The “Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief” telethon this Friday is adding new performers every day.
The all-star event will be co-hosted by George Clooney in LA, Wyclef Jean in New York, and Anderson Cooper in Haiti and feature some of the world’s most talented performers.
Justin Timberlake, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen, Bono, The Edge and Jay-Z will lead the all-star lineup, according to MTV.com. Several one-of-a-kind collaborations will highlight the event, including a hookup between U2’s Bono and The Edge with Jay-Z and Rihanna in London and a jam featuring Kid Rock, Keith Urban and Sheryl Crow in Los Angeles; like all the night’s performances, the collabos will be available for download on iTunes.
People.com is reporting that Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Shakira and Sting will also appear in New York, while the Los Angeles show will feature performances from Keys, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews, John Legend, Timberlake, Stevie Wonder and Taylor Swift.
Today, Madonna and Beyonce announced they would also be performing.
Where to tune in? Well, everywhere.
The two-hour telethon will be broadcast at 8 p.m. EST on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, the CW, HBO, MTV, VH1, and CMTThe special will also air on PBS, TNT, Showtime, Comedy Central, Bravo, E! Entertainment Network, National Geographic Channel, Oxygen, G4, Centric, Current TV, Fuse, MLB Network, Epix, Palladia, SoapNet, Style, Discovery Health and Planet Green, as well as Canada’s CTV, CBC Television, Global Television and MuchMusic. It will also air internationally on BET International, CNN International, National Geographic and MTV Networks International, available in 640 million homes worldwide. “Hope for Haiti” will be the first U.S.-based telethon airing on MTV in China. Facebook and Twitter are the official social media partners who will help to drive donations and tune-in to the telethon.
All donations will directly benefit 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 steer viewers to the telethon and drive donations.