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Jerry Seinfeld makes Nashville show a Tennessee flood relief benefit

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Stand-up comic Jerry Seinfeld will donate all proceeds from his show in Nashville on Friday to flood relief efforts, the Tennessean reports.

The sold-out show wasn't planned as a special event -- it's been on the books since well before the Cumberland River crested,12 feet above flood stage, on May 3. Now, however, proceeds will go to  the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

“This is a tough time for a great city," Seinfeld said in a statement, adding that he was happy to help.

The latter charity will also benefit from a star-studded concert set for June, headed up by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. Pop singer Ke$ha, who's from the area, has a benefit show set for June 16,

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Jerry Seinfeld, left, talks with New York Mets Manager Jerry Manuel during batting practice before a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Jupiter, Fla., in March. Credit: Richard Drew / Associated Press. 

Related dispatches from the Ministry of Gossip:

Faith Hill, Tim McGraw enlist Carrie Underwood, Miley Cyrus, more for 'Nashville Rising' concert

Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban rally in aftermath of Tennessee floods

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