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Ms. Royle said a video of Make It Right’s work over the past four years will be presented at the gala. A four-course dinner organized by chef John Besh will include courses by chefs Emeril Lagasse and Giada de Laurentiis.

Miss DeGeneres, a New Orleans native, has already donated more than $2 million to Make It Right. Mr. Jackson, a Baton Rouge native, was quick to offer his participation in the event, Ms. Royle said.

Other celebrities serving on the event’s host committee who may also be attending include actors Josh Brolin, Sean Penn and Kevin Spacey and director Spike Lee.

New ABBA track featured on special-edition album

Mamma Mia, here they go again.

ABBA fans soon will again be saying “Thank You for the Music” with the release of a new track on a special edition of the disbanded ‘70s pop group’s “The Visitors” album, the Associated Press reports.

The album includes a new track, “From a Twinkling Star to a Passing Angel.”

Universal Music Group spokeswoman Mia Segolsson said Friday that the special edition of “The Visitors” - originally released in 1981 - will be available in stores April 23.

ABBA - Agnetha Faltskog, Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad - split in 1982. The band has never reunited.

Known for catchy hits in the ‘70s and ‘80s - such as “Dancing Queen” and “Money, Money, Money” - ABBA have sold 400 million records worldwide.

911 call: Demi Moore was convulsing, semiconscious

Demi Moore smoked something before she was rushed to the hospital Jan. 23 and was “semiconscious, barely,” according to a caller on a 911 recording released Friday by Los Angeles fire officials.

The woman told emergency operators that Miss Moore had been “having issues lately,” according to the Associated Press.

“Is she breathing normal?” the operator asked.

“No, not so normal. More kind of shaking, convulsing, burning up,” the friend said.

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