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Springsteen, Sting, Rihanna, Timberlake Join Haiti Telethon

Performers will sing from New York City, Los Angeles and London on pan-network “Hope for Haiti Now”

The Jan. 22 “Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief” on Tuesday revealed a lineup of musical performers including Christina Aguilera, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Kid Rock and Coldplay.

Wyclef Jean, Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Shakira and Sting will be performing in New York City. In Los Angeles, the lineup includes Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift and a group performance by Keith Urban, Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow in Los Angeles. In London, Coldplay will perform, as will a group comprising U2’s Bono and the Edge as well as (pictured at left) Rihanna and Jay-Z.

All musical performances will be available for purchase for 99 cents per song through the Apple iTunes Store beginning Saturday, Jan. 23, the day after the benefit, with all proceeds benefiting Haiti relief funds managed by “Hope for Haiti Now” charities.

With hosts Wyclef Jean in New York City, George Clooney in Los Angeles and Anderson Cooper reporting from Haiti, “Hope for Haiti Now” will feature more than 100 major film, television and music personalities supporting the cause with testimonials and by answering phones during the telethon.

The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund and United Nations World Food Programme have joined the list of relief organizations that will benefit from “Hope for Haiti Now,” which also includes Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross, UNICEF and Yele Haiti Foundation. Proceeds from “Hope for Haiti Now” will be split evenly among each organization’s individual funds for Haiti earthquake relief.

“Hope for Haiti Now” will be the most widely distributed telethon in history, both internationally and across media platforms. The two-hour telethon will air on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, BET, The CW, HBO, MTV, VH1, and CMT on Friday at 8 p.m. ET/PT and 7 p.m. CT.

“Hope for Haiti Now” will also air on newly added networks including PBS, TNT, Showtime, Comedy Central, Bravo, E! Entertainment, National Geographic Channel, Oxygen, G4, Centric, Current TV, Fuse, MLB Network, EPIX, Palladia, SoapNet, Style, Discovery Health and Planet Green and Canadian networks including CBC Television, CTV, Global Television and MuchMusic.

The event will be live streamed online globally across sites including YouTube, Hulu, MySpace, Fancast, AOL, MSN.com, Yahoo, Bing.com, BET.com, CNN.com, MTV.com, VH1.com and Rhapsody and on mobile via Alltel, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and FloTV.

"Hope for Haiti Now" will air internationally on BET International, CNN International, National Geographic and MTV Networks International, which is available in 640 million homes worldwide.

“Hope for Haiti Now” will be the first U.S.-based telethon airing on MTV in China.

Facebook and Twitter have signed on as official social media partners to help drive donations and tune-in to the telethon.

"Hope for Haiti Now" is produced by Joel Gallen and Tenth Planet Productions, in collaboration with Viacom’s MTV Networks and Clooney.

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