The press on Madonna added to Haiti Telethon

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La presse sur Madonna ajoutée au Téléthon Haïtien.

Beyonce and Madonna join Haiti telethon 21 Jan 2010 22:53:17 GMT
Source: Reuters
Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Cynthia Osterman.

* Actor and organizer George Clooney to donate $1 million
* Beyonce to perform from London, Madonna from New York

LOS ANGELES, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Beyonce and Madonna have joined Friday's "Hope for Haiti Now" celebrity telethon for the earthquake-ravaged Caribbean nation, and actor George Clooney will donate $1 million to the cause, organizers said on Thursday.
Beyonce will perform in London and Madonna will take the stage in New York in the Friday evening benefit show which is being broadcast on all four leading U.S. networks, dozens of cable channels and internationally on Internet websites.
, the "Up in the Air" star who organized the event, will officially make his $1 million donation during the telecast, his spokesman said.
Clooney, who will take part 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 organizations 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.
Other notables taking part include former U.S. President Bill Clinton, U2 frontman Bono, singer Bruce Springsteen, rapper Jay-Z and actors Denzel Washington, Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.
MTV, the show's co-producer, has said "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief," will be the most widely distributed telethon in history.
Source: Reuters AlertNet.

Beyonce, Madonna added to Haiti telethon
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.
People can start donating even before the start of the 8 p.m. EST concert via phone and text.
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.
Source: AP.

Madonna Joins Haiti Relief Effort
Today 9:30 AM PST by Marc Malkin
Just when we thought the list of megacelebs taking part in tomorrow's Hope for Haiti telethon couldn't get any bigger, along comes a certain one-named superstar.
Madonna has just been added to the bill...
The queen of pop will perform during the telethon in NYC. Previously announced performers will include Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Jay-Z, among others.
No word yet on what Madge will be singing. The telethon, spearheaded by George Clooney, will be broadcast on every major television network, including E! and simulcast on E! Online.
Some more celebs who have, according to sources, recently signed on for the telethon include Charlize Theron, the Jonas Brothers, Will Smith with Muhammad Ali, Meryl Streep, Tim Allen, David Archuleta, Alec Baldwin, Kristin Chenoweth, Cindy Crawford, Sacha Baron Cohen, John Krasinski, Jack Nicholson, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale.
Source: E! Online.

Madonna and Beyonce added to Hope for Haiti earthquake benefit as full line-up revealed
By Jody Thompson, 21/01/2010
and Beyonce have been confirmed to play George Clooney's benefit gig for Haiti tomorrow, as the full star-studded line-up is unveiled.
Madonna will be playing in New York for the fund-raiser, dubbed Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief, whereas Beyonce is performing in London, along with Rihanna.
Madge and Beyonce join the previously-announced line-up of Wyclef Jean, Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, and Sting in New York City; Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and a group performance by Keith Urban, Kid Rock, and Sheryl Crow in Los Angeles; and Coldplay, and a group performance by Bono, The Edge, Jay-Z in London.
In addition to musical performances, Wyclef Jean in New York City, George Clooney in Los Angeles, and CNN’s Anderson Cooper reporting from Haiti, Hope for Haiti Now will feature President Bill Clinton, Ben Stiller, Brad Pitt, Chris Rock, Clint Eastwood, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Jon Stewart, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman, Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hanks, Will Smith with Muhammad Ali, and more than one hundred of the biggest names in film, television, and music.
The superstar aid bash will be broadcast live on MTV in the early hours of Saturday morning and music from the night will be available to buy afterwards with all proceeds going to the disaster-hit Caribbean island.
It will also be featured on a host of other cable channels and will be streamed live on websites including YouTube.
Source: Mirror.

'Hope For Haiti Now' lineup confirmed
Thursday, January 21 2010, 11:38 GMT
By David Balls, Music Reporter
has confirmed the lineup for the 'Hope For Haiti Now' earthquake benefit telethon.
The event, which is hosted by George Clooney and Wyclef Jean, will be staged in New York City, Los Angeles and London.
Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Jean, Shakira and Sting will perform in New York.
Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder and Taylor Swift will play in LA, as well as a group performance by Keith Urban, Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow.
Meanwhile, Coldplay's set and a group performance by Bono, The Edge, Jay-Z and Rihanna will take place in London.
All musical performances will be available to purchase on iTunes from January 23, with proceeds donated to the Haiti earthquake relief funds.
The two-hour telethon will air on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1 and CMT on January 22, 2010 at 8pm ET/PT and 7pm CT.
In the UK, 'Help For Haiti Now' will air on MTV from 1am on January 23.
It will also be broadcast on further digital channels and online.
Source: Digital Spy.

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