George Clooney, MTV team for Haiti quake relief telethon


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As the first wave of international aid arrived today in Haiti, MTV announced thatactor George Clooney will host of a bi-coastal telethon next week to raise money and support for the relief effort.

The Jan. 22 fundraiser will air on all the MTV Networks channels.

Who else will step up with the Oscar-winning and awfully charming Clooney on stages East and West? The roster of musicians, actors and actresses will be announced in coming days, MTV says, but given the level of celebrity interest already regarding relief efforts, the Ministry expects an A-list lineup.


-- Christie D’Zurilla

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