On Monday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live the host celebrated his fourth annual (RED) Benefit Show and with the help of Kristen Bell, Chris Rock, Snoop Dogg, Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum, Bono, Chris Rock, Will Ferrell, Kristen Bell, Snoop Dogg, Mila Kunis, Brad Paisley, Zoe Saldana and Pharrell, they sold (RED) products with 100% of the proceeds going to HIV/AIDS research and services.
(RED) was founded By Bono and Bobby Shriver with one goal: LET’S END AIDS.
(RED) harnesses the power of people and companies to fight AIDS by partnering with the world’s most iconic brands that contribute profits from the sale of (RED)-branded products and experiences. (RED) has raised more than $500 million for Bill and Melinda Gates Global Fund To Fight HIV/AIDS, with grants in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia. 100 percent of that money goes to work on the ground; no overhead is taken.
Global Fund grants that (RED) supports have reached more than 110 million people with prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing.
The special began with Kimmel and Bell hosting a QVC-style showcase of products for viewers to bid on to raise funds for (RED). Bono and Pharell sang a sensuous stripped-down version of Stayin Alive by The Bee Gees, and Snoop Dogg baked a batch of special brownies.
Bono dropped a bomb while chatting with Kimmel, announcing that he is working on a new song with Lady Gaga for an upcoming (RED) album.
Before the show ended the guests came together to sing Were Going To Hell with lyrics about how the rich and famous have an obligation to help those with HIV/AIDS:
If we don’t help people with AIDS, we’re going to hell…
Bill Gates has two goals in life: One is to eradicate AIDS, and two, to bring back khakis with the pleats in front. And tonight, we are going to help him reach at least one of those goals.