• Mila Kunis, ‘The Walking Dead’ lead Red Nose Day

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    Mandy Moore

    Mandy Moore

    LOS ANGELES: The cast of The Walking Dead spoofed the hit zombie show while a host of celebrities manned phone lines Thursday as America’s Red Nose Day raked in $30.7 million for needy children.

    Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln and many other stars of AMC’s record-breaking series parodied their characters in one of a series of video vignettes which raised a laugh during the second annual NBC comedy telethon.

    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher and Minnie Driver were the biggest names among more than a dozen stars in the studio who answered members of the public calling in with pledges.

    Craig Ferguson, the Scottish-born veteran of US late night TV, was master of ceremonies during the two-hour live broadcast at Los Angeles’ Universal Studios.

    One of the show’s highlights was a pre-recorded parody ballad which saw Machete star Danny Trejo, Hollywood A-lister Steve Buscemi and Iwan Rheon —evil nobleman Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones — cast aside their tough guy images to croon: “Why can’t I be a part of Red Nose Day?”

    More than 50 stars of film, television and the music world took part in the event, which raises money for children in America and overseas.

    AFP

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