Celebrity News January 14, 2010
Clooney's 'Hope for Haiti' Telethon Confirmed
"Extra" has obtained new details about George Clooney's telethon to raise funds for victims of the Haiti earthquake.
"Hope for Haiti" is in the process of being put together now, and will feature the Oscar winner's famous friends in the entertainment industry. The bi-coastal telethon will be broadcast worldwide on January 22, on MTV channels around the world as well as ABC, NBC, HBO and CNN. The live show will air at 8 PM EST.
All proceeds from the telethon will go toward relief efforts in Port-au-Prince.
Not On Our Watch, an advertising and grantmaking organization founded by Clooney, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, producer Jerry Weintraub, and human rights lawyer David Pressman, has donated $1 million to relief efforts. "The people of Haiti are in desperate need of help. Our organization, Not On Our Watch, will do whatever it can and we know the international community will as well."
Clooney isn't the only celebrity with a creative plan to help Haiti -- Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Tom Delonge of Blink-182 have released an Haiti Charity t-shirt, being sold exclusively on the band's website.
Each shirt costs $15, and proceeds will go to the Red Cross. To pick up a relief tee, visit the band's merchandise site here.
See how other stars give back below: