Bono, Celine Dion, Blake Shelton & More Added to 'Red Nose Day Special'

Celine Dion performs at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards
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Celine Dion performs onstage during the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas.

Mandy Moore & Mel B will also participate in the charity event, airing live Thursday at 9 p.m. on NBC.

U2's Bono, Celine Dion, Blake Shelton, Mandy Moore and former Spice Girl Mel B will all be taking part in this year's Red Nose Day Special this Thursday to help raise money and awareness for children living in poverty. 

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They join Ellen DeGeneres, Jack Black, Paul Rudd and many more participating in the second annual event to be broadcast live Thursday night on NBC from 9-11 p.m. ET, featuring comedy, musical performances and short films, all intended to shed light on children in need across America and around the globe. 

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The Craig Ferguson-hosted special will also include previously announced guests Ludacris, Zac Efron, Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Sarah Silverman, Tracy Morgan, Key & Peele, Anna Kendrick, Seth Rogen, Ellie Kemper, Kristen Bell, Emma Watson, Rose Byrne, Blake Griffin, Emma Thompson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Steve Buscemi, Danny Trejo, Adam Devine and Ron Funches.

The United Kingdom-originating Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion globally over the last 25 years, according to organizers. It now runs in 15 countries internationally and launched last year in the U.S., raising more than $23 million locally.

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