“Hope for Haiti” Celebrity Telethon turns Global
The “Hope for Haiti” telethon is becoming a major global event as even more celebrities express their interests to perform or to present the telethon from around the world. Three telethon hosts will broadcast from international locations: George Clooney will broadcast from Los Angeles, Anderson Cooper will host from Haiti, and Haiti-born Wyclef Jean will be taking charge in New York City. There are also reports that Robert Pattinson will be hosting a broadcast from London.
Others celebrities on the list: Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen, Sandra Bullock, Renee Zellweger, Courtney Cox, Justin Timberlake, Kid Rock, and Christina Aguilera. Along with appearing on the telethon, Bono and Jay-Z have put together a song to benefit Haiti relief efforts. Many other stars have already donated generously. One of the biggest contributions reported is from model Gisele Bundchen, who wrote out a check for $1.5 million. Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have also donated $1 million to assist those in need after Haiti was hit with a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on January 12th.
“Hope for Haiti” will be airing tonight at 8pm ET/PT on all major networks and on cable channels such as CNN, BET, MTV, VH1, CMT and the CW.
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