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TV Junkie: 'American Idol' Donates $64 Million

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Despite how much some people might despise the show, "American Idol" has organized a very capable charity with its "Idol Gives Back" event. The event, which was held in April, resulted in the donation of over $64 million to six domestic and international charities including The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria; Malaria No More; Children's Health Fund; U.S. programs of Save the Children; Children's Defense Fund; and Make It Right, Brad Pitt's campaign to help New Orleans recover from Hurricane Katrina.

Anyone in WeHo see Brad Garrett getting harassed by paparazzi last night/this AM? Cops wanna know. C'mon paparazzi, get us some real juice - what're you gonna do next, stalk Abe Vigoda?

The TV Junkie Plan: "MythBusters", "Sons of Anarchy", Letterman (Russell Brand!! Charlie Haden!). A bunch of premieres tonight on cable, including "Ski Patrol" (pictured, right) - think snow.

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8:00pm The 42nd Annual CMA Awards ABC - Contrary to popular opinion, they give out awards to both kinds of music: country and western

8:00pm America's Next Top Model The CW - Paulina gives the girls advice on how to model different items successfully, including toilet paper and fish

9:00pm MythBusters Discovery - The team joins forces to put sayings viewers take for granted under the microscope.

10:00pm Top Chef Bravo - Season Premiere. Seventeen contestants take on The Big Apple this season to see if they have what it takes to become Top Chef.

10:00pm South Park Comedy Central - Elementary School Musical

10:00pm Estate of Panic Sci Fi - Series Premiere. Steve Valentine hosts as seven strangers search for hidden cash in a creepy, trap-rigged mansion.

10:00pm Sons of Anarchy FX - Jax must choose between friendship and the club when one member is arrested for murder and another goes missing

10:30pm Ski Patrol truTV - Series Premiere. Double Header!

10:30pm Chocolate News Comedy Central - More topical hilarity from DAG and crew.

10:30pm Human Wrecking Balls G4 - Series Premiere.

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11:35pm The Tonight Show With Jay Leno NBC - Actor Steve Carell; professional contest winner Joel Levinson; Beck performs.

11:35pm The Late Show With David Letterman CBS - Comic Russell Brand; Charlie Haden performs.

12:35am Late Night With Conan O'Brien NBC - Comic Frank Caliendo; Joshua Radin performs.

Pic of "Ski Patrol" via truTV