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May 15, 2012

Fundraising Web Site Gets Larry David to Tweet for Charity

A new Web site that seeks donations to "bribe" celebrities into doing public stunts for charity has claimed its first success, getting comedian Larry David to join Twitter, according to The Washington Post and media news site mediabistro.com.

The initial campaign by Charity Bribes, launched in March by two advertising copywriters, had secured pledges totaling $10,163 to environmental group the Natural Resources Defense Council if the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star joined the microblogging network.

On Friday a tweet went out under the account @LarryDavid4, which Mr. David's assistant confirmed belonged to the star: "I was told by Charity Bribes that if I Tweeted they'd give 10k to the NRDC. Pay up!"