Back of Nicole, Pete, and Vampire Boys Help Larry King Aid the Gulf Coast Larry King gathered some of his famous friends together in LA last night for a telethon designed to raise money for victims of the Gulf oil spill. Nicole Richie, Pete Wentz, and Ryan Seacrest manned the phones at CNN's studios and ultimately helped in collecting $1.8 million for their cause. Ian Somerlander from The Vampire Diaries suggested that other big energy companies pitch in funds, while True Blood's Sam Trammell chatted to callers with Gavin Rossdale. Chelsea Handler and her good friend Jenny McCarthy added some levity to the evening. The event was organized to replicate the success of Larry's fundraiser for Haiti and provide philanthropic stars with another chance to go some good. View 30 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 To see more from the telethon, just . View 30 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6 Photo 7 Photo 8 Photo 9 Photo 10 Photo 11 Photo 12 Photo 13 Photo 14 Photo 15 Photo 16 Photo 17 Photo 18 Photo 19 Photo 20 Photo 21 Photo 22 Photo 23 Photo 24 Photo 25 Photo 26 Photo 27 Photo 28 Photo 29 Photo 30 Image Source: WireImage Comments redchick152 7 years ok, BP should have the $$ and yes, it is their fault, but this still qualifies as a disaster...and its been 60 f-ing days!! time to kick it into gear and start the clean up. clearly BP is dragging their feet for one sorry excuse or another, so why shouldn't celebs be able to help raise extra $$? hmweis1 7 years I agree. BP has the money....let them pay for their screw up. This doesn't qualify as a "natural disaster". jaan_black 7 years Pete now looks like the "Stay Puft Marshmallow Man" but he was actually cute; Pete, not so much SkinnyMarie 7 years oo pete is looking puffy in the face.