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    Hurricane Irene Hits Hollywood as East Coast Shuts Down

    Kenny Chesney, Kerry Washington, Cee Lo Green Janette Pellegrini/WireImage.com; Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

    Hurricane Irene may be on its way to the East Coast, but that doesn't mean we aren't feeling the massive storm 3,000 miles away in Hollywood.

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    "I was stressing about how 2 be @ MLK dedication in DC on Sun night & then @ work in LA Mon morning. But hurricane IRENE took care of that," Kerry Washington tweeted earlier today after this weekend's event honoring the capital's new Martin Luther King Jr. memorial was cancelled.

    In Wilmington, NC, production on One Tree Hill has been shut down. Show star Sophia Bush tweeted, "OTH production has been canceled for tomorrow. All our fans in town, please stay inside! We will not be filming. Stay safe #HurricaneIrene."

    In New York City, the Dave Matthews Band postponed both their Saturday and Sunday "Caravan" festival performances on Governors Island. The city's street fairs and outdoor events, including Brooklyn's Afro-Punk Festival featuring CeeLo Green and Janelle Monae, have been nixed after the city withdrew all its outdoor events permits in light of NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg's call for evacuations and shutdowns of mass transit.

    Broadway shows like Mary Poppins and The Lion King also pulled the plug on their weekend performances.

    American Idol Live!'s concert stop in upstate New York at Albany's Times Union Center on Sunday has been postponed. Scotty McCreery, Paul McDonald and Pia Toscano have been rescheduled for Sept. 4.

    Country star Kenny Chesney bumped up his Sunday concert at the Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA to tonight. "I want the last weekend of the 'Goin' Coastal' Tour to be a great experience for everybody," Chesney posted on his website. "But I also want it to be the safest experience for everyone."

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