MTV now confirms more of the brilliance lending their support to the Hope for Haiti telethon airing Friday, Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and 7 p.m. Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Street, Muhammad Ali, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Clint Eastwood, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Jon Stewart, Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, Nicole Kidman, and Samuel L. Jackson will appear. And yes, Robert Pattison of the hot Twilight films will be on the scene in London.
Added to the list of performers are Madonna in New York, Haitian Emeline Michel in Los Angeles, and Beyonce in London.
In addition to individual performances being available on iTunes, music lovers can pre-order the Hope for Haiti full performance album for $7.99 and the 2-hour video telecast for $1.99. Advanced orders will be delivered the day after the telethon. Individual performances are also available from AmazonMP3 and Rhapsody.
Proceeds from the telethon and recordings will go through Hope for Haiti Now for equal division between seven major charities providing earthquake relief: Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross, UNICEF, United Nations World Food Programme, the Yele Haiti Foundation, and the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.
For people wondering where to tune in, the options are global starting with ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX. CNN, BET, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1, PBS, TNT, Showtime, Comedy Central, Bravo, El Entertainment, National Geographic Channel, Oxygen, G4, CENTRIC, Current TV, Fuse, MLB Network, EPIX, Palladia, SoapNet, Style, Discovery Health, Planet Green, CNN en Espanol, and HBO Latino, all, American based television stations on cable and free TV.
Others can watch the show on CBC Television, CTV Global Television, and MuchMusic aired from Canada. The telethon will also stream globally on YouTube, HULU, MySpace, Fancast, AOL, MSN.com, Yahoo, Bing.com, BET.com, CNN.com, MTV.com, VH1.com, and Rhapsody via the Internet. The public’s mobile options are Alltel, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and FloTV.
Further international viewing and listening options include BET International, CNN International, National Geographic, MTV Networks International as well as all terrestrial radio stations including SIRIUS XM Radio that choose to air the show’s one-time distribution via the MTV Radio Network and Westwood One.
The “Hope for Haiti Now” donor system opens for business at 12 p.m. ET and 9 a.m. PT on Friday with a number of methods for monetary gifts: online at www.hopeforhaitinow.org, call 877.99.HAITI (42484), text “GIVE” to 50555, or snail mail to Hope for Haiti Now Fund, Entertainment Industry Foundation, 1201 West 5th Street, Suite T-700, Los Angeles, CA 90017.