By Lanford Beard
Updated May 09, 2012 at 06:35 PM EDT
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Jeopardy! has announced the line-up of celebrities who will participate in the special “Power Players Week” tournament. Silver fox Anderson Cooper, New Girl cameo maker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Lewis Black are just a few names on the eclectic roster of competitor, who each stand to earn $10,000 for their charity (winners earn a minimum of $50,000). Click through for the full list of celebrities and their causes.

Monday, May 14

Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs (Competing for Pine Hills Literacy Project)

Hardball host Chris Matthews (La Salle College High School)

CNN correspondent Lizzie O’Leary (826DC)

Tuesday, May 15

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Skyhook Foundation)

CNBC anchor David Faber (New Visions for Public Schools)

Fox News host and former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino (Pets2Vets)

Wednesday, May 16

BBC America anchor Katty Kay (International Women’s Media Foundation)

Dr. Mehmet Oz (HealthCorps)

Fox News host Chris Wallace (Hope for the Warriors)

Thursday, May 17

Lewis Black (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)

Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page (American Institute for Stuttering)

NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd (Samaritan Inns)

Friday, May 18

Professional giggler Anderson Cooper (The Trevor Project)

New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman (Conservation International)

NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent Kelly O’Donnell (Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation)

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