Janet Jackson has boosted the loose change charity bid launched by Ben Affleck and talk show host Ellen Degeneres - by donating $10,000 (GBP5,130). The pop superstar was so impressed with the charity push - launched on DeGeneres' daily show on Wednesday (29NOV06) to aid US hunger organisations - she felt compelled to help and started hunting high and low for loose change around her house. Jackson phoned Ellen's show yesterday (30NOV06) with the good news, revealing, "I checked around the house. I checked under all the sofas, in between the cushions and you won't believe how much I found... $10,000 in loose change."