Hope for Haiti Telethon

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Beyonce And Madonna Added To “Hope for Haiti” Telethon

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Now that Beyonce and Madonna have been announced as performers, is there anyone left to add to the Hope for Haiti Now lineup? Kanye West seems plausible, but allegedly his mouth is too big. Lady Gaga is another possibility, but she’d probably distract people from donating by wearing a diorama of an earthquake scene on her head.

In addition to performances by Madge and Bey, more than 100 of the “biggest names in film, television and music” will be on hand to either perform, speak or answer phones. We’ve already listed out most of the big names, but there are some notable additions that have just been announced: Haitian artist Emeline Michel, Clint Eastwood, Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks and Will Smith with Muhammad Ali. The event will air Friday at 8PM EST on VH1, MTV and just about every other channel on your TV. Brace yourself for the biggest telethon in history, and don’t forget to have your wallet on hand.

Official press release after the jump.

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“Hope For Haiti” To Include Jay-Z, Bono, President Clinton, Oprah, Dozens More

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The official Hope for Haiti Now telethon lineup has just been announced, and this show is going to be even bigger than we had imagined. Rarely, if ever, have so many of the world’s biggest musicians mobilized so quickly with Hollywood elite (plus President Clinton and Oprah) to lend a helping hand in a time of tragedy. If only George Clooney, the mastermind behind the telethon, had been responsible for the relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina!

We already reported that the Hope for Haiti Now lineup will include Robert Pattinson, Bono, Jay-Z, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Sting, Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen and Shakira. Now we can provide the full, official lineup. Of particular interest will be headliners Jay-Z and Bono (a rock/rap collaboration for the ages) and Justin Timberlake.

Performing in Los Angeles:

  • Alicia Keys
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Dave Matthews
  • Emeline Michel
  • John Legend
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban and Kid Rock (Group performance)
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Taylor Swift

Performing in New York:

  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Madonna
  • Mary J Blige
  • Shakira
  • Sting
  • Wyclef Jean

Performing in London:

  • Beyonce
  • Coldplay
  • Jay-Z, Bono and The Edge (collaboration)
  • Rihanna

Presenters and speakers in Los Angeles (except where noted differently) include:

  • Anderson Cooper (from Haiti)
  • Ben Stiller
  • Brad Pitt
  • Chris Rock
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Denzel Washington
  • Drew Barrymore
  • George Clooney
  • Halle Berry
  • Jon Stewart (from New York)
  • Julia Roberts
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Matt Damon
  • Meryl Streep
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • President Clinton (from New York)
  • Robert Pattinson (from London)
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Tom Hanks
  • Will Smith with Muhammad Ali

Turn on your television at 8PM EST to witness history in the making. Hope for Haiti Now will be on just about every channel, including VH1 and MTV. Donations will go to Oxfam America, Partners in Health, Red Cross, UNICEF and Wyclef’s Yele Haiti Foundation. Facebook and MySpace have signed on as official social-media partners to help drive donations.

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Haiti Telethon Lineup: RPattz Added And Just About Every Other A-lister, Too

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When news broke that George Clooney‘s Hope for Haiti Now telethon would airing Friday at 8PM EST on VH1, MTV and just about every channel on your television set, scant details were available as to which celebs would be involved in the show. But that didn’t stop us from starting our Official Hope For Haiti Now Telethon Lineup guessing game. We’re happy to report that our initial list is shaping up to be remarkably accurate (Anderson Cooper‘s involvement doesn’t count because he’s a newsman who sometimes acts like a celebrity, not an actual celebrity).

Performing at the Hope for Haiti Now telethon: Bono, Jay-Z, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Sting, Taylor Swift, Bruce Springsteen, Shakira and many others who have yet to be announced. There will also be no shortage of A-listers either speaking or manning the phones to take donations, according to E! Online. So if you’ve ever wanted to ring Jennifer Aniston or Jon Hamm late one lonely Friday night, this may be your one and only shot. Also participating are Jake Gyllenhaal, Brad Pitt, Colin Farrell, Zac Efron, Bradley Cooper, Renee Zellweger, Anna Kendrick, Sandra Bullock, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Gabby Sidibe, Chris Pine and Emily Blunt.

As for Robert Pattinson, he’ll be hosting the London segment of Hope for Haiti Now. Clooney and pals will be based at the show’s headquarters in Los Angeles while Anderson Cooper reports from Ground Zero in Haiti. Performances will take place in L.A., New York and London.

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