Gwyneth pays tribute to her dad at star-studded telethon

by hellomagazine.com

A whole host of big names turned out to support the third Stand up to Cancer fundraising telethon in LA, co-produced by Gwyneth Paltrow.

The stars, some of whom had cancer sricken friends or family, others who had fought the disease themselves, included Robert PattinsonMatt Damon, Julia Roberts and Michael Douglas and featured musical performances from Alicia Keys, Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift, who wrote a song specifically for the occasion.

Gwyneth spoke about her father, director Bruce Paltrow, who lost his life to cancer in 2002, saying: "It's been almost a decade now and I'm sort of more used to the fact that he's not here in physical body.

"I definitely feel his presence, and I think he would be really happy that I'm here tonight doing this and trying to spare other people from what he went through."