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Exclusive: Drew Carey Ups The Ante To $1 Million

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Ashton Kutcher did it for Malaria No More. So did Hugh Jackman for Charity: Water and Operation of Hope. Drew Carey, aka @DrewFromTV, is now the latest celeb to jump on the philanthropic twitter wagon and he's upping the ante.

In an exclusive sit-down interview, the host of CBS's "The Price Is Right" told me that he will donate $1 million to Lance Armstrong's LiveStrong Foundation if he gets 1 million followers by midnight on December 31, 2009.

The Internet buzz began on Saturday after Carey tweeted out that he would bid and donate $25,000 to Drew Olanoff, who currently owns the twitter name @drew and has been raising money for LiveStrong since he was diagnosed with Cancer in May. Along with raising money, Olanoff has also become popular in the Twitterverse for creating the viral hashtag #blamedrewscancer where people can tweet and blame his cancer for anything.

Carey then quickly raised the bar, tweeting that he would donate $100,000 if he could up his followers to 100,000 by November 9.

In just three days since his Twitter announcement, the comedian has gone from around 13,000 to just under 50,000 followers. If his fellow celebs are any indication, Carey should be able to reach his 1 million mark. If he doesn't, he can always #blamedrewscancer.

So what do you think? Will you follow @DrewFromTV?

Video: Drew Carey explains his Twitter bid.

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