Stars unite for Haiti telethon
George Clooney gathered a galaxy of stars in three cities including Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Rihanna and Bono on Friday night (22Jan10) to raise money for victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
While Hollywood's elite, including Jack Nicholson, Daniel Day-Lewis, Ben Affleck and Mel Gibson manned a bank of telephones in Los Angeles, tens of millions of TV viewers were treated to a string of performances from chart-topping stars in LA, New York and London.
perform her song Halo.
Bruce Springsteen followed Keys with a rendition of folk song We Shall Overcome; Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock and Keith Urban sang Lean On Me; Madonna performed Like A Prayer; Justin Timberlake and Matt Morris covered Leonard Cohen classic Hallelujah and Jennifer Hudson belted out Let it Be.
Jay-Z, Rihanna, Bono and The Edge united in London to perform Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour) - a track Bono and Jay-Z wrote over the phone especially for the telethon.
Speaking to MTV after the event, Clooney said, "I hope we made some money out of this. The only way to make this a success is to make a considerable amount of money."
The telethon was beamed live into 640 million homes around the globe, and all performances are available for purchase on iTunes, with proceeds going to benefit earthquake victims.
To donate, visit Hopeforhaitinow.org.
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