TORONTO — Canadian star Seth Rogen and his wife Lauren Miller helped raised more than $400,000 on Thursday night for the fight against Alzheimer’s.
The couple hosted the second annual Hilarity for Charity event in Hollywood, which brought out stars like comic Kevin Hart and music group the Backstreet Boys.
The event got a boost from Rogen’s friend, director Judd Apatow, who promised to match up to $15,000 in donations.
“If you don’t donate, I will keep my money and spend it on Botox for my children,” Apatow joked in a message read by Rogen. “Maude has a wrinkle between her eyes I would like to smooth out, and Iris has some crow’s feet that look terrible on 10-year-olds.”
Actor David Krumholtz donated $15,000, prompting Rogen to quip: ” He’s had a lot to drink. I just hope this is legally binding.”
Samuel L. Jackson told the crowd his mother suffered with Alzheimer’s before her death last November.
“I enjoyed her life and I’m glad I had her,” he said. “It’s a pretty devastating disease…but [people who have it] can also be very funny.”
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