Stars unite to help Haiti in telethon

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Les stars s'unissent dans un téléthon pour aider Haïti.

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, AP Music Writer – 22/01/2010

NEW YORK – Since Haiti suffered the devastating earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people, the entertainment world has responded with an outpouring of charity, from million-dollar donations to songs designed to raise money for relief.
On Friday night, those efforts will become collective as the biggest celebrities from music, film, sports and even politics join together in an international, multi-network telethon, "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief." It will gather even more money to help the Caribbean nation, which was already impoverished before being struck by a massive earthquake on Jan. 12.
"It's a big world out there, and we all have a lot of responsibility to help out people who can't help themselves," said George Clooney, who helped put together the telethon and will host its Los Angeles portion, in an interview with MTV. The network led the organization of the event.
The two-hour show will be broadcast from New York, London, Los Angeles and Haiti, and include musical performances by a variety of superstars, including Beyonce, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift, U2's Bono and the Edge, Coldplay, Keith Urban, Stevie Wonder and more.
Musician Wyclef Jean, a Haitian native, is also among the performers and will lead the New York broadcast. CNN's Anderson Cooper will add reports from Haiti, while Rihanna, Beyonce, Jay-Z and other stars will be featured from London.
Among the celebrity participants include former President Bill Clinton, Jennifer Aniston, Ellen DeGeneres, Brad Pitt, Halle Berry, Muhammad Ali, Clint Eastwood, and Reese Witherspoon.
Leonardo DiCaprio is also featured; on Thursday, he announced a $1 million donation to The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, one of several organizations that will benefit from the telethon.
People can start donating even before the telethon via a newly established Web site, and also through text or via phone. Viewers can also purchase performances from the evening on Saturday via iTunes for 99 cents, with those proceeds going to relief aid as well.
On the Net:
http://www.hopeforhaitinow.org
Source: AP.


Beyonce, Madonna join telethon; DiCaprio gives $1M
Thu Jan 21, 11:23 pm ET

NEW YORK – Beyonce and Madonna have been added as performers to Friday's multi-network "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon, and Denzel Washington, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and former President Bill Clinton are among the participants.
A statement released Thursday said Beyonce would perform from London, and Madonna from New York City. The list of musical performers already includes such heavyweights as Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake and Keith Urban.
"It's a big world out there, and we all have a lot of responsibility to look out for people who can't look out for themselves," telethon organizer George Clooney said in an MTV interview that aired Thursday night. "So what we can do is first and foremost, raise money. Period. That's it ...
"If I thought we could all pick up shovels and go in there and help without being in the way, I think a lot of people would do that."
An estimated 200,000 people were killed after a powerful earthquake struck Haiti last week, devastating the nation.
The two-hour telethon will be shown on all the major networks and a host of other channels. It will be broadcast from New York, London, Los Angeles and Haiti.
People can begin donating even before the start of the 8 p.m. EST concert via phone and text. Viewers can also download musical performances from the show via iTunes for 99 cents. Those profits will also be donated to Haiti relief.
Also Thursday, DiCaprio announced he was donating $1 million to the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund, the relief effort led by former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and one of the organizations benefiting from the telethon.
Source: AP.


Haiti earthquake: Beyonce and Madonna to perform at telethon
Singers Beyonce and Madonna have been added to the list of performers on America's multi-network "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon.
Published: 7:37AM GMT 22 Jan 2010

Actor George Clooney organised the event and Denzel Washington, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and former President Bill Clinton are also taking part.
A statement said Beyonce would perform from London, and Madonna would appear from New York City. The list of musical performers already includes such heavyweights as Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake and Keith Urban.
An estimated 200,000 people were killed after a powerful earthquake struck Haiti last week, devastating the nation.
The two-hour telethon will be shown on all the major networks and a host of other channels. It will be broadcast from New York, London, Los Angeles and Haiti.
People can begin donating even before the start of the 8pm EST concert via phone and text. Viewers can also download musical performances from the show via iTunes for 99 cents. Those profits will also be donated to Haiti relief.
DiCaprio has also announced he was donating $1 million to the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund, the relief effort led by former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and one of the organisations benefiting from the telethon. Clooney has also pledged $1m.
Clooney, who will take part in the telethon from Los Angeles, told Entertainment Tonight he had been up for "three days straight trying to put it together."
"It's first getting networks together, getting phone lines, phone banks, charitable organisations together and finding the way to get the money to them. It's a long process of making deals and trying to get things done," he said.
A Dutch telethon for Haiti raised 41m euros on Thursday.
Source: Daily Telegraph.


Beyonce, Stevie Wonder & Madonna to sing for Haiti
22/01/2010

International benefit gigs boasting some of the biggest names in the music world will be held in the UK and United States to raise money for those left destitute by the Haiti earthquake.
Hope For Haiti - organised by George Clooney - will include performances from Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z in London and Madonna and Wyclef Jean - who is Haitian - in New York.
Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder and others will take to the stage in Los Angeles.
Damon Albarn, Coldplay and the Arctic Monkeys have come together to put on a special eBay auction of music memorabilia to raise funds for Oxfam's emergency response.
Meanwhile, Cheryl Cole, JLS, Leona Lewis, Rod Stewart and Florence and the Machine have been confirmed for Simon Cowell's charity single which will be a cover of REM's Everybody Hurts.
Source: ITN.


Stars unite to help Haiti in telethon
Madonna would appear from New York City for the Hope for Haiti Now telethon.

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