Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Rob Pattinson to Appear on Haiti Telethon

As rescue and recovery efforts continue in Haiti, more and more humanitarian aid is getting organized to assist the Haitian people in coping with this devestating tragedy. In case you've been living under a rock, Haiti was hit by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake last week. The devastation and loss of life has been overwhelming, and Haiti is pretty ill-equipped to deal with the aftermath.
Rescue, medical, and other volunteers have arrived from around the world to help, but more is always needed.

George Clooney has been organizing a star-studded telethon to raise money and awareness for assisting the relief efforts.

From Mark Malkin at E!:
Robert Pattinson is on board. I just got word that the Twilight star has signed on for Friday's Hope for Haiti telethon. As of right now, it looks like Rob will be the sole presenter in London with performances by Jay-Z and Bono. (Gozde: Robert Pattinson asks me for money I'll give it to him. He asks me for my kidney and first born...I'll give it to him :)) Stateside performers—some announced and others not—will include: Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Shakira and Bruce Springsteen are among those who will perform live during the two-hour benefit, which will air on all the major television networks (including our very own E!). Other mega-celebs who will present and/or help in the phone banks are Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, Brad Pitt, Anna Kendrick, Sandra Bullock, Zac Efron, Bradley Cooper, Renee Zellweger, Chris Pine, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Colin Farrell, Jon Hamm, Gabby Sidibe and Emily Blunt, among many others. No word yet on Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, but as I was the first to tell you Hollywood's hottest vampire movie trio is a very wanted group for the telethon because of the impact they would have with young people.
Be sure to watch on Friday and help with whatever you can. Even $5 can be a big help to causes like this. Also, get out and donate blood, especially if you have a rare blood type or universal donor. Blood is always needed, no matter what's going on in the world, and situations like this make the demand higher.

1 comment:

Gwen said...

Great information! And a super reminder about the blood. I have been partially hidden under a rock and hadn't considered that.