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CNN Announces Judges for Fourth Annual ‘CNN Heroes’

CNN_heroes_logo_new.gifRicky Martin, Rainn Wilson, Holly Robinson Peete, Sir Richard Branson and Muhammad Ali are among the Blue Ribbon Panelists for the fourth annual “CNN Heroes” event which will air Thanksgiving night.

This year’s Top 10 CNN Heroes, as selected by the panel, will be unveiled next Thursday on CNN.com with their profiles added to CNNHeroes.com.

The event at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles will once again be hosted by Anderson Cooper with senior EP Kelly Flynn at the helm. The guest list of presenters and musical performances is still coming together.

More in the press release after the jump…

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CNN EP Delivers “Two Babies At Once”

flynn_11-26.JPGCNN’s Kelly Flynn‘s first baby will be delivered tomorrow night. Her second is due in a couple weeks.

Flynn is the executive producer of CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, which airs tomorrow night at 9pmET on CNN. She’s also eight-and-a-half months pregnant.

“It’s hard when you’re delivering two babies at once,” Flynn tells TVNewser. “It’s been interesting to pull it off.”

Flynn says the “massive process” behind “Heroes” actually helped. “I think there was something good about me being so fully engrossed in the project while being pregnant,” she says. “It allowed me not to have any anxiety about my pregnancy, and served as a nice source of distraction.”

She says she does not subscribe to the “pregnancy brain” mentality. “I became very attached to not uttering those words,” she says. “Women are perfectly capable to get through a big project while pregnant.”

One thing she was not able to do this year, unlike when she EP’ed last year, was attend the event. Still, she “conducted meetings all year long,” and was “here in the the Time Warner Center with a headset on in the control room” when the all-star show was recorded on Saturday.

And what did she think of the finished product?

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