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Swift, Jay-Z, Urban join Haiti telethon

January 19, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
"Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief," will now air on 30 different network and cable stations here in the U.S. It will also stream live on several online outlets.Haiti continues to be in dire demand for relief aid to deal with the disaster there. Celebrities have continued to come on-board for this massive project.

There is now more than a hundred star's who've signed up to help out.

At the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, George Clooney said he and others were getting about eight days to do the work that often takes a year to put together a project of this magnitude.

"We did the 9/11 telethon and we did the tsunami telethon. So the morning after I got a call from Wyclef, when he was on his way to Haiti, he said, 'what can we do?' Then he was sort of radio silenced for four days and while he was gone we sort of put it together," said Clooney. "There are few times in our lives that you see this kind of tragedy, even at a time when there is a great level of difficulty in our own country and economy there is great compassion for people."

Among the stars announced to participate on Friday: Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews, John Legend, Justin Timberlake from Los Angeles.

Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, and Sting will appear in New York City and in London, Coldplay, and a group performance by Bono, the Edge, Jay-Z, and Rihanna.

All of the performances will available after the telethon on iTunes and proceeds will also benefit Haiti relief efforts.


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