Robert Pattinson Joins Hope for Haiti Concert

Twilight star Robert Pattinson has signed on as a presenter for the Hope for Haiti concert to raise funds for the survivors of the 7.0 Haiti earthquake last week. Pattinson will join stars such as Taylor Swift, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Sandra Bullock and Shakira in lending a helping hand with the benefit concert.

Robert Pattinson in 'Twilight' (Photo: Summit Entertainment)
Robert Pattinson in 'Twilight' (Photo: Summit Entertainment)

The Hope for Haiti telethon, organized by Hollywood star George Clooney, will air live on nearly all major television networks on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. central time. Networks airing the concert include ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CNN, HBO and MTV.

Haitian-born singer Wyclef Jean will co-host the show from New York, with George Clooney presenting from Los Angeles. CNN’s Anderson Cooper will broadcast live from Haiti during the event. Twilight star Robert Pattinson has signed on to present from London.

Even Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt will be tossing the gauntlet aside to help Haiti. Both have signed on as presenters for the Hope for Haiti concert, though we’re sure they probably won’t get within a mile of each other if at all possible.

Concert organizers are reportedly still trying to snag the rest of the Twilight trio – Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner – to boost young viewership. Oprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie are also reportedly on the wish list to participate in the show, according to E! Online.

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Rapper Wyclef Jean Urges Aid for Haiti Earthquake Victims

Rap star Wyclef Jean is pleading with fans to donate aid for the victims of Tuesday’s massive Haitian earthquake. Wyclef Jean, who was born in Haiti, urged fans via his Twitter account to contribute what they can to the relief efforts for Haiti earthquake victims.

Wyclef Jean
Wyclef Jean

“Your money will help with relief efforts,” the former Fugees star wrote on his Twitter feed. “They need our help – please help if you can.

Thousands are feared dead in the massive 7.0 magnitude quake that struck Haiti on Tuesday, destroying much of the capital city of Port-au-Prince. The International Red Cross estimates up to 3 million people have been affected by the severe earthquake.

Wyclef Jean was named as a roving ambassador for Haiti in 2007 and provides aid to the country through his Yele Haiti Foundation. On his website, Jean called the Haitian earthquake “a natural disaster of unprecedented proportion… unlike anything the country has ever experienced.”

 

“I cannot stress enough what a human disaster this is, and idle hands will only make this tragedy worse,” Jean said.