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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Madonna gives $250K to Haiti, asks for match

Madonna gives $250K to Haiti, asks for match

NEW YORK -- Madonna said Friday that she has donated $250,000 toward Haitian earthquake relief -- and she encouraged her fans and friends to match her.

The pop queen said in a prepared statement that her prayers are with the people of Haiti and that she donated to Partners In Health, a longtime health care provider there.

''I urge all of my friends and fans around the world to join me collectively to match my contribution or give in any way you can,'' she said. ''We must act now.''

Lady Gaga performs on TV after no show

CHICAGO -- Pop star Lady Gaga performed on ''The Oprah Winfrey Show'' -- a day after calling off a concert at Purdue University because of an undisclosed illness.

The singer showed no apparent signs of illness as she performed a medley of her hits on the live show Friday. She wore a black outfit studded with spikes and, at one point, swung a gold, spiked ball on a chain into the windshield of a taxi on the stage.

The concert cancellation was announced from the stage Thursday night after opening acts Jason Derulo and Semi Precious Weapons had already performed.

O'Donnell: Time for Leno to step aside

PASADENA, Calif. -- Rosie O'Donnell said Thursday that it's time for Jay Leno to step aside for Conan O'Brien and ''not try to flatten his tires before he even gets going.''

NBC is seeking to move Leno into his old 11:35 p.m. ''Tonight'' show time slot and push O'Brien past midnight again, after Leno's prime-time show failed. O'Brien is balking at the move after only seven months at ''Tonight,'' and a negotiated exit from NBC seems likely.

O'Donnell, talking to reporters while promoting an HBO documentary, said she was a huge fan of O'Brien.