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[06/25/09 - 02:21 PM]
Mary J. Blige and Xzibit First Stars Volunteering for Exciting New Campaign in Season 7 of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"
This season, celebrities will also be part of the design team.

[via press release from ABC]

MARY J. BLIGE AND XZIBIT FIRST STARS VOLUNTEERING FOR EXCITING NEW CAMPAIGN IN SEASON 7 OF "EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION"

Mary J. Blige and Xzibit are the first two stars for Season 7 to volunteer on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." Capturing the momentum of the Obama administration's focus on volunteerism, "EM:HE" will show that community service is cool again with a new GET ON THE BUS campaign. For the first time ever for the show, "EM:HE" will have famous celebrities and extraordinary volunteers GET ON THE BUS for the weeks of house-building during the season. Mary J. Blige was on site this morning for the "Door Knock" in Erie, PA. Xzibit joined the designers last week for a build in Suffield, CT.

When the new season begins on ABC with a two-hour episode SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 (7:00-9:00 p.m., ET), special guests will contribute far more than special appearances throughout the season - they'll be part of the design team. In each episode, the iconic "EM:HE" bus will pick up a new volunteer to join the team and help during the build, providing a rare chance to visit America's heartland and connect with real people who need help. Celebrity volunteers will pull up their sleeves, create a design project and put their personal stamp on the home. Future announcements will reveal more names of celebrities participating.

The celebrity volunteers will actually roll up in the bus and surprise the deserving family. They will get to know the family's circumstances and needs one on one. In between pouring foundations and framing walls, the celebrity volunteers will jump right into the center of the town -- connecting with the locals, hanging out with the design team, spearheading a community project and bringing their unique personality and talents to the project. It's not all hard labor and sweat -- every episode has plenty of room for good times with good people. Getting on the bus will allow America to get to know the celebrity volunteers in an entirely new way -- as a real person who wants to make a real difference.

In addition to these stars, other surprise guests will also get on board - for example memorable families from past seasons who have a special connection to the week's cause, and others found through a nationwide campaign to identify fans across the country who will appear on an episode and help out with the build.

There's nowhere "EM:HE" won't go to help a family in need. This season expect to see more extreme homes, the latest in extreme technology, and families with more immediate need for a home than ever before. In addition, there will be "green" elements built into every episode, with eco-friendly, low energy and recyclable sources being incorporated into designs.

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The executive producer is Anthony Dominici ("America's Next Top Model," "The Amazing Race").





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