Hope For Haiti Telethon: George Clooney & Wyclef Jean Host Jan 22
Update made on 18/01/10:
More details have been confirmed for the Haiti Telethon airing this Friday January 22, The Telethon, Hope for Haiti, will be co-hosted by George Clooney and Wyclef Jean according to MTV. Confirmed performers for Hope for Haiti include Bono, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Sting, and Justin Timberlake. There will be up to 40 other celebrities in attendance who will be involved with the Hope for Haiti Telethon.
The Hope for Haiti Telethon will directly aid the relief efforts in Haiti by having songs performed on the Telethon available on iTunes by Saturday. In this way, the musical artists who performed on the Hope for Haiti telethon will be able to continue to contribute to the relief work going on in Haiti. All proceeds from music on Hope for Haiti will go directly to relief work.
The two hour long Hope for Haiti Telethon will broadcast commercial free from Los Angeles, New York, and even Haiti itself. George Clooney will be hosting from Los Angeles, Wyclef Jean from New York, and CNN's Anderson Cooper will bring live updates from Haiti. Viewers in the US will be able to watch the Hope for Haiti Telethon on the following networks this Friday: ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN BET, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1 and CMT.
Original Story from 15/01/10:
George Clooney will be hosting the Haiti Telethon on January 22 2010 as fundraising continues for Haiti relief efforts following the devastating 7.0 earthquake that happened on Tuesday. Celebrities are eager to get involved with any kind of fundraising and many will be taking part in this widely broadcast bi-coastal event. The Haiti Telethon will be broadcast on the ABC, NBC, and MTV networks among others.
The Haiti Telethon will raise money and support for many relief efforts and the help the victims of the earthquake. Clooney's publicist, Stan Rosenfield, confirmed last night that a Haiti Telethon is in the works for January 22 and that Clooney himself is quickly preparing for the event and looking for celebrities and performers to take part in the benefit.
“We don’t know where we’re doing it. We don’t know who’s booking the talent. This is all going to be done in the next seven days,” said Mr. Rosenfield.
Celebrities are still in talks for the Telethon and arrangements are still being made but a line-up is expected to be released within the next week. Twilight cast members Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner are rumoured to be in talks for taking part in the Haiti Telethon. It seems that Kristen Stewart could be likely bet for the Haiti Telethon as a source has already confirmed her interest:
It's too early to say what—if anything—the world's most famous vampire movie stars will do, but a source close to Stewart tells me, "She'd jump at the chance to do something to help."
Many celebrities have already gotten involved in Haiti relief efforts and charities. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt made a $1 million donation via the Doctors Without Borders emergency medical operation. Wyclef Jean has also gotten involved on a personal level. The singer, a native Haitian, has traveled to Haiti to help with his charity Yele Haiti.