New York Jets and the New York Giants. Most of the tweets sent ended with the hashtag #NJResilience.

The governor did not limit his tweeting for help to Jerseyians alone. He also tweeted TV personality Ryan Seacrest and Canadian singer and songwriter Justin Bieber.

“@justinbieber my girls are big fans. Will u help us spread the word about NJReliefFund?” Gov. Christie Tweeted. Bieber retweeted the governor and added a response: “Gonna try to work with Red Cross to have u guys all help donate for those affected by hurricane sandy.”

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Thursday
Nov012012

New Jersey Boy Jon Bon Jovi Says Hurricane Sandy Destruction Is 'Like Armageddon'

Paul Zimmerman/WireImage(LONDON) -- Jon Bon Jovi was supposed to do a European promotional tour to promote Bon Jovi's upcoming album, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, he's chartered a private jet and returned home to his family.  Jon told the British paper the Daily Mail, "I really need to get back home...I need to be with my people. Thankfully my family are safe."

In addition to worrying about his family, Jon is of course deeply affected by the destruction the hurricane caused in his home state of New Jersey.  He tells the Daily Mail, "There is no power, water, the devastation is off the charts. The president is in my home town in New Jersey because of the damage.  It’s like Armageddon.  Where my children surf, 80 houses burnt down."

Jon says he wants to help rebuild through his charity, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, and one way he can help is through the foundation's charity restaurant, the Soul Kitchen.  "A lot of people rely on [it] for their food.  I need to find a generator and get that working," he tells the paper.   "What can I do?  I have to get there and find out. We take care of each other, that’s what we do in our town."

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