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Review of concert from 2005-05-17: NYC, Pier 60, benefit for Riverkeeper
MTV, 2005-05-18


Elvis Costello performed Tuesday night at an event at New York's Chelsea Piers, sponsored by environmental organization Riverkeeper, to honor Viacom's Tom Freston for his help in protecting and restoring the Hudson River, which is drinkable but not quite as swimmable as some celebs would like. (Click here for photos.) "I hear that they're getting close to it, but cold water. That's my excuse [for not swimming in it], cold water," model Christy Turlington laughed. Other stars who showed up at the gala included Uma Thurman, Jon Bon Jovi, "Saturday Night Live" producer Lorne Michaels, Alison Krauss and Cedric the Entertainer, who was happy to chat about his voiceover work in "Madagascar" and "Charlotte's Web." "Animated movies are a lot of fun, mainly because you get to do something for the kids, and the kids watch movies a million times, so you kind of go down in infamy like that," he said. ...