Robert Pattinson confirmed for Haiti telethon

Robert PattinsonTwilight star Robert Pattinson has been confirmed as a presenter on the “Hope for Haiti Now” TV telethon to air commercial free this Friday (January 22) at 8 p.m. ET on all major U.S. networks. Pattinson will appear via satellite from London. The telethon, organized and hosted by George Clooney in Los Angeles, will also feature co-hosts Anderson Cooper in Haiti and Wyclef Jean in New York City. Performers include Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Alicia Keys, Bono, Taylor Swift, Christina Aguilera, Shakira and Bruce Springsteen. Celebrities manning the phones will be Colin Farrell, Brad Pitt, Zac Efron, Sandra Bullock, Renée Zellweger and Courteney Cox, to name a few. Many of the celebrities involved have already made donations, including Bullock, who gave $1 million. Funds raised during the telethon will go to Oxfam America, Red Cross, Unicef, Partners in Health and the Yele Haiti Foundation. ~Alexandra Heilbron

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  1. Jo-Anne • January 20, 2010 @ 4:23 PM

    This gets better and better with all the well known faces jumping on board to help in such a worthy cause. I hope to actually catch a lot of them perform, particularly Springsteen, Kid Rock and Urban….good job!

  2. mandee • January 20, 2010 @ 5:31 PM

    i agree. excellent work everyone! im so glad when the world is going to hell, theres still people that want to help. i feel soo bad for the people in haiti. 🙁

  3. tributegirl • January 20, 2010 @ 8:59 PM

    Awesome, the more big names they get the better. mandee, they had an aftershock this morning, registered (I think) 6.2, lots more buildings down, lots more deaths. It’s just terrible. Some medical aid has arrived, but so far (from what I’ve heard, may have changed by now) no anesthetic, so people are having surgeries (including amputations) while fully awake. I cannot imagine what they are going through, am donating what I can, and definitely praying for them.

  4. mandee • January 21, 2010 @ 2:38 AM

    oh wow, i didnt hear about the surgeries etc, i only heard they had an aftershock. im for sure praying for them as well. i wish i had a job right now so i could afford to donate 🙁 it breaks my heart they are going through such terrible times. the surgeries while fully awake and alert are a bad idea. i know they have no other choice, but im surprised these people arent going in to shock or having heart attacks from the pain and stress. 🙁

  5. Nancy • January 21, 2010 @ 4:57 PM

    Don’t feel bad about not donating Mandee because you ARE donating through your taxes. Our government is sending millions which is great.

  6. mandee • January 21, 2010 @ 7:51 PM

    oh, thats great to know! im surprised the government isnt being greedy right now. thanks for letting me know.

  7. Nancy • January 21, 2010 @ 8:26 PM

    No problem. Our government always gives in these situations. We are very privileged to be living on this side of the big blue marble, aren’t we?

  8. tributegirl • January 21, 2010 @ 8:40 PM


  9. Nancy • January 21, 2010 @ 9:41 PM

    That is one thing I can say about Canada AND Canadians…we are very giving to other countries in times of need.

  10. mandee • January 22, 2010 @ 1:27 PM

    yep, canada is generally the best place to be !

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