Juan Pablo Di Pace to Take Part in Project Angel Food’s COVID-19 Emergency Telethon, ‘Lead With Love’

Juan Pablo Di Pace is ready to take your call… all for a great cause.

Project Angel Food will be holding a special telethon this Saturday, June 27, with the 40-year-old Argentinian actor/singer and Fuller House scene-stealer set to man the phones.

Juan Pablo Di Pace

The Lead With Love: Project Angel Food Emergency Telethon will air from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm PT on KTLA 5in Los Angeles and stream live on the channel’s website and on the Project Angel Food page.

The goal is to raise $500,000 to support Project Angel Food’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, set up for increased needs due to the coronavirus. In the past two months, the organization has gone from serving 1,600 people a day, to serving 2,000 people a day.

Along with a mix of in-studio and virtual appearances, the telethon will include a live phone bank where callers can talk to celebrity guests, including Di Pace, Jonathan AdamsJoely FisherRachel LindsayPeter Porte, Charlie CarverLawrence ZarianSasha Roiz and Lauren Tom

Scheduled performers include Annie LennoxKristin Chenoweth and Kelly Clarkson, with Eric McCormackSheryl Lee Ralph and Jessica Holmes hosting.

Other performers include Cee Lo GreenDeborah Cox and Billy Idol, and the event will include appearances by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Elton JohnJamie Lee CurtisSharon Stone, Marie OsmondZachary LeviPauley PerretteMarianne WilliamsonJohn GoodmanValerie BertinelliMarlee MatlinOlivia Newton-JohnKelly OsbourneMargaret ChoCharoDanny TrejoMatt Bomer,Cheryl TiegsTyler HenryCarson Kressley,Eileen DavidsonChrissy MetzSandra LeeLisa RinnaHarry HamlinJimmy SmitsVictoria PrincipalYvette Nicole BrownLoni LoveChaz DeanSasha Alexander, Ron Cey and Josh Flagg.

The event is being presented by City National Bank, and executive producer is Brad BesseyLisa Foxx will serve as announcer and auctioneer Gabriel Butu will be the money man.

Founded in 1989 during the AIDS crisis, Project Angel Food medically tailored meals to people with life-threatening illnesses, including those who are at high risk for COVID-19.

“This event will blend the best nostalgic elements from the Jerry Lewis Telethon with the modern virtual fundraisers of today,” Project Angel Food executive director Richard Ayoub said in a statement.

Click here for more information on the event and learn how to donate.

Charo to Compete on the New Season of ABCs “Dancing with the Stars”

Charo is ready to cuchi cuchi on the dance floor…

The 65-year-old Spanish actress, comedian and flamenco guitarist has joined the lineup for the next season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, which will return on Monday, March 20.


Throughout the 1970s, Charo was a highly visible personality, appearing on The Love Boat, as well as on variety and talk shows like Donny & Marie, Tony Orlando and Dawn, The Captain and Tennille, The John Davidson Show, The Mike Douglas Show, which she guest-hosted at least once, and the short-lived Brady Bunch variety spinoff.

Most recently, Charo, who has a regular touring show in addition to appearances in Branson, Missouri and Las Vegas, has made television appearances on Hell’s Kitchen, Celebrity Wife Swap, Jane The Virgin and RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Charo, who will be paired with professional dancer Keo Motsepe, will compete against Mr. T, Chris Kattan, Nancy Kerrigan, among others.

The cast of the 24th season of the ABC series was announced today on the network’s Good Morning America.

Here’s the full list of celebrity dancers and their professional partners:

Bull rider-turned-model Bonner Bolton with Sharna Burgess
Singer & Vegas legend Charo with Keo Motsepe
Former Saturday Nigh Live comic Chris Kattan with Witney Carson
Two-time World Series champ David Ross with Lindsay Arnold
Dance pop star Erika Jayne with Gleb Savchenko
Actress Heather Morris with Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Actor and ’80s icon Mr. T with Kym Herjavec
Former ice skater and Tonya Harding foe Nancy Kerrigan with Artem Chigvintsev
Bachelor Nick Viall with Peta Murgatroyd
Fifth Harmony singer Normani Kordei with Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Football player Rashad Jennings with Emma Slater
Olympic gymnast Simone Biles with Sasha Farber

Dancing with the Stars kicks off live at 8:00 pm ET on March 20.